Conservative Republicans Resist Boehner’s Plan to Avoid Budget Fight


U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, holds a news conference in Washington September 9, 2014. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, holds a news conference in Washington September 9, 2014. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative Republicans on Wednesday resisted a plan to avert a budget fight over President Barack Obama’s immigration order, raising the likelihood that the spending struggle in Congress could last right up to the Dec. 11 deadline for a government shutdown. Tea Party lawmakers stood firm against House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner’s plan… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Amnesty, Fiscal Cliff, Government Shutdown, Immigration, Obama, Obama Administration | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Former al-Qaida hostage recounts nightmare of dealing with FBI after his return


Matt SchrierWASHINGTON — The only thing as bad as being tortured for months as a captive of jihadists in Syria was dealing with the U.S. government afterward, according to one former American hostage. Matt Schrier, 36, a freelance photographer held by extremists for seven months in 2013 until he escaped, has told McClatchy that the bureaucracy he… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Obama Administration, Syria, War on terror | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

US releases ‘forever prisoner’ from Guantanamo to Saudis


U.S. Department of Defense photo by Kathleen T. Rhem, American Forces Press Service.

U.S. Department of Defense photo by Kathleen T. Rhem, American Forces Press Service.

The U.S. military released to Saudi Arabia this week a captive who was held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a dozen years, was never charged with a crime but was categorized for a time as a “forever prisoner.” A Saudi plane fetched Muhammed Zahrani, 45, on Friday, reducing the detainee population at… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Obama, Obama Administration, War on terror | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Online Help for New Jersey’s Uninsured, Just in Time for Open Enrollment


2152Uninsured New Jerseyans will have a new tool to help them buy health insurance this fall, just in time for the next Affordable Care Act open enrollment period, a website geared to connecting them with people and resources that can make it easier to sign up for coverage. The New Jersey for Health Care coalition, which… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, Obama, Obama Administration, ObamaCare | Tags: , | Comments Off

Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care

DALLAS (AP) – A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released late Tuesday by the largest U.S. nurses’ union. Nurses were forced to use medical… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, News, Obama Administration | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

Christie: President is putting off ‘bad’ parts of Obamacare ‘until he’s almost out the door’

Christie: President is putting off ‘bad’ parts of Obamacare ‘until he’s almost out the door’ (via NJ.com)

FRANKLIN — Gov. Chris Christie today said he did not yet know how President Obama’s health care overhaul would ultimately affect New Jersey because the president kept delaying the law’s most detrimental aspects. “What effect it will have is very hard…

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Posted: April 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama, Chris Christie, Obama, Obama Administration, ObamaCare | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Hurricane Sandy victims make do in trailers as they wait to rebuild

Hurricane Sandy victims make do in trailers as they wait to rebuild (via NJ.com)

Tina Napalo lived in a bungalow-style house on Fourth Street in Union Beach for more than 20 years. “I didn’t have everything,” said the 40-year-old mother of four, but, “it took me a long time to get what I had.” Then Hurricane Sandy hit.…

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Posted: March 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Highlands, Hurricane Sandy, Keansburg, Middletown, Monmouth County, Obama Administration, RREM, Sea Bright, Superstorm Sandy, Union Beach | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie Needs To Throw Down In Middletown

By Matt Rooney, Save Jersey.com

Christy-BarryWhen Speaker of the House John Boehner’s caucus didn’t immediately sign off on a massive, bloated Superstorm Sandy relief package in early 2013, Save Jerseyans, Chris Christie’s outrage could be heard at all ends of the earth.

“We respond as Americans,” Christie bellowed following a congressional adjournment which occurred without a vote, “at least we did until last night… it was disgusting to watch.”

A majority of conservatives were of a decidedly different opinion, ranging from disinterest to feelings of betrayal. Their disgust was reserved for an event that occurred approximately two months earlier, before the Mitt Train officially derailed, when the rockstar GOP Governor embraced President Obama on Garden State soil, a move which public exit polling suggested could’ve helped move the needle in the incumbent’s direction in key 2012 battleground states like Virginia and Ohio. Base political calculation at its worst? Or simply emotions getting the best of an emotional guy?

My take at the time was as balanced as anyone could expect from a conservative blogger: it was foolish to fault Christie for refusing to leave his storm-ravaged state for a political rally, or even for hosting the Commander-in-Chief upon the White House’s request, but I also argued that the Republican Governor’s overly-effusive praise of an as-of-yet-untested federal response was premature at best and would likely prove to be the real mistake with the passage of time.

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Posted: February 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Obama, Obama Administration, RREM, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

2 million jobs eliminated by ObamaCare. Administration Says That’s Good

Thanks to ObamaCare

Posted: February 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Obama Administration, ObamaCare | Tags: | 7 Comments »