Even with Christie as running mate
Romney still loses to Barack Obama.
Governors with big “Jersey Comeback” banners should remember presidents with big “Mission Accomplished” banners
Nevertheless, that’s what you’ll see Christie striding around in front of today at the Westwood “Town Hall” this morning at 11am when you’re probably at work and can’t attend.
Human remains from September 11th
Rush Holt is accusing the Pentagon of stonewalling his questions whether 9/11 victims’ remains were incinerated, mixed with medical waste and sent to a landfill.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reviewing NYPD surveillance of NJ Muslims
Complaints about the tracking of Muslim daily behavior – where they buy groceries, watched sports on TV, used internet cafes – began accumulating at the Justice Dept. months ago, but the review of NYPD’s actions is just beginning now, bothering some Dems.
NYPD secret surveillance prompts special meeting among Muslim leaders and law enforcement officials.
Christie’s 2 Supreme Court nominees
Nick Scutari says hearings begin March 22 on Phillip Kwon and Bruce Harris in his Senate Judiciary Committee – but only if Dems receive financial holdings and liabilities info they’ve been waiting for almost 2 weeks.
Obama NJ HQ opens tonight
6pm in North Brunswick.
Democrats propose property tax credit program to counter Christie’s income tax credit
But clearly, it’s not gelled yet.
Additional Assorted Christie
Christie on Twitter: Followers & Influence vs. Nuance and the Facts.
For Jersey governor, national respect. (James Ahrearn)
Episcopal priest defends her choice of words in saying Gov. Christie “chose bigotry over equality” and “was standing on ‘the Lester Maddox side of history”.
Those NOM people aren’t happy.
How municipalities are wasting their $$ on George Norcross’s company
State comptroller says local & county governments are wasting more than $100M/year by enrolling employees in private health-insurance plans – some of them politically connected – instead of the state health plan. Case in point, Essex County’s deal with Connor Strong, Norcross’ company.
Dems at odds with Christie over cap-and-trade.
Majority of New Jerseyans give their hometowns & schools high ratings
But what gets softer ratings is how we feel about the state.
Sen. Bob Kerrey’s possible return to the Senate, with his seniority intact, could impact Sen. Lautenberg’s seniority ranking
The fact that Sen. Kerrey may come back at his old seniority level – which Lautenberg was denied in a similar situation when he returned in 2002 – may impact Lautenberg’s position. (Roll Call)
Why this matters to members of Congress.
Back-to-back polls show Menendez up double digits over Kyrillos
Quinnipiac poll shows Menendez at his highest-ever approval rating. (Hotline on Call)
Debate over tenure reform is likely to be back on the front burner next week, as a Sen. Teresa Ruiz’ high-profile bill goes before a key Senate committee — with some key questions far from resolved.
State legislators once again are sponsoring a bill designed to help businesses owned by veterans get government work.
Budget committees in both houses of the legislature will begin poring over the governor’s $32.1B budget, with the Assembly’s committee meeting today to hear an update from the Christie administration on its Medicaid waiver plan.
Booker assails Santorum on the role of religion
Responding to Santorum’s statement he “almost threw up” when he read JFK’s 1960 assurance his Catholic faith wouldn’t affect his decisions or undermine separation of church & state, Booker said Santorum “warped our path” in arguing that faith should have an influential role in American governance.