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  • USA! USA!: Pro-Trump crowd voices support at N.J. rally

    03/04/2017 5:59:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | March 4, 2017 | Craig McCarthy
    MIDDLETOWN - Chanting "USA! USA! USA," a crowd of about 150 men, women and some children rallied at an intersection on Rt. 35 on a frigid, blustery afternoon in support of President Donald Trump Saturday. In response to the cheers, drivers blared their horns in support, triggering waves of screams. The crowd, holding Trump signs and waving American flags, gathered outside the ShopRite Plaza at noon in conjunction with nationwide rallies organized by the Main Street Patriots, a conservative activist group started by one of the grassroots organizers of the Tea Party rallies. (VIDEO-AND-TWEET-AT-LINK) "We are the silent majority," said...
  • The race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination is now open

    11/27/2016 8:55:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | November 27, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    By Election Day, ambitious Democrats had already resigned themselves to an eight-year wait for their chance in the national spotlight. Hillary Clinton was an overwhelming favorite against Donald Trump and, assuming she won, running a primary challenge against her in four years would be a fool’s errand. Then Clinton lost. Although this most stunning upset in modern presidential history has produced (and will produce) a thousand aftershocks, one of the most unlikely and important is that the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 is now open. That opening is made all the more remarkable by the fact that there is simply...
  • Can You Spot a Trend in New Jersey’s 10 Credit Rating Downgrades Under Christie?

    11/22/2016 7:45:36 AM PST · by ChessExpert · 6 replies
    Reason ^ | November 22nd, 2016 | Eric Boehm
    Christie says he doesn't pay attention to credit ratings, but maybe he should have. They've been trying to tell him (and other states) something. Since Gov. Chris Christie took office in 2010, New Jersey has seen its credit downgraded 10 times by the "big three" credit rating agencies. Seriously, though, the state's pension systems are a total mess. When Christie came into office in 2010, New Jersey was facing a $54 billion funding shortfall to pay for current and future retirees. He immediately set about tackling the problem—to his credit—and in 2011 the state passed a pension fund rescue plan...
  • Trump pledges strong U.S. ties with India if elected president

    10/15/2016 6:17:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 15, 2016 | Steve Holland
    EDISON, N.J. - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pledged that the United States and India would be "best friends" if he is elected and that he would boost intelligence sharing with India in the battle against Islamic militants. Trump spoke at an event sponsored by the Republican Hindu Coalition to raise money for victims of terrorism. It featured Bollywood-style performers who danced in colorful, traditional costumes. "If I'm elected president, the Indian and Hindu community will have a true friend in the White House, that I can guarantee you," said Trump, who noted that as a real estate developer...
  • Polls: Trump Threatens to Flip New Jersey, Rhode Island; Clinton Leads in New England States

    09/07/2016 2:07:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | September 7, 2016 | Staff
    The highly accurate Emerson College Poll Emerson College Polling University finds Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump in Deep Blue New England, but will be forced to defend New Jersey and Rhode Island. Among Independents, Mr. Trump leads Mrs. Clinton in Rhode Island (+20), Massachusetts (+8) and New Jersey (+4 points), while she holds the edge in Vermont (+22 points), Maine (+12), Connecticut (+9) and New Hampshire (+2). As Figure 1 depicts, Mrs. Clinton’s lead over Mr. Trump ranges from a high of 21 points in Vermont (47% to 26%) to a low of just 3% in Rhode Island...
  • Donald Trump to address Hindu Americans at New Jersey rally (9/24, 17K seat venue)

    08/28/2016 7:19:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    India.com's The American Bazaar ^ | August 26, 2016 | Staff
    Republican nominee Donald Trump will address Hindu American supporters at a rally in New Jersey just two days before the first presidential debate next month. Trump is scheduled to meet the community on September 24. This is the first address by Trump to the community. The event is titled “Humanity united against terror” and is planned at a venue in New jersey which can seat 17,500 people. “Trump will be with us for nearly four hours,” Shalabh Kumar, an Illinois businessman whose year-old outfit Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) is hosting the event, told Hindustan Times. As per a AFP report,...
  • RNC 2016: Donald Trump may be all over the map, but that's a good thing | Mulshine

    07/24/2016 6:56:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The South Jersey Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | Paul Mulshine
    At a meeting of the New Jersey delegation to the Republican Convention in Cleveland last week, Gov. Chris Christie said he expects to see Donald Trump make a real effort to win New Jersey this fall. "If he spends time and money he can be in play here because I don't think there is any great love here for Hillary Clinton," Christie said. "Given that he likes to sleep in his own bed at night, it's a quick trip over." Christie went on to say that Trump and campaign manager Paul Manafort have also said that Connecticut will be in...
  • Trump campaign vetting Chris Christie for VP

    06/30/2016 1:03:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | June 30, 2016 | Leada Gore
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being vetted by Donald Trump's campaign as a possible vice presidential running mate, according to reports. The New York Times and other media sources are reporting the campaign has sent official paperwork to Christie to start the vetting process. The reports are one of the first solid indications of who Trump, a businessman-turned-politician, might want on his ticket. Other names that have been mentioned include Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and South Dakota Sen. John Thune. Other names – including former Trump's former challengers Marco Rubio, John...
  • Hillary Clinton’s VP shortlist has leaked. Here are the pros and cons of each.

    06/16/2016 9:44:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Vox ^ | June 16, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler and Colleen McCain Nelson broke the news that Hillary Clinton is vetting Elizabeth Warren for the vice presidency — but not vetting Bernie Sanders. In the process, they provided a shortlist of candidates that Clinton is considering: Beyond the Massachusetts senator, other prospective candidates include Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro; Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Cory Booker of New Jersey; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Reps. Xavier Becerra of California and Tim Ryan of Ohio, several Democrats said. Now, this...
  • NJ Black Mayors’ Alliance for Social Justice endorses Hillary Clinton

    06/02/2016 11:55:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Amsterdam News ^ | June 2, 2016 | Cyril Joshua Barker
    This week, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with 15 members of the N.J. Black Mayors’ Alliance for Social Justice to discuss issues important to their communities. After the event, the Mayors’ Alliance endorsed Clinton for president. The mayors discussed issues important to them, including the economy. As the nation comes back from the worst downturn since the recession, the elected officials said the poor and disadvantaged have not benefited. In many New Jersey cities, more than a third of minority adults are unemployed, even when the nation is doing well financially. Data from a 2015 U.S. Census study show...
  • Trump: I’m open to Cruz as VP

    05/05/2016 6:14:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 184 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 4, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he would consider making Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) his running mate. “I respect Ted,” he told host Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor." "He was a very strong competitor. He really competed hard and tough." “He’s certainly a capable guy,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee added. "It’s something we can think about.” Trump defeated Cruz in Tuesday’s Indiana GOP presidential primary, making him the presumptive nominee. Cruz suspended his Oval Office bid shortly afterward, saying that his results in the Hoosier State “foreclose” his path to the Republican presidential nomination. Trump on...
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 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/
  • Will Chris Christie Body-Block Ted Cruz From New Jersey Ballot

    04/16/2016 1:47:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | April 15, 2016 | Victor Williams
    BETHESDA, Md., April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington D.C. Law Professor Victor Williams has filed an Emergency Petition with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie demanding that the Canadian-born Ted Cruz be disqualified from the ballot. (Full details at his website – www.VictorWilliamsforPresident.com) Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada and held his resulting Canadian citizenship until May 2014. Scholars across the nation agree that Edward Rafael Cruz is not a "natural born [American] Citizen" as required by Article II of the U.S. Constitution. Victor Williams charges that Ted Cruz falsely certified his constitutional eligibility for office to gain ballot access...
  • Guadagno accepts judge's ruling on Cruz ballot eligibility (New Jersey)

    04/14/2016 1:49:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Record ^ | April 14, 2016 | Kim Lueddeke
    Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno has accepted an administrative law judge’s decision ruling that Sen. Ted Cruz meets the criteria for a natural born citizen and should be allowed to run in New Jersey’s GOP presidential primary on June 7. “After full consideration of the record, as well as Judge Masin’s thorough and well researched initial decision and the exceptions filed with my office, I, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, as Secretary of State and chief election official of the State of New Jersey, adopt Judge Masin’s initial decision in its entirety,” Guadagno said in a statement posted to the state Division...
  • Ted Cruz is an American and can appear on N.J. primary ballot, judge says

    04/12/2016 8:18:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | April 12, 2016 | Brent Johnson and Jonathan D. Salant
    TRENTON — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is a "natural-born citizen" under the U.S. Constitution and therefore can run in the June 7 New Jersey primary, a state administrative law judge said Tuesday. "The more persuasive legal analysis is that such a child, born of a citizen-father, citizen-mother, or both, is indeed a 'natural born citizen' within the contemplation of the Constitution," Administrative Law Judge Jeff Masin wrote. A group of New Jersey residents and a Catholic University of America law professor insisted that Cruz, born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father, did not meet the...
  • Donald Trump Destroys Lyin' Ted Cruz at Bethpage, NY Rally (4-6-16)

    04/07/2016 6:45:22 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 4-6-16 | Right Side Broadcasting
    Wednesday, April 6, 2016: At a campaign rally in Bethpage, NY just one day after losing Wisconsin to Ted Cruz, Donald Trump took an opportunity to blast 'Lyin' Ted', saying he couldn't draw 100 people at an event he held earlier in NY. Trump then reminded the crowd of Cruz's "New York Values" comments.
  • Ted Cruz Endorsed By N.J. Assemblyman From Morris

    03/10/2016 4:14:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Patch ^ | March 7, 2016 | Jason Koestenblatt
    Michael Patrick Carroll looks to Lone Star State for next Commander-In-Chief. MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. - Outspoken New Jersey Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll has formally announced who he's endorsing for President Of The United States, and the candidate has no New Jersey ties. It was announced Monday morning by Ted Cruz's campaign that the decades-long New Jersey legislator endorsed the Republican candidate from Texas. From the statement: "I am proud to have the support of Mike Carroll," said Cruz. "Mike is indicative of the caliber of leaders who are joining our campaign nationwide. A solid consistent conservative who understands and defends...
  • Trump Jr. Floats Possibility Of Chris Christie As Attorney General [VIDEO]

    02/28/2016 6:10:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 28, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    Donald Trump Jr., the oldest son of the Republican presidential front-runner, said Sunday that it's possible that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could have a spot waiting for him in a Trump administration -- especially in the real estate tycoon's Justice Department. Asked by "Sunday Morning Futures" host Maria Bartiromo whether his father would choose Christie as his running mate, Trump Jr. said that he had not been a part of those conversations but that "the possibility is certainly there." "I mean, I think there would certainly be something within the Justice Department for him," the 38-year-old Trump Jr. added,...
  • Full Speech: Donald Trump Rally in Fort Worth, TX w/ Chris Christie (2-26-16)

    02/26/2016 10:08:41 PM PST · by entropy12 · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2-26-16 | RSB
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vExmqVkv1ds
  • Former NJ Gov. Whitman: If Trump Is Nominee, I'm Voting Clinton

    02/26/2016 8:50:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 26, 2016 | Cathy Burke
    Former GOP New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman says if Donald Trump is the party's presidential nominee, she'll vote for Democratic contender Hillary Clinton, the Star Ledger reports. The two-term Whitman, a longtime moderate Republican, announced Friday she was backing longshot presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the newspaper reports. But she tells columnist Tom Moran she'd jump the party ship if Trump winds up as the Republican nominee -- and claims she won't be alone....