News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
November 15, 2012Uncategorized
It’s come to this.
Al Doblin to Cory Booker
Don’t run. (Not yet).
Jersey Jazzman: The merit pay fairy lands in Newark.
Newark teachers vote yes on precedent-setting contract.
Sen. Rice wants urban kids to have textbooks, like the rest of NJ.
Heated affordable housing battle plays out in front of N.J. Supreme Court
Advocates for lower-income residents clashed with lawyers for mayors and the Christie administration for nearly 7 hours as the NJ Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could transform the future of affordable housing in NJ.
House Report Says Corzine’s Risky Bets Aided MF Global’s Fall
Harsh words from Republican lawmakers, against a former Dem colleague.
The Hill: Christie’s Obama Problem
To those freaking out (or celebrating) the “electoral aid and comfort” Christie gave the pre-election Prez during Sandy, advice is to distinguish between his local and his national ambitions.
Did Christie divert Obama away from Atlantic City?
The White House told the AC Mayor Barack was coming, he spent several post-Sandy hours waiting at the airport, and Christie never showed up with Obama. Petty of Christie, says Langford. Racially insensitive and politically myopic, too.
Mayors on the hot seat
FBI testimony in Hamilton Mayor Bencivengo extortion trial: Mayor “stunned and surprised” when informed of investigation.
Grand jury in Trenton Mayor Tony Mack corruption trial to hear testimony today.
FBI’s busy in NJ …
FBI agents raid Union City hall as part of investigation into community development agency.
In Vegas today, 24 hours, hanging with the GOP Govs.
Chris Christie should definitely not hire a personal trainer. (Callahan)
Playing it coy on NJ plans for health insurance exchange.
Status as post-Sandy lightning rod fades.
Again deflects criticism of his praise of Obama.
Christie & JCP&L
Somerset residents want a meeting with JCP&L brass & Christie.
Christie Loves “NJ’s Most Hated Company!”®
Think twice before donating to Christie’s Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund.
Congressional conservatives appear ready to help Northeast rebuild – sort of.
Rebuilding hearings coming.
Christie & legislative leaders vow bi-partisan approach to rebuilding.