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Texas Governor Rick Perry

Experienced Republicans Are Losing, Because GOP Primary Voters Are Less Experienced

John A. Tures | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Perhaps as the primary season wears on, those backing more experienced candidates can hope that more educated voters will value the competence of their candidate over the show and lack of experience of the current front-runners. But it is too late for Perry, and possibly for others.

Republicans Can't Get Rid of Their Buffoon

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Media
Judy Frankel

A bevy of Republican candidates get shut out of national primetime by Fox, but not Trump.

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...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Perry Silent Under Pressure To Delay Execution Of Severely Mentally Ill Man | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Scott Panetti is just about out of options. On Wednesday at 6 p.m. CST, the state of Texas will end his life, even though his lawyers sa...

Judge Refuses To Toss Rick Perry Case

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge refused on Tuesday to quash on technicalities two criminal felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Ric...

Rick Perry Heads To Court

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry made his first court appearance Thursday but left the dramatics to his attorneys, who argued strenuously ...

Prosecutor Says Rick Perry Seeking 'Special Favors'

AP | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a story Sept. 23 about Gov. Rick Perry's indictment, The Associated Press misspelled the special prosecutor's last name on f...

Rick Perry: 'Folks' Complained So State Won't Pay My Legal Tab

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use ca...

Mexico Blasts Rick Perry Comments About ISIS Border Threat

AP | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

MEXICO (AP) — Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade says Texas Gov. Rick Perry's recent statements about the possibility that Islam...

Sam Levine

Rick Perry Uses Media To Defend Himself As Lawyers Say They Won't Try Case In The Press | Sam Levine | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) took to the airwaves on Monday afternoon to defend himself against allegations of abuse of power, while his la...

Rick Perry Indicted

AP | PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat t...

Rick Perry, This Is What Happens When People Are Forced to Live in the Closet

Juliet Jeske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Juliet Jeske

Rick, do you ever wonder what happens to gay men and women when they try to force themselves to live a lie? Well Rick, I've got news for you. Most mixed orientation marriages end catastrophically, with both partners greatly damaged. I was in one of those marriages.

Rick Perry Not Sure If Botched Execution 'Was Inhumane Or Not'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) defended the use of capital punishment and lethal injections Sunday, after the disastrous execution of Clayton Lockett in Ok...

Rick Perry Ethics Case To Get Texas Grand Jury

AP | PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge selected a second grand jury Monday in an investigation into whether Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing ...

Rick Perry Says Texas Won't Comply With Measures To Reduce Rape in Prison

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) refused last week to adopt federal standards aimed at combatting rape in prisons, saying that it would be "impossible" for T...

How One Ohio Family Came to Love Obamacare

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.21.2014 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

I have read so many horror stories about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that when I read the story of how a skeptical Ohio family found plenty to like in the ACA, I had to assume that TIME Magazine was lying.

Rick Perry: Shutdown Was Act Of 'Political Theater'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) took time out from his trip to Israel on Sunday to call America's recent government shutdown nothing more than "political th...

Envision Evolution

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Evolution is back! And as in years gone by, it has surfaced in Texas, the state with a governor and many denizens who offer proof that not everyone evolves.

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...

A Not-So-Cute Rick Perry Doll

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A Texas woman has a solution for any pro-choice activists who have ever fantasized about doing harm to the state's anti-abortion Gov. Rick Perry (R)....

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.

Goodbye Forever, Rick Perry!

Salon | Alex Pareene | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

Farewell, Rick Perry! We’ll miss you, those of us out in fake America, unless Texas is fake America, because of the whole Republic thing, in which c...

Abortion Politics, Filibusters, Two New Heroes -- And Five Tips for Anti-Choice Politicians

Steve Heilig | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Steve Heilig

If I were a Texan, and if the anti-choice guys would listen to me or anybody like me, here's what I'd tell them in a nutshell.

When Things Go Wrong With Mr. Right: How Texas Women Can Mend Fences With Gov. Rick Perry

Christina Pesoli | Posted 08.30.2013 | Comedy
Christina Pesoli

I am still shocked at your embarrassing display of unladylike conduct at the Texas Capitol the other night. Governor Perry was trying his best to spare you from pesky decisions regarding your lady parts, and rather than thanking him for Senate Bill 5, you got all hysterical.

Texas: America's Dream or Nightmare?

Bob Burnett | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

What's happened in Texas graphically illustrates the choice facing America. We can adopt an extreme pro-business strategy and subordinate worker pay and safety. Or we can adopt a strategy that puts people first.