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Rick Perry

  1. early and often
    Is Ron DeSantis the New Rick Perry?Different as they are, the two Sunbelt governors who aimed for the White House have some disturbing things in common.
  2. christian right
    Christian Right Leaders Suggest Trump Critics Are Possessed by DemonsPoliticized conservative Evangelicals have talked themselves not only into treating the great heathen Trump as holy, but his critics as demonic.
  3. christian right
    Perry Says Trump Is the ‘Chosen One’Just what Trump does not need: the idea that he’s literally on a mission from God.
  4. president trump
    Trump Gets Closer to All-Lobbyist Dream Cabinet With New Energy SecretaryImagine the energy choices former auto-industry lobbyist Dan Brouillette might support. He will be the fifth ex-lobbyist in Trump’s current Cabinet.
  5. trump impeachment
    House Democrats Subpoena Energy Secretary Rick Perry in Impeachment InquiryPerry will be required to hand over all Energy Department documents related to the July 25 call, as well as any communication with Rudy Giuliani.
  6. ukraine scandal
    What We Know About Trump’s Ukraine Energy-Deal ScandalThe president wanted an investigation of corruption in Ukraine, but now may end up becoming the target of one.
  7. the national interest
    Trump’s Ukraine Extortion Was Also a Mafia-Style Shakedown by Rudy’s ClientsGiuliani represented two legitimate businessmen who were negotiating business deals with Ukraine while representing Trump.
  8. vision 2020
    Is Joe Biden the Democrats’ Version of Mitt Romney?The comparison is tempting, but misleading.
  9. freedom
    The Department of Energy Is Now Referring to Natural Gas as Freedom Gas“Freedom gas” and “molecules of U.S. freedom” are now official nomenclature at the Department of Energy.
  10. immigration
    Conservatives Are Pushing to Put One of Their Own in Charge of Homeland SecurityHe’s very far to the right on immigration and everything else, but Cuccinelli may have yet to fully earn Trump’s trust.
  11. vision 2020
    How Late Can Stacey Abrams Launch a Presidential Candidacy?A September announcement would be risky for the popular Georgian, but not necessarily fatal.
  12. the national interest
    Trump’s Environmental Plan: Bigger Government, More PollutionThe Republican Party has forgotten the ideological reason it fell in love with coal in the first place.
  13. Yes, Romney the Presidential Candidate Was Right Wing on ImmigrationMitt Romney may be trying to pander to conservatives by talking tough on immigration. But that’s something he’s been doing for a long time.
  14. Trump Adviser Clovis Nomination to USDA Torpedoed by Russia ProbeIt’s been a long, strange trip for Trump adviser Sam Clovis since he joined the team in Iowa.
  15. 5 Years Later, States That Rejected Medicaid Expansion May Get Their RewardNineteen states rejected the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, mostly out of sheer ideological stubbornness. Graham-Cassidy rewards them with more money.
  16. Scheme to Get Republicans a 53rd Senate Seat Collapses As Manchin Stays PutA rumored game of musical chairs had Perry going to DHS, Manchin to Energy, and a West Virginia Republican to the Senate. But in the end nobody moved.
  17. Energy Secretary Rick Perry Elevated to NSC’s Top CommitteeHe’s the first former Dancing With the Stars contestant to sit on the body charged with protecting the nation.
  18. Rick Perry Regrets Pledging to Abolish the Department He’s About to RunAfter reading up on the subject, Perry says he no longer wants to get rid of the agency that monitors the safety of America’s nuclear arsenal.
  19. rumors
    The Times May Have Launched a False Rumor About Rick PerryIt’s hard to square its most inflammatory claim with a statement Perry made after he was tapped to be head of the Department of Energy.
  20. trump transition
    New York Times: Energy Secretary Nominee Rick Perry Didn’t Understand the JobThe report claims he didn’t know it mostly involves maintaining the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile — but he’s learning!
  21. Trump Is Using Cabinet Picks to Wage War on the Executive BranchHe is setting records in how many people he’s appointing who don’t believe in the core missions of the agencies they will run.
  22. early and often
    Trump Said to Pick Rick Perry to Helm Energy Department, Agency He Couldn’t NameOnce again, the president-elect is going for the most ironic option.
  23. Perry Tries to Live Down Trump ‘Cancer’ CommentPoliticians have to eat their words about rivals regularly. So it makes sense to keep them under more control than Rick Perry did in calling Donald Trump a “cancer on conservatism.”
  24. early and often
    Ted Cruz Answers Trump’s Sarah Palin Plug With Rick Perry EndorsementHe’s looked into the senator’s soul, and claims he’s actually “shy.”
  25. bye!
    Rick Perry Just Suspended His 2016 Presidential CampaignHe was at about 1 percent in the polls. 
  26. oops
    Rick Perry Doesn’t Know How Clocks Work“A broken clock is right once a day.”
  27. presidential diets
    The Politics of Presidential DietingProving fitness is more important for male candidates than ever before. But the Iowa State Fair presents a conundrum.
  28. the national interest
    No White House for You, Rick PerryIf at first you don’t secede …
  29. early and often
    Rick Perry Has Stopped Paying All of His Staffers [Updated]His campaign is low on cash.
  30. dumb things
    Rick Perry Wants to Make Sure That America’s Moviegoers Are Armed to the Teeth In the wake of yet another mass shooting.
  31. crimes and misdemeanors
    Rick Perry Down to a Single Felony ChargeA judge dismissed the other one.
  32. the national interest
    Rick Perry, Republicans, and the African-American VotePerry is clear about the past, confused about the present.
  33. rick perry
    Song of the Summer Alert: Rick Perry’s Rap-Country Song About HimselfMove over, Taylor Swift.
  34. rick perry
    Rick Perry Is Running for President AgainNevermind that whole pesky indictment thing.
  35. messing with texas
    The Case Against Rick Perry Moves Forward, Threatening His 2016 ChancesPeople probably won’t vote for a guy who could be sentenced to 99 years.
  36. messing with texas
    Rick Perry Cites Joan Rivers’s Death to Defend Restrictive Texas Abortion LawAnd gets the basic facts wrong.
  37. messing with texas
    Rick Perry Attacks Enemy With Beer Ad Parody Someone’s still stewing over his felony indictment.
  38. Perry Warns of ISIS Infiltrating Through MexicoAnd the Pentagon says there’s no evidence of that happening.
  39. messing with texas
    Rick Perry Responds to Indictment David Axelrod and Alan Dershowitz have both questioned the charges against the Texas governor. 
  40. the national interest
    This Indictment of Rick Perry Is Unbelievably RidiculousI have never seen anything so frivolous in my (admittedly nonexistent) legal career.
  41. immigration
    Rick Perry Sends National Guard on Border PatrolAnd an expensive one, too.
  42. the national interest
    Rand Paul, Rick Perry Holding a Reagan-OffOne more op-ed will ensue, followed by an exchange of gunfire.
  43. oh texas
    Rick Perry Looks Like a ‘West Coast Metrosexual’The governor’s “sartorial change of direction” has been questioned by a real man.
  44. early and awkward
    Rick Perry Keeps Oops-ingThe Texas governor continues his 2016 teasing, imperfectly.
  45. early and awkward
    Rick Perry Thinks Being Gay Is a Lifestyle Choice, Just Like Being an Alcoholic“I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way,” he said. In San Francisco.
  46. non-apologies
    Nugent Apologizes for Saying ‘Subhuman Mongrel’He’s sorry to the Republicans he embarrassed.
  47. paulitics
    Rand Paul Blasts Ted Nugent for Calling the President a ‘Subhuman Mongrel’Among Republicans, this counts as a bold stand.
  48. Republicans Not Impressed With Rick Perry Because … he’s Rick Perry?
  49. early and awkward
    Rick Perry Insists His Wife Didn’t Mean What She Said About Abortion“From time to time we’ll stick the wrong word in the wrong place.”
  50. Frank Rich on the National Circus: Obama Looks Lost in Egypt for a ReasonIraq.
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