When US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration as the next Secretary of State, she turned Washington, D.C.'s attention to U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.).
The chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is widley reported to be the most likely next choice to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Kerry's departure from the chairman's seat creates an opportunity for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to make a move on the top post of the powerful committee.
Having just trounced state Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R-13) in the U.S. Senate contest, Menendez is a ranking member on Foreign Relations.
As Gov. Chris Christie's heads to New Hampshire tomorrow, a conservative group wants to welcome him with a television commercial critical of his record on judicial nominations.Read More >
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 >
"Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Hudson County Democrat, is balking. He claimed Tuesday that members of his caucus are divided over the measure and that his house is in no real rush – besides, even if enacted this year, the reforms would not take effect until 2017, he said. And with the growing belief that Christie could skip town to run for president, some Democrats are not eager to give him another talking point for his résumé. Christie’s plans to stump for Republican candidates in New Hampshire later Thursday only fuel that suspicion." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
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