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Chris Christie a Far Cry From NJ Governors of Yore

Chris Christie a Far Cry From NJ Governors of Yore
Compared to William Livingstone, the first governor of the state of New Jersey in 1776, Chris Christie is a far cry from what the founders intended, with powers well beyond what the state constitution had ever envisioned.
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Bumpy Road to Legal Marijuana in WA, While CO's Efforts Paved with Gold

Bumpy Road to Legal Marijuana in WA, While CO's Efforts Paved with Gold
As Washington plows toward the legalization of pot, it's finding that getting the cannabis market off the ground has been even tougher than anyone imagined. Among the frustrated are growers who have been waiting months for permission to start raising their bar-coded plants; advocates who wish more public health messaging had been done by now; and would-be pot vendors who say bad luck, minor oversights on their applications, or errors by state officials have torpedoed otherwise promising efforts.
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Gene Johnson
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Here’s What You Need to Know About Chris Christie’s New Bridge Scandal

Here’s What You Need to Know About Chris Christie’s New Bridge Scandal
Already embroiled in a criminal probe over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, Gov. Chris Christie's administration is facing an investigation over a second bridge.
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SCOTUS Rejects NJ's Plea for a Piece of the '$500B' Sports Betting Pie

SCOTUS Rejects NJ's Plea for a Piece of the '$500B' Sports Betting Pie
The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, rebuffing an attempt to bring betting on professional and college sporting events to Atlantic City casinos and the state's racetracks. The state's appeal was led by Gov. Chris Christie and it argued that New Jersey was trying to limit illegal sports wagering and capture some of that money for the state treasury. New Jersey says an estimated $500 billion is bet illegally on sporting events each year.
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Wayne Parry
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Bad Cop/Bad Cop: IA Gets Involved in Denver Cop Domestic Violence Case

Bad Cop/Bad Cop: IA Gets Involved in Denver Cop Domestic Violence Case
A Denver police captain was arrested on domestic violence charges. The department tried to cover it up, but the Blue Wall cracked. Internal Affairs is now involved and it looks like the scandal goes to the very highest levels.
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Prosecutors: Scott Walker Part of 'Criminal Scheme'

Prosecutors: Scott Walker Part of 'Criminal Scheme'
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, took part in a nationwide criminal scheme to coordinate fundraising with conservative groups, prosecutors said in court documents unsealed Thursday.
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NC Candidate Explains the Electoral Demographics of 'Traditional' Americans, aka White People

NC Candidate Explains the Electoral Demographics of 'Traditional' Americans, aka White People
North Carolina has made great strides in recent years in the race to the bottom, the competition to become one of the most regressive states in the country. Even the media-savvy talking heads say some head-scratching stuff. Case in point: North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis says the "traditional population" in America is fairly stable but not growing like blacks and Hispanics and other minorities. Even if it's polite, it still sounds racist.
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MI Budget Literally Kills Kids, Hacks Off Funds For Infant Mortality Program

Governor Snyder and Michigan's Republican-led Congress have gone all in on the evil villain theme. Considering it too expensive, they've hacked off funding for fighting infant mortality at one of Detroit's overburdened hospitals. It's almost as if they find joy in killing kids.
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'This Is a Revolution!' aka Right-Wing Loon Murder-Suicide

'This Is a Revolution!' aka Right-Wing Loon Murder-Suicide
Two police officers were having lunch at a strip mall pizza buffet when a man and a woman fatally shot them in a point-blank ambush, then fled to a nearby Wal-Mart where they killed a third person and then themselves in an apparent suicide pact, authorities said. One of the shooters yelled, "This is a revolution!" but a motive remains under investigation, Las Vegas police spokesman Larry Hadfield said.
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Michelle Rindels and Martin Griffith
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NJ Gov Christie Likely to Veto Pro-Pot Legislation

NJ Gov Christie Likely to Veto Pro-Pot Legislation
There is a bill in the New Jersey legislature that would legalize marijuana use and subject it to taxation, but Governor Chris Christie has signaled that he will veto the bill if it passes. But looking at Colorado's track record and windfall tax receipts, one must ask the question, "why?"
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