Hello New Jersey. Give Cory Booker a Giant THUMB on Wednesday.

Cory Booker - U.S. Senate

Wednesday is  Election Day for a New Jersey Senator.

With only 45 hours to go until polls open and a shutdown heating up at Washington where negotiations are boiling up, this is not the time to ad another GOP’s obstructionist and shutdowner on the Senate Floor.

If any, but there are so many reasons people of NJ should vote for Cory Booker, if any, then strenghtening a majority to help president’s Obama Overhauling reforms task, is certainly the  upper decisiveness factor of the Day.

« Right now in New Jersey, there’s a voter who believes better things are possible, but doesn’t know that her/his vote on Wednesday could make the difference between sending someone to Washington who wants to build bridges, and someone who wants to tear them down. To paraphrase Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The challenge we face is not the vitriolic words of bad people but the silence of good people. We must rise to this challenge together deciding to cast her/his ballot on Wednesday for a better New Jersey and a better America ».

Quote from Cory Booker.


Cory Booker. Read his profile at the NYT to see what your next senator has fulfilled at NJ.

« Martin Luther King said that « change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. »

That’s what we learned in Newark. By bringing together people who believed better things were possible and working tirelessly, we’ve started the city growing again. Now there are new downtown hotels and office buildings rising for the first time in decades, and the city’s population is growing for the first time in 60 years.

But my opponent doesn’t think that we are stronger when we work together. My opponent supports the government shutdown, and makes no secret of what he thinks about Obamacare: « I have no interest in paying for your healthcare. I’d hate to see you get cancer, but that’s your problem — not mine. »

Actually, when the uninsured get sick and have to access care, it is everyone’s problem, because taxpayers pick up the bill ».

Cory Booker.


CNN  is announcing a meeting between president Obama  with congressional leaders at the White House at 3 p.m. ET, the White House announced today.

The meeting comes as the partial government shutdown reaches the two-week mark and as the United States is just three days away from hitting its debt ceiling.

>>>Senators: Framework for a deal is under discussion. (CNN)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says a deal is near to end the partial government shutdown and to avoid hitting the nation’s debt ceiling.

Separately, House Speaker John Boehner and other top House GOP leaders will meet later to discuss their options and to consider preparing their own bill to raise the debt ceiling.

Top congressional leaders are expected to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House at 3 p.m. ET today.

Obama was asked today whether he was confident a deal would be reached. « There’s some progress on the Senate side, » he said.(CNN)

Previously. The NYT reported  World Leaders Press the U.S. on Fiscal Crisis.

WASHINGTON — Leaders at World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings on Sunday pleaded, warned and cajoled: the United States must raise its debt ceiling and reopen its government or risk “massive disruption the world over,” as Christine Lagarde, the fund’s managing director, put it. (NYT)

Also. Spending Dispute Leaves a Senate Deal Elusive. NYT.

Republicans are demanding Democrats to help them get their throat out of the rope they have self tighten around their necks. So they are blaming Democrats for any capitulation or retreat without a single penny. Lessons for sorcerer’s apprentice.


Why is NJ so important to me ? I have asked some friends of mine  at Newark to do the same thing I’m asking YOU. In fact I’m one of Yours. Next time I’m landing, it will be at Newark. At Crawford Street.

So, here is the magic formula : GO. GO. GO.


Wednesday is also the deadline to avoid America defaulting, for the first time in its modern history. Latest on the showdown :

 A meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders planned for this afternoon has been postponed, the White House announced, saying the delay would allow Senate leaders time to continue negotiating a compromise to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a U.S. default as soon as Thursday. (CNN)

Honoring Martin Luthr King Jr.

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Fighting Global Terrorism.

CNN. The United States has brought Abu Anas al Libi — an al Qaeda operative whom U.S. Army Delta Force soldiers captured in Libya this month — to New York, according to multiple sources. Al Libi is expected ultimately to make an appearance in federal court. 

Al Libi was wanted for his role in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.