By PolitickerNJ Staff | February 11th, 2013 - 7:20am
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Durbin: Menendez should stay

The second highest ranking Democrat in the Senate said today that U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez should keep the chairmanship of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, despite the controversy that continues to roil the political waters around him. PolitickerNJ

http://www.politickernj.com/63092/durbin-menend...

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Budget battle brewing between Christie, Legislature

When Governor Christie presents his budget to New Jersey at the end of this month, the document will lay out his priorities for the year ahead and how to fund them. Record 

http://www.northjersey.com/news/state/budget/Bu...

 

Menendez and Melgen: Inside look at how the money, access flowed

Last fall, despite predictions of a sweeping victory on Election Day, Sen. Robert Menendez continued to campaign hard, taking nothing for granted. Star-Ledger

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/02/me...

 

Rising voice of gun ownership is female

PAINESVILLE, Ohio — Mary Ann Froebe stood feet apart with knees slightly bent and aimed the .22-caliber Ruger semiautomatic. N.Y. Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/11/us/rising-voi...

 

Shore rebuilding means lifting homes, paying a lot

TUCKERTON BEACH, N.J. - Contractors slid 80-foot steel beams through the crawl space beneath the beige ranch house. They turned on a compressor, inflating a series of air bags that had been placed under the beams. Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20130210_Secu...

 

Sandy relief group raises $1M, skirts N.J. law

A Sandy relief group that has raised $1 million in cash is not a tax-exempt organization, as it claims, nor is it registered in New Jersey to operate as a charity, an Asbury Park Press investigation found. Asbury Park Press

http://www.app.com/article/20130210/NJNEWS2003/...

 

Will online gambling be hit or miss in Atlantic City?

Supporters of Internet gambling see it as a way to transform Atlantic City into the high-tech “Silicon Valley” of gambling. Atlantic City Press

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/communities/...

 

Fulop accuses Healy of cronyism in judicial appointment

Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy’s recent appointment of a former councilman and ex-deputy mayor as a full-time Municipal Court judge has led Healy’s mayoral opponent to call for a committee to review potential candidates for the bench. Jersey Journal

http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2013/...

 

As N.J. sheds pharma jobs, other areas emerge as life science hubs

The steady departure of pharmaceutical industry jobs in recent years has helped other states, but hurt the standing of the nation’s medicine chest. As more companies take root in far-flung locations, the New Jersey and New York City region has dropped significantly in the national ranking of life sciences markets, according to a recent report on commercial real estate. N.J.Spotlight

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/13/02/10/as-...

 

Obama’s state of the union: aggressive

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech will be less a presidential olive branch than a congressional cattle prod. Politico

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/state-of-...

 

Obama weighs executive action on gays, housing, other issues

President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed at working around a recalcitrant Congress, including policies that could allow struggling homeowners to refinance their mortgages, provide new protections for gays and lesbians, make buildings more energy-efficient and toughen regulations for coal-fired power plants, according to people outside the White House involved in discussions on the issues. Huffington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-we...

 

Opinion

In praise of drones

On Sept. 30, 2011, a CIA drone lifted off from a secret base in Saudi Arabia, flew to the remote hideout of Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, and fired a Hellfire missile that killed him. Star-Ledger

http://blog.nj.com/njv_editorial_page/2013/02/i...

 

Gov. should reveal Drumthwacket guest list

It was a simple request.

Star-Ledger reporters sought information on the holiday gatherings at Drumthwacket, the official residence of the New Jersey governor. Specifically, they asked for a list of the guests invited to the mansion in Princeton for the various parties and celebrations hosted by Gov. Chris Christie. Trenton Times

http://www.nj.com/times-opinion/index.ssf/2013/...

Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: August 21st

'We believe in redemption': Roque heads into 2015 with full backing of the HCDO WEST NEW YORK – When local pain specialist Dr. Felix Roque delivered U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) from discomfort and restored him to the golf course, the congressman in return indulged the political fancies of...

Op-Ed

Five ideas for strengthening the state's political parties

By Jeff Brindle An August 15, 2014 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Stanley Chesler reaffirmed the place of political parties in the State’s electoral system. By rejecting arguments that unaffiliated voters should have a right to vote in... Read More >

Contributors

(8-20-14) Can You Take the ‘Partisan’ out of ‘Partisan Politics’? - Redistricting will not take place for another seven years. Yet the debate has already... more »
    My Richard Nixon Ambivalence   Today is the fortieth anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation address to the nation on August 8, 1974. At that time, I was ambivalent about... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »

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