Republican Presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his flat-tax plan in Gray Court, S.C. on Tuesday.
October 27, 2011 A spokesman for Texas Gov. Rick Perry raised the idea that he might not compete in all of the upcoming Republican face-offs. Weak debate performances have put a dent in his polling — and his fundraising.
October 27, 2011 In Texas Gov. Rick Perry's first paid ad which went up in Iowa this week, the candidate for the Republican presidential nomination makes a curious statement. He says as president he will create, at a minimum, 2.5 million jobs. But Perry, like other Republicans and Democrats alike, has been quick to say in the past that the government doesn't create jobs.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry holds up a postcard representing his flat tax plan Tuesday in Gray Court, S.C. Perry toured the factory and then highlighted an optional 20 percent flat tax and a deficit reduction plan.
October 25, 2011 On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry unveiled his economic platform in hopes of giving a lift to his struggling presidential campaign. Perry's plan includes an optional flat tax that would let people file their returns on a form the size of a postcard.
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October 25, 2011 You can apparently never have enough flat-tax plans in a race for the Republican presidential nomination. So Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday officially introduced his own version. That gives us two flat tax proposals in the GOP race, Perry's and Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan. Actually, Perry's plan is not so much a flat tax as a flatter tax since he maintains deductions and even the current code.
Joe Allbaugh, left, speaks to the press in Austin, Texas, in this Jan. 4, 2001, photo after being named as director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency by then President-elect George W. Bush.
October 24, 2011 Texas Gov. Rick Perry's struggling campaign turns to tried-and-true Republican operatives to shore up its efforts as weeks tick down to primary season. One is a veteran of disaster management.
October 19, 2011 In the U.S. when a white man calls a black man "brother" and if they are not actually brothers (think adoption), or in a fraternity, or soldiers sharing a fighting position, indeed, if they are strangers or close to it, many a brotherized black man will immediately feel condescended to.
October 19, 2011 With all the time he's had to prepare since 2008, you might have thought Mitt Romney would by now have a more persuasive defense to the charge that illegal immigrants once worked on his Massachusetts property. And with all the news coverage the issue got in the 2008 presidential campaign, you might have also thought Texas Gov. Rick Perry would have used the well-documented story sooner.
October 17, 2011 Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the GOP presidential race Aug. 13, and went on to raise $17.2 million in the remaining 49 days of the quarter. These fat numbers put Perry at the front of the GOP money race. But when we dissected Perry's FEC report, we found three hidden weaknesses.
October 14, 2011 Ask yourself what sort of energy plan you would likely get from a conservative governor from the oil and gas patch who gets a lot of political and financial support from the fossil-fuel industry and who is openly hostile to the federal government and that's pretty much the energy plan Texas Gov. Rick Perry proposed Friday.
October 14, 2011 Anita Perry's defense Thursday of her husband Texas Gov. Rick Perry may provide an important piece of the puzzle that explains the remarkably underwhelming nature of her spouse's presidential campaign.
October 11, 2011 Can Texas Gov. Rick Perry turn in a performance at Tuesday night's presidential debate in New Hampshire that makes his past debate meltdowns and missteps things of the past?That's a primary question for many who will watch the Bloomberg News-Washington Post debate.
October 7, 2011 Texas Gov. Rick Perry used an appearance Friday before an annual gathering of more than 3,000 Christian conservatives to suggest that his chief opponent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination is a fair-weather cultural conservative. Though Perry didn't mention former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by name, it was clear who he meant.
Rick Perry's parents still live on Farm Market Road 618.
October 7, 2011 Before he was elected governor of Texas, or to any of a series of positions going back more than 25 years, Perry grew cotton and raised cattle on land that his family had worked since the late 1800s. In every campaign, he has run as a man shaped by that experience. But real life on the farm was far less romantic.
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October 5, 2011 Texas Gov. Rick Perry's poll number may be sagging, but his campaign is flush with cash. Perry's campaign says it raised more than $17 million in the third quarter.Perry entered the Republican presidential primary race in mid August with just 49 days left before the quarterly filing deadline. But in that short time he's shot to the top of the money race.
October 4, 2011 With accountants on the presidential campaigns now busily toting up fundraising numbers for the third quarter, the big question is this: How much did Rick Perry raise? On Monday, Reuters cited campaign fundraising volunteers who said Perry's late-breaking bid for the Republican nomination has grossed more than $10 million.
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