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  • Rick Perry jokes being a RINO is ‘sexy’ while campaigning for Texas House speaker

    02/21/2024 4:15:05 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2/21/24 | Cayla Harris
    BEAUMONT — Rick Perry kind of thinks the term “RINO” — Republican in name only, that is — is “sexy.” The former Texas governor, stumping for House Speaker Dade Phelan in his Southeast Texas district last week, made light of recent accusations that he, Phelan and several other Republicans are actually RINOs. “I think it's kind of sexy, frankly,” Perry told a crowd of roughly 400 people, putting his hand on his head to mimic a rhino’s horn. “When you think about it... it’s one of the baddest boys on the block, right?” Attendees laughed in response — but then...
  • Rick Perry’s energy legacy is more complicated than you think

    09/07/2023 6:58:22 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 13 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 12/13/16 | Jim Malewitz and Kiah Collier
    Although Texas' longest-serving governor was, perhaps unsurprisingly, pro-oil and gas during his tenure, he didn't simply nod to those iconic, staple fuels: “You can be proud that Texas produces more energy from wind turbines than all but five countries,” he said.
  • Trump Is Actually The Second GOP Presidential Candidate Indicted By Local Democrats In A Decade: Most People Have Forgotten the First

    04/03/2023 5:31:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/03/2023 | Mark Hemingway
    In 2014, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on trumped up charges by a liberal DA, fingerprinted, and forced to take a mugshot, destroying his presidential campaign. Rick Perry Takes Mugshot With Head Held High The indictment of Donald Trump by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Thursday sent shockwaves around the country. Trump’s defenders — and even some legal experts — haven’t been shy about describing the prosecution of Trump as politically motivated. While the specific indictment has yet to be revealed, Bragg appears likely to charge Trump with felony “falsifying of business records” pertaining to a Federal Election Commission...
  • CNN Exclusive: Jan 6 investigators believe Nov. 4 text pushing 'strategy' to undermine election came from Rick Perry

    12/17/2021 8:51:06 PM PST · by blueplum · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 17 December 2021 | Jake Tapper and Jamie Gangel, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Members of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol believe that former Texas Governor and Trump Energy Secretary Rick Perry was the author of a text message sent to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows the day after the 2020 election pushing an "AGRESSIVE (sic) STRATEGY" ... ...The text was first presented publicly on the House floor Tuesday night by Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, and reads: "HERE's an AGRESSIVE (sic) STRATEGY: Why can t (sic) the states of GA NC PENN and other R controlled state houses declare this is...
  • Newt Gingrich calls for killing anyone behind Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack

    06/05/2021 5:40:35 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | Andrew Blake
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called the cyberattack suffered by the Colonial Pipeline Company “an act of war” and said the U.S. should respond by killing whoever was responsible for it.“We ought to pass a law immediately that makes this kind of hacking subject to a death penalty, and the law should include a provision that the president, through a judicial process, should be able to order the killing of anybody overseas who’s doing this,” Mr. Gingrich, a Republican, said Monday on Fox News while speaking about the ransomware attack that recently disrupted the Colonial Pipeline system.Mr. Gingrich, 77, who...
  • Power Goes Out As Former Energy Secretary Rick Perry Starts to Discuss Need for Energy Diversity (Interview with Tucker)

    02/16/2021 12:00:40 PM PST · by CedarDave · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 16, 2021 | Susan Jones
    ( - Coincidentally, but right on cue, the generator-supplied power went out in the home of former Texas Governor and former Trump Energy Secretary Rick Perry Monday night, just as Perry began his interview with Fox News's Tucker Carlson. Carlson said the power outage was "proving the point that we're making" -- that it's the government's responsibility to provide reliable power during life-threatening cold snaps, and green energy is not up to the job. "So the point is, you need to have a diversity of energy sources, no matter where you are, and it couldn't be a greater example of...
  • Texas Republicans Sound Post-2020 Alarm Bells

    10/30/2020 6:08:57 AM PDT · by raynman33 · 51 replies
    The HIll ^ | 10/30/2020 | Al Weaver
    BULVERDE, Texas — Texas Republicans remain bullish that President Trump will repeat his 2016 win here next week. But they warn the party nonetheless has a lot of work to do in the coming years as Democrats continue to make inroads across the state, especially in suburban areas. For two cycles now, Texas Republicans have watched as Democrats picked off long-held GOP House seats in the Dallas and Houston suburbs, with the minority party continuing to go on offense in a number of seats few saw as possible pick-up opportunities years ago. This has set off alarm bells for party...
  • NYC’s Muslim Community Patrol to enforce the “fundamentals of the Sharia”

    12/04/2019 12:00:16 PM PST · by robowombat · 32 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | NOV 29, 2019 12:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    NYC’s Muslim Community Patrol to enforce the “fundamentals of the Sharia” NOV 29, 2019 12:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER Can’t say we weren’t warned. But warning about such things is “Islamophobic.” “Clarion Special Report: NY’s Sharia Patrol,” by Ryan Mauro and Martin Mawyer, Clarion Project, October 10, 2019 (thanks to Creeping Sharia): Not surprisingly, the sight of official-looking cars – made to look like police New York City cars — emblazoned with the words “Muslim Community Patrol” cruising the avenues of Brooklyn and Staten Island—in the United States of America—was quick to generate news coverage, commentary and alarm. Most of...
  • Federal judge presses pause on her own order forcing former WH counsel McGahn to testify (trunc)

    11/29/2019 5:55:09 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2019 | GEOFF EARLE
    A federal judge ruled Monday that former White House counsel Don McGahn must comply with a subpoena from House Judiciary Committee Democrats. Justice Department said it would appeal the ruling, setting up a possible Supreme Court clash. Now the judge says she will pause her own order while the appeals process has a chance to play out. Trump claimed he is 'fighting for future Presidents and the Office of the President' 'Other than that, I would actually like people to testify'. Said he would 'love' to have Mike Pompeo, Rick Perry, Mick Mulvaney and many others testify
  • Rick Perry speaks out after resigning as Trump's energy secretary

    10/18/2019 6:28:41 PM PDT · by JayGalt · 26 replies
    10 Minute Interview of Rick Perry by Bill Hemmer. Thread Title is the Fox News Video Title
  • BREAKING: Energy Secretary Rick Perry To Resign

    10/17/2019 8:16:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/17/2019 | Bronson Stocking
    President Trump said Rick Perry will be departing "at the end of the year," and said the secretary of energy has done a "fantastic job." The president also said the administration will be announcing Perry's replacement soon. The president suggested Perry had a hand in picking his replacement and said it will likely be a "he in this particular case." JUST IN: President Trump says Energy Sec. Rick Perry is "going at the end of the year."— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 17, 2019 The former Texas governor was in his home state Thursday when he reportedly told President...
  • Perry Tells Trump He Will Resign as Energy Secretary

    10/17/2019 2:01:30 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/17/19 | Maggie Haberman and Lisa Friedman
    Rick Perry, the energy secretary who has drawn scrutiny for his role in the controversy surrounding President Trump’s efforts to push Ukraine officials to investigate the son of a political rival, on Thursday told the president he would resign from the cabinet. The Perry resignation had been anticipated for several weeks, even before the news emerged of his involvement in efforts to pressure the new president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to investigate a company that had worked with Hunter Biden, the younger son of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
  • House Democrats Subpoena Rick Perry for Ukraine Documents

    10/11/2019 10:04:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 10/10/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    House Democrats on Thursday subpoenaed Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry for Ukraine documents as part of their impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump. “Recently, public reports have raised questions about any role you may have played in conveying or reinforcing the President’s stark message to the Ukrainian President,” the letter reads from the chairmen of the House Intelligence, Oversight, and Foreign Affairs committees.
  • AP sources: Trump allies pressed Ukraine over gas firm

    10/06/2019 6:12:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump’s main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic. Their aims were profit, not politics. This circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to Giuliani and Trump while trying to install new management at the top of Ukraine’s massive state gas company. Their plan was to then steer lucrative contracts to companies controlled by Trump allies, according to two people with knowledge of their plans. Their plan hit a...
  • Rick Perry expected to resign next month

    10/03/2019 6:18:37 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/3/19 | Zachary Halaschak
    Energy Secretary Rick Perry is expected to resign in November. The announcement will be made next month and is unrelated to ongoing issues in the Trump administration with Ukraine, according to Politico. It is unclear the exact reasons or circumstances surrounding his decision to step down. Perry, unlike many others on President Trump’s cabinet, has been with the administration from the beginning, having been confirmed to the post in a 62-37 Senate vote in March 2017. Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette is anticipated to take over from the 69-year-old former Texas governor.
  • So much for the lunatic charge that Trump is ‘in Putin’s pocket’

    09/03/2019 7:58:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/03/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Die-hard Trump haters continue to maintain that the President of the United States is in thrall to, or maybe being blackmailed by Russia’s President Putin. As a corollary, they still push the notion that Russia will corrupt the 2020 presidential election, so that if and when Trump wins, they will deny him legitimacy. The crashing and burning of the Mueller effort to prove this thesis means nothing to the deluded dead-enders. But the stupidity of this charge is refuted by the power play President Trump’s Secretary of Energy Rick Perry carried out over the holiday weekend. Via Reuters: “We’re...
  • Rick Perry: Now that Ross Perot is gone, I can tell this story

    07/13/2019 5:57:41 AM PDT · by texas_mrs · 67 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 7/12/19 | Rick Perry
    This week, the nation remembers Ross Perot for his success in business, his two independent White House bids and his no-nonsense, straight Texas talk. His love of country, larger-than-life personality and generosity are all part of his legacy that will live on. But there is another little-known part of the life of Ross Perot that should be told now that he is gone. He was a tireless, but private, supporter of our wounded veterans. During my time as governor of this great state, I had the honor and privilege of knowing countless warriors who stepped forward to serve in Iraq...
  • Andrew Breitbart Steps Down From GOProud Board After it Outs Perry Advisor

    12/10/2011 2:20:25 PM PST · by rintense · 146 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 12/9/2011 | Andre Tartar
    It's not all that surprising that, in the wake of Rick Perry's much-maligned anti-gay ad the other day, the gay conservative group GOPRoud ended up at the center of the ensuing media storm, fielding requests from reporters left and right. Except it seems that the group's director and chairman (inadvertently, they claim) created a gay-bashing brouhaha of their own by letting slip the true sexual orientation of Tony Fabrizio, a top strategist on the governor's presidential campaign. In an e-mail to the rest of the board — acquired by the Daily Caller — GOProud leaders Chris Barron and Jimmy LaSavlia...
  • Nunes files $150M lawsuit against McClatchy, alleging conspiracy to derail Clinton, Russia probes

    04/08/2019 6:21:52 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies ^ | 4/8/2019 | Gregg Re
    House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes filed a $150 million lawsuit in Virginia state court against The McClatchy Company and others on Monday, alleging that one of the news agency's reporters conspired with a political operative to derail Nunes' oversight work into the Hillary Clinton campaign and Russian election interference. The filing, obtained by Fox News, came a day after Nunes, R-Calif., revealed he would send eight criminal referrals to the Justice Department this week concerning purported surveillance abuses by federal authorities, false statements to Congress and other matters. In March, Nunes filed a similar $250 million lawsuit alleging...
  • Rick Perry Fires Back At Nevada’s Democratic Governor Over An Allegedly ‘Secret’ Shipment

    03/02/2019 5:52:26 PM PST · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 3/2/2019 | Michael Bastasch
    Energy Secretary Rick Perry challenged Nevada’s claim his department secretly shipped plutonium into the state. Perry said Energy Department officials notified Nevada officials in August, before weapons-grade plutonium was shipped. Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak maintained that Perry didn’t properly notify Nevada of the plutonium shipment. Tensions flared between Nevada Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak and the Trump administration amid an ongoing fight over the Energy Department (DOE) allegedly secretly shipping weapons-grade plutonium into the Silver State. Energy Secretary Rick Perry responded to those allegations in a letter to Sisolak sent Friday, which was obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Perry’s...