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  • NEWARK, N.J.— Jurors are expected to hear testimony this week in a lawsuit that claims a nonprofit violated state consumer fraud laws when it offered treatment it said would turn gays into heterosexuals by, among other methods, having them spend more time naked with their fathers. The lawsuit against Jersey City- based Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing,...

  • Rand Paul is fighting to transform his recent Capitol Hill victory into momentum with presidential primary voters. "I think some of his ideas are a breath of fresh air," said Corey Brooks, an African-American pastor on the South Side of Chicago, where Paul campaigned on Wednesday. He says the Republican Party's reputation "sucks" in a book released this week that...

  • Huge changes, challenges about to hit NJ casino market Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 9:41 AM ET

    The issue of whether legalized gambling should be expanded beyond Atlantic City is now front and center due to a proposal for a casino at the Meadowlands Racetrack, and Gov. The proposal from Hard Rock and the Meadowlands comes as Atlantic City lost four of its 12 casinos last year. Speaking Thursday at the East Coast Gaming Congress, track owner Jeff Gural said...

  • Christie backs vote for north Jersey casino question Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:41 AM ET

    Chris Christie supports asking voters if they want to change the state constitution to allow casino gambling in northern New Jersey. Appearing on his monthly "Ask The Governor" program on radio station New Jersey 101.5 FM Wednesday night, Christie said he has no problem with the question going on the ballot "right away." Christie's comments came a day after Hard...

  • Chris Christie said Wednesday more than 300 homes have now been acquired by the state under a post-Superstorm Sandy buyout program, as he blasted other homeowners for refusing to give the state the right to build protective dunes on their properties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $100 million for the program, in addition to...

  • Democratic Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo said Tuesday the legislation will get a vote on June 11 in the Assembly and on June 25 in the Senate. The bills were introduced last year, and Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney had called on Republican Gov. Jim Whelan, the Senate sponsor, and said Christie needs "to get off the sidelines and get this done."

  • WASHINGTON— The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month. Barring an 11th hour compromise when the Senate returns to session May 31, a much-debated provision of...

  • Chris Christie's administration has reached a deal to pay $7.6 million to a firm the state contracted to help handle applications for its Superstorm Sandy housing recovery program. The state Department of Community Affairs reached the agreement on Thursday with Hammerman and Gainer Inc., also called HGI, department spokeswoman Lisa Ryan said.

  • The latest on a possible gas pipeline in the Pinelands Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:49 PM ET

    South Jersey Gas tried and failed in 2014 to get the approval of the board that oversees the state's million-acre pineland preserve. Chris Christie supports the pipeline, and he's got a new appointee on the Pinelands Commission, which could decide the fate of the venture. South Jersey Gas says the project has the support of the state Board of Public Utilities, the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- There were no fancy economic models or forecasts when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first tossed out the idea that 4 percent annual growth should be the overarching goal for the U.S. economy. But what started as a casual suggestion during a 2010 conference call with advisers to the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy center in Dallas, has...

  • TOMS RIVER, N.J.— In the months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore, Gov. The federal government has awarded New Jersey $4.1 billion in Community Development Block Grant funds for disaster recovery; $1.64 billion has been given to homeowners so far. "I want to go home, I want my kids to go home and everybody else to go back home," said Joe Karcz, whose home in...

  • Gov. Christie: Absolute media bias   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:44 AM ET
    Gov. Christie: Absolute media bias

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R) New Jersey, talks about the media covers of Iraq, "Bridgegate," and Hillary Clinton.

  • Gov. Christie: We've shorted national defense   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:39 AM ET
    Gov. Christie: We've shorted national defense

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R) New Jersey, discusses why it's dangerous not to invest in national security. We have to build alliances around the world, says Christie.

  • Gov Christie: Wealth gap in US worse under Obama Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:38 AM ET
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    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tells CNBC he's fine with the wealthy doing well, but believes the middle class needs economic protection.

  • Gov. Christie: Dems won't cut taxes   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:37 AM ET
    Gov. Christie: Dems won't cut taxes

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R) New Jersey, discusses entitlement reform, creating jobs in New Jersey, and why tax cuts are critical.

  • Gov. Christie: Don't react to polls, lead them   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    Gov. Christie: Don't react to polls, lead them

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R) New Jersey, shares his thoughts on economic policy and entitlement reform. Also Christie weighs in on wage stagnation and protecting the middle class.

  • Bill Baroni was one of his appointees to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Former Port Authority official David Wildstein, a Christie associate, pleaded guilty this month and said he, Baroni and Kelly concocted the scheme to close access lanes to the bridge from Fort Lee to punish the town's Democratic mayor for not endorsing Christie's re-election...

  • The case for why it's Hillary's race to lose Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:59 AM ET
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    The GOP has a target-rich environment to go after Hillary Clinton. But will that keep her from the White House? Politico's Ben White takes a look.

  • Jeb Bush may be too honest to be president Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:17 AM ET
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush recites the Pledge of Allegiance before speaking at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    Jeb Bush is simply determined to run for president his way and not bow to political customs unless he absolutely must. NBC reports.

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- In unusual remarks for a moderate Republican who may run for president, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Tuesday the Federal Reserve deserved part of the blame for a widening gulf between the rich and the poor. Though Christie has not formally launched a White House campaign, his remarks revealed the basis of his economic plan should...