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Cory Booker Takes a Veiled Jab at Bernie Sanders on Prisons

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, the only black Democrat in the Senate, took a subtle jab at Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday for ignoring issues affecting African Americans in his own state of Vermont. Campaigning...Show More Summary

Obama Endorses Booker Bill To Ban Anti-Gay Discrimination

WASHINGTON — Legislation sponsored by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker to ban discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals has picked up an important supporter: President Obama. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday that the president would support what is known as the Equality Act. Booker (D-N.J.) is one of the original sponsors [...]

Thanks for tracking Twitter, Matt Friedman

Matt Friedman notes this morning that a couple of Republican Assembly candidates have some things to say about Cory Booker, Barack Obama and a significant portion of the New Jersey (and presumably their districts') population. Reading...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, September 4, 2015

Booker Decides on Iran After enough votes are tallied to sustain a potential presidential veto of Congress' disapproval of the Iran nuclear plan, Cory Booker joins the prevailing team. Naturally, Christie criticizes Booker for making a "political" decision. Show More Summary

Booker, Warner, Heitkamp support Iran pact. 99 House members on board. Foes plan counter-attack

8 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Cory Booker makes it 35. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey announced Thursday that he, too, will support the nuclear agreement with Iran. And Sen. Mark Warner did likewise. National Journal staff correspondent tweeted that Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she will support the agreement: Mr. Show More Summary

Cory Booker: "I can be honest with you"

The above is the subject line in the senator's email to me yesterday. He goes on to say, "I know I can always be honest with you. And honestly, summer can be a really difficult time to raise money." OK I get it, and realize it's a tough season for soliciting donations. Show More Summary

News Roundup and Open Thread for Wednesday, August 19, 2015

TRANSPORTCLUSTER F After yesterday's Summit Meeting in Newark on a new trans-Hudson Tunnel, Christie, Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez and U. S. Transportation Secretary Foxx said in a joint statement that they had a "substantive and...Show More Summary

Cory Booker, here's what I expect of you on Iran

HuffPo runs down the 15 wobbly Democrats who could make or break Pres. Obama's signature piece of diplomacy, the nuclear agreement with Iran. Listing Cory Booker, they cite a tweet from ally Rev. Al Sharpton, reminding Booker that posting nice quotes about war and poverty is inconsistent with a vote that might pull us back into battle. Show More Summary

On ABC's This Week , Sen. Cory Booker Highlights How The Voting Rights Act Is Under Threat On Its 50th Anniversary

From the August 9 edition of ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos: Previously: What Media Need To Know About The Debating GOP Candidates' Disdain For Voting Rights Right-Wing Media Accuse Clinton Of Playing "Race Card" For Supporting Expanded Voter Access Fox Spends The Day Running Defense For Likely GOP Candidates' Discriminatory Voting Laws

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The white supremacist who leads the racist group Charleston killer Dylann Roof says informed him, contributed to both Republicans who ran against New Jersey's first black member of the U.S. Senate, Cory Booker Former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan and D.C. Show More Summary

New Jersey Democrats spurn Christie, push slate of voting rights expansions

Senator Cory Booker recently called New Jersey's voter registration system an "absurdity."

Midday open thread: NTSB releases Amtrak report; flowers in the potholes protests; 0.01% taxpayers

11 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Facetime fools: Senators introduce Police Reporting of Information, Data and Evidence (Pride) Act: Senators Barbara Boxer of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey proposed legislation that would demand...Show More Summary

Cory Booker on Meet the Press: Infrastructure

Yesterday was a packed day, with President Obama in New Jersey. And today, I'm stuck at the car dealership. So I wanted to go back and pick up Sen. Cory Booker's appearance on Meet the Press Sunday. Chuck Todd pitches him the Republican claim that Democrats are trying to politicize Amtrak's Philadelphia derailment. Show More Summary

Cory Booker Explains To Chuck Todd That Yes, Lack Of Infrastructure Spending Does Cost Lives

How pathetic is it that someone actually has to explain this to Meet the Press host Chuck Todd? After this week's Amtrack derailment, the Republicans have all been screaming like a bunch of stuck pigs about how unfairly they're being...Show More Summary

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

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

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

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.

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