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News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, April 16, 2015

Washingtonia 5 NJ congress members oppose Christie;s $225M Exxon pollution deal - know which ones? Booker on the criminal-legal system: Justice doesn't have to be missing from equation. Cory Booker to fellow Congress members: 'Stop the pot hypocrisy'. Show More Summary

Cory Booker on the Supreme Court's coming marriage decision

Marriage equality heads back to the U.S. Supreme Court April 28th for oral arguments. The Court will likely decide whether or not all couples -- no matter where in America they live -- have the right to marry the person they love. Four...Show More Summary

Verbatim: Booker Stands With Menendez

Senator Cory Booker said he would stand by his colleague, Senator Robert Menendez, who was indicted Wednesday.

Medical Marijuana Financial Landscape to Change: The Financial Ramifications of the CARERS Act

Aside from the obvious societal and legal implications, the proposal by Senators Rand Paul, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Cory Booker to change marijuana from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule II drug will also have financial ramifications.Show More Summary

Pot’s Path Forward

A trio of high-profile senators this week unveiled a package of drug reforms that would effectively end the federal war on medical marijuana once and for all. The bill, from Republican Rand Paul and Democrats Cory Booker and KirstenShow More Summary

US Senate Step Promises Peace for Medical Marijuana Patients

Medical marijuana patients just got a step closer to what we need, with the introduction yesterday of a historic medical marijuana bill in the U.S. Senate. The bipartisan bill sponsored by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand Paul (R-KY)...Show More Summary

Obama: Stop Wall Street Brokers From Putting Their Interests Above Clients Saving for Retirement

President Obama, joined by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker and other leaders, announced a very important retirement security initiative: ending conflicts of interests and hidden fees when people save for retirement. This common...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

It's Hour #39 for Newark students staging a sit-in at Superintendent Cami Anderson's office. Where is Cami? Newark Students Union is demanding a meeting. Could Cory Booker's embrace of Rand Paul mean 2016 heartache for Chris Christie? Booker's partnership with Sen. Show More Summary

Cory Booker on debut of The Nightly Show

Larry Wilmore's debut of The Nightly Show last night on Comedy Central was impressive. Cory Booker was one of his first three guests - along with rapper Talib Kweli, comedian Bill Burr and show regular Shenaz Treasury - in a current events chat around big table that reads like a sharper, smarter, blacker and more direct version of Meet the Press. Show More Summary

Open Thread: Shovel Ready

Can you dig it? Anyone in DC need to be shoveled out? He may preach the gosple of self help but I think I can convince @SenRandPaul to grab a shovel & help. — Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 6, 2015 First day of the 114th Congress, and yes, every day will require shoveling. Open thread.

Good luck to Bonnie Watson Coleman, Cory Booker, and the entire 114th Congress

Right now, a trailblazer in a silver pixie cut is being sworn in as a freshman member of the United States Congress House of Representatives. New Jersey has never before sent a Black woman to Congress; she becomes our first. BWC is a...Show More Summary

Snowball Fight. After School. Be There.

Senator Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey, used the snowfall in Washington to take a playful jab at his ideological opposite, Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky.

2015 - Happy New Year - 2015

Happy New Year, Blue Jersey! And - Congratulations to Bergen County Exec Jim Tedesco, sworn in just a few minutes ago. And to Senator Cory Booker and Congresswoman-elect Bonnie Watson Coleman, who will be sworn in on January 6th - just a few days into the New Year.

Booker Gets Comfortable on Air Force One

Senator Cory Booker spoke to reporters on the back of Air Force One.

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Jerseynomics Casino crisishurting small businesses. Christie to attend Obama speech at Joint Base today. Menendez and Booker also expected. Cory Booker finding road to reform is slow for junior senators Jackson: Sen. Cory Booker is out...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

In passionate speech on Senate floor, Cory Booker decries America's legal system He talked about how his parents trained him to behave around police, what to do with his hands, for fear of how he'd be treated, and decried incarceration rates for blacks and Latinos, and the lasting consequences of minor drug convictions. Show More Summary

Gun Control Supporter Cory Booker Campaigns for Mary Landrieu in Louisiana

Gun control-supporting Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) will campaign in Louisiana for his colleague, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), increasing the number of outspoken gun control proponents who are doing their best to defeat Landrieu's pro-Second Amendment challenger, Bill Cassidy (R-LA). Show More Summary

KeystoneXL defeated in the Senate

Update: Yes votes at 59. KeystoneXL is defeated in the Senate. Update: Voting is now underway. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker have both just voted No. WATCH LIVE via C-SPAN. We promised you earlier when we posted a comment from Sen. Booker that we would post Sen. Show More Summary

November 4, 2014 Electability Inequality

In the Senate race incumbent Cory Booker (D) during the election cycle by October 15 had receipts of almost $18 million. His challenger Jeff Bell (R) raised $518,000. Today we have not only income inequality but electability inequality. Show More Summary

The Second Wave: Updates As We Get 'Em

Results, mixed in with our sense of the zeitgeist: NBC projects Tom Wolf as the winner against PA Republican Gov. Tom Corbett. GOOD RIDDANCE! No numbers yet. Delaware's Chris Coons (D) keeps his seat. Cory Booker, Dick Durbin, Ed Markey all win. Fox News person was just talking about how lower gas prices are all thanks to Republicans — Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) November 5, 2014

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