June 20th, 2014
09:53 AM ET
2 months ago

Texas governor: I stepped in it

(CNN) – Gov. Rick Perry admitted he fumbled the ball when he recently compared homosexuality to alcoholism.

"I stepped right in it," the Texas Republican said Thursday at an event sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, which also aired on C-SPAN.

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Filed under: 2016 • Rick Perry • Texas
June 12th, 2014
09:03 AM ET
3 months ago

Rick Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism

(CNN) - A comparison between alcoholism and homosexuality by Texas Gov. Rick Perry is raising eyebrows.

At a speech in San Francisco, the longtime Republican governor - who ran for the White House in 2012 and is considering another bid in 2016 - was asked whether he thought homosexuality was a disorder.

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Filed under: 2012 • 2016 • Rick Perry • Texas
Rand Paul: Let's trade 5 Democrats, not 5 Taliban
June 6th, 2014
07:31 PM ET
3 months ago

Rand Paul: Let's trade 5 Democrats, not 5 Taliban

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky got some laughs Friday with a line inspired by the Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl release, but the political opposition found his remarks out of line.

“Mr. President, you love to trade people. Why don’t we set up a trade. But this time, instead of five Taliban, how ‘bout five Democrats,” Paul said to cheers at the Texas GOP convention in Fort Worth.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Rand Paul • Texas
91-year-old defeated incumbent: ‘I figured it out – damn guy got more votes than I did!’
May 29th, 2014
01:05 PM ET
3 months ago

91-year-old defeated incumbent: ‘I figured it out – damn guy got more votes than I did!’

Washington (CNN) – Ninety-one-year-old Ralph Hall may have lost his primary on Tuesday - the first incumbent defeated this year - but the Texas Republican was greeted with a standing ovation by his House GOP colleagues Thursday morning and cracked jokes about his political future.

A smiling Hall, who lost to tea party-backed candidate John Ratcliffe, told reporters after a closed-door meeting: "I figured it out – damn guy got more votes than I did!"
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Filed under: Congress • Texas
Oldest member of Congress loses in Texas runoff
May 27th, 2014
10:17 PM ET
3 months ago

Oldest member of Congress loses in Texas runoff

(CNN) – Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest elected official in Washington, lost a tough runoff battle in Texas Tuesday, making the 91-year-old Republican the first incumbent member of Congress to go down in defeat this primary season.

CNN projects former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe, an anti-establishment candidate, will beat Hall in the GOP contest for Texas’ 4th Congressional District, which is located in the northeastern portion of the state.

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Filed under: 2014 • Texas
May 27th, 2014
01:14 PM ET
3 months ago

Tea party cleans up in Texas runoffs

Updated 7:30 a.m. ET, 5/28/2014

(CNN) – They've been few and far between this primary season, but the tea party racked up some high-profile victories on Tuesday in runoff elections in Texas.

And among those doing down to defeat was the oldest member of Congress.

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Filed under: 2014 • Tea Party • Tea Party movement • Ted Cruz • Texas
Ethics Committee investigating Rep. Steve Stockman
April 25th, 2014
05:42 PM ET
4 months ago

Ethics Committee investigating Rep. Steve Stockman

Washington (CNN) – The House Ethics Committee is investigating whether Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman's campaign committee violated federal reporting requirements.

Stockman revealed the development in a written statement released by his office on Friday.

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Filed under: Congress • Texas
Rick Perry challenges Andrew Cuomo to debate
April 22nd, 2014
02:07 PM ET
4 months ago

Rick Perry challenges Andrew Cuomo to debate

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who openly competes with other governors by trying to lure businesses to the Lone Star State, is now taking his strategy one step further.

He's challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, to a debate on economic policy. Perry's office said he issued the challenge on Albany's Talk 1300 news radio.

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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • New York • Rick Perry • Texas
April 22nd, 2014
09:17 AM ET
4 months ago

Meet the woman who could turn Texas purple

Washington (CNN) – When Leticia Van de Putte walked into the storied Willard Hotel one block from the White House last month, she didn't invoke the stares of gaping tourists or eager handshakes from power-seeking staffers.

Instead, she rolled her own suitcase wearing Texas Longhorn cowboy boots - an accessory she was happy she brought from Texas on that snowy March day in the nation's capital.

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Filed under: 2014 • Texas
April 9th, 2014
06:03 PM ET
5 months ago

Bush 41 greets Obamas in Houston

(CNN) - Former President George H. W. Bush greeted President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama as they disembarked from Air Force One in Houston on Wednesday.

The former president, seated in a scooter, smiled and spoke with the Obamas for several minutes, according to pool reports.

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Filed under: George H. W. Bush • Michelle Obama • President Obama • Texas
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