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Will Rick Perry have a second shot at 2016?

NBC News’ Kasie Hunt talks with Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry about a possible second act in 2016.

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Governor Perry's Speech at the Republican Leadership Council in New Orleans, May 31, 2014

It is my pleasure to be back in the City of New Orleans, and my honor to be with men and women who love our country deeply, and who are committed to changing its destiny.

On the eve of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine wrote “The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.”

In 1776, our founding fathers rebelled against a distant crown and its edicts.

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Tort Reform Means More Doctors for Texans

Texas faced a major turning point in 2003, one that could have seriously jeopardized the economic successes our state has enjoyed over the past decade.

The skyrocketing cost of malpractice insurance - driven ever higher by the mounting costs of litigation and staggering awards in non-economic damages sought by unscrupulous lawyers - was driving many doctors out of business, or causing them to flee to less litigious places.

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Gov. Rick Perry: Washington doesn't understand biz competition


Gov. Perry on Squawk On The Street, May 20, 2014

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Perry Visits National Guard Training for the Border

08/13/14
The Texas Tribune
Eli Okun
BASTROP — Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday portrayed the deployment of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border as a critical national security measure, telling troops in training here that they “now are the tip of the spear protecting Americans from these cartels and gangs.”

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Rick Perry: Cartels and gangs are really "narcoterrorists"

08/13/14
CBS News
Rebecca Kaplan
Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, praised a group of National Guard troops as the "tip of the spear" in the fight against cartels and gangs as they prepare to deploy to the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Rick Perry: Cartels and gangs are really "narcoterrorists"

08/13/14
CBS News
Rebecca Kaplan
Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, praised a group of National Guard troops as the "tip of the spear" in the fight against cartels and gangs as they prepare to deploy to the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Rick Perry: Blame Obama and Harry Reid for Murders Committed by Border Crossers

08/13/14
National Review
Joel Gehrke
Governor Rick Perry (R., Texas) warned that President Obama’s expected executive orders regarding immigration would “exacerbate” the border crisis and undermine state efforts to secure the border in the midst of an influx of Central American migrants.

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Perry at Camp Swift as guard trains for border mission

08/13/14
San Antonio Express-News
Sig Christenson
BASTROP — Gov. Rick Perry met with Texas Army National Guard soldiers here Wednesday as they prepared to deploy to the Rio Grande Valley for a border-security mission, telling them they will stand between “narco-terrorists” and law-abiding Americans.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Death of Sean Carmeli

07/21/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement following the death of Sean Carmeli, a Texan serving in the Israeli army.

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Statement by Gov. Perry in Support of Israel

07/11/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement supporting Israel in its ongoing conflict with Hamas:

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Gov. Perry Presses President Obama to Immediately Secure Southern Border

July 9, 2014
DALLAS – Gov. Rick Perry today met with President Barack Obama to discuss the ongoing humanitarian and national security crises occurring along the Texas-Mexico border. In the meeting, Gov. Perry urged the president to undertake the necessary steps to secure the border and ease the crises. “Five hundred miles south of here in the Rio Grande Valley there is a humanitarian crisis unfolding that has been created by bad public policy, in particular the failure to secure the border,” Gov. Perry said. “Securing the border is attainable, and the president needs to commit the resources necessary to get this done.”

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Gov. Perry Appears Before U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Urges Stronger Federal Action on Border Crisis

07/03/14
MCALLEN, Texas – Gov. Rick Perry told Members of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security today that urgent federal action is required to stem the humanitarian and national security crises unfolding along the Texas-Mexico border. The governor’s testimony highlighted the inability of the federal government to secure the border, and touched on efforts that the state is undertaking to help alleviate the crises, including the $1.3 million per week Texas Department of Public Safety surge announced June 18.

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Aided by $8.6 Million TEF Grant, Active Network Relocates Company Headquarters to Dallas

07/03/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has announced a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investment of $8.6 million in Active Network, LLC, which is relocating its headquarters from San Diego, California to Dallas, creating 1,000 jobs and $13 million in capital investment.

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