June 6, 2013 Jeffrey Chiesa will fill the seat vacated by the death this week of Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Chiesa will not be a candidate in the state's Oct. 16 special election.
June 4, 2013 Gov. Chris Christie needed a plausible explanation for choosing a politically advantageous, if more costly, special election date to replace the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Maybe he found it.
June 4, 2013 Lautenberg, a Democrat, died on Monday. New Jersey's Republican governor says his state's voters should determine who will be the senator's successor. Christie will only name someone to serve in the interim.
May 24, 2013 Hurricane Sandy devastated the state's coast last fall. But along 80 percent of New Jersey's shore this summer, "you won't notice any difference," says Gov. Chris Christie. He wants tourists to know that.
October 31, 2012 President Obama and Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continued their display of post-hurricane bipartisanship. It was striking considering Christie's pointed criticisms of Obama before the disaster.
October 30, 2012 The Tuesday before Election Day was not a day for presidential politics, at least not for GOP Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. Hours after Superstorm Sandy savagely hit his state, the man who has been a strong advocate for Republican Mitt Romney had effusive praise for President Obama.
August 14, 2012 The man some Republicans once hoped would be their party's 2012 presidential nominee, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, will instead deliver the keynote speech at the national convention that will make Mitt Romney the GOP's official standard bearer.
July 20, 2012 Commentator Barbara J. King recommends five novels that touch on topics in the natural and social sciences. She connects them with themes taken up here by the five writers at the 13.7 Cosmos and Culture blog.
November 21, 2011 When a big snowstorm recently hit the Northeast, NPR played tape of residents handling downed power lines. An appalled utility company said the reports encourage "deadly risks." Seems only sensible that NPR should give safety advice, right? But what if local radio does it better?
September 27, 2011 Just like zombies, rumors that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination refuse to die no matter how hard the governor beats them back. It happened again Tuesday. This time it was the governor's brother who beat down the rumors that refuse to die.
September 11, 2011 Across the Hudson River from the World Trade Center, hundreds of people gathered on the New Jersey waterfront for a ceremony to honor the residents of Jersey City who died 10 years ago today.
May 17, 2011 Not much good news has come out of state capitals in recent years, with most states struggling with deficits, layoffs and cuts to essential services. But this week word came that tax revenues were significantly higher than expected in several large states — California, Michigan and New Jersey.
February 17, 2011 Christie accused Washington politicians of lacking courage to tell hard truths, ignoring that some indeed have. One example he used, raising the Social Security retirement age, was actually recommended by no less than Speaker John Boehner last June when he was still minority leader.
November 29, 2010 The United States has told New Jersey that it is on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars already spent on a tunnel project that Republican Governor Chris Christie recently canceled.
October 8, 2010 Democratic operatives hoped to assure victory for Rep. John Adler by putting up their own Tea Party candidate in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District. A report in the Courier-Post said some Democrats acknowledged the plan to siphon GOP votes.