Cory Booker is the junior United States senator from New Jersey. He was born in Washington, D.C., and his parents, who both worked for IBM, later relocated the family to Harrington Park, New Jersey. A star high school athlete, Booker received a football scholarship to Stanford University, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He then attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar before earning his law degree from Yale University. Booker won a special election to fill the term of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg to become New Jersey’s first African American senator and only the twenty-first person in American history to ascend directly from mayor to senator. Booker lives in Newark’s Central Ward. His book, United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good, gives an account of his own political education that have shaped his particular civic vision for America.
Our biggest goals are unlikely to be accomplished in our own lifetime, says New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. That's why forming coalitions and keeping a positive attitude are so essential.
Named by The New York Times as a potential nominee to the Supreme Court, Cory Booker points out that strict constitutionalists should want a new appointee put forward before too long.
Women have always led Booker into wisdom.
Newark's Mayor, Cory Booker, has banned Conan O'Brien from landing in his city. From this clip we learn where he gets that sort of chutzpah, having grown up with his parents and brother, as "four raisins in a tub...