Politics & Government

Sandy-hit Sea Bright prepares for next big storm

SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (AP) — Perpetually flooded Sea Bright is one of the most advanced Jersey shore towns in terms of post-storm repair and mitigation and planning for future storms. It built dunes, raised homes, fixed its oceanfront sea wall and is ...

Gov. Christie feels ‘winning vibe’ with Fung

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he feels a "winning vibe" for Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung in Rhode Island. The Republican Governors Association chairman and potential 2016 presidential candidate visited ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 28, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Surprise race enters New Jersey’s political radar

RIVER EDGE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's most conservative member of Congress may be facing his toughest challenge since he was first elected 12 years ago. Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett represents a district that runs along the northern edge of ...

Christie rallies GOP for Gov. LePage in Maine

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is urging Gov. Paul LePage's supporters to get their friends and family to the polls next week to re-elect the Republican governor. The chairman of the Republican Governors Association told ...

NJ governor to campaign again for Ducey, Martinez

PHOENIX (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be back in Arizona and New Mexico for the second time this month to try to rally support for Republican governor candidates Doug Ducey and Susana Martinez. Christie will headline campaign events in ...

Obama says US can’t shy away from Ebola battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States can't be seen as shying away from battle against Ebola. Obama did not directly criticize quarantine policies for returning health care workers implemented in New York and New Jersey. ...

Christie stumps for GOP’s Foley in Connecticut

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has returned to Connecticut to rally Republicans in a tight governor's race. Christie's appearance at a Groton restaurant on Monday night on behalf of candidate Tom Foley marks his fourth campaign ...

Christie holds firm on New Jersey Ebola policy

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is holding firm on the quarantine policy that New Jersey has implemented in a bid to stop the spread of the Ebola virus. Appearing Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show, Christie said the policy is common sense. The ...

CDC: New restrictions for those at high Ebola risk

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and ...