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  • Escaping the Clown-Car Campaign

    03/23/2019 7:14:09 AM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 22, 2019 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Four years ago, Democrats were gearing up for a pre-determined outcome, the anointing of Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential candidate. Convinced they were “on the right side of history,” Democrats believed Hillary was destined to succeed Barack Obama, America’s first black president, by becoming our first female president. The only real opposition to Mrs. Clinton’s nomination came from Bernie Sanders, the socialist senator from Vermont who had never previously identified as a Democrat. The weakness of Hillary’s candidacy was exposed in the 2016 primary campaign, when Bernie and his wild-eyed supporters very nearly derailed her nomination, being foiled by...
  • He was deported 3 times, but he kept coming back to N.J. Now, he’s headed to jail, ICE says.

    03/22/2019 6:53:22 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    NJ.com ^ | March 21, 2019
    Immigration officials are unsure exactly when Carlos Juarez-Sanchez, a native of Honduras, first illegally crossed the border into the U.S. But, they know he was deported in 2008. And again in 2013. And again in 2014. Juarez-Sanchez, who had a history of arrests for multiple criminal charges dating back to 2003, repeatedly re-entered the U.S. each time he was deported, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said. Last July, ICE officials said they tracked him down to Perth Amboy. While officers attempted to arrest him, Juarez-Sanchez ran, hid under a front porch and led ICE agents on a chase through a...
  • Multiple 2020 Democrats say they won’t attend AIPAC summit

    03/21/2019 7:24:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2019 | Juana Summers and Elana Schor
    Multiple Democratic presidential candidates said Thursday that they won’t attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference in Washington next week. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, are among the 2020 contenders who have decided not to attend. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is considering an independent bid for president, will also avoid the AIPAC conference. It comes as the liberal advocacy group MoveOn has called on Democratic presidential candidates to skip this year’s policy...
  • Teenager gunned down on street in New Jersey

    03/20/2019 7:17:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | March 20, 2019 | ABC 7
    IRVINGTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police are investigating after a teenager was fatally shot in New Jersey Wednesday afternoon. The victim's backpack sat in the middle of street after the shooting, which happened just before 3 p.m. on Clinton Avenue in Irvington. Police responded and rushed the victim to University Hospital in Newark where he was pronounced dead. He was identified as Marquise Jenkins, a student at Irvington High School. The school is located nearby, and it is possible the victim was on his way home at the time. There was a heavy police presence in the area.
  • Why did Obama and Clinton economic adviser, 58, take his own life ...

    03/19/2019 3:29:50 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 124 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:49 EDT, 19 March 2019 | Updated: 15:51 EDT, 19 March 2019 | By Jennifer Smith and Associated Press and Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
    The suicide of Alan Krueger, a former Obama and Clinton adviser who killed himself this weekend, has shocked the worlds of politics and business where he was universally revered. Krueger, 58, had a new book coming out in June and was still a member of faculty at Princeton University in New Jersey. He lived at home with his wife Lisa, with whom he has two children, Benjamin, 28, and Sydney, 26. He is survived by them, his elderly parents and siblings. The family confirmed that he killed himself in a statement that was released by Princeton on Monday but no...
  • Jared Kushner’s dad secretly met Cory Booker in a stairwell while in halfway house: Book

    03/19/2019 1:36:53 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 19, 2019
    Disgraced real estate developer Charles Kushner would meet with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker in an office stairwell during the time he was living in a halfway house in Newark, New Jersey, according to a new book. The content of their talks was not relayed in Kushner, Inc., released Tuesday by author Vicky Ward, though the conversations followed the billionaire’s years-long financial backing for Booker, at the time a local politician. The link between Booker and the felonious father of President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner is likely to receive attention due to Booker’s bid for the 2020 Democratic...
  • Alan Krueger, former White House economist, dead at 58 from suicide

    03/18/2019 4:32:15 PM PDT · by John W · 121 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | March 18, 2019 | Gina Salamone
    Alan Krueger, a Princeton University economist and a top adviser under two Presidents, has died at age 58 after taking his own life. “It is with tremendous sadness we share that Professor Alan B. Krueger, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and Princeton professor of economics took his own life over the weekend,” a statement from his family reads. “The family requests the time and space to grieve and remember him. In lieu of flowers, we encourage those wishing to honor Alan to make a contribution to the charity of their choice.” His passing was initially announced Monday by Princeton, which...
  • N.J. stores & restaurants must accept cash under new law banning them from requiring credit card

    03/18/2019 5:33:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | March 18, 2019
    New Jersey just stopped the move toward cashless commerce in the Garden State dead in its tracks. Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed a bill into law requiring most stores and restaurants in the state to accept cash at their brick-and-mortar locations, making New Jersey only the second state to bar businesses from refusing to accept legal tender. Businesses like cashless payments for the ease of transaction, but experts say cashless businesses disenfranchise consumers who can’t access bank or credit cards.
  • Alleged mob boss killer Anthony Comello scrawls ‘MAGA Forever’ on his hand

    03/18/2019 2:10:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | March 18, 2019
    Anthony Comello, the 24-year-old arrested in New Jersey Saturday for allegedly gunning down a mob boss in Staten Island last week, will return to New York to face the murder charge against him. Comello waived his extradition rights Monday during a hearing in Ocean County Superior Court before Judge Wendel Daniels. He is expected to appear in court in Staten Island next Monday, March 25. “He willingly, knowingly and voluntarily returns to New York to face these charges,” Brian Neary, a New Jersey attorney representing Comello Monday, told reporters after the hearing. He described Comello, who said only “yes, sir”...
  • Damn Right Capitalism’s Been A Force For Good, Says … Elizabeth Warren? (You're not hallucinating)

    03/14/2019 7:44:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2019 | AllahPundit
    Via the Free Beacon, you are not hallucinating. This actually happened.In fact, that’s not the most surreal part. The surreal part is that this is obviously the answer John Hickenlooper should have given when he was recently asked whether he’s a capitalist and botched it royally. Read that again: A twice-elected governor from a swing state is less politically adept than Elizabeth Warren.If I were him I’d drop out today in shame.On Earth 2, Warren is being asked this same question amid news that Bernie Sanders has decided to pass on running for president again in 2020. How does...
  • Man Arrested in Connection to Killing of Gambino Mob Boss Francesco Cali: NYPD

    03/16/2019 4:33:58 PM PDT · by be-baw · 18 replies
    NBC ^ | March 16, 2019 | Jonathan Dienst, Marc Santia and Brian Thompson
    A 24-year-old man was arrested in connection with the killing of Francesco Cali, a reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family who was gunned down in a brazen hit this week, the NYPD said. Anthony Camello, of Staten Island, was taken into custody in New Jersey, police said. Investigators anticipate returning him to Staten Island where he will face murder charges for Cali, said Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea. ... The sources said the murder wasn't related to the mob. One source described the man in custody as a “conspiracy theory type” of guy while a second source said...
  • NYPD identifies suspect in slaying of Gambino crime boss Frank Cali (Some guy)

    03/16/2019 2:34:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    NYPost ^ | March 16, 2019
    The mafia didn’t kill Gambino boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali — a twentysomething Staten Island hothead with a personal beef did, police and sources said Saturday. Anthony Comello, 24, a non-mobster who works odd construction jobs, was named as the suspect who blasted at least ten slugs into Cali, 53, on the street outside the boss’s brick mansion. It was the first assassination of a New York City mob boss since an upstart John Gotti had Gambino boss Paul Castellano whacked outside Sparks Steak House in 1985. Investigators quickly feared a mob war in the making.
  • Cops eye John Gotti’s brother after slaying of Gambino boss

    03/15/2019 6:30:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    nypost ^ | 03/14/2019 | Larry Celona
    The Gottis are back in town — and the bloodshed could just be beginning. Police are taking a serious look at whether Gambino crime family boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali was whacked in an internal war for control — with one of John Gotti’s brothers and a key associate fresh out of prison and possibly looking to seize power, law enforcement sources told The Post on Thursday. While the motive for the Wednesday hit on Cali outside his Staten Island home remains under investigation, cops were probing whether it was part of a brewing American-vs.-Sicilian power struggle — with Gene...
  • Alleged Gambino mob boss gunned down in New York

    03/14/2019 3:06:38 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 62 replies
    AP ^ | 14 March 2019
    A man said by federal prosecutors to have been a top leader of New York's notorious Gambino crime family was shot and killed Wednesday on Staten Island. Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, 53, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body at his home in the borough's Todt Hill section just after 9 p.m.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Gambino mob heir predicts Michael Cohen will get WHACKED in prison

    02/27/2019 7:04:07 PM PST · by sailor76 · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 February 2019 | Keith Griffith
    EXCLUSIVE: Gambino mob heir predicts Michael Cohen will get WHACKED in prison because 'inmates love Trump and hate rats' An heir to the Gambino crime family has issued a stark warning to Michael Cohen, predicting that President Donald Trump's former personal attorney may face retaliation behind bars over his Congressional testimony. 'Inmates love Trump, and hate rats. If he wants to get out alive, he better keep his mouth shut about Trump,' Giovanni said.
  • REPORT: FBI investigating possible illegal immigrant voting in N.J. town (Dover, NJ-11)

    03/14/2019 4:18:40 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    Save Jersey ^ | March 14, 2019 | The Staff
    DOVER, N.J. – That’s the report from New Jersey Globe. According to editor David Wildstein, “Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are interviewing Dover Democratic leaders and volunteers [on Wednesday] about local politics, including questions about undocumented immigrants voting in the 2018 primary election.” Click here to read the full story. Last year’s close-fought Democrat primary ended in a lawsuit alleging voter fraud. Superior Court Assignment Judge Stuart Minkowitz ultimately declined to overturn the election. While it’s unclear how, if at all, this possible fraud was perpetrated, fears of illegal immigrant voting in New Jersey elections were justifiably heightened last year...
  • Feds charge 5 from New Mexico compound, 11 children found, terror, kidnapping offenses

    Full Title: Feds charge 5 from New Mexico compound, where 11 children were found, with terror, kidnapping offenses The residents of a makeshift New Mexico compound -- where 11 emaciated children were found during an August raid -- were charged by federal authorities Wednesday with terror, kidnapping and firearms offenses.
  • Newark-to-Houston United flight issues emergency after engine trouble (Boeing 737 again!)

    03/12/2019 9:38:08 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 80 replies
    ABC 7 NY ^ | Mar 11, 2019 | Associated Press
    NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Federal authorities say a Newark-to-Houston United Airlines flight declared an emergency when an engine shut down as the plane was descending into their destination Sunday night. Flight 1168, a Boeing 737-900, was carrying 174 passengers and six crew members when engine trouble began as the plane neared George Bush Intercontinental Airport. One passenger told Houston media outlets that he heard a loud bang, felt a strong vibration and saw a flash of light. "I noticed as we were coming into Houston airport, I heard sounds that I don't normally hear when I fly," passenger Leonard...
  • Exclusive: Biden to run for White House, says Dem lawmaker

    03/12/2019 10:20:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/12/19 | cott Wong and Amie Parnes
    Former Vice President Joe Biden will run for president in 2020, a senior Democratic lawmaker told The Hill on Tuesday, a move that will shake up the crowded Democratic primary field and make him the clear front-runner for his party’s nomination against President Trump. “I’m giving it a shot,” Biden said matter-of-factly during a phone call with a House Democratic lawmaker within the past week — a conversation the congressman recounted to The Hill and interpreted as a sure sign that Biden will run in 2020. In the brief phone call, the former vice president asked if he could bounce...
  • In Her First Town Hall, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Came Off As A Leftist, Not a Centrist

    03/11/2019 11:03:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/11/2019 | David Marcus
    Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, complete with lei, took the stage at SXSW in Austin to do her first town hall as a presidential candidate Sunday night on CNN. The 37-year-old Iraq War veteran is running for president and would be the youngest, first woman, and first Hindu president in our nation’s history. Many pundits have placed Gabbard in the center or even right of the Democratic Party. If so, the center or right of the Democratic Party is pretty leftist. Her first question was about American intervention in the rest of the world, and how she could be against American...