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  • GOP heading for midterm wipeout as Blue Wave scenario gives Democrats 12-point generic ballot lead

    09/23/2018 8:47:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 155 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-22-2018 | John Harwood
    The new NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey, taken six weeks before Americans head to the polls, shows Democrats leading Republicans by 52 percent to 40 percent for control of Congress. If it holds, that 12 percentage point margin would suggest a "blue wave" large enough to switch control of not just the House but also the Senate.
  • Menendez in Jeopardy as Senate Challenger Makes Push

    09/21/2018 1:50:20 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 21, 2018
    The New Jersey Senate race was supposed to be a done deal with incumbent Bob Menendez easily cruising to re-election. It’s rated solid or likely to remain Democratic by most election watchers, and the Democrats were certainly putting it in their win column as they mapped out plans to retake the Senate. But someone forgot to tell New Jersey voters that this race was uncompetitive. The polls show it to be tight -- Menendez simply has not shaken Republican challenger Bob Hugin in a state Hillary Clinton carried by 14 points over Donald Trump two years ago. Part of the...
  • Does this South Jersey poll spell trouble for Menendez?

    09/21/2018 3:55:49 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | September 20, 2018
    A new poll shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez trailing Republican challenger Bob Hugin by 10 percentage points in a battleground South Jersey congressional district that Democrats are hoping to turn blue. On the surface, that might not seem terribly troubling for Menendez, who draws 36 percent to Hugin's 46 percent of voters in the 2nd congressional district, according to the Stockton University survey released Wednesday. The district -- which includes all of Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland counties, including parts of four other counties -- went for Republican Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. And Republican Frank LoBiondo...
  • Hoboken woman paid voters $50 in vote-by-mail bribery scheme, U.S. Attorney says

    09/20/2018 4:52:13 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | September 20, 2018
    A Hudson County woman is accused of paying Hoboken residents to cast mail-in ballots for particular candidates in what federal authorities describe as a voter bribery scheme. Lizaida Camis, 55, of Hoboken is charged with violating the Travel Act for causing mail to be used to aid voter bribery. Craig Carpenito, the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, said Camis paid voters $50 in 2013 to apply for vote by mail ballots and then cast them for candidates whose campaigns employed her.
  • Racist font used in attack ad against Korean American candidate, Democrats say

    09/20/2018 10:25:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    NJ.com ^ | September 20, 2018 | By Bill Duhart
    Dueling accusations are flying in South Jersey over a campaign mailer for the 3rd district U.S. House race. State Democrats are accusing their Republican counterparts of distributing a "racist" ad targeting Democratic challenger Andy Kim, a Korean American. Kim is running against two-term Republican incumbent Tom MacArthur. The ad features a photo of several whole fish on ice with the caption "There's something Real Fishy about Andy Kim." "Real Fishy" and "Andy Kim" are spelled out in a type font a Democratic spokeswoman said is called "Chop Suey," and is often associated with Chinese food stores or Asian films. "The...
  • Cory Booker Stunner: 17-Year Olds Too Immature to Be Held Accountable for Actions

    09/19/2018 4:41:54 PM PDT · by Twotone · 32 replies
    American Specator ^ | September 19, 2018 | Jeffrey Lord
    New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has a very interesting view of Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged actions. You might even call this a “Spartacus” moment for the Senator, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. As the world knows, Judge Kavanaugh, 17 years old at the time, is being accused of assaulting a 15-year-old Christine Blasey (now Ford) when both were in high school. Blasey did not report the incident to authorities or apparently anyone else at the time. Thus, no charges were filed much less was Kavanaugh prosecuted. Again, if the charges are true — and there is zero evidence that...
  • (NJ) This ex-GOP gov. (Whitman) wants Dems to win Congress, rescue moderates from

    09/17/2018 7:30:26 PM PDT · by Coleus · 53 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 09.16.18 | Tom Moran
    If you want fresh evidence that Donald Trump has turned American politics upside down, here it is: Former Gov. Christie Whitman, a lifelong Republican, is so appalled by him that she wants Democrats to take over the House. "I'm hoping we lose the House, that would be a good thing," she said Friday. "Congress could stand up to him and could be dialing back a lot of this. They have ceded too much to this president." But be careful, she says. Don't kill the moderate Republicans, they are the ones who can help steer the country back to safe ground....
  • New Jersey Gun Turn-in “Buy Back” Event 22 September, 2018

    09/16/2018 7:28:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A firearm turn-in event is scheduled in New Jersey for 22 September 2018. The term “buyback” is an Orwellian propaganda word. The government cannot ‘buyback” something it never owned before. These events have been fading away in most of the United States. In most of the country, private gun buyers attend these events and purchase expensive firearms at a higher price than the event offers.This destroys the propaganda value of the event. It shows that guns are a valuable property that many law-abiding citizens find desirable and useful. In states that have either outlawed private sales or made them...
  • Is new voter law sparking confusion? Murphy: It will work. Lawmaker: It sucks

    09/14/2018 6:38:24 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | September 14, 2018
    Jersey voters, take note. There's a big change in the state's voting laws that you'll need to pay attention to under a measure signed by Gov. Phil Murphy designed to expand voter participation. Critics say the new law is sparking voter confusion. And county clerks say it's forced them to scramble to comb voting rolls to meet its requirements on short notice. The big change is about mail-in ballots. You have always had the option of mailing in your ballot. You could get a ballot if you applied for one by the deadline, then mailed it in or dropped it...
  • It's a fad. It's dangerous, and police just want kids to stop doing it (Swerving)

    09/13/2018 4:51:36 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    NJ.com ^ | September 12, 2018
    You're headed down the road in your car and a kid, on a bike, heads straight for you and pops a wheelie right next to your car, or near a parked car. It's dangerous and it's a fad that just won't die in New Jersey, police say. The stunts are called "swerving" -- or intentionally biking in the path of vehicles while performing tricks. Sometimes, large groups of teens will do this together, just to confound traffic. In response, N.J. towns have taken to local Facebook groups and public forums to air concerns about this dangerous practice, and local police...
  • Judicial Watch Files Senate Ethics Complaint Against Sen. Cory Booker for Purposely Violating...

    09/12/2018 11:21:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 12, 2018
    Full Title: Judicial Watch Files Senate Ethics Complaint Against Sen. Cory Booker for Purposely Violating Rules in Releasing Confidential Documents (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it hand-delivered a letter to the chairman and co-chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics calling for an investigation into Sen Cory Booker (D-NJ) admitted violation Senate rules by releasing confidential records through his social media accounts. Senator Booker faces expulsion from the Senate for his violation of the rules. Sen. Booker admitted to violating Senate rules when he issued a tweet on Friday, September 7 saying: Weds—I broke committee...
  • New Jersey Democrat Uses McCain in Latest Ad

    09/12/2018 10:24:16 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    rollcall ^ | September 12, 2018
    Late GOP senator introduced Tom Malinowski at 2013 confirmation hearing In his quest to defeat a five-term Republican congressman, New Jersey Democrat Tom Malinowski is turning to the late Sen. John McCain. Malinowski’s latest ad, obtained first by Roll Call, opens with the Arizona Republican senator introducing him to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2013, praising his work to end torture when he worked at Human Rights Watch. “I am forever grateful,” McCain says in the footage. The Senate confirmed Malinowski the following year to be assistant secretary of State for democracy, human rights and labor. He’s now challenging...
  • Monmouth [NJ] SWAT leader arrested, charged with luring child

    09/11/2018 3:18:37 PM PDT · by Ken H · 37 replies
    NJ 101.5 ^ | Sept 07, 2018 | n/a
    TOMS RIVER — Howell police Sgt. Richard Conte, the head of Monmouth County's emergency response team, was charged with attempting to lure or entice a minor into a motor vehicle. Conte, 47, was arrested after being accused of making arrangements to meet a teenage girl in what turned out to be a sting operation in Toms River, according to a source familiar with the case but not authorized to speak about it
  • NJ Transit Engineers Called in Sick More Near Weekends, Data Shows

    09/11/2018 8:21:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 2, 2018 | Paul Berger
    Lisa Lebowitz was sitting in a delayed NJ Transit train departing Hoboken one recent Monday evening when she overheard an exasperated passenger complain about the frequency of last-minute cancellations. “Don’t worry,” Ms. Lebowitz recalled a crew member telling the passenger. “You should be good tomorrow because we take off Mondays and Fridays.” NJ Transit has been forced to cancel hundreds of trains this summer resulting from shortages of railcars, locomotives and workers. But it has also had to cancel trains because of last-minute calls from train operators saying they are sick or need time off for family or medical reasons,...
  • How about we have a 9/11 Memories Thread

    09/11/2018 6:46:01 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 157 replies
    11 Sept 2018 | US Navy Vet
    PLEASE just memories NO "editorializing"!
  • Senator Booker Quotes Violent Racist Who Urged Murder of Jews, White People - Greenfield

    09/10/2018 5:22:49 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 42 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | September 10, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Booker Quotes Violent Racist Who Urged Murder of Jews, White People “The only good Zionist is a dead Zionist we must take a lesson from Hitler” September 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing was the beginning of the Democrat 2020 primaries, and the winner was the Senate Democrat who yelled the worst possible thing. That was Senator Cory Booker. Unlike some Senate Dems, Booker didn’t just confine his attack to...
  • The Democrats' Sad Circus

    09/08/2018 1:37:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    I love Lindsay Graham. The witty South Carolina senator, who's usually more entertaining than most comedians, has been one of the highlights of the otherwise depressing televised Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Graham put it perfectly Thursday morning. He said some people had been coming up to him and asking if this week's ugly display of disruptions, rude moronic outbursts from the gallery and Democrat grandstanding had become a circus. "I'm here to defend circuses," Graham said, pointing out that it was safe for parents to take their kids to the circus but not to...
  • Booker's "Spartacus Moment" Turned Out Embarrassing - May Have Been Staged

    09/08/2018 11:11:10 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 38 replies
    TheDCShorts / YouTube ^ | 9/7/2018 | TheDCShorts
    Senator Cory Booker's self-proclaimed "Spartacus moment" was everything but that. The truth will set him free, right? (video montage - click link below)
  • Miss America contestant: Trump 'caused a lot of division'

    09/07/2018 8:18:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 7, 2018 | Wayne Parry
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A contestant in the Miss America pageant says President Trump "has caused a lot of division" in the nation. Madeline Collins, Miss West Virginia, was asked an onstage question Friday night about what she feels is the most serious issue facing the nation. She replied "Donald Trump is the biggest issue our country faces. Unfortunately he has caused a lot of division in our country."
  • Hillary Clinton to stump for Bob Menendez in the most ethically backwards campaign event of all time

    09/07/2018 12:42:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 6, 2018 | by Philip Wegmann
    Eighteen counts of bribery have scared many Democrats away from Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., but they didn’t scare away Hillary Clinton. The failed presidential candidate is coming to New Jersey to campaign for the ethically challenged and politically beleaguered incumbent senator. “I am honored to ask you to join me for a Women for Menendez Evening Reception with special guest Hillary Rodham Clinton in support of my re-election campaign!” Menendez wrote to his supporters in an email. “This exciting event will take place on Monday, October 15th at 6:00 PM in Jersey City, NJ.” The exciting event will also be...