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The Washington Post reported Friday that Thomas Bondurant Jr., of the Virginia firm Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, is now representing former Virginia state Sen. Phillip Puckett (D), as investigators look into the circumstances of Puckett's departure from the state legislature earlier this month. Bondurant, a former federal prosecutor, declined to tell the Post whether Puckett had yet spoken with federal investigators or served with a subpoena to testify before a grand jury.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Friday that he stood behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), following the release of court documents where prosecutors accused Walker of being at the center of a "criminal" campaign finance scheme.
LONDON (AP) — Self-styled Druids, new-agers and thousands of revelers have watched the sun rise above the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge to mark the summer solstice — the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.
A California grand jury has indicted Kareem Ahmed, a major donor to President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, and 15 of Ahmed's associates in an alleged multimillion-dollar insurance kickback scheme.
State prosecutors in Wisconsin have alleged that Gov. Scott Walker (R) was part of an effort to illegally coordinate conservative groups' fundraising during the 2011 and 2012 recall elections in the state, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
An arm of the federal government on Wednesday declared that the Washington Redskins' name is "disparaging" to Native Americans. That's not nothing. But as a practical matter, the United States Patent and Trademark Office's cancellation of six of the Redskins' trademark registrations will change very little for the pro football team.
“We’ve seen this story before," Bob Raskopf, the team's trademark attorney, said in a statement. "And just like last time, today’s ruling will have no effect at all on the team’s ownership of and right to use the Redskins name and logo."