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Obamacare Saved My Life. Then I Got the Bill.

For people with expensive, chronic conditions, ACA enrollment often comes with unexpected sticker shock. 

New Jersey's Obamacare Limbo

Tens of thousands of Newark’s poor have applied for Medicaid since the ACA launched a year ago. Now if only someone would approve their applications.

Christie's Super Tuesday, By the Numbers

Gov. Chris Christie wasn't on the ballot yesterday, but he is a face of the GOP wave. Here's why.

Cory Booker Sails to Victory

He'll return for his first full, six-year term after beating out Republican Jeff Bell and outspending him more than $17 million to $400,000 this election cycle. 

Christie's New Hampshire Dress Rehearsal

Chris Christie made a push to win New Hampshire Monday -- for three Republicans, including, perhaps, himself.

Chris Christie, GOP Mercenary

Here are seven partisan battles Gov. Chris Christie waged this campaign season on behalf of the Republican Party. Guess which ones he really believes in?

Taking On Cory Booker

Jeff Bell just moved back to NJ after 31 years away. On Tuesday, he’ll be up against one of the most deep-pocketed politicians in the state. Does the social conservative stand a chance?

Learning to Love the Entirely Inadequate but Completely Indispensable Disaster Industry

Huge storms like Katrina and Sandy are here to stay; the firms that manage recoveries should be, too. But if this is going to work, five big things need to change.

Why Do We Keep Getting Disaster Recovery Wrong?

Two years after Sandy and nearly a decade after Katrina, a look at how we screwed up and what we have learned.

Bucking National Trend, GOP Districts in NJ Might Go Blue

Forecasters are predicting gains for Republicans in both the House and the Senate. But in New Jersey, Democratic candidates are making a strong challenge for two open GOP seats.

Chris Christie's Quarantine Quagmire Is Over (for now)

After a weekend of confusion and mixed signals, the quarantined nurse is sent home.

Christie Says GOP Must Control "Voting Mechanisms" Ahead of 2016

Gov. Christie made the comments during a keynote address to a US Chamber of Commerce Group.

'No Indication' of Ebola in Newark Hospital Patient

A passenger who flew in to Newark Liberty International Airport Tuesday from Liberia via Brussels had been taken in for evaluation.  

What Sayreville Football Players Say They Saw

Members of the scandal-ridden team say hazing rituals included punching and groping, but some have dialed back their initial testimony indicating sexual assault.

What Has Christie Done Lately For New Jersey Republicans?

For the first time since January, Governor Chris Christie publicly campaigned for a Republican in New Jersey.

Chris Christie's Millions

Where does Christie get the money to travel the country campaigning for gubernatorial candidates? And how does he spend it?

Christie and Clinton Just Began Their 2016 Fight For Pennsylvania

Christie versus Clinton in Pennsylvania: It's not October 2016; it's right now.

Details Emerge in Sayreville Football Harassment Scandal

There was an alleged locker room ritual among the Sayreville War Memorial High School football players that involved picking up a freshman player and inserting a finger into his rectum. 

Ras Baraka's 100 Days: Less Crime, but Long Road Ahead for Newark

There have been 30 homicides since Ras Baraka took office. That's nine fewer than over the same period last year. What the mayor has accomplished, and his challenges ahead. 

The Sandy Aid Is There. Why Not Spend It?

Nearly two years after the historic hurricane hit, a look at what’s holding up the money.