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9:38 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Gov. Perry Deletes 'Unauthorized' And Disparaging Tweet

A tweet from Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image.
CBS

A tweet from Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power.

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6:02 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Greg Abbott Agrees To Governor's Debate On KERA-TV

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has accepted an invitation for a live, statewide television debate at KERA’s studios.
Bob Daemmrich/Laura Buckman The Texas Tribune

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has accepted an invitation for a live, statewide television debate at KERA’s studios.

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5:25 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Think: Rouhani's First Year Leading Iran

twitter.com/HassanRouhani

One year ago this month, Hassan Rouhani took office as president of Iran. With his election came the hope of reform - both from the West and from progressives in the Middle East. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked to a journalist born in Iran and brought up in America.

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Politics
2:24 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

RickPAC Sells T-Shirt Featuring Gov. Perry’s Mugshot

RickPAC, the governor’s political action committee, is selling a T-shirt that features Gov. Perry’s mugshot.
Credit RickPAC

Gov. Rick Perry’s smiling mugshot ricocheted across the internet last week – and now it’s on a T-shirt.

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Politics
1:51 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Wendy Davis Earned $250,000 In 2013, Tax Records Show

Wendy Davis, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, received a six-figure payment last year for her upcoming memoir.
Caydee Daniel KERA News

Wendy Davis earned significantly less income from her legal work in 2013 than in previous years, according to tax documents released Friday by her campaign. But the Democratic gubernatorial candidate also received a six-figure payment last year for her upcoming memoir.

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11:17 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Gov. Perry's Attorneys Want His Indictment Dismissed

Attorneys for Gov. Rick Perry are asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that he abused his power with a veto last summer.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera Texas Tribune

Attorneys for Gov. Rick Perry are asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer.

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3:41 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Wendy Davis Calls For Eliminating Statute Of Limitations On Rape

Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis appeared with Dallas County Constable Beth Villareal at the Frank Crowley Courts building in Dallas.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, said Wednesday she wants to eliminate the statute of limitations for prosecuting cases of rape and sex assault.

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10:33 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

'We Will Prevail:' Gov. Perry Turns Himself In At Travis County Jail

Gov. Rick Perry spoke after he was booked Tuesday afternoon.
KVUE-TV Livestream

Gov. Rick Perry arrived at the Travis County Jail around 5 p.m. Tuesday for his booking. Hundreds of people gathered, many chanting “Perry! Perry! Perry!”

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2:14 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Perry PAC Ad Defends Governor's Veto And Highlights Travis County DA Arrest

Gov. Rick Perry was indicted Friday for coercion and official oppression for promising to veto funding for the state public integrity unit.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera Texas Tribune

Gov. Rick Perry's new political action committee has released a video responding to his indictment on felony charges of abuse of power.

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6:18 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

What's Ahead For Gov. Rick Perry After His Indictment

Gov. Perry at his August 16, 2014 press conference
The Texas Tribune

Gov. Rick Perry still plans to meet with Republican activists in New Hampshire this weekend.  That’s as his lawyers meet with prosecutors about his indictment on two felony counts in his home state.

Sam Baker talks about the case with Ross Ramsey of The Texas Tribune.

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