Governor Chris Christie made some news this morning when he became the latest Republican governor to disavow Mitt Romney's contention that President Obama won the race with "gifts" to minority constituencies.
"You can't expect to be a leader of all the people and be divisive, okay?" he said on "Morning Joe."
"You have to talk about themes, policies that unite people. And play to their aspirations and their goals and their hopes for their family and their neighbors.(2)
Carolyn Whigham, the owner of Whigham Funeral Home, told Capital there will be a designated area for press to set up outside the church.
"It will be close to the vicinity where the services are to be held, but I don't know exactly where," she said in a brief phone interview this afternoon.
Who's behind Newark Politico? 'A group of Newark professionals,' as yet unidentified, gets a 'cease-and-desist' from Politico
"To date, we have made requests and have been in contact with most of Newark's political players in an effort to lend their political views and commentaries to Newark Politico," a representative for the startup website wrote to Capital. "Due to the political nature of the site we have chosen to keep confidential all communications with these individuals. We can neither confirm nor deny who has agreed to be a contributor."
UPDATE: Politico executive editor Jim VandeHei wrote to say the company has sent a cease and desist letter to the founders of Newark Politico. VandeHei confirmed that both the design of the logo and the name of the site are the targets of the letter.(3)
Speaking to a room of a few dozen of the city’s tech elite, likeNew York’s chief technology officer Rachel Sterne and Personal Democracy Forum co-founder and city advisor on new technologies Andrew Rasiej; Bob Lessin, vice chairman of Jefferies & Co.; Brandon Kessler, chief executive of ChallengePost and the man behind the city's BigApps competition; and Toby Daniels, chief executive of Crowdcentric and head of the city's Social Media Week, Booker was pitching Newark, in terms they'd understand: as "an incubator, a laboratory, of innovation and reform."(1)
“I spent Christmas alone,” Mayor Cory Booker told me from his cell phone last week as he was out surveying the streets of Newark. His family had gone away to California to be with his uncle who was recovering from heart surgery. That family includes his mother, father and brother. Booker has no wife or kids.
In September 2002, at the Dodge Poetry Festival in Waterloo, N.J., Amiri Baraka stood up on stage and read his recently published poem on the 9/11 attacks, “Somebody Blew Up America.”
The crowd reacted with stunned silence, and several people booed. A few days later, Governor Jim McGreevey asked Baraka to resign his post as Poet Laureate of New Jersey. This year, Baraka returned to the festival, and read the poem again.(2)