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  • Ex-Clinton official got Boeing bucks while pushing Iran nuke pact – before $25B jet deal

    06/23/2016 2:48:28 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/23/16 | Adam Shaw/AP
    A former top Clinton administration diplomat who used his political sway to garner support for the Iran nuclear deal apparently was being bankrolled the entire time by Boeing -- which is set to make billions off a jet deal with Tehran now that sanctions have been lifted. ADVERTISEMENT Thomas Pickering, who also served as co-chairman of the board examining the Benghazi attack response, publicly pushed for the nuclear deal before its approval last year. He did so by penning op-eds, writing to high-level officials and even testifying before Congress. With the deal in place, Boeing has since moved forward on...
  • Garrett: Boeing deal with Iran proves crony capitalism is alive and well (Press Release)

    06/23/2016 1:31:36 PM PDT · by FreedomNotSafety · 7 replies
    House.Gov ^ | Scott Garrett
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) released the following statement in response to reports that Boeing has reached a multibillion-dollar deal to sell commercial passenger planes to Iran. Boeing is one of the largest beneficiaries of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) bank which perpetuates corporate welfare to mega corporations by handing out taxpayer-backed loans. "This agreement between Boeing and the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism is extremely troubling and shows that crony capitalism remains alive and well in Washington. Not only has Boeing lobbied for years to keep the taxpayer-backed Export Import bank alive, it now has also used its...
  • Immigration advocates want Hudson County to end partnership with ICE

    06/23/2016 6:18:21 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | June 23, 2016
    Immigrant advocates are asking Hudson County to end its participation in a federal program that permits county officers to identify and arrest undocumented immigrants. The county's current agreement to participate in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement program, known as 287(g) for the section of the 1996 law that authorized it, expires on June 30. Advocates for immigrants asked county freeholders at their meeting tonight to urge the county to sever its relationship with ICE A county home to so many officials who claim to be pro-immigrant should not participate in the 287(g) program, Chia-Chia Wang, organizing and advocacy director...
  • Trio arrested at Holland Tunnel were on mission to save girl, friends say

    06/22/2016 3:04:54 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    nj,com ^ | June 22, 2016
    Friends and family are defending the trio stopped at the Holland Tunnel as they said they headed to rescue a teen girl whose friend died of a heroin overdose. Being arraigned in court Wednesday in Jersey City, N.J., were John F. Cramsey, 50, owner of Higher Ground Tactical, an indoor shooting range and gun dealership in Upper Milford Township; Dean S. Smith, 53, of Upper Milford Township; and Kimberly Arendt, 29, of Lehighton, Pa. The trio were on a mission to help a 16-year-old girl they believed was in trouble after a friend overdosed in New York City, according to...
  • New Jersey governor proposes flat rate for education funding

    06/21/2016 3:45:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:17pm EDT | Hilary Russ
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday proposed overhauling the state’s education funding formula to provide all public school districts with a flat rate of $6,599 per student. Calling it his “Fairness Formula” in policy statements on Tuesday, Christie said aid for special needs students would continue even with any potential formula change. Schools are funded through property taxes, which in New Jersey are some of the highest in the nation because of the state’s “unaffordable and broken school funding formula propped up by special interests and misguided Supreme Court precedent,” Christie said in a statement. …
  • 3 Arrested With Multiple Loaded Guns, Knives, Body Armor at Holland Tunnel on Way to NYC

    06/21/2016 9:06:10 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 118 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 21 JUN 16 | By Pei-Sze Cheng and Jonathan Dienst
    Three people were arrested with multiple loaded guns, rifles and ballistic vests at the Holland Tunnel Tuesday when police stopped them for driving with a cracked windshield, authorities tell NBC 4 New York. The three individuals, two men in their 50s and a woman in her 20s who may be from Pennsylvania, were stopped on the New Jersey side of the tunnel around 8 a.m., authorities said. A search of their vehicle revealed the weapons cache. The guns seized included long-range weapons as well as handguns. A camouflage helmet with what appeared to be night goggles was also recovered.
  • 3 arrested in New York’s Holland Tunnel with loaded rifles, body armor - report

    06/21/2016 8:59:10 AM PDT · by paulcissa · 154 replies
    rt ^ | 21 Jun, 2016 | Staff
  • National: Clinton Leads Trump By 7 (Monmouth 47-40)

    06/20/2016 10:45:25 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 75 replies
    Monmouth University ^ | 6/20/2016 | Monmouth University
    West Long Branch, NJ – In a head-to-head contest for president, Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 7 points among registered voters and by 8 points among likely voters. The Democrat’s lead shrinks by a point when potential third party support is taken into account. Both major party nominees remain unpopular, but more voters say it is important to keep Trump rather than Clinton out of the White House. The latest Monmouth University Poll also finds that attitudes towards terrorism and the Republican nominee’s proposed Muslim ban have not changed much since the Orlando tragedy. Currently, Clinton holds a 7...
  • New policy OK'd for transgender students in Jersey City

    06/17/2016 5:17:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | June 17, 2016
    The school board last night adopted a new policy that proponents hope will make the public schools more accommodating to transgender students. >>>>>>>The new policy requires the district to issue student ID cards in the name that reflects the student's gender identity; requires school staff to address students by the names and pronouns corresponding to their gender identity, even if the students have not obtained court-approved name changes; and allows students to dress in accordance with their gender identity. The policy also bans the district from forcing students to use restrooms or locker rooms that conflict with their gender identity....
  • Stringer positioning Himself to Run Against Mayor De Blasio

    06/17/2016 10:29:46 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 2 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 16, 2016 | Ross Barkan
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing at least a half-dozen federal, state, and local investigations into his fundraising, accompanied by ugly headlines and the lowest approval ratings of his tenure. Last week’s arrest of Norman Seabrook, the powerful head of the city's corrections officers’ union, on federal corruption charges in a case involving a de Blasio fundraiser, only crystallized what more and more New York Democrats are starting to believe: With next year’s election looming on the horizon, the progressive mayor is becoming vulnerable to a primary challenge. While a few prominent local politicians are toying with the idea, it’s...
  • N.J. Islamic group stands with Orlando shooting victims, calls gunman 'self-proclaimed Muslim'

    06/13/2016 4:32:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | June 13, 2016 | Caitlin Mota
    JERSEY CITY -- The Muslim Federation of New Jersey has condemned the mass shooting that killed 49 people inside an Orlando night club, and called the shooter a "self-proclaimed Muslim" who "clearly knows nothing about his faith." "We as a Muslim community are extremely heartbroken by the news coming out of Orlando," Imam Saifun Nabi said this afternoon. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims in all our religious congregations since hearing the news."
  • Christie Pans Democratic Proposal to Double N.J.’s Fuel Tax

    06/13/2016 3:22:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Bloomberg | June 13, 2016 — 12:31 PM EDT | Terence Dopp, Elise Young
    Link only: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-13/christie-pans-democratic-proposal-to-double-new-jersey-gas-tax
  • Eric Holder: Fingerprinting Is Racist (What A Moron!!!)

    06/12/2016 4:29:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder has come out against proposals in Chicago and New Jersey to require fingerprint background checks of drivers for ride-hailing platforms such as Uber and Lyft. Why would President Obama's onetime top lawman come out against regulation that is supposed to protect the riding public? Credit the intersection of two forces. First, Holder's tony corporate law firm, Covington & Burling, represents Uber. Also, as Holder sees it, requiring drivers to submit fingerprints may "have a discriminatory impact on communities of color." I was surprised to read about Holder's opposition, as I have trouble seeing Holder as...
  • New Jersey mayor changes party over Trump comments [Hackensack]

    06/10/2016 8:06:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2016 9:02 AM EDT
    Two Republican officials in New Jersey are switching political parties over what they say are racist comments made by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse and Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino changed their party affiliation to independents on Thursday. […] Labrosse and Canestrino say there was not a specific comment that influenced their decision. They say it was the general tone of the campaign. …
  • HISTORY! Trump Shatters Republican Primary Vote Record by 1.4 Million Votes

    06/08/2016 6:40:03 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 7, 2016 | Jim Holt
    On Tuesday Donald Trump closed the door on the Republican nomination for President by winning all five of the remaining primaries — New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana, New Mexico and California. Trump won the last 16 Republican contests. Trump has 1,536 delegates and counting. Trump may also be the first candidate in the modern era to have funded his campaign by himself during the primary season. Although his results are much more impressive, he only spent a quarter the amount of money as Democrats Clinton and Sanders. He proved to be the real capitalist in the primary while Clinton and...
  • Trump Scores Historic 13 Million GOP Primary Vote Blowout with California Win

    06/09/2016 4:26:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Michelle Moons
    Trump closed out the primary election season with wins in South Dakota, New Mexico, New Jersey, Montana, and California. While Sen. Bernie Sanders remains actively campaigning for the Democratic nomination against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Trump became the GOP’s presumptive nominee shortly after winning Indiana’s May 3 primary election. The American businessman surpassed 2012 nominee Mitt Romney’s and 2008 nominee John McCain’s primary election vote totals by late in April according to Politico calculations. Previous record holder George W. Bush received just 10.8 million votes in 2000, a number far surpassed by Trump’s over 13 million votes with...
  • Detention OK for 6th-grader who called vegetarians 'idiots'

    06/09/2016 8:11:34 AM PDT · by DFG · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/09/2016 | AP
    MONTGOMERY, N.J. – New Jersey education officials say a school was allowed to give detention to a sixth-grader who told a student who doesn't eat meat that "vegetarians are idiots" and that "he should eat meat because he'd be smarter and have bigger brains." The Courier News of Bridgewater reports the state education commissioner's office ruled the Montgomery school district was allowed to discipline the student. It happened in the Lower Middle School in 2014. School officials found the comments were harassment, intimidation and bullying because they targeted a "distinguishing characteristic" under state law. The student received five detentions. The...
  • Man admits taking $250K from Head Start; bought Maserati, mink coat

    06/08/2016 8:40:35 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    The former executive director of a former Head Start program in Jersey City Tuesday admitted that he diverted more than $250,000 from programs for underprivileged children and used the money for personal expenses, including a Maserati and a mink coat, prosecutors said. Robert E. Mays, 38, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in federal court to one count of wire fraud. According to court papers charging him, Mays in 2013 forged records and duped employees at the Jersey City Child Development Centers into believing that its board of directors had raised his salary 61 percent to $155,000...
  • LIVE THREAD: June 7, 2016, Primary Elections -- Get out the vote!

    06/07/2016 1:45:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 248 replies
    US Presidential Election News-- 2016 ^ | US Presidential Election News
    Tuesday, June 7th primaries California – 546 delegates Montana – 27 delegates New Jersey – 142 delegates New Mexico – 43 delegates South Dakota – 25 delegates North Dakota – D Caucus – 25 D delegates
  • LIVE THREAD:Donald Trump Post-Election Press Conference 6/07/2016 @ 9pm EDT Westchester, NY

    06/06/2016 4:20:49 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,327 replies
    You are cordially invited to attend a post-election press conference with Donald J. Trump When: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 @ 9PM EDT Where: Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Westchester, NY Attire: PJs (Black Tie Optional) Dom Perignon and a selection of appetizers and French pastries with be served. R.S.V.P @ nikos1121
  • Chelsea Clinton speaks with seniors in Fort Lee (walking liberal cliché/barf alert)

    06/06/2016 12:17:08 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 46 replies
    Fort Lee Suburbanite ^ | 6/3/2016 | Svetlana Shkolnikova
    FORT LEE – The borough's seniors peppered Chelsea Clinton with questions on job growth, the cost of higher education and other issues central to the presidential election on May 24 as she campaigned for her mother, Hillary Clinton, at the Richard and Catherine Nest Adult Activity Center.The event, (snip) attracted approximately 220 attendees, including Bergen County Democratic Committee Chairman Lou Stellato, state Assembly members Valerie Vainieri Huttle, D-37, and Tim Eustace, D-38, Bergen County Executive James Tedesco and officials from the borough. "We could've had this event anywhere we wanted in Bergen County, but we decided to have it right...
  • Clinton On Cusp of Winning Democratic Nomination As Puerto Rico Votes (must have 54/60)

    06/05/2016 5:33:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 6:42 PM ET, Sun June 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Hillary Clinton is on the cusp of clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, and could move closer as Puerto Rico's primary results are announced Sunday night. The former secretary of state is competing with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to win a majority of Puerto Rico's 60 delegates. Clinton began the day 60 delegates shy of the 2,383 she needs to win the Democratic nomination -- with 1,776 pledged delegates and another 547 superdelegates. Sanders, meanwhile, started Sunday with 1,547 delegates total: 1,501 pledged delegates and another 46 superdelegates. Clinton is closing in on a historic nomination as the first female presidential...
  • Could Trump have Christie decide if Clinton is indicted?

    06/05/2016 4:30:26 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 62 replies
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump says if he's elected president, he'd have the top law enforcement official in his administration look into indicting Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton over her email use. So does that mean New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could be the one to make the decision? During an interview that aired Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson noted that Trump has repeatedly said on the campaign trail that Clinton should face jail time over her emails. And if she isn't indicted before then, Dickerson asked, would Trump have his U.S. attorney general prosecute her?
  • VIDEO: Woman Pelted with Eggs, American Flag Burned at Violent Trump Protest

    06/03/2016 7:57:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 78 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | June 3, 2016
    Chaos erupted once again outside a Donald Trump rally, with protesters attacking Trump supporters and burning the American flag. One woman who was yelling back at protesters ended up being pelted with eggs by the protesters. Some are criticizing the San Jose police for letting the rally go on for far too long and grow out of control before they stepped in. On Fox and Friends this morning, Geraldo Rivera said these violent displays are going to hurt the Democrats' chances in November. "The violence is absolutely the worst thing that can possibly happen to the Democrats. Every time you...
  • US and Cuba in talks to bring cop-killer back to America

    06/04/2016 5:06:16 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 4, 2016
    US and Cuban officials are reportedly discussing an exchange that could bring New Jersey cop killer Joanne Chesimard back to American soil. The talks between the two countries, which have normalized diplomatic relations, could also send notorious Cuban spy Ana Montes back to the Caribbean nation, according to NBC. “Cuba has been a haven for US fugitives,” a federal law-enforcement official told NBC.
  • First baby born with Zika-linked microcephaly in NY tri-state area (previous cases in Florida)

    06/01/2016 2:06:02 AM PDT · by quesney · 18 replies
    Fox ^ | May 31, 2016
    <p>Doctors at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey confirmed Tuesday the birth of a child suffering from Zika-linked microcephaly, a condition wherein the child's brain and head are partially developed.</p> <p>The mother, who is 31 but whose name was not disclosed, contracted the Zika virus while in Honduras and was admitted to the emergency room at Hackensack on Friday while vacationing in the United States. Tuesday, doctors delivered her baby girl, who was born also with intestinal and visual issues. Reports indicate she is the first child born with Zika-linked complications in the New York tri-state area.</p>
  • New Jersey: Clinton Holds Narrow Lead Trump in General Election

    05/31/2016 8:19:11 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 47 replies
    Monmouth University ^ | 5/31/2016 | Monmouth University
    West Long Branch, NJ – Hillary Clinton holds a narrow lead over Donald Trump in an early read of New Jersey registered voters five months before the general election. The Monmouth University Poll finds that neither candidate has solidified support among core constituent groups. With the top of the ticket taking shape for both parties, speculation has turned to a couple of Garden State office holders as potential running mates. The poll finds that one name in particular – the state’s own governor – may actually put New Jersey electoral votes further out of reach for Trump. In a head-to-head...
  • Conservatives for Clinton? There's no such animal; neocons show their true colors

    05/31/2016 7:15:05 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 23 replies
    nj.com ^ | May 31, 2016 at 9:27 AM | Paul Mulshine
    For some years now I have been endeavoring to instruct my readers on the difference between conservatives and "neo" conservatives. (If you remain confused please read this simple description.)I have Donald Trump to thank for making that distinction quite clear. The emergence of Trump as the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party has sent the neocons into a frenzy. Meanwhile we genuine conservatives consider him a huge improvement over the prior Republican presidential nominee.
  • Nervous, Hillary? Clinton ditches New Jersey event to campaign in California amid fears that ...

    05/30/2016 10:33:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    Complete Headline: Nervous, Hillary? Clinton ditches New Jersey event to campaign in California amid fears that Bernie could embarrass her as he closes the gap to just two points Hillary Clinton is heading back to California earlier than expected, wanting to pull of a win over a surging Bernie Sanders Sanders is dedicating almost all of his time and energy to upset Clinton in the California primary, being held a week from Tuesday Today Hillary Clinton marched in a Memorial Day parade for her adopted hometown of Chappaqua, New York Today Hillary Clinton changed her schedule for the week, canceling...
  • Atlantic City rescue package goes to Christie

    05/26/2016 5:03:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2016 5:38 PM EDT | Michael Catalini
    New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Chris Christie legislation to keep Atlantic City from running out of cash, throwing the financially strapped resort a life preserver just before the unofficial start to summer this weekend. The Democrat-led Assembly and state Senate approved the measures by wide margins just as the state’s 127 miles of beaches prepare for the Memorial Day holiday. Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who earlier supported legislation allowing for an immediate state takeover of the city’s finances, has said the bill gives him the authority he needs. He stopped short of saying whether he will sign the...
  • Court says 2nd Amendment doesn’t trump NJ’s strict gun laws

    05/24/2016 10:16:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 60 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | May 24, 2016 | Dan Alexander
    A Bergen County man has lost his bid to fight the confiscation of his guns and ammunition following a domestic violence arrest and charges that he had high-capacity magazines and hollow-point ammunition. An appellate decision on Tuesday upheld a Superior Court judge’s earlier ruling that Arthur Vinogradsky was no longer qualified to be a gun owner even though the charges against him were eventually dropped. It’s the latest example of New Jersey’s gun-control laws, which are among the strictest in the nation. In New Jersey, residents must apply to their local police departments to obtain permits to buy, own or...
  • Reid Vows To 'Stop' Clinton From Picking Certain Running Mates

    05/24/2016 11:57:36 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 24, 2016
    Add Harry Reid to the list of troubles dogging Hillary Clinton as she stumbles toward the Democratic nomination for president. The powerful Senate minority leader delivered an unusual warning to Clinton on selecting a running mate, vowing to "do whatever I can" to stop her from choosing a Democratic senator from a state led by a Republican governor. “If we have a Republican governor in any of those states, the answer is not only no, but hell no and I would do whatever I can, and I think most of my Democratic colleagues here would say the same thing," Reid,...
  • Even soldier working under terrorist threats can’t get gun carry permit in NJ

    05/21/2016 9:01:51 PM PDT · by Enchante · 37 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | May 20, 2016 | Toniann Antonelli
    In denying his application for a concealed-carry permit, Oceanport Police Chief Daniel W. Barcus said Russell was unable to demonstrate “justifiable need” because there had been no specific attacks or threats made directly on him. To legally carry concealed firearms in New Jersey, residents have to apply to their local police for a permit demonstrating such a need. But critics of the state’s strict gun laws say this results in very few people other than acting and retired law enforcement officials getting approval for such permits.
  • NYC Mayor Wants To Fine Businesses Who Don’t Use Transgender Pronouns Such As “Ze” Or “Zir”

    05/19/2016 10:35:51 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 75 replies
    hotair.com ^ | May 19, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We learned this week that Hizzonor Bill de Blasio has yet another plan to entrench the city in “transgender” warfare and make sure that business owners are made to toe the line on political correctness. Under this latest scheme, any business which greets someone using a pronoun not matching the gender (or lack thereof) the customer “identifies” as could face a stiff fine in court.
  • Cory Booker: Some Violent Crimes Should Not Be Defined as Violent Crimes

    05/18/2016 8:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 17 May 2016 | Katie McHugh
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, who supports a pending sentencing reform bill that would reduce sentences for violent criminals, wants America to have a “candid conversation” about what violent crimes should be treated as violent crimes. ... Booker is a supporter of the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (SRCA), which is being pushed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, resident Barack Obama ... Not likely to be included in this conversation: Victims of crime, such as Army veteran Stanley Carter. He died after Malcolm B. Benson robbed and shot him at a Detroit bus stop in September...
  • Michelle Lodzinski guilty of murdering son Timmy Wiltsey

    05/18/2016 3:42:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    Almost a quarter century after five-year-old Timothy Wiltsey mysteriously disappeared, his mother was found guilty of his murder today in a dramatic end to one of New Jersey's most notorious cold cases. A jury of seven men and five women convicted Michelle Lodzinski, 48, after eight weeks of testimony before Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves in New Brunswick. They deliberated just four hours after the foreman was replaced Tuesday with an alternate because of an undisclosed "personal matter."
  • Trump comes to financial rescue for Christie, NJ GOP

    05/18/2016 2:30:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | Michael Catalini, AP|
    Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is helping dig former rival Chris Christie and the New Jersey Republican Party out of big debt they incurred from the George Washington Bridge scandal and the governor’s presidential campaign.
  • Only Fitting de Blasio Could Be Taken Down By Trash Bags

    05/18/2016 6:28:30 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 17, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    Garbage bags could help bring down the Blasio administration. Of many revelations about City Hall’s pay-to-play culture, the case of how New York came to buy a certain brand of trash bags caught the prosecutors' attention . Joseph Dussich, tried for nearly a decade to get the city to buy his Mint-X bags, which he says deter rats and squirrels. But he got the brush-off until he contributed $100,000 to Campaign for One New York, a slush fund de Blasio created. Presto, Dussich got a meeting with the mayor, a trial contract for $15,000, and then a deal worth nearly...
  • Donald Trump/Chris Christie Fund Raising Event (May 19, 2016)

    05/16/2016 5:33:08 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 874 replies
    Trump Web Site ^ | 05/16/2016 | Trump Web Site
    Both will be speaking at 7:00 pm EST Lawrenceville, New Jersey National Guard Armory Doors Open at 5:00 pm
  • At Commencement Speech, Obama Warns Of Climate Change Amid Record Cold Temperatures In New Jersey

    05/16/2016 8:16:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/16/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama probably needed his gown to keep him warm as he delivered a commencement speech at Rutgers University amid historically cold temperatures in New Jersey. But as he touted global warming, Obama denied that colder than usual temperatures meant that climate change didn’t exist. “Now, I recognize it doesn’t feel like the planet is warmer right now. I understand,” he said, acknowledging that there was hail when he landed on Air Force One in Newark. But Obama insisted that it was still a reality, citing “overwhelming consensus” from the scientific community to back his claim. He also mocked...
  • Obama: By Almost Every Measure, America and World Are Better Than 8 Years Ago

    05/16/2016 8:22:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 89 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 15, 2016
    Delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University in New Jersey today, President Barack Obama told the graduates that "the good old days weren't that good" and that both America and the world are better than they were "even eight years ago." "When you hear someone longing for the good old days, take it with a grain of salt, take it with a grain of salt," Obama said in his address. "In fact," he said, "by almost every measure, America is better and the world is better than it was 50 years ago or 30 years ago or even eight years...
  • Ben Carson Reveals Five Names on Trump VP List

    05/15/2016 2:38:59 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 211 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-15-2016 | Michelle Moons
    Dr. Ben Carson confirmed five people on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s list of potential vice presidential running mates in a recent interview. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 VP running mate to John McCain, was one of the five Carson said was on the list. The rest are all former 2016 GOP presidential candidates: Trump’s closest competitor Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Marco Rubio, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Read more at source)
  • Dirty dozen: These 12 fugitives are N.J.'s most wanted

    05/13/2016 5:36:26 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    The division's most wanted list is a rogues gallery representing alleged criminals wanted because their crimes were particularly heinous or because they've proven so difficult to catch. Some are cases handled by the State Police themselves, while others were added at the request of local and county authorities. Some have been in hiding so long they could very well be dead. Strip club shooter still sought by State Police While state authorities do not rank the fugitives on the list, its most conspicuous member is Joanne Chesimard, now known as Assata Shakur, a black nationalist who escaped prison after being...
  • Christie on Trump's taxes: 'Ironic' that Clinton is pushing transparency

    05/12/2016 12:29:25 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | May 11, 2016, 06:13 pm | Rebecca Savransky
    May 11, 2016, 06:13 pm Christie on Trump's taxes: 'Ironic' that Clinton is pushing transparency By Rebecca Savransky New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton for calling out Donald Trump for not yet releasing his tax returns, calling it "ironic" that Clinton was pushing for transparency. "I find it ironic that Hillary Clinton is talking about transparency to anyone, given that she had her own email server that she used constantly and had her colleagues in the State Department use in order to avoid [Freedom of Information Act] requests and any transparency to the public," Christie said....
  • Trump hints that Fallin and Brewer on VP short list

    05/12/2016 5:56:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 170 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Donald Trump said on Wednesday that former Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer and Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin are both on his shortlist for running mate. “Well also Jan. Jan Brewer has been fantastic,” he said. “She has been so fantastic. You know I won so big, her territory, we won so big. And she is a fabulous woman. And I agree with you, the governor of Oklahoma -- fabulous person.” When asked whether Chris Christie is still in the running as a possible vice president pick, Trump declined to give a straight answer, opting to praise the New Jersey governor. “I...
  • NYC Airports: We Can No Longer Tolerate TSA's 'Inadequacy'

    05/11/2016 9:19:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    ABC ^ | May 10, 2016 | David Kerley
    Management of the New York City area’s three major airports is fed up with long lines at security check points, and they have given the Transportation Security Administration an ultimatum: Either shorten the lines or we’ll find someone else to do it. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, tasked with running John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports, is threatening to privatize the process of screening passengers before boarding their flight, according to a document sent from the Port Authority to TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger. “We can no longer tolerate the continuing inadequacy of the TSA passenger...
  • WATCH: Hillary Laughs As Person Introducing Her Leaves 'Under God' Out Of The Pledge (video)

    05/11/2016 1:30:54 PM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | 5/11/16 | Hannity Staff
    Progressives have long been hostile to the idea of the words "under God" being included in the Pledge of Allegiance. Atheist groups, for example, have long sought to eliminate the two words from public places through the U.S. court system. At a recent campaign stop at Camden County College in New Jersey, Hillary Clinton didn't appear to be unsympathetic to the anti-under God crowd. When being introduced at the event, the person introducing her seems to purposefully leave out "under God" when reciting part of the pledge of allegiance. Hillary's response? She laughed.
  • Stanford: Public Pension Debt Jumps 84%, to $4.8 trillion

    05/11/2016 6:54:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 May 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    the public pension debt for the 50 states and the District of Columbia jumped 84 percent in recent years, from $2.625 trillion in 2008 to $4.833 trillion in 2014. ... The highest pension debt/household is in Alaska, with an estimated $113,137 figure; Illinois and California are in the second and third highest rankings at more than $77,000 per household.” The lowest state pension debt per household is in Tennessee at $17,761. Illinois has the lowest “market funded ratio” (value of pension assets divided by market liability), at 23.3 percent. The other 49 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. have a market...
  • Donald Trump announces NJ Gov. Chris Christie as transition team chairman

    05/09/2016 8:27:49 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/09/2016 | Christine Wang
    Donald Trump announced on Monday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will serve as the chairman of the transition team. Christie will oversee the team preparing to take over the White House in the fall, according to a statement. Trump made the announcement as he focuses on the general election after rivals Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas suspended their campaigns last week. "Governor Christie is an extremely knowledgeable and loyal person with the tools and resources to put together an unparalleled Transition Team, one that will be prepared to take over the White House when...
  • Christie to lead Trump White House transition team

    05/09/2016 8:35:20 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 34 replies
    the Hill ^ | 05/09/16 | ben kamisar
    Donald Trump has tapped Chris Christie to lead his transition team, which would prepare the political neophyte turned presumptive GOP nominee for the White House if he wins in the general election. “Governor Christie is an extremely knowledgeable and loyal person with the tools and resources to put together an unparalleled Transition Team, one that will be prepared to take over the White House when we win in November,” Trump said in a quote released Monday morning as part of a campaign statement.