Turkey reopened an Istanbul park at the heart of last month's demonstrations against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan Monday ? but protest leaders plan to hold another rally there. First, Anthony Weiner... more 
Turkey reopened an Istanbul park at the heart of last month's demonstrations against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan Monday ? but protest leaders plan to hold another rally there. First, Anthony Weiner vaulted back from an embarrassing sexting scandal to become a top mayoral contender. Now, Eliot Spitzer has sprinted onto the comeback campaign trail in New York City, where this fall's races are turning into a mini-Olympics of political redemption. Gov. Rick Perry was a champion of fiercely conservative social activism long before the tea party was born. He oversaw the "Texas Miracle" job-creation boom and became the state's most powerful governor since Reconstruction. But nationally, Perry is better known for his 'oops' presidential debate brain freeze or for not opposing forcefully enough the notion that Texas could secede from the union. For many outside the Lone Star State, he's a political punchline on par with Dan Quayle ? if he's known at all. less 
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