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  • AP: Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story

    AP: Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:31:38 GMT
    Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's storyTrump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story
    Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's storyTrump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story

    President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him.

    President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him.

  • President Trump invites Putin to Washington in the fall

    President Trump invites Putin to Washington in the fall

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-07-20 00:38:35 GMT
    U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.

    President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House this fall for a second get-together, even as cleanup from the first continues with no letup.

    President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House this fall for a second get-together, even as cleanup from the first continues with no letup.

  • President Trump corrects his quote, says misspoke on Russian meddling

    President Trump corrects his quote, says misspoke on Russian meddling

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-07-17 20:39:10 GMT
    Trump corrects his quote, says misspoke on Russian meddlingTrump corrects his quote, says misspoke on Russian meddling
    Trump corrects his quote, says misspoke on Russian meddlingTrump corrects his quote, says misspoke on Russian meddling

    President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to "clarify" his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he had misspoken.

    President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to "clarify" his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he had misspoken.

  • President Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

    President Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:13:55 GMT
    U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.

    Standing next to Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' conclusions that Moscow was to blame for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

    Standing next to Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' conclusions that Moscow was to blame for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

  • President Trump pays tribute to Churchill amid strains on US-UK ties

    President Trump pays tribute to Churchill amid strains on US-UK ties

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:13:01 GMT

    President Donald Trump paid tribute to the legacy of Winston Churchill on Friday amid questions about whether he's putting new strains on the "special relationship" between the U.S. and the U.K.

    President Donald Trump paid tribute to the legacy of Winston Churchill on Friday amid questions about whether he's putting new strains on the "special relationship" between the U.S. and the U.K.

  • NJ sets aside $2.1 million to help immigrants facing deportation

    NJ sets aside $2.1 million to help immigrants facing deportation

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-07-11 20:18:41 GMT
    NJ sets aside $2.1 million to help immigrants facing deportationNJ sets aside $2.1 million to help immigrants facing deportation

    New Jersey set aside $2.1 million in its fiscal year 2019 budget to help immigrants facing deportation in the state.

    New Jersey set aside $2.1 million in its fiscal year 2019 budget to help immigrants facing deportation in the state.

  • NJ groups rally efforts for and against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

    NJ groups rally efforts for and against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:12 PM EDT2018-07-11 00:12:29 GMT

    President Donald Trump nominated D.C. Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

    President Donald Trump nominated D.C. Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

  • NJ GOP candidate says House campaign chair should resign

    NJ GOP candidate says House campaign chair should resign

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-07-10 19:24:13 GMT
    NJ GOP candidate says House campaign chair should resignNJ GOP candidate says House campaign chair should resign
    NJ GOP candidate says House campaign chair should resignNJ GOP candidate says House campaign chair should resign

    A New Jersey Republican congressional candidate is calling for the ouster of the House GOP's campaign chairman after the party denounced him over racially charged social media posts.

    A New Jersey Republican congressional candidate is calling for the ouster of the House GOP's campaign chairman after the party denounced him over racially charged social media posts.

  • President Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

    President Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

    Monday, July 9 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-07-10 02:42:24 GMT
    Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme CourtTrump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

    President Donald Trump is nominating influential conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right.

    President Donald Trump is nominating influential conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right.

  • Sen. Menendez reacts to comedian’s prank call to Trump

    Sen. Menendez reacts to comedian’s prank call to Trump

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-07-04 02:36:32 GMT
    Sen. Menendez reacts to comedian’s prank call to TrumpSen. Menendez reacts to comedian’s prank call to Trump
    Sen. Menendez reacts to comedian’s prank call to TrumpSen. Menendez reacts to comedian’s prank call to Trump

    Sen. Bob Menendez says a comedian who made a prank call to President Donald Trump while posing as him touched on serious issues but also highlighted presidential security shortcomings.

    Sen. Bob Menendez says a comedian who made a prank call to President Donald Trump while posing as him touched on serious issues but also highlighted presidential security shortcomings.

  • President Trump revokes Obama guidance on race in school admissions

    President Trump revokes Obama guidance on race in school admissions

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-07-03 23:01:36 GMT
    File photo - President Donald TrumpFile photo - President Donald Trump
    File photo - President Donald TrumpFile photo - President Donald Trump

    The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a student's race into account to promote diversity in admissions.

    The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a student's race into account to promote diversity in admissions.

  • Gov. Phil Murphy touts 2019 state budget on News 12

    Gov. Phil Murphy touts 2019 state budget on News 12

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 6:04 PM EDT2018-07-03 22:04:21 GMT
    Gov. Phil Murphy phone interviewGov. Phil Murphy phone interview
    Gov. Phil Murphy phone interviewGov. Phil Murphy phone interview

    Gov. Phil Murphy is touting his 2019 state budget, which was finally passed after a lengthy debate with New Jersey’s other Democratic lawmakers.

    Gov. Phil Murphy is touting his 2019 state budget, which was finally passed after a lengthy debate with New Jersey’s other Democratic lawmakers.

  • New state budget includes various tax increases for New Jerseyans

    New state budget includes various tax increases for New Jerseyans

    Monday, July 2 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-07-02 22:13:42 GMT
    2019 fiscal year budget signed into law2019 fiscal year budget signed into law

    The $37 billion state budget recently signed by Gov. Phil Murphy provides more money for schools and agencies like New Jersey Transit.

    The $37 billion state budget recently signed by Gov. Phil Murphy provides more money for schools and agencies like New Jersey Transit.

  • Lawmakers: Budget vote delayed, but not in jeopardy

    Lawmakers: Budget vote delayed, but not in jeopardy

    Sunday, July 1 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-07-01 22:34:31 GMT

    New Jersey lawmakers say votes on a $37.4 billion budget deal brokered with Gov. Phil Murphy are delayed but expected to be held.

    New Jersey lawmakers say votes on a $37.4 billion budget deal brokered with Gov. Phil Murphy are delayed but expected to be held.

  • NJ government shutdown averted hours before deadline

    NJ government shutdown averted hours before deadline

    Sunday, July 1 2018 9:30 AM EDT2018-07-01 13:30:19 GMT

    It was a close call at the state Capitol as New Jersey lawmakers approved a budget just hours before the deadline Saturday.

    It was a close call at the state Capitol as New Jersey lawmakers approved a budget just hours before the deadline Saturday.

  • What's affected if state government shuts down?

    What's affected if state government shuts down?

    Saturday, June 30 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-06-30 16:07:12 GMT

    The clock is winding down for Gov. Phil Murphy and state lawmakers to reach a budget deal.

    The clock is winding down for Gov. Phil Murphy and state lawmakers to reach a budget deal.

  • Murphy, lawmakers reach budget deal to avert shutdown

    Murphy, lawmakers reach budget deal to avert shutdown

    Saturday, June 30 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-07-01 02:16:41 GMT
    Gov. Phil Murphy and state lawmakers reached a deal on the state budget Saturday evening, averting a government shutdown hours ahead of the midnight deadline.Gov. Phil Murphy and state lawmakers reached a deal on the state budget Saturday evening, averting a government shutdown hours ahead of the midnight deadline.

    Gov. Phil Murphy and state lawmakers have reached a deal on the state budget, averting a government shutdown hours ahead of the midnight deadline.

    Gov. Phil Murphy and state lawmakers have reached a deal on the state budget, averting a government shutdown hours ahead of the midnight deadline.

  • Still no deal on a New Jersey budget as shutdown looms

    Still no deal on a New Jersey budget as shutdown looms

    Friday, June 29 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-06-29 23:40:12 GMT
    New Jersey State HouseNew Jersey State House

    New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy says he and Democratic legislative leaders have so far failed to reach a deal on the state budget.

    New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy says he and Democratic legislative leaders have so far failed to reach a deal on the state budget.

  • Gov. Murphy, Cabinet meet to weigh possible government shutdown

    Gov. Murphy, Cabinet meet to weigh possible government shutdown

    Thursday, June 28 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-06-28 23:29:39 GMT
    Gov. Murphy, Cabinet meet to weigh possible government shutdownGov. Murphy, Cabinet meet to weigh possible government shutdown
    New Jersey State HouseNew Jersey State House

    Gov. Phil Murphy convened a Cabinet meeting Thursday to review preparations for a possible government shutdown amid a budget standoff with lawmakers.

    Gov. Phil Murphy convened a Cabinet meeting Thursday to review preparations for a possible government shutdown amid a budget standoff with lawmakers.

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    Trump, Putin to meet in Helsinki on July 16

    Trump, Putin to meet in Helsinki on July 16

    Thursday, June 28 2018 8:09 AM EDT2018-06-28 12:09:38 GMT
    Trump, Putin to meet in Helsinki on July 16Trump, Putin to meet in Helsinki on July 16
    Trump, Putin to meet in Helsinki on July 16Trump, Putin to meet in Helsinki on July 16

    The Kremlin and the White House say the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will take place in Helsinki on July 16.

    The Kremlin and the White House say the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will take place in Helsinki on July 16.

  • 3 days until potential shutdown as budget battle continues

    3 days until potential shutdown as budget battle continues

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-06-28 00:41:38 GMT
    3 days until potential shutdown as budget battle continues3 days until potential shutdown as budget battle continues
    3 days until potential shutdown as budget battle continues3 days until potential shutdown as budget battle continues

    New Jersey’s lawmakers have just three days to come to an agreement on a state budget or face the second government shutdown in as many years.

    New Jersey’s lawmakers have just three days to come to an agreement on a state budget or face the second government shutdown in as many years.

  • Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick

    Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-06-27 22:11:38 GMT
    Justice Kennedy will be retiring.Justice Kennedy will be retiring.

    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy says he is retiring.

    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy says he is retiring.

  • State lawmakers to review Gov. Murphy budget compromise

    State lawmakers to review Gov. Murphy budget compromise

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-06-27 01:54:25 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    File photoFile photo

    New Jersey state lawmakers say they will review the latest budget compromise proposed by Gov. Phil Murphy.

    New Jersey state lawmakers say they will review the latest budget compromise proposed by Gov. Phil Murphy.

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    High court OKs Trump's travel ban, rejects Muslim bias claim

    High court OKs Trump's travel ban, rejects Muslim bias claim

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-06-26 21:58:01 GMT
    High court OKs Trump's travel ban,High court OKs Trump's travel ban,

    The Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority.

    The Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority.

  • NJ children separated from immigrant parents head to Washington

    NJ children separated from immigrant parents head to Washington

    Monday, June 25 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-06-26 00:38:54 GMT
    NJ children separated from immigrant parents head to WashingtonNJ children separated from immigrant parents head to Washington
    NJ children separated from immigrant parents head to WashingtonNJ children separated from immigrant parents head to Washington

    A group of New Jersey children of immigrant parents will be heading to Washington D.C. Tuesday to speak to leaders about immigration reform that keeps families together.

    A group of New Jersey children of immigrant parents will be heading to Washington D.C. Tuesday to speak to leaders about immigration reform that keeps families together.

  • Gov. Murphy says he cannot sign legislators' $36.5B budget

    Gov. Murphy says he cannot sign legislators' $36.5B budget

    Monday, June 25 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-06-25 22:24:54 GMT
    Gov. Murphy says he cannot sign legislators' $36.5B budgetGov. Murphy says he cannot sign legislators' $36.5B budget
    Gov. Murphy says he cannot sign legislators' $36.5B budgetGov. Murphy says he cannot sign legislators' $36.5B budget

    Gov. Phil Murphy says he can't sign the Legislature's $36.5 billion budget because it relies on what he calls “unsustainable revenue.”

    Gov. Phil Murphy says he can't sign the Legislature's $36.5 billion budget because it relies on what he calls “unsustainable revenue.”

  • Trump, North Korea trade escalating threats of fire

    Trump, North Korea trade escalating threats of fire

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 6:16 AM EDT2017-08-09 10:16:01 GMT
    Wednesday, August 9 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-08-09 22:22:16 GMT
    (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File) FILE - In this July 28, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government on Saturday, July 29, 2017, shows what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic mi(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File) FILE - In this July 28, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government on Saturday, July 29, 2017, shows what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic mi

    North Korea and the United States traded escalating threats, with Trump threatening "fire and fury" and Pyongyang claiming it was examining plans for attacking Guam.

    North Korea and the United States traded escalating threats, with Trump threatening "fire and fury" and Pyongyang claiming it was examining plans for attacking Guam.

  • Trump opponents: Not much to celebrate in first 100 days

    Trump opponents: Not much to celebrate in first 100 days

    President Donald Trump will mark his first 100 days in office Saturday.President Donald Trump will mark his first 100 days in office Saturday.

    Saturday marks the end of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, and the president’s opponents say that there hasn’t been much common ground to celebrate.

    Saturday marks the end of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, and the president’s opponents say that there hasn’t been much common ground to celebrate.

  • Republican NJ gubernatorial candidates attack each other’s tax plans

    GOP NJ gubernatorial candidates attack each other’s tax plans

    The NJ Republican gubernatorial primary is June 6,The NJ Republican gubernatorial primary is June 6,

    With less than two months to go until the New Jersey gubernatorial primary, some Republican candidates have begun to attach each other’s tax plans. 

    With less than two months to go until the New Jersey gubernatorial primary, some Republican candidates have begun to attach each other’s tax plans. 

  • Bedminster officials prepare for possible visits from President Trump and first family

    Bedminster officials prepare for possible Trump visits

    Bedminster officials are preparing for possible visits from President Trump and the first familyBedminster officials are preparing for possible visits from President Trump and the first family

    Now that the Florida resort season is coming to a close, officials in Bedminster are preparing for possible visits from President Donald Trump and the first family.

    Now that the Florida resort season is coming to a close, officials in Bedminster are preparing for possible visits from President Donald Trump and the first family.

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Rabner seeks halt to immigration arrests at state courthouses

    NJ judge seeks halt to immigration arrests at state courthouses

    New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Rabner seeks halt to immigration arrests at state courthousesNew Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Rabner seeks halt to immigration arrests at state courthouses

    Another high-ranking judge is asking the Trump administration to avoid immigration arrests at state courthouses. New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner noted in a in a letter dated Wednesday to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly that federal immigration officials recently arrested two people in New Jersey courthouses.

    Another high-ranking judge is asking the Trump administration to avoid immigration arrests at state courthouses. New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner noted in a in a letter dated Wednesday to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly that federal immigration officials recently arrested two people in New Jersey courthouses.

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    Unsealed Bridgegate document shows juror sought dismissal

    Unsealed Bridgegate document shows juror sought dismissal

    Newly unsealed documents in the Bridgegate lane-closure case show defense attorneys sought a mistrial ruling after a juror called the case "overwhelming."Newly unsealed documents in the Bridgegate lane-closure case show defense attorneys sought a mistrial ruling after a juror called the case "overwhelming."

    Newly unsealed documents in the Bridgegate lane-closure case show defense attorneys sought a mistrial ruling after a juror called the case "overwhelming."

    Newly unsealed documents in the Bridgegate lane-closure case show defense attorneys sought a mistrial ruling after a juror called the case "overwhelming."

  • Rep. Leonard Lance holds town hall meeting in Morris County

    Rep. Lance holds town hall event in Morris County

    Dozens of residents attended the event.Dozens of residents attended the event.
     New Jersey Republican Rep. Leonard Lance held a town hall meeting with his constituents in Morris County Wednesday. The congressman is one of the few Republicans to take questions on decisions made by the Trump administration. Lance was asked questions on a variety of topics, including the unrest in Syria and affordable health care. But the first question posed to Lance was about the President Donald Trump’s tax returns. “Congress has the power to have his tax ret...
     New Jersey Republican Rep. Leonard Lance held a town hall meeting with his constituents in Morris County Wednesday. The congressman is one of the few Republicans to take questions on decisions made by the Trump administration. Lance was asked questions on a variety of topics, including the unrest in Syria and affordable health care. But the first question posed to Lance was about the President Donald Trump’s tax returns. “Congress has the power to have his tax ret...
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    NJ governor candidates to debate at Stockton in May

    NJ governor candidates to debate at Stockton in May

    Vote New JerseyVote New Jersey

    Six of the 11 gubernatorial candidates who are running in the June 6 Primary for the Republican and Democratic parties’ nominations will debate in two separate forums at Stockton University next month. 

    Six of the 11 gubernatorial candidates who are running in the June 6 Primary for the Republican and Democratic parties’ nominations will debate in two separate forums at Stockton University next month. 

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    New survey ranks Christie as America’s most unpopular governor

    Survey: Christie ranked America's most unpopular governor

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been ranked as America’s most unpopular governor in a new survey.New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been ranked as America’s most unpopular governor in a new survey.
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been ranked as America’s most unpopular governor in the latest edition of Morning Consult’s senator and governor approval ratings. The media and technology company’s rankings were compiled using over 85,000 survey interviews with registered voters across the U.S. from January through April 2017. Christie's disapproval was at the highest it's ever been in Morning Consult's rankings, with 71 percent disapproving of the job he is doi...
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been ranked as America’s most unpopular governor in the latest edition of Morning Consult’s senator and governor approval ratings. The media and technology company’s rankings were compiled using over 85,000 survey interviews with registered voters across the U.S. from January through April 2017. Christie's disapproval was at the highest it's ever been in Morning Consult's rankings, with 71 percent disapproving of the job he is doi...
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    Gov. Chris Christie to join White House opioid addiction effort

    Gov. Chris Christie to join White House opioid addiction effort

    Gov. Chris Christie is expected to join a White House effort to combat opioid abuse.Gov. Chris Christie is expected to join a White House effort to combat opioid abuse.

    Gov. Chris Christie is expected to join a White House effort to combat opioid abuse. 

    Gov. Chris Christie is expected to join a White House effort to combat opioid abuse. 

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