New Jersey Becomes 14th State to Legalize Gay Marriage After Court Ruling

New Jersey Becomes 14th State to Legalize Gay Marriage After Court Ruling

Same-sex couples in a handful of New Jersey towns exchanged marriage vows early Monday after a court ruling forced the Garden State to legalize gay marriage.

The ceremonies joined couples that have been together for years, and in some cases decades, in hastily arranged ceremonies that remained in doubt until Friday.

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Tom Foley Dies; Former House Speaker Was 84

Tom Foley Dies; Former House Speaker Was 84

Tom Foley, the former U.S. Congressman from Washington State and Speaker of the House from 1989-95, has passed away at the age of 84.

Foley passed away due to complications from a stroke, which he suffered last December. Wife Heather said he was hospitalized in May with pneumonia.

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Lobbyists Lobbying to Drop "Lobbyists" From Association Name

Lobbyists Lobbying to Drop "Lobbyists" From Association Name

The Washington association that lobbies for lobbyists feels the group needs some rebranding and wants to change its name to nix the word “lobbyists.”

The leaders of the American League of Lobbyists say their work has evolved, and members do lots more than troll Congress to try to shape legislation.

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Kwame Kilpatrick Sentenced to 28 years in Prison For Corruption

Kwame Kilpatrick Sentenced to 28 years in Prison For Corruption

His political career destroyed long ago, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to a stunning 28 years in prison for corruption.

The apparent last step in a series of scandals that destroyed his career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble was an emphatic one.

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