TGIF News Roundup & Open Thread for Feb. 1, 2013
February 1, 2013Uncategorized
Christie’s “Jersey Comeback:” Housing marketing improving in most of country, but getting worse in NJ
And yet Christie vetoes 2 bills to help homeowners in this state plagued by foreclosures.
Weinberg: Menendez Domincan scandal a “distraction”.
Menendez flees media horde.
Menendez Says He Reimbursed Donor for 2 Jaunts to Dominican Republic.
Leader of watchdog group CREW says Menendez violated ethics rules.
Lautenberg calls Menendez predicament ‘too bad’.
Watchdog group had doubts about Menendez prostitution claims.
On the Chamber train Menendez story undercuts gubernatorial contest.
Newark’s Ron C. Rice busted for calling while driving, failing to register his car
The West Ward councilman was stopped late last year for using his cell phone while driving, and a check showed the vehicle was unregistered, and Rice’s license suspended.
Star-Ledger backs Union County blogger Tina Renna, says she shouldn’t be forced to reveal sources
Renna, who blogs at unioncountywatchdog.org, says she has info that 16 county employees who wrongly used public generators after Hurricane Sandy. She’s been subpoenaed by a judge to reveal the names, and she’s arguing that revealing the names may reveal her source. She’s arguing journalists’ shield laws should also protect her.
Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera testing the waters for NJ Senate 2014
Not even his 30,000 Twitter followers were boffo on the idea.
Last time Geraldo was in the news he said something pretty stupid.
At Super Bowl this weekend.
On Letterman Monday.
Star-Ledger: The poor pay higher tax rates & Christie’s made the problem worse.
Christie vs. Buono race gains steam with train ride to D.C..
Christie: ‘Fun’ Oval Office chat with Obama.
Christie chamber keynote: Still loves President Obama.
Sweeney says his bad history with Buono is behind them, has offered her a SJ funder.