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Rick Perry Ends His 2016 Presidential Campaign

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced Friday he is ending his presidential campaign. Perry announced the end of his campaign at the Eagle Forum -...

Former Adviser Says Rick Perry's Campaign In New Hampshire Has Folded

The Texas Tribune | Sam Levine | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Rick Perry's presidential campaign has lost its entire staff in New Hampshire, according to a former top adviser...

Rick Perry's Campaign Reportedly Stops Paying Staff As Fundraising Flounders

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

Rick Perry’s Republican presidential campaign is in dire financial straits and has stopped paying campaign staffers, several sources reported Monday...

Rick Perry In A Harrowing Position As First Debate Nears

Texas Tribune | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Rick Perry has had a good July, all things considered. The former governor and Republican presidential candidate ...

Rick Perry Now Has One Less Problem In His Run For President

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

A Texas court of appeals has tossed out one of the criminal charges against Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, which arose from a 2013 veto...

This Is Rick Perry's Moment

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry's quest for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination hasn't been the most impressive campaign thus far. He's found himself near the bottom of the very large pack seeking the Republican nomination for the past several months and he hasn't found a signature issue or message to differentiate himself from the other candidates in the race. Until now.

Rick Perry: Obama Is 'A Very, Very Naive Man'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry on Wednesday called President Barack Obama "very, very naive" for supporting the historic nuc...

Samantha-Jo Roth

Rick Perry: Obama Is Following Our Lead In Texas On Criminal Justice Reform | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Monday praised President Barack Obama for taking on criminal justice reform, claiming th...

Igor Bobic

Rick Perry: African-Americans Are Better Served By The Republican Party | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Perry stepped up to the lectern and paused. The former Texas governor scanned the room, a Thursday luncheon at the National Press C...

Rick Perry Kicked Off His 2016 Campaign With This Awesome Rap/Country Song

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced his second campaign for president Thursday in Addison, Texas, with a rollicking rap/country riff that hit a...

Paige Lavender

Rick Perry Announces He's Running For President In 2016, Because Why The Hell Not | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced on his website Thursday that he is running for president a second time, joining an already crowded Republican f...

Jason Linkins

Who Else Is Running For President, And When Will They Get In? | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

At this point in the 2016 election cycle, it's starting to look like we're going to have enough participants to have ourselves a real hootenanny. As h...

Rick Perry To Announce His 2016 Plans In June

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics

(Adds detail, background) By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, May 15 (Reuters) - Former Texas Governor Rick Perry will announc...

Scott Conroy

'16 And President: A Day On The Trail With Rick Perry | Scott Conroy | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

At its worst, the presidential campaign trail is a dispiriting place for any reporter. The hours are long, access to the candidates can be limited,...

The Invasion of the Party-Switchers in Presidential Politics

Rich Rubino | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

The 2016 Presidential election might go down in history as the year of the party-switchers. Republican Rick Perry was once a member of the Texas Democratic State Legislature. Potential Democratic Presidential candidate Jim Webb was once a Republican.

Rick Perry Said He 'Never Raised Taxes' While Serving As Texas Governor. That's Not The Case. | Lori Robertson | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he “never raised taxes” in his 14 years as governor of th...

Jason Linkins

62 Takeaways From CPAC 2015, Ranked | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

Any time a thing happens in politics, the media has "Takeaways" about that thing. And whenever the media has a bunch of Takeaways, Eat The Press gathe...

Jennifer Bendery

Rick Perry: 'The Unemployment Rate Is A Sham' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- In a speech that jumped between trashing President Barack Obama and allowing that some people may not believe in climate chang...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Perry Not A Big Fan Of Openly Carrying Guns | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Thursday he was skeptical of open carry gun laws, as conservatives in his home state are attemptin...

Rick Perry: Despite Indictment, 'We're Moving Right Along' On 2016 Plans

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said the felony charges he's facing in court aren't derailing his potential 2016 plans. "We're moving right along,...

Rick Perry Says The Unemployment Rate Is 'Doctored'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business

After a two-year hiatus from politics, unemployment trutherism made its return to the Republican campaign trail on Monday, making a brief appearance a...

Rick Perry Mixed & Matched Data In Big Speech | Lori Robertson | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Rick Perry, in his last official speech as Texas governor, mixed and matched jobs data to embel...

Rick Perry Touts His Record In His Last Major Speech As Texas Governor

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry gave his last major speech as leader of the country's se...

Rick Perry Thinks People Will Forget About His Famous 'Oops' Moment

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

Outgoing Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) thinks that obituary writers won't include one of his most famous gaffes and one of the most memorable moments from...

'We Don't Grapple With That Here,' Rick Perry Says Of Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

Despite a significant rise in income inequality in Texas, Gov. Rick Perry (R) is arguing that it's not something the state ought to be worried about. ...