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    Cory Booker: Bain Attacks ‘Nauseating’

    FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2012, file photo, Newark Mayor Corey Booker speaks to the media about NYPD surveillance activities in Newark before a ceremony at City Hall in Newark, N.J. Outside Washington, the NYPD’s efforts drew increased criticism last week, including from Booker, mayor of New Jersey's largest city, who has complained about the NYPD’s widespread surveillance there, outside New York’s police jurisdiction. Outside Washington, the NYPD’s efforts drew increased criticism last week. College administrators at Yale, Columbia and elsewhere issued harsh rebukes for NYPD’s infiltration of Muslim student groups and its monitoring of school websites. New Jersey’s governor and the mayor of its largest city have complained about the NYPD’s widespread surveillance there, outside New York’s police jurisdiction.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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    Newark Mayor and Obama surrogate Cory Booker critiqued that campaign’s efforts to attack Mitt Romney’s career at the private equity firm he founded. “This kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides,” Booker said in an appearance on Meet the Press Sunday morning. “It’s nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity. Stop attacking Jeremiah Wright. This stuff has got to stop.” Booker went on to call the mediasphere squabbling a “distraction from the real issues,” saying that Obama’s reelection effort can instead be about “the issues the American public cares about.”

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