In the latest challenge to regulatory Washington, Republicans gained passage in the House of the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act.” The legislation, also known as the REINS Act, would allow Congress to block the costliest regulations and add new hurdles for some of the more expansive environmental, health and workplace safety protections for citizens.
When “The Muppets” is going full tilt, espousing its positivism and good cheer, and the endearing compassion makes us laugh with well-being, observe the audience’s happy faces. It makes you wish you could just grab Congress by the shoulders and say, “C’mon man, join in…be a little less selfish. You could really make this a better world.”
ELIZABETH — An Elizabeth man was convicted yesterday of carjacking, robbery, various weapons charges, drug possession and resisting arrest, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
Seeking to channel the spirit of Teddy Roosevelt, President Obama skewered his ideological foes Tuesday for abetting and condoning a new Gilded Age of greed, economic inequality and vanishing opportunity for the working families of America.
With a $550,692 ad buy, a group that is backing Texas Gov. Rick Perry for the Republican nomination for president has become the top spender among so-called presidential “super PACs” – for now, anyway.
SAN FRANCISCO – To get a glimpse of the future, look to East Africa today. The Horn of Africa is in the midst of its worst drought in 60 years: Crop failures have left up to 10 million at risk of famine; social order has broken down in Somalia, with thousands of refugees streaming into Kenya; British Aid alone is feeding 2.4 million people across the region.
BRIDGEVILLE – New Jersey ranks 41st worst in the country for the lack of help it offers citizens to quit smoking according to the American Lung Association’s “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2011” report that cites the five least quit-friendly states in the nation.
LIVINGSTON — Holidays are often spent enjoying time with family and friends. People frequently decorate their homes and places of work with trees, lights and candles to enhance the holiday feeling. Unfortunately, this time of year is also a period for a higher incidence of accidents and injuries. Changes in routine can sometimes result in problems.
Today is the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii that killed nearly 2,400 American service men and women. The following day, the United States declared war on Japan, entering World War II.
TRENTON – Renewed legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats to create the Back to Work NJ job creation and economic growth program was approved Monday by the Assembly.