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A Louisiana newspaper claims to have surveillance video showing Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA), a married freshman member of Congress who ran for office last year as a conservative Christian with the backing of the stars of the "Duck Dynasty" reality show, "passionately embracing and kissing" one of his female staffers.

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As co-chair of the legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures, New Jersey State Sen. Loretta Weinberg has spent months looking into the scandal.

On Thursday, Weinberg spoke with TPM about the state of investigation, and what she thinks of the recent report, produced by defense attorney Randy Mastro and a team of lawyers representing Christie's office, that cleared the governor of any involvement in plan to close the lanes. Weinberg called the report the latest in a series of attempts by Christie to put the scandal behind him. She has no plans to let that happen.

Below is a condensed and edited version of our interview:

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Chris Christie got his say on Thursday. In a report released to the public, defense attorneys representing the New Jersey governor's office offered the results of their investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures, and the tangentially-related Hoboken development scandal. The findings were good news for the governor.

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The College of Charleston received more than 100 applications from people interested in being the 22nd president of the 13th oldest educational institution in the United States. The applicants included current university presidents, chief academic officers, deans, and leaders from both the public and private sectors.

On Saturday, the college's Board of Trustees announced that it had voted to offer the job to Glenn McConnell, the current Republican lieutenant governor of South Carolina.

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