Texas Governor Perry tries to turn felony indictment into election gold

PORTSMOUTH N.H. (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry has sought to parlay attention over a felony indictment into a fresh political push in New Hampshire, the crucial presidential primary state where his dismal showing in 2012 led him to drop out of the race.
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Eric the Arsonist: Holder Fans Ferguson Flames

Linda Chavez, NY Post
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What Part of the Constitution Do Liberals Still Support?

Frank Donatelli, RealClearPolitics
With every passing day, President Obama uses his pen and his phone to expand his power and unilaterally change immigration, health care, energy, and tax laws. These actions have met with the approval of liberals everywhere. This is not a new attitude. Liberals have always been in favor of the “imperial presidency” from Roosevelt to Johnson to Obama, conveniently skipping Richard Nixon, of course. Liberal scholars have long championed the need of chief executives to meet modern exigencies as defined by liberal priorities—so long as a Democrat was in the White... Read More (Opens In A New Tab)

Obama tech policy maven moves to Silicon Valley role

WASHINGTON D.C./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Todd Park, President Barack Obama's chief technology officer who played a role in fixing the flawed Healthcare.gov website, is moving to a new job recruiting top Silicon Valley talent to government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.
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Vicious Payback for ISIS Is Good Policy

Ed Rogers, Washington Post
In politics, the rule is, “when in trouble make some rubble.” Although the president has been hesitant about taking strong, decisive action in the Middle East, the sickening killing of journalist James Foley is a good reason to take a stand. The president can — and should — seize the moment; but this moment, as with all moments these days, is fleeting. Read More (Opens In A New Tab)

Ferguson Beyond Black and White

Cathy Young, RealClearPolitics
The tragedy and turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri—the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, followed by sometimes violent protests and a heavy-handed police crackdown—have once again brought the national spotlight on race relations in America. It has also revealed unusual political alignments, with libertarian-leaning Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and some other libertarians and conservatives joining liberals and leftists to denounce abusive police behavior, particularly toward young African-American males. Others on the right—not only Rush Limbaugh but... Read More (Opens In A New Tab)