New Jersey

Yes, the 300-page report on Bridgegate was a whitewash. But there were some interesting tidbits in it nonetheless.

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Yes, Christie was "exonerated" by his own lawyers. But that's only the half of it.

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A rule clarification is effectively forcing Tesla to stop selling cars in New Jersey.

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New York's Jonathan Chait has made the best case for why Chris Christie 's potential 2016 run for the presidency is doomed. As Chait sees it, the sheer amount of investigatory energy that will be expended by both lawmakers and the media is likely to bring Christie down. Moreover, the different scandals swirling around him—from Ft.

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Nowadays, nothing looks good for the Republicans. Demographic and generational change is inexorably narrowing the GOP’s traditional path to victory, at a time when the party hasn’t shown any ability to broaden its appeal. The Republicans can’t take advantage of opportunities, either. Congressional Republicans have, somehow, managed to upstage an unpopular president presiding over mediocre economic growth and website “glitches.” Later today, Terry McAuliffe will likely be elected governor of a state.

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Gay rights advocates celebrated another victory Friday when a New Jersey judge ruled that the state must allow same-sex couples to marry. The decision, which Governor Chris Christie immediately vowed to appeal, is the latest development in a 2011 suit which the plaintiffs revived after the U.S.

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Great for Newark, Not Great for D.C.

What to expect from Senator Cory Booker

It’s more Paul Ryan than Paul Wellstone.

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I have to admit that I haven’t been paying any attention to New Jersey’s uncompetitive gubernatorial contest. And I really mean “any.” I’ve had important things to think about, like North Coloradan secession and the chances that various candidates survive 2016. As I’m writing this, I can’t remember Buono’s first name. Just looked it up: It’s Barbara.

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Cory Booker has just won New Jersey’s Democratic Senate primary in a rout, making him an easy favorite to claim the seat this fall. But even stronger than the pundit consensus that Booker will soon be in Washington is the belief that the camera-savvy Twitter celebrity will be a rabble-rouser once he gets there.

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The New York Times’ front-page report on Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s involvement in a fledgling web-video start-up called Waywire contains some troubling and surprising revelations. The article details that the majority of Booker’s wealth—and up to $5 million—involves shares in the company, for which he tapped both celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and campaign donors for seed money.

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