WASHINGTON - Rick Perry has achieved the truly improbable.
Five years after proposing to eliminate the U.S. Energy Department, the former Texas governor will lead the agency. Months after swapping insults with Donald Trump, he's now in the president's Cabinet. Weeks after being a reality TV punch line, he's revived his political career.
All that hung in the balance Thursday when the Senate voted 62-37 to confirm Perry as energy secretary.
"This is about our country," Perry said
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