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  • Former Senator fuels speculation over Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder: 'He's running' for president

    04/26/2015 2:19:03 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 37 replies
    Mlive ^ | 4-25-2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder "is running" for president, according to a former U.S. Senator, whose comments at a Republican confab were quickly contradicted by a spokesman for the governor, who said he has not made any decisions of that kind. "I met with Rick Snyder yesterday," former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman told reporters on Saturday morning at the Republican Jewish Coalition's spring meeting, according to the Guardian and other publications. "He's running. He's running." Snyder was in Las Vegas this weekend to attend the RJC meeting as part of what his advisors are calling an economic tour....
  • Fund for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hints at presidential run

    04/17/2015 6:23:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 17, 2015 7:58 PM EDT | David Eggert
    People close to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder have formed a fund allowing him to travel the country to more aggressively tell of the state’s rebound under his watch, raising the prospect of a potential Republican presidential bid. A spokesman for the governor told The Associated Press on Friday that a 501(c)(4) group, Making Government Accountable, was established within the past month. “Once we get into May, the governor will travel more out of the state and promote Michigan, particularly the remarkable economic comeback,” Jarrod Agen said. An aide close to the governor said Snyder is considering a presidential run and...
  • (Rick) Snyder hints at White House bid

    03/26/2015 8:08:20 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 25 replies
    Detroit News | 3-26-2015 | David Shepardson Link only due to copyright rules
  • Gov Perry will not seek re-election

    07/08/2013 11:17:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 126 replies
    Gov Perry will not seek re-election.
  • Rick Perry Endorses Dewhurst in TX Senate Race

    04/19/2012 12:16:27 PM PDT · by Sic Parvis Magna · 29 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 04/19/2012 | Richard Dunham
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry this morning endorsed David Dewhurst for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison... In a tweet this morning, Dewhurst (@DavidHDewhurst) declared, “I’m honored that veteran and conservative champion @GovernorPerry is endorsing our campaign for U.S. Senate"... Perry praised Dewhurst’s loyalty and said he was glad to return the favor.
  • Santorum Used to Cast Himself as ‘Progressive Conservative’

    02/18/2012 10:12:18 AM PST · by red flanker · 28 replies · 1+ views
    This Blog Is Mine ^ | February 16, 2012 | Katerina Sazonova
    In his circuitous path to the top of the primary polls, Rick Santorum has presented himself as the pure conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. But an extensive review of newspaper archives and interviews with officials involved in his successful 1990 congressional race against Rep. Doug Walgren (D-Pa.) suggests that Santorum was cut from a similar GOP cloth as his current adversary. Rick Santorum Used to Cast Himself As Progressive Conservative and Non Reaganite In His First Campaign In his circuitous path to the top of the primary polls, Santorum has presented himself as the pure conservative alternative to Romney. But...
  • Poll shows Perry losing Texas, in third place

    01/17/2012 10:13:34 AM PST · by PAConservative1 · 176 replies
    NewsOK ^ | January 17, 2012 | David Freddoso
    From Public Policy Polling, this is really bad news for Rick Perry -- although at this point it cannot be unexpected: Rick Perry's Presidential campaign is doing about as bad in Texas now as it is everywhere else in the country. When PPP last polled the state in September he was at 49%, leading Mitt Romney by 39 points. Now Perry's support has declined by 31 points, leaving him in 3rd place at 18%. Mitt Romney at 24% and Newt Gingrich at 23% lead the way with Rick Santorum at 15%, Ron Paul at 12%, and Buddy Roemer at 0%...
  • Rick Perry: Here we come South Carolina!!

    01/04/2012 8:41:14 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 67 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 4, 2012 11:14 am | Rick Perry
    GovernorPerry 15 mins, 1 sec ago Twitter And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State...Here we come South Carolina!!!
  • Perry to head to South Carolina

    01/04/2012 8:33:37 AM PST · by GoCards · 73 replies
    Just heard from a tweet, someone elses tweet of course.
  • Rick Perry to "reassess" campaign

    01/03/2012 10:02:42 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 147 replies · 1+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | Tuesday January 3, 2012
    After a disappointing fifth-place finish in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, Texas Governor Rick Perry said he is going home to Texas to assess "whether there is a path forward for myself in this race." "With the voters' decision tonight in Iowa, I've decided to return to Texas, assess the results of tonight's caucus, determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race," Perry told supporters at the end of the night. The candidate, once considered a frontrunner in the race for the GOP nomination, earned just 10 percent on Tuesday's contest with more
  • Rick Perry: "I am Returning to Texas"

    01/03/2012 9:16:25 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 103 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/12 | Aurelius
    In a campaign speech late Tuesday night, Governor Rick Perry stated that he is "returning to Texas" to reassess whether he is going to continue running for President. The speech contained several emotional moments, in particular two moments. The first was when he read a letter from an adoring supporter who called him a "great man." The letter described a conversation that Mr. Perry had had with a soldier and how his supporter looked on in awe as he watched Governor Perry call the veteran his "Christian brother." The second was when Perry announced that he would be returning to...
  • 'Transformation': Perry now opposes all abortion, even in rape or incest cases

    12/27/2011 10:57:43 PM PST · by South40 · 28 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/27/2011 | Carrie Dann
    OSCEOLA, Iowa -- In what the Texas governor calls a "transformation," Rick Perry on Tuesday said that he has reversed his acceptance of abortion in some severe circumstances, saying that he now opposes the procedure even in cases of rape and incest. Perry said the change came after seeing the "Gift of Life" film produced by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. He told an audience of Iowans at Clark Electric Co-op in Osceola that he was moved by the story of a woman who introduced the film during a screening earlier this month in Des Moines.
  • Get ready for a Perry comeback

    11/28/2011 5:31:01 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 195 replies
    Rightly Concerned ^ | 11-28-2011 | Bryan Fischer
    November 28, 2011 Get ready for a Perry comeback By Bryan Fischer Newt is the current flavor of the month in the GOP race for the presidential nomination, and grabbed a coup in New Hampshire with the endorsement of the Union-Leader. However, Newt has enough baggage with enough rocks in it to drag him below surface again. His amnesty stance on immigration puts him to the left of Perry on that issue, and we now know he took $1.8 million from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac right when they were dragging the housing industry to the bottom of the sea....
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Endorse Rick Perry Next Week

    11/27/2011 4:44:00 AM PST · by NoRedTape · 196 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 26, 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    "Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., who calls himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” will endorse Texas Gov. Rick Perry next week, a source with knowledge of the endorsement told ABC News.".......
  • Rick Perry, conservative hero no longer

    11/16/2011 9:14:48 PM PST · by South40 · 85 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/16/2011 | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    When Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the Republican presidential race in mid-August, he was touted as the candidate conservatives had been waiting for — the antidote to the more country club sort of appeal of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. No longer. Three months into his campaign, a new Washington Post-ABC News survey reveals that his numbers have not only fallen considerably among self-identified conservative Republicans, but also lag behind Romney and the majority of the other candidates for the GOP nomination. Among all Republicans, 42 percent view Perry favorably while 38 percent see him in an unfavorable light. Perry’s...
  • Why Perry's Campaign Is Not Quite Dead Yet

    11/10/2011 7:15:11 PM PST · by jodiluvshoes · 111 replies · 1+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 11.10.11 | Kevin McCullough
    The five reasons I asserted that Governor Perry would have the best shot at beating Obama were simple ones: He decisively created more jobs than Obama. He greatly respects and tries to encourage small businesses. He has a clear understanding of federalism and what states shouldn't be forced into. He has solid core convictions that replicate most of America. And he could unite the core conservative Democrats, Republicans and Independents across the nation on economic, social and defense policy. All five of those reasons remain -- even now -- solidly relevant and valid. However, he's certainly nowhere near where I...
  • Rick Perry's Damage Control Strategy: Have a Sense of Humor

    11/10/2011 2:37:12 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 112 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 10, 2011 | Molly Ball
    By facing the issue and joking about it, Perry frames his gaffe as a funny moment rather than a serious, and seriously stupid, one. He takes control of the discussion. Every minute he's on the air being interviewed about it is one more minute his moment isn't being replayed, one more minute some panel of pundits isn't fretfully analyzing its stupendous terribleness. By allowing his memory glitch to be the topic of discussion and owning up to it, he helps exhaust the subject. Most of all, Perry is being humanized, albeit not in the way any politician would wish. For...
  • Can Rick Perry Rebound With A Flat Tax? (video interview)

    11/08/2011 12:43:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Human Events ^ | November 8, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    he Perry campaign wants to reboot, having retooled and refined its message and tried hard to get back on the jobs message. Okay, fine, but first the Perry camp needs to answer a basic question — why should supporters who went all in for him and wound up feeling burned give him a second shot? I asked him about that and it was, perhaps, a good sign that he stayed on the jobs message. The jobs message, though, raises a question about his flat tax — won't it just help the rich? Also, what about President Obama's approach and his...
  • Perry calls on Romney to release tax returns

    10/25/2011 12:34:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 25, 2011 | Matt Viser
    WASHINGTON – Rick Perry, after calling Mitt Romney a “fat cat,” today also called on the former Massachusetts governor to release his income tax returns, an indication that Perry will increasingly make an issue of Romney’s wealth in the Republican presidential primary. The strong charges from Perry are striking coming from a candidate who himself two months ago accused President Obama of “trying to engage in class warfare and shooting high-powered bullets at people who have corporate jets.” Now, as Perry tries to gain an edge on Romney – by far the wealthiest candidate in the race – the Texas...
  • Troubles With Heart Are Linked to HPV

    10/24/2011 11:01:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 24, 2011 | DENISE GRADY
    THE HYPOTHESIS Human papillomavirus may increase the chances of heart disease by suppressing an important gene. THE INVESTIGATOR Dr. Kenichi Fujise, University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and colleagues. A new study suggests that a common sexually transmitted virus already linked to cancer may also cause cardiovascular disease. Women infected with the human papillomavirus, or HPV, are two to three times as likely as uninfected women to have had a heart attack or stroke, according to a report published on Monday in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology. HPV is known to cause cancer of the cervix,...
  • Rick Perry's Prime Directive: Destroy Cain

    10/23/2011 2:35:52 PM PDT · by drewh · 219 replies
    Hot ^ | 5:00 pm on October 23, 2011
    The Iowa caucuses are now just 72 days away. Once Iowans vote on Jan. 3, the 2012 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination ceases to be about debates and gaffes and spin, and begins to be about actual results. This week’s uproar over Herman Cain’s CNN interview with Piers Morgan will likely be a distant and irrelevant memory by Jan. 3. Despite Cain’s rhetorical difficulty in consistently articulating a pro-life position, his bona fides on the issue have long been established, as demonstrated in 2006 when he led a $1 million effort to encourage black voters to vote pro-life. What...
  • Rick Perry Agrees With Wife, He Has Been Brutalized for Christian Faith

    10/14/2011 7:48:09 AM PDT · by casablanca · 79 replies
    ABC ^ | 10.14.11 | staff
    I spoke to a feisty Rick Perry this morning who said he agreed with his wife’s comments that his campaign has been “brutalized” because of his Christianity and Perry came out of the gates attacking Herman Cain’s now famous 9-9-9 plan. “I’ll stand by my wife. I think she’s right on both cases. My understanding is that she said I’m the most conservative candidate in the race and ‘he’s a Christian.’ So I haven’t got anything I can add to that and she’s hit me on my mark both times there,” Perry said on “GMA.” While campaigning for her husband...
  • Rick Perry says "debates are not my strong suit"

    10/11/2011 10:24:02 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | Oct 11, 2011
    HANOVER, N.H. -- After a two-hour debate on the economy, earnest GOP operatives headed straight to the spin room to tout the merits of their respective candidates. As for Texas Gov. Rick Perry,he headed straight to the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house. "Debates are not my strong suit," Perry told about 100 fraternity brothers gathered to see him at the house, a few blocks from the debate site on the campus of Dartmouth College. No keg stands were in view.
  • (Texas) Taxpayers spent $13 million on orthodontic transportation

    10/08/2011 9:49:10 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 18 replies
    WFAA ^ | 10.7.11 | BYRON HARRIS
    DALLAS - Last year, Texas taxpayers spent $184 million so kids on Medicaid could get free braces. Taxpayers did not just pay orthodondists for doing work many in the middle class consider a luxury. Under Medicaid, the public spent $13 million on orthodontic transportation.
  • Rick Perrry garners support among Ultra-Orthodox Jews

    10/04/2011 11:21:39 AM PDT · by Logical Thought · 41 replies
    San Francisco Sentinel ^ | October 3, 2011
    [Can't say if I'll vote for Perry but hope Jewish voters understand that Obama is not their friend.] It could have been an awkward moment even for a seasoned politician like Texas Governor Rick Perry. Surrounded by a group of Orthodox rabbis in black hats and black suits during a Hanukkah ceremony at the Texas State Capitol, Perry, now a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, was swept into a hora dance, holding hands with the Jewish leaders as they surrounded the lighted menorah. But Perry did not seem to mind. “That was a real ‘Dancing With the Stars,’”...
  • Perry's Drudge problem

    10/04/2011 7:14:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | October 4, 2011 | Ben Smith
    .....Drudge's editorial decisions replace Perry's message of solid, inspirational, conservatism with an inept, flagging candidate. And while Drudge doesn't exert the broad influence over the scattered media landscape that he did over a more concentrated media five or ten years ago, he still wields immense power, .... Drudge's relationship with Romney's campaign manager is seen by some Drudge-watchers as a kind of Rosetta Stone, but I've never thought he was quite that predictable. Perry could have emerged on the page as the larger-than-life cowboy political hero his campaign depicts. Instead, he's the bumbling, cartoon version of that character.
  • Get Serious!

    09/29/2011 4:39:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | September 29, 2011 | Michael Reagan
    There's an old curse that begs, "O that mine enemy would write a book." That's a desire getting a big play in the debates between Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who are both trashing my Dad Ronald Reagan's so-called "11th Commandment," that Republicans must refrain from attacking each other in public. Like just about everybody else I'm being wearied by both Mitt Romney and Rick Perry citing passages from each other's books to prove a point. All they do is prove that they can read and write. We need more than that in a president. As my Jewish...
  • Mitt Romney turns formidable

    09/25/2011 8:27:14 PM PDT · by Clairity · 119 replies ^ | Sept. 25, 2011 | Matt Miller
    "But the real question is: Does Governor Perry continue to believe that Social Security should not be a federal program, that it's unconstitutional and it should be returned to the states, or is he going to retreat from that view?" In other words: Is my opponent an extremist who'd lead the party to ruin or a weasel who can't stand by his guns? On the Texas economy, Romney said, "I think Governor Perry would agree with me that if you’re dealt four aces, that doesn't make you necessarily a great poker player." Earlier Romney had sounded the same note, saying...
  • Rick Perry: Could it really have been that short lived?

    09/25/2011 2:58:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Commentator ^ | September 24, 2011
    If you watched the Fox/Google debate that kicked off the Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida this week, you'll know which video clip we're going to embed below. If you didn't, you're in for something of a treat. Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, created waves when he entered the GOP race for the presidential nomination. His entry scared off other vultures who were circling, like Giuliani and Palin perhaps, and he robbed momentum from the now almost absent Michele Bachmann. Tim Pawlenty, Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul all saw their own figures give way as the Governor of...
  • FLASHBACK: Rick Perry Wanted Bi-National Health Insurance With Mexico

    09/24/2011 10:20:12 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 117 replies ^ | 8//28/11 | Redstate
    I just read the text of Rick Perry’s remarks to the Border Summit on Aug, 21st 2001. How in the hell is this stuff slipping through the cracks without a single mention in the conservative press? If this had been Obama, Sean Hannity would have been talking about it 24/7 during the last presidential campaign. There are many passages in the speech that are of great concern to me, but this one really caught my attention. …Legislation authored by border legislators Pat Haggerty and Eddie Lucio establishes an important study that will look at the feasibility of bi-national health insurance....
  • Gov. Perry All But Invited Gov. Palin to Enter The Race

    09/24/2011 11:39:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 161 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | September 24, 2011 | AWR Hawkins
    Until the most recent GOP debate took place, I was starting to think that perhaps Gov. Sarah Palin had waited too long to get into the race (if, in fact, she is getting in). Everything seemed to be solidifying around a match-up between Gov. Perry and Gov. McRomney, and it appeared that everyone else was simply fighting for their place on the periphery. But a strange thing happened on the way to deciding who the Republican nominee is going to be, and that strange thing was Perry’s inexplicable refusal to recant his support for a Texas tuition waiver for illegal...
  • It's Time to Buy Rick Perry Stock

    09/24/2011 10:20:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    MSNBC Power Wall ^ | September 24, 2011 | Michael Tomasky
    The conventional wisdom is dumping hard on Rick Perry. Politico blared Friday, in the wake of his fumbling debate performance, that he might already be “Texas toast.” This tells me now is exactly the time to buy Perry stock....... ....The conventional counterargument, of course, is that the establishment will circle the wagons around Romney. ..... But I can mount a highly plausible counter-counterargument for why it may not.....All we've seen these past two years is establishment Republicans accepting one extreme demand after another. My case then extends to the question of who will make up the GOP primary electorate.... Henry...
  • Rick Perry Is Scary to GOP Opponents, Obama (and some Freepers!)

    09/23/2011 1:00:31 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 238 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 9-23-2011 | John Tures
    Rick Perry Is Scary to GOP Opponents, Obama Texas Gov. Won Fla. Republican Debate Hands-Down; Here’s Why John Tures September 23, 2011 Before the Orlando, Fla., debate, Perry had been blasted by the media for not being very intelligent and having views that were too conservative for mainstream voters. ... Perry proved them wrong on both counts. It was a performance that had to have President Barack Obama worried... .... Much of the night was spent fending off zingers from others on stage that would have felled a lesser candidate. For example, there was ex-Gov. Mitt Romney and former Sen....
  • Rick Perry Still Center Stage in GOP Debate in Florida

    09/23/2011 11:55:54 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Associated Content ^ | 9-23-2011 | Owen Rust
    Rick Perry Still Center Stage in GOP Debate in Florida Orlando Snipe-Fest Continues to Pit Frontrunner Perry Against GOP Stalwart Mitt Romney Owen Rust September 23, 2011 According to CNN, the Republican debate in Orlando was a hurricane of sharp words aimed at new frontrunner Rick Perry, whose actions as governor of Texas over the last decade have come under intense scrutiny by his fellow GOP competitors. ..... The heat Perry's facing is also a sign of his recognized power among the field of Republican candidates: Their collective focus on him instead of on one of the less-viable candidates may...
  • Rick Perry Lied About Cancer Victim (based on: The Timeline on the HPV Vaccine)

    09/22/2011 9:27:22 PM PDT · by dangus · 133 replies
    based on National Review online. ^ | 9-23-11 | Dangus based on Katrina Trinko
    The Fox commentators noted that Rick Perry's best moment was his anecdote about a cancer survivor whose "lobby[ing]" convinced him to mandate Gardasil. It appeared to be his one good moment in an otherwise dreadfully bad debate performance. Unfortunately, as National Review Online contributor Katrina Trinko exposes, it was all a fib: When Michele Bachmann lobbed the crony capitalism charge at Rick Perry, he said that the lobbyist who had impacted him was 31-year-old Heather Burcham. “I got lobbied on this issue,” Perry said. “I got lobbied by a 31 year old young lady who had stage 4 cervical cancer....
  • Perry is blowing it (Needs better grasp of issues, stamina to pick apart Romney's contradictions)

    09/22/2011 9:10:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 184 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/23/2011 | Philip Klein
    Mitt Romney is an incredibly vulnerable Republican candidate, from his numerous policy reversals to his championing of the Massachusetts health care law that served as the basis from Obamacare. But for him to lose, somebody else has to beat him. And like Tim Pawlenty before him, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is blowing his chances to exploit Romney’s weaknesses. The defining moment in this debate may well have been the point at which Perry went on the attack against Romney for being a flip flopper. As I noted earlier, there’s a long file to choose from. And Perry had clearly rehearsed...
  • Sharp: Perry Will Win GOP Nomination (Faced Perry In 1998 Lieutenant Governor Race)

    09/21/2011 2:07:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 137 replies · 1+ views
    KSAT ^ | September 20, 2011 | Isis Romero,
    SAN ANTONIO -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry remains one of the front-runners for the Republican Presidential Nomination, and depending on who you ask, many think he'll get it. John Sharp, the recently confirmed Chancellor of Texas A&M University who ran against Perry in the 1998 general election for Lieutenant Governor, gave his take on the race while visiting Texas A&M- San Antonio on Tuesday. "It's a full time deal running against Rick Perry, and anybody who sells him short is an idiot, because it will be a tough campaign," Sharp said. Sharp has known Perry since his college days, where...
  • Professors Offer $11,000 for Proving Bachmann's HPV Vaccine Story

    09/20/2011 9:22:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Two bioethics professors have said that they are willing to pay $11,000 for medical records that could prove that the story Rep. Michele Bachmann told about the toxicity of HPV vaccine, after Monday night's GOP presidential debate, is true. Bachmann first raised the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine issue during the presidential debate, attacking Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who issued an executive order in 2007 mandating that girls get the HPV vaccine as part of a school immunization requirement. She questioned the state's authority to force "innocent little 12-year-old girls" to have a "government injection" that was "potentially dangerous." The following...
  • Texas Tea Party to Rick Perry: ‘We are fed up’

    09/20/2011 11:09:40 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 68 replies ^ | 09/20/11 | Gary Scharrer
    Texas Tea Party leaders are unhappy with Gov. Rick Perry’s immigration-related positions and want him to call another special legislative session to give state lawmakers a third opportunity to ban sanctuary cities. “This is an issue that is simmering and bubbling up to the surface … We are tired of lip service. We are fed up. We are fed up, too, Gov. Perry,” Texas Tea Party Caucus Advisory Committee chair JoAnn Fleming of Tyler said Monday. Perry declared sanctuary cities an emergency issue in January and put it back on the legislative agenda in June after lawmakers failed to approve...
  • Gallup: Romney gaining from Bachmann?

    09/20/2011 2:44:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 78 replies
    RedState ^ | September 19, 2011 | Neil Stevens
    The new Gallup poll of the Republican contenders is out, this time with USA TODAY branding. Just looking at the frontrunners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney in isolation, it looks like Romney is gaining. What I find interesting though is where that support appears to be coming from. Romney’s support may be coming from Michele Bachmann. Facts of the September poll real quick: 439 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, MoE 6. August’s poll had an MoE of 4 for the Republican subsample, using mobile and landline phones. Obviously there are other explanations for these movements from August to September, but just...
  • Cancer vaccine programme suspended after 4 girls Die(Gardasil)

    09/19/2011 11:27:22 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 123 replies ^ | 7/5/10 | staff
    The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has told Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat to immediately suspend the cervical cancer control vaccination programme for girls. The programme is part of a two-year study to look into the utility of a vaccine in public health programmes and acceptability of Gardasil, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine made by Merck. Gardasil, available in medical stores across the country, is marketed in India by MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd. The programme was marred by controversy after four deaths and complications among 120 girls were reported after vaccination. The girls complained of stomach disorders, epilepsy, headaches and...
  • Michele Bachmann Talks HPV Vaccine, Homosexuality on Jay Leno Show (She ain't backing down)

    09/18/2011 8:43:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies · 2+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 09/18/2011 | By Anugrah Kumar
    A daring Michele Bachmann appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and faced grilling questions on the HPV vaccine, gay marriage and homosexuality. As the liberal host of the late night talk show thanked the GOP presidential hopeful for being a “good sport,” he said, “We’ve done a million jokes. Hopefully, you haven’t been watching any of them.” However, soon thereafter Leno appeared unusually serious as he threw questions at Minnesota Congresswoman Bachmann. Leno’s first question Friday evening concerned Bachmann’s attacks on Texas Gov. Rick Perry for supporting the HPV vaccine. “Is that bad? It’s a vaccine to prevent...
  • Rumors, untruths find a friend in Michele Bachmann

    09/18/2011 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    It's one thing to have a philosophical disagreement with the Texas governor on whether he should have mandated a vaccine for girls against a sexually transmitted virus. But it's an entirely different matter to spread false rumors about the vaccine, hoping to leverage parental fears for political gain. That's the depths to which Minnesota's Michele Bachmann has sunk in her bid to counter Rick Perry's surge in polls. It's conduct unbecoming a member of Congress, much less a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. Bachmann used the issue last week at the CNN/Tea Party Express debate in Tampa to land...
  • Bachmann's Vaccine Panic

    09/18/2011 6:31:18 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 210 replies ^ | 9/18/2011 | Steve Chapman
    Cancer treatment has made great progress in recent decades, but the tragedy is that so much of our effort to combat this scourge is just that: treatment. Once a disease appears, there is only so much that can be done. It would be far cheaper, more effective and less traumatic to prevent it. A vaccine for cancer would be a triumph for public health. Did I say “would be”? Actually, it is. Such a vaccine exists for one of the biggest killers of women. But Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is against it, and she’s not alone. Two different vaccines block...
  • GOP opponents are hitting Perry where it helps

    09/18/2011 1:29:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 219 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller Times ^ | September 18, 2011 | Editorial Board
    CORPUS CHRISTI — Gov. Rick Perry is under attack for trying to prevent a cancer whose yearly death toll exceeds this nation’s 9/11 losses by more than a thousand. On this issue, we are compelled to defend him — an unfamiliar role — and to wonder whether the master politician hand-picked his attackers. We speak, of course, of the other Republican presidential candidates and their assault on Perry’s 2007 executive order that all sixth-grade girls be vaccinated against HPV, a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer and genital warts. The order was soon overturned in a hail of criticism...
  • Hardball: Why the Tea Party Loves Rick Perry

    09/17/2011 2:08:53 PM PDT · by Donald Rumsfeld Fan · 115 replies
    MSNBC Video ^ | September 13, 2011 | CHRIS MATTHEWS
  • Michelle Bachmann keeps up attack on Rick Perry over HPV vaccine

    09/17/2011 12:49:51 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 45 replies
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | 8/13/11 | Staff
    WASHINGTON - A 2007 executive order by Texas Gov. Rick Perry has become the latest post-debate headache for the Republican presidential front-runner, who was accused of "crony capitalism" Tuesday by Rep. Michele Bachmann. The fight over requiring vaccinations for young girls, which surfaced in Monday's Florida debate, involved government prerogatives and cancer. But it also had a strong moral subtext: Bachmann and other social conservatives objected to forcible inoculations against a disease spread by sexual activity
  • Poll: Perry Leads Romney by 7 Points

    09/17/2011 1:46:06 PM PDT · by Clairity · 99 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Sept. 27, 2011 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    A CBS News/New York Times poll taken from September 10th-15th (both before and after the most recent debate) shows Rick Perry with a 7-point edge (23 to 16 percent) over Mitt Romney among registered voters who intend to vote in a Republican primary or caucus. Among the roughly half (49 percent) of Republican primary voters "who support the Tea Party movement," Perry has by far the highest net favorability rating (+53 percent), Of note, Sarah Palin's net favorability rating is only +12 percent among Tea Party-supporting Republicans.
  • Michele Bachmann links Rick Perry on HPV vaccine to Solyndra

    09/17/2011 8:33:28 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 150 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | September 16, 2011 | Seema Mehta
    Reporting from Costa Mesa— Michele Bachmann, struggling to regain her footing in the GOP presidential contest, Friday assailed rival Rick Perry, saying he abused his power as governor of Texas and rewarded political donors in a manner similar to President Obama. (snip) She compared it to the federal controversy unfolding around Solyndra, a solar equipment maker that received a $535-million federal loan guarantee and which went bankrupt last month. Republicans have suggested that the guarantee was pushed by the White House to reward a major campaign donor with ties to Solyndra's biggest shareholder, a charge the Obama administration denies. Bachmann...
  • No apologies: Bachmann defends HPV remarks

    09/16/2011 7:51:54 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 312 replies · 2+ views
    CBS "News" ^ | 15 Sep 2011 | Sarah Huisenga
    Michele Bachmann is on the defensive about comments she made earlier this week suggesting that a vaccine against a virus linked to cervical cancer poses a danger to young girls. "During the debate, I didn't make any statements that would indicate that I'm a doctor, I'm a scientist or that I'm making any conclusions about the drug one way or another," the GOP presidential hopeful told reporters here who questioned her about the story she told suggesting that the vaccine had caused mental retardation. Asked whether she would apologize for comments that outraged medical experts say will discourage parents from...