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  • Chuck Schumer: Passing Obamacare in 2010 Was a Mistake

    11/27/2014 11:36:47 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    The National Journal ^ | November 25, 2014 | Sarah Mimms
    Sen. Chuck Schumer upbraided his own party Tuesday for pushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress in 2010. While Schumer emphasized during a speech at the National Press Club that he supports the law and that its policies "are and will continue to be positive changes," he argued that the Democrats acted wrongly in using their new mandate after the 2008 election to focus on the issue rather than the economy at the height of a terrible recession.(snip) The third-ranking Senate Democrat noted that just about 5 percent of registered voters in the United States lacked health insurance before the...
  • [VIDEO] Multiple arrests at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after protesters target route

    11/27/2014 7:56:09 AM PST · by redreno · 38 replies
    http://pix11.com ^ | Updated at 10:51am, November 27, 2014 | by Jeremy Tanner
    NEW YORK (PIX11) - Police arrested multiple people at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday after a protesters broke from their designated route and clashed with officers. Seven people were arrested, according to the NYPD after a group of people tried to overturn a trash can and run toward the parade route.
  • Protesters Block Lincoln Tunnel, Shut Down FDR Drive Following Ferguson Decision

    11/25/2014 6:12:47 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 59 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | No Attribution
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Protesters angry about the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri first shut down an entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel during the evening rush Tuesday, then shut down both sides of the Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive. The FDR was shut down in both directions at East 6th Street as of shortly before 9 p.m. the protesters marched, police said. Protesters tried to go over the Williamsburg Bridge, but police would not allow them to do so, according to witnesses. Some shoving between protesters and police was also observed. Protesters did later begin walking over the...
  • Students rally on Low Plaza following Ferguson grand jury announcement

    11/25/2014 4:06:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    Columbia Spectator ^ | 11-25-14 | By Catie Edmondson and Nanxi You
    Around 200 students gathered on the Sundial on Monday night following the announcement in Ferguson, Missouri, that a grand jury decided police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the death of Michael Brown. The gathering was one of many that erupted across New York City on Monday night, though it was smaller and quieter than the ones that eventually occupied the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Robert F. Kennedy bridges. “We’re here in solidarity with Ferguson. We’re here in memory of Michael Brown—in solidarity with Marissa Alexander. We’re here in memory of Tamar Rice,” Asha Rosa, CC ’16 and a...
  • Rudy Giuliani saved thousands of black Americans

    11/25/2014 5:40:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2014 | Carol Brown
    This past week-end on Meet the Press, former NYC Mayor Rudy Guiliani was insulted and smeared by fellow panelist and MSNBC host Michale  Eric Dyson. Dyson went so far as to accuse Guiliani of having a mentality akin to white supremacists. This is all the left has when confronted with the truth, which is exactly what Guiliani provided as he cited crime stats. But Dyson would have none of it. (I wrote about the exchange, here.) Guiliani has continued to try to place facts between the ears of anyone out there who appears allergic to them when he was...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, ’16 Presidential Hopeful, Woos New York Jewish Donors (MUST READ)

    11/24/2014 9:33:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | November 24, 2014 | Ken Kurson
    Jewish life in New York is dominated by ritual. Holidays. A pastrami reuben on a hero at Katz’s. The reading of holy books in cycles that take a year (the Torah) or seven and a half years (the Talmud). And just as reliably, there’s the ritual of presidential candidates sniffing around for dough right after the midterm elections. That last one got going in earnest yesterday and today, with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas making a whirlwind tour of power Jews in New York City. Last night, Mort Klein’s Zionist Organization of America dinner featured Mr. Cruz, known for his...
  • Ted Cruz: Joe Lieberman for Defense secretary

    11/24/2014 4:02:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 24, 2014 | Seung Min Kim
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has a person in mind to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Joe Lieberman. Cruz floated the former Connecticut independent senator as a “strong” option to succeed Hagel, who announced his resignation earlier Monday. President Barack Obama has not yet named a proposed replacement. “One strong option would be former Sen. Joe Lieberman, a member of the president’s own party with deep experience and unshakable commitment to the security of the United States,” Cruz said. “I urge the president to give him full and fair consideration for this critical position.”(continued)
  • New York Times Publishes Darren Wilson’s Address Info As Ferguson Simmers

    11/24/2014 1:27:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 24, 2014 | Connor Adams Sheets
    The New York Times published information about the address of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Monday in a move that has generated controversy. Tensions are running high in Ferguson, Missouri, as the world awaits a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision on whether to indict the white policeman for the Aug. 9 shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. Wilson received death threats after he was identified as the officer who shot Brown, and as community members and activists plan to protest if he is not indicted, the location of his home could potentially endanger him, his new...
  • Ted Cruz introduced by liberal Alan Dershowitz at Zionist dinner in New York

    11/23/2014 9:49:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 23, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    NEW YORK – Sen. Ted Cruz is in a crowded ballroom full of Zionists this Sunday evening, headlining an annual Zionist Organization of America dinner. “Standing with Israel and strengthening the U.S.-Israel alliance is critical for our nation and has been a key priority from the very first day I arrived in the US Senate,” he said at a VIP reception beforehand. “The threats to Israel right now have never been greater, and now is a time when we do not need leaders who simply speak empty words of support for Israel,” he said in a well-received speech. “We need...
  • Connecticut life insurance executive stabbed to death running near her home: cops (VIDEO)

    11/24/2014 11:08:41 AM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | November 24, 2014 | JASON MOLINET
    A popular bike path became the scene of a gruesome murder late Thursday when a life insurance executive was killed while running near her Connecticut home. Melissa Millan, 54, a triathlete and mother of two, was found stabbed at about 8 p.m. in the Hartford suburb of Simsbury, Conn. Police have stepped up patrols of the bike path and scoured the area on Saturday, but no suspect has been named and the murder weapon has not been recovered, WFSB reported. Millan, a senior vice president who had been with MassMutual Financial Group since 2001, was transported to an area hospital,...
  • Rudy Giuliani’s Ferguson race comments blow up the internet

    11/24/2014 7:16:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    WASHINGTON POST Hotair ^ | 11/24/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Next time you invite Rudy Giuliani on the Sunday morning shows, make sure you give him the heavily caffeinated coffee, because once he gets wound up he really heads off to the races. Appearing on Meet the Press, the former Mayor was paired up with Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson to talk about race relations in Ferguson, and things got a little dicey. Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani faced immediate Web backlash Sunday morning after he asked why people protest the killing of unarmed Ferguson, Mo., teenager Michael Brown but not black-on-black crime.“Ninety-three percent of blacks are...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WOR AM,November 24-26,2014

    11/24/2014 10:21:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | November 24-26, 2014 | Sean Hannity
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  • New York City Schools Expecting Flood of Illegal Aliens in Coming Years

    11/23/2014 7:53:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/23/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    While Obama is still making ridiculous promises of border security that are as credible as a crack addict promising that this will be his last go at the crack pipe, the actual liberal infrastructure is prepping for what’s really coming.A horrifyingly massive flood of illegal aliens attracted to amnesty like wasps to human sweat. New York has sent a warning to its schools: Expect more illegal immigrants.The city Department of Education has told principals it plans this year to enroll 2,350 migrant children from Central America who crossed into the United States unaccompanied — with many more to come.“It is...
  • Giuliani vs. Michael Eric Dyson: "White Officers Won't Be There If You Weren't Killing Each Other"

    11/23/2014 11:10:32 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 45 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 23, 2014 | Real Clear Politics
    (with video) Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson had a heated argument on Ferugson on Sunday's broadcast of NBC's Meet the Press. Giuliani confronted Dyson over the fact that blacks don't have mass protests when blacks kill other blacks. "But the fact is, I find it very disappointing that you're not discussing the fact that 93% of blacks in America are killed by other blacks," Giuliani said to Dyson.
  • Gov. Cuomo critical of National Weather Service, says New York building its own forecasting system

    11/23/2014 9:56:58 AM PST · by mikrofon · 49 replies
    WKBW-TV ABC News ^ | 11:16 AM, Nov 23, 2014 | Gov. Cuomo critical of National Weather Service, says New York building its own forecasting system
    Gov. Cuomo expressed criticism for the National Weather Service and its forecast of the storm that ravaged the region in a news conference late Saturday.Cuomo said the NWS didn't indicate that the heavy snow bands would remain stationary and blast South Buffalo and the Southtowns with unprecedented snowfall.Cuomo indicated that's a big reason why New York is building its own weather forecasting system, that he states will be superior to any other state system in the country."No one had an idea that it was gonna be that much snow that fast. Snow coming down at the rate of about five...
  • Flood of illegal immigrants pour into NYC public schools

    11/23/2014 6:40:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 23, 2014 | By Susan Edelman and Isabel Vincent
    New York has sent a warning to its schools: Expect more illegal immigrants. The city Department of Education has told principals it plans this year to enroll 2,350 migrant children from Central America who crossed into the United States unaccompanied — with many more to come. “It is expected that children will continue to arrive in large numbers in the coming years,” says a DOE memo to principals obtained by The Post. The notice comes as the city rolls out a $50 million red carpet for 1,662 minors who crossed the border this summer to escape ­violence and gangs in...
  • NYPD rookie calls fatal shooting of unarmed man an ‘accident’

    11/22/2014 9:25:06 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jamie Schram, Lorena Mongelli and Danika Fears
    A rookie cop working the most dangerous beat in the city killed a man in an unlit housing-project stairwell in Brooklyn — firing off an “accidental” shot that hit a young father in the chest, authorities said Friday. “It was a pitch-black hallway,” Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said of the Thursday-night shooting at East New York’s Louis Pink Houses. “The deceased is a total innocent.” -snip- With his gun in his left hand and a flashlight in his right, Liang entered the stairwell at the same time Akai Gurley, 28, and his girlfriend, Melissa Butler, walked into the same stairwell...
  • Grimm calls Obama’s immigration overhaul ‘shameless’

    11/22/2014 6:00:53 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe
    brooklyneagle.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Paula Katinas
    U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, the lone Republican member of the New York City congressional delegation, lashed out at President Barack Obama over his announcement to use executive action to overhaul the nation’s troubled immigration system. Grimm, who issued a statement following the president’s nationwide address on Thursday, stopped short of calling for impeachment, as other Republicans have done, but accused Obama of committing “a shameless act.” On Nov. 20, the president vowed to use executive action to prevent the deportation of some 5 million undocumented immigrants and added that he would clear the way for many of those immigrants to...
  • Volunteers shovel Buffalo streets as flooding fears rise

    11/22/2014 11:59:51 AM PST · by KC Burke · 49 replies
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | 11/22/2014 | Aaron Ingrao, Reuters
    BUFFALO - As temperatures near Buffalo, N.Y., rose above freezing on Saturday, volunteers fanned out to help their neighbours clear the walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week, but the warming trend also raised the threat of flooding. More than 200 volunteers, called the Shovel Brigade Mob, armed themselves with shovels and headed into neighbourhoods south of downtown Buffalo. The group said some residents were still stuck in their homes, days after a lake-effect system clobbered the region with up to seven feet of snow.
  • Climate Hysteria and the Buffalo Snowpocalypse

    11/22/2014 6:31:45 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/22/2014 | Sierra Rayne
    In the aftermath of a massive lake-effect snowfall event in western New York state on Tuesday, it's worth asking: Is climate change playing a role here? Because, I mean, come on. Seventy – seven zero-- inches, people. And another huge round is forecast for Thursday, by the way. Buffalo deserves answers. The short answer is: yes. Global warming is probably juicing lake-effect snows, and we've had the data to prove it for quite some time.
  • President Obama's Executive Action vs Ronald Reagan's Amnesty

    11/21/2014 10:16:44 PM PST · by cakid1 · 10 replies
    CBS 47 ^ | 11-21-14 | cakid1
    Immigration - President Obama's Executive Action vs Ronald Reagan's Amnesty Some have asked me, isn't what President Obama trying to do on immigration the same thing that President Ronald Reagan did back in the '80's? What President Obama is proposing is Executive Action. (He is acting without Congress.) What Ronald Reagan did in 1986 was sign a law passed by Congress. The Simpson-Mazzoli Act, which Congress approved was sent to President Reagan for his signature. It gave amnesty to three million illegal immigrants. Hope that helps. http://bit.ly/1AvTipl
  • Mayor de Blasio hosting immigration summit next month with 20 other mayors

    11/21/2014 1:34:10 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jennifer Fermino
    Mayor de Blasio is hosting an immigration summit at Gracie Mansion with at least 20 mayors from cities like San Francisco, Seattle and Atlanta, City Hall announced Thursday. The Dec. 8 summit will address changes and reforms in line with President Obama's soon-to-be-announced immigration orders, de Blasio said. "This summit will offer a unique opportunity for mayors of many of our nation’s progressive cities to restate our leadership and responsibility on this decisive issue and to come out with an unbeatable master plan that truly prepares our localities for swift implementation of changes and also advocates for further reforms from...
  • Brooklyn Man Fatally Shot by Police Was Unarmed, Bratton Says

    11/21/2014 12:41:07 PM PST · by redreno · 54 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | By MARC SANTORA and NATE SCHWEBER
    A rookie New York City police officer shot and killed an unarmed 28-year-old man in a darkened stairwell in Brooklyn late Thursday night, according to the police. Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said that the victim, Akai Gurley, was “a total innocent” and called the shooting “an unfortunate accident.” He was not engaged in any activity other than trying to walk down the stairs, Mr. Bratton said. Mayor Bill de Blasio was also quick to offer his condolences to Mr. Gurley’s family. “This is a tragedy,” he said. The officer who shot Mr. Gurley, Peter Liang, has been on the...
  • Brooklyn man rushed to Bellevue with Ebola-like symptoms

    11/20/2014 3:16:38 PM PST · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11-20-14 | Natasha Velez
    A Brooklyn man, who recently returned from West Africa, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms Thursday, police sources said. The man, whose name is being withheld by The Post, returned from Mali on Nov. 14, and came down with flu-like symptoms which are similar symptoms to those exhibited by patients suffering from Ebola, the sources said.
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) “clout” did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “clout.” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • In letter, Mark-Viverito presses Obama on immigration reform

    11/20/2014 12:27:28 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies
    capitalnewyork.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Gloria Pazmino
    City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday urging him to take action on immigration reform through executive action. “It is apparent that Congress will not act on comprehensive immigration reform,” Mark-Viverito writes in the letter. “This failure has had tragic consequences across the nation and particularly in New York City. Families, the very fabric of our community, have been needlessly torn apart, children are suffering and we’ve lost our moral compass." In the letter, Mark-Viverito urges the president to further expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects children who were...
  • Sharpton denies fathering ex-City Hall aide’s troubled teen

    11/19/2014 9:31:40 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11-19-2014 | By Laurel Babcock, Michael Gartland and Bruce Golding
    Sharpton denies fathering ex-City Hall aide’s troubled teen By Laurel Babcock, Michael Gartland and Bruce GoldingNovember 19, 2014 | 4:24pm The Rev. Al Sharpton unexpectedly denied fathering ex-City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger’s troubled teenage son during a news conference about his long-standing tax debts on Wednesday. Without prompting, Sharpton brought up rumors that he fathered Khari Noerdlinger, whose mom was Sharpton’s spokeswoman before being hired this year as chief of staff for First Lady Chirlane McCray. ... Noerdlinger didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. She has never publicly revealed who fathered her ­17-year-old son. This past summer, The...
  • Obama Launches Global Warming 'Toolkit' as Nation Freezes

    11/19/2014 3:00:24 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | Wynton Hall
    resident Barack Obama announced the release of a global warming “toolkit,” one day before all 50 U.S. states fell below freezing temperatures. The White House says its “resilience toolkit” is an extension of Obama’s “Climate Action Plan” .. A recent Gallup poll finds that just two percent of Americans rate “environment/pollution” as a top concern.
  • What It's Like to Be Trapped by a Wall of Snow in Buffalo Storm

    11/19/2014 7:54:15 PM PST · by Phillyred · 48 replies
    People in the Buffalo, New York, area have been snowed in for the second straight day, and some are even trapped at stores or jobs because of a sudden huge snowstorm. And it isn't over. More snow is expected to pound upstate New York today, as officials frantically try to clear massive truckloads of snow from the area. How a Basketball Team Spent a Day Stranded on a Bus in a Snowstorm New York Dealing With Massive Snow; Storm Looming The storm that dumped 5 feet of snow has resulted in seven deaths and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said today...
  • Asking How Sharpton Pays for Those Suits; Case Offers Glimpse of His Finances (FLASHBACK!!)

    11/19/2014 4:15:54 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/21/2000 | ALAN FEUER
    --SNIP-- The finances of the Rev. Al Sharpton have a somewhat troubled history. He was indicted on charges of income tax fraud and stealing from charitable donors in 1989, but was eventually acquitted at a trial. In 1993, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failing to file a tax return for 1986. His eponymous promotional company has no official documents on record with the state. As recently as two years ago, he drew no salary, but he still manages to send his daughters to an expensive and respected private school. Mr. Sharpton has always been studiously circumspect when...
  • NY GOP Chair: de Blasio will take 2016 nomination over Hillary

    11/17/2014 9:41:03 AM PST · by JimRed · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/17/2014 | Fredric U. Dicker
  • Citigroup banker found dead with throat slit in swanky apartment (New York)

    11/19/2014 3:04:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 88 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11-19-14 | Kevin Dugan, Erin Calabrese and Beckie Strum
    here was no knife recovered at the scene, leading officials to suspect the death was not a suicide, and they were trying to determine who had access to his apartment. One-bedroom apartments at the building are listed at more than $1 million.
  • Rep. Luis Gutierrez Thinks Obama Will Mandate 5-10 Year Residency on Immigration Order

    11/19/2014 8:54:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/19/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), who leads the Immigration Task Force in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, offered some clues as to what could be in President Obama’s executive order. “I think the president is going to choose between five and 10 years, that is that you have to be in the United States for five to 10 years and you have to be working here and you are going to pay for a background check,” Gutierrez said on Fox last night. “You’re going to submit your fingerprints and they come back clear. He is going to give you a work authorization...
  • Uh oh: New York Times creates big trouble for tax-dodging Obama ally Al Sharpton

    11/19/2014 7:09:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On Tuesday, The New York Times took its readers inside the city’s exclusive Four Seasons Restaurant where Al Sharpton celebrated his 60th birthday party at what was dubbed his “party for a cause.”“Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo hailed him as a civil rights icon,” the profile of New York City-based activist and MSNBC began. “President [Barack] Obama sent an aide to read a message commending Mr. Sharpton’s ‘dedication to the righteous cause of perfecting our union.’ Major corporations sponsored the lavish affair.”It is a spectacular raise for an agitator who began his career inciting race...
  • As Sharpton Rose, So Did His Unpaid Tax Bills

    11/18/2014 6:27:32 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/18/2014 | RUSS BUETTNER
    --snip-- Obscured in his ascent, however, has been his troubling financial past, which continues to shadow his present. Mr. Sharpton has regularly sidestepped the sorts of obligations most people see as inevitable, like taxes, rent and other bills. Records reviewed by The New York Times show more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his for-profit businesses.
  • Brooklyn Woman On Ebola Monitoring List Drops Dead Bleeding From "Face, Mouth, Nose"

    11/19/2014 6:03:12 AM PST · by RummyChick · 119 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 11/18 | zerohedge
    Just a week after Dr. Craig Spencer was declared 'Ebola-free', The Daily Mail reports a woman, who had arrived from Guinea 18 days ago (and was on the NYC Ebola monitoring list), dropped dead in a Brooklyn hair salon this afternoon. FDNY sent their Special Operations and Hazmat units but she was declared dead at the scene. Witnesses said she was bleeding from the "face, nose, mouth, everything."
  • Niagara University Women's Basketball Team Rescued After Being Stranded for 24 Hours

    11/19/2014 6:27:22 AM PST · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/19/14
    Dozens of vehicles, including a bus carrying the Niagara University women’s basketball team, were stranded, and even snow plows got stuck in the deep snow. "It started to get bad fast at about 2 a.m. [Tuesday morning] and we came to a dead stop and haven't moved since," Niagara coach Kendra Faustin told The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday night. "It was a rough weekend for us on the court and it just won't end."
  • Orthodox Jewish man attacked at Brooklyn train station in apparent hate crime (Rabbi)

    11/18/2014 9:33:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 18, 2014 | Thomas Tracy
    The 53-year-old, identified as an Israeli tourist, was called a ‘dirty bloody Jew’ and a ‘[expletive] Jew’ by his assailants, one of which beat him with his own umbrella in Williamsburg at the Marcy Ave. station before 4 p.m. Monday. The three fled on a Manhattan-bound train after a bystander intervened and was also attacked.Three brutes beat a man while hurling anti-Semitic insults at him at a Brooklyn train station, cops said Tuesday. The 53-year-old Orthodox Jewish man was waiting for a train at the Marcy Ave. station near S. Ninth St. in Williamsburg just before 4 p.m. Monday when...
  • Is Ebola back in New York?

    11/18/2014 8:02:05 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 57 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 18 November 2014 | Chris Spargo
    There are new fears of a possible Ebola outbreak in New York City after a woman who was being monitored for the deadly virus dropped dead on Tuesday afternoon. FDNY activated the Special Operations and Hazmat units after the the woman, who had traveled to Guinea three weeks ago according to a source on the scene, died at Amy Professional African Hair Braidig in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn. An eyewitness who saw the body said there was blood coming from her 'face, nose and mouth.'
  • New York Police Detain Man In Subway Shoving Death

    11/18/2014 7:51:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    LATimes ^ | November 18, 2014 | JAMES QUEALLY
    New York Police Detain Man In Subway Shoving Death Kevin Darden, a suspect in the death of a man who was pushed in front of a subway train Sunday. (New York City Police Department) By JAMES QUEALLY New York City police have apprehended a 34-year-old man who is a person of interest in the death of a man who was shoved into the path of a subway train Sunday. Kevin Darden is a person of interest in the death of 61-year-old Bronx resident Wai Kuen Kwok, who was pushed in front of a train as he stood on the platform...
  • Identity Politics Crashes At City Hall

    11/18/2014 2:20:03 PM PST · by OddLane · 12 replies
    City Journal ^ | November 18, 2014 | Myron Magnet
    The trouble with thinking that the personal is political, as late-1960s feminists taught American radicals to say, is that it is not merely wrong but also dangerous, as yesterday’s sad and sordid departure of Rachel Noerdlinger from her $170,000-a-year job as chief of staff to New York mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife demonstrated. This fundamental tenet of identity politics, a shorthand way of saying that your personal unhappiness stems from larger political forces—anything from the suffocating nuclear family, the institutionalized oppression of women, or the supposedly ineradicable racism of American society—and that only vast political change can solve your individual...
  • Questions About Sharpton’s Finances Accompany His Rise in Influence

    11/18/2014 9:27:46 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 18, 2014 | RUSS BUETTNER
    The Rev. Al Sharpton, who came to prominence as an imposing figure in a track suit, shouting indignantly at the powerful, stood quietly on a stage last month at the Four Seasons restaurant, his now slender frame wrapped in a finely tailored suit, as men in power lined up to exclaim their admiration for him. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo hailed him as a civil rights icon. President Obama sent an aide to read a message commending Mr. Sharpton’s “dedication to the righteous cause of perfecting our union.” Major corporations sponsored the lavish affair. It was...
  • Homeless Man Kevin Darden ID'd As Suspect In Subway Shove Death

    11/18/2014 5:43:28 AM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 17, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    The NYPD has identified a homeless man, Kevin Darden, 35, as the suspect in a deadly subway incident that took the life of Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, of the Bronx. Darden has a long history of violence "with more than 30 arrests"—for crimes including "robbery, assault, and narcotics."
  • Mayor de Blasio rails against 'repulsive' media scrutiny of public officials (snip)

    11/17/2014 6:31:07 PM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    New York daily News ^ | November 17, 2014
    A testy Mayor de Blasio faced questions Monday about his wife's chief of staff taking a leave after being swamped by controversy, railing against a "modern society" that allows "repulsive" scrutiny not only of public servants, but their families and friends.
  • Dad pushed in front of train as horrified wife watches

    11/17/2014 4:23:56 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 92 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/16/2014 | Reuven Fenton, Larry Celona and Rebecca Harshbarger
    A hardworking father of two was killed Sunday when a stranger shoved him off a Bronx subway platform and into the path of a train — as his horrified wife looked on, family and police sources said. A suspect was spotted minutes later boarding a city bus — and then hopping off to coolly smoke a cigarette. --SNIP-- Police released surveillance video of a middle-aged, balding man dressed in a black leather jacket, black pants and white sneakers calmly sauntering outside the station after the crime.
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-9PM,EST,WOR AM,November 17-21,2014

    11/17/2014 12:02:04 PM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | November 17-21, 2014 | Sean Hannity
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  • Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch is Soft on Political Corruption

    11/17/2014 11:29:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    NLPC ^ | November 17, 2014 | NLPC Staff
    Loretta Lynch, President Obama's choice to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General, has an especially weak record of investigating and prosecuting political corruption. Moreover, her longstanding ties to the New York political machine have limited her independence as a prosecutor. Lynch, who currently serves as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, has watched as Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the neighboring Southern District of New York, has prosecuted case after case. And Bharara would not have acted except for a slew of newspaper headlines about political corruption generated by the National Legal and Policy Center....
  • Schumer to Obama: Reimburse NYC for $20M Ebola treatment

    11/17/2014 9:14:45 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 16, 2014 | Chris Perez
    Senator Charles Schumer wants President Obama to pick up New York City’s more than $20 million tab for treating its first Ebola patient. Since the Big Apple and Bellevue Hospital treated and cured Dr. Craig Spencer of the “infectious disease that is a threat to the nation,” the New York lawmaker believes the government should pony up and reimburse the city. “Last week, Dr. Spencer thankfully returned home healthy and free of Ebola,” Schumer said Sunday. “But the world-class response mounted by New York City and Bellevue HHC was not free, and the bottom line is local communities and local...
  • Bill De Blasio 2016? NYC Mayor Will Run For President, Beat Hillary Clinton, New York..

    11/17/2014 7:32:17 AM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | Nov. 17, 2014 | Howard Koplowitz
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is maneuvering to run for president in 2016 and will use his progressive credentials to derail former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s expected bid for the White House, according to a prediction from the chairman of the Republican Party in New York. Ed Cox, the New York state GOP chairman, also said de Blasio’s plan will be successful, according to the New York Post. “It’s like Barack Obama; he was a brand-new freshman senator, and he ran for president and won. I think de Blasio is going to do it,” Cox said at a...
  • Hillary Clinton seeks third-party opponent

    11/15/2014 6:33:51 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 87 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov. 14, 2014 | Richard Johnson
    Hillary Clinton has a sneaky plan to become the next president — get a conservative third-party candidate in the race to draw votes away from the Republican nominee. Clinton campaign strategists have concluded Hillary will easily be nominated in 2016, but cannot win the general election in a head-to-head matchup, Richard Turley reports on orbmagazine.com. “They are reaching out to Wall Street allies to do ‘black-ops’ funding for a run by Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum or Herman Cain,” a source told Orb. Hillary’s approval rating is stuck at 43 percent, not enough to win a two-person race for president.