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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to suspend presidential campaign

Christie to suspend campaignAfter failing to secure a single delegate in the New Hampshire Republican primary, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to suspend his presidential campaign Wednesday.

Christie could announce his departure from the presidential race as soon as Wednesday afternoon after he meets with advisors, an anonymous source familiar with the plans told ABC News.

"We bet the ranch on New Hampshire, and no one ever anticipated the Trump phenomenon," the source said. "He's a realist."

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The NRA Just Scored One Of Its Biggest Victories In Years

NRA victory in courtGun activists just had a very good day in court.

On Thursday, a divided panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down Maryland’s ban on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. In so doing, they potentially put this case on the fast track to the Supreme Court.

They also risk setting off a literal arms race where gun makers race to sell as many exotic kinds of weapons as possible in order to expand the scope of the Second Amendment.

The case primarily turns on a few lines in the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, its first decision holding that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms. Though Heller expanded the scope of that amendment significantly — effectively creating a whole new area of constitutional law more than two centuries after the Bill of Rights was ratified — it also held that the Constitution does not protect “a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.”

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Lies, Damned Lies And Last Night's GOP Debate Talking Points

GOP Debate fact checkDays before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate.

Sen. Ted Cruz incorrectly claimed that waterboarding doesn’t meet the “generally recognized” definition of torture. The definition he gave reflects a controversial 2002 Bush administration memo.

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Bridge case defendants in court seeking Christie office docs

Chris ChristieThe two former allies of Gov. Chris Christie charged in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case are in court seeking documents the governor's office wants to keep confidential.

Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly are accused of orchestrating the closures of access lanes to the bridge in September 2013 to punish a local mayor for not endorsing Christie's re-election.

Their trial on wire fraud and civil rights counts is scheduled for mid-May.

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Noam Chomsky: GOP Is 'Literally A Serious Danger To Human Survival’

Naom Chomsky on GOP danger to human survivalNoam Chomsky, the noted radical and MIT professor emeritus, said the Republican Party has become so extreme in its rhetoric and policies that it poses a “serious danger to human survival.”

“Today, the Republican Party has drifted off the rails,” Chomsky, a frequent critic of both parties, said in an interview Monday with The Huffington Post. “It’s become what the respected conservative political analysts Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein call ‘a radical insurgency’ that has pretty much abandoned parliamentary politics.”

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Cruz did not disclose Goldman Sachs loan during 2012 Senate campaign: report

Ted CruzSen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) did not disclose a loan from Goldman Sachs to his 2012 Senate campaign, the New York Times reported Wednesday evening.

Cruz and his wife Heidi, who works at Goldman Sachs, reported putting $1 million of “personal funds” into his campaign.

The Tea Party darling told the Times at the time it was “all we had saved.”

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Trump Chrome filter lets you block stories about you-know-who

T rump filter on ChromeThose resolving to see less of Donald Trump in 2016 may have a new Google Chrome browser extension to install.

Dubbed "Trump Filter" by creator Rob Spectre, the open-source extension searches websites users visit and strips out any mentions of the Republican presidential candidate, claiming to scrub Trump "from all your web browsing without leaving the Internet."

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