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June 5, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016: Rick Perry, GOP Presidential Candidate

Can you get a second chance to make a first impression? Rick Perry hopes so. When the former Texas governor threw his hat into the presidential ring back in 2011, he was a favorite to grab the nomina…

Republican presidential candidate Perry acknowledges supporters after formally announcing candidacy for president in Addison, Texas

October 14, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Can Rick Perry Create 1.2 Million Energy Jobs?

Perry waves as he addresses a summit in Washington (Jonathan Ernst/Courtesy Reuters). The centerpiece of Rick Perry’s economic plan, released this morning, is a pledge to create 1.2 million energy j…

Can Rick Perry Create 1.2 Million Energy Jobs?

September 15, 2011

Defense and Security
Rick Perry Wants U.S. Troops Home from Afghanistan

Texas Governor Rick Perry takes the stage before the CNN/Tea Party Republican presidential debate in Tampa on September 12, 2011. (Scott Audette/courtesy Reuters) Time magazine got Rick Perry to sit…

Texas Governor Rick Perry takes the stage prior to the CNN/Tea Party Republican presidential candidates debate in Tampa, Florida, September 12, 2011. REUTERS/Scott Audette

August 30, 2011

Defense and Security
A Foreign Policy Platform from Rick Perry? Not Quite

Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry walks to his bus after a campaign stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on August 16, 2011. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) Rick Perry used his speech y…

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry walks to his bus after a campaign stop at D.C. Taylor Roofing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, August 16, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

August 13, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Rick Perry, GOP Presidential Candidate

Texas Governor Rick Perry delivers remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on February 11, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters)  For seventeen of the past forty-eigh…

Texas Governor Rick Perry delivers remarks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington, February 11, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters)

October 18, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Can Rick Perry Create 1.2 Million Energy Jobs? Part II

My earlier post regarding Rick Perry’s energy plan appears to have attracted some attention. I want to follow up on one important point. First a recap of what I wrote: “The numbers that Perry and R…

November 9, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: Perry on Iran

Rick Perry speaks during a visit to plastics manufacturer. (Mary Chastain/courtesy Reuters) Rick Perry is making his media rounds. He discussed defense and foreign policy with ABC’s Christiane Amanp…

Campaign 2012 Roundup: Perry on Iran

September 20, 2011

Elections and Voting
Perry and Romney Blame Obama for Palestinian Statehood Bid

Mitt Romney and Rick Perry shake hands at the conclusion of the CNN/Tea Party Republican presidential debate in Tampa, Florida on September 12, 2011. (Scott Audette/ courtesy Reuters) Obama administ…

Mitt Romney and Rick Perry shake hands at the conclusion of the CNN/Tea Party Republican presidential candidates debate in Tampa, September 12. (Scott Audette/ courtesy Reuters)

September 13, 2011

Defense and Security
GOP Presidential Debate: Perry Chooses on Afghanistan

Republican presidential hopefuls take the stage before the Tea Party Republican presidential candidates debate in Tampa, FL (Scott Audette/courtesy Reuters) Last night’s GOP presidential debate went…

Republican presidential hopefuls take the stage before the Tea Party Republican presidential candidates debate in Tampa, FL (Scott Audette/courtesy Reuters)

November 11, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: Bachmann on Foreign Policy, Perry on Iran, Pundits on Romney

Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry on stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. (Mario Anzuoni/courtesy Reuters) Protestors disrupted Michele Bachmann’s major foreign policy speech …

U.S. Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (C) and Texas Governor Rick Perry stand on stage before the start of the Reagan Centennial GOP presidential primary debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California September 7, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni