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  • (NJ) This ex-GOP gov. (Whitman) wants Dems to win Congress, rescue moderates from

    09/17/2018 7:30:26 PM PDT · by Coleus · 53 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 09.16.18 | Tom Moran
    If you want fresh evidence that Donald Trump has turned American politics upside down, here it is: Former Gov. Christie Whitman, a lifelong Republican, is so appalled by him that she wants Democrats to take over the House. "I'm hoping we lose the House, that would be a good thing," she said Friday. "Congress could stand up to him and could be dialing back a lot of this. They have ceded too much to this president." But be careful, she says. Don't kill the moderate Republicans, they are the ones who can help steer the country back to safe ground....
  • New Jersey Gun Turn-in “Buy Back” Event 22 September, 2018

    09/16/2018 7:28:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A firearm turn-in event is scheduled in New Jersey for 22 September 2018. The term “buyback” is an Orwellian propaganda word. The government cannot ‘buyback” something it never owned before. These events have been fading away in most of the United States. In most of the country, private gun buyers attend these events and purchase expensive firearms at a higher price than the event offers.This destroys the propaganda value of the event. It shows that guns are a valuable property that many law-abiding citizens find desirable and useful. In states that have either outlawed private sales or made them...
  • Illegal immigrant charged in stabbing death of 16-year-old girl, report says

    09/14/2018 8:21:29 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 14, 2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    A New Jersey man charged in the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old girl was reportedly in the U.S. illegally at the time of the alleged crime. Bryan Cordero-Castro, 20, was charged with murder, weapons possession and attempted escape in connection with the stabbing death of Madison Wells. Cordero-Castro is a Guatemalan native who was living in the U.S. illegally after overstaying his visa, according to the Asbury Park Press. Friends told WABC that Cordero-Castro and Wells had been dating for about a year before the teen’s death. WATCH: Bryan Cordero-Castro, who is charged with the murder of Madison Wells, 16,...
  • NJ Transit Engineers Called in Sick More Near Weekends, Data Shows

    09/11/2018 8:21:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 2, 2018 | Paul Berger
    Lisa Lebowitz was sitting in a delayed NJ Transit train departing Hoboken one recent Monday evening when she overheard an exasperated passenger complain about the frequency of last-minute cancellations. “Don’t worry,” Ms. Lebowitz recalled a crew member telling the passenger. “You should be good tomorrow because we take off Mondays and Fridays.” NJ Transit has been forced to cancel hundreds of trains this summer resulting from shortages of railcars, locomotives and workers. But it has also had to cancel trains because of last-minute calls from train operators saying they are sick or need time off for family or medical reasons,...
  • Lawyer for couple accused of plundering GoFundMe for vet says 1 or both likely to be indicted

    09/10/2018 1:23:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | September 10, 2018
    The Burlington County couple accused of misusing the $400,000 they raised via a Gofundme campaign to help homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt may soon find themselves indicted and without legal representation, according to a motion from their own attorney. Ernest E. Badway, the attorney for the couple, asked a judge Friday to stay Bobbitt's civil suit against his clients, Kate McClure, 28, and Mark D'Amico, 39, pending the outcome of a possible criminal case. Burlington County Superior Court Judge Paula Dow granted the stay Monday. On Thursday -- two days after Bobbitt's attorney said he had learned that none of the...
  • New York and New Jersey Launch Investigations of Sex Abuse in Catholic Church

    09/08/2018 11:00:20 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/7/18 | Joshua Gill
    New York and New Jersey have launched new probes into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in light of Pennsylvania’s recent grand jury report. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, moved by the Pennsylvania report on child sexual abuse, subpoenaed all eight dioceses in the state for information and documents regarding any allegations of sexual abuse, payments to alleged victims, and church investigation findings. Gurbir Grewal, the attorney general of New Jersey, meanwhile, announced the formation of a special task force assigned to investigate the way seven dioceses have handled sexual abuse allegations. (RELATED: Main Org For Catholic Business Owners...
  • (Newark, NJ) Ranking says it's the worst place to raise a family. Residents say, back off!

    09/05/2018 7:20:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 09.05.18 | Barry Carter
    WalletHub has done it again to Newark and some residents are tired of seeing the place they love get thrown under the bus. In a study comparing 180 cities using 46 metrics the measure family dynamics, WalletHub determined that Newark is the worst place to raise a family.Newark scored 37.16 and was ranked dead last in a report that looked at categories such as family fun and recreation, health and safety, education and child care, affordability and socioeconomics.   Enough already, residents say. Newarkers know the problems. The school system is struggling, but it's no longer under state control after 22...
  • (NJ) The gas tax was just raised, and it could keep going up

    09/05/2018 6:37:04 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 09.04.18 | Samantha Marcus
    New Jersey's gas tax is going up this fall for the second time in two years. And all indications are that it is going to keep going up, an industry expert says. And up. And up. Gas tax collections have fallen behind for two years now, precipitating Gov. Phil Murphy's administration to announce Thursday that it is raising the motor fuel tax 4.3 cents, bringing state taxes on a gallon of gasoline sold in New Jersey to 41.4 cents -- the ninth-highest of any state. This follows a whopping 23-cent-per-gallon increase passed by the state Legislature and signed into law...
  • Black Pastor Slams “Black Genocide” of Abortion: 1,800 Black Babies are Aborted Every Day

    09/05/2018 6:05:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | 07.30.18 | Christina Vazquez
    The Rev. Clenard Childress Jr. calls out abortion for what it is: a mass genocide of the most innocent.Childress, a leading pro-life advocate in the Black community, discussed the hypocrisy of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in a July column, citing statistics about the disproportionately high number of abortions in the Black community.Childress listed five “undeniable and inconvenient truths” about abortion, including the shocking fact that more than 20 million African American children have been aborted in the United States. That amounts to about 1,800 aborted babies in the Black community every day.Abortions hurt every...
  • New Jersey officials and advocates rally against changes to Title X

    09/05/2018 5:52:04 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    NJTV News ^ | 08.07.18 | Leah MishkinT
    Congressional leaders and Planned Parenthood supporters held a news conference to oppose changes to Title X. “This is about taking away women’s basic rights,” said Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman. Outside the news conference, pro-life advocates rallied in support of the Trump administration’s proposals. “It’s about time that this has happened,” said Marie Tasy, executive director of New Jersey Right to Life. Title X is a federal grant program that provides funding for family planning and sexual health services. It’s designed to cater specifically to low-income populations. In 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human services sent almost $9 million...
  • Thousands Of Foreign Nationals Were Registered To Vote In 13 Jurisdictions, Study Finds

    09/01/2018 9:52:26 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 31, 2018 | Molly Prince
    More than 3,000 foreign nationals were removed from voter rolls across 13 sanctuary jurisdictions from 2006 to 2018, according to Public Interest Legal Foundation research released Monday. The study, which collected data on 13 sanctuary cities and counties in seven different states, discovered that approximately 3,120 non-U.S. citizens had been removed, and that some of those non-citizens had cast votes in U.S. elections. The breakdown of jurisdictions and foreign voters removed is as follows: Arlington, Virginia — 145 voters Chesterfield County, Virginia — 321 voters Chicago, Illinois — 232 voters DeKalb County, Georgia — 11 voters Essex County, New Jersey...
  • Democratic New Jersey councilman endorses GOP candidate over embattled Menendez

    08/28/2018 3:37:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/18 | John Bowden
    A Democratic city councilman for the township of Brick, New Jersey, on Monday endorsed a Republican challenging Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who faced a trial on bribery charges last year. Shorebeat.com reports that Brick councilman James Fozman said Monday at a campaign event for Bob Hugin (R) that he was endorsing Hugin over the incumbent Democratic senator to restore "honesty and integrity" to New Jersey. “I’m endorsing him to restore the honesty and integrity to the office,” said Fozman, who Shorebeat reports previously served at Brick's council president. “We strongly believe in protecting our environment on issues like solar and...
  • NJ GOP Rep Leonard Lance "special counsel must be allowed to finish his investigation unimpeded"

    "The convictions of Manafort & Cohen only bolster my belief that the special counsel must be allowed to finish his investigation unimpeded by pressure from the White House, elected officials or the public. I’m the lead sponsor of legislation protecting the Mueller investigation."
  • Could Menendez be the lone N.J. Democrat to lose in Trump midterm?

    08/22/2018 4:43:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | August 22, 2018
    New Jersey could have a tight Senate race this fall. A Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday put U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez ahead by just six points over former Celgene Corp. executive Bob Hugin, 43 percent to 37 percent, among registered voters. In March, a Quinnipiac poll had Menendez leading by 17 points, 49 percent to 32 percent. "As Sen. Robert Menendez sees his once-dominant lead whittled down to single digits, New Jersey voters are sending a clear message," said Mary Snow, polling analyst for the Quinnipiac poll. "They are troubled by the ethics cloud hanging over him."
  • New Jersey Governor Ends Bear Hunts on Public Lands by Executive Order

    08/21/2018 2:59:03 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 27 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 08/21/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is Andrew Cuomo lite. He’s every bit as hostile to civilian firearm ownership and Second Amendment rights, he just lacks the ability of his neighbor to the north to project that anti-gun animus beyond his state’s borders. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t dead set on making Garden State gun owners’ and hunters’ lives more difficult. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday ordered the closure of state lands to black bear hunting this year. The first-year Democratic governor announced the decision with an executive order, but stopped short of unilaterally ending the hunt altogether,...
  • New allegations surface regarding Archbishop McCarrick and Newark priests

    08/17/2018 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 30 replies
    Catholic News Agency | August 17, 2018 | Ed Condon
    (CNA).- Recent allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick include reports that he made sexual advances toward seminarians during his tenure as Bishop of Metuchen and Archbishop of Newark. .... The religious priest who spoke to CNA said when he studied in a seminary in New York, McCarrick, who was then an aide to Cardinal Terence Cooke of New York, would sometimes visit the seminary. The priest said that McCarrick’s reputation was already well established by this time. .... So well-known was McCarrick’s reputation, the priest said, that when McCarrick would accompany Cooke to visit the seminary there was a standing...
  • Trump 'unfit' for office and Republicans should urge him to quit, says ex-N.J. Gov. Christie Whitman

    08/19/2018 9:47:35 AM PDT · by Coleus · 94 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 07.23.18 | Matt Arco
    President Donald Trump's interaction with Russian President Vladimir Putin was a "disaster,"  "detrimental to the country" and the strongest evidence yet that "the president (should) step down."Those are the words of former New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman, a Republican, who penned a blistering op-ed in the Los Angeles Times this weekend calling on fellow GOPers to put country over party and dump Trump."In this election year, opposing Trump is risky for GOP candidates," Whitman wrote. "Invoking the need to choose country over party is an overused trope. But it is essential now." The piece was a reaction to Trump's refusal last week...
  • CBS News pollster reveals why ‘blue wave’ is unlikely

    08/18/2018 6:20:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 18, 2018 | By Mary Kay Linge
    ... “In 2016, a lot of us assumed we knew what would happen in Michigan and Wisconsin,” Salvanto told The Post. “It was a great lesson for us pollsters: Even if you think you know what will happen, poll it if you can.” Blame it on the Blue Wall. Since 1992, in six consecutive presidential elections, a solid block of 18 states had voted for the Democrat every single time. They would have given Clinton 239 electoral votes — 89 percent of the way to victory — if she had held on to them all.Few bothered to ask those states’...
  • Democrat defeat in the Senate is beginning to take shape with Minnesota and New Jersey slipping away

    08/14/2018 6:40:53 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 24 replies
    vanity | August 14, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    I stand by my prediction of 11 Republican pickups in the Senate. The Senate Seats now held by Democrats Tina Smith of Minnesota and Bob Menendez of New Jersey are quickly slipping away from both of them. In late spring the first signs that voters in New Jersey had had enough of crooked Democrats appeared when a survey with bizarre numbers was released. The poll showed Menendez ahead just 28/24 with an astounding 46% undecided. This said lots of things about the mood of the voters in New Jersey and none of them were good for Menendez. As a two-term...
  • Where Do We Get Such Losers?

    08/13/2018 2:21:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Colin Flaherty
    When delivered by Ronald Reagan, the question “Where do we get such men?” used to be the ultimate contemplation about the people who make this country great. Not anymore. Today, when we look at the delusion and deceit surrounding at least five Democrat members of the U.S. Senate, the question now becomes “Is this the best we have?” Let’s look at a few. When Cory Booker moved to Newark, New Jersey, he had it all: multiple degrees from Stanford, a Rhodes scholarship, a winning smile and a willingness to lie his keister off about a central feature of his earlier...