New Jersey Democrats have been telling reporters for months that their best shot at picking up a seat in the House of Representatives is in the state's 3rd Congressional District that includes portions of much of Ocean and almost all off Burlington County.
On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters run down some of the top political stories from the week that was, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that touch the region.
The Romney campaign has turned to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to headline at least five campaign events in 24 hours in the key battleground state of Ohio.
Gov. Chris Christie blasted both political parties on Tuesday for "failed leadership" when it comes to America's cities.
Federal court proceedings against Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other terror suspects got underway Saturday after their extradition from the U.K. Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, discusses the issues surrounding the extradition and the potential concerns over holding a terror trail in Manhattan.
In 2009, when Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans to try the alleged mastermind behind the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in a civilian court in Lower Manhattan it caused a firestorm of criticism and raised security concerns. Federal prosecutors on Saturday announced the arrival of Abu Hamza al-Masri, an Islamic cleric and alleged terrorist mastermind linked to al-Qaida, for trial in that same civilian court without either.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is racking up the frequent flyer points. He’ll have hit campaign stops in Washington State, Montana, North Dakota and Michigan between Thursday and Saturday.
The state paid more than $104 million in lawsuit settlements for everything from slip and falls to sexual assault for the fiscal year that ended in March, according to records provided to WNYC by the state under the Freedom of Information Law.
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s approval of a secret $103,000 settlement to resolve a sexual harassment allegation against Assemblyman Vito Lopez isn’t dimming his chances of re-election or weakening his grasp on the Assembly.
Across the country dozens of states have moved to restrict access to voter registration and voting by adding new identification requirements. But New Jersey is moving in the opposite direction.
A sexual harassment payoff scandal continues to shake up Albany.
A New York State Assembly staffer has admitted he impersonated a woman who blogged to defend embattled Speaker Sheldon Silver. He'll be keeping his job, but with some restrictions.
Experts say getting real time information to city residents during an emergency is critical to helping them make the right choices so they can survive a natural or man made disaster that can crop up with little warning.
Fresh off his National Republican convention keynote address, N.J. Governor Chris Christie — who recently described himself as the third most important Republican after Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan — is hitting the campaign trail for Republicans in key swing states.
Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, to discuss the agreement announced last night over the future of the 9-11 Museum.
Federal authorities looking into New York City comptroller's fundraising practices listened in on his phone conversations, according to new court filings.
The Charlotte airport was abuzz Friday, as David Axelrod, a senior Obama campaign advisor, was swarmed by out going Democratic delegates as they sought pictures with President Barack Obama’s key strategist.
A lot was packed into three day for New York’s Democratic delegation — some good and some bad.
WNYC’s Bob Hennelly gives us an update from the Democratic National Convention and what to expect from the party this week.
After adopting a convention platform Tuesday night with not one objection, the Democrats started Day 2 with two modifications to the platform: adding a mention of God and declaring that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.