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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

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Your City Guide to Washington D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.

08/19/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans on May 31, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Perry: Guard Protecting US, Not Playing Politics

Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that sending National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border will defend not just his home state but the entire nation from “narco-terrorists” and that he doesn’t know how long they will have to be deployed before the national threat is quelled.

08/13/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents take undocumented immigrants into custody on July 21, 2014 in McAllen, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Flow Of Child Immigrants Slows Along Texas Border

The number of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the Texas-Mexico border has slowed considerably in recent weeks, allowing the federal government to close the temporary shelters that it hurriedly opened to handle the surge.

08/07/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he's an improved version of the 2012 candidate who stumbled badly.  (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Creates New PAC To Support GOP Candidates Nationwide

Gov. Rick Perry has created a new political action committee to support Republican candidates nationwide as he mulls a possible second presidential run.

08/05/2014

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

Perry: ‘Our Nominee Normally Has Done This More Than Once’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago.

07/21/2014

President Barack Obama speaks with Texas Gov. Rick Perry after arriving on Air Force One at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, on May 9, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: Perry To Sit Down With Obama For ‘Substantive Meeting’

After turning down “a quick handshake on the tarmac” with President Barack Obama, Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, will sit down with the president for a “substantive meeting” on Wednesday.

07/08/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Dem Rep: Drug Cartels Behind Surge In Illegal Immigrants

A congressional lawmaker blames drug cartels for the surge of illegal immigrant children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

06/18/2014

Family members reunite through bars and mesh of the U.S.-Mexico border fence at Friendship Park on November 17, 2013 in San Diego, Calif. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrant Minors Sleeping On Plastic Boards, Rotating Through 4 Showers At Shelter

SAN DIEGO (AP) — About 700 unaccompanied minors mostly from Central America were sleeping on plastic boards at a Border Patrol warehouse in Nogales, Arizona, this weekend, the vast majority flown from South Texas. It […]

06/09/2014

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Gov. Perry Visits Iowa For Third Time Since Last Year

Behind Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s visit to Iowa this week to campaign for local politicians is a careful effort to remake his image from the 2012 Republican presidential candidate who couldn’t remember a key message during a debate, to a more polished and prepared contender.

05/29/2014

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