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"There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures." - Brutus, in Julius Caesar- William Shakespeare
“She relied heavily on other people, I think, to make her decisions for her." - former Christie aide Christina Renna, on former Christie Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly- PolitickerNJ.com
"I'm here to let him know there's a new sheriff in town." - former NFL pro linebacker Gary Cobb, on why he showed up in Trenton yesterday to face state Sen. Donald Norcross, his possible foe in the CD1 general election.- PolitickerNJ.com
"Gridlock has gotten so bad, you have to wonder, what did we do to piss off Chris Christie so bad." - President Barack Obama, at last night's White House Correspondents' Dinner.- CNN
"I really do think that Baraka is going to win. The South Ward is going to support him heavily, and they vote, unlike a lot of people here in the Ironbound, who don't vote. You have people who own homes here, but now they've moved away, so they simply don't care." - Karen Suarez, a graduate of Newark's East Side High School and Rutgers-Newark.- PolitickerNJ.com
"In an earlier time, when Christie was the undisputed alpha male of New Jersey politics, he packed high-profile posts with close lieutenants, ex-federal prosecutors or campaign allies and Republican fundraisers who could be counted on to follow Christie's marching orders. No one in the Democratic-controlled Legislature stood in his way. But some of those confidants who helped Christie build first-term power have been the source of second-term scandal, especially at the Port Authority. Christie now needs to move outside his circle to show that he has truly moved on. So he's turned to Degnan." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
"A cold-blooded, calculating, unprincipled usurper, without a virtue; no statesman, knowing nothing of commerce, political economy, or civil government, and supplying ignorance by bold presumption."- Thomas Jefferson on Napoleon Bonaparte
"As an intellectual he bestowed upon the games of golf and bridge all the enthusiasm and perseverance that he withheld from books and ideas." - writer Emmet Hughes on President Dwight Eisenhower- PolitickerNJ.com
"The Bayonne mayoral debate was held Thursday evening in the local high school. A bunch of my 'balanced and fair' Baker Street Irregulars were present. For the rest of the county, all you have to know is that the invitation-only crowd [although you could have walked right in] was the most entertaining part of the event. Even though everyone was in theater-like seats, it was like hockey night in the old 50th Street Madison Square Garden where fan intimidation and audience face-offs was the real sport. All that was missing was a cloud of cigarette smoke for that Runyunesque feeling." - columnist Agustin Torres, The Political Insider- The Jersey Journal
"We met with both candidates, and I believe that both candidates are honorable people. The issue is public safety. I believe that Shavar Jeffries has a better plan as far as public safety going forward into the next four years." - Newark Fire Department Captain Anthony Tarantino, president of the Newark Fire Officers Union- PolitickerNJ.com
The Asbury Park Press last night mopped up after NBC anchor Brian Williams overreached when he said the feds had cleared Gov. Chris Christie of wrongdoing in a federal investigation, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.Read More >
NBC News: Federal charges ruled out for Christie in Bridgegate scandal NBC News tonight is reporting that federal investigators say after nine months of investigating Bridgegate there is 'no evidence" that Gov. Chris Christie had advance knowledge about any politically motivated scheme around the bridge lane closures at the...
By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor. Not only is there no current legal... Read More >
“The fact is that they’ve been digging around for eight months now and have found absolutely nothing. Wrap up your work. Do your job." - Gov. Chris Christie- PolitickerNJ
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