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Christie Nominates First Gay, Asian Judges To NJ’s Supreme Court

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie named the first openly gay person and the first Asian-American to the state’s Supreme Court Monday. Bruce Harris is the mayor of Chatham, a borough in the state with approximately 9,000 residents. In addition to being the first openly gay individual on the bench, Harris will also be the third […]

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Obama Wins in Dixville Notch New Hampshire

Nine voters casted the first of thousands here in New Hampshire. Here’s how it went. For the Republicans, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman tied, each scoring two votes. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul tied for second with one vote. President Obama, three votes.

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Mitt zeroes in on Obama as big spender at Hudson, NH stop

By Michael Carl HUDSON, N.H.-With less than 12 hours until the first votes are cast in the New Hampshire primary, the candidates are making their case. With a comfortable lead in most pre-vote polls, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney spoke at a Hudson, NH factory and talked up the fact that according news reports, economists say […]

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Obama Speaks With Iowans On Caucus Night

President Barack Obama spoke with Iowa supporters via video Tuesday evening to mark the state’s caucus night. The transcript of the exchange is below:   Hello, Iowa! How are you guys?  I miss you all.  And I understand that it’s actually warmer tonight than it was four years ago, which means, I’m sure, great turnout […]

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U.S. Ambassador To Return To Syria

Press Secretary Jay Carney announced on Tuesday that US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford will be returning to Damascus. “His return demonstrates our continued solidarity with the Syrian people and the value we place on Ford’s efforts to engage Syrians on their efforts to achieve a peaceful and democratic transition,” Carney said in a statement. […]

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Poll: Public Wants Payroll Tax Cut

According to a recent United Technologies/ National Journal Congressional Connection Poll, the majority of Americans support President Obama’s efforts to extend the payroll tax cut, even if such an extension could potentially increase the federal budget deficit. The poll shows that 58 percent of Americans believe Congress should extend the tax cut while only 32 […]

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Ex-VP Quayle To Endorse Romney

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will pick up a key endorsement Tuesday from former Vice President Dan Quayle. Romney, whose seen his numbers in recent polls skid with the emergence of Newt Gingrich, could not have picked a better time to pick up as influential an endorsement as Quayle. Quayle, who served as vice president […]

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Activists Prepare To “Take Back The Capitol”

By Janie Amaya Local activists began preparations Monday for three days of protests in the nation’s Capitol. OurDC, a Washington-based nonprofit, is organizing the protests in hopes of drawing attention to unemployment within the district and beyond. “I’m hoping [Congress] will see the multitude of people that are unemployed. And I’m hoping that it will […]

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FAA Chief Charged With Drunk Driving

UPDATE: FAA head Randy Babbitt has been placed on leave after his DWI arrest according to a statement released by the Department of Transportation. Deputy administrator Michael Huerta will serve as acting FAA leader Story updated by Mike Hothi at 2:55p.m. EST… WASHINGTON — At least he wasn’t flying a plane. Randolph “Randy” Babbitt, the […]

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White House Reuniting With Rahm Emanuel For Faith Based Conference

By Tim Young The White is hosting faith-based conference tomorrow with the administration’s former Chief of Staff, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The conference, entitled, “Connecting Communities for the Common Good,” is part of a series of regional conferences put on by the White House’s Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships aimed at promoting conversation over how […]

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – December 18, 2014

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Palestine asks the U.N. to vote on a resolution ending the Israeli occupation and the number of non-U.S. airstrikes in Syria plummets.

Philippines: 41,000 Homes ‘Totally Destroyed’ by December 6th Typhoon

A satellite view of Typhoon Hagupit two days before the storm made landfall in the Philippines. December 4, 2014. Copyright: 2014 EUMETSAT

The repeated use of schools as storm shelters in Pacific Typhoons is prompting calls to build permanent facilities.

How Many Nukes Does The U.S. Have?

Find out the latest on U.S. nuclear disarmament here.

Security Council Weighs Resolution to End Israeli Occupation of Palestine

The U.N. Security Council chamber. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

The Palestinian-drafted document calls on Israel to complete a “full and phased withdrawal” from Palestine by the end of 2017.

Secret Service Panel Calls For New Fence, Fresh Blood

The panel says a the new fence should be four or five feet taller.

Former La. Cop Indicted For Assault, Civil Rights Violations, Lying To FBI

Former cop Willie Fred Knowles is accused of beating a woman and tasing two men in 2012.