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McCrory supports abortion bill that passed state House: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said he will sign a bill designed to impose stricter standards on abortion providers that passed the state House on Thursday, while keeping up his threat to veto a version that passed the state Senate. "The recent House version allows the medical professionals at the Department of Health and Human Services to write the rules which will ensure women's safety," McCrory said in a statement. The Republican said during the 2012 campaign that he would not sign any new abortion restrictions into law.

OFA ramps up fundraising: Organizing for Action raised $8.2 million during the second quarter of the year. That's quite a bit more than the group raised during the first quarter, when it took in $4.9 million.

House Republicans work on measure for undocumented children: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is working with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)  on a plan that would allow children of undocumented immigrants to become legal residents and possibly U.S. citizens.

The gridlock blame game: Who gets more blame for gridlock in Washington, Republicans or Democrats? According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, the GOP. Sixty-four percent of Americans blame both parties equally; 23 percent blame Republicans while 10 percent blame Democrats.

Another comeback? Kind of. Former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey will lead Jersey City’s employment and training commission. It's not an elected position, and McGreevey says he has no inclination to return to politics. But it's a notable move nonetheless for the pol who resigned in 2004 amid controversies over appointees and his affair with another man.

No rematch here: There are already a lot of 2012 House rematches in the works, but we won't see one in Indiana's 2nd District, where Democrat Brendan Mullen has declined to run against Rep. Jackie Walorski (R).


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