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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie looks on while giving his State of the State address in the assembly chamber in Trenton, N.J., in this Jan. 8, 2013 file photo. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Chris Christie's SEC Woes

07/21/13 10:03AM

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie looks like he will coast to re-election. A recent Quinnipac poll showed he is currently up 32 points over his Democratic challenger, State Senator Barbara Buono. But while Christie fans around the country are cheering for a victory across party lines, that could propel his national ambitions, what many observers don't realize is that being chief executive of New Jersey could actually make it harder for the governor to launch a bid for the White House in 2016. read more

Is the filibuster a relic?

Is the filibuster a relic?

07/21/13 08:16AM

Former Senate Parliamentarian Alan Frumin reminds the Up panel that the Senate still pays homage to the wishes of the minority party - as it was originally... watch

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett speaks at a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

Why don't Republicans love Tom Corbett?

07/20/13 01:01PM

Republican governors with aggressive conservative agendas have been having a good few years, from Scott Walker in Wisconsin to John Kasich in Ohio. Why isn't Pennsylvania's Tom Corbett a part of that club? read more

FILE PHOTO: Tom Perez, the assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights and former secretary of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. (AP Photos)

The changing face of American union workers

07/20/13 12:50PM

When people think of unions, the image of a white construction worker is still one of the first to come to mind for many people, but it's not what labor looks like anymore. Tom Perez, the new secretary of Labor, is more representative of the current makeup of unions in the United States. The ranks of major service sector unions are filled with Latino and African-American and immigrants, a far cry from the days when men in hardhats clashed with anti-war protesters on the streets of New York City. read more