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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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Chart of the day: Texas employment is 1.3M jobs above Dec. 2007 level, while ‘US minus Texas’ is down by 1.23M jobs!

08/22/14
AEI
Mark J. Perry
Inspired by a similar chart in yesterday’s Investor’s Business Daily (see below) that accompanied an op-ed by Vance Ginn titled “Texas Is A Real Model For Economic Opportunity,” I present the chart above showing the percent changes in total civil employment between December 2007 (when the recession started) and July 2014 for: a) Texas (blue line) and b) the US minus Texas.

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Rick Perry demonstrates a return to conservative strengths

08/21/14
The Washington Post
Jennifer Rubin
It was in this vein that Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke at the Heritage Foundation. Beginning with a feisty defense of law and order in his own, spurious indictment, Perry declared: “There are fundamental principles at stake here, namely a governor’s power to veto legislation and funding and the right of free speech. I’m confident in my case and I can assure you I will fight this attack on our system of government. And with my fellow citizens behind me … both Democrat and Republican I aim to defend our constitution and stand up for the rule of law in the state of Texas.”

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Rick Perry: 'Very Real Possibility' ISIS Terrorists Have Entered U.S. From Mexico

08/21/14
Talking Points Memo
Sahil Kapur
Texas Gov. Rick Perry warned a Washington, D.C. crowd that there's a "very real possibility" that terrorists from groups like the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are illegally crossing into the United States from Mexico.

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Texas Is A Real Model For Economic Opportunity

08/21/14
Investors.com
Vance Ginn
Few states provide an economic environment that allows everyone an opportunity to succeed as does Texas.

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Governor Perry Still Looks Strong

08/19/14
Real Clear Politics
Larry Kudlow
The so-called "abuse of power" indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not only not going to hurt him in the 2016 GOP sweepstakes but it might actually help him. I say that because Perry immediately fired back at the charges with no hesitation, labeling the indictment the partisan political ploy that it really is. And in terms of threatening to veto legislation that would have funded the state's Public Integrity Unit, run by Travis County district attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, Perry held his Texas constitutional ground. In a number of TV appearances, Perry not only said that he was legally authorized to defund the DA but that he would do it all over again if he had the chance.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Congress’ Inability to Advance Border Security Legislation

07/31/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on the failure of Congress to advance border security legislation.

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Gov. Perry Launches PSA to Assist Texas Veterans with VA Health Care

07/30/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has launched a public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness of state resources available to help Texas veterans navigate the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system. Texas has increased staffing for the Texas Veterans Hotline in response to failures by the VA system to adequately care for our nation’s veterans.

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Gov. Perry Deploys Texas National Guard Troops to Border

07/21/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to immediately begin preparations for the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border. These troops will support the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) ongoing law enforcement surge, Operation Strong Safety, which is focused on combatting criminal activity in the region resulting from the federal government’s failure to adequately secure the border.

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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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