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Even worse than White House fence-jumper

Good grief! The more I hear about this one, the worse it gets for the Secret Service.

And this case is far worse than some guy jumping the White House fence and bursting into the president’s residence. 118 more words

Barack Obama

It's still the People's House

Julia Pierson is gone from her job as head of the Secret Service.

She’d come in to change the culture of an agency beset by scandals involving agents consorting with hookers. 262 more words

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Michael Dunn wipes tears away as he hears the verdict….

Michael Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Jordan Davis in September, 2012 after an argument over loud music. 142 more words

Black In America

New York state lawmaker charged with travel expense abuse

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York state assemblyman who represents a district in the New York City borough of Queens was arrested on Wednesday on charges of stealing campaign funds and abusing the state’s travel voucher system, authorities said. 216 more words

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Court says Kansas Democrats don't have to run Senate candidate

By Kevin Murphy

KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) – A court ruled on Wednesday that Kansas Democrats do not have to put a candidate on the ballot for the U.S Senate, a decision that is expected to boost chances of an independent beating the Republican incumbent in an election that may swing control of the chamber. 414 more words

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Republicans craft 2015 plan to force Obama's hand on Keystone

By Amanda Becker and Timothy Gardner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans plan to put approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline on a fast track early next year if they win a U.S. 939 more words

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U.S. appeals court blocks parts of new North Carolina voter law

CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court blocked parts of a new North Carolina voter law on Wednesday, ruling just weeks ahead of the November elections that the provisions would disproportionately impact African-American voters. 183 more words

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