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Trump’s picks leave energy industry optimistic

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For those who have been frustrated with the Obama Administration’s policies on climate and energy, Trump’s choices of several oil men for executive positions have those in the oil and gas industry feeling optimistic that change is coming. A Fuelfix article earlier this week reminds us that government and oil haven’t always gotten along. Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court ...

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Perry hearing before top Texas appeals court delayed 2 weeks

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ highest criminal court is delaying for two weeks its hearing on whether former Gov. Rick Perry should be prosecuted on felony abuse-of-power charges. The Court of Criminal Appeals agreed Friday to hold oral arguments on Nov. 18. The court originally scheduled a hearing 14 days earlier. But Perry attorney David Botsford sought a delay, saying he’d ...

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Perry’s cash-strapped 2016 campaign stops paying staffers

Republican presidential candidate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, waves to the crowd as he steps to the podium to speak at the RedState Gathering, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has stopped paying his presidential campaign staff amid slow fundraising that has left his 2016 bid starving for cash barely two months after it began. Texas’ longest-serving governor raised only about $1 million in the first four weeks of after formally entering the race on June 4, which apparently is ...

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Texas GOP tries to pluck the liberal thorn from its side

File - In this Aug. 19, 2014 file photo,Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to the media and supporters after he was booked and released at the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center, in Austin, Texas. Austin has made itself a painful exception to Republican rule in Texas. The big college town is home to the grand jury that indicted Perry while he was in office and to judges who authorized a gay wedding and struck down abortion restrictions and GOP cuts to public schools. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott this month is signing laws that will draw power away from solidly Democratic Travis County and weaken its local jurisdiction over state business done inside its borders. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For years Republicans have controlled every lever of Texas politics — every statewide office, both houses of the Legislature, the state Supreme Court. Every nexus of power, that is, but one: the capital city. Liberal Austin has made itself a painful exception to Republican rule. The big college town where Whole Foods got started is home ...

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Rick Perry is running for president… Again

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Rick Perry, former Texas governor and unsuccessful 2012 presidential candidate, has added his name to the GOP pool of 2016 hopefuls. Perry made his intentions known with a video on his website in addition to a speech at the Addison Municipal Airport at 11:30 a.m. CST. Perry’s formal speech came accompanied by the presence of numerous Navy SEALs, both active ...

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Texan Rick Perry pushes oil pipeline during Iowa GOP event

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry waves after speaking during the Iowa Republican Party's Lincoln Dinner, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says American workers would benefit from the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Speaking before roughly 1,300 people gathered Saturday night at an Iowa Republican Party dinner, Perry said the pipeline would drive down the cost of electricity and help lower taxes and boost wages. Perry says blue-collar workers should say, “I’m going ...

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Republican Abbott becomes Texas’ 1st new governor since 2000

Texas state troopers hold a meeting outside the Texas Capitol prior to the inauguration for Gov.-elect  Greg Abbott, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Greg Abbott was sworn in Tuesday as Texas’ first new governor in 14 years and promised the state will stay as defiantly conservative as ever — vowing to battle Washington on spending, regulation and any federal initiative “that uses the guise of fairness to rob us of our freedom.” Fighter jets streaked through sunny skies, ...

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Gov. Perry spends $1M in defense against felony charges

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AUSTIN, Texas — State records show Gov. Rick Perry so far has spent more than $1 million on lawyers defending him against a felony indictment alleging he abused his power. The San Antonio Express-News reports the records were released Thursday and show nearly 40 percent of Perry’s fees went to the law firm of well-known Houston attorney Tony Buzbee. Perry had ...

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Perry blasts Cuomo on fracking in final speech as governor

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Texas Governor Rick Perry left no stone unturned in his final speech as governor of Texas on Wednesday, which included a shot at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Perry, a heavy proponent of fracking in the oil-rich lands of Texas, criticized Cuomo on his statewide ban on fracking. Perry says Texas is “creating thousands of energy jobs utilizing fracking to ...

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Lawmaker to push bill on foreclosed gas leases

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FORT WORTH — A state lawmaker plans to reintroduce a bill in next year’s legislative session designed to protect oil and gas drillers with invalidated leases snarled in foreclosure. Rep. Jim Keffer, chairman of the House Energy Resources Committee, saw his previous bill to address the widespread problem in the Barnett Shale vetoed by Gov. Rick Perry, who praised parts ...

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