News Roundup for Thursday, July 12, 2018

Late, short Roundup this AM, cats ’n kittens. Stayed way too late at the beach. Photo above: TIME

NATIONAL

As I’m sure you’ve heard, Trump made a derf of himself at the NATO Summit.

Opinion: Dems to African-American women: This Time We Mean It. At Roll Call, Mary C. Curtis on the ground Dem leadership has to make up with their most loyal base. The GOP has more to make up.

Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. is stumping for Hall of Fame outfielder Larry Doby – who followed Jackie Robinson into Major League Baseball just 3 months later – taking his campaign to award him the Congressional Gold Medal to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS

On Ocasio-Cortez, Malinowski, Green Party, Democratic Socialists … and Hillary. Some days you get it from both sides being nutty, and you decide you just have to chuck it all for the day and go to the beach.

Star-Ledger editorial: (Bigot) Seth Grossman is still not too bigoted for some Republicans

Dems push Hugin on Kavanaugh. Weinberg: Hugin silence is ‘deafening’. Pascrell: Hugin needs to take a stand.

CD11: Jay Lassiter talks to Mikie Sherrill

Scott Salmon does some miles with CD7 Dem Tom Malinowski in this episode of Politically Driven

CD7: With parts of Morris County shifting Dem, Leonard Lance needs to do well in the western rural part that’s in his district

Morris Dems say Camacho claims come from the Trump playbook

TRENTONIA

What could possibly go wrong? Republicans want to wrest control of affordable housing from NJ courts

Bill Castner: How ex-Horizon exec kept ties to company AND became Phil Murphy’s gun guru

Senate inaction leaves empty seats on critical State Investment Council, key in how NJ handles public worker pension assets

AROUND NJ

Jim Keady pointed the spotlight to this story, about someone he knew and admired when he was an Asbury Park city council. James Famularo, a former assistant city manager there, died in a fire trying to make sure his wife got out, which he didn’t know she already had. RIP.

Trenton: $200k donation will help restore Trenton Battle Monument

Musconetcong River: Go/No-go for power plant on one of NJ’s most pristine waterways

 

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