News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Audubon is mourning Martin Bodrog, killed in the D.C. Navy Yard.

Rick Perry, the dumber version of George W. Bush, coming for Lonegan

  • Lowering the bar. It’s what the Lonegan campaign does best.

    Buono v. Christie

  • Charles Stile deconstucts Christie’s TV ad and sees him on a muddy, low road.

  • Christie amuses himself.

  • Christie report card: Gov puts political ambitions first.

  • As things stand now, both TV debates will be before the Oct. 16 special election, when nobody will be paying attention.

    Who’s Who in Marijuana

  • Okay, there’s this list.

  • Closer to home, we’ve got these folks.

    Cory Booker

  • Luis Quintana voted Newark Council president and possible interim mayor.

  • Booker fights Newark crime with OT as Trenton begs for help.

  • Booker ad buy focuses on South Jersey.

  • Steve Lonegan demands records from Booker’s former law firm.

    U.S. Census

  • Census: Here are the numbers that show how poorly New Jersey’s economy is doing under Christie.
  • Does the Census show a major spike in NJ uninsured? Or not?

    Menendez & Andrews on CREW’s Most Corrupt Members of Congress 2013 List

  • It’s only a list of 13, New Jersey has 2 on it.


  • Battle for Speaker is down one combatant.


  • Reed Gusciora: If Gov. Christie visited Trenton Central High School, ‘he would shut it down in a heartbeat’.


  • Sandy aid headed for businesses not directly hit by Sandy.

  • Christie signs bill to expand corporate tax breaks in NJ.

  • 3 reasons teachers are getting lower pay.

  • Obamacare nudges 30 NJ, PA & NY hospitals to form ‘alliance’.

  • Dreier and Atlas: Minimum wage campaign the key to beating Christie.

  • State funnels $1M in federal funds to low-ranked schools.

  • State agency rules enviro groups can’t intervene in PSE&G rate case.


  • Poll suggests Christie’s gun-control vetoes defied public opinion.
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