News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, July 13, 2015

West Deptford, where gun advocates protested outside Steve Sweeney’s house, considers an ordinance preventing ‘targeted’ picketing near any residential dwelling

  • Of course, it’s only one person’s home being targeted, Sweeney’s, in what will surely be a showdown over First Amendment rights vs. the right to privacy on Nottingham Road.


  • Bipartisan bill seeks more transparency and oversight for the state’s tax-incentive program massive corporate welfare.
  • The Christie EXXON Mobil boondoggle.


  • Al Doblin suggests Trumps rants expose the weakness in the GOP field – especially Christie, “his lack of gumption to forcefully challenge Trump shows that the Christie hype about saying what he thinks and doing what he says is nothing more than script.”
  • Christie fights for debate slot: With the first debate August 6, Christie’s right on the cut line – he’s #10.
  • Jackson: Christie counting on a push from friendly politicians in Dixie, payback for his help as RGA chair – but no Gov he helped has spoken up for him yet.

    Menendez and the Iran nuclear negotiations

  • Menendez: Iran talks began on ‘wrong premise’.

  • Menendez:  U.S. must make it clear Iran will never get nuclear weapons.

    Politicker’s 50 Most Powerful Elected Officials list doesn’t even have Kim Guadagno in the top 10 – or top 20

  • It’s not that the list is inaccurate; it’s probably not. But you have to wonder what happens next in a state #1 Chris Christie has left economically unstable with an LG he has refused to include in his inner circle or allow to grow in her own elected power.  
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