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Littwin: Who Knows How to Deal with Trump?

Littwin: Who Knows How to Deal with Trump?
Let’s all agree on this much after the opening night of the GOP debates: Donald Trump, the star of the show, did not disappoint. He was at his Donaldian best, or worst, depending on your world view. The thing about Trump is that his best and worst are exactly the same, so it’s hard to know the difference. He was appalling and he was entertaining, and he proved, if anyone doubted it, that he had no business standing on the stage among serious candidates, which is the whole point of the Trump experience.
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More Chris Christie Chaos; Biggest Student Walkout in Newark History

More Chris Christie Chaos; Biggest Student Walkout in Newark History
Newark students are now making their way to McCarter Highway with a plan to send a loud and clear message to Governor Chris Christie!!! #OurNewark
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NJ's Abrupt Shuttering of the Izod Center: Corruption & Economic Travesty

NJ's Abrupt Shuttering of the Izod Center: Corruption & Economic Travesty
Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck) yesterday in a Blue Jersey post, Transparency & The NJSE, raised six important questions about the abrupt closure of the Meadowlands Izod Center Arena. She has good reason for her concerns. She is seeking answers and is known for her persistence and success.
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2014 Education Recap: The Good, The Bad, The Reformy

2014 Education Recap: The Good, The Bad, The Reformy
2014 was a watershed year for public education. While there were plenty of knuckle-headed 'reform' policies and decisions, there were also some big wins, a lot of small victories and the beginnings of a shift in public opinion. So, let's take a walk down memory lane and look back on the good, the bad and the 'reformy'.
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Potential Indictments in George Washington Bridge Probe May Be Handed Down in January: Sources

Yesterday, news leaked out about the Legislative Bridgegate panel's interim report. A few hours later, the other shoe falls heavily:
Multiple sources familiar with the investigation into last year's traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge tell NBC 4 New York at least half a dozen potential federal indictments in connection with the scandal may be handed down as early as January.
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Making (Up) Headlines: PolitickerNJ Proves Its Bias

Making (Up) Headlines: PolitickerNJ Proves Its Bias
Folks over at PolitickerNJ have regularly denied having a political bias, and they may not be aware of it. However, often it is quite clear. Here's a wonderful example that could be shared in journalism ethics courses across the country.
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New Jersey Credit Rating Downgraded for 2nd Time This Week, Record 8th Time on Christie's Watch

New Jersey Credit Rating Downgraded for 2nd Time This Week, Record 8th Time on Christie's Watch
Five days ago, Christie hit the kind of record that does not presidents make. Washington Post had it: New Jersey's credit rating has been downgraded more under Chris Christie than any other governor. And that was just the seventh time. Wall Street hit New Jersey again yesterday, as both Fitch and Standard & Poor's cited the same kind of issues for their lack of confidence in the state's direction under Christie. Not exactly the kind of record you want to build on.
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NJ Gov Christie Vetoes Food Stamps Extension Bill, Costing Low Income Families $90/Month

NJ Gov Christie Vetoes Food Stamps Extension Bill, Costing Low Income Families $90/Month
Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation late last week that would have used an expansion of federal heating aid to prevent cuts in federal food assistance to about 159,000 New Jersey families. The bill — A2956/S1893 — was a response to changes in federal rules adopted earlier this year with the passage of the federal farm bill. The new rules altered eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the largest federal nutrition program.
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Jersey Unsure: What Happens If/When Gov. Christie Resigns?

Jersey Unsure: What Happens If/When Gov. Christie Resigns?
There has been a lot of speculation that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will resign as early as February next year. Senate President Steve Sweeney recently said, he has "no idea" whether Christie will leave office early, but his guess is Christie will leave before the next budget has to be passed in June 2015. So what would happen next?
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NJ Sen President Sweeney, Not Gov Christie, Was Right About State's Stifled Pension Contributions

NJ Sen President Sweeney, Not Gov Christie, Was Right About State's Stifled Pension Contributions
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney was right that making larger payments toward pension debt benefits pension fund. Seems logical, yes? Chris Christie, naturally, thinks otherwise.
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