Obama announces crackdown on gun purchases, but it illustrates the limits of his office

Obama addressWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama launched his unilateral attempt to crack down on illegal gun purchases on Tuesday, blaming the “constant excuses for inaction” from Congress as justification for his exercise of executive power. But in an emotional address quoting the Bible, the Constitution and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Obama also tacitly acknowledged the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Gun Rights, Guns | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Monmouth Poll: PUBLIC BALKS AT TRUMP MUSLIM PROPOSAL

But most say the government not doing enough to protect US

 

West Long Branch, NJ – Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the US receives little public support in to the latest national assetContent (25)Monmouth University Poll.  In fact, more Americans believe that radicalized US citizens pose a greater threat than terrorists who infiltrate our borders.  At the same time, a majority support sending US ground troops to the Middle East to fight ISIS.

Few Americans (32%) believe the US government is doing enough to prevent a future terrorist attack on American soil, while 59% say it is not doing enough.  The public was more divided in January, when 44% said the government was doing enough and 49% said it was not.  However, they are not persuaded by a number of proposals put forth in recent weeks to stop such attacks.

Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States generates little support, even among his fellow Republicans.  Just 26% of Americans are in favor of this idea while 67% are opposed.  Majorities of Democrats (83%), independents (64%), and Republicans (52%) oppose such a ban.  In fact, only those voters who specifically support Trump for the GOP nomination favor such a ban (61% to 29% opposed).  Among other Republicans and Republican-leaning voters, nearly 2-in-3 (65%) oppose a ban on Muslims entering the country, with only 26% in favor.

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Posted: December 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Monmouth University Poll, War on terror | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Listening to Obama

By Art Gallagher

Obama addressUnlike many conservative and Republican pundits on television and social media, my reaction to President Obama’s Oval Office address last evening was positive. He surprised me.  I though last night’s speech revealed a shift in the president. Albeit a low bar, I thought Obama’s address was his best since he’s taken office.

When I said so on social media, a friend and man that I respect asked if I was under the influence of drugs, alcohol or lack of sleep. Fortunately I am not suffering from any of those afflictions.  But over the course of 2015 I have noticed that I suffer from a combination of empathetic and sympathetic listening.   I first noticed this affliction last February at a town hall meeting that Governor Christie held in Burlington County.  I walked into that town hall really down on the Governor I once supported enthusiastically.  During the course of the meeting I noticed I was becoming enthused about him and the job he was doing for New Jersey again.  I woke up on the drive home and started to practice fact checking my own initial reactions to political speeches.

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Posted: December 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Opinion, War on terror | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Syrian family first to arrive in N.J. since Christie’s ban on state help

A family of seven on Monday became the first to arrive for resettlement in New Jersey since Gov. Chris Christie directed state agencies to stop helping Syrian refugees settle here. The international aid group Church World Service confirmed that a Syrian family it is helping arrived late Monday afternoon. So far, the group has received no… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Chris Christie, New Jersey, Syria | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Syrian family first to arrive in N.J. since Christie’s ban on state help

White House to Christie: We’ll tell you when Syrian refugees settle in N.J.

assetContentWASHINGTON — The White House said Monday it will tell Gov. Chris Christie and other governors how many Syrian refugees are settling in their states. In a letter sent to Christie and obtained by NJ Advance Media, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said the information would be made available to any governor who requests… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Chris Christie, Monmouth County, Syria | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie to Obama: N.J. won’t accept Syrian refugees

assetContentTRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday sent a letter to President Obama saying New Jersey will not accept any Syrian refugees from the war-torn country. In the letter, Christie argued the Obama administration failed to notify the state or coordinate with New Jersey agencies on resettling refugees in the Garden State. Christie, who is running… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Chris Christie, New Jersey, Syria, War on terror | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Christie to Obama: N.J. won’t accept Syrian refugees

One Percent of Americans Think Barack Obama is Jewish

ObamaUS President Barack Obama has long been accused of being a secret Muslim, but a recent CNN poll found that a handful of Americans believe Obama is actually a Jew. According to the poll, Mashable reported on Saturday, close to one in three Americans think Obama is Muslim, while one in a hundred believe he’s Jewish.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, News, Obama | Tags: , , | 16 Comments »

Obama’s Kenya trip begins with family dinner in father’s homeland

At the start of his first presidential visit to Kenya, his father’s homeland, Barack Obama sat down to a private dinner with extended family members. They included his half-sister Auma and step grandmother – “Mama Sarah”, or “Granny” as he calls the woman who helped raise his now deceased father. The occasion added a personal touch… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama | Tags: , | Comments Off on Obama’s Kenya trip begins with family dinner in father’s homeland

Obama’s NY trip delaying Monmouth County Commuters, Tourists

IMG-20130929-00071President Obama’s long weekend jaunt to New York for a fundraiser and a show with his daughters will inconvenience Monmouth County commuters tonight and Tuesday, as well as tourists who wish to cruise between the Big Apple and the Bayshore tomorrow.

Seastreak Ferry announced potential delays or cancellations of its Pier 11 – Highlands/Atlantic Highlands trips at 6:10 and 7:10 Friday evening, Saturday afternoon’s 4:30 and 5:30 trips and Tuesday’s scheduled trips at 2:40, 3:40, 7:20 and 8:20 p.m.

Seastreak’s clothing optional cruises this weekend to Sandy Hook are not affected.

Posted: July 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Monmouth County News, Seastreak Ferry | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

4 standout points made by President Obama in Camden

assetContent (11)President Barack Obama in his speech in Camden Monday touched on four main points, or reforms, he said are needed nationwide. Covering issues including police engagement, crime, youth and students, and the community, the president noted the city’s recent progress stating, “If it’s working here, it can work anywhere.” The cops Obama spoke about Camden County… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Law Enforcement, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »