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  • And some are striking a sympathetic tone with lower-income workers in a way that contrasts with four years ago when Mitt Romney struggled to overcome perceptions that he was largely the candidate of the wealthiest Americans. Then, Republican nominee Romney had the luxury of being able to hammer President Barack Obama with an unemployment rate of more than 8...

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- Several Republican governors likely to run for president have secured hundreds millions of dollars under Obamacare while working to dismantle the healthcare law, according to a Reuters review of federal spending records. Governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Chris Christie of New Jersey, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Texas...

  • Breaking down the unemployment rate   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:15 PM ET
    Breaking down the unemployment rate

    CNBC's Jeff Cox reacts to former Texas Gov. Rick Perry comment on the unemployment rate being a sham.

  • Rick Perry: 'Unemployment rate is a sham'   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Rick Perry: 'Unemployment rate is a sham'

    Speaking at the annual CPAC gathering, former Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry criticized the way the unemployment rate is calculated, saying it leaves millions of American workers uncounted.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Rick Perry's farewell speech to the Texas legislature listed the accomplishments expected from an outgoing Republican governor of the country's largest oil-producing state. "We have expanded our economy while protecting our environment," said Perry, who is openly exploring a second White House run in 2016.. Conservative political...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Rick Perry's farewell speech to the Texas legislature listed the accomplishments expected from an outgoing Republican governor of the country's largest oil-producing state. "We have expanded our economy while protecting our environment," said Perry, who is openly exploring a second White House run in 2016.. Conservative political...

  • AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 26- With high-speed rail in the United States long on plans and short on construction, a Texas company is aiming to fast-track service between Dallas and Houston. The Texas Central Railway Company plans to use private investment and Central Japan Railway bullet train technology to run a line between two of the largest U.S. cities.

  • Gov. Perry revisits 'oops' moment   Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:44 AM ET
    Gov. Perry revisits 'oops' moment

    CNBC's John Harwood talks with Gov. Rick Perry, (R-Texas), about his infamous moment at CNBC's GOP debate three years ago.

  • Rick Perry: I was 'a little arrogant' in 2012 race Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 8:09 PM ET
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry campaigns for Senate Republican candidate and North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, Oct. 24, 2014, in Smithfield, N.C.

    Many people thought Rick Perry snuffed out his national future when he blanked at a presidential debate and shrugged, "Oops." But Perry's not among them.

  • Perry: 'Oops' not my obituary   Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:32 PM ET
    Rick Perry: 'Oops' won't be in my obituary

    Three years after Rick Perry's infamous "Oops" debate moment, the Texas Governor sits down with John Harwood at Austin's Bert's Bar-B-Q to relive it, talk about lessons learned, and look forward to a potential Presidential run in 2016.

  • Congress just slipped this into the spending bill Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 1:14 PM ET
    U.S. Capitol building Washington

    While political focus was on a Senate Intelligence Committee report, Congress snuck in two measures to its must-pass spending bill. NBC News reports.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- The morning after President Barack Obama announced his sweeping action to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, conservative groups and states were already pulling together legal strategies to dismantle the plan. Opponents said there will likely be a three-pronged legal approach to stymie Obama's moves: Congress could sue the president for...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- President Barack Obama planned on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million illegal immigrants, as leading Democrats lined up behind the U.S. leader in the face of Republican attacks. Obama dispatched his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, to Capitol Hill for lunch with Senate Democrats who grilled him on the politics and...

  • Kudlow: Wait...Hillary lost to WHO? Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 11:58 PM ET

    Buried deep inside Tuesday's exit polls is a series of numbers on presidential contenders that will blow your mind, says Larry Kudlow.

  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry appears in court Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 4:56 PM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry.

    Gov. Rick Perry said abuse of power charges aren't affecting his job as he made his first court appearance, NBC News reports.

  • 'Preparing' for 2016 presidential bid: Rick Perry Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry.

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry told CNBC Monday he was thinking about and preparing for another White House run in 2016.

  • Rick Perry: Preparing for 2016 presidential run   Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 1:23 PM ET
    Rick Perry: Preparing for 2016 presidential run

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry told CNBC he is thinking about and preparing for a 2016 White House run.

  • Gov. Perry: Ebola funds late in coming   Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET
    Gov. Perry: Ebola funds late in coming

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, discusses current protocols in place for a potential Ebola patient.

  • Toyota's Texas-sized headquarters   Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    Toyota's Texas sized headquarters

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to CNBC's Phil LeBeau, about Toyota's new national headquarters in Plano, Texas. Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz, weighs in.

  • Health workers use Tabasco for Ebola training Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:14 PM ET
    A bottle of Tabasco sauce is shown during an event in New Orleans.

    Health workers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center are using Tabasco sauce to train for Ebola patient care.