Cory Booker - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Cory Booker Questions and answers about the Penn Station derailment NEW YORK (AP) — Last week's train derailment in New York's Penn Station, the second in less than two weeks, threw rail service into chaos for commuters in New Jersey and on Long Island and affected travelers throughout the northeastern U.S. It also highlighted the challenges facing Amtrak and the commuter railroads that use its tracks and facilities durin... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 15:37:00 GMT 2017-04-09T15:37:00Z Penn Station train tracks fixed but not for morning commute NEW YORK (AP) — Rail commuters who endured days of aggravation after a train derailment at Penn Station woke up Friday morning with assurances that track repairs would be completed and service restored, but soon discovered that wasn't entirely accurate. Amtrak, which owns and maintains tracks used by New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Rail Road, said ... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 22:40:00 GMT 2017-04-07T22:40:00Z Amtrak eyes Friday for full rail service after derailment NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Amtrak said it hopes to have full rail service restored at New York's Penn Station by Friday, four days after a second derailment in two weeks caused headaches for commuters at the nation's busiest rail hub. Amtrak made its announcement on Wednesday after the heads of the two major commuter rail lines that use Penn Station leveled stro... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:15:00 GMT 2017-04-05T23:15:00Z Mindy Kaling's Newark joke leads to dinner with Cory Booker NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A joke about Newark, New Jersey, on "The Mindy Project" led to dinner plans between U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and star Mindy Kaling. Her character joked after hearing that Booker had come to her colleague's event that "I guess anything to get out of Newark, huh?" Booker tweeted "Ouch!" at Kaling on Thurs... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:53:00 GMT 2017-03-24T19:53:00Z Trains, not drains: New Jersey lobbyists on way to swamp DC WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump vows to "drain the swamp" in Washington, a swarm of 1,000 lobbyists, business owners and politicians traveled by train from the swamps of New Jersey on Thursday for a day of lobbying. The state Chamber of Commerce's 80th annual trip — nicknamed the "Walk to Washington" because rail riders generally pace the trai... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 01:42:00 GMT 2017-02-17T01:42:00Z Governor's races in 2 states echo the White House contest RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A blunt and combative Republican who sneers at political correctness. Insurgent candidates striking populist notes. Establishment figures on the defensive. A former TV star with political ambitions. The governor's races this year in Virginia and New Jersey are unfolding in ways that powerfully echo the wild campaign for the White Hous... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:59:00 GMT 2017-02-15T14:59:00Z Scott, Senate's sole black Republican, defends Sessions WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Tim Scott, the Senate's lone African-American Republican, on Wednesday offered a personal and passionate defense of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump's embattled choice for attorney general. Scott, a South Carolina conservative, noted the racist messages he had received since announcing his support for Sessions. He spoke of... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 01:00:00 GMT 2017-02-09T01:00:00Z Democratic pressure to oppose Trump roils Capitol Hill WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are under intense pressure from the liberal base to oppose President Donald Trump at every turn, a dynamic that will color nearly every debate on Capitol Hill this year and complicate prospects for action on all issues. It's sure to be a topic of debate as House Democrats gather for a policy retreat in Baltimore o... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:57:00 GMT 2017-02-08T08:57:00Z The Latest: Fla. lawmaker being evaluated by doctors WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST): 10 p.m. An aide to a Florida congressman who was wheeled out of the Capitol on a stretcher Wednesday says he "did not suffer a heart attack, but he continues to be evaluated by doctors." Kelly Simpson, Rep. John Rutherford's chief of staff, says h... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 03:21:00 GMT 2017-01-12T03:21:00Z Black lawmakers say Sessions unfit to be attorney general WASHINGTON (AP) — Black lawmakers said Wednesday that Sen. Jeff Sessions at times has shown hostility toward civil rights, making him unfit to be attorney general, as a 1986 letter from the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. surfaced strongly expressing opposition to the Alabama senator. In the second day of confirmation hearings, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:44:00 GMT 2017-01-11T21:44:00Z Civil rights advocates avoid calling Sessions 'racist' WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents to GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions' selection as attorney general are calling him extremist, anti-immigration and insensitive to civil rights. But they're refusing to call him racist. Civil rights groups purposefully are staying away from leveling that loaded term at Sessions, who was rejected for a federal judgeship ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:41:00 GMT 2017-01-11T08:41:00Z I'd stand up to Trump as AG, Sessions tells senators WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions fervently rejected "damnably false" accusations of past racist comments Tuesday as he challenged Democratic concerns about the civil rights commitment he would bring as Donald Trump's attorney general. He vowed at his confirmation hearing to stay independent from the White House and stand up to Trump when necessary. ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 03:55:00 GMT 2017-01-11T03:55:00Z Things to know about Trump's Cabinet confirmation hearings Under the U.S. Constitution, the Senate has sole authority to confirm a president's nominee to serve in the Cabinet. And while President-elect Donald Trump can't officially nominate anyone until he becomes president on Jan. 20, the Senate is getting an early start this week on his choices for several top jobs in his administration. The action began Tuesda... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:26:00 GMT 2017-01-11T00:26:00Z Democrats to challenge Sessions on immigration, civil rights WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats will challenge President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, when he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee over his hard-line stand on immigration, past record on civil rights and whether he supports community policing. The Alabama lawmaker is known as one of the most staunchly con... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:30:00 GMT 2017-01-10T08:30:00Z The Latest: Senate hearing to feature Booker vs. Sessions WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 9:50 p.m. The Senate showdown over Donald Trump's pick of Sen. Jeff Sessions to become attorney general will take a dramatic twist this week when a fellow senator and two congressmen testify against him. New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker says he will testi... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 03:05:00 GMT 2017-01-10T03:05:00Z Feds back ambitious plan to speed up Northeast rail service PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal railroad regulators endorsed an ambitious and costly plan to rebuild the congested Northeast Corridor over the next 30 years by shoring up crumbling infrastructure, running more trains and building new tracks that would allow speeds of up to 220 mph on a stretch of the Washington-Boston route. The Federal Railroad Administratio... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 22:52:00 GMT 2016-12-16T22:52:00Z