Rick Perry

  • Reddit IAmA: Where Ordinary Workers Get Grilled And Enjoy Internet Fame

    Reddit IAmA: Where Ordinary Workers Get Grilled And Enjoy Internet Fame

    It's one of the most common questions people ask: "What do you do?" It's American's fascination with work that's at the heart of an increasingly popular feature on social-news website Reddit. Called "IAmA, AMA" -- as in "I am a (fill in your occupation), ask me anything" -- it allows Reddit users, known as... Continue Reading

  • GOP Rivals Turn Romney's Jobs Record Against Him

    GOP Rivals Turn Romney's Jobs Record Against Him

    By Kasie Hunt and Charles Babington NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Mitt Romney's Republican rivals accused him Monday of exaggerating his successes and coldly laying off thousands of workers while heading a profitable venture capital firm, an effort to turn the presidential front-runner's biggest asset into a... Continue Reading

  • Romney Under Fire For Claiming To Know The Fear Of Being Fired

    Romney Under Fire For Claiming To Know The Fear Of Being Fired

    As this year's field of Republican presidential candidates heads into Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, plenty of focus is on the leader of the pack -- Mitt Romney. The one-time Massachusetts governor is on familiar territory in the Granite State, and polls show Romney coasting to an easy win. That's despite... Continue Reading

  • Perry: Domestic Energy Production Linked To Jobs

    Perry: Domestic Energy Production Linked To Jobs

    By Philip Elliott PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry is promising to expand energy production on federal lands, curb regulation and create some 1.2 million jobs in the process. Continue Reading

  • Defiant Obama Challenges GOP On Jobs Bill

    Defiant Obama Challenges GOP On Jobs Bill

    By BEN FELLER WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defiant and frustrated, President Barack Obama aggressively challenged Republicans Thursday to get behind his jobs plan or explain why not, declaring that if Congress fails to act "the American people will run them out of town." The president used a White House news... Continue Reading

  • Shrinking Texas School Payrolls Add To Unemployed  -- Not Good For Perry

    Shrinking Texas School Payrolls Add To Unemployed -- Not Good For Perry

    By PAUL J. WEBER SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The $4 billion in cuts to Texas public schools this summer might be starting to hit Gov. Rick Perry where it hurts most - his record on creating jobs. Texas lost 900 jobs in local school districts in August, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. August is... Continue Reading

  • Republican Perry Says Romney Health Plan Cost Jobs

    Republican Perry Says Romney Health Plan Cost Jobs

    By THOMAS BEAUMONT JEFFERSON, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Thursday the health care bill GOP rival Mitt Romney enacted in Massachusetts paved the way for President Barack Obama's federal health law last year and cost the state jobs. Perry's criticism was his sharpest yet... Continue Reading

  • Is Rick Perry 'America's Jobs Governor'?

    Is Rick Perry 'America's Jobs Governor'?

    There's no more powerful political weapon in America than a record of generating jobs. And while that holds in any election year, it's especially true in an economic climate featuring over nine percent unemployment. Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) has just jumped into the 2012 presidential election with his state's... Continue Reading

  • Study: Rude Employees Out-Earn Their Nicer Colleagues

    Study: Rude Employees Out-Earn Their Nicer Colleagues

    Anyone who's ever done a good deed likely is familiar with the phrase, "Nice guys finish last." Whether it's giving a lift to a stranded motorist that makes you late for work or a small loan to a friend that never gets repaid, doing a good deed can ultimately feel like the wrong thing to do. Continue Reading