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Rick Perry Ends His 2016 Presidential Campaign

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

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GOP Contenders Rev Up Motorcycles And BBQs To Woo Iowa

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES and CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

BOONE, Iowa (AP) — The attack ads and debates will come later. On Saturday, several Republican presidential contenders fought for an edge among moto...

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,...

Perry Wants You To Forget About His Big 'Oops' Moment

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is pondering a run for president in 2016. And he would like to do so as a proven job-creator who molded T...

'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. ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Rick Perry: The West Must Aggressively Defend Its Values Abroad | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) ventured far from the Lone Star State Tuesday, delivering a foreign policy address in London that was widely i...

Rick Perry Says He Needs More Preparation On Foreign Policy, Economics Before 2016

AP | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll need more preparation if he runs for president again in 2016. Perry says he learned a lot when h...

Rick Perry Undaunted By Potential Cruz Threat

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) indicated on Thursday that he's still thinking about running for president in 2016, despite his failed 2012 bid. Perry t...

Rick Perry and GOP Gay-Bashing in 2016

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

So if Perry is stepping down to focus on a presidential run, as some observers contend, what will that mean for GOP political gay-bashing in 2016 race? Judging from Perry's most recent rants, 2016 will be 2012 redux, no matter what any autopsy of the 2012 election by the RNC or GOP strategists might reveal.

Perry Set To Make Big Announcement

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas, July 7 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry, the nation's longest-serving governor and a failed c...

Rick Perry: 'We Cannot Condemn Certain Lifestyles'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) expressed the importance of acceptance Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Dallas -- a rare move for the governor, who has...

Perry Set To Make Big Announcement

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is set to make some big announcements regarding his political future later this year. Perry will decide in June if he wil...

WATCH: 'American Idol' Judges Vote Off Rick Perry

Posted 01.20.2012 | Comedy

Rick Perry announced that he's dropping out of the GOP presidential race on Thursday, but don't worry -- there's still plenty of comedy where that cam...

Twitter Reacts To Rick Perry's Exit

Posted 01.19.2012 | Comedy

When the news broke on Thursday morning that Rick Perry is dropping out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination prior to the South Carolina pr...

Rx for TX: More Elvis, Less Explaining

Jason Stanford | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

It might be time for Texas Democrats to stop trying to persuade people who already agree with us. If we stopped lecturing and started being likeable, we might actually start winning some statewide races.

Rick Perry 'Awarded' For Gaffes

Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has just received the kind of award nobody wants to get. In the January edition of Texas Monthly magazine, it gives out the "...

What Do Cockroaches, King Kong, and Rick Perry Have in Common?

Max Lugavere | Posted 02.08.2012 | Comedy
Max Lugavere

Can it be said, then, that as the Republican base shrinks and becomes increasingly "cut off" from the mainland, it risks becoming a sort-of political "Skull Island," where ideology -- however extreme and unfit for real-world assimilation -- can continue to grow unchecked?

Rejected Analogies For Rick Perry's New Campaign Ad

Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.07.2012 | Comedy
Lucas Kavner

If gay soldiers are allowed to serve openly in the military, there must be a mandatory Secret Santa for students of all religious backgrounds, with no cap on prices for presents, so that the richest students become the most popular children of all!

Shootin' 'Oops': Perry Nails Another Mistake

Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

Already effectively an afterthought in New Hampshire primary polling, Texas Governor Rick Perry took to Fox News Wednesday and referred to the Granite...

Perry Inadvertently Quashes Book Deal

Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

It's risky to tie hopes of fame and fortune to things outside one's control -- just ask Jason Stanford and James Moore, authors of a new book about Te...

Is Rick Perry Embarrassing Texas?

McClatchy | Maria Recio | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, now at single-digit lows in polls after his high-flying start on the presidential campaign trail, has performed so badly on the...

Perry Tries To Recover As Fellow Republicans Doubt His Viability

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry tried Thursday to convince the country he was in on the joke after his disastrous debate perf...

Amanda Terkel

Perry Campaign Fundraising Off Of Debate Catastrophe | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Early Thursday morning, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) campaign sent out an email to supporters, asking them to donate to the Texas governor's campaign a...

Rick Perry Jobs Program Fails To Deliver, Study Finds

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — A government watchdog group in Texas said Wednesday that a job creation program touted often by Gov. Rick Perry as he seeks the ...

Rick Perry's Texas-Sized Problem?

Texas Tribune | Emily Ramshaw and Elizabeth Titus | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Texans have elected Rick Perry governor three times -- with almost 55 percent of the vote in 2010 -- but that does not mean Texas' Republican establis...