Storm surge: Hurricane Sandy big reason why Christie will cruise to victory

By   /  November 1, 2013  /  Elections, Featured, Media, New Jersey, News, Video  /  No Comments


By Eric Boehm | NJ Watchdog

When voters disapprove of a candidate’s record on taxes and his handling of the economy, that candidate usually is in big trouble.

Yet New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie probably is going to win easily on Tuesday — despite the fact he has negative approval ratings when it comes to taxes and jobs, two of the most important issues to voters.

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Voters have mixed view of Christie’s White House aspirations

By   /  November 1, 2013  /  Accountability, Elections, Featured, Issues, Media, New Jersey, New Jersey Watchblog, News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Video  /  No Comments

MOVING ON? Gov. Chris Christie won't say if he is going to run for president, but he is selling New Jersey short by refusing to pledge to serve a full term, if elected.

By Eric Boehm | NJ Watchdog
Gov. Chris Christie seems headed for a second term as New Jersey’s chief executive, but he also may be headed to Washington D.C.
Though he is on the ballot in Tuesday’s gubernatorial election in the Garden State, it’s no secret he’s got at least one eye on a bigger prize.
America’s political history is [...]

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VIDEO: Cory Booker-Steve Lonegan Oct. 9 debate REMIX

By   /  October 11, 2013  /  Elections, Media, New Jersey, News, Video, Video 1, Video 2, Video1  /  1 Comment


By Yaël Ossowski |
Here’s a mash-up of the best moments from the New Jersey U.S. Senate debate between Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Republican former mayor of Bogota, Steve Lonegan.
The debate originally aired on Oct. 9.
Contact Yaël Ossowski at and follow him @YaelOss.

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You paid for it: The Illinois Capitol’s $700,000 doors

By   /  September 5, 2013  /  Featured, Illinois, Media, Video  /  8 Comments


By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois spared no (taxpayer) expense to renovate its state capitol.
But the most glaring (and gleaming) expenditure literally smacks you in the face when you get to the statehouse steps. Benjamin Yount has more about Illinois’ new state capitol doors.

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VIDEO: Harrisburg PA’s Old West auction

By   /  July 25, 2013  /  Media, Video  /  No Comments


Harrisburg PA was the center of the Old West collector’s world last week. Why? Because of government waste and mismanagement. Eric Boehm explains.

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