Saturday, August 23, 2014
WATCH: Rachel Maddow on Why You Shouldn't Dismiss Perry Indictment

On Thursday, Rachel Maddow called out the seriously flawed national media coverage of Rick Perry's two-count felony indictment. The segment features Dallas Morning News reporter Wayne Slater, whose reporting on the indictment, Maddow points out, is part of the Texas media coverage that is getting it right. Continue reading this post »

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Rick Perry’s Legal Team: High-Priced Lawyers and Cheap Excuses

This morning, as part of his public relations spin campaign, Rick Perry’s high-dollar legal team held a press conference to discuss the role the Travis County Public Integrity Unit had in the investigation of the Cancer Prevention Research Institute, or CPRIT. Continue reading this post »

Thursday, August 21, 2014
An Affidavit About Nothing

In yet another attempt to distract from the real issue, Gov. Perry’s high-priced legal team released an affidavit from Chris Walling, a former investigator for the Public Integrity Unit (PIU). Continue reading this post »

Monday, August 18, 2014
Rick Perry's Inconvenient History With Republicans Charged with Drunk Driving

Rick Perry is defending his attempt to coerce Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg out of office—an attempt which resulted in not one, but two indictment charges—by claiming that he was taking a stance against her drunk driving conviction. Continue reading this post »

Monday, August 18, 2014
Fact: Democrats Did Not Lead Perry's Grand Jury Investigation

A central talking point in Rick Perry’s public relations defense campaign—that his abuse of office and coercion felony indictment is a partisan attack orchestrated by the left—is an absolute farce. Republicans—folks in his own party—have been at the helm of the investigation into Perry’s crimes since day one. Continue reading this post »

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Rick Perry’s Theatrics Ignore Reality

Today Rick Perry responded to felony indictments against him. In his speech, he talked about vetoes, but the reality of the case is one he didn’t address: using the powers of office as leverage to make threats. Continue reading this post »


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