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Cory Booker slammed for endorsing Sayegh in Paterson mayoral race

Senator Cory Booker came under fire on Thursday for endorsing incumbent Andre Sayegh in Paterson mayoral race. Booker cited Sayegh’s “leadership” during the Covid-19 pandemic in his endorsement. But Sayegh displayed neither management nor leadership skills in handling the pandemic, according to four other candidates running for mayor.
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Cory Booker tells The Independent why he felt the need to speak up for Ketanji Brown Jackson

Senator Cory Booker found himself in a familiar role on Monday when he vocally defended Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson when the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote on her nomination ended in a deadlock on Monday.Mr Booker’s defence of Ms Jackson came after multiple Republican Senators, including Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri, assailed her record on sentencing people charged possessing child sex abuse images. But Mr Booker was quick to note that many Republican-nominated judges made similar sentences.“Why didn’t you vote against every one of those Republican judges that was not following the guidelines, as most don’t?”...
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Cory Booker, Marco Rubio Want Feds to Research U.S. Stillbirth Rate

Last week, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker, D-NJ, and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced the “Stillbirth Health Improvement and Education (SHINE) for Autumn Act.”. The bill “aims to reduce and better understand the alarmingly high U.S. stillbirth rate through investment in research and data collection.” U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., introduced the bill back in October and got it through the U.S. House in December with U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., as a key co-sponsor. The bill passed on a 408-18 vote with only Republicans, including U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz and Brian Mast of Florida, voting against it.
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Sen. Cory Booker says we are witnessing 'a Jackie Robinson moment for our nation'

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson may soon be getting a title change. If all goes as expected over the next couple days, by the end of the summer, she will be known as Justice Jackson. It's a historic moment for Judge Jackson and for the country. And to talk more about it, we're joined now by New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker, who sits on the Judiciary Committee. Welcome back to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED.
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