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  • New Jersey Senator Menendez Wants Beachgoers Protected From Flying Umbrellas

    07/29/2019 4:30:28 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 43 replies
    CBS PHILLY ^ | 29 JULY 2019 | AP
    MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey’s senior U.S. senator wants federal officials to take more aggressive action to protect beachgoers from wind-swept beach umbrellas. Bob Menendez held a news conference Monday in Manasquan to once again call on the Consumer Product Safety Commission to improve its regulations and develop an aggressive campaign to educate beachgoers on the dangers the umbrellas can pose if they’re not properly staked in the sand.
  • TPS for Venezuela? [Update]

    07/22/2019 4:29:43 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 25 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 06 March 2019 | Dan Cadman
    Update as of July 22, 2019: The House is expected to vote on H.R. 549 soon. The bill is being sponsored by 29 Democrats and three Republicans....Two bills, one each in the House and Senate, have been introduced that would legislatively mandate a grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuelans. They are, respectively, H.R. 549, introduced by Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.), and S. 636, introduced by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).
  • C. Pelosi warns it's 'quite likely that some of our faves are implicated' in 'horrific' Epstein<tr>

    07/07/2019 11:26:50 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 07 2019 | Gregg Re
    Christine Pelosi warns it's 'quite likely that some of our faves are implicated' in 'horrific' Epstein case Christine Pelosi, a Democratic National Committee official and daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, warned conspicuously on Saturday evening that it is "quite likely that some of our faves are implicated" in the "horrific" sex-trafficking case against politically connected financier Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein is due in court following his sudden arrest Saturday in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations dating to the early 2000s, according to law enforcement officials. He has been accused of paying underage girls for massages and sexually...
  • Dems pushing to ban the most highly regulated firearm accessory there is: Suppressors

    06/25/2019 6:52:15 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 6/25/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Some of the usuals anti-gun suspects in the Senate have proposed new legislation that would ban suppressors following a shooting in Virginia Beach, Va., in which the perpetrator a handgun fitted with the device. But the problem is, this particular accessory is already one of the most regulated by the federal government. The Help Empower Americans to Respond (HEAR) Act is being introduced by Democratic Sens. Bob Menendez (NJ), Dianne Feinstein (CA), Richard Blumenthal (CA) and Tim Kaine (VA), all of whom claim — wrongly — that suppressors are ‘silencers’ in the true sense of the word and that as...
  • Frustrated GOP senators want answers from Trump on Iran

    05/15/2019 7:39:35 PM PDT · by be-baw · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 15, 2019 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Frustrated Senate Republicans say the Trump administration has largely kept them in the dark about a possible military confrontation with Iran. What GOP lawmakers already know, however, has them on edge. Trump has deployed an aircraft carrier strike group, a Patriot missile defense battery and an Air Force bomber task force to the Middle East, while the State Department has ordered a partial evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. A few legislators have received briefings, but many can only guess at the extent of the threat and where a ramp up in combat forces may lead. “I don’t think...
  • Obama WH Tied Clinton Email Cover-Up [Weekly Update]

    05/11/2019 9:46:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 10, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    The Obama White House Tracked a FOIA Request for Clinton Emails Why Is Qatar Funding Texas A&M, a Public University? Holdover Obama Appointee Fires Journalists Over Soros Report The Obama White House Tracked a FOIA Request for Clinton Emails We now have further evidence that the Obama White was in on the lies about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email use. In late April we announced that E.W. (Bill) Priestap , assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, had admitted in writing and under oath that the agency found Clinton email records in the Obama White House, specifically, the...
  • Mississippi flag ordered out of park near Statue of Liberty [by NJ governor Murphy]

    04/26/2019 3:57:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 204 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2019 | Mike Catalini
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday ordered that the Mississippi flag, which carries a Confederate emblem, be replaced by the American flag at a state park that overlooks the Statue of Liberty. Murphy ordered the removal of Mississippi’s flag from a display of each state’s flag at Liberty State Park, a preserve of more than 1,200 acres in Jersey City that overlooks Ellis Island and Lady Liberty. Murphy is a first-term Democrat and a self-styled progressive who regularly cited the Emma Lazarus poem at the statue’s base that invites immigrants to America. New Jersey, he said, is rooted in...
  • Multimillion-dollar shoplifting ring smashed by Jersey City police, 11 arrested

    03/28/2019 4:06:47 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | March 28, 2019
    A highly organized multimillion-dollar shoplifting ring has been smashed after a 14-month investigation, Jersey City Police Department leaders announced a new conference Thursday afternoon. Deputy Police Chief Mark Miller said that 11 people were arrested, including two of the ring’s leaders, in the JCPD Special Investigations Unit’s Operation Bag and Boost. A dozen more have been charged but are not yet in custody. Police recovered $3 million in stolen goods -- all from chain-store pharmacies and a beauty supplies store -- and froze $4.5 million from two bank accounts, Miller said. Miller said the stolen items were placed on the...
  • Menendez announces bill to help struggling parents and cut child poverty

    03/26/2019 10:13:18 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | March 26, 2019
    Legislation aimed to help struggling families and cut child poverty by nearly 40 percent was announced by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez at a Union City press conference Monday. “The American Family Act is the kind of bold action we need to give more low-income children, and especially children of color, a fighting chance of making it into the middle class,” the senator said in the playground of Union City Day Care Center on 47th Street. “We pay both a heavy moral and economic price for leaving too many children behind,” Menendez said while standing in front of dozens of young...
  • Rubio, Menendez request probe into administration's nuclear negotiations with Saudi Arabia

    03/16/2019 8:07:25 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/15/19 | RACHEL FRAZIN -
    Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on Thursday called on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the Trump administration's nuclear negotiations with Saudi Arabia amid reports that senior White House officials pushed for the sale of nuclear technology to Riyadh. "We request that GAO conduct an urgent review of [the Department of Energy's] interactions with Saudi Arabia regarding nuclear cooperation, how it has coordinated with or involved other relevant agencies, particularly the State Department, and the specific initiatives or proposals for nuclear cooperation that have been presented or discussed in those interactions," the senators wrote in a...
  • 8 journalists fired after Menendez comes to Soros' defense

    03/05/2019 8:09:07 PM PST · by amorphous · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | March 5, 2019 | Staff
    Eight reporters and editors at U.S. tax-funded TV and Radio Marti, which broadcasts in Spanish to communist Cuba, have been fired after a report aired portraying left-wing billionaire George Soros in an unflattering light. The Washington watchdog Judicial Watch explained the firings came at the request of scandal-plagued Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. Menendez, who has been accused of hiring prostitutes and misusing funds for personal benefit, demanded an investigation that resulted in the dismissals, Judicial Watch said. Judicial Watch said that at Menendez’s request, Obama appointee John Lansing of the U.S. Agency for Global Media used “Stalinist...
  • Senators propose bill to let thousands of Venezuelans remain in U.S.

    03/01/2019 10:10:12 PM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Rueters ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | Patricia Zengerle; and Roberta Rampton
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic U.S. senators proposed legislation on Thursday that would let an estimated 72,000 Venezuelans remain in the United States after fleeing chaos in their country. Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Bob Menendez introduced the legislation along with Democrats Dick Durbin, Patrick Leahy and Cory Booker. It would immediately grant “Temporary Protected Status” to allow Venezuelans who passed security checks to remain in the United States for 18 months. There was no immediate indication of whether the Senate’s Republican leaders would allow the measure to come up for a vote.
  • More firings at TV and Radio Martí over controversial George Soros report

    03/01/2019 1:35:04 PM PST · by OddLane · 47 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/1/19 | Nora Gamez Torres
    Four additional staffers at Radio and TV Martí have been fired over a controversial report broadcast last year that referred to Jewish philanthropist George Soros as “anti-Semitic” — bringing to eight the number of dismissals at the station so far following a months-long internal investigation by the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), which oversees the Martí stations, as well as the Martínoticias digital site. The report, aired by Isabel Cuervo for the Antena Live program, raises conspiracy theories about Soros, who is identified as a “left-wing billionaire of Hungarian-Jewish origin” and a “nonpracticing Jew of flexible morals.” The broadcast, which...
  • Venezuela’s Slow Bern:Demise of the Maduro regime looks like prolonged agony for the American Left

    03/01/2019 9:17:10 AM PST · by billorites · 23 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 28, 2019 | Scott McKay
    The mess in Venezuela is getting worse, but while that country is literally starving to death under the yoke of an incompetent, corrupt and malignant socialist dictatorship the hopes of a Ukrainian-style peaceful revolution or bloodless coup that would end the Nicolas Maduro regime are dimming. That was the most apparent conclusion following last week’s attempts by the U.S.-recognized interim president Juan Guaido to ship desperately-needed food and medicine into the country. The government fired on aid workers at Venezuela’s borders both with Colombia and Brazil, setting trucks laden with humanitarian aid ablaze and kicking off civil unrest everywhere. Conditions...
  • Man sentenced to 77 months in prison on weapon charges in Passaic

    02/27/2019 11:21:09 AM PST · by Passaic · 5 replies
    NJ Record ^ | February 6, 2019 | Joshua Jongsma
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  • NJ: 81-year-old Trump supporter was physically assaulted in dust-up over his MAGA hat, cops say

    02/27/2019 6:46:04 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 21 replies
    New Jersey Star Ledger ^ | 2/26/2018 | Noah Cohen
    81-year-old Trump supporter was physically assaulted in dust-up over his MAGA hat, cops sayAn 81-year-old man was assaulted in an attack that reportedly stemmed from a dispute over the “Make America Great Again” hat he was wearing at a Franklin Township supermarket, authorities said Tuesday.The man, a township resident, suffered minor injuries and declined medical treatment following the assault...“The incident reportedly began after the victim was confronted about the red ‘Make America Great Again’ hat he was wearing,” Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said in a statement.A spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office declined to release more details on the incident, citing...
  • N.J. man accused of killing 3 in drugged-driving gas station crash previously had license suspend..

    02/20/2019 3:29:37 PM PST · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | February 20, 2019
    The 29-year-old man who allegedly crashed his car into a Wayne gas station Tuesday while high, killing three people, had previously lost his license after being arrested on charges he drove recklessly while under the influence and has a history of drug addiction. Jason Vanderee, of the Glenwood section of Vernon Township, is accused of slamming into three cars at the Delta gas station on Route 23 “at an excessive speed,” killing a father and son sitting in their car as well as a gas station attendant. He remains in custody pending a hearing, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office said...
  • Sen. Menendez threatens to call police on reporter who asked about Green New Deal

    02/14/2019 7:52:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2019 | Rick Moran
    A reporter for the Daily Caller found Democratic Senator Robert Menendez at a Capitol Hill subway stop and asked him what he thought about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal. Democrats have been screaming for two years about Donald Trump's "war on the press." But Trump's got nothing on Menendez when it comes to going to war. Fox News: Menendez avoided the question and asked where Rodgers worked. Rodgers said that when he told Menendez he worked for the Daily Caller, the Democrat responded by saying he would not answer any questions. An intern who was with Rodgers asked a...
  • Menendez threatens to call police on reporter asking about Green New Deal: report

    02/13/2019 11:17:46 PM PST · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., had a fiery exchange with a reporter on Capitol Hill on Wednesday when asked to comment on the Green New Deal. Henry Rodgers, the Daily Caller's Capitol Hill reporter, approached the senator at a subway station and asked him if he supported Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's legislative proposal. Menendez avoided the question and asked where Rodgers worked. Rodgers said that when he told Menendez he worked for the Daily Caller, the Democrat responded by saying he would not answer any questions. And intern who was with Rodgers asked a follow-up question, and tensions apparently rose.
  • Blue-state lawmakers launch effort to repeal SALT cap

    02/11/2019 6:13:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/11/19 | RYAN HUTCHINS
    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. — New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and other members of the state’s congressional delegation announced legislation Monday that would repeal the cap on state and local income tax deductions enacted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1 (115). Menendez (D-N.J.) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), the primary sponsors, say their bill would pay for the cost of removing the $10,000 cap by restoring the top income tax bracket to 39.6 percent. While that’s likely a nonstarter with many in the GOP, Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) — New Jersey’s only Republican congressman — is...