July 8th, 2014
08:20 AM ET
5 months ago

Obama invites Perry to meeting on border crisis

Washington (CNN) - The political sparring over the border crisis intensified Tuesday as the White House released a letter accepting Texas Gov. Rick Perry's invitation to President Barack Obama for a meeting on the issue during his trip to Texas Wednesday.

The letter from White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett was in response to Perry's letter to the President, released Monday evening, that turned down an offer to greet Obama on the tarmac when he arrives in Austin, with the suggestion of a more “substantive meeting to discuss this critical issue.”

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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama • Rick Perry
Rick Perry's busy summer schedule
July 1st, 2014
09:55 AM ET
5 months ago

Rick Perry's busy summer schedule

(CNN) - Rick Perry's headed back to South Carolina Tuesday and Wednesday.

It's the third trip by the longtime Republican governor of Texas to the Palmetto State in the past year. Perry, who launched a failed campaign for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, is not running for re-election this year and instead is considering another bid for the White House in 2016.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • New Hampshire • Rick Perry • South Carolina
June 20th, 2014
09:53 AM ET
5 months ago

Texas governor: I stepped in it

(CNN) – Gov. Rick Perry admitted he fumbled the ball when he recently compared homosexuality to alcoholism.

"I stepped right in it," the Texas Republican said Thursday at an event sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, which also aired on C-SPAN.

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Filed under: 2016 • Rick Perry • Texas
June 18th, 2014
08:13 PM ET
5 months ago

Perry sticks by alcoholism and homosexuality comparison

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry stood by his recent comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

Appearing on CNN's "Crossfire" on Wednesday, Perry was asked by co-host Stephanie Cutter whether he believes homosexuality is a disease.

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Filed under: 2016 • Gay rights • Rick Perry
June 18th, 2014
07:55 PM ET
5 months ago

Perry weighs in on U.S. options in Iraq

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry left the door open to possible U.S. airstrikes against Iraq.

"The bottom line on this one is they need to leave this to the commanders in the field," Perry said on CNN's "Crossfire" on Wednesday.

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Filed under: Crossfire • Iraq • Rick Perry
Jindal: Legal action 'on the table' to combat EPA rules
June 16th, 2014
05:00 PM ET
5 months ago

Jindal: Legal action 'on the table' to combat EPA rules

(CNN) – Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday that a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency is "on the table" in efforts to counter the Obama administration's proposed restrictions on carbon emission from power plants.

The Louisiana Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate said Washington is waging a "war on coal," calling the EPA rules part of a "radical ideology" in President Barack Obama's energy policy.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Energy • Environmental policy • EPA • Rick Perry
Christie: Perry is 'wrong' on homosexuality-alcoholism comparison
June 13th, 2014
09:29 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie: Perry is 'wrong' on homosexuality-alcoholism comparison

(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie said Friday he disagrees with Gov. Rick Perry's recent comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

"I disagree with them. I don't believe that's an apt analogy and not one that should be made because I think it's wrong," the New Jersey Republican told reporters Friday in San Francisco.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Rick Perry
June 12th, 2014
09:03 AM ET
6 months ago

Rick Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism

(CNN) - A comparison between alcoholism and homosexuality by Texas Gov. Rick Perry is raising eyebrows.

At a speech in San Francisco, the longtime Republican governor - who ran for the White House in 2012 and is considering another bid in 2016 - was asked whether he thought homosexuality was a disorder.

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Filed under: 2012 • 2016 • Rick Perry • Texas
Perry dines with New Hampshire Republicans in Texas
May 28th, 2014
03:52 PM ET
6 months ago

Perry dines with New Hampshire Republicans in Texas

Washington (CNN) - Rick Perry, the Texas governor and erstwhile Republican presidential contender, played host on Tuesday night to more than a dozen well-connected New Hampshire politicos – his latest effort to woo GOP power brokers as he plots a repeat bid for the White House in 2016.

The confab, held over dinner at the governor’s mansion in Austin, was organized by Republican operative Mike Dennehy, Perry’s man-on-the-ground in New Hampshire, and included several business leaders and Republican activists from the nation’s first primary state.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • New Hampshire • Rick Perry
Christie, Perry to share table at event
May 15th, 2014
06:50 PM ET
6 months ago

Christie, Perry to share table at event

(CNN) – Gov. Rick Perry and Gov. Chris Christie, two potential 2016 presidential contenders who aren't known for being the best of friends, are set to sit at the same table at a New York event on Sunday.

The Republican governors are attending the second annual Champions of Jewish Values International awards gala hosted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s "This World: Values Network."
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Faith • New York • Rick Perry
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