News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, April 3, 2013

45 years ago today, Martin Luther King was in Memphis to support sanitation workers striking to protest low wages and poor working conditions. “. . . I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land! And so I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man! Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!”  King was assassinated the next day.

Rutgers R in distressWhy didn’t Rutgers fire Mike Rice?

  • THE VIDEO: Rutgers Basketball Coach Rice & College Sports Idiocy.

  • ESPN: With Mike Rice, we must draw a line.

  • Rutgers Daily Targum coverage.

  • Some Rutgers students feel Rice’s suspension not enough.

  • Christie ‘deeply disturbed’ by Rice practice video.

  • Reaction to Rice video has Rutgers reconsidering.


  • Quinnipiac Poll finds 5-way horse race with Christie coming in 4th at just 14%, behind Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan and Rand Paul, and just ahead of Jeb Bush.

    2013: Buono v. Christie

  • Buono on MSNBC. VIDEO

  • Former congressman Murphy: Christie & Sandy is like Rudy & 9/11.

    2013: Legislative

  • NJ Assembly candidate would be state’s first openly gay Republican lawmaker.

  • 2013 Battleground: An introductory overview of competitive legislative contests, Part 1.

  • Part 2.

    Birdsall and the Unfolding Story

  • Senator Loretta Weinberg tells a Bergen/Teaneck Birdsall story we didn’t know.

  • NJ AG to appeal bankruptcy ruling in favor of Birdsall Services Group.

  • Birdsall was heavy donor to web of Middlesex PACS.

  • State to appeal ruling letting Birdsall Services access some of its frozen assets to pay employees.

    Why Chris Christie’s Crony Capitalism Has Cratered

  • Demos Policy Shop: Chris Christie hasn’t been very popular in GOP circles since he praised Barack Obama at the Jersey Shore on the eve of the presidential election. But Christie’s national luster should be fading for a much better reason: He has one of the worst economic records of any governor in the United States.

    Melgen & Menendez

  • Menendez donor claims he didn’t break any laws in relationship with U.S. senator, report says.

    The 17-year cicadas are coming

  • Want to help predict when?


  • Princeton consolidation pays off: $61M budget comes with tax rate decrease.

  • Economy elevates North Jersey property tax appeals to new high.

    North Jersey immigrants, advocates among those to join rally for reforms

  • Rally for Immigration Reform is Saturday, April 6 at noon in Liberty State Park.

  • April 6 Rally info at BlueWave.

    Is gay marriage ripe for a straight scam?: Editorial

  • Ledger skewers Georgia GOP Chairwoman Sue Everhart, who says she has the nation’s newest bizarre reason to fear gay people marrying.

    Possible human remains found in new 9/11 debris

  • NYC begins sifting through about 60 truckloads of new debris for body parts, which may include some of the dead from New Jersey.
  • Comments (5)

    1. JackHarris

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    4. 12mileseastofTrenton

      He didn’t fire Rice at end of December.

      He didn’t fire Rice at the end of the season, before the video came out, when he could have used Rice’s lousy record as an excuse.

      He knew about Rice’s behavior BEFORE he hired him.


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