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Rick Perry Takes Too Much Credit For Reductions In Border Crossings | D’Angelo Gore | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry routinely boasts that border apprehensions dropped 74 percent ...

GOP Governors Want To Sue Obama Over Immigration Executive Action

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Several Republican governors who are potential 2016 presidential candidates on Wednesday advocated a lawsuit against President Barack Obama if he acts...

Elise Foley

Rick Perry: Don't Rule Out Boots On The Ground In Iraq | Elise Foley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) warned Thursday of the potential for Islamic State militants to carry out imminent terrorist attacks on the U....

Rick Perry Fails Fact Check On 'Criminal' Claim | Eugene Kiely | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on In discussing his decision to send the National Guard to the Mexico border, Texas Gov. Rick...

The Real Enemy Isn't Undocumented Immigration, It's Rick Perry And Sean Hannity

Bob Cesca | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Given the choice between immigrants entering the U.S. with a path to citizenship or Hannity and Perry with their smirky, middle-aged white itchy trigger fingers, faux badassery and gun fetishes, I'll take the immigrants in a heartbeat. So should we all.

Dem Slams Perry Move As 'Nothing More Than A Publicity Stunt'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) announced plans on Monday to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, a move state Rep. Terry C...

Rick Perry Insists Immigration Reform Will 'Go Away'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2013 | Latino Voices

So, which way is it, Rick Perry? The Texas governor predicted Wednesday that the issue of immigration reform would become “passé,” as Mexico...

Cornyn & Cruz: For Immigration Reform Before They Were Against It

Jason Stanford | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Creating a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants still hasn't cleared two formidable roadblocks in Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. Like the Texas Republican Party, Cornyn and Cruz have come a long way from their relatively progressive stances of only a decade ago.

A Texas-Sized Silence In The Immigration Debate

AP | Paul J. Weber | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — With nearly 2 million undocumented immigrants and a 1,200-mile border with Mexico, Texas has more at stake than most states in the r...

How Perry Got The Last Laugh

The New Republic | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

Of all the characters who littered the strange campaign of 2012, none was a bigger laughingstock than Rick Perry, who will go down in political lore f...

Elise Foley

Rick Perry Vows To Keep Fighting For Voter I.D. Laws | Elise Foley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said on Monday that he would continue to fight for voter identification laws in Texas, responding to a somewhat leading question...

GOP Candidates Tying Themselves In Knots Over Key Issue

AP | Thomas Beaumont And Steve Peoples | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

By THOMAS BEAUMONT AND STEVE PEOPLES, ASSOCIATED PRESS AMHERST, N.H. -- The Republican presidential contenders are tying themselves in knots over i...

Elise Foley

'America's Toughest Sheriff' Endorses Rick Perry | Elise Foley | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced on Tuesday he will officially endorse Texas Governor Rick Perry for the Republican presidential nom...

Jason Linkins

Controversial Rick Perry Town Hall Citizenship Checks Stemmed From Venue Security, Not Campaign | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

A Rick Perry town hall event in Manchester, N.H., made news Tuesday with initial reports that non-U.S. citizens would be barred from the event. This c...

Clinton Comes To Perry's Defense From His Republican Rivals

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton defended Texas Gov. Rick Perry on his signature of a bill allowing Texas undocumented residents to obtain in-state tuiti...

Perry Apologizes Again For Controversial Comment

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is still apologizing for his comment during a Sept. 22 Republican presidential debate that opponents of in-state tuition for und...

Rick Perry: I Made Mistakes

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry admitted that he made mistakes in debates, in an interview on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Fact...

WATCH: Romney Forces Awkward Laugh

Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

During an exchange with Texas Gov. Rick Perry on the issue of undocumented immigration during Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate, former M...

Sam Stein

WATCH: Perry, Romney Spar Over Hiring Of Undocumented Immigrants | Sam Stein | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

After failing to engage former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in various GOP debates, Texas Gov. Rick Perry took off the gloves Tuesday night, calling...

Jon Ward

Election 2012: Mitt Romney Booby Traps Rick Perry's Jobs Record | Jon Ward | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours before Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign threw another i...

Michele Bachmann Pledges Border Fence With Mexico

AP | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

By MIKE GLOVER, Associated Press PERRY, Iowa -- Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann on Saturday signed a pledge to push for construction of a fence alo...

WATCH: 'South Park' Takes On Immigration

Posted 12.10.2011 | Comedy

You know an issue is divisive when even the likes of Rick Perry is accused by members of his own party as being soft on the subject. So it was only a ...

Jon Ward

Perry Says Tuition Policy Created 'Tax-Payers, Not Tax-Wasters' | Jon Ward | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

SIOUX CITY, IOWA -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry made a new argument Saturday in defense of his actions to give children of undocument...

Amanda Terkel

Sen. Marco Rubio: The GOP 'Cannot Be The Anti-Illegal Immigration Party' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ruled out becoming his party's vice presidential nominee in 2012 and offered the Republican presidential prima...

Elise Foley

Rick Perry As Pro-Immigrant? Not Quite, Students Say | Elise Foley | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maria Fernanda Cabello, a 20-year-old junior at Texas A&M University, moved to Texas from Mexico when she was 12 years old. She and her ...