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  • First-generation American launches Senate campaign against Booker

    10/17/2019 9:40:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/19 | Justine Coleman
    A first-generation American on Thursday launched his campaign for Sen. Cory Booker's (D-N.J.) Senate seat. Rik Mehta, a pharmacist and lawyer whose parents came to the U.S. before he was born, will run as a Republican against Booker, whom he criticizes as having left New Jersey behind to run for the White House. "In a few weeks, when Cory Booker is done showboating around Iowa and dropping out of the presidential race, he'll run back to New Jersey to pretend he cares about all of us he left behind," Mehta said in his campaign video. "The difference this time: He'll...
  • Cities are banning drive-thrus to improve Americans' health — but will it work?

    10/16/2019 6:25:46 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 48 replies
    msn ^ | 10/16/2019 | Erica Chayes Wida
    A growing number of local legislatures in cities across the country want to put an end to drive-thru windows. In August, Minneapolis became the latest city to pass an ordinance banning the construction of new restaurant drive-thrus. Officials say the ban will help curb pollution, make the city more walkable and improve health problems pertaining to obesity. Other places that have enacted similar measures say they are aiming to combat traffic, cut carbon monoxide emissions and litter. Thus far, cities in California, Missouri and New Jersey have implemented similar bans. Still, many consumers are worried about one of their favorite...
  • At presidential debate, Democrats unite: No rights for human beings in the womb

    10/16/2019 3:31:46 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    The Democratic presidential candidates didn’t hold back in their debate on Tuesday night when it came to making sure everyone knew how much they’re in favor of killing preborn human beings. Twitter had quite the story to tell…
  • The Clown Show live thread...Democrats Debate

    10/15/2019 4:36:29 PM PDT · by Recovering Ex-hippie · 518 replies
    Welcome to tonight`s CLOWN SHOW OF THE LEFT...if you dare! Drinking words...FREE, DEMOCRACY, IMPEACHMENT ( I'M DRINKING CLUB SODA )
  • Prof ties black female obesity to Trump policies, racism

    10/15/2019 2:21:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 101 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 15, 2019 | Jonathan McCormick
    A New Jersey professor suggested on a TV program that racism and President Donald Trump’s policies are responsible for black female obesity. Rutgers University women’s and gender studies professor Brittney Cooper made the argument during an appearance on “Black Women OWN the Conversation” on the Oprah Winfrey Network. "I hate when people talk about Black women being obese," Cooper said on the program. "I hate it because it becomes a way to blame us for a set of conditions that we didn’t create." "We are living in the Trump era," the professor said. "And look, those policies kill our...
  • Pro-Trump Firefighters Face Threats, IRS Complaint over Parade Banner

    10/15/2019 8:26:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | 10/14/2019 | Todd Starnes
    The annual Fireman’s Parade is a big deal in Franklin, New Jersey. But there’s a bit of controversy after volunteer firefighters from Sussex County included a Trump 2020 banner in the Color Guard. The banner included the words, “Keep America Great.” Local Democrats are furious. The Sussex County Watchdog reports that the volunteer firefighters have received death threats. And some citizens are calling for the volunteers to be fired. “Evidently, their loathing of Donald Trump is more dear to them than the safety of their own children,” the Watchdog reported. The New Jersey Herald reports someone filed a complaint with...
  • Tuesday's Democratic debate could be make or break for these four candidates

    10/14/2019 3:08:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Fake News Network ^ | 10/14/19 | Harry Enten
    (CNN) — Tuesday night's CNN/The New York Times debate stage will feature a record 12 candidates. It could be the last debate appearance for up to 33% of them. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke are all in deep danger of not making November's debate. That means Tuesday may be the last chance fo those four to give their campaigns a realistic chance to have a measure of success. Fundraising and polling qualification thresholds have been bumped up once again for November's debate. Jumping...
  • Mike Bloomberg keeps talking to allies about running for president as Joe Biden struggles

    10/14/2019 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | Octoer 14,2019 | Brian Schwartz
    Mike Bloomberg has indicated to associates in recent weeks that Joe Biden’s recent struggles are making him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primary, according to people familiar with the discussions. “Bloomberg is in if Biden is out,” says one source. Biden has not indicated any desire to drop out any time soon. Bloomberg could be in for a showdown with Elizabeth Warren, whether he runs or not, as he has been one of her biggest critics on the Democratic side. “I think it’s something he wants. He has not been shy about that,” one of...
  • Natural gas developers banking on report to prevent Pa. fracking ban

    10/13/2019 7:37:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 13, 2019 | Steve Bittenbender
    Natural gas developers in Pennsylvania are hoping a recent water quality report by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission could squelch plans for a fracking ban that’s currently being considered by the neighboring Delaware River Basin Commission. The SRBC’s Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network report, which was released last month, revealed that water quality scores at 14 of the 16 stations in the basin were in the “good” or “excellent” categories According to a fact sheet from the Susquehanna commission, the monitoring stations are located in areas where active drilling takes place, as well as areas free of development, in order...
  • American-born Israeli woman, 26, sentenced 7.5 years in Russia for 9 grams of cannabis in luggage

    10/13/2019 7:03:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 Oct 2019 | Talia Kaplan
    A 26-year-old woman with dual American and Israeli citizenship who has been jailed in Russia since April after authorities allegedly found nine grams of cannabis in her luggage, has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison, her sister said. Naama Issachar's sister, Liad Gold, told Fox News on Sunday that her sister was sentenced Friday and the family has reached out to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for her. She said the prime minister called their mother the day of the sentencing to let her know that he will do everything he can to have her released...
  • How the Hobbs Act Could Sink Joe Biden: Legally speaking, Slow Joe is all but sunk on Ukraine

    10/08/2019 7:30:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/07/2019 | Frank Friday
    To say the drive-by media have circled the wagons for Joe Biden is putting it mildly.  Every day, in print and on their TV broadcasts, they thunder that there is no evidence!  He broke no laws when his son raked off millions of dollars from China and Ukraine for no-show jobs.  Even New Jersey's most famous traffic judge seems to be confused.  A guy in Ukraine also posits that Biden broke no laws there, either, as if there were really any laws to break in that wild West corruption show. But as an American lawyer, who often has to advise public officials on state and federal ethics...
  • Long Island liberals wake up to how green extremism hurts constituents

    10/06/2019 5:51:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 6, 2019
    A gas shortage threatens the Long Island region,” bleat six Long Island state senators, all Democrats, in a letter pleading for approval of a pipeline proposed to fix the problem — belatedly admitting that the policies they’ve long favored don’t work for their own constituents. This year, Sens. Todd Kaminsky, John Brooks, James Gaughran, Anna Kaplan, Monica Martinez and Kevin Thomas all voted for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Green New Deal law, whose very purpose is to further crimp energy supplies, and for a $100 million hike in taxes on energy. And, as Senate GOP leader John Flanagan (their fellow Long...
  • Confiscate, Ban, Register, Limit and Bust – Dems Lay Gun Control Cards Down in Las Vegas

    10/07/2019 5:55:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3 October, 2019 | Lawrence Keane
    Democratic candidates gathered in Sin City and went all in on gun control. Granted, it wasn’t hard to do when the event was sponsored by gun control groups Giffords and March for Our Lives and the table dealer was a left wing cable news network that didn’t even gamble their own ratings by putting it on their network. They live-streamed on the web instead.If you missed it, I don’t blame you. Still, there’s some big election-year ideas they’re betting on.BansThe field split on outright confiscation. They must have noticed that U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) isn’t at the table anymore...
  • Dem Mayor from Atlantic City Pleads Guilty to Stealing $87k from Youth Basketball Program

    10/06/2019 10:41:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    News Thud ^ | 10/06/19 | Paul Goldberg
    Atlantic City Democrat Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. has resigned after pleading guilty to federal wire fraud and stealing over $87k from a Youth Basketball League. Action News on 6abc ✔@6abc     MAYOR RESIGNS: Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. has resigned after admitting he defrauded a youth basketball club he had founded out of $87,000. Action News has obtained his resignation letter.   12 7:09 PM - Oct 3, 2019 Twitter Ads info and privacy   See Action News on 6abc's other Tweets     CNN reported on the story and Twitter users noticed they failed to mention Gillam Jr. is a Democrat.
  • Federal Health Care Fraud Takedown In Northeastern U.S

    10/04/2019 5:41:00 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 5 replies
    us doj ^ | 09/26/19 | doj public affairs officer
    “Rooting out and prosecuting abuses within our health care system is a top priority for my office,” Craig Carpenito, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, said. “In New Jersey, these illegal activities run the gamut from over-prescribing dangerous opioids, to running pharmacies improperly, to mis-prescribing unnecessary medications, to tricking patients – often the elderly or vulnerable – into seeking expensive genetic testing or compounded prescriptions they don’t need. Today’s message should be clear: We are dedicated to combatting all forms of illegal activity in the health care arena. If you put patients’ health at risk with criminal intent,...
  • Atlantic City mayor resigns after admitting to stealing $87,000 from youth basketball team

    10/03/2019 7:55:06 PM PDT · by massmike · 33 replies ^ | 10/03/2019 | Morgan Philips
    The mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey has resigned after admitting in federal court on Thursday that he stole $87,000 from a youth basketball team he founded. The admission puts the mayor on a long line of corrupt leadership in the city, which has been riddled with chronic budget problems. Frank Gillam Jr. told the judge he stole funds raised from donors in Atlantic City and Philadelphia for the Atlantic City Starz for personal expenses between 2013 and 2018. He was elected mayor in 2017 after serving as a City Councilman. Gillam, 49, faces up to 20 years in prison...
  • Conservative Activists Clean Out 50 Tons of Trash from L.A. Homeless Camp: Before and After Videos

    10/03/2019 4:20:22 AM PDT · by Freeport · 75 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 23, 2019 | Craig Bannister
    Conservative activist Scott Presler mobilized 200 volunteers to remove 50 tons of trash from a homeless camp in Los Angeles, California on Saturday. Presler’s volunteers removed more than five tons of waste per hour over a nine-hour span – and did so without any assistance from the government. On Saturday morning, Presler posted Twitter videos of the ground of the homeless camp covered in waste, before cleanup efforts began around 9a.m., which he followed with videos showing his group’s progress – and the end result. It’s almost 9 a.m. & we’re removing waste from a homeless camp in Los Angeles....
  • October Democratic debate slated for one night with 12 candidates (so far) (Tulsi back in!)

    10/01/2019 3:49:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/27/19 | Kendall Karson
    The October debate, hosted by CNN and the New York Times, is set for a single night on Oct. 15, the Democratic National Committee told the presidential campaigns Friday. "To address several inquiries we have received, we are writing to let you know that, pending a final decision after the certification deadline, it is the intention of the DNC and our media partners to hold the October debate over one night," the DNC wrote in a memo obtained by ABC News. **SNIP** Twelve candidates are currently qualified for the upcoming matchup, according to an ABC News analysis: Former Vice President...
  • South Jersey officials fire back after accused child rapist released before deportation proceedings

    10/01/2019 7:29:48 PM PDT · by massmike · 25 replies ^ | 10/01/2019 | Corey Davis
    An accused child rapist is on the run after being released from the Cumberland County Jail before ICE was able to take him into custody, but local authorities said they were following a judge's order. Some fear a feud between the state and the federal government could be putting public safety at risk. Leaders of Cumberland County are standing firm, saying the staff at the jail did everything right by following a judge's order to release accused rapist, Luciano Trejo-Dominguez last month. ICE officials blasted agencies on the local level last week over the release of inmates. "This isn't a...
  • Trump Is ‘Last Hope for White People,’ Said Police Chief on Trial

    10/01/2019 6:39:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/01/19 | Andrea Salcedo
    A former police chief in New Jersey who is on trial on a federal hate-crime charge after he allegedly slammed a black teenager’s head into a doorjamb, once called President Trump “the last hope for white people,” according to a recording recently played for jurors. In the 2016 recording, which federal officials shared with The New York Times, Frank Nucera Jr., the former chief, can be heard saying that Mr. Trump was the last hope because “Hillary will give it to all the minorities to get a vote. That’s the truth! I’m telling you.” The Trump comment was surreptitiously recorded...