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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...

Rick Perry and GOP Gay-Bashing in 2016

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay 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.

Perry Set To Make Big Announcement

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas, July 7 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry, the nation's longest-serving governor and a failed c...

Rick Perry: 'We Cannot Condemn Certain Lifestyles'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) expressed the importance of acceptance Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Dallas -- a rare move for the governor, who has...

Perry Set To Make Big Announcement

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is set to make some big announcements regarding his political future later this year. Perry will decide in June if he wil...

WATCH: 'American Idol' Judges Vote Off Rick Perry

Posted 01.20.2012 | Comedy

Rick Perry announced that he's dropping out of the GOP presidential race on Thursday, but don't worry -- there's still plenty of comedy where that cam...

Twitter Reacts To Rick Perry's Exit

Posted 01.19.2012 | Comedy

When the news broke on Thursday morning that Rick Perry is dropping out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination prior to the South Carolina pr...

Rx for TX: More Elvis, Less Explaining

Jason Stanford | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

It might be time for Texas Democrats to stop trying to persuade people who already agree with us. If we stopped lecturing and started being likeable, we might actually start winning some statewide races.

Rick Perry 'Awarded' For Gaffes

Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has just received the kind of award nobody wants to get. In the January edition of Texas Monthly magazine, it gives out the "...

What Do Cockroaches, King Kong, and Rick Perry Have in Common?

Max Lugavere | Posted 02.08.2012 | Comedy
Max Lugavere

Can it be said, then, that as the Republican base shrinks and becomes increasingly "cut off" from the mainland, it risks becoming a sort-of political "Skull Island," where ideology -- however extreme and unfit for real-world assimilation -- can continue to grow unchecked?

Rejected Analogies For Rick Perry's New Campaign Ad

Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.07.2012 | Comedy
Lucas Kavner

If gay soldiers are allowed to serve openly in the military, there must be a mandatory Secret Santa for students of all religious backgrounds, with no cap on prices for presents, so that the richest students become the most popular children of all!

Shootin' 'Oops': Perry Nails Another Mistake

Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

Already effectively an afterthought in New Hampshire primary polling, Texas Governor Rick Perry took to Fox News Wednesday and referred to the Granite...

Perry Inadvertently Quashes Book Deal

Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

It's risky to tie hopes of fame and fortune to things outside one's control -- just ask Jason Stanford and James Moore, authors of a new book about Te...

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...

Perry Tries To Recover As Fellow Republicans Doubt His Viability

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry tried Thursday to convince the country he was in on the joke after his disastrous debate perf...

Amanda Terkel

Perry Campaign Fundraising Off Of Debate Catastrophe

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Early Thursday morning, Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) campaign sent out an email to supporters, asking them to donate to the Texas governor's campaign a...

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 ...

Rick Perry's Texas-Sized Problem?

Texas Tribune | Emily Ramshaw and Elizabeth Titus | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Texans have elected Rick Perry governor three times -- with almost 55 percent of the vote in 2010 -- but that does not mean Texas' Republican establis...

Perry Wasn't Drunk During Speech, Event Host Says

Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

Texas governor and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry wasn't orating while intoxicated when he delivered an unusual speech in New Hampshire over th...

Rick Perry May Skip Some Of Remaining GOP Debates

Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Texas Governor Rick Perry's presidential campaign appeared to suggest on Wednesday that he might skip out on some of the remaining Republican debates....

Rick Perry's Latest Answer On Obama's Birthplace

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

(AP/The Huffington Post) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday declined to say whether he believes President Barack Obama was born in the United States....

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...

Perry's Energy Plan Offers More of the Same When America Needs Innovation

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Perry's plan disregards market realities, and by doing so, hands over dominance of the clean energy market to China. He's selling America short in a field we could actually lead in favor of one we never will.

An Open Letter to the 2012 GOP Also-Rans

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Dear GOP also-rans: you all might as well start polishing your resumes for Fox News because it is far more likely that you will find yourselves behind Glenn Beck's old desk in New York City than the president's desk in the Oval Office

Rick Perry Looks To Bounce Back In Iowa

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Rick Perry has lost some of his Texas swagger. Maybe that's what happens when a governor tops Republican presidential polls the ...