News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

Cory Booker steamed at what the Ledger’s Newark reporter David Giambusso writes about his gun control positions, starts a Twitter fight

  • Wall Street Journal’s Lisa Fleisher puts it all up on Storify, and Booker still hasn’t said what was inaccurate in Giambusso’s reporting – neither have all the @CoryBooker Twitter fans coming to the mayor’s defense.


  • Things to remember for the governor’s race.
  • Doblin: Barbara Buono and the shadows of Groundhog Day.
  • Brendan Gill to headline Women’s Political Caucus funder for Buono in February. [correction, thanks to Bertin Lefkovic, sorry for the error, this is what happens when I wake up sick].

    So typical of Christie. Lots of hoopla when it’s good for him, stealth when he doesn’t want you to see what he’s doing

  • Christie close to privatizing the $2.8B NJ Lottery.

    Christie makes history with fewest signed

  • New laws from last session at a 168-year low.

    More from the Gun Violence rally

  • Jim Florio
  • Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy.
  • Mandi Perlmutter of One Million Moms.
  • Assemblywoman Connie Wagner.
  • Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez.
  • Assemblyman Charles Mainor.
  • Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell.
  • No one needs a military clip to shoot a duck.
  • Senator Sandra Cunningham.
  • Senator Ray Lesniak.

    Essex Freeholder carjacked at gunpoint

  • Rufus Johnson had just finished discussing with Essex Freeholders the shooting incident in a Newark West Ward eatery where he was unharmed but a 39-year-old man died and several were injured.


  • Decision time on minimum wage bill.
  • Decisions due on minimum wage & Internet gambling bills.
  • Activists: Expand Medicaid’s scope, make more people eligible.
  • Christie’s battle against housing council goes before high court today.

    Sandy Recovery

  • Sandy families get a little celebration, a little joy.

    Hack Jersey

  • Interesting.

  • Comment (1)

    1. 12mileseastofTrenton

      A smart move since he wouldn’t have had a chance of beating Buono in a one on one race.


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