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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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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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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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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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Rick Perry: Obama administration 'either are inept or don't care' about border crisis

07/06/14

Washington Examiner

Joseph Lawler

Texas Governor Rick Perry amplified his criticism of the Obama administration's handling of the ongoing immigration crisis in south Texas on Sunday morning, saying that administration officials "either are inept or don't care."

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A Texas Guide to Economic Recovery: We Californians could learn how to grow from the Lone Star State

07/06/14

The Wall Street Journal

Bradley Allen

As a Californian, I am pained to say that three of the nation's five fastest-growing cities—and seven of the top 15—are in Texas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Much of this growth is spurred by the state's booming energy industry. Innovations such as hydraulic fracturing, "fracking," and horizontal drilling are making the state's gas and oil fields more productive than ever, attracting newcomers with high-paying jobs.

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At South Texas field hearing, Gov. Rick Perry criticizes federal inaction, makes call to 'Secure this border, Mr. President'

07/03/14

Washington Examiner

Spencer Brown

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday told a House panel that Texas has been doing the job of the federal government for nearly a decade, securing the international border without adequate support from President Obama.

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Rick Perry: Flow Of Illegal Immigrants "Not Going To Stop"

07/03/14

Breitbart Texas

Kristin Tate

HOUSTON, Texas--On Thursday Texas Governor Rick Perry spoke at a House Homeland Security Committee field hearing near the Texas-Mexico border, where lawmakers discussed the thousands of illegal immigrants entering the country each day. Perry wasted no time stressing that the migrants--many of whom are minors--must be sent back to their home countries as soon as possible.

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Rick Perry to Obama: Come to the border

07/02/14

Politico

Kendall Breitman

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that President Barack Obama must visit the Texas southern border to see the immigration crisis for himself.

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Op-Ed: The Human Cost of Failed Border Policies

06/25/14

Office of the Governor

Rick Perry

The first thing I saw was a boy crying. Terrified and sobbing against the window of the holding cell, he couldn't have been more than 12 or 13. The room was full of other young boys, their curious eyes peering out at us as we walked by. These were the ones who made the trip alone.

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