dermophis donaldtrumpi: As sentient as the real thing.
dermophis donaldtrumpi: Blind, burrowing amphibian named after Donald Trump
For Cory Booker (and the 30 or so ‘exploring’ who aren’t Cory Booker): In ways subtle and loud, the presidential contest is already underway in Iowa
U.S. Senate passes short-term spending bill to keep the gubmint open, and dispense with Trump’s idiot call for border wall funding till next year.
Murphy’s position on his first year differs from some of the editorial criticism. He sees achievements and anticipates action on his key priorities.
There is so much to be reformed in the New Jersey Democratic Party that isn’t just about proxy wars between Murphy and Dem legislative leaders. LeRoy Jones mulls a bid for Democratic State Chair, 13 months away. Murphy backs Currie should he run again.
More national coverage: How Progressive Activists Killed New Jersey Democrats Gerrymandering Scheme (Slate)
Can we eliminate AIDS & HIV in 7 years? The state says yes
Murphy in 2019: Marijuana, minimum wage … and more taxes?
Murphy won’t rule out tax hikes. “It’s too early to tell.” – Gov. Phil Murphy says he may propose new tax increases when he unveils his budget in March, saying he’s worried that the state has not done enough to achieve what he called “tax fairness.”
Only a special kind of asshole would screw over firefighters in need. The state comptroller is on it.
THE REST OF NEW JERSEY
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman posted a photo to Facebook of a light-skinned Hopewell Valley High School boy who threatened and posted racist photos of a black student in her congressional district
PSEG Nuclear becomes the first nuclear plant owner to seek hundreds of millions in ratepayer subsidies to keep its 3 generating units in South Jersey open.
Google explains why it chose Princeton for its newest AI lab (slideshow)