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Bruce Springsteen performs on March 1, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Bruce Springsteen performs on March 1, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Democrats for Springsteen, Republicans Christie — Nugent? Fuggedaboutit

Who’s the bigger New Jersey guy: Gov. Chris Christie or his idol, rocker Bruce Springsteen? Springsteen, silly, by 19 percentage points, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll. Hang on, though, for something beyond the usual survey fare. Ted...

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New Jersey governor Chris Christie speaking at the Economic Club of Chicago on Feb. 11, 2014.

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New Jersey governor Chris Christie speaking at the Economic Club of Chicago on Feb. 11, 2014.

Jersey Republicans: Stand up to MSNBC

You love Chris Christie. Now you can glom on to his American flag bling. That’s the message of a letter e-mailed to supporters by the New Jersey Republican State Committee, which today praised Christie, a potential 2016 candidate for president,...

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Democratic Senator Cory Booker, left, of New Jersey, fist bumps Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign, following the passage of the Employment Non Discrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Nov. 7, 2013.

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Democratic Senator Cory Booker, left, of New Jersey, fist bumps Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign, following the passage of the Employment Non Discrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Nov. 7, 2013.

Vegetarian Booker Gives Turkey-Brining Advice

He will replace your ruined breakfast. He will intervene on vexing commutes in the city where he is no longer mayor. He will tell you how to prepare the Thanksgiving turkey — and yet! — the man doesn’t even eat...

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Senate candidate Cory Booker, left, speaks during his second televised debate with Steve Lonegan (not pictured) at Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall, Rowan University, on October 9, 2013 in Glassboro, New Jersey.

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Senate candidate Cory Booker, left, speaks during his second televised debate with Steve Lonegan (not pictured) at Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall, Rowan University, on October 9, 2013 in Glassboro, New Jersey.

Booker’s Advantage Narrowing: Poll

Democrat Cory Booker’s advantage over Tea Party favorite Steve Lonegan is slipping n the special election campaign to replace the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg from New Jersey, according to a Monmouth University poll. Booker, 44, the Newark mayor, leads...

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, and his wife, Anita, arrive for his state of the state address in the house chambers at the state capitol, on, Jan. 29, 2013, in Austin, Texas.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, and his wife, Anita, arrive for his state of the state address in the house chambers at the state capitol, on, Jan. 29, 2013, in Austin, Texas.

Perry: Wife Misspoke About Abortion

Texas Gov. Rick Perry today owned up to an “oops” moment that wasn’t even his. His wife, Anita, misspoke when she told a journalist that  abortion is a woman’s right, Perry, 63, a Republican who opposes terminating pregnancies, told a...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, signs handwritten questions that were asked by elementary school students during a meeting at Riletta Twyne Cream school  in Camden, N.J., on Sept. 10, 2013.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, signs handwritten questions that were asked by elementary school students during a meeting at Riletta Twyne Cream school in Camden, N.J., on Sept. 10, 2013.

Christie: Throw in Some Meatballs

Yeah, they went there. Kids in Camden asked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie what he likes to eat. “I guess my favorite food would be pasta,” he said during an appearance in the library at R.T. Cream Elementary School. When...

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New graduates walk into the chapel before their commencement at Princeton University in New Jersey on June 2, 2013.

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New graduates walk into the chapel before their commencement at Princeton University in New Jersey on June 2, 2013.

Christie’s Ivy League Play: Golf Shirt

One of the priciest pieces of clothing in Chris Christie’s closet isn’t a zippy number from Jermyn Street. It’s the golf shirt from Princeton University, where Andrew, the eldest of his four children, is about to start his sophomore year....

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Marta Giovione talks with Gov. Chris Christie outside her home as Christie and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan tour Hurricane Sandy-ravaged neighborhood in Moonachie, N.J., on Aug. 20, 2013.

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Marta Giovione talks with Gov. Chris Christie outside her home as Christie and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan tour Hurricane Sandy-ravaged neighborhood in Moonachie, N.J., on Aug. 20, 2013.

Christie’s ‘New F-Word:’ FEMA

As Gov. Chris Christie kicks off a week of boardwalk and beach stops to highlight progress made since Hurricane Sandy, mayors of towns up and down the 130-mile length of the New Jersey Shore want the federal government to pick...

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U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno cuts a cake marking the Army's 237th anniversary on June 14, 2012 in Times Square in New York City. Odierno was joined by fellow Army troops as he swore in 16 new recruits in a ceremony celebrating the Army's birthday. ''Cake Boss'' reality show Buddy Valastro (right), helped Odierno cut the 500 pound cake in the shape of a tank, which Valastro said took eight of his staff three days to prepare for the event.

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U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno cuts a cake marking the Army's 237th anniversary on June 14, 2012 in Times Square in New York City. Odierno was joined by fellow Army troops as he swore in 16 new recruits in a ceremony celebrating the Army's birthday. ''Cake Boss'' reality show Buddy Valastro (right), helped Odierno cut the 500 pound cake in the shape of a tank, which Valastro said took eight of his staff three days to prepare for the event.

‘Cake Boss’ Endorses Christie in New Jersey Bakery

The boss wants Chris Christie back for a second term. Well, we can’t speak for The Boss, or Bruce Springsteen, the Democratic-leaning songwriter idolized by New Jersey’s Republican governor. We’re talking about the Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, the TLC reality-show...

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