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Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry speak to the media during a press conference at the front gate of Fort Hood about Iraq War veteran Ivan Lopez, who killed three and wounded 16 before taking his own life on April 4, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry And Supporters Defend Veto And Blast Indictment

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noting that even some Democrats have questioned the move by prosecutors.

CBS 11–08/17/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry speak to the media during a press conference at the front gate of Fort Hood about Iraq War veteran Ivan Lopez, who killed three and wounded 16 before taking his own life on April 4, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Perry, Cruz Speak At RedState Gathering In Fort Worth

Sounding more than ever like a 2016 presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for a national “rebellion” against a “power-hungry, oppressive” president.

08/08/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry speak to the media during a press conference at the front gate of Fort Hood about Iraq War veteran Ivan Lopez, who killed three and wounded 16 before taking his own life on April 4, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Perry & Cruz At GOP Gathering: 2016 Preview?

Two Texans who are eyeing possible 2016 presidential runs are addressing the kind of top-tier conservative event that is necessary to build the required national support.

08/08/2014

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz walks towards the Senate Chamber after the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon on September 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Cruz To Visit Border Amid Immigration Surge

Sen. Ted Cruz is traveling to the Mexico border in Texas for a firsthand look at a surge of unaccompanied children who have crossed illegally into the United States.

07/18/2014

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cruz Reports Raising $1.2M In Year’s 2nd Quarter

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says he raised more than $1.2 million in the year’s second quarter, about 25 percent more than he received in the first three months of 2014.

07/17/2014

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cruz, Abbott: Obama To Blame For Flood Of Minors

Texas Republican leaders Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott are ramping up criticism of President Barack Obama for more than 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have poured across the southwestern border of the U.S. in recent months.

06/23/2014

Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

Cruz, Perry, Abbott Tour Immigration Facilities

Some of the state’s top conservative stars are getting first-hand looks at the surge of unaccompanied children caught crossing the U.S. border with Mexico illegally.

06/23/2014

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Ted Cruz Rallies Republicans To Their Feet At State Convention

Thousands of cheering Republicans at the state GOP convention in Fort Worth consider U.S. Senator Ted Cruz a political rock star.

06/06/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks about immigration during a rally. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Rand Paul: Ted Cruz Would Be ‘Friendly’ White House Rival

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he and Texas counterpart Ted Cruz will be “friendly competitors” should both run for president in 2016.

06/06/2014

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gay Marriage Debated At State GOP Convention

Several hot-button issues, including gay marriage, are being discussed at the state’s GOP convention in Fort Worth. Friday will see a lineup of several high-profile speakers.

06/06/2014

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility April 12, 2014 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Cruz Wins Presidential Straw Poll At GOP Summit

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won the latest 2016 presidential straw poll at a conservative summit in Louisiana.

05/31/2014

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In Patrick, Texas May Find Another Tea Party Star

Patrick’s victory Tuesday in the Republican primary for lieutenant governor over 11-year incumbent David Dewhurst has the potential to push a deeply red state even farther to the right at a time when tea party contenders are struggling elsewhere.

05/28/2014

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