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Perry Will Activate Up To 1,000 Guard Troops

07/21/14

The Texas Tribune

Jay Root

Gov. Rick Perry will announce Monday that he is activating up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help beef up security along the Texas-Mexico border, two people with knowledge of the decision have confirmed.

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Gov. Rick Perry Says Texas May Soon Take Steps to Secure the Border — With or Without the Federal Government’s Help

07/17/14

The Blaze

Erica Ritz

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has been begging the federal government for years to secure America’s southern border. Now, as America faces what some are calling an “invasion” of illegal aliens, Perry said the time may come that Texas is forced to secure its roughly 1,200 mile border with Mexico with or without the federal government’s help.

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What Obama Missed on the Border: If the president came to see the disastrous effects of Washington's policy in person, he might want to act.

07/15/14

The Wall Street Journal

Rick Perry

In 2012, I alerted the federal government to the growing problem of unaccompanied minors making the treacherous journey across Mexico to reach the United States. At that point the minors could annually be numbered in the hundreds or thousands.

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Obama 'Not Interested' In Dealing With Border Crisis, Texas Gov. Rick Perry Says

07/14/14

Fox News

Texas Gov. Rick Perry lashed out at President Barack Obama on Sunday, saying the president could have prevented the border crisis years ago but was “not interested” in doing so.

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Perry's moment?

07/10/14

The Washington Post

Jennifer Rubin

Until the current border crisis, talk about Gov. Rick Perry as a serious 2016 presidential contender has generally been met with a lot of eye-rolling. Now, however, the media and voters are seeing a Rick Perry largely absent in the 2012 race — shrewd, self-possessed, competent and calm. A number of circumstances work to his benefit in this situation, providing him with his first real opportunity to re-introduce himself to non-Texas voters:

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Rick Perry’s Trojan Horse

07/10/14

The Blaze

Salvator La Mastra

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has recently become the most proactive governor in American history to actively seek out and convince businesses to relocate to his state.

He has focused on luring businesses from some of the most liberal states in the union – California, Washington, Colorado, New York, Missouri, and Illinois – to Texas.

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Morning Plum: Rick Perry, the new face of the GOP opposition?

07/10/14

The Washington Post

Greg Sargent

As the political war over minors crossing the border continues to escalate, Texas Governor Rick Perry met with President Obama yesterday and demanded that he beef up border patrols and seek changes to federal law that would expedite the removal of arriving minors. For his part, Obama prodded Perry to rally Congressional Republicans to pass the $3.7 billion in funding to expedite removals and provide care the president has asked for.

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Governor to Governor: Why Illinois Fails and Texas Thrives

07/09/14

Chicago Tribune

Rick Perry

Illinois and Texas each faced challenges in 2011. The national recession had damaged both states' economies and revenues were projected to be insufficient to cover anticipated spending.

What happened next is a clear demonstration of the differences between blue states and red states.

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Gov. Perry: Once And For All, Secure The Border: Everything else is only treating a symptom of a much larger problem.

07/09/14

USA Today

Governor Rick Perry

President Obama's appropriations request only deals with one aspect of the current crisis on our southern border, while barely addressing its root cause: an unsecured border.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, TV Host Battle Over Illegal Immigration: ‘They Either Are Inept or Don’t Care’

07/06/14

The Blaze

Dave Urbanski

Texas Governor Rick Perry had his hands full Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” with cohost Martha Raddatz, who peppered the Republican with impassioned questions that appeared to defend President Obama’s position on illegal immigration — and the federal government in general.

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