Equal pay for women becomes issue in Texas campaign

AUSTIN, Texas, March 18 (UPI) -- Beth Cubriel, executive director of the Republican Party of Texas, agrees with other party leaders that women do not need a stronger pay equity law.
Rep. Michele Bachmann: LGBT community has 'bullied the American people'

Rep. Michele Bachmann: LGBT community has 'bullied the American people'

March 11 (UPI) -- Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., spoke with radio host Lars Larson at the CPAC and said that the veto of SB 1062 shows the LGBT community has bullied the people.
Aileen Graef
Chuck Norris turns 74, continues to be a badass

Chuck Norris turns 74, continues to be a badass

LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- American martial artist and actor Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris turned 74 years old Tuesday.
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Cornyn, Sessions fight off Tea Party challengers in Texas GOP primary

Cornyn, Sessions fight off Tea Party challengers in Texas GOP primary

AUSTIN, Texas, March 5 (UPI) -- Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Pete Sessions handily beat back challenges from Tea Party competitors in their Republican primary races in Texas.

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Federal judge in Texas strikes down state's ban on same-sex marriage

Federal judge in Texas strikes down state's ban on same-sex marriage

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Texas Wednesday declared the state's ban on same-sex marriages and its refusal to recognize such out-of-state marriages unconstitutional.

GOP upbeat on Keystone XL pipeline prospects

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Republican governors said they had assurances from President Barack Obama a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada will be made by the summer.

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy won't decriminalize pot for tax purposes

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, D-Conn., said Sunday it "doesn't make sense" to decriminalize marijuana for increased tax revenue.

Ted Nugent apologizes for calling Obama a 'subhuman mongrel'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Rock star turned right-wing activist Ted Nugent said he apologizes, but not necessarily to U.S. President Barack Obama, for calling Obama a "subhuman mongrel."

Perry to decide on White House run in 18 months

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll decide sometime around August 2015 if he'll make a second run for the White House.

Winter storm socks U.S. from Midwest to New England

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The week's second major winter storm system, blamed for at least six deaths, spread snow, sleet and ice from Kansas through New England Wednesday.
Poll: Christie's national popularity takes a hit

Poll: Christie's national popularity takes a hit

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's popularity as a potential presidential candidate is taking a hit in the face of recent controversy, a CNN/ORC poll indicates.

Edgar Tamayo put to death in Texas after Supreme Court denies stay

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Edgar Tamayo Arias, a Mexican national, was put to death Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer almost 20 years ago.

Commission urges Texas to stay execution of Mexican national

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The scheduled execution of a mentally-disabled Mexican national violates international and U.S. law, a group urging Texas to halt the lethal injection says.
Wendy Davis calls on official to resign over payday lending comments

Wendy Davis calls on official to resign over payday lending comments

Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is calling on top finance official and Cash America VP William White to step down over comments he made saying the people who take out so-called payday loans are at fault when they fall victim to lenders' predatory practices.
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Rick Perry
Republican presidential hopeful Texas Gov. Rick Perry encourages his supporters at a campaign rally on January 2, 2012 in Perry, Iowa. Iowa holds their first-in-the-nation caucus for the 2012 election on Tuesday. UPI/Brian Kersey

James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is the 47th and current Governor of Texas. A Republican, Perry was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George W. Bush resigned to become President of the United States. Perry was elected to full gubernatorial terms in 2002, 2006 and 2010. With a tenure in office to date of &1000000000000001000000010 years, &10000000000000271000000271 days, Perry is the longest continuously serving current U.S. governor, and the second longest serving current U.S. governor after Terry Branstad of Iowa.

Perry served as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2008 (succeeding Sonny Perdue of Georgia) and again in 2011. Perry is the longest serving governor in Texas state history. As a result, he is the only governor in modern Texas history to have appointed at least one person to every eligible state office, board, or commission position (as well as to several elected offices to which the governor can appoint someone to fill an unexpired term, such as six of the nine current members of the Texas Supreme Court).

Perry won the Texas 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary election, defeating U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and former Wharton County Republican Party Chairwoman and businesswoman Debra Medina. In the 2010 Texas gubernatorial election, Perry won a third term by defeating former Houston mayor Bill White and Kathie Glass. On August 13, 2011, Perry announced in South Carolina that he was running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 presidential election.

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