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Stung in NY, Astorino says Christie should think about stepping down as RGA chair

Dissed by Gov. Chris Christie, New York Republican Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino said Christie should consider stepping down from his post as chairman of the Republican Governors Assocation.

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Court decision wounds Obamacare

USA Today reports that a federal appeals court dealt a potentially major blow to President Baraka Obama's health care law Tuesday.

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MacArthur's former company purchased for $1.33 billion

Onex Corp. (OCX), Canada’s largest buyout firm, agreed to buy York Risk Services Group Inc. from ABRY Partners LLC in a deal valued at $1.33 billion, boosting its holdings in the insurance business, according to Bloomberg News.

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NJ Political Tidbit: on this date in 1928...

On July 22, 1928, humorist Will Rogers landed in a plane on the drill field at the Sea Girt National Guard Camp, according to the New Jersey State Society.

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WaPo: Atlantic City deathwatch

Monopoly took the street names of Atlantic City and put them in a boardgame, which put those names on the map.

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Funeral arrangements for Sheriff Froehlich

The following are the funeral arrangements for the late Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich...

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Dancer wants a return to the death penalty

Citing the murder of Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago, Assemblyman Ronald Dancer (R-12) wants New Jersey to reinstate the death penalty.

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Bloomberg: Christie's rose colored glasses-wearing economist punches out

Charles Steindel, "whose three straight years of optimistic revenue projections influenced six New Jersey credit downgrades," is resigning as Republican Governor Chris Christie’s chief economist, according to a report by Elise Young of Bloomberg News.

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Source: Mercer County Exec Hughes has sit-down with Sweeney

A Democratic source told PolitickerNJ.com that Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes had a sit-down meeting with State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3), a potential Democratic gubernatorial candidate, around lunchtime on Thursday. 

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NJ.com's new 'senior political reporter,' and who they might have hired instead

The Star-Ledger or NJ.com or New Jersey Media Advance or Staten Island Advance or whatever they call themselves now has apparently hired a new “senior political reporter,” triggering a meshuggah wave up and down press row this week and beseeching looks from Ledger types who heretofore had always enjoyed the insulation of industry heavyweights long flushed into the abyss.

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Stung in NY, Astorino says Christie should think about stepping down as RGA chair

Dissed by Gov. Chris Christie, New York Republican Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino said Christie should consider stepping down from his post as chairman of the Republican Governors Assocation.

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Op-Ed

Legislation needed to restore balance in election financing

By JEFF BRINDLE Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups.  But until now, there has been little discussion about the impact. During the 2012 Presidential and Congressional contests,... Read More >

Contributors

(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 »
New Jersey 2014 Primary Day Recap (6/4/14) - By the numbers. Worth the read for those interested in GOTV targeting and ballot position logistics.... more »

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“We lived up to our end of the bargain. He didn’t live up to his end of the deal.” - Ed Connolly, president of the New Jersey Firemen’s Benevolent Association.

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