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George W. Bush called it Sam Houston's bible. Rick Perry swore on its centuries-old sheepskin four times. And on Tuesday, Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is set to preserve one of the oldest inaugural traditions in the U.S. when he lays his hand on the historic tome to take the oath of office. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Doubts Raised Over ‘Sam Houston Bible’ Tradition For Texas Governors

George W. Bush called it Sam Houston’s bible. Rick Perry swore on its centuries-old sheepskin four times. And on Tuesday, Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is set to preserve one of the oldest inaugural traditions in the U.S. when he lays his hand on the historic tome to take the oath of office.

01/19/2015

Gov. Rick Perry file photo. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Perry: Immigration Order Means More Border Chaos

Gov. Rick Perry says the Obama administration’s executive action on immigration will trigger a new flood of people illegally entering Texas from Mexico.

12/03/2014

Greg Abbott Speaking

Texas Expected To Sue Obama Administration Over Executive Actions On Immigration

Gov.-elect Greg Abbott appears poised to keep his promise and sue the Obama administration over executive actions on immigration — the 31st time he’s filed suit against the federal government since 2009.

12/03/2014

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Obama Congratulates Texas’ Abbott In Phone Call

Governor-elect Greg Abbott has already had a few direct words for President Barack Obama: “Thank you.”

11/06/2014

George Prescott Bush, grandson of President George H.W. Bush, speaks during a ceremony at the World War II Memorial, September 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

George P. Bush, Greg Abbott Win Big In Texas

Republicans prevailed in all of Texas’ statewide elections on Tuesday, extending a longest-in-the-nation winning streak that dates back to 1994 and ensuring that while all of the state’s top offices will get new occupants, the politics won’t change that much.

11/04/2014

People Voting

Texans Vote For First New Governor Since 2000

Without Gov. Rick Perry on the ballot for the first time since 2000, Texas politics was poised to undergo a major shake-up Tuesday, starting with the race for governor between the state’s staunchly conservative Republican attorney general and a Democratic champion of abortion rights.

11/04/2014

(Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas GOP Closing In On Another Election Day Sweep

The biggest shake up of Texas politics in decades is two weeks away.

10/19/2014

Wendy Davis Speaking

Abbott Again Questions Davis Book Tour During Race

Democrat Wendy Davis on Thursday disputed ethics allegations raised by Republican opponent Greg Abbott over promoting her new memoir in the final stretch of the Texas governor’s race.

09/11/2014

Attorney General Greg Abbott praises "measurable and meaningful results" from the $1.3 million per week in added border security spending.  (David McNew/Getty Images)

Abbott Says Texas Border Safer Than Before

Attorney General Greg Abbott praises “measurable and meaningful results” from the $1.3 million per week in added border security spending.

06/27/2014

Musician Ted Nugent speaks to Republican John Raese supporters during a rally for his U.S. Senate campaign on Oct. 30, 2010 in Charleston, W.Va. (credit: Randy Snyder/Getty Images)

Nugent Goes On Campaign Trail For Republican Texas Gubernatorial Hopeful

Republican Greg Abbott welcomed salty-tongued rocker Ted Nugent to his campaign for Texas governor on Tuesday but claimed ignorance about inflammatory remarks his polarizing surrogate has made on immigration and women.

02/18/2014

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