This morning I wrote about the prospects for a budget deal, the topic du jour that is uppermost in everyone’s mind. The post contained, among other comments, this line: “House Democrats complained that Senate budget chief Tommy Williams had ‘misled’ them.” That is what I was told by
Perry and his pals celebrated the release of the first precision-guided firearms at the Mason ranch of TrackingPoint founder John McHale.
As we tweeted last night as events were rapidly developing, the hopes for a budget deal that would send everyone home happy appeared to evaporate yesterday. House Democrats complained that Senate budget chief Tommy Williams had “misled” them. Dewhurst showed up in the House chamber and disappeared into the back
Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that spending more state money on inspections would not have prevented the deadly explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. plant that was last investigated by Texas environmental regulators in 2006. Excuse me for asking, but … how would Perry know?
I seldom find myself in agreement with the tea party, but they are dead right in their skepticism of debt. This is why you can make the argument that Rick Perry is not a true conservative. He won’t raise taxes, but he doesn’t mind going deep into debt–and retiring debt
At last, Rick Perry has decided to back more spending on transportation. His plan, which was developed by a group of trade associations (Realtors, Texas Association of Business, Texas Oil and Gas Association, and Texas Motor Transport Association) and announced today at a meeting of the Texas Lyceum, calls for
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.
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.
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?
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
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
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:
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.
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.
The governor's infamous debate gaffe topped Politico's list of "The 50 Craziest Quotes of the 2012 Campaign."
Thousands of women angry over cuts to women's health care in Texas expressed their outrage on Rick Perry's Facebook page.
But just how warmly will he be received by his colleagues and constituents?
The governor's "vulture capitalism" remark causes a major South Carolinian donor to close his checkbook.
Rick Perry, clad in running gear, proves that running a presidential campaign is a marathon, not a sprint.
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?