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Pastor and president are not the same

Presidential campaigns didn't always begin with public prayer rallies. It would have been seen as an unnecessary mingling of politics and religion. But if candidates like Rick Perry or Bobby Jindal have their way, it might become a new election cycle ritual.

Rick Perry isn't going to let a little thing like a felony indictment stop his presidential dreams

17 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Aw shucks, and so forth. At some point it became a net positive, on the right, to be seen as crooked. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said the felony charges he's facing in court aren't derailing his potential 2016 plans. "We're moving...Show More Summary

Bonus Quote of the Day

“I wear this as a badge of honor.” — Rick Perry (R), quoted by the Houston Chronicle, on his indictment on abuse-of-power charges while serving as Texas governor. The post Bonus Quote of the Day appeared first on Political Wire.

Analysis of the Judge’s Refusal to Dismiss the Rick Perry Indictment

I said this morning that I would try to comment on the judge’s order regarding the Rick Perry indictment. Here you go. I’m going to keep this short, but in order to do so, I am assuming your familiarity with this detailed post of mine from August 2014 in which I pulled apart the indictment […]

Perry Says Criminal Case Won’t Stop Him

Rick Perry (R) said that a judge’s decision to allow the criminal case against him to continue will not affect his decision on running for president in 2016, The Hill reports. Said Perry: “No, we’re going to continue on. As [...] The post Perry Says Criminal Case Won’t Stop Him appeared first on Political Wire.

Rick Perry says criminal case has not affected his 2016 presidential plans

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Former Texas governor Rick Perry said a criminal prosecution against him for abuse of power has not affected his decision on whether to run for the presidency and pledged on Wednesday to fight the charges against him. A Texas judge on Tuesday denied a request from Perry’s lawyers to throw out...

Rick Perry vows to fight criminal case that judge refused to toss out

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday vowed to continue his fight to win exoneration a day after a judge handed the possible presidential aspirant a setback in the criminal case alleging he abused his gubernatorial veto powers.

Judge Refuses to Toss Rick Perry Indictment

What a shame. A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, ruling that criminal charges against the possible 2016 presidential candidate should stand. In 44 pages of decisions and orders, District Judge Bert Richardson, who like Perry is a Republican, rejected calls from […]

Have the right enemies

In politics as in life, you can size up a person by the enemies he makes. In the case of Mitt Romney, this is an unhelpful metric. In the case of former Texas governor Rick Perry, it is practically a campaign slogan. So far Romney has attracted a host of critics who deride the idea […]

Case Against Rick Perry Moves Forward

The abuse of power case against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will go to trial. District Judge Bert Richardson (R) has ruled against dismissal, rejecting Perry's argument that his "constitutional authority to veto and was used appropriately." A Travis County grand jury Aug. Show More Summary

Scott Walker Stands With Rick Perry

As the well-informed gentle reader knows, Rick Perry is facing indictments for abusing the powers of his former office. Needless to say, this would put a major hamper on his presidential bid. In that light, Perry has twice tried to get the case kicked out of court. Show More Summary

Perry Fails In Attempt to Get Indictment Dismissed

“A judge denied a second and more substantial request Tuesday by former Gov. Rick Perry to dismiss the indictment against him prior to trial, likely extending his criminal case for the next several months as Perry continues mounting a possible [...] The post Perry Fails In Attempt to Get Indictment Dismissed appeared first on Political Wire.

Potential Perry Rivals #StandWithRick on Prosecution

Former Gov. Rick Perry’s legal problems are not going away anytime soon, but potential Republican rivals — if he runs for president — are standing by his side.

Texas judge denies Rick Perry’s petition to drop abuse of power charges

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A Texas judge on Tuesday denied a request from former Governor Rick Perry to throw out felony abuse of power charges filed against the Republican politician seen as a potential candidate for the party in the 2016 presidential race. The decision by Judge Bert Richardson will likely mean that the...

Judge refuses to toss out Rick Perry indictment

Former Texas governor suffers legal setback amid talk of second White House run

GOP Establishment Moves to Underdog Status

Jim Geraghty argues that Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, and Chris Christie aren’t in the top tier of Republican presidential candidates in 2016. Instead, the top candidates are Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, and Bobby Jindal. First Read: “Now, we [...] The post GOP Establishment Moves to Underdog Status appeared first on Political Wire.

Jon Stewart Tosses the Sarah Palin Word Salad at the Iowa Wingnut Summit: VIDEO

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Jon Stewart took a look at Rep. Steve King's Iowa wingnut summit which took place over the weekend. The summit attracted such conservative names as Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Rick Perry, and Ted Cruz, who showed...

Mike's Blog Round Up

No More Mister Nice Blog: Sorry, conservatives. Jeb Bush will be “compassionate” towards undocumented immigrants and “politely asked them to leave.” Liberal America: Sorry, conservatives. Rick Perry says the unemployment rate has been “doctored.” Then again, he can’t count to three. Dean Baker: Sorry, conservatives. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Figures Out What's Really Going On In Sarah Palin's Bizarre Iowa Speech

Jon Stewart found a lot of odd moments to cover during the Iowa Freedom Summit, from Sen. Ted Cruz channeling Ned Flanders to Texas Gov. Rick Perry channeling Howard Dean. But the most bizarre moment of the weekend had to be Sarah Palin's...Show More Summary

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