| 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 16, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Newark Mayor Cory Booker won a special and somewhat bruising election to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, filling the term of late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, the Associated Press projected.
Booker, who has established a national profile with the help of...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, the last World War II veteran in the Senate and a stalwart Democrat who led congressional battles over three decades to toughen gun laws, ban smoking on planes and crack down on drunk driving,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON – Say what you will about Vice President Joe Biden – the man can deliver a eulogy. Just ask him.
“I’ve spoken at more eulogies than I’d like to remember,” he said Wednesday at a service for Frank R....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:02 AM
After the coffee. Before getting my Comic-Con costume ready.
The Skinny: Some folks are griping about the humidity here this week but having recently spent some time back East let me tell you we still have it pretty good. Thursday's headlines include...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 8:20 AM
The rain has stopped in the Tri-State, but the danger now increases. Dozens of low-lying communities face the prospect of some of the worst flooding in years following not one, but two major rainstorms this week. Northern New Jersey is particularly at...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 5:52 PM
WASHINGTON D.C. (WPIX) -- The bus company involved in three recent crashes that took the lives of 17 people is now banned from operating, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.
According to Democrat Frank Lautenberg who was...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 5:30 PM
Washington has turned down the latest request from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for a "major disaster declaration," which would green-light federal funds to help North Jersey residents and businesses cover out-of-pocket expenses associated with...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 8:55 PM
No doubt recognizing he'd become the center of media focus, embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner chose not to participate in this year's Salute to Israel Parade. A staunch supporter of Israel, the New York Democrat has been an annual fixture at the parade, which...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 6:03 AM
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said the Garden State's taxpayers cannot afford it, but on Monday, a new proposal for a quicker commute to New York City will be introduced.
U.S. Senators from New Jersey Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez are...