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GOP nominee Johnson gets help from NJ’s Christie

10-13-14
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — The chief of the Republican Governors Association says Minnesota's race hasn't fallen off his map and a stop he made for GOP nominee Jeff Johnson is proof. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the group's chairman, says ...

Navy exercise planned in Delaware Bay

10-13-14
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard will be enforcing three temporary safety zones in the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean off Cape May, New Jersey starting later this week because of a Navy training exercise. Officials say the safety zones ...

Mixed reviews for Christie speech at NAACP event

10-12-14
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's appearance at the NAACP's annual state conference has drawn mixed reviews. The governor called for an increase in "respectful discourse" during his speech Saturday at the event in Parsippany, saying ...

2 New Jersey House races closer than expected

10-12-14
PENNS GROVE, N.J. (AP) — Republicans usually dominate two of southern New Jersey's three congressional districts, but polls suggest that all of them are in play for Democrats this year. The 3rd District race between Republican Tom MacArthur and ...

Obama heading to New Jersey next week

10-10-14
UNION, N.J. (AP) — President Obama is coming to New Jersey for a fundraiser next week. White House spokesman Keith Maley confirmed the president will travel to Union on Wednesday to attend a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event. He said ...
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Sweeney Rejects Billionaire’s Offer for Taj Mahal

10-10-14
Senate President Steve Sweeney said Carl Icahn shouldn't make demands of union casino workers to save Taj Mahal from bankruptcy.
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NJ Politicians Debate Ebola Precautions

10-10-14
New Jersey political leaders are debating if the screening to start next week at Newark Airport will be enough to prevent the spread of Ebola.
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Bell Reiterates Claim That Single Women Favor Dems Because of Social Programs

10-10-14
Senate candidate Jeff Bell defended his comment that women, particularly single moms, tend to favor Democrats because of social programs they promote.

Christie: Governor’s race winnable for Havenstein

10-10-14
BERLIN, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the next 25 days are critical for Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein's (HA'-vehn-stynez) supporters to get out and talk to their friends and neighbors about the race. Christie, ...
Kathy Kiely of the Sunlight Foundation shares resources and political reporting tips at the Center for Cooperative Media. Photo courtesy of NJ News Commons.

Political Reporters Learn Where to Find Information

10-10-14
The Center for Cooperative Media recently held a seminar entitled "Take a Deep Dive into Politics" for New Jersey investigative and political reporters to learn where to find political information.