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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Spitzer Says Lead in Poll Shows Voters Wants ‘Independent Voice’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_04ff6d4421.jpgABC News(NEW YORK) -- Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned from office due to a sex scandal, said Sunday that his early lead in New York City’s comptroller race shows that voters are beginning to warm to his candidacy. “I don’t take polls and rely upon them, but the poll numbers reflect that the public is interested in having an independent voice in that position,” Spitzer told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on This Week. “That is what I promise I will be.”

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