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Guest Author NJ Senator Loretta Weinburg: The Week of Sandy Finally Ends

The week of Sandy! It's been exhausting, horrendous, and astonishing in some ways.
President Barack Obama has shown us all what a great leader does in times of crisis. He has a terrific FEMA agency, and they were on the ground before the storm hit with supplies and equipment. They have been a source of tremendous help with everything from blankets to generators.
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NJ Minimum Wage is 'Basically Keeping People in Poverty'

Our Quote of the Day today is via Steve Sweeney:
"If you live in New Jersey, you recognize that $7.25 isn't getting it done. It's basically keeping people in poverty."
Coming up this afternoon in the Senate Budget Committee is a discussion of Sweeney's plan to pass the question of raising the minimum wage to the voters as a constitutional amendment, then continuing on a schedule of raises. Christie, who's spent a year pinning the Jersey Comeback mantle o...
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Mitt Romney Was an Absentee Governor, Just Like Ours

Chris Christie has been an enthusiastic support of Mitt Romney since before Christie even decided not to run himself, and now we know why.
During Mr. Romney's four-year term as governor of Massachusetts, he cumulatively spent more than a year -- part or all of 417 days -- out of the state, according to a review of his schedule and other records. More than 70 percent of that time was spent on personal or political trips unrelated to his job.
Mr. Romney, now...
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Chris Christie Raises Expectations For Romney

You have to think this isn't what the Romney people were looking for from their surrogate on the Sunday morning shows leading into the debate this week:"This whole race is going to be turned upside down come Thursday morning," Christie said on CBS's "Face the Nation." Added Christie. "The campaign hasn't had a good two weeks. But the bottom line is it changes Wednesday night."
On ABC's "This Week," Christie said he has "absolute confidence that when we get to Thursday morning... you're all going to be shaking your head saying it's a brand new race," he said.
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10 Ways Chris Christie Is Supporting the Privatization of Public Education

Traditionally, public education has been a tough market for private firms to break into -- fraught with politics, tangled in bureaucracy and fragmented into tens of thousands of individual schools and school districts from coast to coast. Now investors are signaling optimism that a golden moment has been ushered in by the Christie Administration. They're pouring private equity and venture capital into scores of companies that aim to profit by taking over broad swaths of public education.
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South Jersey Responds to Gov. Christie's RNC Address

Blue Jersey sponsored two watch parties last night to spread the truth about Governor Christie. One group met in the north (West Orange), and another in the south (Mount Laurel). Here are reactions from some of the Mount Laurel participants.
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Christie Keynote Word Cloud

This is a word cloud of the top 50 words of Gov. Christie's keynote; we have an advanced copy. There's a lot of America and American. And you'll see the word Believe show up big. Ever hear the saying about not trusting a person who begs you to trust him? to believe him?
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This Party Ain't Big Enough for Both Christies

On one hand, we have current Governor Christie: "rising star" of the GOP, darling of the national media, improbably embraced by the Tea Party, and while passed over by Mitt Romney for the Veep nomination, a man who seems perfectly comfortable with his Republican party.
On the other hand, we have former Governor Christie (Whitman): former "rising star" of the GOP, former darling of the national media, thoroughly rejected by the Tea Party, and though once chosen by President Bush to head the EPA, a woman who is so uncomfortable with what had once been her Republican party that she won't be attending next week's GOP convention
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Income Inequality in New Jersey

More than 75 percent of the additional income generated in New Jersey went to the top 20 percent of households, with the richest 1 percent receiving the bulk of the increase. The bottom 40 percent lost income and everyone else experienced stagnate income or minimal growth that failed to keep pace with inflationary costs.
According to the report this growing divide has hurt the vulnerable the most, including single mothers, ethnic minorities and those with less education.
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Christie v. Christie on the Unemployment Numbers

PolitickerNJ compared candidate Christie with Governor Christie on the state's unemployment rate.
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