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News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

What are you reading today, Blue Jersey? Feel free to post links in comments to anything you think we should all see.

Democrats push halfway house system overhaul

  • Reform measures.

    Citizens rush council members as chaos erupts at Newark City Hall meeting

  • Behind-the-scenes political maneuvering and a highly unusual vote cast by Mayor Booker to install an Adubato ally in Council’s vacant seat, leads to a near-riot and audience outcry.
  • Angry response, written for Blue Jersey, to what Mayor Cory Booker did last night, by Newark West Ward Councilman Ron Rice.
  • Amateur video, from audience.
  • Booker’s vote at Newark City Hall brings forth inopportune reminder of divided city politics.

    The Madness of Big Ten Expansion

  • How Rutgers joining the Big Ten is like New Coke. (Chait, NY Magazine)

    Christie Agonistes

  • Atlantic Wire: The Republican Wrath Over Chris Christie, Revealed.
  • Salon: Christie listened to Rupert Murdoch’s warning, re-backed Romney.
  • HuffPost Hill: It gets better, Chris Christie.
  • Spurning Chris Christie, Republicans continue to dig own hole.
  • Rupert Murdoch warned Christie to help Mitt Romney.
  • Duty Before Party, says New York Times.

    Hamilton Mayor John Bencivengo found guilty on 5 counts of extortion, related offenses

  • He will resign.

    NJ asking federal government to pay for 90% of Sandy recovery

  • That’s instead of the usual 75%.

    Scott Garrett to Sandy victims: Drop dead

  • Garrett defends decision not to sign letter asking for Sandy federal aid – it’s a pretty weak argument.

    Cory Booker to live a week on food stamps

  • After a Twitter conversation with a self-described Army wife and veteran, who said nutrition isn’t the government’s responsibility.

    Revenue numbers delayed – again

  • The governor’s self-imposed deadline for releasing monthly revenue figures came and went last week,  with little by way of a response from the administration of when the data will be made available.

    Lick the Lame Duck Rally in D.C.

  • AFP tries to rile up depressed Tea Partiers with a new scare and new reason to visit D.C. – President Obama and “Taxmageddon”.

  • News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

    http://nymag.com/daily/sports/…

    Christie

  • Salon: Christie listened to Rupert Murdoch’s warning, re-backed Romney.
  • Atlantic Wire: The Republican Wrath Over Chris Christie, Revealed.
  • HuffPost Hill: It gets better, Chris Christie.
  • Spurning Chris Christie, Republicans continue to dig own hole.
  • Rupert Murdoch warned Chris Christie to help Mitt Romney.
  • Rupert Murdoch Warned Chris Christie In Private About His Obama Praise.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…

    Lick the Lame Duck Rally in D.C.

  • AFP tries to rile up depressed Tea Partiers with a new scare and new reason to visit D.C. – President Obama and “Taxmageddon”.

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