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Supporters cheer Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he surrenders

Supporters cheer Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he surrenders

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Supporters chanted "Perry, Perry, Perry" as Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrived at the Travis County Courthouse to surrender to authorities Tuesday.
Frances Burns
Rick Perry to turn himself in Tuesday afternoon

Rick Perry to turn himself in Tuesday afternoon

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Texas Gov. Rick Perry is set to turn himself over to authorities Tuesday to be booked on felony charges of coercion and abuse of official capacity.
Gabrielle Levy
Rick Perry indictment a 'conspiracy' says Tom DeLay

Rick Perry indictment a 'conspiracy' says Tom DeLay

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Tom DeLay came to the defense of Texas Gov. Rick Perry Monday, calling the criminal indictment a "conspiracy" likely engineered by Washington Democrats.
Gabrielle Levy
New Hampshire Republicans still welcome Gov. Perry

New Hampshire Republicans still welcome Gov. Perry

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be given a summons to appear with a court date negotiated with his lawyer, a special prosecutor said Monday.
Frances Burns
Rick Perry won't have to surrender for arrest after indictment

Rick Perry won't have to surrender for arrest after indictment

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Texas Governor Rick Perry will not be subject to an arrest warrant following his indictment on felony charges of coercion and abuse of official capacity.
Gabrielle Levy
Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls indictment a 'farce'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls indictment a 'farce'

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 16 (UPI) --Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he plans to fight indictments of abuse of power and called the charges a 'farce.'
Danielle Haynes
Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted for alleged abuse of power

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted for alleged abuse of power

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on two counts of abuse of power after allegedly vetoing funding in order to force resignation of a district attorney.
Danielle Haynes
SpaceX launches commercial satellite AsiaSat8

SpaceX launches commercial satellite AsiaSat8

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 5 (UPI) --SpaceX took a break from launching resupply missions to the International Space Station in order to put a new commercial satellite into orbit.
Brooks Hays
Texas abortion clinics challenge surgical center requirement

Texas abortion clinics challenge surgical center requirement

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 4 (UPI) --Texas defended its requirement that abortion clinics meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centersas clinics asked a judge to overturn the law.
Frances Burns
House delays recess to salvage border bill

House delays recess to salvage border bill

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) --House GOP leaders are trying salvage a vote on the emergency border bill after pulling it from the schedule Thursday due to lack of support.
Gabrielle Levy
Poll: Romney would beat Obama if 2012 election was replayed now

Poll: Romney would beat Obama if 2012 election was replayed now

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --In a replay of the 2012 election, Mitt Romney would beat President Obama by 9 percentage points but trails Hillary Clinton by 13 points, a new poll finds.
Frances Burns
Bachmann: Don't count me out for 2016

Bachmann: Don't count me out for 2016

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) --Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is retiring from Congress at the conclusion of this term, but said she is considering a presidential run in 2016.
Aileen Graef
Rick Perry to send 1,000 National Guard troops to Texas border

Rick Perry to send 1,000 National Guard troops to Texas border

AUSTIN, Texas, July 21 (UPI) --Gov. Rick Perry will activate the Texas National Guard and deploy roughly 1,000 servicemen to Texas' portion of the U.S./Mexican border, according to a memo.
Matt Bradwell
Rand Paul, Rick Perry duke it out in competing op-eds on Iraq

Rand Paul, Rick Perry duke it out in competing op-eds on Iraq

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) --Two of the Republican Party's most prominent members (and potential 2016 standard-bearers) are duking it out in a battle of op-eds over foreign policy.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama asks Congress for $3.7b for unaccompanied immigrant crisis

Obama asks Congress for $3.7b for unaccompanied immigrant crisis

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) --The White House asked Congress for $3.7 billion to deal with the flood of children coming illegally to the U.S., almost double the amount its original request.
Gabrielle Levy
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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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