New Jersey

Atheist sues to get license place that says ’8THEIST’

Atheist sues to get license place that says ’8THEIST’

A New Jersey woman who says she was denied a license plate referencing atheism filed suit this week, claiming her online application was rejected because it was deemed potentially offensive. Shannon Morgan, of Maurice Township, said in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that the Motor Vehicle Commission violated her First Amendment rights when its website […]

Aides in Christie scandals seek to quash subpoenas

Aides in Christie scandals seek to quash subpoenas

Lawyers for two key figures in a political payback plot ensnaring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration will be in court to try to convince a judge not to force them to turn over text messages and other private communications to state legislators investigating the matter. The subpoenas seek documents involving the intentional blocking of […]

Christie aides face deadlines on subpoenas

Christie aides face deadlines on subpoenas

Top aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie face a deadline on Monday to reply to document subpoenas made by state lawmakers investigating a traffic scandal that has threatened the Republican governor’s political future. Lawmakers are investigating an incident from last September, at the height of Christie’s re-election campaign, in which aides to Christie ordered […]

Are Hispanics rallying to support Chris Christie?

Are Hispanics rallying to support Chris Christie?

His administration gripped by scandal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has found unlikely allies among the nation’s Hispanic community. In New Jersey and beyond, some minority leaders usually aligned with Democrats are giving the Republican governor the benefit of the doubt regarding controversies that have enveloped his office, in part because of Christie’s aggressive courtship […]

Yes, Chris Christie crossed the line

Yes, Chris Christie crossed the line

Back in the 1970s, a Jewish organization commissioned a poll to investigate anti-Semitism in the United States. The poll included several open-ended questions. One asked, “Is there anything in particular you like about Jewish people?” The answers were recorded verbatim. One respondent — a worker from Pittsburgh — answered, “What I like about them is […]

Chris Christie after re-election: Onwards and upwards

Chris Christie after re-election: Onwards and upwards

A dominant re-election victory in hand, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is pursuing a path to bolster his resume as a get-it-done Republican leader and to broaden a national network of political allies. This aggressive course is designed to strengthen his appeal as he considers whether to run for president in 2016. Christie faces stubborn […]

In elections from coast to coast, voters take over

In elections from coast to coast, voters take over

From rural Iowa to urban New York, voters across America will render judgment in a slate of political contests Tuesday, including in New Jersey and Virginia where gubernatorial race outcomes could highlight the Republican Party division between pragmatists and ideologues. Elsewhere, Colorado voters will set a tax rate for marijuana. New York City will elect […]