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Lawsuit Over $24 Million Election

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

A top county Democratic official in New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Chris Christie (R) challenging his decision to call a special election...

Senator Lautenberg: An Appreciation of His Lifesaving Work With Refugees

Mark Hetfield | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Mark Hetfield

The refugees whom Senator Lautenberg brought to the U.S. are among the most successful immigrants in our nation's history. They are doctors, engineers, business owners, artists, musicians, and writers.

Chris Christie to New Jersey Taxpayers: Screw You!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Christie's hypocrisy is astounding. Less than a month ago he vetoed an early-voting bill saying its $23-million price-tag was too costly. But now he's justifying spending a million more to hold an unnecessary special election.

Special Senate Campaign A Constrained Affair

Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and ANGELA DELLI SANTI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. -- For politicians, there are few more desirable career opportunities...

John Celock

Christie Picks A Senator | John Celock | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appointed state Attorney General Jeff Chiesa as the state's first Republican U.S. senator in 30 years, on Thursday, fil...

Chemical Safety Reform: A Tale of Two Bills

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Senator Frank Lautenberg left us with two bills aimed at updating and improving the regulation and safety of the chemicals we use and live with. Which one's better?

Booker Starts Senate Run

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is taking the steps to officially enter the August special election primary for New Jersey's open U.S. Senate seat. A Boo...

GOP Rep Calls Out Christie-Obama 'Bromance'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) criticized New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Tuesday, claiming he wouldn't be surprised if Christie failed to appoint...

Jennifer Bendery

Gabby Giffords' Plea To Chris Christie On Gun Control | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) on Wednesday launched a campaign to encourage New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to fill the Senate...

Sen. Lautenberg's 2005 Stand Against David Barton Was Much More Than Just a Stand for Separation of Church and State

Chris Rodda | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Upon hearing of his passing on Monday morning, the one thing that immediately came to mind for me was the day in 2005 when he took a stand on the Senate floor against pseudo-historian David Barton.

Snooki Opponent Considering Senate Bid In New Jersey

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker who once suggested that Snooki needed "anger counseling" is considering a bid for New Jersey's open U.S. Senate seat. Politic...

Congressman To Enter New Jersey Senate Fight

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

A Democratic congressman is entering the special election for New Jersey's open United States Senate seat, setting up a three-way August primary. ...

What I Learned From Frank Lautenberg

Mark Arnone | Posted 08.05.2013 | DC
Mark Arnone

Even during the senator's battle with cancer, I remember, every morning, seeing the determination of a man filled with grit, moxie, and an unquenched thirst to achieve more for the people of New Jersey.

The 2016 Impact of Christie's Senate Election Decision

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

Clearly his own November 2013 re-election was on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's mind while deciding when to call a special election to replace late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg. The governor's decision can both help him and hurt him in a future national campaign.

Recent Chris Christie Move Sparks Questions

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

A pricetag of nearly $24 million was not enough to stop Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) from calling a special election on Tuesday to fill the seat of de...

John Celock

Christie Calls $24 Million Special Election | John Celock | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Saying that an elected senator is needed quickly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Tuesday called for a special election in October to fill the s...

Christie Choice May Help Mend GOP Ties

RealClearPolitics | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Until now, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's political roadmap was relatively simple: coast to an easy re-election victory in November, then use the re...

Lautenberg Leaves Lasting Legacy, Hope For Toxic Chemical Reform

Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.03.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) did not live to see his efforts to safeguard children from toxic chemicals fully realized. But in response to his passi...

John Celock

Christie Likely To End 30-Year Drought | John Celock | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Conflicts in the text of New Jersey's election law have raised questions about the term of office for late Sen. Frank Lautenberg's (D) replacement, wh...

Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead At 89

Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) has died at the age of 89 of viral pneumonia, The Bergen Record reported Monday, citing the senator's office. Lauten...

Lucia Graves

Senator Questions Sexism In GOP Boycott Of Obama Nominee | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) questioned the Republican Party's commitment to women after Senate Republicans boycotted a vote for Gina McCarthy, the p...

Senate Vote May Signal Problems For The Gun Lobby

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

The outcome of Wednesday’s dramatic Senate vote on expanding background checks simultaneously demonstrated the difficult geography confronting gun-c...

Frank Pallone Seriously Considering Senate Run

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) said Thursday he is seriously considering running for the U.S. Senate in 2014, making him a possible challenger to Newark ...

Cory Booker Geeks Out

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) put talk of his likely U.S. Senate campaign and love of Twitter aside Tuesday night to engage in a "Star Trek" trivia con...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Did SOTU Reveal an Educator/Organizer Going Big to Reduce Inequality and Transform Politics?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer & Matalin discuss SOTU: Not bold (Nat'l Journal)? Liberal boilerplate (McConnell)? Or an historic bid to shrink inequality and leave a progressive legacy? Then: Given Rubio's flop sweat and cliches, is he old whine in a new bottle?