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Rep. Frank Pallone on Facebook Live

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. is on Facebook Live right now.¬if_t=live_video¬if_id=1492804208470136 Posted by Rosalie Efthim on Friday, April 21, 2017

Time to slay this dragon – again: Protect Our Healthcare Rallies

Photo: AFP/GettyImages Big hat tip of thanks to New Jersey Citizen Action, which is doing much of the work and partnering for the organized resistance against the Republican vow to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Please check out...Read more

News Roundup for Friday, April 21, 2017

LIMITED TIME THIS AM? JUST READ THESE 3: PCCC’s co-founder is a New Jerseyan and knows his stuff. National progressive PAC Progressive Change Campaign Committee sees NJ as proving ground for ‘anti-Trump power-building,’ banking on the anti-Trump backlash in this top-down machine...Read more

Coming next week? NJ Rep. Tom MacArthur’s and the Freedom Caucus amendment to “Repeal and Replace.”

The deal for a new “Repeal and Replace” House bill has been brokered by the centrist Tuesday Group, co-chaired by Republican NJ Tom MacArthur (CD 3), and hard-right Freedom Caucus head Mark Meadows.They hope the amendment will be voted on and...Read more

Democratic Primary Challengers Sue Middlesex County Clerk for Ballot Placement, Proof

The Central Jersey Progressive Democrats, a consortium of Democratic primary challengers who have eyed a coup in the state’s 17th legislative district and in Piscataway Township and New Brunswick, have filed suit against the Middlesex County Clerk’s office, alleging that...Read more

The Party of Fiscal Irresponsibility

Two stories on the front page of the South Jersey section of today’s Philadelphia Inquirer (yes, I read and support dead tree journalism) epitomize what’s wrong with the Republican Party today. The GOP preaches the mantra of fiscal responsibility, but...Read more

El jueves en español, 20 de abril, 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 cada jueves. (Some articles can be translated into English with...Read more

Giant Space Rock Doesn’t Destroy Us News Roundup for Thursday, April 19, 2017

SHE BLINDED ME.  WITH SCIENCE.  Peanut-shaped asteroid. Passes 1.1 million miles (4.6 x distance to the moon) by. Take a look at this big boy. Next one? 2027. Much bigger, much closer. Half-mile wide, zooming only one lunar distance away....Read more

Attention Giants, Jets Fans: Today, Let’s Be Patriots

Today, President Donald Trump will welcome the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots to the White House for smiles and photos. Well, not all the Patriots. While Trump is BFFs with Pats QB Tom Brady, Coach Bill Belichick and owner Bob...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Stand up for science in Trenton on Saturday: “By denying science we are denying our future.” (S-L opinion) School funding: “Depending on whose math you follow, districts could be in line for $1 billion to $2 billion”. Rep. Frelinghuysen (R-CD 11) still doesn’t...Read more

Flemington Fine-Tunes Wealthy Persons’ Access to Public Records, Society

We can all participate in democracy, right? Well, we should, but we don’t, often because we can’t, and that hurdle often begins and ends on the local level. Case in point, Flemington, which recently increased the fees charged to residents who...Read more

Library Staff Demonstrates for a Fair Contract

In the age of fake news, citizens need alternatives to the web to learn about national and world affairs. In the age of mindless video games, people need alternatives to thumb-numbing play time. One service addresses these and many more...Read more

Tax Day News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Image: Demonstration outside of Tom MacArthur’s private “town hall” late yesterday afternoon. Credit: Indivisible SJ Now Today is the deadline for submitting your 2016 Federal Income Taxes. Don’t hold your breath waiting for transparency from Mr. Trump. Chris Christie The...Read more

No Nuclear War with North Korea Yet News Roundup for Monday, April 17, 2017

STUFF YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO READ ON A MONDAY MORNING (so bookmark it, trust me) Snowdon’s Box: The human network behind the biggest leak of all. (Harper’s) Adulting. The Inside Story of the Kushner-Bannon Civil War. At Vanity Fair. The Ramapoughs...Read more

A look at forthcoming House elections with guesstimates for each NJ district

With a little more than a year until the next House Primary, let’s take a look at the NJ incumbents: their current Cash on Hand and their 2016 General Election results. Although things can change on a dime, and the...Read more

You just can’t get rid of this guy: Scott Garrett

THE BAD: During Trump’s campaign he hinted he would eliminate the Export-Import Bank which guarantees loans for companies that export U. S. products. These guarantees are often essential for our exporters, including small businesses. THE GOOD:  Trump changed his mind...Read more

Trump’s action on Planned Parenthood – What it does, what it doesn’t do

Christine’s Advocacy Director for Planned Parenthood of Central and Greater Northern New Jersey. PP is planning a lobby day, which we’ll tell you about as it gets closer. And she thanks everybody who is standing up to advocate that Rep. Leonard...Read more

Planned Parenthood Under Further Siege in NJ and USA

President Trump quietly signed legislation Thursday that rolls back an Obama-era rule protecting certain federal funds for Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide legal abortions. Now that the rule has been repealed, states can effectively block Planned Parenthood and...Read more

Mother of all News Roundups for Friday, April 14, 2017

Good thing we can trust our POTUS’  judgement: U.S. may launch strike if North Korea reaches for nuclear trigger. UNITED AIRLINES What, were Sean Spicer and the head of Pepsi ineligible? PR Week, the public relations industry publication, named United Airlines Communicator of the...Read more

Trenton March for Science Announces Speakers

Nowhere does the Republican Party’s disdain for facts have a more deleterious impact than in their denial of science. Creationists and climate change deniers are today’s flat-earth advocates. As a result, this year’s Earth Day (April 22) will see a...Read more

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