Reports of Donald Trump’s demise are premature

Now he’s gone and done it. This time Donald Trump has crossed the Rubicon of misconduct. He’s in so much trouble that only the Democrats can save him. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago dinner with two anti-Semites, Kanye West and Nick Fuentes, is indefensible and his claim of ignorance about Fuentes’ Holocaust denialism won’t fly in a world with Google.  But almost as gag-worthy as Trump’s response is the ritualistic wave of predictions that the last act of his political career is imminent. Past prophecies to that end recall the “greatly exaggerated” reports of Mark Twain’s death, but that hasn’t stopped a fresh stampede to...
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Hakeem Jeffries elected House Democratic leader, succeeding Nancy Pelosi

House Democrats elected Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as their leader Wednesday, making the Brooklyn and Queens lawmaker the first black person to lead either party in the chamber and ushering in a new generation of Dem leadership after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced earlier this month she would step aside after 20 years in charge. Jeffries, 52, was selected by his colleagues during a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill after they lost control of the chamber in the Nov. 8 midterm elections. “It’s a solemn responsibility that we are all inheriting. And the best thing that we can do as a result of the...
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Biden meets with top GOP and Dem leaders on lame duck

President Biden on Tuesday will meet at the White House with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to discuss the lame-duck session. The meeting with the “Big Four” will take place at 10:30...

LA Dem pol Joe Buscaino backs homeless encampment ban near schools: ‘Kids are afraid’

One Los Angeles Democratic city councilman is sounding the alarm on the city’s homeless crisis, ultimately defending the charge to ban encampments near schools in the name of public safety.  Joe Buscaino, who is a former police officer, joined “Fox & Friends First” Tuesday to discuss his response to those outraged over the measure, and why restoring law and order is essential in safeguarding local communities.  “I don’t know if they’re activists or enablers,” Buscaino told co-host Todd Piro. “These activists want an apartment for everyone, and this is why we’ve been the welcoming mat for homelessness here in Los Angeles. Come to L.A., pitch...

Hakeem holds court

FOLLOW THE LEADER — Who will lead Democrats as they embark on the displeasurable position of being in the minority of the House? Most of the key players are running unopposed and the roster has been set for weeks, but in two days of closed-door meetings beginning this morning, House Democrats will also consider changes to the internal caucus rules for the new Congress.

Record Republican Advantage - Florida’s Voter Registration by Party

Record Republican Advantage - Florida’s Voter Registration by Party. Bottom Line: It was a record setting cycle for republicans in Florida. That was true of the midterm elections which resulted in a record number of Republicans elected statewide. It has certainly been true by way of voter registration as well. The Florida Division of Elections’ latest voter registration update is in reflecting all active registered voters as of the start of November in advance of Election Day. Not only was this the first election cycle in which the GOP held a registration advantage on Election Day, registrations were surging for Republicans leading up to it. Ditto for NPA registrations. As for Democrats...not so much.

If Cunningham resigns from N.J. Senate, up to 326 Dem committee members pick successor

In the event that state Senator Sandra Cunningham (D-31) vacates her seat, up to 326 Democratic committee members in her district would pick her successor. The possibility of Cunningham, 72, retiring came to light in a New Jersey Globe report yesterday that indicated she has been hospitalized for nearly two months due to declining cognitive health issues.

NJ Spotlight News: November 29, 2022

We bring you what’s relevant and important in New Jersey news, along with our insight. Watch as the NJ Spotlight News team breaks down today’s top stories. Republicans call for independent legislative investigation of NJ response to COVID-19 Murphy promises comprehensive and transparent review. Same-sex marriage protection among...