The fight over restrictive abortion legislation in Texas has given Gov. Rick Perry a chance to underscore his conservative credentials.
June 27, 2013 Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis isn't the only Texas politician whose political prospects have been advanced by the ongoing drama surrounding anti-abortion legislation.
Perry prepares to speak with voters attending the West Des Moines caucus in Iowa on Jan. 3.
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January 19, 2012 Rick Perry garnered instant front-runner status in some polls when he joined the GOP presidential race. But he slid to the back of the pack after embarrassing debate performances. All along, his bid for the nomination seemed outsize. So, too, were the expectations, which ended Thursday.
Joe Allbaugh, left, speaks to the press in Austin, Texas, in this Jan. 4, 2001, photo after being named as director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency by then President-elect George W. Bush.
October 24, 2011 Texas Gov. Rick Perry's struggling campaign turns to tried-and-true Republican operatives to shore up its efforts as weeks tick down to primary season. One is a veteran of disaster management.
October 19, 2011 In the U.S. when a white man calls a black man "brother" and if they are not actually brothers (think adoption), or in a fraternity, or soldiers sharing a fighting position, indeed, if they are strangers or close to it, many a brotherized black man will immediately feel condescended to.
October 18, 2011 How to explain Herman Cain's ascent among Republican presidential candidates?Perhaps a partial reason is that he so far evokes more positive than negative responses among Republicans and GOP leaning independents in a Pew Research Center/Washington Post survey than two other highly touted candidates in the race, Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
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