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Rick Perry Named Worst Candidate of 2012

Washington Post's widely-read political blog, The Fix, has given Rick Perry the undesirable Fixy Award for Worst Candidate of 2012.
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Crazy Right Wingers Want Their States to Secede

Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Oregon, Kentucky, Montana, Arkansas, North Dakota, Mississippi, New York. North Carolina, Missouri, Oregon, Georgia, New Jersey, Colorado, South Carolina, and Florida. Those are the states whom, so far, have had someone file a "We the People" petition to secede from the United States of America in response to Obama winning the 2012 Presidential election. Texas is the only one to reach the 28,000 signatures needed to warrant a response from the Obama administration and Governor Rick Perry has weighed in.
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Rick Perry 4Ever?

Yesterday, the Dallas Morning News' editorial board took a look at the possibility that Rick Perry will run again in 2014.
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TX State Senator Op-Ed: Fed Up with Perry's Medicaid Grandstanding

TX State Senator Op-Ed: Fed Up with Perry's Medicaid Grandstanding
It's time to move beyond grandstanding and look at the facts of the ACA and what it will cost us if we continue to have the nation's highest rate of uninsured residents.
First off, it should be emphasized that the governor's pronouncement was not the final word on this matter - any possible expansion of Medicaid must first come through the Legislature. Thankfully, the governor backtracked on his original stance and said he would work with the Legislature.
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SHUT UP: Texas Tries to Stop Doctors from Talking About Abortion

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Gov. Rick Perry Refuses to Establish Health Insurance Exchange, Blocks Medicaid Expansion

Governor Rick Perry, in a desperate attempt to remain relevant to the Republican party base and screw over his constituents at any cost, put out a statement today that he will a) not expand Medicaid coverage and b) refuses to establish a state-based insurance exchange. Perry joins a slew of constituent-loathing Red State governors with Presidential aspirations who are refusing to follow the state-level aspects of President Obama's health insurance reform that would actually insure people.
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B: TX Many Top Appointees Resigning Before 2013 Legislative Session

This past week's announcement from the Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner, Tom Suehs, that he will step down later this summer is just the
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