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Zausner to join Greenberg Traurig

Andrew Zausner, most recently the Chair of Dickstein Shapiro's Public Policy & Law Practice, will join the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as Chair of the firm’s Washington, D.C. Government Law and Policy Practice. He will join with 12 others from Dickstein Shapiro, including former Senator Tim Hutchinson, former Representative Pete Hoekstra, former Representative Albert R. Wynn, and Rob Mangas, former Chief of Staff to Senator Wendell Ford.

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World Cup soccer star Tim Howard to give name to New Jersey leadership academy

Soccer star Tim Howard, the goalkeeper who led America's team to the final 16 in this year's World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil, will now head a new leadership academy started by the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome (NJCTS). 


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Christie plans second trip to New Hampshire

Gov. Chris Christie will return to the Granite State later this month, according to reports.

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Christie issues statement backing Bell

Gov. Chris Christie today released a statement through the New Jersey State Republican Committee endorsing its nominee, Jeff Bell, for U.S. Senate against incumbent Cory Booker this year.


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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 health of New Jersey's women is not Chris Christie's priority

By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he... Read More >


(7-30-14) Who Is Best Equipped to Decide the Fate of the Common Core? - The latest Christie controversy surrounds his Executive Order to revamp the state’s academic... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... 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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"Potentially, we can get this done, because it's important. We get it. We understand it. But there are issues. There's the speedy trial component. How are we going to pay for this? How is the risk-assessment piece of it going to be done?" - Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32), on bail reform.

- The Asbury Park Press


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