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  • Arizona restaurant closes following backlash from its pro-Trump Facebook post

    10/14/2017 12:07:02 PM PDT · by workerbee · 30 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/14/17
    An Arizona restaurant was forced to close its doors indefinitely this week after a politically charged Facebook post the eatery’s owners wrote prompted mass criticism from social media users. Christopher Smith and Jay Warren, the owners of Cup it Up American Grill in Tucson, posted a statement on the restaurant’s social media page last week with a list of things the two support and resent, including the president kneeling for the anthem and late night hosts, Vice News reported. The post stated: "We believe in and support 100% in the following: OUR President, Always Standing for the National Anthem, repealing...
  • New Jersey Teachers Union Backs Pro-Trump Candidate, Warning Dems Not to Take Educators for Granted

    10/12/2017 5:53:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Intercept ^ | October 11, 2017 | Rachel M. Cohen
    In an otherwise predictable New Jersey election season, the state’s largest public sector union has come out behind a Trump-supporting Republican facing an incumbent Democrat. The New Jersey Education Association, which is New Jersey’s top political spender, is backing Republican Fran Grenier against Steve Sweeney, the Democratic state Senate president and New Jersey’s second most-powerful elected official. The controversial endorsement has angered liberal allies, but the union remains unapologetic in its message: Democrats cannot take teachers for granted. It’s a contentious move, but one that is unlikely to change the ultimate outcome of the election. Democrats are expected to control...
  • Illegal immigrant breaks into NJ home, rapes 6-year-old girl, police say (New Jersey)

    10/08/2017 12:14:56 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-7-17 | Fox News
    An illegal immigrant in New Jersey is accused of raping a 6-year-old girl then jumping out of a second-floor window after her father walked in during the assault, police said. Edgar Mendoza, 32, is accused of breaking into a Trenton, N.J. home at about 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 19 and molesting a 6-year-old girl while she was in bed, according to the Trentonian. Her father realized something was amiss when he noticed an upstairs light was turned off, according to the Star Ledger. When the father entered the bedroom, he found Mendoza on the young girl’s bed, police said. Mendoza...
  • ‘Where is the crime exactly?’ An update on Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial, a month in

    10/06/2017 5:06:13 PM PDT · by ptsal · 19 replies
    The Baltimore Post ^ | Oct 06, 2017 | Amber Phillips
    **full title**‘Where is the crime exactly?’ An update on Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial, a month in Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) has spent the past month on trial in New Jersey for allegations that he was bribed with villa stays, private plane flights and campaign donations to help a wealthy donor resolve several disputes with the government. It’s the first federal bribery trial of a sitting U.S. senator in more than three decades, and if he’s found guilty over the next few weeks, it could have political implications for President Trump’s agenda.Where is the crime exactly? If there is a...
  • New Jersey (LARGEST) dealership pulls NFL ads over players’ protests

    10/03/2017 11:29:44 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    The owner of one of New Jersey’s largest car dealerships is pulling his television advertisements during NFL games due to players’ protests during the national anthem. Steve Kalafer sells 16 brands of cars in dealerships in Flemington, Clinton and Princeton. He says that he is unhappy with the protests. “It personally was like a stomach blow to me. This did not need to happen,” he says. Kalafer says that customers have also been questioning what has been going on. “Customers and employees said, ‘Are we supporting the NFL and its owners?’ I said, ‘We cannot,’” Kalafer says. The car dealer...
  • Menendez has set a new low for blatant corruption in the US

    09/30/2017 3:18:15 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 30, 2017 | Phil Kerpen
    The bribery trial of senior New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez has it all. Menendez is facing charges that he sold his US Senate office to a Palm Beach, Fla., eye doctor, his co-defendant Salomon Melgen, for bribes in the form of private jets stocked with Menendez’s favorite beverages, a private villa at one of the lushest resorts in the Caribbean, and a Paris hotel suite for which Melgen spent 650,000 American Express points. The two men met in 1993 when Melgen contributed $500 to Menendez’s first House re-election campaign at a South Florida fundraiser — his first political contribution....
  • Hoboken mayoral candidate Bhalla cites Trump in 'brown man wearing a turban' ad

    09/28/2017 9:18:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hudson Reporter ^ | September 28, 2017
    HOBOKEN -- In Hoboken, outgoing Mayor Dawn Zimmer, like some mayors in other U.S. cities, has said that certain Donald Trump administration policies could hurt local residents. She has criticized some of his immigration policies and been vocal against his stance on the Paris Accords/climate change. Trump has become an issue in the current Hoboken mayoral campaign, too. Mayoral candidate Ravi Bhalla, a councilman and lawyer who's been endorsed by Zimmer, has said in at least three pieces of campaign literature that he will "stand up to Trump" and fight hate. Meanwhile, his opponents have said he is trying to...
  • Poll: Most in NJ want Menendez to resign if found guilty

    09/25/2017 2:20:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 25, 2017 | Ben Kamisar
    The vast majority of people polled in New Jersey want Sen. Robert Menendez (D) to step down if he's found guilty on charges of bribery, according to a new poll that shows the embattled senator's favorability rating plummeting. Eighty-four percent of likely voters call for him to resign in a new Suffolk University poll commissioned by USA Today , while just 10 percent believe he should stay in office if convicted. Those high marks are even reflected among Democrats, as more than three quarters agree he should not remain in office if convicted. His favorable rating is upside down in...
  • Yes, Pumpkin Spice Pizza Is a Thing. And a New Jersey-Based Chain Is to Blame

    09/21/2017 9:21:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies ^ | September 21, 2017
    Pumpkin spice cereals, pumpkin spice ice cream, pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin spice creamer, pumpkin spice yogurt. There is seemingly no end to the pumpkin spice food onslaught this time of year. Some foods, fortunately, have remained untouched. Like pizza. Oh no, they didn't. New Jersey-based Villa Italian Kitchen is debuting its Pumpkin Spice Pizza Friday, Sept. 22, the first day of fall. The chain is calling it "the first ever pumpkin spice pizza.'' Let me be the first to say it: Forget all those hurricanes and earthquakes bedeviling the globe; this is a sure sign of the apocalypse. It's bad...
  • New York State rated “F” for financial practices

    09/18/2017 3:42:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    WIVB News 4 ^ | September 18, 2017
    The Chicago-based group Truth in Reporting gives the state a grade of “F” in its new 50-state analysis of government spending and budgeting. Specifically, the report’s authors faulted New York for its relatively high pension and health care obligations, as well as its high tax burden. California, New Jersey, Illinois and Massachusetts earned similarly low scores from the group.
  • Two couples start a huge brawl in a Walmart while their kids try to stop it (GREAT VIDEO AT LINK)

    09/18/2017 11:05:54 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 82 replies
    A brawl was captured on video of two couples fighting in a New Jersey Walmart on Saturday while their young children look on in horror and try to stop the fight. The two sides appear to be a woman and man both wearing black tops versus another couple in red and burnt yellow shirts. As they beat on each other, two little girls can be seen trying to stop the chaos and hit on one of the women to stop while crying. A woman in a pink jacket steps in the middle of the brawl and screams at the parents...
  • Christie tears into ex-Trump strategist Steve Bannon

    09/11/2017 5:44:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | September 11, 2017 | Matt Arco
    TRENTON -- Gov. Chris Christie tore into Steve Bannon Monday night, saying "nobody is going to really care" what President Donald Trump's former senior strategist has to say "now that he's been fired." Christie was responding to Bannon's contention that the governor was blocked from a cabinet position for not vigorously defending Trump when leaked video of lewd comments he made about women during the 2016 campaign. Bannon told CBS News' Charlie Rose that "Christie, because of Billy Bush weekend, was not looked at for a cabinet position." Last October, a videotape of Trump making lewd comments about women to...
  • See largest container ship on East Coast pass under Bayonne Bridge for 1st time (PHOTOS)

    09/07/2017 6:09:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 69 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | September 7, 2017
    A new era for the Port of New York and New Jersey started this morning with the arrival of the largest ship to ever stop over on the East Coast.  The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt sailed under the newly-elevated Bayonne Bridge today on its maiden voyage to the United States, as locals gathered at Dennis P. Collins Park to watch the massive ship's arrive. Four times larger than the Statue of Liberty and the length of five football fields, the Theodore Roosevelt can carry more than 14,400 20-foot equivalent units (TEU). Owned by French shipping group CMA CGM, the ship made its...
  • Defense Attorney: Menendez Bribery Trial An ‘Attack’ On Hispanic-Americans (BARF)

    09/07/2017 1:23:12 PM PDT · by DFG · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/07/2017 | John Sexton
    In his opening statement, Kirk Ogrosky, the defense attorney for Sen. Menendez’ co-defendant Salomon Melgen, claimed that the government’s case is really an attack on Hispanic-Americans. From Politico: “Sal and Bob were part of a fellowship of Hispanic Americans. Entrepreneurs, businessmen, doctors, politicians. You’ll hear this at trial: their idea was to pay it forward, help young Hispanic Americans improve their lives, lift up their community, play a larger role in their community,” Ogrosky said at the second day of the trial, which began Wednesday. “This case isn’t only an attack on those two men. It’s an attack on that...
  • [Democratic Senator] Bob Menendez corruption trial sure won’t be boring

    09/05/2017 10:08:48 PM PDT · by topher · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 5, 2017 | New York Post Editorial Board
    For the first time in nearly four decades, a sitting US senator goes on trial Wednesday on federal bribery charges in a case that could have profound political impact. Prosecutors have laid out a strong case against New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez in their indictment. But in the two years since it was unveiled, the Supreme Court has made it much harder to win a conviction. The senator is charged with taking nearly $1 million in personal gifts and campaign cash from a longtime friend, allegedly in return for political favors.
  • Students at embattled county college 'live in an earthly hell,' clergymen say

    09/02/2017 3:52:45 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | August 31, 2017 | Marisa Iati
    NEWARK -- Clergy leaders on Thursday denounced what they called a culture of political interference permeating Essex County College, as well as threatening its accreditation and ability to stay open. "The social conditions at this college are causing students and faculty to live in an earthly hell," the Rev. Ronald L. Slaughter, pastor at Saint James AME Church in Newark, said at a press conference. "It's ridiculous that we are trying to get over the low hurdle of keeping accreditation." The outcry comes a day before the school must show its accrediting agency how far it's come since a series...
  • New Jerseyans are dissatisfied, in the dark about the state's future

    09/01/2017 8:12:06 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 23 replies
    N.J. Biz ^ | August 31, 2017 | Arthur Augustyn
    The majority of New Jerseyans consider the state to be “off on the wrong track,” but also have no opinion or don’t know either of the governor candidates, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released on Thursday. Across many topics, New Jerseyans are dissatisfied with the current state of affairs. Gov. Chris Christie’s job approval rating sits at 16 percent, the lowest in recent history, with 79 percent disapproving of his job so far.
  • As Essex County College Teeters, a Call to End Turmoil

    08/30/2017 4:25:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 30, 2017 | Sharon Otterman
    A group of New Jersey religious leaders is calling for change at a public community college in Newark that is teetering on the brink of losing its accreditation after years of mismanagement and turmoil. The religious leaders, outraged by the disorder at the school, Essex County College, plan to hold a news conference and rally before a board of trustees meeting Thursday night calling for an end to what they say is political interference by entrenched officials at the school that has undermined efforts to save it.
  • George’s Choice: Everything Going on in New Jersey Politics RIGHT NOW

    08/26/2017 2:52:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    Insider NJ ^ | August 24, 2017 | Max Pizarro
    The developing Menendez trial stunned wounded Hudson guys who for years stared in awe at the artful internationalism of their godfather, the kid from Union City who grew up with many of them – and then kept growing, into one of the wonders of the Hudson world and – improbably given his humble background – chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a probable future Secretary of State. Now he’s in trouble, the senior senator from New Jersey, up on federal corruption charges; and conversations about that seat he occupies play out as part of that political juggling act...
  • Menendez mess: Trial threatens to sideline senator just as Dems plot Trump resistance

    08/25/2017 1:44:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 25, 2017 | Alex Pappas
    The upcoming bribery trial for New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez could have damaging consequences for his party whether or not he's convicted, by sidelining him from Congress just as Democrats gear up to fight the Trump agenda. The senator is now pleading with a federal judge to alter the trial schedule on certain days so he can return to Washington to vote. So far, however, the court has rejected these requests, which the Trump Justice Department has decried as a bid for "special treatment." The timing of the trial, set to begin Sept. 6, is critical. It would fall...