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Column: Scandals hiding in plain sight

August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The laboratories of democracy are blowing up.
A rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country. So many of them involve Republican presidential hopefuls that consp…continue reading on dglobe.com

Sunflowers spring up in Belfield

June 21, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Barely an inch tall, all green sunflowers in Byron Richard’s more than 1,200-acre field south of Belfield are just beginning to make their debut this season. Continue Reading

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Rick Perry Drops Out of Presidential Race

January 19, 2012 in WDAZ

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination and endorsed Newt Gingrich, adding a fresh layer of unpredictability to the campaign two days before the South Carolina primary.
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Perry’s New Ad Goes Viral, Sparks Parodies

December 12, 2011 in WDAZ

The Republican presidential hopeful’s new campaign ad, “Strong,” has become a viral video sensation since being released last week but not necessarily for the reasons the campaign might hope for. Continue Reading

ANALYSIS: With key GOP rivals Cain, Perry under fire, Romney gains strength

November 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, entered November with two chief rivals trying to prove he’s not the front-runner. After 11 days of sex harassment allegations against one and a disastrous debate moment by the other, both challengers appear in trouble. Continue Reading

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Perry: Creating Jobs as Easy as Booting Obama

October 14, 2011 in WDAZ

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday said unleashing America’s energy resources was the key to curing the economy, promising some 1.2 million new jobs and far scaled-back federal regulations if he is elected president.
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Old political dispute still burns between Perry-Bush camps

September 19, 2011 in West Central Tribune

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Here’s the still-beating heart of the rift between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his predecessor, George W. Bush: When Bush was governor he refused to appoint Perry’s brother-in-law to the Texas appeals court bench.
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Bachmann shot at Perry over vaccine backfires on her as well

September 14, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. Republican Michele Bachmann is feeling the sting of a presidential campaign jab gone awry, while the target is using the flap to shore up his pro-life credentials.
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Texas Gov. Perry Bills Fed For Housing Illegal Imigrants

August 26, 2011 in WDAZ

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for nearly $350 million to cover the costs incurred detaining illegal immigrants in state prisons and county jails.
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Texas Gov. Perry Says He Doesn’t Believe in Global Warming

August 17, 2011 in WDAZ

GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry told New Hampshire voters Wednesday that he does not believe in manmade global warming, calling it a scientific theory that has not been proven.
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