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  • Police: Men carrying fake gun shot by real one in robbery attempt

    07/20/2013 12:33:01 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 31 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Friday, July 19, 2013 8:33pm | Zachary T. Sampson
    LAND O'LAKES — Two would-be robbers were shot Friday night after they burst into a home with a fake gun and, authorities said, met a person inside with a real one.
  • Anthony finds an ethics defender . . . Rangel!

    06/11/2011 2:39:58 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 11, 2011 | DAVID SEIFMAN
    Anthony Weiner's got a friend in ethically challenged Rep. Charles Rangel. "I know one thing: He wasn't going out with prostitutes, he wasn't going out with little boys, he wasn't going into men's rooms with broad stances," Rangel said yesterday, alluding to sex scandals involving Republican Sen. David Vitter, GOP Rep. Mark Foley and GOP Sen. Larry Craig.
  • Big GOP donors join gay marriage push in NY

    05/14/2011 3:53:33 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 46 replies
    AP via Newsday ^ | May 14, 2011 | The Associated Press
    (AP) -- A gay rights coalition hoping to legalize same-sex marriage in New York has been getting an infusion of cash from a surprising source: Republican business titans...
  • Birthday dittos to "Plugs" Biden

    11/20/2010 4:42:17 AM PST · by JohnLongIsland · 7 replies
  • Obama's aunt: 'You have the obligation to make me a citizen'

    09/22/2010 3:41:30 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2010 | J.C. Arenas
    Quiet everyone, the president's aunt has spoken: "If I come as an immigrant, you have the obligation to make me a citizen."...
  • NKorea: Ex-President Carter arrives in Pyongyang

    08/25/2010 2:43:27 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 15 replies
    AP via Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, August 25, 2010; 4:40 AM | Hyung-Jin Kim
    SEOUL, South Korea -- Former President Jimmy Carter arrived in North Korea on Wednesday, the communist nation's state media reported, on a mission aimed at bringing home an imprisoned American.
  • N.Y. candidate: Prison dorms for welfare recipients

    08/22/2010 7:26:10 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, August 21, 2010 | Beth Fouhy
    NEW YORK (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino said he would transform some New York prisons into dormitories for welfare recipients, where they would work in state-sponsored jobs, get employment training and take lessons in "personal hygiene." Paladino, a wealthy Buffalo real estate developer popular with many tea party activists, is competing for the Republican nomination with former U.S.Rep. Rick Lazio. The primary is Sept. 14.
  • The Mark Levin Show Friday May 14.2010

    05/14/2010 3:01:34 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 264 replies · 2,089+ views
    Mark R. Levin
    have a great weekend everybody
  • The Mark Levin Show Tuesday March 2, 2010

    03/02/2010 2:54:07 PM PST · by JohnLongIsland · 2 replies · 84+ views
    Call The Great One at 877 – 381 – 3811 partial list of live audiostreams for the show Ronald Reagan’s Farewell Address
  • Biden's motorcade in minor accident

    02/14/2010 9:05:51 PM PST · by JohnLongIsland · 14 replies · 593+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | February 14, 2010 | Petti Fong
    VANCOUVER — The Integrated Security Unit is investigating whether an oil spill caused the collision of a motorcade Sunday carrying U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that sent former figure skating star Peggy Fleming to the hospital. Biden's motorcade was travelling to an Olympic venue but his car was not directly hit. The rear vehicle of the motorcade collided into a second car which was pushed into a third vehicle.
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW” Live –Tuesday September-22-2009

    09/22/2009 2:22:31 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 239 replies · 3,438+ views
    Call The Great One at 877 – 381 – 3811 partial list of live audiostreams for the show Ronald Reagan’s Farewell Address On this date in 1989 Irving Berlin went to songwriter’s heaven at the tender age of 101.
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW” Live –Monday September-21-2009

    09/21/2009 2:29:34 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 218 replies · 3,085+ views
    Call The Great One at 877 – 381 – 3811 partial list of live audiostreams for the show Ronald Reagan’s 1961 speech on socialized medicine On this date in 1970 The Browns beat The Jets 31-21 in the first Monday Night Football game on ABC-TV.
  • Obama chicken: point of pride, or big disrespect?

    04/04/2009 11:44:37 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 6 replies · 383+ views
    amNEWYORK ^ | April 3, 2009 | Heather Haddon and Marlene Naanes
    Obama posters. Obama T-shirts. But Obama fried chicken? At least three city eateries have adopted President Barak Obama’s name to hock chicken nuggets and wings, leaving black leaders livid. “It’s exploitative,” said Councilman Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn), who is planning a protest outside Obama Fried Chicken restaurant Monday if its green awning is not removed. “It's like saying Obama is a watermelon lover.”
  • From Newark Pulpit, Rev. Wright Praises Obama

    09/07/2008 4:37:28 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 24 replies · 136+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 7, 2008 | ANDY NEWMAN
    NEWARK — Senator Barack Obama’s embattled former pastor, Jeremiah A. Wright, praised Mr. Obama from a church pulpit here Sunday, comparing him to Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks...
  • Comedian and Actor Bernie Mac Dies at Age 50

    08/09/2008 7:09:50 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 30 replies · 87+ views
    AP via FOXNews,com ^ | Saturday, August 09, 2008 | AP via FOXNews,com
    CHICAGO — Bernie Mac, an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor and comedian, died suddenly Saturday at age 50 of complications from pneumonia...
  • New Evidence on Government and Growth

    06/16/2008 5:21:19 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 5 replies · 128+ views
    WSJ ^ | June 16, 2008 | Keith Marsden
    In the early 1980s, Ronald Reagan embraced the ideas of a small group of economists dubbed "supply-siders." They argued that lower taxes and slimmer government would stimulate growth, enterprise, harder work and higher levels of saving and investment. These views were widely ridiculed at the time, dismissed as "voodoo economics."
  • Alec Baldwin to run for office?

    05/09/2008 10:57:17 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 24 replies · 113+ views
    Newsday ^ | May 9, 2008 | JACK SIRICA
    Massapequa native Alec Baldwin says he may one day run for political office, though he doesn't say where. In an interview scheduled to air Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes," the actor says that, now that he's 50, "There's other things I want to do."
  • 'Operation Chaos' Spurs Hillary To Mull Limbaugh As VP

    05/08/2008 6:49:16 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 12 replies · 66+ views ^ | May 8, 2008 | Scott Ott
    The success of radio talkshow host Rush Limbaugh’s ‘Operation Chaos‘ in helping Sen. Hillary Clinton edge out rival Barack Obama in the Indiana primary this week has spurred the former First Lady to move Mr. Limbaugh’s name to the top of the short list of potential running mates, according to sources.
  • CBS, Couric Likely to Split

    04/09/2008 4:57:06 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 61 replies · 369+ views
    WSJ ^ | April 9, 2008 | By REBECCA DANA
    After two years of record-low ratings, both CBS News executives and people close to Katie Couric say that the "CBS Evening News" anchor is likely to leave the network well before her contract expires in 2011 -- possibly soon after the presidential inauguration early next year.
  • In New Hampshire, Bill Clinton Is Finding Less Spark

    01/07/2008 1:49:13 AM PST · by JohnLongIsland · 19 replies · 234+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 7, 2008 | Mark Leibovich
    ...“Expectations need to be scaled accordingly,” said Joshua King, a veteran of political stagecraft who served as director of production in the Clinton White House. Still, unlike other candidates’ spouses, Mr. Clinton will always bring rock star expectations. “At first it’s disorienting to see him anywhere that isn’t the center,” said Ted Widmer, a former speechwriter in the Clinton White House who is now a historian at Brown University. Mr. Clinton’s presence is at the heart of the tricky two-step that Mrs. Clinton’s campaign has been trying with mixed success — to convince voters that it is wise to reach...
  • Former Rep. Henry Hyde Is Dead at 83

    11/29/2007 8:43:01 AM PST · by JohnLongIsland · 40 replies · 145+ views
    AP via NY Times ^ | November 29, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Rep. Henry Hyde, the Illinois Republican who steered the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton and championed government restrictions on the funding of abortions, died Thursday. He was 83.
  • Author Norman Mailer, Who Penned 'The Naked and The Dead,' Dead at 84

    11/10/2007 5:01:15 AM PST · by JohnLongIsland · 53 replies · 64+ views
    AP via ^ | Saturday, November 10, 2007 | AP
    NEW YORK — Norman Mailer, the macho prince of American letters who for decades reigned as the country's literary conscience and provocateur, died of renal failure early Saturday, his literary executor said. He was 84.
  • MSNBC and O’Donnell Can’t Make a Deal

    11/08/2007 1:45:47 AM PST · by JohnLongIsland · 16 replies · 48+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 8, 2007 | JACQUES STEINBERG
    Two days after NBC acknowledged that it was talking to Rosie O’Donnell about a possible show on MSNBC, those conversations have stalled, with no immediate prospect of being revived, an executive of the network said last night...
  • Mortgage company workers charged in scam (another Hillary donor)

    10/16/2007 1:54:24 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 15 replies · 103+ views
    Newsday ^ | October 16, 2007 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    Two mortgage company employees were arrested yesterday for their role in a multimillion-dollar mortgage and identity theft scam in Queens and Long Island, police sources said...Two mortgage company employees were arrested yesterday for their role in a multimillion-dollar mortgage and identity theft scam in Queens and Long Island, police sources said...Griffin director and business manager, Jacob Milton, 41, is a Bangladeshi immigrant who has a cable talk show. On the wall of the Jackson Heights office are several pictures of him with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Bill Clinton.
  • Nobody Knows the Lynchings He’s Seen

    10/07/2007 5:38:07 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 40 replies · 1,350+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 7, 2007 | FRANK RICH
    WHAT'S the difference between a low-tech lynching and a high-tech lynching? A high-tech lynching brings a tenured job on the Supreme Court and a $1.5 million book deal. A low-tech lynching, not so much.
  • Gangs Grow, but Hard Line Stirs Doubts

    09/13/2007 2:11:23 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 13 replies · 585+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 13, 2007 | SOLOMON MOORE
    SALISBURY, N.C. — The party ended when a group of teenage boys shouted the name of their gang over the sound system: “Westside!” Across the dance floor another clutch of youths responded in kind: “Eastside!”
  • Thompson Linked to Work for Libyans

    09/09/2007 5:30:03 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 39 replies · 1,010+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 9, 2007 | JO BECKER
    A little over three years after Pan Am Flight 103 blew up over Lockerbie, Scotland, Fred D. Thompson provided advice to a colleague about one of his law firm’s new clients: The man representing the two Libyan intelligence officials charged in the terrorist bombing.
  • Big Source of Clinton's Cash Is an Unlikely Address

    08/28/2007 6:41:38 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 109 replies · 3,425+ views
    WSJ ^ | August 28, 2007 | BRODY MULLINS
    DALY CITY, Calif. -- One of the biggest sources of political donations to Hillary Rodham Clinton is a tiny, lime-green bungalow that lies under the flight path from San Francisco International Airport. Six members of the Paw family, each listing the house at 41 Shelbourne Ave. as their residence, have donated a combined $45,000 to the Democratic senator from New York since 2005, for her presidential campaign, her Senate re-election last year and her political action committee. In all, the six Paws have donated a total of $200,000 to Democratic candidates since 2005, election records show.
  • "Scooter" Rizzuto dies at 89

    08/14/2007 8:48:51 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 16 replies · 410+ views
    NY Yankees website ^ | 8/14/2007 | By Jack O'Connell
    Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto, who overcame his diminutive size to become a key contributor to numerous New York Yankees championships and followed his playing career with a lengthy and entertaining stint in the team's broadcast booth, died Tuesday. He was 89.
  • NY Times Shrinks In Size

    08/06/2007 2:52:28 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 29 replies · 963+ views
    "All the propoganda fit to print minus an inch and a half"
  • Officer Shot During Brooklyn Traffic Stop Dies

    07/14/2007 5:56:11 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 32 replies · 1,454+ views
    AP via NY Times ^ | July 14, 2007 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    NEW YORK (AP) -- An officer shot in the face during a Brooklyn traffic stop has died, the New York Police Department said Saturday. Russel Timoshenko, 23, died at Kings County Hospital from the injuries he suffered early Monday when he and his partner stopped a stolen SUV in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood, according to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
  • Court Rejects Request to Delay Libby’s Sentence

    07/02/2007 10:49:56 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 1 replies · 599+ views
    AP via NY Times ^ | 7/2/2004 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court refused on Monday to step in and delay former White House aide I. Lewis ''Scooter'' Libby's prison sentence in the CIA leak case.
  • N.H. Repeals Parental Notice of Abortion

    06/30/2007 4:27:29 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 15 replies · 721+ views
    AP via ^ | Saturday, June 30, 2007 | NORMA LOVE
    CONCORD, N.H. — Gov. John Lynch signed legislation Friday that made New Hampshire the first state to repeal a law requiring a parent be notified before a minor received an abortion. The 2003 law never took effect because of a court challenge, and the repeal took effect immediately.
  • Political Cartoons for Investor's Business Daily

    06/29/2007 5:27:43 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 20 replies · 1,030+ views
    IBD ^ | July 2, 2007 | Michael Ramirez
    Get a unique perspective on today's issues with the political cartoons of IBD's Pulitzer Prize Winner, Michael Ramirez.
  • Resegregation Now

    06/28/2007 4:11:10 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 21 replies · 1,113+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 29, 2007 | NY Times Editorial
    The Supreme Court ruled 53 years ago in Brown v. Board of Education that segregated education is inherently unequal, and it ordered the nation’s schools to integrate. Today, the court switched sides and told two cities that they cannot take modest steps to bring public school students of different races together. It was a sad day for the court and for the ideal of racial equality.
  • With New Clout, Antiwar Groups Push Democrats

    05/05/2007 5:18:55 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 53 replies · 1,206+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 6, 2007 | MICHAEL LUO
    WASHINGTON, May 4 — Every morning, representatives from a cluster of antiwar groups gather for a conference call with Democratic leadership staff members in the House and the Senate.
  • Listening and Nodding, Clinton Shapes ’08 Image

    03/05/2007 8:06:20 PM PST · by JohnLongIsland · 7 replies · 560+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 6, 2007 | Mark Leibovich
    BERLIN, N.H. — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton signs autographs meticulously, drawing out each line and curve of “H-i-l-l-a-r-y,” “R-o-d-h-a-m” and “C-l-i-n-t-o-n.” She leaves no stray lines or wayward marks. “Hillary, over here, over here,” called out a young woman from the mob that formed outside the Berlin Town Hall when Mrs. Clinton, Democrat of New York, arrived for a “conversation,” in the parlance of the made-to-order intimacy of her presidential campaign. “Can you sign my Hillary sign, please?” the woman asked.
  • Cards Shock Mets in 9th and Are Off to World Series

    10/20/2006 4:28:25 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 49 replies · 1,347+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 20, 2006 | BEN SHPIGEL
    ...The loss was a setback in the Mets’ two-year resurgence that began with the hiring of a Hispanic general manager from Queens, Omar Minaya, and an African-American manager from Brooklyn, Willie Randolph, and aligned them with the Yankees in the city’s consciousness...
  • Fund-Raising Teamwork Saves a Football Rivalry

    09/16/2006 6:49:57 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 155+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 15, 2006 | BRUCE LAMBERT
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., Sept. 14 — Friday night’s season opener pitting the Cold Spring Harbor Seahawks against their perennial championship archrival, the Roosevelt Rough Riders, is the football game that almost didn’t happen...
  • Hillary and John Bolton

    09/14/2006 11:34:00 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 20 replies · 2,619+ views
    Senator Hillary Clinton ^ | September 14, 2006 | Hillary Clinton
    this is the response i received from my senator when i e-mailed her urging to support john bolton's nomination: Dear *****: Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding the President's nomination of John Bolton as United States Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.). We need a U.N. Ambassador who can work well with other nations on reform efforts and who is committed to the U.N.'s central mission of bringing countries together to address global and multilateral issues and challenges. I believe a reformed U.N. can serve our nation's interests. I am concerned by the Administration's refusal to turn over documents...
  • Democrats Set Primary Calendar and Penalties

    08/19/2006 6:13:04 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 18 replies · 585+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 20, 2006 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    CHICAGO, Aug. 19 — The Democratic National Committee voted Saturday to penalize 2008 presidential candidates who defied a new nominating calendar devised to lessen the longtime influence of New Hampshire and Iowa, the two states that have traditionally kicked off the nominating process.
  • Ex - Con Author Sentenced to Death

    08/18/2006 7:15:33 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 27 replies · 1,002+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 18, 2006 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) -- An ex-con who co-wrote a book about life in prison was sentenced to death Friday for killing his live-in girlfriend and raping a 15-year-old girl.
  • Democrats See Security as Key Issue for Fall

    08/14/2006 9:01:07 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 41 replies · 673+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 15, 2006 | CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 — After being outmaneuvered in the politics of national security in the last two elections, Democrats say they are determined not to cede the issue this year and are working to cast President Bush as having diminished the nation’s safety.
  • Disowning Conservative Politics, Evangelical Pastor Rattles Flock

    07/30/2006 4:04:07 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 7 replies · 318+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | July 30, 2006 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    MAPLEWOOD, Minn. — Like most pastors who lead thriving evangelical megachurches, the Rev. Gregory A. Boyd was asked frequently to give his blessing — and the church’s — to conservative political candidates and causes. ...

    07/22/2006 3:37:57 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 6 replies · 842+ views
    The History Channel ^ | July 22, 2003 | history channel
    Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s sons, Qusay and Uday Hussein, are killed after a three-hour firefight with U.S. forces in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. It is widely believed that the two men were even more cruel and ruthless than their notorious father, and their death was celebrated among many Iraqis. Uday and Qusay were 39 and 37 years old, respectively, when they died. Both are said to have amassed considerable fortunes through their participation in illegal oil smuggling.
  • New Jersey Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal

    07/06/2006 1:55:35 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 49 replies · 918+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | July 6, 2006 | DAVID W. CHEN and JOHN HOLUSHA
    TRENTON. July 6 — An agreement to raise the sales tax to 7 percent, from 6 percent, was reached today, according to Democrats in the New Jersey General Assembly. Half the revenue raised would go to close the $4.5 billion gap in the state's operating budget.
  • Seizures Show New Israel Line Against Hamas

    06/30/2006 12:28:07 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 6 replies · 455+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | June 30, 2006 | By STEVEN ERLANGER
    RAMALLAH, West Bank, Friday, June 30 — Israeli troops seized 64 members of Hamas in the West Bank on Thursday, including a third of the Palestinian cabinet and 23 legislators, a move that Israeli officials said indicated a significant change in Israel's policy toward the Hamas government.
  • In Shirley Chisholm's Brooklyn, Rancor Over White Candidacy

    06/25/2006 6:25:50 AM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 19 replies · 785+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | Published: June 25, 2006 | By DIANE CARDWELL
    For the last four decades, the predominantly black population of central Brooklyn has been represented in Washington by one of its own, a tradition that dates to the 1968 victory of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress.
  • Media averts eyes from huge Spanish demonstration

    06/12/2006 12:34:42 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 17 replies · 1,122+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 12th, 2006 | Thomas Lifson
    Something between 200,000 and one million people took to the streets of Madrid (see photo) for a demonstration against appeasement of terrorists. The ETA Basque terrorists, who are to enter talks with the government were the proximate cause. But also the Muslim terrorists who dream of reconquista - re-claiming Spain for the Dar al Islam. Speakers and many in the chanting crowd denounced PM Zapatero, who unexpectedly won Spain for the Socialists in the wake of the Madrid terror bombing and who now proposes to negotiate with the ETA thugs. The crowd was apparently chanting against both forms of appeasement.
  • G.O.P. Risking Hispanic Votes on Immigration

    03/30/2006 4:12:46 AM PST · by JohnLongIsland · 38 replies · 754+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | Published: March 30, 2006 | By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    WASHINGTON, March 29 — The battle among Republicans over immigration policy and border security is threatening to undercut a decade-long effort by President Bush and his party to court Hispanic voters, just as both parties are gearing up for the 2006 elections.