Wayne Slater has a piece in the Morning News today that touts Rick Perry’s viability for a political comeback. His thesis is that Americans love a good comeback story, and he cites the examples of former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford and former New York congressman Anthony Weiner.
What the politics of Medicaid expansion says about the future of Texas.
We’ve been through this before, so permit me to ask the question: Can anyone make the case that Rick Perry has a realistic shot at the Republican nomination for president? Okay, the National Journal did (sort of), but I can’t. The race for the 2016 nomination will take
In the current issue of Texas Monthly, I wrote about the prospects of Battleground Texas in a column titled “Am I Blue?” Writing in the National Journal, Ronald Brownstein speculates that one politician has the power to turn Texas Blue. That politician is … Rick Perry.Brownstein
Perry-backed legislation would create the "Fort Knox of Texas."
Too many people, most of whom don’t know what they’re talking about. In defense of our (mostly) great state.
The race to replace the late Texas State Senator Mario Gallegos.
With state debt hitting $40.9 billion, can Texas really be considered fiscally conservative?
“The University of Texas will change its colors to maroon and white before Texas goes purple, much less blue.”– Rick Perry, always thinking about college football (just like all of us).(From the Wall Street Journal. For the back story, read Erica Greider’s Thursday column.)
Rick Perry's embrace of California companies included talk about a certain NFL team moving to Texas, but don't go buying any Philip Rivers' jerseys yet. (AP Photo/Eric Bakke)
Remember the 2012 Water Plan? Now it's being discussed in legislature. We'll bring you up to speed.
How likely are Californian businesses to move to Texas?
Perry's thirty-second radio ad aimed at wooing businesspeople will run in six Californian cities.
From a statement by the Texas Exes, the university’s alumni association:The terms of three distinguished members of The University of Texas System Board of Regents expired this past Friday. These appointments will be made by Texas Gov. Rick Perry.* * * * If the new regents are anything like the
If so, what is it?Brad Watson of WFAA-TV in Dallas made big news with his report of a potential deal between Perry and Abbott. From the station’s website: In an exclusive WFAA interview Wednesday, [Jan. 31] Gov. Rick Perry said Attorney General Greg Abbott has told him he won’t
And so ends, for all practical purposes, the long Perry governorship. In an article I posted on Saturday, previewing the State of the State address, I asked, “Is it his last?” The tenor of his speech yesterday affirms that it is. Perry spoke mainly about the state he loves:
State politicians propose solutions ranging from arming teachers to praying for protection.
G.B. Trudeau worked the Alamo, SXSW, Bush, Perry, and an Aggie joke into six Doonesbury strips about Texas secession, but unlike his sonogram law series, hardly anybody noticed.
From Satan to sleep apnea, five headlines about Rick Perry following his Friday night appearance at the Texas Tribune festival and the publication of Oops, a presidential campaign e-book by the Trib's Jay Root.
The governor went to Europe to promote the Texas economic miracle—and play with race cars.
Writing in the Austin American-Statesman, the governor says the U.S. is "through the looking glass in terms of border policy," and revives talk of forbidding so-called "sanctuary cities."
The governor discussed "Fast and Furious," the Texas DREAM Act, and his "vulture capitalist" critique of the Republican presidential nominee with CBS News's Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation.
During a National Day of Prayer breakfast, Rick Perry said God will forgive his "oops" moment. We remember a few other things God told him.
Only 29 percent of Texans would support Perry for a fourth full term.
With Newt Gingrich dropping out, the governor endorses the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
During a speech Monday, the governor laid out a five-point, budget-cutting pledge for no new taxes. But what was he really saying?
The governor's infamous debate gaffe topped Politico's list of "The 50 Craziest Quotes of the 2012 Campaign."
The Governor's Gridiron Club speech in Washington, D.C. earned rave reviews. Writers, comedians, gay writers and gay comedians weigh in.
Thousands of women angry over cuts to women's health care in Texas expressed their outrage on Rick Perry's Facebook page.
Rick Perry dropped by the CNN Grill at SXSW where he told Peter Hamby that "the idea you can just stroll in there and be in the mix and be successful ... is a bit of a stretch."
Perry conducted a Kardashian-level of media courtship at the Capitol, where he told reporters he won't rule out another run for governor or president.
A public records search by the Dallas Morning News' Christy Hoppe reveals that since the governor left the campaign trail, he's worked on state business for just ten hours.
A new poll finds that only forty percent of Texans approve of the governor's performance, and pundits continue examining the political effects of his failed campaign.
But just how warmly will he be received by his colleagues and constituents?
How much do you think you know about the end of Perry's campaign?
At a press conference in South Carolina, the governor officially announced that he is ending his presidential campaign and endorsed Newt Ginrich.
The governor's "vulture capitalism" remark causes a major South Carolinian donor to close his checkbook.
Or is he helping national frontrunner Mitt Romney by dividing the conservative base?
Rick Perry, clad in running gear, proves that running a presidential campaign is a marathon, not a sprint.
On August 25, pundits declared Rick Perry's to be the "inevitable" GOP candidate. Now he's polling fifth. Part two of the timeline chronicling how it got from there to here.
Part one of a timeline chronicling Governor Rick Perry's path to the White House: from promoting his book to his presidential campaign announcement.
Glen Maxey's new e-book, Head Figure Head: The Search for the Hidden Life of Rick Perry, is a collection of "he said, he said" accounts.
The governor’s campaign just bought $1 million worth of advertising in the Hawkeye State. What commercials might Iowans expect to see?
Yep, he’s still running for President. Here’s the latest news from the campaign trail.
No matter when or how Rick Perry’s Presidential campaign ends, we always have the mobile phone apps.
The governor gets good grades for his performance in Saturday’s foreign policy debate despite questions about Israel policy, and the Dallas Morning News profiles the Perry marriage.
Perry ally throws in the white flag, we learn the origination of the phrase “turn in the barrel,” and the governor tweets about foreign policy.
Sure, Rick Perry doesn't want to expand Medicaid. But can he afford not to?
Why Medicaid expansion is a bad idea.
America is chasing the myth of Texas. Fortunately, we aren’t.