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  • "I do think that we need to take another look at," the 2016 Republican presidential prospect said at the annual Washington Conference on the Americas on Wednesday. NAFTA, signed by the United States, Mexico and Canada, took effect in 1994 and was aimed at eliminating trade barriers among the countries. His comments came as he was being interviewed by Susan Segal, the...

  • Vice News, NPR, CNN, WNYC win double Peabody Awards Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Vice News won two Peabody Awards, including one for reporter Medyan Dairieh's report on Islamic state fighters, with CNN, NPR and New York public radio station WNYC also winning twice in the annual honors for electronic media. Besides Dairieh's reports, Vice won for " Last Chance High," a series on a Chicago school treating troubled youth.

  • New Jersey's bond rating was downgraded this week over the state's pension contribution shortfall, marking the ninth time since Gov. So is the aftermath: The Republican governor's administration calling on the Legislature to agree to a second major overhaul of the pension and benefit system for public workers in five years. Meanwhile, the Democratic state...

  • ALLENHURST, N.J.— Major beach replenishment projects are getting underway along New Jersey's northernmost and southernmost oceanfront. New Jersey is asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider and add dunes to the project, but for now, they are not part of the Monmouth County work. New Jersey Department of Environmental protection Commissioner...

  • The lawsuit is a variation of previous complaints before Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson over less than a year. Jacobson agreed with the unions and ordered that the full payment be made; the state's appeal in that case is scheduled for arguments before the state Supreme Court in May. The state Attorney General's Office harkened back to a ruling last June to...

  • Social Security on ‘unsustainable path’: Analyst Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 5:48 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    Potential presidential hopeful Chris Christie's proposal to reform entitlement programs makes a lot of sense, a public policy analyst said.

  • Christie wants means testing for Social Security   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:28 PM ET
    Christie wants means testing for Social Security

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants reduced Social Security benefits for wealthier Americans. Insight, with CNBC's John Harwood; Jared Bernstein, and Maya MacGuineas, Committee for Responsible Federal Budget.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- By one estimate U.S. online political advertising could quadruple to nearly $1 billion in the 2016 election, creating huge opportunities for digital strategy firms eager to capitalize on a shift from traditional mediums like television. These firms- mostly small, partisan and based in Washington and surrounding suburbs- have grown in...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- By one estimate U.S. online political advertising could quadruple to nearly $1 billion in the 2016 election, creating huge opportunities for digital strategy firms eager to capitalize on a shift from traditional mediums like television. These firms- mostly small, partisan and based in Washington and surrounding suburbs- have grown in...

  • The contract came under scrutiny after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, traveled to Texas for a Jan. 4 Dallas Cowboys game. The Cowboys, in turn, are part owner of Legends Hospitality, the company chosen to develop and operate the observation deck atop One World Trade Center. In the Bridgegate case,...

  • Senator Rand Paul accused his fellow Republicans on Tuesday of contributing to Washington's dysfunction, launching a 2016 White House bid with a vow to shatter the status quo and defend individual freedoms. He cast himself as an anti-establishment reformer who could break partisan gridlock and win new converts to the party, saying his fellow Republicans...

  • Senator Rand Paul promised to be a different kind of Republican on Tuesday, launching a 2016 White House bid by saying he would stand up for individual freedoms that are being trampled by "the Washington machine." The first-term senator from Kentucky, a libertarian with a reputation for challenging party orthodoxy, criticized Republicans in Congress and the...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 7- Senator Rand Paul promised to be a different kind of Republican on Tuesday, launching a 2016 White House bid that he said would highlight the conservative principles of reduced government and spending as he vowed to break up "the Washington machine." That puts him behind former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is considered a top contender...

  • Rand Paul: Washington machine 'must be stopped' Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    Rand Paul

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced Tuesday morning on his website that he will seek the presidency.

  • Rand Paul sells 'spy cam blocker,' accepts bitcoin Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:21 AM ET
    Rand Paul NSA webcam blocker

    Rand Paul, who just declared a presidential run, boasts a store that offers everything from a beverage koozie to an "NSA spy cam blocker."

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 7- Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky built a national reputation on his willingness to challenge Republican orthodoxies. And the 52- year-old former eye surgeon who harnessed the anti-establishment energy of the Tea Party movement has been raising money for fellow Republicans, at times upsetting the grassroots activists who have made him a...

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- Several Republican governors likely to run for president have secured hundreds millions of dollars under Obamacare while working to dismantle the healthcare law, according to a Reuters review of federal spending records. Governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Chris Christie of New Jersey, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Texas...

  • Presidential election has found its punching bag Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    Jeb Bush

    Common Core has quickly become a political hot-button, especially for Republican hopefuls trying to distance themselves from Jeb Bush.

  • March 26- New Jersey lawmakers sent a bill to Governor Chris Christie on Thursday that calls for more money from environmental settlements to fund cleanups. The legislation came after the Christie administration announced a controversial $225 million deal with Exxon Mobil Corp on March 5 over environmental contamination from two of its former New Jersey...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- A turnaround team tasked with reviving Atlantic City says New Jersey's struggling gambling hub must consider cost cuts, layoffs and longer bond maturities, but bankruptcy is not in the cards- yet. "Bankruptcy is not something that we are contemplating," said emergency manager Kevin Lavin on a conference call on Tuesday. Atlantic City's tax base...