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  • Suspicious Dem questions for Amy Coney Barrett suggest a set-up

    10/14/2020 3:46:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10-14-2020 | Sally Zelikovsky
    All the bells and whistles went off in my head when Mazie Hirono asked Judge Barrett, "Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature?" She claims to ask this of every nominee -- someone should look that up. And then Cory Booker asked the judge if she condemns white supremacy. No, folks. This hearing is not just a four-day infomercial for Biden/Harris. Instead, it's more likely a set-up. They had to anticipate she'd answer "no" to the first question and...
  • Booker: GOP Doing ‘Tremendous’ Damage to Senate, Court with Rush to Fill Ginsburg’s Seat

    09/21/2020 9:38:40 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/20/2020 | Pam Key
    Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) said Republicans were doing a “tremendous amount of damage to the institution of the Senate as well as to the legitimacy of the court,” by attempting to rush to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.
  • Gun Permit Applications Quadruple in Anti-Gun New Jersey After Riots

    08/25/2020 6:07:58 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 40 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | August 25, 2020 | Richard Moorehead
    Applications for first-time gun owners in New Jersey have surged fourfold during the national race riots of summer 2020, with residents of the notoriously anti-gun state looking to arm themselves in response to national events. New Jersey arguably has the most restrictive and draconian state gun control laws in the country. The state requires permits for gun ownership that are submitted to towns and cities, with the state police having the authority to deny gun ownership on critics argue are simply arbitrary grounds. The Burlington Country Times is reporting that some New Jersey municipalities have reported a whopping 1,000% increase...
  • Booker: ‘Bully’ Trump ‘About to Get Knocked Out’ by ‘Dynamic Duo’ Biden, Harris

    08/17/2020 1:09:31 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 16 2020 | PAM KEY
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) called President Donald Trump a “bully,” adding that was “about to get knocked out” in the November election by the Biden-Harris ticket. Anchor Jake Tapper asked, “So let me ask you, President Trump and his campaign have been floating this false, completely false notion that Senator Harris, who was born in Oakland, California, in 1964, and is an American, may not be eligible to be vice president. Were you surprised when they started to do that?”
  • Booker: Black Americans Feel ‘We Do Not Yet Have Equality Under the Law’

    06/05/2020 10:37:50 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 05 2020 | TRENT BAKER
    Friday, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) weighed in on a poll showing 74% of Americans see George Floyd’s death while in Minneapolis police custody as a sign of a broader problem in the country. Booker said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that black Americans have a “consciousness” that they “do not yet have equality under the law.” “By the time we witnessed that Rodney King verdict where somebody was so viciously, savagely beaten, I just remember just losing it. I was in the streets marching peacefully and felt such anger,” Booker recalled. “And the challenge is if I pulled out that column...
  • Emotional Senate debate as Rand Paul blocks bill to make lynching a federal crime

    06/04/2020 7:36:08 PM PDT · by RandFan · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 4th | Allison Pecorin
    Lynching is still not a federal crime in the United States, despite nearly 200 attempts by lawmakers to make it so. Now, as the nation grapples with the death of George Floyd, emotional debate broke out on the Senate floor as one lawmaker stood in the way of allowing the historic passage of a bill that would outlaw lynchings: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.The House has already passed an anti-lynching legislation, which is awaiting approval in the Senate. But Paul has said he is concerned it could allow more minor altercations to be punishable as lynchings. "Bruises could be considered lynching,"...
  • Rosario Dawson voted for Sanders after boyfriend Cory Booker endorsed Biden

    03/10/2020 3:47:11 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 10, 2020 | 5:58pm | Ebony Bowden
    Actress Rosario Dawson said she voted for Bernie Sanders on the same day her boyfriend and former presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker endorsed Joe Biden. In an Instagram post on Monday night, the “Men in Black II” actress and activist, who was a surrogate for Sanders in 2016, said she was proud to support the 78-year-old socialist senator from Vermont. “I got to vote for Bernie again and I did,” Dawson wrote in the lengthy post. “Whoever it is that you’re supporting I hope that you are doing it consciously, with heart and with a ballot. Talking about things helps...
  • Rosario Dawson officially comes out as LGBTQ in latest interview (Cory Bookers' Girlfriend)

    02/18/2020 8:52:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    NBC ^ | 02 18 2020 | Gwen Aviles
    The actress Rosario Dawson has come out in a wide-ranging interview touching upon her latest projects, activism and her relationship with former Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker. In the interview with Bustle, Dawson clarified that a 2018 Instagram post about Pride, in which she stated that she was "sending love" to her "fellow LGBTQ+ homies," was mistaken as her coming out. “People kept saying that I [came out] ... I didn’t do that,” she told Bustle. “I mean, it’s not inaccurate, but I never did come out come out. I mean, I guess I am now.” While Dawson did not...
  • Rosario Dawson officially comes out as part of the LGBTQ community (Cory Booker's "boo")

    02/18/2020 10:52:15 AM PST · by dead · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/18/20 | Hannah Sparks VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED February 18, 2020 | 12:49pm | Updated
    Actress Rosario Dawson is adding intrigue to rumors about her sexuality. In an interview with Bustle, the star of “Briarpatch” clarified a 2018 Instagram post in which she paid homage to the LGBTQ community during Pride month. Many fans read between the lines and assumed that the social-media update was, in effect, her coming out. Dawson — who has been in a relationship with Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) since, she said, October 2018 — told the women’s website, “People kept saying that I [came out] . . . I didn’t do that. I mean, it’s not inaccurate, but I never did come...
  • Democratic senators ask banks to prohibit funding Arctic drilling

    02/03/2020 6:21:03 PM PST · by karpov · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 3, 2020 | Rachel Frazin
    A group of 15 Democratic senators wrote to 11 major banks last week asking them to ban funding oil and gas drilling or exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. "The scale of your banks’ assets individually, let alone together, give you the ability to drive change in protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and in shifting towards a U.S. financial sector that effectively analyzes and plans for climate risks," the senators wrote. "We respectfully urge you to reassess your current environmental and climate policies and update them to include a prohibition on funding for oil and gas drilling or...
  • Beach chairs, blankets and trash. Massive mess left after Trump's Wildwood rally.

    01/30/2020 7:41:10 PM PST · by NJ_Dutchman · 108 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 01.28.20 | Chris Franklin & Tim Hawk
    The thousands of people who descended upon the Jersey Shore town for President Donald Trump's 'Keep America Great' rally at the Wildwoods Convention Center left behind a sea of trash in the parking lot — including their abandoned beach chairs and blankets — after the rally wrapped up.Rally-goers were allowed to bring chairs as they waited in line — some for up to 48 hours before the event — but they weren't allowed to bring them inside the venue.Factor in the blankets they used to stay warm, and all their drinks and food they were snacking on during the long wait...
  • SATIRE Elizabeth Warren: ‘With Booker out, I’m the last minority in the race’

    01/13/2020 12:49:29 PM PST · by Bruiser 10 · 71 replies
    Genesius Times ^ | 13 Jan 20 | Exavier Saskagoochie
    Democrat Cory Booker dropped out of the presidential race Monday, ending a campaign whose message of “being the black guy” failed to resonate in a Democratic party that’s clearly racist. Senator Elizabeth Warren has stated, “With Booker out, I’m the last minority in the race.” Warren, who has grabbed headlines for promising trillions of dollars in other people’s money to minorities in order to buy their votes, is ecstatic to be alone in the race against white people. “Democrats have kicked out the Latinos Beto and Castro, the Wakandan-American Kamala Harris, and now Cory Booker. It’s clear that if we...
  • Booker Exits and Trump Delivers Another Kill Shot

    01/13/2020 9:59:33 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 50 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Those racist Democrat voters just eliminated another protected minority candidate. – A year ago today, the conventional wisdom among the D.C./New York City pundit class held that the Democrat 2020 presidential nomination would most likely end up being won by one of Kamala Harris, Irish Bob O’Rourke or Cory Booker. As of today, all three formerly leading candidates are out of the race with the exit Monday morning that Booker is done. Yeah, the Senator from New Jersey only officially announced he was “suspending” his campaign, but c’mon, we all know he’s done, and so does he. And thus, those...
  • Cory Booker drops out of the presidential race

    01/13/2020 8:06:41 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 142 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 13, 2020 | Allan Smith, Ali Vitali and Molly Roecker
    Sen. Cory Booker. D-N.J., announced Monday he is dropping out of the Democratic presidential race. With his departure, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is now the only black candidate remaining in the 12-candidate Democratic primary.
  • Cory Booker says impeachment trial could be a "big blow" to his presidential campaign

    01/09/2020 1:33:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 9, 2020 | By Melissa Quinn
    New Jersey Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said President Trump's upcoming impeachment trial and other issues demanding his attention in Washington could be a "big, big blow" to his efforts to win next month's Iowa caucuses. Booker told The Associated Press in an interview for its "Ground Game" podcast that his campaign's internal metrics indicate he would finish in a "pretty exciting place" in the February 3 caucuses, but his Senate responsibilities could hamper his ability to remain competitive. "It's going to be a challenging four weeks into caucus for us where our strengths are going to be...
  • Booker: ‘I Do Not Have Great Confidence’ in Trump’s Foreign Policy

    01/03/2020 6:02:21 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/02/2020 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday’s “CNN Tonight,” 2020 presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) discussed the strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s Quds Force and said that President Trump lacks a broader strategy and he doesn’t “have great confidence” in Trump’s foreign policy. Booker began by cautioning that the story is developing and we still don’t have all the facts. He also noted that Soleimani has killed Americans and destabilized the Middle East.
  • ‘Racism permeates everything’: Running as a black candidate after Obama

    12/17/2019 3:42:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/17/19 | LAURA BARRÓN-LÓPEZ
    When Kamala Harris dropped out two weeks ago, it hit Cory Booker hard. She may have been his rival in the race for the Democratic nomination, but her exit represented something bigger. If Harris — a friend of Booker’s and the only black woman in the race, who began her campaign with such promise — couldn’t make it to Iowa, what did it mean for him, a black man still in the fight but unable to qualify for the Democratic debate? At the heart of Booker’s dilemma is a larger question about the Democratic Party and American politics: What if...
  • Cory Booker Bets $100 Billion on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    12/08/2019 2:07:30 PM PST · by karpov · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 3, 2019 | Nick Corasaniti
    Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey on Tuesday proposed investing $100 billion in historically black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions, a broad proposal in a Democratic field that has offered varying plans to prop up this longstanding yet struggling arm of the educational system. Many H.B.C.U.s, as historically black colleges and universities are commonly known, have faced widespread financial woes recently, with some schools losing accreditation and facing plummeting enrollment. Mr. Booker’s proposal comes at a precarious time for his presidential campaign: Despite crossing the 200,000 individual-donor threshold last month, he is still short four qualifying polls for...
  • Bloomberg apologizes after critics say his calling Booker 'well spoken' was racist

    12/06/2019 7:53:11 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 06 2019 | Owen Daugherty
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized Friday after calling fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) “well spoken," a phrase which critics have said has racist undertones. While discussing his 2020 competitors with CBS’s Gayle King in an interview that aired Friday morning, Bloomberg said, “Cory Booker endorsed me a number of times, and I endorsed Cory Booker a number of times. He’s very well spoken, he’s got some good ideas.” Bloomberg added that in regards to the candidate pool, “it would be better the more diverse any group is, but the public is out there...
  • Booker: ‘Nancy Pelosi Has Been a Brilliant Strategist and Leader’ on Impeachment

    11/25/2019 6:20:20 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/25/2019 | Jeff Poor
    Sunday on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, spoke on the impeachment efforts underway in the House of Representatives. The New Jersey Democrat chastised President Donald Trump for not cooperating with the House and praise House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for being a “brilliant strategist and leader” on the subject.