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  • New York Senate Leader and Son Are Arrested on Corruption Charges

    05/05/2015 4:55:21 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 3 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | may 4, 2015 | suzanne craig
    Dean G. Skelos, the leader of the New York State Senate, and his son were arrested on Monday by federal authorities on extortion, fraud and bribe solicitation charges, expanding the corruption investigation that has cast a renewed spotlight on Albany’s intractable corruption problem. The charges against Senator Skelos, 67, and his son, Adam B. Skelos, 32, were detailed in a six-count criminal complaint that quickly became mandatory reading material in the Capitol building. Politicians and their staff members pored over the 43-page complaint — an often titillating document that included references to burner phones, secretly taped conversations and strong-arm tactics...
  • NYPD officer (Brian Moore) shot in the head this weekend pronounced dead

    05/04/2015 12:40:44 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 47 replies
    AP via WSMV News ^ | 5/4/2015 | MICHAEL BALSAMO
    NEW YORK (AP) - A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head over the weekend while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months, Police Commissioner William Bratton said. Brian Moore, who was in a coma after undergoing brain surgery following the Saturday evening shooting, was pronounced dead at a Queens hospital with his family at his bedside, including a father, uncle and cousin who were police officers. Dozens of uniformed officers stood at attention outside the medical center and lined...
  • Police Towing Hundreds of Cars Now For Obama Fundraser

    05/04/2015 2:18:02 PM PDT · by Diogenez · 96 replies
    Eyewitness account ^ | 5/4/2015 | Diogenez
    Police are in the process of towing hundreds of cars in the West Village section of New York to clear the way for an Obama fundraiser at the townhouse of "Sex & the City" star, Sarah Jessica Parker. Anna Wintour of The Devil Wears Parda hatefulness will host. Expected guests: Justin Timberlake, Harvey Weinstein, Tommy Hilfiger. Several blocks west of Greenwich Ave. to the river are being cleared of cars and lined with metal barricades. Hundreds of "special detail" police are to run interferencefor the $40,000 per plate event. Cost to taxpayers - an estimated $2.5 to $3 Million.
  • NYPD officer dies two days after being shot in the head

    05/04/2015 10:29:00 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 47 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/4/2015
    An NYPD police officer died Monday, two days after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens, CBS News has confirmed. Officer Brian Moore, 25, had been in a medically-induced coma after undergoing surgery for what court papers described as "severe injuries to his skull and brain." District Attorney Richard Brown told The Associated Press on Sunday that Moore was "fighting for his life." He was removed from life support at 11:15 a.m. Monday. The suspect, 35-year-old Demetrius Blackwell, was ordered held without bail Sunday after appearing in Queens Criminal Court. He did not enter...
  • NYPD Officer Shot in Face by Ex-Con in Queens Dies from Injuries: Sources

    05/04/2015 9:41:58 AM PDT · by kristinn · 56 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Monday, May 4, 2015 | Rocco Parascandola and Tina Moore
    The hero cop who was shot in the face by an ex-con died Monday after a two day struggle to stay alive, sources said. Officer Brian Moore’s death at Queens General Hospital plunged the NYPD into grief.
  • Officer’s vital signs plummet after being shot in the head (Update:Officer has died)

    05/04/2015 8:37:41 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    NY POst ^ | 5/2/15 | By Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Officer’s vital signs plummet after being shot in the head By Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding The distraught family of NYPD Officer Brian Moore was preparing for the worst Sunday as his condition deteriorated from a bullet wound to the head that left him on life support. Moore’s parents, including his retired-cop dad, Raymond, were joined by his police partner and dozens of other officers at Jamaica Hospital after he began bleeding uncontrollably and his blood pressure plummeted early Sunday, sources told The Post. At one point, a police chaplain was called to the hospital after...
  • Trump on Garland terrorism: She shouldn't have taunted these people

    05/04/2015 5:48:16 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 51 replies
    Fox & Friends (Scroll down) ^ | May 4 2015 | Trump/F&F
    Trump just followed Pamela Geller, one of the organizers of the Garland Texas free speech contest where entries depicted Muhammad. Speaking about Geller, he said "She shouldn't have taunted these people."
  • Free Speech on Campus: ‘[Expletive] Masculinity’, ‘Fight the Straightness’

    05/03/2015 8:11:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 2, 2015 | Casey Breznick
    The not-so-tolerant left fears nothing. Let me preface this by asking: Is anyone really surprised? This past May Day students and faculty at Cornell marched across campus and sat in a street intersection for over an hour delivering riveting speeches about everything they detest about this country, their university, and their peers. They later paraded through the farewell party for Cornell’s outgoing president of nine years, and for about twenty minutes chanted and delivered speeches from the stage where a jazz band was playing. You can read my more comprehensive recap of events over at The Cornell Review. At the...
  • Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    05/03/2015 3:37:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 3 May 2015 | New York Post
    The FDNY for the first time in its history will allow someone who failed its crucial physical-fitness test to join the Bravest, The Post has learned.Rebecca Wax, 33, is set to graduate Tuesday from the Fire Academy without passing the Functional Skills Training test, a grueling obstacle course of job-related tasks performed in full gear with a limited air supply, an insider has revealed.“They’re going to allow the first person to graduate without passing because this administration has lowered the standard,” said the insider, who is familiar with the training.Upon graduation, Wax would be assigned to a firehouse and...
  • The Owners of the Out Hotel on Why They Hosted Ted Cruz and the Backlash From the Gay Community

    05/03/2015 3:47:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | May 1, 2015 | Carl Swanson
    Ten days ago, the real-estate investor Ian Reisner and his business and former romantic partner Mati Weiderpass — who, among other things, own the Out Hotel on West 42nd Street — had a dinner party at the duplex they still own together on Central Park South. Their guest that night was the vehemently conservative Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, and his wife. Their old friend Kalman Sporn, an advisor to Cruz’s team on the Middle East, was the man who brought them all together, and after the food, they settled into the Art Deco chairs and had...
  • Joe Namath Says He Wouldn't Play Football Again

    04/30/2015 7:04:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 82 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2015-04-30 | DEAN SCHABNER
    Joe Namath, one of the most charismatic players in NFL history and one of the game's greatest quarterbacks, said today that if he'd known then what he knows now about concussions, he would never have played football. Namath, who has recently undergone treatment for brain injuries, was asked in an interview with Tiffany Kenney of ABC's West Palm Beach, Florida, affiliate WPBF-TV whether would still play the game, given all he has learned about the effects of concussions. "No," he said. "I hate to say that because if I had a child who wanted to play I'd let them play...
  • Bloomberg’s Reported Interest In Buying New York Times Sends Shares Soaring

    05/03/2015 3:53:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    New York post ^ | May 1, 2015 | Keith J kelly
    New York Times Co. shares leaped 10.7 percent in after-hours trading after Fox Business Network reported billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg had expressed renewed interest in buying the paper. The former New York City mayor was prepared to pay up to $5 billion to acquire the Gray Lady — more than double the $2.3 billion market cap of the company. Bloomberg LP completely dismissed the FBN report as untrue. “There is no truth to this rumor,” Ty Trippet, a spokesman for the data and business news service, said in an e-mail. Mike Bloomberg has in the past expressed interest in buying...
  • New York Times Co. Reports Loss as Print Ads Decline

    04/30/2015 5:45:48 AM PDT · by Drango · 34 replies
    NYTimes ^ | April 30, 2015 | RAVI SOMAIYA
    GRIN clink on link http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/business/media/new-york-times-company-q1-earnings.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
  • Ron Paul Goes Full Metal Truther

    12/10/2011 3:53:36 PM PST · by mnehring · 191 replies
    I’ve been waiting for quite a while for Ron Paul to just come out and admit he’s a 9/11 truther. Frankly, I thought it would happen a long time before now. It has taken so long, in fact, that I had started to doubt whether he would ever do it. However, I guess his Iowa polling numbers must have him feeling his oats, because he finally let slip (apologies to those who cannot view the video in IE, we are working to fix the technical issue. Original video may be found here): And it’s… just think of what happened after...
  • NYPD cop critically injured after being shot in the head

    05/02/2015 6:05:32 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 56 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 2, 2015 | By Larry Celona and Jamie Schram
    An NYPD cop was shot in the head and chest and critically wounded in Queens on Saturday. The anti-crime officer worked out of the 105th Precinct in Queens Village and was on duty when he was hit at around 6:15 p.m. It was not clear whether he was in uniform – anti-crime officers often do plainclothes patrols. A suspect was initially believed to be holed up in a nearby building at 212th Street and 104th Avenue. Police sent hostage negotiaters to try to talk him out – only to discover it was a false tip. The search has now expanded....
  • NYPD Cop Shot in the Head in Queens

    05/02/2015 3:53:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 58 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Saturday, May 2, 2015 | Larry Celona
    SNIP The circumstances were not immediately known, but the shooting took place near the intersection 212th Street and 104th Road in Queens village.
  • Baby Boom Among New York’s Affluent

    05/02/2015 3:00:40 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | Ginia Bellafante
    Over the past decade or so as $10 million apartments have prevailed in New York and more and more neighborhoods have been given over to the kind of luxury shopping required to fill them, it has been common to say that the city has turned into a “playground for the rich.” At the same time, of course, New York has turned into a playground of the more literal kind, with a child-centric ethos bearing well-established variants of urban nuisance: stroller gridlock in gentrifying areas, car services that cater to 5-year-olds, sidewalk whining that in some cases becomes its own source...
  • Police: After Long Island bullying incident, dad shoots culprit's grandfather

    05/01/2015 8:20:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    7online.com ^ | 4/30/2015 | unknown
    Police are accusing a man of shooting the grandfather of a boy who bullied his daughter. According to Suffolk County Police, Anthony Franklin was upset that his 5-year-old daughter had her hair pulled by another student on a bus ride to school. On Tuesday, Franklin went to the North Amityville home of the boy he believed was involved and got into a fight with the grandfather of the boy. During the altercation, Franklin pulled out a gun and shot McWilliams twice, said Suffolk police. Franklin, 28, of North Amityville, was charged with second-degree assault. The suspect's fiance says this entire...
  • MSG to go with vegan-only menu for upcoming Morrissey show

    05/01/2015 6:44:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 1, 2015 | Carl Campanile and Chris Perez
    Carnivorous fans flocking to Madison Square Garden to see rocker Morrissey next month will be forced to go vegan or go hungry — because the arena is giving in to his demands to ban meat at the performance. The former frontman for the British band “The Smiths” — which had a smash-hit album called “Meat is Murder” — is scheduled to perform June 27. Concertgoers craving a burger or hot dog will be asking, “Where’s the beef” after the singer revealed that the Garden had agreed that only strictly vegan foods would be served during the show. So no meat...
  • New York Times: Ted Cruz just held a campaign event at the home of two gay businessmen, you know

    04/23/2015 7:06:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | AllahPundit
    This NYT story, an obvious attempt at a gotcha that’ll damage Cruz among his base, will do more damage to the two businessmen within their own circle of allies, I suspect. It’s one thing for Ted Cruz, social conservative, to socialize with gay friends. It’s another for gays to socialize with — gasp — Ted Cruz, social conservative. During the gathering, according to two attendees, Mr. Cruz said he would have no problem if one of his daughters was gay. He did not mention his opposition to same-sex marriage, saying only that marriage is an issue that should be...
  • Protesters march across Syracuse in support of Baltimore's Freddie Gray

    04/30/2015 5:22:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Syracuse Post Standard ^ | 4/30/15 | Julie McMahon
    Protestors marched across the city of Syracuse Thursday to show support for Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. The rally started Thursday afternoon at Syracuse University. Protestors marched on city roads down The Hill, past Upstate University Hospital and downtown toward the Onondaga County jail and city hall. They continued on to Clinton Square. Protesters, including members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Syracuse Answer Coalition and THE General Body of Syracuse University, listened to speakers in front of the Jerry Rescue monument, clapping, cheering and waving signs. Scores...
  • VIDEO: Mother beats woman in brawl over parking space in Long Island

    04/30/2015 8:04:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | April 29, 2015 | Carolina Leid
    VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- With her husband and children watching, a mother viciously beat another woman over a parking spot in Valley Stream, Long Island, and it was all caught on cellphone video. The brawl allegedly started Sunday after a woman tried to park in an empty spot at the Green Acres Mall, but a man was standing in the spot, holding it for someone else. The woman parked in another spot, then got into an argument about what happened. That's when the punches and hair pulling started.
  • David Dinkins was a criminal justice pioneer: Hillary Clinton was right to praise the former mayor

    04/30/2015 4:23:59 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/30/2015 | MASON B. WILLIAMS
    Hillary Clinton delivered the first important speech of the 2016 presidential campaign in New York on Wednesday, kicking off what she pledged would be an honest conversation about race and justice in America, and, beyond that, a period of meaningful reform. As the speech drew to a close, she acknowledged “a leader we can look to” on issues of policing and public safety, a man who helped make his city “both good and great”: David Dinkins. Some long-time New Yorkers cocked an ear: David Dinkins? The mayor whose tenure saw the highest homicide rates in the city’s history? The one...
  • Chuck Schumer invokes Pope Francis to rally support in fight against GOP

    04/30/2015 2:56:11 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/30/2015 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York, the Senate’s No. 3 ranking Democrat, is turning to the head of the Catholic Church for a little help with policy. “If they won’t listen to @SenateDems maybe they’ll listen to @Pontifex when it comes to #equalpay #FairShot,” Mr. Schumer tweeted Wednesday. Schumer also linked to an article from The Washington Post in which Pope Francis said Wednesday the fact that a pay disparity exists between men and women is “pure scandal.”
  • New York City Council pushes for decriminalization of low-level offenses; Top cop pushes back

    04/30/2015 3:54:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    7Online.com ^ | 2015-04-30 | N.J. Burkett
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Some feel it is oppressive when police officers in New York arrest people for seemingly minor offenses like cycling on a sidewalk. And although these types of arrests are down dramatically, there is a move in the City Council to decriminalize low-level offenses like littering, fare evasion, public drinking, public urination, cycling on a sidewalk and loitering after hours in a city park. Supporters of the plan say they should be treated like parking violations, not crimes. In Park Slope, just eight people were arrested for sidewalk cycling from 2008 to 2011, but there were more...
  • Tolerance? Liberals want to kill conservatives

    04/30/2015 12:18:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 29, 2015 | Phil Elmore
    The immediacy of social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook, offers us a window into the prejudices of others that is unprecedented in the history of our society. Not a day passes in the United States when some person does not commit career suicide, achieve viral fame, or both by posting to Twitter or Facebook. A hundred and forty characters or less can make a hero or freshly mint a villain. All it takes is an ill-chosen word or, perhaps more accurately, a moment of honesty. We are all creatures of prejudice to one degree or another; we all harbor likes,...
  • Ordinary "measures" will not do for all your steps must come from Me [ charistmatic caucus]

    04/30/2015 2:07:40 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 4-30-15 | jedediah
    Position yourself in Me now Completely and cease ALL striving for I have already overcome FOR you ! As you step into the coals of My very spirit I shall paint you into My Portrait of Love and Worship for this is where you belong and you shall find yourself now as part of the very DNA Particles from the building blocks of My Manifold Wisdom completely and entirely of My makeup and knowing, the Eyes of Understanding all that is before you for you have eaten from The Tree of Life and the Salve of My Nectar so that...
  • Protesters Shut Down Roads In Solidarity March With Baltimore; Over 100 Arrested (New York City)

    04/29/2015 8:10:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WCBS-AM ^ | April 29, 2015
    A group that supports the protesters in Baltimore gathered in Union Square Wednesday and shut down the outbound Holland Tunnel, the West Side Highway and several other city streets as they marched. More than 100 protesters were arrested as officers clashed with protesters around Manhattan, CBS2 reported. The protests followed rioting that began in Baltimore on Monday, in response to the police custody death of Freddie Gray. Several hundred people gathered in Union Square around 6 p.m., and during the 7 p.m. hour, about 200 people broke off from Union Square and marched down 17th Street despite an order by...
  • May Day march at Port of Oakland to protest police killings

    04/29/2015 10:27:50 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4-29-2015 | Jack Heyman
    Black communities are seething over the epidemic of police killings of unarmed black men — in Baltimore, Charleston, Ferguson, Los Angeles, New York, Tulsa and elsewhere. Every day the newspapers, TV and Internet show appalling images of police brutality. The mass incarceration and high unemployment of blacks and the sharp disparity of wealth throughout society are intensified by the militarization of the police. Policies such as “zero tolerance” and “stop and frisk” have spiked an increase in the killing of blacks and Latinos.
  • CNN Analyst: Obama Used "Racist" Term Describing Baltimore Rioters as "Thugs"

    04/29/2015 6:42:28 AM PDT · by rightistight · 45 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/29/15 | Aurelius
    CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin had choice words for President Obama last night when she appeared on “The Lead” with Jake Tapper. ...“Both Mayor Rawlings-Blake and President Obama, today, using the word “thug,”” Tapper said after showing a clip of Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaking. “Sunny, you take issue that?” “I do,” Hostin responded. “It’s not a word, certainly, that I’m comfortable with. It’s not a word that I use. I think that we can all agree that that word, that term has been racialized, and I think what I saw during the riots was, I saw a lot of crimes being...
  • Scott Walker’s Strength in Donors

    04/29/2015 5:35:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 29, 2015 | Derek Willis
    Scott Walker enters the Republican presidential race with far stronger ties to the party’s biggest fund-raisers than any other candidate besides Jeb Bush.Roughly half of the nation’s top 250 Republican donors have given money to Mr. Walker in his campaigns for Wisconsin governor, according to an Upshot analysis of Federal Election Commission records and state records. By comparison, 30 percent have given to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, 20 percent to Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and 10 percent to Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.A presidential campaign is a chance for candidates to introduce themselves to top fund-raisers, and...
  • New Yorkers With Baltimore Ties Warn Similar Unrest Could Occur in NYC

    04/29/2015 9:17:51 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 35 replies
    ny1.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | Dean Meminger
    New Yorkers familiar with Baltimore say tensions between police and residents—especially young people in that city—have been at a boiling point for years. "Many of them are not really heard. Their future of course in a place like Baltimore is very tenuous towards success. And I believe they acted out," says retired NYPD Chief Kevin Clark. Kevin Clark is a retired NYPD Chief and was Baltimore's Police Commissioner. He says factories have left Baltimore, creating poverty and despair. "It is probably some of the roughest neighborhoods in America. Baltimore has probably one of the most drug-addicted city's in the United...
  • DC Lawyer Planning Daughter's Same-Sex Wedding Also Hosting A Cruz Fundraiser (Grasping at straws)

    04/28/2015 2:14:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    TPM's Livewire ^ | April 28, 2015 | Daniel Strauss
    A conservative lawyer who defended California's same-sex marriage ban before the Supreme Court is hosting a fundraiser for Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) presidential campaign. The lawyer, Charles J. Cooper, also is helping to plan a same-sex wedding for his daughter. Cooper, according to The Washington Post, found out that his daughter is gay while defending California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban. Cooper is one of 20 names headlining a fundraiser for Cruz on Wednesday.(GRAPHIC-AT-LINK) [continued]
  • You Can't Sit With Us (Ted Cruz & A Gay Sophie's Choice on Fire Island) [Not for the squeamish]

    04/28/2015 7:08:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | April 27, 2015 | Eric Ulloa, playwright and actor
    Fire Island is a magical place. After my first trip out to the Pines a decade ago, I remember describing it as "Wonderland" to those friends who had yet to experience it. The moment the ferry slowly pulled into the harbor, I was smiling ear to ear as I watched a sanctuary reveal itself before me. Men were walking hand in hand with no fear of a dirty look or dangerous encounter. Pride flags blew in the breeze from every rooftop. You could dance the hours away into the night and then feel the ocean breeze whip across your face...
  • New Yorkers have stopped breeding

    04/27/2015 8:48:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 27, 2015 | Carl Campanile
    More New Yorkers are keeping their nests empty. The city’s birth rate is the lowest since 1936 — having steadily declined over the past decade, according to data obtained by The Post. “This is a very troubling trend,” said Conservative Party state chairman Mike Long. “The economy is hurting families and the development of families.” “If we don’t produce enough young people, society won’t be able to pay for Social Security and Medicaid,” he warned.
  • Road Rage Camaro Driver Causes A Big Crash In New York (video)

    04/27/2015 4:45:47 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 114 replies
    www.carscoops.com ^ | april 27, 2015 | john halas
    YouTuber Tim Linton, who had just installed a dash-cam on his vehicle the previous day,captured the incident on film.  From what we understand, it all started at the 35-second mark when the fifth-gen Camaro driver tried to squeeze in front of the truck from the right lane. Instead of just slowing down, the pickup accelerated and the two drivers started bickering on the road.  The Camaro driver tailgated the pickup, and the pickup driver responded by riding right next to the large truck on the right hand side blocking the other motorist's way. Moments later, the Chevy driver tried to overtake the...
  • Minority teachers file $300M suit claiming licensing test bias

    04/27/2015 3:59:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 27, 2015 | By Yoav Gonen, Erin Calabrese and Bruce Golding
    An old teacher-licensing test that blacks and Hispanics had trouble passing poses a grave threat to city coffers — $300 million, according to internal budget documents obtained by The Post. Taxpayers are on the hook for cliams by thousands of minority teachers as part of a civil-rights case in which a judge ruled they were illegally fired, demoted or denied jobs for failing the racially discriminatory Liberal Arts and Sciences Test.
  • Bobby Jindal In the New York Times: I’m Holding Firm Against Gay Marriage

    04/23/2015 1:18:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/23/2015 | Bobby Jindal
    BATON ROUGE, La. — THE debate over religious liberty in America presents conservatives and business leaders with a crucial choice. In Indiana and Arkansas, large corporations recently joined left-wing activists to bully elected officials into backing away from strong protections for religious liberty. It was disappointing to see conservative leaders so hastily retreat on legislation that would simply allow for an individual or business to claim a right to free exercise of religion in a court of law. Our country was founded on the principle of religious liberty, enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Why shouldn’t an individual or business...
  • Ted Cruz’s Gay Marriage Opposition Is No Secret (NYT Editorial)

    It’s hard not to feel sympathy for Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, the gay businessmen who invited a dozen people to dine with Senator Ted Cruz, the presidential poser, at their New York home. Mr. Reisner and Mr. Weiderpass had evident good intentions. There is certainly a shortage in this country of sensible political communication. It is, however, equally hard to understand what on earth they thought they were doing. There is not a Republican on the national scene who supports the right of Americans to marry whomever they choose. Very few of them truly believe in protecting the civil...
  • The disturbing case of Ted Cruz and the gay hoteliers

    04/27/2015 1:41:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 27, 2015 | Kyle Wingfield
    If there is a worse example of our politics today than this, I’d hate to see it. Ted Cruz, the ultra-conservative Texas senator running for the GOP’s presidential nomination, spent an evening last week visiting with about a dozen people at the Manhattan home of Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, the gay proprietors of, among other properties, the Out NYC hotel. Cruz’s opinions about gay marriage are very different from those of the hoteliers. But — gasp! — he and Reisner, in particular, apparently agree about other issues, notably foreign policy and America’s relationship with Israel. So they met to...
  • Meteorologist: My millionaire ex said he’d kill me if I didn’t get an abortion

    04/27/2015 12:42:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/27 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    A TV meteorologist claims her millionaire ex-boyfriend forced her to abort their baby — and choked her while she was recovering from the procedure, Manhattan court papers show. “I will kill you and our unborn child if you don’t have an abortion. I will run away to China after I kill you,” Stephen Jones, 48, told Roxanna Haynes, 30, this month, according to prosecutors. Jones, the $6 million-a-year head of the KPMG auditing firm’s Global Strategy Group
  • NY Teacher’s Union Promises Victorious “War” Against Enemies

    04/27/2015 12:41:31 PM PDT · by rightistight · 6 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/27/15 | Aurelius
    NYSUT is promising that they "will win the war" that is being waged against them by "well-funded, aggressive, cold blooded radical extremists." The front cover of a new flier released by NYSUT shows fists raised with the headline "WE WILL WIN THE WAR" written above: Inside the flier, the union promises states, "We will win the war on teachers and working families!" A war is being waged by "extremists" all over the US, according to the flier, and "a tsunami of tenure attacks, voucher schemes, privately owned charter schools and funding cuts" is washing "across the country and the tidal...
  • Why would two same-sex marriage proponents even host an event for Ted Cruz?

    04/27/2015 10:32:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | April 27, 2015 | Philip Bump
    You've likely heard about what happened already. Two New York City entrepreneurs, leaders in the city's gay business community, hosted a small event for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) in their Central Park South penthouse. The story got to the Times, and the gay community flipped out, given Cruz's aggressive and consistent hostility to the idea of same-sex marriage. There were calls for a boycott of the hotel and other properties the pair owned; each of them -- first Ian Reisner and then Mati Weiderpass -- apologized for hosting the tea party senator. Reisner's apology explains the choice in self-deprecating (and...
  • Gay Businessman Who Hosted Cruz Event Apologizes

    04/26/2015 5:02:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | April 26, 2015 | Maggie Haberman
    Ian Reisner, one of the two gay hoteliers facing boycott calls for hosting an event for Senator Ted Cruz, who is adamantly opposed to gay marriage, apologized to the gay community for showing “poor judgment.” Mr. Reisner put the apology on Facebook, where a page calling for a boycott of his properties, the gay-friendly OUT NYC hotel and his Fire Island Pines holdings, had gotten more than 8,200 “likes” by Sunday evening. “I am shaken to my bones by the e-mails, texts, postings and phone calls of the past few days. I made a terrible mistake,” wrote Mr. Reisner. The...
  • De Blasio Shuns Hillary: "This Is a Different Country We’re Living in Right Now"

    04/15/2015 4:18:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 15, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio once again refused to endorse his former boss, Hillary Clinton, in remarks today. "This is a different country we’re living in right now, and I think we need to hear a vision that relates to this tim," de Blasio said.
  • De Blasio Lauds Comcast’s Withdrawal Of Time Warner Takeover Bid

    04/24/2015 12:42:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    SNIP Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was glad the merger didn’t go through. “Comcast’s withdrawal of its bid to merge with Time Warner Cable is good for the American consumer and it shows that our regulatory and legal system work,” de Blasio said in a statement. “We need more competition to bring down prices and ensure a democratic internet for all. The merger would have further concentrated market power in the cable and broadband sectors and created even greater barriers to the City’s goals of universal, affordable high-speed Internet access.” One of the concerns consumer advocates and competitors had...
  • Report: NYC Mayor De Blasio wants to be drafted into an anti-Hillary presidential campaign

    04/20/2015 10:09:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | Noah Rothman
    When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio failed to endorse Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and appeared to call into question her progressive bona fides, it shouldn’t have surprised anyone. Though he served as Clinton’s U.S. Senate campaign manager in 2000, de Blasio has been clear that he does not believe that the former secretary of state was pulled sufficiently to the left over the course of the Obama presidency. “The Democrat should be willing to challenge the status quo,” de Blasio in November of last year in the context of Clinton’s efforts to recast herself a progressive populist...
  • The NY Times editorial board’s vote of no confidence in Hillary Clinton

    04/25/2015 6:34:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    It is admittedly difficult to bear the obsequious servility that punctuates The New York Times editorial board’s latest gentle attempt to convince Hillary Clinton that she has a serious problem on her hands. Viewed, however, as a window into the thinking of the Democratic Party’s terrified pragmatists who are slowly coming to the realization that they backed the wrong horse, The Times’ latest is clarifying. It is a desperate and helpless demand that Clinton somehow stop the bleeding. “Nothing illegal has been alleged about the foundation, the global philanthropic initiative founded by former President Bill Clinton,” The Times editorial averred....
  • New Book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ Questions Foreign Donations to Foundation

    04/20/2015 3:10:34 AM PDT · by W. · 33 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | APRIL 19, 2015 | Amy Chozick
    The book does not hit shelves until May 5, but already the Republican Rand Paul has called its findings “big news” that will “shock people” and make voters “question” the candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton. “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” by Peter Schweizer — a 186-page investigation of donations made to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities — is proving the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy. The book, a copy of which was obtained by The New York...
  • New York Times: Clinton Cash ‘Most Anticipated and Feared Book of a Presidential Cycle’

    04/19/2015 7:53:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-19 | Alexander Marlow
    The New York Times reported Sunday evening that a forthcoming investigative bombshell book on Hillary and Bill Clinton will soon be the focus of major feature stories and is regarded as “the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle.” For weeks, news outlets from the Washington Post to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer have alluded that the highly-anticipated May 5 release of Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich by three-time New York Times bestselling investigative journalist and President of the non-partisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI) Peter Schweizer could be a presidential game-changer.