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One Teachers Union Is Talking to Betsy DeVos. The Other One Isn’t. Which Is Right?

President Donald Trump and his advisers probably didn’t expect his choice for education secretary to cause much of a fuss. After all, Rick Perry was tapped to run the Department of Energy, which he once said he wanted to eliminate. Senator Jeff Sessions, who has spent his career attacking voting rights, was up for attorney general. Show More Summary

Not Fake News: Sarah Palin Hinted As Ambassador To Canada

Last year's interview with Jake Tapper, whose restraint is amazing. Sorry, Sarah, the Energy Department destruction job (which he too found out wasn't about oil and coal) went to the other Mensan of the GOP, Rick Perry The Op-Ed at The Ottawa Citizen did not sugarcoat it: she is, as enduring and empty as a tin can in a landfill. Show More Summary

As New Energy Secretary, Rick Perry Will Inherit Trump’s Assault on American Clean Energy

Those of us who lived through Rick Perry’s governorship in Texas were concerned he’d take his “pollution-first” mentality to Washington. But the Trump administration’s assault on clean energy started before Perry cleared the first hurdle for becoming Secretary of Energy today, signaling he’ll likely be confirmed by the full Senate.

Rick Perry’s Secretary of Energy Nomination Moves Forward For Full Senate Vote

From Governor Perry to Secretary Perry. The post Rick Perry’s Secretary of Energy Nomination Moves Forward For Full Senate Vote appeared first on RedState.

Rick Perry gets Democratic support in his bid for energy secretary

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry received a favorable recommendation from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday, paving the way for his nomination as Donald Trump’s secretary of … Click to Continue »

Senate panel approves former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to serve as Energy secretary in Trump administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate panel approves former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to serve as Energy secretary in Trump administration.

Trump’s “America First” Energy Plan Actually Leaves America Behind

On the eve of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources confirmation vote for Rick Perry to be Secretary of Energy, it’s important to take a close look at the Trump administration’s plans for America’s energy future. Trump’s...Show More Summary

Maher slams Trump’s ed pick: Putting DeVos in charge of education is like putting Ellen in charge of dck

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Bill Maher couldn’t resist taking a shot at two of President Donald Trump’s cabinet picks, which he nicknamed “ill-prepared vs. ill-equipped.” “As Energy Secretary, Rick Perry goes head to empty head with Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos,” Maher said...

Rick Perry’s Texas-size conflict of interest

It turns out that Former Governor Goodhair is on the board of the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline. Native American rights activists and environmentalists have protested the oil pipeline over concerns that it could endanger water supplies and damage sacred grounds. The project was put on hold last week when the Army Corps of [...]

Perry, Zinke nominations in limbo (at least for now)

Is it something they said? A Senate committee on Monday night abruptly postponed its scheduled votes Tuesday on President Donald Trump’s nominations of Rick Perry and Ryan Zinke to lead the Energy and Interior departments. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee gave no explanation for the postponement, which it said was in effect “until [...]

Will Rick Perry Privatize America's Nuclear Waste Storage?

In recent decades, the federal government has turned to private corporations to help handle everything from intelligence to prisons. Should nuclear waste be next? That's a question currently being considered by the Department of Energy, as it looks for solutions to the longstanding problem of how to store radioactive waste from nuclear power plants. Show More Summary

Energy panel postpones votes on Energy, Interior nominees

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has postponed a meeting that had been scheduled for Tuesday to vote on the nominations of Ryan Zinke and Rick Perry to head … Click to Continue »

Energy panel postpones votes on Energy, Interior nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has postponed a meeting that had been scheduled for Tuesday to vote on the nominations of Ryan Zinke and Rick Perry to head the departments of Interior and Energy.

In Energy Hearing, Rick Perry Capitulated to Big Gov on All Fronts

Chris Edwards The purpose of Senate confirmation hearings should be to ensure that nominees are qualified and will faithfully serve the public. But in practice, senators press their parochial concerns and browbeat nominees to fall into line. Show More Summary

Perry Regrets Calling for Abolition of Department of Energy

Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, discovered this week that it takes more than a glib turn of phrase to run a major federal agency. He comes to the job with very big shoes to fill. His two immediate predecessors were PhD scientists. Steven Chu was the recipient of a Nobel Prize in Physics. Ernest Moniz, based on his expertise, helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal.

Rick Perry was blowing bubbles during Trump’s swearing in

Trump Energy Secretary pick, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was blowing bubbles while Trump was being sworn in.

Trump expected to roll back Obama climate initiatives despite easing of ‘hoax’ rhetoric

Rick Perry once described the science of climate change as a “contrived, phony mess.” Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama asserted, wrongly, that there’s been “almost no increase” in temperatures over … Click to Continue »

At an exclusive inaugural afterparty, top Republicans celebrate being back in power

“You look like Clark Kent,” gushed a fan of Rick Perry’s eyeglasses. “Very cool.” The energy secretary nominee had acquired the superpowers that come with being part of President Trump’s inner circle—at least at the Inaugural Afterglow Party at Cafe Milano Friday night. Republicans from the Reagan, Bush 41 and Bush 43 administrations reclaimed their […]

Extra, Extra: America Still Deserves An Interstate Of Waterslides

Because Rick Perry loves blowing bubbles, check out today's end-of-day links: highway Skittles incident, corpse flowers blooming, alpacas at inauguration, interstate of waterslides, and orangutan learns to use saw. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. Show More Summary

Rick Perry was casually blowing bubbles with his gum at the inauguration

Rick Perry, the former Governor of Texas was spotted attempting to blow bubbles with his gum during Rabbi Marvin Hier's reading at President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump's official inauguration cups are...Show More Summary

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