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  • New Jersey Gym Owners Who Defied COVID Lockdowns Cleared of All Charges

    05/21/2024 5:37:00 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | May 21, 2024 | Ward Clark
    On Tuesday, both of the New Jersey gym owners who had been fighting a legal battle over their defiance of the Garden State's COVID-19 lockdown orders were finally cleared of all charges. A controversial New Jersey gym owner who defied the Garden State’s COVID-19 restrictions was cleared of more than 80 charges relating to a series of pandemic-era confrontations with police — and he celebrated by posting on social media that the governor could “suck his d–k.” Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti — co-owners of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr — racked up the summonses after they kept their workout spot...
  • Biden releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from Northeast reserve in bid to lower prices at pump

    05/21/2024 10:42:19 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 71 replies
    AP Via Yahoo News ^ | MAY 21, 2024 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday that it is releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from a Northeast reserve established after Superstorm Sandy in a bid to lower prices at the pump this summer. The sale, from storage sites in New Jersey and Maine, will be allocated in increments of 100,000 barrels at a time. The approach will create a competitive bidding process that ensures gasoline can flow into local retailers ahead of the July 4 holiday and sold at competitive prices, the Energy Department said. The move is intended to help “lower costs for American families and...
  • Sen. Menendez reveals his wife has breast cancer as his trial focuses on FBI raid of his home

    05/16/2024 4:07:44 PM PDT · by RandFan · 14 replies
    AP ^ | May 16 | By Associated Press
    Menendez’s statement about his wife was released just after opening statements were completed and the presentation of evidence began at his trial in Manhattan federal court. The trial’s first witness was an FBI agent, Aristotelis Kougemitros, who described leading a June 2022 raid on the couple’s Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, home. He testified that two 1-kilogram (2.2-pound) gold bars, 11 1-ounce gold bars and $486,461 in cash were among valuables found in the home, along with cellphones and jewelry. In all, 52 items were seized. At first, Kougemitros said, the FBI had directed agents to photograph any cash that was...
  • Small sample--a sliver of hope

    05/15/2024 8:27:29 PM PDT · by lightman · 3 replies
    PennLive ^ | 15 May A.D. 2024 | Advance Media
    Have changes in the economy impacted you personally this year? I am doing the same financially as I was at this time last year (25 Votes, 19.53%) • I am doing worse financially than I was this time last year (82 Votes, 64.06%) • I am doing better financially than I was at this time last year (21 Votes, 16.41%) Do you support or oppose recent pro-Palestinian protests on US college campuses? Oppose (69 Votes, 71.13%) • Support (11 Votes, 11.34%) • Not sure (17 Votes, 17.53%) In the Middle East Situation, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or...
  • Live Updates: Robert Menendez ‘Put His Power Up For Sale,’ Prosecutors Say In Senator’s Trial

    05/15/2024 3:31:54 PM PDT · by RandFan · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 15 | New York Times
    Opening statements began on Wednesday afternoon in the corruption trial of Senator Robert Menendez, a powerful New Jersey Democrat accused of selling out his public office and his country in pursuit of lucrative bribes. The case has already dealt a near-lethal blow to Mr. Menendez’s four-decade political career. But a jury of a dozen citizens sworn in earlier Wednesday has now begun formally weighing his fate under intense scrutiny. In her opening statement, Lara Pomerantz, an assistant U.S. attorney, used short sentences and relatable language to guide jurors through the complicated framework of the bribery charges against Senator Robert Menendez...
  • Opening statements planned in Menendez trial

    05/15/2024 6:37:18 AM PDT · by RandFan · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/15/24 8:46 AM ET | BY TARA SUTER -
    Opening statements in Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D-N.J.) federal bribery and obstruction trial are set to begin Wednesday in Manhattan. Federal prosecutors have alleged Menendez and his wife Nadine accepted “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in bribes in exchange for the senator’s political power, which they said enriched several New Jersey businessmen, as well as the governments of Egypt and Qatar. The bribes were allegedly paid in the form of cash, gold bars, mortgage payments, a Mercedes-Benz convertible and other lavish gifts. Jury selection began in the case Tuesday. Judge Sidney H. Stein said seemed optimistic that it could wrap up...
  • NJ Mayor to Newsmax: Wildwood Would Love to Have Trump Back

    05/14/2024 4:07:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 14 May 2024 05:35 PM EDT | James Morley III | Tuesday, 14 May 2024 05:35 PM EDT
    The Mayor of Wildwood, New Jersey, Ernie Troiano, Jr., told Newsmax on Tuesday that former President Donald Trump's Saturday rally was well received by the oceanfront community and Wildwood would "love to have him come back." On Saturday, Trump spoke before an enthusiastic crowd in the deep blue state of New Jersey. While estimates vary on the official numbers, Troiano said it was easily larger than the 40,000 they get at many music festivals. Trump made sure to praise his hosts on Saturday telling the crowd, "Millions of people in so-called blue states are joining our movement based on love,...
  • Sen. Bob Menendez corruption trial set to begin in New York

    05/13/2024 7:58:16 AM PDT · by RandFan · 4 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 13 | By Ryan Tarinelli
    Sen. Bob Menendez is set to stand trial in Manhattan federal court starting Monday in a sprawling corruption case brought by prosecutors who say the New Jersey Democrat accepted bribes, acted as a foreign agent and obstructed justice. The onetime chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee vowed to defend himself since an initial indictment alleged he and his wife accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes, which included cash, gold bars and a luxury vehicle. Attorneys for Menendez have previewed in court filings possible defenses the senator could lean on, including potentially putting the blame on his wife....
  • Trump endorses Christine Serrano Glassner in New Jersey's heavily-watched US Senate race

    05/13/2024 3:09:48 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    Just The News ^ | 5/12/24 | Madeleine Hubbard
    Former President Donald Trump announced he is endorsing Christine Serrano Glassner in her bid to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate amid a heavily-watched race for the seat of incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. "She’s a fantastic woman," Trump said about Serrano Glassner, mayor of Mendham Borough, during a New Jersey rally on Saturday. "I’m giving her my complete and total endorsement." His endorsement comes less than a month before the state is scheduled to hold its Republican Senate primary. Trump also said Serrano Glassner's GOP opponent Curtis Bashaw is a supporter of New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie,...
  • President Trump’s NJ rally, and what it portends for the coming election

    05/12/2024 5:49:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/12/2024 | Andrea Widburg
    By now, you all know that the turnout at President Donald Trump’s rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, was one for the record books. However, that didn’t occur in a vacuum. It is, instead, a portent of a tide strongly turning in his direction. That doesn’t mean Democrat shenanigans won’t cause trouble in November, but it does show a country ready to abandon Biden’s disastrous presidency. The estimates are that 80,000 to 100,000 people attended the rally, although, naturally, leftists are already quibbling with the numbers, just as they did on Trump’s inauguration. Ignore those quibbles. Let your eyes tell you...
  • Gold bars, basement carpeting and more. Here’s what prosecutors say bought off a US senator

    05/12/2024 9:36:17 AM PDT · by USA-FRANCE · 27 replies
    Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey faces his second, distinct bribery and corruption trial in seven years starting Monday. This new case is a complicated affair involving multiple gold bars, envelopes of cash, a Mercedes and a lot more that, prosecutors say, the powerful former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and his new wife (they got married during the alleged bribery scheme) obtained in exchange for helping a halal meat monopoly, granting favors for people from Egypt and Qatar and trying to influence a New Jersey prosecution.
  • Trump Rally Draws Between 80-100k on the Beach in Wildwood, NJ; May Be 'Largest' in 'State History'

    05/12/2024 6:48:36 AM PDT · by Jim W N · 58 replies
    Red State ^ | 5/11/24 | Nick Arama
    I wrote about the run-up to former President Donald Trump's speech in Wildwood, New Jersey, that you had people camping out on the beach since Thursday to make sure they got seats at the rally. I have a friend there who camped out Friday night and woke up to hundreds around him this morning, who were there already, long before the 5 p.m. speech. It was taking on a Woodstock kind of a feel and yes, they were registering people to vote. The energy here in Wildwood is ELECTRIC! I’ve never seen so many young people at a Trump rally....
  • 'Who's going to tell him?' Trump mocked online after appearing to say O.J. is at his rally (The Left Screw Up. Blames It On Trump)

    05/11/2024 6:22:39 PM PDT · by mbrfl · 44 replies
    Raw Story ^ | 5/11/2024 | David McAffee
    Donald Trump Saturday campaigned in New Jersey, but social media was focused on someone he pointed to in the crowd. Trump delivered remarks at a rally in Wildwood, New Jersey. The former president's introduction included a mention of his "golfing friends." "He's doing quite a great job. What do you think, Lawrence? Doing a great job!" the ex-president said at his weekend. "Look at those to guys, O.J., Lawrence, my golfing friends. We don't have to agree on everything!" Later in the speech, Trump again mentioned "O.J." and "Lawrence," calling them "great guys" and claiming that they once played football....
  • Trump Tells 100K Supporters on Wildwood Beach Rally: ‘We Will Win New Jersey’

    05/11/2024 9:13:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/11/2024 | Neil McCabe
    [WILDWOOD, N.J.] Former President Donald J. Trump returned to South Jersey as he continues to put the Garden State in play. He held a Saturday night rally for 100,000 Trump supporters, who packed out the Wildwood Beach boardwalk, beachfront, and bars and restaurants, in addition to the more than 20,000 tickets distributed for inside the fences.Read: Trump Drawing Thousands to Rally in Wildwood As People Camp Out on New Jersey Beach OvernightTrump Rally Draws Between 80-100k on the Beach in Wildwood, NJ; May Be 'Largest' in 'State History'“Even on television, they said [it] might be the biggest political rally they’ve...
  • Donald Trump: ‘I Support Israel’s Right to Win Its War on Terror’

    05/11/2024 11:53:31 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 11 2024 | ELIZABETH WEIBEL
    Former President Donald Trump criticized President Joe Biden for setting “the world on fire” and referred to comments made earlier this week that he would withhold weapons and artillery from Israel. During a rally at Wildwood, New Jersey, on Saturday, Trump referred to comments Biden made during a CNN interview in which he said he would withhold weapons from Israel if it invaded Rafah, Hamas’s last stronghold. Biden’s comments came days after Hamas had fired a barrage of rockets from Rafah toward the Kerem Shalom border crossing, which is used as the main entry point for humanitarian aid entering the...
  • Trump says Biden 'surrounded by fascists' at New Jersey rally campaign trail return amid hush money trial-Trump tells New Jersey rally 'Democratic Party is becoming radicalized,' calls on Joe Biden to 'return the donations of all anti-Semites'

    05/12/2024 6:28:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-12-24 | Danielle Wallace
    Former President Donald Trump on Saturday night said President Biden is "surrounded by fascists" at the White House running a "radicalized" Democratic Party, ripping his response to anti-Israel campus protests. "He's surrendering our college campuses to anarchists, jihadist freaks and anti-American extremists who are trying to tear down our American flag," Trump told a crowd of tens of thousands in Wildwood, New Jersey. "They want to tear down every single place they go. They want to rip down our flag. The chaos and violence happening on our college campuses right now is all because Crooked Joe Biden doesn't know what...
  • DONALD TRUMP Trump holds massive beachfront campaign rally for raucous New Jersey crowd: ‘We’re going to win’

    05/11/2024 7:46:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Updated May 11, 2024 9:21pm EDT | Bradford Betz , Emma Colton
    WILDWOOD, N.J. — Former President Trump held a raucous rally in New Jersey, where on Saturday he confidently predicted he would easily win the Garden State on Election Day in November. "We’re going to win New Jersey," the GOP frontrunner told the crowd to exuberant cheers. U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-N.J., who briefly shared the stage with Trump, dubbed the event as the largest political rally in the state of New Jersey. A spokesperson for the City of Wildwood told the Associated Press she estimated there were between 80,000 and 100,000 people at the rally. Trump devoted much of...
  • E.J. ANTONI: Biden’s Giveaway To His Donors Is SALT In The Wound

    05/11/2024 6:30:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | May 11, 2024 | E.J. Antoni
    Joe Biden has pledged to ensure that Trump’s tax reform expires next year. While many have already pointed out that this will mean a significant tax increase for most Americans, few have noticed that it will also mean a windfall for Biden’s political donors, in the millions of dollars. A key feature of the Trump tax reform, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), was to limit the state and local tax (SALT) deduction to $10,000. Previously, ultra-high-income earners in high-tax states could use this unlimited deduction to reduce their taxable income by millions of dollars. This...

    05/11/2024 7:28:13 AM PDT · by Jane Long · 532 replies
    RSBN ^ | May 11, 2024 | RSBN
  • Moment patriotic Rutgers students drown out Palestine protesters with powerful rendition of Star Spangled Banner and chants of 'USA!'

    05/03/2024 10:40:00 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 3 2024 | WILL POTTER
    Rutgers University students drowned out anti-Israel protestors with the Star-Spangled Banner and chants of 'USA' amid hostile clashes on campuses across the nation. The New Jersey institution played host to a Gaza Encampment for four days, before a deal was reached with administrators to bring the protests to an end on Thursday. Footage from the encampment hours before it was shut down saw patriotic students descend on the demonstration, where Hamas-supporters showed their frustration at being counter-protested.