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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

August 27th, 2014
07:50 PM ET

Gov. Perry battles with drunken driving D.A.

As Texas Governor Rick Perry and his legal team ask a judge to throw out a felony indictment alleging he abused his power, CNN is digging deeper into the charges against him - and finding a web of partisan politics, old grudges and a drunken driving arrest. CNN's Drew Griffin investigates.


Filed under: 2016 election • Drew Griffin • Politics • Rick Perry • Texas
February 20th, 2014
06:59 PM ET

Perry: Nugent's words shouldn't surprise

Texas Governor Ricky Perry talks to Wolf Blitzer about Ted Nugent's comments about President Obama.


Filed under: Rick Perry • Ted Nugent • Wolf Blitzer
April 8th, 2013
10:26 AM ET

Perry: background checks a "kneejerk reaction"

In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Texas Governor Rick Perry expresses his opposition to universal background checks.

RELATED STORY: Perry 'indeed' open to 2016 bid

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Filed under: Guns • Politics • Rick Perry • Texas • Wolf Blitzer
April 8th, 2013
09:43 AM ET

Rick Perry: Open to a 2016 run

Texas Governor Rick Perry tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer he's open to a 2016 presidential run.

RELATED STORY: Perry 'indeed' open to 2016 bid

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Filed under: 2016 election • Politics • Rick Perry • Texas • Wolf Blitzer
January 18th, 2012
08:51 AM ET

Perry defends verbal attacks on Turkey

Gov. Rick Perry tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer he is standing by comments that Turkey is run by Islamic terrorists.

RELATED STORY: Turkey responds angrily to Perry remarks


Filed under: 2012 election • Interviews • Rick Perry • Turkey • Wolf Blitzer
December 7th, 2011
06:57 PM ET

Perry hits Obama for war on faith

(CNN) - Rick Perry doubled down on his religion-based attack of President Barack Obama Wednesday, saying the president was preventing students from celebrating Christmas in schools. But just last year, Perry issued a holiday statement as governor of Texas that omits any mention of the Christian holiday.

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Perry said Obama and the political left were waging a "war on religious traditions," including preventing students from praying in schools and having Christmas parties.
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RELATED VIDEO: Perry: 'Don't ask, don't tell' was fine

RELATED VIDEO: Perry on the fence over Trump debate


Filed under: 2012 election • Interviews • Rick Perry
Your questions for Gingrich & Perry
December 6th, 2011
06:20 PM ET

Your questions for Gingrich & Perry

Both former House Speaker Newt Gingrich & Gov. Rick Perry will be guests in "The Situation Room" tomorrow.

Do you have any questions for either of the Republican candidates? Submit them in the comment section here and we may use it during the interviews.

Tune in to "The Situation Room" on CNN tomorrow 4-6p ET for Wolf Blitzer's interviews with Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Newt Gingtich • Rick Perry
BLITZER'S BLOG: Perry proposing major Social Security changes
October 26th, 2011
03:35 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Perry proposing major Social Security changes

By CNN's Wolf Blitzer

(CNN) - You have to give Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry at least some credit for putting major changes in Social Security on the table. Most politicians don’t even want to touch this subject, especially because older Americans love their Social Security benefits, and older Americans vote in much higher percentages than younger Americans.

Perry is proposing very significant changes. For example, he wants to raise the retirement eligibility age.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Republicans • Rick Perry • Wolf Blitzer
October 26th, 2011
12:20 PM ET

Bobby Jindal defends Perry's tax proposal

Gov. Bobby Jindal discusses whether or not Rick Perry's flat tax solution encourages "class warfare."


Filed under: 2012 election • Bobby Jindal • Interviews • Rick Perry • Taxes
October 25th, 2011
06:16 PM ET

Will you benefit from Perry's flat tax plan?

Gov. Perry says his flat tax would eliminate taxes on capital gains and dividends. CNN's Tom Foreman looks at the numbers.


Filed under: 2012 election • Rick Perry • Taxes • Tom Foreman
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