Rick Perry

  • September 22, 2011   BY David Chalian  

    Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are set to square off again at Thursday night’s debate. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images. The two men in what has become a two-man race for the Republican presidential nomination each conducted national interviews Wednesday … Continue reading

  • September 21, 2011   BY David Chalian  

    President Obama arrives at a diplomatic event Tuesday in New York. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images. President Obama may have thought he was leaving domestic political squabbles behind when he headed up to New York for the U.N. General Assembly … Continue reading

  • September 20, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, gunmen attacked a bus in Pakistan, killing 26 Shiite Muslims headed to Iran as part of a religious pilgrimage. Also in Yemen, several Western ambassadors worked to negotiate a truce between pro- and anti-regime forces. Meanwhile, Moammar Gadhafi insisted NATO attacks would not end his regime in Libya. Continue reading

  • September 16, 2011  

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus review top political news, including former Vice President Cheney’s new memoir, the special election in New York, the GOP response to the president’s jobs plan and more. Continue reading

  • September 13, 2011  

    At Monday night’s CNN/Tea Party-sponsored event in Tampa, Fla., eight Republican presidential hopefuls were on stage, but the party’s new front-runner, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was the one put to the test by many of his rivals. Kwame Holman recaps the debate. Continue reading

  • September 12, 2011  

    In other news Monday, the Department of Education reported that the default rate on federal student loans jumped to 8.8 percent of borrowers in 2010, up from 7 percent in 2008. Also, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney earned former rival Tim Pawlenty’s backing while Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Continue reading

  • September 9, 2011  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weigh in on the week’s top political news, including President Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry sparring over Social Security and the economy at Wednesday’s GOP debate, plus the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2011  

    Wednesday night’s GOP debate focused most attention on the two leading contenders, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who sparred over their records on job creation. Ray Suarez recaps the debate and looks at where the contenders stand in the nomination fight after the latest round of debate. Continue reading

  • September 7, 2011  

    Before President Obama presents his plan to spur job creation on Thursday night, eight Republican hopefuls will debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian preview the debate, which will be the first to include GOP front-runner Rick Perry. Continue reading

  • September 6, 2011  

    A pair of polls out Tuesday show that many Americans have deep concerns about President Obama’s overall job performance and his handling of the economy. Judy Woodruff discusses the polls and the 2012 campaign, including Mitt Romney’s new jobs plan, with NPR’s Ari Shapiro. Continue reading