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  • Policies of GOP governors could find national play Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 | 3:20 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— One group of potential candidates for president probably won't be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Mike Pence of Indiana, Rick Snyder of Michigan and John Kasich of Ohio were all elected after Republicans began taking political control of the middle of the country back in...

  • Paid sick leave gathers momentum in New Jersey Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— Shenida Griffith knows all too well what it's like to have to choose between taking care of a sick kid and holding down a job. The Trenton resident says she was fired two years ago from a chain restaurant after her son, now 5, was hospitalized and she asked to take several days off to care for him. New Jersey Citizen Action, a watchdog group, has helped...

  • Report: Overtime runs rampant at Port Authority Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— More than 130 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey employees have more than doubled their base salaries this year by working so much overtime in the first nine months of 2014, according to a newspaper analysis that found that 13 police officers will make more than the agency's executive director. Excessive overtime has been a perennial issue...

  • HAVANA— Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties. "We've explained to the U.S. government in the past that there are some people living in Cuba to whom Cuba has legitimately granted...

  • New Jersey beach owner sues over dune project Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J.— A major Jersey shore beach owner is suing the state, the federal government and the borough of Point Pleasant Beach over a project to establish protective sand dunes along the state's shoreline. The work is being carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of a beach replenishment project. John Buonocore Jr., a lawyer for the...

  • 102K signatures for man trying to save home Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    Charlie Birnbaum's Change.org petition targets the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority's plan to take the house in the shadow of the closed Revel Casino hotel, which overlooks a large swath of vacant land. Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez ruled last month that the state agency can use eminent domain to seize the house. Robert McNamara, an attorney...

  • INTERVIEW- Barney Frank on practically everything Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Dec 16- Long a legislative lion for Democrats, Barney Frank retired from Congress two years ago. In Congress, he was the controversial Democratic leader on the House Financial Services Committee and was a co-sponsor of the eponymous 2010 Dodd-Frank act, which brought sweeping reform to the financial industry. REUTERS: What do you make of Congress last weekend...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. Among possible Republican candidates, Romney's 19 percent put him ahead of former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 11 percent, New...

  • Nov 25- New Jersey's retirement system for public employees is in worse shape than previously reported, thanks to recent accounting changes that are starting to be rolled out across the country. Under new pension accounting standards, issued by the Government Accounting Standards Board, the New Jersey system's overall funded level stands at 44 percent for...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Soon after President Barack Obama announced his immigration plans on Thursday evening, Democrats and Republicans who might be angling for his job in 2016 weighed in on an issue that is almost certain to be at the center of their campaigns. Hillary Clinton, who lost the Democratic nomination to Obama in 2008 and is expected to make a run to be the...

  • Kudlow: Wait...Hillary lost to WHO? Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 11:58 PM ET

    Buried deep inside Tuesday's exit polls is a series of numbers on presidential contenders that will blow your mind, says Larry Kudlow.

  • Gov. Christie: Sit down and shut up!  Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie responds to a heckler who interrupted his speech on the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- It's not often that a White House official gets mocked on both Saturday Night Live and a major daily newspaper before he makes his first public appearance. But Ron Klain's low-profile first week as President Barack Obama's behind-the-scenes Ebola "czar" has become another attack point for a White House struggling to show it's on top of the...

  • Obama criticizes states' Ebola quarantine rules Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:13 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking at the White House, October 28, 2014

    The U.S. must continue to be a leader in the fight against Ebola by supporting health workers traveling to—and from—West Africa, Obama says.

  • Christie's passionate Twitter defense of quarantine Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 11:42 AM ET
    Gov. Chris Christie arrives at the Delivering Alpha conference in New York, July 16,2014.

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie mounted an impassioned defense of the decision to quarantine a healthcare worker who had contact with Ebola patients.

  • Judge voids union contract with Trump Taj Mahal Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 3:07 PM ET
    The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J.

    A federal bankruptcy court judge voided a union contract with Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort on Friday.

  • Take a train to NYC? Next year will be a nightmare Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Sign for New Jersey Transit at Pennsylvania Station in New York.

    Amtrak said it will have to curtail use of the rail tunnels leading to NYC to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, NYT reports.

  • Montclair, N.J., Sept 24- The New York City suburb of Montclair, New Jersey, may be picturesque, but its roads are a mess. Just paving them would cost $9 million, not including curbs and other features, Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson told state lawmakers on Wednesday.

  • 2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    While other Republicans are thinking about 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is busy tending to a personal business empire.

  • Sept 10- Atlantic City's Revel casino-hotel, which closed earlier this month after filing for bankruptcy, reached a deal to sell itself to a Florida developer for $90 million in cash, a fraction of the billions of dollars it cost to build.