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  • Who hired official accused of rape for top job in Murphy’s administration? Murphy won’t say.

    01/22/2019 4:14:16 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies
    NJ.Com ^ | 01/22/2019 | Matt Arco
    Multiple members of Gov. Phil Murphy’s inner circle have said under oath in recent weeks they do not know who hired an official accused of rape for a top state job last year. And Murphy on Tuesday wouldn’t say who did, turning back reporters' questions for the second time in less than a week. Now, unhappy with those answers, a top lawmaker heading a special legislative investigation into Katie Brennan’s allegations, told NJ Advance Media she may call more witnesses to find out.
  • Jimmy Carter tells Booker: 'I hope you run for president'

    01/20/2019 3:09:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/19 | AVERY ANAPOL
    Former President Jimmy Carter urged Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) to run for president in an Instagram Live video on Sunday. Booker, who is known for his social media savvy, took to the platform to film a road trip through Georgia with civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) ahead of MLK Day. After the two lawmakers attended a church service led by Carter in his hometown of Plains, Booker featured the former president in a video. “I’m very glad to have you here this morning, and I hope you come back,” Carter said. “And I hope you run for president.”
  • Trump Signs Anti-Trafficking Law Named after Abolitionist Frederick Douglass

    01/20/2019 12:08:58 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 23 replies
    CBN news ^ | January 19, 2019 | Christian Ellis
    President Donald Trump has signed into law the Frederick Douglass Act, a bill authorizing $430 million to combat human trafficking. The measure, which was introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), is designed to boost government efforts to prevent sex and labor trafficking and protect victims both nationally and internationally... The release also included a statement from Kenneth B. Morris Jr., the great-great-great-grandson of Douglass. "If my great ancestor were here today, I believe he would be driven to lead the struggle against contemporary forms of slavery," Morris stated.
  • Puerto Rico bankruptcy decision a Death Star for Wall Street

    01/18/2019 7:34:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/18/2019 | Chriss Street
    A U.S. Bankruptcy Court decision wiping out half of Puerto Rico's general obligation bonds represents a potential Death Star precedent against Wall Street buying municipal bonds from states without a balanced budget. The reason that high-tax rate and potentially insolvent states like California, Illinois, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maryland have continued to have access to massive new borrowing is Wall Street's ability to sell general obligation municipal bonds to high-income individuals who can benefit from receiving federally tax exempt interest. Most muni investors also believe that the federal government will bail out any state financial crisis. Few Americans understand that...
  • People are fleeing from New Jersey more than any other state—here's the No. 1 reason why

    01/17/2019 1:52:24 AM PST · by SMGFan · 127 replies
    MSN / CNBC ^ | January 16, 2019
    New Jersey became the No. 1 state to move away from in 2018, according to new data from moving and relocation company United Vans Lines. The top reason why residents left was for a professional opportunity, the UVL data shows. Of all the residents who moved out, 46 percent listed "job" as the deciding factor. "A leading motivation behind these migration patterns across all regions," in fact, "is a career change," the report says. About "one out of every two people who moved in the past year moved for a new job or company transfer."
  • President Trump Met With Democrats at the White House, Here's How It Went

    01/16/2019 6:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump hosted a number of Republican and Democratic House lawmakers at the White House Wednesday to negotiate over border security and end the ongoing government shut down. “The President and his team had a constructive meeting with bipartisan members of the problem solvers caucus. They listened to one another and now both have a good understanding of what the other wants. We look forward to more conversations like this,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said about the meeting.  These House Democrats in the centrist Problem Solvers Caucus met today with @realDonaldTrump in the Situation Room to discuss the shutdown: Josh...
  • The Latest: 7 Democrats visit White House to talk to Trump

    01/16/2019 10:11:28 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    thenewstribune.com ^ | Jan 16, 2019 | AP
    12:30 p.m. Seven Democratic lawmakers, including newly elected freshmen, have arrived at the White House ready to ask President Donald Trump to reopen the government while talks continue over border security. It's the first group of rank-and-file Democrats to meet with Trump during the shutdown, which stretched into its 26th day Wednesday. The White House has been trying to peel lawmakers away from Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH'-see), but invitations to Democrats earlier this week were declined. Those arriving Wednesday for the midday meeting in the Situation Room included five freshmen, several of whom did not back Pelosi as...
  • Green Book writer called out for falsely claiming New Jersey Muslims cheered 9/11

    01/15/2019 10:33:12 AM PST · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    EW ^ | January 9, 2019
    Nick Vallelonga, one of the writers and producers of the Golden Globe-winning dramedy Green Book, has deleted his Twitter account after coming under intense criticism for a 2015 tweet in which he repeated Donald Trump’s thoroughly debunked claim that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the Sept. 11 attacks. Vallelonga’s tweet called Trump’s falsehood “100% correct” and claimed, “Muslims in Jersey City cheering when towers went down. I saw it, as you did, possibly on local CBS news.” Such claims have been definitively debunked by outlets such as the New York Times and the Washington Post.
  • Port Authority Removes Saudi Arabia ‘Candy Flag’ Statue on Ground Zero After Backlash

    01/15/2019 9:13:00 AM PST · by bitt · 55 replies
    observer.com ^ | 1/14/2019 | davis richardson
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will remove an art installation featuring a nine-foot tall statue of Saudi Arabia’s flag from the World Trade Center campus. “We have been in contact with the 9/11 Memorial and various stakeholders, and in full collaboration with the artist will relocate the exhibit from its current location,” a spokesperson for the organization told Observer on Monday. “We believe this solution respects the unique sensitivities of the site and preserves the artistic integrity of the exhibit.” Created by French sculptor Laurence Jenkell in 2011, the exhibit ‘Candy Nations’ depicts countries in the...
  • Partying hearty: Menendez's bikini shot blows up Dems' narrative on shutdown. Puerto Rican junket

    01/14/2019 12:30:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2019 | Monica Showalter
    President Trump is staying put in snowy Washington while his government shutdown duel with Democrats continues, canceling every fancy trip out (that doesn't include a non-touristy one to the Texas border), including even a Christmas trip to his home in Florida. That's fitting for the times, and it suggests a leader looking for a resolution. But then there are...the Democrats. A whole slew of them packed off to Puerto Rico for a junket, getting hold of those hard-to-get Hamilton tickets (no shutout there); bunking in with 109 K Street lobbyists in $429-a-night hotel rooms; and, sure enough, partying hearty.  WashEx's Paul Bedard has the opening story. Some 30 Democratic lawmakers left the government shutdown behind Friday on a...
  • 30 Democrats in Puerto Rico with 109 lobbyists for weekend despite shutdown

    01/13/2019 5:55:44 PM PST · by ptsal · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11 Jan 2019 | Paul Bedard
    Some 30 Democratic lawmakers left the government shutdown behind Friday on a chartered flight to Puerto Rico for a winter retreat with 109 lobbyists and corporate executives during which they planned to see the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” and attend three parties including one with the show’s cast. Those attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC winter retreat in San Juan planned to meet with key officials to discuss the cleanup after Hurricane Maria at a roundtable Saturday. But the weekend is packed with free time for the members and their families on the trip. “We are excited for you...
  • Police: Resident Took Away Suspect’s Gun Then Killed Him with It

    01/11/2019 7:12:50 PM PST · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Police indicate that a New Jersey resident took away an intrusion suspect’s gun then shot and killed him with it. NBC 10 reports that the incident occurred around 7:30 pm Wednesday, after an “intruder allegedly arrived at the residence brandishing a semi-automatic handgun.” Police say the resident and the suspect, 29-year-old Terrence Coulanges, wrestled for control of the firearm on the patio, with the resident ultimately taking control of it and shooting Coulanges.
  • N.J. school superintendent charged with lewdness, public urination/defecation

    05/03/2018 3:03:14 PM PDT · by familyop · 60 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | May 3, 2018 | Chris Sheldon
    The Kenilworth schools superintendent has been placed on paid leave after being arrested Monday on charges of lewdness and public urination/defecation in Holmdel, according to school officials and public records. thomas-tramaglini.jpgThomas Tramaglini Thomas Tramaglini, who makes $147,504 a year as superintendent, also faces a charge of discarding and dumping of litter, according to the state's municipal court database. He was taken into custody at 5:45 a.m.
  • New Jersey superintendent defecated on high school football field (Trunc,)

    05/03/2018 11:21:38 AM PDT · by libstripper · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | MY 3, 2018 | Katherine Lamb
    Full title: "New Jersey superintendent defecated on high school football field 'on a daily basis,' cops say" Text of excerpt: A New Jersey superintendent was arrested Monday when officials discovered he had been defecating on a high school football field “on a daily basis,” police said. Thomas Tramaglini, 42, was charged with lewdness, littering and defecating in public, police said Thursday. The Kenilworth schools superintendent was arrested after surveillance video caught him in the act on Holmdel High School’s football field.
  • Chuck Schumer moves to block pro-Israel bill to protest shutdown

    01/07/2019 6:07:00 PM PST · by SJackson · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 07, 2019 | Susan Ferrechio
    The Senate late Tuesday will hold a procedural vote on a bill that supports Israel by allowing state and local governments to divest from entities that boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel because of its occupation of the West Bank. The provision is part of legislation numbered “S.1” that was to be the very first bill senators debate in the 116th Congress. In addition to the BDS language, it includes several Middle East security provisions such as new authorities for sanctioning Bashar Assad's regime in Syria and reauthorization of security assistance to Israel. But Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ben Cardin,...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' is more dangerous than you think

    01/04/2019 6:52:19 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3 Jan 2019 | Justin Haskins
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., hasn’t officially started her first term in office, but she’s already pushing a massive, far-left proposal that would fundamentally transform much of the economy and push the country closer than ever to socialism. For several weeks, you might have heard Ocasio-Cortez reference the creation of a “Green New Deal,” but until recently, few people knew what would be included in the plan. In a draft resolution to form a select committee in the House that would help develop legislation to put her plan in action, Ocasio-Cortez finally outlined numerous proposals that she says should be part...
  • House energy panel to dedicate first hearing to Climate Change

    01/03/2019 3:19:06 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-3-2019 | Timothy Kama
    The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold its first hearing under the chamber’s new Democratic majority on climate change. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), who became the panel’s chairman Thursday when the new Democratic-majority House was sworn in, said climate will come before other major issues within Energy and Commerce’s broad jurisdiction, including health care and technology. Pallone said he is dedicating the first hearing to climate is meant in part to highlight how Democrats believe Republicans ignored the issue during their eight years in the majority. “Part of the reason why we want to deal with climate change first...
  • Woman tests positive for hepatitis B after NJ surgery center alerts thousands of potential exposure

    01/03/2019 12:47:25 PM PST · by DFG · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/03/2018 | Madeline Farber
    A New York woman has tested positive for hepatitis B after undergoing surgery at a facility in New Jersey that recently warned more than 3,000 patients that they may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis as a result of “deficiencies in infection control” at the center. The 58-year-old Brooklyn woman, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy reasons, underwent shoulder surgery at the HealthPlus Surgery Center in August. In December, she was one of the 3,778 patients who received a letter from the Saddlebrook surgery center that urged those who underwent a procedure between January 2018 and Sept. 7,...
  • By the numbers: Illinois receives ‘F’ grade on national ranking of states’ fiscal health

    01/01/2019 3:38:08 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    Watchdog News ^ | Dec 31, 2018
    Illinois ranked No. 48 in an analysis of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA). Illinois was found to be short $216.1 billion to pay its bills ... The amount of the state’s shortfall in funding to pay off its bills amounts to $50,800 per taxpayer
  • Gun Owners Don't Seem Eager to Comply With New Jersey's New Magazine Ban

    01/01/2019 6:34:19 AM PST · by Twotone · 55 replies
    Reason ^ | December 20, 2018 | Jacob Sullum
    Thanks to a December 5 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, New Jersey's ban on gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds took effect on December 10. By that date, all owners of heretofore legal "large capacity magazines" (LCMs) were required to surrender them to police, render them inoperable, modify them so they cannot hold more than 10 rounds, or sell them to authorized owners. Those who failed to do so are guilty of a fourth-degree felony, punishable by a maximum fine of $10,000 and up to 18 months in prison. How many of...