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  • ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal..

    07/20/2018 1:13:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal Records Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency many Democrats want to abolish, recently conducted a raid in Newark, New Jersey and arrested dozens of illegal aliens. The overwhelming majority have serious criminal records. ICE targeted Illegal aliens who had been incarcerated in the Middlesex County Jail and released into the community by local law enforcement without notice to federal immigration officials. The aliens arrested had ICE detainers that were not honored. Newark is a "sanctuary city." "Of those arrested, 16 subjects had...
  • New Jersey state senator fears 'sex toy oils with marijuana' after pot is legal

    07/20/2018 9:40:18 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 20, 2018
    An influential New Jersey lawmaker said this week he’s concerned that legalizing marijuana would result in stores selling intoxicating lipsticks, candies, and cupcakes — as well as “sex toy oils with marijuana.” State Sen. Ron Rice, a Democrat, made the remark in a videotaped interview with NJTV. He told the Washington Examiner in an email he is concerned about “marijuana infused oils, not toys.” Rice is chairman of the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus, a group described by NJTV as the “chief obstacle in Trenton to marijuana legalization.”
  • Four Blue States Protest Tax Reform with a Frivolous Lawsuit

    07/19/2018 7:52:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/19/2018 | By JEFFREY DORFMAN
    The Constitution Does not Mandate Deduction of State Taxes. Four high-tax blue states — New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey — have filed suit against the federal government over the recent tax reform. Specifically, they object to its limitation on the deduction for state and local taxes (SALT). Under federal tax law, filers are allowed to deduct property taxes (the local part) and either state income or sales taxes. But under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), the SALT deduction is now capped at $10,000. This deduction had been particularly valuable in high-tax, high-house-price states such as California...
  • Ron Paul Endorses Murray Sabrin for US Senate

    07/18/2018 9:36:43 PM PDT · by TBP · 15 replies
    NJ Today ^ | July 16, 2018 | Staff
    Former Texas U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, a three-time presidential candidate, has endorsed Murray Sabrin’s U.S. Senate candidacy. “I am pleased to endorse my good friend of 35 years Murray Sabrin for United States Senate,” said Paul. “Murray’s dedication to, and knowledge of, the principles of liberty will make him an effective advocate for freeing the people of New Jersey—and the nation–from excessive taxes, debt, and inflation, as well as ending the ongoing violations of our right to free speech, property, and privacy.” “Murray will also be an outspoken Senator for peaceful relations with other nations, and work to ensure that...
  • This N.J. city is decriminalizing pot: Here's what it means (Jersey City)

    07/18/2018 12:59:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 18, 2018
    Jersey City is implementing a marijuana decriminalization policy that its mayor and new chief municipal prosecutor believe will increase racial justice while protecting public safety. The policy, which is excepted to begin officially tomorrow, will downgrade some marijuana charges to non-criminal offenses; encourage prosecutors to seek dismissal of low-level marijuana charges; and recommend diverting defendants with a criminal past and signs of addiction to the city's community court. The city's action comes as New Jersey is moving slowly toward approving recreational marijuana. Philadelphia decriminalized marijuana in 2014 and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced in May that he...
  • GOP’s Hugin Attacks Menendez as Poll Shows NJ Senate Race a Statistical Tie

    07/17/2018 7:37:09 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jul 2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Bob Hugin, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, launched a blistering attack on Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) Monday as a new poll shows the race is now a statistical tie. The Gravis Marketing Poll, provided exclusively to Breitbart News on Monday, showed that Menendez leads Hugin by just two points, 43 percent to 41 percent, which is within the poll’s 4.1 percent margin of error In 2012, Menendez easily defeated his Republican opponent by 18 points. But November’s election comes on the heels of a public corruption trial of Menendez which the Department of Justice dropped...
  • Cops Attempt Gun Confiscation Without Warrant (trunc.. Oh and NJ)

    07/16/2018 7:25:49 PM PDT · by Celerity · 19 replies
    SHTFplan ^ | 7/16/18 | Mac Slavo
    Police in New Jersey have officially crossed the [thin blue] line and literally attempted to confiscate guns from an army veteran without a warrant. But it didn’t go as planned, because Leonard Cottrell Jr. refused to comply with the orders of the cops. Eventually, all gun confiscation will be carried out by the police; who of “don’t make the laws, they just enforce them,” and Cottrell found this out the hard way. After serving two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom overseas, Cottrell found himself at end of the state’s tyrannical oppression and gun elimination scheme.
  • Exclusive — New Jersey Poll: Republican Bob Hugin Ties Democrat Bob Menendez...

    07/16/2018 5:10:25 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 16, 2018
    New Jersey’s senior Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez is seriously struggling in his re-election bid, as Republican Bob Hugin has pulled into a statistical tie with him this year, months ahead of the November election, a new survey conducted by Gravis Marketing and provided exclusively to Breitbart News shows
  • ICE arrests 37 immigrants in sweep; slams N.J. county for being a 'sanctuary'

    07/16/2018 9:43:31 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | July 16, 2018
    Immigrants accused of sexual assault, driving under the influence, burglary and domestic violence were among 37 arrested in a five-day "enforcement surge" in Middlesex County, immigration officials said Monday. The 37 people arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement included 16 who were released by the the Middlesex County Jail, which is among the New Jersey county jails located in a county that has a policy of limiting cooperation with federal immigration officials. "Middlesex County, which aspires to be a 'sanctuary county' by protecting criminal aliens, in the process assists criminals in undermining federal law, and creates a dangerous environment...
  • Christie: Media hit Clinton unfairly over hacked emails

    07/15/2018 10:38:08 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07-15-2018 | Brett Samuels
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Sunday that the media used hacked emails from the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) "unfairly."
  • KAVANAUGH THREATENS THE LEFT’S RIGHT TO CHEAT

    07/12/2018 5:39:27 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 11 July 2018 | Ann Coulter
    The fact that the media responded to the nomination of a Supreme Court justice by obsessively covering Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Russia and NATO proves that Trump has checkmated them with Brett Kavanaugh. Liberals know they can't stop Kavanaugh's confirmation, so they'd just as soon not hear any news about it at all. Please cheer us up with stories about Paul Manafort's solitary confinement! But there was one very peculiar reaction to the nomination. The nut wing of the Democratic Party instantly denounced Kavanaugh by claiming that his elevation to the high court would threaten all sorts of "rights." Sen....
  • This N.J. county just approved a new contract with ICE (Hudson)

    07/12/2018 4:57:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 12, 2018
    The Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved a new contract with federal officials to continue housing immigrant detainees at the county jail in Kearny. Thursday afternoon's vote was met with anger by a handful of people, who compared the detention of undocumented immigrants to concentration camps and modern-day slavery. Tensions grew among freeholders, who had decided to table the vote during Tuesday's caucus meeting but added the item back onto the agenda after Thursday's meeting began. Under the new contract, the county will be paid $120 per day by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for each immigrant detainee housed...
  • 'Bigotry Has No Place in Society': GOP Pulls Support from N.J. Congressional Nominee

    07/10/2018 5:18:11 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 9, 2018
    The National Republican Congressional Committee pulled its support for a New Jersey attorney, radio host and pundit who posted an article calling African-Americans "a threat to all who cross their paths." Seth Grossman won the GOP nomination in the June 5 primary for the 2nd Congressional District seat vacated by retiring Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.). The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is targeting the seat for a red-to-blue switch, and the party nominated state Sen. Jeff Van Drew to face Grossman in November. But now, the NRCC wants Grossman to drop out. "Bigotry has no place in society -- let alone...
  • Couple Dies After Massive Explosion Destroys House in Southern New Jersey

    07/09/2018 11:08:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 101 replies
    www.nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | Updated at 6:55 PM EDT on Jul 8, 2018 | Staff
    The two victims were identified by neighbors as John Paladino, 73, and Carole Paladino, 72 A husband and wife died in an early morning explosion that obliterated a house, blasting debris as far as six houses away and rattling an entire South Jersey town, officials said. The two victims were identified by neighbors as John Paladino, 73, and Carole Paladino, 72. No foul play is suspected, the prosecutor's office said in a statement. The blast that destroyed the home on the 300 block Oakwood Drive in Newfield, New Jersey was initially reported about 6:45 a.m. Saturday and could be felt...
  • Retired school nurse, husband killed in earth-shaking house explosion

    07/08/2018 9:08:48 AM PDT · by BBell · 48 replies
    https://www.nj.com/ ^ | 7/8/18 | Rebecca Everett
    A fatal early morning explosion that obliterated a two-story house and killed a couple jolted people from their beds as much as a mile and a half away, and sent waves of shock and sadness through the small community of Newfield. "It breaks your heart," said Wayne Ingling, a friend of the couple who lives in nearby North Vineland. "These are people that went to bed last night like everybody else and they don't get to wake up today." John, 73, and Carole Paladino, 72, were the only people inside the Oakwood Drive home when it exploded around 6:15 a.m.,...
  • Mosque To Open In Former Synagogue (Verona, NJ)

    07/07/2018 3:27:25 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 29 replies
    myVeronaNJ ^ | March 17, 2018 | Virginia Citrano
    A doctor who has lived in Verona for 20 years intends to open an Islamic Center at the site of the former Congregation Beth Ahm synagogue at 56 Grove Avenue. Dr. Montaser Awad built a career as a specialist in internal medicine and is now a professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. But he believes it is also his duty to create a compelling place of worship for his fellow Muslims and to build bridges between Islam and the community he has come to love. “I am 63 years old,” Dr. Awad says. “I have a position and I...
  • NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR SIGNS LITERAL STATE-FUNDED MEDIA BILL

    07/04/2018 10:44:08 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 32 replies
    New Jersey governor Phil Murphy is expected to sign a bill that would dedicate $5 million in government funding to local media projects. The so-called “Civic Info Bill” was passed by the state legislature in June and will create the Civic Information Consortium, a nonprofit organization that gives grants to promote media in “underserved communities, low-income communities and communities of color.” Applicants apply for grants by proposing a “collaboration” between one of five public universities and a community organization, a media outlet, or a member of the state’s technology sector. The proposal must also “offer a clear benefit to communities.”...
  • New Jersey will allow transgender people to alter birth certificates without proof of gender ...

    07/04/2018 6:26:05 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 3, 2018
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy approved legislation Tuesday that will permit transgender individuals to legally alter the sex that is recorded on birth and death certificates. The law Murphy signed demands that New Jersey’s Registrar of Vital Statistics provide an amended birth certificate to transgender individuals and no longer requires them to provide documentation of sex reassignment surgery. "Today is an important day for New Jersey as we continue to strive toward equality for all of our residents, regardless of sex or gender expression," Murphy, a Democrat, said in statement. "Allowing vital records to match gender identity is an important...
  • American Idol Finalist [Jax] Says It’ll Be An Honor to Perform at White House [Despite haters]

    07/03/2018 7:05:52 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 14 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 7/2/2018 | Rusty
    American Idol Finalist Says It'll Be An Honor to Perform at White House – It's About Patriotism By Rusty | Featured Contributor | July 2, 2018 3:34PM "American Idol" finalist Jax, isn't towing the Hollywood/music/sports industry line, saying she finds the chance to perform at the White House to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."I think it's kinda a really unfortunate thing people can't separate politics and patriotism," she told TMZ, explaining that her family has a strong military background.It's not about her or the President."I think it's about honoring our troops and celebrating the birthday of our country," she said.President Trump and...
  • New Jersey’s Tax Gift to Florida

    07/02/2018 12:44:58 PM PDT · by bkopto · 46 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7/1/2018 | Editorial staff
    Call it the consummate New Jersey compromise. Governor Phil Murphy and State Senate leader Steve Sweeney have been fighting over whether to raise tax rates on individuals or businesses, and over the weekend they decided to raise taxes on both. Messrs. Murphy and Sweeney agreed to raise the state’s income tax on residents making more than $5 million to 10.75% from 8.97% and the corporate rate on companies with more than $1 million in income to 11.5% from 9%. This will give New Jersey the fourth highest marginal income tax rate on individuals and the second highest corporate rate after...