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  • WaPo/ABC ends sample transparency in national polling

    02/06/2012 8:28:25 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 2/5/12
    ... the poll series has dropped its reporting of partisan identification within their samples. It’s the second time that the poll has not included the D/R/I split in its sample report, and now it looks as though this will be policy from this point forward. Since this is a poll series that has handed double-digit partisan advantages to Democrats in the past (for instance, this poll from April 2011 where the sample only had 22% Republicans), it’s not enough to just hear “trust us” on sample integrity from the Washington Post or ABC.
  • Denise Rich selling NY's most expensive co-op for $65 million [Clinton pardon babe]

    01/27/2012 9:37:19 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/27/12
    It’s the city’s most expensive co-op apartment — and it can be all yours for a cool $65 million. Songwriter Denise Rich — ex-wife of presidential-pardon recipient Marc Rich — is putting her Fifth Avenue penthouse on the selling block. With such a staggering price tag, a buyer can expect a bit more than the basic luxury amenities. The digs are so expansive that Rich — who penned the lyrics to such hits as the Aretha Franklin-Mary J. Blige duet, “Don’t Waste Your Time,” and Mandy Moore’s “Candy” — once converted one of her three terraces into a professional-grade figure-skating...
  • Andrew Sullivan: How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics [hurl til you drop]

    01/16/2012 11:03:26 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/16/12 | Andrew Sullivan
    ...given the enormity of what he inherited, and given what he explicitly promised, it remains simply a fact that Obama has delivered in a way that the unhinged right and purist left have yet to understand or absorb. Their short-term outbursts have missed Obama’s long game—and why his reelection remains, in my view, as essential for this country’s future as his original election in 2008.
  • Andrew Sullivan: How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics [hurl til you drop]

    01/16/2012 11:03:21 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 9 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/16/12 | Andrew Sullivan
    ...given the enormity of what he inherited, and given what he explicitly promised, it remains simply a fact that Obama has delivered in a way that the unhinged right and purist left have yet to understand or absorb. Their short-term outbursts have missed Obama’s long game—and why his reelection remains, in my view, as essential for this country’s future as his original election in 2008.
  • The campaign to "strip and flip" America for profit. [hilarious anti-Romney site]

    12/08/2011 10:25:53 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 4 replies
    In a speech to supporters, Mitt announced that it was time to wrap up this whole primary thing and get on with the business of running for office, for Pete’s sake. Today, Mitt announced that his friend in the private equity industry, Gordon Gekko, as his running mate on the Republican ticket.
  • Biden: First Guy We Called for Economic Advice Was Jon Corzine

    The idiot vice president regales us with what a wonderful job Corzine did as New Jersey governor, not to mention his being the go-to guy when they needed advice on the economy.
  • [DEM] Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi charged with shoplifting at Neiman Marcus

    10/28/2011 2:52:24 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 48 replies
    sfgate ^ | 10/28/11
    Democratic Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi of Castro Valley has been charged with felony grand theft after being caught on video surveillance allegedly shoplifting more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from San Francisco’s Neiman Marcus store on Union Square, prosecutors say. Hayashi, 45, who has served in the Assembly since 2006 — and is married to Alameda Superior Court Judge Dennis Hayashi — was arraigned Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court. She had earlier posted $15,000 bail.
  • Former members’ campaigns are alive, well and still spending money [member=Weiner]

    10/24/2011 10:10:43 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/24/11
    The disgraced lawmakers might be gone, but their campaigns live on. The handful of members of Congress who have resigned amid scandal in recent years have maintained active campaign accounts, federal records show, and they have spent tens of thousands of dollars in political contributions on legal fees, travel, public relations consultants and, in at least one case, the salary of a family member. Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) spent more than $130,000 in campaign funds in the three months after he resigned from the House on June 24, according to new filings with the Federal Election Commission. That total...
  • Obama gaffe: President says billionaires should pay ‘Jew’ tax rate [on Video]

    09/26/2011 5:15:43 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 83 replies
    While defending his call for the rich to pay more in taxes, the president said he didn’t mind people calling him a class warrior for merely asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew. Whoops! The president meant to say “janitor” instead of “Jew,” and he immediately corrected himself. After all, he doesn’t need any more problems keeping Jewish voters enthusiastic about his re-election bid.
  • Israeli embassy break-in led by Jam'a al-Islamiya of NY 1993 bombing

    09/10/2011 10:55:29 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 8 replies
    Debka ^ | 9/10/11
    Some 40,000 rioters sack Israeli embassy In first new disclosures on the storming of Israel's Cairo embassy which started Friday night, Sept. 9, DEBKAfile's counter-terror sources reveal that the mob was led by the terrorist Jama'a al-Islamiya, the Egyptian founding branch of Al Qaeda, and two other radical Egyptian Islamist groups. The February 1993 car bombing of the World Trade Center of New York, which was the forerunner of the Sept. 11, 2001 atrocities, was an early Jama'a operation under the al Qaeda label. Closely linked to Osama bin Laden's successor, Ayman al Zawahri, Jama'a al-Islamiya is now running for...
  • Obama administration seeking tougher penalties for cybercrimes like hacking [hacking = RICO?]

    09/08/2011 8:03:32 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/8/11
    The Obama administration is seeking tougher sentences for people who are found guilty of hacking or other digital offenses, two officials said Wednesday... The administration argues the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act should be updated to make CFAA offenses subject to its terms. That law is used to prosecute organized crime
  • Roger Williams for Congress - The Donkey Whisperer [Hilarious YouTube Ad]

    09/02/2011 5:05:55 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/2/11
    Darn funny ad. Well worth a minute of everyone's time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6etfJgZQ7A&feature=player_embedded
  • Rove: Migraine story "big challenge" for Bachmann [calls for med record release]

    07/20/2011 9:37:37 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/20/11
    "For the Bachmann campaign, this is the first big challenge. It's evidence of what happens when you jump up into the top ring of these polls, and the kind of scrutiny that you get. It's going to be important for her to get her doctors out there quickly to provide medical records and to provide the reassurance that people are going to want to have that this is not a serious issue."
  • Trading Of Over The Counter Gold And Silver To Be Illegal Beginning July 15

    06/18/2011 1:46:50 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 155 replies · 1+ views
    ZeroHedge ^ | 6/18/11
    Important Account Notice Re: Metals Trading We wanted to make you aware of some upcoming changes to FOREX.com’s product offering. As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act enacted by US Congress, a new regulation prohibiting US residents from trading over the counter precious metals, including gold and silver, will go into effect on Friday, July 15, 2011. In conjunction with this new regulation, FOREX.com must discontinue metals trading for US residents on Friday, July 15, 2011 at the close of trading at 5pm ET. As a result, all open metals positions must be closed by July 15, 2011 at 5pm...
  • DSK and the Obamas....CAPTION TIME

    05/26/2011 1:02:01 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 35 replies · 1+ views
    BizInsider ^ | 5/26/11
  • The Gingriches and Tiffany: When a loan becomes lobbying [Newt=Toast]

    05/25/2011 10:36:58 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/25/11
    At the same time Tiffany & Co. was extending Callista (Bisek) Gingrich a virtual interest-free loan of tens of thousands of dollars, the diamond and silverware firm was spending big bucks to influence mining policy in Congress and in agencies over which the House Agriculture Committee–where she worked–had jurisdiction, official records show…
  • Strauss-Kahn's pals bid to pay off woman's kin [in rural Africa]

    05/24/2011 6:01:12 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/24/11
    Friends of alleged hotel sex fiend Dominique Strauss-Kahn secretly contacted the accusing maid's impoverished family, offering them money to make the case go away since they can't reach her in protective custody, The Post has learned. The woman, who says she was sexually assaulted by the disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund, has an extended family in the former French colony of Guinea in West Africa, well out of reach of the Manhattan DA's Office.
  • USA Grants Temporary Status Extension For Haitians

    05/17/2011 3:11:28 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 3 replies
    The Obama administration is extending temporary protected status for Haitians who fled to the United States following last year's earthquake. The move will allow them to stay in the country for an additional 18 months. The temporary status was originally granted in January of 2010, just days after Haiti was hit with a massive quake. However, it would have expired in July. The extension will allow those who are eligible to stay in the U.S. through the end of January 2013. It also extends the program to Haitians who have been living in the U.S. since January 12, 2011.
  • [Arab] Rioters in Qalandiya Use Ambulance for Cover While Hurling Rocks

    05/15/2011 12:56:05 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/15/11
    The charming boys lurk behind an ambulance to throw rocks.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKodcsJ0Mak&feature=youtu.be
  • Two Men To Be Arraigned In Plot To Blow Up [NY] City Synagogue

    05/12/2011 3:00:43 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 24 replies
    Two men from East Elmhurst, Queens have been arrested and charged with plotting to blow up a Manhattan synagogue. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was joined by top city law enforcement officials at City Hall earlier today in announcing the arrests of Ahmed Ferhani, 26, and Mohamed Mamdouh, 20. Ferhani, who is from Algeria, and Mamdouh, was is from Morocco, are both charged with engaging in terrorism, weapons possession and hate crimes. An arraignment is expected later today. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the men told undercover officers that they hated Jews and wanted to kill them. He also says they had...