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Trump orders DOJ to declassify key FISA documents, and text messages in FBI Russia probe

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Washington DC, At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.

In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr.

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The Middle-class is Back !

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Ridgewood NJ, for the first time since 1999 the median U.S. household earned $61,372 last year, meaning half of the families in the country brought in more income than this and half earned less. Crossing the $61,000 mark signals the American middle-class may have finally earned more than it did in 1999, although the Census Bureau cautions that median income last year was not statistically different from 1999 or 2007.

Middle-class income rose to the highest recorded levels in 2017 and the national poverty rate declined as the benefits of the strong economy lifted the fortunes of more Americans, the U.S. Census reported Wednesday.

Middle-class household income has been rising steadily in recent years as the economy rebounded from the deep recession . After a period of economic stagnation millions of Americans have found jobs again.

Overall, just over half of American adults were in the middle class in 2016. That’s up slightly from 2011, but down from 61% in 1971. The Census Bureau also reported that the U.S. poverty rate declined modestly to 12.3 percent, the lowest level in years and a sign the economic devastation from the Great Recession is subsiding.

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Lance Backs Secure Elections Act

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Washington DC,  Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) is now the first New Jersey lawmaker cosponsoring the Secure Elections Act – legislation to continue protecting and securing election infrastructure and voting from foreign interference.

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FBI Director Christopher Wray and September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya Held Public Forum

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New York NY, Each year, as the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, the country is reminded of the unprecedented losses suffered.  As we approach the anniversary and honor the fallen, the Justice Department also honors the survivors, particularly those who are experiencing 9-11 health related illnesses.  The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is increasing its efforts to identify those who may be eligible for compensation because they suffer physical health effects as a result of their exposure but are not aware of the VCF, and seeks to award compensation to those who continue to suffer. As part of this outreach effort, FBI Director Christopher Wray and VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya hosted a public forum for approximately 150 federal law enforcement officers today to provide vital information about federal programs that are available to those who responded to the attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 11, 2001.

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The New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association Calls for a Boycott of all Nike products

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Ridgewood NJ,  The New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association takes a sharp exception to the Colin Kaepernick and Nike’s ”Just Do It” Campaign . The NAPO says in the ”Just Do It” campaign, Nike grossly insults the men and women who really do make sacrifices for the sake of our nation and calls for a boycott of all Nike products. 

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Trump Labor Department Boosts Apprenticeship Push with New Website

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Washington DC, “Trump’s administration has aggressively promoted apprenticeships as an alternative to higher education, arguing there is a strong demand for skilled workers not currently being met and that they provide good-paying careers without having to incur the debt typically entailed by higher education,” Sean Higgins reports for Washington Examiner.

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Main Kontinental Hockey League Transfers

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Only a few days are left before the new KHL season begins. So, the clubs have already made public the list of new squads and are undertaking the last preparations. In this off-season period, most of the teams have made a lot of transfers. Due to this, the balance of power within the KHL may change significantly.

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Introducing : Zion Ama Dio Paris

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Extraordinary attention to detail throughout the collection. Completely handmade, using only natural silks, satin and Chantilly lace. Zion Ama Dio Paris  service exclusively to clients who prefer exquisite, one-of-a kind pieces that are cut, shaped and finished to flatter and fit to perfection.

 

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Voters Say Manafort, Cohen Verdicts Non-Issue

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Ridgewood NJ, despite the non stop media hype voters still tend to think the highly publicized cases of Trump associates Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen will not cause criminal problems for the president, but it’s a party line vote.

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ICE Deports Former Nazi labor camp guard Jakiw Palij back to Germany

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Washington DC, Jakiw Palij, a former Nazi labor camp guard in German-occupied Poland and a postwar resident of Queens, New York, has been removed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to Germany, Attorney General Jeff Sessions of the U.S. Department of Justice, Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and ICE Deputy Director and Acting Director Ronald D. Vitiello announced today. ICE removed Palij based on an order of removal obtained by the Department of Justice in 2004.

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