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AKRON, Iowa (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie returned to Iowa on Saturday to headline one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar and seize the chance to meet with Republican activists and fundraisers who could propel a potential White House bid in 2016.
TRENTON - A federal judge granted a request Friday from the four major sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.
The Senate Judiciary Committee's decision last week to hold up Gov. Christie's two nominations to the Pinelands Commission surprised many watching the process, and had environmental groups declaring a victory.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.
One evening news broadcast, 11 political ads, 0 political stories.
If one recent evening newscast is any indication, Philadelphia voters may be longing for used car ads and payday loan pitches - and maybe for some unbiased political reportage.
BORDENTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie is making his first Sunday show appearance in almost a year.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Dozens of activists and community members gathered at the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A conservative group is launching a campaign urging New Jersey voters to reject a ballot measure that would set aside money for open space preservation.
As his party lurches toward November's midterm elections at risk of losing control of the Senate, U.S. Sen. Cory A. Booker said a Democratic majority is needed to tackle big problems such as immigration and corporate tax policy.
Measures that New Jersey put in place to increase voting access after Hurricane Sandy were illegal, insecure, and confusing, and are evidence that the state needs standing rules for future disasters, a voting rights advocacy group said in a report Thursday.
AKRON, Iowa (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie returned to Iowa on Saturday to headline one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar and seize the chance to meet with Republican activists and fundraisers who could propel a potential White House bid in 2016.
TRENTON - A federal judge granted a request Friday from the four major sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.
TRENTON - New Jersey's candidates for a U.S. Senate seat held their only debate Friday, sparring over issues ranging from the Ebola outbreak to the prospect of a casino in North Jersey.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.
One evening news broadcast, 11 political ads, 0 political stories.
If one recent evening newscast is any indication, Philadelphia voters may be longing for used car ads and payday loan pitches - and maybe for some unbiased political reportage.
Republican Tom MacArthur is staying ahead in funding in New Jersey's most expensive congressional race, thanks to his own money.
Republican Tom MacArthur and Democrat Aimee Belgard traded a series of barbs during their second and final debate Thursday, all the while saying they believe partisanship and bickering are the cause of Congress' failures.
BORDENTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie is lending his star power to a Republican running for a southern New Jersey House seat.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie says he's tired of talk about raising the minimum wage.
The Senate Judiciary Committee's decision last week to hold up Gov. Christie's two nominations to the Pinelands Commission surprised many watching the process, and had environmental groups declaring a victory.