(CNN) – Within minutes of the National Rifle Association's opening forum at their annual meeting Friday, the group's leaders went after gun control proposals and advocates who sought to expand tougher firearm laws following the deadly Newtown elementary school massacre.
"Where we see tragedy, Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg, they see opportunity," said Chris Cox, the executive director for the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action.
(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is demanding an apology from a California newspaper that published a cartoon that seemed to link his push for less regulations to the recent fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14.
"The Sacramento Bee published a disgusting 'cartoon' mocking the deadly explosion in West. While I will always welcome healthy policy debate, I won't stand for someone mocking the tragic deaths of my fellow Texans and our fellow Americans. I have written the editor and asked that they apologize to the citizens of West," Perry wrote on his official Facebook page.FULL STORY
(CNN) - A bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination could be in Rick Perry's future, the Texas governor told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Friday.
"Our legislature will be leaving in approximately 55 days," Perry said on "The Situation Room," adding that "at that particular point in time, I'll sit down with friends and family and make a decision about 2016."
(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry drew parallels on Wednesday between the recent killing of a Texas district attorney and the security of his state's border with Mexico, though he provided no evidence to support the claim.
Perry, a candidate for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, maintains the Obama administration has not put enough boots on the ground to secure the border.
(CNN) - Gov. Rick Scott in Florida has a message for his counterpart in Texas: Bring it on.
The first term governor, who's struggling with low approval ratings, said Wednesday he wants Florida-not the Lone Star State–to become the state known for job growth. And as he approaches re-election next year, Scott is staying focused the economy.
(CNN) – Add Texas Gov. Rick Perry to the list of potential 2016 presidential hopefuls set to speak at a major gathering for conservatives next month.
Perry, who ran an unsuccessful 2012 bid for the White House, will deliver remarks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, hosted by the American Conservative Union.
(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is hitting the road to drum up business.
But he isn't on a tour of the Lone Star State.
New York (CNNMoney) - Texas Governor Rick Perry has three words of advice for California businesses: Move to Texas.
Perry has launched a high-profile battle for California companies, running radio ads in California touting the Lone Star State's low taxes and favorable business climate. The ads will be heard in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego and the Inland Empire area east of Los Angeles.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke out Saturday against potential changes which could permit, for the first time, openly gay members in the Boy Scouts of America.
(CNN) – Legislators reacted Wednesday to President Barack Obama's gun violence proposals, including the reinstatement of an assault weapons ban and a set of directives for his administration to accomplish.