Politics

6:06am

Tue June 30, 2015
It's All Politics

5 Things You Should Know About Chris Christie

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 11:54 am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hopes to reset his political fortunes with his presidential announcement on Tuesday.
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This post has been updated to reflect Christie officially getting in the race for president.

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4:02am

Tue June 30, 2015
Around the Nation

New Jersey's Chris Christie To Join GOP Presidential Field

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 7:06 am

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3:58am

Tue June 30, 2015
Law

Supreme Court Concludes Term With Death Penalty Ruling, Looks Ahead

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 12:52 pm

The gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. On Monday the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
Sue Ogrocki AP

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued the last of its opinions for this term — on the death penalty, anti-pollution regulations and the power of independent commissions to draw congressional and state legislative districts. In addition, the court issued a set of orders that set up cases to be heard next term on affirmative action and abortion.

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3:58am

Tue June 30, 2015
NPR Story

Congress Leaves For Recess Without Reauthorizing Export-Import Bank

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 5:13 pm

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (center) speaks with (from left) Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., Ellicott Dredges GM Craig Murdock and CFO Joseph Wendel during a tour of the company's manufacturing facility in March. Lew was on hand to promote investment in American infrastructure. The company has utilized the Export-Import Bank's services.
Patrick Semansky AP

An agency of the federal government will have to stop doing business today. That's because members of Congress went home last week for the July Fourth recess without reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank.

The bank helps American companies sell their goods overseas. The bank's critics say they're stopping corporate welfare.

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3:58am

Tue June 30, 2015
Politics

Obama Expected To Release Rule Governing Overtime

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 5:35 pm

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