Recent Posts from The Back Room

Boteach: 'Vote for the man with the beard'

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Republican Congressional candidate in New Jersey’s 9th district, today released a web video jokingly asking constituents to vote for "the man with the beard."

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For Christie’s town halls, what’s in a name?

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to host his 90th town hall meeting in Howell Wednesday afternoon and it appears the regular affair is getting a bit of a facelift.

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The worst run in history?

Old school Hudson County pols won't like the story of Trenton Mayor Tony Mack.

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Obama gets 'tail wind' from new jobs numbers

The feds report a drop in the national unemployment rate from 8.3 to 8.1% with 96,000 new jobs created in August, giving President Barack Obama a “tail wind” coming out of the convention, according to MSNBC television personality Joe Scarborough.

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1996 and 2012

As the Machiavellian maneuvers continue in Charlotte in the lead up to the 2013 gubernatorial contest, insiders recall another year when similar jockeying occurred, in similar circumstances.

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Healy sews up 2013 Building Trades support

Incumbent Jersey City Mayor Jerry Healy will be able to depend on the Hudson County Building Trades in his race for a third term next year.

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Happy Birthday, Governor Christie

The staff of Street Wire wishes Gov. Chris Christie a Happy 50th Birthday today.

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Report: Dem Party Platform fight over 'God'

POLITICO reports that President Barack Obama ordered his staff to have the Democratic Party's platform language changed to include God and affirm Jerusalem as the proper capital of Israel.

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Christie says singing Springsteen on air was 'like manna from heaven'

TRENTON – Did the governor have a good time singing a duet with Jimmy Fallon on the comedian’s late night show? Yes. Does he expect a record deal anytime in the near future?

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Seven running for Perth Amboy Mayor

In Perth Amboy, six challengers made yesterday's 4 p.m. filing deadline to run against Mayor Wilda Diaz.

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Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >


(9-10-14) Chief Justice Rabner Faces Funding Challenges as Top Court Administrator - Escalating legal fees for litigation is an unintended consequence of underfunding the Court System. ... more »
The Correct Foreign Policy – Neither Fortress America Nor Pax Americana      Last week marked the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War 2.  It started with the... 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 »

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"[Lyndon] Johnson understood that so far as a man was a political animal (and therefore not searching for some private truth which might be independent of politics) he was then, if deprived of his properties, close to being a dead man." - Norman Mailer

- Miami and the Siege of Chicago


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