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  • Republicans add money, insurers’ flexibility to health bill

    Republicans add money, insurers’ flexibility to health bill

    Monday, September 25 2017 6:42 AM EDT2017-09-25 10:42:36 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 11:21 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:21:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file) FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013, file photo, the morning sun illuminates the U.S. Capitol in Washington.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file) FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013, file photo, the morning sun illuminates the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

    The revamped proposal gives states more freedom to charge higher premiums for older and seriously ill people and to sell skimpy, lower-cost policies.

    The revamped proposal gives states more freedom to charge higher premiums for older and seriously ill people and to sell skimpy, lower-cost policies.

  • Joey Torres resigns as mayor of Paterson following guilty plea

    Joey Torres resigns as mayor of Paterson following guilty plea

    Monday, September 25 2017 11:08 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:08:28 GMT

    Council President Ruby Cotton took over as the interim mayor of Paterson Monday after Joey Torres waived his court appearance and formally resigned.

    Council President Ruby Cotton took over as the interim mayor of Paterson Monday after Joey Torres waived his court appearance and formally resigned.

  • GOP health bill all but dead; McCain again deals the blow

    GOP health bill all but dead; McCain again deals the blow

    Friday, September 22 2017 1:27 PM EDT2017-09-22 17:27:00 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:30:27 GMT
    Health care activists rally in Newark against the GOP health care bill.Health care activists rally in Newark against the GOP health care bill.

    Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation.

    Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation.

  • Kim Jong Un fires off insults at Trump, hints at weapons test

    Kim Jong Un fires off insults at Trump, hints at weapons test

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:25 AM EDT2017-09-22 10:25:50 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:34:24 GMT
    (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File) FILE- In this Sept. 3, 2017, image distributed on Sept. 4, 2017, by the North Korean government, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un holds a meeting of the ruling party's presidium.(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File) FILE- In this Sept. 3, 2017, image distributed on Sept. 4, 2017, by the North Korean government, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un holds a meeting of the ruling party's presidium.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump "deranged" and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump "deranged" and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats.

  • Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressure

    Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressure

    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:18:27 GMT
    Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg appears on his Facebook Live channel.Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg appears on his Facebook Live channel.

    Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators.

    Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators.

  • Trump piles on new economic sanctions against North Korea

    Trump piles on new economic sanctions against North Korea

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:30 AM EDT2017-09-22 10:30:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump listens during a luncheon with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump listens during a luncheon with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York.

    President Donald Trump has added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans’ nuclear weapons advances.

    President Donald Trump has added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans’ nuclear weapons advances.

  • Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

    Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:15:27 GMT
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill.Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill.

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday the Republicans' last-resort "Obamacare" repeal effort remains two or three votes short.

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday the Republicans' last-resort "Obamacare" repeal effort remains two or three votes short.

  • Political experts: Menendez trial creating turmoil for Democrats

    Political experts: Menendez trial creating turmoil for Democrats

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:49 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:49:50 GMT

    The trial of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has entered its third week, and some political experts say that it is causing some turmoil for some of New Jersey’s Democrats as the state’s gubernatorial election draws near.

    The trial of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has entered its third week, and some political experts say that it is causing some turmoil for some of New Jersey’s Democrats as the state’s gubernatorial election draws near.

  • Barack Obama to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy

    Barack Obama to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:59:33 GMT
    Former President Barack Obama gives his farewell speech on Jan. 19, 2017. (FILE PHOTO)Former President Barack Obama gives his farewell speech on Jan. 19, 2017. (FILE PHOTO)

    Former President Barack Obama will be campaigning in the Garden State for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy.

    Former President Barack Obama will be campaigning in the Garden State for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy.

  • Senate leader praises revived GOP health law repeal drive

    Senate leader praises revived GOP health law repeal drive

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:36:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, talk while walking to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, talk while walking to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised the revived Republican effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised the revived Republican effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Clashes over evidence dominate Menendez bribery trial

    Clashes over evidence dominate Menendez bribery trial

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-09-20 16:36:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Sen. Bob Menendez, center, arrives with his children, Alicia Menendez and Robert Menendez Jr., to court for his federal corruption trial in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Sen. Bob Menendez, center, arrives with his children, Alicia Menendez and Robert Menendez Jr., to court for his federal corruption trial in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

    Clashes over what evidence the jury will hear are again dominating the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy friend.

    Clashes over what evidence the jury will hear are again dominating the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy friend.

  • At UN, Trump threatens ‘total destruction’ of North Korea

    At UN, Trump threatens ‘total destruction’ of North Korea

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-09-19 19:49:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew) U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.(AP Photo/Richard Drew) U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

    “Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime,” President Donald Trump said about North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un.

    “Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime,” President Donald Trump said about North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un.

  • NJ gubernatorial candidates campaign around state

    NJ gubernatorial candidates campaign around state

    Monday, September 18 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-09-18 23:50:23 GMT

    New Jersey’s two main gubernatorial candidates campaigned around the state Monday, with less than two months to go until the election.

    New Jersey’s two main gubernatorial candidates campaigned around the state Monday, with less than two months to go until the election.

  • Menendez jurors hear descriptions of upscale resorts

    Menendez jurors hear descriptions of upscale resorts

    Monday, September 18 2017 7:10 AM EDT2017-09-18 11:10:48 GMT

    Jurors in the corruption trial of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy donor have heard descriptions of trips to upscale Dominican Republic resorts that Menendez took on the donor's dime.

    Jurors in the corruption trial of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy donor have heard descriptions of trips to upscale Dominican Republic resorts that Menendez took on the donor's dime.

  • Trump, in UN debut, urges the world body to reform

    Trump, in UN debut, urges the world body to reform

    Monday, September 18 2017 10:24 AM EDT2017-09-18 14:24:37 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 12:21 PM EDT2017-09-18 16:21:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) In this Sept. 15, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to military personnel and their families at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) In this Sept. 15, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to military personnel and their families at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

    President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Monday, using his first moments at the world body to urge the 193-nation organization to reduce bureaucracy and costs.

    President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Monday, using his first moments at the world body to urge the 193-nation organization to reduce bureaucracy and costs.

  • Christie to spend $200M on new substance abuse initiatives

    Christie to spend $200M on new substance abuse initiatives

    Sunday, September 17 2017 3:19 PM EDT2017-09-17 19:19:50 GMT

     Gov. Chris Christie plans to spend $200 million on new initiatives that he hopes will significantly improve the way the state approaches substance abuse treatment and prevention.

     Gov. Chris Christie plans to spend $200 million on new initiatives that he hopes will significantly improve the way the state approaches substance abuse treatment and prevention.

  • Lords of the Underground rapper 'Doitall' running for office

    Lords of the Underground rapper 'Doitall' running for office

    Friday, September 15 2017 6:58 AM EDT2017-09-15 10:58:53 GMT
    The skyline of the city of Newark (FILE Photo)The skyline of the city of Newark (FILE Photo)

    A member of hip-hop trio Lords of the Underground says he's running for political office in New Jersey.

    A member of hip-hop trio Lords of the Underground says he's running for political office in New Jersey.

  • Immigration debate could pull Sen. Menendez away from trial

    Immigration debate could pull Sen. Menendez away from trial

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-09-13 15:00:06 GMT

    The ongoing debate about illegal immigration...could pull Sen. Bob Menendez away from his federal corruption trial.

    The ongoing debate about illegal immigration...could pull Sen. Bob Menendez away from his federal corruption trial.

  • Trump says GOP leaders ‘on board’ in immigration talks

    Trump says GOP leaders ‘on board’ in immigration talks

    Thursday, September 14 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-09-14 21:02:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., left, and Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., left, and Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in

    President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was “fairly close” to a deal to preserve protections for young immigrants living illegally in America.

    President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was “fairly close” to a deal to preserve protections for young immigrants living illegally in America.

  • Visa efforts take center stage at Sen. Menendez trial

    Visa efforts take center stage at Sen. Menendez trial

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:03 AM EDT2017-09-12 15:03:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Sen. Bob Menendez, center, arrives with his children, Alicia Menendez and Robert Menendez Jr., to court for his federal corruption trial in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Sen. Bob Menendez, center, arrives with his children, Alicia Menendez and Robert Menendez Jr., to court for his federal corruption trial in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

    The bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has focused on visas the Democratic senator helped get for the alleged girlfriends of a wealthy donor.

    The bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has focused on visas the Democratic senator helped get for the alleged girlfriends of a wealthy donor.

  • Top Dems say Flynn left Mideast trip off security clearance

    Top Dems say Flynn left Mideast trip off security clearance

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:20 AM EDT2017-09-13 11:20:01 GMT
    Wednesday, September 13 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-09-13 22:22:27 GMT
    FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, Michael Flynn, then - President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for National Security Adviser arrives at Trump Tower in New York.FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, Michael Flynn, then - President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for National Security Adviser arrives at Trump Tower in New York.

    Two Democratic lawmakers release documents showing former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn failed to report a June 2015 trip to the Middle East.

    Two Democratic lawmakers release documents showing former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn failed to report a June 2015 trip to the Middle East.

  • White House names Hope Hicks as communications director

    White House names Hope Hicks as communications director

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-09-12 16:57:33 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 1:05 PM EDT2017-09-12 17:05:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) In this photo taken June 30, 2017, Hope Hicks arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) In this photo taken June 30, 2017, Hope Hicks arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

    Hope Hicks, 28, is the third White House communications director in the Trump administration's nearly eight months.

    Hope Hicks, 28, is the third White House communications director in the Trump administration's nearly eight months.

  • Christie disputes claims Bannon made about him in interview

    Christie disputes claims Bannon made about him in interview

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 5:55 AM EDT2017-09-12 09:55:29 GMT

    Gov. Chris Christie is disputing comments former White House adviser Steve Bannon made about him during an interview with CBS News.

    Gov. Chris Christie is disputing comments former White House adviser Steve Bannon made about him during an interview with CBS News.

  • Sen. Booker meets with DACA recipients in Newark

    Sen. Booker meets with DACA recipients in Newark

    Monday, September 11 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-09-12 00:06:57 GMT

    U.S. Sen. Cory Booker met with recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) Monday afternoon in Newark.

    U.S. Sen. Cory Booker met with recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) Monday afternoon in Newark.

  • Ex-Menendez aide testifies about help on visas

    Ex-Menendez aide testifies about help on visas

    Monday, September 11 2017 5:58 AM EDT2017-09-11 09:58:21 GMT

    An ex-aide for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez testified Monday that Menendez was involved in helping with the visa applications of friends of a wealthy doctor who is on trial with him.

    An ex-aide for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez testified Monday that Menendez was involved in helping with the visa applications of friends of a wealthy doctor who is on trial with him.

  • Bannon: ‘Access Hollywood’ tape cost Christie cabinet post

    Bannon: ‘Access Hollywood’ tape cost Christie cabinet post

    Friday, September 8 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-09-08 16:47:59 GMT
    Chris Christie and Donald Trump appear together at an event in March 2016.Chris Christie and Donald Trump appear together at an event in March 2016.

    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says the weekend following the tape's public release showed who really had Donald Trump’s back.

    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says the weekend following the tape's public release showed who really had Donald Trump’s back.

  • Judge lectures prosecution on 1st day of Menendez testimony

    Judge lectures prosecution on 1st day of Menendez testimony

    Thursday, September 7 2017 8:08 AM EDT2017-09-07 12:08:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Sen. Bob Menendez, center, arrives with his children, Alicia Menendez and Robert Menendez Jr., to court for his federal corruption trial in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Sen. Bob Menendez, center, arrives with his children, Alicia Menendez and Robert Menendez Jr., to court for his federal corruption trial in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

    The trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy doctor charged with bribing him began Thursday with the judge twice sending the jury out of the courtroom.

    The trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy doctor charged with bribing him began Thursday with the judge twice sending the jury out of the courtroom.

  • Appeals court: Grandparents not part of Trump's travel ban

    Appeals court: Grandparents not part of Trump's travel ban

    Thursday, September 7 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-09-08 00:32:48 GMT

    A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Trump administration's limited view of who is allowed into the United States under the president's travel ban, saying grandparents, cousins and similarly close relations of people in the U.S. should not be prevented from coming to the country.

    A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Trump administration's limited view of who is allowed into the United States under the president's travel ban, saying grandparents, cousins and similarly close relations of people in the U.S. should not be prevented from coming to the country.

  • Trump Jr. tells senators 'no collusion' with Russians

    Trump Jr. tells senators 'no collusion' with Russians

    Thursday, September 7 2017 8:13 AM EDT2017-09-07 12:13:16 GMT
    Thursday, September 7 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-09-07 20:27:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) In this April 17, 2017 file photo, Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, speaks to media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) In this April 17, 2017 file photo, Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, speaks to media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

    Donald Trump’s eldest son told Senate staffers Thursday that he was open to receiving information about Hillary Clinton’s “fitness, character or qualifications."

    Donald Trump’s eldest son told Senate staffers Thursday that he was open to receiving information about Hillary Clinton’s “fitness, character or qualifications."

  • Murphy attacks rival over GOP lawmaker who posed with flag

    Murphy attacks rival over GOP lawmaker who posed with flag

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-09-07 01:00:35 GMT

    Phil Murphy says Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno should publicly call out a state GOP lawmaker who was shown in a photo standing by a Confederate flag.

    Phil Murphy says Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno should publicly call out a state GOP lawmaker who was shown in a photo standing by a Confederate flag.

  • Prosecutors: Sen. Menendez 'sold his office' for ritzy trips

    Prosecutors: Sen. Menendez 'sold his office' for ritzy trips

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 5:48 AM EDT2017-09-06 09:48:42 GMT

    U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez "sold his office for a lifestyle he couldn't afford" by accepting luxury trips from a wealthy doctor seeking political influence in return, a government prosecutor said.

    U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez "sold his office for a lifestyle he couldn't afford" by accepting luxury trips from a wealthy doctor seeking political influence in return, a government prosecutor said.

  • 15 states, DC sue Trump administration over ending DACA

    15 states, DC sue Trump administration over ending DACA

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 3:45 PM EDT2017-09-06 19:45:06 GMT
    (File photo)(File photo)

    Fifteen states and the District of Columbia sued Wednesday to block President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

    Fifteen states and the District of Columbia sued Wednesday to block President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

  • Trump to push Democrats on tax overhaul in North Dakota

    Trump to push Democrats on tax overhaul in North Dakota

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 11:14 AM EDT2017-09-06 15:14:10 GMT
    Wednesday, September 6 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-09-06 17:25:20 GMT

    President Donald Trump is promoting his tax overhaul pitch on a visit Wednesday to North Dakota.

    President Donald Trump is promoting his tax overhaul pitch on a visit Wednesday to North Dakota.

  • Trump rescinding DACA program protecting young immigrants

    Trump rescinding DACA program protecting young immigrants

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-09-06 02:26:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) In this Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 photo, supporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), demonstrate on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) In this Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 photo, supporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), demonstrate on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington.

    The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will “wind down” a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the United States illegally as children.

    The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will “wind down” a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the United States illegally as children.

  • Political reality, tabloid fodder mix in Sen. Menendez trial

    Political reality, tabloid fodder mix in Sen. Menendez trial

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-09-05 17:09:59 GMT

    The upcoming corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez combines tales of international jet-setting and $1,500-a-night hotel rooms with some political realities.

    The upcoming corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez combines tales of international jet-setting and $1,500-a-night hotel rooms with some political realities.

  • 'Dreamers' decision weighs on Trump as announcement nears

    'Dreamers' decision weighs on Trump as announcement nears

    Friday, September 1 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-09-02 00:23:40 GMT

    President Donald Trump stood at the center of a frantic lobbying campaign Friday as he neared a decision on the fate of hundreds of thousands of young people brought into the country illegally as children. 

    President Donald Trump stood at the center of a frantic lobbying campaign Friday as he neared a decision on the fate of hundreds of thousands of young people brought into the country illegally as children. 

  • Sen. Menendez denied trial-schedule request in corruption case

    Sen. Menendez denied trial-schedule request in corruption case

    Friday, September 1 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-09-01 16:07:39 GMT

    A judge in the federal bribery case against Sen. Bob Menendez has rejected his request to schedule the trial so that Menendez will be able to attend critical Senate votes.

    A judge in the federal bribery case against Sen. Bob Menendez has rejected his request to schedule the trial so that Menendez will be able to attend critical Senate votes.

  • New poll puts Christie’s approval rating at 16 percent

    New poll puts Christie’s approval rating at 16 percent

    Thursday, August 31 2017 1:35 PM EDT2017-08-31 17:35:37 GMT

    A new Rutgers-Eagleton poll finds that Gov. Chris Christie's approval rating remains low among New Jersey residents.

    A new Rutgers-Eagleton poll finds that Gov. Chris Christie's approval rating remains low among New Jersey residents.

  • Sussex County lawmaker defends photo with Confederate flag

    Sussex County lawmaker defends photo with Confederate flag

    Thursday, August 31 2017 6:31 AM EDT2017-08-31 10:31:42 GMT

    A Sussex County lawmaker is defending a photo he shared on Facebook of himself and his wife standing by a Confederate flag.

    A Sussex County lawmaker is defending a photo he shared on Facebook of himself and his wife standing by a Confederate flag.

  • Christie lays out wishes for rest of his term

    Christie lays out wishes for rest of his term

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-08-31 00:48:30 GMT

    Gov. Chris Christie says that he still has a few priorities left before he leaves office in January.

    Gov. Chris Christie says that he still has a few priorities left before he leaves office in January.

  • ‘Dreamers’ in fear of deportation rally for security

    ‘Dreamers’ in fear of deportation rally for security

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 8:37 PM EDT2017-08-31 00:37:17 GMT

    Some New Jersey residents who fall under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program rallied in Jersey City Wednesday to plea to the government to allow the program to stay in place.

    Some New Jersey residents who fall under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program rallied in Jersey City Wednesday to plea to the government to allow the program to stay in place.

  • Trump pushes tax overhaul, says it's 'badly needed'

    Trump pushes tax overhaul, says it's 'badly needed'

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 12:41 PM EDT2017-08-30 16:41:48 GMT
    Wednesday, August 30 2017 12:56 PM EDT2017-08-30 16:56:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, waves as they arrive on Air Force One at Corpus Christi International Airport in Corpus Christi, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, for briefings on Hurricane Harvey relief(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, waves as they arrive on Air Force One at Corpus Christi International Airport in Corpus Christi, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, for briefings on Hurricane Harvey relief

    President Donald Trump will kick off his lobbying effort for a tax overhaul at an event Wednesday in Missouri.

    President Donald Trump will kick off his lobbying effort for a tax overhaul at an event Wednesday in Missouri.

  • Christie: Menendez deserves 'presumption of innocence'

    Christie: Menendez deserves 'presumption of innocence'

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 9:46 AM EDT2017-08-30 13:46:25 GMT
    (File Photo) U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey(File Photo) U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez "deserves a presumption of innocence" heading into his upcoming corruption trial.

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez "deserves a presumption of innocence" heading into his upcoming corruption trial.

  • Mattis: Transgender troops can continue to serve pending review

    Mattis: Transgender troops can continue to serve pending review

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 6:30 AM EDT2017-08-30 10:30:47 GMT

    Transgender troops will be allowed to continue to serve in the United States military pending a review, according to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

    Transgender troops will be allowed to continue to serve in the United States military pending a review, according to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

  • NJ lawmakers bicker with Sen. Ted Cruz over hurricane aid

    NJ lawmakers bicker with Sen. Ted Cruz over hurricane aid

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-08-30 02:39:20 GMT

    Some New Jersey lawmakers are getting into a battle of words with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over hurricane relief aid.

    Some New Jersey lawmakers are getting into a battle of words with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over hurricane relief aid.

  • 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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