Tag: New Jersey

Democrat Phil Murphy Wins New Jersey Gubernatorial Race

Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R) on Tuesday for the governorship in New Jersey. Murphy’s victory was expected, as New Jersey is a heavily blue state. Murphy, who served in a senior role at the Democratic National Committee and was previously a Goldman Sachs executive, will succeed Republican Chris Christie. The race…

Governor Races In Virginia, New Jersey Top Tuesday’s 2017 Elections

Voters in Virginia and New Jersey are picking new governors on Tuesday, the headline races in an off-year election that also features a race to fill Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s (R) seat in Utah’s 3rd congressional district, New York’s mayor’s office, and a state race that will determine party control of Washington State’s Senate. In New…

Chris Christie Under Fire After Lounging At Beach He Closed In Shutdown

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was photographed on Sunday lounging with his family on a beach at a state park closed under a government shutdown he ordered on Friday. The pictures, showing Christie in a beach chair wearing a baseball cap, bathing suit, and T-shirt, were taken shortly before Christie flew back to Trenton…

GOP Leader: ‘No Evidence’ Trump Was Wiretapped

In a Wednesday press conference, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) said officials “don’t have any evidence” that the Obama administration ordered wiretapping of Donald Trump while he was running for president. “Are you going to take the tweets literally?” he asked. “If you are, then clearly the president is wrong.” However, Nunes also…

Flights, School Canceled As Winter Storm Hits Northeast

Airlines canceled thousands of flights on Monday as the Northeast braced for a fast-moving winter storm expected to hit parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut with up to two feet of snow by early Wednesday. The storm, Stella, began hitting the East Coast from Washington, D.C., to New York with ice and…

Spicer: Trump Didn’t Mean Wiretapping When He Tweeted About Wiretapping

The White House on Monday walked back key point of President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated allegation that President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 election. Namely, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump wasn’t referring to wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping. “I think there’s no question that the Obama…

Kellyane Conway: Microwaves Turn Into Cameras To Spy On Us [VIDEO]

Kellyanne Conway, a senior counselor to President Donald Trump, doubled down Sunday night on claims that President Obama had wiretapped and spied on Trump in the run-up to the 2016 election. As usual, Conway’s comments, which were made in an interview at her home in Alpine, New Jersey, were not supported by any evidence. She…

Bomb Threats On Jewish Schools, Community Centers Reported In 12 States

At least 20 Jewish community centers and day schools across the U.S. reported receiving bomb threats Monday, the latest in a recent uptick of anti-Semitic acts. The threats extended across 12 states, including Maryland, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Michigan, Alabama, and Rhode Island, NBC News reported. The latest…

Fmr. Christie Allies Guilty On All Counts In Bridgegate Trial

Two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have been convicted in a plot to use traffic jams for political retaliation. Bridget Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, a Christie appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, were found guilty Friday of all counts against them.…

Hoboken Crash Victim Identified: Fabiola Bittar de Kroon [VIDEO]

The sole fatality of Thursday morning’s train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey, was identified as 34-year-old mother Fabiola Bittar de Kroon. According to ABC 7 New York, de Kroon had recently moved from Brazil to New Jersey for her husband’s career and was killed while standing on the platform when debris fell from above after…

At Least 3 Dead In Hoboken, New Jersey Train Crash

A train has crashed into a rail station in New Jersey, causing serious damage. TV footage and photos from the scene Thursday morning show damage to the rail car and extensive structural damage to the station. Radio station WFAN anchor John Minko told New York radio station WINS that the train “went right through the…

NYC Bomb Suspect Charged in Cop Shootout

The New York City bombing suspect has been charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law-enforcement officer. Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was apprehended Monday morning following a shootout with cops in Linden, New Jersey, in which is accused of injuring two officers. Rahami is believed to be responsible for explosive devices planted in…

Ahmad Khan Rahami Sought in NYC Area Bombings

The FBI announced it is searching for Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, of New Jersey in connection with a bombing in Manhattan on Saturday night. The FBI reportedly executed a search warrant in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where Rahami was believed to be living. Rahami was born in Afghanistan in 1988 and is a U.S. citizen. “Should…

‘Explosion’ at NJ Train Station Where Suspicious Device Found

A backpack with five bombs discovered near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, exploded late Sunday night as a police bomb-squad robot triggered a blast while attempting to defuse one of the devices, increasing already-heightened fears of futher attacks in the New York area. Police investigating a suspicious package near the station said they…

Mall Easter Bunny Brawls in New Jersey [VIDEO]

A New Jersey shopping mall Easter Bunny erupted in furry fury, brawling with customers Sunday night just steps from his childrens’ photo studio in Jersey City. According to social-media images and video from Jersey City’s Newport Centre, a man in a rabbit costume is shown throwing punches at adults who appeared to be waiting in…

New Jersey Turnpike After Truck Explosion [VIDEO]

Traffic is moving again on the New Jersey Turnpike after two tractor trailers collided Wednesday night in Middlesex County. The accident occurred just before 8:00 p.m. Wednesday in the outer northbound lanes at exit nine in East Brunswick Township. The impact caused one of the trucks to catch fire.

[VIDEO] Money in Politics – GOP & Megyn Kelly Hypocrisy

Jon Stewart smacks down Megyn Kelly for hypocrisy over GOP corruption Jon Stewart exposes the GOP Hypocrisy in his segment: Friends with Benefactors EXCELLENT! Hillary Clinton comes under fire for a foreign donations corruption scandal, despite pervasive campaign finance deregulation and obscene political spending within the U.S.

Chris Christie Ex-Ally Pleads Guilty In Bridgegate Scandal [VIDEO]

David Wildstein, a former ally and high-school classmate of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to the 16-month federal investigation of lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. The former Port Authority deputy executive director, Bill Baroni, and Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, are also expected…

State of emergency declared after fire in Edgewater, N.J [VIDEO]

A local state of emergency was declared for Edgewater, N.J., on Wednesday night after a massive fire destroyed a residential building. The five-alarm fire broke out around 4:30 p.m. ET and burned for several hours at the 175-unit building. Around 160 people were sheltered at a local community shelter, according to the mayor.

Tesla stores may be closed after New Jersey blocks direct sales

Tesla Motors Inc., the electric-car company that doesn’t have franchised retail dealers, may be forced to close stores in New Jersey after a state commission voted to bar automakers from selling directly to customers. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission unanimously approved the proposal today in Trenton, delaying public comment on the matter until the…

20 subpoenas issued in N.J. bridge scandal

Legislative panel targets 17 individuals, including top aides to Gov. Chris Christie, and three institutions. A newly formed special state committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal issued 20 subpoenas Thursday, including several to key staff members of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The legislative committee sent subpoenas to 17 individuals and three institutions. None…

[VIDEO] Feds investigating Christie’s use of Sandy relief funds

Just days after dismissing two top advisers for their roles in the George Washington Bridge scandal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is facing questions over the use of Superstorm Sandy relief funds. CNN has learned that federal officials are investigating whether Christie improperly used those relief funds to produce tourism ads that starred him and…

Rachel Maddow: No one likes a bully

Late Monday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) top two appointees to the Port Authority, both of whom have since resigned, complied with subpoenas related to the ongoing bridge scandal. Soon after, state Assemblyman John Wisnieswki (D), chairman of the committee investigating the incident, acknowledged soon after that the probe will continue into 2014. But…

Chris Christie and N.J. Democrats reach agreement on DREAM Act

Students who grew up in New Jersey but are in the country illegally will soon be able to pay in-state tuition at its public colleges and universities. After weeks of feuding between Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democrats who control the Legislature over the so-called “DREAM Act,” the two sides reached a breakthrough today and…

New Jersey relaxes online gambling laws in test case for America

Internet gambling operators hope success of poker sites in Chris Christie’s New Jersey will lead nearby states to follow suit. America is poised to take a significant step towards permitting online gambling this week when New Jersey tests the waters by liberalising strict laws governing internet poker, blackjack and slot machines. A new wave of…

Geraldo Rivera Drops Hints On Fox Over Republican New Jersey Senate Run

The Fox News host Geraldo Rivera continued a media tease over a potential US Senate run on Friday, telling viewers that his brand of modern Republicanism could prove a tonic for the party. Appearing on Fox and Friends, Rivera said he could “very well” stand in his home state, New Jersey, in 2014. New Jersey…