| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:22 PM
They could not be more different, but Chris Christie and Jerry Brown have found opposite paths to the elusive goal of political popularity.
Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, has a long, public and largely unrequited love affair with Bruce...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The massive fire that destroyed several blocks of the beloved Seaside Park boardwalk in New Jersey last week was caused by faulty electrical wiring, officials announced Tuesday.
A task force of investigators that included state and local fire marshals,...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
For Republicans thinking of running for president in 2016, one imperative may be rising fast: not to be Bob Dole.
The former Kansas senator was the party’s nominee for president in 1996, in the campaign that followed the last big government...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This year’s crop of state political candidates has learned something from the federal government shutdown: The ability to sing "Kumbaya," or at least know the lyrics.
High-profile races from Virginia to New Jersey are awash in testimonials to...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:40 AM
It is an oft-noted truism that the tea party Republicans who have already engineered the partial government shutdown and are now threatening to let the country default on its debts have the full support and enthusiasm of constituents in their carefully...
| Oct 7, 2013
"We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate." — President Obama, in his second inaugural speech
So much for that.
I happen to hold with those who think that...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:24 PM
WASHINGTON -- New Jersey's Republican Gov. Chris Christie, running for reelection on a record of bipartisan accomplishment, visited the epicenter of political gridlock Wednesday, huddling with GOP senators at the U.S. Capitol.
Christie traveled to...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:47 PM
After winning reelection by an overwhelming margin, Gov. Chris Christie took the stage Tuesday night to give a victory speech not just to supporters in New Jersey, but also to the rest of the United States, who might be asked to vote for him in 2016....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Campaigning ended Wednesday as voters cast ballots in the special election to pick a new U.S. senator for New Jersey. But rather than serve as a fresh read on the feelings of an electorate tormented by the messy and combative budget mess in Washington,...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who harnessed the power of social media to gain fame far beyond his city, is heading to Washington after winning a special election to fill New Jersey's U.S. Senate seat.
With 52% of the vote in, Booker was leading Republican...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 10:52 PM
At 12:01 a.m. Monday, Beth Asaro and Joanne Schailey said "I do" in the place that matters most to them — and became among the first gay couples to wed in New Jersey, the 14th state to permit same-sex marriage.
They've been together 27 years,...