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Where’s czar? Ebola raises management questions

10-28-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — One week after naming a new coordinator in the fight against Ebola, President Barack Obama is trying to dispel criticism that the government can't manage the health crisis. The White House's behind-the-scenes coordination of the ...

Mayor praises responders in NYC Ebola case

10-28-14
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's mayor says that medical workers who transported a doctor fighting Ebola are the equivalent of the U.S. Navy's elite SEALS. Mayor Bill de Blasio visited a fire department EMS crew on Manhattan's Upper East Side on Tuesday. ...
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Lawmakers Push Bills to Make Port Authority More Transparent

10-28-14
Lawmakers in New Jersey and New York have approved bills to make the Port Authority more transparent by opening up its decision-making to the public, mandating a study of the agency every two years and setting up protection for whistleblowing.
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CD3 Candidate MacArthur: The Economy is the Main Issue

10-28-14
Third Congressional District Candidate Tom MacArthur (R) says that the main issue in the race is strengthening the economy.

Politics of Ebola tricky for Christie, Cuomo

10-28-14
NEW YORK (AP) — The two governors — one Republican, one Democrat — are known for their no-nonsense, take-charge style in a calamity. But they have set off a furor over their aggressive handling of the Ebola crisis, and the fallout could ...
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President Obama Makes Statement on Ebola

10-28-14
President Barack Obama speaks about the Ebola situation.

Judge sets court date for sports betting arguments

10-28-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has set a date for lawyers from New Jersey and the major pro sports leagues and NCAA to argue his temporary ban on sports gambling. The parties will convene November 20 in Trenton. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp's ...

Sandy-hit Sea Bright prepares for next big storm

10-28-14
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

10-28-14
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 ...
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Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 28, 2014

10-28-14
Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.