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TRENTON - Legislation allowing physicians to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients who request it was advanced Monday by a state Senate committee.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A longtime New Jersey Democratic powerbroker who helped elect the state's first black member of Congress has died. Raymond Durkin was 78.
Thirty-five years after she broke out of a New Jersey prison, Joanne Chesimard is at the center of the debate over President Obama's move to reestablish relations with Cuba.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says a call from the National Basketball Association commissioner to join him in lobbying Congress to legalize sports betting across the nation is a "bait and switch"
In a crowded aircraft hangar at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, President Obama told thousands of military service members Monday that they "are the backbone of the greatest nation on Earth," and thanked them for their "selfless character."
NEWARK, N.J. - It's after 9 on a Sunday night in late November, and Gov. Christie is deep into a conference call, talking about nuclear weapons and Iran.
As 2014 nears a close, it may be remembered as the first year that Gov. Chris Christie’s education reform agenda ran headlong into political realities...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - It's after 9 p.m. on a Sunday night in late November and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is deep into a conference call, talking about nuclear weapons and Iran.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has roused some of his sharpest policy critics again with his administration's request that President Barack Obama's administration withdraw its proposed rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants across the country.
Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would make a great football coach.
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - When a constituent approached Cuba-born Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto this week to explain why she agreed with the White House's decision to reverse the government's policy toward the communist nation, he held up his hands and told her why he thought she was wrong.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A longtime New Jersey Democratic powerbroker who helped elect the state's first black member of Congress has died. Raymond Durkin was 78.
Thirty-five years after she broke out of a New Jersey prison, Joanne Chesimard is at the center of the debate over President Obama's move to reestablish relations with Cuba.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says a call from the National Basketball Association commissioner to join him in lobbying Congress to legalize sports betting across the nation is a "bait and switch"
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Whether it was Sony's decision to cancel the release of a movie in the face of hackers' threats, Cuba's refusal to extradite a woman found guilty of killing a state trooper or pot laws that appear to be in conflict, Gov. Chris Christie repeatedly pointed his finger at one person Monday night: President Barack Obama.
Gov. Christie slammed President Obama’s leadership repeatedly during an hourlong interview Monday on statewide television, taking aim at the president’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba as well as his response to Sony’s withdrawal of a film following hacker threats.
One year after the Mount Holly Gardens housing-discrimination case was settled, the township has missed a deadline to rebuild the decimated, mostly Latino and African American neighborhood.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s announcement today that he will "actively explore" a 2016 presidential bid unleashed a wave of speculation about how his action might affect other Republicans – Gov. Christie included.
TRENTON - Legislation allowing physicians to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients who request it was advanced Monday by a state Senate committee.
In a crowded aircraft hangar at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, President Obama told thousands of military service members Monday that they "are the backbone of the greatest nation on Earth," and thanked them for their "selfless character."