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Ebola-Inspired Action

Gov. Perry calls for enhanced screening to combat Ebola virus; creates state task force to combat disease

By Claire St. Amant

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the creation of a new state task force to combat infectious diseases. The group will build on current efforts to prepare for and respond to pandemic diseases such as ...


Rick Perry News

Rick Perry decides to pay for defense with campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars

By Teresa Gubbins

Gov. Rick Perry, who was indicted last week for abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant, announced that he will not pay for his high-priced defense with taxpayer money afte ...


Rick Perry's Illegal Trouble

What the Rick Perry indictment really means: Is 109-year sentence threat a sham — or a true danger?

By Teresa Gubbins

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted on two felony counts, for abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. A grand jury ruled against Perry for his alleged e ...


Ridiculous Rick

Rick Perry's wild Iowa tour includes bizarre corn dog and Bachelorette encounters

By Claire St. Amant

The rest of the country may be in the midst of the dog days of summer, but outgoing Texas Gov. Rick Perry is keeping busy. Fresh off announcing his very own political action committee, RickPAC, Per ...


By The Numbers

Texas costing itself $181.6 million by denying basic marriage rights to gays: Discrimination is bad business

By Elizabeth Rhodes

If Texas grants marriage equality to same-sex couples, money spent on wedding arrangements and tourism by resident same-sex couples and their guests could add an estimated $181.6 million to the sta ...


Fist-Bumping Fame

BBQ worker discusses Obama's reaction to sex joke; takes aim at Perry over gay rights

By Katie Friel

If Andy Warhol is right and everyone gets 15 minutes of fame, then Austin's Daniel Webb is using his to bring national attention to an important issue: LGBTQ rights.  After sharing a f ...


Pix of the Day

Priceless photo of laughing Obama and pouty Perry spawns caption contest

By Teresa Gubbins

President Obama's visit to Dallas earlier this week produced a photo showing a scowling Gov. Rick Perry that has become a caption contest across Facebook. The photo from a meeting that ...


Happy Feet

Rick Perry, metrosexual? Texas Gov's decision to give up cowboy boots riles critics

By Shelby Hodge

High-rise cowboy boots have proven to be the curse of Gov. Rick Perry's macho image as he has had to give up his manly footwear in favor of more, shall we say, conservative oxfords and loafers. ...


Homestate Glory

A true dynasty: Texas ranked No. 1 in business for the 10th straight year — to Rick Perry's delight

By Claire St. Amant

For the 10th straight year, Texas has been named the best state for business by Chief Executive magazine. More than 500 American CEOs weighed in on the annual survey, grading states on taxes and re ...


TV Magic?

Jimmy Kimmel, Rick Perry and pot collide in Austin for a classic South by Southwest moment

By Claire St. Amant

Texas Gov. Rick Perry didn't exactly receive a warm reception when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in Austin. The SXSW crowd offered up loud boos for the state's longest serving governor, ...


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