January 17th, 2014
12:07 PM ET

Former Prosecutor Points to Another Case Against Christie Administration

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration deals with an unfolding political scandal involving top aides, another case involving accusations of cronyism has attracted new attention.

Bennett Barlyn, a former New Jersey assistant prosecutor, alleges he and other prosecutors were fired in 2010 for going after a local sheriff who happened to be close to Christie and the lieutenant governor.

Barlyn said the Hunterdon County sheriff and her staff were indicted on 43 counts involving corruption and abuse of power.

But then New Jersey's attorney general "swooped in and basically killed the case abruptly," Barlyn said on CNN's "New Day."

Why?

Then-Attorney General Paula Dow had claimed one of the prosecutors mispresented the case to the grand jury and had errors in his presentation, Barlyn said. All 43 counts were dismissed.

"There's no way that serious errors could have justified the dismissal of every count in the indictment," he argued. "In New Jersey, case law is very clear. It takes a tremendous amount of error to justify the dismissal of an indictment. It's very different than a jury trial."

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January 17th, 2014
12:03 PM ET

Vogue's Lena Dunham Spread Photoshopped?

Vogue's recent photo spread featuring actress Lena Dunham is under fire from critics who say it was severely edited.

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January 17th, 2014
12:00 PM ET

Retail Stores in Trouble

Foot traffic for retailers over the holidays is now HALF what it was just three years ago. That is according to ShopperTrack which monitors mall visits across the country.

Some experts think many of those shoppers will never come back to a mall again.

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January 17th, 2014
11:39 AM ET

Weinstein vs. the NRA

Big-shot movie producer Harvey Weinstein has gun rights advocates in his sights.

The Hollywood mogul says he's working on a movie that will take down the NRA. He made the stunning announcement in a radio interview with Howard Stern, and he says that one of the most respected actors in Hollywood – Meryl Streep – is already on board.

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Tonight at 9pm ET on 'Piers Morgan Live' - Harvey Weinstein

Tonight at 9pm ET, Harvey Weinstein talks Oscar nominations and his new NRA film. Also, Patrick Kennedy and Chris Lawford. MORE.

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