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Christie Makes the National Case for His NJ Politics

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Is he going to jump off and get into this fray, or is he simply just going to be a bystander… Does he have the courage to jump in?

Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Takeaway

Chris Christie: Still Not Running for President

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey gave a speech last night at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, outlining his positions on domestic and international policy. The enthusiastic audience repeatedly implored Christie to run for president, though the governor avoided the question. Those close to Christie say he is "reconsidering" whether to run, according to The New York Times.

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Chris Christie Probably Isn't Running for President, but Speculation Pays

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Jersey Republicans raised almost $2.5 million in the first half of 2011, beating their Democratic counterparts by a margin of more than 2-to-1. It's hard to understate Governor Chris Christie's influence on these numbers—mere speculation about a presidential run is a guaranteed money-maker.

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Features

Governor Christie Vetoes Tax Credit Award for 'Jersey Shore'

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Economic Development Authority award would have given the producers of the MTV reality television show a $420,000 film tax credit.

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Is Chris Christie Reconsidering a Presidential Bid?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has said for months he will not run for president in 2012. But some Republicans have made it clear they would support his bid. As Christie continues to air ads that attempt to boost his approval ratings, with messages like "the model for the way forward," there is speculation that Christie may change his mind. Many eyes will be upon him tonight, as he makes a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and continues his three-state tour of Missouri, Colorado, and California, to raise funds for his party.

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In Trenton, Every Seat Is Up, But Tepid Voter Turnout Expected

Monday, September 26, 2011

Polling shows that New Jersey's long and deep fiscal crisis had more taxpayers paying attention to Trenton's budget dance than usual. But analysts say that doesn’t means New Jersey voters will turn out in November, even though all of the state Senate's 40 seats and the Assembly's 80 seats are up for election.

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More Rain on the Way for NY, NJ

Friday, September 23, 2011

Heavy rain is renewing concerns about flooding in New York and New Jersey — and the metropolitan area is under a flood watch through Saturday evening.

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Bloomberg: Job Creation Key to Fighting Rising Poverty

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said job creation is key to help tamp down the city's swelling poverty numbers, and that the city has some of the strongest social safety net programs in the country.

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WNYC News

NJ Officials Encourage Beach Days

Friday, September 02, 2011

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New Jersey officials said the state's beaches are open for business this Labor Day weekend, after an unprecedented evacuation of the Jersey Shore in advance of Hurricane Irene. Speaking earlier this week, Governor Chris Christie urged residents and visitors to "get down to the Jersey Shore," after water tests showed that Cape May and Ocean County beaches were safe.

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Rep. Bill Pascrell on the Aftermath of Irene

Friday, September 02, 2011

Nearly a week after Hurricane Irene tore through the East Coast, many towns are still in the midst of the massive flooding that followed the storm. The city of Paterson, New Jersey is one of the places that the storm hit hardest. The low-lying city of about 150,000 sits along the banks of the Passaic River, which is dealing with the highest floods it has seen in more than a century. President Obama is scheduled to survey the damage there this weekend.

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Features

WNYC's Guide to 9/11 Arts Events

Friday, September 02, 2011

This month, cultural institutions around the city are paying respect to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks through literature, visual arts, theater, dance, music, and film. Here's our guide to what's happening around town.

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Farms Struggle to Assess Damage Caused by Tropical Storm Irene

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tropical Storm Irene officially left the area on Sunday. But farmers, like Cheryl Rogowski, who owns a 150-acre farm in Orange County, are just beginning to assess the damage that the storm has wrought on their crops.

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WNYC News

Morning Headlines

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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WNYC's morning news producers bring you a rundown of today's must-read stories.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Democracy's Living Room: How NJ Communities Changed Since 9/11

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A conversation about how communities in New Jersey have changed since 9/11.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey After Irene

Monday, August 29, 2011

Bob Hennelly, WNYC senior reporter, checks in on the damage in areas of New Jersey after Tropical Storm Irene.

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The Takeaway

Irene Leaves Cities Flooded In Its Wake

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene left neighborhoods, towns and cities flooded along the eastern seaboard. Philadelphia was one of the worst hit in terms of floods, with bodies of water like the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers climbing to ten feet or more above normal levels. States like New Jersey and Vermont are also experiencing Irene-triggered floods.

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Broadway, Museums, Parks, Casinos Re-Open After Irene

Monday, August 29, 2011

Broadway theaters, museums and parks in New York are back open on Monday after Tropical Storm Irene forced them to shut down over the weekend. The U.S. Open started on Monday, as planned. Casinos are also back open in New Jersey and Connecticut.

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Coastal Residents Evacuate, Brace for Hurricane Irene

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene is charging toward the East Coast with Category 3 power, and meteorologists are warning people from North Carolina up to New England to prepare for the storm, and in some cases evacuate. We've been checking in all week with business owners taking precautions for their shops and homes in the face of this weather.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Congressman Leonard Lance: What's Next for Washington

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Jersey Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7) discusses what he's been hearing from his constituents while Congress is in recess and what he expects to happen in Washington in September when Congress reconvenes.

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Mastering NJ's Energy

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tom Johnson is the co-founder of NJ Spotlight, where he covers energy and the environment. As the Christie administration holds hearings on the draft of the Energy Master Plan, he looks at the plan and New Jersey's energy future.

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