Politics & Government

FBI: Hudson freeholder was not target of probe

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The FBI says a Hudson County freeholder was not the target of an investigation or forced to testify at a computer hacking trial. The FBI tells The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1lNRuhj ) Freeholder Jose Munoz was a victim ...

Englewood adopts buffer zone for abortion clinic

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey town has established a buffer zone to prevent protesters from getting too close to an abortion clinic and other health care facilities. Englewood's City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to establish ...

Michigan Democrats protest Christie fundraiser

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has drawn Democratic protests while visiting Michigan to raise campaign money for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land and Gov. Rick Snyder. The Detroit News ...

Christie Critics Heard, Mocked and Ejected at South River Town Hall

Demonstrators were escorted out of Gov. Christie's town hall meeting in South River. He blamed the Communication Workers of America union for the outburst.

Asm. Schaer: Christie’s Taking a Back Seat on Tesla Issue

Chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee Gary Schaer finds it surprising that Gov. Christie seems to be taking a back seat with a decision to prohibit Tesla from selling electric cars directly to consumers.

New NJ Transit Exec. Director Listens to Riders’ Feedback

NJ Transit Executive Director Ronnie Hakim was in Camden to hear what riders had to say about transportation service.

IRS: Worker took home personal info on 20k workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is reporting a potential security breach involving personal information about 20,000 IRS workers, former workers and contractors. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday an employee took home a ...

Congresswoman slams response report on LAX shooter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The congresswoman whose district includes Los Angeles International Airport says she is "shocked and dismayed" by new revelations of communication problems in the emergency response to last year's deadly shooting there. Rep. ...

Jeb Bush in the White House? He’s considering it

MIAMI (AP) — Will Jeb Bush run for president? The former Florida governor is likely to be asked that question many times in the coming weeks as he makes appearances in Tennessee, New Mexico and Nevada. He'll probably be asked the same thing in ...

Christie campaign manager hired by Minnesota firm

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A loyalist to Gov. Chris Christie who was kept in the loop as a political payback scandal unfolded in New Jersey now has a new job. Bill Stepien has been hired by FLS Connect, a Minnesota political consulting firm with ties to ...