Cory Booker took a break from shaking hands of voters in Iowa and New Hampshire. Instead, the presidential candidate and New Jersey Senator reached out to Vulcans, Klingons and superheroes.Booker caused quite the sensation on social media when he spent Friday at Comic-Con in San Diego. He said that Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D was his favorite “Star Trek” captain, shook hands with Captain America, and showed off his Klingon language skills. Booker did commit a faux pas by smiling while doing the Vulcan salute. Vulcans never bluff, they do not lie, and they do not show emotion.Jonathan D. Salant may be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @JDSalant or on Facebook. Find NJ.com Politics on Facebook.Have a tip? Tell us. nj.com/tips.Get the latest updates right in your inbox. Subscribe to NJ.com’s newsletters.xx … [Read more...] about Booker misfires on Vulcan salute as he geeks out at Comic-Con
"I understand that President Trump has a personal interest in the case....He has expressed the desire for a conversation with me, which is certainly positive," Lofven said. "I will explain that the Swedish judicial system is independent. In Sweden, everyone is equal before the law, and this includes visitors from other countries." … [Read more...] about Trump offers to guarantee rapper A$AP Rocky’s bail in Sweden
WASHINGTON — One mother, carrying a 3-month-old, described how the gangs were killing people in her neighborhood. A second, a 7-month-old in her arms, talked about how kids were being kidnapped.“These parents overwhelmingly face a choice: Stay and see my daughter raped or have my child put forcibly into a gang and if not, they die,” U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said Friday after visiting the U.S. southern border with other Senate Democrats. “If that’s my choice as a parent, as a grandparent, I’m going to leave.” Those are the migrants seeking entry into the U.S., not the criminals President Donald Trump keeps referring to, Menendez said. Menendez says Trump immigration policy breaks with 'basic standards of decency' U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker delivered scathing criticism of President Donald Trump's separation policy. The senators traveled to McAllen, Texas, where they visited a holding facility, a Catholic Charities … [Read more...] about Menendez toured the southern border. Here’s what he saw.
close Video Melania Trump says White House working to bring A$AP Rocky home Trump's administration is working with the State Department to try to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home, according to Melania Trump. President Trump said Saturday that he has told the Swedish prime minister he is prepared to vouch for the bail of A$AP Rocky, the New York-based rapper currently behind bars in Sweden. “Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Lofven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly,” he tweeted. “Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative.” KIM KARDASHIAN THANKS TRUMP, POMPEO AND KUSHNER FOR EFFORTS TO GET A$AP ROCKY RELEASED FROM SWEDEN JAIL “Our teams will be talking further, and we agreed to speak again in the next 48 hours!” he added. The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist has been behind bars in … [Read more...] about Trump offers to ‘vouch’ for A$AP Rocky in call with Swedish PM
Hey, remember when Buzz Aldrin punched that edgelord doofus who said the moon landing was fake. That was awesome. I don’t advocate violence when faced with a differing viewpoint, but if you were Captain Aldrin and you risked your life riding a flaming gas can into orbit, you might get a little testy when some dude in a fedora called the crowning achievement of your life a hoax. I don’t know if he was wearing a fedora, I’m just guessing. During this divisive time where citizens and members of freaking congress are accused of being un-American, the anniversary of the moon landing stands in stark contrast as one of the most all-American things to ever happen. What’s more American than marshaling all your scientific know how and resources into one concerted effort to launch human beings through the stratosphere and land them on a tiny (relatively speaking) rock 200,000 miles away? Don’t answer, it’s rhetorical. If there’s one thing I can kind of … [Read more...] about The Moon landing was real