By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his deputy, Avi Berkowitz, were nominated on Sunday for the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in negotiating four normalization deals between Israel and Arab nations known as the “Abraham Accords.”Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 1st, 2021 | Author: NJNewsCommons | Filed under: News | Tags: Abraham Accords, Jared Kusher, Nobel Peace Prize, Trump Administration | Comments Off on Kushner nominated for Nobel peace prize for Israel deals
Governor Phil Murphy issued the following statement on Thursday evening:Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: Gov Phil Murphy, ICE, Illegal Immigrants, Immigration Customs Enforecment, New Jersey, Sanctuary State, Trump Administration | 4 Comments »
In his soon to be released book, Let Me Finish, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie claims that he was dismissed as Chairman of the Trump transition team at the behest of Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law, and that the Trump White House would be a much more effective place today had he, instead of Vice President Mike Pence, overseen the establishment of the Administration, according to a review of the book published at The Guardian.
Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: Chris Christie, Christie's book, Jared Kushner, Let Me Finish, Trump Administration | 7 Comments »
At the heart of it is Christie’s desire to tell the American people that had his transition plan been adopted after Trump’s shock victory on election night in November 2016, the Trump White House would be a much more effective place today. Once he had been tossed overboard, the new transition team led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence had a “thrown-together approach” that led to appalling choices of senior personnel “over and over again”.
Josh Welle, the Virginia registered voter running against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th Congressional District of New Jersey, applied to the Trump Administration’s first class of White House Fellows, MMM learned today. He was a finalist for the position, interviewed by the Commissioners of the program, but was not one of the fourteen fellows announced by the Trump White House on September 20, 2017 .
Welle filed to be a candidate for Congress on October 7, 2017, 17 days after the White House Fellows were announced without his name on the list.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: CD-4, Josh Welle, NJ 4, Trump Administration, White House Fellows | 20 Comments »
Congressman Chris Smith toured storm damage sites in Wall Township and Howell Township yesterday afternoon to prepare his appeal to the Trump Administration for federal assistance in the recovery, if Governor Phil Murphy asks the President for FEMA’s assistance, as expected.
Smith said his letter to President Trump is already written and that he is prepared to work for federal reimbursement as soon as Governor Murphy makes the request. The knowledge he gained on yesterday’s tour will help him make his case to Trump Administration officials and FEMA when he meets with them to appeal for federal funds.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, FEMA, Flooding, New Jersey | Tags: Anthony and Eileen Sosa, Bob Salomon, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, FEMA, Governor Phil Murphy, Howell, James Herman, Jeff Bertrand, John Tobia, Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering, Monmouth County News, NJ 4, Summer storm damage, Trump Administration, Wall Township | Comments Off on Congressman Smith Tours Storm Damage In CD-4
While most of Washington and the media was focused on why you see the ads you see on facebook yesterday, Congressman Chris Smith and his colleagues on the House Subcommittee on Global Human Rights were focused on reuniting kidnapped children with their American parents.
Smith, as chairman of the committee, called on the Trump administration to step up where the Obama administration failed by imposing sanctions on countries that are not enforcing court orders, including from their own courts, for families suffering from international parental child abduction. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 12th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Bindu Philips and Devon Davenport International Child Abduction Return Act of 2017 (H.R. 3512), Congress, Congressman Chris Smith, Goldman Act, House Subcommittee on Global Human Rights, India, International Child Abduction, James Cook, Japan, Monmouth County News, Patricia Apy, President Donald Trump, Suzanne Lawrence, The Sean and David Goldman Act, Trump Administration | Comments Off on Congressman Smith calls on President Trump to bring abducted children home
President Donald J. Trump today announced the nomination of Paul B. Matey of Roseland, NJ to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
A 2001 graduate of Seton Hall Law School, Matey was former Governor Chris Christie’s Deputy Chief Counsel and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney during Christie’s tenure as the chief federal prosecutor in New Jersey. He is currently the Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of University Hospital in Newark.
Prior to entering Seton Hall Law, Matey worked in marketing for the comic-book division of Marvel Entertainment, according to his LinkedIn profile. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 10th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Paul B Matey, Paul Matey, President Donald Trump, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Trump Administration, U.S. Third Circuit Court | Comments Off on President Trump nominates Christie ally to Appeals Court
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration sided with New Jersey Tuesday in a dispute over catch limits for summer flounder that threatened to shut down the entire fishing season. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross approved the state’s Marine Fisheries Council proposal for 24 fewer fishing days but a larger minimum size for fish, rather than the limits… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 12th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: catch limits, Chris Smith, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, fishing regulation, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Rep Chris Smith, summer flounder, Trump Administration | Comments Off on How Trump administration ended great Jersey fish fight
NEWARK–As the Trump administration expands its aggressive enforcement efforts against those who may have entered this country illegally, John Tsoukaris is responsible for implementing the president’s new policies in New Jersey. Tsoukaris, the Newark Field Office Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, said the administration’s executive order that… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 17th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Immigration, New Jersey, News | Tags: ICE, John Tsoukaris, New Jersey, Trump Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement | Comments Off on Head of ICE in N.J.: Rules of engagement have changed
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protections for transgender students that instructed schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities. Stepping into an emotional national debate, the administration came down on the side of states’ rights, lifting federal guidelines that had been issued by the Obama administration… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 23rd, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: News | Tags: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, news, States Rights, Transgender locker rooms, Transgender restrooms, Trump Administration | 1 Comment »