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  • Court Rules New York May Not Issue Pro-Life License Plate

    05/26/2015 1:39:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 26, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Pro-adoption organizations should have the same speech rights as any other organization, said the attorney representing a group whose pro-life license plate has been denied for the past 13 or 14 years in New York. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Friday reversed a lower court ruling ordering the state to let an adoption advocacy group put the words "Choose Life" on its own plates. By a 2-1 vote, the court said the commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicles had "broad discretion" to decide which plates to permit, and did not violate the First Amendment free speech rights...
  • Jonathan Gruber Glaringly Absent From NYT Article on Obamacare Wording 'Mistake'

    05/26/2015 11:40:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 25, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Say my name. ---Walter White aka Heisenberg in Breaking Bad.New York Times writer Robert Pear  knows his name but he didn't say it in his article about how four words in the Obamacare law was simply a mistake. Pear quotes a number of people involved in the law's writing process but fails to mention the one who was acknowledged as the architect of Obamacare...until it became politically inconvenient to do so---Jonathan Gruber. And the reason why Gruber's name went unmentioned in the article is because of his claim, recorded for all eternity on video, that only state based health exchanges would...
  • 'Draw Muhammad' winner submitted for DC ads

    05/26/2015 1:27:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/26/15 | Ben Kamisar
    The winning cartoon from the “Draw Muhammad” event that led to a shooting in Texas earlier this month has been submitted to run as an advertisement on Washington, D.C., public transportation. Pamela Geller, the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) wrote on Breitbart.com that she has submitted the cartoon as an ad to run on Metro buses, as well as at the Foggy Bottom, Capitol South, Bethesda, L’Enfant Plaza and Shady Grove Metro stations. “Drawing Muhammad is not illegal under American law, but only under Islamic law. Violence that arises over the cartoons is solely the responsibility of...
  • Bernie Sanders: A 90% tax rate sounds fine to me

    05/26/2015 1:11:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This week Vermont Senator and self-avowed socialist Bernie Sanders sat down with CNBC’s John Harwood for an interview on the issues facing all the 2016 candidates. Sanders is technically running for President, and is at least keeping up the public appearance of being serious. (He told Harwood, I think we got a shot to win this thing.) With that in mind, I suppose it’s worth taking a moment to examine some of his answers and remind everyone exactly what’s lurking under the covers of the deep left wing of the Democrats. While it may seem like a bit of...
  • Facebook threat to Albany police

    05/26/2015 1:26:57 PM PDT · by sten · 21 replies
    CBS 6 News Albany | May 24, 2015
    this is bouncing around facebook today. confirmed as real by the gm @ cbs 6 news in albany. they will have a story about it tonight this seems to be more of the same as ferguson and baltimore. agitators paid $5k+/mon to spread civil unrest like the compton riots in the summer of '68 the part that jumped out for me was: 'if our FUNDING goes well' spread the word to police, fire, and any other govt workers in uniform. stay vigilant, even at home (more so then normal).
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 26-29,2015

    05/26/2015 12:07:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
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  • You’re 45% more likely to be murdered in de Blasio’s Manhattan

    05/26/2015 10:31:49 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | By Larry Celona
    Murders are way up so far this year in Manhattan, The Post has learned. Sixteen people were killed around the borough between the first of the year and Sunday. Over the same period last year, the figure was 11. That’s an increase of about 45 percent. Shootings in the borough have also soared. There have been 50 “shooting incidents’’ since Jan. 1, compared with 31 in the same time period in 2014 — an increase of about 38 percent. Some of these “incidents’’ involved more than one victim. The number of shooting victims nearly doubled, from 33 to 61. ....
  • With ISIS in Cross Hairs, U.S. Holds Back to Protect Civilians

    05/26/2015 6:20:06 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | MAY 26, 2015 | ERIC SCHMITT
    American intelligence analysts have identified seven buildings in downtown Raqqa in eastern Syria as the main headquarters of the Islamic State. But the buildings have gone untouched during the 10-month allied air campaign. And just last week, convoys of heavily armed Islamic State fighters paraded triumphantly through the streets of the provincial capital Ramadi in western Iraq after forcing Iraqi troops to flee. They rolled on unscathed by coalition fighter-bombers. American and allied warplanes are equipped with the most precise aerial arsenal ever fielded. But American officials say they are not striking significant — and obvious — Islamic State targets...
  • Prominent Democratic Donor Called Scott Walker a ‘Dumb (bleep)' for Something 60% of Americans Share

    05/26/2015 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 26, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Hillary Clinton is heading to the Sunshine State this week to spend time with one of Florida’s most influential Democratic donors, trial lawyer John Morgan. Morgan is not just praising Clinton’s candidacy, but actively bashing her potential Republican rivals. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Morgan took shots at Wisconsin Governor and prospective 2016 candidate, Scott Walker: “Walker would be the first president with a GED.”The Democratic donor attempted to insult Walker for not obtaining a college degree, which he opted out of in order to get started with his career. Morgan continued, calling Walker cruel names in an...
  • Bank Bashing, the Modern Nero's Fiddle [Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.]

    05/26/2015 7:09:30 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 22, 2015 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    Received wisdom about the 2008 financial crisis has not been faring well lately. Peter Wallison, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, demonstrates in a new book that the subprime housing boom was fostered mainly by federal housing politics and policy, not by the rampant "deregulation" that many have imagined out of whole cloth. Another revelation: The New York Fed staff, as we belatedly learned last year, prepared an analysis showing that Lehman at the time of its collapse was theoretically solvent after all... OK, what about "too big to fail"? Nobody has found an email from a CEO saying,...
  • Is an Albany Minuteman Rally Possible? (NY Repeal Safe Act)

    05/26/2015 6:05:20 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 1 replies
    email ^ | 5/26/2015 | Al Bellardinelli
    Is an Albany Minuteman Rally Possible? WE are getting ever closer to FULL Repeal of the Safe Act being a reality. Every PUSH gets US closer. There is not much time left in the current legislative session. This precludes a well-organized rally to take place. The only way to make a rally happen is if WE can muster up A Minuteman Rally. Americans will soon find out just how many New York gun owners have refused to comply with the draconian New York SAFE Act. On April 15th the state Supreme Court ruled that the state needs to make public...
  • The awful truth about Hillary is beginning to dawn on Dems

    05/26/2015 4:24:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    We live in an age of narratives, not news. The narrative in the mainstream media is that Hillary Clinton is “inevitable” as the Democratic nominee, with supporting polling data from the New York Times (that oversamples Democrats and under-samples Republicans) manufactured to support the narrative. But the real news, what people need to know, is that Hillary looks like a disaster-in-the-making, with very poor campaign skills and an indefensible record overseeing foreign policy disasters that have exploded in the face of Obama. But some in the mainstream media are beginning to shed their reluctance to say that the empress has...
  • Fighter Jets Scramble to Escort Air France Plane to JFK Airport Following Threat

    05/25/2015 8:21:51 AM PDT · by kristinn · 272 replies
    ABC News ^ | Monday, May 25,2015 | Meghan Keneally and Josh Margolin
    An Air France plane was being escorted to JFK airport in New York City this morning after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, a senior U.S. official told ABC News. The Maryland State Police Fusion Center received an anonymous call of a “chemical weapons threat” aboard Air France Flight 22, which is en route from Paris and is expected to land at the New York City airport later this morning. The threat is not considered to be credible at the moment, but when officials tried to reach Air France representatives they were unsuccessful because it is also a...
  • Silda Wall Spitzer to Host ‘Women Only’ Fund-Raiser for Hillary

    05/25/2015 8:51:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Emily Smith
    Silda Wall Spitzer, who knows a thing or two about moving onward and upward from a cheating husband, is hosting a women-only Manhattan fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton. Silda, along with Wall Street queen Alexandra Lebenthal, Heidi Miller, tech entrepreneur Geraldine Laybourne and Maroon Capital’s Ann Davlin, is hosting the “just for women” event for Hillary on June 1. Tickets cost $2,700 for the two-hour event...
  • The newest liberal idiocy: Segregating 3rd-graders

    05/25/2015 6:43:31 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 24, 2015 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    “Can racism be stopped in the third grade?” That’s the question asked in this week’s New York Magazine cover story by journalist Lisa Miller. The short answer, of course, is that it all depends on how you define racism. At the Fieldston Lower School, a $43,000-per-year Riverdale institution, the administration sees racism everywhere. Just consider the “microaggressions” that have been uncovered.
  • George Pataki to Announce Presidential Bid Thursday

    05/25/2015 5:22:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Marisa Schultz
    Ignoring the polls and pundits, former New York Gov. George Pataki plans to announce Thursday that he’s joining the crowded Republican field for president. The three-term governor will unveil his candidacy in Exeter, N.H., – which claims the birthplace of the Republican Party – and join a group of contenders who are inching toward the 20 mark. Skeptics abound about Pataki’s chances.
  • I Believe My Father Was Murdered: B.B. King’s Kids Cry Foul

    05/25/2015 5:15:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2015
    Two B.B. King heirs who’ve been most outspoken about the blues legend’s care in his final days are accusing King’s two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King’s estate is calling the claims ridiculous. Three doctors determined that King was appropriately cared-for, and King received 24-hour care and monitoring by medical professionals “up until the time that he peacefully passed away in his sleep,” attorney Brent Bryson told the AP on Monday. Daughters Karen Williams and Patty King allege that family members were prevented from visiting while King’s business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron...
  • Spilling the truth on the fight for a $15 minimum wage

    05/25/2015 2:37:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    nypost.com ^ | may 25, 2015
    Did The New York Times just inadvertently tell us what the real goal of the raise-the-minimum-wage campaign is? A Times editorial last week cheered Los Angeles’ enactment of a $15-an-hour minimum wage — but noted that restaurants, particularly fast-food joints, don’t like it. Said The Times: “The restaurant industry . . . will not go down without a fight.” We didn’t think that bringing down an entire industry was what the campaign for a $15 minimum was supposed to be about. Oops. Back in March, we noted that a similar hikein Seattle’s minimum wage was leading to a spate of local restaurant closings, given that labor costs...
  • Forgotten WW2 soldier, lost more than 70 years, is finally honored

    05/25/2015 2:37:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It’s difficult to describe anything as a “feel good story” on a day when we are commemorating the Honored Dead, but I suppose this story comes as close as any. CBS News is providing the details of a tale which took place long ago in a small village a bit to the north of where I live, in Gowanda, New York. They have a war memorial in their town just like so many other places around the country. But for the lifetime of most of the current residents, one name has been missing. Carroll Heath was a young boy born...
  • Kayaker’s Body Found Floating in Hudson River After ‘Accident’

    05/24/2015 6:09:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 24, 2015 | Shawn Cohen and Leonard Greene
    The body of a man found floating in the Hudson River was positively identified Sunday as a missing kayaker believed to have been murdered by his fiancee, law enforcement sources said. Officials had not determined what killed Vincent Viafore, who disappeared April 19 after his kayak turned over about 50 miles north of New York City during a boating trip with Angelika Graswald. Graswald, 35, was arrested several days later and charged with second-degree murder charge after prosecutors said she admitted to tampering with Viafore’s kayak.
  • Trump donations to Clinton Foundation add to gun owner concerns

    05/24/2015 9:47:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 15, 2015
    Potential GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and his daughter have donated “at least $105,000 to the Clinton Foundation,” The Hill reported Thursday. Contributions, per the Foundation website, “advance the work of any part of the Clinton Foundation, including the Clinton Global Initiative.”That would be the same group behind the Clinton Global Citizen Award, presented to anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg by Vice President Joe Biden for being the “most fierce and most effective advocate that we have on the matter of gun sanity.” And it’s hardly the first time Trump has come across as effectively bipolar on guns.“I love the NRA,...
  • How Politicians From Hillary Clinton To David Cameron Reacted To Ireland's Same-Sex Marriage Vote

    05/23/2015 3:02:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | May 23, 2015 | Kerry Flynn
    Ireland became Saturday the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriages by popular vote. Within the U.S., Maine, Maryland and Washington in 2012 were the first states to legalize such unions through popular votes. Meanwhile, 37 states and the District of Columbia recognize same-sex marriages, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. A measure to legalize such unions via popular votes could be added to the ballots in the 13 other states during the 2016 general elections, when it conceivably could have the support of at least one presidential candidate, as IrelandÂ’s action motivated one White House...
  • Taylor Swift, Privileged Daughter Of Wealthy Plutocrats: The 'Real Story' About Her 1% Upbringing

    05/23/2015 11:50:45 AM PDT · by drewh · 114 replies
    Salon ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 06:00 PM | SCOTT TIMBERG
    Over the last few years, Taylor Swift has become one of the two or three biggest pop stars in the world. She has accumulated no fewer than four homes (including a $3.5 million place in Beverly Hills and a $20 million Tribeca penthouse) and drawn enormous press and media attention. She’s still on the cover of lots of magazines and we’ll probably see her there far into the future. On its release last year, her “1989” record became the biggest selling album in more than a decade, at a time in which record sales have been way down. She became,...
  • Bedazzled New York Times Reporter Wonders If Hillary Can Capture 'Fashionista' Support

    05/23/2015 11:42:29 AM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 23, 2015 | 12:26 PM EDT | PJ Gladnick
    It sounds like a script from the "Zoolander" movie but it is the hilariously too real report from Jason Horowitz in the very appropriate Fashion & Style section of the New York Times. Horowitz, who often sounds like he wants to ride on Hillary's lap to the White House, covers what he thinks is the oh so important subject of whether Hillary Clinton can win the support of the very very fashionable. First we find out that the very fashionable Marie Claire contributing editor Audrey Gelman no longer feels like an outcast as she did in 2008 for supporting Hillary:...
  • AL SHARPTON TALKS BEING ANGRY AT HIS FATHER FOR LEAVING HIS FAMILY FOR HIS OLDER, HALF SISTER

    05/23/2015 11:21:01 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 54 replies
    madamenoire.com ^ | November 15, 2013 | Veronica Wells
    This Sunday, Oprah is sitting down with the renowned Al Sharpton to discuss how his work as a Civil Rights leader has changed over the years, why he made the decision to get healthy and his beginnings as a preacher. Stuff we probably already knew or wouldn’t be too surprised to learn about Al Sharpton. But in a surprising revelation, Sharpton talks about the moment that changed his life: his father leaving his family, taking Sharpton’s older, half sister with him and having a child with her. Yes, you read that correctly. And yes it was a complete a hot...
  • Can Hillary Clinton Reverse the Six-Year Decline in Democratic Turnout?

    05/22/2015 4:50:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992 by running as a different kind of Democrat from previous nominees. Hillary Clinton, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post reports, is hoping to win the presidency in 2016 by running as the same kind of Democrat as the current incumbent. There's a certain logic in that. President Obama did win twice, while the five pre-Clinton Democratic nominees lost five of the six previous elections. But maybe it's too logical. There's also magic to presidential elections, something no arithmetic formula can capture. It's not clear that a 69-year-old Hillary Clinton in 2016 can inspire...
  • Al Sharpton 'Fat Shames' Kenan Thompson of SNL: Lose The Weight Tubby!

    05/23/2015 10:46:35 AM PDT · by drewh · 15 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/22/2015 12:16 PM PDT | staff
    If Kenan Thompson ever wants to host a late night show, Reverend Al Sharpton says he better drop some major poundage because nobody wants to fall asleep to a puffy porker. Our photog asked Sharpton which black comedian he'd like to see snag a hosting gig, when out of nowhere he begins blasting Thompson's weight. It's a strange response from Al -- who was once 305 lbs. himself, but now thinks Kenan is so big ... just seeing him gives people the munchies. Ooooh-weeee ... what up with that, Al? Check it out.
  • 14-year-old gang member killed on way to school

    05/23/2015 10:29:52 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/24/15 | Larry Celona, Kevin Fasick, Aaron Feis and Chris Perez
    He flashed gang signs in selfies, posted a photo of a Smith & Wesson on his Facebook page, and had a rap sheet even a veteran street gangster could be proud of. And now he’s been murdered — at age 14. Bronx seventh-grader Christopher Duran was stalked and gunned down on a sidewalk near his Bronx home Friday morning — the victim, cops believe, of gang violence. “He was a gangbanger,” one law-enforcement source said of Christopher, a child known in his Morrisania neighborhood as already well on the road to doom when he was shot dead. “He terrorized the...
  • City orders Sharpton’s daughter to save incriminating hiking pics

    05/23/2015 8:14:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 23, 2015 | Julia Marsh
    City lawyers warned Dominique Sharpton not to delete Instagram photos like this one atop an Indonesian mountain — where she trekked while claiming in a lawsuit that she has “permanent” ­injuries. The city Law Department sent Rev. Al’s daughter a letter telling her to preserve all of the damning evidence that she posted on her ­social-media accounts. The warning comes after The Post revealed that Dominique Sharpton has been globe-trotting despite her May 7 suit that says she will never fully recover from a sprained ankle she suffered on an uneven Soho street.
  • New York Times: Eating Food Aggravates Drought

    05/22/2015 8:04:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/22/2015 | NewsMachete
    For a long time now the Liberal Media has waged a propaganda campaign to make you feel guilty for using electricity, claiming the planet was melting because of imaginary global warming. Now we are moving onto phase 2: since much of our food is grown in California, and since California is experiencing a drought (which has happened repeatedly thousands of years), and since growing food uses a lot of water, by eating food, the New York Times wants you to feel guilty for causing the drought in California. Really. California farmers produce more than a third of the nation’s vegetables...
  • Why Russia Is Backing Syria

    07/09/2012 5:32:21 AM PDT · by vertolet888 · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 6, 2012 | Ruslan Pukhov
    MANY in the West believe that Russia’s support for Syria stems from Moscow’s desire to profit from selling arms to Bashar al-Assad’s government and maintain its naval facility at the Syrian port of Tartus. But these speculations are superficial and misguided. The real reason that Russia is resisting strong international action against the Assad regime is that it fears the spread of Islamic radicalism and the erosion of its superpower status in a world where Western nations are increasingly undertaking unilateral military interventions. Since 2005, Russian defense contracts with Syria have amounted to only about $5.5 billion — mostly to...
  • New York Times Op-ed: Calm Down. ISIS Isn’t Winning.

    05/22/2015 1:29:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/22/2015 | Ahmed Ali
    WASHINGTON — THE fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Sunday, and of the Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, is a big gain for the Islamic State, but not an utter disaster, as many observers fear. Rather than inducing panic in Western capitals, it should lead to a realistic assessment of the Islamic State’s strengths and weaknesses. One setback in a long war must not trigger hasty strategic shifts that lead to foreign countries’ becoming mired in Iraq once more. Palmyra has economic and cultural significance, as it sits among gas fields and is home to renowned ruins....
  • MAN FLIPS OFF COP = gets PEPPER SPRAYED in return [Video]

    05/22/2015 7:56:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 64 replies
    Dude flipped cop off to test his 1st amendment rights to freedom of expression = not a good idea Saratoga Springs police released the camera they had confiscated on Saturday, showing officer Nathan Baker pepper spraying a man sitting in his car before grabbing the man’s arm and twisting it out the window. Officer Baker claimed he was arresting Adam Rupeka for disorderly conduct. Rupeka had flipped him off while driving past him. And while the New York statute for disorderly conduct includes a line about making an “obscene gesture,” the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which encompasses New...
  • Mystery of 9 brains found in St. Lawrence County village remains unsolved

    05/22/2015 7:45:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    www.syracuse.com ^ | updated May 22, 2015 at 12:48 AM | By Ken Sturtz
    GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. -- Nine brains inexplicably appeared earlier this week along a street in a St. Lawrence County village. How the brains got there and where they came from remains a mystery. Residents discovered the brains on Beckwith Street near railroad tracks and called the police. Gouverneur police collected one of the brains and brought it to a local veterinarian for an examination, WWNY TV 7 reported. The veterinarian determined the brain had been professionally removed -- likely from a dog -- and preserved in formaldehyde. The veterinarian told North Country Now that the brain was consistent with a beagle-sized...
  • Buried Truths About Nazi Mass Murder and the Allied Victory

    05/21/2015 10:47:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 21, 2015 | Roger Cohen
    A very important movie about the Holocaust made its way to New York City for the first time this week at the end of a tortuous journey that began 70 years ago when Allied forces and newsreel cameramen stumbled into Nazi concentration camps. Called “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey,” it is as unadorned as its title, a document shot in the moment to capture forever evidence of the unimaginable. Made under the auspices of the British Ministry of Information, produced by Sidney Bernstein, the founder of Granada Television, assembled with advice from Alfred Hitchcock, the movie was meant to ram...
  • Conservative nonprofit plans to expand statewide presence (New York)

    05/21/2015 3:51:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Capital New York ^ | May 21, 2015 | Bill Mahoney
    ALBANY—A nonprofit group tied to hedge funder Robert Mercer is planning to expand next month, Capital has learned. Reclaim New York, a 501(c)(3) with connections to several prominent Republicans, was established in 2013 and has developed a sizable presence on social media websites like Twitter. Last month, it was featured prominently in a Newsday editorial. According to its website, the group is a "non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing a statewide, grassroots conversation about the future of New York, its economy and its people." Reclaim New York will likely be more visible in the near future. It is in the...
  • The 50 Sexiest in TV News 2015 (Fox News Has Nine)

    05/21/2015 2:48:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 63 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 3:21 pm, May 21st, 2015 | by Mediaite Staff
    The 50 Sexiest in TV News 2015 We spend a lot of time here at Mediaite watching national news on TV. So, as we approach summer 2015, we thought now would be the perfect time to share our list of the 50 Sexiest in national TV News. While this is certainly a list of physically beautiful people, remember, being sexy isn’t only about looks. It’s also about how they cover the news and in many cases, having something to say and not being afraid to say it. Whether you agree with them or not, love them hate them (or maybe...
  • Politico Touts ‘Frugal Habits’ of George Stephanopoulos’s Wife (haggling over yard sales)

    05/21/2015 2:01:59 PM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | | May 21, 2015 | 2:48 PM EDT | By Jeffrey Meyer
    In the wake of the ongoing controversy surrounding ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos and his failure to disclose $75,000 worth of donations to the Clinton Foundation, and now news of his $105-million contract with the network, Politico decided to tout the “frugal habits of his wife” actress Ali Wentworth. Author Kate Glassman Bennett writes that “as word spread of the beleaguered Good Morning America anchor’s exorbitant take — following on criticism of his $75,000 of ill-conceived donations to the Clinton Foundation — certain circles back here in Washington were twittering about the frugal habits of his wife.” Despite being a multimillionaire,...
  • Aging Rappers Endorse Hillary Clinton (50 Cent, Ja Rule, Snoop Dogg, Waka Flocka Flame)

    05/21/2015 1:46:12 PM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 5/21/15 11:02 AM EDT | Nick Gass
    50 Cent is all in for Hillary Clinton, joining a growing list of rappers backing the Democratic candidate for the White House. “It’s Hillary time!” the Grammy winner told The Daily Beast in a recent interview. He initially backed Clinton in 2007 but switched to Barack Obama after the presidential candidate delivered a speech on race relations in America. “I also think Hillary was the president already once. You know what I’m sayin’?” 50 Cent said, referencing her marriage to former President Bill Clinton. “Some of the things she says feel really comfortable, and roll off. When people are really...
  • DC Police Chief: Quadruple Murder Suspect Believed To Be In Brooklyn

    05/21/2015 11:19:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | May 21, 2015 1:55 PM | Staff
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – It is believed the man wanted for the murder of a Washington, D.C. family and their housekeeper is in Brooklyn, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Thursday. Metropolitan Police in Washington issued an arrest warrant for Daron Dylon Wint on first-degree murder charges in connection with the May 13 quadruple murder and arson case. “We have information that we believe Mr. Wint is currently in the Brooklyn, New York-area,” Lanier said. “We continue to seek the public’s assistance in locating Wint,” Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said. “If you see something, we’re begging of you, to...
  • NY lawmakers ask Gov. Cuomo to ban nonessential travel to Louisiana after Jindal executive order

    05/21/2015 8:11:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/21/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued new protections for businesses that refuse to serve same-sex marriages, embracing the "religious freedom" cause dear to conservative Christians even though it's stung other Republican politicians. Jindal, a prospect for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, issued an executive order on Tuesday after saying he was disappointed that a Statehouse committee had earlier in the day voted down a bill that would have accomplished the same goal. That panel's concern: that Louisiana would look much like Indiana, where concerns that a new "religious freedom" law would lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians triggered such a...
  • NY rejects all applications for new charter schools

    05/21/2015 7:01:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 21, 2015 | Yoav Gonen and Aaron Short
    The state Education Department has rejected all 15 applications for new charter schools, including 12 in New York City, claiming they failed to meet academic standards. “We always look for quality and these applications didn’t measure up,” Education Department spokesman Dennis Tompkins said Wednesday. “We invited several of the applicants to reapply in June and we gave them suggestions on how to improve their applications.” But charter-school advocates weren’t buying it, saying the rejection of all the applicants reeked of pro-teacher-union politics. “The timing and nature of these blanket rejections should raise serious concerns for New Yorkers ... Mayor de...
  • Big Surprise Guests Spotted Entering The Ed Sullivan Theater For Final David Letterman Show

    05/20/2015 12:34:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 56 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 3:25 pm, May 20th, 2015 | by Matt Wilstein
    Big Surprise Guests Spotted Entering Ed Sullivan Theater for Final Letterman Show When CBS announced the guests for David Letterman’s final run of shows as host of the Late Show, they conspicuously left out any names for the last episode, set to air tonight. Today, we learned that Letterman’s “favorite band,” the Foo Fighters, will be performing a song on Wednesday night’s show: And now, thanks to some tweets from fans and reporters staking out the Ed Sullivan Theater, we know a few more names set to stop by unannounced. Read no further if you want to truly be surprised.
  • 'Clinton Cash’ Author: ‘We’re Finding Some Interesting, Compelling Things’ on Jeb

    05/18/2015 8:00:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/12/15 | Ian Hanchett
    “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer said that he is ” finding some interesting, compelling things” in his investigation of Jeb Bush on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” Schweizer reported, “We’re about four months into the research project, obviously not as global in scope as the Clintons, but you know, as governor of the state of Florida, you have a lot of things that you can do. So we’re following the money. We’re looking at land deals. We’re looking at an airport deal. We are looking at some of the educational reforms that were instituted, and some of the big corporate winners...
  • Peter King: '50-50' odds he'll run in 2016

    05/20/2015 12:00:18 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/2015 | Jessie Byrnes
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Wednesday the odds are "50-50" that he will enter the 2016 presidential race. "I'm certainly not ruling it out," King said during an appearance on CNN's "Wolf." "Right now I'm sort of 50-50." King said he intended to make his decision by the end of June.
  • Fights Break Out Over $30 Hot Dog Price at Stand Near Ground Zero: Officials

    05/20/2015 11:58:05 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 56 replies
    .nbcnewyork.com ^ | May 20,2015 | Melissa Russo and Fred Mamoun
    Meet Ahmed Mohammed. .....He might be the most expensive hot dog vendor in New York, especially if he thinks you're a tourist. NBC 4 New York cameras recently captured him trying to charge a man named David $15 for a hot dog and a pretzel near the World Trade Center. Customer after customer recounted how the vendor tried to charge them $20 to $30 for a hot dog.
  • NYPD Ordered to Stop Arresting Drug Dealers Over 40 (thanks, Mayor de Blasio!)

    05/20/2015 11:34:02 AM PDT · by drewh · 18 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 1:27 pm, May 20th, 2015 | by Tina Nguyen
    In the past few years, the New York City Police Department has discovered that younger drug dealers are more likely to be armed with guns and dangerous. As a result, the NYPD narcotics department issued a new rule to their narcotics division: stop arresting drug dealers over the age of 40. As much as we’d like to joke that this is age discrimination, it’s actually the result of the NYPD’s desire to focus their resources on dealing with criminals in the 18-40 demographic. According to the New York Post, which got their hands on a memo from top officers, there’s...
  • Fox News Andrea Tantaros: Hillary Clinton Is the Most Corrupt Woman in World History

    05/20/2015 10:51:48 AM PDT · by drewh · 59 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12:54 pm, May 20th, 2015 | by Evan McMurry
    In an all-but explicit nod to the pull quote-based internet content industry, Outnumbered host Andrea Tantaros called Hillary Clinton the “most corrupt woman in the history of the world.” There was no real context to the line, but Tantaros was primed by a discussion on the general satisfaction felt by Republican voters with their field. “People are not going to say, ‘No, I hate all the candidates and we’re going to say that we have a terrible field and we’ll lose to the most corrupt woman in the history of the world,'” Tantaros said. “What are they supposed to say?...
  • Hillary Clinton’s State Department Staff Kept Tight Rein on Records [Rein = Blocked]

    05/20/2015 7:41:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 19, 2015 8:28 p.m. ET | By Laura Meckler
    Aides scrutinized, sometimes blocked release of documents requested under public-records law WASHINGTON—When Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, her staff scrutinized politically sensitive documents requested under public-records law and sometimes blocked their release, according to people with direct knowledge of the activities. In one instance, her chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, told State Department records specialists she wanted to see all documents requested on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, and later demanded that some be held back. In another case, Ms. Mills’s staff negotiated with the records specialists over the release of documents about former President Bill Clinton’s speaking engagements—also...
  • Narcotics cops ordered to stop arresting suspects over 40

    05/20/2015 5:42:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    nypost.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Daniel Prendergast, Shawn Cohen and Jamie Schram
    The city’s narcotics cops are being told to stop arresting suspects over the age of 40 — a major strategy shift designed to target younger dealers, who are more likely to carry guns and use them, The Post has learned. Top brass issued a directive that makes it all but impossible for cops to bust older drug suspects, in order to combat a spike in shootings — which are up 7 percent in 2015 compared with the same period last year and 12 percent over the last four weeks, police sources said. The new policy was laid out in a...