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Half of evangelicals believe Trump is anointed by God

Evangelical support of President Trump has baffled many who find his conduct at odds with core Christian values.A recent survey found that 49 percent of white evangelical Protestants believe Trump was chosen by God.Additional data found evangelicals are mixed on his moral character but view him as critical to political victories. For non-Trumpists, one of the most baffling qualities of his presidency is the overwhelming support received from evangelical Christians. A record 81 percent of white ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Obama, Government, Religion, America, Barack Obama, Society, David, United States, Rick Perry, Christianity, Innovation, Faith, Fox News, Jesus


Former Energy Secretary Rick Perry warns COVID-19 threatens US energy sector

This is about national security, says former Energy Secretary Rick Perry.
Tags: Energy, News, US, Rick Perry, Former Energy


Trump Copies New Orleans’ Tragic 1853 Yellow Fever Playbook

After two weeks of skyrocketing coronavirus cases, Orleans Parish—the Louisiana county that includes the city of New Orleans—on Friday recorded the highest per capita death rate in the U.S. from COVID-19, according to The Times-Picayune/ The New Orleans Advocate. With 997 cases and 46 deaths (more than half of the state’s total fatalities) reported by health officials, the city where jazz began has seen deaths surge to 11.76 deaths per 100,000 people, almost twice that of the second highest rank...
Tags: Ebola, News, Congress, Stanford, White House, China, Africa, America, Public Health, Rick Perry, Italy, Army, New Orleans, Christian, National Security Council, Louisiana


The Democratic Party is weak. Mike Bloomberg could break it.

The Democratic Party is hanging by a thread.I obviously don't mean that a candidate who runs under the "Democratic" brand is doomed to fall short in his or her contest with President Trump later this year. Or that politicians who affix that label to themselves are bound to lose their House and Senate seats in November. Or that state houses are bound to flip to the Republicans when voters next go to the polls. For all I know "The Democrats" will have a banner year at the ballot box.Yet the De...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Milwaukee, New York City, America, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Indiana, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, Ted Cruz, Iowa


LAST TOWN BEFORE MARS: A senior executive at SpaceX is going door-to-door in South Texas to convince people to move out of the rocket company's planned Mars spaceport

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, is trying to build a private spaceport in Boca Chica at the southern tip of Texas and one day launch missions to Mars from the site using a system called Starship. But first, the company is trying to buy out a nearby neighborhood of retiree-age residents called Boca Chica Village to make the launch site safer and easier to use.  A senior executive at SpaceX is visiting holdout homeowners in person to try and convince them to sell to the rocket c...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Trends, Nasa, Rick Perry, Mars, Johnson, Maria, US supreme court, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Business Insider, Ray


Trump Fires Gordon Sondland, Boots Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman

Just two days after he was acquitted of abuse of power charges, President Trump ousted two key impeachment witnesses on Friday: U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland and National Security Council official Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.Sondland, who had tied Trump to the pressure campaign against Ukraine at the heart of impeachment proceedings, announced he had been let go but gave no reason for his removal.“I was advised today that the President intends to recall me effective immedi...
Tags: Energy, News, Senate, White House, Eu, European Union, Joe Biden, Ukraine, United States, House, Rick Perry, Secret Service, National Security Council, State Department, Biden, House Intelligence Committee


LAST TOWN BEFORE MARS: SpaceX's most vocal holdouts in South Texas are selling their homes to Elon Musk's rocket company to make way for a Mars spaceport

SpaceX is building a Starship rocket-development site and future Mars spaceport in Boca Chica, a remote beach area at the southern tip of Texas. SpaceX established its launch site amid a hamlet of about three-dozen homes owned by retiree-age residents. Following a marathon of construction and testing, SpaceX in late 2019 presented every homeowner with a buyout offer. While many residents initially rejected the deal, SpaceX has managed to persuade more than half of the homeowners to sell. Howev...
Tags: Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, US, Trends, Earth, Rick Perry, Cbs, Mars, Houston, Jeff Bezos, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Vandenberg Air Force Base


This is how ancient Rome's republic died – a classicist sees troubling parallels at Trump's impeachment trial

The U.S. Senate has made its judgment in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, acquitting the president. Fifty two of 53 senators in the Republican majority voted to acquit the president on the abuse of power charge and all 53 Republican senators voted to acquit on the obstruction of Congress charge. All 47 Democratic senators voted to convict the president on both charges. Senator Mitt Romney of Utah was the only Republican voting to convict for abuse of power.The Republican senators...
Tags: Energy, Utah, News, Congress, Senate, Rome, Canada, Gop, United States, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, Roma, Mediterranean, Trump, State


Mitch McConnell's rare blunder

Mitch McConnell is reportedly furiously trying to whip the votes necessary to avoid calling witnesses in the Senate's impeachment trial of President Trump.This seems like a rare case where McConnell is making a politically substantive error.Calling witnesses, after all, could be used to legitimize the GOP's acquittal vote, in the same way the cursory "investigation" of Brett Kavanaugh was used as a shield to justify his confirmation. Plowing through this farcical trial, on the other hand...
Tags: News, Senate, Fox, Gop, House, Rick Perry, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Bolton, Biden, Rudy Giuliani, Joe, Trump, John Bolton, McConnell


Energy Department releases more than 100 pages of Ukraine documents

The Department of Energy has released a new batch of documents related to its former Secretary Rick Perry and Ukraine.
Tags: Ukraine, Cnn, Rick Perry, Department Of Energy, Energy Department


Democrats walked right into Mitch McConnell's trap

As the Senate wrapped up its long, loud squabbling about the rules of the impending impeachment trial in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, it was obvious that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had successfully lured Democrats into yet another procedural trap. The louder the partisan shouting gets, the more McConnell has succeeded in making the president's crimes seem like just another day in a D.C. that is widely loathed by voters. Now in full control of the trial proceedings, and hence the pr...
Tags: Energy, News, Senate, White House, Russia, Eu, Ukraine, Cnn, Gop, House, Iowa, Rick Perry, Mitch McConnell, Giuliani, Yankees, Rudy Giuliani


Trump: I'd love for people to testify, but ...

President Donald Trump says former national security adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and former Secretary of Energy Rick Perry can't testify at his impeachment trial due to national security concerns.
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Trump: I'd love for these people to testify, but ...

President Donald Trump says former national security adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and former Secretary of Energy Rick Perry can't testify at his impeachment trial due to national security concerns.
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Parnas Tells of Rick Perry’s Role in Ukraine: Impeachment Update

(Bloomberg) -- Chief Justice John Roberts made his first appearance in the Senate chamber Thursday to swear in the senators for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, which is set to begin Tuesday.Here are the latest developments:Parnas Makes More Accusations on Ukraine (10 p.m.)Lev Parnas, a former associate of Rudy Giuliani, said that then-Energy Secretary Rick Perry told Ukraine’s president that he had to announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and the energy compa...
Tags: Energy, Rachel Maddow, News, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Gop, Maine


Lev Parnas: Rick Perry said he told Ukrainian president aid was contingent on Biden investigation

Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in an interview that aired Thursday night that former Energy Secretary Rick Perry was directed by Rudy Giuliani to tell Ukraine its U.S. aid was contingent on the country announcing investigations of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.Parnas alleges that after Giuliani made the request, Perry called him back and said he had been in touch with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and conveyed the...
Tags: Energy, Rachel Maddow, News, European Union, Joe Biden, Ukraine, House, Rick Perry, Biden, Giuliani, Msnbc, Rudy Giuliani, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Perry, Gordon Sondland


U.S. intelligence chiefs reportedly want to scrap their public global threat testimony to avoid angering Trump

The U.S. director of national intelligence and the heads of the CIA, FBI, NSA, and other intelligence agencies testify each year on the global threats facing the U.S., with a part of the hearing in public and the other part behind closed doors. This year, Politico reports, "the U.S. intelligence community is trying to persuade House and Senate lawmakers to drop the public portion" of the Worldwide Threat briefing so agency chiefs can't "be seen on-camera as disagreeing with the president on ...
Tags: News, North Korea, Senate, Politico, Ukraine, House, Rick Perry, Mitch McConnell, Cia, Biden, House Intelligence Committee, Trump, ISIS Iran, Iran Russia, Gina Haspel, DNI Dan Coats


Trump Indicates He’ll Seek To Block Key Impeachment Witnesses’ Testimonies At Trial

President Donald Trump signaled in an interview aired Friday that he would seek to block key witnesses from testifying in the Senate’s impeachment trial, including former National Security Adviser John Bolton, former Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. Trump ordered the men, and several other witnesses, not to cooperate with the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry about his pressure campaign on Ukraine to produce ...
Tags: Energy, News, Senate, White House, Eu, Ukraine, Gop, House, Rick Perry, House Of Representatives, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Bolton, Donald Trump, Trump, State


The best (and worst) ads from the past 10 years that show just how far we have come

As we enter the roaring ’20s, Queerty is looking back on the last 10 years of culture in our “Decade of Decadence” series. We’ve seen an explosion in queer representation in film and TV, music, politics, and on social media. We’ve grown more aware of intersectionality, gender identity, and sexual fluidity and we’ve seen major social and political advancements across the globe. It’s been wild, wonderful decade, and we can hardly wait to see what the next one has in store. This post, by Mike Wilk...
Tags: Politics, UK, Supreme Court, Colorado, Youtube, Mexico, France, Lgbt, Lifestyle, Dave, Alaska, Rick Perry, National Organization For Marriage, Rhode Island, Dad, Allstate


Evangelical Leaders Close Ranks With Trump After Scathing Editorial

The publication is small, reaching just a fraction of the evangelical movement.But when Christianity Today called for President Donald Trump's removal in a blistering editorial on Thursday, it met the full force and fury of the president and his most prominent allies in the Christian conservative world. If the response seemed disproportionate, it vividly reflected the fact that white evangelicals are the cornerstone of Trump's political base and their leaders are among his most visible a...
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U.S. Energy Chief Shrugs Off Permian Oil Slowdown as ‘Pause’

(Bloomberg) -- The golden age of U.S. shale is far from over, with an expected slowdown in the Permian Basin likely to be temporary, according to the new U.S. Energy Secretary.The shale boom helped transform the U.S. into a net exporter of crude and petroleum products in September from a major importer a decade ago. Even as growth is set to slow next year in the Permian and elsewhere as drillers respond to investor demands for capital restraint, Dan Brouillette said the shale boom has further to...
Tags: News, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Elizabeth Warren, Opec, Bloomberg, Rick Perry, Bernie Sanders, Permian, Permian Basin, U S Energy, Dan Brouillette, Stephen Cunningham, Brouillette, Strategic Petroleum Reserve President Donald Trump, David Marino


Ukrainian Energy Firm Sues Over Drilling Contract Given To Rick Perry Pals

The Ukrainian energy firm Naftogaz is suing the government of Ukraine over a contract that it says was improperly awarded to a friend and donor of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry. The contract went to an American firm co-owned by Michael Bleyzer, a longtime friend of Perry’s who donated $30,000 to Perry’s Texas gubernatorial campaign in 2010, and Alex Cranberg, another Perry supporter and GOP donor. “We know our offer was better,” Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev told Time Magazine, which broke ...
Tags: Energy, Texas, News, White House, Time, Ukraine, Gop, House, Rick Perry, Associated Press, Time Magazine, Rudy Giuliani, Michael, Trump, Naftogaz, Perry


Exclusive: Lawsuit Raises Questions About Rick Perry’s Role in Ukraine’s Energy Sector

This summer, the Ukrainian government awarded the rights to develop a huge complex of oil and gas fields in the country to an American company that is co-owned by a former campaign donor to then-Energy Secretary Rick Perry. The decision annoyed the heads of the state-owned Naftogaz conglomerate, which had competed and lost the bidding for the contract. Now, Naftogaz has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the deal, two sources familiar with the matter tell TIME, casting a spotlight on Per...
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Exclusive: Lawsuit Raises Questions About Rick Perry’s Role In Ukraine Energy Sector

This summer, the Ukrainian government awarded the rights to develop a huge complex of oil and gas fields in the country to an American company that is co-owned by a former campaign donor to then-Energy Secretary Rick Perry. The decision annoyed the heads of the state-owned Naftogaz conglomerate, which had competed and lost the bidding for the contract. Now, Naftogaz has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the deal, two sources familiar with the matter tell TIME, casting a spotlight on Per...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Texas, News, Congress, Russia, Uncategorized, Ukraine, Ap, Rick Perry, Associated Press, DOE, Department Of Energy, Cabinet, Trump, Naftogaz


How Speaker Nancy Pelosi Could Still Save Impeachment

The majority leader Mitch McConnell’s statement that there is no possibility that the Senate will convict President Trump and remove him from office can be understood in a number of ways. Most charitably, it reflects Senator McConnell’s candid assessment of the facts assembled by the various House committees that would support Trump’s impeachment. (On Saturday, McConnell’s colleague Senator Lindsay Graham was quoted as saying that, “I have made up my mind. I’m not trying to pretend to be a ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, House, Rick Perry, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Rudy Giuliani, John Kelly, Trump, Nixon, State, U S Supreme Court


Is Trump really the 'chosen one'?

Rick Perry, as well as being energy secretary, is also a bit of a self-styled theologian, as we saw on Fox News this past weekend. He told viewers that President Trump was installed in the Oval Office by God. Perry said he was a "big believer" that the Lord involves himself in the "details of the day-to-day lives of government," having picked Obama, too.
Tags: News, Obama, Rick Perry, Stories, Fox News, Trump, Perry, Oval Office


Opinion: Sorry Rick Perry, Trump is not the 'chosen one'

Rick Perry, as well as being energy secretary, is also a bit of a self-styled theologian, as we saw on Fox News this past weekend. He told viewers that President Trump was installed in the Oval Office by God. Perry said he was a "big believer" that the Lord involves himself in the "details of the day-to-day lives of government," having picked Obama, too.
Tags: News, Obama, Rick Perry, Stories, Fox News, Trump, Perry, Oval Office, Rick Perry Trump


Scaramucci Has A ‘Revolting’ Theory About Top Republicans Saying God Chose Trump

Rick Perry and Nikki Haley have both recently claimed some kind of divine intervention when it comes to the White House.
Tags: News, Rick Perry, Trump, Nikki Haley


Trump supporters say God chose him to be president

Energy Secretary Rick Perry and former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley see God’s hand in picking Donald Trump as president.
Tags: Energy, News, Rick Perry, Donald Trump, Trump, Nikki Haley


Rick Perry says Trump (and Obama) were 'ordained by God' to be president

Like a lot of evangelical Christians, Energy Secretary Rick Perry believes in a God who gets involved in every aspect of our lives -- including the election of Donald Trump as President.
Tags: Obama, Cnn, Rick Perry, Donald Trump, Trump, Christians Energy


Rick Perry says Trump was 'ordained by God' to be president

Like a lot of evangelical Christians, Energy Secretary Rick Perry believes in a God who gets involved in every aspect of our lives -- including the election of Donald Trump as President.
Tags: Cnn, Rick Perry, Donald Trump, Trump, Christians Energy