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A Push to Legalize Medical Marijuana Nationwide

Monday, March 16, 2015

According to the DEA, marijuana is one of the "most dangerous drugs." But a new Senate bill would change that perception and help thousands of people who rely on it for medical reasons.

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Booker Gets More from Wall Street Than Any Member of Congress

Friday, November 14, 2014

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Sen. Booker received $1.87 million from the securities and investment industry, making him the top recipient of Wall Street money and six other industries this election cycle.

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Taking On Cory Booker

Friday, October 31, 2014

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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?

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

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

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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. 

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Shootings, Murders Down in Newark, Thefts on the Rise

Thursday, October 02, 2014

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Nine fewer people have been killed in the past three months compared to the same time last year, according to the Newark police director. 

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Newark Mayor Now Needs to Make Nice With Christie, Booker

Monday, July 21, 2014

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The self-proclaimed “radical” new mayor has been critical of his predecessor — now a U.S. Senator — and of New Jersey's governor. But now that he’s in office, he'll need their help.

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Newark's New Leader: "Yeah! We Need a Mayor That’s Radical!"

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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After U.S. Senator Cory Booker is booed at Ras Baraka's mayoral inauguration, the new Newark mayor promises to take on poverty and change the city.

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NJ Primary Results: Watson Coleman Prevails

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

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Early New Jersey primary election results give Booker, Norcross easy wins.

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Your Guide to the NJ Primaries

Monday, June 02, 2014

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The New Jersey primary features a cakewalk for Cory Booker and a few hotly contested open seats for Congress. 

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Whatever Happened to Mark Zuckberg's $100 Million Gift to Newark's Schools?

Friday, May 16, 2014

In 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated $100 million to Newark's troubled school district, and then-Mayor Cory Booker promised to change the face of urban school reform. 

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In the Race for Brick City Mayor, Will the 'Real Newarker' Please Stand Up?

Friday, May 09, 2014

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Voters in Newark go to the polls on Tuesday to choose a successor to Cory Booker.  And this time around, even though both candidates were born and raised in the Brick City,  one of the key issues is who is more “Newark” than the other. 

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Where in the World Is Sen. Cory Booker?

Monday, April 07, 2014

When he was Newark's mayor, Cory Booker was everywhere - magazine spreads, cable news, and even a TV series. But since his election to the Senate, he's been conspicuously silent.

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Booker: Probe into Christie's Bridgegate Involvement "Appropriately Agressive"

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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When the allegations that the Christie administration was involved in shutting approach lanes to the George Washington Bridge - leading to hours of gridlock - Sen. Cory Booker said he was "deeply troubled."

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New Jersey News

Why NJ's Democratic Senators Are Threatening Additional Iran Sanctions

Friday, January 17, 2014

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U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker from New Jersey are among just 16 Democratic Senators supporting a bill that threatens additional sanctions on Iran. The bill, were it to pass, could scuttle a signature foreign policy achievement for President Obama. But experts say passage is not likely.

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The 4 Plans to Reduce Newark's 111 Murders

Thursday, January 02, 2014

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Newark, N.J. closed out the year 2013 with 111 murders – the highest in 23 years.

After three children were shot on Christmas night, those vying to become the city's next mayor are detailing their plans to lower crime.

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How Booker's Twitter Activity has Changed Since Becoming Senator

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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TIME has analyzed the final 2,500 tweets Cory Booker sent as mayor of Newark, going back to July 6, 2013, with his recent tweets as a U.S. Senator. The conclusion: he tweets even more now, and he's getting more sleep.

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Gov. Christie Calls Booker's Senate Victory the 'First Win' for the NY Giants

Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker were together for the first time today since Booker was elected U.S. Senator last night.

The Republican Governor congratulated the mayor... but not before getting a dig in there.

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Booker's Replacement as Newark Mayor: Luis Quintana ... For Now

Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Cory Booker is expected to step down as mayor of Newark within the next 10 days, according to the Newark City Council’s office.

Speaking of his replacement at a groundbreaking ceremony in Newark, Booker said, "Hug the man. He has a lot of work ahead of him in the coming weeks."

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Booker Wins Open Senate Seat

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker handily won the special election for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey on Wednesday. He beat former Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan 55 to 44 percent. Booker will serve the remaining term of the late Frank Lautenberg - that means there are about 15 months before he will face reelection.

To hear New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon speak with WNYC's Soterios Johnson about the election click on the audio player.

 

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Booker Wins Special Election for U.S. Senate

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Booker will become the first black senator from New Jersey. He is filling the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

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