September 19, 2011 A divide over immigration policy has already emerged among the Republicans running for president. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a favorite of conservatives overall, is getting criticism for being too moderate when it comes to immigration. But the issue could hurt the GOP in the general election.
September 16, 2011 The most dramatic moment of the GOP debate in Florida revolved around Gov. Rick Perry and his 2007 executive order mandating that young girls in Texas get the HPV vaccine. In 2007, this move mystified Republicans and revealed what some saw as a backroom deal.
September 15, 2011 In his career as governor of Texas, Rick Perry has raised about half his campaign cash from just 204 big donors. One of them, Harold Simmons, has given Perry roughly $3 million of support. And in recent years, Simmons' company has gotten a license to operate a radioactive waste site, despite environmental concerns.
September 14, 2011 KUTTexas Gov. Rick Perry, the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, visited Liberty University after what some considered a lackluster showing in this week's Tea Party debate in Tampa. Perry largely avoided politics, speaking about his inspirations and his faith.
September 8, 2011 The three-term governor who touts his record of job creation in Texas faced tough questions at Wednesday's presidential debate about the fuller picture of the state under his leadership. And that picture, as much as anything else, may resonate with a national audience seeing him for the first time.
September 7, 2011 Texas Gov. Rick Perry heats up the atmosphere every time he talks about climate change. He's an avowed global warming doubter who once quipped, "The biggest source of carbon dioxide is Al Gore's mouth."
September 7, 2011 With Gov. Rick Perry scheduled to participate in his first GOP presidential debate Wednesday night, his opponents may find some lines of attack by studying his past debates from Texas. Why the new front-runner could be vulnerable on a cancer vaccine, a failed transportation plan and "crony capitalism."
September 6, 2011 The new Republican frontrunner, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, will take part in his first presidential debate Wednesday night. In advance of his debut, we looked back at key moments from the previous debate performances of the longest-serving governor in Texas history.
August 31, 2011 Back before Texas Gov. Rick Perry threw his hat in the presidential ring, he referred to Social Security as a "Ponzi scheme." His campaign had tried to distance the new candidate from that language, but last weekend Perry himself waded right back in.
August 29, 2011 The Politico headline was definitely eye-catching: "Is Rick Perry Dumb?" Twelve years ago if Politico had been around then, it might have asked the same about another Texas governor who became president, George W. Bush. And that, of course, is one of the uncanny things about Perry's ascendancy to frontrunner among Republicans vying to become their party's presidential nominee.
August 26, 2011 How strong is Texas Gov. Rick Perry's attraction to supporters of the Tea Party? Here's one impressive measure. Perry has support from a higher percentage of Tea Party backers than Rep. Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney combined, according to a Gallup poll.
August 19, 2011 Kudos to the Zero Hedge finance blog for reporting on a moment captured by C-SPAN, a Bank of America executive walking up to Texas Gov. Rick Perry after a New Hampshire event and saying loudly enough to be picked up on mic, "Bank of America. We will help you out."Whoa, Nellie. What's that all about?
August 19, 2011 Has there ever been a presidential candidate who has provided as many video possibilities for negative to his political rivals as Texas Gov. Rick Perry?