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Production at the Barnett Shale.

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Production at the Barnett Shale.

EPA Rules a Boon for Texas: Energy Study

Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon-reduction plan a “direct assault” on energy providers. A new study, however, says the producers in his state may be its biggest beneficiaries. A study set for release today from the independent Center for Strategic and...

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas.

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas.

Paul vs. Perry: Never Eye-to-Eye

Leave it to Rand Paul, an ophthalmologist, to comment on Rick Perry’s eyeglasses. “Apparently his new glasses haven’t altered his perception of the world, or allowed him to see it any more clearly,” Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky eyed...

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Governor Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014.

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Governor Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014.

Obama on a Border Tour: ‘This Isn’t Theater’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and President Barack Obama emerged from their private meeting with civil and religious leaders in Dallas today with some suggestions. “Deploy an additional 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border to immediately enhance border security operations,”...

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Jimmy Fallon and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie present ``The Evolution of Dad Dancing'' on ``Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:'' NBC photo.

Jimmy Fallon and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie present ``The Evolution of Dad Dancing'' on ``Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:'' NBC photo.

Christie on Perry’s Gay = Alcoholism: `Wrong’

Chris Christie has his own thoughts on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat Tuesday by upstart candidate David Brat. In short, there’s little in the way of a lesson to be gleaned for other politicians across the country, New Jersey’s...

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas, takes a video using a Motorola Solutions Inc. Moto X smartphone during an event at the Flextronics International Ltd. factory in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas, takes a video using a Motorola Solutions Inc. Moto X smartphone during an event at the Flextronics International Ltd. factory in Fort Worth, Texas.

Perry, Texas Salesman-in-Chief: ‘Have Not’ Decided about 2016

The Dow was down 44 points. Gov. Rick Perry was up for a live chat @SquawkStreet. The financial cable network, CNBC, was touting Texas as “pro-business,” the message that the retiring Republican governor has been carrying around the country under...

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