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Perry for President

Perry Struggles To Rebound After Big 'Oops'

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

After surging in the polls on the heels of announcing his candidacy last August, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's campaign took a turn for the worse. A series ...

Perry Makes Political Gamble, Ties Campaign To Contentious Issue

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Texas Gov. Rick Perry's call for a flat income tax rate will tie his Republican presidential campaign to a contentious issue that e...

For Perry, Politics Could Prove Difficult Above The Mason-Dixon Line

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

By WILL WEISSERT, ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Eleven years ago, when the NAACP stepped up a campaign to remove the Confederate battle ...

Racial Slur In Perry's Past Blasted As 'Offensive' On Both Sides

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is criticizing rival Rick Perry for what he calls "offensive" language in the name of a T...

White House Reacts To Racial Slur In Rick Perry's Past

Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

(AP) WASHINGTON — The White House says the name of a hunting camp once leased by Texas Gov. Rick Perry's family is "clearly offensive." But press se...

WATCH: Asked About Criticism, Perry Says 'I'm Not The Smoothest Politician'

Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

During an interview on Fox News on Friday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry was asked about criticism of his performance in the most recen...

Perry Online Fundraising Reportedly Defying Expectations

Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is defying expectations when it comes to online fundraising, according to Wayne Slater at the Dallas Morn...

Rick Perry: 'I Think That's A Big Mistake'

Posted 11.24.2011 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. -- Working to shake the perception of a stumbling campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told GOP a...

WATCH: Rick Perry Addresses Secession Issue

Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

During an interview on Fox News on Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry was asked about the issue of secession. In 2009, ...

Rick Perry Reacts To 'Barrage' Of Scrutiny

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

(AP/The Huffington Post) In an interview with USA Today published online on Monday, Texas Governor Rick Perry said he's not concerned about increased ...

Inside Controversial Deals That Boosted Perry's Wealth

Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

By CHRIS TOMLINSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) AUSTIN, Texas — When it comes to presidential candidates, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a man of modest mean...

The Framers' Constitution

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The conservative constitutional narrative is deeply unprincipled and patently wrong, both in its defense of conservative judicial ideology and in its attack on what conservatives deride as a result-oriented "liberal" jurisprudence.

Texas Health Care System Withering Under Perry, Seniors Suffering

The Los Angeles Times | Noam N. Levey | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

When Texas went to court last year to block President Obama's healthcare overhaul, Gov. Rick Perry pledged to do everything in his power to "protect o...

Texas-Sized Rivalry Brewing Between Two Republicans

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas-sized rivalry is brewing in the Republican presidential contest. Texas Rep. Ron Paul is calling Texas Gov. ...

Perry Faces Leadership Test In Real Time

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Call it a leadership test in real time. Rick Perry left the presidential campaign trail this week to dash back t...

Rick Perry Undecided On GOP Debate

Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

(AP) AUSTIN, Texas -- Gov. Rick Perry isn't yet saying if he plans to take part in a Republican presidential debate in California or stay in Texas to ...

Rick Perry Skipping Big GOP Primary Event

Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics

Texas Governor Rick Perry will not participate in Monday's Palmetto Freedom Forum, Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-S.C) office tells CNN. DeMint is hosting th...

Perry To Conservatives: My Past Will Not 'Embarrass' You

The Texas Tribune | Jay Root | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

The American public got to see Gov. Rick Perry's outreach to religious conservatives at the giant "Prayerpalooza" rally at Reliant Stadium in Houston ...

Campaigns Find Some Truths Inconvenient

Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics

By BETH FOUHY, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) NEW YORK -- Corporations are people. The fundamentals of the economy are strong. I voted for the $87 billion b...

Rick Perry Stands By Contentious Remarks

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.28.2011 | Politics

(AP/The Huffington Post) -- During a stop in Iowa on Saturday Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry stood by his criticism of Social Security a...

Campaigns Find Some Truths Inconvenient

Posted 10.28.2011 | Politics

By BETH FOUHY, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) NEW YORK -- Corporations are people. The fundamentals of the economy are strong. I voted for the $87 billion b...

Perry To Feds: You Owe Texas Big Time

Posted 10.27.2011 | Politics

By APRIL CASTRO, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for nearly $350 mill...

Rick Perry Running To Win 'A Seedy Place'

Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

During an interview on the Laura Ingraham radio show on Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry characterized the nation's capital as a...

Inside Evolving 'Perrycare' Plan

The Texas Tribune | Emily Ramshaw | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry routinely attacks federal health care reform, calling it a massive overreach that intrudes into the lives of every American. But in th...

Big Name Republican Defends Questionable Perry Remarks

Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

During an interview that aired on Fox Business on Tuesday, former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) weighed in on Rick Perry's candidacy for the Republica...