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 »

Obama’s NYC trip to impact Seastreak riders

file photo by Art Gallagher

file photo by Art Gallagher

President Obama will be visiting Lehman College in the Bronx today for the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, a non-profit spin off of a White House initiative intended to help men of color finish high school or find jobs.

Your Spouse’s commute could be impacted by the President’s travel.

Seastreak announced this afternoon that ferry delays and temporary closures of Pier 11 are expected between 2:45-3:45 this afternoon and again this evening between 9 and 10.

 

Posted: May 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Seastreak Ferry | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments »

Barack Obama’s Frenemy: Democratic Senator Bob Menendez

menendezJust across the Hudson River from Manhattan lies Union City, New Jersey. With 68,000 citizens it’s gritty, working class and a beautiful piece of Americana. For decades it had the largest concentration of Cuban-Americans outside of Miami. Some came to the town before the Cuban revolution in 1959 that put Fidel Castro and his Marxist government… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Bob Menendez, Cuba, Iran | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Barack Obama’s Frenemy: Democratic Senator Bob Menendez

White House: Construction in Coastal Areas Must Factor in Climate Change

President Barack Obama has issued an executive order directing all government agencies handing out federal aid to incorporate stricter building requirements that take sea-level rise into account. The move is aimed at making residents in coastal areas safer from storms like Sandy, as well as ensuring that taxpayer money is spent wisely. Planners and environmentalists have… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Army Corp of Engineers, Barack Obama, FEMA, Flood Maps, Flooding, Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on White House: Construction in Coastal Areas Must Factor in Climate Change

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

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 »