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Barbara Buono’s Speech Tonight at Democratic State Conference

Barbara Buono is keynote speaker at tonight’s dinner at the NJDSC 2013 state conference in Atlantic City. Here are her remarks as prepared for delivery:

It is good to be among Democratic friends and colleagues. Together, we have worked tirelessly to make New Jersey – my lifelong home – a place where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

And we cannot stop now.

The people of New Jersey need us – Democrats – the Party of a fair shot for every man and woman and child in this state – now more than ever.

New Jersey, the Iraq War, What We’ve Lost & the President’s Speech Ending it All

President Obama’s remarks today announcing a drawdown – to zero – of American troop presence in Iraq is not directly New Jersey news.

But more than 100 people with ties to New Jersey have died in the allied wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And at least 539 New Jerseyans died at the World Trade Center attack tied to both wars. For them, for NJ soldiers deployed in Iraq and veterans of 2 wars there, and for the $40 billion spent by NJ on the Iraq War, here is the speech ostensibly ending it, from the President:

From the White House:



James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

12:49 P.M. EDT

    THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  As a candidate for President, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end — for the sake of our national security and to strengthen American leadership around the world.  After taking office, I announced a new strategy that would end our combat mission in Iraq and remove all of our troops by the end of 2011.

Speech concludes after the jump.

Obama Jobs Speech Video & Transcript

This evening, the President addressed a joint session of Congress to deliver a major speech on job creation. If you missed it, here’s the video. After the jump, I’ll post the full remarks as released to press before the speech. I’m catching up to the speech myself, so it’s posted here without comment.

The national unemployment rate stands at 9.1%. New Jersey’s jobless rate is higher: 9/5%. Yesterday, Senate President Steve Sweeney said the NJ Senate will spend this Fall working on a series of economic measures designed to help jumpstart Jersey’s stagnant economy.

President Obama (transcript after the jump):