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Court won’t add Perry, Gingrich to Virginia ballot

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An appeals court on Tuesday rejected a request by candidates Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich to be added to the Virginia ballot in the state’s March 6 Republican presidential primary election, saying they knew the rules and failed to qualify. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and congressman…

Turkey condemns slam by Rick Perry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Turkey condemned as “unfounded and inappropriate” on Tuesday comments by Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry that the country is ruled by Islamic terrorists and questioning whether it should remain in the NATO alliance. Perry, the governor of Texas, also said during a Republican debate in South Carolina…

Perry: ‘Over the top’ to give urinating marines ‘criminal’ charges

While many have directed anger towards the four U.S. marines urinating on dead Taliban soldiers, Rick Perry seemed to place his frustration on the issue more towards the White House. On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning, the Texas governor was asked his thoughts about the controversial video. Although…

Judge keeps Gingrich, Perry, Huntsman off Virginia ballot

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge in Virginia on Friday refused to order that candidates Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman be added to the ballot in the state’s March 6 Republican presidential primary election after they failed to qualify. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and congressman Ron Paul…

Maddow explains how CNN bent over backwards to let Perry debate

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained how CNN bent its own guidelines to let Texas Gov. Rick Perry appear in the final debate before the South Carolina primary. “Will Rick Perry be allowed into that debate? On the surface it appears he does not quality,” she…

Andy Cobb: ‘Where’s your God now, Rick Perry?’

The political satirist who led the charge against Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s bizarre “Strong” advertisement is back, and seemingly delighted that Iowans basically wanted nothing to do with the guy. This time, instead of mocking Perry’s bizarre claim that President Barack Obama is waging a “war on religion,” Cobb went…

What To Expect In Iowa Tonight

First, I (@pandagon) and Amanda (@amandamarcotte) will be offering up commentary on the Iowa Caucuses on Twitter tonight. Follow us for fun and hilarity and idle ruminations on how awesome it would be if a giggly-drunk Rick Perry showed up at Romney’s victory party and offered to weed his garden,…

Parody: Flavor Flav moderates ‘Insane on the Campaign’ debate

After making a musical parody of Occupy Wall Street in November, the Cult Comedy Picture Show released their latest video on Tuesday, which pokes fun at the Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. The musical parody is based on Cypress Hill’s hit single “Insane in the…

Gingrich, Perry ‘fail to qualify’ for Virginia poll

US Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry have failed to qualify for the party’s Virginia primary election, local media reported early Saturday. NBC News reported that the Virginian branch of the Republican Party made the decision because the former speaker of the House of Representatives and the Texas…

White House hopeful Perry rips Obama on pipeline

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — Texas Governor and Republican White House hopeful Rick Perry on Wednesday denounced President Barack Obama for delaying the approval of a controversial US-Canada pipeline. “This president is driven by his environmental left-leaning base that’s putting pressure on him,” Perry told roughly 100 people at a campaign…

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