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Rick Perry

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  • Stuart Rothenberg: How to fix an unfair presidential debate system

    WASHINGTON Fox News and CNN, which will broadcast the first two GOP presidential debates, have decided on a system for excluding candidates that could result in Donald Trump participating in those debates but current or former senators and governors being...
  • Albert R. Hunt: It's small stuff that wrecks presidential runs

    U.S. presidential campaigns usually aren't sunk by major policy mistakes or the attacks of an opponent. They result from self-inflicted, unforced errors. This was apparent anew when Jeb Bush, the establishment favorite for the 2016 Republican...
  • Next: 5 more candidates for president, and 5 reasons U.S. may not notice

    WASHINGTON Presidential announcement mania is coming. Look fast or you'll miss it. Five more candidates four Republicans and one Democrat are expected to formally announce their presidential intentions between now and June 4. The twitterverse will hum,...
  • Debates promise cheap entertainment

    We're about to see some wild behavior from the Republican presidential candidates. At least that's what the cable networks are trying to arrange. To understand why, look at how Fox News and CNN have set their debate rules for the first GOP debate, which...
  • Perry seeks to win over Iowa with frequent visits

    Rick Perry's early, hands-on approach in Iowa contrasts with the 2016 presidential prospect's failed bid four years ago, when he entered the race relatively late and stumbled in the debates. The former Texas governor says he has more policy knowledge now...
  • Perry seeks to win over Iowa, a handshake at a time

    Rick Perry is working his way through small-town Iowa one handshake, bear hug and backslap at a time. The early, hands-on approach from the 2016 presidential prospect contrasts with his failed bid four years ago, when he entered the race relatively...
  • What to watch: Crunch time calm; texting while driving bill

    The closing days of Texas' legislative session usually mean political chaos, with some lawmakers scrambling to finalize pet proposed legislation and others working just as hard to block bills they despise. But this year's final week looks to be a...
  • Walker promises pre-emptive strikes to prevent attacks on US

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is doubling down on his promises of pre-emptive strikes to prevent what he says are certain future attacks on American soil. As he prepares for a likely 2016 presidential run, Walker told a multistate Republican gathering in...
  • President of Boy Scouts of America says ban on gay leaders 'cannot be sustained'

    DALLAS The Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay leaders "cannot be sustained," said Robert Gates, the organization's president, in remarks prepared for this week's National Annual Meeting being held in Atlanta. In his speech, which was posted to the...
  • US should kill as many ISIS fighters as possible, Pataki says

    ALBANY, N.Y. George Pataki, the former three-term New York governor considering a run for president, said the U.S. should send troops to Iraq to confront Islamic State militants. The 69-year-old has joined a chorus of Republican hopefuls calling for...
  • Analysis: The incredible bipartisan, kumbaya moment for criminal justice reform

    When George W. Bush was governor of Texas, the state built 38 new prisons, and the state's annual corrections expenditure jumped by a billion dollars, a 71 percent increase (1.4 to 2.4). That's what it was to be tough on crime. No one would ever describe...