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Booker Sees Support ‘Virtually Disappear’ In New Hampshire

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July Poll by Saint Anselm College Survey Center Shows Democratic Presidential Primary Field Taking Shape:

Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a nationally-ranked four-year liberal arts college providing a 21st century education in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition. Located in the greater Boston region in southern New Hampshire, Saint Anselm College is well-known for its strong liberal arts curriculum, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, commitment to inclusiveness, a highly successful nursing program, and a legacy of community service.

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Former Hoboken City Council Candidate Convicted of Conspiring in Vote for Cash Bribery Scheme

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Hoboken NJ, A former candidate for the Hoboken City Council was convicted today of conspiring to promote a voter bribery scheme by use of the mail, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. 

Francis Raia, 67, of Hoboken, New Jersey, was a candidate for Hoboken City Council in 2013. He was convicted of one count of conspiracy to violate the federal Travel Act for causing the mails to be used in aid of voter bribery, contrary to New Jersey state law, during that election. The jury deliberated for one day, following a five-day trial before Senior U.S. District Judge William J. Martini in Newark federal court.

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Former Bergen Executive Loses Defamation Suit

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River Vale NJ, Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi,”As we enter into what is commonly referred to as “the silly season” in NJ politics, I ask all candidates to remember that the truth matters. Stop with ridiculous made up attacks against your opponents, stop calling people who merely disagree with you on a policy racist, bigots, xenophobes, etc. Social media does not give you a blank check to lie about people. We are seeing people finally fighting back and winning against these libelous attacks. Here is the most recent example of politically motivated defamation in Bergen County.”

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New Jersey Business & Industry Association: New Jersey desperately needs fiscal reform, not more taxes

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Trenton NJ, New Jersey Business & Industry Association President and CEO Michele N. Siekerka Esq. issued the following statement regarding today’s approval of the Legislature’s $38.8 billion budget.

“We are pleased that the budget advanced by the Legislature today forgoes tax increases when New Jersey taxpayers have clearly had enough.

“New Jersey desperately needs fiscal reform, not more taxes. Proponents of the millionaires tax often cite two reasons for their support: It’s popular and they contend it’s fairer to ask them to pay ‘a little bit more.’

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Reader says , “It is clear that democratic policies no longer exist. In their stead we have an oligarchy of business interests and socialists. A match made in hell indeed”

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It is clear that democratic policies no longer exist. In their stead we have an oligarchy of business interests and socialists. A match made in hell indeed.

The business interests want continued expansion of the consumer economy not by making better products or paying better salaries, but rather by taking away consumers’ ability to not buy their product. Think sickcare and college as top performers.

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MARSHALL GRUPP ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR MAYOR OF UPPER SADDLE RIVER

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UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ ,A Democratic ticket led by mayoral candidate Marshall Grupp will be challenging Upper Saddle River’s incumbent Republicans in November’s mayoral and town council election, the candidates announced Tuesday.

Grupp is joined on the USR Forward ticket by council candidates Marc Garbar and Leandra Galasso. Grupp, Garbar and Galasso said they were compelled to run for public office to address the urgent challenges confronting Upper Saddle River as a result of the current mayor and council’s neglect and mismanagement—including the escalating environmental hazards threatening the community from the Apple Ridge and 1 Lake Street developments—and to restore fiscal responsibility, sound financial practices, transparency and accountability to USR’s government.

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NJ Democrats Devolve into Civil War

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Trenton NJ, Democrat Governor Phil Murphy’s growing discord with his own party continues to drag down his administration in New Jersey.

Politico is reporting that Murphy’s conflict with South New Jersey Democrat Party boss George Norcross “has turned into an open civil war” with Murphy launching “an unprecedented public attack on Norcross” by opening an inquiry into state tax incentive programs. This comes as Norcross has savaged Murphy in the press, calling him “politically incompetent” and a “liar” who thinks he is “the King of England.”

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY REPUBLICAN CHAIR REQUESTS COUNTY PROSECUTOR INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE MALFEASANCE AT MIDDLESEX COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS

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Old Bridge NJ, Lucille Panos, Middlesex County Republican Chairwoman, has requested Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew Carey, determine whether malfeasance was committed by Daniel Frankel, Commissioner of Registration at the Board of Elections when hiring temporary employees to process Vote by Mail (VBM) ballots on Election Day, November 6, 2018.

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Murphy’s budget gimmick burns firefighters

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Ridgewood NJ,  Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to raid more than $30 million from a special fund dedicated to helping the state’s firefighters was condemned today by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney.

“Governor Murphy, once again, refuses to acknowledge New Jersey’s affordability crisis. Instead of cutting spending, Murphy’s budget relies on gimmicks that take funding away from our first responders,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “Stealing from our firefighters does not create a ‘stronger and fairer New Jersey’’ Murphy should be cutting spending and saving taxpayer money.”

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New York Times Pulls Anti-Semitic Cartoon

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New York NY, In Thursday’s international edition of The New York Times, featured a cartoon with “anti-Semitic tropes” it portrayed a blind President Trump led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu depicted as a dog with a Star of David collar around its neck.

The cartoon appeared in the April 25 international edition and coincided with the end of the Passover holiday and Shabbat, two days many observant Jews were not online.

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