A judge has set the trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards to begin January 30, a week earlier than when prosecutors and defense lawyers sought.

In federal court, U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles signed an order Tuesday setting the schedule for Edwards' trial on charges of campaign finance violations.

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Oscar Ortega, a man with an apparent obsession with President Barack Obama, has been arrested in Pennsylvania in connection with shooting at the White House.

After the Secret Service discovered two bullets struck the residence Friday night while the president was away, authorities launched a full scale investigation.

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Presidential hopeful Herman Cain, already facing allegations of sexual harassment from four women, was caught joking about Anita Hill during a campaign stop this week.

A college professor, Hill infamously became the poster woman for such claims when she made them 20 years ago about Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry produced by far the most memorable moment of Wednesday's Republican presidential debate, and his campaign likely ended in the process.

Already characterized as unready for prime time after several poor debate performances cast serious doubts on his candidacy, Perry hit a new low last night.

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Flanked by lawyer Gloria Allred, Sharon Bialek held a press conference Monday alleging sexual harassment by Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain.

She says he tried to touch her inappropriately after a work dinner.

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