An attorney stated in closing arguments Thursday that Maryland State Senator Ulysses Grant was far too transparent about his activities for his actions with Shoppers Food Warehouse to be considered bribery.
The campaign continues to call accusations about sexual harassment "baseless allegations." Meanwhile, there are reports about a third woman's accusation and a Republican pollster who says he witnessed some inappropriate behavior.
The battle for control of Wake County Schools in Raleigh, N.C., is at stake in a special runoff election set for next week. This small race is attracting national attention, and big money. The race has become a political hot spot that could help determine much larger elections in the state.
In the coming months, the Obama administration must decide whether to approve an oil pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Canada through the U.S. The decision will divide his political base: labor, which says the pipeline would create jobs, and environmentalists, who worry about its impact.
With his jobs bill stalled in Congress, the president is going public with his frustration, calling out Republican leaders he says are playing politics. And that strategy seems to be helping him: Two nationwide polls out this week show a rise in his approval rating.
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