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Proposal to test newborns for CHD advances in NJ

Legislation mandating that all newborns in New Jersey be tested for congenital heart disease has been sent to Gov. Chris Christie's desk. Full story

New Jersey's Christie to teachers: I could be Mr. Nice Guy

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a tough talking school reformer, said on Friday that even a hint of compromise from the state teachers union could turn him into Mr. Nice Guy. Full story

AP: Feds say NJ must repay $271M for rail tunnel

The Federal Transit Administration has determined that New Jersey must repay the federal government the entire $271 million it spent on early design and construction work for a New Jersey-New York train tunnel that Gov. Chris Christie scrapped. Full story

Moody's cuts New Jersey rating a notch on finances

New Jersey suffered its second downgrade this year on Wednesday after Moody's Investors Service cut its credit rating, tarnishing Gov. Chris Christie's budget fighting reputation as he works to close a $4 billion shortfall. Full story

NJ official: Carl Lewis can't run for state Senate

New Jersey's top election official has ruled that nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis fails to meet the four-year state residency requirement to run for elected office. Full story

Sharpton, national union leaders rally in NJ

The Rev. Al Sharpton has accused New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie of balancing the state budget on the backs of the working class. Full story

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Plan aired to privatize toll collections in NJ

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NJ gov sends education proposals to Legislature

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Boy who cried in video named honorary NJ governor

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  Gov. Christie’s approval rating plummets

Takedown: In the beginning of his governorship pundits were singing his praises. Now, his approval ratings in New Jersey are taking a nosedive after he’s targeted the middle class.

  O’Malley: Dem. governors 'bring people together'

Gov. Martin O’Malley, D-Md., joins Morning Joe to discuss the fundamental differences between Republican governors and Democratic governors in 2011. O'Malley says the difference is that Democratic governors reform pension systems and balance budgets in a way that does not vilify Republicans. O'Malle

  Young boy becomes governor of N.J.

Sideshow: Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., allowed a five-year-old to be honorary governor for the day after a video of him crying about wanting that position went viral.

  Coben: Hope to be Hasselhoff of crime fiction

Bestselling author Harlan Coben joins Morning Joe to discuss his new novel, “Live Wire,” which is the tenth book in his series on fictitious sports agent, Myron Bolitar. Coben also discusses receiving the Vermeil Medal of Honor, growing up with N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, and why he’s the Jerry Lewis

  Poll shows Huckabee leads in ‘positive intensity’

Mo’ Joe: A recent Gallup poll shows former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee leading the way among GOP 2012 presidential candidates in terms of ‘positive intensity,’ with Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin not far behind. The Atlantic Media Company’s Ron Brownstein joins the discussion.

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TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World - Cocktails
TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World - Cocktails

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: (L-R) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Newark Mayor Corey Booker and Gayle King attend the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2011 in New York City.

TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World - Arrivals
TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World - Arrivals

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attends the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2011 in New York City.