Politics & Government

Obama heading to New Jersey next week

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 ...

Sweeney Rejects Billionaire’s Offer for Taj Mahal

Senate President Steve Sweeney said Carl Icahn shouldn't make demands of union casino workers to save Taj Mahal from bankruptcy.

NJ Politicians Debate Ebola Precautions

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.

Bell Reiterates Claim That Single Women Favor Dems Because of Social Programs

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

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

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.

Christie and Sweeney will speak at NAACP event

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie and Senate President Steve Sweeney will both address the NAACP's annual conference in Parsippany on Saturday. Organizers say the conference is expected to draw up to 400 people and will focus on ...

Christie: Rhode Island gov’s race winnable for GOP

JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the Rhode Island governor's race is winnable for the GOP and that he'll return to the state to campaign for Cranston Mayor Allan Fung in his race against Democrat Gina Raimondo ...

Icahn: Senate leader ‘selling out’ Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is accusing New Jersey's Senate president of "selling out" Atlantic City by considering casinos near New York City. Icahn responded Friday to stinging criticism by state Senate President ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 10, 2014

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