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  • Rand Paul Rips Booker, Praises Lonegan, Spares Christie

    09/13/2013 7:43:10 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 11 replies ^ | September 12, 2013 | By Matt Friedman/The Star-Ledger
    Paul accused Booker of having an “imaginary friend,” referring to a story in the conservative National Review magazine that questioned whether T-Bone — a drug dealer Booker frequently talks about in stories — was real. A 2007 Star-Ledger story also cast doubt on the character’s veracity. “I’ve been reading a lot about Cory Booker’s imaginary friend and I wanted to come up there and see if New Jersey would elect real workers or someone with imaginary friends,” Paul said. Booker and Lonegan are running in the special Oct. 16 election to fill the remaining year-and-a-half of the late U.S. Sen....
  • WINS Radio Ignores Own Viral Video of Newark Woman Slamming Cory Booker

    09/07/2013 5:35:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 7, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine a radio station that does an interview and a video of it goes viral on the Web. Of course, you would expect such a station to feature that video on its website, probably its front page. Well, radio station 1010 WINS in New York City had such a video but instead of featuring it, they completely ignored it despite the fact that the video was highlighted on such websites as the Drudge Report, the Daily Caller, and many others. As of this writing you won't find that video, which was originally posted on YouTube by tvnewsnj anywhere on the...
  • Booker made $689K from ex-law firm while mayor

    09/08/2013 1:46:50 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6 Sep 2013 | MichaelGartland and Susan Edelman
    Cory Booker pocketed $689,500 in payouts from his former law firm while he served as Newark’s mayor and the firm pulled down millions in government contracts, he revealed Friday. Booker, the front-runner in the race for New Jersey’s US Senate seat, received the payments in annual allotments from 2007 to 2011. At the same time, the Trenk DiPasquale law firm held lucrative contracts with several local government agencies over which the mayor had influence — raking in more than $2 million in fees, records show. When questioned last month by The Post, Booker refused to say how much money he...
  • Christie endorses Lonegan for U.S. Senate

    08/20/2013 5:26:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | August 20, 2013
    Gov. Chris Christie today delivered a strong endorsement of Republican Steve Lonegan, a former rival, for the U.S. Senate special election in October. Despite the fiery attacks the two have traded over the years, Christie pledged to help Lonegan on the fundraising circuit, on the stump, and by deploying two of his top surrogates on the campaign trail: Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and interim U.S. Sen. Jeffrey Chiesa (R-N.J.), who is slated to endorse Lonegan on Wednesday. "We still have too many people across America who have too much government in too much of their lives," Christie told a jam-packed...
  • Christie to endorse Lonegan for U.S. Senate

    08/20/2013 2:53:14 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | August 20, 2013
    Gov. Chris Christie today will endorse Republican candidate Steve Lonegan, his former rival, for the U.S. Senate special election in October. Christie, who is running for re-election this year in the gubernatorial race, will appear with Lonegan today at the headquarters of the Hunterdon County Republican Committee to make his endorsement at 4 p.m. U.S. Sen. Jeffrey Chiesa (R-N.J.), Christie's pick to fill the seat temporarily after Sen. Frank Lautenberg's death in June, is slated to endorse Lonegan on Wednesday. The Christie endorsement -- coveted by GOP politicos across the country, including presidential candidate Mitt Romney last year -- marks...
  • Lautenberg's son blasts 'show horse' Booker as family endorses Pallone

    07/08/2013 3:03:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 8, 2013
    The family of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) on Monday endorsed Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D) in the New Jersey Senate race and criticized frontrunner Cory Booker (D) as a glory-seeking "show horse" who lacks their father's work ethic.
  • Booker to announce Senate run today, but will face a tough run

    06/08/2013 5:58:08 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | June 8, 2013
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker officially launches his campaign for the U.S. Senate this morning, but before he was even out of the gate, the attacks against him had begun. Hours after Booker’s aides leaked the news yesterday that he will run in the special Senate primary in August to replace U.S. Frank Lautenberg who died this week, the National Republican Senatorial Committee sent out a blast email attacking the mayor’s celebrity status. "It remains to be seen whether Cory Booker the candidate can match Cory Booker’s celebrity persona in this kind of race, since campaigning is so much different from...
  • With Lautenberg Gone, WW II Vets Fade From Politics

    06/06/2013 4:46:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | June 6, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Over the last seven decades, 115 veterans of World War II have served in the United States Senate. This week, the last of them, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, died. Two World War II veterans still serve in the House -- Ralph Hall of Texas, who was a Navy pilot, and John Dingell, who joined the Army at 18 and was scheduled to take part in the planned invasion of Japan. There aren't likely to be any more members of what Tom Brokaw labeled the Greatest Generation to serve in Congress. All surviving World War II veterans (except a few...
  • Lautenberg's Death Muddles N.J. Picture for 2014

    06/04/2013 2:09:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 3, 2013 | Sean Trende
    Five-term Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey passed away Monday from viral pneumonia. Lautenberg, the last World War II veteran in the Senate, had retired from the upper chamber in 2000, only to be drafted at the last minute in 2002 to replace... --snip-- So he has a bit of a dilemma here. Legislative leaders have to stand for re-election this year, so appointing one of them could create a vacancy in a pair of bodies where Republicans are already outnumbered. There is also an ideological dilemma. He could appoint a conservative, but having to run with him or...
  • Will Chris Christie go big, tap Geraldo Rivera for Senate?

    06/04/2013 10:35:17 AM PDT · by South40 · 76 replies
    Yahoo News (CSM) ^ | 6/4/2013 | Peter Grier
    In January, Geraldo Rivera said he was thinking of running in 2014 for Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s seat. Now, after the senator's passing, Gov. Chris Christie has the politically perilous task of naming a replacement. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) needs to pick a replacement for the Garden State’s Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died Monday. As many pundits note, this is a task that’s fraught with political peril for Governor Christie: Pick someone deemed too liberal by conservatives, and he damages his presidential chances. Pick someone deemed too conservative by Democrats, and he damages his standing in his own blue-tinged...
  • Geraldo Rivera On New Jersey Senate Appointment: "I Would Definitely Take The Call"

    06/03/2013 3:48:46 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 3, 2013 | Alex Pappas
    Veteran journalist Geraldo Rivera said Monday he’d “take the call” if New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wanted to appoint him to New Jersey’s vacant U.S. Senate seat, but acknowledged the chances of that seem slim. “I would definitely take the call,” Rivera said on the “Geraldo Rivera Radio Show.”
  • How Senator Lautenberg's Death Makes the Senate Even Less Functional (Boo-hoo!)

    06/03/2013 5:10:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 3, 2013 | Philip Bump
    On the third-to-last day that Senator Frank Lautenberg ever voted in the Senate, he joined with 53 of his colleagues to support a compromise on new gun regulations. His vote wasn't enough. Now, Lautenberg's death makes the prospect of revisiting that issue — and a number of other Democratic priorities — substantially trickier. Take the gun legislation. The compromise proposal, which would have expanded background checks to include gun show and online sales, was part of a package that was postponed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid after the failed vote. It's expected to come back before the Senate at...
  • US Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89

    06/03/2013 6:46:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 300 replies
    North NJ com ^ | BY HERB JACKSON
    Sen. Frank Lautenberg died this morning of viral pneumonia at age 89, his office said
  • NJ senator (Lautenberg) honored for service to Jewish community

    05/30/2013 12:08:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 10:27 PM EDT | Katie Zeizma
    New Jersey’s U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg has been honored for his contributions to the Jewish community and Israel. The Democrat was feted Wednesday in New York at the annual gala for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus life. …
  • 2014 retirements: Dems heading for the hills

    04/23/2013 6:05:19 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    2014 retirements: Dems heading for the hills By: Alexander Burns April 23, 2013 04:49 PM EDT Doesn’t anyone want to run for Senate in 2014? Midway through candidate recruitment season, the bad news for Democrats is this: They are watching a generation of talent leave the Senate and head for retirement. The less-bad news: So far, few marquee-name Republicans are interested in these seats either. When Montana Sen. Max Baucus called it quits on Tuesday, he became the latest in a long series of senior legislators to announce that they’ve had quite enough of life on the Hill. National Democrats...
  • Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, Schumer

    11/25/2012 4:19:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, SchumerBy Alexander Bolton - 11/25/12 06:00 AM ET One of the highest immediate political priorities for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Democratic political guru Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is to persuade veteran colleagues not to retire in 2014. Democratic sources identify four senators as most likely to retire: Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). Another possible veteran retirement is Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who has yet to announce his decision. But Democratic aides expect him to run...
  • New Jobless Claims Fall for First Time in a Month (revised last upward)

    09/06/2012 5:49:19 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week to its lowest level in a month, an upbeat signal for a labor market that has struggled to create enough jobs. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 365,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. It was the first drop in new claims since the week that ended Aug. 4 and the lowest level since then as well.
  • ADP Jobs At 5-Month High, Beating Expectations For 3rd Month In A Row

    09/06/2012 5:54:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. A dramatic beat by the ADP jobs number at 201k vs expectations of 140k is the third month in a row of beating expectations for jobs and the highest add of jobs in 5 months.
  • Frankly, Scott has a better idea on highway funding

    09/29/2011 1:01:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies (Star-Ledger) ^ | September 29, 2011 | Paul Mulshine
    The other day our sister newspaper, the Gloucester County Times, reported on a raid at a fraternity house at Rowan University where — get ready for a shock — some college kids were drinking. About 100 of the kids were underage and will face charges. Believe it or not, that incident has its roots in the same problem that led to the controversy over the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere" in Alaska. That problem lies in the way the federal government distributes highway funding: poorly. It’s obvious in the case of the bridge that would have connected the city of Ketchikan,...
  • Judiciary chairman: Al Qaeda threat no reason to change gun laws

    06/13/2011 1:57:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2011 | Mike Lillis
    A top Republican has rejected the notion that Congress should re-examine the nation's gun laws after al Qaeda urged Muslims to attack America by exploiting loose firearm rules. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said tightening gun laws to address the threat would be to surrender to terrorists at the expense of Americans' rights. “We’ve seen time and again that terrorists will use anything, including our own rights and freedoms, to plot attacks against innocent Americans,” Smith said in an email. “But simply because terrorists abuse our liberties doesn’t mean that we should limit the...
  • Lautenberg: Republicans “don’t deserve the freedoms that are in the Constitution!”

    03/25/2011 5:25:37 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 25 Mar 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Actually, it’s difficult to hear Senator Frank Lautenberg’s patronizing follow-up, because the right-to-life counterprotestors taping his remarks reacted vocally to the idea that an elected official would divide up Constitutional freedoms based on whether people “deserve” them or not. His allowance that he’d give those freedoms to Tea Partiers despite their political views might be even more offensive than his initial remark on Tuesday, as he addressed a Planned Parenthood demonstration: … The Republicans in Congress claim they’re concerned about the budget balance, but it’s a disguise! It’s not true! It’s a lie! That’s not what they want. They want...
  • EDITORIAL: Senators push app censorship

    03/24/2011 10:53:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2011 | The Washington Times
    A quartet of Democratic senators expressed out -rage Tuesday at the thought that Americans might object to being stopped and interrogated while going about their daily business. The hard-left solons - Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, Harry Reid of Nevada, Charles E. Schumer of New York and Tom Udall of New Mexico - are pressuring technology companies to censor a popular software feature available for Android phones, Blackberries and iPhones that enables drivers to avoid a warrantless search by police during their drive home. @-Text.normal:It wasn’t so long ago that “Papers, please” checkpoints could only be found in Eastern...
  • Lawmaker urges ban on clips linked to shooting (Sen. Frank Lautenberg)

    01/17/2011 1:48:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 55 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | January 11, 2011 | DAVID ESPO
    AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON -- A longtime Senate gun control advocate announced plans Monday to introduce legislation banning high-capacity ammunition clips like the one linked to a weekend shooting that left six dead and an Arizona congresswoman gravely wounded. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., said he would introduce the measure to re-establish a prohibition that lapsed in 2004 on clips that feed more than 10 rounds at a time. "The only reason to have 33 bullets loaded in a handgun is to kill a lot of people very quickly. These high-capacity clips simply should not be on the market," Lautenberg said...
  • Huge Senate majority votes to advance $858B tax package ( 5 R's Vote NO)

    12/13/2010 11:40:41 PM PST · by onyx · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/10 07:10 PM ET | Alexander Bolton
    _resident Obama's $858 billion tax package won a huge bipartisan majority in the Senate Monday evening, setting it up for a contentious debate in the House. In a 83-15 vote, the Senate quashed a filibuster by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Va.). Fifteen lawmakers voted against it, including five Republicans: Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.), Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), John Ensign (Nev.) and George Voinovich (Ohio). Nine Democrats and one independent voted against the bill: Sens. Jeff Bingaman (N.M.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Russ Feingold (Wis.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Pat Leahy (Vt.), Carl Levin (Mich.), Mark...
  • Lautenberg Hypocrisy: Ambulance taking Him to NY After Fall Not Allowed to by Obamacare He Voted For

    02/21/2010 1:59:17 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 21 replies · 1,988+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | February 21, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Democrat Senator Frank Lautenberg is in the middle of huge hypocrisy when it comes to health care. The ambulance that he told to take him to NY after his fall this past Monday—which turned out to be related to stomach cancer—would not be allowed to take him there under the Obamacare bill he voted for on December 24! This absolute position of two-faced double-standards exemplifies the type of "people" Americans are dealing with when it comes to the scandalous debacle known as Obamacare. These people—all the Democrats including Obama and Lautenberg who want Obamacare—essentially take this attitude: We know better...
  • Sen. Lautenberg hospitalized

    02/15/2010 9:13:07 PM PST · by pissant · 25 replies · 842+ views
    The Hill | 2/15/10 | Mike Obrien
    Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) has hospitalized Monday night after falling at home. According to reports, the 86-year-old senator was taken to the hospital after taking a spill at his New Jersey home. "The Senator was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure," spokesman Caley Grey told WABC News in New York. Grey told the Bergen Record that it was not clear whether the senator suffered any injuries. Only Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), who is 92, is an older member of the Senate. The New Jersey senator first served in the Senate from 1983 to 1995. He ran again for...
  • Election 2008: New Jersey Senate (D-Lautenberg 49% R-Zimmer 36%)

    07/11/2008 5:50:43 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 6 replies · 160+ views ^ | July 09, 2008 |
    Democrat Frank Lautenberg, seeking a fifth term in the U.S. Senate, can breathe a little easier this month. The incumbent leads Republican challenger Dick Zimmer 49% to 36% in the latest Rasmussen reports telephone survey in New Jersey. When “leaners” are included, Lautenberg leads the Republican 50% to 37%. Last month, the two candidates were virtual tied, with Lautenberg on top by just a single percentage point. That poll was taken just days after Lautenberg survived a primary challenge that raised questions about whether he was too old to serve. Still, while the new poll provides better news for the...
  • Age Card: Lautenberg Not Laughing Now

    05/22/2008 8:13:52 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies · 158+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In a political season in which Barack Obama has delighted in playing the age card—see "lost his bearings," "wander around," and multiple mentions of McCain's "half-century of service," Democrats are now demonstrating that they're even willing to use an opponent's superannuation on each other. There I was in my upstate NY home this evening, innocently watching the Yankee game, when this ad by Dem Rob Andrews, targeting primary opponent Dem Frank Lautenberg, the–very–senior senator from New Jersey, appeared . . . View video here.
  • Murphy Campaign Levels Severe Criticism at Chris Myers

    04/21/2008 5:55:55 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 8 replies · 101+ views
    Murphy Campaign levels severe criticism at Chris Myers for his $500 donation to liberal Senator Frank Lautenberg “My first comments in criticizing one of my opponents in this race were, ‘Chris Myers has some explaining to do for his retention of Tom Blakely (rest his soul) and Jamestown Associates.’ This for the involvement of Jamestown with Allen Raymond and his infamous book titled, “How to Rig an Election.” Today, I ask Chris Myers again to explain his judgment and decision making skills, or lack thereof, to the voters of the 3rd district. There has to be a reason why Mr....
  • Why John McCain is disqualified (Dennis Prager)

    05/22/2007 11:04:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 1,067+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 22, 2007 | Dennis Prager
    Few political or social positions in and of themselves should disqualify a person from being a candidate for president. Just about every candidate will differ with any of us even on something we consider important. That is why I admire pro-life Republicans, such as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who argue that a pro-choice position should not automatically disqualify a Republican from pro-life Republicans' support. A big tent is necessary in politics, or one ends up with a small tent and no power. Thus, I could support politicians with whom I differ on taxation (I support a consumption tax), on...
  • Lautenberg bulks up funds for '08 run (Tom Kean, Jr. not expected to run again)

    02/07/2007 3:28:56 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies · 743+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 6, 2007 | Cynthia Burton
    With legislative races this year expected to do little to tilt the balance of power in Trenton, the hottest race in New Jersey could very well be the one for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Frank Lautenberg. Although voters will not decide the race until November 2008, Lautenberg is filling his campaign treasury, with three fund-raisers down and others planned for Palm Beach, Fla.; Austin, Texas; Denver, and Los Angeles. Tim Yehl, Lautenberg's chief of staff, expects the race to cost each candidate up to $15 million. That's bad news for Lautenberg, who loves being a senator but...
  • Muslim congressional aides taking stand

    06/02/2006 6:20:47 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 62 replies · 1,974+ views
    AP ^ | 06/02/06 | PAULINE JELINEK
    WASHINGTON - At midday on Fridays, Muslims gather to pray in a basement room of the U.S. Capitol. Kneeling on sheets they've spread over the floor and facing east toward Mecca, they are members of the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, about two dozen congressional aides who are part of a small but growing minority in America and in the halls of government. At first just a prayer group, later a Muslim support group, the association is now looking outward to change what many see as woeful ignorance about Islam on Capitol Hill and beyond, said Jameel Aalim-Johnson, a black Muslim...
  • They Said It!: Sens. Kennedy (D-MA), Lautenberg (D-NJ), And Bradley (D-NJ) On Samuel Alito (In 1990)

    10/31/2005 5:58:11 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 82 replies · 5,400+ views
    They Said It!: Sens. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), And Former Sen. Bill Bradley (D-NJ) On Samuel Alito(title shortened for length)SEN. TED KENNEDY (D-MA): “You Have Obviously Had A Very Distinguished Record, And I Certainly Commend You For Long Service In The Public Interest. I Think It Is A Very Commendable Career And I Am Sure You Will Have A Successful One As A Judge.” (Sen. Ted Kennedy, Committee On The Judiciary, U.S. Senate, Hearing, 4/5/90)SEN. FRANK LAUTENBERG (D-NJ): “I Believe Mr. Alito Has The Experience And The Skills To Be The Kind Of Judge The Public Deserves –...
  • A true Republican litmus test: Kevin McCullough on faith, family, low taxes, small government

    06/03/2005 2:53:12 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 458+ views ^ | Friday, June 3, 2005 | Kevin McCullough
    Friday, June 3, 2005 A true Republican litmus testPosted: June 3, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern By Kevin McCullough © 2005 As someone who has been registered as a Republican for the last several election cycles I sometimes weary of the wing of the party that seems to have forgotten what it is to be one. It seems like in recent years I have been forced to hear how "all enlightened" John McCain, Arlen Specter, Lincoln Chaffee and others are – who stand on the advantage of being part of the majority won by grassroots conservatives. My appearance on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal"...
  • S645 - Text of Frank Launtenberg's Ugly Gun Ban (I refuse to use the term assault weapons)

    03/19/2005 1:16:30 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 31 replies · 846+ views
    thomas ^ | 3-16-05 | Frank Lautenberg
    Mr. LAUTENBERG. Mr. President, I rise to speak about a common sense bill that will protect American citizens and law enforcement officers. The Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act is designed to restore and strengthen the ban on assault weapons that expired on September 13, 2004. The Government Accountability Office recently reported that 47 people on the terrorist watch list legally purchased firearms in this country last year. I personally believe that a person on the terrorist watch list, who isn't allowed to board a commercial airliner, should not be able to purchase any weapon. But they especially...
  • Lawmakers:James Guckert May Have CIA Leak Info

    02/24/2005 8:49:30 AM PST · by Jimmyclyde · 57 replies · 1,840+ views
    Lawmakers: Writer May Have CIA Leak Info Thursday, February 24, 2005 WASHINGTON — Two lawmakers have sent a letter to the U.S. attorney saying a White House reporter who recently resigned following questions about his identity and background may have information vital to the investigation into who leaked a CIA operative's name to the press. Reps. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., and John Conyers, D-Mich., the ranking Democrats on the House Rules Committee and House Judiciary Committee, respectively, wrote a letter to Patrick Fitzgerald (search), the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, saying the Chicago attorney's office may need to...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-05-05 (Emperor Palpatine Threatens to Arrest DUmmie)

    01/05/2005 6:08:34 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 77 replies · 1,597+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 5, 2005 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    NEVER harass Emperor Palpatine. That is something that DUmmie Andy Stephenson (aka God_bush_n_cheney) should have known when be entered an elevator and started bugging Senator Frank Lautenberg (NJ) about “vote fraud.” In case the name of Andy Stephenson rings a bell, he was unceremoniously fired recently by con artist, Bev Harris. Now Stephenson is apparently acting as an independent agent. Too bad he bothered the LEAST FRIENDLY Senator of them all. I don’t know how Frank “Emperor Palpatine” Lautenberg became a senator but it certainly wasn’t due to his charm which is non-existent nor his looks which are truly...

    02/14/2004 3:37:12 AM PST · by ZULU · 11 replies · 208+ views
    New Jersey Gun Smart List | February 13, 2004 | New Jersey Gun Smart List
    SMART GUNS ANJRPC's Scott Bach and Nancy Ross Interviewed on BBC Radio LISTEN NOW BBC radio interviewed Scott Bach (ANJRPC Executive Vice President and NRA Board Member) and Nancy Ross (ANJRPC media consultant) about NJ's Smart Gun law. The BBC reporter visited the New Jersey Institute of Technology to report on the development of smart gun technology, and later sought comment from ANJRPC. You can hear Scott and Nancy respond to her questions on The World Today radio program, which is broadcast on air both in the US and internationally, as well as on the internet. In the story, Senator...
  • Caption This--- It's Hill-Hair-ious!

    07/31/2003 12:21:32 PM PDT · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 73 replies · 288+ views
  • Frank Lautenburg Speaks From the Grave Again

    05/23/2003 11:02:11 AM PDT · by sonrise57 · 8 replies · 349+ views
    e-mail | May 23, 2003
    May 23, 2003 Dear Mr. ___________, Thank you for contacting me regarding judicial nominations. I appreciate hearing from you. I view my responsibility to advise and consent to judicial nominations as one of my most important duties. It is a duty that requires me to determine not just if a candidate has the intellectual capacity for the position, but whether he or she will protect the rights and liberties of individuals as established by our Constitution. While it is the prerogative of every President to nominate federal judges, the Senate must ensure that those judges have unquestionable integrity and relevant...
  • Still in Doubt, Fight for Senate Grows Feverish

    11/02/2002 11:33:30 AM PST · by GeneD · 2 replies · 510+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/2/2002 (for editions of 11/3/2002) | Carl Hulse
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 — State polls showing that more than half a dozen Senate seats were still within either party's grasp prompted Republicans and Democrats today to intensify their feverish campaigns for control of the chamber. Seeking to influence the truly undecided voters — and to make sure those who have made up their minds go to the polls — both parties marshaled volunteers to ring doorbells and hand out leaflets. They also paraded big-name politicians and star-quality supporters before the cameras and drowned out commercials for consumer goods with advertisements extolling their candidates and assailing their opponents. Politicians and...
  • Star Wars Emperor & The Louse: Separated At Birth?

    10/31/2002 3:44:57 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies · 518+ views
    Self | October 31, 2002 | PJ-Comix
    Maybe it's just because it is now Halloween but I definitely notice a very strong resemblance between Frank Lousenberg and the evil Star Wars Emperor. Check it out. You be the judge. Perhaps someone out there can add a black robe to The Louse so we can make a better judgement. Calling Registered!!!
  • Estes Kefauver For Tennessee Senator!!!

    10/29/2002 3:58:02 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies · 317+ views
    Self | October 29, 2002 | PJ-Comix
    I heard that the Demmycrat Senate nominee in Tennessee is running behind Lamar Alexander. Right now the best game plan for the Demmycrats is to remove their nominee from the ballot and replace him with Estes Kefauver. Judging from their replacement nominees in NJ and MN this would fit in with the Demmycrat replacement nominee game plan---A blast from the past.
  • Senate: N.J. And Texas Get Tossed Out Of Toss-ups (Texas goes GOP, NJ goes RAT, sez CBS News)

    10/28/2002 3:31:08 PM PST · by Timesink · 70 replies · 409+ views Political Unit - Washington Wrap ^ | October 28, 2002 | Dotty Lynch, Elizabeth Fulk, Douglas Kiker, Steve Chaggaris and Susan Semeleer
    N.J. And Texas Get Tossed Out Of Toss-ups: The CBS News Election and Survey Unit has decided to change the status of the Senate races in New Jersey and Texas. We now believe that the New Jersey Senate contest between Democrat Frank Lautenberg and Republican Doug Forrester is leaning Democratic. Meanwhile, the Texas Senate race, between Republican John Cornyn and Democrat Ron Kirk, is leaning Republican. That will leave six Senate races - Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, New Hampshire, South Dakota and Minnesota - in the toss-up column. A CBS News/New York Times poll conducted last week showed Lautenberg leading Forrester,...
  • Lautenberg Afraid To Debate (Forrester takes to the streets in answer to Frank's "Anytime-Anywhere")

    10/19/2002 2:59:28 PM PDT · by weegee · 32 replies · 410+ views
    Foorester2002 website ^ | October 19, 2002 | no author cited Contact: Tom Rubino
    (METUCHEN, OCTOBER 19) – Today, U.S. Senate candidate Doug Forrester challenged Frank Lautenberg to debate him at the Metuchen Street Fair. Doug brought two podiums to the street fair and confronted Mr. Lautenberg to live up to his promise to debate “any place, any time.” Two weeks ago, at the Old Bridge Fair, Frank Lautenberg agreed to debate Doug “any place, any time.” Since then, Mr. Lautenberg has ducked every opportunity to debate Doug. The Press of Atlantic City called Mr. Lautenberg’s promise “pure bluster.” The Bergen Record said “Frank Lautenberg has a lot of nerve” for refusing to debate....
  • Caption this: Lautenberg - Forrester Debate photos!

    10/19/2002 12:02:20 PM PDT · by weegee · 112 replies · 531+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Sat Oct 19, 2:12 PM ET | AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer
    New Jersey Democratic senatorial candidate former Sen. Frank Lautenberg, left, debates with New Jersey Republican senatorial candidate Douglas Forrester at a street fair where both met campaigning Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002 Metuchen, N.J. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer)
  • Doug---CALL HOWARD!!! (How Forrester Can WIN In NJ)

    10/07/2002 4:32:14 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 111 replies · 638+ views
    Self | October 7, 2002 | PJ-Comix
    Fellow Freeper, hchutch, has been trying for weeks to get me to set the wheels in motion for Douglas Forrester to call in to the Howard Stern show. And for weeks, I've been putting him off with the explanation that since Forrester was so far ahead in the polls against that crook, Torricelli, that this would be unnecessary. Then hchutch contacted me again last week when it appeared that Frank Lautenberg would be replacing the Crooked Torch on the ballot. Again I put him off with the explanation that if SCOTUS overturned the NJ Supreme Court that this would also...
  • Caption this: Lautenberg celebrates "legal" victory at rally

    10/02/2002 5:40:05 PM PDT · by weegee · 71 replies · 403+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 2 Oct 2002 | AP Photo/Rich Schultz
    Former Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, center at microphone, is flanked by Bonnie Watson-Coleman, clapping at left, chairwoman of the New Jersey Democratic Committee, Sen. Jon Corzine, D-N.J., behind Lautenberg's arm, Gov.James McGreevey, second from right, and Charlie Wowkanech, right, president of the N.J. AFL-CIO, as he speaks at a rally in Trenton, N.J., Wednesday, Oct 2, 2002. The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Democrats can replace Sen. Robert Torricelli on the November ballot with Lautenberg, even though the deadline for making such a change has passed. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)