News Roundup for Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

Courtesy Seabrook NJ Education & Cultural Center

This day in history 77 years ago: Pearl Harbor Day, followed by Japanese internment camps in the U.S.. Here is some NJ history I did not know:  Seabrook Farms is widely known for its frozen creamed spinach, Less known, though, is that the farm and its hometown, Seabrook, N.J., represents a mythic place to Japanese-Americans around the country. Above, a worker at Seabrook Farms, courtesy Seabrook Education & Cultural Center


IF YOU ONLY HAVE TIME TO READ ONE THING

New York Times on the hypocrisy at Trump’s Bedminster club:  Making President Trump’s Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers.

NATIONAL

New JerseyIrrelevant again in the 2020 Presidential Primary.

Not New Jersey, but just beautiful. Oklahoma woman volunteers as ‘stand-in’ mom in same sex weddings.

Trump apparently plans to replace U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley with a former Fox News host he likes for her loyalty. Heather Nauert, currently a spokesperson for the State Dept. was criticized for posting a smiling photo of herself in Riyadh Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived there to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, who of course was murdered at the direction of Saudi Arabia. Nauert appears stunningly ignorant, once claiming D-Day as the height of U.S. – German relations.

Cory Booker headed to New Hampshire again

White House chief of staff John Kelly is expected to resign within days.

Will Trump shove Mike Pence off his 2020 ticket?

At The Atlantic: Millennials didn’t kill the economy. The economy kills millennials.

NEW JERSEY

NJ 11th for Change: ‘We didn’t flip this district just to go home and say we’re done.’

Bravo. Newark forms commission to fight gentrification.

Steve Kornacki at Rowan University: Alvarez investigations may become national news. Also weighs in on which NJ seat flippers are most likely to be reelected in 2020

Charles Stile: On the massively disappointing $15 minimum wage bill, and the roadblocks against a progressive Murphy – from Sweeney & Coughlin’s business-friendly centrism, and Sweeney’s personal feud with Murphy

$15.00 minimum wageToo little too late

If voter registration trends continue, New Jersey is on track to have 1 million more Democrats than Republicans in 2019.

Katie Brennan may sue NJ over the AG’s decision that Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez did not act improperly regarding Brennan’s case

NJ sues polluters of low-income communities, wants ‘environmental justice.’

Will New Jersey’s Larry Doby, second African-America MLB player after Jackie Robinson, get Congressional Gold Medal? It’s up to Trump.

Menendez sets record for most statewide votes in a midterm

The Kushners continue to expand their NJ real estate portfolio. Here’s what they own.

 

Comment (1)

  1. Bertin Lefkovic

    I love Seabrook Farms creamed spinach. It is good to know that there are still a few things in life that can be enjoyed without concern for their political consequences.

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