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GOP Candidate Once Battled Bully With '15 Defecating Chickens'

Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

Texas governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry don't take guff from nobody, at least according to a recent interview with his longtime friend Jo...

Rick Perry's Neglect Of The Disabled

Texas Tribune | Emily Ramshaw | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign hinges on one overarching message: That states perform best when left to their own devices and federal r...

Tables Turned On Rick Perry On Contentious Issue

Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Yamil Berard | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry is making headlines with his attacks on Social Security and Medicare, blasting their fiscal stability, likening them to Ponzi schemes ...

Texas Oil Refineries May Get Tax Refund Out Of Public School, Community Money

Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) PASADENA, Texas -- Three commissioners appointed by Gov. Rick Perry may grant some of the nation's ...

A Poor Excuse for Public Discourse

Scott Lilly | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

With nearly a quarter of the nation's proven oil reserves, Texas collects a cool 7.5% on the market value of natural gas production and 4.6% on oil. What's puzzling is how little advantage Rick Perry has taken of this unique opportunity.

Sam Stein

Rick Perry Signs Anti-Gay Marriage Pledge Before Mingling With Virulently Anti-Gay Activist | Sam Stein | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans who support gay rights have seen their brief hopes for Rick Perry's candidacy dashed as old quotes surface, new pledges are ...

Perry Fiddles While Paris Burns

Jim Worth | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The Governor and the State of Texas would be better served if he would return home and take care of the numerous problems that exist in his home state.

Laura Bassett

Gov. Rick Perry's Texas Tax System Heavily Burdens Poor Residents | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

During his presidential campaign announcement speech last week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry lamented the "injustice" that nearly half of all Americans -- th...

Perry Was For Federal Money Before He Was Against It

Time | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

In his presidential-campaign kickoff on Aug. 13, Texas Governor Rick Perry burnished his conservative credentials by attacking the idea of deficit sti...

Rick Perry's China Problem

The Washington Post | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

It was the kind of scene that Texas Gov. Rick Perry will point to often as he rolls out his presidential campaign: a ribbon-cutting ceremony just outs...

Team Obama Takes A Swipe At Rick Perry's Record

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's political team is taking an early swipe at Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who's set to officially dive into the presid...

Jason Cherkis

Rick Perry's College Transcript: A Lot Of Cs and Ds | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As governor of Texas, Rick Perry has pursued a controversial agenda that would gut Texas' vaunted public university system in favor of s...

Texas Two-Step: Is America Ready for President Perry?

Robert Guttman | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Robert Guttman

After criticizing in detail the federal government and arguing that his goal is to save the people from the Supreme Court, one wonders why in the world the governor would want to move to the nation's capital if it is so terrible.

Cracks Tarnish Rick Perry's Record On Key Issue

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO — In Vernon, Calif., billboards and radio ads bought by the city in suburban Los Angeles portray Texas Gov. Rick Perry as some kind ...

Rick Perry's Texas

James Moore | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
James Moore

Texans have always been slightly deranged in terms of their politics but we are now almost certifiable with our continued election of Rick Perry.

Atheists Sue To Stop Perry's Role In Prayer Rally

Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion

By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service (RNS) Five Texans are suing Gov. Rick Perry to prevent him from appearing at a prayer rally scheduled fo...

Sam Stein

White House Sends Disaster Relief To Texas After Bias Accusations | Sam Stein | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In early June, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) bluntly claimed on national TV that the Obama administration was biased against he...

Rick Perry Prayer Event Draws Criticism Over Anti-Gay Group Partnership

Houston Chronicle | PATRICIA KILDAY HART | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry's Aug. 6 day of prayer and fasting at Reliant Stadium is generating significant heat nationwide, with critics protesting the exclusive...

Rick Perry Holding Prayer Event To Guide 'Nation In Crisis'

Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

By Jim Forsyth - Sun Jun 5, 6:19 pm ET SAN ANTONIO -- Saying "there is hope for America, and we will find it on our knees," Texas Governor Rick...

Rick Perry, Stay Out of the Doctor's Office

Ann Daly, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ann Daly, PhD

Austin, Texas -- When the Health Care Reform Bill proposed Medicare reimbursement for the elderly to discuss end-of-life planning with their physician...

WATCH: Texas Governor Rick Perry On 'Today'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Texas Governor and potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate made an appearance on TODAY to talk about the midterm elections and to promote his...

Rick Perry Shoots And KILLS Coyote: Texas Gov Carried Laser-Sighted Pistol On Jog

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Pistol-packing Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a message for wily coyotes out there: Don't mess with my dog. Perry told The Associate...

Rick Perry's Opponent Accuses Texas Governor Of Slacking On The Job

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A recent examination of Texas Governor Rick Perry's work schedule shows that he may be a more of an avid coyote sharpshooter or aspiring author than a...

Rick Perry's Secret Trip To Jerusalem Raises Questions

CBS 11 /TXA21 | Bennett Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The city of Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world and it has a new defender: Texas Governor Rick Perry. In August, Perry was given the ...

Rick Perry Re-Election At Stake, Under Fire For Suspicious Execution

The Daily Beast | Benjamin Sarlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry is under fire over a suspicious execution--and his secessionist talk this spring. Can his more moderate GOP rival take him down? The n...