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  • NBC, Chuck Todd Hide Wife's Kaine Donation, and Her Firm Getting Millions from Bernie Campaign

    10/26/2016 11:28:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 26, 2016 | Tim Graham
    NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd has a wife who’s active in Democratic Party strategic communications, and sometimes donates to Democrats. In 2012, Kristian Denny Todd contributed $2,500 to Sen. Tim Kaine. Todd never felt any need to disclose this during his three recent Kaine interviews on NBC (August 7, September 18, and October 23). But Maverick Mail & Strategies, the firm Mrs. Todd founded in 2007 with fellow James Webb aides Steve Jarding and Jessica Vanden Berg, did heavy lifting for openly socialist Bernie Sanders for President this year. Open Secrets shows a bill for $1.992 million made...
  • Stockton Poll Shows Trump Holding Lead in South Jersey

    10/26/2016 12:21:27 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 86 replies
    A few weeks ago the Stockton Polling Institute issued a statewide poll that showed Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump in New Jersey by six points. And that was before the final two presidential debates and the release of the controversial “Access Hollywood” video that showed Trump years ago bragging about sexually assaulting women and the subsequent stream of women claiming he had done that to them. Maybe the Democrats are in good shape in New Jersey as a whole. But the GOP is holding its own in South Jersey, according to a new poll released by the Stockton Polling Institute...
  • Protesters Block Upper Level of George Washington Bridge

    10/26/2016 9:54:12 AM PDT · by yoe · 20 replies
    NBC-New York ^ | October 26, 2016 | Staff
    The demonstrators were said to be part of an immigrant rights group; 10 people were arrested and no injuries were reported The inbound upper level of the George Washington Bridge was closed by an immigrant rights protest on Wednesday morning, snarling traffic on one of the region's most important crossings at the height of rush hour. Delays at the bridge for traffic heading into New York from New Jersey were up to nearly 90 minutes; traffic cameras showed bumper-to-bumper traffic barely inching along.
  • Protest paralyzes NY-New Jersey bridge; drivers outraged

    10/26/2016 8:48:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 26, 2016 10:46 AM EDT
    Police say they’ve arrested 10 protesters for chaining themselves together and lying down on the George Washington Bridge. Joe Pentangelo of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says seven men and three women were in custody at around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. It wasn’t immediately clear what the protest was about. …
  • Hillary Clinton To Open State Campaign Headquarters In Princeton Sunday (JUST ONE MONTH AGO!)

    10/22/2016 4:59:15 AM PDT · by NoExpectations · 17 replies
    Princeton Patch ^ | September 13, 2016 | Anthony Bellano
    Princeton, NJ -- Hillary Clinton is opening her state campaign headquarters in New Jersey this weekend. Her headquarters will open at 138 Nassau Street in Princeton. The grand opening celebration is Sunday, Sept. 18, noon-2 p.m., the Clinton Campaign announced Tuesday afternoon. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will be in attendance. “Learn how you can help ensure four more years of progress by electing Hillary Clinton as our next president,” the Clinton Campaign said in an email. The Princeton Community Democratic Organization is currently open at that location, where residents are invited to drop in and sign up to volunteer to...
  • Joe Piscopo edges closer to NJ governor run

    10/21/2016 6:17:40 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 49 replies
    “I know who’s running on the left. I know who’s running on the right. Good guys,” Piscopo said last November. “I shouldn’t be saying this, but I’m going to tell you anyway: We think we could beat them.” While the Observer cites sources saying Piscopo, now a radio host, would run as a Republican, last year he expressed frustration with both political parties. “I left the party because the Democrats are totally messing it up,” he said at the time. “But listen, the Republicans are no better, don’t get me wrong,” he said, adding he might “go in as an...
  • Hundreds of NJ votes might not be counted because of Post Office error

    10/18/2016 8:07:49 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 23 replies
    NJ 101.5 ^ | October 18, 2016 | Sergio Bichao
    Amid one of the most hotly contested presidential elections in generations — and one in which the Republican presidential candidate has claimed that the balloting process if “rigged” — thousands of New Jersey voters are at risk of not having their votes counted in November. Clerks in at least three Republican-heavy counties have reported that hundreds of mail-in ballots were erroneously returned to voters instead of being delivered to the county election boards. The problem is with new Post Office equipment that was unable to properly read the mailing address on some — but not all — ballot envelopes mailed...
  • Donald Trump Speech at Hindu Indian American Event in New Jersey (10-15-16)

    10/15/2016 7:19:59 PM PDT · by euram · 53 replies ^ | Oct 15 2016 | Donald J Trump
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  • Driver of commuter bus that killed 11-year-old is charged; had suspended license

    10/15/2016 5:04:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | October 14, 2016
    The driver of the commuter bus that struck and killed a Jersey City 11-year-old boy has been charged after police found that he was driving with a suspended license, Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari said tonight. Raul Delatorre-Galaza, 44, of Elizabeth, has been charged with causing a death while driving with a suspended license and he is being held at Hudson County jail in Kearny on $50,000 bail. Schillari said Delatorre-Galaza has had multiple license suspensions in the past. George Gonzalez was struck at the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Neptune Avenue just after 8 a.m., authorities said. He had just...
  • (NJ) Piano tuner's fight to save A.C. home isn't over yet

    10/14/2016 7:18:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies ^ | September 01, 2016 | Erin O'Neill
    A state agency that lost its bid to seize the home of piano tuner Charlie Birnbaum in state Superior Court last month plans to continue its lengthy legal battle to acquire the Oriental Avenue property.The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, or CRDA, on Wednesday filed a notice appealing the Aug. 5 decision from Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez, who wrote the state agency's effort to condemn Birnbaum's property is a "manifest abuse of the eminent domain power." The agency has targeted the brick walkup that has been in Birnbaum's family for more than four decades as part of a mixed-use development project in...
  • New Jersey gas tax up 23 cents, from US' 49th highest to 6th

    10/14/2016 5:29:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2016 5:39 PM EDT | Michael Catalini
    New Jersey’s low gas prices are about to get more expensive after Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Friday signed legislation raising the gas tax by 23 cents per gallon, from the 49th highest in the nation to the sixth, to pay for an expired transportation trust fund. The gas tax, though, is still lower than the gas tax in neighboring New York and Pennsylvania. The hike is set to go into effect Nov. 1. Christie also rescinded an order that shut down transportation projects in the state. He first issued the order when the transportation trust fund expired months ago....
  • Lt. Gov. Guadagno breaks with Christie, won't vote for Trump

    10/11/2016 5:21:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 25 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | October 9, 2016 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    TRENTON — Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is breaking with Gov. Chris Christie and says she will not vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and hasn't decided if she'll vote for a third party candidate or forgo casting a vote for president and only vote in the down-ballot races. So, too, is the only declared 2017 GOP governor candidate, state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-Somerset), who says he likely won't vote for president in November, and is calling on Trump to voluntarily step aside.
  • Commuter who lost middle finger in crash moves to sue NJ Transit

    10/11/2016 4:29:58 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    Sheldon Kest lost half the middle finger on his right hand in the Sept. 29 NJ Transit crash, so he's using a different gesture to let the agency know how he feels: a lawsuit. Kest, a 66-year-old technology manager who lives in Tenafly, was on the Pascack Valley Line train when it crashed at Hoboken Terminal on Sept. 29, killing one person and injuring Kest and 107 others. Graphic photographs displayed during a press conference Tuesday at the Hilton in Newark called by Kest's lawyers included one of him being led away from the train with blood running down his...
  • Feds renew contested allegations in Menendez case

    10/10/2016 4:39:49 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    More than a year after a judge dismissed four counts of bribery in the corruption case against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist Dr. Salomon Melgen, a federal grand jury Thursday renewed the accusations in a superseding indictment. Menendez, a Democrat from Paramus, was originally indicted in April 2015 along with Melgen, who prosecutors allege gave the senator more than $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions in exchange for Menendez intervening in federal matters involving Melgen. The bribery charges returned in Thursday's superseding indictment, filed in the U.S. District Court in Newark, concern a $20,000 payment Melgen made to the...
  • Gov. Whitman: Why Clinton is the only choice for president (Christie Whitman)

    10/09/2016 4:36:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | October 7, 2016 | Christine Todd Whitman
    By Christine Todd Whitman  Pundits and politicians — myself included — completely misjudged this election.  I certainly did not think that Donald Trump had a serious shot of being the Republican nominee when he first entered the presidential race.  When he got the nomination, few thought the polls would ever be this close. And far too many have failed to recognize that there is a difference between change and chaos.  The latter is what we will get with a Trump presidency. At a time when the country is facing real issues and many are wondering if they have a future of...
  • Lt. Gov. Guadagno breaks with Christie, won't vote for Trump

    10/09/2016 1:26:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is breaking with Gov. Chris Christie and says she will not vote for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, and hasn't decided if she'll vote for a third party candidate or not at all. So, too, is the only declared 2017 GOP governor candidate, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-Somerset), who says he likely won't vote in November, and is calling on Trump to voluntarily step aside. For years, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno has been a Christie loyalist, never publicly taking a position that differed from that of her boss and deflecting most of political questions to the governor to...
  • New book declares Donald Trump an environmental hero

    10/09/2016 1:24:08 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 1 replies
    Miami Herold ^ | 9/17/2016 | Douglas Hanks
    New book declares Donald Trump an environmental hero When Donald Trump offered to spend $10 million revamping the county golf course in Crandon Park, his top negotiator made one thing perfectly clear: the 20-foot trees along the shoreline had grown much too tall for the mogul’s tastes. “If he can’t get the 450 yards of mangroves reduced to 4 feet high so the Miami Skyline can be seen along Number 18,” parks chief Jack Kardys wrote to staff in March 2014, “there will be no deal.” More than two years later, Trump’s failed bid for Crandon is being lauded in...
  • NJ Transit Engineer Has No Memory of Fatal Hoboken Train Crash

    10/02/2016 5:47:22 PM PDT · by Publius · 102 replies
    New York Times via MSN ^ | 2 October 2016 | Samantha Schmidt & Alan Feuer
    The engineer of the New Jersey Transit train that crashed into Hoboken Terminal on Thursday, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others during the busy morning commute, felt well rested and was unaware of any mechanical problems in the moments before the accident, federal investigators said on Sunday. At a news conference in Hoboken, officials from the National Transportation Safety Board said they had interviewed the engineer, Thomas Gallagher, as well as the train’s conductor, who was not identified, and still were no closer to determining the cause of the crash. It was the first fatal accident on...
  • NTSB has not yet interviewed engineer in fatal Hoboken train crash

    10/01/2016 8:38:28 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    With the investigation into the fatal train crash hindered by safety concerns in the Hoboken Terminal, the National Transportation Safety Board has shifted focus to the NJ Transit train crew and data recovery. The NTSB Vice-Chairwoman Bella Dinh-Zarr said that the transit employees who were on board the train that crashed Thursday, killing one and injuring more than 100, have "been very cooperative." The engineer has not yet been interviewed by federal officials, according to Dinh-Zarr.  Investigators started to meet with members of the crew Friday and scheduled an interview with the engineer, Thomas Gallagher.
  • NJ gas tax hike announced alongside a sales tax decrease

    09/30/2016 4:00:57 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    Metro ^ | September 30, 2016
    Gov. Chris Christie announced a deal on Friday to increase New Jersey’s gas tax by 23 cents. The Republican governor and Democratic leaders of the state legislature reached an agreement that satisfied Christie’s wishes to include a cut in sales tax with the eight-year-deal. In January 2017, sales tax will be cut from 7 percent to 6.875 percent. A year later, sales tax would be further reduced to 6.625 percent, NBC4 reported. Estate tax would be phased out over the next 18 months and tax credits for veterans and the working poor would be introduced. The deal will raise $2...
  • NJ High schooler Suspended for Anti-Gun Control Project

    09/30/2016 12:17:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies
    NJ2AS ^ | 09.28.16 | Alexander Roubian
    A Manville, NJ student was suspended and ordered to go under a psychological evaluation after it was found out he was doing an assignment arguing against gun control.Student Frank Harvey was doing a project for class that was on gun control, arguing against it, when he left his flash drive with the project on it in the school library. The flash drive was then found and handed over to the school administrators. After discovering the contents of the flash drive, which in the report included anti-gun control political cartoons and videos and reports of armed citizens defending themselves from criminals,...
  • Fishermen Question Obama’s Ocean ‘Monument’ Preserve

    09/30/2016 11:39:40 AM PDT · by Spaghetti Man · 10 replies
    The Sandpaper ^ | September 28, 2016 | Maria Scandale
    Commercial fishing boat owners and groups are reacting to the executive action taken by President Obama that created a marine national preserve in the North Atlantic on Sept. 15. They say that banning commercial fishing there is unnecessary, since the fishing industry has already been working with government agencies on conservation measures.
  • Eerie: Hacked Emergency Message Foreshadowed Devastating NJ Train Crash:

    09/30/2016 7:28:26 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 10 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9/29/2016 | Max Slavo
    Eerie: Hacked Emergency Message Foreshadowed Devastating NJ Train Crash: “Would You? Could You? On a Train?” The most horrific news of the day is undoubtedly the disastrous train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey that frightened everyone in the station, and killed at least one person as it went off its rails and crashed through the station. At least one hunred people were injured, and witnesses saw one of the most dramatic and unsettling accidental events in some time. “The next thing I know, I’m on the floor. We are plowing through something … and when the train came to a...
  • Ciattarelli set to become first Republican to enter 2017 N.J. governor's race

    09/29/2016 7:51:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 1 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | September 29, 2016 | Brent Johnson
    TRENTON — State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli is set to become the first Republican to formally enter what's likely to be a crowded field seeking to succeed Gov. Chris Christie in next year's election. Ciattarelli (R-Somerset) is scheduled to declare his bid Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Manville High School. "I feel very strongly about pointing New Jersey in an entirely different and new direction," he told NJ Advance Media on Thursday. "I've got specific ideas on how to do that."
  • Pelosi Blames GOP for Train Crash

    09/29/2016 4:04:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush ^ | September 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Just listen to this. This is... I don't need to prepare you for it. I don't need to lead into this. It's Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill during her weekly press briefing today. And a reporter said, "There are reports now, Congresswoman Pelosi, that the train in Hoboken did not have positive train control. And I know that Congress last year voted to extend the deadline for implementation of that technology. What do you think about that, and is that something that you believe should be revisited in any way?" Do you have any idea what's coming...
  • At least 1 dead, scores hurt after train crash at Hoboken, NJ station

    09/29/2016 10:33:48 AM PDT · by ncfool · 59 replies ^ | september 29, 2016 | Self
    DEVELOPING: At least one person was killed and dozens more were hurt after a crowded train slammed into a busy station in Hoboken, N.J., during the Thursday morning commute, investigators and local media reported. The woman who died appeared to be standing on a nearby platform before the crash, a law enforcement source told Fox News, adding that the engineer was pulled from the train "semi-conscious" and rushed to a nearby hospital. People pulled concrete off bleeding victims and passengers kicked out the windows amid crying and screaming. At least 65 riders were injured, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said,...
  • BREAKING: NJ Transit commuter train slams into wall of station in Hoboken; injuries reported

    09/29/2016 7:34:10 AM PDT · by Theo · 75 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | September 29, 2016 | Howard Portnoy
    This just coming over the wire. A New Jersey Transit train crashed into a wall after entering the station in Hoboken around 8:30 a.m. It is unclear from earliest reports whether the train jumped the track, but according to live televised coverage by New York City Fox affiliate WNYW the roof over the passenger waiting area collapsed, resulting in serious injuries. The exact number and nature of those injuries have yet to be reported. According to eyewitnesses, the train failed to slow down as it entered the station. One on-scene observer who witnessed the crash was WFAN anchor John Minko....
  • Train Crash - Hoboken Station - Mass Casualties

    09/29/2016 5:59:26 AM PDT · by milford421 · 238 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/29/16
    Train struck train station in Hoboken, NJ....mass casualties, reports of fatalities.
  • Fulop announces re-election bid, ending flirtation with governor run

    09/28/2016 5:36:51 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | September 28, 2016
    Mayor Steve Fulop ended his three-year flirtation with a 2017 gubernatorial run this afternoon, saying during a brief address in front of City Hall that he will instead seek re-election as mayor and back Democrat Phil Murphy's bid to become governor.
  • Christie: I've told 'the absolute truth' about Bridgegate

    09/27/2016 5:41:05 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    The Newark Star-Ledger ^ | September 27, 2016 | S.P. Sullivan
    TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday maintained he has told "the absolute truth" about his knowledge of the 2013 lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, as two of his former allies stand trial in Newark for their roles in the scandal. David Wildstein, a former executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and federal prosecutors' key witness, has testified that Christie was told of the traffic jams in the midst of the gridlock during a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony. Prosecutors allege the shutdowns were retaliation for the refusal by the Democratic mayor of Fort...

    09/27/2016 4:19:03 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 3 replies
    ABC News via WPVI Philly ^ | 09/26/2016 | staff
    They're the sharpest, most talented police dogs in North America. More than 150 agile K9s are in Gloucester Township this week competing to be top dog in the US Police Canine Association's National Patrol Dog Trials. "What I like to equate it to is the canine Olympics. So you have the top dogs from all over the country coming in. They're not coming here unless they're really on their game," Patrolman Chris Gerace of the Gloucester Township Police Department said. Gerace's dog Arrow placed 11th in the country last year. They're hoping for the top 10 this time around. The...
  • Civil liberties organization representing bombing suspect [NY/NJ]

    09/26/2016 9:05:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 26, 2016 6:59 PM EDT | Josh Cornfield
    The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday began representing a man accused of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey and injuring more than 30 people. After judges in both states denied attempts by public defenders to represent Ahmed Khan Rahami, a lawyer for the organization’s New Jersey chapter entered a notice of appearance in his case in federal court in Newark on Monday. Rahami has been hospitalized since he was caught following a shootout with police in Linden last week. He has not made an initial court appearance. …
  • New Jersey jihadist arrested in Yemen worked at nuclear power plants

    03/12/2010 12:50:52 AM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies · 1,184+ views
    (NBC Philadelphia by Vince Lattanzio) via JIHAD ^ | Posted by Robert on March 11, 2010 11:59 PM | n/a
    "New Jersey jihadist arrested in Yemen worked at nuclear power plants" SNIPPET: "The South Jersey man who Yemini officials are calling a terrorist with links to al-Qaeda previously worked at three local nuclear power plants. Sharif Mobley, 26, is being held in a jail in Yemen after he allegedly killed a police guard and seriously injured another during a shootout at a hospital on Monday. The Buena, N.J. native has also been accused of taking part in several acts of terrorism, Yemini officials say. He also purportedly has ties to the same branch of al-Qaeda who are suspected of attempting...
  • NJ college professor charged with child pornography

    09/25/2016 6:52:34 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    WPIX 11 ^ | September 3, 2016 | Talia Tirella
    FREEHOLD, N.J. — A college professor was arrested and charged with child pornography-related offenses Thursday. Robert Berardo, 56, was charged with one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a child for distribution of child pornography, one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a child for possession of child pornography with intent to distribute, and one count third degree endangering the welfare of a child for possession of child pornography, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
  • Rutgers law professors say pets are 'animal slaves,' argue domestication is form of torture

    09/24/2016 7:51:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 112 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 22, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    They wrote that in a fair and just world, “there would be no pets at all, no fields full of sheep, and no barns full of pigs, cows and egg-laying hens. There would be no aquaria and no zoos.” “If animals matter morally, we must recalibrate all aspects of our relationship with them. The issue we must confront is not whether our exploitation of them is ‘humane’ — with all of the concomitant tinkering with the practices of animal-use industries — but rather whether we can justify using them at all,” they concluded.
  • Donations pour in for homeless man who alerted police to N.J. explosives

    09/22/2016 8:32:16 PM PDT · by GilGil · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/22/2016 | Staff
    Since this weekend, donations have been rolling in to support the two men, who normally live a hardscrabble life in Elizabeth, with Mr. White living on fixed income and Parker never knowing where he'll lay his head each night. As of Thursday morning, a GoFundMe page set up to benefit Parker, White, and the Elizabeth Coalition for the Homeless Parker has received more than $20,000.
  • College students fight back when American-themed BBQ is deemed 'offensive'

    09/22/2016 6:57:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 22, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Students at Ramapo College were recently forced to change the theme of an "American BBQ" because the administration deemed it too "offensive." .. Gilson followed up by asking why the American theme was considered offensive, and if the concerns came from fellow students or administration. "To be honest, I'm not sure. I think it was administrative," Rivera replied. "I was told that our advertising was too 'military and recruitment-oriented,' because we had the Uncle Sam saying 'I want you…' I think?
  • Did Christie’s ‘Islam Problem’ Lead to the Ahmad Terrorist Attacks?

    09/22/2016 2:07:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2016 | Lauri B, Regan
    In a recent column, Bret Stephens recognized that one of the lessons from this past weekend’s terror attacks is that “there is [a]… benefit in the surveillance methods that allowed police in New York and New Jersey to swiftly identify and arrest Mr. Rahimi before his bombing spree took any lives.” A Wall Street Journal editorial that same day noted that “Since 9/11… the NYPD has made great progress in being able to track down terror suspects.” And while the New York and New Jersey police departments deserve high praise for their handling of these attacks and quick apprehension of...
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Political Correctness Starts at DOJ HQ, Not FBI

    09/22/2016 10:50:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 21 Sep 2016 | John Hayward
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of the best-selling book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, joined human-rights attorney and former State Department official David Tafuri to discuss the Chelsea bombing. Gorka said that from his travel records, we now know that bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami visited Quetta, “the hotbed of Salafi jihadism,” and home base of the Afghan Taliban’s leadership, the Quetta Shura. ... The director of the FBI himself has said there are 900 cases they’re investigating that are linked to ISIS alone, in every state of the union. That’s a huge labor-intensive exercise,” he noted. “Secondly, we have seen that...
  • New York blast: Sikh hailed as hero for helping arrest terror suspect

    09/21/2016 4:36:37 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 32 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 2016 September 20 | PTI
    A Sikh bar owner in the US is being hailed as a hero for helping capture the 28-year old Afghan-American wanted for the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey.Harinder Bains, the owner of a bar in Linden found Ahmad Khan Rahami sleeping in the doorway of his bar on Monday. Bains said he was watching news on TV on his laptop from another business across the street. At first, he thought he was some "drunk guy" resting in the vestibule but then recognised Rahami and called police. "I'm just a regular citizen doing what every citizen should do....
  • Deport The Rahami Family

    09/21/2016 2:47:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies ^ | September 20, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. The Rahami family came to America from Afghanistan as refugees. They made life miserable for their neighbors. When the police tried to bring some order, they cried Islamophobia. Two of the Rahamis have posted in support of the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda and other Islamic terror groups on social media. The third actually built and planted bombs to kill Americans. He terrorized two states, tried to kill and maim countless Americans and then shot it out with police. Ahmad Khan Rahami,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: New York 'bomber' pictured in Pakistan on 'radicalization' trip as his brother [tr]

    09/20/2016 11:14:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20, 2016 | Louise Boyle
    This is the alleged New York and New Jersey bomber pictured during a trip he made to Pakistan - where law enforcement fear he was radicalized. In the picture, Ahmad Rahami squats on a small stool in front of a sizzling grill of kebobs while his brother, Mohammad Khan Rahimi, attends to the meats. The tubby alleged bomber has a thick beard and is wearing traditional long, black robes with a skull cap and large scarf wrapped around his neck.
  • Rudy Giuliani blows up Bill DeBlasio for bomb response

    09/19/2016 6:04:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Circa ^ | September 19, 2016 | Raffi Williams
    Rudy Giuliani attack current Mayor Bill de Blasio for the way he responded to the bomb attack in New York City over the weekend. Rudy Giuliani, who earned the title of America's mayor for his handling of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, on Monday excoriated current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for looking like he was "kind of on Mars" during the early reaction to a weekend bomb attack. "He looked like he didn't know what he was doing," Giuliani told Circa in an interview when asked about de Blasio's initial response to an attack that wounded 29...
  • THE WASHINGTON COMPOST: Suspect in N.Y., N.J. bombings arrested after shootout; ‘no indication’ o

    09/19/2016 4:47:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    THE WASHINGTON COMPOST ^ | 09/19/2016 | Renae Merle, Matt Zapotosky, Amy B Wang, Mark Berman and Ellen Nakashima
    ELIZABETH, N.J. – Authorities said they apprehended Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old wanted in connection with weekend bombings in Manhattan and Seaside Park, N.J., after a shootout Monday with police officers. The bloody incident capped off a frantic 72-hour period in this region and beyond, marked by the dual bombings, a stabbing spree in Minnesota and then, Sunday night, the discovery of still more explosive devices at a train station here. Even as the widening probe into the bombings continued across this region, authorities sought to reassure residents that the the bombings and additional explosives appeared to be the work...
  • Donald Trump Statement on New York, New Jersey Bombings and Minnesota Attack…

    09/19/2016 2:35:29 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 19, 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump has released the following statement regarding the latest terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. New York, New Jersey and Minnesota: “In the past 48 hours, our law enforcement showed again that, without them, our country is neither safe nor secure. I am grateful for the quick action of law enforcement in capturing the terrorist responsible for Saturday’s bombings, and the off-duty police officer for stopping the terrorist in Minnesota. This weekend’s attacks, from Minnesota to Manhattan, are just the latest to be carried out on U.S. soil under President Obama. These should be a wake-up call for every American....
  • Ahmad Khan Rahami 'Directly Linked' to NYC and NJ Bombings, Feds Say:

    09/19/2016 2:23:10 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Chelsea Patch ^ | 9/18/2016
    Ahmad Khan Rahami 'Directly Linked' to NYC and NJ Bombings, Feds Say: UPDATES Rahami and two cops were wounded but alive after a shootout Monday. De Blasio: "We have every reason to believe this was an act of terror." By Marc Torrence (Patch National Staff) - September 19, 2016 3:22 pm ET NEW YORK, NY — Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, the lead suspect in this weekend's series of nonfatal bombings in New Jersey and New York City, was taken into custody Monday morning following a bloody shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey. Two police officers were injured in the...
  • CAPTURED: FBI arrest 'armed and dangerous' Afghanistan-born man (tr)(more details)

    09/19/2016 10:03:30 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/19/2016 | Ashley Collman
    Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was taken into custody Monday morning in Linden, New Jersey Witnesses say he was found sleeping in the entryway of a bar and the owner called police When police arrived on the scene, Rahami started shooting and he struck two officers - one in the hand and one in the vest Rahami was also shot in the right shoulder and taken from the scene in an ambulance [SNIP] It was fingerprints on another bomb found blocks away that led the FBI to Rahami [SNIP] Neighbors told that the family who live in the building had...
  • Police Capture Ahmad Khan Rahami, Suspect in NY-NJ Bombings

    09/19/2016 9:41:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies ^ | 9-19-2016 | BREITBART NEWS
    NEW YORK (AP) — An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was taken into custody Monday after a shootout with police in New Jersey, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. WABC-TV footage showed a man believed to be 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami being loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher in Linden, New Jersey. He appeared to be conscious and looking around. The law enforcement official, who was not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity, said two officers...
  • Wanted NY/NJ bomb suspect sued his local police; they PERSECUTED him for being a Muslim

    09/19/2016 7:51:02 AM PDT · by dead · 45 replies
    The prime suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings sued his local police force and claimed they were persecuting him for being a Muslim. Ahmad Rahami said in a lawsuit that cops in Elizabeth, New Jersey subjected his and his family to discrimination and 'selective enforcement' based on their religion. The family - who used the name Rahimi in the legal papers - claimed that police tried to shut down their chicken restaurant, called First American, too early each night with 'baseless' tickets and summonses. Ahmad, 28, his father Mohammad Sr, 53, and his brother Mohammad, brought the...
  • Chelsea bomb suspect caught after shootout with cops

    09/19/2016 8:37:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/19/16 | Jamie Schram, Reuven Fenton and Yaron Steinbuch September 19, 2016 | 11:25am
    A 28-year-old Afghani native wanted in connection with blasts in Manhattan and New Jersey that left 29 wounded has been caught after shooting at a police officer in New Jersey, according to a report. Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested after firing at the cop in Linden, WNBC reported. Rahami, whose fingerprint was found on an unexploded device, was hunted in connection with the explosions that sparked fears of a local terror cell, according to federal officials. Earlier Monday, FBI agents raided the Elizabeth, New Jersey, home of Rahami, a naturalized US citizen who was deemed armed and dangerous, Mayor Bill...