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Jon Stewart On Bridgegate Indictments: "How the #@%& is that vindication?"

Thank you Jon Stewart for asking this very basic question. With one guilty plea and two indictments, how is it possible that the governor can even try to claim vindication: Brief ad. Just deal. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive

Stephen Colbert just paid for all of South Carolina's teacher grant requests

This is the face of a mensch. Know how Stephen Colbert celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week? Colbert, who dwells in Montclair, just helped out South Carolina's public schools to the tune of $800,000 by funding every SC teacher's crowdsourced grant. Show More Summary

Too Big to Sue?

After the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection proposed an eight-billion dollar lawsuit based on Exxon's despoiling of numerous sites in New Jersey, the Christie administration is pushing through a $225 million settlement - less than three cents on the dollar - ending any future remediation or consideration for Exxon's pollution. Show More Summary

Christie wandering lost in the NH stampede

Governor Christie is back in New Hampshire, the essential stomping grounds for Republican presidential hopefuls. The first presidential primary will be held here tentatively on January 26. According to P2016 from 2013 onward 20 Republicans have already spent 163 days in the state. Show More Summary

Making Real Change - Past, Present and Future

promoted by Rosi When you've spent a lifetime fighting to make New Jersey a better place for all its residents, what can you do to secure that legacy and encourage others to follow in your footsteps? Well, if you're Senate Majority Leader...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, May 7, 2015

"There's something different about how the sand is moving." What's going on in Sea Bright? A section of beach, newly widened post-Sandy, is disappearing, eroding - fast. NJ Supreme Court hears oral arguments about the state's payment...Show More Summary

Gov. Christie's pension battle: "Weird NJ"

Cross-posted with Marie Corfield. Promoted by Rosi. Governor/Presidential Candidate Christie tours the country touting bipartisan pension and health benefits reform as the signature accomplishment of his administration. Part of that reform was his legal obligation to make regularly scheduled contributions in order to get the system off life support. Show More Summary

Rethink the 2016 NJ Budget: Reinvest Health Savings to Meet NJ's Growing Human Service Needs

Here's the latest in our 7-week budget series, on what NJ's spending priorities should be - Rethink the 2016 NJ Budget, with the Anti-Poverty Network. Ray is Senior Policy Analyst for New Jersey Policy Perspective - Rosi. The state budget...Show More Summary

Pen/Ben Court Hearing at 10:00 am AND Christie Introduces a Distraction

The N. J. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today on the Pen/Ben case starting at about 10:00 am at the Hughes Justice Complex, 25 Market St., Trenton. Do not expect to find seating unless you have already reserved it. To watch online you can access the live webcast at starting at 10 am. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, March 6, 2015

TODAY: NJ pension fight hits the state Supreme Court Christie's lawyers will argue that the rules he put in place are somehow unconstitutional now. Uptick in tax revenue could impact court fight over pension payments. Pen/Ben: Oh my!...Show More Summary

Chris Christie Bridgegate Perjury Watch - Take our Poll

Yesterday, Bridget Kelly's lawyer rejected as a lie David Wildstein's story of GWB conspiring with Kelly and Bill Baroni. Then he promised he'd subpoena anybody to prove her innocent. That includes Gov. Christie. Today (in Mississippi), Christie said he would testify. Show More Summary

Newark Students at Weequahic HS stage sit-in, are being denied food & bathrooms

Late this morning, the students at Weequahic High School staged a sit-in in their school gymnasium to protest what Chris Christie and his appointed Superintendent Cami Anderson plan to do to their school. I have reports saying students...Show More Summary

QOTD: Parsing Legalisms

In a NY Times story about whether the Governor's grip on New Jersey Republicans is showing signs of slipping, they had this great line about the perception change Bridgegate has helped bring about:Mr. Christie, who was first electedShow More Summary

Pen/Ben: Oh My! What does Christie mean?

Gov. Christie seems to be saying, "It's not illegal until I say so." He deemed the Pen/Ben law of 2011 legal. Now he deems it illegal. How convenient. Little has changed except that he decided not to meet the law's pension payment obligation. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, May 5, 2015

4 people who show up and do the right thing Second Life Bikes: Walk in, work together, contribute time, pick up skill, get a bike to help you get around. She's 100. He's 97. On Sunday, you could find the two long-time civil rights activists in the Newark march against police brutality. Show More Summary

An Interview with ENJ's Doug O'Malley

For those basking in the schadenfreude of Chris Christie's tribulations, don't take any pleasure in the fact that the traffic jams are gone today and he'll be gone in two years. His lasting legacy will not be Bridgegate, but rather the dereliction in his duty to protect New Jersey's air and water. Show More Summary

Corroboration in the Baroni and Kelly indictments

This morning defendants Bill Baroni (former NY NJ Port Authority Deputy Executive Director appointed by Gov. Christie) and Bridget Anne Kelly (former Deputy Chief of Staff for Gov. Christie) pleaded "Not Guilty" in federal court to nine Bridgegate charges which could yield tens of years of imprisonment. Show More Summary

Rethink the 2016 NJ Budget: School Breakfast Removing a Major Barrier to Learning

Here's the latest in our 7-week budget series, to talk about what NJ's spending priorities should be - Rethink the 2016 NJ Budget, in partnership with the Anti-Poverty Network. Adele is executive director of the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition and co-leader of the New Jersey Food For Thought School Breakfast Campaign. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, May 4, 2015

Roy Cho, who ran against Scott Garrett last cycle, writes at Huffington Post What I Gained by Running for U.S. Congress (and Losing). Newark Carrying signs of New Jersey men shot by police, a march in Newark for solidarity with Baltimore. Show More Summary

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for May 2-3, 2015

Bridgegate fallout Lying liars: Bridget Kelly emerges defiant from under the bus. Bill Baroni, chief liar of the "traffic study" fiction, concocted to misdirect the investigation, seems to have a strategy strategy: Wildstein as an even bigger liar than Baroni is. Show More Summary

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