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NJ Senate to vote on social media, employer bill


The New Jersey Senate is set to vote on a bill that would prevent employers from seeking access to an employee's or job applicant's social media accounts.


No Charges for Minn. Lawmaker in Rest Stop Incident (oral sex with 17yo boy)

State Rep. Kerry Gauthier won't be charged in an incident involving a 17-year-old boy at a freeway rest stop in Duluth last month, the Duluth News Tribune reported Thursday.


Utah congressman wants to cut taxpayer-funded perks for ex-presidents, including George W. Bush

Utah congressman wants to cut taxpayer-funded perks for ex-presidents, including George W. Bush.


Joe the Plumber Plans Big News on Bid for Congress

It looks like Joe the Plumber is about to become Joe the Candidate. The Ohio man who man who became a household name after questioning Barack Obama about his economic policies during the 2008 presidential campaign will announce Tuesday whether he plans to run for Congress in Ohio.

Senh: Dude, your 15 minutes was up a long time ago.


Instant replay: Carl Lewis dumped from N.J. ballot again

A federal appeals panel reversed itself and decided today that former Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis will not be on the ballot for state Senate after all, reports.


Shark fin soup could disappear in Calif.

A Chinese delicacy may soon disappear from California restaurants if a bill to ban the sale of shark fins makes it through the state Senate.


Md. Sen. Pinsky arrested in pipeline protest outside White House

Maryland state Sen. Paul Pinsky (D-Prince George’s) made good Friday on plans to be arrested in front of the White House where he was among an estimated 166 people locked up as part of a demonstration of civil disobedience against a planned oil pipeline.


Wisconsin GOP holds off Democrats in recall elections

Wisconsin GOP holds off Democrats in recall elections

Republicans held onto control of the Wisconsin Senate on Tuesday night, beating four Democratic challengers in a recall election viewed as a referendum on Republican policies in that state and beyond. The Associated Press declared Republican Sens. Alberta Darling of River Hills, Robert Cowles of Allouez, Sheila Harsdorf of River Falls and Luther Olsen of Ripon winners. The AP also declared Democratic challengers Jennifer Shilling of LaCrosse and Jessica King of Oshkosh victors.


'Fake' Democrats trail early in Wis. primary recalls

Two fake Democrats were defeated and four others trailed in early election results Tuesday against Democrats supported by the party in the first recall elections targeting nine Wisconsin state senators.


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