Egypt interactions were normal work of a U.S. senator, defense argues in Menendez trial

BY: - June 25, 2024

Sen. Menendez's lawyer spent much of Tuesday challenging a witness who claimed Menendez's interactions with Egypt turned "weird" in 2018.

New Jersey lawyer seeks to keep RFK Jr. off November ballot

BY: - June 25, 2024

New Jersey's "sore loser law" disqualifies Robert F. Kennedy Jr. from appearing on November's ballot because he tried to win the Democratic nomination in June, the lawsuit says.

Mediation ends for NJ Transit and train engineers, clearing path to strike in months

BY: - June 25, 2024

Locomotive engineers union could strike as soon as July 25, but a job action will likely be delayed for several more months.

Federal appeals court upholds subpoena for gunmaker’s ads

BY: - June 25, 2024

Panel finds the gunmaker's claims were barred by a doctrine that prohibits reconsideration of identical issues decided by another court.

Radio host Bill Spadea attacks ‘extralegal’ push to review campaign benefit of his show

BY: - June 25, 2024

Radio host and gubernatorial hopeful Bill Spadea calls the Election Law Enforcement Commission's planned review of whether his show provides a campaign benefit “extraordinary and extralegal.”

Calm, conservative, confident: What GOP senators want in Trump’s vice presidential pick

BY: and - June 25, 2024

WASHINGTON — Republican members of the U.S. Senate striving for a takeover of their chamber in the November elections have a wish list for what they’d like to see in Donald Trump’s running mate. A “little calmer” than Trump. Confident. Conservative. Military experience. Good relationships with senators. Ready to take over as chief executive if […]

Racist slurs and death threats: The dangerous life of a Georgia elections official

BY: - June 25, 2024

Nationally, 38% of local election officials have experienced threats, harassment or abuse since 2020 just for doing their jobs, according to a new survey.

Sen. Menendez held ‘weird’ secret meetings with Egyptian officials, Senate staffer testifies

BY: - June 24, 2024

Menendez's former foreign policy adviser testifies he cut her out of the loop when prosecutors allege he was getting bribed to flatter Egyptian officials.

Initial votes on new state budget could come Wednesday, top Democrat says

BY: - June 24, 2024

Sen. Paul Sarlo confirmed a budget deal on a new business tax, but timing will be tight if lawmakers are to avert a government shutdown.

Senate Democrats push new protections for reproductive rights in New Jersey

BY: - June 24, 2024

New Jersey Democrats announced a bill package aimed at strengthening abortion rights on the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned the federal right to an abortion.

U.S. Supreme Court will hear challenge to state bans on care for transgender minors

BY: - June 24, 2024

Tennessee’s law prohibits doctors from providing gender-affirming medical care to minors that includes puberty blockers, hormones and surgeries.

After an abortion for fetal anomalies, she hoped IVF would build her family. Now that’s in doubt.

BY: - June 24, 2024

Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment of an occasional States Newsroom series called When and Where: Abortion Access in America, profiling individuals who have needed abortion care in the U.S. before and after Dobbs. The first installment can be found here, the second installment is here, the third is here, and the fourth ishere. […]