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On Bill Maher, Booker Defends Obama's Defense Policy

Mayor joins celebrity panel on acerbic comedian's show Friday

Mayor Cory Booker Friday won repeated rounds of applause from the audience of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, defending President Obama’s record on national defense and criticizing the partisanship displayed during the Senate confirmation hearings of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secreatry of Defense.

Booker also expressed agreement with Obama’s proposed plan to scale back military spending as he sat on a panel that included actress Eva Longoria.

“It’s not unpatriotic to say we’re spending too much money,” Booker said. “In fact, I think that’s the patriotic thing to say.”

Maher also noted that Booker, who has expressed an interest in, but not formally declared, his intention to run next year for US Senate, may be facing yet another challenger next year: television personality Geraldo Rivera has also hinted he may make a run himself.

william super February 04, 2013 at 02:33 PM
i agree with mayor Booker and president on cut back military spending
Kelly Guerra February 04, 2013 at 03:11 PM
What does Cory Booker know about "Obama's defense policy" and what does this have to do with the City and citizens of Newark? NOTHING! This is all about Booker constantly campaigning for a Senate seat almost two years away (which isn't even vacant yet) and ignoring his actual job running (or ruining) the City of Newark!! Lautenberg is right...Cory Booker, stay home and DO YOUR JOB!!!

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