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Entries by Jason Cherkis from 08/2011

Rick Perry's 'Texas Miracle' Includes Crowded Homeless Shelters, Low-Wage Jobs, Worker Deaths

Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- It was 105 degrees outside late last week when Vanessa Surita, 24, planted herself on the sidewalk and stretched her legs. Her young ...

Rick Perry's College Transcript: A Lot Of Cs And Ds

Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As governor of Texas, Rick Perry has pursued a controversial agenda that would gut Texas' vaunted public university system in favor of s...

Governor Rick Perry: Big On Prayer, Not So Big On Charity

Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

In a forthcoming series of articles, HuffPost is taking a close look at the charitable giving of Republican presidential candidates. How much and to w...

Would The Old Rick Perry Be Calling For Governor Perry To Resign?

Posted 08.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At some point this weekend, whether on a stage in South Carolina or Iowa, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected step up to a microphone, put...

Rick Perry's Texas Hometown Feels Abandoned By Presidential Hopeful

Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Texas Governor Rick Perry announced his run for the presidency on Saturday in South Carolina, he began his speech with an origin st...

Bank Of America To Perry: 'We Will Help You Out'

Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Bank of America executive offered more than just encouragement to Texas Gov. Rick Perry in a CSPAN clip uncovered by blog ZeroHedge. H...

Rick Perry Sought State Profits From Teacher Life Insurance Scheme

Posted 08.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks before Thanksgiving in 2003, top officials from Texas Governor Rick Perry's office pitched an unusual offer to the state's ret...