News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010

How Chris Christie Resembles Sarah Palin

  • No, not physically. Demographically.

    And then there were 12

  • It’s official: We lose a House seat.

  • Rutgers congressional scholar Ross K. Baker: “It means probably less than many people think. It’s the quality of the delegation that matters more.”

  • Given new Census data, Hudson County congressional seat likely to be affected by redistricting.

    Red Flags:

  • How much does it cost to buy an election in Hoboken’s 4th Ward?

    Satisfying a key part of Christie’s national base

  • Gun-owner Brian Aitken is freed by Gov. Christie’s commuting of his sentence.

  • Aitken’s attorney: “Governor Christie is a hero to gun owners across the nation.”

    Gov. Chris Christie:

  • Apologist for Republicans holding up legislation to provide health benefits to our 9/11 rescue workers, many of whom live here.

  • VIDEOS: One each, of Menendez and Christie discussing the 9/11 rescue workers health care bill.

  • Christie and Lautenberg exchange heated words over 9/11 bill.

    Poll numbers shift on Christie

  • In addition to a slipping Christie approval rating, New Jerseyans side with Senate Dems on the ongoing dispute with Gov. Christie over the NJ Supreme Court.

    I wonder what happens when Chris Christie gets pushy with … the federal government

  • Let’s find out.

  • US Dept. of Transportation extended NJ’s $271M tunnel repayment deadline on Monday.

    Reform Jersey Now must go

  • Star-Ledger editorial: “This shady little outfit needs to come clean.”

    Disagreement over Veteran’s Day?

  • Essex County Exec Joe DiVincenzo wants legislators to repeal a law allowing teachers to take paid days off on state holidays not included on school district calendars.

    Balancing Municipal Budgets

  • It’s more complicated, sometimes, than a “tool kit” can fix.
  • Comment (1)

    1. firstamend07

      In what I thought was a pretty telling revelation,Governor Christie admitted last night on a radio call in program that he has not even read the Anti-Bullying Bill that has passed both the Assembly and Senate.

      Has he been that busy?

      He was asked directly if he would sign the Bill and he “politicked” around the question.

      How could he be so cavalier?  


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