Rick Perry http://tpr.org en Gov. Perry Orders National Guard Troops To The Border http://tpr.org/post/gov-perry-orders-national-guard-troops-border <p></p><p>While waiting for the federal government to do something about the situation on the border with Mexico, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has decided to take action into his own hands, ordering a deployment of Texas National Guard troops.</p><p>Perry said the majority of those crossing the border are here to commit crimes and only a small percentage are unaccompanied minors.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:50:24 +0000 Ryan Poppe 35477 at http://tpr.org Gov. Perry Orders National Guard Troops To The Border Gov. Perry Expected To Send National Guard Troops To The Border http://tpr.org/post/gov-perry-expected-send-national-guard-troops-border <p></p><p><a href="http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/gov-rick-perry-to-deploy-national-guard-troops-to-rgv/article_a016fb52-1073-11e4-975b-0017a43b2370.html" target="_blank">According to the McAllen Monitor</a>, a newspaper covering South Texas, Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce that he will be sending 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley near the Texas-Mexico Border.</p><p>Perry is hoping to deter the influx of illegal crossings by staging troops in South Texas.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:56:49 +0000 Ryan Poppe 35418 at http://tpr.org Gov. Perry Expected To Send National Guard Troops To The Border Showdown At The UT Corral http://tpr.org/post/showdown-ut-corral Like any ugly, long-running confrontation between a husband and wife or next-door neighbors — or between anybody, really — it's hard to know exactly<em> </em>when the dispute between University of Texas President Bill Powers and Texas GOP Gov. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:59:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 35066 at http://tpr.org Showdown At The UT Corral Gov. Perry Urges Congress To Put Pressure On Mexico To Curtail Flow Of Immigrants To U.S. http://tpr.org/post/gov-perry-urges-congress-put-pressure-mexico-curtail-flow-immigrants-us <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas Gov. Rick Perry testified before the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, urging the president and congress to take more diplomatic efforts to stop the surge of accompanied minors coming into the state and send the National Guard to the border. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Perry told members of the committee that the federal government has not tried to put any type of pressure on Mexico in order to stop the flow of accompanied children entering Texas every day.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:13:02 +0000 Ryan Poppe 34494 at http://tpr.org Gov. Perry Urges Congress To Put Pressure On Mexico To Curtail Flow Of Immigrants To U.S. State Lawmakers Petition Gov. Perry For Special Sesson On Border Security http://tpr.org/post/state-lawmakers-petition-gov-perry-special-sesson-border-security <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of state lawmakers concerned with the <span style="line-height: 1.5;">surge of unaccompanied minors making their way to Texas are </span>petitioning Gov. Rick Perry to call a special session to address the issue. B</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ut the governor is showing no sign that he will oblige.</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:50:29 +0000 Ryan Poppe 33579 at http://tpr.org State Lawmakers Petition Gov. Perry For Special Sesson On Border Security Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality To Alcoholism At San Francisco Stop http://tpr.org/post/rick-perry-compares-homosexuality-alcoholism-san-francisco-stop <p>Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been in California all week for a series of meetings, one of which was a stop at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco.</p><p>During an extended Q&amp;A session, Perry was asked whether he thought homosexuality was a disorder. This was his response, filmed by San Francisco <a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/06/12/texas-gov-rick-perry-compares-homosexuality-to-alcoholism-disorder-in-san-francisco-appearance-lgbt-gay-lesbian-commonwealth-club/" target="_blank">CBS affiliate KPIX-TV</a>:</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:44:35 +0000 Ryan Poppe 33294 at http://tpr.org Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality To Alcoholism At San Francisco Stop Will Rick Perry Take Another Swing At The Presidency? http://tpr.org/post/will-rick-perry-take-another-swing-presidency At the Republican State Convention in Fort Worth on Thursday, Texas GOP Gov. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 33017 at http://tpr.org Will Rick Perry Take Another Swing At The Presidency? Straw Poll At Texas GOP Convention Pits Perry Against Cruz In GOP Presidential Run http://tpr.org/post/straw-poll-texas-gop-convention-pits-perry-against-cruz-gop-presidential-run <p></p><p>The Republican Party of Texas chairman and a political expert predict that U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will win the convention's presidential straw poll being conducted this week in Fort Worth.</p><p>Perry spoke today at the 2014 Republican State Convention, which was <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/06/05/last-gop-convention-perry-signs-without-goodbye/" target="_blank">streamed online via the Texas Tribune</a>.</p><p>"We need to set the stage for 2016, when we will win the White House and we will rebuild the American dream,” Perry said to the crowd.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:18:09 +0000 Ryan Poppe 32936 at http://tpr.org Straw Poll At Texas GOP Convention Pits Perry Against Cruz In GOP Presidential Run Gov. Perry Talks Presidential Bid, Second Chances On 'Meet The Press' http://tpr.org/post/gov-perry-talks-presidential-bid-second-chances-meet-press <p>Speaking this weekend on NBC’s "Meet the Press," Gov. Rick Perry was asked about the gaffs in his failed 2012 presidential run and how to recover ahead of the 2016 election.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Perry seems to be showing more signs of a 2016 run and said America is a land of second chances.</span></p><p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pTUjMRnzHAo" width="560"></iframe></p><p>"I would tend to agree with them on the botched effort side of it," Perry said.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 19:28:04 +0000 Ryan Poppe 31188 at http://tpr.org House Lawmaker Asks Abbott For Legal Opinion On Gov. Perry's Attorney Fees http://tpr.org/post/house-lawmaker-asks-abbott-legal-opinion-gov-perrys-attorney-fees <p>As Gov. Rick Perry's coercion trial moves forward, one state lawmaker is asking whether or not the state should be footing the bill for Perry's defense.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Rep. Joe Deshotel, D-Beaumont, has asked Attorney General Greg Abbott to provide his legal opinion on the matter.</span></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:40:05 +0000 Ryan Poppe 30798 at http://tpr.org