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NJ Senator Cory “I am Spartacus” Booker will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Iowa Democratic Party Fall Gala

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Ridgewood NJ, On October 6th, Iowa Democrats will welcome NJ Senator Cory “I am Spartacus”  Booker as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Iowa Democratic Party Fall Gala. Senator Booker will be joined by Fred Hubbell, Rita Hart, and the 2018 Democratic slate of candidates.

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With pro-Palestinian vote, Cory Booker betrays vulnerable Jews

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BY RABBI SHMULEY BOTEACH, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 08/04/17 04:40 PM EDT

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Friday to halt U.S. taxpayer funding for the Palestinian Authority so long as it persists in the “pay-to-slay” policy whereby jailed terrorists and relatives of suicide bombers and other murderers receive salaries.

This heinous policy of rewarding killers and providing incentives for other Palestinians to attack Jews has been effectively subsidized by the United States for years. Shockingly, my good friend Cory Booker was one of only four senators to vote against the bipartisan Taylor Force Act.

Cory and I already had a serious public disagreement when he failed to stand on principle and oppose the catastrophic nuclear deal with Iran. I felt that surely the threat of genocide directed at Israel and the Jewish people would move him to oppose the funding of a government sworn to Israel’s annihilation.

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/foreign-policy/345384-with-pro-palestinian-vote-cory-booker-betrays-vulnerable

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How the Booker Window Explains Centrist Implosion

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The close makes the man

By Jason Rhode  |  July 6, 2017  |  10:55am
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Cory Booker, the Senator from New Jersey of the Closed Beaches, has decided to stop taking money from Big Pharma. For the time being.

Big Pharma loves Booker. Booker loves Big Pharma. But for now, their romance must be the love that dare not speak its name. Booker wants to be President. He needs to base to support him. Hence the freeze-out.

To heal his career wound, Booker needs a medicine more expensive than the ones he helps Big Pharma with. This would be delicious irony, except this sort of thing keeps happening to a certain set of progressive politicians: they are boosted as the last best hope of Earth, before being found out as centrist sellouts. If Booker’s disgrace is poetic justice, then it is poetry which rhymes—no matter how these plastic reformers start, their ends are the same. We need a term to describe the interval of time between initiation as a progressive politician and discovery that the politician is not so progressive.

I call this concept the Booker Window.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/07/how-the-booker-window-explains-centrist-implosion.html

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Booker for president? Most N.J. voters say no, poll finds

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By Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on May 03, 2017 at 1:54 PM, updated May 03, 2017 at 4:09 PM

TRENTON — More than half of New Jersey voters are happy to have Cory Booker in the U.S. Senate — but nearly the same percentage doesn’t want to see him run for president.

That’s according to the findings of a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday that looks at the approval ratings of Booker; the state’s other Democratic U.S. senator, Robert Menendez; and President Donald Trump.

The survey shows 57 percent of Garden State voters approve of the job Booker has done as one of the state’s two members of the Senate.

But the poll found 54 percent of voters say he should not seek the White House in 2020, while 33 percent say he should.

Booker has been mentioned as a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/05/poll_shows_what_nj_thinks_of_trump_booker_menendez.html

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CORY BOOKER CONDEMNED DAVID FRIEDMAN WHILE GIVING IRAN A PASS

BY SHMULEY BOTEACH
FEBRUARY 20, 2017 21:5

There is a growing evolution in Cory’s position on Israel which is becoming more aligned with the left wing of the Democratic party.

The hearing for American ambassador-designate to Israel David Friedman at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week was intense. The Democratic senators came after him hard, quoting every controversial thing he’s ever said. Mind you, they couldn’t seem to find one controversial thing he’s ever done. Because no one disputes that David is an upstanding, decent man who has had caused little to no controversy. But they called him out on harsh statements he made about those he felt were not sympathetic to Israel.

But of particular note was how harshly he was treated by my friend, Senator Cory Booker, who told David over and over again that although these were just words, words matter.

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/No-Holds-Barred-Cory-Booker-condemned-David-Friedman-while-giving-Iran-a-pass-482121

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Democrats :The Party of Outrage

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Democrats can barely keep up with their problems with Trump, raising some to wonder if their perpetual opposition is undermining a more focused message.

By David Catanese | Senior Politics Writer Feb. 2, 2017, at 5:38 p.m.

In a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer declared that the early theme defining President Donald Trump’s administration was “incompetence leading to chaos.”

“It’s amazing how poorly done so many things have been that have come out of the White House in the first two weeks,” the New York Democrat said.

A few hours later during a CNN town hall, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said Trump’s selection of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court was bad “if you breathe air, drink water, eat food or take medicine.”

And in the wake of Trump’s abrupt firing of the nation’s acting attorney general, Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, a candidate for Democratic Party chairman, rushed so quickly to vilify the president he left out a word in his merciless statement.

“By all accounts, this is looking like failed presidency,” he said.

http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-02-02/democrats-permanent-outrage-at-donald-trump

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Senator Cory Booker Named in Newark Watershed Corruption Lawsuit

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Booker Named in Newark Watershed Corruption Lawsuit

Trustees of the bankrupt Newark Watershed Conservation & Development Corp. have filed suit against Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), formerly the mayor of Newark, in a case targeting the senator and a range of other and public and private officials for mismanagement and corruption at the NWCDC. JT Aregood, PolitickerNJ Read more