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  • 'You may shut the f*** up': Port Authority commissioner and ex-Clinton aide (tr)

    04/25/2018 6:58:48 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 April 2018 | Ariel Zilber
    A New Jersey police department has released a video showing a former Port Authority commissioner and ex-Hillary Clinton aide trying to use her position to threaten officers who pulled over her daughter’s friend during a traffic stop on Easter weekend. The remarkable video released by the Tenafly Police Department shows Caren Z. Turner, 60, a Democratic Party lobbyist, flash her badge and boast of her connections to the chief of police and the local mayor while berating two officers who pulled over a car whose Nevada registration had expired. The car was driven by a male friend of her daughter,...
  • Port Authority cites 'profoundly disturbing' conduct in resignation of commissioner (Democrat)

    04/24/2018 2:21:57 PM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 61 replies
    Nj.com ^ | 04/23/2018 | Ted Sherman
    Caren Z. Turner, a Democratic lobbyist from Tenafly, has resigned as a commissioner from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, after an investigation was opened into what agency officials would only describe as "profoundly disturbing conduct." Officials would not disclose the circumstances, but two sources with knowledge of the investigation said it involved her intervention in a recent traffic stop in connection with her daughter. Both said Turner apparently flashed her Port Authority badge in an effort to intercede with police officers on the scene.
  • Muslims Erupt As School Board Refuses To Shut School For Islamic Holiday

    04/24/2018 9:59:39 AM PDT · by blam · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-24-2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Muslim parents recently erupted when the Jersey City school board announced it would not suddenly cancel classes for all students to mark Islam’s Eid al-Adha holiday, due Sept. 24. The Muslim parents loudly protested even though the board said students “can continue to take days off for religious purposes without penalty,” including Sept. 24. But the parents wanted the state to accept their religious event, and to impose their holiday on other students. One Muslim woman who attended the September 17 meeting said, “‘We’re no longer the minority, that’s clear from tonight. We’re going to be the majority soon.” According...
  • Exotic Tick Species Arrives In Garden State [NJ]

    04/24/2018 8:36:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    CBS ^ | 04/24/2018 | Staff
    HUNTERDON COUNTY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A tiny parasite could become a big problem this year in New Jersey. It’s an exotic tick that’s never been seen before in the United States. It was first spotted on a sheep in Hunterdon County, and efforts to wipe it out have failed. New Jersey has always been home to different species of ticks – five to be exact. But a new variety of the bloodsucking bug is now in the mix. It’s the East Asian tick, sometimes called a longhorned or bush tick. Originally found in Asia, thousands of them are now in...
  • A Culture of Murderous Hate at Fresno State - Greenfield

    04/21/2018 2:28:29 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 32 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 4/20/18 | Greenfield
    A Culture of Murderous Hate at Fresno State When a university normalizes calls for the death of Republicans. April 20, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. 2017 was a bad year at Fresno State. 2018 looks to be even worse. In the winter of last year, Lars Maischak had tweeted, "To save American democracy, Trump must hang. The sooner and the higher, the better. #TheResistance." The next day he inquired, “Has anyone started soliciting money and design drafts for...
  • There's good news for Menendez in this poll of N.J. voters

    04/20/2018 5:41:26 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 12, 2018 | Jonathan D. Salant
    WASHINGTON -- A majority of New Jersey voters support U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez for re-election, giving him a 21-point lead over Republican challenger Bob Hugin in a Monmouth University poll released Thursday. Menendez, D-N.J., received 53 percent to 32 percent for the former Celgene Corp. executive. It is the second survey putting Menendez up by double digits following the Justice Department's decision not to retry him on federal corruption charges. He led Hugin, 49 percent to 32 percent, in a Quinnipiac University poll released last month. "The current state of the race does speak to what is perhaps the incumbent's...
  • A man confronted Phil Murphy about taxes. Here's how he responded.

    04/20/2018 5:21:51 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 20, 2018 | Brent Johnson
    The man stood right in front of Gov. Phil Murphy and was blunt. "This state is too expensive, and you're making it worse," Greg from Freehold told the Democratic governor during a town hall in Newark on Thursday night. Three months into his tenure, Murphy had come to Newark Tech High School to sell his first state budget proposal -- a $37.4 billion plan that includes more than $1.5 billion in new taxes and moves to close loopholes. The governor argued those hikes are needed because he "inherited a mess" from his predecessor, Republican Chris Christie, and that the state...
  • Harvey, IL pension crisis 'canary in the coal mine'

    04/20/2018 6:55:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 20, 2018 | Rick Moran
    Harvey. Illinois is in the midst of a financial crisis that represents the tip of the iceberg ... The city of 25,000 in the far northwest suburbs of Chicago is suffering from high unemployment (22%). An astonishing 32% of the population lives below the poverty level. This is a deadly mixture that has caused catastrophic shortfalls in revenue, leading to a crisis in funding pensions for the city's retired workers. Since state law prohibits municipal bankruptcy, Harvey has been forced into a situation Illinois has never seen. In February, the state began to garnish Harvey's revenue to fund its pension...
  • Iowa Legislature moves Toward Right to Arms Constitutional Amendment

    04/19/2018 2:12:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Only six states do not have some sort of right to keep and bear arms amendment or clause in their state Constitution. They are California, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, and  New York. California, Maryland, New Jersey and New York show the lack of a state constitutional protection with their highly restrictive firearms laws.Two outliers on that list are Iowa and Minnesota. State constitutional protections of the right to bear arms provide protection when the federal Constitution fails to do so. The U.S. Supreme Court has been reluctant to protect Second Amendment rights for a decade. Getting to the U.S....
  • You Won’t Believe What Tax Reform Will Cost Wealthy Californians In 2019

    04/18/2018 1:52:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Lots of people just talk about soaking the rich, but Donald Trump and the GOP actually did it — in California, anyway, although they won’t be alone. The controversial phase-out of the state and local tax deduction (SALT) will drop like a bombshell on high-tax-rate blue states, which is one reason why Democrats so staunchly opposed it. According to an analysis from California’s Franchise Tax Board, the Golden State will be Ground Zero: President Donald Trump’s tax cuts will be anything but for about 1 million California taxpayers who will owe Uncle Sam more money a year from now.They’re...
  • Senator Menendez to vote against Pompeo as secretary of state

    04/18/2018 8:47:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 18, 2018 | by Patricia Zengerle
    U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on Wednesday he would oppose President Donald Trump’s nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, in a blow to the nomination. “I believe our nation’s top diplomat must be forthright, and more critically his past sentiments did not reflect our nation’s values and are not acceptable for our nation’s top diplomat,” Menendez said. Nine of the 10 Democrats have announced they oppose Pompeo, and none has announced support. Every committee Democrat also opposed the nomination of Trump’s first secretary of state, Rex Tillerson.
  • The Collapse of Public Pension Funds Is No Longer a Distant Prospect

    04/18/2018 5:52:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Bloomberg | April 18, 2018 | Aaaron Brown
    No excerpt allowed from Bloomberg, story here
  • Now N.J. is looking to ban 'ghost guns'

    04/17/2018 12:47:45 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 17, 2018 | Brent Johnson
    Democratic state lawmakers have a new target as they aim to tighten New Jersey's already strict firearms laws: "ghost guns." A new bill that began advancing in the Democrat-controlled state Legislature on Monday would prohibit the purchase of firearm parts used to make these untraceable homemade guns. The state Senate Law and Public Safety committee approved the measure along with a package of six other Democrat-sponsored gun-control bills that continue to move closer to Gov. Phil Murphy's desk.
  • WATCH: N.J. prof drops F-bomb on conservative student, prompting college to investigate

    04/17/2018 12:46:12 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 34 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 17, 2018 | Adam Clark
    A New Jersey community college is investigating why a professor shouted the F-word at a student in an incident that was caught on camera. The student identifies as politically conservative, and the incident has sparked complaints about the college as a liberal atmosphere where alternative political viewpoints are not tolerated. During a Sociology 105, Intercultural Communication class Wednesday, Brookdale Community College professor Howard Finkelstein grew angry with his student, Christopher Lyle, shouted "f--- your life," and pounded his hand on a table, according to video obtained by NJ Advance Media.
  • Murphy hits top Democrat for blocking nominees. And he stresses they're African-American.

    04/15/2018 8:08:55 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 12, 2018 | Matt Arco and Brent Johnson
    Gov. Phil Murphy didn't do what his predecessor, Chris Christie, might have done. A day after state Senate President Stephen Sweeney said he's holding up the confirmation of the governor's two nominees to oversee education in New Jersey, Murphy responded not by hammering Sweeney or denouncing him by name. Instead, Murphy said Thursday that the nominees -- Lamont Repollet for education commissioner and Zakiya Smith Ellis for higher education secretary -- are "extraordinary individuals" and that "there's no reason not to confirm" them.
  • Some Questions for Senator Cory Booker About Sexual Perversion

    04/15/2018 6:42:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 34 replies
    The Stream ^ | 4-13-18 | Michael L Brown
    Senator Booker, pursuant to your questioning of Secretary of State candidate Mike Pompeo, I’d like to ask you some forthright questions. I understand you might never read this article. Or, if you do read it, you might choose not to respond. At the least, though, we can put these questions on public record. When interviewing Secretary of State candidate Mike Pompeo, you asked him about his views on same-sex “marriage,” which he had previously opposed. I very much appreciate the fact that Mr. Pompeo did not back down on his conviction that marriage is reserved for members of the opposite...
  • Now N.J. Democrats want to go after the NRA and gun-friendly states

    04/15/2018 6:34:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 100 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 15, 2018 | Matt Arco
    Democratic lawmakers want to take the state's tight gun control laws and expand them outside of New Jersey's borders. There's new legislation that would ban state-sponsored travel to any states that don't require their residents to obtain a permits before they purchase a firearm. The goal is to send a message to the National Rifle Association, said State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, the bill's sponsor. "Fighting the NRA on the basis logic and rational thinking has not worked," Weinberg, D-Bergen, said. "So I think the thing that might work is fighting them with their pocketbook."
  • Chris Christie: James Comey's Hubris Is 'Extraordinary'

    04/15/2018 1:07:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie sat down with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News This Week to discuss his former boss’s new book, A Higher Loyalty. When Christie served as U.S. attorney for New Jersey, former FBI Director James Comey was his boss at the U.S. Department of Justice. In the past, Christie has shed positive light on Comey’s leadership style and his integrity. According to Gov. Christie, at one point in their relationship Comey said to him, "Chris, its much harder to hate up close.” On that comment, Christie said “It's one of the smartest things anybody...
  • Syria strikes: Democrats demand congressional approval for further military action

    04/14/2018 7:29:42 AM PDT · by MNDude · 78 replies
    She added though “The Constitution gives Congress the power to authorize military action. If @realDonaldTrump wants to expand American military involvement in Syria’s civil war, he must seek approval from Congress – & provide a comprehensive strategy with clear goals & a plan to achieve them.” Her comments were echoed by Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, who said “I’m deeply concerned that President Trump continues to conduct military operations without any comprehensive strategy or the necessary congressional authorization.”
  • Senators to introduce new bipartisan bill to protect Mueller

    04/11/2018 8:28:29 AM PDT · by McGruff · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/11/18 | Jordain Carney
    A group of bipartisan senators is introducing new legislation to limit President Trump's ability to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) will introduce the legislation, the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, on Wednesday. The legislation would let Mueller, or any other special counsel, receive an "expedited judicial review" within 10 days of being fired to determine if it was for a "good cause." If it was determined it wasn't, he would be reinstated. It would also codify regulations that only a senior Justice Department official can...