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GOP hopefuls betting on mega donor in Vegas

3-27-14
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A slate of potential Republican presidential candidates is descending upon Las Vegas to court one of the GOP's most powerful patrons. Republican super donor Sheldon Adelson is the main attraction for White House hopefuls as the ...

Sen. Gillibrand asks for update of oil spill plans

3-27-14
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is urging the Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard to upgrade contingency plans for oil spills in New York and New Jersey. Gillibrand says safety guidelines need to be updated because the ...

Democrats blast report clearing Christie on jams

3-27-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats are blasting a new report commissioner by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office that clears him of any involvement in a political retribution scandal. State Sen. Loretta Weinberg says it "raises more questions than ...

Christie: Scandal hasn’t altered political plans

3-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has not ruled out running for president in 2016 despite his aides' involvement in a traffic-blocking plot that has engulfed his administration. Christie said on his monthly TownSquare ...

Christie: Weight-loss surgery ‘life-changing’

3-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says undergoing stomach banding surgery more than a year ago was a "life-changing decision." Appearing on his monthly TownSquare Media radio show Wednesday night, Christie says he works out four ...

Bills introduced to ban online gambling

3-26-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties are introducing legislation that would ban online gambling. The unveiling of the bills sets the stage for an uncertain battle in Congress. The measures are aimed at reversing a 2011 decision by Attorney ...
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‘Ask the Governor’ Live Stream: March 26, 2014

3-26-14
Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from New Jerseyans during the live one-hour call-in show “Ask the Governor,” on NJ 101.5 Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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Newark Mayoral Race Attracts Political Dynasties

3-26-14
Mayoral candidates Ras Baraka and Shavar Jeffries have each picked up endorsements from prominent Newarkers about two months before the election.
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NJ Spotlight Editor Discusses Pension System Changes

3-26-14
NJ Spotlight Editor at Large Mark Magyar says that Gov. Christie made changes to the pension formula because he faced budget issues.
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Rep. Holt Calls for Continued Moratorium on Fracking

3-26-14
Congressman Rush Holt is calling for the Delaware River Basin Committee to ban fracking because many people in New Jersey are dependent on the Delaware River for their drinking water and what happens upstream affects it.