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President Barack Obama is obtaining commitments from foundations, businesses and community groups to help young minority men improve their employment opportunities and to intervene before some of them get sucked into the criminal justice system.  (Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Launching Program To Boost Rural Exports

“Made in Rural America” initiative aims to help American farmers increase their sales to other countries.


John Leopold (Credit: Anne Arundel County)

Attorneys Argue to Overturn Leopold Conviction

Lawyers for former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold are trying to get his misconduct charges overturned and to enable him to run for office again.


Close staffer to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie resigns. (Getty Images)

New Jersey Governor’s Staffer Resigns Amid Probe

Christina Genovese Renna is among 17 people close to Christie being subpoenaed by a state legislative panel.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was greeted with cheers and jeers at a Super Bowl event in New York City. (Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Top Republicans Say They Stand By New Jersey Gov. Christie

Giuliani, Jindal, Ryan all take to the air to support Christie.


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Bill Would Bar Political Donors From D.C. Contracts

The chairman of the D.C. Council wants people who contribute to political campaigns to be barred from obtaining contracts or doing other business with the city.


Martin O'Malley. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Minimum Wage Hike Among O’Malley’s Top Legislative Priorities

Gov. Martin O’Malley planned to release his legislative priorities Monday.


Personal messages reveal that Christie's administration may have closed highway lanes to exact political retribution. (Getty Images)

Chris Christie Faces Political Fallout Over Traffic Jam

Personal messages reveal that his administration may have closed highway lanes as retribution against political enemies.


Congresswoman says welfare should be called a “transitional living fund." (Getty Images)

Call Welfare “Transitional Living Fund,” Says Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says it’s time to stop blaming economically struggling Americans for their plight. “Maybe the word welfare should be changed to something of a transitional living fund,” she […]


U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) speaks during a press conference in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP-Turned-Democrat Congresswoman To Retire

U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York is one of two House Democrats who plan to retire at the end of their terms, their offices announced Wednesday.


Published reports say Liz Cheney will give up her primary challenge to Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. (Getty Images)

Liz Cheney Quits Senate Bid Due To ‘Serious Health Issues’ That ‘Have Recently Arisen In Our Family’

Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, said Monday she is abandoning her effort to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi.