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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

Booker Is Writing a Memoir

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is set to release a memoir entitled United in January, the Wall Street Journal reports. “The book will trace the New Jersey native’s life from Rhodes Scholar and two-term mayor of Newark to the U.S. Senate. [...

Cory Booker Inks Book Deal

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Cory Booker, the former mayor of Newark and the Democratic senator from New Jersey, has signed a book deal with Ballantine Bantam Dell. The book, entitled United, will be Booker’s vision of how to revitalize the American dream and will share insight into his policy ideas. Show More Summary

Cory Booker Responds To Internet Trolls In The Best Way Possible -- With Kindness

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

As a politician and Twitter celebrity, it’s no surprise that Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is bombarded by abuse from Internet trolls on a regular basis. But trolls seem to be no match for the former Newark mayor. On Sunday, Booker tweeted...Show More Summary

Comcast Ghost-Wrote Letters for U.S. Politicians

Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing: Letters sent to the FCC in favor of Comcast's proposed Time Warner Cable merger came from Mayor Jere Wood of Roswell, GA; Councilor Todd Wodraska of Jupiter, FL; Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown and many other politicians -- all written in whole or part by Comcast's staffers and lobbyists. Show More Summary

Watch the Trailer for the Gripping Documentary ‘Point and Shoot’

Marshall Curry made his documentary bones by capturing a young mayoral candidate named Cory Booker in the extraordinary Street… Read More

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

last yearNews : 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

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.

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