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Gov. Rick Perry Booked, Gets Mug Shot Taken

Gov. Rick Perry Booked, Gets Mug Shot Taken

Originally posted 08/19/2014 08:40PM

Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."

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Texas Governor Rick Perry Indicted

Texas Governor Rick Perry Indicted

Originally posted 08/15/2014 07:25PM

A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption – making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century.

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Your New House Majority Leader Prepped Kevin Spacey for House of Cards – But Don't Be Alarmed | Kevin McCarthy

Meet Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House's New No. 2

Originally posted 07/31/2014 04:45PM

When Kevin Spacey was preparing to play ruthless House majority whip Frank Underwood on House of Cards, he turned to then-actual House majority whip Kevin McCarthy.

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Michelle Kwan, First Lady of Rhode Island? Husband Runs for Governor

Michelle Kwan's Husband Clay Pell Running for Rhode Island Governor

Originally posted 01/29/2014 11:15AM

Michelle Kwan is a decorated Olympic medalist, world champion and U.S. champion. But could she be adding one more title to the list – Rhode Island's first lady?

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Filed Under: politics, Michelle Kwan
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French President and First Lady Split Following Alleged Affair

French President Francois Hollande and Valérie Trierweiler Split After Alleged Affair

Originally posted 01/25/2014 02:10PM

C'est fini! After two weeks of embarrassing tabloid revelations, France's first couple has called it quits.

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Filed Under: Breakups, politics, Paris
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Janet Yellen: 5 Things to Know About the Next Most Powerful Woman in the World

Janet Yellen: 5 Things to Know About the Next Most Powerful Woman in the World

Originally posted 11/15/2013 01:30PM

Janet Yellen is on the verge of becoming one of the most powerful women in the world.

Yellen, President Obama's choice for the next Federal Reserve chair, appeared in front of the Senate Banking Committee Thursday in the first of her confirmation hearings to lead the U.S. central bank. Here are five must-know facts about the Brooklyn-born economist.

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Filed Under: politics, Barack Obama
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What's on Joe Biden and Paul Ryan's Playlists?

Joe Biden Vs. Paul Ryan on Music

Originally posted 10/11/2012 10:20AM

The Vice Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan is Thursday night, and PEOPLE got the jump on things by asking Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan from Wisconsin to go toe-to-toe on ... tunes.

And they proved about as far apart on music as they are on, well, Medicare.

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Tim Robbins, Penn Badgley Join 'Occupy Wall Street' Cause | Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins, Penn Badgley Join 'Occupy Wall Street' Cause

Originally posted 10/06/2011 12:10PM

Tim Robbins is taking action.

The actor, who famously supports liberal causes, joined with protesters Wednesday at the Occupy Wall Street rally in Lower Manhattan. Robbins, 52, participated in the demonstration outside the Federal Courthouse in Foley Square.

"This is what an actual grassroots movement looks like," he tells the Financial Times. "It's a bit sloppy and disorganized but full of passion."

Demonstrators, who have been camped out in a park near Wall Street since mid-September, are protesting economic inequalities, corporate greed and the influence of corporate money on politics and government.

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Five Things to Know About Presidential Candidate Rick Perry

Rick Perry to Announce Run for Presidency

Originally posted 08/11/2011 05:00PM

Texas Governor Rick Perry will officially enter the 2012 Presidential race on Saturday.

Perry, 61, who is the longest-serving governor in Texas history has said he sought the advice of former President (and Texas Gov.) George W. Bush advice about whether to enter the race.

For when he makes it official, here are five facts to know about the candidate:

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Usher's New Song Urges Social Activism | Usher

Usher's New Song Urges Social Activism

Originally posted 10/22/2008 03:55PM



Usher is hoping young Americans will be socially active even after election day.

The singer, whose wife Tameka is expecting their second child, released a new song Wednesday called "Hush" that encourages young people to vote and urges them to make a difference after the presidential campaign ends in 13 days.

In "Hush," available on iTunes, Usher sings about people who complain about high taxes, gas prices and the war in the Middle East – but don't do anything about it.

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Filed Under: politics, Usher

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