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Lawmaker Finds New Jersey's 'Obi Wan Kenobi'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

A powerful New Jersey state senator has taken to Facebook to push a former Democratic governor to challenge Gov. Chris Christie (R), calling him New J...

Christie's Big Lead Revealed

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is trumpeting a significant fundraising advantage over his only announced Democratic rival based on donations colle...

Bloomberg Shrugs Off House Failure To Vote On Sandy Aid

| Posted 01.02.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — While his fellow elected officials raged against the House of Representatives' failure to bring a $60 billion Superstorm Sandy aid p...

New Jersey Democrat Flirts With Endorsing Christie

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

A Democrat raising funds to run for a New Jersey state Assembly seat has not ruled out endorsing the reelection of Republican Gov. Chris Christie. ...

NY Times Ad: Prohibition Is Finally Coming to an End

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Ethan Nadelmann

This past year was the best ever for our growing movement to end the war on drugs. Marijuana legalization and broader drug policy reform have moved from the fringes to the mainstream of U.S. and international politics.

John Celock

Dem Says No To 'Extreme' Christie | John Celock | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

A Democratic state senator who once received food stamps has emerged as the only announced challenger to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) in next ye...

John Celock

Dem: Booker Has 'Frozen' Party | John Celock | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

A leading Democratic mayor in New Jersey who is considering running for governor said Wednesday that Newark Mayor Cory Booker's (D) decision to wait t...

America Becomes More Progressive Through Pot and Gay Marriage Legalization

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Our leaders in Washington are lost. Democrats are creating a nanny state while Republicans are promoting puritanical dogma.

Christie Foe Says No

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

The chairman of the New Jersey Democratic Party has decided not to challenge Gov. Chris Christie (R) in next year's gubernatorial race. Assemblyma...

John Celock

Dem Says Christie Deputy Made 'Complete Mess' Of Post-Sandy Voting | John Celock | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey's Democratic state Senate president said he believes that the state's decision to allow Hurricane Sandy victims to vote by em...

John Celock

Dem: Christie Is Beatable | John Celock | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey's Democratic state Senate president is keeping his options open and insisting that Democrats can beat Gov. Chris Christie, wh...

Another Christie Opponent Emerges

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

A Democratic state senator is beginning to make moves for a possible challenge to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) in next year's election. Stat...

'Crime Of All Kinds Has Increased': Austerity Stories From New Jersey

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Amid all the job losses that have taken place in recent years, the public sector has been one of the hardest hit areas. Between 2009 and 2012, state a...

Christie Makes Big Move For Second Term

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. — His popularity surging because of his handling of Superstorm Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday that he will seek re...

A Test Of Leadership


NEW YORK -- For New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, leadership often came with an empathetic hug. For New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, it came with an angry ti...

Chris Christie Drops By 'SNL' Weekend Update

Posted 11.19.2012 | Comedy

"It" governor Chris Christie made a surprise drop-in on "SNL's" Weekend Update with Seth Meyers on Saturday to comment on the aftermath of Hurricane S...

At the Jersey Shore, It's Getting Late Early

Tom Davis | Posted 01.16.2013 | New York
Tom Davis

Darkness reigns over these towns now, creating a "new normal" that Governor Christie talked about some days ago, and one that we'll likely see for a while.

Who Can Obama Supporters Thank? Sandy

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.06.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

It wasn't women, Latinos, blacks or even the baby boomers on the brink of retiring who decided this election. Mostly it was a girl named Sandy in a stage production directed by Gov. Christie with an assist from Mayor Bloomberg -- both Republicans -- that helped re-elect President Obama.

Are Republicans Rallying for Obama? Why Obama's GOP Endorsements Had Everything to Do With Likability

Dave Kerpen | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Dave Kerpen

While President Obama toured the destruction of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey, Mitt Romney stayed dry, spending the last precious moments of Election 2012 in swing states to herd loose voters onto his turf.

The Spiritual Heroism Of Chris Christie And The Power Of Healthy Fear

Scott Perlo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Scott Perlo

One of Hurricane Sandy's consequences is surprisingly heartening: in the most affected communities, people fear more for the welfare of their families and neighbors than for the rarefied concerns that occupy most of our time.

God Voted

Hermene Hartman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

Sometimes you wonder, what the hell happened and why. And so it is with Super Storm Sandy that took over the east coast, shutting America's number one...

The Stormy Election

Susan Berger | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Susan Berger

'Twas the week before the election, and all through the land / Things were not going exactly as planned / A storm more daunting than any we have ever seen / Suddenly made the political accusations toned down and less mean.

November Surprises? A Top Ten List

Terry Connelly | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics
Terry Connelly

In the wake (in many senses of the word) of the aptly-named Sandy, an "October surprise" that actually proved that the Weather Bureau could sometimes be very right, let's see if we can forecast a few more tricks and treats to come in our new month.

Hurricane Sandy, You Got My Home, but Not My Identity

Adam Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

Like millions of Americans, I was hammered by Hurricane Sandy. The home that I own on the New Jersey shore was obliterated by the storm. It is nothing but a pile of rubble. Gone. While I have 30 years of memories, there is nothing left but the memories. It is incredibly painful.

Down & Out in Darkest, Just-Post-"Sandy" New Jersey

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 11.02.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

I knew it was going to be bad from the moment I heard Brian Williams tell me so early last week. I believed him, but most of my nearest and dearest hereabouts did not. How could they, really?