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  • Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the Romneys

    07/03/2015 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 3, 2015 3:48 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romneyís property in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, an aide to Romney confirmed. The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of what the aide called the private nature of the event, said the former governor and his wife opened their home to the Christie and Rubio families after hearing they would be in town for the holiday weekend. Both candidates are scheduled to march...
  • 2016 DEBATE WATCH: Donald Trump Slides To Seventh Place

    07/03/2015 10:02:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    Editorís note: "2016 Debate Watch" is a running, bi-weekly series. This week weíve seen Jeb Bush and Donald Trump gain some momentum. Carly Fiorina, meanwhile, recently turned some heads as well, cracking the top ten for the first time ever. If the August 6 Fox News debate were held tonight, however, only the following candidates would make the (prime-time) cut. (See the debate rules here): (1) Jeb Bush: 15.0 (2) Scott Walker: 10.6 (3) Marco Rubio: 9.4 (4) Ben Carson: 9.4 (5) Mike Huckabee: 8.0 (6) Rand Paul: 8.0 (7) Donald Trump: 6.0 (8) Ted Cruz: 4.8 (9) Chris Christie:...
  • The surging truth-tellers of the GOP (Ted Cruz and Don Trump)

    07/03/2015 10:22:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Times' Pruden On Politics ^ | July 2, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    Donald Trump is surging in New Hampshire, and Chris Christieís back on the hunt, sounding like a born-again contender. Theyíre both long shots ó the Donald is off the board ó but theyíre making the kind of noise the wiseheads say they canít make. Bernie Sanders is the October surprise for Hillary, drawing the crowds of autumn a year early, and all the Queen of Avarice is collecting now is the stuff you get on your shoes on a stroll through the barnyard. Itís not a race, not yet, and the Gestapo, some of them decked out in the Nazi...
  • [May 26, 2015] Obama-Netanyahu feud a problem for Hillary and¬†Dems

    07/03/2015 8:39:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Fredric U. Dicker
    A top GOP strategist and pollster for newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning that New York Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, "will pay a heavy price" at the polls next year if they don't break with President Obama's policies on Israel and reject any deal he makes with Iran. "Hillary Clinton, [Sen.] Chuck Schumer, [Reps.] Nita Lowey, Steve Israel, Jerry Nadler, Eliot Engel and others are about to get a whole new wave of pressure from Republicans on whether they agree or not with Obama on Israel," New York-based national GOP pollster and strategist John McLaughlin told The Post....
  • Brighamís Transfer Ownership for 7 Abortion Clinics Was A Sham, Says New Jersey Attorney General...

    07/03/2015 5:55:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    operationrescue.org ^ | July 2, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    FULL TITLE: Brighamís Transfer Ownership for 7 Abortion Clinics Was A Sham, Says New Jersey Attorney Generalís Office Trenton, NJ Ė A complaint filed by the New Jersey Attorney Generalís office alleges that the notorious abortionist Steven Chase Brigham continues to illegally operate seven abortion facilities in New Jersey, having never actually transferred ownership to his long-time associate, abortionist Vikram H. Kaji. A complaint was filed by the Attorney Generalís office on June 16, 2015. It charged Kaji with fraud for claiming he had taken over ownership of Brighamís New Jersey abortion businesses after Brighamís medical license was revoked last...
  • John Whitman, Husband of Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, Dies at Age 71

    07/02/2015 7:06:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | July 2, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    John Whitman, the husband of former Republican Gov. Christine Todd Whitman and the state's first-ever first gentleman, died Thursday. He was 71. He died at Morristown Medical Center after suffering a catastrophic brain injury in mid-June, said Heather Grizzle, a spokeswoman for Todd Whitman. John Whitman was an investment banker who served as a managing partner at Princeton-based Sycamore Ventures. He served as New Jersey's first gentleman from 1994 to 2001.
  • No charges against Bill Cosby as investigators close Atlantic City rape case

    07/02/2015 4:30:00 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 18 replies
    Philly.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Nick Vadala
    Bill Cosby will not be charged in connection with actress Lili Bernardís allegations that the comedian sexually assaulted her in Atlantic City in the early 1990s. ďThe office of the Atlantic County Prosecutor has terminated its investigation, closed its file and so notified Ms. Bernardís lawyer,Ē Edwin J. Jacobs, Jr., Cosbyís New Jersey attorney at Jacobs & Barbone, said via a release. When Bernard first spoke with police this past May, her case appeared to be a lynchpin in the ongoing Cosby scandal due to New Jerseyís lack of a statute of limitations on rape. However, that change in law...
  • N.J. man knees detectives' groins in attempt to escape arrest, police say

    07/02/2015 4:27:34 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    NJ.com ^ | July 2, 2015
    HOBOKENóA North Bergen man kneed several detectives in their groins on Wednesday to avoid being arrested for selling drugs, according to police reports. Javier Gomez, 37, kneed Hoboken detectives' groins and tried to throw them into a four-foot gate in an attempt to escape arrest, police said. Detectives determined that Gomez was likely selling drugs after they saw him riding his bicycle to meet various people, according to police reports.
  • Chris Christie to NJ county clerks: You must uphold the Supreme Courtís gay marriage ruling

    07/02/2015 3:41:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    Bobby Jindal’s office assured Louisiana clerks that they can invoke his executive order on religious freedom if they have a conscientious objection to issuing a license to a gay couple, but that’s a risky proposition for a middle-class civil servant. Now that marriage is a constitutional right, a government official who attempts to deny that right is vulnerable to being sued for damages under federal law. One such suit has apparently already been filed against a clerk in Texas. Christie, a former U.S. Attorney, is offering them better legal advice than Jindal is here: If the new regime bothers...
  • Christie Opposes Exemptions for Clerks Who Object to Same-Sex Marriage

    07/02/2015 8:22:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Time ^ | July 1, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke with many in his partyís social conservative wing Wednesday, telling reporters that government employees who have objections to issuing same-sex marriage licenses should not be allowed to opt out. While many conservatives have called for steps to protect government employees who have objections to Fridayís same-sex marriage ruling from the Supreme Court, Christie said those who work for the government should abide by their oaths.
  • Chris Christie Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign With Swipes At Obama, Hillary Clinton

    07/02/2015 4:24:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 1, 2015 | ADAM DESIDERIO
    Chris Christie is running for president, he announced today at his alma mater, Livingston High School in New Jersey, becoming the 14th Republican candidate to enter the 2016 presidential race. "America is tired of handwringing and indecisiveness and weakness in the Oval Office," the New Jersey governor said today to a cheering crowd. "We need to have strength and decision-making and authority back in the Oval office and that is why today I am proud to announce my candidacy for the Republican nomination for president of the United States of America." Standing beside him were his wife, Mary Pat, and...
  • Wanted woman seen as symbol for U.S.-Cuban differences (Cop Killer is Cuban Folk Hero)

    07/02/2015 3:24:34 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 06/29/2015 | Michael Matza
    --snip-- Reviled by law enforcement and revered by Fidel Castro, who granted her political asylum, Shakur embodies America's commitment to retrieve its fugitives and Cuba's commitment to grant sanctuary to people it deems persecuted dissidents. "Cuba not only is refusing to hand her over; it is refusing, at least publicly, to make the topic of extradition part of these negotiations," said Teishan Latner, a former fellow at New York University's Center for the United States and the Cold War, where he researched the relationship between Cuba and left wing groups in America for a forthcoming book.
  • City now looking at Trumpís golf deal in the Bronx as fallout continues from inflammatory comments

    07/01/2015 5:48:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    WPIX ^ | 7/1/15 | Mario Diaz
    City now looking at Trumpís golf deal in the Bronx as fallout continues from inflammatory comments against Mexicans. Hours after Macyís abruptly ended its business relationship with Donald Trump, PIX11 News has learned that Trumpís golf course deal with the City of New York involving the much revered Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point is being examined in the fallout of Trumpís controversial remarks regarding Mexicans. Mayor Bill de Blasio telling PIX11 News the following in a statement, ďWe are reviewing Trump contracts with the City. Donald Trumpís remarks were disgusting and offensive, and this hateful language has no place...
  • Chris Christie wins an endorsement: Maine Gov. Paul LePage(endorses least conservative Governor)

    07/01/2015 3:32:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/1/15 | Kyle Cheney
    Maineís Paul LePage became the first sitting governor to endorse a candidate in the 2016 GOP nomination race, throwing his support behind Christie Christieís fledgling bid for president. Mr. LePage said that the New Jersey governor has been an inspiration to him over his career and said Mr. Christie, as the head of the Republican Governors Association, played an instrumental role in helping him win re-election last year. (SNIP) LePage refused to criticize Christie for accepting Obamacareís huge Medicaid expansion, a program LePage has derided as ďwelfare expansionĒ and that he repeatedly vetoed when the Maine Legislature sent it to...
  • Cruz Welcomes Chris Christie to Presidential Race

    06/30/2015 1:29:57 PM PDT · by Isara · 23 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 06/30/15
    HOUSTON, Texas ¬ó U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, issued the following statement welcoming New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie into the race for the 2016 Republican nomination for President of the United States:¬ďI‚Äôm glad to welcome Governor Chris Christie into our diverse field of candidates. He is bold, he is brash, and I‚Äôm always glad to see Republicans get elected in blue states. His presence in the race for the Republican nomination will make our eventual nominee all the stronger to defeat Hillary Clinton in November of 2016.¬Ē
  • Chris Christie becomes 435th candidate to declare for 2016 election

    06/30/2015 6:52:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Philly.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Scott Bomboy
    Governor Christie declared his presidential intentions on Tuesday in what appears to be crowded GOP field. But ďcrowdedĒ is a relative word according to the FECís official list of candidates.Christie joined 12 other high-profile Republican primary candidates after holding a press conference and he will soon file with the Federal Elections Commission as a candidate of record receiving campaign contributions.
  • A History Lesson for Governor Christie

    06/30/2015 3:29:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, announced that he's running for president today. I think that gets us up to 16 announced Republicans. He gave a, eh, fairly average 20-, 25-minute long stem-winder. We have just a couple of sound bites I want to play for you. He was in Livingston, New Jersey, at Livingston High School. He said he traveled around the country and he keeps hearing all these people telling him that Americans are angry. But he said he's traveled around the country and he hasn't found anybody angry. He hasn't found anybody mad. He's found...
  • Live: Christie(RINO-NJ) announces he is running for President

    06/30/2015 8:27:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 86 replies
    CNBC ^ | 30 JUN 15 | cnbc
    Live coverage of Democrat Republican Gov. Christie announcing run for Emperor POTUS.Live link to CNBC
  • Jersey City man with 86 prior arrests facing new shoplifting charge

    06/30/2015 3:01:44 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | June 29, 2015
    JERSEY CITY -- A 47-year-old Jersey City man with 86 prior arrests made his first court appearance today on a Hoboken shoplifting charge. Jerry Williams, of the 200 block of Arlington Avenue, appeared in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City this afternoon via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny. Williams is charged with stealing toiletries and hair grooming products with a value of more than $400 from the CVS store on Clinton Street Friday, the criminal complaint says. Court officials said Williams has 86 prior arrests, 50 disorderly persons convictions and 10 criminal convictions.
  • Liam Neeson chides NYC mayor on horse carriages

    02/28/2014 10:51:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 28, 2014 8:34 PM EST
    Liam Neeson says heís ďa little bit pissed offĒ at Mayor Bill de Blasio for wanting to shut down the horse-drawn carriage industry in New York City. The actor made the comment during a Wednesday appearance on ďThe Daily ShowĒ. Ö
  • Bill De Blasio Is a Lesson New Yorkers Need to Learn

    01/12/2015 8:18:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/12/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    New York City shouldnít exist. Its population of waiters waiting to become actors, professors waiting to write bestsellers, muggers waiting to become drug kingpins, welfare cases waiting for American Idol and cyclists waiting to become international humanitarians are the natural constituency of the left. Like every major city in the last fifty years, New York City is caught between a progressive death wish to embrace every single insane policy of the left from midnight basketball for crackheads to a 99 percent tax on everyone who has a job and the common sense competence that keeps it afloat. Every election is...
  • Whoa there: NYC carriage horse ban is stalled

    04/22/2014 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 22, 2014 3:41 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York Cityís horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues. [Ö] What changed? For one, a media blitz led by actor Liam Neeson has portrayed the horse-drawn carriage industry as an iconic, romantic part of New York that provides about 400 jobs, many to...
  • NYC Mayor: Horse-Drawn Carriages in Central Park ďInhumane,Ē Abortions Okay

    01/01/2014 6:41:17 AM PST · by NYer · 52 replies
    Life News ^ | December 31, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Bill de Blasio, New York‚Äôs incoming mayor, apparently loves animals more than people. He thinks horse-drawn carriages in Central Park are ‚Äúinhumane.‚ÄĚ But abortions in New York City, which is the abortion capital of America given its ridiculously high abortion rates? No problem.Fox News reports on de Blasio‚Äôs concern about horse-drawn carriages: New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has vowed to move quickly to outlaw the horse-drawn carriages that pull tourists around the city‚Äôs famous Central Park.‚ÄúWe are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period,‚ÄĚ de Blasio, who takes office New Year‚Äôs Day, said at a news...
  • Horses' future uncertain if NYC carriage rides end [de Blasio may turn them into burgers]

    02/10/2014 6:21:10 PM PST · by grundle · 29 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | February 9, 2014 | DAVID B. CARUSO
    NEW YORK (AP) ó Time may be running out for the iconic horse carriages that carry tourists around Central Park. Mayor Bill de Blasio already has declared his intention to shut down the industry, saying it is inhumane to keep horses in modern-day Manhattan. While that debate could be over, at least one nagging question remains: What will become of the horses? In Pennsylvania's Amish country, which is the source of many of the horses that wind up working in Central Park, this oversupply plays out weekly at the New Holland Livestock Auction. Every Monday, buyers for foreign meat factories...
  • Bill de Blasio On Horse-Drawn Carriage Industry: "It's Over"

    12/31/2013 7:05:50 AM PST · by george76 · 181 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 30, 2013 | Erin Durkin
    Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vowed to act quickly to abolish horse-drawn carriages in the city. "We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period,Ē de Blasio said in response to a question at his press conference announcing his schools chancellor pick Monday. ďItís over,Ē he said.
  • Liam Neeson Blasts Bill de Blasioís Anti-Horse Campaign

    01/10/2014 6:40:11 AM PST · by Alice in Wonderland · 32 replies
    FRONTPAGEMAG ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    While Bill de Blasio backer Steve Nislick plots to grab the stables once his boy follows through and outlaws carriage horses in Central Park, Liam Neeson visited the actual stables whose ď64,000 feet of valuable real estateĒ Nislick has been drooling over and is plotting to seize under the cover of animal rights. And taught smirking liberal Jon Stewart a thing or two about horses. . .
  • Is Bill de Blasio Trading Horses for Money?

    01/07/2014 8:37:19 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 January 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    They used to hang horse thieves ó now they elect them mayor. As many know, New York Cityís new commandant, Bill de Blasio, has sworn that one of his first acts upon taking office will be to ban Central Parkís iconic horse-drawn carriages. He claims that forcing horses to work in downtown Manhattan is inhumane, but is he really just kowtowing to a big real-estate developer who heavily supported his campaign? Interestingly, there was a time when de Blasio was more blasť about these animal-rights concerns. In fact, when he had the chance as a City Council member to support...
  • Diversity of New York City languages makes staying involved in kidsí education difficult

    06/29/2015 5:48:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / ^ | June 29, 2015
    New Yorkers, who come from every corner of the world, speak 180 languages. Not surprisingly, nearly half of public school students speak a language other than English at home. This makes life difficult for the city's Department of Education, which, according to federal law and its own regulations, must provide translation and interpretation services to the thousands of parents of those children whose first language is not English
  • City Ďfixesí grades for failing high school students ( NYC )

    06/29/2015 6:20:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 28, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    How do you fix a failing high school? Change the grades. Under pressure to boost student achievement, the state-designated ďout of timeĒ Automotive HS in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, has resorted to rigging Regents exam scores. The failing scores of five students who took the Regents in January were switched to passing scores of 65 or higher on their transcripts, the city Department of Education has confirmed. One junior saw his scores upped to pass two exams required for graduation ó Living Environment (biology) and algebra ó even though he had failed both classes. The student insisted he deserved a break on...
  • SCOTUS ruling on same sex marriage mandates nationwide concealed carry reciprocity

    06/28/2015 11:10:19 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 15 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 6-26-15 | Bob Owens
    If youíre following any of the various media outlets this morning, youíre probably aware that the U.S. Supreme Court has just extended gay marriage to all 50 states. The Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide, in a historic decision that invalidates gay marriage bans in more than a dozen states. Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The courtís ruling on Friday means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage. The outcome is...
  • Christie launches campaign website: 'Hey America, it's Chris'

    06/28/2015 9:34:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | June 27, 2015 | Charles Hoskinson
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched a campaign website on Saturday, ahead of an expected announcement next week that he plans to seek the GOP presidential nomination. "Hey America, it's Chris," Christie said in a series of tweets unveiling the website, chrischristie.com. Christie reportedly plans to formally announce his candidacy on Tuesday at Livingston High School in New Jersey, where he graduated in 1980 as class president and played catcher on his high school's championship baseball team. The website launch is the surest sign yet that he's in the race. The homepage leads with the slogan "Chris Christie: Telling it...
  • EXCLUSIVE ó TED CRUZ: OBAMATRADE ENMESHED IN CORRUPT, BACKROOM DEALINGS

    06/23/2015 4:29:02 AM PDT · by Leto · 732 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 June 2015 | Ted Cruz
    As a general matter, I agree (as did Ronald Reagan) that free trade is good for America; when we open up foreign markets, it helps American farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers. But TPA in this Congress has become enmeshed in corrupt Washington backroom deal-making, along with serious concerns that it would open up the potential for sweeping changes in our laws that trade agreements typically do not include. Since the Senate first voted on TPA, there have been two material changes. First, WikiLeaks subsequently revealed new troubling information regarding the Trade in Services Agreement, or TiSA, one of the trade deals...
  • N.J. Democrats to revive effort to restore $7.5 million Christie cut for women's health

    06/24/2015 7:05:59 PM PDT · by Coleus
    nj.com ^ | 06.22.15 | Susan K. Livio
    Democratic leaders will introduce a budget that once again includes $7.5 million Gov. Chris Christie eliminated five years ago for women's health services and led to the closure of six family planning centers, state Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg said.Christie said in 2010 he eliminated the funds as part of a wide array of cuts to close a budget gap. But in speeches to conservative groups in February and again last week, the Republican governor, who is mulling a bid for president, boasted he had "vetoed Planned Parenthood funding five times out of the New Jersey budget."Now that his true...
  • Politico: Christie May Announce '16 Run as Early as Next Week

    06/24/2015 6:52:17 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 10:06 PM | Cathy Burke
    New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie may announce a presidential bid as soon as next week, Politico reports. Aides have already said Christie isn't likely to make a move into the crowded GOP primary race until the New Jersey legislature finalizes the state budget around the end of June. But recent travels and staffing changes appear to show he's closing in on a declaration. Christie's campaign-in-waiting announced two additional staff hires in New Hampshire, and earlier this month, longtime Christie aide Maria Comella took a senior position at his political action action committee, Politico reports.
  • WSJ editorial slams Christie on vaccines

    02/03/2015 7:40:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | February 3, 2015 | Lucy McCalmont
    The Wall Street Journalís influential editorial board rapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on the knuckles for ďmeanderingĒ on vaccines. ďThe real public health problem isnít a lack of parental choice but a lack of common sense about vaccines,Ē the Journal said in a late-Monday editorial. It added that lawmakers should do more to promote vaccine use.
  • Chris Christie to Declare Next Week

    06/24/2015 1:56:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.24.15 | Emily Zanotti
    SNIP Look, I don't mind Chris Christie. He's plainspoken, he's got a good record of debating women without looking like a sexist pig, he's managed to elude the long and meandering opposition research tendrils from American Bridge, and he regrets most of the decision he made that are at odds with the conservative base. It is time for Christie to move on from New Jersey, too - his poll numbers have been steadily declining and his straightforward demeanor is wearing on the people who once thought it fresh and novel. But he's unafraid to be confrontational and, unlike Jeb Bush,...
  • Report: Christie nearing 2016 decision [announcing next week]

    06/24/2015 6:33:26 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) is nearing a decision on his presidential bid and could announce his decision as soon as next week, sources told Politico. Christie would likely be the 14th GOP candidate in a crowded primary if he decides to jump inó12 have already announced and Gov. Bobby Jindal (La.) is set to join later Wednesday. Christie, a no-nonsense Republican from a deep blue state, earned a legion of supporters for his willingness to, at times, buck party lines. His 2012 embrace of President Obama after Hurricane Sandy both endeared him to his supporters and repulsed his detractors. Once...
  • Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

    06/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 114 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 06/21/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama's healthcare law by the end of the month.</p>
  • Faith and Freedom Coalition: Winners and losers

    06/21/2015 10:34:11 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | June 21, 2015 | Katie Glueck and Kyle Cheney
    Ted Cruz dominated, Rick Santorum flopped and Bobby Jindal found his niche. At the latest GOP cattle call, about a dozen presidential contenders rolled through a Washington, D.C. ballroom over a three-day period to tout their socially conservative bona fides at the Faith and Freedom Coalitionís ďRoad to MajorityĒ conference. Most of the 2016 hopefuls managed to impress evangelical and other conservative Christian voters by championing religious freedom, highlighting support for traditional marriage and stressing the importance of family and family values.
  • Man seriously wounded, 2 officers injured in police shooting

    06/20/2015 6:08:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    ORANGE, N.J. (AP) ó Prosecutors say a man armed with a knife was shot and seriously wounded by two police officers after he lunged at one of the officers. The two officers also suffered undisclosed injuries in the confrontation, which occurred Saturday morning in Orange....
  • Straw poll: Walker wins handily

    06/20/2015 2:17:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2015 | Barbara Boland
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., won 25.3 percent of the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference straw poll, which was emailed to those who attended this year's conference in Philadelphia. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came in second place with 11.6 percent of the vote, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 11 percent. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tied at 9.6 percent. These results show a strong preference for regional candidates as well as governors, and differ greatly from the latest RealClearPolitics totals. Candidates Walker, Christie and former New York Gov. George Pataki were all...
  • Rand Paul to GOP: It's Time to Move Beyond the Second Amendment

    06/18/2015 7:11:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 18, 2015 | Emma Roller
    The senator from Kentucky continues to takes the road less traveled through the GOP primaries.Sen. Rand Paul took a risk Thursday. Speaking to an audience of religious conservatives in the wake of a racially charged shooting in South Carolina, Paul delicately suggested that Republicans might want to start focusing on other parts of the Bill of Rights than the Second Amendment. "Everybody is for the Second Amendment. All 55 candidates running for president are for the Second Amendmentóon our side," Paul told the crowd. "But the thing is that a lot of young people, that might not be their primary...
  • Al Sharpton Anti-Gun Violence Campaign 'Occupy The Corners' Launches In NYC, NJ, Other Cities

    06/18/2015 10:25:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | June 5, 2015 | Aaron Morrison &#61954;
    After encouraging months of protests against police brutality around the country, the Rev. Al Sharpton is again turning his focus to the gun violence that plagues urban and minority communities during the summer. Sharpton, president of the New York-based National Action Network, announced Friday the locations for his ďOccupy the CornersĒ initiative, an annual community action that enlists residents and volunteers to patrol their neighborhoods at night. In several New York City locations, as well as a city in New Jersey, Sharpton has designated neighborhood captains to stand with residents at ďhotspotĒ intersections from 9 p.m. to midnight Fridays and...
  • Ex-Boy Scout: I killed troop leader who raped me

    06/18/2015 2:25:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 72 replies
    wnd ^ | june 18, 2015 | cheryl chumley
    A former Boy Scout confessed in emotionally charged court testimony to killing his former troop leader, but said it was due to the repeated sexual abuse and rape he suffered at the hands of the man, beginning at the tender age of 8. ďFrom the time I was 8 years old until I was 12, I was sexually assaulted and raped by Dennis Pegg,Ē said Clark Fredericks, a former scout who spoke in a tense Newton, New Jersey, courtroom about the reasons for his killing. Pegg also served as a Sussex sheriffís officer, NBC New York reported. He was killed...
  • Marijuana Legalization For Adults With Taxation And Regulation Supported By Most New Jerseyans

    06/18/2015 10:53:51 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 73 replies
    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ ó A clear majority of New Jerseyans supports legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana for adults 21 and over, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released today. Just under one-third of residents strongly support making marijuana use legal, assuming it would be taxed and regulated, while another 26 percent somewhat support the idea. Twelve percent are somewhat opposed while 27 percent are strongly opposed. An April 2014 Rutgers-Eagleton Poll found that while about two-thirds in New Jersey favored eliminating marijuana possession penalties, just 49 percent supported ďcompletely legalizingĒ the drug. ďThe trend in New Jersey mirrors the nation as...
  • Who is the most conservative Republican candidate for president? [CRUZ!]

    06/17/2015 9:45:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16 at 2:00 PM | Pablo BarberŠ
    The Republican field is crowded, which implies that primary voters have little information about where some of the candidates stand. That is particularly the case this season, with a few relatively unknown contenders who lack legislative experience or a long history of campaign contributions that would allow researchers to precisely identify where they stand on the liberal-to-conservative political dimension.However, one characteristic all candidates share is that they have active and popular Twitter accounts. And as I showed in an article published earlier this year in the journal Political Analysis ó now freely available online as an Editorsí Choice article ó...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton Presented With Key To The City Of Newark

    06/15/2015 3:39:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | June 15, 2015
    NEWARK, NJ ó The Rev. Al Sharpton was honored for his civil rights and social justice work during a special ceremony in Newark. ďWe believe that Rev. Al Sharpton deserves recognition. We want to give him his roses while heís still alive,Ē Baraka said. ďWe donít want to wait until heís long gone before we say thank you for standing in the gap. When people keep their mouths shut, his is open.Ē Sharpton was also presented with keys to four other New Jersey cities: Hillside, Irvington, East Orange and Orange.
  • Christie parrots leftwing talking points to attack Ted Cruz

    06/15/2015 9:21:35 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 46 replies
    RedState ^ | June 15th, 2015 | streiff
    Just what we need. A squishy (or fluffy, depending upon how you view cellulite) northeast governor considering a run for the presidency visits Iowa and uses talking points lifted directly from progressive propaganda to attack Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took aim at 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) on Friday, accusing him and other lawmakers of ‚Äúhypocrisy‚ÄĚ over federal disaster relief.‚ÄúWe have Sen. Cruz, who voted against Sandy relief. Now he says he‚Äôs got floods in Texas. He says, ‚ÄėHey, we need some help down here in Texas.‚Äô It‚Äôs great, right?‚ÄĚ Christie...
  • 'You're choking him, man!' Video shows chaotic scene at center of police brutality claim

    06/14/2015 5:47:06 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Jersey Journal NJ.com ^ | June 14, 2015
    JERSEY CITY ó An 18-year old city man charged last Monday with attacking police who arrived at his home to help his sick grandmother says he is the real victim, accusing cops of choking him, hitting his head against a wall and beating him with a nightstick because he wouldn't immediately obey their orders. The June 8 incident, caught on a cellphone video obtained by The Jersey Journal, is just the latest examples of police harassment aimed at Michael Cortez Jr., according to Cortez and his loved ones.
  • Charles Krauthammer: Handicapping the 2016 Field, Round Two

    06/12/2015 7:51:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/12/2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    The Republican nominating race is a mess: a strong field, but with ten declared candidates and a half-dozen more to come, we need a bouncer to keep order. Iíve given myself the job. Rope lines separate the four categories. A. Top tier: 1. Jeb Bush. Solid, no sizzle. Sizzle may be in less demand than eight years ago, but his inability to separate from the pack, his recent campaign shakeup and his four-day stumble over Megyn Kellyís ďknowing what we know nowĒ Iraq question have given even his supporters pause. Nonetheless, a bulging war chest, a fine gubernatorial record, and...