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ICYMI: Audio of CD5's only 'debate' & 3 huge endorsements for Roy Cho

We had all three of these in the Weekend News Roundup. But it was a gorgeous day outside, so maybe you didn't see it. And this is a BFD. So here are 3 huge news organization endorsements for Roy Cho. And below the fold, audio of the only event Rep. Show More Summary

Christie: Political Decisions vs. Sound Policy

It is no surprise that Gov. Christie's public approval rating is crashing. The latest poll has him "at 41 percent positive approval rating and 47 percent saying they disapprove of the governor's work." After five years New Jerseyans are increasingly realizing that his political decisions are no match for sound policy. Show More Summary

Who is Tom MacArthur's Biggest Contributor?

Tom MacArthur has "loaned" his campaign $5,000,000 (so far). That makes his race the largest self-funded one in the nation. But as in any campaign, other individual contributors have also given money to MacArthur. As of the latest FEC...Show More Summary

Christie-quarantined nurse, still asymptomatic for Ebola, being transported out of New Jersey

Well, I guess somebody in Chris Christie's corner convinced him holding an Ebola-asymptomatic nurse in a hastily-organized and inadequate tent outside a Jersey hospital was a political liability to him. Because in a reversal from his...Show More Summary

HYPERBOLE ALERT: Would Jeff Bell Force Implantation on Women?

promoted by Rosi In the recent Senate Debate, Jeff Bell said the following: "Certainly, women have bodies, and I respect that... They need to protect their bodies. But unborn babies have bodies, too. Cory Booker was once a one-cell zygote. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Going to the State House this morning? You'll find people-sized gestation crates outside - to allow reporters, lawmakers, staffers to sample lifelong immobilization like pigs do. It's time for Christie to sign this bill. Christie NYTimes:Chris...Show More Summary

Even Fox News Doesn't Buy The Christie Jersey Comeback

Remember the Jersey Comeback? Yeah that marketing campaign the Governor hasn't mentioned in a long time because it hasn't actually happened. Well today the Governor went on FoxNews and Chris Wallace summed things up this way: You're taking some criticism now for the financial situation in New Jersey. Show More Summary

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Oct. 25-26, 2014

Countdown: 9 Days More Roy Cho Surge in CD5: The Record endorses Cho: Time to jettison the "dogmatic conservative" for the Democrat with the "fresh look at politics". The Jewish Standard endorses Cho: In a post called 'Voting for the Candidate who shows up' the Standard explains why they're breaking their long habit of not endorsing. Show More Summary

#NJSen: Man, Jeff Bell has some sad, bewildered ignoramuses behind his campaign.

The sheer stupidity of this accounts for the fact you've probably already seen it; it's heavily shared. I'm sure the Virginia-based, fake official-sounding group that put it out - Public Advocate of the United States - thinks that's because it's nasty-ass message (um, pun) is resonating with voters. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Christie tries to walk back his 'minimum wage' insult Yeah, it wasn't a gaffe. Countdown: 11 Days NJSen: WHOA. Get a load of this anti-gay anti-Cory Booker ad. CD5: 6-term incumbent Garrett seeks to fend off Dem challenger. Garrett: build trans-Hudson train tunnel sooner than later. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Christie Christie's NJ approval rating in NJ continues to slip. Chris Christie just exposed his entire party's deceitful voter suppression plan. The Record on Christie's "disturbing" comments on Republicans controlling voting mechanisms. Show More Summary

Star-Ledger journalist alums: Requiem for a Newspaper

I love this photo of last night's gathering of some of the old hands now gone from the Star-Ledger, as the Ledger itself is now gone from Newark. That was the subject of discussion last night at an event on the Rutgers Newark campus called Requiem for a Newspaper: the Star-Ledger Leaves Newark - a bittersweet title. Show More Summary

TONIGHT 8pm: Got #Twitter Questions for #NJ11 Dem @MarcDunec?

What do you do when your opponent hides in the complacency of his incumbency and famous family name, and won't come out and debate you? You do this: Twitter Town Hall with Marc Dunec 8pm TONIGHT Hashtag: #AskMarkNJ11 Follow @MarcDunec Dem candidate for Congress, CD 11 Opponent: Rep. Show More Summary

Tom MacArthur's Investment

Tom MacArthur may be a right-wing extremist on social issues and a Bush acolyte who still believes that "trickle down" works, but one thing he's not is stupid. MacArthur's career may be summarized by the phrase "follow the money." As...Show More Summary

Tedesco vs. Donovan: punches but no knock-out

On a dreary evening yesterday some 150 people crammed into the Bergen County Freeholders chambers. The event was the final debate for the position of Bergen County Executive between one-term incumbent Republican Kathe Donovan and challenger Democrat Jim Tedesco. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Well, isn't this convenient? NJ won't release probe of controversial pension investment - the subject of investigative reporting by David Sirota - until after the election Sirota: Chris Christie Blocks Release Of Pay-To-Play Probe Of Charlie Baker, Massachusetts GOP Nominee. Show More Summary

Trenton mural of Ferguson's Michael Brown painted over at police request

This mural of Ferguson's Mike Brown, was painted over at police request. Damn. A mural of Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson Missouri, has been painted over in Trenton at the request of local police. Show More Summary

Tonight: "Requiem for a Newspaper"

I just want to flag this event for you - tonight - because it looks damned interesting, and I can't attend. This is an invitation for anyone who does go to write about it here. I am personally conflicted in how I feel about the decline...Show More Summary

Who won last night's CD12 debate at TCNJ: Bonnie Watson Coleman or Alieta Eck?

It was pouring rain last night on The College of New Jersey's Ewing campus for the debate of CD12 combatants Dr. Alieta Eck and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman. Hard to find the Mayo Concert Hall in the dark. Note to college: more lighting. Show More Summary

Ebola: Christie giving orders in a rare moment, but the message is reassuring

Only rarely do we get a glimpse of Governor Christie in a private moment when he is addressing his staff. Such occurred yesterday morning just before his Ebola conference. The camera and audio were on and operating before the press and audience were called into the Hackensack Hospital meeting room. Show More Summary

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