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This Indictment Of Rick Perry
Is Unbelievably Ridiculous

New York Magazine, by Jonathan Chait

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/17/2014 4:59:58 AM

They say a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, and this always seemed like hyperbole, until Friday night a Texas grand jury announced an indictment of governor Rick Perry. The “crime” for which Perry faces a sentence of 5 to 99 years in prison is vetoing funding for a state agency. The conventions of reporting — which treat the fact of an indictment as the primary news, and its merit as a secondary analytic question — make it difficult for people reading the news to grasp just how farfetched this indictment is. Travis County District Attorney

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 8/17/2014 5:25:59 AM     (No. 9968760)

I believe that is called throwing it against the wall to see what will stick. I hope the system will take into consideration this isn´t the 1st time Austin Dems have tried to crucify their opponents, and treat the accusers accordingly. I guess you can tell who they fear in 2016 by who they are going after.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/17/2014 7:00:32 AM     (No. 9968796)

Time for adults to push the race baiters and tort distorters to the curb and lead us to back to a more civilized society. The GOP is not leading, but hoping - for more power come November.

We need to harshly shun those who are attempting to lead us to chaos.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bubby, 8/17/2014 7:07:21 AM     (No. 9968802)

Well if it goes to trial he will be convicted no matter the facts. Austin is a hotbed of obama koolaid drinkers. Gov Perry will be stuck with an all Democrat jury who would love to see him perp walked to jail. It´s the only place in Texas where you still see a lot of Obama/Biden stickers on cars and they are proud of it. Absolute wacky leftists live there worse than Berkeley, Calif.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: judy, 8/17/2014 7:27:05 AM     (No. 9968819)

Very interesting, Christie for a non bridge gate, McDonnell for a Rolex watch, now Perry for using his legal veto stamp .. next.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 8/17/2014 7:34:19 AM     (No. 9968826)

Governor Perry, You´ve got my vote.

Drunken driving is a serious crime. As a DA, Rosemary Lehmberg should have know better than get behind the wheel. She should be setting an example for others. I will tell you, she is the typical DEMOCRAT.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: M2, 8/17/2014 7:34:49 AM     (No. 9968827)

He is the Governor. Is he not charged with seeing to it that Agencies under his jurisdiction run properly and without scandal?

The blogger comments after the article are Democrat apologists who cannot imagine that an elected sitting Governor could actually defund one of his State Agencies.

Lehmberg is an elected official whom critics of Perry´s actions say cannot be legally fired. Any comments out there in L-dot-land from our legal beagles?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: OhMy, 8/17/2014 7:37:11 AM     (No. 9968831)

Perry should go to jail for not having a pen and a phone! If you have a pen and a phone you can exceed your constitutional power every day with no-one objecting.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jinx, 8/17/2014 7:45:44 AM     (No. 9968841)

It is blatantly obvious that Gov. Perry is a serious threat to Hillary and the Democrat Party in the 2016. This is the same tactic they used against Palin, Christie, DeLay, and any other front runner in the GOP. The Democrats are being funded by none other than George Soros so that should say it all.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: snapper451, 8/17/2014 8:11:30 AM     (No. 9968867)

What are the odds that the "commode hugging D.A." has a "ready for Hillary" sticker on her K-car?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: cobieone, 8/17/2014 8:23:25 AM     (No. 9968876)

#4, Don´t forget Scott Walker in WI. This is outrageous and has to be stopped. Gov Perry and Scott Walker need our support! The Left is determined to make conservatism illegal. We conservatives had better unite and defeat the Left.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/17/2014 8:31:02 AM     (No. 9968886)

I hope that Gov. Perry will continue to fight this with every fiber of his being. The democrats have turned the judiciary into a weapon to be used by them to destroy Republicans. They also use it to nullify decisions made by the majority of voters. They use it to prosecute any perceived enemy. They have packed the courts with liberal judges who do their biding and ignore the Rule of Law. They make up rights where none exist to suit their political ideology. Lady Justice is no longer blind. She has her eyes firmly fixed on leftist political ideology.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tonyp173, 8/17/2014 8:32:35 AM     (No. 9968890)

Full disclosure: I am a retired career federal prosecutor (25+ years in two different jurisdictions, including 16 as an assistant United States Attorney). I´m in my 40th year in active practice. I´ve tried to do some research on the Special Prosecutor, Michael McCrum. By all reports, he enjoys a good reputation across party lines with a background similar to mine, but with more criminal defense experience than I have. To the point: Until this week, despite the shameful actions of prosecutors like Nofinger in North Carolina and the cabal that indicted Tom Delay, I was proud to have been a prosecutor. Prosecution, by Constitutional design, is very difficult. It is supposed to be, since it is inherently coercive: charging criminal acts, arresting, trying, convincing a jury to convict, urging a court to incarcerate. But it´s vital work, necessary to protect our society. No grand jury will indict a ham sandwich. But they can be swayed to do injustice by a strong advocate, since the GJ is an accusatory body and the government has a monopoly on the presentation. Mr. McCrum, I understand your theory: Governor Perry criminally combined two legitimate rights (veto as governor and free speech) to coerce Lehmberg and violate Texas law. In the word of Barrack Obama these allegations are corrupt, politically motivated "horses&*@"! You ought to be ashamed. You will never succeed in convicting Perry of any crime. You may even have breathed new life in support of his run for President. You have, however, significantly undermined what little is left of public respect for the prosecutorial function.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Evocatus, 8/17/2014 8:37:18 AM     (No. 9968896)

The theory used by the District Attorney to indict Governor Perry could be used by the Attorney General of Texas to indict the District Attorney for his indictment of Governor Perry, as the District Attorney´s actions are clearly a political attack. Turnabout is fair play.

This political attack on Governor Perry demonstrates just how much the demoncrats fear Governor Perry as a Presidential Candidate. The demoncrats, who can only function in lockstep to a master plan, have now tipped their hand and have demonstrated their fear of Governor Perry.

In my opinion, the demoncrats have moved too soon on too broad a reach, and will ultimately undo themselves as this ridiculous move garners additional support for Governor Perry.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Joe vann, 8/17/2014 8:40:35 AM     (No. 9968900)

Of course Texas is a conservative state but Austin and Dade county is as liberal as any big university city and county.

When one knows the facts of this matter and has watched the falling down drunk episode, in broad open daylight, of the testing at the scene and the booking at police HQ´s...no one could possibly have sympathy for this arragant public servant. For Pete´s sake she was going the wrong way on the highway.

But we all know´s what happens now, the msm attacking in concert with the Democratic Party will once again attempt to turn chicken s..t into chicken salad. They usually succeed but they may have picked the wrong person this time. Let us hope and pray that the truth will become know and justice be served.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: congar, 8/17/2014 8:53:03 AM     (No. 9968911)

I view this indictment as an indicator of just how out of whack our judicial system is. This is a purely political action of vengeance, yet much of the MSM treats it as if based on facts. Those in the media against any conservative (about 99%) will use it as a club with which to beat him in headlines everywhere for weeks.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 8/17/2014 8:55:58 AM     (No. 9968913)

Obie sure doesn´t horse around with payback to his political enemies, no? Perry´s stand regarding the illegal kids coming up from Guatemala and other places is obviously on Obie´s radar. If this is the real reason for Perry´s "problems" right now, "Houston, we have a problem".

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Reply 17 - Posted by: starboard, 8/17/2014 8:58:54 AM     (No. 9968916)

This is what happens when Democrats in power appoint activist judges to the bench. There are some who say there´s no difference between a Democrat and Republican on issues so why bother to vote. However, this is where the difference is clearly defined and should be the most important reason to absolutely vote for the GOP. The Judiciary has become the default governing tool of the Left and if we don´t reverse the existing damage and try to save it, we will lose this country. Law and order is the the most important issue facing Americans. It entails all other issues, and without it we have nothing. Right now, our voice is all we have.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bpl40, 8/17/2014 9:11:08 AM     (No. 9968931)

If there was any doubt that Democrats are unfit to be trusted with Executive authority, this outrage completely removes it. I agree that this has the potential to propel Perry´s prospects forward . All eyes will be on Perry to see how he handles this challenge.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/17/2014 9:12:01 AM     (No. 9968933)

Such a blatant political-hack maneuver. No doubt hatched during a lost weekend.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 8/17/2014 9:14:58 AM     (No. 9968935)

Another case of liberals abusing the legal system to try to criminalize political opposition they can´t defeat at the ballot box. That tactic failed in Wisconsin, it will fail in Texas too.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: nightvision, 8/17/2014 9:24:04 AM     (No. 9968947)

#12, great post. Thank you.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/17/2014 9:29:50 AM     (No. 9968956)

#14, Austin is in Travis County.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: jimkata, 8/17/2014 9:46:00 AM     (No. 9968977)

Where was the outcry from MADD to remove this drunk women? This shows me that it is also
a lefty group like NOW.

Where is their support for Perry?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/17/2014 10:56:27 AM     (No. 9969053)

A couple of notes:

Texas was once a thoroughly blue state and is now thoroughly red. Exceptions are the counties in the big cities. Austin is in Travis County and the DA has historically been the ´watchdog´ for insurance and political crimes in the state. In the indictment process the DA manages the case before the grand jury. If he can convince them that a crime has likely been committed he can get an indictment. If he fails, he can try again with the next grand jury. The indictment of Tom Delay took 3 tries.

The last DA indicted Kay Bailey Hutchison, Tom Delay, Jim Mattox (State Attorney General), and Mike Martin (State Senator). The current DA has indicted the first black GOP County DA in Texas).

The Dems are desperate to hang on to this little pocket of power.




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Reply 25 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/17/2014 11:29:09 AM     (No. 9969081)

OK. If this so called reasoning is going to be the new standard for governors, then every governor in all 57 states are going to have to change the way they govern and what they say. If they attempt to disagree with a dim, they can be indicted for some criminal act./s

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Reply 26 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/17/2014 11:52:18 AM     (No. 9969114)

Rick Perry may not be my top pick for President (Scott Walker is), but anyone who has the guts to veto/defund a corrupt politician and her ludicrously misnamed agency ("Public Integrity Unit"?!) would get my vote. Go Rick! And when you´re done with this absurdity, please set your sights on the EPA, the federal Dept of Ed, IRS, the (In)Justice Dept, etc. Go, Rick, go!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: steveW, 8/17/2014 11:56:16 AM     (No. 9969124)

In 2008 an uppity Negro from Chicago (or was it Kenya?) had the audacity to block her way back into the White House. No one, not even another Texas governor, will be allowed to do that again. No sir. No way, sir. Just you wait.

The entire MSM is, or very soon will be, a loaded gun aimed at anyone daring to deny the first Estrogen-American her entitled seat at the throne. All they´ll need is her command to pull the trigger.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Daisymay, 8/17/2014 12:20:16 PM     (No. 9969153)

After reading the above posts, I´m thinking I will put my money on Rick Perry. This isn´t his first Rodeo! He´s been dealing with these crooked Democrats in Austin for a long time. I would bet he will come at them with both guns blazing and they will end up crawling away, licking their wounds. He will use the National Media to make them look like the nasty little fools they are. I don´t look for this to do anything but give more energy to Perry´s run for President. The American people are sick and tired of these petty little games by Democrats to stop our CANDIDATES for President. It´s true they have already gone after Cristie, Walker and Palin. There is a pattern here and it has to be stopped NOW!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/17/2014 12:23:50 PM     (No. 9969162)

#24, it also took Earle three grand juries to get to Kay Hutchison.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: rochow, 8/17/2014 12:26:46 PM     (No. 9969170)

I see the first clown´s and Holder´s fingerprints all over this!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/17/2014 12:33:36 PM     (No. 9969183)

Yawn... Tough to get outraged. Seems like these "indictments" are just part of the TX political scenery. Everyone will use this to raise money to stem the neverending corruption of the other. It ain´t beanbag.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: soliton, 8/17/2014 12:44:32 PM     (No. 9969202)

A salient fact is missing from coverage of this controversy. If Lehmberg steps down, Perry, according to the Austin Post, gets to appoint her replacement. It would put a Republican in as Travis County DA who, by default, becomes the head of the Public Integrity section.

This possibility explains why Austin Dems are resorting to such extreme measures to defend her rather than having her quietly resign.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 8/17/2014 2:14:25 PM     (No. 9969312)

Democrat politicians in Travis County, Texas are not only vermin, they are evil vermin.
And I agree, Holder and his boss have a hand in this - too convenient with Gov. Perry taking action on the border crisis (that Holder´s boss created.)

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Reply 34 - Posted by: msjena, 8/17/2014 5:55:22 PM     (No. 9969488)

If Perry can´t get the indictment dismissed, he should demand to go to trial immediately. The right to a speedy trial is in the Constitution. Then, if convicted, take it up on appeal and hope it gets reversed before the 2016 election season goes into full gear. This is a shameful abuse of process, much like what was done to Ted Stevens of Alaska and, of course, Tom DeLay.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 8/17/2014 5:56:21 PM     (No. 9969490)

Let us look at who the indictment is trying to make into a victim..

She was pulled over when her blood alcohol was almost three times the legal limit.

Not only does the tape show she was staggeringly drunk, she tried to intimidate the arresting officers to let her go because she knew the sheriff.

The effort at intimidation continued at the police station.

The excess use of alcohol and the resulting impaired judgement may be long standing. Credit card receipts show Ms. Lehmberg purchased 72 bottles of vodka over 15 months at a chain of area liquor stores. That works out to 23 gallons. Also, she seldom purchased vodka at the same store in the chain twice in a row.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: loveUSA, 8/17/2014 7:31:58 PM     (No. 9969610)

Lord, let what they are doing to Gov. Perry come back on their heads!!!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 8/17/2014 7:58:39 PM     (No. 9969636)

I agree with Poster 23, where is MADD? I fear because they have not commented they have become part of the usual gaggle of leftist victims´ groups.

But the election for 2016 has begun and now the Dems and the state media need to totally destroy any possible good Republican opposition. Unfortunately, with every mention of Perry´s name the state media will mention the indictment and the low info and even some higher info voters will quickly dismiss him as a viable candidate because of this. The voter stupidity quotient just keeps on growing.

Would love to see Perry or Walker be our nominee.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: uno, 8/17/2014 9:43:05 PM     (No. 9969709)

What are the odds that the "commode hugging D.A." has a "ready for Hillary" sticker on her K-car?

#9 - Now that right thar´s a scary thought!
Makes me wonder how many times I´ve "driven the Buick" on a Saturday night that were mistakenly misinterpreted by someone as my being "ready for Hillary"!!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: lana720, 8/17/2014 10:34:32 PM     (No. 9969753)

Is it possible the dems are trying to get even for Perry protecting the Texas border and America, by sending National Guard troops to the border?
They will use any tactic to cut possible conservative candidates off at the knees.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: booneboy, 8/18/2014 1:12:17 AM     (No. 9969880)

Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg — is a Democrat Drunk or a Drunk Democrat

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2014 9:11:57 PM     Post Reply
A recently retired Secret Service agent told MailOnline on Thursday that former director Julia Pierson´s resignation will be welcomed by the agency´s rank-and-file because ´people in the service thought she was a joke from Day One.´ He attributed her swift fall from grace to a cadre of ´p***ed off agents who had had enough´ of feeling disrespected by the service´s first female director. ´Putting her in charge was part of the [Obama] administration´s push to feminize the service after the "hookergate" nightmare,´ the agent said, referring to agents who were fired after patronizing prostitutes during a security-check trip to Colombia

Obama: Born-Again Idiot
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FrontPage, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 10/2/2014 7:47:59 AM     Post Reply
The quintessential question of Watergate was “what did the President know and when did he know it?” Obamagate, the vast scandal that encompasses an entire presidency, offers a preemptive answer. Obama didn’t know anything and he never knew it. At least not until, like smuggling weapons to druglords, bugging journalists, IRSing his political enemies and killing vets, his right hand found out about what his left hand was doing from the morning paper. After skipping 58% of his daily intelligence briefings in Term 1 and 59% of them in Term 2, he went on 60 Minutes and blamed intelligence agencies for being

Lena Dunham: I Was Raped By
a ´Campus Republican´ In 2008

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Breitbart Big Hollywood, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 8:29:26 PM     Post Reply
In her just-released memoir, 27 year-old "Girls" star Lena Dunham claims that as a 19 year-old Oberlin College student in Ohio, she was raped by a college Republican. In the first chapter that addresses the encounter, Dunham describes the "ill-fated evening of lovemaking" as awkward and hollow. The most sensational moment comes from the fact that "Barry" wasn´t wearing a condom. In the next chapter, Dunham backtracks with the claim that she´s an "unreliable narrator" and accuses "Barry" of rape: [I]n another essay in this book I describe a sexual encounter with a mustachioed campus Republican as the upsetting but

The Case for Panic
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Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/3/2014 5:27:33 AM     Post Reply
Deadly, irrational, and determined, the intruder snuck across a weakened perimeter. Eluding capture, the intruder was detained only after missteps and close calls. The spin began soon after the threat was isolated. Information was selectively leaked. Half-truths and untruths were uttered. Responsibility was avoided; privileges and credentials asserted; authority reasserted. Trust us. Remain calm. Don’t panic. This is the template of recent events. A mental case jumps the White House fence. He makes it to the East Room before he’s tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent. Initial statements turn out to be misleading or false. We discover that lapses in

28 words that Democrats
really wish President Obama
didn’t say today

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Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2014 10:48:52 PM     Post Reply
President Obama was at Northwestern University on Thursday to deliver an economic speech that, he and his team hoped, would lay out the case for why the public is better off today than they were six years ago -- even if they didn´t feel it in their everday lives. Instead, Obama just gave every Republican ad-maker in the country more fodder for negative ads linking Democratic candidates to him. Here are the four sentences that will draw all of the attention (they come more than two thirds of the way through the speech): "I am not on the ballot this

The View looking to add cool-down room
for the ladies after Whoopi Goldberg and
Rosie O´Donnell come to blows in front
of studio audience

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Daily Mail [UK], by Chris Spargo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2014 10:52:17 AM     Post Reply
A recent fight between Rosie O´Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg has producers at The View looking to add a cool-down room for the ladies. After being cut off by Goldberg during an episode last week so the show could go to commercial, O´Donnell began to express how upset she was and, after being told repeatedly by Goldberg it was not the right time to have that discussion, eventually got cursed out by the Oscar winner. Goldberg told O´Donnell, ´F*** it, I told you to leave it alone and you just don´t want to listen. If you want to go there Rosie,

Mitt Romney and 2016:
Could It Be True?

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ABC News, by Alana Abramson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/2/2014 1:46:59 PM     Post Reply
A presidential defeat isn’t an easy thing to bounce back from. And Mitt Romney did it twice. So it was understandable that after he lost the presidential race in 2012, he was adamant about closing the door to the possibility of a third campaign. But recently, speculation is whirling that Romney may not be so adamant anymore. When asked if he was running in a New York Times interview published earlier this week, Romney said : “I have nothing to add to the story. We’ve got a lot of people looking at the race,” he said. “We’ll see what happens.” That response, which

Meghan McCain on Secret
Service: ´I hated all of them´

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/3/2014 12:30:44 AM     Post Reply
Meghan McCain joined the dog pile on the Secret Service this week, saying she’s had “nothing but horrible experiences" with the agency and likening the agents to “glorified mall cops.” The 29-year-old author and television personality, who is also the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), opened up on Pivot’s “TakePart Live” about some of her interactions with the Secret Service. "I have nothing but horrible experiences with the Secret Service,” McCain said. “One of my friends called them glorified mall cops and I don´t think that´s terribly far off. I found them cliquey. I hated

Some Blacks See Secret Service
as Flawed Shield for the President

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New York Times, by Peter Baker    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/3/2014 12:16:43 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in

Piers Morgan Writes Hit
Piece On President Obama

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Daily Caller, by Betsy Rothstein    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 10/2/2014 6:34:11 AM     Post Reply
On Wednesday, the ex-CNN talk show host wrote his first story as editor-at-large for the Daily Mail. While the content is vicious, angry and sure to tickle conservative journalists and pols, the writing is colorful, even entertaining.“A slapdash Secret Service detail isn’t what’s wrong with the White House — the real scandal is a President who is so complacent about protecting Americans,” the headline blares. Piers predicts that now that President Obama went on “60 Minutes” and distanced himself from U.S. national intelligence agencies on the rapid spread of ISIS, he’s guaranteed himself leaks to the media for the remainder of his

California’s next big political fight:
Plastic grocery bags

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Washington Post, by Reid Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 10/3/2014 9:19:26 AM     Post Reply
Go to a grocery store in California and buy all the milk, eggs and vegetables you want. But there’s one thing you won’t find at the checkout line, beginning July 1, 2015: Plastic bags to carry your stuff home. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, making California the first state to prohibit stores from using the ubiquitous carry-alls. Shoppers will be charged 10 cents for every paper bag and heavy-duty plastic bag they use. “This bill is a step in the right direction,” Brown said in a press release announcing his approval. “It


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