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Rick Perry warns Central American leaders of 'Trail of Tears' over immigration crisis

Rick Perry warns Central American leaders of 'Trail of Tears' over immigration crisis

WESLACO, Pa., June 24 (UPI) --Texas Gov. Rick Perry had harsh words for Central American leaders, warning of a "Trail of Tears" if their citizens did not stop crossing Texas-Mexico border.
Matt Bradwell
Gov. Perry says he 'stepped right in it' with homosexuality comment

Gov. Perry says he 'stepped right in it' with homosexuality comment

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) --Texas Gov. Rick Perry backtracked, sort of, on his comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism, suggesting the issue should be decided at the state level.
Frances Burns
Texas Gov. Rick Perry tells writer he could move to California

Texas Gov. Rick Perry tells writer he could move to California

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 17 (UPI) --Gov. Rick Perry, a lifelong Texan with ancestors who moved there when it was still part of Mexico, has reportedly said he's thinking about moving to California.
Frances Burns
WATCH: Rick Perry backtracks from endorsing anti-gay 'reparative therapy'

WATCH: Rick Perry backtracks from endorsing anti-gay 'reparative therapy'

AUSTIN, Texas, June 16 (UPI) --Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry is backing off controversial remarks he made comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
Matt Bradwell
Rick Perry visits San Francisco, says homosexuals are like alcoholics

Rick Perry visits San Francisco, says homosexuals are like alcoholics

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12 (UPI) --Texas Governor Rick Perry used alcoholism to analogize his personal view on homosexuality at a meeting of supporters in San Francisco Wednesday night.
Matt Bradwell
Comedic author Kinky Friedman loses latest bid for political office in Texas

Comedic author Kinky Friedman loses latest bid for political office in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, May 28 (UPI) --Country singer and writer Richard "Kinky" Friedman lost his bid for Texas political office, this time in the Democratic primary for commissioner of agriculture.
Frances Burns
Phil Robertson to speak at Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans

Phil Robertson to speak at Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, May 28 (UPI) --Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" will speak at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans along with Newt Gingrich, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry and others.
Evan Bleier
Lawyers for Texas inmate Robert Campbell make last-ditch efforts to block execution

Lawyers for Texas inmate Robert Campbell make last-ditch efforts to block execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, May 13 (UPI) --Lawyers for a Texas inmate made last-ditch appeals Tuesday in an effort to stop the first execution since the botched deat of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma.
Frances Burns
Texas to Sriracha: You pass our smell test

Texas to Sriracha: You pass our smell test

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) --If Califonia doesn't want Sriracha, Texas will be glad to have it.
Gabrielle Levy
Wendy Davis slams Republican opponent on equal pay

Wendy Davis slams Republican opponent on equal pay

March 25 (UPI) -- Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis slammed her Republican opponent Greg Abbot for his spokespeople saying Abbot would not support equal pay.
Aileen Graef
Coast Guard spreads oil spill response in Houston channel

Coast Guard spreads oil spill response in Houston channel

March 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard said changing weather conditions and currents prompted an extension of the containment of an oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel.
Daniel J. Graeber

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.
Veronica Linares
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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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
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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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