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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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Esquire: Fishman drills into Bridgegate

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman's investigation of the George Washington Bridge debacle continues, according to a story in Esquire. 

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Christie calls New Jersey voters 'crazy' at Daytop groundbreaking

On a blistering morning under a white tent at Daytop Substance Abuse Center in South Jersey yesterday, Governor Chris Christie likened New Jersey’s political make-up -- where Republican and Democratic interests often collide -- to an adolescent’s science experiment gone wrong. 

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Monmouth Shore Local Newspaper, The Two River Times, Gets New Owner

The Two River Times, a weekly local newspaper covering affluent towns on along the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers, was sold earlier this month. On July 11, Domenic M. DiPiero III of Rumson, bought the quirky community newspaper from its previous owner, Michael "Mickey" Gooch.

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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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