| U.S. troops preparing for deployment showed off their new bio-suits designed to keep them safe from infection while fighting Ebola in Liberia. The 450 soldiers will be joining hundreds of American troops already on the ground in West Africa. The white Tyvec suits, or personal protection equipment, was shown off to Governor Rick Perry and a few commanders on Fort Hood. Perry gave a brief remark after meeting each soldier.
| A grand jury on Friday indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on two counts of abuse of power. Both Republicans and Democrats have questioned the authenticity of the allegations. Liberals such as David Alexrod, a former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, tweeted that the"Perry indictment seems pretty sketchy."
| Gov. Rick Perry testified at a U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing in South Texas that in addition to the humanitarian crisis created by a flood of unaccompanied child immigrants, there is a crisis involving border security.
| The GOP kicked off their Texas State Convention on Thursday in Fort Worth with speeches from Rick Perry and George P. Bush, the nephew of George W. Bush. Steve Munisteri, chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, fired the crowd up by saying, "It's not my goal to beat the Democrats, it's my goal to crush the Democrats."
| Following his speech at CPAC Friday, Governor Rick Perry sat down with Townhall’s Cortney O’Brien to discuss how Texas has taken the lead on job creation, pro-life legislation and criminal justice reform as he reflected on his leadership. He then explained why Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is the best person to take the reins from him in November.
| Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) recalls a meeting on Monday with President Obama in which he was "highly offended." According to Perry, Obama reportedly said he didn't trust State Governors to make policy on "education" or "transportation infrastructure." Obama also reportedly threatened to "talk to" governors who say that the federal government spends too much.
| Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) expressed his desire to legalize marijuana while speaking at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland Thursday: "after 40 years of the war on drugs, I can’t change what happened in the past. What I can do as the governor of the second largest state in the nation is to implement policies that start us toward a decriminalization and keeps people from going to prison and destroying their lives, and that’s what we’ve done over the last decade."
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