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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, despite his earlier troubles this week, has been on a roll, with the media hot on his trail. (Associated Press)

Rick Perry rounds up the media herd

- The Washington Times

In less than 48 hours he’s gone from a Lone Star jail to the nation’s capital to the voter-centric land of New Hampshire, all the while with the news media herd trailing behind him, mooing. Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrives in the Granite State at high noon Friday, when he assumes the starring role in not one but six consecutive political events.

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer of Antigua and Barbuda (left), unveils a stone during a ceremony naming Antigua's highest mountain "Mount Obama." The president's name has also been lent in rechristenings at other places around the globe. (associated press)

Monuments to Obama raise some hackles

- The Washington Times

Everything from streets to a parasitic hairworm have been named in honor of President Obama, but the effort to immortalize him is causing a backlash in one New Jersey town, whose elected leaders are reconsidering their vote to place the president’s name on a recreation center.

** FILE ** In this Aug. 5, 2014, file photo, former New York  Mayor Michael Bloomberg welcomes leaders to the U.S.-Africa Business Forum during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

NRA launches ad campaign against Michael Bloomberg

- The Washington Times

The National Rifle Association this week is launching an ad campaign targeting former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has pledged to spend up to $50 million to boost candidates who back gun control initiatives this year.

Romney and Ryan, together again? Fox News host Megyn Kelly will anchor a joint interview with Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan. (Associated PRess)

‘Born again voters’ warm to Romney

- The Washington Times

‘Some emerging Republican sentiment about a certain governor would not much surprise the Utah-based “Draft Mitt” grass-roots effort. A new poll of likely GOP primary voters from Zogby Analytics shows Mitt Romney outpolling and outdistancing his nearest rivals for the nomination by a two-to-one margin.

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Ryan says he'd love to see Romney run again

- Associated Press

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP's former nominee at one point that the "third time's the charm."

Court to unseal some files in probe of Gov. Walker

- Associated Press

A federal appeals court decided Thursday to unseal two dozen documents in a secret investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups in 2012.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks with media and supporters at the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center after he was booked, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Perry was indicted last week on charges of coercion and official oppression for publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit run. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Perry presses for greater US involvement in Iraq

- Associated Press

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday pressed for a more aggressive U.S. military response in Iraq to combat Islamic state militants, including a sustained air campaign, and signaled he would support sending American ground troops.

Joe Walsh of The Eagles performs on the "History of the Eagles" tour at the Forum in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2014. (John Shearer/Invision/Associated Press)

Iowa's Senate race gets rock star treatment

- The Washington Times

Rock legend Joe Walsh is putting his smoking guitar riffs to work for Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley's campaign for U.S. Senate in Iowa, soliciting donations with a chance to win tickets to an upcoming Eagles concert in Des Moines.

5 things to know about case against Texas' Perry

- Associated Press

In the week since he was indicted for abuse of power and public coercion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his supporters have insisted the charges against the Republican governor are politically motivated. Perry has pleaded not guilty, and he continues to visit early-primary states and talk with voters as he mulls a 2016 presidential run.

Term-limit backers seek Supreme Court intervention

Associated Press

Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) and other supporters of political term limits have asked the Illinois Supreme Court to quickly decide whether the question can go on November's ballot.

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, right, speaks at a North Little Rock, Ark., news conference as he endorses U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., in the race for U.S. Senate, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Romney casts Arkansas race as way to fight Obama

- Associated Press

Mitt Romney cast Arkansas' Senate race as a way to fight the agenda of the president who defeated him two years ago, as he campaigned Thursday on behalf of Congressman Tom Cotton's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks to media in Boston, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.  Walsh will boycott St. Patrick's Day parades to protest policies on gay groups. Walsh said this week he's trying to broker a deal with his city's parade organizers to allow a group of gay military veterans to march. The son of Irish immigrants said that allowing gay groups to participate is "long overdue." (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Boston will limit detainers on immigrants

Associated Press

Boston has joined a growing number of cities that will no longer hold immigrants suspected of being in the U.S. illegally for possible deportation unless an arrest warrant has been issued.

Republican Zach Dasher, a relative of TV's "Duck Dynasty" family, signs paperwork qualifying him to run for the 5th District congressional seat on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. Dasher is one of several candidates seeking to oust U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Election sign-up period wraps up second day

- Associated Press

Trying to rebound after a cheating scandal, U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister faces a crowded field of candidates vying to oust him, with his fifth opponent signing up Thursday for the Nov. 4 election.