Chris Christie to Appear on NBC Sitcom

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_5c17fb0071.jpgRamin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has made numerous appearances on late night talk shows and even Saturday Night Live, and now, the governor has landed his first sitcom gig. The Huffington Post reports Christie will appear as himself on a fall episode of the new NBC comedy, The Michael J. Fox Show.

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Former Bachmann Aide Arrested, Charged with Theft

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_512dda8d7d.jpgComstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A former legislative aide to Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has been charged in connection to a rash of burglaries in a congressional office building on Capitol Hill. Javier Manuel Sanchez, who was the congresswoman’s senior legislative assistant at the time of the alleged burglaries, has been charged with second degree theft.

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Obama Calls for ‘Calm Reflection’ Following Zimmerman Verdict

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_a387bb8d8f.jpgSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama called on Americans to observe “calm reflection” after a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The White House has rarely commented on the Zimmerman trial even as it captured national attention.  On Saturday, the jury reached its decision, clearing Zimmerman of second-degree murder and manslaughter.

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Pennsylvania Court to Decide if Voter ID Law Is Constitutional

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_618242922e.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(HARRISBURG, Pa.) -- Pennsylvania's controversial voter ID law heads to court on Monday, kicking off a nine-day trial to determine if the measure is constitutional. The law, which was passed last year, requires Pennsylvania voters to present a valid photo ID at the polls before voting.

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Prominent Montana Democrat Won't Run for US Senate

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_1c61a81928.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Democrats might have lost their best chance at retaining a U.S. Senate seat from Montana when former Gov. Brian Schweitzer announced over the weekend that he would not vie for the seat being vacated next year by Sen. Max Baucus.

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