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Texas Governor Rick Perry

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

Juliet Jeske | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay 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 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.

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.

A Standoff of Texas Proportion

Cecile Richards | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Governor Perry and friends are fast tracking a bill that would essentially end access to safe and legal abortion throughout the state -- but folks from El Paso to Texarkana are coming right back with their own message: not without a fight.

Texas Wins The 'War On Christmas' Before It Starts

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Surrounded by sleigh bell-ringing Santa Claus impersonators, Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday signed a law protecting Christmas and other ...

Perry and the Poor

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

By not signing on to Medicaid expansion for Texas residents, the governor is ensuring that Texas will maintain its status as the state with the highest number of people without medical insurance of any state in the union.

Perry On Boy Scouts Lifting Gay Ban: 'I Am Greatly Disappointed'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) expressed his disapproval of the Boy Scouts of America's decision to allow gay youths on Thursday, Pegasus News reports. ...

Rick Perry's Believe It or Not!: What Texas Could Learn From Bangladesh

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Unlike Bangladesh, Texas is already extremely wealthy and can afford to adopt a more balanced and humanitarian approach to economic growth. Instead, the former seems to be modernizing while Governor Perry pushes his state towards an unreasonably purist form of capitalism.

For Gov. Rick Perry, My Sincerest Regards...

Walker Bragman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

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Medicaid Block Grants: A Zombie Idea With Lipstick in Texas

Bruce Lesley | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

States with growing populations, such as Texas, or states often in the pathway of natural disasters, such as Texas, or states with a disproportionate share of low wage jobs, such as Texas, would be most negatively impacted by a federally-imposed block grant.

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...

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...

Former Texas Candidate: I Want My Ashes Spread On Rick Perry's Hair

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

A former gubernatorial candidate in Texas is turning heads with his unique sense of humor after once again joking that he would like to be cremated an...

Jobs Aren't Leaving California for Texas -- But People Are

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Let's take a closer look at California versus Texas. What does Texas have that Californians want? Cheaper housing, more jobs, and lower taxes.