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  • New York Times: A Definitive Debunking of Donald Trump’s 9/11 Claims

    11/25/2015 7:28:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/25/2015 | Jim Dwyer
    How alarmed were New Jersey officials by reports of Muslims dancing in the streets of Jersey City and Paterson on Sept. 11, 2001, to celebrate the destruction of the World Trade Center? They feared riots would break out and were ready to send in the National Guard and the State Police to preserve order.But John J. Farmer Jr., then the New Jersey attorney general and the state's chief law enforcement officer, said on Tuesday that he ordered an investigation that very day and found the reports to be bogus, more wild stories born in the stricken hours after the attacks....
  • TV networks can’t find common ground in dealing with Trump (Trump Wins)

    11/24/2015 12:20:42 PM PST · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 23 at 7:41 PM | Paul Farhi
    Network TV representatives decided Monday not to fight restrictions imposed by Donald Trump's campaign on reporters covering the Republican presidential front-runner. In a conference call, the political-news chiefs of the five leading news networks conferred about the issue but came to no agreement about what to do, several people familiar with the discussion said. The call among news managers from ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News and NBC News came after two run-ins between network journalists and Trump officials last week. ... In interviews, officials from two networks described the conflicts between Lewandowski and reporters last week as an...
  • Trump campaign manager: Media suppressing proof of 9/11 claim

    11/24/2015 2:01:47 PM PST · by detective · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign on Tuesday continued to double down on the real estate mogul’s controversial claim that he saw “thousands and thousands” of Muslim-Americans cheering in New Jersey following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. "For the mainstream media to go out and say that this didn’t happen is just factually inaccurate,” Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Breitbart News.
  • Bill de Blasio says his son, Dante, has joined protests over racial issues at Yale

    11/23/2015 10:44:12 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 24, 2015 | By Erin Durkin
    Mayor de Blasio said his son Dante has been active in protests over racial issues at Yale — and they both agree the school should drop the name of a prominent defender of slavery. Dante, a freshman, is assigned to Yale’s Calhoun College, named for John C. Calhoun, a U.S. vice president and South Carolina senator who vehemently backed slavery as a “positive good” for the nation. “He’s very concerned, and he certainly notes the fact that the college he’s in, Calhoun College, is named for someone it shouldn’t be named for,” de Blasio told reporters Monday. “ That’s quite...
  • Paul: U.S. should “absolutely not” monitor mosques, create Muslim database

    11/23/2015 9:41:10 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 55 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/22/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Calling Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s stance on the topic “disqualifying,” Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ Sunday that he opposed government surveillance at mosques and establishing databases to track Muslims. “Yes we should follow people who are a risk,” Paul said. “Should we talk to their neighbors and friends, should we talk to their imam? Sure, all of that is legitimate, but should we target mosques and have a database of Muslims? “Absolutely not, and I think that’s disqualifying for both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio to say that we’re going to close down...
  • The media has no idea how to deal with Donald Trump's constant lying

    11/23/2015 6:03:57 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 65 replies
    Vox Media ^ | November 23, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Donald Trump's interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week (above) is a great distillation of why covering the Republican frontrunner is proving so difficult for mainstream press outlets. On the one hand, he demands coverage. He's leading the race everywhere: nationally, in Iowa, in New Hampshire, in South Carolina. And with the exception of a brief surge for Ben Carson that's quickly dissipating, Trump has been leading consistently for more than three months. So outlets like ABC and shows like This Week would, naturally, like the longstanding GOP frontrunner to appear on their programs from time to time. It...
  • Trump must apologize to Muslim Americans, Jersey City | Editorial

    11/23/2015 3:42:47 PM PST · by SMGFan · 131 replies
    Jersey Journal Editorial ^ | November 23, 2015
    Donald Trump must apologize to Muslim Americans and to Jersey City for his untrue, divisive and reprehensible comments perpetuating an old rumor we thought had rightly died. By repeating – and indeed embellishing – this hateful rumor, Trump once again ratchets up the ugliness in the current political climate. Thousands and thousands of people in Jersey City did not cheer the destruction of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Period. End of story. There is no need to continue to "fact check'' his words. The truth is that Trump's statements are factually, ethically and morally wrong. Those of...
  • Northern New Jersey Draws Probers' Eyes [muslims cheer in NJ after 9/11]

    11/22/2015 4:27:11 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Flasback: September 18, 2001 | By Serge F. Kovaleski and Fredrick Kunkle
    The FBI investigation into the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon has led agents back to a familiar area: northern New Jersey. It was there, in Jersey City, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, that a Muslim cell plotted the 1993 bombing of the twin towers and sought to destroy other New York landmarks as part of an urban guerrilla war against the United States. ~~snip~~ In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners' plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the...
  • Fulop: Trump 'shamefully politicizing' 9/11 attacks

    11/22/2015 9:24:36 AM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | November 22, 2015
    Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop today ripped into Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump for saying he saw 'thousands of people' in Jersey City cheer when the World Trade Center was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001. "Trump is plain wrong, and he is shamefully politicizing an emotionally charged issue," Fulop said in a statement released this morning. "No one in Jersey City cheered on September 11." The real-estate mogul and front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination for president made his comments in Birmingham, Ala. He is calling for surveillance of some U.S. mosques
  • Trump: "It Did Happen," I Saw Arabs In New Jersey Cheering During 9/11 (saw on TV)

    11/22/2015 7:33:19 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    Donald Trump tells ABC's George Stephanopoulos that on the morning of 9/11, Donald Trump watched the twin towers collapse from across the river in Jersey City. "Thousands and thousands of people were cheering as those buildings came down," he said at an event last night. DONALD TRUMP: It did happen, I saw it with my own eyes. There were thousands of people that were cheering, on the other side of the river [in Jersey City]...
  • Trump: 'Thousands' in Jersey City cheered on 9/11 (VIDEO)

    11/22/2015 7:38:57 AM PST · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | November 22, 2015
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump continued his call for surveillance of "certain" U.S. mosques — at one point supporting his case by recounting how he witnessed "thousands and thousands of people" cheering in Jersey City as the Twin Towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001. "Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down," the billionaire businessman and former Atlantic City casino tycoon said during a rally in Birmingham, Ala., according to video of the Saturday event. "And I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands...
  • Carly Fiorina Spotted At Newark Airport

    11/21/2015 8:10:17 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jordan Sargent
    Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was spotted in the security line at the Newark airport. She was traveling to Oklahoma City for a private event and then to Iowa to attend the Family Leader Foundation Presidential Family Forum Friday night. Like everyone else, Fiorina took her shoes off as she went through the security line. No one approached her as she moved through the security check or after at the terminal's sole sit-down restaurant, Earl of Sandwich, where she ate. Her modest travel is a stark contrast as Donald Trump and Ben Carson obtain Secret Service.
  • Man accused in Jersey City mall ax attack found hiding in closet, cops say

    11/20/2015 5:11:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | November 20, 2015
    Police say Lizardi-Moreno went to the Downtown Jersey City mall yesterday at around 9 p.m. intending to attack his ex-girlfriend, but he was stopped from entering the store where she works by her boss, a 30-year-old woman from Elizabeth. Lizardi-Moreno attacked the Elizabeth woman, leaving her with a serious head injury, as well as a 24-year-old Carteret man who wrestled the ax away from Lizardi-Moreno, cops say.
  • Woodrow Wilson, Progressive Bogeyman

    11/20/2015 3:36:07 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20th, 2015 | John Fund
    The racially charged protests that have roiled 23 universities from Yale to the University of Missouri in recent weeks reached Princeton on Wednesday. Members of the Black Justice League left their classes and occupied historic Nassau Hall, which houses the Princeton administration's offices. They demanded that officials acknowledge the racist legacy of Woodrow Wilson - who was president of Princeton before becoming president of the United States and expunge his name from anything named after him. They further demanded "cultural competency training" for anyone teaching at Princeton, courses on the "history of marginalized people," and a designated public space for...
  • Chris Christie Escapes Kids’ Table For CNN’s Next GOP Debate

    11/20/2015 12:43:12 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 20, 2015 | Lisa de Moraes
    Chris Christie’s back among the leads in the next episode of this TV season’s favorite reality series, The GOP Debates. CNN, which is airing the next episode, on December 15, this morning announced its casting criteria. Nine candidates look likely to make the cut for the RNC-sanctioned debate at The Venetian in Las Vegas, the network said: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Rand Paul is however, a bubble-dweller at this point, and...
  • [One] Republican teams up with House Dems to create first Congressional Transgender...

    11/19/2015 6:53:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/19/15 | Dustin Siggins
    One Republican has joined eight Democrats in creating the first Transgender Equality Task Force in Congress. Created by the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and chaired by Rep. Mike Honda, D-CA, the task force held a hearing yesterday to discuss challenges, especially violence, that transgender advocates say are prevalent among transgendered Americans. According to the description below the Human Rights Campaign's video of the two-hour forum, the event consisted of two panels. The first was about "the lived experience of transgender victims and educating on the scope of violence experienced by transgender people." The second panel included "HRC President Chad Griffin...
  • Fox News Poll: Trump rules GOP race in New Hampshire, Sanders by 1 over Clinton

    11/19/2015 11:35:07 AM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2015 | Dana Blanton
    Donald Trump leads the race for the Republican nomination in New Hampshire, while Bernie Sanders edges Hillary Clinton among Democrats. That’s according to the latest Fox News poll, released Wednesday, and conducted since Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Trump leads with 27 percent of New Hampshire Republican primary voters. Marco Rubio receives the support of 13 percent, just above Ted Cruz at 11 percent. That’s it for the double-digit candidates. CLICK HERE TO READ THE POLL RESULTS Jeb Bush and Ben Carson garner 9 percent each, followed by John Kasich at 7 percent and Chris Christie at 6 percent. More...
  • NJ man loses 76 guns over domestic dispute he wasn’t a part of

    11/19/2015 10:30:57 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    guns.com ^ | 11/19/2015 | Chris Eger
    Although C.L.H had a clean record and was not a defendant in the domestic violence proceeding, which was later voluntarily dismissed in any event, what authorities found out about his collection led to trouble. On examination by the State Police, five of the guns were considered under New Jersey law to be banned “assault weapons” which led to the forfeiture of those firearms and, since that disqualified him from further gun ownership under state law as argued the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, the other 71 guns as well. A local court agreed and ordered the entire collection remain impounded pending...
  • Princeton Students Take Over President’s Office, Demand Erasure Of Woodrow Wilson

    11/18/2015 4:22:37 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 122 replies
    daily caller ^ | 11/18/2015 | BLAKE NEFF
    Black Lives Matter activists at Princeton University have taken over the president’s office and say they won’t leave until the school acknowledges former U.S. president Woodrow Wilson as a racist and renames all buildings currently honoring him on campus. Members of a group calling themselves the Black Justice League walked out of their classes late Wednesday morning and assembled at Nassau Hall, where they were met by Princeton president Christopher Eisgruber. The students presented a list of demands inspired by similar lists that have been seen at Yale University, the University of Missouri, and elsewhere.
  • Princeton joins schools race row as protesters demand cultural space just for black students...

    11/18/2015 7:32:00 PM PST · by matt04 · 59 replies
    Princeton University has become the latest school to be embroiled in a race scandal with 30 student's staging a sit-in inside their president's office. The Black Justice League (BJL) have told President Christopher L. Eisgruber they won't leave until Woodrow Wilson's name is removed from a college and international affairs school, and a mural to him in a dining hall is demolished. The group believe the former President, who led the formation of the League of Nations and helped all women get the vote, was a 'proud Clansman' who has a 'racist legacy'. They also want a 'cultural space' only...
  • N.J. Poll: Christie falls to fourth as Trump, Rubio pace Garden State (Trump 31%)

    11/18/2015 1:05:25 PM PST · by MichelleWSC3 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov, 18 2015 | Al Weaver
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's struggles are not only limited to the early primary states, as support among voters in the Garden State has fallen significantly, according to a new poll. In the latest Fairleigh-Dickinson poll, Christie pulls only 9 percent support of voters. This comes as Donald Trump leads in the state with 31 percent backing, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio taking second with 18 percent support, twice that of the governor. Dr. Ben Carson also leads the sitting governor, raking in 11 percent support.
  • Governor Christie’s Presidential Bid Loses Support of New Jersey Republicans (Trunc)

    11/18/2015 12:51:11 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 12 replies
    Farliegh Dickinson ^ | 11/18/15 | Krista Jenkins
    Support for Governor Chris Christie’s presidential bid has dropped in half among New Jersey Republicans over the last four months. Back in June, 18 percent of registered Republicans said they supported him for his party’s presidential nomination. Today that number is down to nine percent, according to the most recent statewide survey of registered voters in New Jersey from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind. The big vote getter is business magnate and political neophyte, Donald Trump, who attracts the support of 31 percent of Republicans, with Florida Senator Marco Rubio surging to second with the support of 18 percent. Rounding out...
  • Drone Slams Into Truck Outside New Jersey Refinery

    11/18/2015 11:57:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | November 18, 2015 12:24 PM | Staff
    LINDEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The FBI and local police are investigating after a drone fell out of the sky and crashed into a truck in New Jersey on Wednesday morning. As CBS2’s Christine Sloan reported, of particular concern to authorities is that the incident happened on a road just outside a Phillips 66 refinery in Linden. The driver of the truck apparently got out and had words with the operator of the drone, who took off, investigators said. John Victor Jacobson, head of New Jersey-based Drone Service Systems, said he cannot think of a good reason to fly one of...
  • Mayor de Blasio Says NYC Will Welcome Refugees

    11/17/2015 5:12:31 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 58 replies
    Mayor de Blasio says New York City will not turn away any refugees fleeing Syria. De Blasio said Tuesday that New York "is a proud immigrant city" and would welcome refugees trying to escape the conflict in their homeland. Many public officials and U.S. presidential candidates have expressed wariness at admitting refugees in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris last week. De Blasio chided a pair of local Republicans running for president. He called New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie "an embarrassment to this country" and said that the city "will adhere to the words of our Founding Fathers,...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Christie: No Syrian Refugees In America, Not Even ‘Orphans Under The Age Of Five’

    11/16/2015 5:03:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/15 | Steve Guest
    Chris Christie said that because he lacks the confidence in the Obama Administration’s vetting ability, he would not allow any Syrian refugees into America — not even “orphans under the age of five.”Appearing on The Hugh Hewitt Show on Monday, Christie said, “The fact is, that we need for appropriate vetting and I don’t think orphans under five should be admitted into the United States at this point.” It is “shameful” that Obama doesn’t understand the president’s first job is to “protect the safety and the security of the American people,” said Christie.Later Christie said Obama and Hillary Clinton don’t understand how to...
  • N.J. mall charging up to $50 to visit with Santa, report says

    11/16/2015 4:10:58 PM PST · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | November 16, 2015
    There are plenty of places in South Jersey where children can meet Santa Claus without their parents digging into their wallets. The Cherry Hill Mall just doesn't happen to be one of them. The ninth-largest mall in the state charges from $35 to $50 for kids to partake in its Adventure to Santa holiday display, according to a report on Philly.com.
  • Poll: Do you agree with Trump that tough French gun laws led to more deaths in terrorist attacks?

    11/15/2015 10:29:40 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 118 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 11/15/2015 | Ken Thorbourne
    As France and the rest of the world comes to grips with Friday night's horrific terrorist attacks in and around Paris that claimed at least 129 lives, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is blaming tough gun control laws in France for the dimensions of the tragedy. At a rally in southeast Texas Saturday afternoon, Trump told the crowd "nobody had guns but the bad guys." "You can say what you want, but if they had guns -- if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry -- it would have been a much, much different situation," Trump said,...
  • Poll finds [] 8 percent of N.J. Republicans would cast ballot for [] Christie [Trump 31% Carson 16%]

    11/10/2015 8:37:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    North Jersey.com ^ | November 10, 2015, 9:01 AM | HERB JACKSON
    Just 8 percent of New Jersey Republicans would vote for Governor Christie if the state's presidential primary were held now, according to a poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. Christie ranks fourth in the presidential race, behind mogul Donald Trump, who had 31 percent; neurosurgeon Ben Carson, 16 percent; and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 15 percent. “If it’s any consolation, (former Florida) Gov. Jeb Bush, the long-anticipated leader among so-called moderates, gets only 4 percent in New Jersey," said Maurice Carroll, the poll's assistant director. By a 61 percent to 33 percent margin, all New Jersey voters surveyed say Christie...
  • Apparently Nate Silver Has Just Discovered The GOPe Splitter Strategy….

    11/07/2015 8:42:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 11/7/15 | Sundance
    We have exhaustively outlined the GOPe road map to insure the nomination of Jeb Bush for the Republican Presidential Candidate in 2016. While the road map is rather complex, it essentially boils down to a strategy of small accumulated delegate pickups using 15-20% electoral support. GOP candidates 3 ADVERTISEMENT Candidates George Pataki and Jim Gilmore have already been disqualified from the Alabama Primary, yet they remain in the race. Only a handful of candidates (Bush, Trump, Cruz and to a lesser extent Rubio & Fiorina) have efforts underway to qualify for ballot placement in all of the states with primary...
  • Reading Homework for EIGHTH GRADERS Features Getting Wasted, Random Sex, HERPES

    11/06/2015 7:52:28 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Nov. 6, 2015 | Daily Caller
    Students at Myron L. Powell Elementary School in Cedarville, N.J. aren’t just learning about reading, writing and arithmetic this fall. They’re also getting homework assignments with hypothetical scenarios about going to “an awesome party,” getting wasted, having sex with random people they don’t know and and ending up with a nasty case of genital herpes.
  • GOP candidate line-up announced for Fox Business Network/WSJ debate

    11/06/2015 5:08:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 6, 2015
    Fox Business Network on Thursday announced the candidate line-up for the Nov. 10 Republican presidential debates. The candidates qualifying for the prime-time, 9 p.m. ET debate are: Billionaire businessman Donald Trump; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; former HP CEO Carly Fiorina; Ohio Gov. John Kasich; and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. The candidates qualifying for the earlier, 7 p.m. ET debate are: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The criteria were different than for past...
  • Democrats win their largest N.J. Assembly majority in 37 years

    11/04/2015 3:52:10 PM PST · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Democrats tightened their control of the state Assembly in Tuesday's elections, wresting at least three seats away from a Republican party ruled by Gov. Chris Christie, a presidential candidate whose popularity has dropped at home. It means Democrats will control at least 51 of the 80 seats in the lower house of the state Legislature as of January — their biggest majority since 1979.
  • Analysis: Bevin Win in Kentucky Underscores Decimated Democratic Party Under Obama

    11/04/2015 2:30:55 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | Guy Benson
    Last night's off-year elections produced a number of noteworthy outcomes, none larger than Republican Matt Bevin's upset victory in Kentucky's gubernatorial race. Bevin ran as a hard-charging outsider conservative, warts and all. Public polls gave his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, a modest but stable lead throughout the race's home stretch, averaging out to a three-point Conway advantage in a three-way contest. They were off by double digits. Bevin won handily:DailyKos tweet at link ... Bevin, boosted by a massive investment from national Republicans and help from his former nemisis Mitch McConnell, nationalized the race, tying Conway to President Obama at...
  • NJ General Assembly Election Results (More Democratic Gains)

    11/03/2015 8:57:47 PM PST · by usafa92 · 17 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 11/3/2015 | Nj.com
    Here are the latest results of today's New Jersey legislative elections. The results, reported by the Associated Press, are unofficial and will be updated throughout the night. (Refresh your page to see the most current numbers.)
  • Republicans sweep their way into control in Palmyra (NJ)

    11/03/2015 8:03:42 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    burlingtoncountytimes.com ^ | 3 Nov 2015 | By Todd McHale, Staff writer
    PALMYRA — Republicans staged an upset in the race for mayor and control of the Borough Council in Tuesday's election. By a vote 787 to 701, Michelle Arnold defeated Democratic incumbent Karen Scheffler in the mayoral race. (snip) "It's incredible," Yetter said. "I'm just stunned. I'm looking forward to serving on the council." The victory marks the first time in years that the borough, which has been a Democratic stronghold, will be led by Republicans. By winning the mayoral race and the two seats, Republicans will hold a majority on the governing body...
  • Revel Owner Wants to House Syrian Refugees at Shuttered Atlantic City Casino

    11/03/2015 4:41:02 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 24 replies
    NBC News (Philly) ^ | 11/03/2015 | Wayne Parry
    So far, the owner of Atlantic City's former Revel casino has proposed using it as an indoor water park, a medical tourism resort, an equestrian facility, and a so-called "genius academy" where the world's top minds would tackle society's problems. Now add this to Glenn Straub's thoughts for the property: housing Syrian refugees
  • Bloody Halloween weekend sees 6 shot in Jersey City

    11/01/2015 6:16:10 PM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | November 1, 2015
    JERSEY CITY - In a Halloween weekend filled with real-life horrors, gunfire erupted in parts of the city and six people were sent to the hospital with bullet wounds, officials said. But in virtually every case, the shooting victims were uncooperative with officers or came down with sudden amnesia, according to the authorities.
  • Bill de Blasio endorses Hillary Clinton

    10/30/2015 11:06:38 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 30, 2015 | REBECCA SHABAD
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed Hillary Clinton on Friday for president. "The candidate who I believe can fundamentally address income inequality effectively, the candidate [that] has the right vision and the right experience and ability to get the job done is Hillary Clinton," de Blasio said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." De Blasio, who was Clinton's campaign manager for her 2000 Senate bid, had been debating for months whether to endorse her. "I've seen her vision and platform develop over five months. I'm extremely pleased with what she's put on the table," said de Blasio, who also served...
  • Live Thread: Republican Presidential Debates on CNBC 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT 10/28/15

    10/28/2015 3:18:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 2,630 replies
    Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | Kristinn
    <p>Two debates tonight on CNBC live from the Coors Event Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder.</p>
  • NYC Schools Passing Failing Students, Colleges Accepting Them

    10/28/2015 8:30:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Education News ^ | 08. 5, 2015 | Jordan E. Wassell
    It turns out that you dont have to get good grades or even show up to class often to graduate from high school in New York. Several students from New York City have spoken out about passing classes they know they should have failed and receiving high school diplomas they feel they didnt earn. Melissa Mejia, a senior at William Cullen Bryant High School, was surprised to find out she was due to receive her diploma in June when she was fully aware she hadnt completed all of the credits to earn it, she admitted in a letter to the...
  • Nurse Kaci Hickox who was quarantined over Ebola fears sues Christie

    10/23/2015 8:31:54 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 207 replies
    Bergen Record (NJ) ^ | Oct. 23, 2015 | SCOTT FALLON and JAMES M. ONEILL
    A nurse held for three days in quarantine at a Newark hospital last year after aiding Ebola patients in West Africa has filed suit against Governor Christie and members of his administration, saying they violated her constitutional rights by holding her against her will without due process. The nurse, Kaci Hickox, had spent a month in Sierra Leone treating Ebola patients and training other health workers for Doctors Without Borders. When she returned home on Oct. 24 and landed at Newark Liberty International Airport, she became the first health worker ensnared in the Christie administrations new policy to impose a...
  • We now know more about how Newark schools partially squandered Mark Zuckerbergs $100 M donation

    10/21/2015 7:50:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/21/2015 | Ruth Marcus, Washington Post
    When Dale Russakoff began writing about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million gift to help fix the failing schools in Newark, N.J., she assumed she would end up telling an uplifting story of transformational change. "It sounded to me at the time like, well, that's enough money to do anything," Russakoff recalled of watching Zuckerberg announce the gift before a whooping "Oprah" audience in 2010, joined by a political odd couple in the form of Newark's charismatic, reform-minded Democratic mayor at the time, Cory Booker, and New Jersey's Republican governor, Chris Christie. "I didn't think it was going to be...
  • Christmas tree goes up in front of City Hall in Jersey City

    10/20/2015 3:54:23 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | October 20, 2015
    It's still 11 days until Halloween, but City Hall already looks ready for a few choruses of "O Tannenbaum." Workers today planted a 20-foot Norway spruce from a Pennsylvania nursery outside the entrance of the Grove Street municipal building, directly in front of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument. It's the same kind of tree usually seen at Rockefeller Center every year, though a tad shorter Rockefeller Center's 2014 Norway spruce was 85-feet tall. Things aren't going to get too festive in front of City Hall, though. City spokesman Ryan Jacobs said the tree won't be lit until closer to...
  • Police: Man wiped summons 'between his butt cheeks'

    10/19/2015 10:42:22 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/16/2015 | Ben Hooper
    READINGTON, N.J., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A New Jersey man is facing charges for allegedly wiping "between his butt cheeks" with a police summons before throwing it at an officer.The indictment charging Joseph Greenwood, 45, with a fourth-degree charge of throwing bodily fluids alleges he was issued the summons by Lt. John Insabella of the Readington Police Department on a municipal court charge of threatening to assault another person.The indictment accuses Greenwood of acting "by taking the summons complaint issued to him upon his release from police custody, placing it between his butt cheeks, wiping the paper in an upward...
  • Illinois homeowners pay the second-highest property taxes in the U.S.

    10/18/2015 4:11:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | August 19, 2015 | Michael Lucci
    Illinois property taxes are now so high that they are equivalent to a second mortgage, according to a new study from the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, a Washington-based tax-research and -education center. The report, which shows the effective property-tax rates in each state, ranks Illinois as the second-highest property-tax state in the U.S. The top spot goes to New Jersey, where the effective property-tax rate is 2.38 percent, barely higher than Illinois 2.32 percent. ... An effective property-tax rate of 2.32 percent means that if a typical Illinois homebuyer purchases a home at age 30 and lives there until the age...
  • Trump's Sept. 11 Comments Draw Ire of Other Candidates

    10/17/2015 11:47:59 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 153 replies
    NBC ^ | October 17, 2015 | ELIZABETH CHUCK
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump set off another political firestorm Friday after implying that President George W. Bush was to blame for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, drawing the ire of his Republican rivals.
  • Rudy to the Rescue: Giuliani Saves Car Crash Victim

    10/15/2015 9:49:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 15, 2015 | Ian Mohr
    Former mayor Rudy Giuliani was a hero with two associates Thursday, when they saved a man from a dramatic FDR Drive car wreck. Emergency responders, and Giuliani’s worried wife, at first thought Giuliani was in the crash. “There was an accident this morning people thought I was involved in,” Giuliani told Page Six Thursday. He and colleagues Sal DeSalvo and Marc Mukasey were headed north on the Drive from Newark Airport at 8:45 a.m. when “Marc was half-sleeping . . . We took the red-eye [from California]. I was half-sleeping. Sal was driving. He was wide awake when we heard a big...
  • Christie drops to single digits in New Jersey poll

    10/15/2015 6:48:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Support for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) presidential campaign has dropped to single digits in his home state, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Thursday. Christie is supported by just 5 percent of New Jersey Republican voters, tying for fifth place in the poll with former businesswoman Carly Fiorina and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. In August, he was supported by 12 percent of the state's Republicans. In August 2014, Christie had 41 percent support. Sixty-seven percent of all New Jerseyans say Christie should end his presidential campaign. A little more than a quarter, 27 percent, say he should...
  • Jersey City Councilman 'Chico' Ramchal charged with stealing from county

    10/15/2015 2:44:07 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | October 15, 2015
    The troubles that started when Jersey City Councilman Khemraj "Chico" Ramchal was charged with DWI in March continued today during a court appearance on theft charges related to an alleged "no show" county job. Ramchal said nothing while making his first court appearance on the theft charge today in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City. According to a criminal complaint, he purposely obtained "the property of the County of Hudson, specifically through paychecks in the excess of $500, by deception" The councilman allegedly did so "by creating or reinforcing the false impression that he was at this place of...