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May 28, 2015

Elections and Voting
Santorum-Foreign-Policy Campaign 2016: Rick Santorum, GOP Presidential Candidate

Can the second be first? Rick Santorum certainly hopes so. In 2012, the former Pennsylvania senator finished second to the eventual GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Now Santorum hopes to improve on that surp…

April 18, 2011

Politics and Government
Rick Santorum speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Spring Event in Waukee, Iowa March 7, 2011. Campaign 2012: Hello Rick Santorum, GOP Presidential Candidate

Rick Santorum speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's Spring Event in Waukee, Iowa March 7, 2011. (Brian Frank/courtesy Reuters) Pennsylvania State University can claim many accomplis…

September 15, 2011

Defense and Security
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 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…

December 6, 2012

International Organizations
Republican presidential candidate Santorum speaks at the Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Coalitions presidential kick-off in Waukesha Santorum Champions U.S. Sovereignty (the Disabled, Not So Much)

The Senate’s appalling rejection this week of the UN Convention on Persons with Disabilities was a cruel and petulant gesture, particularly during the holiday season. Relishing the role of Ebeneezer …

June 14, 2018

United States
Army Birthday 2018 Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 243nd birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The Army websit…

March 13, 2018

Energy and Climate Policy
U.S. President Donald Trump talks with Energy Secretary Rick Perry after delivering remarks during an "Unleashing American Energy" event at the Department of Energy in Washington, U.S., June 29, 2017. Why Fuel Economy Standards Matter to U.S. Energy Dominance

During last week’s international energy industry gathering in Houston, CERA Week, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry introduced a new buzzword for the Trump administration’s energy policy: “energy r…

June 5, 2015

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

December 22, 2017

Global
seven stories to watch Seven Foreign Policy Stories to Watch in 2018

Two thousand seventeen had its fair share of big news stories. The same will be true of 2018. Some of those stories undoubtedly will be a surprise. Not many experts were warning a year ago of impendi…

October 14, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Can Rick Perry Create 1.2 Million Energy Jobs? 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…

August 30, 2011

Defense and Security
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 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…