Court denies Jenny Sanford request to bar cameras from hearing

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WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:

Christie raising big bucks: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has raised $6.2 million for his reelection campaign, and has $3.4 million in the bank.

Giffords group raises $1 million: The gun control group started by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly has raised $1 million since last month's defeat in the Senate of a measure to expand background checks on gun purchases.

Restarting the gun debate? Senior Senate aides said at least two Republican senators who voted against expanded background checks have approached Democrats about possibly restarting debate on the matter.

Charm offensive, outdoor edition: President Obama took his congressional charm offensive to the links on Monday, playing a round of golf with Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.). Chambliss shot a hole in one, according to his office.


(AP Photo)

Jenny Sanford request denied: Jenny Sanford's effort to bar cameras and recording devices from the courtroom during a hearing this week over her complaint that Mark Sanford trespassed on her property was dismissed.

Movement in Iowa Senate race: Former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker (R) says he is taking steps to run for the Senate. “I’m qualified to do that and I think I’m the person to do that,” he told WHO Radio.

Collins to team up with Michelle Obama: NBA player Jason Collins will join with first lady Michelle Obama to help raise money for Democrats at their LGBT gala next month.

THE FIX MIX:

Let's taco 'bout it.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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