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News Roundup for Friday, Feb. 8, 2019

R I P John Dingell, the gentleman from Michigan; longest-serving representative in American history – 59 years. National Quote of the Day: “Every negotiation can’t be a test of manhood.” That’s Chris Christie in Salon offering advice to somebody who used to take his advice, the wall-obsessed Donald Trump. Was the advice, Throw your cellphone in the water? Christie tells Wall Street Journal that he warned Trump…
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Weekend News Roundup for Feb. 2-3, 2019

Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, predicts early spring. Maybe don’t get too excited about that. New Jersey Phil Murphy says Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam must resign, that racist photos of him from his med school yearbook are ‘disqualifying.’ Murphy is the incoming chair of the Democratic Governors Assn. Chris Christie left some stuff out…
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News Roundup for Friday, Feb. 1, 2019

Above, the vote board on the $15 an hour New Jersey minimum wage. Photo: Anne Demigillo Songcayauon. Cory Booker Makes It Official Announces with a Cory-style 2-minute video, called Rise. We have the video in the post just below this one. Flip to Cory’s announcement. New Jersey A highly questionable thing, especially for a governor so…
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News Roundup for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

Absorbant and yellow and porous is he: How I know I’ve overslept. Late-late night at a fabulous event last night (more on that later) and long drive after. Totally worth it. Trump pulls Pelosi into a high-stakes game of chicken. He sends a letter: He’s coming anyway to deliver his State of the Union. She sends one back: No, you’re not. Upshot: Within hours, Trump caves, unable to find…
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News Roundup for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019

On the enduring nature of white boy smugness: Covington Catholic – It could have been me. Mikie Sherrill co-sponsors H.R. 1 Andy Kim & Mikie Sherrill – These 2 rookie Democrats now have some power to help protect Jersey jobs It falls to Democrats to give a damn about what the shutdown is doing to New Jersey families. Democratic officials gather at…
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