Governor Rick Perry

U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants near the U.S.-Mexico border (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

White House Hits Back Against Governor Perry On Border Crisis

The White House says the Obama administration will continue to “rigorously” enforce the law when it comes to addressing the flood of unaccompanied child immigrants at the southern border.

07/03/2014

California Senator Ted Gaines. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Fighting Back: Senator Tries To Lure Texas Companies To California

A California lawmaker has turned the tables on Texas – declaring it open season on Texas jobs. On Monday, California Senator Ted Gaines stood out in front of the Texas State Capitol and said, “I’m fighting back.”

CBS 11–06/30/2014

U.S. Border Patrol patch.  (Associated Press photo)

Republicans & Democrats Support State Border Surge Operations

During its newly ordered surge operations along the Texas-Mexico border, the state Department of Public Safety says it will target drug dealers, human traffickers, and gangs.

06/19/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Could Gov. Perry Be Mulling Move To California?

The Republican has made persuading top employers to move to Texas a centerpiece of his administration. He’s led job-poaching missions in Democratically controlled states.

06/17/2014

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GOP Governors: EPA Carbon Dioxide Rules A Job Killer

Republican governors from oil-and-gas rich states met in Texas Monday and said that new federal rules designed to cut global warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030 will kill jobs and growth.

06/16/2014

Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Perry Gives Fiery Speech & Impression He’ll Run For President

Governor Rick Perry isn’t running for any political office, but he still knows how to bring Republicans to their feet. Before thousands of Republicans at the Texas GOP Convention in Fort Worth, the Governor dished out political red meat.

CBS 11–06/05/2014

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Gov. Perry Blasts Feds At Texas GOP Convention

Gov. Rick Perry has kicked of his unofficial farewell tour to Texas politics by bashing Washington during a well-received speech at the state Republican convention.

06/05/2014

The Handley power plant in Fort Worth.  (Photo credit Kent Chapline, KTVT/KTXA)

Gov. Perry Responds To New EPA Guidelines For Texas

Texas has to cut its carbon emission by 39 percent by 2030 under new federal requirements.

06/02/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry (Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Perry To UT Regents: Don’t Rush To Raise Tuition

Republican Gov. Rick Perry is again opposing tuition hikes within the University of Texas System as the flagship Austin campus proposes pushing the average semester cost past $5,000.

05/14/2014

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Perry Picks Fort Worth Attorney As New Head Of Sex Offender Agency

Governor Rick Perry on Friday tapped a Fort Worth deputy chief district attorney to head the state’s embattled Office of Violent Sex Offender Management amid questions about who was running the agency.

04/25/2014

A sign sits at the beginning of a road that goes into thousands of acres of Bureau of Land Management land that has been temporarily closed to round-up illegal cattle that are grazing south of Mesquite Nevada on April 11, 2014 in Mesquite, Nevada. BLM officials are rounding up ranchers Cliven Bundy's cattle, who has been locked in a dispute with the BLM for a couple of decades over grazing rights.(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

Amid Nevada Fight, Texas In Its Own Land Dispute With BLM

A Texas land dispute has the outgoing governor and the Republican candidate favored to replace him decrying the same federal agency currently embroiled in an armed standoff in Nevada.

04/24/2014

Governor Rick Perry (credit: cott Eells-Pool/Getty Images)

Texas Gov. Perry Challenges New York Gov. Cuomo To Debate

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is challenging his New York counterpart, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to a debate over economic policy as he ventures onto Cuomo’s turf.

04/22/2014

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