News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Feb. 15, 2013
February 15, 2013Uncategorized
Space rock, death (okay, injury) hurling from the sky. Seriously awesome videos.
Lautenberg will not seek re-election
Matt Friedman at Star-Ledger breaks the story.
Lautenberg draws high praise from Obama, Christie, NJ politicians.
Stile: Lautenberg relied on his business sense in decision to retire.
Moran: As time and sickness take their toll, reality sets in for Sen. Lautenberg.
Lautenberg retirement opens up fight in 2014.
Holt interested in U.S. Senate seat.
Sheila Oliver fastens her eyes on U.S. Senate.
Pallone: Senate landscape has changed.
The cost of war, borne by the families of its sons & daughters
Di Ionno: Milltown family who lost son to war, daughter to grief proves the battle never ends.
Matt and Craig Romney, Chris Christie make nice.
Gordon MacInnes: 15 Billion Reasons for Chris Christie to Expand Medicaid.
A Big Man’s Advice for Gov. Chris Christie (Video)
Trenton Times: Common sense N.J. gun control proposals focus on training, background and mental health checks.
San Francisco Chronicle: Mark Zuckerberg Hosts Chris Christie At His House, Upsetting A Lot Of Women And LGBT Activists.
Huffington Post has video outside Zuckerberg’s Christie funder.
Inky’s Matt Katz says he finds this odd: New Jersey liberals never protest Christie events in New Jersey, but were able to help mobilize action 3,000 miles away.
Christie fundraiser at home of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg brings out protesters.
Inside at Zuck’s house.
Rush Holt writes in The Hill: Mounting evidence demands action to combat causes of climate change
Politicians are famously reluctant to make commitments – especially about the future, as Yogi might say. Not facing up to the way humans are changing our climate is one of the most dramatic and costly examples of this reluctance.
Stay classy, GOP
Republican National Committee Fundraises With Statutory Rape Joke.
NJ Transit workers take trip to Super Bowl on taxpayers’ dime.
NJ schools hurt by Sandy to share $1.25 million in federal grants.