Politics & Government

Christie stripped of key benefit in revised bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie would not be given the chance to earn income from a book deal while in office in a revised version of a state government pay and benefits bill. The bill is set to be fast-tracked in the New Jersey ...

No delay for hearing on removing Trenton mayor

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has denied a request from the convicted mayor of Trenton to delay a hearing on whether he should be forced out of office. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. In a letter this week, Mayor Tony Mack asked for more ...

Christie in Washington for governors’ events

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heads to Washington Friday for two days of Republican Governors Association and National Governors Association events. The Republican governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate plans to ...

Democrats see a chance to undercut GOP governors

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a campaign season with broad presidential implications, Democrats are working to undercut prominent Republican governors who expect to strengthen their political appeal in November's midterm elections. Democrats have few ...

Judge: Spying on NJ Muslims by NYPD was legal

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey was a lawful effort to prevent terrorism, not a civil rights violation. U.S. District Judge William Martini dismissed a lawsuit ...

Sandy Dominates Christie Town Hall

Gov. Christie held a town hall in Monmouth County where he focused on Sandy recovery and blamed the federal government for delays.

Sandy Victims Frustrated with Recovery Process

Some victims of Hurricane Sandy have found the process of getting aid money difficult.

Mass. gives green light to gas-fired power plant

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts environmental officials have signed off on all the state and local permits and approvals needed for construction of a proposed 692-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant at the site of the existing Salem Harbor ...

NJ judge throws out NYPD spying lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department's intelligence unit didn't discriminate against Muslims with far-reaching surveillance aimed at identifying "budding terrorist conspiracies" at Newark mosques and other locations in New Jersey, a ...

Democrats see chances for gains in governor races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats face a tough map in the Senate and House in the 2014 elections but see opportunities to pick up seats in three dozen governors' races this year. As a bonus, they hope to score an early knockout against a potential 2016 ...