Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Dec. 16-17, 2017

TRUMP #TaxScamBill

NATIONAL DEMOCRATS

2018 CAME EARLY

NEW JERSEY DEMS

Death threat against Cory Booker prompts extra security

CHRISTIE TO MURPHY TRANSITION

AROUND NEW JERSEY

Here’s what’s on tap under the gold dome on Monday

ALABAMA

Blue Jerseyans, I grew up in Detroit, where Viola Liuzzo was a hero whose murder rocked that city. She was a Detroiter who went to Alabama to participate in the civil rights movement and was murdered. After Doug Jones’ Alabama victory, New York Times looks at the crime, and talks to her family.

TRUMP & HIS REPUBLICANS

WHAT?

For years, a secret Pentagon program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, including sightings of aircraft that moved at hyper velocity with no visible signs of propulsion, or that hovered with no apparent means of lift. “I have no idea what I saw,” said a Navy pilot. “It had no plumes, wings or rotors and outran our F-18s.” The program was largely funded at Harry Reid’s request.

 

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