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Chris Christie's Political Comeback Faces 'Doublegate' Challenge

Chris Christie's Political Comeback Faces 'Doublegate' Challenge
As Gov. Chris Christie proclaimed his exoneration in the Bridgegate scandal, he refused to discuss his lieutenant governor, Kim Guadagno.
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House District Candidate in CO: Mandela, Obama Won Elections Based on Race

House District Candidate in CO: Mandela, Obama Won Elections Based on Race
Republicans have found a candidate to run for House District 35, an open seat being vacated by term-limited Democratic Rep. Cherylin Peniston. We don't know much about HD-35 candidate Maria Weese, but what we do know comes from her Facebook page: Racially charged and offensive comparative jokes about President Obama and South African President Nelson Mandela.
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Strong Earthquake Along 'Lesser' CA Fault Line Could Cost $250B and Kill Up to 18,000 People

Strong Earthquake Along 'Lesser' CA Fault Line Could Cost $250B and Kill Up to 18,000 People
Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault. The Puente Hills thrust fault, which brought Friday night's magnitude-5.1 quake centered in La Habra and well over 100 aftershocks by Sunday, stretches from northern Orange County under downtown Los Angeles into Hollywood — a heavily populated swath of the Los Angeles area.
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Republican With Ties to White Supremacist Drops Out of CO Race

Republican With Ties to White Supremacist Drops Out of CO Race
A Republican candidate for a state house seat is withdrawing from the race in light of reports about his arrest record and ties to white supremacists.
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TX Town Pays Ted Nugent $16,250 Not to Perform at Fourth of July

TX Town Pays Ted Nugent $16,250 Not to Perform at Fourth of July
According to the Longview News-Journal, the town of Longview, Texas has decided to pay Nugent $16,250, half of his his fee, not to perform at their upcoming Independence Day celebration.
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Enter Through the Gift Shop: Scott Brown's NH Campaign Locked Out of Public Appearance

Enter Through the Gift Shop: Scott Brown's NH Campaign Locked Out of Public Appearance
Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown is "testing the waters" for a run at one of New Hampshire's senate seat, but the campaign was stuck treading water at a recent stop on his Listening Tour. Watch the video after the jump for a hilariously awkward 57 seconds of political theater.
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Motive Is Transparent, Not Transparency: CA GOP Kills Nonprofit Disclosure Amendment

Motive Is Transparent, Not Transparency: CA GOP Kills Nonprofit Disclosure Amendment
Way back in 2012, a group of conservative nonprofit groups with connections to the Koch Brothers poured around $15 million into the efforts to defeat California's Prop 30 and pass Prop 32. The groups were fined an unprecedented $1 million by the state's FPPC, but it's done little to stop the flow of dark money. Now, a constitutional amendment requiring nonprofit disclosure has gone on ice, allowing politics as usual to stay the course.
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VT Gov Raises Record Dollars, Some from Out of State Donations

VT Gov Raises Record Dollars, Some from Out of State Donations
Vermont's first campaign finance reporting deadline has come and gone. And the big news — just about the only news of significance — is the size of Governor Shumlin's war chest: $1.7 million. While the majority of that money is leftover from his last breezy re-election, some of those moneys are from out-of-state donations.
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Rocked by Obesity and 'Food Deserts,' NJ Needs Gov Christie to Step Up

Rocked by Obesity and 'Food Deserts,' NJ Needs Gov Christie to Step Up
Governors across the Northeast are increasing heat subsidies for millions of people impacted by a harsh winter and even harsher cuts to federal safety nets. New Jersey has been especially hit hard, but has yet to receive any help from its top executive, Gov. Chris Christie.
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AZ Gov Brewer Won't Challenge State Constitution by Running for a Third Term

AZ Gov Brewer Won't Challenge State Constitution by Running for a Third Term
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ended months of speculation about her political future on Wednesday when she announced that she will not seek a third term in office. The Arizona Constitution limits governors to two terms, but the Republican governor and her advisers have kept alive a scenario in which she might mount a longshot legal challenge to seek another four years in office.
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Astrid Galvan and Bob Christie
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