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Texas voter ID law violates Voting Rights Act, court rules

Texas’ voter identification law violates the U.S. law prohibiting racial discrimination in elections, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. ... Read more»

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Rick Perry on Trump’s border wall: Never going to happen

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry shot down Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border Monday. ... Read more»

Five years later, Texas voter ID suit still moving forward

Texas’ five-year-old voter identification law — among the nation's strictest — will face a fresh round of probing Tuesday in a long-winding lawsuit that may ultimately end up at the U.S. Supreme Court.... Read more»

Analysis: A new, dimmer era for Rick Perry

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be the first to tell you that he had no business running for president four years ago. He wasn’t in good health, wasn’t prepared, wasn’t up to the job. It was supposed to be different this time. But voters have concluded that Rick Perry, God love him, is not presidential material.... Read more»

Rick Perry suspends presidential campaign

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday suspended his bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, facing dwindling resources, bare bones staff and a staggeringly low position in the polls. ... Read more»

Rick Perry campaign in triage mode

In the past week, many have invoked Rick Perry's farming background to describe his campaign's current famine days. On the surface, little had changed with the campaign since the revelation that his campaign is in such financial trouble that staffers are no longer being paid.... Read more»

FactChecking the GOP debate, early edition

The Republican presidential candidates who failed to make the cut for the Aug. 6 prime-time debate repeated a number of past false and misleading claims, while adding some new ones that we hadn’t heard before.... Read more»

FactChecking the GOP candidate forum

Several Republican presidential candidates made false and exaggerated claims at a candidate forum in New Hampshire on Aug. 3.... Read more»

Unspinning the Planned Parenthood video

Several Republican presidential candidates have claimed that Planned Parenthood is “profiting” from abortions. But the full, unedited video they cite as evidence shows a Planned Parenthood executive repeatedly saying its clinics want to cover their costs, not make money, when donating fetal tissue from abortions for scientific research.... Read more»2

Trump visits border in Texas after BP union backs out

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump landed on time in South Texas on Thursday, even though a Border Patrol union here backed out of hosting him.... Read more»1

Rick Perry: Let's pull federal funds from 'sanctuary cities'

Days after an undocumented laborer was charged with the murder of a San Francisco woman, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for federal funding to be pulled from so-called sanctuary cities. ... Read more»1

FactChecking fallout from High Court Obamacare ruling

The Supreme Court upholds the ACA subsidies, and the political reaction is misleading. ... Read more»

Factchecking Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush, the brother of one president and son of another, plans to join the 2016 presidential campaign today. It is the first time he has run for national office, so our file on him isn’t as robust as those for some other candidates.... Read more»

'It's Time,' Rick Perry says in announcing 2016 candidacy

Standing in front of a big white cargo plane with a new "Perry for President" logo, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced what he has been hinting for some time: He's running for president in 2016... Read more»

Despite early momentum, Texas immigration bills fall flat

As the sun begins to set on the 84th Texas Legislature, promises to enact tough immigration legislation remain unfulfilled. State Sen. Donna Campbell says she’s not giving up just because the last gavel is about to drop.... Read more»

Rick Perry says he would not have ordered U.S. invasion of Iraq

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Monday weighed in on the latest issue to animate the GOP's 2016 presidential field, volunteering that he would not have invaded Iraq knowing what he does now. Perry raised the issue while discussing the news that the Islamic State group had seized control of the key Iraqi city of Ramadi.... Read more»

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