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Dems, GOP, tea party dig in after NJ, VA elections

As partisanship renders Washington largely dysfunctional, voters in two states signaled this week that they want consensus-building even when there’s divided government. Even so, heading into a 2014 midterm election year, Tuesday’s results in New Jersey and Virginia carry plenty of warning signs for both parties that despite the voter angst, hyper-partisanship still is likely

NJ gay couples in final hours of wedding planning

Several gay couples in New Jersey are expected to gather late Sunday to wed in ceremonies to be held shortly after midnight. The last-minute weddings were planned after the state Supreme Court last week refused to delay a lower court order for the state to begin recognizing same-sex marriages at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Gov. Chris

NJ asks for stay of judge’s gay-marriage ruling

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration on Tuesday asked a judge to delay implementation of her order that the state allow gay marriage until an appeal can be decided, saying the state will suffer “irreparable harm” if same-sex marriages are allowed without its highest court weighing in. The motion was an expected part of the

NJ asks for stay of judge's gay-marriage ruling

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration on Tuesday asked a judge to delay implementation of her order that the state allow gay marriage until an appeal can be decided, saying the state will suffer “irreparable harm” if same-sex marriages are allowed without its highest court weighing in. The motion was an expected part of the

NJ nuclear plant back in service as leak repaired – We Hope

A nuclear reactor in southern New Jersey has resumed operations after crews repaired a leak in the containment building. The Salem Unit 1 in Lower Alloways Creek Township was manually shut down around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, after slightly radioactive water was discovered leaking at a rate of four gallons a minute. The initial investigation determined

4 NJ Democrats hold 1st debate in US Senate race

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The four New Jersey Democrats running for the U.S. Senate seat of the late liberal Democrat Frank Lautenberg are debating for the first time in the abbreviated campaign. Though they have similar views, some differences immediately emerged Monday. Newark Mayor Cory Booker and state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver talked about striking a balance between privacy

8 New Cities On The Verge Of Bankruptcy

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Before it’s News Detroit is the largest municipal default in the history of the US.The city owes $9.2 billion in pensions, $1.9 billion to creditors and is $18.5 billion in debt.   The city’s infrastructure is collapsing. Almost half of its streetlights are not working and aren’t being repaired. The average time for Detroit police

NJ's Gov. Chris Christie bashed for election move

Seven months after he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with President Barack Obama in what was celebrated by many in storm-battered New Jersey as a selfless display of bipartisanship, Republican Gov. Chris Christie finds himself accused of hypocrisy and naked political self-interest. The reason: On Tuesday, the day after Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s death, Christie announced a special election

NJ’s Gov. Chris Christie bashed for election move

Seven months after he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with President Barack Obama in what was celebrated by many in storm-battered New Jersey as a selfless display of bipartisanship, Republican Gov. Chris Christie finds himself accused of hypocrisy and naked political self-interest. The reason: On Tuesday, the day after Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s death, Christie announced a special election

Debate Eve Poll: Romney 47, Obama 47

As Americans prepare for the first of three presidential debates this evening in Denver, a nationwide poll of likely voters released last night shows an exact dead heat. Via National Journal: General Election: Romney vs. ObamaNational JournalObama 47, Romney 47Tie President Obama and Mitt Romney are deadlocked among likely voters as they prepare to square