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New Jersey Senate Panel Advances Three Gun Control Bills

The Senate’s budget committee sent to the full Senate on Thursday a bill that would ban guns of 50-caliber or more.

05/09/2013

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Senate Passes Bill To Ease FAA Furloughs; House Vote Expected As Early As Friday

With flight delays mounting, the Senate approved hurry-up legislation Thursday night to end air traffic controller furloughs blamed for inconveniencing large numbers of travelers.

04/25/2013

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) leaves the Capitol after a vote on the Senate floor April 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Giffords ‘Furious’ Over Senate’s Rejection Of Gun Control Bill

In a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords slammed senators who “gave into fear” and “blocked common-sense legislation.”

04/18/2013

FILE - Gun show goers look at various weapons (Photo credit Guillaume Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Gun Control Bill Clears First Hurdle

Gun control was on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday after an attempt by conservatives to block the bills failed. But the real debate was just beginning.

04/11/2013

The Assembly Chamber In Albany (credit:  Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

NY Assembly Gives Final OK Of $135B State Budget

The Assembly passed the final bills of the $135 billion spending plan just before midnight Thursday. The budget approved by the Senate Wednesday is due Sunday, the start of the new fiscal year.

03/29/2013

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Addressing Controversy, Menendez Invokes Words Of MLK At Black History Month Event

Amid a handful of allegations that threaten to mar his reputation in the Senate, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., continues to maintain his innocence, decrying the accusations as right-wing attempts to “destroy” his career and invoking the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in asserting his faith that justice will win out.

02/25/2013

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (FILE PHOTO: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Sen. Frank Lautenberg Says He Won’t Seek Re-election In 2014

Despite the announcement, Lautenberg vowed to “keep fighting hard as ever” for his constituents.

02/14/2013

Geraldo Rivera (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Geraldo Rivera Weighing U.S. Senate Run In New Jersey

The 69-year-old said he has spoken to some people in the New Jersey GOP about a run, but he didn’t say what they told him.

02/01/2013

The remains of the boardwalk in Long Beach, Long Island, wrecked by superstorm Sandy - Jan. 5, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Congress Passes $50.5 Billion Superstorm Sandy Aid Bill

The Senate voted on the measure for the states hit by Superstorm Sandy early Monday evening. It passed by a vote of 62-36.

01/28/2013

Belongings that were ruined by floodwaters sit outside a house devastated by Superstorm Sandy on November 2, 2012 in Union Beach, New Jersey. Over 200 homes in a town of only 6,200 residents were destroyed by the storm. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Senate Sets Monday Vote On $50.5B Sandy Aid Bill

Northeast lawmakers from both parties hope to win Senate approval of the measure and send it to President Barack Obama, who has said he would sign it.

01/24/2013

U.S. House Floor

House Passes Bill To Avert Fiscal Cliff

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the “fiscal cliff” deal already approved by the U.S. Senate, after a decision not to allow amendments that would have kicked it back to the Senate.

01/01/2013

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with female House Democrats (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On Women

She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.

11/14/2012

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Opinion: Ballots Full Of Women

While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.

11/06/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Desperation Showing In Final Days Of Campaign

As the campaign draws to a close it has become very apparent that Obama will return to the White House and that Harry Reid will lead a Democratic Senate.

11/02/2012

Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Republicans Are Abandoning Romney’s Sinking Ship

Romney is dragging his own campaign and every Republican down. Republican operatives and House and Senate candidates have conceded as much throughout the month of September.

09/26/2012

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