Past Headlines About
Rick Perry September 2011
UPDATED: January 19, 2012
The 2012 Presidential Campaign is well underway. As it is with most campaigns, many voters know very little about the candidates except what they hear from the candidates and/or their ardent supporters and propaganda machines. However, a candidate's history is usually very revealing, and will help a voter in deciding if the candidate truly stands for what the voter believes in.
Here you will find some past headlines about Rick Perry. Naturally, as in many cases, some issues are exaggerated by the author of a given article, and you will occasionally see biases in some articles. On the other hand, the official record of a candidate is just that: official. Therefore one must be unbiased and have an open mind when reading what others write.
This list will continue to be updated throughout the 2012 campaign. So check back from time to time to read the latest.
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Former Reagan Official: 'Rick Perry's An Idiot'
Rick Perry's stupidity causes diplomatic incident
South Carolina Woman Welcomes Rick Perry: ‘Good To See Someone As Homophobic And Racist As You’
Perry: ‘I Would Send Troops Back Into Iraq’
Perry Selects Sheriff Joe Arpaio As AZ Campaign Chair
Among GOP Candidates, Not a Single Friend of Social Security
Even with a natural gas fire coming out of a kitchen faucet, Rick Perry says "There Is No Proof That Fracking Causes Groundwater Pollution, Americans Have Been ‘Hoodwinked’"
Ricky Perry retires. But it's all about padding his income, not relieving Texans from his misrule
Rick Perry’s ‘Early Retirement’ Allows Him To Boost His Income By 60 Percent
Perry Ad Warns About Politicians 'Bankrupting Social Security,' The Program He Called An Unconstitutional Ponzi Scheme
Nothing New From Newt: His 1998 Tax Plan Also Gave Most Of Its Benefits To The Wealthy
After Gutting Women's Health Care, Perry Accuses Obama Of 'Sacrificing The Health Of Millions Of Texas Women'
- So we can expect him to be a babbling idiot for four years if he's elected President? Rick Perry: I'm not a babbling idiot, I'm just 'fatigued'
Iowans Confront Perry At Campaign Event: 'Why Do You Hate Gay People,' 'Go Back To Texas'
Perry Wants Constitutional Amendment for Prayer in Schools
- Since everyone has access to health care, it's not neccessary for all to have health insurance coverage. Rick Perry Explains Why Texans Don't Need Health Insurance
Perry Admits His Tax Plan Slams Low-Income People And Lets The Wealthy Pay Nothing
Perry Says He 'Absolutely' Opposes Extending The Payroll Tax Cut And Unemployment Benefits
Gingrich, Romney, And Perry Agree: Republican Presidents Don't Actually Have To Follow The Law
Rick Perry Fails Govt 101: Claims Executive Orders Can Repeal Laws Passed By Congress
Perry to Federal Workers: 'Share My Vision' or Get Punished
As His Poll Numbers Tank, Perry Adopts Populist Rhetoric: Calls For Jailing Bankers
Oops: Rick Perry Calls New Hampshire Primary 'Caucuses' On Fox and Friends
"Access" is completely different than "affordability" - Rick Perry's Memo To The 50 Million Uninsured: 'Everyone In America Has Access To Health Care'
Rick Perry Takes Time Off Campaign To Celebrate Expansion Of Federally-Funded Health Center
A shinning example of lawmaker's attitude of "For Thee, But Not For Me" - Perry's congressional supporters wary of proposal to cut lawmaker pay
Perry Quietly Signed Health Mandate That Didn't Help Patients, Drove Up Costs, And Rewarded Donors
Texas Accepted $57 Million From The Affordable Care Act It Opposes, Sees As Unconstitutional
Actually, Rick Perry Loves Picking Winners and Losers
- The Texas governor has one driving passion: selling off government to the highest bidder Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore In Texas
Rick Perry steals joke from President Obama that he once condemned
Rick Perry relays fake 'Occupy' quote to his audience
Perry's Tax Plan Would Cost More Than $500 Billion A Year While Increasing Taxes On Most Of The Middle-Class
Perry: Ending The Iraq War Is 'Irresponsible,' 'Putting Our Kids' Lives In Jeopardy'
Rick Perry's campaign: tax cuts will pay for themselves
ANALYSIS: Warren Buffett Would Pay As Little As 0.2 Percent Tax Rate Under Rick Perry's Tax Plan
Perry campaign laundering money through big donors' children?
Man Who Helped Bush Steal 2000 Election and Wreck FEMA Now Advises Perry
Rick Perry's preferential option for the rich
ANALYSIS: Three Things You Need To Know About Rick Perry's Tax Plan
Perry On Whether His Tax Plan Gives Millions In Tax Breaks To The Rich: 'I Don't Care About That'
Perry Ditches Idea That Social Security Is Unconstitutional, Adopts Privatization Plan The Public Already Rejected
Perry Bailed Out His Own Failed Agriculture Jobs Fund
Perry Adviser Steve Forbes Crafted Flat Tax Plan That Would Have Given Himself A $1.9 Billion Tax Cut
Perry And Paul Sought Energy Subsidies They Claim 'We Don't Need'
Perry Repeatedly Cut Child Abuse Prevention Funding As Texas Battled Rising Levels Of Abuse
Who's Fueling Rick Perry's Presidential Campaign?
Rick Perry Declares 'I Hate Cancer' While Gutting Cancer Screening Funding For Nearly 180,000 Women
John King On Anita Perry's Claim That Her Son Lost His Job Because Of Obama 'Not Even Close'
Corporations That Received Money From Perry's Jobs Fund Gave Him $7 Million In Donations
Top 10 Giveaways To Big Oil In Rick Perry's 'Jobs' Plans
Flood-Gate: Perry Officials Try to Hide Sea Level Rise from Texans with "Clear-Cut Unadulterated Censorship"
Perry-Appointed Agency Censors Global Warming
WATCH: Perry Endorser Calls Judaism, Catholicism Path to Hell
- The presidential hopeful ripped companies doing business with Iran. But he took major campaign cash from one such corporation: Koch Industries. Will Perry Return Koch Campaign Cash?
Rick Perry Is the Country's Top Polluter - of Toxic Mercury and Mercury-Raising Carbon Dioxide
Ignoring The One-In-Four Residents Who Lack Health Insurance, Perry Claims Texas Has 'The Finest Health Care In America'
Rick Perry Gave Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars To Subprime Lenders
Prominent Perry Endorser On Audience Booing Gay Soldier: 'I Thought It Was Great'
Rick Perry's Spectacular Fall From Grace
Perry Declares 'There Is Nothing In That Constitution' That Allows Medicaid To Exist
Rick Perry's Stirring Progressive Defense Of Higher Education For Undocumented Children
Rick Perry's Subprime Industrial Policy
Rick Perry Wants to Invade Mexico
Citing No Evidence, Perry Says Info On Awlaki Raid 'Probably' Came From Gitmo
Rick Perry delivers a policy speech, but forgets to talk about policy
Public Employee Rick Perry Says Warren Buffett Hasn't Got a Clue About the Private Sector
Gov. Perry Has Slashed Funding For Public Education He Says Was His "Key To The Future"
Coal Baron Hosts Perry Party
- And Rick Perry: EPA Is A 'Jobs Cemetery' without the EPA, the whole world is a cementery; So pick one!
Perry blames feds for his controversial positions on illegal immigration
- Which is what his base want: HATE BROWN PEOPLE; and anyone else who isn't white. Rick Perry's rough rollout complicated by insufficient hatred of brown people
After GOP's Last Savior Betrays Them On Immigration [Perry], GOPers Beg Immigration Moderate Chris Christie To Save Them
- In a move reminiscent of Sarah Palin's infamous revisionist take on Paul Revere's midnight ride, Rick Perry doesn't seem to actually know what the original Tea Party of the 1770s was about. Rick Perry's Revisionist Take On The Original Tea Party
In Case You Missed It: Perry Enjoys Accepting Additional Federal Funding For Texas' Medicaid Program
Texas Doctor On Perrycare: 'This Kind Of Thing Happens In Somalia'
Perry Appointees May Raid Public School Funds To Give Oil Refineries $135 Million Tax Break
Romney And Perry Speak In Michigan, Epicenter Of The Auto Industry They Wanted To Let Fail
Rick Perry lied about why he supported HPV vaccine
DOJ: Perry's Texas redistricting plan intentionally discriminates
In Just One Hour, Rick Perry Expresses Two Entirely Different Views On Social Security
Perry Praised No Child Left Behind Under Bush, Now Claims He Was A Vocal Opponent
Rick Perry Rewrites His Own History Again, Claims He Never Considered Secession
Texas Climate Scientists Rebuke Rick Perry (Again)
Perry's Florida Co-Chair Attributes Floods, Fires, Tornadoes To Gay Marriage
GRAPH: Massachusetts Leads Nation In Coverage, Texas Is Dead Last
Who Did Rick Perry Pick As His Top Environmental Cop?
TX Gov Rick Perry Skip State As Lt Gov Begs Federal Government For Aid - But Wanted To Secede From USA
Rick Perry's Dirty Deals With Big Coal
Rick Perry In New York To Kiss Rupert Murdoch's Ring
- From a man who is going to welcomed with open arms - down below. Perry's Theocratic Foreign Policy: 'As A Christian I Have A Clear Directive To Support Israel'
- Yeah, sure. Create another Rick Perry Breaks With Four Decades Of U.S. Policy, Says Israel Should Build More West Bank Settlements excuse oppertunity for a Republican President to go to war.
Perry Used Taxpayer Money To Subsidize Family Vacations, Presidential Campaign Events
- Decrys public jobs, but has spent 27 years on government payroll. Perry's Feast (Cartoon)
- Prince Rick wouldn't be where he is without the steady "intrusion" of big government into his life. A Perry Tale about the Prince of Privilege
Rick Perry is for sale, but he's not cheap
Texas unemployment rate hits highest level since before Perry endorsed Gore
Perry Brags About Texas' Tax System That Charges The Poor Four Times As Much As The Rich
Public Opinion Stunner: More Americans Understand World is Warming - Thanks to Rick Perry
Texas Close To Receiving 17th Medicaid Waiver, Despite Perry's Complaints Of Federal Inflexibility
- Of course! He needs their money if he expects to win the election. Perry Once Bashed Financial Industry For Being 'Run On Greed,' Now Wants To Repeal Wall St. Reform
OpenSecrets.org Illuminates Connections Between Rick Perry and Pharmaceutical Giant Merck on CNN.com
How Rick Perry Put Teacher Retirement Money in His Cronies' Hands
Perry's Muddled Stance On Afghanistan: Bring The Troops Home... But Not Now... And Maybe Leave 40,000
Gov. Perry Is Right: $5,000 Is Way Below Market Price For His Political Favor
Perry Ignores Massive Abuse In Texas Juvenile Detention System While Taking Money From Worst Offenders
After Claiming Government 'Doesn't Create Any Jobs,' Perry Brags: 'I Helped Create A Million Jobs'
Rick Perry's Price Revealed!
Rick Perry's 'Washington Kickoff' Fundraiser Hosted By Longtime Merck Lobbyist
Perry Wants To Build Afghanistan's Infrastructure, Opposes Obama Plan To Build America's
VIDEO: Rick Perry Calls Medicare And Social Security Unconstitutional
Perry's 'Ponzi Scheme; Kept 14 Million Seniors Out Of Poverty Last Year
Rick Perry: Let's "Free Up" Wall Street - Because That Worked in 2008
Rick Perry running to the right of Bush
Rick Perry Doubled Texas' Debt, Then Balanced Budget Through Accounting Gimmicks
Perry pushed life insurance scheme to create tax shelters for speculators
Rick Perry Conspired With Multinational Bank To Raise Revenues Off The Deaths Of Texas Teachers
The Usual Suspects: Rick Perry's Support In Gallup National Poll Came From The Tea Party
Perry seals travel and expense records until after November election
Rick Perry: Transparency Is Good - Except When I'm in Charge
Rick Perry's Jobs Plan: 'Free' The 'Wall Street Investor'
Rick Perry automatically deletes all staffer emails after seven days
Back when Rick Perry was against destroying public documents...
After Taking Nearly $100K From Private Prison Industry, Rick Perry Pushed Prison Health Privatization
VIDEO: Rick Perry Flip Flops On Medicare, Claims He 'Never Said It Was Unconstitutional'
Rick Perry Is Now Fully Embracing His Belief That Social Security And Medicare Are Unconstitutional
Former Boehner Staffer Suggests Rick Perry Would Be Happier With the Confederate Constitution
How Rick Perry Got Rich While Working for the Government and the Man Who Helped Him Do It
Meet The Money Behind Rick Perry
Texas Applies For Health Reform Waiver That Benefits Insurers
Rick Perry's Texas Miracle - for Corporations
Examining Rick Perry's environmental record
Hunger Rate Spikes In Rick Perry's Texas, Even As National Rate Holds Steady
Rick Perry's Texas-Sized Lies on Health Care
Rick Perry had an innocent man executed, and should be made to answer
Scorched Earth Strategy: Perry Wants to Bring All America the Texas Miracle, Firefighters Paying for Gear, Engine Fuel
Despite Perry's Tough Budget Talk, Texas' Debt Growing Faster Than The Nation's
Rick Perry's Budget-Busting Past
Under Rick Perry, Government Jobs Grew Twice As Much As Private Sector Jobs
Ten Reasons Why Rick Perry Shouldn't Take Credit For Texas' Economy
Anti-Government Spending Crusader Rick Perry Accepted More Than $80,000 In Farm Subsidies
Likely GOP Presidential Contender Rick Perry Thinks Medicare, Medicaid, And Social Security Are Ponzi Schemes
Rick Perry's Plan For Higher Taxes On The Retired And Disabled
Rick Perry Is Big Oil's $11 Million Man
The Ten Weirdest Ideas In Rick Perry's "Fed Up"
Five Crazy Things Rick Perry Thinks About The Constitution
Rick Perry: The Poor And Seniors Don't Pay Enough In Taxes
Rick Perry's Texas 'miracle' is a myth
Why Texas has the highest percentage of uninsured people in the U.S.
Perrycare 101: Rick Perry's Medicaid record
Rick Perry's budget sleight-of-hand
Rick Perry's Pay-to-Play Scam
What Rick Perry Doesn't Want To Talk About
Rick Perry opposes direct election of United States senators
Rick Perry Calls Two Constitutional Amendments 'Mistaken' - Perry wants to appoint your Senator
Even Texans Don't Support a Rick Perry Presidential Campaign
In Gov. Rick Perry's Texas, Formula 1 Racing Is More Of A Priority Than Education
Rick Perry to Host Hate Group-Funded Prayer Summit
Texas Follows In Paul Ryan's Footsteps: House Passes Measure To Block Grant Medicaid, Privatize Medicare
Top 10 Things Texas Gov. Rick Perry Doesn't Want You To Know About Him
Gov. Perry: Economic Crisis Is Part of God's Plan To Return Us To Biblical Principles
Perry: Texans Don't Like Me Because 'A Prophet Is…Not Loved In Their Hometown'
Rick Perry Hypocrisy Report, Edition 1
Perry's Texas Has Highest Percentage Of Minimum Wage Jobs In The Nation
- Texas' last "Messenger from God" was jailed for conspiracy and money laundering.
God Sends a New Messenger from Texas Gov. Perry Partners With 'Apostle' Who Says 9/11 Was God's Wrath For U.S. Embrace Of Homosexuality
Perry Is Peddling Texas Snake Oil
A Texas-sized quandary for Rick Perry
Meet Rick Perry, state chairman of Al Gore's 1988 presidential campaign
Texas Republicans To Perry: Stop Lying About Preserving Our Rainy Day Fund
- What do you call an incumbent Governor who wins with a mere 39 percent of the total votes? Answer: exas Governor Rick Perry.
Texas Governor Rick Perry is a Legend in His Own Mind Tenther Rick Perry: Medicaid, Clean Air And School Assistance Are Unconstitutional 'Nonsense'
Govs. Rick Perry And Rick Scott Go AWOL During State Emergencies To Attend Secret Koch Event
Rick Perry thinks clean air regulations are unconstitutional
The Truth About Rick Perry and Jobs
Rick Perry Ally: Statue of Liberty is a 'Demonic Idol'
Over The Last Decade, Half Of Rick Perry's $102 Million In Fundraising Came From Just 204 'Mega-Donors'
No one wants to go to Rick Perry's Christianist party
Rick Perry Pushes ALEC-Backed Education Policies To Turn Texas Universities Into Businesses
Perry's Legislative Agenda Bears Strong Resemblance To ALEC's Corporate-Backed Model Bills
Rick Perry Looks And Sounds Too Much Like Bush
10 Things You Need To Know About Rick Perry
The Texas Unmiracle: Malpractice Reform Edition
Taxing The Poor In Texas
Rick Perry Thinks Texas Climate Scientists Are In A 'Secular Carbon Cult'
Rick Perry's Texas: Not All It's Cracked Up To Be
Even The Bush Administration Thought Rick Perry's Medicaid Proposals Were Too Restrictive
Rick Perry And Sen. Grassley Promote Bizarre Myth About Non-Existent Tractor Regulation
Gov. Rick Perry's Texas Supreme Court Sides With Corporations In Three Out Of Four Cases
Rick Perry's Motives, Ties To Drug Manufacturer Questioned During 2007 HPV Debate
Rick Perry's Texas 'miracle' is built on minimum wage jobs
As Perry Touts His Military Service, His Voter ID Law Restricts Veterans From Voting
Between 2007 And 2010, 47 Percent Of Government Jobs Were Created In Texas
Rick Perry Condemns Federal Farm Regulation -- That Doesn't Exist
Rick Perry has a new border patrol idea—that's been in effect since 2005
Rick Perry's 10 Worst Crony Capitalists
Rick Perry's Billionaire Club
Seven Things To Know About Rick Perry's Health Care Record
Denier Rick Perry Takes $11 Million from Big Oil, Then Claims Climate Scientists 'Manipulated Data' For Money
Perry Calls For Even Bigger Corporate Tax Repatriation Giveaway Than Corporations Have Asked For
The State Of Texas' Children: Low Graduation Rates, High Poverty
CAUGHT ON TAPE: Bank Of America's Director Of Public Policy Tells Rick Perry 'We'll Help You Out'
VIDEO: The Mess In Texas - Debunking Rick Perry's 'Texas Miracle'
Perry budget leaves Texas schools underfunded by $4 billion
Perry, Like Bush In 2000, Promises No 'Military Adventurism'
How Perry Pushed Donor's Nuclear Waste Dump
Rick Perry's Execution Record Includes The Deaths Of Juveniles And The Mentally Disabled
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