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Gov. Rick Perry: Let states decide same sex marriage

Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry , who has been criticized for his involvement in an evangelical Christian prayer summit, said Friday that the federal government should not be involved in the definition of marriage. “I’m pro-traditional marriage,” the potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate said in Aspen, according to CNN. “The…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s prayer event is ‘meant to convert non-Christians’: progressive group

The progressive advocacy group People For the American Way chastised Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday for his “inappropriate” plans to host a Christian prayer summit at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Perry has proclaimed August 6 as a “Day of Prayer and Fasting for our Nation to seek God’s guidance”…

Texas Governor Rick Perry addresses L.A. anti-abortion rally

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry, viewed as a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate, ventured far from his home state on Sunday to address a largely Hispanic group at an anti-abortion rally in Los Angeles. The governor’s English-language remarks to a crowd of about 5,000 came as part…

Appeals court allows prayer at Texas graduation

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – A federal appeals court ruled on Friday afternoon that students may pray and mention God at Saturday night’s graduation at a high school in a San Antonio suburb, overturning a district judge’s ruling. “Texas will continue to fight for the rights of all those who wish…

Gov. Rick Perry endorses voter intimidation, say Texas Democrats

Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry pandered to those who openly intimidate and harass minority voters by cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of King Street Patriots’ new headquarters Monday, according to the Texas Democratic Party. Talking Points Memo reported in October 2010 that the Justice Department was investigating the…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry proclaims ‘Days of Prayer for Rain’

Republican Governor Rick Perry has issued an official proclamation urging Texans to pray for rain in the midst of a severe drought that has sparked more than 8,000 wildfires. “These dire conditions have caused agricultural crops to fail, lake and reservoir levels to fall and cattle and livestock to struggle…

Exclusive: Texas Republicans look to mandate invasive sonogram procedure for all abortions

If a woman is raped in Texas and impregnated by her assailant, she could soon be forced to endure a second round of physical violation at the hands of the state, thanks to a bill currently speeding its way through the state’s legislature. House Bill 15, better known as the…

On Daily Show, Texas Gov. Rick Perry denies he wants Texas to secede from the union

Attacks progressivism, Supreme Court Appearing on the The Daily Show Monday to promote his new book, Texas Governor Rick Perry, a potential contender for the Republican nomination in 2012, denied being a secessionist and attacked the progressive movement of the 1920′s. Although the governor has not explicitly supported the secession…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Let states opt out of Social Security

‘Cornered’ by television host, Perry dodges question about presidential ambitions… Appearing on television Thursday, Texas Governor Rick Perry, a potential contender for the Republican nomination in 2012, said that he wants states to be able to opt-out of Social Security. On CNN’s Parker/Spitzer, hosted by Democrat and former New York…

We were doing just fine without him

In an effort to shred our already-tattered reputation even further, Governor Rick Perry has decided to ask Rush Limbaugh to move to Texas. Good god, this is embarrassing. Did you know that Perry used to be a Democrat who supported Al Gore’s presidential bid in 1988? That’s the sort of…

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