New Jersey mourns John McCain

New Jersey political leaders from both parties are mourning the death of John McCain, an American hero who spent 36 years in Congress and was the Republican nominee for President in 2008: U.S. Senator Bob Menendez: “I’m deeply saddened by the passing of my friend, colleague and American hero Senator John McCain. When I first came to the Senate, John was there to guide me, and one thing I quickly

Grewal, with profile rising, may have future in politics

Six months ago, few outside of Bergen County would recognize the name of Gurbir Grewal, and even some residents there were likely not familiar with the former county prosecutor. But now, Grewal, who has since become Gov. Phil Murphy’s attorney general, is drawing national headlines for his opposition to some of President Donald Trump’s policies. Most recently, he’s set his sights on the cap imposed on state and local tax

Menendez against Kavanaugh, Hugin undecided

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on Monday vowed to vote against Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. “I cannot support a nominee culled from the rightwing wish lists of the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society,” Menendez said. “We need a Justice who will follow the rule of law not the rule of Trump, especially when the future of reproductive rights,