Tag: Rick Perry

Rick Perry first to exit 2016 Republican presidential race

FILE – In this Aug. 22, 2015, file photo Republican presidential candidate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Defending the American Dream summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Perry, on Sept. 11, 2015, is dropping out of the 2016 race for president. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File) ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is dropping out of the race for president, ending his second bid for the Republican nomination and becoming the first major candidate of the 2016 campaign to give up on the White House....

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Texas Governor Signs $800 Million Border Security Package

In Houston Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed an $800 million border security bill into law. Abbott made border security an emergency item, fast-tracking proposals on it through the GOP controlled legislature. It should accelerate the hiring of two hundred and fifty additional state troopers who will patrol the border, replacing National Guard troops deployed there last summer by former governor, Rick Perry. Abbott signed the law during a ceremony at the department of public safety’s regional headquarters in Houston. The governor also signed bills establishing a child sex trafficking prevention unit, toughening punishments for convicted human traffickers and increasing...

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Former Governor Perry Speaking out Regarding Legal Troubles

Former Texas governor Rick Perry is formally responding to a judge’s ruling to deny a second request to dismiss the case against him for abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public official. Perry said today that proceeding with the case sets a quote “dangerous precedent.” Adding that he will continue to fight and come out on top. The former governor standing firm that if he had to do it again, he would make the same choice. The indictments stemming from demands that Travis County District Attorney – Rosemary Lehmberg – resign after her DUI arrest, or face...

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Despite Low Graduating GPA Texas A&M Considering Naming Building after Governor Perry

Texas A&M University is considering renaming one of its buildings after Texas governor Rick Perry. The board of regents voted today on the measure. Governor Perry graduated from the university in 1972. Ironically, the majority of his grades are C’s and D’s, and he graduated with a 2.2 GPA. Governor Perry was expected to speak at the school’s commencement convocation earlier this...

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Governor Perry Addresses Issue of Border Security

Texas Governor Rick Perry addressed the media and public earlier today regarding the issue of border security. Perry issuing an executive order for state agencies to start using the free e-verify system to make sure employees or potential employees are in the country legally, and therefore eligible to work. Perry is also calling on U.S. Congress to act and place the necessary resources to protect America’s border. Until then, he is using everything at his disposal to keep the Texas border secure. The Republican leader says President Obama’s current actions on immigration are creating nothing but more chaos for...

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