Politics & Government

In New Jersey’s 3rd, 2 fundraising approaches

In New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District, Democrat Aimee Belgard is continuing to gather more donations than Republican Tom MacArthur. But MacArthur has a big advantage when it comes to spending because he put $4 million of his own money into the ...

Obama cancels Thursday travel to monitor Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has canceled a scheduled trip to Rhode Island and New York Thursday to remain at the White House and monitor the government's Ebola response. The change in plans marks the second day in a row that Obama put ...

Poll: Rep. Garrett has only slight lead over Cho

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new poll shows a New Jersey Republican who has dominated in his six previous Congressional elections has only a slight lead against a first-time candidate who is challenging him. The Monmouth University Poll shows Republican ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Oct. 15, 2014

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

Cuomo challenger gets help from former NJ governor

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey governor is lending some help to Rob Astorino — even if current Gov. Chris Christie won't. Former Republican Gov. Christine Todd Whitman penned a fundraising email sent Wednesday morning in support of ...

‘Real Housewives’ star pleads guilty in ID case

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star already headed for federal prison on fraud charges has pleaded guilty in an unrelated state case. Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice (JOO'-dys) accepted the plea deal Wednesday in Paterson after ...

Transportation Committee Discusses Infrastructure

The Assembly Transportation Committee held a hearing about the Transportation Trust Fund, which is running low.

Top Obama aide, NYC mayor discuss terror threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser has been talking with New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton about the threat posed in the U.S. by terrorist groups and foreign fighters ...

Poll: MacArthur leading in US House race

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds the Republican candidate leading in New Jersey's 3rd District congressional race. The Monmouth Poll released Tuesday has Tom MacArthur with 51 percent support to Democrat Aimee Belgard's 41 percent. Given its ...

New Jersey Senate approves sports-betting bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The state Senate has passed a measure that could clear the way for sports betting in the state. Lawmakers cast their votes Tuesday afternoon. The measure is the latest in a yearslong effort to authorize sports wagering and ...