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APR 16, 2014 - New York Times

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With Eyes on 2016, Perry Is Mired in the Past

While Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has been traveling to promote himself and his state, a criminal inquiry continues into his handling of a district attorney’s drunken driving arrest and the financing for a public corruption unit under her control.

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APR 16, 2014 - Mother Jones

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Rick Perry Dismantled Texas' Public Integrity Unit. Now He's Facing a Grand Jury.

Rick Perry—Republican Texas governor, failed 2012 presidential candidate, and potential 2016 retread contender—is battling legal trouble at home, thanks to his controversial veto that demolished the state office tasked with investigating political scandals. On Monday, a Texas judge convened a grand jury to probe Perry's decision last year to axe funding for the state's Public Integrity Unit. The special prosecutor ...

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APR 15, 2014 - Miami Herald

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Perry's lawyer in veto probe hired at $450 hourly

The attorney Gov. Rick Perry hired amid a grand jury investigation into abuse of power allegations has a $450 hourly contract.

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APR 15, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Greg Abbott Faces Thorny Choice Over Death Penalty

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nation's busiest death chamber. It's an election-year dilemma for Abbott. But in Texas, it's ...

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APR 14, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Texas grand jury being seated in Perry ethics case

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury is being seated in an investigation into whether Republican Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing funding for public corruption prosecutors.

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