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Presidents Day News Roundup & Open Thread for Feb. 20, 2017

Today’s Roundup is brought to you by G. Washington, T. Jefferson, A. Lincoln, TR & FDR. They were OK for their time, but nothing like what we’re going to get done for you in our administration. We’re going to do...Read more

Meet the District 7 Assembly Candidates

With the retirement of Senator Diane Allen, it’s just about a sure thing that Assemblyman Troy Singleton will be moving to the upper chamber. That leaves one open Assembly seat, assuming Dr. Herb Conaway runs for re-election. Two women have...Read more

#AlternativeFacts Hit the Garden State

Apparently, #45 is not the only one spewing #AlternativeFacts. Today, I received an email from a gubernatorial candidate named Lisa McCormick. This is part of the email: It appears that the candidate slept through the entire 2013 gubernatorial campaign.

What Does the Repeal of Obamacare Mean for New Jersey?

If the Republicans get their way and repeal Obamacare, what does it mean for New Jersey? Basically, it would mean rationing of health care and if some Trump appointees get their way, even routine maternity care may not be covered....Read more

Finally we get news about replacing the ACA: It benefits those with higher income and screws the rest of us. 

In his Saturday rabble-rousing speech in Florida to supporters, President Trump said, “We are going to be submitting in a couple of weeks a great healthcare plan that’s going to take the place of the disaster known as Obamacare. It...Read more

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Feb. 18-19, 2017

Norma McCorvey has died and is remembered by both sides of the abortion rights equation; by proponents of choice as “Roe” in Roe v. Wade, and by abortion opponents because she joined their ranks 14 years after her role in the Supreme Court...Read more

Citizens Request Face-to-Face Meeting with Congressman MacArthur

On Friday morning, a group of about 40 citizens gathered at the Marlton office of Congressman Tom MacArthur to dispute his assertion that protesters are bussed in from outside his district and are being paid. The group debunked this “alternative...Read more

Frank Pallone is on Facebook Live now, doing a Q & A

You can ask questions in comments once you’re watching. Here’s the link. He’s just announced that – responding to many calls for him to have a Town Hall – that he will be doing that soon, and will also step...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, February 17, 2017

Chris Christie – Remember him? Does anyone still care what he thinks? – Says Phillies suck and calls Phillies’ ballpark “unsafe”. Phillies response is priceless: Speaking of Bridges – Judge rules there is probable cause for misconduct in his Bridgegate affair....Read more

Drugs and Immigration: Blame Trump, but blame Christie less

With America’s huge substance abuse problem, Gov. Christie, at least, is trying to improve matters. Unfortunately although he once offered some help to immigrants, he is now supporting President Trump’s deportation policies. Trump is an unmitigated disaster on immigration and...Read more

Senator Booker Questions David Friedman

Today, at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker grilled #45’s nominee to be Ambassador to the State of Israel.

Bridgegate case against Chris Christie can proceed

A few minutes ago in a Judge Roy McGeady’s Hackensack courtroom, probable cause that Gov. Chris Christie committed official misconduct was established. The second time this has happened in a New Jersey courtroom. With the judge’s announcement, applause broke out in...Read more

El Jueves en español, el 16 de febrero, 2017

El jueves en español – Tu boletín con noticias, opinión y análisis a través el mundo hispanohablante. Compártelo con tus amigos y cuéntales que se pueden leerlo en Blue Jersey. (Some articles can be translated into English with one click.)...Read more

Yes, It’s OK for Your Nonprofit to Advocate

I work with several nonprofit organizations and they all say the same thing when it comes to taking policy stances that directly or indirectly favor or malign an elected official: “We worry about that because we’re worried about our funders...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

There was “zero” talk about Gov. Christie being considered for a job in Trump’s administration when the two had lunch on Tuesday, according to a CNN report. Christie says his last budget proposal will include a pension payment that meets...Read more

Christie Vetoes Asset Forfeiture Bill That Passed Leg Unanimously

Just a week after Donald Trump threatened to ruin a Texas legislator’s political career over minor limits to asset forfeiture, Trump lap dog Chris Christie vetoed a New Jersey bill that would limit the practice. The bill had passed The...Read more

Bill Brennan heading back to court Thursday on Bridgegate

Bill Brennan, who is working through court action to require Gov. Chris Christie to account for his conduct in the Bridgegate scandal, sent the following heads-up: On Thursday February 16, 2017 a second probable cause finding will be entered against...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread – Make Hallmark Shareholders Wealthy Day – February 14, 2017

The Never-Ending Job Interview: Christie to have lunch with #45 today in DC. Tucker Carlson’s site speculates that Christie will replace Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff. Is the firing of General Flynn the first step in the “reorganization” of the...Read more

A Letter to Congressman Tom MacArthur

Posted with the permission of the author: Dear Representative MacArthur, Your insistence that there are “paid protesters” at work, in front of your offices or wherever they may be, is absurd. At best, paid protesters are an urban legend. At...Read more

In Princeton’s Democratic stronghold: Wisniewski gets PCDO endorsement

Last night at a packed meeting of the Princeton Community Democratic Organization, the venerable PCDO, Assemblyman John Wisniewski was endorsed for Governor. Standing-room only; 300 people grilling Ray Lesniak, Jim Johnson, Phil Murphy and Wiz. To win endorsement, 60% you...Read more

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