Senator Cory Booker Caught Up In Newark Watershed Scandal

By: Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:07 am

Though other scandals may be more prominent in New Jersey at present, the investigation into the corrupt practices of the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation (NWCDC) is slowly but surely making progress with Senator Cory Booker coming under scrutiny. The NWCDC was charged with managing Newark’s water and was paid by the City of Newark [...]

Suckerberg: Facebook’s $100 Million Education Donation Chiseled By Consultants

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 9:35 am

Last night Ras Baraka won Newark’s mayoral election all but formally ending the Cory Booker era. With the power of grass roots and union support Baraka overcame Booker’s chosen establishment backed successor Shavar Jeffries. Though Booker has already gone on to continue hyping himself in the US Senate, his legacy in Newark has yet to [...]

Democrats Pushing War With Iran Includes Those From Blue States

By: Tuesday December 24, 2013 8:27 am

Where is the push back from the left on the Democrats promoting a war with Iran? While it has become clear during the Obama presidency that partisan Democrats can look the other way at war crimes and questionable killings, the Iran peace talks could end up as the greatest achievement of President Obama’s foreign policy. [...]

Cory Booker’s Tall Tales Getting Him Into Trouble

By: Monday September 23, 2013 8:01 am

It all started with “T-Bone”, a story Booker told about a drug dealer who first threatened Booker’s life only to later breakdown crying and asking Booker for help in turning his own life around. The problem? By all accounts there is no T-Bone. No steak name-sake exists.

Cory Booker Took ‘Confidential’ Payouts From Firm While In Office

By: Monday August 12, 2013 7:58 am

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has gotten himself in some hot water on the eve of his primary election. The New York Post reveals that Booker took confidential payouts while in office from a law firm that received work from the city. The law firm paid Mayor Booker every year and received more than a total [...]

Congressman Proposes Wall Street Sales Tax

By: Friday July 12, 2013 10:09 am

Congressman Rush Holt, one of many candidates vying for the New Jersey Democratic Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate, has put out a campaign ad endorsing the financial speculation tax. “These days, most stock trades aren’t made by human beings,” Holt says. “They’re made by supercomputers that flip stocks at a fraction of a second, helping [...]

Goldman Sachs Gets Into Public Education

By: Wednesday June 26, 2013 7:37 am

The corporate “ed reform” movement to privatize public education is quite lucrative – public education spending runs in the billions across the country. So should anyone be surprised that Wall Street has stepped out of the shadows to get in on the action? Wall Street has already been the funding base for Michelle Rhee and [...]

ACLU Wins Lawsuit Against Cory Booker, Forcing Release Of Emails with Facebook Executives

By: Wednesday December 26, 2012 9:16 am

A Superior Court judge has ordered the City of Newark to release emails that were exchanged about the $100 million pledge that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made to Newark schools in September 2010.

Booker’s Wall Street Fundraising Past – and Obama’s

By: Tuesday May 22, 2012 7:41 am

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy I can’t help but be bemused by the pickle that Cory Booker finds himself in. The problem for him wasn’t his Harold Ford-like approval of private equity firms. It was his denigration of a key Obama campaign talking point, right as it was [...]

Cory Booker’s Slip Reveals Role of Private Equity in Local Government Funding

By: Monday May 21, 2012 10:25 am

Against my better judgment I’m going to weigh in on this Cory Booker story. As you probably know, Booker appeared on Meet the Press yesterday and pronounced himself “nauseated” by the Obama campaign’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s record with the private equity firm Bain Capital. In a follow-up YouTube that looked like the kind of [...]

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