N.J. Assembly prepared to approve bill increasing health and pension costs for public workers

June 23rd, 2011

By Tom Hester Sr.
23 June, 2011

Senate committee reviewing NJN TV takeover plan.

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Group of moderate Republicans backs tough fuel efficiency targets

June 22nd, 2011

By Juliet Eilperin
Washington Post
June 22, 2011

A group of more than a dozen moderate Republicans, including four former Environmental Protection Agency administrators, urged President Obama in a letter Wednesday to set tough new standards to curb carbon emissions from cars and light trucks.

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Fuel-economy improvement gets GOP support

June 22nd, 2011

Star-Telegram (TX)
June 22, 2011

U.S. average fuel-economy improvement of 6 percent a year is “achievable and cost- effective” for U.S. automakers, former Republican U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrators, governors and members of Congress said in a letter to President Barack Obama, according to a Bloomberg News report.

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The Forgotten Governors

June 2nd, 2011

The New Republic
Mark Schmitt
June 2, 2011

In a normal world, Republicans would look at Mitt Romney, who is announcing his second run for their party’s presidential nomination today, as a sterling example of one of their party’s greatest success stories since the Reagan era. Unfortunately, it’s that very success that his party seems to have willfully forgotten—and the thing that’s most likely to doom Romney’s candidacy.

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