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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Texas Gov. Perry Turns Himself In
[DFW.CBSLOCAL] Texas Governor Rick Perry was booked on two felony counts of abuse of power for carrying out a threat to veto funding to state public corruption prosecutors. He was booked-in, fingerprinted and had his mugshot taken, which is standard procedure for every defendant charged with a felony.

His spokeswoman told CBS 11 News they didn't ask for any special treatment.

Perry, who is mulling a second presidential run in 2016, reported to the Travis County Courthouse on Tuesday. The Republican has called the case a political ploy, and many top Republicans are supporting him.
Posted by: Fred || 08/20/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top||

#1  A witch hunt--literally by a witch in this case.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/20/2014 7:17 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/20/2014 8:43 Comments || Top||

#3  “The actions that I took were lawful, they were legal and they were proper,” said Perry to supporters.

Just ask Obama what's legal.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 08/20/2014 9:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Actually, making every politician and senior bureaucrat go in for a mugshot and finger printing might not be a bad idea.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/20/2014 12:26 Comments || Top||


Government
Obama heads back to vacation after unexplained DC trip


[THEHILL] President B.O. went back to his vacation on Martha's Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place.

Obama's two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon.

Administration officials have insisted for weeks that the president just wanted to return to the White House for a series of meetings, but the explanation was met with a healthy dose of skepticism, since Obama rarely interrupts his vacations.
Judicial Watch estimates the extra roundtrip cost $1.1 million. Only daughter Malia accompanied Obama back to Washington.

Speculation for why Obama returned focused around the possibility of a secret foreign leader meeting or the roll out of a new administration initiative on immigration or corporate taxes.

But no such explanation materialized.

The most unusual deviation from a normal day at the White House was Obama's dinner Monday night at Sam Kass's home. The president, joined by deputy chief of staff Anita Breckenridge, spent nearly five hours at the White House chef's Dupont Circle duplex apartment.

It's possible that the party may have been a celebration of Kass's impending nuptials to MSNBC host Alex Wagner. The couple announced their engagement last September. But the White House provided no details of the meal.

White House officials have bristled at repeated questions over the decision, even as the story has popcorned across the Internet.

"WH claimed Obama can do everything on the Vineyard, so why did he need to fly back to WH to meet with staff?" tweeted Joseph Curl, a Washington Times columnist and editor of the Drudge Report. "So wait, both Obama AND Holder flew from the Vineyard to DC so Holder could update Obama on Ferguson? Something very fishy going on here."
Posted by: Fred || 08/20/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top||

#1  Everything said remotely gets audited...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/20/2014 4:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Had to go back for his stash.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/20/2014 6:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Something very fishy going on here.

There is something always fishy going on with this administration. No credibility, no honesty, no transparency, and little to no policy that favors the American people.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/20/2014 7:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Something very fishy going on here.

Nope, the Brain trust concluded that President shouldn't be on vacation while St. Louis (and Iraq, and Gaza) is burning.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/20/2014 7:38 Comments || Top||

#5  So Sam and Alex are getting married soon, but no mention here of Reggie Love attending this intimate dinner with el Presidente? Stay tuned.
Posted by: Mugsy Glink || 08/20/2014 9:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Either Michelle kicked him out, or he just wanted an evening away from her.
Posted by: KBK || 08/20/2014 10:05 Comments || Top||

#7  Or the rioting in Ferguson caused him to go back for optics. Not that it's good optics to have an
American lose their head and THEN go back on vacation...
Posted by: Charles || 08/20/2014 11:20 Comments || Top||



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