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Rick Perry dances toward the exits – POLITICO

The energy secretary and “Three Amigos” member is leaving his post under a Ukraine-sized cloud. But what has he accomplished? He didn’t resign under fire for making sweetheart apartment deals with lobbyists, engaging in dodgy real estate development plans or racking up more than $1 million in taxpayer-funded flights. So by …

Fifty Shades of Trump – The New York Times

I hope you’re aware this is Energy Week. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry certainly is. You have never seen a guy so happy. After all, he doesn’t get out all that much these days. Former governor of Texas, presidential candidate, “Dancing With the Stars” contestant — all really high-profile occupations. …

Will Cabinet follow Tillerson’s lead in media access?

NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has famously declared himself “not a big media press access person,” isn’t alone in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. But it’s too early to call him a trendsetter, either. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Transportation Secretary Elaine Cho, both with extensive …

Perry blasts election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president

  AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose agency oversees the nation’s nuclear arsenal, is inserting himself into an unusually small political dispute: an election for student body president at Texas A&M. In an op-ed submitted to the Houston Chronicle, the former Texas governor suggested that his alma …

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Today is Tuesday, July 8, the 189th day of 2014 with 176 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include chemist John Pemberton, inventor …

Quote of the Day

“It’s like putting 1,000 more people on the Titanic when you knew what was going to happen.” — Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), quoted by the New York Times, on why he chose not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.Quote of the Day.