News Roundup for Monday, July 24, 2017

Quote of the DayAre Senate Democrats finally getting it?

“When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things—Comey, Russia—you blame yourself. So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that.”  
Related: The Democratic Party seems to have no earthly idea why it is so damn unpopular [King]

IN JERSEY

Summer of Hell Christie  11 significant bills Christie signed into law or vetoed that impacted you
Can I be governor tomorrow? Why Steve Sweeney is your Governor today 
Time to take another crack at closing the state’s budget gap?
By 2030, state looks to reduce food waste by 50%

The Voting Block project visits Westwood, finds residents feeling disenfranchised and disconnected from their representatives

Menendez & Pallone hit the beach in Sea Bright for the BEACH Act, which pays for water testing nationwide, and is facing potential cuts from Trump

Joan Quigley: ’Repeal and Replace’ turned out to be ‘Reject and Regroup’

Candice Jackson

LEDGER EDITORIALS

Trump’s sabotage of Obamacare will come back to bite him
Jeff Sessions just made it easier for cops to take your stuff

Ledger righteously excoriates Candice Jackson’s idiotic and incorrect remarks about rape, but fails to criticize charter-loving Betsy DeVos for putting Jackson in charge of the Civil Rights office of the U.S. Dept. of Education

TRUMPWORLD

Jared Kushner, a son of New Jersey, son-in-law to Trump, and owner of PolitickerNJ/Observer, will testify in the Senate today. But – not under oath.
Kushner sold his stake in the Monmouth Mall, where his family plans massive redevelopment project
What Trump can learn from Christie about undoing the rule of law [Hennelly]
White House appears ready to capitulate on Russia sanctions bill
Spicey has left the building. Inside the 24 hours that broke Sean Spicer

RESISTANCE 

“Resistance Dashboard” What do you think of this as a tool? [Hover your cursor over the red blobs]
Do you agree? The myth of the “Rust Belt reactionaries”

 

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