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  • Jimmy Carter tells Booker: 'I hope you run for president'

    01/20/2019 3:09:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/19 | AVERY ANAPOL
    Former President Jimmy Carter urged Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) to run for president in an Instagram Live video on Sunday. Booker, who is known for his social media savvy, took to the platform to film a road trip through Georgia with civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) ahead of MLK Day. After the two lawmakers attended a church service led by Carter in his hometown of Plains, Booker featured the former president in a video. “I’m very glad to have you here this morning, and I hope you come back,” Carter said. “And I hope you run for president.”
  • Trump Signs Anti-Trafficking Law Named after Abolitionist Frederick Douglass

    01/20/2019 12:08:58 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 23 replies
    CBN news ^ | January 19, 2019 | Christian Ellis
    President Donald Trump has signed into law the Frederick Douglass Act, a bill authorizing $430 million to combat human trafficking. The measure, which was introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), is designed to boost government efforts to prevent sex and labor trafficking and protect victims both nationally and internationally... The release also included a statement from Kenneth B. Morris Jr., the great-great-great-grandson of Douglass. "If my great ancestor were here today, I believe he would be driven to lead the struggle against contemporary forms of slavery," Morris stated.
  • Do NOT put parsley or other vegetables in your vagina, doctors warn after 'irresponsible' article...

    01/19/2019 7:11:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 109 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 18 January 2019 | Vanessa Chalmers
    Doctors are warning women to not take the 'irresponsible' advice of putting parsley in their vagina to kick-start their period. The bizarre suggestion was made by women's magazine Marie Claire alongside other recommendations using food, drink and exercise. Women may want to make their period come sooner as a means of controlling their cycle ahead of a holiday or special event. According to the article, parsley is an emmenagogue - a substance that increases menstrual flow - which can 'soften the cervix and level out hormonal imbalances'. ... Marie Clare has now apologised for the article and taken it down...
  • Puerto Rico bankruptcy decision a Death Star for Wall Street

    01/18/2019 7:34:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/18/2019 | Chriss Street
    A U.S. Bankruptcy Court decision wiping out half of Puerto Rico's general obligation bonds represents a potential Death Star precedent against Wall Street buying municipal bonds from states without a balanced budget. The reason that high-tax rate and potentially insolvent states like California, Illinois, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maryland have continued to have access to massive new borrowing is Wall Street's ability to sell general obligation municipal bonds to high-income individuals who can benefit from receiving federally tax exempt interest. Most muni investors also believe that the federal government will bail out any state financial crisis. Few Americans understand that...
  • Boy Scout leader gets 10 years in prison for sexually abusing kids in his troop

    01/19/2019 5:55:50 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 66 replies
    NY Post ^ | 19 January 2019 | Chris Perez
    A former Boy Scout leader from New Jersey who admitted to sexually abusing at least three kids in his troop was reportedly sentenced on Friday to 10 years in state prison. Stephen Corcoran, 51, of Morris Plains, is already serving a seven year sentence for child pornography — and will now be tacking on three more, according to NJ.com.
  • NJ $15 per hour deal reached

    01/17/2019 1:48:04 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 25 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | 1/17/2019 | NJ
    New Jersey’s Democratic governor and lawmakers have reached a highly anticipated agreement to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 an hour for most workers by 2024. Under the deal, many workers will move gradually to a $15 minimum wage over five years. Some classes of workers, including those employed by small businesses with five or fewer employees, will have to wait longer. The deal had been held up by a disagreement over which workers should receive $15 an hour and when. Gov. Phil Murphy has called for $15 for all, while legislative leaders said there must be exceptions made...
  • People are fleeing from New Jersey more than any other state—here's the No. 1 reason why

    01/17/2019 1:52:24 AM PST · by SMGFan · 127 replies
    MSN / CNBC ^ | January 16, 2019
    New Jersey became the No. 1 state to move away from in 2018, according to new data from moving and relocation company United Vans Lines. The top reason why residents left was for a professional opportunity, the UVL data shows. Of all the residents who moved out, 46 percent listed "job" as the deciding factor. "A leading motivation behind these migration patterns across all regions," in fact, "is a career change," the report says. About "one out of every two people who moved in the past year moved for a new job or company transfer."
  • President Trump Met With Democrats at the White House, Here's How It Went

    01/16/2019 6:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump hosted a number of Republican and Democratic House lawmakers at the White House Wednesday to negotiate over border security and end the ongoing government shut down. “The President and his team had a constructive meeting with bipartisan members of the problem solvers caucus. They listened to one another and now both have a good understanding of what the other wants. We look forward to more conversations like this,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said about the meeting.  These House Democrats in the centrist Problem Solvers Caucus met today with @realDonaldTrump in the Situation Room to discuss the shutdown: Josh...
  • The Latest: 7 Democrats visit White House to talk to Trump

    01/16/2019 10:11:28 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    thenewstribune.com ^ | Jan 16, 2019 | AP
    12:30 p.m. Seven Democratic lawmakers, including newly elected freshmen, have arrived at the White House ready to ask President Donald Trump to reopen the government while talks continue over border security. It's the first group of rank-and-file Democrats to meet with Trump during the shutdown, which stretched into its 26th day Wednesday. The White House has been trying to peel lawmakers away from Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH'-see), but invitations to Democrats earlier this week were declined. Those arriving Wednesday for the midday meeting in the Situation Room included five freshmen, several of whom did not back Pelosi as...
  • These 7 House Democrats met with Trump about the shutdown

    01/16/2019 12:08:07 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | January 19, 2019 | Ashley Killough
    Democratic Reps. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, Thomas Suozzi of New York, Vincente Gonzalez of Texas, Anthony Brindisi of New York, Dean Phillips of Minnesota, Max Rose of New York and Abigail Spanberger of Virginia attended the midday White House meeting in the Situation Room. The lawmakers are not part of Democratic leadership, which has been leading congressional negotiations, and are rank-and-file members mostly hailing from more moderate congressional districts...
  • Partying hearty: Menendez's bikini shot blows up Dems' narrative on shutdown. Puerto Rican junket

    01/14/2019 12:30:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2019 | Monica Showalter
    President Trump is staying put in snowy Washington while his government shutdown duel with Democrats continues, canceling every fancy trip out (that doesn't include a non-touristy one to the Texas border), including even a Christmas trip to his home in Florida. That's fitting for the times, and it suggests a leader looking for a resolution. But then there are...the Democrats. A whole slew of them packed off to Puerto Rico for a junket, getting hold of those hard-to-get Hamilton tickets (no shutout there); bunking in with 109 K Street lobbyists in $429-a-night hotel rooms; and, sure enough, partying hearty.  WashEx's Paul Bedard has the opening story. Some 30 Democratic lawmakers left the government shutdown behind Friday on a...
  • Police: Resident Took Away Suspect’s Gun Then Killed Him with It

    01/11/2019 7:12:50 PM PST · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Police indicate that a New Jersey resident took away an intrusion suspect’s gun then shot and killed him with it. NBC 10 reports that the incident occurred around 7:30 pm Wednesday, after an “intruder allegedly arrived at the residence brandishing a semi-automatic handgun.” Police say the resident and the suspect, 29-year-old Terrence Coulanges, wrestled for control of the firearm on the patio, with the resident ultimately taking control of it and shooting Coulanges.
  • VIDEO: Top N.J. Assembly Republican blasts Trump

    01/10/2019 5:51:02 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    Save Jersey ^ | January 7, 2019 | Save Jersey
    NEWARK, N.J. — If you need proof that the state Republican movement is in tatters, Save Jerseyans, look no further than an NJTV interview segment with Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) which aired on Saturday’s On the Record with Michael Aron. “When people organize because they dislike Trump so much, that organizes people on the local level and on the county level,” Bramnick told Aron. “They’ve done a really good job taking out Republicans, and a lot of it is based on his personality and his abrasiveness.”
  • ‘Green Book’ Writer Nick Vallelonga Supported Trump’s Claim That New Jersey Muslims Cheered 9/11

    01/10/2019 8:10:46 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    Indiewire ^ | January 9, 2019 | Zack Sharf
    “Green Book” writer and producer Nick Vallelonga has been a staple on the awards circuit this Oscar season, earning screenplay nominations from the Golden Globes, the Writers Guild of America, and the Critics’ Choice Awards, but, in the wake of awards buzz, a controversial social media post published by Vallelonga in 2015 has resurfaced online. Vallelonga is the son of Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga, the character played by Viggo Mortensen in “Green Book.” Back in November 2015, Vallelonga replied to Donald Trump on Twitter corroborating a story in which Trump alleged he saw people cheering in Jersey City, New Jersey...
  • Bristol-Myers to buy Celgene in a $74 billion deal;

    01/08/2019 8:12:03 PM PST · by libh8er · 2 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1.3.2019 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr
    Bristol-Myers Squibb is buying cancer drugmaker Celgene in a cash and stock deal valued at $74 billion, the companies announced Thursday. Under the agreement, Celgene shareholders will receive one Bristol-Myers Squibb share and $50 in cash for each share held, or $102.43 per share, a premium of 53.7 percent to Celgene's Wednesday close. Shares of Celgene surged 28 percent in midmorning trading, to near $85 per share, while shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb fell 11 percent. "Together with Celgene, we are creating an innovative biopharma leader, with leading franchises and a deep and broad pipeline that will drive sustainable growth and...
  • Rosario Dawson heard telling Cory Booker ‘I love you’

    01/08/2019 4:28:15 PM PST · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    Page Six ^ | January 8, 2019
    Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson seem to be moving fast. Just on Sunday, The Post’s Richard Johnson reported that the New Jersey senator and the movie star had been spotted together catching a movie at the Regal Union Square on Thursday. Now Page Six is told that Dawson was heard saying — or, more specifically, singing — “I love you” to Booker. Spies at Saturday’s performance of Broadway hit “Dear Evan Hanson” say they were left in no doubt that Booker and Dawson — who brought Dawson’s daughter and Booker’s niece to see the show — are a couple.
  • California's new female board member mandate could be ripe for a constitutional challenge

    01/07/2019 8:10:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 1/7/2019 | Alexis Keenan
    A controversial new law in California, the first of its kind in the U.S., requires publicly traded companies headquartered in the state to include at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. But are quotas are the best way to bring women’s voices to the table? Legislators in New Jersey have already indicated they think so. Garden State lawmaker Nancy Pinkin (D-NJ) proposed a bill that would require women on state-based corporate boards. The measure has been sent to its first committee for hearing. Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania have also moved the needle...
  • Chuck Schumer moves to block pro-Israel bill to protest shutdown

    01/07/2019 6:07:00 PM PST · by SJackson · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 07, 2019 | Susan Ferrechio
    The Senate late Tuesday will hold a procedural vote on a bill that supports Israel by allowing state and local governments to divest from entities that boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel because of its occupation of the West Bank. The provision is part of legislation numbered “S.1” that was to be the very first bill senators debate in the 116th Congress. In addition to the BDS language, it includes several Middle East security provisions such as new authorities for sanctioning Bashar Assad's regime in Syria and reauthorization of security assistance to Israel. But Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ben Cardin,...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' is more dangerous than you think

    01/04/2019 6:52:19 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3 Jan 2019 | Justin Haskins
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., hasn’t officially started her first term in office, but she’s already pushing a massive, far-left proposal that would fundamentally transform much of the economy and push the country closer than ever to socialism. For several weeks, you might have heard Ocasio-Cortez reference the creation of a “Green New Deal,” but until recently, few people knew what would be included in the plan. In a draft resolution to form a select committee in the House that would help develop legislation to put her plan in action, Ocasio-Cortez finally outlined numerous proposals that she says should be part...
  • Gun Owners Don't Seem Eager to Comply With New Jersey's New Magazine Ban

    01/01/2019 6:34:19 AM PST · by Twotone · 55 replies
    Reason ^ | December 20, 2018 | Jacob Sullum
    Thanks to a December 5 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, New Jersey's ban on gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds took effect on December 10. By that date, all owners of heretofore legal "large capacity magazines" (LCMs) were required to surrender them to police, render them inoperable, modify them so they cannot hold more than 10 rounds, or sell them to authorized owners. Those who failed to do so are guilty of a fourth-degree felony, punishable by a maximum fine of $10,000 and up to 18 months in prison. How many of...