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Texas Gov. Rick Perry to announce presidential bid on Saturday

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Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry will announce he is running for President of the United States during a speech in South Carolina on Saturday, according to Politico.

Perry is the longest-serving governor in Texas history and has recently come under fire for an evangelical Christian prayer rally that he initiated in Houston. Critical observers described the event as a “campaign prop.”

Perry will be disclosing his intention to run for president the same day as the influential Ames straw poll. The outcome of the poll is used to judge a campaign’s ability to organize and mobilize its supporters.

Although Iowa Republican leaders left Perry off the Ames Straw Poll ballot, groups like Americans for Rick Perry and GrowPAC have urged people to write in his name.

After speaking in South Carolina, Perry is scheduled to arrive in New Hampshire and then head to Iowa.

A poll released June 29 showed that in a hypothetical match-up for the presidency, President Barack Obama would defeat Perry among Texas voters by a margin of 45-47 percent.

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Trump’s golf courses fired these five undocumented workers — now they have a plan to spoil his 2020 launch

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Five undocumented immigrants who worked for President Donald Trump's golf courses for years are planning to crash his big 2020 campaign kickoff rally in Florida on Tuesday.

The New York Daily News reports that the former Trump workers plan on going to his rally to highlight his "cruelty and hypocrisy" for welcoming undocumented immigrants to work at his clubs until they became a political inconvenience.

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Rep. Ted Lieu asks special counsel to bring the hammer down on Jared Kushner for Hatch Act violations

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) have asked the Office of Special Counsel to open an investigation into Jared Kushner for alleged violations of the Hatch Act.

According to the congressmen, Kushner violated the law by "engaging in prohibited campaign fundraising activities."

Reports have suggested that Kushner has used his official role in the White House to aid President Donald Trump's reelection effort.

Last week the Office of Special Counsel took the unprecedented step of recommending Kellyanne Conway's removal from service for violations of the Hatch Act.

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‘Black students don’t tip’: Texas restaurant says forcing African-American kids to pay gratuity is not racist

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A restaurant in Cypress, Texas has come under fire after an employee allegedly said that black students "don't tip."

Brittany Blakney told KPRC that she and her friends went to Locatelli’s restaurant to celebrate graduating from Prairie View A&M University.

Blakney said that she was surprised to find out that the server had already added a 15% gratuity to her check.

“He said, 'Black students from Prairie View don’t tip,'” she recalled.

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