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U.S. President Barack Obama gestures while nominating Cornelia T. L. Pillard (C), a law professor, and Robert L. Wilkins (L), a federal district judge, to become federal judges, during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House June 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Republicans Block Nominee To Key Appeals Court

Senate Republicans on Monday blocked President Barack Obama’s nomination of Robert L. Wilkins to a key appellate court, continuing a nomination fight that has stoked partisan tensions in the Senate.


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Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty in $750K Campaign Fund Scheme

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., holding back tears, entered a guilty plea Wednesday in federal court to criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. He faces 46 to 57 months in prison, and a fine of $10,000 to $100,000, under a plea deal with prosecutors.