| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's growing role in Democratic politics has given a boost to her national profile — and to her frequent-flyer miles.
A leader with the Democratic National Committee and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Rawlings-Blake has...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON The only two African-American senators, a Democrat and a Republican, reached across the partisan divide Wednesday to introduce legislation targeting the high unemployment rate among minority youth.
Sens. Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:05 AM
TRENTON, N.J. Even as the national GOP works to take control of the Senate in November's midterm elections and high-profile challengers crop up in states that had seemed out of play New Jersey's top Republican political talent is passing on a chance to...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:21 PM
DENVILLE, N.J. — The phone begins to ring at 8 a.m. with incessant calls from creditors. Kevin Meyer has stopped picking up because he's sick of explaining the truth: that there's no money coming in, so he can't pay his bills.
Two years ago,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:27 PM
NEW YORK — When her team, the Seattle Seahawks, made it to the Super Bowl, Mabel Chan knew she was going to travel to the East Coast to cheer them to victory.
"It's the Super Bowl! In New York City!" she said recently, standing in a crowded New...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:35 PM
WASHINGTON – New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker used his maiden speech on the Senate floor to amplify Democrats’ call for an extension of benefits for the longtime unemployed. And it took well more than 140 characters to do it.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:15 AM
If Forest Whitaker isn't careful, he could win Oscars in two categories for two movies: lead actor for "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and as producer of the conceivable best picture, "Fruitvale Station."
No actor-producer has ever even been nominated for...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:17 PM
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans' rejection Thursday of two key nominations by President Obama revived a battle over filibuster rules and opened a new partisan front just as congressional leaders and the White House are searching for a budget...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:26 PM
WASHINGTON — The gay rights movement won at least a preliminary victory Monday as the Senate voted to advance a measure that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The 61-30 procedural vote does not...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- Four new U.S. senators have taken the oath of office since the start of the 113th Congress but only one, Cory Booker, New Jersey’s new junior senator, has attracted much attention.
Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath to...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:50 AM
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Voters were heading to the polls in New Jersey on Tuesday, where incumbent Gov. Chris Christie is expected to win in a landslide victory, an outcome some see as a step toward a presidential campaign in 2016.
A poll released this...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:28 PM
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie romped to an easy reelection in this blue-leaning state Tuesday, according to Associated Press projections, appealing to voters across ideologies after a race that set him up for a potential presidential...