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Rick Perry: ‘I’m The Candidate’

The former Texas governor forgot that he hasn’t announced that he’s running for president. Oops! As the Des Moines Register reports: Because he’s not a declared presidential candidate yet, Perry in his prepared remarks at a Dallas County GOP event Thursday evening was careful to say he’s in Iowa to push for the election of […]

Political Wire points to Rick Perry’s statement in New Hampshire. Perry proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which he called “another example of one-size-fits-all coming out of Washington, D.C.” And he noted that Texas chose not to participate in Medicaid expansion. “Texas has been criticized for having a large number of uninsured,” he said, […]

Expect Rick Perry to spend his time post-governorship preparing another run for the White House. Perry will leave the governor’s mansion after 14 years on Jan. 20. Just a few days later, he’ll be in Iowa participating in the state’s first major candidate event of the 2016 campaign. It’s the latest stop in a heavy […]

Outgoing Texas Governor Rick Perry has declined the honor of having a building named after him after students objected to the university’s move to do so. Texas A&M University regents retreated Thursday on a proposal to name a historic building for distinguished alumnus Gov. Rick Perry, after an uproar among students and on social media […]

Welcome to the world of low expectations. “Perry’s moving out of the governor’s mansion in January,” when his term ends, says MSNBC political correspondent, “but in the meantime, he’s hosting top donors and supporters here for dinners to give them a sense of what his political future might be.” “I think over the course of […]

A Texas judge wouldn’t toss two felony cases against Texas Governor Rick Perry for abuse of power. The governor’s defense team had sought to have the matter thrown out, arguing that the special prosecutor, Michael McCrum, wasn’t properly sworn in and some paperwork wasn’t correctly filed. But a written ruling from District Judge Bert Richardson, […]

Gov Rick Perry joins the list of Republicans who have no idea what Net Neutrality is, but they do know that President Obama is for it so they are against it. For the record: the Internet was not around during the Great Depression, but the Texas Governor is going with that and a few other […]

That must mean it will be a governor. Hmmm, I wonder which one he has mind. Perry, speaking to Brietbart News in an interview published Sunday, had just finished an extensive rebuke of the leadership of President Barack Obama – a former senator from Illinois – when he was asked whether he believed another senator […]

Texas Gov. Rick Perry appeared in court Thursday for the first hearing on two felony abuse of power charges. Lawyers for the Republican once (and possible future) presidential candidate pushed for the case, which stems from an indictment handed down by an Austin grand jury in August, to be dismissed on technicalities, the Associated Press […]

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 […]

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