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10:20 AM ET, August 16, 2014

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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
What You Need To Know About The Indictment Naming Texas Governor Rick Perry  —  Rick Perry, Texas' longstanding Republican governor and a 2012 presidential candidate, is now under indictment.  The indictment lays out two counts against the Texas governor, one for “Abuse of Official Capacity” …
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Manny Fernandez / New York Times:
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas Is Indicted on Charge of Abuse of Power  —  AUSTIN, Tex. — A grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts on Friday, charging that he abused his power last year when he attempted to pressure the district attorney here, a Democrat, to step down by threatening to cut off state financing to her office.
Ross Ramsey / The Texas Tribune:
Analysis: It's Not the Crime, It's the Politics … So this is what happens when the fox cuts the food supply of the dog guarding the henhouse.  —  A Travis County grand jury on Friday indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts, alleging he abused his power by threatening to veto funding …
Discussion: WFAA-TV and Hot Air
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Rick Perry Indicted: Another Democratic Party Dirty Trick  —  A grand jury in Travis County, Texas, indicted Governor Rick Perry today.  Why?  For exercising his constitutional prerogative by threatening to veto, and then vetoing, an appropriation to support the public corruption unit in Travis County's district attorney's office.
Discussion: Instapundit
Patrick Tolbert / KXAN-TV:
Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted by grand jury  —  AUSTIN (KXAN) - A grand jury has handed up an indictment against Gov. Rick Perry in connection with the investigation into an effort to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign.  — Read the Indictment
Tony Plohetski / Austin American-Statesman:
Rick Perry indicted for Lehmberg veto threat  —  A Travis County grand jury Friday indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two charges related to his effort last year to force District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after her drunken driving arrest.  —  Grand jurors charged Perry, 64 …
Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
What the Hell Just Happened in Texas, and Why Was Rick Perry Just Indicted?  —  The scandal that erupted Friday night involved millions of dollars, statehouse power plays—oh yeah, and alcohol, police, and masks.  —  Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted Friday on charges of abuse of power …
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Washington Post
Associated Press:
Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Rick Perry indicted, backers cry witch-hunt
Discussion: The Raw Story
Danaradio / The Dana Show:
Alleged Friend Of Officer Darren Wilson Offers His Side  —  A woman claiming to be a friend of the officer involved in the shooting of Ferguson's Mike Brown called into my program offering Darren Wilson's side of the story.  Video via my show's flagship station, KFTK in St. Louis:
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Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
The Rev. Jesse Jackson shows up at protest site as Brown family calls for calm  —  Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald S. Johnson said he sees no need for a police presence at the protests in Ferguson tonight.  —  “If something happens and if we have to come down here, we will,” Johnson said.
Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
The Ferguson Police Chief's Statement Is Only Making Things Worse
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
McCulloch blasts Nixon for replacing St. Louis County Police control
Discussion: Daily Kos and Guardian
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Congress goes after police  —  Lawmakers are targeting police with new and old pieces of legislation in the wake of riots in a St. Louis suburb sparked by the killing by a police officer of an unarmed black teenager.  —  Much of the focus has been on the heavy military equipment …
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Jay Newton-Small / TIME:
Ernst Says She Was Sexually Harassed in the Military  —  Breaks with party, Pentagon on stance  —  Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst, who is running for Senate and served more than 20 years in the military, said Friday that she was sexually harassed in the military and, given her experience …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Joe Scarborough, Mike Allen Form Journalistic Axis of Evil  —  Young punk reporters don't obey nothing these days.  —  Shares  —  One of the more fascinating sidelights of the crisis in Ferguson is the way it has revealed the complacent, obedient, and fundamentally non-journalistic instincts …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
Who Lost the Cities?  —  The Reverend Jesse Jackson is, to the surprise of all thinking people, right about something: “A spark has exploded,” he said, referring to the protests and violence in Ferguson, Mo. “When you look at what sparked riots in the Sixties, it has always been some combination of poverty …
 
 
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