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Coming soon to a press conference near you: the AG Option

Mit Romney's selection of Paul Ryan for his running mate ended a favorite Democratic Party talking point: the indefatigably swaggering Chris Christie's determination to be Romney's number two.

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This better not turn out to be Huff Post's version of Gephardt '04

Huffington Post reports this morning that Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will announce Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate on Saturday, according to two sources with knowledge of the decision.

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Washington state Dems welcome Christie

Washington State Democrats laid out the welcome mat for Gov. Chris Christie and his trip to the Evergreen State Thursday in the form of a video.

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Report: DuHaime to RNC

POLITICO reports that Christie consigliere Mike DuHaime will work as a consultant to the political department of the Republican National Committee for the remainder of the cycle.

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Inquirer/Daily News want to shed $8M from Guild

The owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News announced the company is seeking to shed $8 million from the company’s Guild through wage cuts and buyouts.

The company announced plans to cut $28 million from all its union contracts and seeks to achieve the $8 million in cuts from the Guild by instituting 13 percent wage cuts and offering buyout packages, according to The Philly Post.

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North Bergen Housing Authority operations director arrested on extortion charges

The feds this morning arrested John T. "Jack" Kennell, director of operations for the North Bergen Housing Authority.

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Local GOP council members vaporize

A source moments ago told the entire GOP Farmingdale Council is resigning tonight, requiring a special November election.

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Sources: Rice up for 2014 mayor run

Denied in his June Primary run for Congress in the 10th District, West Ward Councilman Ronald C. Rice is gearing up again for another race, this one a citywide endeavor.

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East Greenwich Mayor charged with DUI

The Gloucester County Times reported moments ago that police charged East Greenwich Township Mayor Fred Grant with driving while intoxicated early Wednesday morning after he allegedly sped through the Gloucester County town at 91 mph.

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Sweeney, O'Reilly bromance

Senate President Steve Sweeney took to the airwaves tonight to defend his name against an assault from Fox News host Bill O'Reilly.

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POLITICO: GOP on track to expand House majority by 5 or 6 seats

Tepid fundraising, underperforming candidates and a lousy party brand are threatening to deprive House Republicans of the sweeping 2014 gains that some top party officials have been predicting this year, according to Politicker alum Alex Isenstadt, now of Politico.

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White House’s Tuition Challenge Being Met in NJ

By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students.  The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >


My Republican Hillary Clinton Experience    There is a veritable plethora of reportage in print, internet, television and radio media speculating as to whether Hillary Clinton will seek the Democratic... more »
(8-27-14) All Americans Should Support Gov. Perry - Political prosecutions have no place in American life. Those who use the justice system as they are using it in Texas... more »
(Asbury Park, NJ) -- There's a word for someone who says one thing and does another: hypocrite.  There's no shortage of 'em in Trenton -- from ... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"Governor Christie ripped President Obama this summer for failing to carve out some time during a Texas fundraising swing to visit the Mexican border, where the unprecedented flood of immigrant children from Central America had reached a crisis point. ...Yet Christie is not squeezing in a tour of the troubled border during his own three-day trade and diplomatic mission to Mexico, which is set to begin on Wednesday. The governor is planning a series of meetings with Mexican officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto and the finance and energy ministers." - columnist Charles Stile

- The Bergen Record


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