| Republican luminaries and presidential hopefuls reiterated their support for Israel and skepticism about President Obama's proposed nuclear deal with Iran as an influential group of Republican Jews gathered Saturday in Las Vegas.
| 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."