The day after at least five possible GOP presidential candidates spoke at an annual gathering of conservatives in Washington D.C., Gov. Rick Perry kicked off the conference’s second day with some Texas-sized rhetoric and a strong response to match.
OXON HILL, Md. — Former presidential candidates and a few new potential White House contenders known for their focus on social values are trying out their speeches, as early auditions for the next Republican presidential contest rolled on Friday at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists.
Gov. Rick Perry kicked off day two of the American Conservative Union’s Conservative Political Action Conference with a barn burner. Perry’s remarks were full of red meat for the mostly young Conservative audience, well delivered and even more well received. Perry’s speech was by far the highlight of this year’s CPAC, at least so far.
WASHINGTON–Texas is tops for tech exports, a new report says.
Companies in Texas making semiconductors, telecommunications devices, computers, and other items shipped more than $45 billion in products to other countries in 2012, according to a report by the TechAmerica Foundation, a lobbying and advocacy firm representing the technology industries. That’s a $3 billion rise from 2011.
Advances in drilling technology are expected to help North Dakota hit the 1 million barrel per day mark at some point this year. But it's Texas that still holds the leadership position in terms of oil production. Don't mess with Texas.