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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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Newark Hosts Rally for Anti Semite and Terrorist Supporter Congresswoman Ilhan Omar

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“We The People,” stand as a united front with Congresswoman Ilhan Omar against the unfair, extreme, and vicious attacks being leveled against her by the President of the United States and some of his supporters.  Ilhan Omar is a Somali-American Muslim woman duly elected in 2018 to serve as the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district.  Rep. Omar has championed the rights of immigrants, the poor and disenfranchised, as well as defended Palestine’s right to exist.  Rep. Omar has been called Anti-Semitic and ridiculously and erroneously linked to terrorism.  She has received numerous death threats since President Donald Trump posted an edited video that suggests Rep. Omar dismissed the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

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NJ Congressman Jeff Van Drew Grows Up Time For Congress to Get to Business


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Washington, D.C. Congressman Jeff Van Drew released the following statement regarding the Mueller Report and the impeachment question:

“Currently impeachment is not the answer. We have an election in a year and a half and the American people can decide then. We are thoroughly reviewing the Mueller Report, and once we are done with the review it is time to move forward and get to business. Congressional issues such as Social Security, Medicare, Health Insurance, Infrastructure, Student Debt, and Climate Change are all things that we should be focusing on. I look forward to working in a bipartisan way to solve some real issues.”

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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Permit Killing Terminal Ill in New Jersey

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Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation that will allow terminally ill New Jersey adults to end their lives peacefully, with dignity, and at their own discretion. The bill, which was sponsored by Assemblyman John Burzichelli and Senator Nick Scutari, makes New Jersey the eighth state to allow such end-of-life decisions with the assistance of medical professionals.

“Allowing residents with terminal illnesses to make end-of-life choices for themselves is the right thing to do,” said Governor Murphy. “By signing this bill today, we are providing terminally ill patients and their families with the humanity, dignity, and respect that they so richly deserve at the most difficult times any of us will face. I commend Assemblyman Burzichelli for steering us down this long, difficult road, and thank the Legislature for its courage in tackling this challenging issue.”

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Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig charged by federal prosecutors with “Russian Collusion”

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Washington Dc, the law of untended consequences leads to Gregory Craig, who was White House counsel under President Barack Obama, was indicted Thursday on charges of lying and hiding information related to his work for Ukraine. Craig, a 74-year-old lawyer based in Washington, D.C., was charged by the Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, unit. Craig faces up to five years in prison for each of the two counts.The charges stem from the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election led by special counsel Robert Mueller, which came to a formal end last month.

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New Jerseyans Feel Overtaxed, Unloved and Dissatisfied With State Government

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Ridgewood NJ, As Tax Day approaches, about eight in ten New Jerseyans feel they pay too much in taxes and are not happy with what the state government is doing about the affordability of living in the Garden State, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, conducted in collaboration with the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA).

Eighty-two percent of residents think they pay too much in taxes for what they get, and large majorities believe the taxes they pay – namely, property taxes (79 percent), the 41.4 cent gas tax (77 percent), and the state income tax (62 percent) – are unfair. Only the sales tax sits well with residents, with over half (58 percent) saying the tax is reasonable.

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New Jersey’s U.S. Senator Cory Booker fails to Denounce Cop Killer Chesimard

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Trenton NJ, Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) released the following statement in response to reports that a summit attended by a number of prominent elected officials, including New Jersey’s own U.S. Senator Cory Booker, opened with chants praising convicted cop-killer Joanne Chesimard.

Pennacchio has been a vocal advocate for the return of Chesimard. He and fellow Senate Republican, Sen. Anthony Bucco (R-25) have long sponsored a State Senate resolution, SR-15, urging Chesimard’s extradition from Cuba.

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