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  • Leslie Moonves won't get a $120 million payout

    12/17/2018 4:45:26 PM PST · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    EW ^ | December 17, 2018
    No generous severance package for former CBS Corp. chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves. The CBS board of directors announced Monday that it has completed its investigation into the myriad allegations of sexual misconduct against its former chief and has decided there are grounds to “terminate for cause.” The most recent hit against the embattled executive came last month in the New York Times, which quoted a former actress named Bobbie Phillips who alleged that Moonves forced himself on her in 1995, when he ran Warner Bros. Television. The story came almost three months after a bombshell report in The New...
  • BREAKING: A.G. Underwood Announces Stipulation Dissolving Trump Foundation [trunc]

    12/18/2018 8:03:07 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies ^ | 12/18/2018 | NY AG Press Release
    Today, Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced that – following a court decision in favor of the Attorney General – the Trump Foundation has signed a stipulation agreeing to dissolve under judicial supervision, with review and approval by the Attorney General of proposed recipient charities of the Foundation’s remaining assets. This stipulation follows the court decision last month allowing Attorney General Underwood’s lawsuit against the Trump Foundation to move forward. Attorney General Underwood’s lawsuit sought the dissolution of the Foundation under judicial supervision and with the oversight of the Attorney General's Charities Bureau. The lawsuit – which also seeks millions...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announces 'self-care' break before congressional session even starts

    12/17/2018 9:07:11 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 56 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 12-17-18 | Chris Sommerfeldt
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needs a break. The Bronx-bred democratic socialist heading into her freshman term in the House of Representatives announced Monday she’s taking some time off to take care of herself before she officially starts her new job — and she’s taking her supporters along for the ride.
  • If It Wasn’t for These Good Samaritans, Repeat Sex Offender Would’ve Kidnapped Age 11 Girl

    12/17/2018 3:42:09 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Western Journal ^ | December 16, 2018 | Amanda Thomason
    There are horrible people out there in the world who search for victims. There are things you can do to protect yourself, and staying alert and aware of your surroundings is crucial. But sometimes, even when you do everything right, the odds are stacked against you. That’s what an 11-year-old from Queens experienced — and if it hadn’t been for two observant neighbors, she might not be here today. It was Saturday morning when Alexander Salas heard screaming. What he discovered was a scene he later described to CBS as “nerve-wracking”: a man trying to stuff a young girl into...
  • Joy Reid: Dems 'Can't Run Two White Guys' in 2020 [PMSNBC]

    12/17/2018 2:28:01 PM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | December 16, 2018 | 11:53 AM EST | Staff
    Even though she's lunatic, she's right.................. VIDEO AT LINK.......................
  • 2017: Surgeon, Who Exposed Clinton Foundation Corruption, Found Dead

    12/17/2018 12:48:46 PM PST · by ptsal · 50 replies
    The Gay Republican ^ | 12-12-2017 | Ethan Sabo
    Dr. Dean Lorich, an orthopedic surgeon who volunteered in Haiti and exposed Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice on the island, has been found dead in New York. He was 54. Dr. Lorich was found by his 11-year-old daughter on the bathroom floor of his tony Upper East Side apartment with a knife in his chest at around 1pm on Monday. The knife missed the surgeon’s heart, leaving him to bleed out and be found by his daughter. Despite the fact police were called to the property regarding an “assault“, they instantly registered the death as “suicide” and closed the case.
  • Jogger Karina Vetrano's suspected killer complains about lewd Riker's Island inmates, guards

    12/17/2018 6:14:42 AM PST · by ETL · 38 replies ^ | Dec 16, 2018 | Frank Miles | Fox News
    The suspect in the murder of Karina Vetrano, a woman who was sexually attacked and strangled while running near her family’s New York City home, has been triggered by what he described as lewd acts on behalf of prisoners and guards at Rikers Island, according to a report. “Captains are trying to tell inmates to beat me up,” Chanel Lewis, 22, told The New York Post about corrections supervisors. WARNING: DISTURBING DETAILS BELOWLewis added that correction officers were instructing inmates to call him a “f----t, the a-word and the p-word.”Lewis told the Post that the semen of his fellow inmates...
  • Schumer bending over backward to help Kamala Harris… for some reason

    12/13/2018 3:04:48 AM PST · by yoe · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 12, 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    [snip] So the GOP is going to allow the Democrats to keep all their current seats on the Judiciary Committee in exchange for expanding the panel and adding another Republican. Mitch McConnell must have signed off on this agreement, but why? It’s already a very sizable committee and the Republicans aren’t worried about elevating any possible POTUS contenders at this stage. Why would Cocaine Mitch be throwing a bone to the Democrats now?
  • Democrat Senator Kamala Harris to Retain Seat on Judiciary Committe

    12/12/2018 7:40:39 AM PST · by skimbell · 41 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 12-11-18 | Nate Church
    California Senator Kamala Harris was at risk of losing her seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee but kept it with the assistance of Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer
  • Ex-aide claims top Queens Democrat was corrupt, spewed racist slurs

    12/16/2018 10:58:31 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 15, 2018 | Kathianne Boniello
    Queens Assemblywoman Vivian Cook is a corrupt racist who tossed around the N-word, degraded a biracial employee and hired her own grandson for a low-show job, an explosive lawsuit charges. Ex-legislative aide Gail Palmer alleges that the ethically challenged and often-angry lawmaker would smash things on the floor while “frequently cursing at and excoriating” terrified staffers, who kept silent because they needed their jobs. The 80-year-old Democrat often called her half a dozen employees “motherf- -kers” and would make bizarre racial proclamations including, “I’m feeling colored today,” or “I’m feeling n- - -erish,” according to court papers.
  • Cuomo confirms L train shutdown will likely last 15 months after personal tour

    12/16/2018 3:32:44 AM PST · by Mr_Moonlight · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 15 2018 | Danielle Furfaro
    Gov. Cuomo made an early Friday “inspection” of an L-train tunnel that disrupted service, proudly released photos of himself underground — and then came to the same conclusion the MTA has had for years: The looming shutdown will last 15 months. “I’m not holding out hope,” Cuomo said, when asked if he thinks the timeline can change. “New Yorkers are willing to bear the expense and the burden of change, and they get that sometimes big projects are required, but they want to make sure that it’s really done right and it really has to be done,” ~snip~ "MTA lemme...
  • US student slandered as racist after saying “I love white people”

    12/15/2018 6:43:25 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 45 replies
    Physics student Julian von Abele, 21, was recently accused of being racist in a wide range of American media. “I love white people!,” he says in a short video that received great attention. The clip is from a heated exchange that Julian, who at the time seems to have been somewhat energised, had with a group of aggressive leftists at Columbia University in New York. “Europeans built the modern world. We invented science and industry and you want to tell us to stop because, ‘Oh my God, we’re so bad’,” he continues. In mainstream media he is described as a...
  • New York State Targets Jewish Schools

    12/15/2018 3:43:51 PM PST · by lowbridge · 58 replies
    WSJ ^ | December 13, 2018 | Elya Brudny and  Yisroel Reisman
    On Nov. 20, Commissioner MaryEllen Elia issued guidance empowering local school boards to evaluate private schools and to vote on our right to continue educating our students. The state government now requires private schools to offer a specific set of classes more comprehensive than what students in public schools must learn. Our schools must offer 11 courses to students in grades 5 through 8, for a total of seven hours of daily instruction. Public schools have less than six hours a day of prescribed instruction. Private-school teachers will also be required to submit to evaluation by school districts. At a...
  • Media Obituaries Didn’t Give Us ‘The Full McCain’

    09/03/2018 11:34:36 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/2/2018 | John Fund
    The sugary praise, often from former critics, does his memory no favors. The past week has featured so much extravagant praise of John McCain that Jill Abramson, the former editor of the New York Times, had to admit “McCain would cringe over some of the glowing tributes pouring in.” Take this example from The New Yorker: In death, McCain had finally become one with the country that was the object of his deepest faith, and any praise lavished on him, during the funeral proceedings or at any point afterward, would redound to the greater glory of America. Yes, of course,...
  • Why Democrats really fear Trump's wall

    12/15/2018 10:45:49 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | By Jennifer Harper
    Why should the U.S. build a better wall on the southern border? House Majority Whip Steve Scalise offered a clear and candid rationale during a Fox News appearance this week, telling host Mark Levin that 10 known terrorists are captured each day trying to breach the border. U.S. Customs and Border Protections also informed Congress that 3,029 people were apprehended in one day this month — deeming the occurrence a crisis. Meanwhile, 21 percent of all potential migrants — an astonishing 158 million people — would like to come live in America if they could, according to a Gallup analysis,...
  • Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Stuns Himself By Agreeing With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    11/14/2018 6:14:04 AM PST · by gattaca · 62 replies
    HuffPo ^ | November 14, 2018 | Lee Moran
    “Hate to admit it but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a very good point,” the Fox News host said of her criticism of Amazon.
  • US Lawmaker Suggests ‘WallCoin’ to Fund Trump’s Mexico Border Wall

    12/15/2018 5:24:47 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 89 replies ^ | December 14, 2017 | Nikhilesh De
    Ohio Congressman Warren Davidson thinks crowdfunding may provide a solution to the controversial proposal of building a wall on the Mexican border. And, perhaps more notably, he suggested using a cryptocurrency to do so. During an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep, the U.S. lawmaker explained that he has already proposed letting the American public pay for the wall, which is opposed by Democrats but mades up a key aspect of President Donald Trump’s list of 2016 campaign promises. In particular, Davidson told Inskeep, he has suggested a private funding program wherein “the American people, or whomever should choose to donate,”...
  • City Planning staffer rakes in more than $300K thanks to 'double-dipping' (NYC)

    12/15/2018 7:11:30 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | December 14, 2018 | WILL BREDDERMAN
    One of the architects of Mayor Bill de Blasio's housing plan is living well at the taxpayer's expense... Anita Laremont, the executive director of the Department of City Planning, as one of four civil servants raking in more than $300,000 this fiscal year thanks to special permission to receive both a public paycheck and public-pension payments. Waivers granted under Section 211 of New York's Retirement and Social Security Law are supposed to allow the state and local governments to attract and retain employees younger than 65 ... the real number of high-earning double-dippers may be considerably greater because waivers are...
  • Jerry Nadler Runs Defense for Google Without Disclosing Company Was His Top Campaign Donor

    12/15/2018 12:30:33 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/2018 | Sean Moran
    House Judiciary Committee ranking member Jerry Nadler (D-NY) delivered a sharp rebuke of Republican accusations of Google’s political bias affecting its search engines on Tuesday; although, according to the Open Secrets donor database, Nadler’s top donor was Google.
  • Landfill closure costs outweigh state assistance fund

    12/14/2018 7:02:01 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 11 replies
    Times Union (Albany NY) ^ | Dec 14, 2018, p. A1 | Brian Nearing (Albany Times Union)
    Dec 14, 2018 - Is your local landfill financially prepared to fund its closure and monitoring after it is filled? NY State Comptroller issued a report yesterday which concludes that it will cost approximately $300-million over the next 30 years to close and monitor 80 current and former municipal landfills in NY. There is a state fund in NY meant to help local governments with such bills. The state government adds $250,000 to that fund every year. This represents woeful underfunding, the report concludes.