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Write Your Senator? He's Busy

Joe Seldner | Posted 07.30.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

As if I needed any evidence, the average person should approach his/her Senator warily and expect little or nothing in return. It may be another 60 years before I write my senator again.

Samantha Lachman

Chris Christie Looks Likely To Veto New Jersey Voting Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) appears likely to veto a package of election reforms aimed at improving the state's sparse voter turn...

Samantha Lachman

Chris Christie Slashed Education Funding, But He's Announcing His Presidential Bid At A Public School

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to announce his bid for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday at the high school whe...

How New Jersey Private Schools Misuse Public Funds

Christopher Baxter | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Christopher Baxter

It was June 2013, and I had just published a major expose in The Star-Ledger about how one of New Jersey's most politically connected engineering firms parlayed secret -- and illegal -- campaign donations into millions of dollars in government contracts.

Janie Velencia

New Poll Finds New Jersey Wants Indicted Senator To Step Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

A majority of New Jersey voters say that they want Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to resign, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Thursday. Fifty-...

Gov. Christie, Protect NJ Pets!

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

If pet stores are legally allowed to use unethical and inhumane breeders and brokers and to keep those sources secret, consumers have no way of making informed decisions when they bring a new pet into their family.

Chris Christie Tells Area Woman Who's The Boss, Gets Defensive About Use Of Springsteen Music

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

While responding to a constituent's questions about his use of Bruce Springsteen's music, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) seems to have taken the w...

Chris Christie Dodges Questions On Divisive Issues

AP | JILL COLVIN | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who bills himself as a say-what-I-think straight-talker, has been unusually silent recently on ...

Politics & Religion: Are Pro-Marriage Supporters Waging a New War On Divorce?

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. | Posted 09.08.2014 | Divorce
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.

With this kind of momentum on the pro-marriage equality front, it's little wonder that among the conservative forces who have spent the past decade focused and organized in their efforts to defend traditional marriage, attention seems to be shifting to a new controversy.

GOP House Candidate Sued By Rival For Defamation

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

An already heated Republican primary in a South Jersey congressional district became even more acrimonious this week. Insurance executive and forme...

Happy 6th Birthday to New Jersey's Paid Family Leave Program

Stephen M. Sweeney | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Stephen M. Sweeney

For many families, caring for a loved one, whether it's a child or a parent, can be a difficult choice when measured against having to keep your job.

Why Bridgegate Should Not Become Judgegate

Duncan Hosie | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Duncan Hosie

New Jersey faces a grave constitutional crisis. Few are talking about it. Governor Christie has launched a dangerous and myopic campaign against the principles of judicial independence and separation of powers.

Christie Named Father Of The Year

AP | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been named a Father of the Year by the National Father's Day/Mother's Day Council. The Re...

Ex-Chris Christie Aides Resist Judge's Subpoena

Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

By ANGELA DELLI SANTI, The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for two key figures in a political payback plot ensnaring New Jersey Gov...

Scott Walker, the Pride(?) of Wisconsin

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

He's my governor. He wants to be your president. And 27,000 pages of secret documents later, he's in a bit of trouble. Don't say you weren't warned......

Christie's Jersey Shore

Mike Smith | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

More cartoons by Mike Smith....

How The Bridgegate Scandal May Hurt Christie

AP | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

BY ANGELA DELLI SANTI and GEOFF MULVIHILL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — This is the year Chris Christie was planning to be more than...

Christie Insists 'Unequivocally' He Had No Prior Knowledge Of Lane Closures

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie insists "unequivocally" that he had no prior knowledge of politically motivated lane closures on the George Washington ...

The Tip of the Iceberg

Shan Wells | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Shan Wells

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The NFL Is Exploiting My Town

Will Roseman | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact
Will Roseman

I may be mayor of a host community for Super Bowl XLVIII, but there's no question about it, I'm no football expert. But I do know a smoke and mirrors deal when I see one, as has been the case with Super Bowl XLVIII here in New Jersey.

Rough Super Bowl Weekend For Christie

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Fellow Republicans on Saturday debated the fallout over new suggestions that Gov. Chris Christie knew about a traffic-blocking ...

Docs Reveal New Details On Menendez Investigations

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez's political campaign paid a law firm $250,000 in December for legal costs related to Justice Depar...

Eugene Mulero

New Jersey Tea Party Turns Bridgegate Into A Recruiting Tool

HuffingtonPost.com | Eugene Mulero | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Weeks after the Bridgegate scandal gained national attention, tea party groups scattered around New Jersey say the controversy is helpin...

Menendez Under FBI Investigation For Ties To Fugitive Businessmen: Report

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) is the subject of a federal criminal investigation for his dealings with two Florida businessmen who are fugitives from ...

Class-Action Lawsuit Brought Against Chris Christie for Second-Hand Bullying

Spencer Green | Posted 03.25.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

78-year-old Trudy Rosenlawn, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, spoke to reporters this morning while visibly shaking and clutching a hand-woven shawl with her thin, aged hands.