Tag Archives: Rick Perry

Rick Perry: Fossil Fuels Help Prevent Sexual Assaults Because It’s Easier To Rape Somebody In The Dark

NBC News reports: Fossil fuels can help prevent sexual assault, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday. Perry described his belief at an energy policy event in Washington hosted by Axios and NBC News, while talking about how bringing power to African villages would save lives. “But also from the standpoint of sexual assault, when the lights are on, when you ...

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Trump Considers Rick Perry For DHS Secretary

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump may tap U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to replace former Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who took over as White House chief of staff this week, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. Bloomberg, citing three people familiar with deliberations, said others were also being considered for the post. White House officials had no immediate comment. Asked ...

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Russian Pranksters Interview Rick Perry About Manure

USA Today reports: Energy Secretary Rick Perry thought he was speaking to the Ukrainian Prime Minister about energy policy. Instead, a pair of Russian pranksters pressed the cabinet member on pig manure. In a 20 minute interview published on the Russian website Vesti, Perry covers a wide range of issues from the Paris climate accord to Ukrainian oil and gas ...

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UNPOSSIBLE: Rick Perry Out-Stupids Rick Perry

Business Insider reports: On Thursday, US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry flubbed one of the most fundamental lessons of modern economics. “Here’s a little economics lesson: supply and demand. You put the supply out there, and the demand will follow,” he said at a coal plant, according to Taylor Kuykendall, an energy reporter at S&P Global Market Intelligence. Contemporary mainstream ...

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Rick Perry Replaces Bannon On Security Council

The New York Daily News reports: After a turn tangoing on reality TV, Rick Perry has danced himself into the heights of power. The longtime Texas governor survived a dip in his political star after the implosion of his 2012 presidential campaign and has now been named to the National Security Council Principals Committee months after appearing on “Dancing With ...

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Rick Perry Accuses Texas A&M Of Rigging Student Body President Election In Favor Of Gay Winner

The Houston Chronicle reports: U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, a former Texas governor and Texas A&M University Aggies Yell Leader, said Wednesday the election of the first openly gay president of the institution’s student body was “stolen” and that the student who had the most votes was disqualified through a process that “made a mockery of due process and transparency.” ...

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OOPS: Senate Confirms Rick Perry As Energy Secretary

USA Today reports: The Senate has confirmed former Texas governor Rick Perry to serve as Energy secretary under President Trump. The vote was 62-37 on Thursday. Perry — who once pledged to eliminate the department — has repeatedly promised be an advocate for the agency and to protect the nation’s nuclear stockpile. Perry also has said he’d rely on federal ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Rick Perry’s Confirmation Hearing

NPR reports on what to expect: Nuclear security is an area where Perry is likely to get questioned by senators, since he has had little experience with the topic. “DOE is fundamentally a science, technology and innovation organization,” wrote current Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz in his Cabinet exit memo. Moniz is a nuclear physicist and his predecessor, Steven Chu, ...

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New York Times: Rick Perry Had No Idea That His Cabinet Post Involved The Nation’s Nuclear Arsenal

The New York Times reports: When President-elect Donald J. Trump offered Rick Perry the job of energy secretary five weeks ago, Mr. Perry gladly accepted, believing he was taking on a role as a global ambassador for the American oil and gas industry that he had long championed in his home state. In the days after, Mr. Perry, the former ...

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Seth Meyers Blasts Trump On Climate Change [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Seth Meyers worries that “one of the most dire consequences” of Donald Trump’s impending presidency is its possible effect on climate change, citing the president-elect’s tweet from 2012, saying it was a farce. “Obviously his statements on climate change have not been promising,” the Late Night host began on his show Wednesday, “like his infamous claim that ...

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Trump Officially Taps Rick Perry For Energy Secretary

The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump early Wednesday announced plans to nominate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as Energy secretary. “As the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry created a business climate that produced millions of new jobs and lower energy prices in his state, and he will bring that same approach to our entire country as Secretary of Energy,” Trump ...

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OOPS: Trump Reportedly Taps Rick Perry To Head Energy Department He Promised To Eliminate [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Texas Gov. Rick Perry — who famously once forgot that he wanted to abolish the Energy Department — to be secretary of energy, two sources familiar with the transition process told NBC News on Monday night. Perry, a rival of Trump’s during the Republican presidential nominating campaign, met with Trump for ...

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Rick Perry Dances To Green Acres Theme [VIDEO]

Via Fox News: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is dancing for veterans’ causes, improved this week, receiving a 22 for his “Green Acres” quickstep with Emma Slater. Perry revealed to FOX411 his buddy Donald Trump watched his week one dance. “I talked to him last week, he called and was flying between one stop and another and said, ‘Hey, ...

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Rick Perry Bombs, Olympian Ryan Lochte Gets Rushed By Protesters On Dancing With The Stars [VIDEO]

The Houston Chronicle reports: Rick Perry’s “Dancing with the Stars” debut went about as well as his two presidential bids. But the evening took a dramatic turn when a security scare targeting Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte interrupted the show’s live telecast. The former Texas governor took his inaugural spin around the floor Monday night during the show’s Season 23 premiere. ...

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Rick Perry: I’ll Be Dancing For The Veterans

The lineup and pairings for the next season of Dancing With The Stars were formally revealed today. Former Texas Gov. Rick “Oops” Perry just tweeted out a photo of his partner, announcing that he will be competing to raise awareness for veterans. More from Variety: After weeks of speculation, the network confirmed that Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte and Laurie ...

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SRSLY: Rick Perry Cast For Dancing With The Stars

Via Entertainment Tonight: ET can exclusively confirm that Jana Kramer, Marilu Henner, former Texas Governor Rick Perry and Vanilla Ice are the latest celebrities headed to DWTS. Retired football star Calvin Johnson and Indy race car driver James Hinchcliffe are also on tap for the fall season, ET has learned. They join a celebrity cast that includes Olympians Laurie Hernandez ...

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Rick Perry: Trump’s Wall Will Be Digital, Not Physical

Via Politico: Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the expanse of the United States’ border with Mexico is not going to happen, as far as former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is concerned. At least not in the physical sense. “I’m for Donald Trump, and he says we’re going to build a wall, the Mexicans are gonna pay for ...

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Rick Perry 2015: Trump Is A Cancer On Conservatism, Rick Perry 2016: I’d Like To Be Trump’s Running Mate

Last year Rick Perry declared that Donald Trump is a “cancer on conservatism.” Apparently the cure for cancer has been found: Rick Perry would be open to being the vice presidential candidate on a ticket with Donald Trump, CNN reported. “I will be open to any way I can help. I’m not going to say no,” the former governor of ...

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Rick Perry Endorses Ted Cruz

This is a game-changer, said nobody. Via Politico: “Of those individuals who have a chance to win the Republican primary, at this juncture, from my perspective, Ted Cruz is by far the most consistent conservative in that crowd,” Perry said. “And that appears to be down to two people.” Perry, who is famously skilled at retail politics, will campaign with ...

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Rick Perry To Drop Out Of 2016 Race

Oops! Also: What took so long?

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