Cory Booker
02:02 08/12/2017

‪Having courage doesn't mean you don't know fear or stress or worry or even shame and regret. It just means, despite it all, you keep going. ‬

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Gale Roth
Agree! Exactly!
Donnay Noir
When we are truly loved by others, Love cares not for mistakes of seasons gone by... love for one another must begin new in a tender kindness and forgiveness without judgement or blame. Love is more powerful than courage and erases fear, shame and regret with a loving smile, a warm hug and a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream on top! We must trust and believe that love will do what it is designed to do as Love is the ultimate antidote that we forgive ourselves as easily as we forgive others. We also remember to allow love to order our steps as we march forward toward our glorious goals and destinations.
Carmen Jackson
That is true Mr Booker
Kathy Sanseverino
Do you have the courage to walk away from big pharma??
Lucie Fitzgibbon
Stefano West this reminds me of you, love you
Jeffrey Kender
Let the Big Dog eat
Sharon Herbert Serano
It also means to act with conviction when you have something to lose ... and do it anyway. Bullies act out when they feel they have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Phyllis Selterman
Corey 2020
Joshua Lozier
I guess that's why the overwhelming majority aren't veterans...and only ...yes ONLY John Lewis didn't serve in the military but actually risked his life for his beliefs and to help others...the rest...including you...have no idea what that even smells like... and it's funny how the folks that never served love calling out others that didn't...because they're just as much cowards as the one they're calling out... and only the cowards that never served are the ones using those that did and our families as set decoration and political pawns...
Jenn Fennell
Keep fighting Cory. We're with you. 👊🇺🇸️ ❤️
Dave Calamoneri
I'm reading Profiles in Courage right now. It's so true.
Becky Withrow
I needed to hear that, right now, thank you, must have been from the Lord!
Sheldon Orlando Barnes
Keep going!
Tina Marks
Well said Senator. ☺
Michelle Anderson
Amen to that

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"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference." ~ Elie Wiesel We must not be silent in the face of this ongoing atrocity. I will continue to work with my colleagues to condemn these grave human rights abuses by the Myanmar military and support efforts by the international comminity to end these abhorrent attacks against innocent civilians.

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Abby Michaleski Thank you Cory for your good work!
David C Gormley I'm guessing Cory Booker will fix this like he did in Newark. By stealing 10's of millions of dollars in aid again.
Irie Rogers Cory! Sanders/Booker 2020 on an Independent ticket? please?
Patty Gordon Scott OH GOD WE NEED YOU SO MUCH IN THIS WORLD!
Hector Vasquez Myanmar? Thought it was Puerto Rico....smh. I mean shouldn’t we focus on fixing what’s wrong AT HOME before throwing millions and billions of dollars to other countries?

As Mayor of Newark, I made it a priority of my administration to ensure that our city’s children could get a quality education. I’m proud to see that our efforts are showing real results and tangible progress for Newark kids, as shown in a study released by Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research.

Did Newark
Did Newark's school reform efforts work? This study takes a look

Researchers at Harvard University's Center for Education Policy Research looked at a narrow slice of student growth data in Newark's public schools

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Rachel Solomon Next up on the deranged animal's agenda is installing Conservative Activist Judges. Some 77K or so rubes should not have been allowed to drag us back into the Dark Ages yet that's where we're headed 🔜https://www.nytimes....
Michael Segreto Kids graduating high school have only an 8th grade education and it is getting worse not better.
Kathy Stranman LOVE IT>
Iris Brown get off his page if you dont' like what he says.
Ikahn El I should have gone to Arts High.

Together For New Jersey Together For Newark There is a national competition going on to see where the next Headquaters for Amazon will be. Today I joined with Governor Chris Christie and Mayor Ras Baraka to announce New Jersey’s bid with Newark being the city proposed. Newark excels in every category that Amazon put forth, from sitting atop a major transportation super infrastructure, to being centrally located near some of our nation’s greatest universities, not to mention Newark has the treasure of dark fiber under our city, with no place in America having faster internet access. During my tenure as Mayor more and more companies were choosing to locate and expand in Newark, from Audible (an Amazon company) to the North American Headquaters of Panasonic. More than the business case, Newark presents a moral case. The American Dream is not secure anywhere if it is not real everywhere. By being located in Newark, Amazon would declare that ALL cities have strength, hope and promise; they would challenge conventional wisdom, upend a lazy cynicism and beat down the urban prejudice that exists about too many cities. They would surprise many and thus inspire our nation’s moral imagination and point to the broad possibilities in our America for every place and space. And they would add to our commitment in Newark to inclusive development. Tall buildings and gentrification don’t make cities great. Newark has been coming back by incorporating our comminity in the development; from apprenticeship programs so our youth can get the training for jobs as construction happens, to first source legislation further adding employment opportunities to local residents, to improving public schools and an inclusion of affordable housing into every significant project, Newark is setting out to show what is possible in an urban comeback that is focused on those too often left behind. We hope Amazon will not just be a part of this, but help to lead in these ideals. I am proud of New Jersey’s bid and the opportunities this could bring to our state.

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George F. Baier Want the company, but these corporate tax incentive give-aways are getting ridiculous. It never works out as predicted.
Cameron Barrett This is great, Cory Booker. Newark would be an amazing location for Amazon HQ2.
Marion Conway Newark has everything that Amazon is looking for and it would definitely be that extra kick it needs to be a great city again. I hope it gets it.
Jason Harrison And you just lost that bid. PLENTY of other places in NJ where there is SPACE for this. Add 3 hours to every delivery estimate for trying to get out of the city.
Robert Schaffer Amazon is the future it would be great for jersey . We need what we can get .

I love my weekend walks Around my neighborhood Hiking our hills and striding through streets Leading into a Monday, where I return to Washington To work, to fight, to resist, to collaborate, to serve. I love my weekend walks Around Newark’s sacred streets From this black top The paved pastures and Brick laden land Bold beauty grows – defiantly Abundantly Gloriously I love my weekend walks Our inner City with inner splendor, inner strength Outward beauty and out loud soul Speaking an eloquence Singing a stirring song With words and rhythm familiar to any heart, anywhere If only They would listen. I love my weekend walks Through smiles, our children speak without words I am the nation’s hope I am the nation’s wealth I am the nation’s promise I am America And I walk Inspired I walk Motivated I walk Proud I walk Challenged I walk Streets – Interconnected, interwoven, intersecting With all our streets, with all our children, with all of our Waiting wealth Waiting to see if we walk by and notice If we walk by and see That even if our streets, lanes, boulevards, back roads and highways are different We share History, Destiny, We share Hope, Possibility We Share Love We Share One Nation Indivisible I walk My streets, our streets And on Monday, I take the road to work, Connected

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Stephanie Spring wow, why do some of these people even have you on their FB notifications? I love who you are, what you do, how you stay woke. And I hope you run for president
Maria Smith Lots of memories from Newark,NJ. Part of my childhood 🙂
James Aloysius-Patrick Golden You friggin' carpetbagger, it's not your city or streets. You're a suburbanite. What a lying P.O.S.
Robert J Pante Jr I didn't see the word "resist" in the job description for US Senate.
Kathy Sanseverino One nation indivisible as you resist? You're not only corrupt you're delusional and corrupt. Stop hurting New Jersey.

Love always conquers hate.

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Teresa Ash Willis Love this clip!
Mary Moynihan Welcome to the light
Angela Spencer Best story I have seen all day!
Carol de Lyon We currently have a postcard campaign ongoing that hits at Trumps Achilles Heel and that is the mere mention of Barack Obama. Hence each card gets sent to the WH with a positive message about POTUS 44. It will make the Megalomaniacal Moron see RED! The ...
Debra Moore The BEST.

Home in Newark today, I went running at Nat Turner Park, Newark’s largest city-owned park. In 2009, as mayor, in the depth of the recession & a horrible budget crisis, we were able to creatively cobble together funds & philanthropy with local groups and the Trust For Public Land to get it built. After a 2 mile run, where I encountered a lot of honesty from my community - “man, Booker, you are gaining too much weight" & “pick up the pace Senator, you’ve got some calories that sure need burning" - I visited with friends. As I left a friends home, Mr. Ernest Crudup, waved me over to chat. He reminded me that when I was campaigning for Central Ward Councilman almost 20 yrs ago, I registered him to vote at his address. Newark’s Central Ward is not the highest income area of our city. It has thousands of units of public & low-income housing and back then in the 90s had towering high rise housing projects. While many folks don’t have financial riches, there’s incredible wealth in my comminity - wealth of character, a profound richness of spirit and invaluable honor & goodness. One of the best experiences of my life was knocking on thousands of doors in the Central Ward. I’ve walked every street & personally knocked on most of the doors. The people I met on my journey to my 1st public office changed me, taught me, elevated me, deepened my understandings of issues and my love of Newark and all people. I still have friends I met through those door knocking days and it was visiting one of them Ms. Rose Powell that had me encounter Mr. Crudup again. We registered 100s of people in that election and I just barely won; if dozens of people voted a different way I would have lost & probably wouldn’t be a senator today. I owe so much to the people of Newark’s Central Ward - they took a chance on me, they believed I could make a difference, with them, in our community. I rejoice that we built a park in Mr. Crudup’s neighborhood & I’m proud of the new Supermarket, new schools, new housing & more we built together in the Central Ward; I’m grateful, humbled & honored to still represent Mr. Crudup & all of NJ today - while still living in the Central Ward.

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Nichelle Thomas Stop touching him that much
Jackie Dunn Toler I Love My Senator Cory Booker - GOOD for New Jersey
Cath Done You are a good man Cory Booker! I am a Canadian but I follow you and, if you ever need me to come and knock on doors to help get you re elected, I will do that!
Clare Talley I love when he tries to help you up. I wish I still lived in New Jersey so I could vote for you.
Debra Parkes I want to thank you for serving our country as a councilman,a senator and a human being. You're the person that we need to stop the insanity in Washington. Think about it. I've never heard a bad word about you. You can work with the "so called other ...

President Trump is actively sabotaging Obamacare to score political points while millions of Americans will suffer. It’s a level of villainy that we need to confront with our voices to get out the word: Sign up for health coverage at HealthCare[.gov] from November 1 to December 15 and tell your friends, family, and neighbors.

How Trump set up Obamacare to fail
How Trump set up Obamacare to fail

All the ways the Trump administration has made it harder to sign up for health insurance this year.

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Ashley Edwardson AYKM???? Obamacare has been exploding and bankrupting America for 5 yearsif you want to blame someone blame Congress-they passed that garbage
JoAnne Stadnicar Trump is hell bent o. Just undoing everything accomplished by President Obama. Good or bad. Trump is that petty. And it's up to you, Senator Booker, to stop him.
Nick Valentine Did he use those bags under his eyes? Gotta be hiding something there.
Jen Brzozowski Thankful I have insurance through work, but just for fun I went on healthcare.gov and if I didn't have it through work, it would cost $300 per month and if my husband was added on, it would be $800 a month. So...I can understand why people are upset. I ...
Jamie Willis I thought we were for collective bargaining?

We should all be outraged by The Trump administration's efforts to tear down sensible environmental policies—the list included below is absolutely staggering. These actions all serve to put profits over people, and will result in the poisoning of our air and water that will negatively impact generations to come.

52 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump
52 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump

The list shows dozens of environmental policies that the Trump administration has targeted, often in an effort to ease burdens on the fossil fuel industry.

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Anne Marie Reilly These are terrible decisions that will take a long time to reverse and in the meantime will cause a great deal of damage. Please do what you can to get him out of office!
Wilbur Walker damn we need help to get rid of this Racist idiot
Christina Herron Absolutely
Darlene Bernadette We should all care about these things. We should all want to do whatever it takes to get him out of office. This outrage does need to stop.
Jeffrey Iaia trump is the single worst person to sit in the oval office since the beginning.

My dad had a McIntosh stereo system and shelves of records. The pictures and designs of each were so fascinating to me but when he freed them from their colorful covers, carefully sliding them out naked and black, when he lay them down with delicate care and set the needle with a surgeon’s skill my childhood went from silent movie to a soul sourced soundtrack. My home was jazz and gospel; it was funk and R&B, it was the blues and Motown. The sounds of music were continuous from the home to the family car to our church to visits with other relatives. As a growing child though, I would spend more and more time with friends. And it was my friends who introduced me to rock and roll. I can remember when Sang Lee 1st handed me a Walkman, and for the 1st time I covered my ears with cushy foam headphones and heard the music of Queen - I was almost overwhelmed. I remember Chris Magarro, introducing me to The Police, Led Zeplin and so much more. I still remember the day Chris and I biked to Flip Side Records in Closter, NJ next to his dad’s photography store and I bought a Supertramp album. And what I wouldn’t give for the incredible mix tapes that Lee Cho used to make for us, from The Rolling Stones to Cat Stevens, his musical tours took me on journeys of discovery that are among my most precious memories. And now no matter where I am on earth, I can hear a song, from Bon Jovi to Billy Joel and find myself transported back to some of the most meaningful moments of my life. Jimmy Donofrio pictured here (now and in the 80’s) gets full credit for introducing a 13 year old me to the music of Bruce Springsteen. He was more than a fan, he was a devotee and Jimmy’s love of Bruce was infectious. He gave me the gift of The Boss and like heat sears indelible marks into our skin, the light of this gift - (like my parents and brother who gifted me greats like Ray Charles, Alberta Hunter, Lena Horne, Stevie Wonder, not to mention Prince and Luther Vandross) - is a forever part of me. As a very small payback for the decades joy Jimmy gave me through his Bruce introduction, I took him to see Springsteen on Broadway last night. For these two Jersey Boys, It was epic.

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Sharon Sigethy Coughlin nice to see you guys enjoying the concert :) peace
Jessica Fleming Oh Cory.
Debbie Wolosky Now do The Boss proud and save our country.
Diana McLaughlin You are a good friend Sir.
Tiffani Stevenson Love it!!!

My dad had a McIntosh stereo system and shelves and shelves of records. The pictures and designs of each were so fascinating to me but when he freed them from their colorful covers, carefully sliding them out, naked and black, when he lay them down with delicate care and set the needle with a surgeon’s skill my childhood went from silent movie to a soul sourced soundtrack. My home was jazz and gospel; it was funk and R & B, it was the blues and Motown. The sounds of music were continuous from the home to the family car to our church to visits with other relatives. As a growing child though, I would spend more and more time with friends. And it was my friends who introduced me to rock and roll. I can remember when Sang Lee 1st handed me a Walkman, and for the 1st time I covered my ears with cushy foam headphones and heard the music of Queen - I was almost overwhelmed. I remember Chris Magarro introducing me to The Police, Led Zeplin and still remember the day he and I biked to Flip Side Records in Closter, NJ next to his Dad’s photography shop and I bought a Supertramp album. And what I wouldn’t give for the incredible mix tapes that Lee Cho used to make for us, from The Rolling Stones to Cat Stevens, his musical tours took me on journeys of discovery that are among my most precious memories. And now, where ever I am on the earth, I can hear a song, from Bon Jovi to Billy Joel and find myself transported back to some of the most meaningful moments of my life. Jimmy Donofrio pictured here gets full credit for introducing a 13 year old me to the music of Bruce Springsteen. He was more than a fan, he was a devotee and Jimmy’s love of Bruce was infectious. He gave me the gift of The Boss and like heat sears indelible marks into our skin, the light of this gift - (like my parents and brother who gifted me greats like Ray Charles, Alberta Hunter, Lena Horne, Stevie Wonder, not to mention Prince and Luther Vandross) - this gift is a forever part of me. As a very small payback for the decades joy Jimmy gave me through his Bruce introduction, I took him to see Springsteen on Broadway last night. For these two now middle age Jersey Boys, It was epic.

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Amber Lee Supertramp!!!
Des Lintz Cute pic.
James Aloysius-Patrick Golden Springsteen on Broadway sucks.
Barb Davis ❤️❤️❤️
Sandra Lawton Great picture

This Executive Order is yet another example of President Trump working relentlessly to sabotage the Affordable Care Act. By weakening coverage requirements on some plans, called association health plans, this order will destabilize health care markets and drive up insurance costs, particularly for older Americans and people with pre-existing conditions. Before the consumer protection measures guaranteed by the ACA, association health plans ripped off consumers and left hundreds of thousands of Americans with unpaid medical bills. This Executive Order will also permit insurance companies to move to expand the kind of short-term junk plans that don’t provide critical care for people when they need it most. If he’s really serious about ensuring great, affordable health care for all Americans, the President should work across party lines to improve the Affordable Care Act, not try to sabotage it.

Trump signs order to eliminate ACA insurance rules, undermine marketplaces
Trump signs order to eliminate ACA insurance rules, undermine marketplaces

Changes for “association health plans” may accomplish long-held GOP goals in the wake of failed repeal efforts.

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Vince Byrum ACA was a disaster from the beginning... Making it mandatory for all Americans to carry health insurance..... Leave it to politicians and they will continue to run this country in the ground.
Joe De Marzio The subsidies to begin with were illegal and unconstitutional. Congress holds the purse strings not Obama or any president. He kicked it back to Congress where it belongs. You know this stop pandering.
Nick Riviera Good. F the aca
Laurie DiMatteo Weiner I am so tired of this negative narrative. My health coverage stinks. We can't afford health coverage we have $50-$100 copay $5000 deductibles. No other choices available. What about the penalties I have as a business owner. I can't afford to even be in ...
Stephanie Joy Smith This is a TAX PAYER rep nation. Redistribution is be abused by neg credit scores and high crime bankrupting us. Communism without the pops to hold it up.

I recently spoke with Defenders of Wildlife about my passion for scientific integrity in wildlife conservation – which is one of my core beliefs. Read more about why I’m optimistic for the future of endangered species protections and see what you can do to help over on Defenders’ website.

Cory Booker - Defender to the Core
Cory Booker - Defender to the Core

Q: Most Americans support a strong ESA despite those working to curtail its effectiveness. You’ve been a champion for the ESA in the Senate. Why are you so passionate about protecting it?

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Loretta DeRosso Stadler Thank you for your unwavering support of the ESA. You are a true conservation leader.
Courtney Enfield I love everything about you and what you do. Thank you
Dianne Scoffield You do realize that people in Puerto Rico are still dying, right? Any plans about that?
Jen Christiansen Stop the NJ Bear hunt!!!!!! I really like you, but this atrocity is happening now in your backyard. You can do something.
Vinny Papa And so is whoever writes this crap for you.

President Trump wants Obamacare to fail and is actively trying to sabotage it -- doing everything from cutting the enrollment period in half to cutting the marketing budget by a whopping 90% so people don't know to sign up. It's a level of villainy that we need to confront with our voices to get out the word: Sign up for health coverage at HealthCare.gov from November 1 to December 15.

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Jack Jackson The GOP cannot improve it, so Donald Trump makes what is in place worse. Nice idea of government he's got there.
Naomi Stoller I'd love to sign up again. Going to be beyond my reach after Trump's actions this morning. That was part of his plan. Make sure it is impossible for people to sign up again. Has anyone sat down and explained to him just how many of his poor, red ...
Robert J Pante Jr Nobody wants Obamacare to fail, many of us realize that it is inevitable.
Michelle Klein Conde Look At your voting record Mr. Booker. Used to really like you. You've proved to be just like every other politician.
Annette R. Bartoli-Dorman I’m a democrat and I’d love to know why they are asleep through all of this!!!!!!!

President Trump’s constant efforts to sabotage Obamacare are disgraceful. It’s important that we all continue to call out these shameful actions from our President, and help get out the word about open enrollment. If you need health insurance, be sure to sign up at HealthCare.gov during the enrollment period starting on November 1 through December 15. Please spread the word—the more people who sign up, the more vibrant and stable our health insurance markets will be.

Trump’s Cuts to Health Law Enrollment Efforts Are Hitting Hard
Trump’s Cuts to Health Law Enrollment Efforts Are Hitting Hard

The Trump administration promised its deepest cuts for groups that have performed poorly in signing people up for Obamacare insurance. It hasn’t worked that way.

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Michael W Conway Disgraceful are the people trying to keep a failed (ACA / obamacare) because of hurt feelings and they don't care about the American people... quit having hurt feelings and actually do something for the American people.....
Jim Rauch Obamacare was designed to sabotage our entire healthcare system, bringing in single payer system. I think it’s good to get rid of it now.
Robert Schaffer Obamacare does not need any help in failing.
Donna Bassolino Klimas yeah been to healthcare.gov - $1300/month with $7000 deductible NOT affordable - we'll go self payh and see what happens. Hopefully this new order will allows us to buy through other groups like alumni associations and professional groups - and bring ...
Stacey Doak Thank you

The Clean Power Plan was a major step forward in our effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change. Repealing the rule will be a major step backwards, and will result in more extreme weather events and greater costs to our economy in the long run. Unfortunately, this announcement is anything but surprising coming from an administration that thinks climate change is a hoax and an EPA chief who has spent his career fighting for big oil companies and railing against the agency he now leads. If we're serious about making sure we sustain this planet for our kids and grandkids, and making sure the jobs of the future are developed on American soil, we have to get serious about fighting climate change. Sticking our heads in the sand and acting like the problem doesn't exist is plainly dangerous and short-sighted.

E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule
E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule

The rollback of the Clean Power Plan, which limits greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, sets up a bitter fight over United States climate policy.

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J Tom Shifflette More B.S. Booker reminds me of obama redo. BAD for America.
Bob Luciano Really, what the hell was Sean Hannity thinking??? Simply because seventy percent (SEVENTY PERCENT!) of those infected with HIV are gay, it doesn’t neccesarily make HIV a ‘gay disease’. Now with that being said, how then is it that a miniscule .000006 ...
Joe Mills Trump Baby Trump
Lisa Budzinski Davis It seems like ALL the President can do is UNDO anything President Obama did. There's not a single fresh idea in his head. No leadership. Just dismantling, like a toddler who smashes the building blocks his brother carefully constructed
Tom Osborne Um...perhaps the earth is on an 'axis'...perhaps like 'weebles' the earth wobbles but it doesn't fall down. perhaps the summer solstice Stonehenge, England began Dec. 23rd, 4000 years ago?

Joining author Matthew Desmond for a live chat Q&A to discuss his book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. If you’ve signed up for my book club and have read Evicted, please submit your questions about the book in the comments below and we’ll answer as many as possible.

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Renee Brown-Becton Good morning, thank you. The book was eye opening and explains why and how slum lords and shoddy housing persists in cities.
Theresa Daly Leitgeb How about we have areas where we can house, feed, clothe, educate, etc. and thee people can work in return for their care?
Adelaide McGill There has been an unmarried presidents, James Buchanan and Grover Cleveland a very long time ago. Some would say Donald is married?
Larry Lassiter I grew up in Harlem, and I don"t remember people suddenly not living in the neighborhood. Have evictions increased since the 1950's and 1960's?
Sunny Didier It's easier to "blame the victim" if you don't know all these facts about evictions in the country. I wish everyone would read the book.

Grateful for the opportunity to join Seth Meyers to discuss everything from the concerning actions of President Trump to our dire need to pass commonsense gun safety legislation in America.

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Steve Manville 133 days a year this bluffer does nothing for US.
Jamie Cernek Viviana Gonzalez
Tim Myers I pray these two become just a memory. That their tree of influence withers and dies and produces no more fruit amen. This is a vile , putrid fruit
Stacey Thomas Dag I missed it
Helene Pawlikowski smart, articulate, good sense of humor, humble.....

In 2012 as mayor of Newark, we broke ground on Teachers Village. Today we cut the ribbon on the sixth and final building. This mixed use development has retail, residential, schools and daycare. 65% of the residents are teachers and educators creating a 24/7 learning environment with three different schools and daycare centers. It also has 65,000 SF of retail. It hosts Newark entrepreneurs, was built with significant local labor and even had apprenticeship programs for Newark youth in the construction trades. Today is the fruition of tremendous work. In 2012, when we broke ground on this project, it was part of a great year for development in Newark when I was in my 2nd to last year as mayor. Based on reported data from the 4th quarter of 2012, Newark was the hottest market for construction in the State of New Jersey. More than 30 percent of all commercial and multifamily development in the entire state was happening in Newark. For 2012, New Jersey had projects under construction totaling 3,306,551 square feet. Of that, Newark was responsible for projects totaling 1,168,793 square feet – or 35.3 percent of the state real estate development total. This development now continues under the visionary leadership of Mayor Ras Baraka. Mayor Baraka continues Newark’s incredible progress with his vision and he continues to attain great successes and expand opportunities for local residents. In addition to Mayor Baraka and me, Ron Beit is also in this picture. He is the tremendous developer who first approached me with this project more than a decade ago. His vision, tireless commitment and execution on projects with Mayor Baraka a continue to empower Newark in profound ways.

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Nicholas Gian Davis Thompson 💯💯💯
Gaynelle Bax AMAZING job!
Martha Reyes Your the coolest ever lol
Patricia Finn Oh good God if you have to be a hater keep it to yourself why do have to tear down everything someone good does. How about us taxpayers paying for the entitled asshole using military and private jets to have fun..
Kevin Tan Where does money come from? From Residents of Newark? or use other taxpayers' money?

I have an amazing staff of tremendous public servants who do so much for so many and don’t often get the recognition they deserve. Every week they score wins for NJ from shaping legislation to winning for NJ residents on issues ranging from veteran benefits to social security issues to healthcare reimbursements. Today is one of my staff member’s birthdays. Pictured here is Adam Zipkin. I first met Adam in the 1990’s when I was a lawyer for low income tenants fighting horrible landlords. When I became a city councilman I needed someone to help pick up the legal work I was doing and Adam, a young lawyer, offered to help and then became a powerful force for tenants in Newark. When I was elected Mayor of Newark, Adam - a 4th generation Newaker - wanted to join the administration. He became the chief of staff to our head of economic development, Stefan Pryor, and in my second term, took over as the head of that agency. Under Adam’s leadership Newark saw its biggest economic development boom since the 1960’s, doubled our rate production of affordable housing, became NJ’s biggest urban farming city producing thousands of pounds of local produce, created the State’s first office of X-offender Reentry connecting hundreds and hundreds of men and women to employment opportunities, built our city’s largest parks expansion in over a century and so much more. In fact, in his tenure, though Newark has only 3% of the states population, fully one third of all residential units under construction throughout the state, were in Newark. And we built things the right way, including local labor, apprenticeship programs for our youth and affordable housing for our comminity. When I became a Senator, Adam joined my staff in Washington taking a significant pay cut and he leads my efforts on environmental issues, energy issues, animal welfare issues and more - helping me succeed in advancing significant measures in these areas. We have worked together for about 20 years - from fighting for tenants rights to now fighting for environment justice for NJ and all Americans - Happy Birthday Adam. Sorry I don’t have vegan cupcakes for you my fellow plant based eater.

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Linda Marciniak Luv ya Cory!
Deborah Ann Elizabeth Happy Birthday! 🎈🎉🎊🎂🎁
Patti Spawn 🎶Happy Birthday to You!🎶
Pete Corner Does part of his job description involve procuring you male "companionship"?
Jametta Yvonne Johnson Happy Birthday Adam!

The Trump administration is working relentlessly to sabotage the Affordable Care Act and undermine its protections for all Americans. Rolling back the requirement that birth control must be provided by insurance companies at no cost to women is the latest shameful example, and represents a pointed attack on the health and rights of women. Family planning decisions are the business of a woman and her doctor, period. Allowing employers to exempt themselves from the ACA’s birth control requirement puts them in the middle of these personal medical decisions and burdens women with additional costs. I will continue to stand against the Trump administration’s wrongheaded efforts and work to protect access to birth control and the Affordable Care Act.

Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate
Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate

Obama-era rule mandating birth control coverage has prompted vehement opposition and court challenges.

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Pete Sharkey Sabotaging? It's falling apart by itself! Your idea for Medicare for all, i.e. Socialized, government controlled, medicine is exactly what Hitler, Lenin, and Castro wanted. No thanks!
Nancy Gialanella I hope women are paying attention to this......especially the women who voted for him.
Jason Morgan You're an idiot. You know that the employer has the CHOICE to maintain birth control coverage in the policies the offer. What's the matter? Are you not pro choice? Or does that only matter when it comes to killing babies? Enough with the hyperbole. ...
Janice Gold Carlin Keep at it, Cory! This revisionist and dangerous administration is using administrative regulations to undermine every aspect of American life. Thank you for standing up for women and for all of us as 45 tries to negate all of the quality of life gains ...
Natalie Power He is a BULLY!

Michael Dourson’s nomination to be head of the EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention is one of the more shocking nominations we’ve seen. The mission of this critically-important EPA role is to protect families and the environment from the potential risks from pesticides and toxic chemicals -- but Mr. Dourson’s career track record shows a clear pattern of working with corporations to advocate for higher chemical levels that are hundreds if not thousands times more dangerous than the standards we see other nations set. It’s like a scene out of some Disney movie where there are corporate villains that seek to do harm to our environment if it wasn’t for the heroic actions of others. Mr. Dourson is the wrong person for the job -- to say the least -- and should recuse himself from this role.

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Wanda Bk Poet Well said
Camille Fie Frances Ruth Harris, I'm astounded at the state of American affairs America is in now. 10 months in and 45 has begun to severe our Democracy. We need to be very aware and concerned.
Janet Diaz Abreu Thanks
Steven Landis WOW?! What a HUGE surprise!! You Democrats oppose a nomination from the Trump Administration. Maybe if Trump nominated a leftist college professor with ZERO real world experience in this industry, then you'd be happy?!
Charles Goldate Can you tell me one thing this "POS" administration has done that you would consider destructive?

In New Jersey, the top 1% will get 82% of the tax cuts under the Trump tax plan while 1 in 4 New Jerseyans would get a tax hike. The Trump tax plan is great for people like Donald Trump—the wealthy and the well-connected. It's unjust and unfair for everyone else.

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Trump's tax package could leave Jersey feeling blue

That plan to end federal income-tax deductions for state and local taxes may sound conservative on the surface, but it's really one of the biggest income-redistribution schemes ever proposed

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Victor Colon REVERSE ROBINHOODISM: Take away from the middle class/poor and give it to the RICH. It is designed to sound good to ignorant people.
Nancy Balkon Cory Booker... Top 1% are Dems too
Sue DuMont Lies, lies and more lies!
Charles Oberholtzer Spin-Spin.
Gregory Ramos All these paid haters attacking Booker. He must be a very viable candidate if dark money is being focused against him.

The crisis in Puerto Rico continues, and we must all step up to help our fellow Americans. Please consider making a donation to the relief efforts.

Helping Puerto Rico: Here
Helping Puerto Rico: Here's where and when to donate

Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico , destroying buildings leaving its more than 3.4 million residents largely without power. Food and drinking water are also difficult to come by, and the…

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Pat Walker I know you gave a very nice personal donation, Cory!!!
Liza M. King Senator Booker, thank you so much for your support to my beloved Puerto Rico! We will come back stronger.
Madeliene Bolden I’ve supported! What’s happened in Puerto Rico is an outrage. We have to help each other.
Meg Hislop If you would like to donate to help the US Virgin Islands recover from this same crisis, please consider this link. https://cfvi.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/250000-challenge-grant-announced-to-aid-in-usvi-recovery/
Todd Hendrix Does Cory Hooker suffer from mental retardation or something? He looks funny, no?

The ways in which Trump is trying to actively sabotage Obamacare grow by the day. But we can fight back and make sure his plan fails and America's health care system succeeds. If you need health insurance, be sure to sign up at HealthCare.gov during the enrollment period starting on November 1 through December 15. And spread the word—the more people who sign up, the more vibrant and stable our health insurance markets will be. Because that's what Trump is trying to sabotage—the stability of our health insurance markets. That's why he cut the enrollment period in half this year to only 45 days so people don't sign up. That's why he's taking down HealthCare.gov for "repairs" on Sundays during enrollment so people don't sign up. That's why he cut the marketing budget by 90 percent so people don't know to sign up. Trump wants Obamacare to fail, and hardworking Americans will suffer as a result. It's a level of villainy that we need to confront with our voices to get out the word: Sign up for health coverage at HealthCare.gov from November 1 to December 15.

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Joseph Bruno People are getting tired and it's going to be repealed. Perhaps instead of trying to defend something that should never have passed you should be working on something that should be.
Winifred Cherry I still don't like Cory because he is pay for play.
Danielle Amersen I'm not sure there's much to sabotage. It seems to be imploding on itself
Jp Finster So stupid that we in the USA get penalized if we don’t have health insurance that costs an arm and a leg but other countries offers it for free for their citizens.
Benswing Rich Keep fighting for single payer! The rest of the world does it for less than our healthcare with better outcomes!

The chair of the FCC must be committed to prioritizing the interests of consumers over those of corporations, to creating a level playing field by preserving an open internet and expanding access to information, and to encouraging innovation and competition. Mr. Pai’s record shows no such commitment. His backwards thinking on net neutrality threatens to stifle innovation, his refusal to crack down on the prison payphone industry could enable even worse price gouging for the most vulnerable and their families, and his tolerance for outsized corporate consolidation threatens the competition that our economy needs to thrive and grow.

Ajit Pai Is Preserving A World Where The Digital Divide, And ISP Profits, Can Grow
Ajit Pai Is Preserving A World Where The Digital Divide, And ISP Profits, Can Grow

Pai has suggested that broadband deserts are created by the boogie man of government regulation.

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Trevor Stafford Whatever you want, you shady low down no good swamp monster!! I STAND STRONGLY AGAINST!!!
Steven E Gunning Maybe Cory and Howard Stern should team up It would be the highest level Cory has got to
Michael Segreto Thank the Lord we have Cory caring for we Useful Idiots like children. Aren't there any Communist-Democrats who act like men?
Michael Segreto I thought consumers decided what to buy and what to walk away from. Isn't this enough, or must Big Brother decide for us?
Jay Klein wrong person for the job.

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol

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Donnay Noir Yes! and some changes result in magnificent results! <3
Susan Clayton Try doing your job.
Frank Summers Dennis Martin Sr. come on Dennis he did a great job in Newark.... {sarcasm}
J Tom Shifflette Great idea, how about everybody pays for their own health insurance?
Dennis Gottschalk So, explain the logic behind daylight savings time, please. It is a symbol, along with the metric system of American arrogance.

You can’t have life, and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness without health care—and a Medicare-for-all system will guarantee health care for ALL Americans.

Sen. Cory Booker spills on Democrats’ boldest fight for health care yet
Sen. Cory Booker spills on Democrats’ boldest fight for health care yet

In an exclusive interview with Shareblue Media, Sen. Booker talks about how he and his fellow Democrats are fighting to make health care a civil right.

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Teresa Hogate Let's get to it then.
Bob Luciano You can't have life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness without guaranteed health care???? This is one of the most asinine statements I have ever hear coming from ANYONE!!!! You mean there is no one on this planet who is enjoying life, liberty and ...
Marc Becker Nor can you have that without food, clothing, shelter, Etc. where does you redistribution insanity end.
Paul Cusack Universal healthcare would remove enormous costs from corporate income statements. Bigger savings than Trump tax cuts. Universal healthcare could also spur entrepreneurship by removing a significant barrier to business risk-taking...the need for ...
Victoria Druding I agree 100%. Boy. have you changed your tune.
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