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Laughs and a Hug at Sentencing Overhaul Unveiling (Video)

Sen. Cory Booker and several other members of the Senate Judiciary Committee unveiled a bipartisan overhaul to the criminal justice system. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Cory Booker stood on a platform with eight other senators, holding back his desire to hug them all.  

The New Jersey Democrat was gushing with joy as he and many members of the Judiciary Committee announced a major overhaul to the criminal justice system, particularly on sentencing and recidivism reduction. The effort uniting senators from across the political spectrum, as well as disparate interest groups, is particularly notable in a Congress known more for hyper-partisanship.  

Trump Snubs Scott's South Carolina Town Hall

Trump speaks during the American Conservative Union's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last year. (File Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Donald J. Trump, the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, has declined to participate in one in a series of town halls run by South Carolina's most popular politician, making the real estate mogul the only high-polling candidate to snub the state.  

Because the Palmetto State is third in line to vote on the party's nominee, because it's first in the South, and because Sen. Tim Scott's job approval is hovering in the heavens, his endorsement and support is as coveted as can be making the Trump no-show all the more conspicuous.  

Sarah PAC Increases Giving to U.S. Senate Candidates

The federal political action committee of former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin  has had sudden surge in giving to U.S. Senate candidates around the country.  

Sarah PAC, reported  it had receipts of $430,217 and disbursements of $461,368 during the first quarter of the year, leaving $1,086,533 cash on hand as of March 31st.