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  • Behold the Nominee: Will the GOP Embrace Its Trump Nightmare or Walk Away?

    05/03/2016 7:04:11 PM PDT · by Milhous · 42 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 3, 2016 9:09 p.m. | Ed Kilgore
    Well, so much for suspense. The networks called Indiana for Donald Trump about five seconds after the polls closed, and within two hours Ted Cruz announced he was suspending his campaign. Trump is winning a majority of the vote and will likely win all 57 delegates. Even if a few delegates stray back across the line, this win clinched the nomination for Trump. He will now have well over 1,000 bound delegates, which is less than 200 from what he needs to make it a lock. And that's without the unbound delegates he definitely has in Pennsylvania and is sure...
  • In Poll After Poll Trump Beats Clinton - And That Scares The Hell Out of GOPe Globalists...

    11/20/2015 5:33:39 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 100 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11-20-2015 | sundance
    November 20, 2015 In Poll After Poll Trump Beats Clinton - And That Scares The Hell Out of GOPe Globalists... by sundance The latest fear mongering approach from the Globalist GOPe advocates (progressive republicans) is to claim they need to attack Donald Trump because he cannot beat Hillary Clinton. This claim is a total sham intended to hide their ulterior motives and here’s why. First to the substance of the claims – In poll after poll of head-to-head match-ups Donald Trump clearly beats Hillary here are recent examples:Fox News Poll – October Trump beats Clinton 45-40 Minnesota Poll – Trump...
  • Conservative Catholics endorse Ted Cruz as Trump alternative

    03/20/2016 9:51:20 AM PDT · by John W · 77 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | March 19, 2016 | David Gibson
    (RNS) More than 50 conservative Catholic activists and political leaders have come out in support of Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz in an effort to shore up Catholic backing for Cruz as an alternative to Donald Trump. Among them is a priest from South Carolina who may be skirting the edges of his own churchs policies against clerics becoming involved in politics. Trump is currently leading the three-man GOP field and has drawn strong primary support from Catholic voters despite his controversial rhetoric and past stands on key issues like abortion rights, which he once supported. The Catholics endorsing Cruz,...
  • Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is Mental Disorder;' Sex Change Biologically Impossible

    05/02/2016 10:27:03 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 109 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/2/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) -- Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a mental disorder that merits treatment, that sex change is biologically impossible, and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a disorder of assumption the notion...
  • Mail carrier admits stealing $443,000 in tax refund checks

    04/30/2016 2:20:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    Cbs ^ | April 29, 2016
    Champagne delivered mail in Pennsauken. Prosecutors say he admitted stealing 72 U.S. Department of the Treasury checks totaling $443,000 and giving them to other people, who weren't named in court documents. Fishman says those people paid Champagne $50 per stolen check in 2014. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Sentencing is Aug. 3.
  • One Top Taxpayer Moved, and New Jersey Shuddered

    04/30/2016 10:36:42 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 30, 2016 | ROBERT FRANK
    Our top-heavy economy has come to this: One man can move out of New Jersey and put the entire state budget at risk. Other states are facing similar situations as a greater share of income and tax revenue becomes concentrated in the hands of a few. Last month, during a routine review of New Jerseys finances, one could sense the alarm. The states wealthiest resident had reportedly shifted his personal and business domicile to another state, Frank W. Haines III, New Jerseys legislative budget and finance officer, told a State Senate committee. If the news were true, New...
  • Atlantic City, Americas Worst-Rated Town, Stares at Default

    04/29/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 28, 2016 | Timothy W. Martin and Heather Gillers
    Atlantic City has so little money left that it could miss a $1.8 million bond payment due Sunday, a step that would make it the first New Jersey municipality to default on debt since the Great Depression. The Jersey Shore gambling destination has endured years of strain as a third of its casinos shut down. But now its cash levels are low enough that bankruptcy is a possibility for the 39,000-population city, according to Mayor Don Guardian.
  • CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM

    04/27/2016 6:58:49 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 460 replies
    CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM
  • Hillary's New Hashtag #pigsandcrackers

    04/26/2016 10:19:18 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/26/16 | William A. Levinson
    n this case, however, the Google search on the slogan or hashtag allows the Propaganda Man to verify for himself that Al Sharpton did indeed tell his listeners, "I don't believe in marching! I believe in offing the pigs! Well, they got pigs out here! You ain't offed one of them!" and "I'll off the man. Well, off him! Plenty of crackers walking around here tonight!" The Propaganda Man can also verify independently that Hillary Clinton has made at least two appearances at Sharpton's National Action Network, where she praised Sharpton and essentially solicited his support for her candidacy. This...
  • N.J. couple can't keep stolen 7.35-carat diamond given as gift, court rules

    04/25/2016 3:44:56 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    federal appeals court has ruled a New Jersey couple can't sue to keep a stolen 7.35-carat diamond, even though it was given as a gift from mother to daughter, the couple's attorney confirmed on Monday. The pear-shaped diamond was stolen in 2003 and made its way through various sellers before ending up purchased for $175,000 by Saddle River resident Frank Walsh, according to previous reports. In 2012, Walsh's wife gave the diamond as a gift to their daughter, Suzanne, and son-in-law Steven Zaretsky. When the Zaretskys tried to have the diamond insured, a jeweler discovered the gem had been stolen...
  • Here's Donald Trump's path to the magic number he needs to win the GOP nomination

    04/24/2016 7:29:58 AM PDT · by GilGil · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/20/2016 | Allan Smith
    ALBANY The head investigator for the state Board of Elections probed the 2014 fundraising efforts by Mayor de Blasio and his team on behalf of the Senate Democrats and found enough willful and flagrant violations to warrant a criminal referral to the Manhattan DAs office. The Daily News obtained a bombshell memo state Board of Elections Chief Enforcement Officer Risa Sugarman sent to the boards four commissioners on Jan. 4 recommending the referral. I have determined that reasonable cause exists to believe a violation warranting criminal prosecution has taken place, Sugarman wrote. The violations discovered by this investigation can...
  • West Point cadets take tour of Jersey City to learn about diverse cultures

    04/23/2016 5:16:13 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | April 23, 2016
    Cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point learned about different faiths earlier this month by touring Jersey City's diverse cultural groups. The cadets spent time with Coptic, Jewish and Muslim groups, among others, during a three-day tour of the city for their class, "Winning the Peace," which has annually brought cadets to Jersey City for over a decade. During their April 15 visit to the Muslim Federation of New Jersey at 530 Montgomery St., cadets asked questions about Islam, ate traditional Pakistani dishes and attended a prayer session with the local Muslim community.
  • School board member resigns over anti-Muslim Facebook posts [Elmwood Park NJ]

    04/22/2016 3:07:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 22, 2016 5:30 PM EDT
    A New Jersey school board member resigned Friday after backlash over posts she made on Facebook disparaging Muslims. [] (Gladys) Gryskiewicz posted on Facebook earlier this year that Muslims should stay in your desserts (sic) and follow your religion in your own countries. In another post, she wrote: Why now are we giving into (sic) the Muslims way of life? The French told them to get lost. This is what our President should be emulating. Her comments drew outrage, including from some students, state lawmakers and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which called for her resignation.
  • Sen. Graham: 'You Can Use the Bathroom in My Office Without Bringing Your Birth Certificate'

    04/22/2016 6:53:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2016 | 6:08 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Well, I think it would be a bad idea to put little girls in a bathroom with grown men, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CNN on Thursday. But the senator also made it clear that the issue is not one of major national importance, as far as he is concerned: All I can say is that the only bathroom I can control is in my office, and you can use the bathroom in my office without bringing your birth certificate.
  • Donald Trump Reaches Out to Gov. Mike Pence Before Indiana Primary

    04/20/2016 2:47:46 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 20, 2016 | Maggie Haberman
    Donald J. Trump met privately with Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana at his residence on Wednesday afternoon, two weeks before the primary in a state that Senator Ted Cruzs campaign sees as crucial to its efforts to capture the Republican presidential nomination. Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence were joined by Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, a supporter of Mr. Trump and a former head of the Republican Governors Association, according to an aide to Mr. Trump...
  • New housing boss makes $167k on top of $163k pension ... in same city(Union City NJ)

    04/19/2016 4:19:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Stanley Sanger's retirement didn't last long. Neither did his time away from Union City, where he was born and raised, then worked for 41 years as a teacher, school principal and, not quite finally, as superintendent of schools. After being credited with leading a turnaround of Union City's largely working class, urban district, Sanger retired after the 2013-14 school year, intending to live off his $167,000 school pension, and devote more time to his family and his fishing pole. But then came some unexpected personal demands which Sanger preferred to keep private and when the executive director position...
  • Woman admits tweeting fake threats to fellow black students

    04/19/2016 1:46:47 PM PDT · by Rio · 4 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | April 18, 2016 | ASSociated Press Staff
    A former leader of a black student group pleaded guilty Monday to creating a false public alarm by tweeting anonymous threats against fellow black college students last fall. State prosecutors will recommend that Kayla McKelvey be sentenced to 90 days in jail and that she pay restitution of about $82,000 to cover the costs of the police response and heightened security at Kean University after the threats.
  • Over Half of NJ Republicans Choose Trump; Clinton Still Leads But Losing Ground Against Sanders

    04/18/2016 3:10:43 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 61 replies
    Rutgers/Eagleton ^ | Rutgers/Eagleton
    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. As Donald Trump looks poised for victory in New York, he continues to lead with Republican voters on this side of the Hudson as well, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Breaking the 50-percent mark in New Jersey for the first time since announcing his candidacy last summer, Trump was named by 52 percent of registered Republican voters as their first choice if they had to cast their primary vote today. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has ascended to a distant second in the Garden State, with 24 percent. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz comes in third at...
  • Reince Priebus Blasted for 'Major Breach of Trust' by Top RNC Officials

    04/18/2016 5:44:09 AM PDT · by LNV · 92 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 4/16/2016 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    "Reince Priebus' former loyalists say they have reluctantly concluded that forces at the RNC will stop at virtually nothing to keep the door open to the nomination of Ohio Gov. John Kasich at the July convention or, as some skeptics fear, some white knight who moderates claim will have broader voter appeal this fall than either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, the two top-delegate winners, have shown in most polls so far."
  • ILLINOIS WILL SOON OVERTAKE NEW JERSEY AS THE STATE WITH THE HIGHEST PROPERTY TAXES

    04/16/2016 3:20:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Illinois Policy Institute ^ | April 14, 2016 | Austin Berg
    Illinois' 859 local school districts consume nearly two-thirds of the $27 billion in local property taxes collected across the state each year. Illinois has nearly 7,000 units of local government. Thats the highest count of any state in the nation, and the runner-up is not even close. One of those units of government is the Naperville Township Road District, where seven employees maintain less than 20 miles of road at a cost of $116,000 per mile. City officials have said they could maintain the same distance at half the cost, and have moved to take over the road districts duties...
  • New York Sun Endorses Ted Cruz

    04/16/2016 8:18:06 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 91 replies
    Brietbart ^ | April 16, 2016 | Susan Berry
    The New York Sun announced it is endorsing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% in the Republican primary Tuesday. According to the Sun: It hasnt been our normal practice to endorse in the primaries, but this year the vote, set for Tuesday, will take on outsized importance as we career toward a contested convention. The junior senator from Texas has emerged from a crowded field by dint of his fidelity to principles limited, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a strong foreign policy that couldnt be at higher premium. They are the true New York Values. Regardless of the...
  • Can party boss Christie tip the nomination to Trump?

    04/15/2016 3:33:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/15/16 | David M. Drucker
    Gov. Chris Christie could help hand the Republican presidential nomination to Donald Trump because he has unusually tight control over the 51 delegates New Jersey will send to the convention in July. Christie is one of Trump's biggest boosters and has moved aggressively with county-level party bosses to stack the delegation with loyalists who owe him favors. The governor stunned observers when he backed Trump shortly after he giving up his own White House bid. His appearance on stage standing silently and wide-eyed behind the New York businessman prompted a torrent of ridicule. Now Christie appears to be punching above...
  • Cruz is the Smartest: The Delegate Hunt (John Batchelor--AUDIO)

    04/14/2016 9:14:29 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 51 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | 14 April 2016 | The John Batchelor Show (audio link)
    AUDIO LINK (40 MINUTE SEGMENT) Cruz's roots: Asked by (Anderson) Cooper if he was more a product of the Northeast or Texas, Cruz chose the Lone Star State. "When I went off to Harvard Law School my dad jokingly referred to it as missionary work," Cruz said. Cruz had completed his undergrad studies at Princeton University by then, becoming the first member of his family to attend an Ivy League school. "To be admitted to Princeton was an extraordinary thing," he said. "It was a world, frankly, that I didn't know. When I arrived there it was a scary place....
  • Republican leaders consider rewriting convention rules

    04/15/2016 4:55:24 AM PDT · by McGruff · 192 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 15, 2016 | ALEX ISENSTADT and SHANE GOLDMACHER
    The Republican National Committee is expected to debate a proposal next week that would dramatically shift the balance of power at this summers convention and impose a new rulebook for selecting the party's nominee. The proposal, which will top the agenda during a meeting of the Rules panel at the RNCs annual spring meeting in Hollywood Beach, Fla., would fundamentally alter how the convention is conducted, further empowering the delegates to determine the course of the proceedings. It amounts to not just a changing of the rules but of the rulebook itself, with far-reaching implications, potentially impacting whether party...
  • Ted Cruzs Coming Economic Boom

    04/14/2016 4:14:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 14, 2016 | Peter Ferrara
    In 1980, Ronald Reagan campaigned on a four point economic recovery plan. First, reduce tax rates, to increase incentives for job creation, investment, business start-ups and expansion, and wage growth due to the resulting increased demand for labor and increased productivity. Even liberal Keynesian economics holds that tax cuts are pro-growth. Two, reduce regulatory costs and barriers to business, which can act as further tax cuts. Three, reduce federal spending, to reduce the governments drain on the private sector. And four, restrain monetary policy to restore a stable value for the dollar. After Reagan led adoption of those policies in...
  • Common Core Great for Homeschooling

    04/14/2016 6:45:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 13, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    The Heritage Foundation published a special report with essays from several education experts, detailing the background and the effects of Common Core. Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and William Estrada, director of federal relations at the Home School Legal Defense Association, highlighted the problems with Common Core. Estrada wrote, "Common Core is good for homeschooling. He pointed out in 2009, there were 850,000 homeschooled students in the U.S. By 2012, the Department of Education found that there were 1.8 million homeschooled students. As you can see, the growth in homeschooling tracks nicely with...
  • Soros Foundation Given $30 Million by US Government

    04/25/2005 6:26:44 AM PDT · by stevio · 125 replies · 3,330+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 25, 2005 | Jeff Johnson
    (CNSNews.com) - The Open Society Institute, a private foundation controlled by liberal billionaire and political activist George Soros, received more than $30 million from U.S. government agencies between 1998 and 2003. Last year, Soros donated at least $20 million of his own money to such liberal groups as Moveon.org, in a failed attempt to block the re-election of President George W. Bush. Tax records the Open Society Institute (OSI) is required to file with the Internal Revenue Service list "FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES" as "Contributors" of amounts between $4.6 million and $8.9 million over a six year period: * 1998 -...
  • Christie surrenders on Supreme Court, handing Sweeney a big win | Moran

    04/13/2016 3:13:16 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    The six-year fight against Gov. Chris Christie's attempt to remake the state Supreme Court has finally ended, thanks to a full retreat by the governor. This is a huge win for New Jersey and for Senate President Steve Sweeney, who has fought hard against Christie's crude efforts to bend the court to his will. On Monday Christie nominated a Democrat, Walter Timpone, to fill the court's lone vacancy. The governor had long insisted that the seat should go to a Republican, and he threatened just last month to escalate the fight unless Democrats approved his nominee, Judge David Bauman. But...
  • Heidi Cruz Met on Campaign Trail by Superstorm Sandy Protests

    04/12/2016 3:42:44 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 95 replies
    Wall Street Journel Blog ^ | April 11, 2016 | Heather Haddon
    New York victims of the 2012 storm object to Ted Cruz's vote against relief funds. MINEOLA, N.Y.Heidi Cruz, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, was met at a campaign event by victims of Superstorm Sandy who protested his opposition to a 2013 bill doling out billions in aid for storm relief and clean-up. People from Long Island and southeast Queens, which were devastated by the October 2012 storm, said the Texas senators vote against a $51 billion aid package targeted to New York and New Jersey to recover from the damages disqualified him from the presidency. The 2013...
  • New Jersey judge: Ted Cruz eligible for presidential nomination

    04/12/2016 4:05:50 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 162 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 12, 2016 | AP
    <p>A New Jersey judge has ruled that Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz meets the constitutional requirements to be president and may appear on the state's presidential primary ballot.</p> <p>Judge Jeff Masin ruled Tuesday that a child of a citizen-father or citizen-mother is "indeed a natural born Citizen within the contemplation of the Constitution."</p>
  • New Jersey Judge Rules Ted Cruz Eligible To Run For President

    04/12/2016 4:04:24 PM PDT · by CA Conservative · 104 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Apr 12, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    A judge in New Jersey has ruled that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is indeed a natural-born citizen and is therefore eligible to be on the New Jersey ballot. Cruz, who was born in Calgary while his father was working there, is an American citizen via his mother's American citizenship.
  • Cruz: Christie 'in his own private hell' for backing Trump

    04/12/2016 2:11:06 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 170 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 4/12/2016 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    TRENTON Gov. Chris Christie is "in his own private hell" over his February endorsement of GOP front-runner Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said Tuesday. Appearing on "The Glenn Beck Show," Cruz told the conservative host that Trump seemed to insist on behaving like the famous fictional Mafia don depicted in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather," Michael Corleone. "The presidency should not be La Cosa Nostra," said Cruz, adding that the real estate tycoon seemed to demand a similar level of "Godfather"-like deference and respect from the governor. "You know what gets me," Cruz said. "The servility...
  • Governor Christie Acts to Improve NJ Gun Permit System

    04/12/2016 4:26:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Christie of New Jersey is pushing to make some incremental changes to improve the arcane and inconsistent New Jersey firearms licensing system. From capemaycountyherald:TRENTON Acting on Governor Chris Christies commitment to ensure fair and consistent application of the states gun laws that respects individuals Second Amendment rights and protects public safety, the Office of Attorney General announced a directive and guideline issued by Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy, and a regulatory change to align the regulations governing the issuance of a carry permit with New Jersey Supreme Court precedent interpreting the statutory standard of justifiable need. Taken...
  • NJ School Board Votes to Adopt Transgender Bathroom Policy

    04/12/2016 2:49:50 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    A northern New Jersey school district has voted to adopt a policy allowing transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity. The Pascack Valley Regional High School District voted 6-1 to pass a policy they say is designed to protect transgender students' rights. The district said the policy is needed to comply with anti-discrimination laws.
  • N.J. approves more than 100 school religious holidays

    04/11/2016 7:01:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    The state Board of Education this week approved a list of religous holidays in the upcoming school year on which schools must allow excused absences. The list, updated annually, includes more than 100 holidays for the 2016-17. Students celebrating those holidays must present a written excuse signed by a parent or guardian. Schools are required to provide students the opportunity to make up any tests or other assessments that they missed. Here is the list of religious holidays for 2016-17:
  • N.J. judge hears challenges to Cruz eligibility

    04/11/2016 12:20:43 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 401 replies
    philly.com ^ | Maddie Hanna
    A New Jersey administrative law judge on Monday heard two challenges to GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz's eligibility to appear on the New Jersey ballot, based upon the Texas senator's birthplace in Canada. The judge, Jeff Masin, didn't decide the challenges to Cruz's eligibility to appear on the June 7 primary ballot, but said he would issue a decision Tuesday. The decision is expected to be reviewed by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who is New Jersey's secretary of state. One of the challenges was brought by three South Jersey citizens, and the other by a law professor who lives in...
  • Ted Cruz risks primary disqualification in N.J. resulting from charges of ballot access fraud

    04/10/2016 8:21:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 733 replies
    Ted Cruz risks primary disqualification in New Jersey resulting from charges of ballot access fraud. A primary ballot disqualification hearing is scheduled by the Secretary of State for Monday, April 11 at 9:00 a.m. in Mercerville, New Jersey. Washington D.C. Law Professor Victor Williams charges that Ted Cruz fraudulently certified his constitutional eligibility for office to gain ballot access. Williams demands that Cruz be disqualified from several late-primary ballots: "Cruz committed ballot access fraud in each state when he falsely swore that he was a 'natural born' American citizen." Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada and held his resulting Canadian...
  • This man could destroy New Jersey by moving to Florida

    04/10/2016 6:13:49 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 90 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 4/10/2016 | Lindsay Putnam
    One man could cause a budget crisis in New Jersey by moving out of the state. Billionaire David Tepper has moved from New Jersey to Florida, and the loss of his income tax could leave a $140 million hole. The 58-year-old founder of the hedge fund Appaloosa Management who Forbes estimates is worth $11.4 billion registered to vote in Florida in October, listing a Miami Beach condo as his permanent address, and he filed a court document in December declaring himself a resident of the tax-friendly state. He also opened a branch of Appaloosa in South Beach,...
  • Jersey man faces possible jail time for Trump flag

    04/09/2016 11:55:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 9, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Trump supporters frequently comment on how it can be dangerous to publicly support their candidate, with threats of retaliation and public harassment following such proclamations. But the one thing you don’t generally hear about is people being tossed in jail for it. That may wind up being the case in New Jersey, however, where one man has been issued a summons for flying a “Make America Great Again” flag over his home. Failure to remove it could result in a hefty fine or a stretch in the hoosegow. (Reuters) Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump appears to have a passionate supporter...
  • Bruce Springsteen Cancels North Carolina Concert Over LGBT Legislation

    04/09/2016 8:34:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 77 replies
    WPTV ^ | 4/9/16 | Eugene Daniels
    "You can't start a fire. You can't start a fire without a spark!" Bruce Springsteen fans in Greensboro, North Carolina, won't be dancing in the dark anytime soon, because The Boss canceled an upcoming concert. And you can blame the governor and state lawmakers. Springsteen moved the concert in protest of the state's so-called "bathroom" law, which, among other things, forces transgender people to use the restroom associated with the gender on their birth certificates, not their gender identity. Springsteen released a statement saying, "Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and...
  • New Jersey Homeowner May Face Jail for Flying Trump Campaign Flag

    04/08/2016 7:04:57 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 8 Apr 2016 | Brian Thompson
    A New Jersey man who's been flying Donald Trump's campaign flag in front of his home since February could face up to a $2,000 fine or jail time when he faces a judge in the case. Joe Hornick has been flying Trump's "Make America Great Again" flag outside his West Long Branch home on a busy corner near the Monmouth University campus for months. But he got a ticket recently citing him for illegally posting political signage more than 30 days before an election. The New Jersey presidential primary isn't until June 7. "I'm not a football fan, I'm not...
  • Township: Mosque building plan rejected over land use issues [Basking Ridge NJ]

    04/07/2016 2:47:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2016 5:20 PM EDT
    A New Jersey township is seeking to dismiss a federal lawsuit accusing it of creating bogus barriers for years before ultimately rejecting a groups plan to build a mosque. The Islamic Society of Basking Ridge filed the complaint last month, seeking permission to build the mosque. Its application to build the mosque was denied in December after four years and 39 public hearings. Its lawsuit alleges a delayed and drawn-out process during which town residents made references to terrorism and questioned what children would learn in the mosque.
  • N.J. has lost its wealthiest resident to Florida, report says (David Tepper)

    04/06/2016 8:14:15 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 24 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 16, 2016 at 3:04 PM, updated March 17, 2016 at 7:17 AM | By Craig McCarthy
    New Jersey's wealthiest man may be making a common Northeast move: a relocation to the tax-friendly state of Florida, a report says. According to Bloomberg, David Tepper has shifted the base of his Appaloosa Management to the Sunshine State as of Jan. 1 after registering to vote and declaring citizenship in Miami at the end of 2015. Taxes were reportedly an important part of the 58-year-old's decision, but also, quality-of-life played big part in his choice to move, according to the article. Tepper has been a resident of the Garden State for more than two decades and has continually appeared...
  • Princeton Will Still Use Woodrow Wilson's Name, But Will Emphasize His Racism

    04/05/2016 2:59:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/5/16 | Trey Sanchez
    Princeton University was embroiled in the Black Lives Matter-inspired boycotts last year when student activists demanded the removal of Woodrow Wilson's name from its public policy school because of the former president's racist views. But after careful consideration of all the complaints, the Ivy League school has decided to keep Wilson's name but promises to emphasize his "severe deficiencies." On Monday, university President Christopher Eisgruber said of his decision: The students should recognize they have really changed the way people will talk about and remember Wilson. All the people whom we honor in history are going to be people with...
  • $15 minimum-wage movement sets sights on more states

    04/01/2016 1:48:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 4:26 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz and David Klepper
    California and New York where almost 1 in 5 Americans live are on their way to raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the activists who spearheaded those efforts are now setting their sights on other similarly liberal, Democratic-led states. Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington are among the states with active Fight for $15 efforts, and even economic experts who oppose the increased rate see it gaining momentum. There is lots of pressure to do this, said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former Congressional Budget Office director who is now president of...
  • Margaret Cho loses it on stage (fat, angry, leftist, liberal, lesbian meltdown)

    03/29/2016 8:20:40 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 65 replies
    Page 6 ^ | 28 MAR 16 | Jessica Sanger
    Rape is no laughing matter to Margaret Cho or to the audience that walked out of one of her performances on Saturday night. Cho, 47, performed at the Stress Factory comedy club in New Brunswick, NJ, on Saturday to a sold-out crowd, but not a happy one. Witnesses tell Page Six that Cho opened her set by talking about Garry Shandlings death and her own rape instead of telling jokes. She kept on talking about rape and how bad rape is, and it evidently pissed off a few people in the audience, an audience member told us. She really got...
  • Heidi Cruz cancels N.J. campaign events

    03/28/2016 5:37:39 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 387 replies
    Politico ^ | 2:40 p.m., Mar. 28, 2016 | Matt Friedman
    A Cruz has again canceled on New Jersey. Heidi Cruz, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, had planned to hold a fundraiser in Morris County on Wednesday and attend several campaign events across the state. But a local Cruz campaign activist announced that she will be postponing her New Jersey appearances. Scott DeCristofaro, a New Jersey contact for the Cruz campaign, issued a press release Monday announcing the cancelation of a Heidi Cruz rally in Haddon Heights. DeCristofaro said she is also canceling her other New Jersey events and plans to come back to New Jersey after Wisconsin's...
  • New Jersey Distracted Walking Bill to Criminalize Walking and Texting

    03/28/2016 12:33:51 PM PDT · by bkopto · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/28/2016 | Ben Kew
    A proposed distracted walking bill in New Jersey would ban pedestrians from walking and texting simultaneously, with the possibility of a $50 fine or even a short jail sentence. The measure, which has been proposed by New Jersey Assembly Congresswoman Pamela Lampitt, is to try and reduce pedestrian deaths as a result of distraction from mobile devices. The law would ban people from walking while texting on any form of electronic communication device unless it is totally hands free. Those caught could face fines of up to $50, 15 days imprisonment, or both, which is the same penalty as jaywalking.
  • Former Newark Bears stadium sold to NYC developer for $23M [NJ]

    03/27/2016 8:34:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    NJ Advance Media via NJ.com ^ | March 20, 2016 at 12:24 PM | Dan Ivers
    Newarks Field of Dreams has been sold. The former home of the Newark Bears minor league baseball team left to languish along Broad Street since the hard-luck franchise folded in 2013 has been sold to a New York-based developer for $23.5 million. The site at the corner of Broad Street and Orange Street has been sold to the Lotus Equity Group, city officials confirmed this week. Lotus plans to demolish Riverfront Stadium and build a mixed-use, high-rise tower in its place. [] Once hailed as a beacon for a new era of development and prosperity in Newark, the...
  • Chris Christie positions himself to be Trumps running mate

    03/26/2016 1:32:36 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 117 replies
    New YorkPost ^ | 03/25/2016 | By Carl Campanile and Bob Fredericks
    Chris Christie is looming large behind the scenes of Donald Trumps presidential campaign, coaching him before the last GOP debate and lining up policy experts, donors and big-name backers, according to a report Friday. The New Jersey governor is far more than just a high-profile supporter and has become one of Trumps most trusted advisers, NJ.com reported. Christie is clearly making the transition from endorser to enabler and positioning himself to be a major player in the Trump camp, David Kennedy, a presidential historian, told NJ.com. Edward Newton, who vetted Christie when he was considered a possible running mate for...