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New Jerseyans reject Trump-Christie

Donald Trump decided to visit New Jersey on Thursday night to help bail out Gov. Chris Christie’s half a million in legal fees related to the Bridgegate scandal. He got an earful from New Jerseyans who are fed up with Gov. Christie’s bully shtick, and Trump’s divisive politics. See below:   The scene at Donald Trump’s N.J. rally? Red hats…

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SHOT/CHASER: Christie’s got his work cut out for him

SHOT: Donald Trump has repeatedly said he will “hire the best people” as president. CHASER: But, Politico reports: “Top Republican political leaders aren’t the only ones shunning their party’s presidential nominee — a vast number of highly skilled managers and policy experts, veterans of recent GOP administrations who would normally be expected to fill key positions for a new White…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

Overview The contrast between Democrats and Republicans gets clearer every day. While the Republican debate last Saturday was another train wreck, our debate last night in Wisconsin was serious and substantive, and reinforced what Americans are seeing more and more across the country: we must elect a Democrat as our 45th president to keep America moving forward. At every Democratic…

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GOP Debate Recap

Wow, what a mess. Tonight’s debate kicked off with a confused pile-up, and quickly turned into a total train wreck. Relive the magic of the GOP’s awkward candidate introductions and entrances here: The highlight of the night was absentee Governor Chris Christie debating absentee Senator Marco Rubio. We saw what happens when Marco Rubio gets called out for his lack of accomplishments – YIKES….

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President Obama to visit mosque today in defense of religious freedom, as Republicans peddle bigotry and scapegoat Muslims

Today, President Obama will be visiting a mosque in Baltimore to talk about the many contributions that Muslims have made to this country and to emphasize a simple, yet powerful truth: religious freedom is essential to our democracy and targeting peaceful communities with hateful rhetoric because of their beliefs is wrong and makes America less safe. This stands in stark…

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VAWA Takes Center Stage for the GOP

As recent events show, the Republican Party is in crisis and the right wing is winning. John Kasich, who twice supported the Violence Against Women Act – a sensible law with broad bipartisan support – is distancing himself from his own super PAC after it correctly criticized his GOP rival, Marco Rubio, for voting against the law. WATCH THE AD…

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Trump may not be at the debate, but his ideas will be front-and-center

Tonight, the Republicans will gather for their next debate with one-catch: no Donald Trump. The reality show star who has lifted GOP debate ratings to new highs while sinking the national dialogue to new lows announced that he’s skipping tonight’s Republican food fight. But if you think that a debate without Trump means a more civil conversation, with real ideas about…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

JeOverview Following another great Democratic debate where our candidates had a substantive discussion about how they’re going to keep America moving forward, President Obama reminded us what Democratic leadership means when he returned to Michigan to celebrate the turnaround of the auto industry. Thanks to American auto workers and an administration that refused to let the industry fall into bankruptcy,…

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BREAKING: With snowstorm bearing down on New Jersey, Chris Christie stays in New Hampshire to campaign

New Jerseyans, still reeling from Governor Christie’s inadequate response to Hurricane Sandy and amid new press reports that the state missed out on $300 million in storm relief due to a weak application, won’t like the news that Governor Christie will stay in New Hampshire to campaign instead of returning home to deal with the impending snowstorm. Instead, the governor…

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Republican Hand-Wringing Over Diplomacy Misses the Point

After five Americans were released today in a prison swap with Iran, Republican presidential candidates were still quick to criticize President Obama.   This comes days after Republicans turned up the volume on Iran fear-mongering before the President’s State of the Union speech, only to be proven wrong with the release of American sailors just hours later.   What we have…

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