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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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In Trenton, Jackson announces acting department heads

Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson today announced that the following individuals will serve in his administration in an acting capacity:

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Jersey City in the house

Onstage in support of the swearing-in of Mayor-elect Jose "Joey" Torres?

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Mayors to be sworn in today in key cities

Mayors-elect who will assume the oath of office today include Ras Baraka in Newark, Jimmy Davis of Bayonne, Jose "Joey" Torres of Paterson and Eric Jackson of Trenton.

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Christie feuds with Senate over judgeships

The Senate Judiciary Committee's failure to affirm David A. Cohen for a judgeship forced a retribution by Gov. Chris Christie.

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CD 5 Race: Poll shows upward trend for Dem Cho vs. GOP's Garrett

A poll conducted by a Washington D.C. research firm hired by Fifth Congressional District Democratic candidate Roy Cho shows Cho with increasingly positive results against incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-5) depending on how a critical poll query was asked. 

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NB attorney Klitzner retires

North Bergen attorney Herb Klitzner, a close ally of state Sen. (Mayor) Nick Sacco (D-32), spent his last day on the job today.

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Report: Egea slapped with subpoena

Regina Egea, the director of Christie’s Authorities Unit and his incoming chief of staff, received a subpoena to provide lawmakers with testimony, according to a report.

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Supreme Court rules 5-4 in favor of businesses in contraceptives case

Small buiness entities Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties of Pa. have religious rights, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday in a 5-4 ruling.

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Holdsworth tapped to direct statewide Democratic coordinated campaign for 2014 election cycle

TRENTON - John Currie, the New Jersey Democratic State Committee (NJDSC) Chairman, announced on Wednesday that the Democratic coordinated campaign for the November elections will begin this month and that Jennifer Holdsworth, the party's political director, has been tapped to lead the 2014 coordinated campaign effort. 

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Legislation needed to restore balance in election financing

By JEFF BRINDLE Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups.  But until now, there has been little discussion about the impact. During the 2012 Presidential and Congressional contests,... Read 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 »
New Jersey 2014 Primary Day Recap (6/4/14) - By the numbers. Worth the read for those interested in GOTV targeting and ballot position logistics.... more »

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