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  • Obummer! Board nixes bid to rename Jersey City school for prez

    08/26/2016 10:18:06 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | August 26, 2016
    President Obama can't catch a break in Jersey City. A first-term assemblywoman's effort to rename a city elementary school after the nation's first black president fizzled this week when the school board rejected the move, two months after the board approved naming a different school after Maya Angelou instead of Obama. The board's action this week came amid accusations of backroom deals and officials being left in the dark about the school renaming process. And it has left Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, who made renaming a Jersey City school after Obama one of her first initiatives after taking office in January,...
  • Trump To Make NJ Campaign Home Base In Parsippany

    08/25/2016 8:41:16 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 7 replies
    Parsippany Patch ^ | 8/25/2016 | Yvonne McGreevy
    With most of New Jersey's voters residing in the northern half of the state, Republican presidential nominee will most likely make his appeal to Jerseyians via a Parsippany home base, according to The Daily Record. District 25 senator and NJ campaign co-chair for Trump, Joseph Pennacchio, told The Daily Record that the office will probably open shortly at Powder Mill Plaza on eastbound Route 10. A Trump campaign office did open in Edison this past May, but closed shortly after. Pennachio explained to The Daily Record, "About two-thirds of the state population lives north of Middlesex County, so it makes...
  • New Jersey governor vetoes bill requiring smart guns be sold

    08/24/2016 7:49:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 5:32 PM EDT | Michael Catalini
    Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday rejected legislation to increase the sales of smart guns, saying the measure would make the state “inhospitable” to legal gun ownership. Christie, a Republican, conditionally vetoed the measure that would have required state gun retailers to keep an inventory of smart guns, which can be fired only by authorized users. He sharply criticized the Democrat-led Legislature, which sent him the bill for the second time this year in June. He had previously pocket-vetoed the measure. “This bill is reflective of the relentless campaign by the Democratic legislature to make New Jersey as inhospitable as possible...
  • New Christie Vetoes Call for Shall-Issue Right to Carry & Clean Repeal of Smart Gun Mandate

    08/24/2016 12:57:32 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 11 replies
    Vetoes Propose Deleting “Justifiable Need” As a Carry Permit Requirement, and Clean Repeal of the Smart Gun Law Mandate with No Strings Attached! “Conditional Veto” Format Would Allow the Legislature To Accept Governor Christie’s Conditions and Immediately Implement Them Please Tell Legislators to Accept Governor Christie’s Conditions! Wednesday August 24, 2016: In a blockbuster announcement today, Governor Christie conditionally vetoed two pieces of anti-gun legislation (A3689 and S816), imposing dramatic conditions that would change them into pro-gun measures establishing shall-issue right-to-carry and repealing New Jersey’s 2002 “smart gun” law mandate with no strings attached. Copies of the vetoes are available...
  • Battle lines of church and state: Fired over same-sex marriage, educator sues Paramus Catholic

    08/23/2016 7:14:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 08.18.16 | ALLISON PRIES
    By 2015, she had risen through the ranks at Paramus Catholic High School, her alma mater, to dean of guidance in just four years, and she had been serving as head coach of the elite Lady Paladins basketball team since the retirement of the longtime coach, Al Roth, the year before.But in January, she lost it all.  Drumgoole, of Bogota, says the school fired her from both of her jobs after administrators learned that she was married to a woman.  Now, she has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in Hackensack alleging that Paramus Catholic; its president, James P. Vail;...
  • Police “Infuriated” Top Cop Sold Out to Hillary ( NYC : Bill Bratton

    08/22/2016 5:25:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    I S ^ | August 20, 2016 | S. Noble
    New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton formally announced his resignation on Tuesday, marking the end of a second term as the NYPD’s top cop. He will work at Teneo, a Clinton-tied firm. He will head a new division of the consulting company founded by Declan Kelly, a former State Department special envoy, and Doug Band, once Bill Clinton’s personal assistant. The company, launched in 2011, served as an adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative, and ex-President Clinton served for a short time on the Teneo advisory board. Among Teneo’s past employees is Huma Abedin, who pulled in $15,000 a...
  • 3 fatal shootings mar Newark's 24 Hours of Peace

    08/21/2016 4:54:25 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    A 42-year-old city man was fatally shot Saturday night, marking the third shooting death in two days. Akbar J. Scott was shot around 9:45 p.m. on the 600 block of Irvine Turner Boulevard near the city's Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood, acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced in a statement.
  • Christie Jokes About Life After Leaving Office…Or Does He?

    08/20/2016 6:17:47 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    CBS 3 PHILADELPHIA ^ | 20 AUGUST 2016 | DAVID MADDEN
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has a little over 16 months left in his term. So what does he do after that? Believe it or not, he’s thinking about life after Trenton. If Donald Trump doesn’t win the White House in November, Christie does not go to Washington. He’s already putting one child through college, with two more due to start when he leaves office. A reporter asked him about a couple recent appearances as a substitute sports talk host on New York radio.
  • Marketing U.S. Citizenship and Childbirth Services at Meadowlands Hospital[NJ]

    08/19/2016 10:28:01 PM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    NJ Spotlight ^ | 10 Aug 2016 | Lilo H. Stainton
    A New Jersey hospital advertises its services to pregnant Russian women who want to give birth in the U.S., enabling their children to qualify for dual citizenship This is the first in a series of articles investigating Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center. In this story we take a look at the facility’s AmeriMama birth-tourism program. Our second story details the hospital’s questionable business practices; the third, its ties to powerful NJ politicians.. A company based in the Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center has been advertising online to Russian citizens, encouraging pregnant women to come to the Secaucus facility to give birth —...
  • Christie rejects bill to automatically register N.J. residents to vote

    08/18/2016 6:30:06 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    — Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday rejected a bill that sought to automatically register New Jerseyans to vote when they visit a Motor Vehicle Commission office to either get or renew their driver's license. The governor went as far to mock bill's sponsors, saying in his conditional veto it should have been dubbed "The Voter Fraud Enhancement and Permission Act." Christie rejected the bill (A1944) that would have automatically registered people when they applied for a permit, license, identification card or renewed a license unless the resident specifically chose to opt out.
  • On heels of teenager's homicide, Jersey City sees 5 shootings in 6-hour span

    08/11/2016 5:31:00 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | August 11, 2016
    Three men were shot after gunfire erupted five times in less than six hours in the southern portion of the city overnight, officials said. Four of the shootings are believed to be related and involve "two groups with a long standing history," Jersey City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said. The six-hour stretch of violence came approximately 24 hours after a shooting at a Jersey City church hall left a 17-year-old dead boy dead and two girls injured. Morrill said police do not think the the church hall shooting is connected to the five shootings that followed.
  • Man's Trump T-shirt sparked crowbar attack, cops say

    08/09/2016 7:12:52 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 88 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 8/9/2016 | Jessica Mazzola
    BLOOMFIELD — A 62-year-old man was beaten with a crowbar by a complete stranger who allegedly took issue with the man's Donald Trump T-shirt, police said Tuesday. The man was walking on West Passaic Avenue on Wednesday when a man he did not know pulled up in an older gray car, Bloomfield police said. The driver questioned the 62-year-old about the Donald Trump shirt he was wearing, and then followed him into the parking lot of the Friendly's restaurant on Broad Street, police said. The man then got out of his car with a crowbar, and during an altercation, struck...
  • NJ town rocked by charges of bigotry after rejection of mosque

    08/08/2016 12:11:38 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/8/16 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A New Jersey suburb known for its tree-lined streets and stately, multimillion-dollar homes has been transformed into a battleground over both a proposed mosque and the free speech rights of residents who oppose the project. ADVERTISEMENT Bernards, a township of about 27,000 an hour west of New York City, has been cleaved by controversy since 2011, when its Planning Board took up a proposal for a 4,250-square-foot mosque in a residential neighborhood known as Liberty Corner. The applicant, Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, is led by a former Bernards mayor and has filed a federal civil rights suit accusing members...
  • Lesbian Couple Sue Over New Jersey Rules for Fertility Treatment

    08/08/2016 7:31:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 8, 2016 | MEGAN JULA
    Five years ago, Erin and Marianne Krupa chose to start a family. They moved to Montclair, N.J., from a more conservative environment in North Carolina, and decided that Erin would carry their first child. Erin Krupa remembered her fertility doctor looking her in the eye and promising to help her become pregnant. But there were complications. At an appointment with her doctor in 2013, Ms. Krupa, then 33, learned that she had benign cysts on her uterus and Stage 3 endometriosis, in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside. That meant she was infertile....
  • New Bill Will Make Drinking Coffee While Driving a Criminal Act

    08/08/2016 4:47:49 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 98 replies
    “Violators could face a $200 to $400 fine for the first offense and a $400 to $600 fine for a second offense. A third or subsequent offense could mean a fine of $600 to $800 and up to a 90 day license suspension, as well as motor vehicle points,” according to nj.com.
  • Proposed bill could ticket NJ drivers for eating, drinking coffee

    08/08/2016 5:15:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    FOX 29 ^ | 8/6/2016 | Staff
    NEW JERSEY (WTXF) Some lawmakers in New Jersey have proposed a bill that would have police in the Garden State cracking down even harder on distracted drivers. And that means some big fines for something as simple as eating while you're behind the wheel. However, not everybody's on board with the proposed bill.New Jersey has been involved in a constant battle to crackdown on distracted driving. Texting or talking on cell phones while driving is already illegal but some legislators believe that's not enough.Penalties would be up to $400 for a first offense and a license suspension for multiple offenses....
  • Supporters of medical marijuana for PTSD waiting on Christie

    08/07/2016 1:19:26 PM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    SFGate ^ | August 6th, 2016 | Josh Cornfield
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Veterans and others in New Jersey are waiting on Gov. Chris Christie to decide whether they'll be allowed to legally treat their post-traumatic stress disorder with marijuana. Lawmakers last week sent a bill to Christie's desk that would allow marijuana to be used for PTSD symptoms that are not treatable with conventional therapy. Christie has until later this summer to decide whether to approve the measure to make New Jersey the 18th state to allow medical marijuana to be used to treat PTSD. Christie declined to comment on his plans at a statehouse news conference this...
  • WARRANTS SERVED IN PHILLY, N.J. INVOLVE UNION BOSS, COUNCILMAN

    08/06/2016 8:52:28 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    6ABC.com ^ | 08/06/2016 | WPVI
    The FBI and other law enforcement officers fanned out across the region on Friday, executing a number of search warrants involving a local union boss and a Philadelphia city councilman. Agents were searching the home of Johnny "Doc" Dougherty, a bar called Doc's Union Pub, the headquarters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 and Councilman Bobby Henon's offices. Just recently, Action News has learned Local 98 dropped upward of $80,000 on lavish parties and events for honchos and lobbyists at the Democratic National Convention.
  • This guy was loved so much both wife (Bearetta), girlfriend (Princess) place obits in newspaper

    08/05/2016 2:01:57 PM PDT · by dead · 34 replies
    NJ.com ^ | August 05, 2016
    EGG HARBOR TWP., NJ — Leroy "Blast" Bill Black was much loved, as evidenced by the fact that he has two obituaries printed in today's Press of Atlantic City. It might have looked like a mistake on the obituary page this morning when two identical-looking (at first glance) listings appeared on top of one another, but the two different, but similar, obituaries were placed by his wife and girlfriend, respectively. Black died at home Tuesday of lung cancer at the age of 55, the obituaries state. And depending which one you are reading, he was survived by his "loving...
  • In extraordinary ruling, state overrules voters, orders $32M school expansion (Freehold & illegals)

    08/05/2016 5:21:46 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    New Jersey's education commissioner has nullified two voter referendums in Freehold Borough and ordered a $32 million school expansion to alleviate overcrowding in a district with a growing number of children from families of unauthorized immigrants. Education Commissioner David Hespe on Thursday agreed with the opinion of an administrative law judge, who found that the improvements are needed, despite opposition from local residents.
  • Rutgers hikes tuition for 2016-17 school year

    08/04/2016 6:12:58 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    The Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 20, 2016 | Adam Clark
    NEW BRUNSWICK — Tuition and fees for Rutgers University's undergraduate students in New Brunswick will increase 1.7 percent, or about $241 this fall, the lowest price hike in five years at New Jersey's state university. Under the plan approved by the Rutgers' Board of Governors on Wednesday, the average in-state undergraduate on the New Brunswick campus will pay $14,372 in annual tuition and fees in 2016-2017. The university is also raising the price tag for room and board by 1.7 percent. With room and board considered, the average undergraduate from New Jersey on the New Brunswick campus will see a...
  • Dangerous booby-traps found along a popular North Jersey trail

    08/04/2016 4:32:48 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    NJ.com ^ | August 04, 2016 | Anthony G. Attrino
    Booby-traps made from buried boards and nails, strung barbed wire and hidden broken bottles have been placed for the past month on a park trail popular with hikers and bicyclists, police said Thursday. The traps were found by a Wayne resident in High Mountain Park Preserve, Wayne police Capt. Laurence W. Martin said in a statement.
  • Court refuses to drop corruption charges against Menendez

    07/29/2016 11:30:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    A federal appeals court on Friday refused to drop corruption charges against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), according to The Associated Press. Menendez's attorneys had argued that his actions on behalf of a campaign donor were protected because he's a sitting senator, but the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed. Prosecutors allege that Menendez received bribes from Salomon Melgen, an ophthalmologist and wealthy Florida donor, in the form of campaign donations and extravagant gifts. In return, Menendez allegedly set up meetings with government officials to arrange favors for Melgen. Both men pleaded not guilty last year. In February, Menendez’s...
  • Scott Walker Gets Ready: The Wisconsin governor meets donors — in Chris Christie’s territory.

    06/16/2014 6:42:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    National Review | 06/16/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    <p>Scott Walker is already thinking about how to defeat Hillary Clinton. “You gotta move it from a personality race, because if it’s a personality race, you got a third Clinton term,” the Wisconsin governor told a lunchtime crowd of about 30 last Tuesday assembled at the Lakewood, N.J., home of Rich Roberts, one of his biggest financial backers. “The only way we win that election is to transform her personality to Washington versus the rest of us. Senator Clinton is all about Washington, everything about her is all about Washington.”</p>
  • How the F.B.I. Can Detain, Render and Threaten Without Risk

    11/03/2015 8:41:50 AM PST · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03 Nov 2015 | Patrick G. Eddington
    At exactly 5 p.m. on March 13, 2007, just as I was preparing to leave my cubicle in Washington for the day, I got a phone call from the journalist Jonathan Landay of McClatchy Newspapers. To this day, I remember his exact words. 'One of your congressman’s constituents is being held in an Ethiopian intelligence service prison, and I think your former employer is neck-deep in this.' The congressman was Rush Holt, then a Democratic representative from New Jersey, for whom I worked for 10 years starting in 2004. The constituent was Amir Mohamed Meshal of Tinton Falls, N.J., who...
  • New York Times Fact Checks Chris Christie Speech on Hillary as Essentially Correct

    07/22/2016 9:53:22 AM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 20, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    "GUILTY!" That was the verdict of the delegates at the Republican convention last night when New Jersey governor Chris Christie laid out a series of charges against Hillary Clinton and asked if she were guilty or not guilty. No surprise as to the verdict from the delegates but guess who else basically affirmed Hillary's guilt via fact checking Christie's speech. The New York Times. That's right. Times fact checkers Michael D. Shear and David E. Sanger went through Christie's speech and fact checked his charges. Essentially they determined that Christie was "not necessarily false" except for some "exculpatory evidence" that...
  • Cruz camp blasts Christie: He 'turned over his political testicles long ago'

    07/21/2016 10:03:19 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 127 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 7/21/2106 | Matt Arco
    CLEVELAND — Sen. Ted Cruz's camp fired back at Chris Christie Thursday, accusing the governor of having "turned over his political testicles long ago." Jeff Roe, Cruz's former campaign manager, took to the airwaves to hit New Jersey's governor after Christie spent lthe morning and last night trashing Cruz after the Texas lawmaker failed to endorse GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. "That guy turned over his political testicles long ago," Roe said on the Chris Stigall Show on Philadelphia radio. "So I don't take what he has to say with any meaning. You...
  • Republican convention: Christie, Trump Jr and Carson ignite second night – as it happened

    07/19/2016 9:21:48 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 65 replies
    https://www.theguardian.com ^ | July 19, 2016 | Tom McCarthy and Scott Bixby
    Day two of the 2016 Republican national convention is in the can. Here’s what happened: Donald Trump was formally nominated by the Republican party to be president of the United States and Mike Pence was nominated to be vice president. On the convention floor, a member of each state delegation said something good about their state, then announced how its delegates were to be awarded. Once upon a time, the question was whether Trump could hit 1,237 delegates. In the end he got 1,725. Ted Cruz was second with 475. John Kasich got 120 and Marco Rubio 114. Award for...
  • 5 injured in crane collapse on Tappan Zee Bridge

    07/19/2016 11:27:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Daily News ^ | July 19,2016 | MEG WAGNER
    A construction crane toppled over on the Tappan Zee Bridge Tuesday, injuring five people and creating a "traffic nightmare" over the Hudson River, officials said. Traffic in both directions came to a halt just after noon Tuesday when a crane working to build the new Tappan Zee — due to open in 2018 and replace the current crossing — fell onto the existing bridge, according to the New York Thruway Authority. At least three drivers and two bridge workers were injured, the Journal News reported. None of their injuries are life-threatening. South Nyack-Grand View Police Chief Brent Newbury told the...
  • Pence eats at Chili’s in NY, Twitter erupts

    07/17/2016 5:31:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 112 replies
    WISH TV ^ | 16 JULY 2016 | JOHN HANLON
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Shortly after being officially introduced as Donald Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was trending on Twitter — but it had nothing to do with politics. Pence posted a photo of his family eating at a Chili’s restaurant in New York, prompting a storm of tweets.
  • Hudson County extends immigration program advocates 'disturbed'

    07/17/2016 10:14:12 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | July 17, 2016
    Hudson County has agreed to continue participating in a program allowing county correctional officers to identify and arrest undocumented immigrants – and advocates who oppose the program are not happy. On Friday, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise announced that the County Department of Corrections will continue participating in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Priority Enforcement Program for Jails. Previously, the county had a two-year agreement to participate in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement program, commonly called 287(g). This agreement expired on June 30. "She also alleges the county has a lucrative contract with ICE, which pays the county...
  • Trump Appoints Dr. Richard Roberts, Second Orthodox Jew to Head His Israel Advisory Committee

    07/15/2016 8:29:42 AM PDT · by Ziva · 17 replies
    Zionists 4 Trump ^ | 7/14/16 | Zionists4Trump
    Donald J. Trump announced the formation of the Israel Advisory Committee to analyze U.S. policy toward the State of Israel, enhance the unbreakable bond between the countries, ensure Israel’s military superiority within the region and research alternative solutions to the Israeli/Palestinian discord. Previously tapped to work with Trump was CO-Chairman of the Israel Advisory Committee, Jason Greenblatt, Esq., an Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of The Trump Organization. Today, it was announced that Trump appointed another Orthodox Jew, Dr. Richard H. Roberts, M.D., Ph.D. as the Vice Chair of the Israel Advisory Committee. Dr. Roberts stated: “It is...
  • Donald Trump chooses Mike Pence as his running mate

    07/14/2016 7:50:28 PM PDT · by bd476 · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 hours ago 15 July 2016
    BBC: Donald Trump chooses Mike Pence as his running mate If there's anything resembling a "safe" vice-presidential pick for Donald Trump, Mike Pence is it. He has executive experience as Indiana's governor and a strong legislative resume from his 12 years as a member of the US House of Representatives. While in Washington, he chaired the Republican Study Group, a coalition of hard-core conservatives, which gives him solid bona fides among the grass-roots Tea Party wing of the party that has occasional doubts about Mr Trump's ideological purity.Mr Pence also hails from the mid-west, which Mr Trump's team has...
  • Donald Trump selects Mike Pence as VP

    07/14/2016 4:49:15 PM PDT · by bd476 · 127 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 7:42 PM ET, Thursday July 14, 2016 | By Eric Bradner, Dana Bash and MJ Lee, CNN
    (CNN) Donald Trump has called Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and offered him the vice presidential slot on his ticket, CNN has learned. Pence has accepted. The pick sets up a stark clash in styles: a brash presumptive nominee with a tendency to freelance into controversies alongside a cautious former congressional leader who's stuck close to conservative orthodoxy since starting his career in talk radio. Trump said Thursday evening he's postponing the official announcement, previously set for Friday morning...
  • Christie: Initial Cruz endorsement shouldn't ‘disqualify’ Pence from VP

    07/14/2016 7:19:54 PM PDT · by bd476 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2016, 08:57 pm EDT | By Mark Hensch
    July 14, 2016, 08:57 pm The Hill Christie: Initial Cruz endorsement shouldn't ‘disqualify’ Pence from VP By Mark Hensch New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he has no room to criticize fellow Trump vice president contender Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for initially endorsing Ted Cruz during the primaries. “I mean, he made a judgment at the time,” Christie told MSNBC in a Thursday interview. "You’d have to ask why he endorsed Ted Cruz at the time that he did. I don’t know. But I don’t think that should disqualify you. “Because if you had a different choice early in...
  • Day of Rage Protests Are Scheduled for July 15th in These American Cities

    07/12/2016 9:03:09 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 185 replies
    The organic prepper ^ | July 11 2016 | Staff
    There’s a war in America right now. Black vs. white. Citizen vs. police officer. Race grievances have become an industry, and business is booming. The rage is boiling over across the nation. First, videos emerged that showed the graphic deaths of two black men at the hands of police, with what appears (at least on the videos) to be no reason. Protests erupted over these deaths, and then they became violent as one man shot 11 police officers and 2 citizens at a rally in Dallas, Texas, killing 5. That sparked a war on law enforcement officers and a nationwide...
  • 10 People of Color Hillary Clinton Could Pick as Her Vice President

    07/12/2016 12:50:51 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    The Root ^ | May 10, 2016 | Lauren Victoria Burke
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton will be announcing her running mate within the next two months. Yes, that person is more than likely to be Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), who is in an important swing state and speaks fluent Spanish, but we can dream, can’t we? Here are 10 African-American and Latino prospects the former secretary of state could select from for a vice presidential nominee.
  • Christie Met With Trump Vetting Adviser Sources Say

    07/12/2016 4:11:11 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/11/2016 | Kelly O'Donnell
    Donald Trump's top vice presidential vetting adviser -- Washington lawyer A.B. Culvahouse -- traveled to New Jersey Saturday to meet with Gov. Chris Christie, according to sources familiar with the plans. The meeting lasted approximately three hours and followed Christie's prior submission of the 100+ question vetting questionnaire, tax records and access to medical history. Sources tell NBC News, Culvahouse devoted a significant amount of time discussing the George Washington bridge lane closures, widely known as "Bridgegate." The Culvahouse interview for finalists is in addition to a personal, though less formal interview with Trump himself. Those two interactions cap the...
  • Collingswood police questioned schoolkids about brownies, name-calling, a zombie drawing

    07/09/2016 12:54:34 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 24 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 07/09/2016 | Emma Platoff
    Two kindergartners fighting. One student calling another "fat" because the first called him "short." A rough game of tag. And an alleged racist comment about brownies at a third-grade class party that drew national attention. These were among 22 complaints Collingswood police investigated during the last month of school, when officials in the district of 1,875 students began reporting nearly every incident of student misbehavior to law enforcement as part of a new policy.
  • Officials Nab Virginia Man For Attempting To Aid ISIS Attacks In DC

    07/08/2016 8:00:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 07/08/2016 | Steve Birr
    Haris Qamar, 25, from Burke in Fairfax County Virginia, operated roughly 60 radical Twitter accounts expressing pro-ISIS sentiment and actively traversed the city, taking pictures of targets in the District for an ISIS propaganda video. ... Qamar told the CW on numerous occasions that he supported the barbaric violence ISIS perpetrates, describing his approval of the, “bodies, blood and beheadings.” “Qamar allegedly said, ‘bye bye DC, stupid ass kufar, kill’em all,'” . ... “Qamar tweeted his prayer that Allah ‘give strength to the mujahideen to slaughter every single US military officer,
  • Trump 'unlikely' to pick Christie, according to sources

    07/07/2016 8:04:49 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 94 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 7/7/2016 | Claude Brodesseur-Akner
    TRENTON — It is highly unlikely that Gov. Chris Christie will be Donald Trump's running mate, according to two sources who are advising the Trump campaign and who requested to remain anonymous. Instead, the sources said that former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich is "the likely pick" to be the tycoon's choice for vice president. The sources, who have been privy to some of the selection process, have insisted on anonymity because they are not authorized to speak for the campaign. "The people who've been pushing the Christie narrative are Christie people," said one of the sources, who has heard...
  • Have we misunderstood the Declaration of Independence? Princeton professor claims

    07/04/2016 10:27:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/4/16 | James Wilkinson
    Has America spent the last few hundred years misunderstanding the Declaration of Independence? That's what Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, believes. According to Allen, the paragraph beginning 'We hold these truths to be self-evident' has been misinterpreted thanks to a rogue period that was not in the original document. And that could completely transform our understanding of how the Founding Fathers viewed the role of government, The New York Times reported.
  • Sen. Joni Ernst makes one list as a possible VP for Donald Trump

    04/30/2016 8:11:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 164 replies
    KYIV.com ^ | 30 Apr 2016
    The Washington Post published an article listing five candidates likely to be considered to be Trump's vice president. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa is on that list. Ernst is Iowa's first female U.S. Senator. Ernst was not well known When she ran for the senate seat vacated by the retiring Tom Harkin. KWWL-TV caught up with Ernst and asked if she would consider serving as Donald Trump's vice president. "I would say, 'did my mother pay you to say that?', Ernst said. "But, no. I would have to consider it, but I love what I do in the United...
  • The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trump’s vice president

    04/29/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 195 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29 | Chris Cilliza
    Which begs the question: Who is he going to pick as his vice presidential nominee? The short answer: No one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable so trying to game out how this most unconventional of politicians will make his mind up is a bit of a guessing game. Add to that the fact that Trump's inner circle remains, largely, devoid of establishment types and you quickly get into a situation where the people talking don't know much and the people who do know aren't talking.
  • VP vetting? Trump meets with Sen. Joni Ernst

    Donald Trump on Monday spent part of his July 4th with Sen. Joni Ernst -- fueling speculation that the Iowa freshman senator could be on the short list of his vice presidential picks. Ernst told Fox News they had a "good conversation," adding, "I will continue to share my insights with Donald about the need to strengthen our economy, keep our nation safe, and ensure America is always a strong, stabilizing force around the globe." Earlier, Trump tweeted, "I look forward to meeting (Ernst) today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!"
  • Trump Tweets Fuel VP Speculation, Cites Joni Ernst, Mike Pence, Tom Cotton

    07/04/2016 9:27:24 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 115 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2016
    Donald Trump announced he would meet with Sen. Joni Ernst on Monday, one of several recent names dropped on his Twitter feed that are fueling speculation over his highly-anticipated vice presidential selection. "I look forward to meeting @joniernst today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!" Trump tweeted early Monday. Ernst's name appeared in reports on VP shortlists over the weekend, and a senior Trump adviser confirmed to CNN that Ernst is being considered. Trump also doled out some conspicuous praise for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, who have also...
  • Ernst on Trump's VP list, sources say

    07/04/2016 8:46:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 7/3/2016 | Jamie Gangel, Jim Acosta and Sara Murray,
    Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst is among the candidates being considered to become Donald Trump's running mate, a source with knowledge of Trump's vice presidential selection process tells CNN. Another source close to the process confirmed the information. It's not clear whether the freshman Republican senator and tea party star has received paperwork from the campaign or is just being scrutinized through the wealth of publicly accessible information about her. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are also being considered, the source said. A senior Trump campaign adviser confirmed Pence is being...
  • Christie vetoes $17M in welfare, women's health programs 'to protect taxpayers'

    07/01/2016 6:59:35 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Gov. Chris Christie rejected legislation Thursday that would have raised monthly welfare benefits for the first time in 30 years, and would have restored $7.5 million in grants for women's clinics which he eliminated when he first took office in 2010. In veto statements released just before 10 p.m. — two hours before the start of the new fiscal year — the governor said his actions "protected taxpayers" from the "irresponsible" spending by the Democrats who control the Legislature. "Unfortunately, the Legislature has continued its annual ritual of attempting to pass additional unbudgeted spending for selected interests," according to Christie's...
  • School Calls Police on 9-Year-Old for 'Racist' Remark, Called Snack 'Brownies'

    06/30/2016 2:41:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 06/29/16 | Trey Sanchez
    During an end-of-the-year class party at a New Jersey elementary school, a 9-year-old boy said something about brownies and was subsequently questioned by a police officer who was called by the school to investigate an incident of racism. It was another student that accused the boy of saying something "racist," but the boy's mother said he was talking about "snacks, not skin color," according to Philly.com. "He said they were talking about brownies. Who exactly did he offend?" the mother, Stacy dos Santos, asked incredulously. When the boy's father was contacted later in the day, he was informed that the...
  • No gas tax hike in New Jersey for now

    06/30/2016 2:15:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    6abc ^ | June 30, 2016
    The New Jersey Senate will not vote on a bill that would have raised the gas tax and cut the sales tax in the Garden State. Action News learned Thursday the Senate is not satisfied with the bill that was approved by the Assembly, and senators are working to draft their own legislation. The current legislation would have raised the gas tax to 37.5 cents a gallon from 14.5 cents and cut the sales tax from seven percent to six percent. The gas tax money would be used to pay for road and bridge work for eight years. Gov. Chris...