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Why Chris Christie’s Girth is a Weighty Issue

Why Chris Christie’s Girth is a Weighty Issue
Chris Christie got laughs on the Letterman show last week when he showed up with a doughnut, figuring that the best way to defuse the issue is to make light of his weight. But this is no laughing matter.
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Buono Disobeys NJ Seat Belt Law, Gets Into Accident

Buono Disobeys NJ Seat Belt Law, Gets Into Accident
Senator Barbara Buono sustained minor cuts to the face and was treated and released by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was in the back seat, and she was not wearing a seat belt.
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Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaires

Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaires
A new academic study confirms that front groups with longstanding ties to the tobacco industry and the billionaire Koch brothers planned the formation of the tea party movement more than a decade before it exploded onto the U.S. political scene.
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Scott Brown Won't Run for Kerry's Open Senate Seat

Scott Brown Won't Run for Kerry's Open Senate Seat
Former Republican Sen. Scott Brown won't be running in a Massachusetts special election to fill Democrat John Kerry's seat.
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Obit: Koch Had Chutzpah, Dies at 88

Obit: Koch Had Chutzpah, Dies at 88
When President George W. Bush ran for re-election in 2004, Democrat Koch crossed party lines to support him and spoke at the GOP convention. He also endorsed Mayor Michael Bloomberg's re-election efforts at a time when Bloomberg was a Republican. Koch described himself as "a liberal with sanity."
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Michele Bachmann and Her Dirt Dishing Campaign

As Michele Bachmann continues to refuse to pay her former staff from her 2012 presidential campaign, her former staff continues to dish the dirt on what went on inside her campaign. This includes claims that her campaign violated federal election laws.
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Menendez's Camp: He Did Not Have Sexual Relations with Those Women

Menendez's Camp: He Did Not Have Sexual Relations with Those Women
The Daily Caller, a conservative website, reported shortly before the November election that Menendez traveled on Melgen's private plane to the Dominican Republic to engage in sex with prostitutes. Menendez's office said that any accusations of engaging with prostitutes "are manufactured by a politically motivated right-wing blog and are false."
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Former IL Governor Ryan Skips Halfway House on the Way Home from Prison

Former IL Governor Ryan Skips Halfway House on the Way Home from Prison
His release means Illinois no longer has the dubious distinction of having two former governors behind bars simultaneously. Ryan's successor, Rod Blagojevich, is now Illinois' lone imprisoned governor. The Democrat is serving a 14-year term for corruption at a federal prison in Colorado.
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Chickenhawk Republican Says Veterans Kerry, Hagel Aren't Fans of the Military

Chickenhawk Republican Says Veterans Kerry, Hagel Aren't Fans of the Military
Non-serving freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told a crows at the National Review Institute Summit on Monday that Vietnam combat vets John Kerry and Chuck Hagel are “not ardent fans of the U.S. military.”
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Christie Vetoes NJ Minimum Wage Hike

Christie Vetoes NJ Minimum Wage Hike
Christie vetoed the bill that 82 percent of voters in a recent Quinnipiac poll supported.
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