Morning News Digest: December 18th


Menendez, Sires decry Obama’s move restore U.S.-Cuba relations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama’s announcement on Wednesday that the United States would restore diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than 50 years of hostility drew the ire of two prominent Cuban-American members of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)




Poll: Christie, despite national attention, garnering only ‘lukewarm’ support at home

Gov. Chris Christie’s 2016 presidential ambitions might be earning him national headlines this week, but the Republican’s support at home is continuing a “lukewarm” streak, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)




Chris Christie’s critical time

Yesterday was not a good day for the presidential prospects of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. He didn’t scream at anyone (that I know of), but with Jeb Bush’s announcement he got the rival he will have the most difficulty combating if he wants to run for president. There is no easy path for him to win the party’s center. (Rubin/The Washington Post)





Christie: will talk presidential bid with family over the holidays

Governor Christie said Wednesday he’ll discuss his potential presidential bid with his family over the holidays while his two eldest children are home from college. (Hayes/The Bergen Record)




Political Insider: holiday gifts list for Hudson County politicos

In this column, spiritual alignment doesn’t matter. Kris Kringle has something for everyone, including politicians and their remora.  Having seen a leaked copy of the list of gifts, here’s an exclusive. Despite what you think, it’s not all coal. Unless their political affiliation is noted, we’re talking all Democrats. (Torres/The Jersey Journal)

Morning News Digest: December 18th