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Rick Perry’s Business Fund Gave Millions To Firms, Universities That Never Sent An Application

The first independent audit of the Texas Enterprise Fund concluded in the 98-page report by the state auditor that Governor Rick Perry’s job-creating fund awarded $222 million — almost half the money granted — to entities that never submitted applications or specific promises to create jobs. The  report was released to lawmakers on Thursday. Dallas [...]

Gov. Rick Perry (R-Oops) sank to a new low, both intellectually and morally, when he tried to rob Joan Rivers’ grave to pimp his anti-abortion law. During a Q&A session at the Texas Tribune Festival, Perry was asked why he had supported and signed Texas HB2, a measure that forced most abortion care providers in the [...]

Whatever works to appeal to the far-right anti-abortion crowd, right? Rick Perry has suggested that Joan Rivers might still be alive had the clinic where her botched endoscopy was performed been held to the same stringent standards required under his controversial abortion law. “It was interesting that, when Joan Rivers, and the procedure that she [...]

Texas Governor Rick Perry quickly deleted a Tweet where he referred to a district attorney as “the most drunk Democrat in Texas.” A picture of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, modeled after Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World” ad campaign, was tweeted from the verified “@GovernorPerry” account on Sunday. “I don’t always [...]

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s indictment on felony corruption charges means he can no longer carry a concealed weapon under state law. Federal law also prohibits him from being able to buy more guns or ammunition, as long as the indictment is pending, Reuters reported. The 2016 GOP presidential hopeful is an avid gun rights supporter [...]

Horrors! Big gummint is preventing Texas Guv Rick Perry from carrying or buying guns! Whatever will we tell Wayne LaPierre? One of Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry’s charges comes with a possible prison sentence of 99 years behind bars, but that might not be his biggest hardship. According to Texas and federal law, NRA dreamboat [...]

There’s a saying that goes something like this: “If you shoot the king, you’d better kill him.”   This means, if you don’t, he’ll get you.  Newt .Gingrich learned this when he went after President Clinton.  The GOP will learn that lesson again if they impeach President Obama, though they may get a smaller lesson with the lawsuit [...]

The Texas governor calls his felony indictment a “farce.” A special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law when he promised publicly to veto $7.5 million over two years for the Public Integrity Unit run by the office of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. Lehmberg, a Democrat, was [...]

A grand jury has handed up an indictment against Texas Gov. Rick Perry on two felony count for abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant late Friday by a Travis County grand jury in connection with the investigation into an effort to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign, Dallas [...]

The full quote is, “You’re welcome, I’m awesome,” as the Texas governor congratulated himself after appearing in front of an adoring crowd. The Des Mones Register recounts Perry’s appearance at an event sponsored by the publication. Perry seemed pumped up after his enthusiastic, heckle-free reception at the Register’s Soapbox. When the Register’s moderator thanked him [...]

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