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Court Rules Against Individual Health Care Mandate

Attorney General Greg Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Department of Public Safety chief Steve McCraw at the signing of House Bill 3000 on May 25, 2011.
Attorney General Greg Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Department of Public Safety chief Steve McCraw at the signing of House Bill 3000 on May 25, 2011.

A federal appeals court today ruled that the individual insurance mandate in President Obama's health care reform plan is unconstitutional, a decision Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott lauded as a step toward ending "Obamacare."

Greg Abbott and the Quiet Spot at the Top

Greg Abbott, then the state's attorney general, discusses Texas' lawsuit against federal health care reform on Jan. 31, 2011.
Greg Abbott, then the state's attorney general, discusses Texas' lawsuit against federal health care reform on Jan. 31, 2011.

The prospect of an open lieutenant governor’s seat in 2014 is attracting candidates and a lot of conversation. Almost no one is talking about who might fill an open seat for governor.

PAC Men, and Women

Texas Weekly

The governor's former legislative director has a Super PAC to support the run for president, and now there's another such PAC — headed by former Perry chief of staff and legislator Mike Toomey.

Executions Probably Not an Issue — for Now

Texas Weekly

This week, Martin Robles became Texas' ninth execution of the year. Convicted in a Corpus Christi gang shooting, his death was not among the most controversial to happen on the watch of Gov. Rick Perry. During his decade in the Texas governor's office, Perry has overseen more than 230 executions, more than any governor in modern history.

Perry Talks Campaign Strategy on Austin TV

Gov. Rick Perry during his final speech at The Response at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 6, 2011
Gov. Rick Perry during his final speech at The Response at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 6, 2011

During a quick interview at an Austin TV station today, Gov. Rick Perry talked presidential campaign strategy in advance of his Saturday kick-off. "The issue of this campaign will be about how to get America working again," Perry said.

Off We Go

Texas Gov. Rick Perry departs a private plane at the San Antonio International Airport during a campaign stop on November 1, 2010
Texas Gov. Rick Perry departs a private plane at the San Antonio International Airport during a campaign stop on November 1, 2010
Texas Weekly

Saddle up, buckaroos and buckarettes. We're going on our second presidential ride in 12 years. It doesn't matter who your candidate is or what your politics are, the presence of a Texas governor on a national ticket means some changes around here.

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