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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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Politico: Pallone in a money rundown with rival

A money war dominates a showdown by U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and his California rival to be the top Dem on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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FDU Poll: Majority of New Jerseyans oppose gambling outside AC

Since New Jersey voters approved a referendum allowing gambling in Atlantic City in 1976, the Atlantic County city has been the only site of legal casinos in the state. With the increasing difficulties of casinos in Atlantic City, there has been renewed discussion of expansion to other sites around the state. However, according to the latest results from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind poll, most New Jersey residents remain opposed to any expansion, though, if asked to choose, they prefer a casino in the Meadowlands to one at Monmouth Park Racetrack.

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Talks with Vinny

Gov. Chris Christie today said the discussions he's having with Speaker Vinny Prieto (D-32) ahead of Monday's vote on bail reform are going swimmingly.

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Christie departs for vacation

PARSIPPANY - Gov. Chris Christie this afternoon told reporters that he and his family will be out of the state on vacation for the next nine days.

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PolitickerNJ's Bonamo to appear on radio tonight, weekend TV

PolitickerNJ reporter Mark Bonamo will appear on the WBGO Journal radio program tonight and on a weekend public interest television program. 

 

 

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Op-Ed

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 >

Contributors

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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