Rick Perry Headlines

Fri, Nov 21 2014

Activists seek clemency for terminally ill Texas death row inmate

AUSTIN Texas - Activists delivered a petition to Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday with more than 100,000 signatures seeking the release of a death row inmate they say is terminally ill and only has weeks to live.

21 Nov 2014

Mon, Nov 10 2014

Texas Governor Perry gets support in felony case from bipartisan lawyers

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AUSTIN Texas - A bipartisan and high-profile group of lawyers on Monday filed a brief seeking to have abuse of power felony charges against Texas Governor Rick Perry thrown out, arguing the indictment against him is constitutionally flawed.

Politics, U.S. 10 Nov 2014

Thu, Nov 6 2014

Texas' Perry slams abuse of power charge at court hearing

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AUSTIN Texas - Texas Governor Rick Perry made his first court appearance on Thursday to answer felony abuse of power charges and afterward criticized a special prosecution that has cast a shadow over his possible Republican presidential run in 2016.

U.S., Politics 06 Nov 2014

Fri, Sep 19 2014

Texas governor orders National Guard to look for dead immigrants

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SAN ANTONIO - Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday ordered the Texas National Guard to search for the bodies of undocumented immigrants who have died by the hundreds in a remote part of the state as they attempted to walk to southern cities hundreds of miles (km) away.

19 Sep 2014

Fri, Sep 12 2014

Mexico President slams Texas governor over border crackdown

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MEXICO CITY - Texas Gov. Rick Perry's deployment of National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexican border is "reprehensible" and puts neighborly relations at risk, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said in an interview published on Friday.

Thu, Sep 11 2014

Texas Governor Perry's border deployment politically motivated -Mexico

AUSTIN Texas - The Mexican government has condemned the deployment of Texas National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border, saying Governor Rick Perry authorized the move for political purposes.

11 Sep 2014

Mon, Sep 8 2014

Texas Governor Perry's lawyers invoke Louis XIV to dismiss charges

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SAN ANTONIO - Lawyers for Rick Perry invoked a former Roman emperor and 17th-century French King Louis XIV in a motion filed on Monday seeking to dismiss abuse-of-power felony charges leveled against the Texas governor.

08 Sep 2014

Texas Governor Perry's lawyers invoke Louis XIV to dismiss charges

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SAN ANTONIO - Lawyers for Rick Perry invoked a former Roman emperor and 17th-century French King Louis XIV in a motion filed on Monday seeking to dismiss abuse-of-power felony charges leveled against the Texas governor.

08 Sep 2014

Mon, Aug 25 2014

Lawyers for Texas Governor Perry file motion to dismiss charges

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AUSTIN Texas - Attorneys for Texas Governor Rick Perry filed a motion on Monday to dismiss two felony charges of abusing his power, saying it is unjust to prosecute the leader of the state over a political dispute by trying to criminalize a veto.

Politics, U.S. 25 Aug 2014

Sat, Aug 23 2014

Texas Governor Perry tries to turn felony indictment into election gold

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PORTSMOUTH N.H. - Texas Governor Rick Perry has sought to parlay attention over a felony indictment into a fresh political push in New Hampshire, the crucial presidential primary state where his dismal showing in 2012 led him to drop out of the race.

23 Aug 2014