Obama Adviser Questions Perry's Economic Successes - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Obama Adviser Questions Perry's Economic Successes

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's political team is taking an early swipe at Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who's set to officially dive into the presidential race on Saturday.

Part of Perry's pitch is the Texas economy, which has fared better than most states during the nation's economic troubles. Obama senior political adviser David Axelrod says Texas benefited from booming oil prices and increased military spending on two wars. He said Friday on CBS' "Early Show," "I don't think many people would attribute it to the leadership of the governor down there."

Axelrod also criticized the wider Republican field in Thursday night's debate, saying they were more interested in pledging allegiance to the tea party's anti-tax values than in helping middle-class Americans.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Tillerson softens US stance on possible talks with NKorea

    Tillerson softens US stance on possible talks with NKorea

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 5:33 PM EST2017-12-12 22:33:51 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:06 AM EST2017-12-13 13:06:41 GMT

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. has discussed with China about how North Korea's nuclear weapons might be secured in case of instability in the reclusive nation.

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. has discussed with China about how North Korea's nuclear weapons might be secured in case of instability in the reclusive nation.

  • WF Crime Stoppers offers extra cash for tips

    WF Crime Stoppers offers extra cash for tips

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:03 AM EST2017-12-13 12:03:50 GMT
    (Source:KAUZ)(Source:KAUZ)

    It's the season of giving, and the Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers is giving out more cash for your tips.

    It's the season of giving, and the Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers is giving out more cash for your tips.

  • Trump says female senator 'would do anything' for money

    Trump says female senator 'would do anything' for money

    Monday, December 11 2017 10:43 AM EST2017-12-11 15:43:27 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:18 AM EST2017-12-13 08:18:21 GMT

    Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment are sharing their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today." Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks told of alleged...

    Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment are sharing their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today." Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks told of alleged harassment by Trump spanning decades.

Powered by Frankly