It all started with “T-Bone”, a story Booker told about a drug dealer who first threatened Booker’s life only to later breakdown crying and asking Booker for help in turning his own life around. The problem? By all accounts there is no T-Bone. No steak name-sake exists.
|By: DSWright Monday August 12, 2013 7:58 am|
Newark Mayor Cory Booker has gotten himself in some hot water on the eve of his primary election. The New York Post reveals that Booker took confidential payouts while in office from a law firm that received work from the city. The law firm paid Mayor Booker every year and received more than a total [...]
|By: DSWright Friday July 12, 2013 10:09 am|
Congressman Rush Holt, one of many candidates vying for the New Jersey Democratic Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate, has put out a campaign ad endorsing the financial speculation tax. “These days, most stock trades aren’t made by human beings,” Holt says. “They’re made by supercomputers that flip stocks at a fraction of a second, helping [...]
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 26, 2013 7:37 am|
The corporate “ed reform” movement to privatize public education is quite lucrative – public education spending runs in the billions across the country. So should anyone be surprised that Wall Street has stepped out of the shadows to get in on the action? Wall Street has already been the funding base for Michelle Rhee and [...]
|By: DSWright Wednesday December 26, 2012 9:16 am|
A Superior Court judge has ordered the City of Newark to release emails that were exchanged about the $100 million pledge that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made to Newark schools in September 2010.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday May 22, 2012 7:41 am|
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy I can’t help but be bemused by the pickle that Cory Booker finds himself in. The problem for him wasn’t his Harold Ford-like approval of private equity firms. It was his denigration of a key Obama campaign talking point, right as it was [...]
|By: David Dayen Monday May 21, 2012 10:25 am|
Against my better judgment I’m going to weigh in on this Cory Booker story. As you probably know, Booker appeared on Meet the Press yesterday and pronounced himself “nauseated” by the Obama campaign’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s record with the private equity firm Bain Capital. In a follow-up YouTube that looked like the kind of [...]