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RNC Site Selection Committee recommends Cleveland for 2016 convention

Today, the Republican National Committee’s Site Selection Committee announced Cleveland, Ohio will be their recommendation to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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Makarski tapped for Young Dems of America national committee spot

Michael Makarski of Hudson County political consulting firm Vision Media was appointed the National Committeeman of the New Jersey chapter of the Young Democrats of America at the organization's last executive board meeting last month. 

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Rabner appoints Thornton to lead Monmouth Vicinage

Chief Justice Stuart Rabner today announced that Superior Court Judge Lisa P. Thornton will lead the Monmouth Vicinage as assignment judge, effective Sept. 1. She will succeed Assignment Judge Lawrence M. Lawson, who is retiring after serving on the bench since 1987 and as assignment judge since May 1993.

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Report: Christie to make three stops in Iowa later in July

Gov. Chris Christie will take a three-city swing through Iowa later this month.

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Throwback Thursday with PolitickerNJ

PolitickerNJ today takes you to 1988, to the occasion of the first Emmy Awards won by these two members of the New Jersey Press Corps.

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Rahway Councilman Bresenhan marries longtime partner Ceniza

After many years fighting for marriage equality for members of the LGBTI community, Rahway City Councilman Bob Bresenhan, Jr. and his partner Rolando B. Ceniza tied the knot on June 28 in a ceremony attended by 100 well-wishers.

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The Murphy Option

In three separate conversations in the last several days, political insiders continue to speculate on the strong hand possessed by jockeying gubernatorial hopeful Phillip Murphy.

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Freed named partner at Newark-based Genova Burns

Democratic Task Force member and board counsel for the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey Rebecca Moll Freed is now partner at the law firm Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster, according to an announcement by the Newark-based firm today.

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Report: Christie hardly exorcised over Hobby Lobby ruling

Appearing on CNBC's Squawk Box today, Gov. Chris Christie tried to steer clear of the Hobby Lobby controversy caused by a Supreme Court ruling yesterday.

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NJTV's new anchor debuts tonight at 6 p.m.

Tonight, the debut broadcast of NJTV anchor Mary Alice Williams and news from across the state, will include...

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FDU Poll: 51% favor physician-assisted suicide bill

For the second time in three years, the New Jersey Legislature is considering a bill that would allow physician-assisted suicide for terminal patients with fewer than six months to live. The most recent statewide poll of New Jersey residents from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind finds a majority of New Jerseyans support the legislation, and are personally comfortable with ending one’s life with physician assistance if faced with a terminal illness.

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NJ Legislature must get behind statewide standard of responsible contracting

By Michael Capelli As a 30 year union carpenter, I learned first-hand how important it was to have the right tools for the job. Now as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the 30,000 men and women of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters I... Read More >


 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »
(7-23-14) Rabner Opinion Keeps “Christie for President” Alive - Gov. Chris Christie’s fight to prevent same-sex marriage in New Jersey ended with Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.... more »
The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »

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