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Can The Candidate Move Beyond 'The Christie Show'?

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:13am

This week the Christie Tracker podcast headed to Livingston High School for analysis on Gov. Chris Christie's announcement.

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GOP Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush Releases Tax Returns

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 4:07am

Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax returns, the most ever by a presidential candidate. Releasing returns is a way to show he has nothing to hide. It also pressures other to be as transparent.

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Jeb Bush's Wealth Skyrocketed After Leaving Governor's Office

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 5:53pm

Thirty-three years of tax returns — the most ever for a presidential candidate — show Bush earned $29 million since leaving office. He also paid an average tax rate of 36 percent over three decades.

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Chris Christie Becomes 14th Republican Presidential Candidate

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:29pm

With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the race, there are now 14 Republican candidates for president. Two more are expected to join by the end of July.

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Debate Begins: New OT Rules Will Raise Wages — Or Kill Jobs

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:18pm

The Labor Department plans to change a rule so that 5 million more Americans will be able to collect overtime pay. Business groups say the change will hurt hiring, but labor groups are applauding.

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Does The Drip, Drip, Drip Of Clinton's Email Controversy Matter?

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:55pm

The State Department will release another set of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state on Tuesday. The email issue may dog the Democratic candidate for her entire campaign.

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Export-Import Bank Set To Expire At Midnight After Congress Fails To Act

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:15pm

The Export-Import Bank, which helps to finance trade deals for U.S. companies, needed Congressional reapproval by June 30, but Congress didn't act. Now the bank is living on borrowed time, thanks to an anti-crony capitalism campaign driven by Koch organizations and other conservative groups.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Launches Presidential Campaign

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:15pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced his bid for the White House on Tuesday becoming the 14th Republican to enter the race. No other candidate has seen a steeper decline in the past couple of years than Christie, once seen as a top candidate for the nomination. He hopes his brash style can help him come back in a place like New Hampshire.

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Obama Proposes Expanding Overtime Pay To Nearly 5 Million Workers

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:15pm

The White House is proposing new rules that will boost the number of people eligible to receive overtime pay. The rules are facing opposition from the retail and restaurant industries.

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Brazilian President Mends Ties With President Obama On White House Visit

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:15pm

President Obama sought to downplay any major impact the Greek debt crisis could have on the U.S. economy. He spoke at a news conference with the president of Brazil and also addressed the ongoing talks on Iran's nuclear program and his administration's recent wins on the domestic policy front.

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California Governor Signs School Vaccination Law

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 2:25pm

Starting July 1, 2016, all children enrolled in public or private schools or day cares in the state must be vaccinated, regardless of parents' religious and other personal beliefs.

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Chris Christie Declares His Candidacy For President

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:45am

New Jersey's Republican governor says he is ready "to fight for the people of the United States of America."

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'Jiggery-Pokery': The Justices Have A Punny Way With Words

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:54am

This term it was "ask the nearest hippie" and "what chumps!" Here are some other times phrases like that have added color to Supreme Court opinions.

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Jeb Bush To Release 33 Years Of Tax Returns

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:50am

Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., will release decades of tax returns Tuesday on the same day Hillary Clinton emails are set to be released and when Chris Christie announces his bid for president.

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5 Things You Should Know About Chris Christie

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:06am

The New Jersey governor has seen his political stock fall, but he'll try to begin anew with his official presidential announcement on Tuesday at his high school alma mater.

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As Budget Deadline Approaches, Illinois Faces A Government Shutdown

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

The budget expires on Tuesday and there's no sign of agreement on a new one. It's the first time in a dozen years that the solidly Democratic legislature has had to deal with a Republican governor.

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Congress Leaves For Recess Without Re-Authorizing Export-Import Bank

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

A government agency is about to close. The Export-Import Bank has helped U.S. companies sell goods abroad for decades, but it will likely wind down operations after July 1 if Congress doesn't act.

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Congress Leaves On Recess Without Re-Authorizing Export-Import Bank

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

A government agency is about to close. The Export-Import Bank has helped U.S. companies sell goods abroad for decades, but it will likely wind down operations after July 1 if Congress doesn't act.

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Obama Expected To Release Rule Governing Overtime

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

The plan raises the cap under which most workers must get overtime for working more than 40 hours a week. It doesn't require congressional approval, but is expected to be criticized by businesses.

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Brazil Tries To Rebuild Relations With U.S. After NSA Spying Scandal

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

Two years ago, President Dilma Rousseff canceled a planned state visit after discovering the U.S. was spying on Brazil. Since that time, her popularity has nosedived, and so too has Brazil's economy.

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