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New Jersey: Survey Shows Menendez’s Popularity Sliding

Sen. Robert Menendez’s popularity in the Garden State has taken a big hit following the drumbeat of media reports about his alleged improprieties.

In a new poll from Quinnipiac University, 41 percent of registered New Jersey voters surveyed said they disapprove of the way Menendez is handling his job as senator, while only 36 percent approve. A month ago in a similar poll, 51 percent approved and 33 percent disapproved.

Twenty-eight percent of those polled said Menendez was “honest and trustworthy,” while 44 percent said he was not.

Those numbers would be daunting for any incumbent facing re-election. But Menendez, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, will not face voters until 2018. He won re-election with 59 percent of the vote last November.  Click here to continue reading this story.

Offshore Wind Stakeholders Pick Apart Proposed Funding Mechanism

Even with a new proposal floated by a state-retained consultant, industry executives, utility officials, and power suppliers remain at loggerheads over how to promote the development of offshore wind farms along the Jersey coast.

But yesterday, the proposal received a tepid response, at best, from most of the stakeholders involved in the effort.

New Jersey lawmakers and the Christie administration are both eager to encourage offshore wind. The state hopes to develop 1,100 megawatts of capacity by 2020, a target most now view as extremely unlikely.  Click here to continue reading this story.

Democrats Guide Package of Gun-Control Bills Through the Assembly

Regardless of where they stand on gun control, the audience in the packed Statehouse gallery witnessed a small piece of history yesterday, as Democratic leaders passed a package of 22 bills that impose new curbs on access to guns, as well as other gun-related legislation.

At this point, the key question is what will Gov. Chris Christie do when the bills land on his desk. Last month, he created a bipartisan task force to look at the issue of gun violence and asked for a report within the coming month. If the task force meets its deadline, it would be within the 45 days Christie has to either veto or sign the legislation.  Click here to continue reading this story.

Conservative magazine Human Events up for sale, could close

Human Events – the venerable, but struggling, conservative weekly revered by generations of Republicans – has been put up for sale, and may close down entirely if a buyer can’t be found, POLITICO has learned.

“We’re trying to figure out the right thing to do with a property that is sort of the cornerstone of the conservative movement,” Joe Guerriero, an executive at Eagle Publishing, the parent company of Human Events, said Thursday.

“We have a number of parties that are really interested in its property,” he added. “I mean, I have literally been on a couple calls today with potential buyers of Human Events.”  Click here to continue reading this story.

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  1. Traitor Bader says:

    Bader lost the convention and with his supporters standing out more true facts about this lowlife are sure to come.