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  • New York Assembly facing historic change in leadership

    01/31/2015 10:11:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2015 5:59 PM EST | David Klepper and Michael Virtanen
    The contest to succeed longtime New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was supposed to be an open process, giving lawmakers two weeks to mull their options. Instead, it's looking increasingly likely that the decision will be made before Silvers resignation from the post takes effect Monday night, an outcome that would dash the hopes of some lawmakers and reformers who pushed for a departure from Albanys usual backroom politics.Assemblyman Carl Heastie of the Bronx has emerged as the clear favorite from a field that just a few days ago featured five contenders. Three of them quickly backed out and threw...
  • Clinton in 2008: Convicted Silver ‘A Stalwart Voice on Behalf of New Yorkers’

    12/01/2015 9:51:41 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | December 1, 2015 | by JIM GERAGHTY
    In 2008, Hillary Clinton called Sheldon Silver 'a stalwart voice on behalf of the needs of New Yorkers.' The news, yesterday: 'Silver, 71, a Manhattan Democrat, was convicted on all seven counts against him. The charges of honest services fraud, extortion and money laundering stemmed from schemes by which he obtained nearly $4 million in exchange for using his position to help benefit a cancer researcher and two real estate developers.'
  • 1 of 3 Engineers of the SAFE Act Guilty of Corruption, Second on Trial

    12/01/2015 7:33:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Three men who created the infamous SAFE act in New York have been accused of extortion and corruption. One of them, Sheldon Silver, has been convicted. The second, former Senate Leader Dean Skelos, is undergoing trial. The third, Governor Cuomo, has shown up often in testimony, but has not been charged. The charges against Mr. Silver upended the status quo in Albany, and were followed in short order by the indictment of another one of the room’s three men, former Senate Leader Dean Skelos. Mr. Skelos, a Republican, is on trial just across the street from the courthouse where...
  • Trump sides with Rubio, not Cruz, in NSA debate

    12/01/2015 11:48:12 AM PST · by VinL · 21 replies
    WashingtonExaminer ^ | 12/1/15 | Al Weaver
    While Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz continue to duke it out over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of metadata, Donald Trump has sided with the Florida senator. Appearing on "The Hugh Hewitt Show" Tuesday, Trump was sympathetic to the controversial Patriot Act provisions and surveillance. The real estate mogul made the remarks after as the pair of U.S. senators continue to trade barbs over the issue, which Rubio first raised two weeks ago. "Well I tend to err on the side of security, I must tell you," Trump told Hewitt when asked if the NSA should have retained it's...
  • Caller: Muslims were Celebrating in New Jersey after 9/11!

    11/30/2015 9:18:53 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 26 replies
    YoutTube ^ | Nov 25, 2015 | thomhartmann
    Caller: Muslims were Celebrating in New Jersey after 9/11! [Thomas Hartmann denies]
  • Congressman Calls for Investigation into Cuomo Administration after $265 Million “Disappears”

    12/01/2015 12:00:42 PM PST · by rightistight · 17 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 12/1/15 | Aurelius
    Congressman Chris Gibson of New York is calling for an investigation into Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration after learning hundreds of millions of dollars in loans went to Health Republic, an insurance co-op that lasted only two years, and which caused 215,000 New Yorkers to lose their insurance. Health Republic was founded in 2013 with $265 Million in federal loans. It soon became one of the largest health insurance cooperatives in the United States. Now it is no more after New York regulators discovered massive deficits in Health Republic's books. Originally ordered to close by December 31, regulators had to bump...
  • Mathews: "Some People's Words" "Encouraging" PP Shooting, Fiorina "Enjoying It"

    12/01/2015 3:26:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews argued that “some people’s words are encouraging this kind of behavior” and “Carly Fiorina seems to be” “enjoying it” while discussing the shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs on Monday.
  • Cruz refuses to take legal status off table

    11/30/2015 10:42:15 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 207 replies
    WND ^ | 11/30/2015
    Ted Cruz on Sunday refused to address how he would handle the millions of undocumented immigrants already living in the country, despite hammering Marco Rubio this weekend for previously supporting a path to citizenship. Cruz refused to take off the table his own support of a potential path to legal status despite his cries against "amnesty." "Let's demonstrate we can stop illegal immigration, we can protect our national security interests, we can protect our law enforcement interests," Cruz said after a campaign stop in Newton, Iowa. "Then once that's done, we can have a conversation at that point about whatever...
  • What Broadway means to New York

    11/30/2015 9:20:21 PM PST · by TBP · 13 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 29, 2015 | John Podhoretz
    Michael Riedel, who has covered Broadway for this paper for nearly 20 years, is a friend of mine; in fact, I hired him to do the job back in 1998. So you are free to dismiss me when I tell you that his book “Razzle Dazzle” is not only one of the best histories of American show business ever published, but one of the great New York City books as well. But don’t dismiss me. I’m telling you about “Razzle Dazzle” because it tells a story people really need to hear right now — a story about how what the...
  • Other Energy Companies Accused Of Downplaying Climate Change

    11/30/2015 3:40:53 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 16 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 30-11-2015 | climate clown
    A growing number of energy companies could come under increased scrutiny over their involvement in funding science and public relations campaigns denying the risks of climate change. The New York attorney general made news a few weeks ago when he announced an investigation into oil major ExxonMobil for its alleged cover up of climate science. The investigation is looking into the possibility that ExxonMobil funded and gathered hard science on climate change, and once coming to the inevitable conclusion that the burning of fossil fuels could lead to regulatory blowback, the oil major proceeded to bury the conclusions and instead...
  • Benghazi Commission: Obama Admin Gun-Running Scheme Armed Islamic State

    11/30/2015 2:14:32 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-30-15 | Edwin Mora
    The Obama administration pursued a policy in Libya back in 2011 that ultimately allowed guns to walk into the hands of jihadists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and al-Qaeda (AQ) in Syria, according to a former CIA officer who co-authored a report on behalf of the Citizen’s Commission on Benghazi (CCB), detailing the gun running scheme. In Congress, the then-bipartisan group known as the “Gang of Eight,” at a minimum, knew of the operation to aid and abet America’s jihadist enemies by providing them with material support. So says Clare Lopez, a former CIA officer and the primary author...
  • Sununu: If Trump Is the Nominee, the GOP Will Lose Senate, House and Presidency (Bunk)

    11/30/2015 1:57:26 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Nov 2015 | by Pam Key
    Monday on NewsmaxTV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” former White House chief of staff to President George H. W. Bush and former Gov. John H. Sununu (R-NH) said if Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wins the nomination Republicans will get swept in national elections in 2016. http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/11/30/sununu-if-trump-is-the-nominee-the-gop-will-lose-senate-house-and-presidency/
  • NARAL President to Pro-Lifers: Face ‘Judgment of the Consequences of Your Hate-Filled Rhetoric’

    11/30/2015 2:55:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/30/15 | Lauretta Brown
    Ilyse Hogue, president of the abortion advocacy group NARAL Pro-Choice America, derided pro-life activists David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress and Troy Newman of Operation Rescue after they condemned the Friday shootings at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood.Hogue implied that the shooting was a consequence of their pro-life work, saying that while they had freedom of speech, they “are not free from the judgment of the consequences of your hate-filled rhetoric.” “Sorry, David Daleiden. You don't get to create fake videos and accuse abortion providers of ‘barbaric atrocities against humanity’ one day and act shocked when someone shoots to kill...
  • There are three things that are certain about the Colorado Planned Parenthood shootout

    11/30/2015 2:42:12 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    American Irony ^ | 11-30-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I'm usually reticent to get into the mud created by shootings like the one Robert L. Dear perpetrated at the Colorado Planned Parenthood. The usual partisan/ideological lines get drawn and wild speculation and flat out lies often drive a narrative that I want little or nothing to do with, as counter-intuitive as that might seem for a blogger, because it ends up being a distraction than a substantive discussion. The problem with that type of inaction is liberals live for moments like this (remember when Democratic analyst Mark Penn sort of fantasized in about how Obama needed an Oklahoma City bombing...
  • After Attack, Republicans Keep Hammering Planned Parenthood

    11/30/2015 12:36:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 30, 2015 | by Anna North
    Its been just a few days since a shooter killed three people and wounded nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, and Republicans have already resumed their baseless accusations against the group. Carly Fiorina has determinedly promulgated the claim, first advanced by the Center for Medical Progress in its deceptively edited videos, that Planned Parenthood sells “body parts” from fetuses. Donald Trump, in characteristically garbled fashion, appeared both to acknowledge that some claims about the videos were false and to cite the videos as a potential motive for violence. Meanwhile, in the House, conservatives say they are...
  • Herman Cain rips into Bush as he reveals plans to speak at Trump rally

    11/30/2015 12:03:31 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 56 replies
    politico.com ^ | Eliza Collins
    Donald Trump will be sharing the stage with another businessman-turned-political-figure at his rally in Georgia on Monday night--former presidential candidate Herman Cain. Cain--a radio host who also was CEO of Godfather's Pizza--ran for the 2012 Republican nomination before dropping out of the race in December 2011 as allegations of past sexual misconduct escalated (he denies the allegations). Cain announced his plans to speak at the evening rally on his website caintv.com, and he used the post as an opportunity to rip into Jeb Bush after the former Florida governor implied that people now leading in the polls could ultimately "flame...
  • GOP Candidates: It's Wrong to Blame Pro-lifers for Planned Parenthood Shooting

    11/30/2015 9:51:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    No one would argue that Friday's shooting near the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood is anything other than a tragedy. Another mass shooting has resulted in the loss of innocent lives. The suspect, Richard Lewis Dear, killed three people and injured 11 others after a standoff with police. An additional tragedy, however, is the liberal media's notion that the pro-life movement is to blame for the carnage. According to The Guardian's Jessica Valenti, this incident demands that "the violent radical language and lies about abortion stop."Believing she now has a justification for her pro-abortion agenda, she launched into a lecture about pro-lifers' role in...
  • Principal ‘fixes’ failing grades behind teachers’ backs: staff ( NYC )

    11/29/2015 7:25:53 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The NY Post ^ | November 29, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    The principal of DeWitt Clinton HS, a struggling Bronx school in Mayor de Blasio's multimillion-dollar Renewal program, changed students failing grades to passing without teachers knowledge or consent, insiders told The Post. In one case, Santiago Taveras gave a senior who received a "no show" in a global-history class a 75 and changed her failing 55 grade in gym to a minimum passing 65, records show. She then got a credit for each class, which she did not deserve, several staffers charged. He thinks he is God and can do whatever he wants. ... Taveras changed a students failing 55...
  • NY’s proposal to embarassing 63% pass rate in Algebra: make the test easier

    11/30/2015 1:51:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Call it the Common Core Curve. The New York Times reports that the higher performance expectations cited frequently by Common Core curriculum advocates turned out to be a little embarrassing to Empire State educators when it came to proficiency in algebra. Under the new curriculum, performance on the statewide aptitude tests dropped from a pre-CC 72% to 63%. The answer? In New York, one proposal is to lower the bar: In 2013, concerned that high school graduates were not prepared for college, the State Board of Regents revamped the exams students must pass to graduate, starting with the English...
  • Former NYS Speaker Sheldon Silver guilty of all 7 corruption charges in twin kickback schemes

    11/30/2015 1:37:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/30/2015 | Stephen Rex Brown
    Sheldon Silver has gone from one of Albany's famed "three men in a room" to one of 198,000 people in federal lockup. A jury found the 71-year-old former Assembly Speaker guilty on all seven corruption charges Tuesday, sending a powerful message to politicians in New York's capital. Judge Valerie Caproni will set the date of his surrender. He faces a maximum of 130 years behind bars, though he is expected to face a sentence more in the range of 20 years. The verdict is a major victory for Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who slammed Albany as "a cauldron of...
  • Trump or Cruz: Which Revolution Will it Be?

    11/30/2015 9:00:27 AM PST · by Isara · 278 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 30th, 2015 | Steve Deace
    I often come away from the conservative/Christian conferences I’ve attended around the country with the feeling that we’re trying to drive the car by hitting the gas and the brakes at the exact same time. Although I have met many wonderful people at those events, and received no shortage of inspiration from the speeches I have heard, there is also a shadow that looms over everything. This shadow taunts us with visions of an army, whose soldiers run away or whose weapons jam right at the very moment in the fight when resolve and execution matter most. And those shadows...
  • Donald Trump Ridicules ‘Naive’ Obama On Global Warming

    11/30/2015 9:01:03 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Charlie Spiering
    Billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump ridiculed President Obama for his emphasis on climate change, calling his remarks on the subject "one of the dumbest statements I've ever heard in the history of politics as I know it." Trump referred specifically to Obama's remark that there is no greater threat to future generation than climate change. "When we have large groups of people that want to blow up every one of our cities, that want destroy our country, that kill our people, and he's worried about global warming. I think it's one of the dumbest things I've ever seen," Trump said...
  • Bill Clinton ‘tried to seduce’ Jackie Kennedy [Hildabeast made him take HIV test]

    11/30/2015 4:06:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Page Six ^ | 11/29/15
    In their new book “Bill & Hillary: So This Is That Thing Called Love,” from Blood Moon Productions, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince claim that due to Bill Clinton’s reputed prolific philandering, Hillary once demanded that he be tested for HIV, since “he favored unprotected sex.”The book claims both Clintons were relieved that the results were negative.Among other bizarre allegations in the exhaustive and highly unauthorized examination of the Clintons’ political lives, from their Arkansas days to today, is that Bill had the hots for former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
  • Did New Jersey Muslims Celebrate on 9/11?

    11/30/2015 4:57:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 95 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Danusha V. Goska
    Did New Jersey Muslims Celebrate on 9/11? The facts and the eyewitness. November 30, 2015 Danusha V. Goska On November 21st, 2015, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said to supporters in Birmingham, Alabama, "Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down." Trump's assertion sparked a national verbal wrestling match. Mainstream media and cultural leaders rushed to insist that no American Muslims celebrated 9-11. George Stephanopoulos dismissed accounts as mere "internet rumor." Snopes' Kim LaCapria...
  • Carr: Donald Feeds Crow To PC Crowd And Old Gray Lady

    11/30/2015 3:46:03 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 18 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | November 29 | Howie Carr
    So this contretemps all started when Trump said Muslims in Jersey City celebrated the genocidal 9/11 attack by their co-religionists. Not true, the grandees and dandies sniffed, until it turned out that multiple newspaper stories and radio reports backed up Trump. So the powers that be had to knuckle the original reporter to issue a correction to his own story — 14 years later. Trump then made sport of the reporter’s disability — and I’m certainly not going to defend that. But see how far afield we’ve gotten from the original tempest in a teapot. Forget 9/11, Trump is mean...
  • The New York Times accidentally admitted that affirmative action hurts black college students

    11/30/2015 3:44:38 AM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 29, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    The New York Times accidentally admitted that affirmative action hurts black college students This recent New York Times article talks about a black student at Amherst College whom the New York Times claims is “unprepared academically” for the particular college that she is attending.So I’m trying to think of all the reasons why someone who is “unprepared academically” for this particular college would get admitted to this particular college. Here are the reasons that I can think of:1) Their parents made a big donation to the college.2) They were admitted for their athletic ability.3) They were admitted as a result of...
  • A Wealthy Governor and His Friends Are Remaking Illinois

    11/30/2015 3:35:25 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 28, 2015 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    The richest man in Illinois does not often give speeches. But on a warm spring day two years ago, Kenneth C. Griffin, the billionaire founder of one of the world's largest hedge funds, rose before a black-tie dinner of the Economic Club of Chicago to deliver an urgent plea to the city's elite. They had stood silently, Mr. Griffin told them, as politicians spent too much and drove businesses and jobs from the state. They had refused to help those who would take on the reigning powers in the Illinois Capitol. "It is time for us to do something," he...
  • Clinton Appoints Ex-Congressman Who Blamed Defeat on Jews to ‘Leadership Team’

    11/30/2015 3:32:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/30/15 | Alana Goodman
    Hillary Clinton has appointed to her leadership team a former congressman who blamed his defeat on “Jewish interests” and the “Jewish media,” her campaign announced earlier this month.The Clinton campaign named Earl Hilliard, Sr., who served in Congress from 1992 to 2002, as part of her 60-member Alabama leadership team on Nov. 20.Hilliard, who lost to then-Democrat Artur Davis in 2002, was considered one of Israel’s most vocal opponents in Congress. Davis, a staunch supporter of Israel who became a Republican in 2012, had the backing of groups such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Anti-Defamation League in...
  • The Existential Threat...If You Think Trump is Under Attack Now...You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet...

    11/29/2015 5:10:16 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 239 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11-29-2015 | sundance
    November 29, 2015The Existential Threat ... If You Think Trump is Under Attack Now ... You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet ... by sundance Climate Change and The TPP Agenda On the day Donald Trump announced his candidacy we stated everything would change. A few days later we predicted he would skyrocket to the top of the polls. Many people dismissed that prediction because much like the elites amid the DC Beltway they have been tuned in to an entirely divergent world of politics filled with shiny things and distractions….Six months earlier, when we outlined the road map created for Jeb...
  • Cruz backer sees senator ‘drafting’ and ready to take the lead

    11/29/2015 7:06:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | November 29, 2015 | O. Kay Henderson
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is making a three-day campaign lap around the state, with stops in 14 cities. “I just want to say thank you all for being here. Thank you for standing up. I’m here asking for your support, asking for your help. We are building a grassroots army,” Cruz said to conclude an appearance at the Windrow restaurant in Creston on Saturday afternoon. Wally Miller of Creston was there to show his support for Cruz. “He’s the only one that makes sense,” Miller said, adding he has a screening test for candidates. “When I look at someone,...
  • Ted Cruz is ‘not the establishment but doesn’t need on-the-job training’

    11/27/2015 7:19:00 AM PST · by Isara · 91 replies
    Soshable ^ | Nov 27, 2015 | JD Rucker
    There are many of us, perhaps millions, who believe that the Republican party as a governing force has been the lesser of two evils. We fear what the Democrats are doing to destroy the country but we’re angry about what the Republicans aren’t doing to repair the damage. This is why Donald Trump and Ben Carson have been so popular. It’s why so many people are willing to tell pollsters that they support either of the anti-establishment candidates.Thankfully, there’s a third candidate who would stand in stark contrast to the ineffective Republican Establishment that has been harming the party and...
  • World Net Daily: GOP establishment to back Hillary if Trump nominee

    11/29/2015 8:19:03 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 214 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/29/2015 | JOE KOVACS
    'They want a puppet that they can control, Donald will never be that person' Although Donald Trump has signed a pledge to support the Republican Party's nominee, that doesn't mean the party's establishment will support him, should he win the GOP presidential nod. A report by the Hill suggests the big money Republican donors are actually looking to support Hillary Clinton for commander in chief if Trump is at the top of the GOP ticket. Yes, the Democrat Hillary Clinton could be getting millions of dollars from Republicans. The website says: "In conversations over the past month, GOP establishment donors...
  • New emails contradict Clinton Benghazi testimony

    11/29/2015 6:43:37 PM PST · by Utilizer · 38 replies
    ALPAC ^ | November 3, 2015 | Katie
    Hillary Clinton may have come out relatively unscathed from the recent House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing, but new emails released by the State Department suggest that she may have lied during her testimony -- or at the very least misremembered some key details: " Newly released emails conflict with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 11-hour testimony before the Benghazi Select Committee, according to a review of the transcripts and public records. One of the conflicts involves the role played by Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal. Regarding the dozens of emails from him, which in many cases were forwarded to...
  • Twisted Sister: Trump can use 'We're not Gonna Take It'

    11/29/2015 6:44:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/29/15 | Joshua Axelrod
    Donald Trump has drawn the ire of musical acts like Neil Young, Aerosmith and R.E.M. for using their songs on his presidential campaign trail. But it appears Trump has finally found an ally from the music industry in the form of Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who explicitly gave the billionaire mogul, who currently leads the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, permission to use their 1984 hit "We're Not Gonna Take It" as a campaign rally cry. Snider told Canadian Business that Trump called and asked for permission to use the song, a gesture that he appreciated. "I said, 'Look,...
  • Thousands cheer on insult-throwing Donald Trump at Sarasota rally

    11/29/2015 5:49:33 PM PST · by Red Steel · 79 replies
    TampaBay ^ | Nov 29, 2015 | Adam C. Smith, Times Political Editor
    SARASOTA Thousands of Donald Trump fans packed inside and outside a Sarasota arena Saturday to hear the Republican front-runner rip Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, super PACs, "phonies" in the press corps (especially the New York Times), Obamacare, "weak" generals leading America's military, political correctness, Hillary Rodham Clinton and assorted people who have doubted or criticized him. The billionaire reality TV star who has upended the Republican primary drew booming cheers and chants of "Trump! Trump! Trump!" as he delivered a disjointed, borderline stream-of-consciousness speech heavy on knocking critics and vague on promises about reviving the American dream and making it...
  • Cuomo and de Blasio Censor Ads for a Show about Freedom

    11/29/2015 6:21:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/29/15 | John Fund
    Americans increasingly support free speech as a concept but make lots of exceptions. A new Pew Research poll found that 40 percent of Millennials (ages 18 to 34) believe the government should be able to prevent people from making offensive statements about minority groups. New York governor Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, certainly agree. Often rivals, they teamed up to remove a set of controversial subway ads advertising a new Amazon series that depicts an alternate history in which the Nazis and the Japanese won World War II and divided control of America between...
  • For the media and the GOPe Trump’s Black voter support is the “Elephant in the room”

    11/29/2015 9:24:44 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/29/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There have been at least two surveys showing Donald Trump getting between 25% (nationwide) and 13% (Florida) of the Black vote in a general election against Hillary Clinton. In a very detailed October survey of Florida voters, Clinton gets 82% of the Black vote and Trump gets 13%; with 5% undecided. This means Clinton’s current solid Black vote in Florida is just 77% but can go up to only 82%, and Trump already has the potential to get 18%. Clinton is in trouble with Blacks now and things can potentially get much worse. Trump, however, is doing better than he...
  • The GOP’s “Abolish the IRS” Crackpots

    11/29/2015 12:40:23 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 64 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | November 28, 2015 | Larry Walker II
    "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." ~ Benjamin Franklin ::Separating the Wheat from the Chaff:: By: Larry Walker, II ::Each 2016 GOP presidential candidate has proposed to reform the tax code. While seven have offered legitimate proposals, five have advanced theories, which are basically maniacal. Those proposing to abolish, or end, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may be classified as crackpots, because, let's face it, that's never ever going to happen. With taxes of such fundamental concern, it's difficult to take anything else these kooks say seriously. Unless such candidates are willing...
  • 2016 Conservative Tax Plans: Trump vs. Carson

    10/21/2015 1:27:16 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 7 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | October 21, 2015 | Larry Walker II
    Placing Principles before PersonalitiesEvery time in this century we've lowered the tax rates across the board, on employment, on saving, investment and risk-taking in this economy, revenues went up, not down. ~ Jack Kemp:: By: Larry Walker, II ::Dr. Ben Carson doesnt really have a tax plan at all, yet hes number 2 in the polls among conservative Republicans. On the other hand, Donald Trump has a very detailed tax reduction plan. In a nutshell, Trumps plan eliminates taxes on individuals making less than $25,000 and on couples making less than $50,000, lowers the top marginal rate to 25%, just...
  • Trump's Dynamic Tax Policy

    11/29/2015 12:29:45 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 10 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | November 27, 2015 | Larry Walker II
    Lower Rates Across The Board:: By: Larry Walker, II ::Here's an excerpt from Donald Trump's Tax Plan which may be found on his official website www.donaldjtrump.com : TAX REFORM THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAINThe Goals of Donald J. Trump's Tax PlanToo few Americans are working, too many jobs have been shipped overseas, and too many middle class families cannot make ends meet. This tax plan directly meets these challenges with four simple goals: Tax relief for middle class Americans: In order to achieve the American dream, let people keep more money in their pockets and increase after-tax wages. Simplify...
  • Trump’s rhetoric turning Muslims against the US, McCain says

    11/29/2015 12:43:40 PM PST · by McGruff · 178 replies
    The Hill ^ | Novemebr 29, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Donald Trump's divisive rhetoric is only serving to turn the international Muslim community against the U.S. "Oh, I think it has an interesting effect of turning Muslims all over the world against the United States of America, which is 99.44 percent people who practice an honorable religion," the Arizona senator said of Trump on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "As all of our candidates bloviate about the refugees, [Syrian President] Bashar Assad is a major cause of the refugees which are now flooding Europe and causing such consternation in the United States," he said....
  • 2 Black Social Stars (Diamond and Silk) Have a BRUTAL Message for Obama about ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION…

    11/28/2015 12:10:38 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 20 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 11/28/2015
    2 Black Social Stars Have a BRUTAL Message for Obama about ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION...You Are Going to Love This...GOING VIRAL Diamond and Silk are mad as hell. Donald J. Trump will build the wall and secure us all. ILLEGAL Immigration has ripped away the fabric of America. Obama and Hillary don't care about securing America house but they secure their own houses. Democrats wants people to be satisfied with crumbs while they continue to drain this country dry. "We're Not Going To Take It Anymore" Wake Up America.......... #Stump4TrumpBaby
  • In New York, a Warmer Reception for Syrian Refugees

    11/28/2015 1:23:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Voice of America ^ | November 28, 2015 | Ramon Taylor
    In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris, politicians and others are calling for a ban — or at least a delay — on the influx of refugees to the United States. Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush have called on the U.S. to accept only Christian Syrian refugees, not Muslims. Presidential candidate Donald Trump goes one step further, saying he would accept none. Dr. Ahmad Jaber, president of the Arab-American Association of New York and Dawood Mosque, calls such rhetoric unconstitutional. "How dare you say you are not welcoming refugees," Jaber said. "How dare you say...
  • How Donald Trump courted the right-wing fringe to conquer the GOP

    11/27/2015 2:51:30 PM PST · by Mariner · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 27th, 2015 | By McKay Coppins
    Early one evening in January 2014, I sat in a darkened den with walnut-paneled walls and baroque furniture, trying desperately to get Donald Trump to stop telling me about his Barack Obama conspiracy theories. “And to this day,” my billionaire host bellowed, “we haven’t seen those records!” Our interview had started out fine, but now Trump kept veering off on long, excited tangents about forged birth certificates and presidential coverups. No matter what questions I asked, I couldn’t get him off the subject. “We have seen a book of [Obama’s] as a young man that said he was from Kenya,...
  • Donald Trump Is Our Jean-Marie Le Pen

    11/27/2015 3:51:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 27, 2015 | Barrett Holmes Pitner, politics and race-and-culture journalist based in Washington, DC.
    Compare their quotes; uncanny. But there’s more to it than that. We may be entering a post-two party era. Guess who could start a new one? The continued radicalization of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has quickly become a movement centered on the fear and anxiety of foreign or non-white American bodies, and the hate-filled propaganda and lies that sustain it. He is coalescing his own American far-right political party with roots in white supremacy and neo-Nazi movements. He is copying the modus operandi of the resurgent far-right movements that are sweeping across Europe. He is becoming America’s own Le Pen—Marine...
  • Can Donald Trump's Mockery of a Disabled Reporter be Defended?

    11/27/2015 2:56:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 438 replies
    RedState ^ | November 27, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    ...Mocking a disabled person for their disability has been universally passe since at least the 1950s, and so some of his supporters have been out on twitter over the last couple of days offering various defenses for Trump's behavior on this video. It is important to note that Trump himself has (as far as I know) offered only this by way of "explanation" for his actions: Defense 1. Trump didn't know Koveleski was disabled... So, to believe that Trump had no idea what Koveleski looked like or the particulars of his disability, you would have to believe a) that the...
  • American Mainstream Media Censors Massive Protest AGAINST Syrian Refugees…This is WHY…

    11/27/2015 12:41:53 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | November 25, 2015
    170,000 Polish patriots marched through the capital to end Islamic invasion in their country. Check this out:Did you see this anywhere in our American mainstream media? I don’t think so! They completely censored it from American eyes, lest they be inspired to stand up against Obama’s sinister plans to import up to 200,000 so-called “Syrian refugees.”According to Top Right News:http://toprightnews.com/this-nation-just-had-a-massive-protest-against-islam-horrified-media-censors-it/ Described as the ‘largest demonstration in Polish history’, over 100,000 Polish nationalists took to the streets yesterday in the city center of Warsaw against immigration into Europe and the European Union—and in particular against the latter’s demands that Poland...

    11/27/2015 12:03:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/27/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    There's a misleading debate over accepting Obama's first batch of Syrian migrants, the vast majority of whom are Sunni Muslim economic migrants, not refugees, and unlike the genuinely persecuted Christians and Yazidis whom we are not taking in, face no actual persecution. The media bellows ceaselessly that the Sunni Muslims are just like the Jews during the Holocausts. They're more like the Nazi war criminals fleeing Berlin after losing the war. Like the Nazis, they also hate America and want to kill Jews. Polls show at least 1,300 of Obama's first refugee batch support ISIS. The vast majority of Americans...
  • Pakistani man gets 40 years for NYC subway terror plot

    11/27/2015 5:16:07 AM PST · by csvset · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jane Rosenberg
    A Pakistani man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday for his role in a failed al Qaeda bomb plot targeting sites in Europe and the United states, including the New York City subway system. Abid Naseer, 29, is the eighth defendant to be charged in this case, CBS News' Paula Reid reports. Prosecutors say the planned attack was directed and coordinated with senior Al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan and also involved other targets in Europe. "I know you're not what I'd say, for any lack of a better word, a 'typical' criminal. Not in any sense of the...
  • Am I the only one?

    11/26/2015 11:24:21 PM PST · by Cowman · 56 replies
    11-27-201 | Self
    Am I the only one who is really put off by the pardoning of the turkey and really, really wants a President who would kill, dress and eat the stupid bird?