Snowstorm Nemo and Open Thread for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013


  • Will skip the Second Amendment rally today in Trenton.
  • Stack: ‘In Union City, (Christie) is numero uno’.
  • Does Christie hate the poor?
  • Headed to Boston to raise money for his re-elect next month.
  • Give Chris Christie a Break on His Weight.
  • Christie and the politics of weight.

    Sandy Recovery

  • AshBritt Inc. gets themselves a NJ lobbying firm.

  • Christie sneers at questions about Sandy contractor CDM Smith; funds that CDM now has sway over could reach $6B as part of the $50B Sandy aid package.
  • Christie says he’s reluctant to buy out flood-prone homes without neighborhood consensus.

    There’s a new sign in Trenton

  • Got Water? Thank the Pinelands and the Highlands.


  • Democrats: Stop banning job candidates with criminal records.
  • NJ monitors approved for superstorm Sandy recovery spending.
  • Physician-Assisted Suicide Moves Ahead on Uncertain Path.
  • NJ bill would allow medical marijuana users to have organ transplants.
  • Christie vetoes I-gambling but says he’ll sign if conditions met.


  • Politics BS & Education: Perfect Together.
  • Skeptics on Evaluation? Don’t Doubt Us.


  • Herb Jackson’s analysis: Menendez goes to bat for big donors.
  • Menendez says he called government on behalf of donor.

    Are toxic chemicals making you sick?

  • Interactive map: Click your county to see what toxins have been released.

  • Comment (1)

    1. 12mileseastofTrenton

      of the foreign relations committee.  At least temporarily.

      It appears Mr. Menendez has learned little from his own previous ethics issues or from the fall of a former New Jersey senator, Robert Torricelli, who decided not to run for re-election in 2002 amid allegations that he had inappropriately aided a big donor and accepted expensive gifts. It is unclear whether the Senate Ethics Committee has initiated a formal inquiry into Mr. Menendez’s conduct, but a prompt and thorough review is surely called for. In the meantime, Mr. Menendez needs to relinquish his leadership role, at least temporarily.


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