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Tale of two cities: boom in Midland, blight in Yuma

Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks energy and job creation

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Rick Perry: What I learned from my 2012 race

Gov. Rick Perry joins Morning Joe to discuss energy reform, job growth, the possibility of of running in 2016 and what he learned from running for president the first time around.

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Gov. Rick Perry 'keeping the option open' for 2016

Mar. 24, 2014 - 6:32 - Texas governor talks 'red state policies' creating jobs

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Governor Rick Perry on Jimmy Kimmel Live


Gov. Rick Perry on Jimmy Kimmel Live March 12, 2014 PART 1


Gov. Rick Perry on Jimmy Kimmel Live March 12, 2014 PART 2

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Perry Will Activate Up To 1,000 Guard Troops


The Texas Tribune

Jay Root

Gov. Rick Perry will announce Monday that he is activating up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help beef up security along the Texas-Mexico border, two people with knowledge of the decision have confirmed.

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Gov. Rick Perry Says Texas May Soon Take Steps to Secure the Border — With or Without the Federal Government’s Help


The Blaze

Erica Ritz

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has been begging the federal government for years to secure America’s southern border. Now, as America faces what some are calling an “invasion” of illegal aliens, Perry said the time may come that Texas is forced to secure its roughly 1,200 mile border with Mexico with or without the federal government’s help.

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What Obama Missed on the Border: If the president came to see the disastrous effects of Washington's policy in person, he might want to act.


The Wall Street Journal

Rick Perry

In 2012, I alerted the federal government to the growing problem of unaccompanied minors making the treacherous journey across Mexico to reach the United States. At that point the minors could annually be numbered in the hundreds or thousands.

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Obama 'Not Interested' In Dealing With Border Crisis, Texas Gov. Rick Perry Says


Fox News

Texas Gov. Rick Perry lashed out at President Barack Obama on Sunday, saying the president could have prevented the border crisis years ago but was “not interested” in doing so.

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Morning Plum: Rick Perry, the new face of the GOP opposition?


The Washington Post

Greg Sargent

As the political war over minors crossing the border continues to escalate, Texas Governor Rick Perry met with President Obama yesterday and demanded that he beef up border patrols and seek changes to federal law that would expedite the removal of arriving minors. For his part, Obama prodded Perry to rally Congressional Republicans to pass the $3.7 billion in funding to expedite removals and provide care the president has asked for.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Federal Court Ruling to Uphold Texas Law Protecting Life and Women’s Health


AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold a law protecting life and women’s health passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013:

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Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama Extending Obamacare Enrollment Deadline


AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the Obama administration extension of the deadline for certain individuals to enroll in Obamacare:

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Gov. Perry Directs State Resources to Respond to Houston Ship Channel Oil Spill


AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has directed all necessary state resources to assist with the cleanup of oil that has spilled into the Houston Ship Channel after a collision between vessels yesterday. The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is ensuring the coordination of the multiple state resources responding to this incident, and the governor has been briefed by TDEM Chief Nim Kidd on the ongoing cleanup efforts.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Texas’ Job Numbers


Texas adds 33,900 jobs; lowest unemployment rate since November 2008

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropping to 5.7 percent in January 2014, down from 6.0 percent in December 2013:

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Texas Wins Site Selection Magazine's 2013 Governor's Cup


AUSTIN – Texas has won Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup for 2013, the fifth time the Lone Star State has received the award under Gov. Rick Perry’s leadership. The award is given annually to the state with the most new and expanded corporate facilities announced over the year. Texas has previously won the Governor’s Cup in 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2012.

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