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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

Senator Cory Booker on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Conan O'Brien

The former mayor of Newark is known for his focus on small business and his appreciation of technology--especially Twitter.

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

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

Ras Baraka elected mayor of Newark, N.J., replacing Cory Booker

A onetime school principal who has deep roots in Newark’s Democratic  establishment has won the New Jersey city’s mayoral race, beating back a challenge from an attorney who ran on a platform of change. Ras Baraka, son of the late poet Amiri Baraka, won with strong support from teachers...

Newark, N.J., voters go to polls to chose successor to Cory Booker

The last time they voted for mayor, residents of Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, chose the guy who was famous for saving a neighbor from a burning building, befriending Oprah Winfrey and convincing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to give millions of dollars to the city’s schools. This...

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

Cory Booker Can Talk Donald Sterling, Mum on Newark Deputy Chief Accused of Racism, Corruption

5 months agoNews : Reason

You can’t say New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker doesn’t know how to get attention. While he was mayor of Newark, his critics bemoaned his "Hollywood" status. He’s got more Twitter followers than there are residents in the city he led for almost eight years. Show More Summary

Newark’s Explosive Mayor’s Race

5 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The campaign for Cory Booker’s successor was already ugly, but a leaked video showing a candidate’s charged racial speech could shake things up just before the vote.

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

Booking Booker?

(Steven Hayward) The one and only time I ever saw former Newark mayor and now U.S. Senator Cory Booker I was moderately impressed.  To be sure, like any decently skilled politician he was probably trimming his remarks for a center-right audience, but still he seems distinct from the leftism of New York’s new mayor. Show More Summary

The Softer Side Of The Plastic Man

Laura Bennett reviews the new Romney campaign documentary: [A]s a campaign documentary, Mitt has none of the logistical intricacy of The War Room (about Clinton’s 1992 race) or Street Fight (Cory Booker’s 2002 mayoral bid in Newark)....Show More Summary

Cory Booker Avoids Spotlight in 1st Month as Senator

Cory Booker, the vivacious ex-Newark, N.J., mayor who drew national headlines for his boots-to-the-ground style of governing, has been relatively quiet in his first month as a senator, Politico reports.

What's Happening Today Wed. 11/20/2013

Uninspiring Newark Leadership: In a transition period between Cory Booker and next year's elections, we have Luis Quintana appointed a few weeks ago as Mayor and Mildred Crump appointed last night as Council President - two long-time elected officials from whom little can be expected. Show More Summary

What Divides Democrats

AP Images/Paul Sakuma N ew York–area voters had the opportunity this fall to cast their ballot for one of two Democrats who are divided by more than the Hudson River. Cory Booker, the Newark mayor, whom New Jersey’s electors sent to the U.S. Show More Summary

Morning Must Reads: November 5

11 months agoPolitics / US Politics : Swampland

It’s Election Day across the country [USA Today] Newark’s New Mayor is no Cory Booker: “I don’t twit. I only walk. I don’t email. I don’t Facebook,” said Newark Mayor Luis Quintana, who was sworn in yesterday.  [New Jersey Star Ledger]...Show More Summary

"Crew Of 42" Blog = "The Grio/Root" Without A Major Cable Corporation Or Corporate Media Sponsor

Please Insert This Diagram Into The First Cell To The Right - To Define The Corruption Of The Black Progressive-Fundamentalist Media Of Today The "Crew Of 42" Blog Endorses - Former Mayor And Now Senator Cory Booker for the following...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day: To Cory Booker, Thanks

A little more than a week ago I was a wedding guest on a beautiful Hunterdon County morning. The first same-sex wedding in Clinton, NJ's history, performed by its mayor Janice Kovach. One of the brides was Wendy Berger, a key player in getting domestic partnerships in New Jersey, a step towards full marriage that seems long ago. Show More Summary

Cory Booker’s family, friends (including Gayle King) show up to swearing in

About 50 of Cory Booker’s family members and friends descended on D.C.  to watch the former Newark mayor and Twitter rock star be sworn in Thursday by Joe Biden as New Jersey’s junior senator. Guests included Booker’s mother, Carolyn, and brothers, Cary and John Taylor, his rep confirms. Our colleague Ed O’Keefe reports that Booker’s […]

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...

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