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  • Trump questions Christie's priorities: 'New Jerseyans not happy'

    11/30/2015 7:49:27 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11/30/2015 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump is back to criticizing Chris Christie, less than 48 hours after the New Jersey governor snagged the coveted endorsement of the New Hampshire Union Leader. The leading Republican hopeful questioned Christie's priorities on Twitter Monday, citing New Jersey voters' frustrations over their governor's frequent absences from the Garden State. Former New Jersey Gov. James Florio shared his own concerns about Christie's absence from his home state during a panel in mid-November. "Clearly there are horrendous problems to the degree that you have to be here to deal with them," Florio reportedly said. "I don't think that I could...
  • Did New Jersey Muslims Celebrate on 9/11?

    11/30/2015 4:57:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 88 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Danusha V. Goska
    Did New Jersey Muslims Celebrate on 9/11? The facts and the eyewitness. November 30, 2015 Danusha V. Goska On November 21st, 2015, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said to supporters in Birmingham, Alabama, "Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down." Trump's assertion sparked a national verbal wrestling match. Mainstream media and cultural leaders rushed to insist that no American Muslims celebrated 9-11. George Stephanopoulos dismissed accounts as mere "internet rumor." Snopes' Kim LaCapria...
  • Karl Rove moves to bankroll Ben Carson

    11/28/2015 12:56:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/28/15 | RUDY TAKALA
    Republican strategist Karl Rove may be moving to help bankroll Ben Carson in the presidential race. Reports say Rove helped to set up a meeting between Carson's campaign and billionaire Steve Wynn, but additional details were not immediately clear. Wynn, who owns casinos and hotels across the country, has contributed a combined $30,000 to political action committees associated with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in this election cycle. Ben Carson presently ranks fourth in the Washington Examiner's power rankings. Wynn is munificent when it comes to campaign contributions, and he rarely discriminates between parties. Federal Election Commission filings indicate Wynn...
  • These people say they all saw 9/11 celebrations in NJ firsthand

    11/26/2015 10:27:35 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    nj1015.com ^ | Louis Hochman
    Among those who said they did see celebrations in New Jersey firsthand were the following (minor edits have been made for punctuation, capitalization or spelling). Many describe the celebrants as Muslims, though it is not clear in all some how the poster would know that to be true: Tom Penicaro: "I worked for PSEG in Clifton on the Paterson boarder and I witnessed it firsthand. They were celebrating in the streets cheering and stomping on the flag. I am a Marine and I remember very very clearly because I was so passed I wanted to engage them with a bat...
  • Trump vindicated? WaPo factchecker outed for spin

    11/26/2015 10:54:57 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 11/26/2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    In a rather bizarre twist on the latest controversy surrounding Donald Trump - the one about his claims of seeing New Jersey Muslims cheer the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on America's soil - the Washington Post's own factchecker on the story was forced to explain his Pinocchio characterization of the presidential candidate and clarify why he left out a crucial fact: that his very own newspaper actually reported on the alleged cheers. First, a run-down: Trump raised eyebrows this past week by claiming on several occasions to have seen thousands of Muslims on television cheering the 2001 terror attacks....
  • Washington Post Clumsily Gives Trump Easy Out on 9/11

    11/26/2015 7:52:10 AM PST · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 26 Nov 2015 | Joe Concha
    Like pretty much else in this race for the White House as it pertains to Donald Trump, this Muslims-celebrating-in-Jersey-after-9/11-story dominating the narrative for days is a fascinating study in media process. Before we continue, a little background from the author: I was in New York on 9/11. I lived in Jersey (still do) at the time. I, like the rest of the country, watched the news non-stop for days, weeks after the attacks. And while I do vividly remember images coming out of the Middle East of people openly celebrating the attacks (that one older woman with big glasses snapping...
  • Why Donald Trump may think he saw people cheering on 9/11

    11/24/2015 1:25:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 135 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/24/2015 | By Max Ehrenfreund
    There's a difference between a lie and an honest mistake. However slight, it's a crucial distinction in politics, and especially in the campaign of Donald Trump.On Saturday, the real-estate magnate insisted that after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, he watched news footage of "thousands of thousands of people" celebrating in northern New Jersey -- "where you have large Arab populations," in his words.Journalists have searched news archives for any evidence of such footage and turned up empty handed. Public officials and law enforcement in New Jersey say Trump's account is utterly false.But Trump's assertion might not be a...
  • If Trump lied about 9/11 celebrations in NJ, why did WaPo report in 2001 that it happened?

    11/23/2015 3:13:12 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/23/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Another "fact checker" facepalm. Hat tips here to Allahpundit and John Hindraker. You’ve probably heard today some variation the idea that “fact checkers are shredding Donald Trump’s story” about having seen people in New Jersey celebrating 9/11. This is one of these stories that liberals claim has been “debunked” because a conservative says it happened and they can’t independently confirm it. It must be a lie! Or, maybe, possibly, these liberal “fact checkers” are just not very good at their jobs. Powerline Blog’s Hindraker noted that after the dinosaur media announced their inability to confirm Trump’s tale, he thought he’d...
  • I live in Jersey and Trump is right: Muslims DID celebrate on 9/11 in NJ...we saw it!

    It did happen, and I saw it. Donald Trump is telling the truth about Muslims celebrating in New Jersey on September 11, 2001. I drove with family members though Patterson, N.J. that morning, after the planes hit. It's not the kind of thing you forget. We witnessed people in traditional Muslim garb dancing, jumping, shouting and celebrating like their team had won the Super Bowl, just as Trump said. "I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down," Trump said Saturday. "And I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building...
  • Ben Carson Claims He ‘Saw The Film’ of American Muslims Celebrating on 9/11

    11/23/2015 11:56:40 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | Alex Griswold
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson backed up Donald Trump's claim that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey partied on September 11, 2001, telling a journalist that he had actually seen video of the incident. ABC News' Katherine Faulders tweeted out video of the exchange Monday afternoon.
  • Fulop, on Facebook, addresses spate of violence (Jersey City Mayor)

    11/25/2015 6:24:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | November 25, 2015
    JERSEY CITY — Mayor Steve Fulop broke his silence last night on the violence that has plagued the city's southern neighborhoods, leaving five dead in the last two weeks. Fulop bypassed the media and took his message straight to Facebook, posting a lengthy message last night calling the most recent violence a "setback" after a quiet summer. "Ultimately, it's my responsibility and we will be successful — we are working hard and I am confident we will get this right," he wrote.
  • New York Times: A Definitive Debunking of Donald Trump’s 9/11 Claims

    11/25/2015 7:28:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/25/2015 | Jim Dwyer
    How alarmed were New Jersey officials by reports of Muslims dancing in the streets of Jersey City and Paterson on Sept. 11, 2001, to celebrate the destruction of the World Trade Center? They feared riots would break out and were ready to send in the National Guard and the State Police to preserve order.But John J. Farmer Jr., then the New Jersey attorney general and the state's chief law enforcement officer, said on Tuesday that he ordered an investigation that very day and found the reports to be bogus, more wild stories born in the stricken hours after the attacks....
  • Trump campaign manager: Media suppressing proof of 9/11 claim

    11/24/2015 2:01:47 PM PST · by detective · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign on Tuesday continued to double down on the real estate mogul’s controversial claim that he saw “thousands and thousands” of Muslim-Americans cheering in New Jersey following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. "For the mainstream media to go out and say that this didn’t happen is just factually inaccurate,” Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Breitbart News.
  • TV networks can’t find common ground in dealing with Trump (Trump Wins)

    11/24/2015 12:20:42 PM PST · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 23 at 7:41 PM | Paul Farhi
    Network TV representatives decided Monday not to fight restrictions imposed by Donald Trump's campaign on reporters covering the Republican presidential front-runner. In a conference call, the political-news chiefs of the five leading news networks conferred about the issue but came to no agreement about what to do, several people familiar with the discussion said. The call among news managers from ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News and NBC News came after two run-ins between network journalists and Trump officials last week. ... In interviews, officials from two networks described the conflicts between Lewandowski and reporters last week as an...
  • Whoopi: Trump's 9/11 Rhetoric Is Putting American Muslim Women In Danger

    11/24/2015 12:09:29 PM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claim of seeing thousands of American Muslims in New Jersey cheering the World Trade Center towers coming down on September 11, 2001, puts Muslim women in danger because their dress style is very identifiable.
  • Bill de Blasio says his son, Dante, has joined protests over racial issues at Yale

    11/23/2015 10:44:12 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 24, 2015 | By Erin Durkin
    Mayor de Blasio said his son Dante has been active in protests over racial issues at Yale — and they both agree the school should drop the name of a prominent defender of slavery. Dante, a freshman, is assigned to Yale’s Calhoun College, named for John C. Calhoun, a U.S. vice president and South Carolina senator who vehemently backed slavery as a “positive good” for the nation. “He’s very concerned, and he certainly notes the fact that the college he’s in, Calhoun College, is named for someone it shouldn’t be named for,” de Blasio told reporters Monday. “ That’s quite...
  • Paul: U.S. should “absolutely not” monitor mosques, create Muslim database

    11/23/2015 9:41:10 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 55 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/22/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Calling Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s stance on the topic “disqualifying,” Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ Sunday that he opposed government surveillance at mosques and establishing databases to track Muslims. “Yes we should follow people who are a risk,” Paul said. “Should we talk to their neighbors and friends, should we talk to their imam? Sure, all of that is legitimate, but should we target mosques and have a database of Muslims? “Absolutely not, and I think that’s disqualifying for both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio to say that we’re going to close down...
  • New York Times Scrubs Story on Muslims Celebrating 9/11 (VANITY)i

    Doing research on this topic, I found about a story entitled "In Germany, Muslims grow apart" by Peter Schneider; New York Times; December 4, 2005. It apparently contained the following text: But tolerance of Muslim immigrants began to change in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. Parallel to the declarations of "unconditional solidarity" with Americans by the German majority, rallies of another sort were taking place in Neukölln and Kreuzberg. Bottle rockets were set off from building courtyards, a poor man's fireworks: two rockets here, three rockets there. Altogether, hundreds of rockets were shooting skyward in celebration, just as most...
  • I live in Jersey and Trump is right: Muslims DID celebrate on 9/11 in NJ . . . we saw it!

    11/23/2015 9:05:55 PM PST · by springwater13 · 26 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 11/23/15 | Carmine Sabia
    It did happen, and I saw it. Donald Trump is telling the truth about Muslims celebrating in New Jersey on September 11, 2001. I drove with family members though Patterson, N.J. that morning, after the planes hit. It’s not the kind of thing you forget. We witnessed people in traditional Muslim garb dancing, jumping, shouting and celebrating like their team had won the Super Bowl, just as Trump said. Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/11/23/live-jersey-trump-right-muslims-celebrate-911-nj-saw-277082#ixzz3sNmPOgma
  • The media has no idea how to deal with Donald Trump's constant lying

    11/23/2015 6:03:57 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 65 replies
    Vox Media ^ | November 23, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Donald Trump's interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week (above) is a great distillation of why covering the Republican frontrunner is proving so difficult for mainstream press outlets. On the one hand, he demands coverage. He's leading the race everywhere: nationally, in Iowa, in New Hampshire, in South Carolina. And with the exception of a brief surge for Ben Carson that's quickly dissipating, Trump has been leading consistently for more than three months. So outlets like ABC and shows like This Week would, naturally, like the longstanding GOP frontrunner to appear on their programs from time to time. It...
  • Trump must apologize to Muslim Americans, Jersey City | Editorial

    11/23/2015 3:42:47 PM PST · by SMGFan · 131 replies
    Jersey Journal Editorial ^ | November 23, 2015
    Donald Trump must apologize to Muslim Americans and to Jersey City for his untrue, divisive and reprehensible comments perpetuating an old rumor we thought had rightly died. By repeating – and indeed embellishing – this hateful rumor, Trump once again ratchets up the ugliness in the current political climate. Thousands and thousands of people in Jersey City did not cheer the destruction of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Period. End of story. There is no need to continue to "fact check'' his words. The truth is that Trump's statements are factually, ethically and morally wrong. Those of...
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces ‘See Something, Send Something’ app to combat terrorism

    11/23/2015 1:35:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced as part of his "See Something, Send Something" campaign a new mobile app that allows New Yorkers to alert authorities of potential threats. The "See Something, Send Something" app allows anyone with a smart phone to report suspicious activity directly to the New York State Intelligence Center in the form of photos or written notes, according to a press release. The press release reminds users to only report “suspicious behavior and situations (e.g., an unattended backpack or briefcase in a public place) rather than beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions, associations, or speech unrelated to...
  • Northern New Jersey Draws Probers' Eyes [muslims cheer in NJ after 9/11]

    11/22/2015 4:27:11 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Flasback: September 18, 2001 | By Serge F. Kovaleski and Fredrick Kunkle
    The FBI investigation into the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon has led agents back to a familiar area: northern New Jersey. It was there, in Jersey City, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, that a Muslim cell plotted the 1993 bombing of the twin towers and sought to destroy other New York landmarks as part of an urban guerrilla war against the United States. ~~snip~~ In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners' plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the...
  • When the Press Attacks Donald Trump, the Truth Is Optional [Updated]

    11/22/2015 3:59:49 PM PST · by springwater13 · 30 replies
    So NPR, the New York Times and the Associated Press searched contemporaneous news accounts and could find no evidence of Muslim-Americans cheering in Jersey City. That’s odd. Because it took me less than two minutes to find this story from the Washington Post dated September 18, 2001 (although I did have to spend $3.95 to buy it from the Post’s archives): In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners’ plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they...
  • A ranking of GOP presidential candidates who can still make a case

    11/22/2015 2:50:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 22, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    For all of the candidates, all of the debates and all of the unpredictability, the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 has taken a clear shape over the past month or so. There is a four-candidate top tier that has separated itself from the rest of the pack. There is then a trio of “if/then” candidates who would need a major mistake or collapse from one of the top four to have a realistic chance at winning. Everyone else running has a puncher’s chance — at best — at being relevant in the nomination fight. Below are my...
  • Al Sharpton gives himself 71% raise thanks to de Blasio, Obama

    11/22/2015 10:58:23 AM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    It pays to have friends in high places. Al Sharpton gave himself a 71 percent raise last year after his National Action Network group drew a record $6.9 million in donations — as the controversial cleric’s association with Mayor de Blasio and President Obama lent him a newfound air of legitimacy. De Blasio’s election gave Sharpton a seat at City Hall, as the mayor treated him as an adviser and presented him at a press event next to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton after the death of Eric Garner. Also in 2014, Obama addressed NAN’s annual convention, bringing along five...
  • Fulop: Trump 'shamefully politicizing' 9/11 attacks

    11/22/2015 9:24:36 AM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | November 22, 2015
    Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop today ripped into Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump for saying he saw 'thousands of people' in Jersey City cheer when the World Trade Center was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001. "Trump is plain wrong, and he is shamefully politicizing an emotionally charged issue," Fulop said in a statement released this morning. "No one in Jersey City cheered on September 11." The real-estate mogul and front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination for president made his comments in Birmingham, Ala. He is calling for surveillance of some U.S. mosques
  • Carly Fiorina Spotted At Newark Airport

    11/21/2015 8:10:17 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jordan Sargent
    Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was spotted in the security line at the Newark airport. She was traveling to Oklahoma City for a private event and then to Iowa to attend the Family Leader Foundation Presidential Family Forum Friday night. Like everyone else, Fiorina took her shoes off as she went through the security line. No one approached her as she moved through the security check or after at the terminal's sole sit-down restaurant, Earl of Sandwich, where she ate. Her modest travel is a stark contrast as Donald Trump and Ben Carson obtain Secret Service.
  • Chris Christie Escapes Kids’ Table For CNN’s Next GOP Debate

    11/20/2015 12:43:12 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 20, 2015 | Lisa de Moraes
    Chris Christie’s back among the leads in the next episode of this TV season’s favorite reality series, The GOP Debates. CNN, which is airing the next episode, on December 15, this morning announced its casting criteria. Nine candidates look likely to make the cut for the RNC-sanctioned debate at The Venetian in Las Vegas, the network said: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Rand Paul is however, a bubble-dweller at this point, and...
  • [One] Republican teams up with House Dems to create first Congressional Transgender...

    11/19/2015 6:53:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/19/15 | Dustin Siggins
    One Republican has joined eight Democrats in creating the first Transgender Equality Task Force in Congress. Created by the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and chaired by Rep. Mike Honda, D-CA, the task force held a hearing yesterday to discuss challenges, especially violence, that transgender advocates say are prevalent among transgendered Americans. According to the description below the Human Rights Campaign's video of the two-hour forum, the event consisted of two panels. The first was about "the lived experience of transgender victims and educating on the scope of violence experienced by transgender people." The second panel included "HRC President Chad Griffin...
  • Fox News Poll: Trump rules GOP race in New Hampshire, Sanders by 1 over Clinton

    11/19/2015 11:35:07 AM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2015 | Dana Blanton
    Donald Trump leads the race for the Republican nomination in New Hampshire, while Bernie Sanders edges Hillary Clinton among Democrats. That’s according to the latest Fox News poll, released Wednesday, and conducted since Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Trump leads with 27 percent of New Hampshire Republican primary voters. Marco Rubio receives the support of 13 percent, just above Ted Cruz at 11 percent. That’s it for the double-digit candidates. CLICK HERE TO READ THE POLL RESULTS Jeb Bush and Ben Carson garner 9 percent each, followed by John Kasich at 7 percent and Chris Christie at 6 percent. More...
  • NJ man loses 76 guns over domestic dispute he wasn’t a part of

    11/19/2015 10:30:57 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    guns.com ^ | 11/19/2015 | Chris Eger
    Although C.L.H had a clean record and was not a defendant in the domestic violence proceeding, which was later voluntarily dismissed in any event, what authorities found out about his collection led to trouble. On examination by the State Police, five of the guns were considered under New Jersey law to be banned “assault weapons” which led to the forfeiture of those firearms and, since that disqualified him from further gun ownership under state law as argued the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, the other 71 guns as well. A local court agreed and ordered the entire collection remain impounded pending...
  • N.J. Poll: Christie falls to fourth as Trump, Rubio pace Garden State (Trump 31%)

    11/18/2015 1:05:25 PM PST · by MichelleWSC3 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov, 18 2015 | Al Weaver
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's struggles are not only limited to the early primary states, as support among voters in the Garden State has fallen significantly, according to a new poll. In the latest Fairleigh-Dickinson poll, Christie pulls only 9 percent support of voters. This comes as Donald Trump leads in the state with 31 percent backing, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio taking second with 18 percent support, twice that of the governor. Dr. Ben Carson also leads the sitting governor, raking in 11 percent support.
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/10/06/editorial-ted-cruz-wrong-syrian-refugees/73486846/
  • Mayor de Blasio Says NYC Will Welcome Refugees

    11/17/2015 5:12:31 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 58 replies
    Mayor de Blasio says New York City will not turn away any refugees fleeing Syria. De Blasio said Tuesday that New York "is a proud immigrant city" and would welcome refugees trying to escape the conflict in their homeland. Many public officials and U.S. presidential candidates have expressed wariness at admitting refugees in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris last week. De Blasio chided a pair of local Republicans running for president. He called New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie "an embarrassment to this country" and said that the city "will adhere to the words of our Founding Fathers,...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Poll: Do you agree with Trump that tough French gun laws led to more deaths in terrorist attacks?

    11/15/2015 10:29:40 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 118 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 11/15/2015 | Ken Thorbourne
    As France and the rest of the world comes to grips with Friday night's horrific terrorist attacks in and around Paris that claimed at least 129 lives, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is blaming tough gun control laws in France for the dimensions of the tragedy. At a rally in southeast Texas Saturday afternoon, Trump told the crowd "nobody had guns but the bad guys." "You can say what you want, but if they had guns -- if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry -- it would have been a much, much different situation," Trump said,...
  • De Blasio looks to fix ObamaCare flaw that left cancer patients without coverage (Pelosi knew)

    11/12/2015 2:40:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/12/15 | Yoav Gonen
    Mayor de Blasio is moving to clean up a state medical-insurance mess that blindsided thousands of New Yorkers, including 114 cancer patients in the city who were about to lose their doctors. Under a hastily drawn-up deal, the patients will continue to get coverage for treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center under the city's MetroPlus health plan. The patients had faced a tough choice: pay out of pocket or find new doctors because of the impending bankruptcy of Health Republic - one of the state's ObamaCare providers and the only one that covers treatment at Sloan Kettering.
  • COMMON CORE: New Jersey Teacher Gives 8th Graders Homework Assignment About Booze, Herpes, And Sex

    11/08/2015 12:07:23 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 30 replies
    YOUNG CONSERVATIVES ^ | November 7, 2015 | Andrew Mark Miller
    All across the country, people who are thoroughly unfit to be teachers are spreading misinformation and exposing young children to terrible subject matter in the classroom without any restrictions or safe guards. This problem is reported on so frequently it’s hard to tell what’s more rare, ludicrous homework assignments or normal ones. Asking fourth graders about liquor, homework assignments about Allah, denigrating Christianity, liberal talking points, pro-amnesty propaganda, the list goes on and on of examples of teachers poisoning the minds of the children they are supposed to be protecting. The latest example from New Jersey might take the cake....
  • Apparently Nate Silver Has Just Discovered The GOPe Splitter Strategy….

    11/07/2015 8:42:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 11/7/15 | Sundance
    We have exhaustively outlined the GOPe road map to insure the nomination of Jeb Bush for the Republican Presidential Candidate in 2016. While the road map is rather complex, it essentially boils down to a strategy of small accumulated delegate pickups using 15-20% electoral support. GOP candidates 3 ADVERTISEMENT Candidates George Pataki and Jim Gilmore have already been disqualified from the Alabama Primary, yet they remain in the race. Only a handful of candidates (Bush, Trump, Cruz and to a lesser extent Rubio & Fiorina) have efforts underway to qualify for ballot placement in all of the states with primary...

    11/06/2015 2:41:39 PM PST · by NYer · 76 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | November 5, 2015 | DAN NOSOWITZ
    Mulberry Street, where New York's "Little Italy" is centered, c. 1909.  (Photo: Library of Congress)“Don’t eat gabagool, Grandma,” says Meadow Soprano on an early episode of The Sopranos, perhaps the most famous depiction of Jersey Italian culture in the past few decades. “It’s nothing but fat and nitrates.” The pronunciation of “gabagool,” a mutation of the word "capicola," might surprise a casual viewer, although it and words like it should be familiar to viewers of other New Jersey-based shows like the now-defunct Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives of New Jersey, where food often drives conversation. The casts are heavily Italian-American, but...
  • GOP candidate line-up announced for Fox Business Network/WSJ debate

    11/06/2015 5:08:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 6, 2015
    Fox Business Network on Thursday announced the candidate line-up for the Nov. 10 Republican presidential debates. The candidates qualifying for the prime-time, 9 p.m. ET debate are: Billionaire businessman Donald Trump; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; former HP CEO Carly Fiorina; Ohio Gov. John Kasich; and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. The candidates qualifying for the earlier, 7 p.m. ET debate are: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The criteria were different than for past...
  • Democrats win their largest N.J. Assembly majority in 37 years

    11/04/2015 3:52:10 PM PST · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Democrats tightened their control of the state Assembly in Tuesday's elections, wresting at least three seats away from a Republican party ruled by Gov. Chris Christie, a presidential candidate whose popularity has dropped at home. It means Democrats will control at least 51 of the 80 seats in the lower house of the state Legislature as of January — their biggest majority since 1979.
  • Analysis: Bevin Win in Kentucky Underscores Decimated Democratic Party Under Obama

    11/04/2015 2:30:55 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | Guy Benson
    Last night's off-year elections produced a number of noteworthy outcomes, none larger than Republican Matt Bevin's upset victory in Kentucky's gubernatorial race. Bevin ran as a hard-charging outsider conservative, warts and all. Public polls gave his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, a modest but stable lead throughout the race's home stretch, averaging out to a three-point Conway advantage in a three-way contest. They were off by double digits. Bevin won handily:DailyKos tweet at link ... Bevin, boosted by a massive investment from national Republicans and help from his former nemisis Mitch McConnell, nationalized the race, tying Conway to President Obama at...
  • NJ General Assembly Election Results (More Democratic Gains)

    11/03/2015 8:57:47 PM PST · by usafa92 · 17 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 11/3/2015 | Nj.com
    Here are the latest results of today's New Jersey legislative elections. The results, reported by the Associated Press, are unofficial and will be updated throughout the night. (Refresh your page to see the most current numbers.)
  • Lawmaker: Make NJ gun dealers carry ‘smart guns' (wants to force stores to carry them!)

    11/03/2015 3:39:56 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 24 replies
    State Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D) is working to change New Jersey’s laws to make smart guns available — 13 years after a measure that would require them was put into place. A law written by Weinberg and passed in 2002 would require that New Jersey dealers only offer “smart guns,” which are weapons that activate only when their owners’ fingerprints are detected, within 30 months of such guns coming on the market. The technology exists, but gun dealers throughout the country have resisted offering such guns — for fear of beginning the clock on New Jersey’s law and barring other...
  • Bill de Blasio endorses Hillary Clinton

    10/30/2015 11:06:38 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 30, 2015 | REBECCA SHABAD
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed Hillary Clinton on Friday for president. "The candidate who I believe can fundamentally address income inequality effectively, the candidate [that] has the right vision and the right experience and ability to get the job done is Hillary Clinton," de Blasio said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." De Blasio, who was Clinton's campaign manager for her 2000 Senate bid, had been debating for months whether to endorse her. "I've seen her vision and platform develop over five months. I'm extremely pleased with what she's put on the table," said de Blasio, who also served...
  • Live Thread: Republican Presidential Debates on CNBC 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT 10/28/15

    10/28/2015 3:18:00 PM PDT · by kristinn · 2,630 replies
    Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | Kristinn
    <p>Two debates tonight on CNBC live from the Coors Event Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder.</p>
  • Carson In 1999: White People Have No Grasp On History Of Racial Violence In U.S

    10/25/2015 11:35:04 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 67 replies
    In his 1999 book, Dr. Ben Carson wrote that our nations history on racial injustices made it impossible for the black community to think of the judicial system in anything but racial terms and that white Americans were only able to view racial violence in a modern context. In his book, The Big Picture, released by Zondervan, Carson argued white Americans had no grasp on the history of racial violence in this country. Carson wrote of a time his mother was thrown in jail for a minor traffic violation as an example of personal history of the racial injustice in...
  • NYPD: Gun that may have been used in officer's death found

    10/25/2015 10:29:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    AP News via Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2015
    NEW YORK (AP) Divers searching the Harlem River recovered a gun "consistent" with the weapon used to kill a police officer during a foot chase in Manhattan, the New York Police Department said Sunday. Chief of Manhattan detectives William Aubry said the weapon was found around 3 a.m. Sunday. The gun will be tested for fingerprints and DNA, as well as test fired, to determine whether it is the same gun that was used to shoot Officer Rudolph Holder in the head. "That firearm is consistent with the firearm that we were looking for," Aubry said. The police also...