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More Atlantic City agony

A standing room only local crowd descended on the Atlantic City Council chamber last night to protest a proposed 29% tax increase.

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Report: 'I'm still Vinny'

A report in the Star-Ledger this afternoon throws light on a job Speaker Vinny Prieto (D-32) has with a "Camden-based" firm whose owner is a donor to South Jersey Democrats.

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O'Dowd not a sure-bet, say sources

Once seen as a summertime sure-bet, the nomination of Kevin O'Dowd for attorney general now has insiders wondering.

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The Land of Kim Guadagno

What could be better than another week of Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno driving around the state with no press avails?

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CD7: Kovach's troublesome Booker sighting

U.S. Cory Booker's (D-NJ) check presentation to the Berkeley Heights Fire Department features a cross-the-aisle optic that CD7 Democratic challenger Janice Kovach could do without: the affirming presence of U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7).

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Quinnipiac: Booker leads Bell by 10

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)  leads GOP challenger Jeff Bell 47 percent to 37 percent, according to this morning's Quinnipiac University survey.

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Christie and the Bushes: made by W, undone by Jeb?

The Washington Post has a piece today that puts in print what every Republican close to Gov. Chris Christie has muttered lately.

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It's pronounced 'Haven-STEIN'

Veteran Republican operative Pete Sheridan will leave the Republican State Committee where he now serves as deputy executive political director.

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LD33 Outburst: Carmelo's quandary

The firing last night of Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director Carmelo Garcia doesn't bode well for him holding onto his assembly seat.

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Lyrics shouldn't have been used as evidence, court says

Violent rap lyrics written by a man accused of shooting a fellow drug dealer in 2005 should not have been admitted as evidence at his trial, New Jersey’s highest court ruled Monday, according to the Associated Press.

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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 >


(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 »
(8-20-14) Can You Take the ‘Partisan’ out of ‘Partisan Politics’? - Redistricting will not take place for another seven years. Yet the debate has already... more »
    My Richard Nixon Ambivalence   Today is the fortieth anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation address to the nation on August 8, 1974. At that time, I was ambivalent about... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

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