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Liveblog: Rick Perry's Third Inauguration

Reporters at Gov. Rick Perry's 2011 inauguration.
Reporters at Gov. Rick Perry's 2011 inauguration.

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry is set to be sworn in for an unprecedented third term, and a good-sized crowd has turned out for the festivities (and free barbecue). Stay with us for updates from the speech and swearing-in at the Capitol.

Secure the Texas Capitol, Make it Less Accessible

Capitol visitors pass through metal detectors.
Capitol visitors pass through metal detectors.

When Andrew Cuomo took office as governor of New York earlier this month, he ordered the removal of the security barricades limiting access to his state’s Capitol. “This Capitol has become a physical metaphor for the isolation and alienation of our people,” he said in his inauguration speech. He could easily have been talking about Texas.

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