Cory Booker just took another step toward a run for president

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, criticized for campaign contributions from Wall Street and the drug industry, has sworn off corporate political action committee donations as he ponders whether to seek a run for the White House. Booker, D-N.J., made the announcement in a Twitter post. He joined three other potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, U.S.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, Cory Booker, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Cory Booker raises 2020 profile with incendiary rhetoric

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The 2020 Democratic presidential primary is shaping up as a rhetorical race to the far left, and Sen. Cory A. Booker is making his bid for front-runner status with some of the most incendiary jabs to date. The New Jersey Democrat has accused Republicans of “treasonous” behavior for releasing an intelligence memo and staged a scolding… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, Cory Booker, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Government shutdown ends. Booker and Menendez vote to keep it closed

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans and Democrats reached a deal Monday to reopen the government, with an end to the three-day shutdown expected by the end of the day. Most Senate Democrats agreed to fund the government through Feb. 8 after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., agreed to bring a separate bill allowing unauthorized immigrants brought… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Cory Booker, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Booker to campaign in Montana next month

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Senator Cory Booker is slated to travel to Montana next month (h/t The Auditorto raise money for local Democrats.

Booker is considered a frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, despite his denials of interest in the office. We can expect him to make quite of few trips to Iowa and New Hampshire over the next couple years.  But Montana?  Montana’s 3 electoral votes have gone to the Republican candidate in each presidential election since 1952 when General Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson, except 1964 and 1992. President Trump beat Hillary Clinton in Montana by over 20%.

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Posted: February 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Cartoons, Cory Booker, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Booker: ‘I have deep concern about the future of our country’

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker said Sunday that “people are so fearful” in the wake of Tuesday’s election and expressed “deep concern” about America’s future. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Booker (D-N.J.) decried the tone of the just-concluded campaign run by President-elect Donald Trump, who received enough electoral votes to become U.S. chief executive… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Cory Booker, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Protesters greet Booker, out of county Dems at Dirty Doherty Fundraiser

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Belmar residents protesting the corrupt practices of Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty’s administration of local government were out in force last evening to greet Senator Cory Booker and other Democrats from throughout New Jersey who descended upon the Dirty Doherty home to raise funds for Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal’s quest to turn Monmouth County into Esssex, Hudson and Union counties.

Gopal greeted Booker with a warm embrace when the former Newark Mayor exited the black SUV that drove through the picket line to enter the Doherty estate.

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Posted: August 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, Mike Doherty, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments »

Booker meets with Jews over Iran deal

BookerCoryAE_300_200_90Livingston and Newark events focus on ‘U.S. and Israel security’ Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) assured Jewish leaders “I made the decision which I believe most insures the safety United States and those who love Israel as well.” Photos by Robert Wiener Mark Levenson, chair of the NJ State Association of Jewish Federations, said “we are concerned… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, Iraq | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Booker meets with Jews over Iran deal

N.J. lawmakers: Give homeowners 3 more months for Sandy claims

assetContent (56)WASHINGTON — The New Jersey congressional delegation is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend until Dec. 15 its deadline for receiving requests from Hurricane Sandy homeowners to reconsider their damage claims. The lawmakers, in a letter to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, sought another three months to give all homeowners enough time to contact the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Chris Smith, Cory Booker, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, RREM, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on N.J. lawmakers: Give homeowners 3 more months for Sandy claims

FEMA to review every Sandy flood insurance claim

IMG_3871 (640x427)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have agreed to reopen and review every flood insurance claim filed by Superstorm Sandy victims. The review will involve approximately 144,000 claims and not limit corrective action to 2,200 that are currently in litigation. The announcement comes following allegations of fraud involving the way some insurance companies… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Cory Booker, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on FEMA to review every Sandy flood insurance claim

Seeking FEMA Money For ‘The Full Universe Of Victims’

assetContent (51)New Jersey’s two U.S. senators say the number of Hurricane Sandy cases currently in federal court doesn’t begin to represent all the victims harmed by the government’s “unfair” process to recover insurance claims after the storm. Those victims, lawmakers say, are entitled to FEMA settlements. On Friday, Democratic Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker wrote to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Cory Booker, FEMA, Flooding, Hurricane Sandy, National Flood Insurance Plan, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Seeking FEMA Money For ‘The Full Universe Of Victims’