News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011

Paul Krugman got punked

  • Earthquake punked.

  • But seriously, what if there was a bigger quake?

    Christie: mythical GOP magic fairy dust

  • Perry courts top Iowa supporters of Christie.

  • Dick Morris (hearts) Christie. (GOPUSA)

    U.S. Atty General Eric Holder to 9/11 families:

  • No proof yet that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. employees hacked phones of September 11 victims. (Politico)

    Where’s Oprah now? Booker’s refusal to release Zuckerberg records brings lawsuit

  • Newark parents suing city for information on $100 million gift for Newark education.


  • School head turnover rate rises

  • Paterson teacher who called students ‘future criminals’ on Facebook says she was speaking ‘out of frustration’.

    There’s work for the President to do in NJ

  • Rutgers-Eagleton poll: Nearly half of New Jerseyans don’t think President Obama deserves to be re-elected to a second term.


  • Christie cuts sinking Battleship New Jersey.

  • Housing and Foreclosure Problems Call Out for State and Local Solutions.

  • Proposed Cut in Non-Profits Postal Rates Does Not Sit Well With Local Organizations.

  • U.S. grants $2.7M to budget-strapped N.J. law enforcement agencies.

  • Towns balance books by selling off assets.

  • What’s next for cap-and-trade in NJ. (Business Week)

  • Investigation opened on 3 Elizabeth school officials accused of abusing subsidized lunch program.

  • Paul Mulshine wants to know what took Paula Dow so long to get interested?

    Additional Assorted Christie

  • Zip it, Chris: The Outspoken Jersey Governor Should Learn to Bite His Tongue. (NY Observer)

  • Christie expected to announce support for 5-year ban on fracking in NJ.

  • Christie’s “charm offensive”. (Ledger Live video) Stuffed  Bear Alert!

    3rd district legislators address questions at town hall meeting

  • Senate President Steve Sweeney, and colleague Celeste Riley.

    Atlantic County’s Senate race is the one to watch

  • Whelan. Polistina. Langford.

    2013, that’s going to be a fun year

  • Steve Rothman’s office issues a statement: He’s not running for governor in 2013.
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