National Issues

Perry’s indictment backfires


The Washington Post

Jennifer Rubin

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has mastered a critical political skill: Take advantage of your opportunities. First on the border crisis and now on his own indictment, he has shown an uncanny ability to seize the national stage and convey his impressive leadership skills. He is also going a long way toward rebutting the notion that he is a swaggering, not very serious pol — the image that was affixed to him after his disastrous 2012 presidential run.

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Rick Perry's Iowa comeback?


The Hill

Cameron Joseph

Two Texas White House hopefuls wowed Iowa voters this past weekend, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and the state’s past two winners might have seen their star fade.

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Perry Working Hard to Elect Iowa Republicans


The Iowa Republican

Kevin Hall

AMES – One way to build support for a 2016 presidential bid is to make as many friends as possible with Iowa Republican activists and officials in the lead up to the important mid-term elections. No candidate is working harder to do that than Texas Governor Rick Perry.

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Perry focuses on November


Clinton Herald

Brenden West

GRAND MOUND — Signs within the Grand Mound barn read "Brian Schmidt — State Senate," not "Rick Perry for President — 2016."

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Rick Perry on ISIS: We Are Right to Eliminate Them



Brad Jackson

The day after President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. military would begin targeted air-strikes against ISIS terrorist groups in Iraq, Texas Governor Rick Perry said we are, “right to eliminate them” and protect Kurdistan.

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Rick Perry: Stand With Israel

Aug. 1, 2014


Governor Rick Perry

The United States must take the lead in bringing the international community together to demand the total removal of every missile in Gaza, as well as the complete destruction of the tunnel network being used by Hamas terrorists. To facilitate this, the United States must use the tools available to us diplomatically and continue to support the actions of the Israel Defense Forces. Should the international community fail to join us in sufficient numbers, the United States should block actions in the United Nations aimed at preventing Israel from defending itself.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama Extending Obamacare Enrollment Deadline


AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the Obama administration extension of the deadline for certain individuals to enroll in Obamacare:

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Rick Perry tells conservatives: ‘It’s time for a little rebellion’


BizPac Review

Michael Dorstewitz

Texas Gov. Rick Perry woke up Friday’s early-morning crowd with what may have been the best speech of the Conservative Political Action Conference’s first two days.

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Rick Perry fires up CPAC crowd

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Rick Perry Gives Fiery Anti-Obama Speech: ‘It’s Not Too Late for America’


The Blaze

Eddie Scarry

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) lit up the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday with an impassioned anti-Democratic Party speech that could easily be seen as a tease for the beginning of his second presidential bid.

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