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Senator Cory Booker takes his oath of office from Vice President Joe Biden during a cerrmonial swearing-in in the Old Senate Chamber on Oct. 31, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senator Cory Booker takes his oath of office from Vice President Joe Biden during a cerrmonial swearing-in in the Old Senate Chamber on Oct. 31, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Booker’s Bank Account Rebuilding for November

Cory Booker, now a sitting senator, raised big money in short order to get there. Booker, the former mayor of New Jersey’s largest city of Newark and the state’s second most-popular politician after Gov. Chris Christie, raised $1.2 million for...

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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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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Cory Booker Presiding: ‘Powers Within’

Cory Booker has been here, what, three weeks? It was Halloween when the junior senator from New Jersey was sworn into office by Vice President Joe Biden, president of the Senate. And look who was presiding over the Senate today:...

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Rep. Jon Runyan, R-N.J., participates in a congressional football practice.

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Rep. Jon Runyan, R-N.J., participates in a congressional football practice.

Runyan’s Jersey District Must-Win For Majority-Minded Democrats

The swath of south-central New Jersey that Republican Rep. Jon Runyan is leaving open after just two terms stands out as a must-win for Democrats in their uphill quest to overturn the House Republican majority or just make a big...

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Supporters wave and applaud as a bus pulls away following a campaign stop from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Nov. 3, 2013, at Hot Dog Johnny's in in White Township, NJ.

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Supporters wave and applaud as a bus pulls away following a campaign stop from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Nov. 3, 2013, at Hot Dog Johnny's in in White Township, NJ.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 13.6

No Republican nominee for New Jersey governor has ever run more than 13.6 percentage points ahead of the party’s immediate past presidential nominee since the state began electing governors to four-year terms in 1949. Republican Gov. Chris Christie may exceed...

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker emerges from a voting booth after casting his ballot in the special U.S. Senate election on October 16, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker emerges from a voting booth after casting his ballot in the special U.S. Senate election on October 16, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 10

That’s how many former mayors will be serving in the Senate once Cory Booker is sworn in to that chamber today. Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, will vacate the mayoralty of Newark, where he led the state’s most populous city...

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., center, rides on the Senate subway with Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, left, following a meeting with members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington, D.C.

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., center, rides on the Senate subway with Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, left, following a meeting with members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington, D.C.

Booker’s Facebook Ties Going to Work for Him in Washington

The senator-elect who loves Twitter is turning to Facebook for help in Washington. Cory Booker, the 44-year-old mayor of Newark, New Jersey, waiting to be sworn in as the Senate’s newest member, is starting to fill staff positions on Capitol...

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U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker, left, is greeted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before a groundbreaking ceremony for a supermarket, on Oct. 17, 2013, in Newark, N.J.

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U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker, left, is greeted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before a groundbreaking ceremony for a supermarket, on Oct. 17, 2013, in Newark, N.J.

Christie, Booker: More in Common Than Meets the ‘I Do’

Updated at 6:25 am EDT Oct. 22 Sometimes leaders know what’s worth fighting for. Sometimes they know what’s not worth fighting against. So it was in New Jersey, where Cory Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark and senator-elect from the...

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, arrives to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, arrives to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

McConnell: ‘Not’ Shutting Down Again — Mule Needn’t Kick Twice

Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s Republican leader, knows how to count: 54-46. (Soon to be 55-45, with the election this week of Democrat Cory Booker of Newark.) It tells him what he needs to know about his minority party’s leverage in...

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