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(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington, accompanied by her son, arrives at a district justice office in Abington to face theft and related charges.  File photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Judge Sends State Senator Charges To Trial

District Judge John Kessler ruled Wednesday that prosecutors had provided sufficient evidence to support charges that Sen. Leanna Washington used her legislative staff for eight years to organize an annual “birthday party” political fundraiser on taxpayer time and using taxpayer resources.

03/26/2014

Former Southern New Jersey Representative Rob Andrews. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Empty Republican Seats May Prompt Big Changes In The House

Two local Republican congressmen have announced they won’t seek re-election this year, prompting a South Jersey Democrat to suggest his party might make some gains in the House this fall.

01/12/2014

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New Jersey Senate President Sweeney Taking To Twitter To Answer Questions

New Jersey’s state Senate president says he’s taking to Twitter to answer citizens’ questions once per week.

12/03/2013

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Cory Booker Officially Swears In As Newest U.S. Senator

Former Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker was sworn in as a Democratic senator from New Jersey on Thursday, taking the oath of office, exchanging hugs with Vice President Joe Biden and acknowledging the applause of friends and family members seated in the visitor’s gallery that rings the chamber.

10/31/2013

Eyewitness News in Harrison Township, Gloucester County where voters came out to cast ballots. (credit: CBS3)

Voters Head To The Polls In New Jersey For Special Senate Election

Voters are heading to the polls in New Jersey today to pick a successor to the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg.

10/16/2013

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Dom Giordano Speaks To Sen. Rand Paul About Endorsing Steve Lonegan For Senate And The Crisis In Syria

Senator Rand Paul, R-KY, spoke to WPHT’s Dom Giordano about the possibility of going to war in Syria, and about endorsing Steve Lonegan for NJ Senator.

09/10/2013

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Expert: Results Of New Poll For NJ Special Senate Race Should Surprise No One

A new poll strongly suggests the people have already made their minds up.

07/20/2013

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Analysis: Politicians Crossing Party Lines, Raising Money For Opposition In Pa., N.J.

Every poll suggests that Americans are fed up with divisive government, but, in the summer of 2013, there appears to be a thaw.

07/13/2013

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Author Creates Manual Aimed At Helping Political Parties Compromise On Key Issues

The political divide in the U.S. has created gridlock in the nation’s capital, with immigration reform and the sequester among the matters stuck. But there is a glimmer of a movement to find compromise.

07/07/2013

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Medicaid Expansion On Hold For Summer In Pennsylvania

Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania is on hold for the summer as the state Senate backed away from its standoff with the House on the issue.

07/03/2013

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New Jersey Democrats Gather In New Brunswick For Unity Meeting

New Jersey Democrats called a meeting to unify the fractured party before the fall elections, and pretty much everyone showed up.

06/29/2013

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Buono Gets Union Endorsement In NJ Governor Race

Democrat Barbara Buono received an expected but major union endorsement Wednesday in the New Jersey governor’s race, on the same day she was to appear with the governor before hundreds of business leaders.

06/12/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Replacement For Sen. Lautenberg Not Assured

Gov. Chris Christie is perhaps the nation’s highest-profile Republican — but that’s no guarantee the seat held by the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg will switch to GOP hands.

06/03/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Star Christie Holds Numerous Events With Prominent Democrats

New Jersey’s Republican governor has been spending a lot of time lately with prominent Democrats.

05/08/2013

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NJ Democrats Too Divided To Press Gov. Christie On Guns

New Jersey Democrats have an election-year issue that could make Gov. Chris Christie squirm — but they’ve been too divided so far to use it to their advantage.

05/05/2013

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