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PolitickerNJ's Bonamo to appear on weekend TV

PolitickerNJ reporter Mark Bonamo will appear on a weekend public interest television program. 

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The Death of Joan Bramhall

The Daily Record this afternoon issued a report on the shooting deaths of Joan and John Bramhall, which has more details than anything else written to this point.

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A View from the Bridge: Sokolich to fundraise for Tedesco

George Washington Bridge Mayor Mark Sokolich of Fort Lee on Monday will helm a fundraiser for Bergen County Executive candidate James Tedesco.

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Report: Christie returns Monday with statewide crime-fighting initiative

Two weeks after local mayors bound together to launch an anti-crime initiative, Gov. Chris Christie will follow suit with his own plan.

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Christie: Union City down, Mexico next

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will journey to Mexico next month "to meet with the country’s new president, court its corporate titans and mingle with its cultural leaders," according to a report today in The New York Times.

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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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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

"Christie’s method for coping with scandal has been more complicated. In January, the seemingly-local issue of lane closings on the George Washington Bridge, which created a massive traffic jam in the Hudson River town of Fort Lee, became one of national interest when it was revealed that one of Christie’s closest staffers had ordered them—for what looked like political retribution against a Democratic mayor. The scandal was quickly dubbed 'Bridgegate,' and unfortunately for Christie, it played into his reputation as a bully. Christie's response was to act unlike himself: humble." - Olivia Nuzzi

- The Daily Beast


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