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  • DALLAS, Oct 6- The fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday as the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil was in critical condition at a Dallas hospital, officials said. A private plane carrying Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman for NBC News who contracted Ebola in Liberia, landed in...

  • *Medicaid expansion key part of Obama's healthcare reform. Up to a dozen states, including several led by Republicans, could move forward with plans to expand coverage under Medicaid after the November elections. Texas Governor Rick Perry once said expanding Medicaid would be similar to "adding a thousand people to the Titanic."

  • SAN ANTONIO, Sept 22- Privately owned SpaceX started construction in south Texas on Monday for what the company said will be the first private commercial orbital launch facility in the world.

  • Texas Gov. Perry booked on felony charges Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    Gov. Rick Perry's mug shot after he was booked on abuse of power charges on Aug. 19, 2014.

    Rick Perry, who is mulling a second presidential run in 2016, reported to the Travis County Courthouse on Tuesday

  • Rick Perry answers charges against him  Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted yesterday by a grand jury that said he abused his office. Perry says he stood up for the rule of law and would do it again.

  • Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 7:05 PM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors.

  • Lawmaker: Texas sending 1,000 troops to border Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry

    A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to bolster security along the Mexico border.

  • Fed's independence questioned by Republicans again Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:49 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve building.

    A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Fed's long-held independence into question again.

  • Katrina moment? Obama to skip border while in Texas Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:02 AM ET
    Detainees are escorted as hundreds of mostly Central American children are being held at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection center in Nogales, Ariz., on June 18, 2014.

    President Obama is resisting calls to visit the border during his two-day fundraising trip to Texas.

  • No oops about it: Perry has dominated Top States Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:43 PM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry

    No governor is as closely linked with America's Top States for Business as Rick Perry. Texas has dominated, even if it's not No. 1 in 2014.

  • Gov Perry: 'I stepped right in it' with gay remarks Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has acknowledged it was a mistake for him to compare alcoholism and homosexuality in an effort to explain his views.

  • Browne on Perry's view of homosexuality: Dangerous  Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    Former BP CEO John Browne, responds to Gov. Rick Perry's statement comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

  • Coming out is good for business: Browne  Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    Former BP CEO John Browne, shares his experience as a gay CEO at BP, as his new book "The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good For Business," is released.

  • 'I don't know' if gays can be changed: Gov. Perry Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

    Republican Gov. Rick Perry tells CNBC that he doesn't "necessarily condone" what he referred to as the gay "lifestyle," nor does he "condemn it either."

  • Gov. Perry on same-sex marriage  Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Gov. Rick Perry, (R-Texas), shares his thoughts on gay marriage and is asked why he equated it to alcoholism.

  • Gov. Perry addresses immigration issues  Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    It's really fairly simple - secure the border, says Gov. Rick Perry, (R-Texas), sharing his views on immigration and securing the U.S. borders.

  • Texas' pitch to Tesla  Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    Gov. Rick Perry, (R-Texas), discusses his efforts to recruit Tesla to build a factory in his state.

  • Rick Perry wants your business, maybe your vote Saturday, 5 Apr 2014 | 7:56 AM ET
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry gives the keynote speech at the California Republican Party convention in Anaheim, Calif.

    The Texas governor is on a high-profile barnstorming tour across the country, trying to lure businesses to the Lone Star State. What it means for 2016.

  • Gov. Perry leaves door open for 2016 election  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 7:39 PM ET

    Gov. Perry for president in 2016? Governor Rick Perry, (R-Texas), discusses the possibility of running for president and the vision of the Republican Party.

  • Gov. Perry: Do away with Obamacare  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 7:37 PM ET

    Governor Rick Perry, (R-Texas), shares a better strategy for a health care reform.