News Roundup & Open Thread for Halloween Friday, 2014

NJ National Guard unit to deploy to “Operation Enduring Freedom”

  • It will be the 4th deployment for four of the soldiers.


  • Clock’s ticking on an OPRA request following Christie claims of his Sandy recovery work “without cameras”.
  • Moran: Christie’s tantrums and his White House dreams.
  • The American Prospect: Christie 2016: ‘Vote For Me Or I’ll Punch You Right In Your Stupid Face’.
  • Christie’s not sorry.

  • Politicker: Following Belmar blowup, questions arise over limits of anger as a Christie power tool.
  • Ingle: Christie’s bluntness starting to grow old.
  • Oooh, the Ledger turns it into a GAME.
  • Sandy recovery: Christie’s Achilles’ heel.
  • Christie and the 2015-2016 presidential departure strategy.


  • Bergen County Exec: Dem Tedesco has funding edge, raising about 81% more in contributions than Kathleen Donovan.
  • CD5 & CD3: Late-cycle polls. Cho down, Belgard up.
  • CD3: Inky endorses MacArthur. Deciminyan posted the first comment.
  • NJSen: Cory Booker, celebrity senator, takes on a low profile in Washington.
  • NJSen: Half-truths, unequal funding define Booker-Bell race.
  • CD5: Dem challenger may be fading in stretch run.

    Sandy fallout

  • NPR/ProPublica report: Red Cross response to hurricanes Sandy and Irene was a disaster in itself; ill-prepared, disorganized, inefficient, incompetent.
  • What NJ’s Sandy recovery has taught us for the future.

    Sheridan sons hire expert pathologist to investigate their parents’ deaths

  • They’ve hired Michael Baden, who had an HBO serie, was involved in the O.J. Simpson trial, and did the family’s private autopsy on Ferguson’s Michael Brown.

    Gusciora eyed for judgeship in Superior Court

  • Asm Reed Gusciora is being considered for an appointment as a Mercer County Superior Court judge, in a possible career change that would end a political career of one of the leading liberals in the Legislature. A top Mercer Dem says Christie wants to nominate Gusciora to the bench.

    Atlantic County lawmakers feud over expanding gambling outside resort

  • The Auditor:The ongoing disagreement Sen. Jim Whelan a former Atlantic City mayor, and Assemblyman Chris A. Brown who represents the same district.  
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