US releases ‘forever prisoner’ from Guantanamo to Saudis


U.S. Department of Defense photo by Kathleen T. Rhem, American Forces Press Service.

U.S. Department of Defense photo by Kathleen T. Rhem, American Forces Press Service.

The U.S. military released to Saudi Arabia this week a captive who was held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a dozen years, was never charged with a crime but was categorized for a time as a “forever prisoner.” A Saudi plane fetched Muhammed Zahrani, 45, on Friday, reducing the detainee population at… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Obama, Obama Administration, War on terror | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

NJ sports betting ban upheld by federal judge


As expected, a federal judge on Friday once again upheld a ban on New Jersey’s efforts to allow for sports betting at state racetracks and Atlantic City casinos, setting the stage for a return trip to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. In a summary judgment that sidestepped a full trial on the case,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 5 Comments »

CHRIS SMITH: Stopping abortion on demand in Obamacare


repost-us-image-13930416A September 2014 report by an independent government watchdog confirmed that Obamacare is replete with abortion on demand and that it is often nearly impossible for consumers to determine whether the plan they are considering includes elective abortion. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) report detailed that over 1,000 Obamacare plans sold for 2014 include abortion on… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Abortion, Chris Smith | Tags: , , , | 14 Comments »

Five Questions After Obama’s Immigration Speech


assetContentPresident Obama has laid out his immigration executive order. He’s delivered his webcast announcing his speech. He’s delivered his primetime speech and, on Friday, he flies to Las Vegas to give another speech and sign the order. It’s a journey just to get it out the door. So now what? We don’t know what the political… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Immigration | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Christie’s Pension Overseer Resigns


As Chris Christie draws closer to a run for president, there’s intensifying scrutiny of donations flowing to his political organizations from executives at financial firms that manage ever-larger slices of New Jersey’s $80 billion state pension system. Now, the Christie political confidante at the center of many of those questions is resigning. During today’s meeting of… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Pensions | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Obama immigration order draws split GOP response from possible candidates


BOCA RATON, Fla — . President Barack Obama’s expected action on immigration is exposing different approaches in the Republican Party, evident Wednesday as six potential candidates for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination differed in how they would ease the nation’s immigration crisis. Appearing at a meeting of the Republican Governors Association, the six possible candidates were… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama | Tags: , , , | 15 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this weekend, November 21-23, 2014

By Greg Kelly

 

Monmouth County Post CardFriday, November 21

  • Neil Simon’s Barefoot In the Park at Jersey Shore Arts Center (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
  • Monty Python’s Spamalot at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Holiday Lights Spectacular at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel) – MORE INFO
  • Camelot at Two River Theater (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • One Last Waltz at Monmouth U (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Comedian RC Smith (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Men’s College Basketball: CBE Hall of Fame Classic at Monmouth U (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Trains All Aboard! at Monmouth Museum (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • WUF-Wearable, Usable, Functional Holiday Boutique (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • “Gobble Up Some Books” Sale (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • How to Fill Out an Online job Application (Shrewsbury) – MORE INFO
  • Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Holiday Gift Gallery at Monmouth Museum (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Jake Clemons at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Canine Coat Drive (Eatontown) – MORE INFO
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Middletown) – MORE INFOAlice's Kitchen gif
  • Friday Night Drift Party at Raceway Park (Englishtown) – MORE INFO
  • Yes Virginia, The Musical! (Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Turkey Derby XLI Weekend at Wall Speedway – MORE INFO
  • Kids Night Out (Fair Haven) – MORE INFO
  • Yoga for Adults (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • Church Christmas Bazaar (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • Company by Spotlight Players (Matawan) – MORE INFO
  • Gypsy at Axelrod PAC (Deal) – MORE INFO
  • Brookdale-Wide Food Drive – MORE INFO
  • Angels & Ministers of Grace at NJ Repertory Theatre (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Quartet at First Avenue Playhouse (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO
  • Story of Harness Racing by Currier & Ives Exhibit (Upper Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Live Harness Racing at Freehold Raceway – MORE INFO
  • A Benefit for Jacko at The Saint (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Asbury Unplugged at The Wonder Bar (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO
  • Blood Pressure Screening at JSU Medical Center (Neptune) – MORE INFO
  • “Handmade in the USA” Holiday Shopping (Little Silver) – MORE INFO
  • Sabrina Fadial: “Endangered Beauty” Art Show (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: November 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Would an Obama immigration order be on firm legal ground?


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is about to flex his muscles on immigration; perhaps, skeptics believe, past the breaking point. As chief of the executive branch, Obama enjoys considerable authority to act on his own in certain areas, including national security and immigration. His predecessors, Republicans and Democrats alike, have employed similar powers. But as the… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Immigration | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

High-Profile Couple Will Have to Tiptoe Through Ethical Minefield


0216Credit: Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen The most notable “power couple” in Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is about to enter a new ethical minefield – one in which even talking about their jobs with one another could pose serious dilemmas. Christie Chief of Staff Kevin O’Dowd’s move to become senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer for… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Pallone Prevails Against Pelosi Backed Eshoo

The Monkey Court (MMM Watermark) GIFCongressman Frank Pallone was elected ranking Democratic member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee this morning in a 100-90 vote by the entire Democratic Caucus, according to Roll Call.

He defeated California Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, who had been backed for the post by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Both Eshoo and Pallone downplayed speculation that the result was a result of Democratic discontent with Pelosi who was reelected Minority Leader yesterday.

But fellow New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell is quoted indicated that Pelosi overdid it in support of her friend and fellow Californian:

“One can make the argument that she overdid it,” Pascrell said. “One may make the argument that she overdid in terms of the letter she sent out, on the other hand, she had every right to do it — she didn’t break any laws.”

 

Posted: November 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Frank Pallone | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »