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Rick Perry Wants to Keep (And Run) The Energy Department

Energy Secretary-nominee Rick Perry learned what the agency actually does, and sounded a lot different than when he ran for president -- and from Trump’s own plans.

DALLAS, TX - AUGUST 29: Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Defending the American Dream Summit sponsored by Americans For Prosperity at the Omni Hotel on August 29, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Included to speak at the eighth annual summit are U.S. Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz as the summit will run until August 30th. (Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images)

Not Even Rick Perry Is Stupid Enough To Resume Testing Nuclear Weapons

Yes, America’s nuclear arsenal is old. But there’s simply no good reason to test a bomb in the 21st century.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry walks through the lobby on his way out of Trump Tower, December 12, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A Lesson for Rick Perry: The Department of Energy Doesn’t Produce Much Energy

A former governor of Texas would seem to be a natural choice for secretary of energy. Yet Perry faces a paradox.

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Rick Perry Tapped to Run U.S. Energy Department He Doesn’t Believe Should Exist

The former Texas governor and Dancing With the Stars contestant waltzes his way into the Trump cabinet.

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The Chosen People?

In their race to be elected, the GOP presidential candidates are confusing what country they're running for: Israel or the United States.

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Politics Stops at the Water’s Edge

After two foreign-policy debates, we still have no idea what most Republican presidential candidates would do about the actual issues facing America abroad.

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Crunching the Numbers on the GOP Candidates

What the polls tell us about the Republican candidates on foreign policy.

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