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Texas Governor Rick Perry

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Governor Scorned

Christina Pesoli | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Christina Pesoli

By refusing to expand Medicaid and establish a health insurance exchange as called for in the Affordable Care Act, Texas Governor Rick Perry is taking a position that harms millions of people -- people he is responsible for helping.

Gov. Perry Fires Off Letter to Secretary Sebelius

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Rick Perry, the governor of the state with the highest percentage of uninsured residents and a state that ranked last in the nation in health care ser...

Governor, Heal Thyself

Dave Helfert | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Dave Helfert

Rick Perry joins at least six other Republican governors who are refusing to expand healthcare coverage for low income citizens or to comply with other provisions of federal law, including the "leaders" of Florida and Louisiana.

A Tale of Two States: California and Texas Will Show How Well ACA Works

Ann O'Leary | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Ann O'Leary

Rhetoric aside, it's clear that Governor Perry and Governor Jerry Brown of California have deep-seated differences in how they view the role of government and its ability to spur economic growth. So who is right?

Rick Perry Not Interested In VP Slot

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's interest in a Washington role appears to be waning. Two months after Perry's bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomi...

Rick Perry On Religious 'High' During Bizarre Speech

Amherst Patch | Robert Michaelson | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

He denied being under the influence during the speech. Former New Hampshire campaign manager Kerry Marsh explained his actions at a panel hosted by...

Poll Reveals Trouble Ahead For Perry

AP | WILL WEISSERT and JIM VERTUNO | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry's White House bid tarnished his image enough that he's about as popular in his solidly Republican home sta...

PHOTOS: Goodbye, Rick Perry's Bling

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 03.20.2012 | Style

Rick Perry's jewelry, we barely knew ye. You strode onstage on the cuffs and fingers of the swaggering Republican candiate, flashing under the debat...

Jason Cherkis

Let The Mud Fly: Read Texas Dems' 500-Page Rick Perry Opposition Book | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Running for the 2008 GOP nomination, John McCain's campaign team pulled together 200 pages of dirt on his 2008 rival Mitt Romney, posted...

Take Note: Jesus Was A Millennial

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

I spend a fair amount of my time with young people who go to church and who don't go to church. My experience tells me that they don't choose to engage with unresponsive and inflexible institutions with outdated rules that make no sense.

A Video Response To Rick Perry's Anti-Gay Ad

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 02.12.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

I'm not ashamed to say that I'm a Jew. Heck, I'm even a rabbi. But you don't need to be in shul every Shabbos to know that there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but still can't marry each other legally.

Michelangelo Signorile

Perry's Anti-Gay Ad Fallout Continues As Conservative Activist Steps Down | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The fallout continues from Rick Perry's controversial "Strong" ad -- and from the gay Republican group GOProud's blistering criticism of Perry’s pol...

OOPS: Does 'Montomayor' Top The List Of Perry Gaffes?

Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

No candidate in the GOP presidential field has had quite as many notable gaffes as Governor Rick Perry (R-Texas). From his infamous forgetfulness at a...

Attacks on Obama Administration Policy Shames Christianity

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

Naturally, religious-right groups aren't happy with the Obama administration over this new foreign aid policy, or with Clinton's U.N. speech. Amidst the usual whining about the so-called radical gay agenda, two statements stand out.

Rick Perry Talks Gaffes, Cain On 'Tonight Show'

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

Texas Governor Rick Perry offered excuses for his recent brain freezes, advice for Herman Cain and a screed against Social Security during an appearan...

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...

Chris Kirkham

In Rick Perry's Texas, A Safe Haven For High-Interest Payday Lenders | Chris Kirkham | Posted 11.18.2011 | Business

In his three months in the national spotlight, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has presented himself as a champion of government deregulation, an advocate of pa...

WATCH: Rick Perry Pokes Fun At Himself On 'Letterman'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Republican presidential contender Rick Perry laughed about his debate performance with David Letterman, gamel...

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 ...

Texas Censors Science

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 01.03.2012 | Green
Christopher Brauchli

Just when you think that science may have a fighting chance in Texas, its governor's protestations to the contrary notwithstanding, something comes along to suggest, once again, that science may be happier finding a home in a different state.

Governor Perry's Tax Plan...

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Under the Perry's plan, you can choose to pay taxes either under the current system or pay a 20% flat tax. By adding a new tax code to live astride the current one, it adds much complexity to an already too complex system.

Perry Unveils Major Plan Amid Campaign Struggles

AP | By KASIE HUNT and CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

GRAY COURT, S.C. -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry proposed dramatic tax and spending changes Tuesday, saying he would let Americans cho...

Jason Cherkis

State Rep Rick Perry Voted Against Divesting In Apartheid-Era South Africa | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Conservatives concerned about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Democratic past may have one less reason to worry. From Perry's past comes a...

Texas A&M Students Protest Rick Perry's DREAM Act In Petition

Posted 10.13.2011 | College

Rick Perry may be a proud Aggie alumnus, but some students at the school are less than proud of the Republican presidential hopeful. The Texas Aggi...

Values Voter Summit 2011 & America in 2013

Peter Montgomery | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

Two days of speeches from presidential candidates, congressional leaders, and Religious Right activists painted a clear picture of where they'll try to take the country if they are successful in their 2012 electoral goals.