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News Roundup & Open Thread for Day 1 of GOP Tax Scam – December 21, 2017

But does he have any arrows in his quiver? Governor-Elect Murphy plans to fight the GOP tax scam. The GOP know-nothings. I’ll bet you could include the only New Jersey congresscritter to vote for the #GOPTaxScam, Tom MacArthur as part...Read more

See Red? Vote It Out.

This is on the way to Trump’s desk, and he’s hungry for anything that smells like victory to him.  This bill will harm American lives by the millions. It repeals the individual mandate, key part of the fiscal underpinning of...Read ...

Event Tonight: A Dialogue on Sexual Violence – and the Cultural Shift Now Happening

Blue Jerseyans, I wanted to flag this for you tonight, sounds like a good event. I’ve heard Patricia Teffenhart speak and she is a widely-known and respected expert and advocate on the issue of sexual violence, public health and the...Read more

2018 Generic Ballot Polling (Good) News

Just up at CNN. This is national, it’s still early, and its importance pales by comparison to head-to-head matchups down the line when we have actual nominees. But for early, generic ballot polling, this is damn promising, particularly for districts like...Read more

Tax Scam News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, December 20, 2017

MURPHY GIVING WOMEN THEIR DUE After Sheila Oliver as LG, Elizabeth Muoio as Treasurer, and Tahesha Way as Secretary of State, Assemblywoman Marlene Caride, born of Cuban immigrants, is selected by Murphy to be state’s banking and insurance commissioner. It was reported...Read more

MacArthur Stands Alone in Support of Welfare for the Rich; Goes After Bonnie Watson Coleman on Twitter

Rep. Tom MacArthur has the unique distinction of being the only member of the New Jersey Congressional delegation to vote in favor of the Republic tax overhaul bill, which provides windfalls for the nation’s wealthiest individuals while establishing a fully-realized...Read more

DC GOP Does Something Right – Rejects Scott Garrett

Couldn’t happen to a bigger asshole: Two Senate Republicans joined with Democrats on Tuesday to block the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Export-Import Bank, a rare rejection of a Trump appointee by members of his own...Read more

It’s candy land for Republicans as House passes tax “reform”

As the Hill reported, Republicans legislators have been hoping “tax “reform” will pass through “Lollipop Woods,” past “Princess Frostine” and to the “Chocolate Swamp!”  Well, It passed through the House this afternoon amid protest from visitors by 227 to 203. Mitch...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017

CD11 Democrat Mikie Sherrill, endorsed now by all 4 county chairs in district TRANSITION Murphy chooses a secretary of state – former Passaic freeholder Tahesha Way In naming Way, Murphy slams Trump and his ‘lunatic pal’ from Kansas 2018 CAME EARLY...Read more

Swing Left adds NJ2 & NJ11 to target districts NJ7 & NJ5: Watch

Swing Left has added open seat NJ2, where LoBiondo won’t be running for re-election, and NJ11, where Rodney Frelinghuysen has bound himself too closely to Donald Trump and it’s starting to chafe. That makes 4 districts Swing Left is steering...Read more

Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ National Security Strategy – Watch

Donald Trump’s National Security Strategy (NSS) is his blueprint for foreign and military policy but it also sheds light on what this administration will base much of its policy on going forward; trade negotiation, defense spending, and our relationships with other...Read more

NJ’s South-Asian Women Elected Officials to Watch

A few weeks ago, Insider’s Insider 100 Power List came out. Part of it was a list of Top Ten South Asian Political Players – including LD11 senator Vin Gopal, Asm Raj Mukherji, incoming Hoboken mayor Ravi Bhalla and BPU’s...Read mor...

Last chance to kill the Republican tax scam overhaul

Both the Senate and House are likely to vote this week on the tax scam bill. The House may vote as early as Wednesday. Although House leadership seems confident it has the votes, it still can fail if enough Republican...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

AROUND NEW JERSEY Murphy arrives in Puerto Rico as the Republicans finalize their tax overhaul, which will have a devastating effect on Puerto Rico, as P. R. Governor Ricardo Roselló said in a joint press conference there. Washington wash-out: Low levels in...Read more

Amid turmoil Murphy’s visit to Puerto Rico: compassionate but cautious

Governor-Elect Phil Murphy spent Friday in Puerto Rico. “We are going to send a clear message that we have not forgotten our fellow countrymen,” he said. He arrived during a tumultuous time with congress putting its final touches on the...Read more

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Dec. 16-17, 2017

TRUMP #TaxScamBill Republicans are on track to pass their sweeping $1.5 Trillion tax overhaul and get it to Trump by Christmas, after both Marco Rubio and Bob Corker signed on. Polls show Americans aren’t buying it and like scientist Jessica Brescher of Dover,...Read more

Rutgers Spends $115M For Basketball Practice Facility

This just amazes me. Rutgers [men’s basketball team] could notch its first winning season in 12 years. It is also in the process of building a state-of-the-art, $115 million, 125,000-foot practice facility. That $115 million is for the practice facility...Read more

New Jersey History I Did Not Know: Bill of Rights Firsties

On December 15th, 1791 – 226 years ago today – Virginia became the 10th of 14 states to ratify 10 of 12 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, a list of limits of government power and constitutional protection for individual liberties....Read more

Education “Reform” in Newark: The Facts – Prelude

Mark Zuckerberg, in front of a class. This is cross-posted from my own site, Jersey Jazzman Miss me? Yesterday, the National Education Policy Center published a lengthy report written by Dr. Bruce Baker and myself that looks closely at school...Read more

Murphy visits Puerto Rico today: There are things he can do

Governor-Elect Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy will be leaving today to visit Puerto Rico and tour areas hit by Hurricane Maria. Let’s look at the early impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, what remains to be done, and how Murphy can...Read more

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