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Rick Perry backtracking after wife calls abortion ‘a woman’s right’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) attempted to correct his wife on Tuesday, saying she misspoke when she referred to abortion as “a woman’s right,” Bloomberg News reported. “From time to time we’ll stick the wrong word in the wrong place, and you pounce upon it,” Perry was quoted as saying…

Texas governor calls for special session to pass anti-abortion bill

Though Texas Democrats successfully blocked an extreme anti-abortion bill from being approved on Tuesday night, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) plans to see the legislation at his desk. State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) planned a 13-hour filibuster to prevent the bill from passing before the legislative session ended at…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry ‘greatly disappointed’ by vote to admit openly gay Boy Scouts

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Thursday afternoon said he was sad to learn that the Boy Scouts of American voted to allow openly gay members. “The Boys Scouts of America has been built upon the values of faith and family for more than 100 years and today’s decision contradicts…

Gov. Rick Perry ‘disgusted’ by cartoon mocking lack of regulations in Texas

A cartoon depicting Texas Gov. Rick Perry touting his state’s economy whilst a fertilizer plant besides him explodes has unsurprisingly stirred up controversy. The cartoon by Jack Ohman, which appeared in The Sacramento Bee on Thursday, added fuel to the already fierce rivalry between California and Texas. Supporters of the…

Rick Perry asks Obama for a ‘quick turnaround’ on federal aid after explosion

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Thursday declared a disaster area and said he planned to request federal funds in response to an explosion at a fertilizer plant in Waco that may have killed as many as 15 people. At a press conference, the governor thanked President Barack Obama for…

Kinky Friedman: ‘I want my ashes spread on Rick Perry’s hair’

Jewish country singer and former gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman announced over the weekend that he had completed his last will and testament and it calls for his ashes to be sprinkled on the hair of Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R). According to The Dallas Morning News, Friedman on Saturday told…

Perry ‘absolutely’ considering another White House bid

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Monday he was “absolutely” considering running for president again in 2016. Perry announced he was running for President of the United States during a speech in South Carolina in August 2011, after many other candidates had already been campaigning for months. “I tell people…

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…

Shock poll finds Colbert statistically tied with Perry in South Carolina

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is officially a third-tier GOP candidate. If he wants to be, that is. A survey (PDF) conducted by the Democratic-affiliated Public Policy Polling, published Tuesday, asked South Carolinians if they would vote for Stephen Colbert. Surprisingly, 5 percent said yes — bringing Colbert to sixth overall,…

Hannity tells Perry he sounds like ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Fox News host Sean Hannity told Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday night that he sounded like an “Occupy Wall Street” protester. Perry had earlier in the day asserted that both former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Bain Capital, the firm he founded, were “vultures” for preying on distressed companies.…

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