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Government Shutdown

No Deal: Government Shutdown Goes Ahead

The White House’s budget office has notified federal agencies that the government is shutting down Tuesday, after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on a temporary spending plan.

10/01/2013

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. (file / credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Would Have Major Effect On New York

The countdown to a government shutdown is on, with the deadline just 25 hours away.

09/29/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez To Preside Over Senate Debate Over Strike On Syria

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was set beginning Tuesday to preside over a debate on the authorization of military force in Syria.

09/01/2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker  (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Report: Damon, Affleck Set To Host Fundraiser For Cory Booker

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck will be among the headliners for a Hollywood fundraiser on behalf of New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker, according to a published report.

08/27/2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)/President Barack Obama (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Cites Cory Booker’s ‘Passion’ In Endorsement For U.S. Senate

Booker, a Democrat, won last week’s primary and will face Republican Steve Lonegan in the special general election October.

08/21/2013

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N.J. Candidate Lonegan’s Wife Asks To Meet Oprah Winfrey

The wife of Republican New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan would like Oprah Winfrey – a major supporter of Democratic rival Cory Booker – to get to know her husband and his story.

08/19/2013

Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan

Expert: Booker Likely To Emerge Victorious In Senate Race

Democrat Cory Booker was set to face Republican Steve Lonegan for the U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey following the primary this week, and an expert said Booker will likely cruise to victory.

08/17/2013

Still shot of Mayor Cory Booker in his 'Run' ad (credit: YouTube)

Booker Releases First Ad In U.S. Senate Race

The social media-savvy mayor posted a link to the 30-second video titled “Run” to Twitter on Tuesday evening.

06/25/2013

Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman. (credit: Office of the Attorney General)

Christie Appoints Acting State Attorney General

John Hoffman, a 47-year-old Marlton resident, was named by former AG Jeff Chiesa in August to serve as executive assistant attorney general.

06/10/2013

Rep. Frank Pallone (file / credit: Office of Rep. Frank Pallone)

Rep. Frank Pallone Joins Race For Lautenberg’s Senate Seat

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) said Sunday that he is officially in the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Frank Lautenberg.

06/09/2013

Cory Booker (credit: Twitter)

Campaign Staffer: Cory Booker To Enter N.J. Senate Race

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is planning to enter the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Frank Lautenberg, a member of Booker’s campaign staff said Friday.

06/07/2013

A military honor guard carries the casket of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg. (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Frank Lautenberg, Senate’s Last World War II Vet, Buried At Arlington

The Democrat from New Jersey served in the Army Signal Corps during the war. He spent nearly three decades in the Senate and was its oldest member when he died Monday at 89, after suffering complications from viral pneumonia.

06/07/2013

New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa (credit: NJ AG's Office)

Christie Picks Chiesa For Senate As Holt Announces Run For Lautenberg’s Seat

New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa, a registered Republican, will hold the office until a special election takes place in October and Christie said Chiesa will not run for the seat. He will take office on Monday.

06/06/2013

The US Capitol (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Senate Passes Bill To Require Internet Merchants To Collect Taxes

The U.S. Senate on Monday passed a bill that could end tax-free shopping on the Internet for many shoppers.

05/06/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit:blumenthal.senate.gov) /LaGuardia flight delays (file/credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Blumenthal: FAA Furloughs ‘Enhance Risk’ At Nation’s Airports

The FAA announced all of its 47,000 employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, will be furloughed one day every two weeks through September.

04/24/2013

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