Rick Perry - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Rick Perry


Rick Perry says Trump was chosen by God to lead U.S.

Nov 26, 2019 - 7:23 AM

'You didn't get here without God's blessing,' outgoing US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry tells Fox News, recalling a recent conversation with Donald Trump that focused on faith

US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry addresses a press conference during a high-level business to business energy forum at the European Commission in Brussels on May 2, 2019. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

U.S. energy secretary falls for Instagram hoax

Aug 22, 2019 - 2:47 PM

Rick Perry reposts a message claiming a 'new Instagram rule' exists allowing the social media site to 'use your photos,' according to images of the since-deleted post on his account

PERRY'S INSTA-GAFFE. US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry addresses a press conference during a high-level business to business energy forum at the European Commission in Brussels on May 2, 2019. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Kremlin warns new Ukraine leader against calls for more sanctions

May 21, 2019 - 9:12 PM

'This is the rhetoric that will not help Ukraine to sort out the problem of the southeast,' says Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, referring to the separatist conflict in the ex-Soviet country's industrial east

ZELENSKY. In this file photo taken on March 06, 2019 Ukrainian comic actor, showman and then presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky takes part in the shooting of the television series 'Servant of the People' where he plays the role of the President of Ukraine in Kiev. File photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP

U.S. curbs China nuclear exports as Trump warns Americans not 'stupid'

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:16 PM

The US Energy Department says it will make it more difficult to ship nuclear technology to China, one of the few growing markets for new plants

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump makes a statement at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 28, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Officials rush to assure Trump they didn't pen op-ed criticizing him

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Amid frenzied speculation about who is hiding behind a cloak of anonymity, Vice President Mike Pence is the first to assert that he did not pen the New York Times piece

ASSURANCE. Senior officials rush to assure US President Donald Trump they didn't write the New York Times 'resistance' op-ed published on Wednesday, September 5. AFP file photo

Tillerson advances, other Trump nominees considered January 31

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:22 PM

With just 3 of Trump s cabinet members in place so far Republicans have sought to speed confirmation of Trump s other nominees

Former ExxonMobil executive Rex Tillerson testifies during his confirmation hearing for Secretary of State before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 11, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump sits down with tech execs, including critics

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:33 AM

UPDATED The afternoon summit at Trump Tower in New York gathered some of the wealthiest and brightest brains in the tech industry around the same table as the incoming billionaire Republican president

Tech CEO's meets with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower December 14, 2016 in New York. Timothy A. Clary/AFP

US hunts contacts of seriously ill Ebola patient

Oct 02, 2014 - 1:05 AM

UPDATED More people may have been exposed to the contagious man after he first sought treatment on September 25 because an apparent miscommunication among staff resulted in his release back into the community for several days

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, USA, 01 October 2014, where a patient with the Ebola virus is being treated. Richard Rodriguez/EPA

Texas governor Rick Perry indicted over 'abuse of power'

Aug 16, 2014 - 3:05 PM

A potential 2016 Republican presidential bet Perry allegedly threatened to veto state funding to an anti corruption unit after its head was convicted of drunken driving

INDICTED. Texas Governor Rick Perry. File photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Obama, Central American leaders meet on child migrants

Jul 26, 2014 - 10:09 AM

US President Barack Obama stresses that Americans feel great compassion for the child migrants who have often endured tremendous suffering before and during their journey

Texas governor to send 1,000 troops to Mexico border

Jul 22, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Governor Rick Perry has taken a hard line against immigrant children seeking to enter the United States from Central America

Governor of Texas Rick Perry in National Harbor, Maryland, USA, 07 March 2014. Shawn Thew/EPA

Texas abortion law passes despite protests

Jul 13, 2013 - 4:40 PM

The bill was approved 19 11 with one Democrat joining the Republican majority local media reported

PROTEST. Reproductive rights advocates fill the Texas capitol celebrating the defeat of the controversial anti-abortion bill SB5. Photo by AFP/Erich Schlegel

Texas abortion bill thwarted after marathon filibuster

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:50 PM

Texas state Senator Wendy Davis spoke for more than 12 hours to oppose a measure that activists say is draconian