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  • IRS: New York Lost Most Tax Paying Residents In 2013

    09/01/2015 8:44:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/01/2015 | KERRY PICKET
    More taxpaying residents left New York than any other state in the nation, IRS migration data from 2013 shows. During that year, around 115,000 New Yorkers left the state and packed up $5.65 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI) as well. Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) notes, “This new data shows that New York will remain America’s ‘Biggest Loser,’ having lost nearly 1.6 million taxpayers between 1985 and 2013. Those residents took with them more than $80.8 billion in annual AGI.” “The phenomenal failure of New York to retain taxpayers and businesses is directly related to its uncompetitive tax and...
  • Unauthorized immigrants growing in Idaho (among seven states)

    11/18/2014 1:33:58 PM PST · by knak · 29 replies
    ap ^ | 11/18/14
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Idaho was among seven states where the number of unauthorized immigrants increased between 2009 and 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. The report also found the number of unauthorized immigrants decreased in 14 states, including Oregon, in that time period. The number stayed relatively stable in the remaining states, including Washington. Nationally, the number of unauthorized immigrants remained stable at 11.2 million between 2009 and 2012, the report found. The number of such immigrants peaked in 2007 at 12.2 million, the report said. But changes occurred within states. Idaho, for...
  • Chris Christie Rand Paul scraping the bottom in new PPP poll (60%+ Trump voters: Obama not U.S. born

    09/01/2015 7:05:00 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 36 replies
    MSNBC (Maddow Blog) ^ | 8/31/2015 | Will Femia
    Tonight, Public Policy Polling gave the Rachel Maddow Show a sneak peek at their results of their August 28-30 poll to be released tomorrow. While the findings at the top of the poll are what we've come to expect from the Republican field - Donald Trump and Ben Carson - securing the top spots - what is more surprising is to find beltway-favored candidates Chris Christie and Rand Paul floundering at the bottom with barely any support. The poll also shows the tea party character of the Republican Party, with strong birther views and a dubious grasp of some key...
  • Christie tells Fallon he might 'go nuclear' in next Debate

    09/01/2015 3:14:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 31, 2015
    Chris Christie says he's thinking of taking a more aggressive approach during the next Republican presidential primary debate. During an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Monday night, the New Jersey governor and presidential candidate told Fallon that he's considering going "nuclear" if he's relegated to the sidelines during the next GOP face-off, which will be moderated by CNN later this month. Christie's return to late-night TV comes as he's been struggling to gain momentum in the crowded Republican field in the summer polls. During the interview, Fallon, who often jokes about Christie during his monologue, pressed the...
  • N.J.'s tough new car seat law begins Sept. 1

    09/01/2015 2:23:14 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    TRENTON — New Jersey's new car seat law goes into effect this week with some of the most restrictive rules in the nation on how kids should be buckled into vehicles. The law, which begins Sept. 1, includes new regulations that require toddlers under age 2 and 30 lbs. to remain in rear-facing car seats. Older kids must remain in a booster seat until they are either age 8 or 57 inches tall. That could mean big changes for many New Jersey families. The state's previous law only said children under age 8 needed to be in a car seat...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 August 2015

    08/30/2015 4:51:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 155 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 August 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows August 30th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal; Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans.THIS WEEK (ABC): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Jindal; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sanders; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
  • Trump, Carson in close fight in Iowa poll

    08/29/2015 8:45:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 63 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | August 29, 23015 | Mark Hensch
    The Bloomberg/Des Moines Register survey released on Saturday finds that the two are tied in Iowa caucus-goer support when voters’ first and second choices for the Republican coronation are combined. Each is the first or second choice of 32 percent of respondents. Trump won the poll overall, getting 23 percent support. Carson comes in second at 18 percent. The next-closest competitors are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at 8 percent each. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are tied for fifth place with 6 percent support each. After them is Carly Fiorina...
  • In GOP war on Social Security, only Trump gets it

    08/29/2015 7:34:15 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 204 replies
    MySanAntonio ^ | Aug 18 2015 | Paul Krugman
    Republican presidential candidates. who have had to seek contributions from a handful of wealthy contributors, want to cut Social Security. Average Americans love the program; the superwealthy don’t. Something strange is happening in the Republican primary — something strange, that is, besides the Trump phenomenon. For some reason, just about all the leading candidates other than The Donald have taken a deeply unpopular position, a known political loser, on a major domestic policy issue. And it’s interesting to ask why. The issue in question is the future of Social Security, which turned 80 last week. The retirement program is, of...
  • Chris Christie: Not Just a Memory

    08/06/2015 10:56:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Chris Christie bills himself as the candidate willing to speak the truth even if his audience doesn't want to hear it. Opening his talk at Beck's Sports Grill, he wastes no time inviting a negative reaction. "The last time I was here was to go to the UNI-Dome," he recalls, referring to the University of Northern Iowa's nearby football venue. "Mary Pat and I are alums of the University of Delaware." At this point, those present drown him out with groans in bitter memory of the Blue Hens' elimination of the Panthers in the Football Championship...
  • CHRIS CHRISTIE -- DEMOCRAT

    04/16/2015 6:10:40 AM PDT · by shortstop · 16 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 04/16/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    Chris Christie can be Hillary Clinton’s running mate. They’re both liberals, they’re both clueless, they’re both egocentrics. And they’re both wrong. We’ll talk about Hillary another day. Today’s subject is Christie. Specifically, his announced intent to “take on” entitlements. He rightly points out that entitlements consume some 70 percent of the federal budget and are a fiscal and social cancer that is destroying America. Entitlements – the “rights” of the welfare state – oblige the taxpayer to fund a limitless number of people receiving a limitless number of dollars over a limitless series of programs. Entitlements are automatic theft, redistribution...
  • Things to know about Social Security at 80: Is It Overhaul time?

    08/14/2015 5:06:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Yahoo Finance via AP ^ | 08/14/2015 | By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press
    Social Security turns 80 on Friday, and the massive retirement and disability program is showing its age. Social Security's disability fund is projected to run dry next year. The retirement fund has enough money to pay full benefits until 2035. But once the fund is depleted, the shortfalls are projected to be enormous. The stakes are huge: Nearly 60 million retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children get monthly Social Security payments, and that number is projected to grow to 90 million over the next two decades. And the timing is bad: Social Security faces these problems as fewer employers are...
  • Christie to propose overhaul of Social Security benefits (means-testing)

    04/14/2015 10:23:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 133 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 14, 2015 | Jill Colvin
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Framing himself as a politician who's unafraid to share "hard truths" with the American people, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is proposing an income cap on Social Security benefits as part of major restructuring plan announced ahead of a likely presidential bid. The Republican is set to deliver a speech Tuesday in New Hampshire outlining his ideas on reforming Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — so-called entitlement programs. As part of the plan, he'll propose phasing out Social Security payments for those making more than $80,000 in other income and eliminating them for those making $200,000...
  • Christie's Social Security Reform Hurts America, Particularly Minorities

    04/22/2015 5:28:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Star Parker
    Some are touting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's proposal to take an ax to Social Security as an act of bold political leadership. Sorry, I see the opposite. America needs leadership to replace old dysfunctional baggage with new programs and ideas fitting for a free 21st-century country. We don't need those who think leadership is retrofitting the country into our old baggage. It's the latter that Christie proposes. His "solution" to the impending bankruptcy of Social Security is to phase out benefits for retirees earning $80,000 to $200,000 and above and increase the retirement age from 67 to 69, and...
  • Huckabee Bashes Republican Plans to Reform Medicare and Social Security

    04/17/2015 9:46:22 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 17, 2015 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    As he gears up for another presidential campaign, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is making a big break with the Republican party on the issue of entitlement reform. Meeting with reporters at a hotel in Washington, D.C. this morning, Huckabee strongly criticized New Jersey governor Chris Christie's proposal to reform Social Security and said he would not sign Paul Ryan's Medicare reform into law if he were president. "I don't know why Republicans want to insult Americans by pretending they don't understand what their Social Security program and Medicare program is," Huckabee said in response to a question about Christie's...
  • The new debate about Social Security

    05/28/2015 4:52:18 AM PDT · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 40 replies
    LifeHealthPro.com ^ | 15 April 2015 | Brenton Smith
    Between Chris Christie and Senator Warren (D-MA), Social Security reform is getting more media coverage today than at any time in the past 30 years. From hearing the details, you might conclude they are talking about different government programs. They aren’t. These people are part of the changing debate that is taking shape in Washington. For decades, any problem that developed within Social Security was fixed by shifting the cost to future workers. Today that isn’t possible. What is the problem? Social Security contains a massive imbalance between resources and promises. The Trustees of the Social Security’s Trust Funds estimate...
  • Marco Rubio: Saving Social Security in the 21st Century

    08/15/2015 6:04:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/15/2015 | Marco Rubio
    This week, America marked two significant milestones in its history. Friday was the 80th anniversary of Social Security, a program that has helped millions of seniors, including my parents, retire with dignity. Saturday is the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, when the most violent conflict in human history ended as an American victory. We refer to the Americans responsible for these accomplishments as the “Greatest Generation.” In less than two decades, they survived economic catastrophe, triumphed in a global conflict, and laid the foundation for unparalleled prosperity for their children in what would become an American...
  • Chris Christie: I now oppose a path to citizenship for illegals

    05/19/2015 8:47:14 AM PDT · by VinL · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 5/19/2015 | Allahpundit
    He told ABC five years ago that he supported citizenship, leaving him with two options now. One: Stick to his guns and give conservatives another reason to treat “Christie” as a curse word. Two: Follow Scott Walker’s lead by pleading ignorance in his earlier views and claiming that he’s since seen the light. Actual quote from Christie: “I have now learned some of the ramifications for all of these things.” What those things might be isn’t clear, but it’d be impolite after such an earnest pander to badger the poor guy for details. He’s trying, Republicans. A for effort? This...
  • Chris Christie: Track Illegals Like FedEx Packages

    08/29/2015 10:47:36 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 74 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 07:12 PM | Todd Beamon
    Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Saturday compared tracking illegal immigrants in the United States to locating FedEx packages, even pledging to ask the company's founder and CEO to temporarily work with his administration to show immigration officials how to do it effectively. The comments, at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, caused an uproar on social media, Mediate and CNN reports. "At any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is," the New Jersey governor said. "It's on the truck. It's at the station. It's on the airplane. It's back in another station. It's back at the...
  • Jets center Nick Mangold calls 911 after Chatham car break-in, helps end crime spree

    08/29/2015 10:09:30 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/28/2015 | Eyewitness News
    CHATHAM, N.J. (WABC) -- Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold usually protects the New York Jets quarterbacks, but now he's being credited for protecting his New Jersey community after making a 911 call when he spotted thieves trying to break into his cars. That call, placed at 5:30 a.m. on August 23, helped to end a crime spree involving 48 burglaries of unlocked cars, concentrated in Chatham Township and Chatham Boro. Mangold called 911 after hearing his car alarm and finding his garage door open. Madison police stopped a vehicle in the area and took five suspects into custody.
  • Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast (and keeps job)

    08/29/2015 6:06:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    SF Gate ^ | August 28, 2015 | Shawn Marsh
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness. "I have a bad habit of eating breakfast in the morning, and I lost track of time," 15-year veteran teacher Arnold Anderson told The Associated Press. In a decision filed Aug. 19, an arbitrator in New Jersey rejected an attempt by the Roosevelt Elementary School in New Brunswick to fire Anderson from his $90,000-a-year job, saying he was entitled to progressive discipline.
  • Gay Activists Fume Over de Blasio’s Role in rentboy.com raid

    08/28/2015 7:44:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Richard Johnson
    Gay activists fume over de Blasio’s role in rentboy.com raidGay activists are furious over the rentboy.com raid and arrests for prostitution — and they are wondering why Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton worked with the federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. Both the mayor and Bratton march in the very same gay pride parade in which rentboy.com has a float. “Koch, Giuliani and Bloomberg didn’t go after rentboy.com. Why is de Blasio?” wondered one gay man who has used the service.
  • Student ‘molested’ by TSA agent in LaGuardia bathroom

    08/28/2015 7:07:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Philip Messing
    A college student was sexually molested at LaGuardia Airport by a uniformed TSA agent who demanded she go into a bathroom with him after she got off a flight so she could be searched for a weapon, sources told The Post. The 22-year-old victim, who is Korean, had gotten off a Southwest Airlines flight from Salt Lake City around 8 p.m. Tuesday when the agent, identified as Maxie Oquendo, 40, approached her near the B4 gate of Terminal B. Ogendo then asked her to follow him so she could be searched to see if she was carrying a knife or...
  • Tardy more than 100 times, N.J. teacher can still keep job

    08/27/2015 6:48:20 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    — An arbitrator used scathing language to describe the conduct of a public school teacher who has been late to work several dozen times in the last two years but also rejected the district's attempt to fire him, according to a ruling in a tenure hearing reached earlier this month. Arnold Anderson, a teacher at Roosevelt School, was late 46 times in the most recent school year through March 20, and another 65 times in the previous school year, according to the text of the arbitrator's decision, which was filed Aug. 19.
  • Elites just don’t understand ‘Born to Run’

    08/27/2015 1:36:34 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 24th 2015 | Kyle Smith
    'Observing the 40th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run,” the Atlantic published, in tribute, a masterpiece of point-missing, reframing the album as a story of inequality and “urgent activism.” Coincidentally, these are the exact obsessions of Ph.D.-holding 2015 elites who are a foreign nation to Springsteen’s shabby village of broken heroes and Magic Rats. The Atlantic piece by academic Joshua Zeitz tries to shove Springsteen’s lyrics into a predetermined mold as awkwardly as Cinderella’s stepsisters trying to jam their large, nasty feet into that tiny slipper. Zeitz, a college history teacher, expends several paragraphs praising subjects the album doesn’t...
  • SMALL BUT HONEST COLUMNIST AGAIN FORCED TO CORRECT HIGHEST-RATED SHOW ON CABLE TV

    08/26/2015 10:27:55 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Ann Coulter
    To support his insane interpretation of the post-Civil War amendments as granting citizenship to the kids of illegal aliens, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly is now taking job applications for the nonexistent -- but dearly hoped-for -- Jeb! administration, live, during his show. (Apparently my debate with O'Reilly will be conducted in my column, Twitter feed and current bestselling book, Adios, America, against the highest-rated show on cable news.) Republicans have been out of the White House for seven long years, and GOP lawyers are getting impatient. So now they're popping up on Fox News' airwaves, competing to see who can...
  • POLL: MIKE HUCKABEE TAKES SECOND TO DONALD TRUMP

    08/26/2015 10:28:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26,2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee is doing quite well according to two national polls conducted after the first GOP presidential primary debate. One poll has Huckabee in second place behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and another poll has Huckabee listed with the highest favorability rating among 15 GOP presidential candidates; however, former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson takes the highest net favorability rating when comparing the results in totality. A Reuters-Ipsos poll conducted August 21-25 has Huckabee in second behind Trump – the only two candidates with double digits in that poll: Donald Trump – 30.1 percent Mike Huckabee –...
  • NEW NATIONAL POLL: DONALD TRUMP HAS BIGGEST LEAD EVER WITH CARSON A DISTANT 2ND…(40% to Bush 10%)

    08/26/2015 10:19:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 342 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    A new national poll out today by OANN and Gravis Marketing has Trump up to 40%, his YUGEST lead ever over his Republican contenders. Here’s how each candidate rated: oann_trump_forty While Carson’s lead more than doubled, he’s still a distant second place with the rest of the GOP field behind him. Not that Jeb lost a bit as both Cruz and Fiorina gained. Here’s the info on the poll: Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 3,567 registered voters across the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2%....
  • Chris Christie Just Went Out of His Way to Trash Jeb Bush

    08/26/2015 4:26:25 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 13 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Aug. 26, 2015 | COLIN CAMPBELL
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) went out of his way to slam former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) during a Tuesday night interview. Christie brought up his presidential rival on Fox News when he was asked how GOP candidates should strike the right balance on immigration issues. "You don't need to be pandering to one way or the other. I'll tell the way you don't do it: You don't do focus-group-tested trips to the border, speak Spanish, and then criticize Asians. I mean, I don't think that's the way you do it," Christie replied. This was a direct reference...
  • The 'dust lady' of 9/11 dies: (truncated)

    08/26/2015 5:07:23 AM PDT · by csvset · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2015 | Joel Christie and Jeff Maysh
    The 'dust lady' of 9/11 dies: Iconic survivor Marcy Borders, 42, succumbs to stomach cancer which she blamed on ash from the Twin Towers attack Marcy Borders was a 28-year-old Bank of America worker when she fled the 81st floor of 1 World Trade Center after the first plane struckShe was on the ground when the second plane hit on September 11, 2001AFP photographer Stan Honda took a photo of her running for safetyBorders became known as 'dust lady' and her picture became iconicShe fell into a spiral of depression and addiction but became sober in 2011In August 2014 Borders was...
  • DOJ: Menendez corruption 'clear and unmistakable'

    08/24/2015 3:01:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 24, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    The Justice Department is slamming Sen. Bob Menendez’s push to get corruption charges against him dropped, saying that the “quid pro quo outlined in the indictment is clear and unmistakable.” “The charges in this case are the result of a careful and professional investigation,” federal prosecutors said in court documents submitted Monday. The DOJ filed the documents in response to a push by Menendez’s legal team to have the case against him dismissed. The New Jersey Democrat's lawyers have raised questions about the government's tactics in the investigation. Prosecutors fired back that Menendez's legal motions "do nothing to dilute...
  • JOHN KASICH’S OBAMACARE MEDICAID EXPANSION SLAMMED AT OHIO AFP EVENT

    08/24/2015 5:45:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 23 Aug 2015 | SARAH RUMPF
    Kasich’s decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare—a move that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled was optional and up to state discretion—is a sore subject for fiscal conservatives and led to him being, not just left out of an event held in his backyard, but attacked by several of the event’s speakers, including former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and AFP President Tim Phillips. Obamacare critics do not like how the law allows Medicaid, originally enacted as a safety net to provide health coverage for poor mothers and children, to be expanded to cover able-bodied, working-age adults. Federal funds cover the costs...
  • Hundreds march to protest proposed natural gas pipeline

    08/24/2015 5:03:53 AM PDT · by thackney · 38 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | August 24, 2015 | Associated Press
    Several hundred protesters turned out Saturday to march across the Delaware River in opposition to a proposed 114-mile pipeline that would shuttle natural gas from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. Those against PennEast’s proposal said during the mile-long march they’re concerned the pipeline would badly damage the landscape and natural resources in the region, and lower property values. “The people of Pennsylvania and New Jersey are showing they are unified in their message to PennEast: Go home, we don’t want your pipeline,” said Maya van Rossum, who leads the nonprofit Delaware Riverkeeper Network. “It’s also a message to politicians and regulators....
  • Digging into Northeast neglect

    08/22/2015 8:05:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 21, 2015 | The Baltimore Sun
    It may have escaped the attention of Baltimoreans but things have gotten a little testy in the New York-New Jersey area in recent weeks over the state of century-old rail tunnels running under the Hudson River. The deteriorating condition of the tunnels is threatening Amtrak and other rail service, but how to pay for a $14 billion-plus replacement has proven a challenge. Unfortunately, that's not just a problem for New York City but for Baltimore and other stops along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, the nation's most heavily traveled railway handling more than 750,000 passengers a day. The stations in Baltimore and...
  • Donald Trump’s Eminent Domain Love Nearly Cost a Widow Her House

    08/22/2015 5:25:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 157 replies
    CATO INSTITUTE ^ | 08/19/2015 | By David Boaz
    Since he shot to the top of the presidential polls, Donald Trump’s serial bankruptcies and bullying nature have made big headlines. But no one seems to have brought up a bullying business practice he’s particularly fond of: eminent domain.The billionaire mogul-turned-reality TV celebrity, who says he wants to work on behalf of “the silent majority,” has had no compunction about benefiting from the coercive power of the state to kick innocent Americans out of their homes.For more than 30 years Vera Coking lived in a three-story house just off the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Donald Trump built his 22-story Trump...
  • Chris Christie: "Don't Worry," I'll Be On Top Stage In Next Debate [Currently Polling At 3%]

    08/22/2015 3:39:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    CBSNews ^ | August 22, 2015g | REENA FLORES
    By REENA FLORES CBS NEWS August 22, 2015 Chris Christie: "Don't Worry," I'll Be On Top Stage In Next Debate When the next Republican presidential debate airs in September, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie promises that he'll appear on the first debate stage, where only the top 10 GOP hopefuls will be able to make their case. "I'll be on the first stage," Christie told "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson in an interview to air Sunday. "So don't worry about it." September's Republican debates, hosted by CNN, will feature two stages. One-half will comprise only the top 10 candidates...
  • BIG CHANGES FOR 9 CANDIDATES IN 'BIRTHRIGHT' RATING

    08/22/2015 3:25:13 PM PDT · by Nep Nep · 30 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Fri, Aug 21st 2015 @ 11:08 am EDT | Roy Beck
    BUSH: changed Rating from No Action to VERY HARMFULCARSON: from No Action to VERY GOODCHRISTIE: from No Action to GOODCRUZ: from No Action to VERY GOODFIORINA: from Unhelpful to VERY HARMFULJINDAL: from No Action to VERY GOODPERRY: from No Action to UNHELPFULRUBIO: from No Action to VERY HARMFULTRUMP: from No Action to EXCELLENTIn addition, the following candidates stuck with the positions (and Ratings) that they had previously staked out. (Santorum and Paul deserve special recognition for taking strong stands long before Trump stirred the media's interest this past week.)EXCELLENT: SantorumVERY GOOD: Paul1st STEPS: GrahamNO POSITION: Chaffee, WalkerUNHELPFUL: Biden, Clinton, Sanders,...
  • As Hillary implodes, the Democrats have no real Plan B

    08/22/2015 1:26:48 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 84 replies
    The summer has not been kind to Hillary Clinton. The drip-drip-drip of revelations about her possible misuse and mishandling of classified information threatens to become a deluge in the fall. They have taken a serious toll on her reputation — and even more notably, her treatment by liberal media figures who surely would rather she be elected even if the Risen Christ were to be the Republican nominee. Democrats are worried — so worried five donors who raised millions for President Obama as well as Obama’s chief Florida strategist have both sworn off Hillary and joined an effort to draft...
  • TO THE STRUGGLE AGAINST WORLD TERRORISM

    To the Struggle Against World Terrorism: A History Zurab Tsereteli The artist, Zurab Tsereteli, was in his home in Moscow on the morning of September 11th. The television was on as he was getting ready for work and Zurab, like the rest of the world, was glued to coverage of the attacks on the Twin Towers. He watched the towers collapse on TV and was moved to tears. That day, he went to work at the Academy of Art driving on a route that takes him past the American Embassy. People were gathered outside the embassy gates to pay sympathies,...
  • Security guard, gunman dead after federal building shooting

    08/21/2015 5:15:14 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    YAHOO.COM ^ | 21 AUGUST 2015 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a security guard has died after a man walked into a federal building in Manhattan and opened fire. The guard, identified by his union as Idrisa Camara, died shortly after the shooting Friday evening. Police say the gunman walked through a side entrance of the building that houses an immigration court and other government offices. Chief James O'Neil says the gunman later shot himself in the head. He was found dead in the building. A law enforcement official identified the shooter as Kevin Downing, of Fort Lee, New Jersey.
  • Robert Menedez floats ‘strategic’ crude exports

    08/20/2015 7:59:36 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | August 19, 2015 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The United States should consider allowing “strategic” crude exports to allies abroad while renegotiating the nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Robert Menendez said. The New Jersey Democrat’s comments, part of a speech Tuesday at Seton Hall University to explain his opposition to the agreement, marked a shift in his approach to oil exports. Menendez historically has opposed moves to loosen the longstanding ban on exporting U.S. crude. But on Tuesday, Menendez highlighted oil exports as a geopolitical tool — a way for U.S. oil to compete in markets that might be customers for Iranian crude if the nuclear accord is...
  • Trump: Low Minimum Wage Not a Bad Thing

    08/20/2015 7:35:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/20/2015 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump gave his thoughts on the minimum wage and as to whether or not raising the minimum wage would good for the American economy. “It’s such a nasty question because the answer has to be nasty,” Trump said. “You know, we’re in a global economy now. It used to be companies would leave New York State and companies would leave New York State or leave another state and go to Florida, go to Texas, go to wherever they go because or lower wages. You know, all sorts of different things. Well...
  • Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States

    08/19/2015 8:51:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    HealthDay News ^ | August 19, 2015 | Alan Mozes
    Drug-resistant head lice are very likely coming to a school near you, U.S. investigators warn. At least 25 states host lice populations that don't respond to common over-the-counter treatments, a new analysis reveals. Permethrin, part of the pyrethroid class of insecticides, has long been the go-to weapon against head lice, mosquitoes, bedbugs and other insects. But continued exposure to permethrin has caused a huge swath of the dreaded insects to develop genetic mutations that render such drugs useless. "It's a very classic resistance story. ... Head lice, which can't jump or fly, transmit by direct physical contact. They quickly infest...
  • Woman’s obituary: ‘In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton’

    08/19/2015 7:27:37 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 7 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 8/19/15 | Kyle Olson
    To some people, the future of the county is more important than something that will wither and fade. Elaine Fydrych died August 13th, several months before she could vote for someone other than Hillary Clinton. But the former Runnemede, New Jersey resident made her parting plea very clear in her obituary: Elaine requests, “In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton.”
  • Deceased New Jersey Woman Requests Loved Ones Not Vote for Hillary Clinton

    08/18/2015 6:06:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/18/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    A deceased New Jersey woman requested in her obituary that loved ones pay their respects not by bringing flowers to her funeral but by refraining from voting for Hillary Clinton in 2016.According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Elaine Fyrdrych of Gloucester Township, New Jersey, died of lung cancer on August 13 at her home.Her obituary, posted by the Gardner Funeral Home of Runnemede, New Jersey, reads at its end, “Elaine requests, ‘In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton.’”Fyrdrych died at the age of 63, four years Hillary Clinton’s junior.The obituary describes the Philadelphia native as a lover...
  • Accusations of racism as Jersey City agency replaces black director with white man

    08/18/2015 2:24:18 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | August 17, 2015
    JERSEY CITY — A special meeting of the Jersey City Incinerator Authority ended in pandemonium tonight as supporters of the agency's executive director made a last-ditch effort to save his job. About two dozen residents, all supporters of the JCIA's black executive director, Oren K. Dabney, hurled accusations of racism at the JCIA's board of commissioners and at the absent Mayor Steve Fulop. Commissioners were meeting to set Dabney's retirement date as tomorrow and announce his temporary replacement, John Minella, the white executive director of the Hudson County Democratic Organization.
  • New Fox Poll Features Some Big Surprises [For Both Parties]

    08/17/2015 8:20:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/16/2015 | Rick Moran
    A new poll released by Fox News holds some surprises for both parties. On the rise in the new survey are Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Ted Cruz. Falling are Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Rand Paul. Businessman Donald Trump still leads the field for the Republican nomination. He gets 25 percent among GOP primary voters. He was at 26 percent before the debate. TrumpÂ’s support among women went from 24 percent two weeks ago to 21 percent now. He mostly held steady among men (28 percent).The real-estate mogul maintains his first-place status despite also being judged in the...
  • De Blasio is padding City Hall with jobs for all of his friends

    08/16/2015 11:34:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 16, 2015 | Aaron Short, Melissa Klein and Isabel Vincent
    Mayor de Blasio’s patronage mill is churning out junk jobs funded with taxpayer money for longtime pals, campaign grunts and acolytes. In addition to creating a $150,000 post for Stephanie Yazgi — the longtime girlfriend of his top strategist, Emma Wolfe — de Blasio has created positions to amp up his progressive agenda and national profile and spread propaganda touting his “transcendent” accomplishments. The city’s television station — led by de Blasio buddy Janet Choi — devotes much of its taxpayer-funded $5.7 million budget to broadcasting his ribbon-cuttings, announcements and features about his friends, including his wedding singer. His $105,000...
  • Sharpton Calls For Black Churches To Lobby On Iran Deal

    08/16/2015 8:47:40 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 15, 2015 | By Mark Hensch
    Rev. Al Sharpton will push America’s black churches to lobby in favor of the Iran nuclear deal, a new report says. Sharpton is launching his push backing President Obama’s pact with Tehran this weekend, according to The Huffington Post. “I am calling on ministers in black churches nationwide to go to their pulpits Sunday and have their parishioners call their senators and congressmen to vote yes on the Iran nuclear plan,” he said Friday. “We have a disproportionate interest, being that if there is a war, our community is always disproportionately part of the armed services, and that a lot...
  • Christie, Paul and the NSA

    08/16/2015 6:24:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Debating Chris Christie is a formidable task because he's quick-witted, sharp-tongued and slightly intimidating. Those qualities helped him get the best of Rand Paul in the first Republican presidential debate. But Christie's best weapon is one that may catch up with him: He never lets the truth get in his way. Earlier this year, Paul led a successful effort to end the National Security Agency's mass collection of Americans' telephone records. During the debate, Christie was asked whether he stands by his assertion that Paul should be blamed if the United States suffers another terrorist attack. He does, of course:...
  • Raising U.S. flag in Cuba just for show and shameful | Menendez

    08/15/2015 11:25:51 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | August 14, 2015 | BOB MENENDEZ
    A flag representing freedom and liberty will rise today in a country ruled by a repressive regime that denies its people democracy and basic human rights. This is the embodiment of a wrongheaded policy that rewards the Castro regime's brutality at the expense of the Cuban people's right to freedom of expression and independence.