Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Districts across New Jersey await state aid figures this week with uncertainty.
The River Dell tri-district school systems are facing the deadline to submit the 2013-2014 budget to the county next week with uncertainty as to whether $85 billion in federal "sequestration" spending cuts will be stopped by Congress before Friday and how it will impact the district. And so far, at least two out of the three districts have adopted a wait and see approach to what effects the sequestration budget cuts could bring. "River Dell does not receive significant funds from the federal government," River Dell Superintendent Patrick Fletcher said. "I am adopting a “wait and see” approach until we have a true picture." The districts are also waiting to hear from Governor Christie who will make his state budget address Tuesday. Each …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
'I'm a guy who tells the truth all the time and if the President of the United States did a good job, I’m going to say he did a good job.'
A day after President Barack Obama earned reelection, Governor Chris Christie dismissed critics who have accused him of bolstering the president during Obama's post-Sandy visit to New Jersey. “I wouldn't call what I did an embrace of Barack Obama," Christie said. "I'm a guy who tells the truth all the time and if the President of the United States did a good job, I’m going to say he did a good job." Speaking to reporters as Winter Storm Athena prepared to batter the already storm-shocked state, Christie was also quick to dismiss speculation of a 2016 presidential run, saying that the life and death issues inherent with back-to-back storms have made politics a minor focus for now. “I've got a job to do in New Jersey. My future, whatever it …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Gov. Christie said Mitt Romney's staff had spread a false rumor that he had turned down an opportunity to campaign for the presidential candidate.
Gov. Christie dismissed rumors that he had turned down an opportunity to campaign for presidential Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania, saying the story had been spread by "know-nothing, disgruntled Romney staffers who don't like that I said nice things about the President of the United States." Christie was in Westwood Tuesday to speak about New Jersey's recovery from Hurricane Sandy. The governor had previously praised President Barack Obama for the support the federal government had given to the state after the storm devasted coastal areas. Christie explained that he had spoken with Romney before Sandy hit the state last week. Romney had asked him to join him at an event, but Christie told Romney that he would not be able to help if Sandy …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
President is scheduled to arrive at Atlantic City International Airport at 1 p.m.
President Obama will tour Atlantic City this afternoon with Gov. Chris Christie to view the damage caused by Sandy, which hit the city as a tropical storm Monday night at 8 p.m., the White House announced. Obama will arrive at Atlantic City International Airport around 1 p.m., and his arrival is closed to the public, according to the White House. Obama will meet with citizens who are recovering from the storm, and with first responders who put their lives at risk to save members of the community who remained at home during the storm, according to a release issued by the White House. Atlantic City and the other four barrier islands, including Brigantine, Ventnor, Margate and Longport remain closed until further notice due to extensive …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
He says Obama forges the best path to an inclusive and fair America.
NORTH JERSEY -- Bruce Springsteen published a staunch defense of the record and promise of President Obama on Wednesday, a day ahead of a campaign rally in the battleground state of Ohio and a performance at Iowa State University. Springsteen, who is set to appear at the Ohio rally with former President Clinton, writes that Obama showed "grit, determination and focus" as he faced "extraordinary" opposition and "economic chaos" left behind by the Bush Administration. "Domestically, that record includes working to increase and expand employment for all, protecting our all important social safety net, passing guaranteed health care for most of our citizens, with important new protections for all of the insured, rescuing the auto industry and …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Sparks flew on Long Island Tuesday night. Vote in our poll.
The second Presidential debate Tuesday night lively and often confrontational exchanges between President Obama and Mitt Romney, as the two sparred over jobs, energy policy and taxes. In front of an audience of about 80 at Hofstra University in Nassau County, Obama questioned Romney's truthfulness and pressed him on the details of his economic plan, which the president called "sketchy." Romney said that Obama's policies have forced jobs overseas and put a squeeze on middle class families. Romney has seen a bump in poll numbers since the two faced off two weeks ago. Obama's performance in their first debate was widely panned as lackluster. Tell us who you think performed better in Tuesday's debate.
Video by Hofstra's student-run LI Report shows the Green Party candidate calling the event a 'mockery of democracy.'
While President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney will get the red carpets rolled out for them at Hofstra University Tuesday night, Green Party candidate Jill Stein got a far chillier reception when she and her running mate were arrested near the debate site. A video posted by LI Report, a Hofstra student news website, shows Stein being blocked by police from entering the debate. On camera, Stein called the debate itself a "mockery of Democracy." According to the article, Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, were blocked from entering because they did not have credentials. Security at Hofstra has been even tighter than it was for the 2008 debate, given a sitting president will be on campus. In the video, officers warn Stein and…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The free quiz takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to candidates' responses.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
'Un-employ' Obama! Shouted one of the estimated 12,000 people who turned out to either support or protest the Republican presidential candidate.
Thousands of Ohioans turned out to see Gov. Chris Christie stump Tuesday for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Cuyahoga Falls. Ohio has become a revolving door for presidential candidates because it is traditionally considered a swing state. President Obama campaigned at Ohio State University Tuesday just hours before Romney's evening stop in Cuyahoga Falls. WATCH: Crowd Roars Over Romney's 5-Point Plan "Ohio, are you ready to get the job done?" asked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who joined Romney on Tuesday. More Americans like Romney this week, but he still isn't as popular as Obama nationally, according to a ABC/Washington Post poll. Of those polled, 47 percent said they liked Romney but 55 percent liked Obama -- …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
About half approve of job president is doing
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Our Republican governor gets good marks from the Garden State, but so does our Democratic president, according to the latest poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind. Barack Obama also has a solid lead over Mitt Romney in New Jersey, according to the poll — especially among women. Read the full statement from FDU below, then let us know what you think. According the latest poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, 50 percent of New Jersey voters say they approve of the way the president is handling his job, while 42 percent disapprove. These numbers mirror the support expressed by New Jerseyans for their Republican governor, Chris Christie, as reported yesterday: 56 percent approve of the job Christie is doing, …