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Rick Perry Sending Up To 1,000 National Guard Troops To Border

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced plans on Monday to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, saying they will bolster secu...

Perry Reconsiders 'Antiquated' Rules

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said his state needs to eliminate "antiquated" rules that are keeping Tesla Motors and other car manufacturers from selling ...

Rick Perry: 'You Don't Want To Ruin A Kid's Life For Having A Joint'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was booed as he joined Jimmy Kimmel on stage for an early taping of the host's late-night talk show on Tuesday at the South by S...

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...

Rick Perry To Divulge 'Exciting Future Plans'

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry promised friends and top fundraisers Tuesday he'd reveal "exciting future plans" next week in San Antonio,...

The Golden Rule And Anti-Gay Discrimination

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

The Texas A&M University Student Senate voted on April 3 to discriminate openly against their fellow LGBT students under the guise of "religious freedom." The only religiously appropriate response this ordained Baptist minister is able to muster at this sad news is "Jesus wept."

Rick Perry Blasts Madonna's Protest Against Boy Scouts' No Gay Policy

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) is upset with Madonna for her recent protest against the Boy Scouts' ban on gay members and leaders, calling her comment...

Potential Perry Challenger Emerges

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Former Texas GOP chairman Tom Pauken has emerged as the first potential primary challenger to Gov. Rick Perry (R). The AP reports Pauken appointed ...

Jerry Brown Calls Rick Perry's Ad 'Barely A Fart'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's attempt to smear California's reputation with an advertisement criticizing the state's business industry backfired ...

Interview With Gail Collins: How Texas Hijacked the American Agenda

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Martha Rosenberg

Gail Collins says her fascination with Texas began when she heard Gov. Rick Perry deliver an Alamo-like speech at a 2009 Tea Party rally. "We didn't like oppression then; we don't like oppression now," he roared. The problem was, "this was a rally about the stimulus package."

Timbuktu and the Politics of Fundamentalism

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

As the American presidential campaign swings into high gear, recent events in the fabled city of Timbuktu remind us of the very real social and cultural costs of religious and political fundamentalism.

Perry: 'Always Remember The Third Thing'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

Rick Perry joked that he would "work on some debate skills and always remember the third thing" if he ran for president in 2016. The Texas governor...

Texas Looks To Fund Health Program Despite Possible Setbacks

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday directed state officials to begin looking for money to keep the Medicaid Women's Health ...

Get A Four-Year Degree In Texas For $9,700

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.08.2012 | College

Officials from several Texas universities and community colleges announced Tuesday a plan to make college tuition more affordable for students, laying...

Bachmann, Perry Face Fallout From 2012 Campaigns

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

The rapid rise and sharp fall of their bids for the Republican presidential nomination may have hurt the political futures of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R...

Jason Cherkis

Rick Perry, 'Washington Outsider,' Spent Huge Sums At D.C. Hotspots

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent much of his struggling presidential campaign running against one particular place -- Washington, D.C. He...

No, Virginia, There's No War on Christmas

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Tell me, Governor Perry, when you talk about "prayer in school," do you mean all prayer? Would you object to Muslims pulling out prayer rugs and bowing to Mecca? Jews opening their Torah and chanting? A Native American prayer dance, a Sikh kirtan, or a New Age affirmation litany?

How Two Writers Said Adios Mofo to Henry Holt Publishing and Released an Important Book

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 01.21.2012 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

Adios Mofo, a wickedly witty book about Rick Perry, functions as a reminder that when Republicans win, it's Americans who lose out on quality public school education, affordable college tuition, health care and other necessities.

Rick Perry Busy Grasping at Straws

Dan Bimrose | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

Governor Perry has been extremely busy trying to regain traction for his campaign that his own ineptness has derailed. His recent flurry of activity does indeed bolster his assertion that he is not nearly as smart as our current president. Point scored, governor.

Perry's Gaffe Represents Poor Texan and U.S. Educational Performance; Civics Lesson Needed

Michael Shank | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education
Michael Shank

Without a strong American commitment to a quality education, it is no surprise that Rick Perry, a son of this education system, cannot recall government agencies.

Perry Getting No Credit For Texas Economy

The Texas Tribune | By Ross Ramsey | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

A key part of Gov. Rick Perry's pitch to Republican presidential primary voters is the performance of the state's economy -- especially in job creatio...

Jason Cherkis

Putting 'Niggerhead' In Context: Is Rick Perry Racially Insensitive?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) took friends, fellow legislators or campaign donors to his hunting camp, they passed the word "Niggerhead...

'If You are not a Liberal at Twenty, You Have no Heart. If You are not a Conservative at Forty, You Have no Brain.' Churchill

Felix Sanchez | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics
Felix Sanchez

A certain charismatic Senator promised he'd enact comprehensive immigration reform the first year he was in office and I fell for it hook, line and stinker, I mean sinker.

Rick Perry, a Lousy Amigo

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 11.13.2011 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

Rick Perry hails from a state with a sizable Hispanic population, the nation's second-largest. Unfortunately, his record on issues that concern the Latino community is very troubling. It makes me want to shout, "Not so fast, cowboy!"

The Daily Szep: Gov. Rick Perry

Paul Szep | Posted 11.05.2011 | Comedy
Paul Szep