N.J. reaction to Obama’s State of the Union address: Democrats liked it, Republicans didn’t

assetContent (7)WASHINGTON — What the New Jersey congressional delegation thought of President Obama’s State of the Union address depended on which side of the political aisle they sat on. U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-2nd Dist.), for example, said: “It is clear that cooperation is not on President Obama’s agenda for his final two years.” MORE: Obama embraces… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Republicans in Congress prepare assault on Obama policies

WASHINGTON — The new Republican-run Congress convenes Tuesday eager to pursue a dream the party’s been chasing for six years: Dilute, dismantle or defang key Obama administration policies on immigration, environment, health care and more. First up this month will be approving the Keystone XL pipeline that Obama has been reluctant to back. Next on the… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Congress | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie Demands Chesimard’s Extradition

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has written to President Barack Obama demanding that fugitive Joanne Chesimard be extradited from Cuba as a condition of the United States normalizing relations with the communist island nation 90 miles from our border, according to a report on FoxNews Sunday.

A video of the FoxNews report was posted on Christie’s Youtube channel and was promoted by twitter by the Governor.  Christie posted his letter to the President on twitter two minutes prior to the FoxNews report.

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Posted: December 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama, Chris Christie, Cuba, New Jersey, News, NJ State Police, U.S.-Cuba relations | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

President Obama should reconsider phasing out aircraft at Lakehurst, Smith says

assetContent (12)LAKEHURST — When President Obama visits Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Monday to thank American service members, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith wants the Commander in Chief to use the time to also reconsider plans phase out certain refueling aircraft. In a letter sent Friday to Obama, Smith (R-4th Dist.) said the “misguided proposal” of phasing out KC-10… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Chris Smith | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

President Obama to visit N.J. military base Monday

assetContent (11)TRENTON — President Obama is scheduled to visit New Jersey Monday with an appearance at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to thank military service members and Department of Defense civilians for their service, the White House confirmed today. The base in amalgam of the United States Air Force’s McGuire Air Force Base, the United States Army’s Fort Dix… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 13th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, New York, News | Tags: , , | 8 Comments »

New Defense Chief Will Have to Do More With Less


assetContent (2)Ashton Carter, a former senior Pentagon official said to be the top choice to succeed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, is going to have a big and thankless job ahead of him if history—and a telling congressional hearing Tuesday about the war in Syria—are any guide. Administration officials told Newsweek that President Obama sees Carter as a… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Obama Administration | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Obama girls learn what all presidential kids do: They get slammed


WASHINGTON — The children of presidents have long captured the imagination of Americans — and criticism. A TV anchor said Chelsea Clinton had been “pimped out” by her parents. A radio talker called Amy Carter ugly. Susan Ford had her dates critiqued. Children of presidents back to Lincoln and beyond have been rhetorical targets — almost… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama | Tags: , , | 25 Comments »

Former Democratic Senator Torches Obama

Former Senator Robert Torricelli. Screenshot via NJTV

Former Senator Robert Torricelli. Screenshot via NJTV

In an interview with NJTV’s Michael Aron broadcast this weekend, former U.S. Senator Bob “the Torch” Torricelli inferred that Barack Obama was not prepared ready to be President of the United States and that his policies have caused irreparable harm in the Middle East.

Torricelli said that Obama is risking the last two years of his administration by issuing his immigration Executive Order and he blamed Obama for the Democrats loss of the United States Senate.

The remarkably frank 28 minute interview can be viewed here.

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Posted: November 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama | Tags: , , , , , | 6 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: , , , | 17 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 »