Trump Taps Rick Perry To Head Energy DepartmentFormer Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who famously forgot the Energy Department was one of the agencies he pledged to eliminate, is President-elect Donald Trump's choice to become energy secretary, two people with knowledge of the decision say.
Trump Criticizes Ben Carson, Says He Doesn't Have 'Energy'With Rick Perry out of the Republican race for president, Donald Trump on Saturday focused his barbs on another opponent in the crowded field of primary candidates, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
2016 Republicans Use Trump, TV To Make Debate CutRick Perry is attacking Donald Trump's credibility and branding the billionaire businessman "a cancer on conservatism." Rick Santorum, a conservative stalwart, popped up on a TV program popular with liberals. Lindsey Graham set his cellphone on fire.
McCain: Trump Owes Apology To Veterans, Not To Him Sen. John McCain said Monday Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doesn't need to apologize to him for remarks about his long captivity in Vietnam, but should tell veterans and their families that he's sorry.
Gopher TE: Texas Explosion Happened 2 Miles From My HomeAs many as 15 people are feared dead and more than 160 others hurt in a fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas.
Opinion: Republicans Advances War On WomenRepublican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.
Iowa: Romney, Santorum Seesawing In Narrow Vote Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney waged a seesaw battle for supremacy in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses late Tuesday night, a dramatic opening round for the campaign to pick a challenger to President Barack Obama.
Bachmann, Perry Plan To Head South After Iowa Vote Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann plan to make their next — and possibly last — stands in South Carolina instead of chasing the rest of the GOP presidential pack to New Hampshire.
Bachmann Does Texas Two-Swipe Against Paul, PerryRepublican Michele Bachmann is doing a Texas two-swipe in her push to gain ground before next week's presidential caucuses in Iowa.
In Pursuit, GOP Contenders Rumble Through IowaThree Republican presidential candidates, each claiming to be the truly conservative alternative to Mitt Romney, are launching bus tours Tuesday through this early nominating state.
Iowa Race Quieter Than In The Past It's been a different presidential race in Iowa this year — quieter. Campaign headquarters have hardly been buzzing with activity, unlike the around-the-clock nature of past contests. Candidates have barely visited the state, compared with years when most all but moved here.
Key Moments In The GOP Debate Mitt Romney challenged Texas Gov. Rick Perry's claims that the former Massachusetts governor backed a requirement that individuals purchase health care coverage.