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US: New Jersey (News/Activism)

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  • Black N.J. leaders want to explore reparations over slavery in the state

    11/15/2019 1:11:44 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 15, 2019 | Brent Johnson and Tennyson Donnie Coleman
    A group of black state lawmakers are calling for New Jersey to examine its historic role in slavery and possibly pay reparations to its black residents. Leaders of the state’s Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday introduced a bill that would establish the New Jersey Reparations Task Force. If approved, the panel would research the history of slavery in the Garden State, any racial discrimination and disparity that stemmed from it, and how the state could help make up for it.
  • Dick Morris: Ted Cruz Won Debate, Rubio 'Got Clobbered'

    12/16/2015 7:07:34 AM PST · by Isara · 62 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Watch the video at the link. Ted Cruz won the fifth Republican debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday, but Donald Trump held his own and Chris Christie "helped himself," political strategist Dick Morris told Newsmax TV. "Cruz was the big winner tonight," Morris said on the "Newsmax TV Post-Debate Special," hosted by Steve Malzberg. "He was terrific in his speeches. He was aggressive, forceful and really hit it out of the park three or four times. ..."Trump did very well, not as well as Cruz — but he clearly held his own and showed people why he is so popular,"...
  • In Blue New Jersey, a Conservative Backlash on Immigration (Murphy midterm mixed)

    11/09/2019 1:28:44 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 8, 2019 | Tracey Tully
    A referendum on Tuesday’s ballot in New Jersey’s northernmost county asked whether voters wanted local officials to cooperate with federal immigration agents. It passed by a lopsided 2-to-1 margin. Nearly 200 miles away, along the state’s southern swath, a directive by the state attorney general that in part bars county sheriff officers from doing the work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents has led two counties to file federal lawsuits. A third county has threatened legal action. The state attorney general’s rule not only precipitated the lawsuits, but also became a key election issue, generating support for Republican candidates who...
  • In Blue New Jersey, a Conservative Backlash on Immigration (sanctuary cities)

    11/08/2019 8:08:40 AM PST · by karpov · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 8, 2019 | Tracey Tully
    A referendum on Tuesday’s ballot in New Jersey’s northernmost county asked whether voters wanted local officials to cooperate with federal immigration agents. It passed by a lopsided 2-to-1 margin. Nearly 200 miles away, along the state’s southern swath, a directive by the state attorney general that in part bars county sheriff officers from doing the work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents has led two counties to file federal lawsuits. A third county has threatened legal action. The state attorney general’s rule not only precipitated the lawsuits, but also became a key election issue, generating support for Republican candidates who...
  • Eric Holder Takes Virginia

    11/07/2019 9:47:02 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 7, 2019 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    The Democratic plan to dominate state legislatures has its first electoral success. The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, led by former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder, is spending in key states to influence state Supreme Court races, with the end goal of redrawing election maps.. ... Eric Holder will be celebrating this week for a decade. Democrats .. will redraw Virginia’s legislative district lines after next year’s census. The Old Dominion was already moving left, though the redistricting power likely cements Democratic dominance over Virginia for the next 10 years. This was Mr. Holder’s plan.. Holder was launching the National Democratic...
  • New Jersey 2019: Some Surprises as Republicans Pick Up Assembly Seats, Plus Senate Seat in South

    11/06/2019 12:34:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    NJ Spotlight ^ | 11/06/2019 | COLLEEN O'DEA
    Democrats appear to have lost at least three and as many as five seats in the New Jersey Legislature, including the only Senate race on the ballot. And they did not flip any of the three districts they were targeting in this year’s election, which took place yesterday. With 100% of districts reporting, Republicans captured the Senate seat in the southernmost 1st District, as well as both Assembly seats there. They also held a smaller lead in the neighboring 2nd, a split district with a Republican senator that includes Atlantic City. That race, however, had not been called with fewer...
  • Doug Schoen: Democrats face trouble from population losses in high-tax blue states

    06/24/2018 5:26:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24,2018 | Douglas Schoen
    States with high taxes are at risk of losing people, business and money. In fact, conservative economists Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore argue that up to 1.3 million people will leave California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Minnesota and New York over the next three years and move to states with lower taxes. The impact of tax migration is particularly interesting to examine in a state such as Florida, a low-tax swing state that is expected to pick up two Electoral College votes. While the northern area around Orlando contains large communities of conservative-leaning Midwestern migrants, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton see...
  • Democrats suffer a setback in New Jersey as Republicans win battleground legislative districts

    11/06/2019 8:22:11 AM PST · by ScottfromNJ · 33 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | November 5, 2019 | Pranshu Verma
    New Jersey Republicans defied expectations Tuesday night and won key battleground races in South Jersey. The biggest surprises of the night came in South Jersey’s battleground districts, where Democrats were looking to build on their momentum from the 2018 midterm elections and make gains in areas that historically leaned conservative. In District 1, State Sen. Bob Andrzejczak lost his reelection bid Tuesday to Republican challenger Mike Testa in one of the key races in South Jersey. The results in the 8th were a setback for Democrats who turned the district increasingly blue in the Trump era.
  • Voters in US states decide on sanctuary city, Airbnb rentals

    11/05/2019 9:21:14 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    Kwwl ^ | Nov 5, 2019 | AP
    <p>Voters in some states are deciding whether to roll back conservative policies adopted in earlier eras. Ballot measures in Tucson, Arizona and the states of Colorado and Washington gave voters another say on hot-button social issues: immigration, gambling, taxes and affirmative action.</p>
  • “Strict Muslim” who admits to murdering four people in jihad is returned to face new charges

    11/03/2019 2:38:41 PM PST · by robowombat · 7 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | NOV 3, 2019 5:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Seattle: “Strict Muslim” who admits to murdering four people in jihad is returned to face new charges NOV 3, 2019 5:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER Ali Muhammad Brown described himself as a “strict Muslim.” He said he had “no regrets” for the jihad murders. He “told investigators that his four male victims represented ‘a life for a life’ for ‘Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, all these places where innocent lives are being taken every single day.’” This endless cycle of revenge is sanctioned by the Qur’an: “And We ordained for them therein a life for a life, an eye for an eye,...
  • These are the two Democrats who voted 'no' on the impeachment inquiry resolution

    10/31/2019 11:13:15 AM PDT · by rintintin · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 31 2019 | Chandelis Duster
    Two Democrats broke from their party and voted against the resolution the House passed Thursday formalizing the procedures of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Reps. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey and Collin Peterson of Minnesota both voted "nay" on the historic resolution. They also voted against going forward with resolution during the preliminary procedural vote.
  • Moms Demand Action hosts event with illegal “large-capacity” magazines, “ghost gun” parts

    10/26/2019 7:28:02 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 42 replies
    Moms Demand Action hosts event with illegal “large-capacity” magazines, “ghost gun” parts and tools, bayonet, and live ammunition At the meeting it appears that several New Jersey laws were violated. The guest speaker, Scott Pappalardo, possessed several “large-capacity” magazines, unserialized 80% AR15 lower receivers, and the parts and tools to complete the lower receivers to functioning AR-15 rifles, and possessed a large bayonet.
  • NJ Dem Likely Won't Back Impeachment Resolution

    10/30/2019 9:54:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have moved forward with an impeachment resolution but not all House Democrats are on board.Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew (N.J.) said Tuesday he hasn’t been supportive of impeachment efforts.“I would imagine that I’m not voting for it,” Van Drew told a reporter from NBC News. NEW: “I would imagine that I’m not voting for it,” Dem @CongressmanJVD says about the impeachment process resolution the House will take up Thursday saying he hasn’t been supportive of impeachment all along.— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) October 29, 2019 Van Drew represents New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District, which President Trump...
  • House Democrat Jeff Van Drew Signals He’s Not Voting for Pelosi’s Impeachment Bill

    10/29/2019 5:12:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Oct 2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) said Tuesday that he will likely vote against a resolution by House Democrats to formalize their secret impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, prompting more uncertainly around whether Thursday’s expected vote will go on as planned. Asked by NBC News reporter Alex Moe if he supports the measure, Van Drew replied: “I would imagine that I’m not voting for it.” Van Drew, whose district President Trump won in 2016, is among roughly a dozen House Democrats who oppose the impeachment inquiry. “I have long maintained the position that the impeachment or potential impeachment would not...
  • How Baghdadi's Death Reveals Trump's Clever Syria Strategy

    10/28/2019 6:18:51 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 28 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | Oct 28, 2019 | Joseph Klein
    U.S. president outsmarts Putin -- leaves him with Syria headaches as U.S. withdraws. According to conventional thinking, President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeast Syria opened the door to a resurgence of ISIS. “Make no mistake, President Trump ignores the national security threat posed by ISIS at our nation’s peril,” Senator Bob Menendez, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said last week. How foolish Senator Menendez and his fellow critics look now after President Trump announced on Sunday that a special operations raid, which he had approved and closely monitored, resulted in the cowardly death...
  • Long-delayed American Dream mall is opening, but will shoppers come? [Meadlowlands NJ]

    10/25/2019 9:15:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 25, 2019 | Staff
    The American Dream entertainment and shopping complex is opening its doors to the public on Friday, more than two decades after it was first conceived. Back then, the iPhone didn't exist, Amazon was only selling books online and malls were where you went for all your shopping needs. Now, after endless fits and starts and billions of dollars spent, American Dream will become the second largest mall in the country, and third largest in North America. It will showcase 3 million square feet of leasable space dedicated to more than a dozen entertainment attractions like a 16-story indoor ski slope,...
  • $27M for slavery reparations ‘not enough,’ Princeton seminary students say. They want $120M more.

    10/23/2019 5:59:09 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 57 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 10/23/2019 | Kelly Heyboer
    Princeton Theological Seminary pledged last week to use $27.6 million of its endowment to pay reparations for the school’s historic ties to slavery, believed to be the largest amount ever paid by a school to atone for benefiting from the slave trade. The school’s black student association says it’s “a great start, but not enough.” The Association of Black Seminarians at Princeton Theological Seminary — a student group that helped raise the slavery reparations issue at the school — plans to call for at least $120 million more in slavery reparations along with money for current African-American students and other...
  • Princeton seminary will pay $27M in slavery reparations

    10/21/2019 6:39:14 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 52 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 10/21/2019 | Adam Clark
    Princeton Theological Seminary will set aside more than $25 million to pay reparations for its historical ties to slavery, thrusting the seminary to the forefront of a national debate over how America’s should reconcile with its slave-owning past. Calling the payments an act of repentance, President M. Craig Barnes said in a statement Friday the seminary is “committed to telling the truth," even though the seminary itself never owned slaves. Founded in 1812, the seminary benefited from the slave economy through investments in Southern banks and from donors who profited from slavery. Its founding faculty and leaders used slave labor...
  • Teen arrested in sexual abuse of sleeping Rutgers student at dorm, officials say

    10/21/2019 4:58:28 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 24 replies
    NJ dot com ^ | 21 October 2019 | Noah Cohen
    Authorities said the teen “gained entry” to Quad 2 on the Livingston Campus and had unwanted sexual contact with the sleeping student in her dorm room around 7:40 a.m. When the student woke up, the assailant ran away, police told NJ Advance Media.
  • Van Jones: Beto O'Rourke got his butt kicked ... hard

    06/27/2019 8:04:46 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/27/19
    CNN political analysts, including Van Jones, agree that former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) had a poor performance at NBC's Democratic presidential debate.