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Judge Finds Texas Abortion Rules Unconstitutional

Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional.

08/30/2014

File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (L) and Texas Governor Rick Perry standing together during a press conference at the front gate of Fort Hood about Iraq war veteran, Ivan Lopez, who killed three and wounded 16 before taking his own life on April 4, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Texas Abuzz About Possible Perry-Cruz 2016 Battle

The prospect of a two-Texan presidential tilt is dominating political conversation in the state, even outshining a fiercely contested governor’s race — and starting to get noticed nationally. Perry’s preparations have long been obvious, while Cruz is working to raise his profile beyond just the far-right base and insert himself into the presidential conversation.

08/28/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a GOP event on Aug. 23, 2014 in Stratham, N.H. (credit: Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry: We Need GOP To Control Congress To Solve Immigration, National Issues

Texas Gov. Rick Perry told South Carolina Republicans on Wednesday that it’s important for the GOP to control Congress so they can solve the country’s immigration problem and other national issues.

08/28/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the podium to the National Right to Life Committee during their opening general session at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel on June 27, 2013.  (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Perry: To Deter Grousing, State Won’t Pay Lawyers

Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds “to keep from having folks grouse about it.”

08/26/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a GOP event on Aug. 23, 2014 in Stratham, N.H. (credit: Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Mexico: Perry’s Statement That There Is ‘Very Real Possibility’ That ISIS Terrorists Crossed Border Is ‘Absurd’

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade says Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s recent statements about the possibility that Islamic fundamentalists could be entering the U.S. from Mexico are “absurd.”

08/25/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 14, 2013 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry’s Team Will Ask Judge To End Case

An attorney for Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he will file a motion seeking to stop the criminal case against the possible 2016 presidential candidate.

08/22/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the press before turning himself in to authorities at the  Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center on Aug. 19, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Goes Out For Ice Cream After Getting Booked On Criminal Charges

AUSTIN, Texas (CBS Houston/AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream. “And then, ice cream cone […]

08/20/2014

Perry is accused of abusing the power of the office by threatening to veto money if a district attorney would not resign, then blocking that money. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Booked On Abuse Of Power Charges

Governor turned himself in to the Travis County courthouse, vows to fight charges.

08/19/2014

File photo of Gov. Rick Perry. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Defiant Texas Gov. Perry Heading To New Hampshire

The last time voters in New Hampshire saw Rick Perry, the Texas governor’s 2012 presidential bid had fallen apart after a series of gaffes punctuated by a much-maligned stumble during a televised debate.

08/19/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry waits to greet President Barack Obama in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: Gov. Perry To Turn Himself In Today On Charges Related To Abuse Of Power

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will turn himself into authorities Tuesday on charges related to abuse of power, CBS News reports.

08/19/2014

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