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  • Phil Murphy sworn in, replaces Chris Christie as N.J. governor

    01/16/2018 1:00:33 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 26 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 16, 2018 | Brent Johnson
    You have a new governor, New Jersey. Phil Murphy, a Democrat entering elected office for the first time, was sworn in as the Garden State's 56th governor just before noon Tuesday during a ceremony at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton. Murphy, a former U.S. ambassador to Germany and multimillionaire former Wall Street executive, succeeded Chris Christie, a Republican who left office after eight years. Surrounded by his family, Murphy -- a 60-year-old Middletown resident -- was sworn in by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner in the midst of a festive ceremony.
  • Murphy must address growing segregation in schools

    01/15/2018 8:15:03 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 15, 2018 | Christian Estevez
    New Jersey has some of the best public schools in the country. But our current system is not operating on a level playing field. While wealthy suburban schools continue to provide rich educational experiences for their mostly white student population, too many Latino and African American students attend segregated schools hampered by intense poverty. We allowed segregation to permeate our state education system for too long, institutionalizing a separate but equal doctrine. New Jersey's schools are among the top five most segregated in the country. This decades-long failure continued under both parties. The Latino Action Network is heartened that Governor-Elect...
  • Busta Rhymes headlines Phil Murphy pre-inaugural concert

    01/15/2018 8:48:15 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 14, 2018 | Sara Jerde
    It felt like a homecoming. The setting was perfect for it -- a pitch dark gymnasium illuminated by strobe lights that danced to the blaring club music while people stood around waiting for the action to get started. And it was a homecoming, at least in a sense, for the people who helped Phil Murphy get elected and transition him into leading New Jersey. He thanked them all -- especially the millennials -- from the stage Sunday night.
  • Political divide: Guadagno won more NJ towns, but still lost to Murphy

    01/12/2018 4:26:33 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | December 28, 2017 | Sergio Bichao
    Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno was clobbered by Phil Murphy in November’s election. But a town-by-town map of the election results is kinder to Gov. Chris Christie’s two-time running mate. The Republican candidate won 295 of the state’s municipalities. Murphy won 25 fewer towns. But unlike the presidency, there’s no electoral college selecting New Jersey’s governor, so Murphy won the way it counts: total votes. Murphy got 1.2 million votes to Guadagno’s 899,583, which was the fewest amount for a GOP nominee since 1989.
  • In Newark, Murphy jabs Trump and says: This is what America looks like

    01/12/2018 4:19:54 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 47 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 12, 2018 | S.P. Sullivan
    Gov.-elect Phil Murphy kicked off his inaugural weekend at a Newark reception Friday highlighting New Jersey's diversity and offering it as rebuttal to anti-immigration comments from President Donald Trump. Standing in front of supporters seated in the pews of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Murphy joined religious leaders of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and other denominations for an interfaith prayer service. "Boy, I would love to invite the leadership of this country to come into this cathedral and say, 'This is the United States of America,'" Murphy said.
  • Phil Murphy to appoint nation's first Sikh attorney general

    12/12/2017 5:29:17 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | December 12, 2017 | Matt Arco
    Gov.-elect Phil Murphy will nominate Bergen County prosecutor Gurbir Grewal as the state's next attorney general, NJ Advance Media has learned. Grewal would be the nation's first Sikh attorney general. Murphy plans to announce his appointment at 11 a.m. in Trenton, according to three sources with knowledge of his decision. The sources were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter prior to the press conference and requested anonymity.
  • GOP's Kean to Murphy: I'll trade you a minimum wage hike for income tax cut

    11/10/2017 2:05:54 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 9, 2017 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    TRENTON -- State Senate Republican leader Tom Kean Jr. on Thursday said he'd support an increase in the state's minimum wage in exchange for a middle class tax cut. And he said Gov.-elect Phil Murphy should dump his called-for "millionaire's tax" increase. Kean, R-Union, said he was willing to raise the state's minimum wage to a level that is "modern and fair," but stopped short of agreeing to the $15 per hour sought by Murphy.
  • Turnout ‘Surprisingly Strong’ in Republican Morris County

    11/07/2017 11:46:05 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    Insider NJ ^ | November 7, 2017 | Fred Snowflack
    The beauty of Election Day is that no one has any idea what’s happening, Sure, people are voting, but for whom? As much as political pros analyze the electorate, they are basically clueless until voting stops at 8 p.m. So, small signs are important, or at least they seem to be. One such sign is turnout. And as voting began in Morris County this morning, turnout was surprisingly strong. “It almost seems like a presidential election,” is how one worker described the scene at a polling place in the Roxbury Township Library. Across town, a poll worker said the morning...
  • Carroll: Guadagno can Win, but if Murphy Beats Her, His Smile will Disappear

    11/03/2017 4:48:58 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Insider NJ ^ | November 2, 2017 | Insider NJ
    As the state staggers toward Election Day on Tuesday, Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll (R-25) opined on the state’s broken condition, the prospects of the next chief executive, and what he insists is the jarring disconnect of a liberal message in New Jersey contributing to a suburban chilling effect. The veteran movement conservative lawmaker acknowledged that he thinks the race between Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Kim Guadagno is tightening, and as Democrats brace for what one source said will undoubtedly be a late Republican Governors Association (RGA) Willie Horton Hail Mary on sanctuary cities, Carroll said the cycle’s enduring issue...
  • Vanity - NYC, New Jersey, Virginia.....Elections, Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    11/02/2017 2:19:20 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 2 replies
    Well....NY,Governor, Andrew Cuomo & NYC Mayor, Bill De Blasio refer to, and call the NYC mass killer extreme, radical, Muslim terrorist a "Lone Wolf". Sorry, guys, no such animal exists, ever!!! This America Hater was as dirty and deeply involved with his brother & sister Radical, Muslims as any human being could be (Patterson, NJ Mosque). And...God bless and thank, the Traitor, Turncoat, Democrat, Senator Chuck Schumer for making certain that this radical, Muslim, murderer of American innocents, men, women & children had the easy programed "Schumer"/"Obama"/"Clinton" setup for him and his kind to enter our beloved nation and slaughter,...
  • New Jersey, Don't Go "Sanctuary State"- Vote Guadagno for Governor

    10/24/2017 12:05:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    Two major gubernatorial elections are on the Election 2017 campaign horizon. I wrote about the Virginia race one week ago. Ed Gillespie is now winning by focusing on Virginians’ day-to-day needs. More importantly, he is also doubling-down on his opposition to illegal immigration, and its deleterious consequences like the rising crime, gang activity, bad traffic, and diminishing quality of life.Across the Chesapeake, another governor’s race is raging. New Jersey, a colonial outpost for Quakers before the American Revolution, has turned into another California-style outpost of the urban-suburban divide, where compacted cities have been out-voting the more conservative rural and suburban...
  • Hillary Clinton to campaign for NJ Democrat in governor race

    10/22/2017 10:50:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2017 1:16 PM EDT
    Hillary Clinton is set to campaign for New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy days after former President Barack Obama campaigned for him. […] Individual tickets for the event featuring the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee are listed at $1,000, but the invitation asks potential guests to consider giving the top contribution, $4,300. […] Unlike the event with Obama, the Clinton appearance is not open to the media. …
  • Vanity - Obama has lightly attended political rally in Newark, New Jersey (Many African-americans)

    10/19/2017 3:35:52 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 22 replies
    Not much to bark about. The Obama political rally in Newark was lightly attended mostly by African-Americans. There was no substance at all, nor overwhelming energy...more like Ho-Hum. It was akin to a like rally spearheaded by deadbeat, Empty Suit, Jeb Bush...you get it. nothing more needs to be said. shucks there may a glitter of victory for the GOP in New Jersey...Miracles do happen!!! Let's see how Obama does this evening in Richmond, Virginia. Maybe he can fly disgusting Obamabot, Congresswoman, Fredricka Wilson into Richmond top warm up the crowd.
  • N.J. governor debate full of nasty exchanges between Murphy and Guadagno

    10/19/2017 9:29:19 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 11 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | October 18, 2017 | Brent Johnson
    WAYNE -- The race to replace Chris Christie as New Jersey's governor isn't sleepy any more. That much was clear Wednesday night as Democratic nominee Phil Murphy and Republican nominee Kim Guadagno spent much of their second and final televised debate shooting verbal arrows at each other. The event was held at William Paterson University in Wayne just 20 days before a Nov. 7 election that has often inspired little more than apathy among the state's voters. But if the rivals' first debate was contentious, this one was downright nasty.
  • Vanity - Failed ex-POTUS, Obama hits the campaign trail seeking adoration & glory for himself.

    10/19/2017 7:18:34 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 15 replies
    Well...well, today New Jersey & Virginia will be blessed or cursed with a "political" campaigning "FAILED" ex-POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama. Will Obama be the magical glowing touch of victory or the forsaken failure for both Murphy & Northam in NJ & VA!!! Will hundreds of thousands of African-Americans turn out, today to be fooled once again by the Ex-POTUS, and, his Democrat low lifes ruling the "GHETTO AAMERICAN CITIES" who left them all out in the cold during his eight year rule of trapping millions of American Blacks in poverty, crime, murder, rape, fatherless homes, lack of education, no jobs,...
  • Obama returns to campaign trail for Dems in governor's races

    10/18/2017 11:27:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2017 12:33 AM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    Former President Barack Obama is returning to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they gear up for next month’s elections. Thursday’s events mark the first time the former president is stepping back into the political spotlight since leaving the White House. Unlike more low-key appearances earlier this year, Obama’s foray into two states won’t be a one-and-done. He is planning more public appearances as the year closes, and preparation for the 2018 midterm elections begins. […] Obama is hoping to sway voters in New Jersey and Virginia, the only two gubernatorial...
  • Chris Murphy: Federal ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Would Have Prevented Vegas Attack

    10/14/2017 6:37:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/13/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) says the federal “assault weapons” ban that lapsed in 2004 would have prevented the Las Vegas attack, had that ban still been in force today. This claim shows a deep misunderstanding of the “assault weapons” ban, which did not ban the possession or purchase of “assault weapons.” Rather, it limited importation and mandated types that could be manufactured in the U.S., thus driving up prices. For a man of means like Stephen Paddock, paying the higher price for an “assault weapon” would have been no problem.
  • Sen. Chris (Gun Control) Murphy: Pulling out of Iran deal a 'self-inflicted wound'

    10/08/2017 10:26:03 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Communist News Network ^ | October 8, 2017 | Eli Watkins
    Washington (CNN) - Sen. Chris Murphy said Sunday that a decision by President Donald Trump to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement would harm the US and benefit Iran. "The President is about to impose on himself and this country a dramatic self-inflicted wound because by pulling out of this agreement, Iran will go back onto a path to develop a nuclear weapon," the Connecticut Democrat said on CNN's "State of the Union." If the US exits the agreement, Iran would still receive sanctions relief from other nations party to the deal, and the move would...
  • Dem senator(Blumenthal) to introduce bill closing background check 'loophole'

    10/04/2017 3:52:37 AM PDT · by RC one · 45 replies
    the Hill ^ | - 10/03/17 07:13 PM EDT | Jordain Carney - 10/03/17 07:13 PM EDT
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Tuesday that he will introduce legislation to crack down on a background check "loophole" in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. "I will introduce a measure to close the loophole that lets a buyer walk away with a gun if the background check is not complete in 72 hrs," Blumenthal wrote in a tweet.The so-called "default to proceed" loophole allows a business to sell a gun after 72 hours if the FBI hasn't completed a background check confirming that the sale is legal before then.The practice allowed more than 2,500 prohibited purchasers...
  • Phil Murphy: I'll bring tuition- free community college to N.J.

    09/18/2017 5:47:47 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | September 18, 2017 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    UPDATE: While Murphy initially said his tuition-free plan would cost as much as $400 million, a Murphy spokesman later clarified that the most it would cost would be $200 million. TRENTON -- Democratic nominee for governor Phil Murphy on Monday formally announced a plan to offer tuition-free community college to all New Jerseyans. "We simply do not have the workforce that we need," said Murphy, standing on the sidewalk of the Trenton Junior College & School of Industrial Arts and flanked by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. "We can and we must open the doors of opportunity, wide, for all...