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Cory Booker Wins Race for US Senate Seat in New Jersey
After a sped-up race for U.S. Senate, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat, beat Republican Steve Lonegan, a tea party conservative and former mayor of Bogota, N.J., according to the Associated Press. The AP called the race with Booker leading Lonegan 55 percent to 44...
Eight States Go to the Polls: More Voters Cast Ballots Than Any Other Primary Day
Today more Americans are able to vote than any other day this primary season, in fact this number of voters won’t go to the polls again until November. Eight states are voting today including Mississippi, Iowa, California, New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana, Alabama, and New...
It's Primary Season: Nebraska and West Virginia Go to the Polls
Another Tuesday, another Primary Day as Nebraska and West Virginia voters go to the polls today. The key race today is the GOP Senate primary in Nebraska and it is the tea party’s best shot at victory, but it’s not exactly a clear tea party...
'Unruffled' and 'Confident' Chris Christie Addresses Bridge Scandal at Fundraiser
MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J.–New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addressed the ongoing lanes closure scandal at a fundraiser Thursday evening for his one-time rival Steve Lonegan, and attendees said the embattled governor seemed unfazed by the controversy. Lonegan, a former candidate for Senate now running for
The Obamacare 'Six'
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES AND THEN THERE WERE SIX: Capping off a trying week for the Obama administration, which has been forced to answer for the glitch-plagued roll-out of the new federal insurance marketplace, new documents reveal more striking news: Just six people ...
Washington Wakes Up From A National Nightmare
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘A LOT OF WORK AHEAD’: President Obama signed a bill shortly after midnight that ended a 16-day government shutdown after the Senate and House approved budget legislation and extend the debt limit, ABC’s ABBY PHILLIP reports. With the president’s ...
$174,000 to a Senator's Widow and Other Surprises in the Fiscal Compromise Bill
There are some interesting nuggets inserted into the bill designed to re-open the government and avert a default, which the U.S. Senate passed by an overwhelming margin Wednesday night. As pork goes, these are low-level on the outrage scale, such as a death benefit for...
When Does Wall Street Cast Its Vote? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES A GLIMMER OF A DEAL?: A House Republican leadership source says House GOP leaders are coalescing around a plan to provide a six-week extension of the debt limit – putting off the threat of default until early December and allowing...
In DC, Christie Chides Lawmakers: 'Your Job Is to Run the Government'
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie weighed in on the budget impasse on Capitol Hill on Wednesday when he was asked by a reporter if a government shutdown and debt limit crisis would hurt the economy. “I don’t think it’s ever good to keep the government...