11/03/2014 02:38 pm ET

Obama could do himself a big favor by picking this fight with Republicans

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The chatter in Washington is that Obama will announce his pick to replace the outgoing Eric Holder soon after Election Day, and Perez is on the WHite House’s short list. Based on his resumé, Perez, who is now secretary of labor, is a reasonable choice. He’s also one of the administration’s most stalwart progressives.

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