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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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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
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.
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
Associated Press:
TEXAS' PERRY CHARGED WITH COERCION FOR VETO THREAT  —  AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption …
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 …
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Ross Ramsey / The Texas Tribune:
Analysis: It's Not the Crime, It's the Politics
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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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Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
The Ferguson Police Chief's Statement Is Only Making Things Worse  —  Five days after a police officer fired multiple rounds at and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, we now know that the officer's name is Darren Wilson.  Thanks to Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson …
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.
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
McCulloch blasts Nixon for replacing St. Louis County Police control
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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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Black Caucus members call for hearings on Ferguson shooting
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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 …
Andy Abrahams / Parade:
Paul Ryan on His Father's Private Battle, Family, and ‘House of Cards’  —  More by Andy  —  When Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan to be his running mate in 2012, the most dramatic detail in the potential veep's biography was the tragic loss of his father when Ryan was just 16.
Damon Linker / The Week:
What if your daughter was a porn star?  —  Americans have come to pride themselves on their moral libertarianism.  But there are limits.  —  Think about it.  —  W  —  e're living through a libertarian moment.  —  No, libertarianism hasn't consistently changed how Americans think about taxation …
Discussion: The Dish and Hit & Run
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Al Gore sues Al Jazeera for fraud  —  Former Vice President Al Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt have filed a lawsuit against Al Jazeera on charges of fraud and material breaches in their acquisition of Current Media, POLITICO has learned.  —  Gore and Hyatt, the co-founders of Current Media …
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Bloomberg:
Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera Over $500 Million Current TV Deal
 
 
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