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Michigan Democrats protest Christie fundraiser

3-18-14
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has drawn Democratic protests while visiting Michigan to raise campaign money for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land and Gov. Rick Snyder. The Detroit News ...
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Christie Critics Heard, Mocked and Ejected at South River Town Hall

3-18-14
Demonstrators were escorted out of Gov. Christie's town hall meeting in South River. He blamed the Communication Workers of America union for the outburst.
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Asm. Schaer: Christie’s Taking a Back Seat on Tesla Issue

3-18-14
Chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee Gary Schaer finds it surprising that Gov. Christie seems to be taking a back seat with a decision to prohibit Tesla from selling electric cars directly to consumers.
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New NJ Transit Exec. Director Listens to Riders’ Feedback

3-18-14
NJ Transit Executive Director Ronnie Hakim was in Camden to hear what riders had to say about transportation service.

IRS: Worker took home personal info on 20k workers

3-18-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is reporting a potential security breach involving personal information about 20,000 IRS workers, former workers and contractors. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday an employee took home a ...

Congresswoman slams response report on LAX shooter

3-18-14
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The congresswoman whose district includes Los Angeles International Airport says she is "shocked and dismayed" by new revelations of communication problems in the emergency response to last year's deadly shooting there. Rep. ...

Jeb Bush in the White House? He’s considering it

3-18-14
MIAMI (AP) — Will Jeb Bush run for president? The former Florida governor is likely to be asked that question many times in the coming weeks as he makes appearances in Tennessee, New Mexico and Nevada. He'll probably be asked the same thing in ...

Christie campaign manager hired by Minnesota firm

3-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A loyalist to Gov. Chris Christie who was kept in the loop as a political payback scandal unfolded in New Jersey now has a new job. Bill Stepien has been hired by FLS Connect, a Minnesota political consulting firm with ties to ...

Port Authority officers sue to overturn promotions

3-18-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three Port Authority police officers have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn promotions they say were unlawful. The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in Newark, charges the promotion process was rife with ...

Storm aid, scandal protests disrupt Christie event

3-18-14
SOUTH RIVER, N.J. (AP) — At least a dozen protesters have disrupted a town hall meeting with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Several audience members stood and began shouting about how his administration has distributed Superstorm Sandy relief aid. ...