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Cory Booker, U.S. senator

On Oct. 31, 2013, Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker became the first African-American U.S. senator representing the state of New Jersey, winning a special election after incumbent Frank Lautenberg died in office. Booker has proven to be...Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg Gave New Jersey $100 Million And It Looks Like It Was A Total Waste

In the Fall of 2010, Mark Zuckerberg announced on Oprah that he would be making a generous gift to Newark, New Jersey. As Oprah said, in her Oprah way, "One. Hundred. Million. Dollars." would be given to Newark Mayor Cory Booker and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as the three began the Startup:Education Foundation. Show 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

Cory Booker Sworn in to U.S. Senate: VIDEO

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Newark mayor Cory Booker was sworn in to the U.S. Senate this morning by Vice President Joe Biden, bringing the Senate chamber to its feet. Booker won a special election earlier this month to fill the seat of the late...

Cory Booker Sworn In to Senate by Biden

Former Newark Mayor Cory Booker was greeted with applause from the floor and gallery as he was sworn in as a U.S. senator Thursday by Vice President Joe Biden.

Cory Booker sworn in as U.S. senator, immediately confronts obstructionist GOP filibuster

11 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Vice President Joe Biden swears in former Newark Mayor Cory Booker to the United States Senate shortly after 12 PM ET on Thursday: Booker's introduction to the lunacy of Senate procedure was swift: Immediately after being sworn in, the Senate turned to a cloture vote aimed at defeating the GOP's filibuster of Rep. Show More Summary

With Booker Leaving, Who Will Run Newark?

11 months agoIndustries / Military : Battleland

(NEWARK, N.J.) — Now that Mayor Cory Booker, who brought a worldwide spotlight and hundreds of millions of dollars to Newark, is heading to Washington, the question everyone wants to know is: Who will run New Jersey‘s largest city? The...Show More Summary

A Perfect Twitter Parody of Terrible Political Punditry

The first tweet from @TheFixPoints was designed to perplex. Chris Cillizza, whose Washington Post micro-site The Fix has become the capital of a small media empire, tweeted news that Newark Mayor Cory Booker would not run for president in 2016. Show More Summary

Cory Booker Looks Forward to Working on Drug Policy Reform With Rand Paul

11 months agoNews : Reason

Former Newark Mayor Cory Booker, freshly elected o fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Frank Lautenberg's death last June, says he looks forward to working with Republicans as well as Democrats on drug policy reforms such as eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Celebrates Cory Booker's Awkward First Gay Wedding: VIDEO

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Last night Jon Stewart took a look at the joy that went down in New Jersey yesterday when gay couples were allowed to marry, and Newark mayor Cory Booker was allowed to join them. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP... The Daily...

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Told Gay Marriage 'Unlawful in Eyes of God and Jesus Christ;' Says Objection Not 'Substantive or Worthy'

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker, recently elected to the U.S. Senate and a keynote speaker at the Christian Catalyst conference in Atlanta earlier this month, had a protester removed from City Hall Monday after the man responded to his call for objections to a gay wedding ceremony by yelling that the marriage was "unlawful in the eyes of God and Jesus Christ."

State by State: The Legalization of Gay Marriage Across the US

11 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : PopSugar

This has been a big year for gay rights, with public opinion and public officials coming down on the side of equality. Today, New Jersey became the 14th state where same-sex couples can marry. At midnight, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who was just elected to the Senate, presided over two gay marriages at City Hall. Show More Summary

Chris Christie Finally Stops Being A Dk, NJ Becomes 14th State To Allow Gay Marriage

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Hours after Newark mayor Cory Booker began officiating same-sex weddings at promptly 12:01 am Monday morning, Governor Chris Christie dropped the legal challenge to New Jersey’s marriage equality ruling. Last month, Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson ruled that “[s]ame-sex couples must be allowed to marry in order to obtain equal protection of the law under [...]

Cory Booker Kicks Off Same-Sex Marriages In New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker married seven same-sex couples minutes after midnight this morning. New Jersey has officially begun recognizing gay marriage, making it the 14th state in the nation to do so. Mazel tov to all the happy couples who can finally tie the knot! [Guardian UK] Tyra Banks is open to adopting a [...]

Cory Booker Destroys Christian Heckler at NJ Gay Marriage Ceremony: VIDEO

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Earlier we posted a shorter video of the marriage equality proceedings officiated by Newark mayor Cory Booker last night. Before he married Orville Bell and Joseph Panessidi, Booker asked, "I must ask if there's anyone present here today that should...

New Jersey Governor Christie Withdraws Appeal Of Judge's Decision To Legalize Gay Marriage

New Jersey Governor has withdrawn his appeal of a judge's decision to legalize gay marriage in the Garden State, the Newark Star-Ledger has tweeted. Newark Mayor Cory Booker opened city hall at midnight to perform New Jersey's first same-sex wedding ceremonies after a judge ruled in favor of gay marriage, Reuters reported. Show More Summary

1ST SAME-SEX MARRIAGES PERFORMED IN NJ

Joseph Panessidi and Orville Bell were the first of nine couples married by Newark Mayor Cory Booker after same-sex marriage became the law in New Jersey. Booker who declined to perform any marriages in the seven years he's been mayor...Show More Summary

New Jersey Cory Booker Becomes Only the Six Elected African-American Senator in U.S. History

by Charles Mombo New Jersey Cory Booker Becomes the Six Elected African-American Senator in U.S. History On Wednesday Democratic Newark mayor Cory Booker became the first African-American senator from the State of New Jersey and only the six African-American in U.S. Show More Summary

Christie and Booker meet

(CNN) - On the day after his victory in a special U.S. Senate election, Democratic Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker met with Chris Christie, the Garden State's Republican governor. The two teamed up for the groundbreaking of a new supermarket in Newark, part of a push to improve urban communities. The event comes two […]

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