Wednesday, November 7, 2012
'I'm a guy who tells the truth all the time and if the President of the United States did a good job, I’m going to say he did a good job.'
A day after President Barack Obama earned reelection, Governor Chris Christie dismissed critics who have accused him of bolstering the president during Obama's post-Sandy visit to New Jersey. “I wouldn't call what I did an embrace of Barack Obama," Christie said. "I'm a guy who tells the truth all the time and if the President of the United States did a good job, I’m going to say he did a good job." Speaking to reporters as Winter Storm Athena prepared to batter the already storm-shocked state, Christie was also quick to dismiss speculation of a 2016 presidential run, saying that the life and death issues inherent with back-to-back storms have made politics a minor focus for now. “I've got a job to do in New Jersey. My future, whatever it …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Gov. Christie said Mitt Romney's staff had spread a false rumor that he had turned down an opportunity to campaign for the presidential candidate.
Gov. Christie dismissed rumors that he had turned down an opportunity to campaign for presidential Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania, saying the story had been spread by "know-nothing, disgruntled Romney staffers who don't like that I said nice things about the President of the United States." Christie was in Westwood Tuesday to speak about New Jersey's recovery from Hurricane Sandy. The governor had previously praised President Barack Obama for the support the federal government had given to the state after the storm devasted coastal areas. Christie explained that he had spoken with Romney before Sandy hit the state last week. Romney had asked him to join him at an event, but Christie told Romney that he would not be able to help if Sandy …
Monday, November 5, 2012
State has given its electoral votes to a Democrat in the last five elections.
If history is any indication, Barack Obama should have no problem winning New Jersey's 14 electoral votes in his quest for re-election on Tuesday. In the past four presidential elections, the Republican candidate has never been within 240,000 votes, and only once did a candidate get within 500,000 of his Democratic opponent. A look at statistics kept by the state shows that in the last four elections, incumbent president George W. Bush was the closest at picking up the NJ's nod, still losing to John Kerry by more than 240,000 votes. The biggest winner among the Democratic candidates in that span was incumbent Barack Obama, who won the state by more than 600,000 votes in 2008. The closest vote in 20 years came in 1992, when Bill Clinton …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
To The Editor: The political machinery of both parties has over complicated what should be a fairly logical choice. Our Nation is sick. We have overspent our way into a $16 trillion hole; $53,000 of debt per person, up from $30,000 per American in 2008. Policies sold as short-term stimulus are the new normal. The average American has sacrificed to reduce their personal debt while politicians ran up another $23,000 in per capita debt on a China Bank credit card. President Obama would like us to believe that the solution is to raise taxes on the vilified wealthy. This is a group largely composed of small business owners, the only reliable job creators. While many would be willing to entertain this idea as part of a comprehensive cost …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Some 89 percent of Democrats gave Obama the debate win, while Republicans declared Romney the winner by the same margin.
New Jersey political insiders gave their candidates the edge on the final presidential debate. However, most believe President Barack Obama will be the consensus winner over Mitt Romney among national media outlets. According to a Patch flash poll sent to elected officials and political party insiders in New Jersey, 17 out of 19 Democrats responding believed Obama was the victor, while 16 out of 18 Republicans declared Romney the winner. “Gov. Romney's executive capabilities were on full display,” one Republican insider said. “This will energize the voters and clearly demonstrated that he will return America to being viewed as being professionally run as a business and ALL Americans are its clients.” Democrats were also impressed with …
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney participated in the last of three debates, this time in Boca Raton, Fla. Who made the best pitch for the next four years?
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The fact-checkers are buzzing, Facebook groups with the name "Horses and Bayonets" are growing in members by the second and a million polls (including two at the bottom of this article) are registering "votes." The three round, primetime fight for the Presidency ended Monday night as President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney faced off at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. The candidates engaged in a pointed but civil debate that examined foreign policy, and also looked at its role in domestic issues. The first debate, held in Denver, Colo., featured questions on domestic policy. According to a flash poll issued to New Jersey political insiders immediately following the debate, Romney, 65, performed better than Obama, 51…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will debate for a final time Monday at 9 p.m.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
After President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred over Benghazi in last week's debate, the nation's voters are looking forward to Monday night's third and final presidential debate, focusing on foreign policy. The third presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 9 p.m Monday. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Full info on Monday night's debate, as well as the schedule for the final debate, both of which are presented by the Commission on …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Sparks flew on Long Island Tuesday night. Vote in our poll.
The second Presidential debate Tuesday night lively and often confrontational exchanges between President Obama and Mitt Romney, as the two sparred over jobs, energy policy and taxes. In front of an audience of about 80 at Hofstra University in Nassau County, Obama questioned Romney's truthfulness and pressed him on the details of his economic plan, which the president called "sketchy." Romney said that Obama's policies have forced jobs overseas and put a squeeze on middle class families. Romney has seen a bump in poll numbers since the two faced off two weeks ago. Obama's performance in their first debate was widely panned as lackluster. Tell us who you think performed better in Tuesday's debate.
However, over 80 percent believe President Obama will be declared the "consensus winner" by media outlets.
New Jersey political insiders declared their party’s candidate the winner of the second presidential debate Tuesday night. However, most believe President Barack Obama will be the consensus winner among national media outlets over Mitt Romney. According to a Patch flash poll sent to elected officials and political party insiders, 24 out of 27 Democrats responding believed Obama was the victor, while 20 out of 24 Republicans declared Romney the winner. “I think Romney had a better understanding and explanation of how to create jobs and grow the economy. He looked much more presidential,” one Republican said. The results of Patch’s second presidential debate poll of New Jersey insiders contrast with those from last week’s head-to-head, in …
Video by Hofstra's student-run LI Report shows the Green Party candidate calling the event a 'mockery of democracy.'
While President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney will get the red carpets rolled out for them at Hofstra University Tuesday night, Green Party candidate Jill Stein got a far chillier reception when she and her running mate were arrested near the debate site. A video posted by LI Report, a Hofstra student news website, shows Stein being blocked by police from entering the debate. On camera, Stein called the debate itself a "mockery of Democracy." According to the article, Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, were blocked from entering because they did not have credentials. Security at Hofstra has been even tighter than it was for the 2008 debate, given a sitting president will be on campus. In the video, officers warn Stein and…