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Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Cirillo

Cosmo Cirillo, senior advisor to the Assembly Speaker, was married Saturday at the Chapel at Seton Hall University.

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Bayonne: Menendez to swear-in Davis

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) will swear-in Bayonne Mayor-elect Jimmy Davis next month.

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Fulop heads to Mercer County for local Dems' event

The Hamilton Democrats have invited a special guest to rally their cause Tuesday evening.

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NYT: Chiesa subpoenaed as part of Port NYDA's Authority probe

Jeff Chiesa, the former Attorney General and acting U.S. Senator, received a subpoena in connection with an investigation into the administration of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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Sweeney fails to override Christie on Sandy Bill of Rights

Coming up short, all 24 Democrats voted in favor of today's override of Gov. Chris Christie's veto of Senate President Steve Sweeney's (D-3) "Sandy Bill of Rights."

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Quinnipiac: Clinton 44%, Christie 36%

Gov. Chris Christie trails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a new Quinnipiac University Poll but is inching up in Iowa.

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Dems heading into caucus room to discuss budget strategies now

Democratic lawmakers are heading into the caucus room at 11 a.m.

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Schaffer re-ups in Somerset

Re-nominated by acclamation earlier this month along with Vice Chair Zenon Christodoulou, veteran Somerset County Chair Peg Schaffer accepted the leadership position again - with a twist.

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Report: Christie talks up his pro-life stance

Speaking to a conference of the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Washington, D.C. today, Gov. Chris Christie affirmed his opposition to abortion, heading off religious conservative critics prior to the RGA chairman's planned campaign swing through New Hampshire.

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Revel files bankruptcy petition

Revel Casino in Atlantic City filed bankruptcy papers today, according to a source familiar with the filing.

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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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“We lived up to our end of the bargain. He didn’t live up to his end of the deal.” - Ed Connolly, president of the New Jersey Firemen’s Benevolent Association.

- The Bergen Record


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