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Gov. Rick Perry's Remarks Outside Travis County Courthouse

"I am here today because I believe in the rule of law and because I did the right thing.

I will enter the courthouse with my head held high, knowing the actions I took were not only lawful and legal, but right.

If I had to do so, I would veto funding for the Public Integrity Unit again. I think any governor - Democrat or Republican - would expect this important unit, with jurisdiction over state officials, be led by someone who lives up to the highest standards of conduct and personal integrity.

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Ted Cruz: I'm Proud to Stand with Rick Perry

Friends,

I wanted to be sure you saw this statement I released yesterday in support of my good friend Rick Perry. Please visit his Website and show your support by signing this I Stand With Rick Perry petition.

Thank you,
Ted Cruz

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Gov. Perry on Fox News Sunday

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Bobby Jindal: I Stand With Rick Perry

Dear Friends,

The facts are clear. Governors have the right to exercise veto authority, and my friend Rick Perry exercised his constitutional authority and stood up for responsible government when he vetoed funding for a Texas agency run by someone who pled guilty to DWI and served 45 days in jail. One only needs to see a few highlights from the video of District Attorney Lehmberg’s arrest – during which she spits at law enforcement and is restrained to see why she wasn't fit for her job as head of the Public Integrity Unit!

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Texas Leads Nation in Online Education

09/02/14
Breitbart Texas
Kristin Tate
HOUSTON, Texas -- A new study by OnlineColleges.com shows that Texas is the best state for students to receive an online college education.

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Sculpture by Keene man trophy for Texas A & M football game

08/27/14
Keene Star
Paul Gnadt
A trophy that will be handed to the winners of this year's football game between Texas A&M and the University of South Carolina started in the hands of a sculptor from Keene.

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Liberals' Legality Problem

08/26/14
National Review
Michael Barone
"About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists in telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop.” So supposedly said Elihu Root, New York lawyer and secretary of war and of state, and U.S. senator from 1909 to 1915.

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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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Gov. Rick Perry's statement on Judge Yeakel's HB2 ruling

Aug. 29,2014
"House Bill 2 is the product of a deliberative legislative process and represents the will of Texans. Today's decision exposes Texas women who choose to pursue an abortion to potentially unsafe conditions, especially if an emergency occurs. I'm confident the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will act to affirm Texas' right to determine what is in the best interest of Texans."

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Gov. Rick Perry Statement regarding the decision by the Travis County Grand Jury

Aug. 16, 2014
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today made the following statement regarding the decision by the Travis County Grand Jury: “As governor, I took an oath to faithfully uphold the constitution of Texas, a pledge that I have kept every day as I've worked on behalf of Texans for the last 14 years. This same constitution clearly outlines the authority of any governor to veto items at his or her discretion. Just as I have following every legislative session during my service as governor, I exercised this authority to veto funding for an office whose leadership had lost the public's confidence by acting inappropriately and unethically. “I wholeheartedly and unequivocally stand behind my veto, and will continue to defend this lawful action of my executive authority as governor. We don't settle political differences with indictments in this country. It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state's constitution. “This indictment amounts to nothing more than an abuse of power and I cannot, and will not, allow that to happen. I intend to fight against those who would erode our state's constitution and laws purely for political purposes, and I intend to win. I will explore every legal avenue to expedite this matter and bring it to a swift conclusion. I am confident we will ultimately prevail, that this farce of a prosecution will be revealed for what it is, and that those responsible will be held to account.” <script type="text/javascript" src="http://video.foxnews.com/v/embed.js?id=3733362080001&w=466&h=263"></script><noscript>Watch the latest video at <a href="http://video.foxnews.com">video.foxnews.com</a></noscript>

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Statement by Gov. Perry on July 2014 Texas Jobs Numbers

08/15/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the July 2014 employment numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission:

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Gov. Perry Visits Texas National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Training for Deployment in Support of Operation Strong Safety

08/13/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today visited the Camp Swift Army National Guard Training facility for a status report on the Texas National Guard’s (TXNG) training and deployment in support of Operation Strong Safety to combat crime and drug cartel activity in the border region. The governor, joined by Texas Adjutant General John Nichols and Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steve McCraw, thanked the soldiers and airmen for their commitment and dedication to protecting our state and our nation.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on UT Regent Wallace Hall

08/11/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement in support of University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall.

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