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Been There Done That: An Inside Look at Power Couple Al Roker and Deborah Roberts

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.20.2017 | Home
Jackie K. Cooper

They are truly grateful for the riches life has bestowed on them, not just of the physical kind but also of the personal. Neither came from wealth and power so they can appreciate the journey their lives have taken.

Man Shouting 'English Only' Disrupts Kindergarten Concert

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.27.2015 | Latino Voices

A kindergarten concert in Iowa was suddenly interrupted last week when a man started shouting, "USA, English only. USA, English only." According to...

Perry Case Complicates Boehner's Lawsuit

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans are going to be arguing one thing for Perry, and the exact opposite for Obama. This is going to become more and more obvious to all concerned.

The GOP's Sham Denunciation of Ted Nugent

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

GOP Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Texas governor Rick Perry, and The Washington Times in quick succession indignantly denounced racist loudmouth, rock...

Perry: Implementing Obamacare Is A 'Criminal Act'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

On the same day that 2.8 million people visited, the website to sign up for the new healthcare exchanges under Obamacare, Texas Gov. Ri...

What Women in Texas and South India Have in Common

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

Little did I know that our conversation about patriarchy and women's rights and the parallels between her rural impoverished part of South India and my home state of Texas would ring so true when Senator Wendy Davis stood for half a day to filibuster for women's right to choose

Musings on Windsor and Perry and a Better Day for America

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Trans people are often married when they transition, so these rulings add comfort to knowing that the complicated politics of gendered identity will have less impact on their relationships, particularly when they dissolve or inheritance issues arise.

How Full Is That Glass? Reflecting on Voting Rights, Employment Discriminiation and Gay Marriage

Peter M. Shane | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

In the Windsor and Perry cases, the Court has given Americans much to cheer. The Court has also left much, however, to a political process that the Court has befouled by taking the side of state rights against actual democracy.

It's Not a Mystery When State Laws Prohibiting Same-Sex Couples From Marrying "Became Unconstitutional"

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

It may have taken us 100 years to get it right with respect to race-restrictions on the freedom to marry, but it doesn't mean those laws weren't unconstitutional in 1868. The same is true, nearly 150 years after the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, for laws that deny gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry.

Key Race Becomes Proxy Battle Between Perry, Palin

USA Today | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

The Texas Senate GOP primary has now become a battle between Rick Perry and Sarah Palin....

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: The Best Of Rick Perry's Bumbling Campaign For President | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Texas Governor Rick Perry has finally come to grips with reality and decided to drop out of the contest for the Republican nomination for President. ...

Peter S. Goodman

The Disconnect: In South Carolina, Candidates And Citizens Occupy Separate Realms | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Inside a cavernous ballroom at a downtown hotel, Newt Gingrich stands beneath crystal chandeliers, addressing a crowd of several hun...

Ryan Grim

Perry Challenges Romney To Release Tax Returns | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Rick Perry on Monday joined Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich in calling for Mitt Romney to release his tax returns quickly, so that voters can find out...

Calling New Hampshire's Primary

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Iit's time to haul out the old crystal ball and attempt to predict what's going to happen. If you hate these types of speculative wonktastic articles, then I strongly advise you to just close this article right now.

Perry Faces Skepticism In Key State

The State | Adam Beam | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

SPARTANBURG -- Heath Stephens, a 48-year-old auto repair shop owner, has decided he is not voting for Mitt Romney....

Mike Huckabee Talks GOP Hopeful's 'Incredibly Bad Blunder'

Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Former Arkansas governor and 2008 GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said this week that Rick Perry may have damaged his presidential campaign i...

Perry's Son Mocks Santorum's Sweater Vest

Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

Griffin Perry, son of GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry, tweeted a jab at his father's rival on Thursday, using a college sports rivalry to rib Ri...

Results and Consequences

Robert Hoopes | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Hoopes

Will Romney be able to conduct a campaign fighting on four fronts, and ultimately take the presidency? I don't think so.

Gingrich, Santorum, Perry, Bachmann to Court: "Will an (Activist) Judge Put Me on Virginia Ballot?"

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Virginia Law sets the conditions for candidates to get on the Virginia primary ballot. Now come Gingrich, Santorum, Perry and Bachmann asking a judge to overrule the law and put them on the ballot. What kind of judge could possibly do that?

The Non-Romney Race in Iowa

James Moore | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
James Moore

Mitt Romney has money and the moderate politics to give the president a tough fight in the fall. But he doesn't give his own party those sweaty palms of excitement. He could have a very miserable 2012.

2012's Worst Rose Parade Floats (Doug's Dozen VIDEO)

Doug Molitor | Posted 03.04.2012 | Comedy
Doug Molitor


Perry Struggles To Rebound After Big 'Oops'

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

After surging in the polls on the heels of announcing his candidacy last August, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's campaign took a turn for the worse. A series ...

My New Year's Wish for America in 2012: A Clear Choice, and a Clear Decision

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If Santorum does very well in Iowa, I plan to send him money, and suggest that millions of others do too. Why? Because the country desperately needs to "have it out", to have a clear choice about alternative futures and to choose one.

Perry's Boots 'Might As Well Be Named 'Oops' And 'Dang'

The Texas Tribune | Ross Ramsey | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

It's been a long 12 months for Rick Perry....

Perry Attacks Santorum As He Rises In The Polls

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Iowa -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry is questioning former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's conservative credentials. Perry said Thursday tha...