News Roundup for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019

What we know since President Trump’s Oval Office address that we didn’t know before: Trump can’t read off a teleprompter well, his cadence suggesting he doesn’t fully understand what he’s reading. 

NATIONAL

Manafort accused of sharing Trump campaign data with Russian associate.

Trump claims there’s a 10-foot wall around the Obama’s D.C. home. He is wrong. Washington Post supplies photos for the easily tricked Trump supporters.

On the things that divide us, and the things we choose to divide us“Build the Wall” versus “Tear Down the Wall” 

Booker again tries to protect special counsel Mueller from Trump

Trump wants to drill off the Jersey Shore. NJ lawmakers re moving to block him.

There is no crisis at the borderand DHS stats prove it. Even Forbes says so.

CD11: Universal background checks will be Sherrill’s first co-sponsorship

CD7 Early bird: Malinowski files 2020 campaign committee

Wall Street execs are hearing from Cory Booker and Kamala Harris and other Dems looking to 2020.

Phil Murphy spoke out after Trump’s White House address.

NEW JERSEY

Charles Stile: ‘Dark money’ politics shadows Gov. Phil Murphy despite his call to make donor names public.

About that $55k donation PSEG forked over to the Norcross PAC after Norcross’ minions scored huge corporate welfare for them. The AG might be investigating this.

Murphy wants advisers to disclose donors to group that helps him. But there may be no consequences if they refuse.

Snowflack: The latest Brendan-Alvarez case hearing – only in New Jersey

5 big revelations from 3rd hearing into how Phil Murphy’s team responded to Katie Brennan’s rape allegation

Alvarez told his boss Lizette Delgado-Polanco it was consensual

Schools Development Authority Chief Executive Officer Lizette Delgado-Polanco was not told about the sexual assault allegations made against former SDA chief of staff Al Alvarez until the day he resigned, though she said she was told to expect his departure.

Murphy officials testify it wasn’t their job to follow up on Brennan allegation.

Not Republican enough? MAGA activist threatens Bramnick primary.  My guess is Bramnick can take any MAGA comer easily – with wit or brainpower, take your pick.

Green groups: Proposed overhaul of stormwater rules doesn’t go far enough

Op-Ed: New Jersey can’t afford to miss out on benefits of electric vehicles.

 

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