News Roundup for Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Yesterday was the 41st anniversary of Alice Paul ‘s death. Flowers from Phoenix Park in Camden were placed on her grave at Westfield Friends Burial Ground in Cinnaminson. Photo via Jackie Casper Agostini of South Jersey Women for Progressive Change. 


SCOTUS

If you’ve got a uterus or give a damn about anybody who has one, get ready to fight. But it’s likely the formerly pro-choice and former Democrat Trump cares as much about limiting women’s reproductive freedom as he cares about his own neck. There’s a reason Kavenaugh might have edged out the others on the shortlist – the Mueller investigation

Watch what happened outside the Supreme Court last night shortly after Trump’s announcementHat/tip Denise Lisa.

AROUND NJ

Rep. Don Norcross is finally admitted in to visit detained immigrant kids sent into his district from the southern borderafter being put off and required to submit paperwork to visit the facility and check on the kids. Incredible that a seated congressman is ever turned away attempting to provide oversight of a federal facility – especially one housing children that may be in distress.

Roger León, first Newark school superintendent selected by the city’s own school board in 22 years, says he will move the district “progressively forward.”

The truth is out there: NJ artist caves gigantic message outside Trump golf course

A lot of little Montclair kids are dealing with the first loss of their young lives this week, with the death of Terry Demming, who reportedly drowned in the family swimming pool on July 4th, the son of former councilwoman Kathryn Weller-Demming, grandson of former school principal Barbara Weller.

U.S. Third Circuit decides in favor of New Jersey criminal justice reform

MIDTERMS – Grossman finally dumped

eNRCC pulls endorsement of CD2 Republican Seth Grossman after another Facebook post surfaces from 2014 linking to a white nationalist website that says black people “are a threat to all who cross their paths.” Now the national Republicans want distance, as if their party isn’t shielding more people with that view.

CD2 Jeff Van Drew’s chief strategist Michael Muller is unimpressed with NRCC’s move 29 days after it was clear Grossman is “unhinged and unfit for office.”

CD7 Malinowski: After Trump picks new Justice, Congress is last line of defense

U.S. Senate: GOP nominee Bob Hugin called Kavenaugh “highly qualified” but ‘reserves judgement’ till he has all the facts and has done his own research. Menendez was far more definite.

TRENTONIA

Where’s your Governor? It’s an Atlantic City day; 11am with the NJ State Building& Trades Council convention at the new Hard Rock, then over to the Golden Nugget at noon to talk to very different union folks at CWA District 1’s conference, then still at the Golden Nugget, an ed announcement at 1.

NATIONAL

Flip, Michael. You know he doesn’t give a good goddamn about you. Michael Cohen, the President’s former fixer and ultimate loyalist, is sending a clear signal to Donald Trump and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, that “the truth is not you(r) or your client’s friend,” according to sources with knowledge of Cohen’s thinking.

Because of course they are. Ivanka’s Chinese-made products are spared from Daddy’s tariffs

Tom Moran: The fight over infant formula and the loss of U.S. power

Mission Accomplished. Only 54 children will be reunited by a deadline set by a federal judge, who nonetheless said he was “very encouraged” by the progress. That’s children under 5 years old taken from their parents.

Ironic that windbag Chris Christie stalled offshore wind energy while he was governor. Question now: Is there still time to develop projects before federal tax incentives blow away?

Trump just signed cancer registry bill sponsored by NJ lawmakers

NJ agencies try to calm Trump hostility to Gateway Project 

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