Rick Perry: Fossil Fuels Help Reduce Sexual Assault

Rick Perry says that fossil fuels can help prevent sexual assault: Energy Secretary Rick Perry suggested on Thursday that increasing fossil fuel use to spread electricity across Africa would help prevent sexual assaults there. Perry, who traveled to South Africa last week to tout the Energy Department’s partnerships there, said he spoke with a young […]

Rick Perry Goes From The Presidential Campaign Trail To ‘Dancing With The Stars’

This is not exactly what Rick Perry had hoped he’d be doing this fall.

Rick Perry Endorses Ted Cruz

Rick Perry is endorsing Ted Cruz for President, leading to the question of why Ted Cruz thinks an endorsement from Rick Perry has any value whatsoever.

Rick Perry Drops Out Of The Race For President

We won’t have Rick Perry to kick around anymore.

Don’t Expect The Republican Field To Shrink Very Much Before Iowa

For a variety of reasons, it’s unlikely that the Republican field will shrink significantly before the Iowa Caucuses.

Trump Continues To Lead A Fluid GOP Field

Donald Trump is still in the lead of the Republican circus, but the rest of the field remains uncertain in the wake of the first debate.

Republican Race Shaken Up After First Debate, But Trump Still Leads

There have been some changes in the race for the Republican nomination.

Rick Perry’s Campaign May Be At The Beginning Of The End

Rick Perry’s campaign is already showing signs that it may not last long.

Republicans Spar In Undercard Debate

The low-polling candidates met in an early debate. It was about what you’d expect.

Fox News Sets Lineup For First Republican Debate

Donald Trump is center stage, John Kasich is in, and Rick Perry is relegated to the kid’s table.

Donald Trump Solidifies His Lead In Final Pre-Debate Polls

The last three polls to be released before Thursday’s debate show Donald Trump continuing to solidify his lead.

Donald Trump Continues To Expand His Lead In Latest Republican Poll

Another poll, another Donald Trump lead

Donald Trump Leads In Latest Pre-Debate Poll, Perry Seems Likely To Miss The Debate

Donald Trump leads in the first of the final polls to be released before Thursday’s debate.

Taking A Look At The Second Quarter Money Race

The big winners are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.

Republican Candidates Battle For Final Debate Slots

With just over a week to go, Republican candidates for President are fighting for the movement in the polls that could get them in to the August 6th debate.

Texas Appeals Court Tosses One Of Two Counts Against Rick Perry

A big win in Court for the former Texas Governor, but it’s unclear what this means politically.

The Money Race

It’s all about the Benjamins.

Bush, Rubio, And Perry Condemn Trump, While Ted Cruz Salutes Him

Republicans are finally starting to react to what Donald Trump has been saying.

Republican Candidates Respond To Obergefell About As Expected

The reaction of many of the GOP candidates to the decision in Obergefell v. Hodges is about what you’d expect, but there are a few interesting surprises.

Some Republicans Can’t Seem To Admit That Racism Was Behind The Charleston Murders

It’s been obvious from the moment the news broke that the murders in Charleston were rooted in racism, but some Republicans have had trouble acknowledging that.

Rick Perry Begins His Improbable Attempt At An Unlikely Comeback

Rick Perry is hoping to do something that hasn’t happened before in American politics, come back from a campaign that imploded.

Rick Perry To Enter Presidential Race On June 4th

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is going to be looking for that elusive second act in American politics.

Rick Perry Looking For The Elusive Second Act In American Politics

Rick Perry is sounding for all the world like a candidate for President, and says he’s a different candidate this time, but initial perceptions are hard to overcome.

Can Rick Perry Overcome The Disaster Of 2012 With A 2016 Reboot?

After a disastrous campaign in 2012, Texas Governor Rick Perry appears to be gearing up for a new run for the White House in 2016, but questions remain.

Rick Perry’s National Guard Deployment Even More Pointless Than It First Appeared

Rick Perry is sending 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to the border to do nothing.

Rand Paul, Rick Perry Spar Over Foreign Policy

Rick Perry and Rand Paul are highlighting what looks to be a coming battle inside the GOP over foreign policy.

Chris Christie Criticizes Rick Perry’s Comments On Gays

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie doesn’t exactly agree with Rick Perry’s belief that being gay is like being an alcoholic:   (CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie said Friday he disagrees with Gov. Rick Perry’s recent comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism. “I disagree with them. I don’t believe that’s an apt analogy and not one that should […]

Rick Perry Talks Second Chances, Hinting At 2016

Rick Perry continues to hint at another Presidential run.

Rick Perry Tries A Reboot

Can Rick Perry bounce back from the epic disaster of his 2012 campaign?

Paul Ryan Most Popular Among Iowa GOPers, Hillary Leads Among Iowa Democrats

A new Des Moines Register poll shows Paul Ryan as the most popular potential Republican choice among Iowa Republicans, while Hillary Clinton leads among Iowa Democrats: Iowa Republicans are wowed by Paul Ryan, a new Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows. Mitt Romney’s 2012 running mate is wildly popular here with a 73 percent favorability rating, a […]

Can Rick Perry Be A Viable Candidate In 2016?

Could Rick Perry recover from his disastrous 2012 campaign to become a viable candidate?

Perry Out, But Texas Governor’s Race Still Likely Republican Win

As James Joyner noted earlier today, Rick Perry, who has held the Texas Governor’s Office since George W. Bush resigned in late December 2000 to become President, will not be running for re-election. Despite this, though, Stuart Rothenberg notes that his successor is almost guaranteed to be another Republican. The most likely Republican nominee at […]

Rick Perry The Worst Candidate Of The 2012 Cycle?

Was Rick Perry the worst candidate to run in the 2012 cycle? It certainly appears so.

Republicans Could Have Done A Lot Worse Than Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney wasn’t a perfect candidate, but he was much better than most of the 2012 Republican field.

Rick Perry Says That Separation Of Church And State Was Satan’s Idea

Rick Perry thinks he’s knows who’s responsible for keeping religion out of government: In a conference call with fellow evangelicals earlier this week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) shared his thoughts on the origins of the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state. Rather than tracing the idea to the nation’s founders, Perry warned of […]

For Some Reason, Rick Perry Thinks He Might Run For President Again

To say that Rick Perry’s Presidential campaign turned into a flaming disaster, thanks mostly to his debate performances of course, would be an understatement. Perry entered the race as the heralded savior of the conservative base, announcing his candidacy at a Red State Gathering on the day of the Ames Straw Poll no less, and […]

Ted Cruz’s Victory Last Night Was Bad News For Rick Perry

Public Policy Polling’s Tom Jensen contends that, in addition to David Dewhurst, Governor Rick Perry had a very bad night last night: David Dewhurst is obviously the biggest loser in the Texas Senate election tonight. When we first polled a hypothetical runoff match up between him and Ted Cruz the week before the primary, he led59-34. […]

Rick Perry Wins A Legal Argument In Virginia, About A Year Too Late

Back when he failed to make the Virginia primary ballot because he failed to submit enough signatures, Rick Perry filed a lawsuit challenging in the decision that in part made the argument that Virginia’s law requiring all petition gatherers to be state residents was unconstitutional. The Judge hearing the case rejected the lawsuit, not because […]

Perry For President? Again?

Rick Perry isn’t ruling out running for President again: PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – During a one-on-one interview Wednesday following a speech at a Plano Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Gov. Rick Perry said he was leaning toward running for president again in 2016. “2016 is way down the road, but I’ll assure you one thing, if I […]

Rick Perry On Painkillers During Debates?

A new ebook on the 2012 campaign says that Texas Governor Rick Perry was using painkillers to deal with back pain during the Presidential debates he participated in: Texas Gov. Rick Perry was under the influence of painkillers during televised presidential debates over the last year to help relieve severe back pain, according to a […]

Perry Burned Through A Ton Of Cash

By the time he dropped out of the Presidential race two weeks ago, Rick Perry had apparently spent nearly all the money he’d raised: Texas Gov. Rick Perry burned through the bulk of a once-sizable campaign war chest late last year in what became an increasingly desperate attempt to right his listing — and ultimately […]

Why Rick Perry Failed

We won’t have Rick Perry to kick around anymore.

Think You Know Who Won The Iowa Caucuses? Think Again

A recount in Iowa has changed the final numbers, but we really don’t know who won.

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Perry, Gingrich Effort To Get On Virginia Ballot

Not surprisingly, a three judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously rejected Texas Governor Rick Perry’s effort to get on Virginia’s Primary ballot: In a 22-page order, a three-judge panel of a federal appeals court today rejected Rick Perry’s appeal to appear on the Virginia ballot. Perry initially challenged the state’s […]

Rick Perry: Turkey Run By Islamic Terrorists, Should Be Kicked Out Of NATO

It isn’t often when a Presidential primary debate causes an international incident, but Rick Perry managed to do it last night when he asserted that Turkey was now ruled by “Islamic terrorists” and that it should be kicked out of NATO: BAIR: Governor Perry, since the Islamist-oriented party took over in Turkey, the murder rate […]

Republicans Clash In The Battle Of Myrtle Beach

Mitt Romney’s rivals scored a few hits on him last night, but nothing that’s likely to make a difference.

Virginia Responds To Perry Appeal On Ballot Access Ruling

The Commonwealth of Virginia has already filed its response to the Emergency Motion filed by Rick Perry’s campaign early yesterday morning in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals: Following Rick Perry’s appeal in his Virginia ballot access case this morning, officials in the state filed a response urging the U.S. Court of Appeals to uphold […]

Perry, Gingrich Appeal Ruling Keeping Them Off Virginia Ballot

Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich are appealing the ruling that they cannot get on the Virginia ballot. Their argument doesn’t amount to much.

Republican Race In South Carolina Tightens

Things are tightening up among the Republican candidates in the Palmetto State.

Federal Judge Rejects Rick Perry’s Ballot Access Lawsuit

Not surprisingly, Rick Perry’s effort to get on Virginia’s primary ballot via litigation has failed

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