| Jun 25, 2015
| 7:35 AM
WASHINGTON The Senate seems as dinged up as ever this summer. Is it coincidence, or are senators just getting older?
It's both. So there's no reason to become alarmed that some wave of infirmity is taking over the place, just because three of its 100...
| Jun 15, 2015
| 1:54 PM
New Jersey residents could register to vote online or be automatically enrolled when they apply for a driver's license under an election law overhaul that is intended to boost dwindling turnout.
Democratic legislators who unveiled the measure on Monday,...
| Jun 10, 2015
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Several months after winning a competitive race to be ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. wants to downplay the drama.
The New Jersey Democrat said last year's "showdown" with Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, the...
| Mar 29, 2015
Members of Congress don't always complete their terms due to factors like death, a new job and scandal. When a House seat becomes vacant, the Constitution requires an election to fill it, and every House member has been elected. The 17th amendment...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:47 PM
WASHINGTON -- A proposed overhaul of how the country regulates toxic chemicals came under sharp attack today from officials of California and several other states.
Backers of the bipartisan plan say it would make the public safer by giving the federal...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley will spend Thursday in New Jersey campaigning for U.S. Senate candidate and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a fellow Democrat whom the governor endorsed back in June.
O'Malley will host two solo events in Trenton and Paterson and appear...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:01 PM
I purchased my copy of the 2014 Almanac of American Politics (only $90) Tuesday and immediately started browsing through the profiles of members of Congress. As always, I found myself focusing on the religion of the senators and representatives, a...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Campaigning ended Wednesday as voters cast ballots in the special election to pick a new U.S. senator for New Jersey. But rather than serve as a fresh read on the feelings of an electorate tormented by the messy and combative budget mess in Washington,...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who harnessed the power of social media to gain fame far beyond his city, is heading to Washington after winning a special election to fill New Jersey's U.S. Senate seat.
With 52% of the vote in, Booker was leading Republican...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- Four new U.S. senators have taken the oath of office since the start of the 113th Congress but only one, Cory Booker, New Jersey’s new junior senator, has attracted much attention.
Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath to...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:17 PM
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans' rejection Thursday of two key nominations by President Obama revived a battle over filibuster rules and opened a new partisan front just as congressional leaders and the White House are searching for a budget...