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Entries by Jason Cherkis from 09/2011

In Rick Perry's Texas, Firefighters Forced To Pay For Gear, Engine Fuel

Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Texas, firefighters aren't just battling the wild fires raging around Austin and Houston. The state's first responders have also had ...

Rick Perry's Former Staffers Made Millions As Lobbyists

Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has been good for the Austin lobbying business. Forty Perry aides have e...

Political Bailout: Did Mitt Romney Save Rick Perry's Job?

Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an increasingly bitter Republican presidential primary, Gov. Rick Perry has made his record of job creation a top selling point for t...

Rick Perry's Administration's HPV Emails Solicit 'Under The Table' Input

Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON--The day before Texas Governor Rick Perry issued his now-controversial executive order mandating the administration of the HPV vaccine, an ...

Rick Perry Faced Federal Scrutiny For Insider Trading, Criticism For Land Deals

Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since announcing his run for the presidency, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has had to fend off allegations of crony capitalism. Such cri...