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  • Wanted: Fresh political faces—NBC/WSJ Poll Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush attends a Long Island Association luncheon in Woodbury, N.Y.

    Voters think some candidates represent the past rather than the future, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- Asked last week about his agenda if elected, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker began: "Should I choose to be a candidate..." Like the other would-be Republican candidates who took the stage over three days in Washington at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the Wisconsin governor studiously avoided...

  • March 5- New Jersey officials said on Thursday that ExxonMobil had agreed to pay $225 million to the state to settle a long-standing lawsuit over environmental damage from its refinery operations and service stations through the state. The New York Times last week reported a pending agreement in the long-running lawsuit, which was potentially worth nearly...

  • Hmm...Exxon, Jersey reach deal in 11-year case Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 7:29 AM ET
    Governor Chris Christie

    Exxon Mobil and New Jersey reached a settlement of about $250 million in an environmental suit seeking $8.9 billion in damages. The NYT reports.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- The shuttered Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, again has a buyer- and again it's Florida developer Glenn Straub, who was lured back by a discounted price of $82 million. New Jersey's governor, Chris Christie, recently appointed an emergency manager to reinvigorate the city's finances and appointed Kevyn Orr, who put Detroit into...

  • Feb 24- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has won agreement from the state's teachers union on a "roadmap" for addressing New Jersey's massive pension problem, a dramatic turn in a long-bitter relationship between the two camps. Christie, a Republican weighing a bid for the White House in 2016, will reveal the development formally in his annual budget address...

  • NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE AND STATE TEACHERS UNION AGREE TO' ROADMAP' TO ADDRESS PENSION GAP.

  • Feb 23- A New Jersey court on Monday struck down Governor Chris Christie's plan to cut contributions to its public pension system, ruling in favor of teachers, firefighters and police who sued the governor and state. Christie, an expected 2016 Republican Presidential contender, proposed the cuts last May to try to plug a $2.7 billion state revenue shortfall...

  • Feb 20- United Airlines has opened an internal investigation into its relationship with the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, following a government probe, according to its annual filing on Friday. Media reports have said the government is probing whether United added direct flights from its Newark hub to an airport near a home of...

  • Souring on Christie: Some backers abandon ship Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 9:44 AM ET
    Chris Christie

    Some longtime supporters of Chris Christie are turning to his rivals, The New York Times reports.

  • In all three states, Alaska, West Virginia and Michigan, problematic funding gaps widened, the report said. In 2006, Alaska switched newly hired state workers from its two biggest traditional defined benefit plans to a defined contribution plan. In 2014, Alaska made a $3 billion cash infusion into the defined benefit plans to shore them up.

  • Feds probe ex-Port Authority chairman's flights Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    In this Feb. 19, 2014 photo, David Samson, chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, speaks to workers from Newark International Airport who attended a Port Authority board meeting in New York.

    Federal prosecutors are reportedly seeking travel records of the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

  • Scared of measles? Avoid these 3 states Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 1:38 PM ET
    A pediatrician vaccinates a 1 year- old boy with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, at his practice in Northridge, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

    In 17 states, less than 90 percent of children aged 19-to-35 months have gotten recommended vaccinations against measles, mumps and rubella.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- U.S. congressional leaders and several possible 2016 presidential hopefuls said on Tuesday all children should be vaccinated, joining a debate that has become a national flashpoint as a measles outbreak rekindles a discussion on parents' right to forgo inoculation of their children. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- Two leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday all children should be vaccinated, joining a debate that has become a national political flashpoint, as a measles outbreak rekindles a discussion on safety and the right of parents to forgo inoculation of their children. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said at the...

  • Politics comes down with measles, GOP on defensive Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Medicine, morality and free will are colliding in the debate over requiring measles vaccines. The NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- Two leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday all children should be vaccinated, amid a recent measles outbreak that has led to the most cases in two decades in 2014 and infected more than 100 people to date. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said at the Brookings Institution in Washington that she was sympathetic...

  • Governor's taking of lux favors galvanizes critics Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    This U.S. Governor has drawn criticism for accepting luxurious favors from numerous people, The New York Times reports.

  • Measles outbreak triggers vaccine debate   Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
    Measles outbreak triggers vaccine debate

    Dr. Gail Shust, Ichan School of Medicine, discusses the risks associated with not getting vaccinated and the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S.

  • PHILADELPHIA, Jan 31- A U.S. federal appeals court has delayed the sale of the shuttered Revel Casino in Atlantic City pending an appeal by a company that ran its nightclub and boardwalk dance club. The order, issued late Friday by Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Court Judge Thomas Ambro, gives attorneys for Revel until Tuesday to respond to the appeal filed by...