Q: Do you feel safer walking at night on a brightly lit street? If yes, you agree with Rick Perry

Rick Perry is trending right now over comments he made at an energy industry event hosted by Axios. But it’s really the Axios headline, more so than the remarks, that’s responsible for the liberal anger: At an Axios/NBC event today, Rick Perry indicated he thinks using fossil fuels can help prevent sexual assault. &mdash...

Incredibly versatile Rick Perry transforms from Vanilla Ice’s DJ to Energy Secretary to Eagle Scout

Fast forward a bit to July, and we see Perry's transformation to Boy Scout. … Perry didn't win, but somebody apparently liked his energy. … And then there's Rick Perry, who tried to parlay his experience as governor of Texas into a stint in the White House, but somehow ended up doing dance routines on network TV with Vanilla Ice…

CLASSLESS: Here’s why people are angry at @HasanMinhaj for his #WHCD joke about Rick Perry

One of the targets of Daily Show comedian Hasan Minhaj at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night was Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Here’s Minhaj’s not-funny-at-all joke on Perry’s absence from the annual event, via Vanity Fair: Hey, has anyone see Rick Perry since he became energy secretary? I have a feeling he’s sitting in...

Perry FTW! WATCH Rick Perry answer Al Franken with the perfect ‘SNL soundbite’ [video]

OMG the look on Al Franken’s face!!! Watch: "Well, I think we found our 'Saturday Night Live' soundbite," Rick Perry laughs during Al Franken's questioning at confirmation hearing — CBS News January 19, 2017 Granted, the question from Franken is a little weird, “Did you enjoy meeting me?” But Perry’s response, whether intentional...

AUDIT THE VOTE: DJ Rick Perry’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ performance proves he was robbed

Perry/Ice 2016 would have been unstoppable; time to lay the groundwork now. … Is there any other possible explanation for Perry's elimination after reviewing this evidence from Tuesday's broadcast? … Just putting the theory out there: Russians trying to destroy America from within hacked into ABC's computers in September to rob Rick Perry of his certain "Dancing With the Stars" victory…

‘Dancing with the Stars’ teases the Rick Perry vs. Vanilla Ice dance-off we’ve been waiting for

Since about 10,000 people have already made the same joke about a dancing Rick Perry forgetting the third step, we'll settle for two and move on. … Instead, Entertainment Tonight buried deep in a story about the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars" the news we never thought we'd hear: Perry is slated to compete in Season 23, alongside Vanilla Ice and Ryan Lochte. … Rick Perry popped up on Twitter's list of trending topics late Monday night, and the reason has absolutely nothing to do with Donald Trump, which is a relief…

FEC filing shows the pro-Trump super PAC Rick Perry helped raise money for had only $65k on hand at the end of April

Rick Perry goes ALL-IN for Donald Trump: 'Our feelings are secondary to this country' … Perry's star-power was able to help them raise some cash because they need it. … Earlier this week we told you that former Texas Governor Rick Perry, going all-in on supporting Donald Trump, headlined a fundraising conference-call for the pro-Trump Great America super PAC…

Rick Perry goes ALL-IN for Donald Trump: ‘Our feelings are secondary to this country’

Perry is referring to … Perry can find the missing millions that were supposed to go to those charities … Former Texas Governor Rick Perry -- who once called Donald Trump a "cancer" -- just appeared on a fundraising conference call for the Great America PAC, a pro-Trump super PAC run by Republican operative Ed Rollins…

Rick Perry, first to drop 2016 bid, hints that he might drop back in as Trump’s VP

The Rodney Dangerfield position in the administration has been filled, thanks, but Mr. Trump's will keep Perry's application on file. … One political advantage: Perry dropped out before Trump could assign him a demeaning nickname, so there's no need to rebrand should Perry be tapped to serve as Trump's running-mate, something he told CNN's Dana Bash isn't out of the question. … Former Texas governor Rick Perry dropped out of his second run for the White House after just 100 days, and as CNN reported, took a "not-too-veiled swipe" at Donald Trump in the process, insisting that the eventual Republican nominee must "make the case for the cause of conservatism more than the cause of their own celebrity."…

Rick Perry’s former campaign manager has a question for Bill Kristol

And here's an even bigger problem for the Kristol plan -- Perry doesn't want to run … But Jeff Miller, former campaign manager for Ted Cruz, has a question for Kristol and his new love of Rick Perry: where were you when it counted? … Over the weekend, the New York Times reported that Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol has "circulated a memo to a small number of conservative allies" outlining how a conservative like former Texas Governor Rick Perry could mount a third-party challenge to Donald Trump in November…

Surprised? Court throws out final charge against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Rick Perry's mugshot is a winner … Rick Perry on Wednesday, likely ending a case the Republican says helped sink his short-lived 2016 presidential bid. … In August of 2014, then Texas Governor Rick Perry referred to his indictment as "partisan theatrics" and that the "farce of a prosecution will be revealed for what it is…

Report: Rick Perry has stopped paying his staff; 'Still in the fight' says senior source

Philip Rucker of the Washington Post now is reporting that the Perry pay freeze is nationwide. … The bad news had started with reports that Perry had stopped paying his South Carolina staff. … There are all sorts of rumblings coming out of the Rick Perry camp Monday night, with news that he has stopped paying campaign staff, who have been given the green light to take their talents elsewhere…

Video: Rick Perry gets multiple standing ovations at #RSG15

Perry started his speech with a moving tribute to President Abraham Lincoln and how Lincoln brought the United States together after the Civil War … Former Governor of Texas and presidential candidate Rick Perry spoke a little earlier today at the RedState Gathering in Atlanta and wowed the crowd with his tough talk on border security, the Iran deal and the need to strengthen the U.S. military…

Candidate Rick Perry rolls up to Sen. Joni Ernst's Roast and Ride flanked by Navy SEALs

The Des Moines Register's Jennifer Jacobs notes that Perry's Harley was on loan from Taylor Morris, who lost parts of all four limbs while serving with the U.S. Navy in Afghanistan. … He rolled into Boone, Iowa with his bike and retired Navy SEAL and "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell (better known to Jimmy Carter's grandson as one of Perry's sweaty "Russian mafia bodyguards") and Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient Michael E. Thornton. … Rick Perry, though…

'Hey geniuses’: Oblivious DNC mocks Rick Perry's 'accomplishments' before getting a reminder

Editor's note: This post has been updated to point out that Rick Perry is the former Texas governor. … If the liberal media ever want to play "stump the candidate" with Rick Perry, Iowahawk knows how they could do just that … Rick Perry announced today that he'll again seek the Republican nomination for president…

'So what?' Does David Shuster seriously think this is a 'problem' for Rick Perry?

Seriously. If that's the biggest bone Shuster can find to pick with Perry, Perry's in pretty darn good shape. … Well, Perry might as well pack it up right now. … Rick Perry just announced his candidacy for president, but Al-Jazeera America's David Shuster already spots a major problem…

‘You been hacked, bro?’: Matthew Yglesias has a very persuasive case for why Rick Perry should be president

I was working for ThinkProgress at the time Perry kicked off his campaign, so I got to see the kind of "Texas Miracle" debunkings that liberals were working on before Perry's campaign imploded. … Here's Vox's Matt Yglesias debunking the major talking points Dems threw at Perry in 2012 and making the case for why Perry could be the GOP's best candidate in 2016 … Now that Texas Governor Rick Perry is officially a 2016 presidential candidate, let's let Vox explain why he should be president…

Cinematic! Rick Perry to announce his 'future intentions' on June 4

Perry's pretty low-key, though. … We think we have a pretty good idea what those intentions might be, although we're thankful Perry's not emulating Hillary Clinton and telling us to "get excited" for "her official campaign announcement speech" June 13th, which follows her apparently now "unofficial" campaign announcement back in mid-April. … Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has said that he'll announce his future intentions on June 4…

Gov. Rick Perry drops sly hint about 2016 plans with slam against Obama, border security

It was border security, though, that gave Perry an opening to slam President Obama for not doing his job, or rather, delegating all of it to the states. … Perry had a lot to say about his state's economy, playing up job creation in particular under his leadership (nearly one-third of all jobs created). … Rick Perry delivered his last speech as governor of Texas Friday afternoon as he addressed the Republican National Committee's winter meeting…

'Smart take, bootlickers’: Politico chides Rick Perry and 'his Ebola problem’

'Exceedingly proud': Rick Perry addresses Fort Hood soldiers headed to Africa on Ebola mission [photos] … Perry subsequently cut short the planned trip and returned to Texas. … Rick Perry was in Europe, two nurses who had been providing care for Ebola patient Thomas Duncan were diagnosed as having contracted the virus…