Fifty-three percent (53%) of New Jersey voters approve of the job Governor Chris Christie is doing, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of voters in the state. That includes 32% who strongly approve.
Forty-five percent (45%) disapprove of the performance of the new Republican governor, including 30% who strongly disapprove.
Eighty percent (80%) of Republicans and 64% of voters not affiliated with either party approve of how Christie is doing his job, but 70% of Democrats disapprove.
WASHINGTON (AFP) – A Republican US lawmaker vying for President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat said Monday he would return campaign donations from Goldman Sachs amid fraud charges against the Wall Street titan.
RUSH: I played golf yesterday afternoon with some guys that are for all intents and purposes Wall Street guys. They don’t live on Wall Street or work there but they’re in the financial business. And they said, “Rush, a dirty little secret, this debt’s never going to get paid down. It’s gotten to the point where everybody knows we can’t pay it down. There’s no way to pay this debt down.” There’s no way California is going to retire its debt. There’s no way California is going to make up for the unfunded or underfunded pensions, and one of the reasons is it’s precisely because it’s so big. It’s gotten so big on purpose there’s not even a pretense of paying it down. The only thing that has to happen is for leaders to appear responsible in managing it. And they said, “Rush, how do you appear responsible in managing debt? You do it by raising taxes.” This will get the approval of leftists around the world, other governmental leaders, the ChiComs and others, people who hold our debt, they’ll be happy when they see we’re trying to manage it and deal with it, after they’ve run it up to the point of stealing the wealth of future generations three and four generations down the road.
WASHINGTON (AP) - America’s “Great Compromiser” Henry Clay called government “the great trust,” but most Americans today have little faith in Washington’s ability to deal with the nation’s problems.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Two Republican senators proposed Monday sending 3,000 more US National Guard soldiers to quell violence spilling over the border between their home state of Arizona and Mexico.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The White House said Monday that 40,000 Americans were stranded in Britain because of the huge number of flight cancellations due to the cloud of volcanic ash.
LONDON (Reuters) - An ash cloud from a volcano in Iceland has spread across the Atlantic Ocean and brushed the Canadian coast, but is not expected to drift much further across North America, British forecasters said on Monday.