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  • DA: Case wasn’t about gun rights, despite protests

    07/27/2016 6:35:47 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies
    © Copyright 2016 Finger Lakes Times ^ | 07.26.16 | By MIKE HIBBARD mhibbard@fltimes.com
    <p>CANANDAIGUA — The Phelps man whose trial included protests by gun-rights advocates is going to prison.</p> <p>On Monday in Ontario County Court, Judge Craig Doran sentenced Shane Bennett, 35, to 4 and 1/2 years in prison followed by five years of parole.</p>
  • Trump Jr. Hits back at Anthony Weiner on Twitter after Former Congressman Pledges to come out of ...

    07/26/2016 4:57:30 PM PDT · by Cecily · 61 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 26, 2016 | Clemence Michallon
    Anthony Weiner has sworn he would come back into politics if Donald Trump Jr ever ran for New York mayor - a pledge met with an acerbic tweet on Trump Jr's part. The former congressman is currently in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. He flew there hours after calling the elder Trump a 'xenophobic, narcissistic, racist anti-Semite' on Stephen Colbert's Late Show. Weiner ended his political career after losing his seat at the US House Of Representative and the 2013 New York mayoral election to two sexting scandals. But the former congressman, whose wife Huma Abeddin is one of...
  • Homeless Encampments Worry Commuters At Penn Station [DeBlasio's NYC]

    07/26/2016 7:40:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    CBS New York ^ | July 25, 2016 | Staff
    As the New York City homeless problem persists, passengers have been encountering crowds of people camped outside Penn Station. As CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported, Penn Station commuters said the city needs to do something.
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,July 25-29,2016

    07/25/2016 12:28:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | July 25, 2016 | Sean Hannity
    Welcome To The Sean Hannity Show Thread! All Posters And Lurkers Are WELCOME! The Show Thread Between EL Rushbo And TGO'S Lounge. Be The First To Post And Win A Sean Hannity Show Thread High Power Blender. Listen To Sean Do Comentary, Talk To Guests And Take Calls From YOU! :)=^..^= Image by Cool Text: Logo and Button Generator - Create Your Own Logo
  • Solar projects can't save the forest for the trees?

    07/25/2016 7:58:18 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 23 July 2016 | FRANK ELTMAN
    A green energy project has some environmentalists seeing red. Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to cut greenhouse gases, but a proposed solar project at a defunct Long Island nuclear power plant has stirred outrage because it requires demolishing 350 acres of woodlands.
  • Daughter of Hillary Clinton’s VP Pick Is the Talk of NYU

    07/24/2016 8:53:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 24, 2016 | Oli Coleman
    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine’s daughter instantly joined the ranks of celebrity NYU students when Hillary Clinton put her father on the ticket on Friday. We’re told students were clamoring to find out more about Annella Kaine
  • Clinton Continues to Take Voters of Color for Granted

    07/24/2016 7:30:58 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 22, 2016 | Peniel Joseph
    Hillary Clinton’s announcement of Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate is a missed opportunity in these tumultuous political times. Against a national landscape filled with earned and unearned racial anxiety — one that the Republic National Convention further stoked this past week and which Donald Trump’s candidacy is primarily based on — Clinton’s decision to stick to the conventional script may not cost her the election, but it damages the Democratic Party.
  • Ithaca man charged with child sex abuse detained 25 miles from Mexico border

    ITHACA, N.Y. -- A man accused of sexually abusing two young children was taken into custody less than 25 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas on Saturday, two days before his trial was set to begin in Ithaca. Ever Benites, 36, who was out on bail after being charged with multiple felonies for abusing two children over several years, was taken into custody at a travel center in Edinburg, Texas.... The final destination of the bus, operated by Tornado Bus Company, was Brownsville, Texas, a city directly bordering Mexico. Benites, who was released on $20,000 cash bail or $40,000...
  • Assistant DA discusses gun control at Crime-Stoppers meeting (Albany, NY)

    07/24/2016 7:37:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    albanyherald.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | jon gosa
    Gun control has been a divisive topic in American discourse lately, and as Elam discussed the pros and cons of gun control she offered the opinion that guns are not needed, even for self defense. “So, about gun control. It’s a hot topic nowadays. The pros of gun control are less guns mean a safer world, ” said Elam. “Gun control laws are correlated to lower rates of violence. Guns are not needed to defend against government. The key to protecting our society is information, and guns are not needed, even for self defense.”
  • City’s public schools join fight against ‘white power’

    07/24/2016 5:46:18 AM PDT · by milford421 · 65 replies
    NY POST ^ | 7/24/16 | Susan Edelman
    "On the last day of school, Principal Darlene Cameron of Star Academy-PS 63 in the East Village gave her small faculty a chart defining racist and non-racist institutions and asked them to think about where their school fits in. A non-racist institution, among other things, is conscious of and aims to wipe out a culture of “white power,” “white privilege” and “inherent white advantage.” “We fit into the category of white power and privilege!” a white teacher at the K-5 school told her colleagues." "The concept that whites enjoy everyday benefits simply because of their skin color has become the...
  • $15 minimum wage shutters old-school Brooklyn diner

    07/23/2016 9:46:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | 10:47pm | Jennifer Bain and Natalie O’Neill
    Say goodbye to the late-night fries and gravy. One of the last classic Brooklyn diners is biting the dust — and soon they’ll all die off due to the state’s minimum-wage increase and other factors, restaurateurs and economic experts predicted Friday. The owner of the four-decade-old, 24-hour greasy spoon, Del Rio Diner in Gravesend, said his place is closing down because he can’t afford to pay cooks $15 an hour, along with rising rents and expensive Health Department inspection fees. …
  • Peter King pledges loyalty to Trump despite others boycotting

    07/22/2016 8:55:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Irish Echo via Irish Central ^ | July 22, 2016 12:02 PM | Ray O’Hanlon
    Long Island congressman Peter King was the most prominent activist Irish American Congressional Republican politician at the just concluded GOP convention in Cleveland. Come to think of it, he was the only one. […] And while King is lining up behind the Trump candidacy, and has endorsed him, it should be remembered that back in the thick of the primary fight he endorsed Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio over his fellow New Yorker. But that was then and this is now. King sent this from the convention floor on Tuesday evening: “Dramatic night as Donald Trump goes over the top to...
  • Macy’s fires Catholic employee for questioning transgender bathroom policy

    07/22/2016 11:00:16 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 37 replies
    Life Site ^ | Jul 21, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    FLUSHING, New York, July 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Macy’s department store has fired a Catholic employee because he questioned their transgender bathroom policy, even though he says he told his employer he would enforce the policy. Back in May, Javier Chavez, a senior store detective at Macy’s Flushing, New York, location got a phone call about a male accessing the ladies room along with a female. A female customer and her daughter were afraid to enter the restroom due the male’s presence there, and a security guard reporting to Chavez directed the man to leave and use the men’s room....
  • Man Who Tossed Fake Bomb Into NYPD Car Is Arrested After Standoff

    07/22/2016 7:36:39 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/21/2016 | Pervaiz Shallwani and Kate King
    New York City police arrested a 52-year-old Queens man who allegedly tossed a fake bomb into a police van in Times Square before engaging officers in an hourslong standoff in Columbus Circle Thursday.Hector Meneses was arrested shortly before 8 a.m. after a more than five-hour stalemate that shut down vehicle traffic to the area and forced subways to bypass Columbus Circle during the early morning rush, authorities said. Mr. Meneses had barricaded himself in his car and told police he had an explosive and wanted to die, New York Police Department Chief of Department James O’Neill said. Police determined there...
  • (Former Fox News Anchor) Laurie Dhue Shoping Roger Ailes Tell-All Memoir

    07/21/2016 4:46:08 PM PDT · by drewh · 52 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 07.21.16 12:35 PM ET | Lloyd Grover
    The former Fox anchor who was dismissed by the now embattled head of Fox News is reportedly peddling a memoir dishing about her experience at the network. As if Roger Ailes doesn’t have trouble on his plate, former Fox News anchor Laurie Dhue has been shopping a tell-all about her experiences with the founder of the conservative-friendly cable network along with other Fox News personalities. Dhue’s proposed book-length memoir, which I’m told is already attracting interest from publishers, can’t be good news for the embattled Ailes—who faces the prospect of a pile-up of sexual harassment allegations, in the wake of...
  • Fox News Hosts Opt to Leave Network If Roger Ailes Is Forced Out (all against Megyn Kelly)

    07/21/2016 4:23:05 PM PDT · by drewh · 97 replies
    Newsmax,com ^ | Thursday, 21 Jul 2016 12:24 PM | staff
    Fox News' ratings-rich prime time lineup and dozens of contributors are reportedly willing to walk out the door in solidarity with embattled CEO Roger Ailes — and against Megyn Kelly. According to Breitbart News, hosts Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Greta Van Susteren, Shepard Smith, Bret Baier, Eric Bolling, Neil Cavuto, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Laura Ingraham, Geraldo Rivera, Juan Williams, Jeanine Pirro, Bo Dietl, Monica Crowley, as well as the "Fox & Friends" hosts, would be agreeable to leave if Ailes is forced out. In addition, at least 50 Fox News contributors would also be inclined to leave, Breitbart reports. The Financial...
  • Clinton blows through cash haul as race heats up

    07/21/2016 2:49:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | 07/20/16 11:11 PM EDT | By Isaac Arnsdorf
    Hillary Clinton campaign's posted another impressive fundraising month in June but blew through almost the entire haul, spending more than in any other month of the cycle so far. The campaign spent $34.5 million and raised $36.4 million, leaving it with a slightly higher cash position of $44.4 million at the end of June, according to its latest report to the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday. Just $5.9 million, or about 16 percent, of her contributions came from small donors. The campaign said its average donation was $48. The campaign spent $20.2 million on media, more than twice as much...
  • Teens beaten outside mosque may have sexually assaulted man’s girlfriend

    07/21/2016 1:29:26 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 20, 2016 | Emily Saul
    <p>The Brooklyn DA’s office is investigating allegations that the two teens beaten to a pulp by an enraged boyfriend outside a Brooklyn Mosque were​ ​sexually assaulting his girlfriend, The Post has learned.</p> <p>The probe was launched after the unnamed woman claimed that the teens were taunting and molesting her when her boyfriend, Christopher Vallaro, ran to her rescue.</p>
  • Dems: 'We're Panicked'

    07/21/2016 9:52:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 77 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 07-21-2016 | Paul Bedard
    With start of the Democratic National Convention just three days away, Democratic groups are expressing dismay that Hillary Rodham Clinton is neck and neck with Donald Trump in the polls. "Were PANICKED, friends," said an email shot from the Democratic Governors Association. The group and other Clinton supporters are concerned about the polls and the new analysis by numbers guru Nate Silver showing Clinton's lead down to three points. The RealClearPolitics average is even worse. Today's analysis has Clinton's lead at 2.8 points. "This is not good," said the DGA fundraising email. Their note: We're PANICKED, Friends: Nate Silver just...
  • The View Rants On Giuliani: 'Nutty' 'Lunatic' 'Divisive;' Made NYC Unsafe For Brown, Black Men

    07/21/2016 7:03:44 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7-19-2016 | Kristine Marsh
    The majority of the panel on Tuesday’s The View were furious about former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s speech defending police officers at the RNC last night. Panelists Joy Behar, CNN’s Sunny Hostin, ABC’s Sara Haines and Whoopi Goldberg blasted the Mayor for his tone and message, calling him “nutty,” “berserk” “lunatic” and “divisive” while FNC’s Jedediah Bila was the only panelist to defend Giuliani’s speech. Whoopi began by asking the panel what they thought about Giuliani’s speech. Behar bluntly said, to laughter and applause, “I think he stole that speech from Mussolini.” Not to be outdone, Hostin had...
  • "My Own People Hate Me!" - Black Brooklyn Cop Slams "False Narrative Of Black Lives Matter"

    07/20/2016 9:33:49 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 20, 2016 | Jay Stalien
    I have come to realize something that is still hard for me to understand to this day. The following may be a shock to some coming from an African American, but the mere fact that it may be shocking to some is prima facie evidence of the sad state of affairs that we are in as Humans. I used to be so torn inside growing up. Here I am, a young African-American born and raised in Brooklyn, NY wanting to be a cop. I watched and lived through the crime that took place in the hood. My own black people...
  • NY-12: Ivanka Trump Wins A Primary

    07/20/2016 11:52:51 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 9 replies
    State of Politics Blog/NY1 ^ | 7/20/2016 | Staff
    Ivanka Trump, the daughter of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, is the apparent winner of a write-in vote for the Reform Party nomination for the 12th congressional district. According to the city Board of Elections, Trump received two out of the five write-in votes cast among eligible voters. Trump’s win was brought to my attention by Frank Morano, a radio host and civic activist who has sought to bring attention to New York’s at-times absurd campaign laws.
  • Jaywalkers beware: Ithaca Police are cracking down on crosswalk evaders

    07/20/2016 7:28:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    © 2016 WSTM ^ | TUESDAY, JULY 19TH 2016 | BY TYLER HEAD
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- This weekend Ithaca Police will have extra officers patrolling the streets on the lookout for unsafe and intolerable activity - in particular, violations committed by pedestrians. Police say extra officers will be on patrol from July 22 to July 25 during various hours of the day and night. A release by police advises that "officers will utilize a zero tolerance approach for all violations observed." The department says the goal is to increase pedestrian safety on Ithaca's streets, sidewalks and crosswalks.
  • Republican convention: Christie, Trump Jr and Carson ignite second night – as it happened

    07/19/2016 9:21:48 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 65 replies
    https://www.theguardian.com ^ | July 19, 2016 | Tom McCarthy and Scott Bixby
    Day two of the 2016 Republican national convention is in the can. Here’s what happened: Donald Trump was formally nominated by the Republican party to be president of the United States and Mike Pence was nominated to be vice president. On the convention floor, a member of each state delegation said something good about their state, then announced how its delegates were to be awarded. Once upon a time, the question was whether Trump could hit 1,237 delegates. In the end he got 1,725. Ted Cruz was second with 475. John Kasich got 120 and Marco Rubio 114. Award for...
  • Murdochs Give Roger Ailes a Swift Kick to the Curb on Front Page of Company-Owned NY Post

    07/19/2016 7:44:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 13 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | July 19, 2016 9:25 pm | Roger Freidman
    The Murdochs and News Corp are not subtle. When they want to ‘kill you’ they really go for it. And so they have on the front page of Wednesday’s New York Post, the tabloid they own. When Ailes was first sued by Gretchen Carlson, the Post avoided any mention of it. But once the Murdochs made up their minds to give Ailes the gate, all bets were off. Ailes must be wondering what the last 20 years were all about. Isn’t this a little bit over the top coming from your own company?
  • Exclusive: Trump could seek new law to purge government of Obama appointeesTrump Could Seek New Law

    07/19/2016 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 58 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 19, 2016
    If he wins the presidency, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would seek to purge the federal government of officials appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama and could ask Congress to pass legislation making it easier to fire public workers, Trump ally, Chris Christie, said on Tuesday. Christie, who is governor of New Jersey and leads Trump's White House transition team, said the campaign was drawing up a list of federal government employees to fire if Trump defeats Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential election. ... Trump's transition advisers fear that Obama may convert these appointees to civil...
  • Trump and Clinton will face off in first presidential debate in their home state of New York

    07/19/2016 6:11:17 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/19/2016 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, had been supposed to host the first presidential debate. But on Tuesday it announced it was pulling out of hosting because of concerns it could not 'guarantee the safety and security' of campus. Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island, New York, will now host September 26 clash which will be first between the rival candidates.
  • TRUMP NOMINATED

    07/19/2016 4:10:36 PM PDT · by old-ager · 270 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 2016-7-19 | vanity
    TRUMP NOMINATED. NY PUSHES HIM OVER THE TOP
  • Wright State withdraws from presidential debate

    07/19/2016 12:24:57 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 25 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 7/19/2016 | Lynn Hulsey
    Wright State President David Hopkins announced Tuesday the university has withdrawn from hosting the first presidential debate in September. WSU cited rising costs and security costs Costs rose from $3.5 million to over $8 million University informed Commission on Presidential Debates at noon WSU in an internal remediation to overcome budget deficit UPDATE @ 2:58 p.m.: The president of Wright State’s faculty union, Martin Kich, said cancelling the debate was probably for the best. “I think It’s unfortunate we’ve gotten two months away from it and we have to pull the plug on it. I don’t think that makes anyone...
  • "Wright State withdraws from presidential debate" (Going to be held at liberal Hofstra instead)

    07/19/2016 11:53:58 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 19 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 7/19/2016 | Lynn Hulsey
    “In light of Wright State University’s announcement of earlier today, the September 26, 2016 Presidential Debate will be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. The Commission very much appreciates Wright State’s efforts. Hofstra University served very successfully as a presidential debate site in 2012. On September 23, 2015, the Commission announced that Hofstra University had agreed to serve as an alternate site this debate cycle if needed. The Commission looks forward to working with Hofstra once again.”
  • 5 injured in crane collapse on Tappan Zee Bridge

    07/19/2016 11:27:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Daily News ^ | July 19,2016 | MEG WAGNER
    A construction crane toppled over on the Tappan Zee Bridge Tuesday, injuring five people and creating a "traffic nightmare" over the Hudson River, officials said. Traffic in both directions came to a halt just after noon Tuesday when a crane working to build the new Tappan Zee — due to open in 2018 and replace the current crossing — fell onto the existing bridge, according to the New York Thruway Authority. At least three drivers and two bridge workers were injured, the Journal News reported. None of their injuries are life-threatening. South Nyack-Grand View Police Chief Brent Newbury told the...
  • Vilsack stock rises as Clinton nears VP pick

    07/19/2016 10:11:01 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    POLITICO ^ | July 19, 2016 | Gabriel DeBenedetti and Helena Bottemiller Evich
    LAS VEGAS — Fast approaching her final decision on a running mate, Hillary Clinton appears to be looking closely at Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Labor Secretary Tom Perez, say multiple people who are in regular contact with her inner circle. But it’s another member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet whose stock has been steadily and notably rising in recent days, vaulting him into what close Clinton friends call the “top tier": Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Clinton Leading Trump by 12 Points in New York

    07/19/2016 7:36:20 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 19 Jul 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by 12 points among voters in New York, with the results driven by a 3-1 lead among New York City voters, a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows. While but both presidential candidates continue to have negative favorability ratings, according to In the poll, conducted from July 13-17 of 1,104 New York state voters and carrying a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points: Clinton, 47 percent; Trump, 35 percent; Clinton favorability, 41-52 percent; Trump favorability, 32-61 percent. And in demographic breakdowns: Voters ages 18-34: Clinton, 53-18 percent; Ages 34-49:...
  • Man sucker-punched while walking quietly down the street

    07/19/2016 7:10:43 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    Disturbing video released Tuesday shows a man randomly punching a 65-year-old man in the face as he’s walking along a Brooklyn Heights street. The attack was captured on surveillance video and shows the suspect walking with a group of people down Joralemon Street near the corner of Henry Street, as the victim is walking in the opposite direction around 11:15 p.m. July 6.
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,July 18-22,2016

    07/18/2016 12:10:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | July 18 , 2016 | Sean Hannity
    Welcome To The Sean Hannity Show Thread! All Posters And Lurkers Are WELCOME! The Show Thread Between EL Rushbo And TGO'S Lounge. Be The First To Post And Win A Sean Hannity Show Thread High Power Blender. Listen To Sean Do Comentary, Talk To Guests And Take Calls From YOU! :)=^..^= Image by Cool Text: Logo and Button Generator - Create Your Own Logo
  • Pence eats at Chili’s in NY, Twitter erupts

    07/17/2016 5:31:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 112 replies
    WISH TV ^ | 16 JULY 2016 | JOHN HANLON
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Shortly after being officially introduced as Donald Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was trending on Twitter — but it had nothing to do with politics. Pence posted a photo of his family eating at a Chili’s restaurant in New York, prompting a storm of tweets.
  • TRUMP PICKS PENCE (NOW IT'S OFFICIAL!!)

    07/15/2016 7:53:56 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 493 replies
    twitter.com ^ | July 15, 2016
  • Cover Up: Hillary Clinton Failed Secret FBI Lie Detector Test

    07/17/2016 2:40:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 96 replies
    Crooked Hillary Clinton failed a lie-detector test about her private emails that betrayed American military secrets! That’s the explosive finding of a National ENQUIRER investigation that proved the Democratic presidential candidate deliberately misled the nation so Hillary could cheat justice!
  • LIVE:Trump Press Conference 7/16/2016 @ The New York Hilton Midtown @ 10:30AM ET.

    07/16/2016 4:16:15 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 556 replies
    Saturday, July 16, 2016: Donald J. Trump will be announcing Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his Vice Presidential Candidate for the November 2016 Election at a press conference. The event will take place in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown. Live streaming coverage on RSBN begins at 10:30 AM EDT. New York City Watch the live stream of the event below beginning at 10:30 AM ET: New York Hilton Midtown
  • Trump Offers Jaw Droppingly Dumb Reason Why Sarah Palin Wasn’t Invited To GOP Convention

    07/14/2016 7:50:38 PM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 121 replies
    Politicus USA ^ | 7/14/16 | Easley
    Donald Trump is claiming that he didn't invite Sarah Palin to the Republican convention because Alaska is too far away from Cleveland, Ohio.
  • New York wind farm part of larger offshore energy ambitions

    07/14/2016 10:03:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2016 3:10 PM EDT | Frank Eltman
    A New York utility plans to approve a wind farm off eastern Long Island that it says would be the nation’s largest offshore wind energy project built to date. The project would be the first phase of a more ambitious effort to construct hundreds of electricity-producing turbines in the Atlantic Ocean in the coming years. The announcement that the Long Island Power Authority plans to approve a proposed 90-megawatt, 15-turbine wind farm in U.S. waters east of Montauk at a meeting next week was greeted enthusiastically by energy experts, elected officials and environmentalists. […] The U.S. lags behind Europe and...
  • Donald Trump selects Mike Pence as VP

    07/14/2016 4:49:15 PM PDT · by bd476 · 127 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 7:42 PM ET, Thursday July 14, 2016 | By Eric Bradner, Dana Bash and MJ Lee, CNN
    (CNN) Donald Trump has called Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and offered him the vice presidential slot on his ticket, CNN has learned. Pence has accepted. The pick sets up a stark clash in styles: a brash presumptive nominee with a tendency to freelance into controversies alongside a cautious former congressional leader who's stuck close to conservative orthodoxy since starting his career in talk radio. Trump said Thursday evening he's postponing the official announcement, previously set for Friday morning...
  • Donald Trump chooses Mike Pence as his running mate

    07/14/2016 7:50:28 PM PDT · by bd476 · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 hours ago 15 July 2016
    BBC: Donald Trump chooses Mike Pence as his running mate If there's anything resembling a "safe" vice-presidential pick for Donald Trump, Mike Pence is it. He has executive experience as Indiana's governor and a strong legislative resume from his 12 years as a member of the US House of Representatives. While in Washington, he chaired the Republican Study Group, a coalition of hard-core conservatives, which gives him solid bona fides among the grass-roots Tea Party wing of the party that has occasional doubts about Mr Trump's ideological purity.Mr Pence also hails from the mid-west, which Mr Trump's team has...
  • Christie: Initial Cruz endorsement shouldn't ‘disqualify’ Pence from VP

    07/14/2016 7:19:54 PM PDT · by bd476 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2016, 08:57 pm EDT | By Mark Hensch
    July 14, 2016, 08:57 pm The Hill Christie: Initial Cruz endorsement shouldn't ‘disqualify’ Pence from VP By Mark Hensch New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he has no room to criticize fellow Trump vice president contender Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for initially endorsing Ted Cruz during the primaries. “I mean, he made a judgment at the time,” Christie told MSNBC in a Thursday interview. "You’d have to ask why he endorsed Ted Cruz at the time that he did. I don’t know. But I don’t think that should disqualify you. “Because if you had a different choice early in...
  • TEEN WHO STEPPED ON CENTRAL PARK EXPLOSIVE HAS SETBACK, SURGERY

    07/14/2016 3:04:08 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 32 replies
    abc7ny.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Eyewitness News
    Golden, a college student at the University of Miami, was in Central Park on July 3 with some friends when he stepped on a rock covering the homemade explosive and lost his lower left leg and foot.
  • 75-Year-Old Man Beaten Unconscious in Apparently Random Attack in Greenwich Village: NYPD

    07/14/2016 5:57:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    NBC New York ^ | July 14, 2016 | Tracie Strahan
    A 75-year-old man was beaten unconscious in Greenwich Village, apparently at random, and police are searching for the two people who attacked him. The victim was in front of a building on West 14th Street Wednesday when a man punched him in the back of his head and then knocked him to the ground. The man then kicked him in the face, knocking him out, police said. A woman stood by as a lookout as the beating took place.
  • Speakers at Donald Trump’s Convention: Tim Tebow, Peter Thiel, But No Sarah Palin?

    07/14/2016 12:23:43 AM PDT · by iowamark · 126 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 13, 2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    CLEVELAND — A night highlighting the tragedy in Benghazi, Libya. An appearance by onetime football star Tim Tebow. A presentation detailing former President Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct. Donald J. Trump, the presumptive nominee, has been promising a different kind of Republican National Convention, and plans obtained by The New York Times show that he is eager to put his showbiz stamp on the party’s gathering, even as he struggles to attract A-list talent. The roster of speakers obtained by The Times, and confirmed by two people with direct knowledge of the convention planning, reveals a lineup lacking many of the...
  • GOP Platform Committee Calls for Defunding of Planned Parenthood

    07/13/2016 10:31:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 13, 2016 | 9:57 AM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    The Republican Party’s Platform Committee adopted a draft document Tuesday that not only recognizes the unborn child’s “fundamental right to life,” but also calls for defunding Planned Parenthood and states that the GOP will “not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage.” The draft platform still has to be adopted by the full GOP Convention, which will be held in Cleveland next week. The Platform Committee, which was chaired by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) — who has a 100 percent pro-life voting record, according to the National Right to Life Committee — and dominated by social conservatives, adopted...
  • Trump to Announce VP Pick in Manhattan @ 11am on Friday

    07/13/2016 6:39:00 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 634 replies
    Received text from @realDonald Trump: I will be making the announcement of my Vice Presidential pick on Friday at 11am in Manhattan. Details to follow.
  • Cop Accused Of Trading Favors For Sex Invokes ‘Hillary Defense’

    07/13/2016 5:13:22 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 29 replies
    nypost.com ^ | July 13, 2016
    A lawyer for the NYPD cop who allegedly engaged in mile-high group sex with a hooker paid for by a shady businessman said his client is no more guilty than the former secretary of state, who was cleared by the feds. “It’s similar to what the FBI said about Hillary Clinton and why she wasn’t charged,” said John Meringolo, a lawyer for James Grant, who pleaded not guilty in Manhattan federal court Wednesday morning. “She was unaware she was committing a crime. Here there is no crime whatsoever.”