WASHINGTON — Three New Jersey men convicted of drug-related crimes will be released from prison on Dec. 1 after President Barack Obama on Wednesday commuted their sentences. In total, Obama commuted the sentences of 214 prisoners across the nation. White House counsel Neil Eggleston said the prisoners had been put behind bars “under outdated and duly… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 4th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Barack Obama, News | Tags: Drug related crimes forgiven, New Jersey, news, President Barack Obama | 1 Comment »
A Russian zoo, made famous by the unlikely bromance between a tiger and a goat, has now named a newcomer to the attraction after U.S. President Barack Obama. The Primorsky Safari Park has adopted a goat named “Obama” from a farmer in the city of Sochi, the location of the last Winter Olympics in 2014, NBC… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 16th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Barack Obama | Tags: Dmitry Mezentsev, Obama Goat, President Barack Obama, Primorsky Safari Park, Putin, Putin doesn't meet goats, Russian Zoo, Sochi | Comments Off on Russian Zoo Names Black Goat After Barack Obama
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia has already deepened the divide in American politics. Even when the president’s party controls the Senate, Supreme Court confirmations are difficult; just ask President George W. Bush about what happened with Harriet Miers. In the midst of an open-seat presidential election, and with the White House and Senate controlled by… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 16th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: U.S. Supreme Court | Tags: Antonin Scalia, Opinion, President Barack Obama, Sandra Day O'Connor, SCOTUS, U.S. Supreme Court | 1 Comment »
President Barack Obama At least for the short term, New Jersey will not have to adopt tough new plans to curb emissions that contribute to global warming as ordered by the Obama administration. With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision late Tuesday to temporarily block implementation of the Clean Power Plan, the state can hold off imposing… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 13th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Barack Obama, Global Warming, New Jersey | Tags: Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, EPA, President Barack Obama, SCOTUS | Comments Off on U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Clean-Power Plan – States Get Temporary Stay
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday signed legislation named for a Hamilton girl that’s designed to alert foreign governments when registered sex offenders travel abroad. The International Megan’s Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders was sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and cleared by… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 9th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: International Megan's Law, Megan Kanka, Megan's Law, Monmouth County News, President Barack Obama | 1 Comment »
WASHINGTON — New Jersey’s U.S. House delegation split along party lines in questioning whether Gov. Chris Christie or the Obama administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development was at fault for the state getting just $15 million of a $1 billion program carved out of funds originally earmarked for Hurricane Sandy aid. The six Democratic lawmakers… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 3rd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Congressman Frank Pallone, Governor Chris Christie, HUD, HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama, Superstorm Sandy | Comments Off on Is Christie or Obama to blame for N.J. getting so little Sandy aid?
The Marine One pilot who flew President Barack Obama and Governor Chris Christie after Hurricane Sandy met Christie at a campaign stop in New Hampshire yesterday, according to coverage at NJ.com
Lt Col Peter Reitmeyer said, after meeting Christie and getting his autograph on a photo he took of the governor and Obama in 2012, that he would vote for any Republican over Hillary Clinton and that right now, Christie is his guy.
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By Art Gallagher
Unlike 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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Barack Obama, Opinion, War on terror | Tags: Iraq, ISIL, ISIS, Islam, Levant, Levant Maine, Muslims, Opinion, President Barack Obama, Syria, War on terror | 4 Comments »
TRENTON — 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: admin | Filed under: Barack Obama, Chris Christie, New Jersey, Syria, War on terror | Tags: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Paris, Paris terror, President Barack Obama, Syria, Syrian refugees | Comments Off on Christie to Obama: N.J. won’t accept Syrian refugees
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: admin | Filed under: Barack Obama | Tags: Kenya, President Barack Obama | Comments Off on Obama’s Kenya trip begins with family dinner in father’s homeland