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Towns in New Jersey Join Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement

CNBNews.net NEW JERSEY—Some towns in New Jersey have joined the Second Amendment sanctuary movement, according to ammoland.com. This movement is a form of civil disobedience that has taken off in Virginia, and it is also making strides in Kentucky. CNBNews graphic files Alexander Roubian of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society stated that two towns in the Garden State have already declared themselves as Second Amendment sanctuary jurisdictions, while “we are aware of dozens of others that are supportive of passing similar measures. We have... Read more →


David Richter Calls for Three Constitutional Amendments to Fix a Broken Congress

VINELAND, NJ – David Richter, Republican candidate running to represent New Jersey’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced yesterday that if elected, he intended to draft and introduce three proposed amendments to the United States Constitution to fix what he termed a “broken Congress.” During a speech Richter gave last night to the New Jersey Constitutional Republicans at the Ramada Inn in Vineland, New Jersey, he said that “the biggest challenge to the long-term success of our country is our huge... Read more →


STUDY: More Residents Moved Out of New Jersey than any other State

ST. LOUIS – Jan., 2020 – Americans are moving into Idaho, and Idaho is moving up—in the ranking of most popular 2019 moving destinations, that is. Where are people moving to? According to the results of United Van Lines’ 43rd Annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year, Idaho saw the highest percentage of inbound migration among states experiencing more than 250 moves* with United Van Lines: 67.4 percent. This is Idaho’s first time leading the list of inbound... Read more →


NRA-ILA: Three Anti-Gun Bills Passed by Virginia Senate

SUPPORT NRA-ILA On Thursday, January 16th, the Virginia Senate voted to pass three of the anti-gun bills that the Senate Judiciary Committee approved on Monday. The fight is far from over! Dozens of other gun control bills from Michael Bloomberg’s wish-list have still not been taken up by a committee. Second Amendment supporters have demonstrated an unprecedented showing in support for our rights. It is critical that law-abiding citizens not back down and remain ready to oppose this agenda at every turn. View Related Articles... Read more →


Salem County Republican Chairwoman Linda DuBois Endorses Van Drew

Salem County Republican Chairwoman Linda DuBois released the following statement endorsing incumbent Republican Congressman Jeff Van Drew for re-election. “Congressman Van Drew has a deep understanding of the issues facing South Jersey, particularly when it comes to the needs of our agricultural community,” said DuBois. “Congressman Van Drew has stood up for South Jersey and with President Trump, so it has been no surprise to see the overwhelming support the Congressman has received. I am proud to join the thousands of rank and file Republicans... Read more →


State Assemblywoman Joann Downey Endorses Stephanie Schmid for Congress in New Jersey’s 4th District

Joann Downey, who has served as State Assemblywoman for LD-11 since 2016 and is the top ranking female Democratic official in Monmouth County, announced today that she is endorsing Stephanie Schmid to be the 2020 Democratic nominee for Congress in New Jersey’s 4th District. Joann Downey “Stephanie has the background and expertise as a retired Foreign Service Officer, US Diplomat and human rights attorney to finally flip this seat and represent our district,” said Assemblywoman Downey. “For years we’ve watched Chris Smith attack women’s healthcare... Read more →


NJ Democrat and Republican Legislative Leadership For The New Session

Senate Democratic Leadership: (Additional Leadership to be announced) Senator Stephen M. Sweeney (3), Senate President Senator Loretta Weinberg (37), Senate Majority Leader Senator M. Teresa Ruiz (29), Senate President Pro Tempore Senate Republican Leadership: Senator Thomas H. Kean, Jr. (21), Republican Leader Senator Robert W. Singer (30), Deputy Minority Leader Senator Kristin M. Corrado (40), Conference Leader Senator Chris A. Brown (2), Deputy Conference Leader Senator Steven V. Oroho (24), Budget Officer Senator Joseph Pennacchio (26), Whip Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (16), Deputy Whip Assembly... Read more →


N.J. Working Families Demands Criminal Investigation Following Release of EDA Report

(January 17, 2020)--New Jersey Working Families State Director Sue Altman (photo)released the following statement in response to yesterday’s task force report: “The task force’s new report unearthed a staggering level of corruption unprecedented in New Jersey history. George Norcross, his brothers and his companies conspired to cheat taxpayers of hundreds of millions of dollars – and they did it with the full cooperation of the Christie administration and legislative leaders. “This is Trenton at its worst. Norcross lied to the Legislature, and no one dared... Read more →


Community Reformers Call on DPRA Members to Investigate Questionable Land Dealings

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (January 17, 2020)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Community reformers jammed the Delaware River Port Authority meeting on Wednesday calling on the governors of New Jersey and Pennsylvania to investigate the connection of the DRPA board members with political Sue Altman, state director of New Jersey Working Families was dragged from a hearing in Nov. where George E. Norcross III testified he did not manipulated New Jersey’s controversial tax incentive program for his benefit (photo courtesy of The Philadelphia Inquirer) power broker George Norcross III. The Philadelphia Inquirer... Read more →


CNBNEWS January 2020 Cheers & Jeers

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews. net JEER-Something has to be done about the dilapidated house (photo above) that sits at the entrance of Gloucester City at Essex Street and Collings Road. People coming into our community are getting the wrong impression of the city because of the appearance of this property. CHEER--William Ackley, Gloucester City's Chief Housing Inspector & Zoning Official said the Essex Street house has been approved as a redevelopment project under a new ordinance that was recently passed. "We are in... Read more →


How to Take Care of Your Backyard 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 16, 2020)--When you have a backyard in your home, it’s crucial that you take care of it. The last thing you are going to want is a patch of overgrown mess behind your property. Not only will this look bad, but you won’t be able to use it to its full advantage either. When guests come over you’ll be embarrassed about the look of your yard, and the longer you leave it, the harder it will be to tidy. image courtesy of unsplash.com Many... Read more →


Bernie Sanders Campaign Field Organizer Says "Cities Burn" if Trump Re-Elected (Video 1)

UPDATED WITH PART TWO BELOW • Kyle Jurek, Iowa Field Organizer, Bernie Sanders Campaign: “I’m Ready to Throw Down Now…The Billionaire Class. The F***ing Media, Pundits. Walk into MSNBC Studios, Drag Those M*****F***ers Out by Their Hair and Light Them on Fire in the Streets.” • Kyle Jurek Suggests That Liberal Democrats Should be Placed in Gulags or be Put to Death: “Liberals Get the F***ing Wall First.” • Jurek: “Well, I’ll Tell You What in Cuba, What did They do to Reactionaries? You Want... Read more →


Following Trump's Lead, Cape May County Republicans Rally to Van Drew

In the short time since he announced his intentions to join the Republican party, Congressman Jeff Van Drew has been warmly welcomed by an overwhelming majority of Cape May County Republicans. Following President Trump’s lead, elected officials at the county and local level have lined up in support of the incumbent Republican’s re-election campaign. “We now have an incumbent, Republican Congressman, endorsed by our Republican President,” CapeGop Chairman Marcus Karavan declared. “I plan to to follow our President’s lead and work hard to reelect Rep.... Read more →


Election 2020: Trump Co-Chairs Condemn NJ-2 Candidate Richter for Anti-Trump Rhetoric

New Jersey State Senator Joe Pennacchio & State Senator Michael Testa Jr., who co-chair President Trump’s New Jersey re-election campaign, issued the following statement condemning NJ-02 candidate David Richter for anti-Trump comments he made in today’s New York Times. “Accusing President Trump of abandoning his principles is the type of rhetoric you would expect to hear from his Democratic Socialist opponents like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, not an allegedly “Republican” candidate for the US House of Representatives. If Republicans can’t trust Richter to defend... Read more →


Does Chairman Currie Understand What It Means To ‘Say Anything, Tell Any Lie’

Norcross wants it both ways on Economic Opportunity Act COLLINGSWOOD – Claire Gustafson, Republican candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s first congressional district, congratulated John Currie on getting re-elected Democrat state party chairman and asked if the Chairman understood what it really means to “say anything, tell any lie” to hold onto a seat in congress. Currie’s “say anything, tell any lie” comments were directed at Republican Congressman Jeff Van Drew in the second congressional district last week after the congressman added “Phil Murphy to... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: LIKE OR NOT, HE'S OUR PRESIDENT

by George Roof, Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired) Because I am a "lifer" in the military, I've seen the impact of a president more than many of you can imagine. I enlisted with LBJ and saw just what a Democrat cluster flock was all about. I went to Vietnam and saw how we were constantly and incessantly bombarded with micromanagement from Washington that got thousands of military people killed. I sometimes wonder if I'll get to heaven, but if I go to hell, I'm sure... Read more →


2020 ELECTION: Alp Basaran Seeking NJ-09 Congressional District Seat

In the NJ-09 congressional district, Alp Basaran, a formerly undocumented Muslim immigrant and lawyer, is running to unseat Bill Pascrell, a 12-term incumbent who during his tenure (1) tipped off the INS and oversaw an immigration raid (view here) leading to the arrest of undocumented workers and (2) turned his congressional seat into a family business with his sons (more on that below). If elected, Alp would be: The 1st Muslim from New Jersey and 3rd formerly undocumented immigrant in Congress; One of the few... Read more →


(Video) NEWS 24 SPECIAL REPORT : THE HISTORY OF STEPHEN SWEENEY & GEORGE NORCROSS

In the video below NEWS 24 Special Report looks into the friendship between Stephen Sweeney and George Norcross that began when the two were youngsters. Stephen M. Sweeney (born June 11, 1959) is an American executive and Democratic Party politician who currently serves as the President of the New Jersey Senate. He has served in the New Jersey Senate since 2002, where he represents the 3rd Legislative District. He has been the President of the New Jersey Senate since January 12, 2010. A Union Ironworker... Read more →


Pennsylvania Ag Republicans say debate over milk shows depth of partisan divide

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square January 2020 HARRISBURG, PA--The proof that politics affects the agriculture industry is in the milk, said members of the Pennsylvania Ag Republicans at their meeting during the Pennsylvania Farm Show. During the Obama administration, whole and two percent milks were removed from school lunchrooms across the nation. The Trump administration added some back to school lunchrooms, but whole milk is still banned. The move has hurt the dairy industry, members of the Ag Republicans said, and it might... Read more →


Camden County GOP Endorses Gustafson In CD1

Ambrosino awards Gustafson the line HADDON HEIGHTS – Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino awarded the county line to congressional candidate Claire Gustafson in CD1 today. “Earlier this week Josh Duvall announced he ‘decided to drop out of the race’ in CD1,” Rich Ambrosino said. “While I wish his exit was more graceful this does mean there is no longer a reason to screen candidates in CD1 and avoids what could have been a costly primary.” “I am happy to endorse Claire Gustafson for Congress... Read more →


Camden County GOP Chairman: “No One Forced Duvall Out Of The Primary”

HADDON HEIGHTS – Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino addressed some concerns after learning Josh Duvall has dropped out of the CD1 GOP primary election. “Yesterday I learned Josh Duvall has dropped out of the Republican primary election for Congress in CD1. Just like when he announced he was running, he didn’t bother calling any county chairs and simply issued a press release,” Ambrosino said. “I have a serious issue with him implying that he was forced out of the race.” “No one tried to... Read more →


(Video)Some Republican Governors Are Asking For Refugee Resettlement In Their States

SCOTT MOREFIELD/THE DAILY CALLER Fox News host Tucker Carlson and a guest discussed Republican governors in 18 states asking for refugee resettlement despite being given an option not to do so. Introducing the Friday night “Tucker Carlson Tonight” segment, the Fox News host recalled when Republican leaders once “made a big show of opposing Obama administration refugee policy” and supposedly “got their wish” when President Donald Trump won the 2016 election and signed “an executive order allowing cities and states to opt-out of refugee resettlement.”... Read more →


Bill Re-Establishing Fire and EMS Crisis Hotline Heads to Governor’s Desk

TRENTON NJ--Senator Fred Madden’s legislation, S2898, that would establish a 24 hour crisis hotline for fire and EMS professionals and their families heads to the Governor’s desk after clearing its last major legislative hurdle in December when the Assembly passed the bill with a vote of 76-0. The bill previously passed the full Senate with a vote of 39-0 in January of 2019. Our fire and emergency services personnel are currently underserved when it comes to coping with the stresses of their duties. Since the... Read more →


Republican Congressional Candidate Running Against Incumbent Norcross Bows Out of Race

CHERRY HILL - NJ CD-1 GOP candidate Josh Duvall released the following statement: “When I launched my campaign against Donald Norcross for New Jersey’s First Congressional District last May, I knew it was an uphill battle with long odds. Nevertheless, I believed there was at least a small window of opportunity to be a legitimately competitive candidate in one of the toughest Democratic districts in the country.” “However, after much thought, prayer, and deliberation, I have decided to drop out of the race.” “As the... Read more →


New Audit: Problems with Pennsylvania Voter System

HARRISBURG, PA--An audit of the state’s voter registration system uncovered “potentially bad data and sloppy record-keeping,” but stopped short of saying the results revealed any inappropriate voting. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s examination of the Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors (SURE) found what he said were more than 50,000 cases with potentially inaccurate voter records. While he called the estimate conservative, the review “did not validate the thousands of cases/situations identified.” DePasquale, who is running for Congress, noted a lack of cooperation by PennDOT and four... Read more →


NJ Assemblyman Moriarty Takes Credit for New Minimum Wage of $11

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP NJ (January 3, 2020)--Thousands of people across the state started their new year with a dollar raise thanks to the rise in the minimum wage to $11. The increase is a result of the legislation signed into law last February to put NJ on the path to a $15 minimum wage by 2024 for most workers. CNBNews graphics file According to Assemblyman Paul D. Moriarty, a prime sponsor of the legislation, “Putting New Jersey on the path to $15 was the right thing... Read more →


Video: Dan Crenshaw Explains Exactly Why Killing Qasem Soleimani Was A Great Move

WHO IS DAN CRENSHAW? Daniel Reed Crenshaw[1] (born March 14, 1984)[2] is an American politician and former United States Navy SEAL officer serving in the United States House of Representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he was elected in the 2018 midterms While serving in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in 2012, during his third deployment, he was injured by the detonation of an improvised explosive device; he lost his right eye and required surgery to save... Read more →


Democrat Congressional Candidate Flora Says ICE Contract with Essex County Jail Has To Go!

(January 4, 2020)--US Democratic Primary Congressional Candidate John Flora (NJ-10) has a clear message for leadership in Essex County. “We are a sanctuary state, not a detention state,” said Flora. This comment comes in response to the Essex County Freeholders’ recent decision to approve the creation of a civilian task force to oversee the Essex County Correctional Facility. “We need to stop housing ICE detainees in Newark. It has succeeded more in tearing families apart than in finding criminals or making our neighborhoods safer.” Flora... Read more →


U.S. Democratic Primary Congressional Candidate John Flora (NJ-10) Says Media Attacks are Unfair

January 3, 2020, OPEN LETTER FROM US DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE JOHN FLORA (NJ-10) “Dear Reader: The media has put a spin on my words and has framed me as an anti-Semite. That is simply not true. My name is John Flora. I am a teacher and resident of Jersey City. I hear what goes on and I see what goes on. I also know about distractions to progress. This allegation and gas-lighting from a radio “personality” has distracted everyone from my words. I was... Read more →


Former Jersey City Official Charged with Stealing JCETP Funds

NEWARK, N.J. – The former acting executive director of the Jersey City Employment and Training Program (JCETP) has been charged with embezzling JCETP funds, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Sudhan M. Thomas, 44, (photo) of Jersey City, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with embezzling funds from an organization receiving federal funds. Thomas is expected to make his initial appearance on Jan. 9, 2020, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre in Newark federal court. According to the complaint: Thomas served as JCETP’s acting... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: US assassination of Qassem Soleimani Adds Uncertainty to Unstable Region

Following the news (3 January 2020) that a US drone strike on Baghdad airport had killed General Qassem Suleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s elite Quds Force; Richard Thompson, Editorial Director at GlobalData, offers his view on the implications of this escalating conflict: "Suleimani’s killing increases fears of war in the region and of major disruption to regional oil supplies through military or cyber-attacks against oil facilities. "Unlike the short-term spike in oil prices that we saw after the attacks against Saudi oil facilities... Read more →


New Jersey Politics

Over the Holiday you might have missed three valuable local news stories regarding the Van Drew's Party Switch, Brigid's Campaign for Congress, and NJ-2. - On 12/22 - Tom Moran, the Star Ledger's Editorial Editor wrote the following piece: "Meet the Woman Who Wants to Make Van Drew Pay for His Sins" https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/12/meet-the-woman-who-wants-to-make-van-drew-pay-for-his-sins-moran.html Moran writes, "Harrison is designed for this moment. A moderate Democrat with lifelong roots in the district, she is a super smart woman who moved faster than all the boys to secure... Read more →


Enviro Bills Up in NJ Committee on Monday

The following environmental legislation will be up in the state legislature on Monday, January 6, 2020. Assembly Environment and Solid Waste: A4819(Benson/Pinkin): Establishes goals, initiatives, and programs to encourage and support the use of plug-in electric vehicles. “Finally, the roadblocks to make EV’s a reality in New Jersey are being lifted. This legislation is more critical because cars and trucks are the biggest source of air pollution in our state. The legislature is now accelerating moving forward with the original bill instead of the weakened... Read more →


ICE Lodges Detainer against Mexican illegal Alien arrested in SC for Sexual Abuse of a Child

CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) lodged an immigration detainer Tuesday against an unlawfully present Mexican man arrested in North Charleston earlier this month for sexual abuse of a child. Carlos Bartolo-Rios was arrested December 19 by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, of which ICE and the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office are members, after executing a state criminal warrant at Bartolo-Rios’s North Charleston residence for first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Mr.... Read more →


Former Republican Robert Turkavagex Announces Run for NJ Second District CongressionalSeat

Today, I am announcing that I intend to seek the support of the Democratic Party to be their nominee for the United States House of Representatives for the Second District of New Jersey. Two weeks ago, after almost a lifetime of affiliation with the Republican Party, I changed my Robert Turkavagex party affiliation from Republican to Democrat. A number of events over the past few years made this change unavoidable. First, the GOP, long regarded as a staunch defender of fiscal responsibility, bears primary responsibility... Read more →