News Roundup for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018

Late morning Roundup today, cats n’ kittens. 

The beginning of the end of the Trump presidency

5 big reasons why Michael Cohen might bring down Trump’s presidency

3 takeaways from Roll Call: What Michael Cohen’s guilty plea means for Trump

“You are indicted by your  enemies, but convicted by your friends.” InsiderNJ’s legal analyst Joe Hayden weighs in

Why Boston Globe says Cohen admitting in court that he acted “in coordination with and at the direction of” a federal candidate to ensure the silence of porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal makes August 21, 2018 the date it all began to fall down for real.

Chris Christie: ‘It’s a bad day’ for President Trump


Star-Ledger editorial’s opinion on Leonard Lance: “Rep. Leonard Lance is allowing a super PAC to lie about his opponent as he defends his 7th District seat, and someone should alert him that it’s best to rise above the stink bombs mass-produced by greasy political gasbags.” Please share this with everybody you know in CD7.

CD2: Seth Grossman tries to shake being outed as a racist by attending an NAACP meeting. It all fell apart during the question period.

Candidates go rogue for South Jersey’s racists: Star-Ledger editorial’s take on what’s rotten and tolerated by South Jersey Republicans

Nate Silver’s prediction for the U.S. House races in the Trump midterm

New Jersey

South Jersey counties rank below northern counties in child well-being

Why Phil Murphy hasn’t stopped all the bear hunting in New Jersey

Percentage of uninsured kids in New Jersey reaches all-time low

Former Edison principal who said he was fired because he’s gay settled a lawsuit with the Edison BOE for $300k

Who is the most popular first-year governor ever?

California Democrat Rep. Linda Sanchez stumped for Mikie Sherrill and Tom Malinowski, but David Wildstein points out she was really there for another reason.

Murphy’s ‘mad as a hornet’ over NJ Transit delays. What else did he say?

People, WTF goes on in Little Egg Harbor? His opponent called him ‘baldilocks’ behind his back, so now elected official may sue for $1 million

More national 

Republican congressman Duncan Hunter indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday. Southern California’s Rep. Hunter and his wife routinely converted campaign contributions to their personal use so they could live a luxury lifestyle. The charges are many; indictment is 47 pages. Hunter’s Democratic challenger is Ammar Campa-Najjar, a former Department of Labor aide in the Obama administration, who has repeatedly outraised him, and those will be the only two names on the ballot. District is heavily Republican.



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