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Possible GOP Candidates Pitch Ideas at Conservative Forum

POLITICS | By Thomas Beaumont | Jan 26
Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of Wisconsin, former Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and many others turned the Iowa Freedom Forum into the unofficial launch of the next campaign

College Students Defend Explicit Gay Sex Queries to Rick Perry

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 14
Students at Dartmouth College are defending a series of explicit questions on gay sex posed to Texas Gov. Rick Perry during a Sunday night Q&A.

Citing Joan Rivers Death, Rick Perry Backs Abortion Clinic Law

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday invoked comedian Joan Rivers' death at a surgical clinic while defending a law he signed that would close the majority of abortion facilities in the nation's second-most populous state.

Texas' Perry Smiles for Mug Shot, Gets Ice Cream

NATIONAL | By Will Weissert and Paul J. Weber | Aug 20
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.

Gov. Rick Perry Indictment Exposes Texas' Political Divide

NATIONAL | By Will Weissert | Aug 16
A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat - a case the possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing as nakedly political.

Texas GOP Chairman Rejects Party’s Policy on Conversion Therapy

Rifts continued to form in the Texas Republican Party this week when state GOP chairman Steve Munisteri went on the record rejecting the party’s recently adopted plank language condoning gay conversion therapy.

Rick Perry: ’I Stepped Right In It’ Regarding Oops Moment Linking Gays to Alcoholics

After a week of occupying numerous headlines and debates over a statement made likening homosexuality to alcoholism, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) appears to be backing away from the hot button social issue and diverting attention to the economy.

Perry’s Gay Conversion / Alcoholism Analogy Continues to Draw Fire

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 19
Texas Gov. Rick Perry was once again blasted this week for comments he made last week comparing homosexuality to alcoholism. He’s also been criticized for the Texas GOP’s platform, which now supports conversion therapy.

CNBC Host Goes After Rick Perry Over Offensive Gay Alcoholic Remarks

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 16
Joe Kernan, host of CNBC’s "Squawk Box," called out Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry Monday morning for the controversial remarks he made last week comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

Christie Disagrees With Perry’s Gay Statements

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 13
Rifts continue to form in the Republican Party today when N.J. Gov. Chris Christie publicly disagreed with Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s recent statement linking homosexuality to alcoholism.

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