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  • Higher Taxes, Layoffs, And Service Cuts: The State And City Budget Crisis Is Here

    06/30/2020 9:56:59 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 30, 2020,11:53am EDT | Richard McGahey
    The recession is hitting state and city budgets hard in the new fiscal year that starts on July 1. They are responding by firing workers, reducing services, and even increasing taxes. Massive federal aid is the only real solution. The new fiscal year for 46 states and many cities begins on Wednesday. And a flood of red ink caused by the deep pandemic recession is forcing them to fire workers, reduce spending and services, and even raise taxes (one of the worst things you can do in a recession). Without Congress providing up to $1 trillion in federal aid, non-federal...
  • President Trump Highlights Mail-In Ballot Fraud Using Recent New Jersey Example…

    06/29/2020 11:30:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 06/29/2020 | Sundance
    Earlier this evening President Trump noted the ease of mail-in voting fraud by highlighting the recent New Jersey election where election fraud charges have been brought against against four people including: Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson (D), Councilman-elect Alex Mendez (D), Shelim Khalique, and Abu Razyen. [Background Here]New Jersey – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced voting fraud charges against Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson, Councilman-Elect Alex Mendez, and two other men in connection with the May 12, 2020 special election in the City of Paterson. All four men are charged with criminal conduct involving mail-in ballots during...
  • AG Grewal Announces Voting Fraud Charges Against Paterson Councilman Michael Jackson, Councilman-Elect Alex Mendez, and Two Other Men

    06/29/2020 5:40:15 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    NJ Gov ^ | June 25, 2020 | NJ Gov
    Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced voting fraud charges against Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson, Councilman-Elect Alex Mendez, and two other men in connection with the May 12, 2020 special election in the City of Paterson. All four men are charged with criminal conduct involving mail-in ballots during the election. The investigation by the Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity & Accountability (OPIA) began when the U.S. Postal Inspection Service alerted the Attorney General’s Office that hundreds of mail-in ballots were found in a mailbox in Paterson. Numerous additional ballots were found in a mailbox in nearby Haledon. Due...
  • Nearly half of all coronavirus deaths in US occurred inside nursing homes: report

    06/28/2020 12:39:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 June 2020 | Peter Aitken
    Nearly half of all deaths from the coronavirus in the United States have occurred at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, according to new reports. The rate of cases to deaths from such facilities has been disproportionate: while only 11 percent of positive cases – around 282,000 – have occurred at nursing homes and long-term care facilities, about 43 percent of deaths – or 54,000 deaths – have come from the same, the New York Times reported. The Times cited its database for the numbers, arguing that some states and the federal government have not provided comprehensive data. The...
  • New Jersey politicians charged in massive mail-in ballot voter fraud scheme, face years in prison

    06/28/2020 7:06:43 AM PDT · by Twotone · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 27, 2020 | Jason Redmond
    New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has filed voter fraud charges against four men, including two Paterson City officials, who allegedly engaged in a mail-in ballot scheme during a special election last month. Grewal charged Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson, Councilman-elect Alex Mendez, and two other men after the U.S. Postal Inspection Service alerted the state attorney general's office that it had found hundreds of ballots in a single Paterson City mailbox, InsiderNJ reported. According to WNBC-TV, more than 3,000 ballots were set aside over voting fraud concerns in the Paterson City Council election — 16,747 were received, but only...
  • NJ City Officials Charged After 1 In 5 Mail-In Ballots Found To Be Fraudulent In Election

    06/27/2020 10:19:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2020 6:45 PM ET | CHRIS WHITE
    New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed voter fraud charges Thursday against two Paterson city officials who allegedly engaged in a mail-in ballot scheme in connection to a special election in May. Grewal levelled the charges against Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson, Councilman-Elect Alex Mendez, and two other men after the Postal Inspection Service warned Grewal’s office that hundreds of mail-in ballots were found in a Paterson mailbox, InsiderNJ reported Thursday. The attorney general’s Office of Public Integrity & Accountability (OPIA) began a probe after the Postal Inspection Service issued the warning. Paterson authorities decided to conduct the May 12...
  • FNC’s Wallace: ‘There Just Isn’t a History of Fraud with Mail-in Voting’

    06/27/2020 5:38:11 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 60 replies
    Breitbart - trending ^ | 6-26-2020 | Pam Key
    Friday on Fox News Channel, “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace said despite President Donald Trump’s claims of fraud in mail-in voting, there “isn’t a history of fraud with mail-in voting.” Wallace said, “They were two points I’d think about that. One, I have considered a lot of other groups; there just isn’t a history of fraud with mail-in voting—fewer than 1,000 cases since 2000 with billions of votes cast. So I think it is for 500 cases and all of them very minor and the fraud doesn’t particularly advantage one party or the other. ... Trump tweeted, “Because of...
  • “Myth” Busted? New Jersey AG Indicts Four Over “Hundreds” Of Fraudulent Mail-In Ballots

    06/26/2020 7:19:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/26/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    And here I thought we had it on the highest authority that mail-in balloting didn’t have more risk for fraud and manipulation. Don’t tell that to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, who just indicted four men for voter fraud connected to hundreds of fraudulent mail-in ballots. Two of suspects are city council members in Paterson, in fact: Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced voting fraud charges against 1st Ward Councilman Michael Jackson, 3rd Ward Council-Elect Alex Mendez and two other men, weeks after the May 12 local election in which the Passaic County Board of Elections decided not...
  • 1 in 5 Ballots Rejected as Fraud Is Charged in N.J. Mail-In Election

    06/26/2020 10:35:14 AM PDT · by bitt · 47 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 6/26/2020 | By Mark Hemingway
    Following accusations of widespread fraud, voter intimidation, and ballot theft in the May 12 municipal elections in Paterson, N.J., state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal (pictured) announced Thursday he is charging four men with voter fraud – including the vice president of the City Council and a candidate for that body. With races still undecided, control of the council hangs in the balance. Paterson is New Jersey’s third largest city and the election will decide the fate of a municipal budget in excess of $300 million, in addition to hundreds of millions more in education spending and state aid. In...
  • In Today’s ‘Cancel Culture,’ Why Is Former KKK Leader And Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd Still Honored?

    06/26/2020 10:00:08 AM PDT · by maggief
    GOPUSA ^ | June 25, 2020
    If accepted at the time, the design would have likely revolutionized architecture. ======================================================================== In the early 1500s, Leonardo da Vinci designed a hypothetical bridge for the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. It was rejected. Over 500 years later, an MIT team has recreated the design with a model and have showed that it would have worked. Da Vinci's design incorporates architectural techniques that would have not been seen for another 300 years. ========================================================================== Gretchen Ertl ========================================================================= Researchers at MIT have proven Leonardo da Vinci correct yet again, this time involving his design for what would have been at the time...
  • New York, New Jersey, Connecticut to quarantine visitors from states with high coronavirus infections

    06/24/2020 9:43:19 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 24, 2020 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced on Wednesday that visitors from states with high coronavirus infection rates must self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Those states are Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters.
  • COVID-19: The Nursing Home Disease

    06/24/2020 4:04:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2020 | Phil Kerpen
    I recently testified before the House Select Coronavirus Subcommittee on the meltdown in nursing homes, which excluding New York (which deliberately underreports) now account for over 55 percent of deaths with COVID. The House Democrats' goal was to blame these high death rates on President Trump - but the blame should belong squarely to the handful of governors who presided over these disasters. More than 60 percent of both nursing home deaths and total COVID-19 deaths occurred in just seven blue states with about 20 percent of the U.S. population: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Michigan....
  • NJ Republicans Receive Misprinted Ballots with Democratic Candidates Listed Instead

    06/22/2020 7:47:46 PM PDT · by bitt · 38 replies
    westernjournal.com6/21 2020 ^ | 6/21/2020 | JACK davis
    Many Republican voters in one New Jersey community got a surprise when they opened their mail ballots for a July 7 primary. Their choices were all Democrats. Between 500 and 700 Republicans received the wrong ballots out of about 2,400 enrolled Republicans in Bernardsville, NJ.com reported. “The slate of candidates was all Democrat from Joe Biden down to dogcatcher, but on the upper right it clearly stated it was a Republican ballot and it had my name and correct information on the return envelope,” Karen Gardner, the chairwoman of the Bernardsville Republican Municipal Committee, said. The error was laid at...
  • N.J. raises outdoor gathering limit to 250 people; indoor crowd rules also eased

    06/22/2020 5:18:37 PM PDT · by lightman · 10 replies
    Pennlive ^ | June 22 A.D. 2020 | Matt Arco
    New Jersey residents can now gather in outdoor groups of up to 250 people and rules on indoor groups were also relaxed Monday as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to gradually lift restrictions he ordered to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The easing on gathering limits comes on the same day Murphy announced indoor dining and Atlantic City casinos can reopen to customers with 25% capacity limits on July 2, just in time of the busy Fourth of July weekend. Murphy had set Monday as the date he would likely increase the gathering limits, which now stands at 250 outdoors, up from...
  • Cuomo talking to NJ, Connecticut about quarantine guidelines for Floridians

    06/22/2020 11:03:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 22, 2020 | 1:21pm | Bernadette Hogan
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is actively talking to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont about mapping out mandatory quarantine “guidelines” for individuals traveling into the tristate area from Florida and other states seeing spikes in COVID-19 cases. Cuomo said the trio is “seriously considering” implementing a 14-day isolation for Floridians and that could be extended to travelers coming from Texas, Arizona and at least 20 other states. “The virus is up and more people are getting sick and now our fear in New York is those people are going to travel to New York and...
  • Merkel Pushes E.U. 'Global Government' Role: The World Needs More Europe.....

    06/18/2020 5:04:43 AM PDT · by caww · 38 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/18/2020 | SIMON KENT
    Merkel outlined her objectives Thursday for Germany’s forthcoming 6-month presidency of the EU, saying a more Global role and Enhanced International Governance are a way forward. This is not the first time Merkel has touted an E.U. global role...Her simple solution remains: more E.U. in more places more often. The presidency of the Council of the European Union passes among member states on a rotating basis and lasts for a six-month period, with Germany taking the role from July 1 until the end of the year.
  • Top Democrats introduce bill to stop Trump's Germany withdrawal

    06/18/2020 8:42:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 18 2020 | Rebecca Kheel
    A pair of top Democrats has introduced a bill aimed at blocking President Trump’s plan to withdraw thousands of U.S. troops from Germany. The bill, introduced by Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and House Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) in their respective chambers, would prohibit funding to implement a withdrawal in Europe unless several conditions are met. “The current U.S. troop presence in Germany is in the U.S. national security interest. Full stop,” Menendez said in a statement. “The administration has made no effort to explain how our country is stronger because of this...
  • No, Camden, New Jersey Didn’t Defund The Police. It Increased Them

    06/16/2020 7:35:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 16, 2020 | Ben Weingarten
    Proudly labeling Camden's transformation as the result of disbanding its police force isn't the whole story. Camden reorganized and grew its police force. Proponents of defunding or disbanding police departments are lauding Camden, New Jersey, as a model for the nation. They suggest that the rapid decline in the city’s crime since it disbanded its police department in 2012 proves the merits of their position.We can discern the truth by analyzing the policies Camden implemented after it disbanded its police department and measuring how well they worked.It bears noting up front that in spite of the heartening declines in crime...
  • Thin blue line’ flag removed from N.J. town. Now residents want blue line off the street

    06/13/2020 5:14:13 AM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 13 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 6/13/2020 | Amy Kuperinsky
    For weeks, a black-and-white American flag with a blue stripe down the middle stood above the New Jersey Turnpike. The flag, posted on an overpass in Woodbridge Township, appeared this spring, residents say. Now, some are relieved that it has been removed. Residents who objected to the “thin blue line” flag says its message stands in opposition to the fight against systemic racism.
  • New Jersey city of Camden removes Christopher Columbus statue: 'The time was right to do it'

    06/12/2020 11:43:05 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12 2020 | Greg Norman
    The New Jersey city of Camden is in the process of removing its Christopher Columbus statue as “the time was right to do it with everything that is happening nationally.” Vincent Basara, its spokesman, spoke to Fox News Friday after the city announced it will “establish a plan to reexamine these outdated symbols of racial division and injustices.” "The statue has been controversial for years and the time was right to do it with everything that is happening nationally,” Basara told Fox News, referring to the ongoing demonstrations following the death of George Floyd.