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News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

This morning's roundup is brought to you by sleep deprivation, which sucks mightily. Jerseynomics 700-plus Unite HERE Local 54 members hit the street to let Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc and its money-man Carl Icahn know their opinion about proposed cuts to their health care and pension plans. Show More Summary

What women of CD4 want you to know about Rep. Chris Smith

We don't do a lot of talking about Rep. Chris Smith around here. He's the typical white bread Republican who manages to slide through every two years due more to the sheer power of incumbency than his own merit. He hasn't faced a re-election campaign where he did less than 61% since 1982. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Chris Christie Appointees Oversee NJ Pension Investments, Documents Show As Christie vehemently denies investigative reporting that he's tangled politics into New Jersey's pension fund management, David Sirota fires back with details; documents showing Christie's appointees directly involved in the selection of specific financial managers. Show More Summary

Ummm, Sweeney? Not All State Employees Are in Unions

promoted by Rosi Senate President Steve Sweeney said the following today: "I think we need to turn the pensions over to the unions, where they're responsible for managing it," he said. "I think that they would be willing to do that if...Show More Summary

More Reveling in Revel But Not in AC

A bankruptcy judge today approved the sale of Revel Casino for $110 million to Brookfield Asset Management. However, it will take time for Revel casino to re-open, Brookfield has only two casinos and cannot meet its payment debt on one of them, and chances for Revel's success are not good. Show More Summary

Aimee Belgard on Social Security and Medicare

One of the most important issues distinguishing Aimee Belgard and her opponent in the NJ-3 Congressional Race is that of the future of Social Security and Medicare. Today in Willingboro, Phil Rotondi of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare announced his group's endorsement of Aimee Belgard. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Memorial service for John and Joyce Sheridan this morning Expected to speak at the 11am service at the Trenton War Memorial are Chris Christie, George Norcross, Christie Todd Whitman, Tom Kean Sr.. The fire, ruled arson, is still under investigation. Show More Summary

LGBT Caucus events - now to election day

Five months ago tomorrow, a group of Democratic activists started an LGBT Caucus inside the New Jersey Democratic State Committee. You can find out more of who they are and what they do here and track their news and events on Facebook. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Today's roundup brought to you by Pluto. There's a little zing in its orbit these days for its friends at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Chris Christie is not back, bitches. In Connecticut today. It's not so cool when criticism Christie has coming to him spills over onto the rest of us. Show More Summary

Three Competitive Congressional Races

My June 4 diary, Yesterday's Congressional Primaries and November's Election indicated, "So with six Democratic seats likely to remain Democratic, are there other seats where Democrats can oust a Republican? Below are three districts...Show More Summary

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for October 4-5, 2014

Presidential material? Ingle: Growing uncertainty of Christie's plans and performance. Christie defends Koch brothers, calls questions about anonymous donors 'silliness' in Arizona. Moran: Christie's dominance over his obedient flock. Show More Summary

CD2: Bill Hughes Jr. zooms up within 6 points of Frank LoBiondo

If you're an upstart Democrat running against an entrenched Republican, this lede is the stuff of your dreams. Philadelphia Inquirer: WASHINGTON - Is an upset brewing in South Jersey? They're talking about the Stockton College poll - out late yesterday, and the momentum it shows for Bill Hughes Jr.. Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Unemployment Rates

promoted by Rosi One of Chris Christie's biggest busts has been on jobs. He trashed the ARC tunnel project (which we could use now that Sandy messed up the other tunnels) which cost thousands of short term and long term jobs, then put all his eggs in Revel and The American Dream to create jobs. Show More Summary

Christie's Failed Transportation Policies

After five years of neglect, scrounging funds from Port Authority and highway tolls, and using ever-increasing borrowings, Gov. Christie has yet to formulate a comprehensive transportation plan. With work already underway before he took office, he cancelled the ARC tunnel. Show More Summary

Where's Tommy?

There's been a lot of discussion about the fact that Tom MacArthur, a resident of Morris County, is carpetbagging in his attempt to represent parts of Burlington and Ocean Counties in Congress. In public forums, MacArthur consistently brushes this off by claiming that he has had a home in Ocean County for the past nine years. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Speedy healing to LG Kim Guadagno who broke her wrist and elbow in a bike accident yesterday. Star-Ledger takes a second look at Guadagno's career. Rewards: Son of Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo lands $92K job on N.J. payroll The son of a key Democratic ally of Gov. Show More Summary

More MacArthur Misinformation

With his almost unlimited funds, Tom MacArthur is now targeting Democratic homes with a somewhat dubious robo-call from "Susan" who claims she's a Democrat. While she says she's not voting for Aimee Belgard, she never says she's voting for Tom MacArthur. Show More Summary

"World" - CD3 Aimee Belgard's 2nd ad. Thoughts?

In CD3, Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard is running against Tom MacArthur, who until recently was a North Jersey resident, and the mayor of the Morris County town of Randolph. He moved south when he heard Rep. Runyan wouldn't seek re-election. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

What killed Kenwin Garcia? 6 years ago, Garcia, 25 and from Newark, died on the side of the road on Intersrstate 287 in Hanover in police custody and after a struggle with state troopers and local officers. How did he die? Was it like the police said? A special report from NJ Advance Media for may shed light on police procedure and behavior. Show More Summary

CD12: Bonnie Watson Coleman's first ad: "Solving Problems"

First 30-second ad from Bonnie Watson Coleman, already up on cable. The ad spotlights her position on some key issues of interest to women; 100% pro-choice, 100% committed to improving women's health care and 100% for pay equity. All at issue as her opponent, a working woman herself, hews to a party that is wobbly on all that. Show More Summary

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