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Rick Perry

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Seth Meyers Checks in on Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on ‘Late Night’Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Night, where Seth Meyers takes a break from the regular breaking news to check in on how Rick Perry is […]
  4. climate change
    These Kids Are Suing Trump Over His Climate-Change PoliciesTwo kids, ages seven and 11, are fighting to prevent Trump from rolling back the Clean Power Plan.
  5. 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.
  6. what the frack
    Rick Perry Thinks That Increased Fossil-Fuel Usage Will Prevent Sexual AssaultTruly amazing mental gymnastics by our Energy secretary.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. oops
    Rick Perry Was Prank-Called by Some RussiansThe secretary of Energy discussed the Paris accord, cybersecurity, and pig manure.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. close reads
    What DWTS Taught Us About Rick Perry“People are probably watching this going, ‘What a dumbass.’”
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. casting couch
    The Dancing With the Stars Season 23 Cast Is …What a list.
  18. 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.”
  19. 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.”
  20. shmashmortion
    The Supreme Court Will Hear A Challenge to Texas Abortion LawThe law could leave the state with only 10 abortion clinics.
  21. Rick Perry Just Suspended His 2016 Presidential CampaignHe was at about 1 percent in the polls. 
  22. Rick Perry Doesn’t Know How Clocks WorkA broken clock is right once a day.”
  23. The Politics of Presidential DietingProving fitness is more important for male candidates than ever before. But the Iowa State Fair presents a conundrum.
  24. No White House for You, Rick PerryIf at first you don’t secede …
  25. Rick Perry Has Stopped Paying All of His Staffers [Updated]His campaign is low on cash.
  26. Rick Perry Wants to Make Sure That America’s Moviegoers Are Armed to the Teeth In the wake of yet another mass shooting.
  27. crimes and misdemeanors
    Rick Perry Down to a Single Felony ChargeA judge dismissed the other one.
  28. Rick Perry, Republicans, and the African-American VotePerry is clear about the past, confused about the present.
  29. voting on style
    The Best and Worst of the 2016 Campaign MerchHillary Clinton pantsuit T-shirts, Rand Paul sports bras, and so much more.
  30. Song of the Summer Alert: Rick Perry’s Rap-Country Song About HimselfMove over, Taylor Swift.
  31. Rick Perry Is Running for President AgainNevermind that whole pesky indictment thing.
  32. 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.
  33. Rick Perry Cites Joan Rivers’s Death to Defend Restrictive Texas Abortion LawAnd gets the basic facts wrong.
  34. Rick Perry Attacks Enemy With Beer Ad Parody Someone’s still stewing over his felony indictment.
  35. Perry Warns of ISIS Infiltrating Through MexicoAnd the Pentagon says there’s no evidence of that happening.
  36. Rick Perry Responds to Indictment David Axelrod and Alan Dershowitz have both questioned the charges against the Texas governor. 
  37. This Indictment of Rick Perry Is Unbelievably RidiculousI have never seen anything so frivolous in my (admittedly nonexistent) legal career.
  38. Rick Perry Sends National Guard on Border PatrolAnd an expensive one, too.
  39. Rand Paul, Rick Perry Holding a Reagan-OffOne more op-ed will ensue, followed by an exchange of gunfire.
  40. Rick Perry Looks Like a ‘West Coast Metrosexual’The governor’s “sartorial change of direction” has been questioned by a real man.
  41. early and awkward
    Rick Perry Keeps Oops-ingThe Texas governor continues his 2016 teasing, imperfectly.
  42. Rick Perry Thinks Being Gay Is a Lifestyle Choice, Just Like Being an AlcoholicI 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.
  43. Nugent Apologizes for Saying ‘Subhuman Mongrel’He’s sorry to the Republicans he embarrassed.
  44. Rand Paul Blasts Ted Nugent for Calling the President a ‘Subhuman Mongrel’Among Republicans, this counts as a bold stand.
  45. Republicans Not Impressed With Rick Perry Because … he’s Rick Perry?
  46. Rick Perry Insists His Wife Didn’t Mean What She Said About AbortionFrom time to time we’ll stick the wrong word in the wrong place.”
  47. quotables
    Wendy Davis Reclaims Life Story From Rick Perry“Planned Parenthood was my only source of health care … That’s my story.”
  48. shmashmortion
    Texas Senate Passes Filibustered Abortion BillAs expected.
  49. Frank Rich on the National Circus: Obama Looks Lost in Egypt for a ReasonIraq.
  50. Rick Perry Still Praying He’ll Be President SomedayHe’s not seeking reelection as Texas governor.
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