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At the New York Post , Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein explain that the Ground Zero Mosque now faces eviction if it can't pay the rent on its real estate: Pay up or get out. Con Ed has given the Ground Zero mosque an ultimatum: Pay the $1.7 million you owe in back rent, or we’ll …

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Written by FrumForum Editors on Monday October 17, 2011

Forget the Name, How Did Perry's Family Afford Their Property?

Rick Perry's family leased a hunting property that once went by the name of Niggerhead. That doesn't seem very much of a story. The Perry family did not apply the name. They went to some effort to change it after signing the lease in the early 1980s. Yesterday's Washington Post story questions …

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Written by David Frum on Monday October 3, 2011

Rick Perry's Land Deals: Why They Matter

Jim Geraghty replies to our blogposts on Texas Governor Rick Perry's uncannily successful land dealings: Last year the Democrat gubernatorial candidate in Texas, Bill White,  tried to make an issue of it , and Texans largely yawned. Some of these deals go back to Perry’s time as Texas …

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Written by David Frum on Wednesday August 31, 2011

Perry's Land Deals: He Discloses, You Decide

What does the law say about Gov. Perry's land transactions? Simple: they are clearly legal. As long as the profits from the sales were not contingent on Perry doing a specific favor for whomever he sold the land to, Perry has nothing to fear from the law. Connections, favoritism and inside …

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Written by Noah Kristula-Green on Tuesday August 30, 2011