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Op-Ed: Know your ash from a boll in the ground? The evils of symbols

All of this talk about the Confederate flag and the evils attached to it has well-meaning folks, and otherwise, running around with their hair on fire. It also provides a chance to marvel at the sideshows attached to this three-ring political circus.

Rick Perry says GOP must court black vote to win election 2016

Should black voters give Republicans a second chance in the coming election? Former governor of Texas Rick Perry seems to think so, and he asked fellow Republicans to work harder than ever to court the black vote during a speech Thursday.

Texas Bar: Prosecutor hid evidence of executed man's innocence

Austin - The State Bar of Texas has filed a formal accusation of misconduct against a former prosecutor who allegedly withheld crucial evidence that could have proven the innocence of a man who was executed for murdering his three daughters in 2004.

Op-Ed: Ebolabama the latest problem of Barack Obama

Dallas - With all the attacks on President Barack Obama over Ebola it needs to be remembered that the disease has been known to exist since 1976.

Riot Fest set to take over Toronto's Downsview Park

Toronto - Riot Fest & Expo makes its return to Toronto for a third year with multiple stages, carnival attractions, and a new outdoor venue at Downsview Park in the north part of the city.

Op-Ed: Ricky Perry’s brave words in a lost cause

Up until Friday’s grand jury indictment on abuse of power charges, Texas Gov. Rick Perry had been successfully waging a campaign to reinvent his image from that of a buffoon which emerged during the 2012 campaign, to one of thoughtful intellectual.

Op-Ed: A veto threat even Vito would appreciate

Just about the only folks having a good time with the indictment of Texas governor Rick Perry are members of the national media and folks who really don’t understand Texans or politics.

Gov. Rick Perry, GOP presidential hopeful, indicted by Grand Jury

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's hopes to win the Republican Party's nomination for president in 2016 may be all but over already. Gov. Perry was indicted by a Grand Jury late Friday on two felony counts of abuse of power.

Op-Ed: Perry vs. Paul battle could strengthen GOP position in 2016

Republican titans Rand Paul, outspoken libertarian U.S. senator from Kentucky, and Rick Perry, outspoken longtime governor of Texas, are taking potshots at each other. Democrats should beware of the victor coming out stronger for 2016.

Texas Gov. Perry visits SF, compares homosexuality to alcoholism Special

San Francisco - Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited San Francisco on Wednesday and stunned an audience in the famously tolerant city by comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

Texas Gov. Perry will not comply with law to curb prison rape

Austin - When a federal law designed to reduce prison rape goes into effect next month, Texas won't be participating, said Governor Rick Perry in a recent letter to the U.S. attorney general.

Texas planning commercial spaceflight hub

Houston - Houston authorities are planning to reclaim its place in space travel as home of NASA by collaborating with the private sector of the spaceflight industry.

Governor Rick Perry signs Texas abortion bill into law

Following weeks of heated protests, Texas Governor Rick Perry has signed one of the most restrictive abortion bills ever in the United States.

Rick Perry will not seek re-election next year

San Antonio - Rick Perry, Texas' longest-serving governor, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2014. He also plans to retire, though he has left open the possibility of running for president again.

Texas proposing repatriation of gold held at the Federal Reserve

Houston - New legislation is being proposed in Texas that would establish a sort of Texas Bullion Depository. Texas Governor Rick Perry and other lawmakers are proposing that it would get back its gold from the Federal Reserve.

Texas secession petition to White House reaches 25,000 threshold

Austin - Less than a week after President Barack Obama's reelection, a petition submitted to the White House website calling for secession of Texas from the union has received more than 35,000 signatures, far more than for the other states that petitioned.

Gov. Rick Perry 'proudly' denies health care to 1.2M Texans

Texas's Republican governor announced Monday that he would refuse to implement key portions of the Affordable Care Act, aka 'Obamacare,' a decision with severe medical and financial consequences for his state.

Stage collapse in Toronto kills 1, Radiohead concert cancelled Special

Toronto - A stage at Toronto's Downsview Park has collapsed, killing one and seriously injuring another. It was being set up for the big Radiohead concert later tonight, and the venue spokesperson announced the show is cancelled in light of the tragedy.

Texas Governor Rick Perry eyes 2016 run for the White House

Houston - The 2012 presidential election hasn't even been decided yet, but some Republicans are looking at running for the presidency four years from now. Texas Governor Rick Perry is one of those possible GOP presidential contenders.

Texas Governor Rick Perry endorses Mitt Romney

Texas Governor and former Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, who dropped out of the presidential race in January, endorsed former Governor of Massachusetts and presumptive Republican Party nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Rebranding pink slime as 'Dude, it's beef' to make it appetising

The meat processing industry is fighting back in defense of the reputation of lean, finely textured beef, better known by the less endearing term of "pink slime." State governors have come up with the alternative name of "Dude, it's beef."

Report: Talks of Newt Gingrich-Rick Perry pre-convention ticket

Mobile - Sources close to the Newt Gingrich presidential campaign say that conversations of "what-if" scenarios are transpiring. One of the "what-ifs" is Gingrich asking former rival and Texas Governor Rick Perry to be his running mate.

Op-Ed: Electing the U.S. president may be all in the name

Supporters of Ron Paul point to a lack of equal coverage as a reason their candidate is not faring better in the 2012 race for the Republican nomination for President. But there may be a more obscure reason Paul, along with Rick Santorum, are behind.

Op-Ed: Rick Perry should now plan National Day of Prayer for Rick Perry

Washington - Of all the horrible presidential choices the GOP has presented its followers over the decades, none has been more horrific than Texas Governor Rick Perry, a man who should now lead America toward a National Day of Prayer for Rick Perry.

Rick Perry to drop out of GOP race Thursday

Charleston - Texas governor Rick Perry has decided to end his bid for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, according to several sources.

Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, to go head-to-head in Virginia primary

Ron Paul and Mitt Romney will be going head-to-head in the Virginia primary, as the appeal court has rejected appeals by unqualified candidates to be placed on the ballot.

Op-Ed: Gingrich's standing ovation for saying U.S. should kill enemies

Myrtle Beach - Whilst Ron Paul was jeered and booed for his anti-war stance during a GOP debate in South Carolina, his rival candidate Newt Gingrich received a standing ovation for his warmongering statement.

Perry defends urinating Marines, adds Patton, Churchill did same

Texas Governor and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry has spoken in defense of U.S. Marines shown on video urinating on the corpses of fallen Taliban fighters. He said the marines were just "kids," and that "kids make stupid mistakes all too often."

Did CNN change its own rules to allow Rick Perry in its debate?

Columbia - Media pundits are questioning if CNN bent its debate criteria in order to allow Texas Governor Rick Perry to participate in the upcoming Southern Republican Presidential Debate. According to CNN criteria, Perry does not meet any of the standards.

New Hampshire restaurant bans all politicians

The owner of "Colby's Breakfast and Lunch" restaurant in Portsmouth, NH., has banned politicians before the Primary. He says "I don’t appreciate Joe Blow coming in here and whoring around the dining room for votes."
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