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Oops: Perry adds new agency to cut, forgets another

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry may have had another “oops” moments on Friday. The Texas governor managed to recite three federal agencies he would abolish as president — but one of them was the wrong one. “Three right off the bat, you know, commerce, interior and energy are three that…

Perry’s abortion ‘transformation’: No exceptions for rape or incest

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Tuesday declared that had undergone a “transformation” and no longer supported abortion in cases of rape or incest. During a campaign event in Iowa, Full Faith Christian Center pastor Joshua Verwers noted that Perry used to believe that abortion was acceptable for victims of…

Perry to bisexual 14-year-old: Homosexuality is a ‘sin’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry explained Sunday that his faith tells him that gay men and lesbians shouldn’t be allowed to serve openly in the military. Following a campaign event in Decorah, Iowa, 14-year-old Rebecka Green, who openly identifies as bisexual, asked the Texas governor why he was “so opposed…

Rick Perry ‘retires’ to collect state pension while still governor

Texas Governor and current Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry appears to have pulled something of a fast one on his state’s taxpayers by officially “retiring” earlier this year so that he could begin collecting an annual pension of $92,376 at the same time as he continues to draw his $150,000…

Perry: ‘I’m the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Thursday did his best to pander to evangelical voters in Iowa with several references to Tim Tebow, an NFL quarterback for the Denver Broncos who is credits God for his recent streak of wins. “I’m kind of getting where I like these debates,” Perry…

Perry: ‘I don’t have memorized all of the Supreme Court judges’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry admitted Sunday that he didn’t know the names of all of the Supreme Court justices, who he calls “judges.” In an interview with the Des Moines Register Friday, Perry struggled for six seconds to remember the name of Justice Sonia Sotomayor. He called her “Montemayor,”…

Perry gets asked to stop ‘liberal, socialist, Marxist’ education system

Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry was asked how to stop leftist universities from corrupting students at the Republican Jewish Coalition Forum on Wednesday. “I invite you to talk about our universities,” a woman said. “It seems like we’re paying for our own defamation, though student loans paid…

Santorum, Perry condemn new international LGBT rights strategy

President Barack Obama’s decision to support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights around the world is a “war on traditional American values,” according to Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry. Obama on Tuesday ordered all government agencies that play an active foreign policy role to fight against…

Perry to federal workers: ‘Share my vision’ or get punished

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is so serious about changing the way Washington does business that he is vowing to retaliate against any federal worker who doesn’t share his philosophy. At a campaign event in New Hampshire Tuesday, the Texas governor told supporters that he would reassign civil service workers…

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