By PolitickerNJ Staff | February 13th, 2013 - 7:19am
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Obama wants minimum wage hike, vote on gun reform

Delivering his State of the Union tonight, President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress that included New Jersey elected officials, among them embattled U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ); General Ray Odierno and Justice Anton Scalia, both natives of New Jersey. Politicker

http://www.politickernj.com/63178/state-union-o...

 

Runyan not impressed with speech

U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan (R-3) tonight was not impressed with President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech. Politicker

http://www.politickernj.com/63179/runyan-slams-...

 

Grossman plans to attend as many GOP county screenings as possible

At one point during his 2009 Republican Primary run, movement conservative Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan confessed to PolitickerNJ.com that he didn’t know why he was bothering to go after the support of county committees obviously pre-arranged to back Lonegan’s rival, Chris Christie. Politicker

http://www.politickernj.com/63168/gubernatorial...

 

DiVincenzo invites Christie to State of County address

Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo has invited Gov. Chris Christie to next week’s scheduled state of the county address and Christie plans to be there. Politicker

http://www.politickernj.com/63165/divincenzo-in...

 

Latest from State Street Wire

$125M in bonds to help build charter schools

TRENTON – The state treasurer has given the green light to some $125 million in qualified school construction bonds to help build more charter schools throughout the state. State Street Wire

http://www.politickernj.com/63167/125m-bonds-he...


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Aggressive speech, aggressive message

The speech President Barack Obama delivered in his State of the Union address Tuesday night was aggressive—but not nearly as aggressive as the message he was sending to Congress between the lines of what he said. Politico

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

 

On immigration: ‘Let’s get this done’

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to send him an immigration reform bill "in the next few months," upping the pressure on Senate and House members to find a compromise. Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/12/state-...

 

Sandy cleanup firm sent $50,000 to GOP group backing Christie

Days after Governor Christie’s administration gave a Florida business a multi-million dollar contract to clean up after superstorm Sandy — a contract that bypassed normal competitive bidding procedures — the company contributed $50,000 to a Republican organization that played a crucial role in the governor’s 2009 run for office. Record

http://www.northjersey.com/news/Sandy_cleanup_f...

 

Passaic Valley Regional principal may be allowed to carry gun on job

The Passaic Valley Regional School Board is one step closer to allowing its high school principal, a retired police officer, to carry a handgun on the job. Record

http://www.northjersey.com/littlefalls/Passaic_...

 

Protest frames Camden police plan as civil rights issue

Framing the impending elimination of the police department in predominantly minority Camden, and its replacement with a Camden County-run force, as a "civil rights struggle," the NAACP pledged Tuesday to fight the plan. Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/2013021...

 

Challenged at 89, Lautenberg won’t go gently

WASHINGTON — As he approached his 89th birthday this year, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey was finally considering retirement, an option he had tried a decade earlier and hated so much that he jumped at the chance to return to political life. N.Y. Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/13/nyregion/chal...

 

Buono cited for not wearing seat belt

New Jersey Senator Barbara Buono, the presumptive Democratic opponent of Governor Chris Christie, was cited for not wearing a seatbelt during a car accident last night that left her with a cut on her forehead. Bloomberg

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-12/christ...

 

N.J. will hear MGM plea to keep half of Borgata

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey casino regulators will hear from MGM Resorts on Wednesday as the company tries to get back into the Atlantic City casino market. Associated Press

http://www.phillyburbs.com/ap/state/nj/nj-to-he...

 

Opinion

Change fire district voting date

Fire district voting in many places in New Jersey is a last bastion of balloting that escapes the eyes of higher authorities. South Jersey Times

http://www.nj.com/south-jersey-voices/index.ssf...

 

 

Super Bowl on Saturday? NFL considering it

Only in New Jersey could they play a Super Bowl on a Saturday. That’s what the NFL is thinking.

The winter storm that we experienced over the weekend is causing the NFL to worry about whether something like that cold happen when their “Big Game” comes to the Garden State in 2014. In fact the NFL is already developing contingency plans like delaying the game several days or moving the game to Saturday according to the Sports Business Journal. They are already not going to bring their NFL Experience, which is their interactive amusement park. Trevelise, 101.5FM

http://nj1015.com/super-bowl-on-a-saturday-it-c...

 

Comptroller strong choice for Sandy oversight

It used to be said that if the late, great Mike Wallace turned up at the door, the jig was up. The “60 Minutes” newsman had his quarry cornered and primed for an expose on national television. Trenton Times

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

 

Obama’s new agenda could shape his legacy

President Barack Obama had a simple message for Republicans in Congress: Do it my way. Associated Press

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/obama_...

 

 

The Back Room

Names on the LD7 GOP bench

In the event that state Sen. Diane Allen (R-7) doesn't run for re-election in 2017, the party has a short list of possible candidates it could field to try to head off either Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-7) or Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7).

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 29th

  Faced with violent crime wave, Baraka, Fulop and Torres forge three-city partnership JERSEY CITY – And then there were three. That’s what it looked like, at least, when a late-arriving and widely beaming Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres in cream-colored suit joined political allies Jersey City Mayor Steve...

Op-Ed

The health of New Jersey's women is not Chris Christie's priority

By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he... Read More >

Contributors

 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »
(7-23-14) Rabner Opinion Keeps “Christie for President” Alive - Gov. Chris Christie’s fight to prevent same-sex marriage in New Jersey ended with Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.... more »
The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and... 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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"And here was Christie — a tell-it-like-it-is, straight-talking, no-nonsense Jersey guy — telling about 60 members of the media what he really thought. 'Governor Branstad is a role model for me,' Christie gushed, referring to his 67-year-old counterpart from Iowa."

- The New York Times

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