Rick Perry Headlines

Mon, Jul 21 2014

Texas governor to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to border

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AUSTIN Texas - Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Monday he planned to send 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Mexican border to boost security during an influx of illegal immigration by children, a move that could increase pressure on President Barack Obama.

21 Jul 2014

Texas governor to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to border

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AUSTIN Texas - Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Monday he planned to send 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Mexican border to boost security during a surge in illegal immigration by children, a move that could increase pressure on President Barack Obama.

21 Jul 2014

Wed, Jul 9 2014

Obama rejects criticism over border crisis

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DALLAS/WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama rejected demands from Texas Governor Rick Perry and others that he visit the border where a child migrant crisis is unfolding and said his critics should get behind his request for $3.7 billion if they want to solve the problem.

Politics, U.S. 09 Jul 2014

Tue, Jul 8 2014

Obama to meet Texas governor, a critic in U.S. border crisis

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WASHINGTON/AUSTIN - President Barack Obama will meet Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday to discuss a surge of Latin American young people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border that has put the two leaders at odds with each other.

Politics, U.S., Mexico 08 Jul 2014

Thu, Jul 3 2014

Texas governor renews calls for National Guard at U.S.-Mexico border

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AUSTIN Texas - Texas Governor Rick Perry and a key U.S. lawmaker renewed Republican calls on Thursday for National Guard troops to be sent to the U.S.-Mexico border to help stem a surge of Central American nationals entering the United States illegally.

Politics, U.S., Mexico 03 Jul 2014

Texas governor renews calls for National Guard at U.S.-Mexico border

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AUSTIN Texas - Texas Governor Rick Perry and a key U.S. lawmaker renewed Republican calls on Thursday for National Guard troops to be sent to the U.S.-Mexico border to help stem a surge of Central American nationals entering the United States illegally.

Politics, Mexico, U.S. 03 Jul 2014

Fri, Jun 20 2014

Texas governor says he 'stepped right in it' on gay comments

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- Texas Governor Rick Perry has said he "stepped right in it" when he compared homosexuality to alcoholism as something that can be fought against despite genetic disposition.

Politics, U.S. 20 Jun 2014

Texas governor says he "stepped right in it" on gay comments

June 20 - Texas Governor Rick Perry has said he "stepped right in it" when he compared homosexuality to alcoholism as something that can be fought against despite genetic disposition.

20 Jun 2014

Thu, Jun 19 2014

Child immigrant wave is risk in hurricane season: Texas governor

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WASHINGTON - Texas Governor Rick Perry expressed concern on Thursday that a recent wave of unaccompanied minors crossing the border from Mexico is diverting resources away from the state's disaster relief preparedness.

Politics, Mexico 19 Jun 2014

Fri, Jun 13 2014

Christie 'disagrees' with Texas's Perry comment on gays

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- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Friday he disagreed with comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism made by his potential 2016 Republican rival for the White House, Texas Governor Rick Perry.

13 Jun 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.