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Chris Christie receives Father of the Year award

6-4-14
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been honored for his parenting skills. The National Father's Day Committee crowned the Republican governor a Father of the Year at an awards ceremony in New York on Wednesday. Christie is a dad to ...

Miss. GOP Senate candidates face likely runoff

6-4-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel face a possible runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences. Unofficial returns from 98 percent of ...

NJ to send woman to Congress; Booker to face Bell

6-4-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey primary voters have assured that the state will have a female representative in Congress for the first time in a dozen years by handing victories to two women running in 12th District party primaries. Voters also ...

Former governor remembers newspaper co-owner

6-4-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says "the world will never be as much fun" as it was before the death of businessman Lewis Katz. Rendell spoke Wednesday at a memorial for Lewis, a sports team owner-turned-philanthropist. The ...

MacArthur wins GOP House primary in NJ’s 3rd

6-3-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former Randolph Mayor Tom MacArthur has won the hotly contested Republican primary in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District. He will face Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard, who easily won the Democratic nomination ...

US reps facing challenges all win primaries in NJ

6-3-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Four New Jersey congressmen facing contested primaries have all fended off challengers. Republican Reps. Frank LoBiondo in the 2nd District, Leonard Lance in the 7th and Rodney Frelinghuysen in the 11th all won their primaries ...

Norcross, Cobb win House nominations in south NJ

6-3-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State Sen. Donald Norcross has won the Democratic primary for southern New Jersey's 1st District congressional seat. He defeated graduate student Frank Broomell and Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor in Tuesday's primary. On the ...
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Port Authority Commissioner Schuber Testifies Before GWB Committee

6-3-14
The Select Committee on Investigation heard from Port Authority Commissioner Pat Schuber Tuesday.

Christie nominates 2 to high court

6-3-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has re-nominated the chief justice of the state Supreme Court. Stuart Rabner's nomination was submitted Tuesday. Christie earlier struck a deal with Democrats over nominees. Christie also ...

NJ: Sports bet law infringes on states’ rights

6-3-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider its effort to overturn a ban on legalized sports betting in all but four states. In a filing submitted Tuesday, the state says the federal law restricting sports ...