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Is Christie a birther like Bucco?
Surprise! The NJ Assembly has a birther! And he’s Christie’s Assemblyman …
Bucco doubts President Obama’s citizenship.
Bucco: “interesting points” in argument Obama’s not eligible to be president.
6 Degrees of Separation
Chris “Who’s ALEC” Christie and ALEC. Now with new floating Christie head!
Yo, Politicker ….
Are you missing something?
Newark mosque uses NYPD Muslim surveillance in ad
“We have nothing to hide. Our doors are open” proclaims the ad in yesterday’s Ledger, aiming for a more realistic view of the Muslim community.
Gloucester City: Largest rooftop solar project of its kind in America
Covering 1.1 million square feet of rooftop at the Gloucester Marine Terminal, generating enough power for 1,500 homes, qualifies for an $11M federal tax break.
Cory Booker, no Springsteen tix for you
Newark mayor’s dispute with Devils managing partner may keep him out of the Prudential Center. Unless …. maybe Springsteen offers tix?
Christie’s Israel trip
Christie meets with God to compare notes.
Pix & video from Israel.
This is fiscal responsibility?
Columbia Journalism Review looks at yesterday’s piece in the Times by Charles Bagli, on Christie’s record $1.57 billion in tax breaks to corporations for promises of jobs, just for short moves inside Jersey. Subsidies that don’t go away when jobs don’t materialize.
Here’s the Times piece again: Christie Leaning on Tax Subsidies in Hunt for Jobs.
CD10: Former West Orange Mayor and current LD-27 Assemblyman John McKeon endorses Newark Councilman Ronald Rice for Congress.
There’s more below the fold: Christie’s ‘asset monetization’ moment, Scott Garrett at the White House, New Jerseyans finding Christie “arrogant” more, driving less and less, NJ public colleges inflating SAT scores, and more.
Christie’s ‘asset monetization’ moment in Camden
There’s now another way to say “asset monetization.” New Rowan University. Rather than a phoenix rising, these three words are an albatross hanging on the neck of Governor Christie. (Doblin)
Scott Garrett at the White House
President signs bill originating in Garrett’s subcommittee. Garrett afterward paints Obama as bad for business.
Additional Assorted Christie
More people describing the Gov as arrogant but he also gets props for “strong leader” and “smart”.
Romney’s Top 5 VP picks.
Jerseynomics & Government Transparency
Road Warrior: We’re driving much less.
South Jersey firms lead pack in political donations.
Huge PAC donations to Dems pollute Middlesex pay-to-play initiatives.
On the other hand …
NJ colleges inflating their SAT scores
Following the revelation that Rowan University misrepresented its SAT scores in the midst of a political battle to dramatically expand the school, a Record analysis shows that 3 other state schools have inflated SAT results – Ramapo College of New Jersey, New Jersey City University and William Paterson University.