This ought to be good: Governor Christie is on Tucker Carlson’s show tonight

Governor Chris Christie will be a guest Tucker Carlson Tonight on FoxNews at 9pm, according to announcement from Christie’s office.

The topic will be the fiasco of the RyanCare vote and the “surveillance mayhem” surrounding President Trump, according to the promo on the FoxNews site.  Charles Krauthammer will also be appearing on the show.

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Posted: March 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Donald Trump, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Opinion: Heads They Win, Tails You Lose

Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff In 1866, Surrogate Gideon J. Tucker wrote that “[n]o man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” Over a hundred years later, the New Jersey Legislature is doing its very best to keep Surrogate Tucker’s warning pertinent by once again advancing special-interest legislation that reaches for a new low… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: March 22nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Here comes Winter Storm Stella: The latest from the NJ State Police

Monmouth County forecast: 8-12 inches. Blizzard Warning in effect at 8PM tonight

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Posted: March 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Live, from New Jersey … is Joe Piscopo actually going to run for governor?

NEW YORK — Joe Piscopo had just gone to a commercial break during his New York City morning radio show when his producer, Frank “Five Boroughs” Morano, interjected with a query. Morano said he spent part of the weekend playing Trivial Pursuit with his parents, only to be stumped by this question: “Which ‘Saturday Night Live’… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: March 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

State Drops Hammer On ‘Ruthless’ Doctors Profiting Off Opioid Addiction

Doctors issuing mass opioid prescriptions in New Jersey are facing a legal crackdown to combat rampant heroin addiction fueled by painkillers. A record number of doctors in the state were sanctioned in 2016 over their irresponsible prescribing habits, resulting in long-term suspensions, permanent revocation of medical licenses and in some cases criminal charges. George Beecher, a… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: March 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Samson Gets Grounded For United Airlines Shakedown

David Samson

David Samson, the former Chairman of the Port Authority of NY/NJ and a former New Jersey Attorney General was sentenced to one year of home confinement, four years probation and fined $100,000 for using his official authority to pressure the parent company of United Airlines Inc to institute a non-stop flight from Newark to South Carolina so that he could visit his second home on weekends.

Samson pleaded guilty to one count of bribery last year. The sentence was imposed today by U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares in Newark federal court.

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Posted: March 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, David Samson, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Is Christie setting Guadagno up for failure?

If Governor Chris Christie was still popular in New Jersey, or Washington, the New Jersey press corps would be pushing a narrative that Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno “is no Chris Christie.”

But Christie is less popular in New Jersey than Anthony Weiner is with Hillary Clinton supporters. Thus the narrative is that Guadagno has been Christie’s second in command and has stood behind him (literally and figuratively) for seven years while New Jersey’s economy has remained stagnant, our credit rating downgraded continuously, and traffic was a mess in Fort Lee for a few days in 2013.

Thus, as Guadagno is running to replace Christie next January, she has to show New Jersey voters that she is no Chris Christie while threading a needle to avoid Christie’s famously vindictive wrath. That’s a difficult endeavor.

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Posted: February 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Booker to campaign in Montana next month

Welcome to conservative cartoonist Rob Smith, Jr. robsright.com

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 »

N.J. bail system just went through massive change on who stays locked up. Is it working?

TRENTON — Since the start of the new year, thousands of New Jerseyans charged with crimes have passed through courthouse metal detectors and into the new reality prosecutors, judges and defense attorneys had been bracing for since 2014, when the Garden State started to move away from a cash bail system. The stakes set by the… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on N.J. bail system just went through massive change on who stays locked up. Is it working?

N.J. bail reform opponents lose first challenge to overhaul enacted by Christie

TRENTON — Opponents of the sweeping changes to New Jersey’s bail system that took effect this year suffered a defeat Wednesday when an oversight body threw out their case. The state Council on Local Mandates, an obscure panel with the power to strike down laws if it determines they don’t meet the New Jersey constitution’s “state… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on N.J. bail reform opponents lose first challenge to overhaul enacted by Christie