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Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom

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WASHINGTON DC, New York Yankees legend Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera was honored on Monday afternoon at the White House.The former relief pitcher was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The 49-year-old Rivera has had a good year . In July the five-time World Series winner became the first player to ever be unanimously inducted into the national Baseball Hall of Fame.

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President Trump signs order to wipe out student loan debt for disabled veterans


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Washington DC, President Trump canceled federal student loan debts Wednesday for tens of thousands of veterans who are 100% disabled, saying it’s the nation who owes them instead for their service.

At the 75th annual American Veterans convention in Louisville, Kentucky, the president signed an executive action directing the Education Department to eliminate “every penny” of student loan debt for about 25,000 disabled veterans who owe an average of $30,000.

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President Congratulates New Jersey Legislature for Finally Not Raising Taxes


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Washington DC, President Donald Trump this morning extended congratulations to the New Jersey Legislature for not affirming Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget, and not raising taxes yet again on New Jersey cash strapped residents .

“Congratulations to legislators in New Jersey for not passing taxes that would have driven large numbers of high end taxpayers out of the state,” Trump tweeted. “Many were planning to leave, & will now be staying. New York & others should start changing their thought process on taxes, fast!”

In his tweet the President reminded New Jersey politicians why so many tax payers and businesses have fled the state ,debasing the state tax base .

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US Economy Boosts Trump’s Approval to Highest Mark in Two Years

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Washington DC, according to the Hill ,President Trump’s job approval rating is the highest it’s been in two years, boosted by voter optimism about the economy, according to the latest Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey.The survey found that 48 percent approve of the job Trump is doing, compared to 52 percent who said they disapprove. That’s up from 45 percent approval in March. The last time the president’s job approval rating reached 48 percent in the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey was in June of 2017.

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Celebrate Ridgewood’s Diversity – June 1st, 2019

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood’s flag will be flown on a new flagpole at Van Neste Square Memorial Park. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

President Donald Trum celebrated diversity by becoming the first Republican president to acknowledge the LGBT celebration of Pride Month on Friday.

Trump said in a tweet:

“As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation,”

and went further :

“My Administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invite all nations to join us in this effort!”

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Voters Say Impeachment Unlikely from Mueller Report Despite Media’s Efforts


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Ridgewood NJ , according to the latest Rasmussen Report ,voters think Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report is unlikely to help congressional Democrats impeach President Trump, but they expect reporters to try to hurt the president with it if they can.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters say the findings in the Mueller report are unlikely to lead to Trump’s impeachment, with 33% who say it’s Not At All Likely. Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree and say the report is likely to help impeach the president, but that includes only 14% who feel it’s Very Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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Stop looking at Trump and look where Trump is looking. It’s All About the ‘Flair’

By Peter Rosenberger

When it comes to Trump, it’s all about Flair.

For several years, the media and the Washington establishment have railed against Donald Trump with little success. Porn stars, special counsel, duplicitous lawyers, celebrities—they’ve all taken him on to no avail. It appears they really don’t grasp the nature of Donald Trump.

If you want to understand Donald Trump, you don’t have to look much further than professional wrestling superstar, Ric Flair. Flamboyant, even by professional wrestling standards, Ric Flair maintained an astonishing career and achieved a lengthy list of championships and successes. Adopting the nickname, “Nature Boy,” Ric Flair emerged in the 1970s as a fan favorite. With flowing blonde hair and swagger, he paraded in front of thousands wearing only an industrial speedo, boots, and often a floor-length feather boa robe. 

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Efforts to Keep Trump off NJ’s 2020 Ballot Democrats Disenfranchises Voters ,is Unconstitutional and Hypocritical


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Trenton NJ , Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) released the following statement in light of yesterday’s State Senate passage of legislation (S-119) that would require candidates for President and Vice President to release their tax returns in order to appear on the ballot in New Jersey.

Sen. Pennacchio attempted to amend the bill on the floor to include all candidates for Governor, State Senate, and General Assembly. In a clear rebuke of transparency, the majority party chose to block his commonsense amendment.

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US Senate overwhelmingly passed criminal justice reform bill backed and promoted by President Trump

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Washington DC, The US Senate overwhelmingly passed a criminal justice reform bill backed and promoted by President Trump on Tuesday night.The First Step Act passed on a vote of 87 to 12, with dozens of Republicans joining all the Democratic senators in approving the bill.

Congressmen Tom Reed (NY-23) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, released to the following statement:
“The Problem Solvers Caucus was proud to put our full weight behind the FIRST Step Act more than six months ago. This bill betters our communities, improves the lives of thousands and saves taxpayers money. Congress must continue to craft and pass more bipartisan legislation like the FIRST Step Act.”

Trump congratulated the Senate in a tweet soon after it passed , “America is the greatest Country in the world and my job is to fight for ALL citizens, even those who have made mistakes. Congratulations to the Senate on the bi-partisan passing of a historic Criminal Justice Reform Bill,” he tweeted. He went on , “This will keep our communities safer, and provide hope and a second chance, to those who earn it. In addition to everything else, billions of dollars will be saved. I look forward to signing this into law!”

The bill will make sweeping changes to the criminal justice system if signed into law, including making it easier for some prisoners to earn early release to halfway houses and protecting first-time offenders from mandatory minimum sentences.

Jared Kushner said in a USA Today editorial  in November , “The administration also worked with Congress to draft the FIRST STEP Act, legislation which seeks to strengthen recidivism reduction and evidence-based reentry programs for inmates in federal prisons. We continue to work with the law enforcement and faith and business communities to find ways to get people leaving prison properly reintegrated into society.”

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Winning the Trade War Doesn’t Mean Victory

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Barring unforeseen circumstances, the United States will likely win the trade war with China. However, the end result may not be as great for the United States as President Trump and his supporters may hope.

When all is said and done, the United States will likely come out of this trade war as the unanimous victor. Economically, China simply cannot keep up with the United States when it comes to handling tariffs. Although both countries may see their exports suffer, the results for China will be much worse, given that 14% of the Chinese economy is dependent on exports to the US, compared to just 4% of the US economy that is dependent on exports to China. This trade imbalance will cause the Chinese economy a lot more pain than what their counter tariffs can possibly inflict on the United States. If China doesn’t take the necessary steps to end this trade war, their economy will suffer massively in comparison to the United States. Continue reading Winning the Trade War Doesn’t Mean Victory