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Cory Booker On "The Dark Side Of The NCAA Where Athletes Are Being Exploited"

Cory Booker was an athlete when he was in college, so this issue seems personal. The Senator doesn't want to see college athletes getting exploited anymore and got a little heated at a Senate hearing for collegiate athletics when fighting for students' rights. Show More Summary

Cory Booker, Rand Paul Shine Light on Shadow Side of U.S. Justice System

There comes a time in every society when it must face its shadow side -- and deal with it. Societies have myths, legends, and superheroes that lay the foundations for national identity, reinforce beliefs about the self and the other, and shape nations' collective memory. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, July 11, 2014

Today's news roundup brought to you by sensational Jersey girls who shouldn't have to be so sensational. And by beautiful rescue dogs, with the news that Candy, a tortured pit bull rescued by Cory Booker, has died. Holtec gets a $260M...Show More Summary

Booker, Paul take a selfie; talk criminal justice reform, technology and show tunes

(CNN) - An unlikely political duo, Sens. Rand Paul and Cory Booker have teamed up in a bid to reform the criminal justice system for non-violent offenders. Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, and Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, discussed a wide range of topics Wednesday at a Politico “Playbook Cocktails” event in Washington. The […]

Common ground

CORY BOOKER and Rand Paul hardly seem like natural bedfellows. Mr Booker, the former mayor of Newark and now a junior senator from New Jersey, has devoted himself to finding big-government solutions to seemingly intractable problemsShow More Summary

Senators Cory Booker and Rand Paul Introduce Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform Bill

There is a new bipartisan effort to fix parts of broken criminal justice system. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a broad reaching bill to make our criminal justice system fairer and less destructive.

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, June 23, 2014

Cory Booker's first floor fight in the U.S. Senate Jackson: Booker's push for truck safety is facing a roadblock. Braun: Hespe offers Cami a contract: Has Baraka been "played" already? Cami Anderson, the controversial state-imposed superintendent...Show More Summary

Senators Rand Paul and Cory Booker to Offer Medical Marijuana Amendment

Last month the House voted to prevent the Department of Justice from using funds to interfere with state medical marijuana programs and now the Senate will likely get its turn. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) will offer a similar amendment to the appropriations bill in the Senate, according to the Drug Policy Alliance.

NJ GOP Senate Primary: Fight Between Little-Knowns, Unknowns

NOTE FROM THE DOC: To borrow liberally from Kathy Griffin, this is political life on the "D" list! TRENTON ( — So who are these guys who want to challenge U.S. Sen. Cory Booker this November? With big-name Jersey Republicans staying on the sidelines against the popular Democrat, Tuesday’s GOP primary is a contest between the little-knowns and the…

Meet Cory Booker’s GOP Rival: Jeff Bell

Jeff Bell, a former Reagan speechwriter who won the GOP Senate primary in New Jersey, and is a long shot to defeat Democratic Sen. Cory Booker.

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, May 22, 2014

Education Embattled school chief Cami Anderson has friends in high places - Christie expresses support for Cami Anderson and her reforms but won't comment on her contract renewal. Braun: Is Cami leaving? Why Did Cory Booker and MarkShow More Summary

Photo of the Day: Selfie

I know I'm going to take crap for posting this. No doubt Cory Booker has left wreckage in his wake as he launched himself to a national profile from a tough job that nonetheless leaves, among others, a community struggling against a state-run school system they consider predatory. Show More Summary

Suckerberg: Facebook's $100 Million Education Donation Chiseled By Consultants

promoted by Rosi On Tuesday night Ras Baraka won Newark's mayoral electionall but formally ending the Cory Booker era. With the power of grass roots and union support Baraka overcame Booker's chosen establishment backed successor Shavar Jeffries. Show More Summary

Same WashPost That Praised Cory Booker, Despite His Phony Stories, Slams Black Republican Tim Scott As a 'Con Artist'

There are two black U.S. Senators, Democrat Cory Booker of New Jersey and Republican Tim Scott of South Carolina. The Washington Post demonstrated a blatant partisan tilt toward the former by cooing over Booker’s brilliance and national...Show More Summary

Cory Booker's Helicopter

Cory Booker made an appearance today in Willingboro, flying in from his home in Newark on a taxpayer-funded helicopter, landing on a field adjacent to the town's senior center. Of course, this is false. When Booker comes to South Jersey, or anywhere else in the state for that matter, I've always seen him come by car. Show More Summary

U.S. Supreme Court Justice... Cory Booker?

Political blogger Jonathan Chait wrote earlier this week that recent Senate filibuster brinksmanship coupled with a GOP takeover of the Senate during the 2014 midterm elections could result in a showdown over a hypothetical Obama nomination...Show More Summary

Sen. Joe Manchin goes to bat for Kochs, for no real reason

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Both sides do it! But the Kochs are just peachy—Sen. Joe Manchin In 2012, it was Cory Booker defending Bain Capital. Now it's West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin defending the Kochs. “People want jobs. You don’t beat up people. I mean, IShow More Summary

Newark Facing 'Extraordinary Level of Fiscal Distress' after Cory Booker

UNION CITY, New Jersey--New Jersey's biggest city has yet to file a budget and hasn't told the state whether it will need federal aid this year. Left in an "extraordinary level of fiscal distress" by former Mayor Cory Booker, Newark is on the brink of a state takeover. Show More Summary

Irony Of The Year: Jersey GOP Poll Fails To Register For Senate Race; Was Stuck In Traffic

The only thing that would have made this a better story would have been if he had been stuck in traffic on the George Washington Bridge. A would-be Republican Senate candidate won’t be challenging Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) because of traffic problems. The candidate, ex-FBI agent Rob Turkavage, was unable to file for the Republican […]

ACA: Get Online or Pay the Fine

Get Covered America yesterday held a Latino Health Care Enrollment Summit with U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, Congressman Albio Sires and U. S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Quite an impressive list of speakers at a single event, but the cause is important not just for Latinos. Show More Summary

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