A grand jury indicted Texas Governor 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. He is the state’s first indicted governor in nearly a century. Perry carried through with his threat after Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to step down after her drunk driving arrest and convection. Here is a video of Lehmberg the night of her arrest.
In Part 3 of a Kelly File Exclusive, FNC’s Megyn Kelly interviews Bill Ayers, the co-founder of the radical group Weather Underground and Dinesh D’Souza, “America” Producer.
Back when politicians were a bit more civil.
During a presser on the release of Bergdahl Senator Harry Reid channels Hillary Clinton on Benghazi with his response. ” I mean, this is making a big deal over nothing. The whole deal, is it Friday or Saturday? What difference does it make? What difference does it make?”
President Obama addressed the prisoner exchange today at a presser and said there was a good chance these terrorist will go back to terrorism. According to Obama, ” Is there the possibility of some of them trying to return to activities that are detrimental to us? Absolutely. That’s been true of all the prisoners that were released from Guantanamo. There is a certain rate that takes place.” He also seemed to indicate that the war on terror is over since, “this is what happens at the end of wars. That was true for George Washington, that was true for Abraham Lincoln, that was true for FDR. That has true for every combat situation, that at some point you make sure that you try to get your folks back, ” He didn’t pay attention during his history classes or he would have known all three of his examples were not Presidents at the end of conflicts.
On the eve of next week’s expected announcement regarding President Obama’s proposed national energy tax, Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming says the Administration has set out to kill coal and its 800,000 jobs. “We all want clean air and clean water,” Enzi says in the Weekly Republican Address. “We don’t want costly regulations that make little or no difference, that are making things less affordable. Republicans want electricity and gas when you need it, at a price you can afford.”
White House: In this week’s address, President Obama discussed new actions by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut dangerous carbon pollution, a plan that builds on the efforts already taken by many states, cities and companies. These new commonsense guidelines to reduce carbon pollution from power plants were created with feedback from businesses, and state and local governments, and they would build a clean energy economy while reducing carbon pollution. According to the President, “earlier this month, hundreds of scientists declared that climate change is no longer a distant threat – it “has moved firmly into the present.” Its costs can be measured in lost lives and livelihoods, lost homes and businesses; and higher prices for food, insurance, and rebuilding.”
In this week’s address, President Obama commemorated Memorial Day by honoring the brave men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country. As we stand with our veterans and military families this weekend, the President underscored our commitment to uphold our nation’s sacred trust with our veterans and ensure they get the benefits and opportunities they deserve and have earned.
PAC NRCC made a video that responds to Jay Carney saying it is a “Republican meme” that Obama is detached.
In the Republican Weekly Address, Sen. John McCain of Arizona raises concerns with the Obama Administration’s response to recent allegations of gross mismanagement, fraud and neglect at a growing number of Veterans Administration medical centers across the country. “It’s been more than a month since allegations that some 40 veterans died while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA were first made public,” says Sen. McCain. “To date, the Obama Administration has failed to respond in an effective manner. This has created in our veterans’ community a crisis of confidence toward the VA — the very agency that was established to care for them. “Our veterans gave us their best. But it’s obvious that too often they’ve gotten the worst from those charged with their care. Our country doesn’t depend on the heroism of every citizen. But we must be worthy of the sacrifices that are made on our behalf. How we care for those who risked everything for us is the most important test of a nation’s character. Today, we are failing that test. We must do better tomorrow – much better.”