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Christie's Political Fortunes Surge After Obama Embrace

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Three-quarters of New Jersey voters approve of Governor Chris Christie's job performance and nearly seven in 10 say he ...

Senator Compares Potential Competitor To Naughty Child

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Speaking publicly for the first time since Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker signaled interest in running for his Senate seat, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-...

John Celock

Cory Booker's New Rival

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey's Assembly speaker has a warning for Cory Booker as the Newark mayor begins exploring a race for the U.S. Senate: Focus on Ne...

Key Gun Control Measure Introduced In Senate

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) introduced legislation on Tuesday designed to ban the sale of high-capacity magazines capable of carrying more than 10 ...

Dem Considers Challenge To 'Heir Apparent' Booker

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

The speaker of the New Jersey state Assembly has signaled her interest in a U.S. Senate bid next year, setting up another hurdle in front of Newark Ma...

Booker On 2014 Senate Run: 'A Lot Could Change Between Now And Then'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker (D) has established himself as one of the earliest names to enter the 2014 Elections conversation. For now, Booker is l...

Booker Takes Bold Step

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

-- Newark Mayor Cory Booker has taken an initial step toward running for U.S. Senate in 2014, adding intrigue to his political future and that of 88-...

Oldest Senator Denies Retirement Report

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

Sen. Frank Lautenberg's (D-N.J.) spokesman released a one-sentence statement Friday saying that a report on a New York City television station about L...

John Celock

Potential New Christie Opponent Emerges

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

A relatively unknown county freeholder who is a top aide to U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) is being pushed by a colleague as a potential challeng...

Cory Booker Puts His Hat In The Ring

Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

BY GEOFF MULVIHILL, ASSOCIATED PRESS Newark Mayor Cory Booker has filed paperwork allowing him to raise money to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, s...

Luke Johnson

Booker Makes Big Step Towards Senate Run

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker has filed papers to create a campaign committee to the Federal Election Commission, further signaling that the mayor is...

Poll: Booker Preferred Over Fellow Democrat In Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Democrats would prefer Newark Mayor Cory Booker for senator by a more than 2-to-1 margin over current Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), accor...

Chris Kirkham

Senators Call For Investigation Of Aggressive Student Loan Tactics At For-Profit Colleges

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 12.27.2012 | Business

As growing numbers of students at for-profit colleges have defaulted on their debts in recent years, bringing government scrutiny and the threat of fi...

Cory Booker Enters Hawaii Senate Mix

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

Less than a week after indicating his own interest in seeking a U.S. Senate seat from New Jersey in 2014, Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) has taken to Tw...

Booker Target Not Focusing On 'Political Distractions'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

New Jersey's senior U.S. senator is focusing his attention on his Senate work in light of Newark Mayor Cory Booker's (D) decision to explore a race fo...

Cory Booker May Have Democratic Competition For U.S. Senate

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

While Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) continues to publicly consider whether to run for New Jersey governor next year or the U.S. Senate in 2014, Rep. Fr...

Congress Takes Hard Look At 'Reality' After Devastating Storm

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress on Thursday took its first hard look at the damage from Superstorm Sandy amid appeals for tens of billions of dollars in additi...

Cory Booker Favored In Future Election

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) would likely fare well in New Jersey's 2014 Senate race, according to a poll released Thursday by the Democratic-leaning ...

Senators Seek More Help After Disaster

AP | ANDREW MIGA and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thirteen senators from seven states damaged by Superstorm Sandy are asking President Obama to boost federal disaster aid to the states. ...

John Celock

GOP Slam Christie Criticism As 'Absurd'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

WESTFIELD, N.J. -- Days after Democrats criticized New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's out-of-state travel to support Republican candidates, the state's ...

Christie's Support For 'Radical Right-Wing Zealot'' Called 'Unacceptable'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Democrats are calling on Gov. Chris Christie (R) to cancel an appearance Thursday at a fundraiser for Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who they ar...

John Celock

Christie Called 'Bully' Promoting 'Fairy Tale'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

With hours to go before his Republican National Convention keynote address, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was described as a "bully" living in a ...

A Response to Senator Lautenberg's Attack on the Republican Position on Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The senator is of the opinion that Obama is the best American presidential friend Israel has ever had. But if that's true, then no one has told the Israeli people.

Jennifer Bendery

Lautenberg Refuses To Pull Gun Amendment From Cybersecurity Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said Tuesday that he won't pull his gun control amendment from a sweeping cybersecurity bill being debate...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Will 'Evaluate' Bill Limiting Online Ammunition Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that President Barack Obama will "evaluate" new legislation that effectively...