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  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,September 15-19,2014,WOR AM

    09/15/2014 10:36:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | September 15-19, 2014 | Sean Hannity
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  • NY Democrats seek citizen rights for illegal immigrants

    09/15/2014 6:43:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/15/14 | Carl Campanile
    Illegal aliens in New York could score billions in Medicaid and college-tuition money — along with driver’s licenses, voting rights and even the ability to run for office — if Democrats win control of the state Senate in November, the Post has learned. A little-known bill, dubbed “New York is Home,” would offer the most sweeping amnesty available anywhere in the country to nearly 3 million noncitizens living in the Empire State.
  • Brooklyn group of black youths blocks white couple's car, bloody victims in racial attack: cops

    10/21/2013 2:37:07 AM PDT · by sueuprising · 45 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 10-21-13 | Thomas Tracy and Barry Paddock
    A group of 10 black youths — one of them a 12-year-old girl — surrounded a white couple's car in Brooklyn, viciously beating the husband and yanking the wife to the pavement by her hair as they peppered the two with racial slurs, authorities said. “Get those crackers!” some of them screamed, according to court papers. “Get that white whore!” The confrontation erupted about 7 p.m. Monday, as the marauding group crossed Avenue U at E. 58th St. near Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin. Ronald Russo, 30, and his wife, Alanna, apparently had the green light and the...
  • Police: Man With Machete, 2 Others Rob Restaurant In Chelsea

    09/13/2014 7:38:54 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 16 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | Sep 13, 2014 | Unknown
    A man armed with a machete and two others are accused of stealing a cash register from a restaurant in Chelsea. As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, the owners of the Mexican restaurant Crema on West 17th Street near Sixth Avenue were busy Saturday searching through security video for any clues as to who the suspects are.
  • Mark-Viverito doesn’t place hand over heart during 9/11 ceremony

    09/13/2014 7:04:50 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    nypost.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Tara Palmeri
    There was only one dignitary at the 9/11 ceremony who didn’t place a hand on her heart during “The Star-Spangled Banner” — and it was the same person who once refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. It was Melissa Mark-Viverito, speaker of the City Council. A photo of the anniversary event shows a line of officials, including Gov. Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and former Mayors Mike Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani, honoring the anthem by putting their hands over their hearts. Cuomo’s girlfriend, Sandra Lee, has both hands over her heart. But Mark-Viverito stands with her hands clasped in...
  • De Blasio under fire amid new threat from Islamic State fighters

    09/13/2014 5:19:32 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is coming under sharp criticism for making decisions that may have undermined the effectiveness of his police department’s counter-terrorism operations. Thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks on Manhattan, prominent security experts say de Blasio has made fighting terrorism a lower priority in order to appease the communities that helped elect him. “A classic case of taking your eye off the ball at the worst possible time is Mayor de Blasio in New York,” said John Lehman, a former member of the 9/11 Commission. He said de Blasio is failing to take seriously enough...
  • Despite proven academic success of NYC’s charter schools, the mayor and unions are waging a war on..

    09/13/2014 12:17:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    AEI ^ | September 12, 2014 | Mark J. Perry
    All four Harlem Success Academy charters serve primarily minority student populations (all are 93.5 to 97.1% black and Hispanic) and low-income households (75 to 80% of students at these schools qualify for free or discounted lunch), and yet all are ranked academically higher than about 97% of all schools in New York state based on 2013-2014 standardized test assessments in math and reading. What a truly amazing academic success story! Harlem Success Academy 3, an elementary school where 95.2% of the students are black or Hispanic and 80% are from poor households who qualify for free or discounted lunch, performed...
  • After 30 Years Of Lies, NY Times Admits “Assault Weapons Are A Myth”

    09/13/2014 9:27:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | Bob Owens
    In a stunning op-ed released Friday, the NY Times finally admitted that “assault weapons” are a made-up political term fabricated by anti-gun Democrats. Op-ed writer Lois Beckett also admitted that once the term was manufactured and used to outlaw a class of weapons that dishonest anti-gun Democrats had used to con an entire nation, nothing happened.
  • Black councilwoman scolded by cops for inciting race riot, storms out of meeting (New York)

    09/13/2014 4:48:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | September 8, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    A race-baiting councilwoman in New York stormed out of a public meeting last week after a police sergeant called her out for trying to foment a riot. “You can’t talk about public safety and assist in public unrest,” said Troy, N.Y., police Sgt. Thomas Hoffman, who took the microphone Thursday at a Troy City Council meeting to describe Councilwoman Anastasia Robertson’s actions. According to Hoffman, the incident occurred when two white police officers patrolling a largely black neighborhood investigated a romantic dispute between two women, one white, one black. The white woman left the scene, Hoffman said, so the officers...
  • Budget Cuts Reshape New York’s Public Housing

    09/12/2014 6:08:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 11, 2014 | MIREYA NAVARRO
    The crushing news came less than a year after Diane Robinson and her 24-year-old son moved into an airy two-bedroom apartment in the Bronx. The city, which helps pay her rent, wrote this summer to say she would have to downsize into a one-bedroom apartment or pay $240 more a month in rent. A public school aide, Ms. Robinson, 48, decided to stay in the apartment, in the Castle Hill neighborhood. But on an annual income of about $25,000, she is struggling, she said, and she does not know how long she can hang on. Moving to a one-bedroom apartment...
  • Top Guantanamo Detainees Release Statement Defending 9-11 Attacks on America

    09/11/2014 9:06:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 11, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The top Guantanamo detainees released a statement this week defending the 9-11 terrorist attacks against America.Khalid Sheikh Mohammed – the architect of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. The Group of detainees call themselves The 9/11 Shura Council. The committee includes: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Ramzi bin As-Shibh Walid bin ‘Attash Mustafa Ahmed AI-Hawsawi ‘Ali ‘abd Al-’Aziz ‘Ali The 9-11 Shura Council defended their attacks on America insisting that their actions were in defense of Islam and Muslims. The statement is being passed around on Islamic Twitter accounts. THE ISLAMIC RESPONSE TO THE GOVERNMENT’S NINE ACCUSATIONS In the Name of Allah, the Most...
  • Catholic League bowing out of St. Patrick’s parade (NYC)

    09/11/2014 2:04:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 11, 2014 2:59 PM EDT | Karen Matthews
    The Catholic League said Thursday that it will sit out next year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York because event organizers aren’t letting an anti-abortion group march. The group, formally known as the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, has been marching for 20 years, said its president, Bill Donohue. …
  • Sampson's Consultant Convicted of Fraud (NY Dems)

    09/11/2014 1:54:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    NLPC ^ | September 11, 2014 | Ken Boehm
    Melvin E. Lowe, a New York political consultant, was found guilty yesterday of conspiring with State Senator John Sampson of Brooklyn (in photo) to defraud the New York Senate Campaign Committee out of $100,000. Sampson is under indictment on unrelated charges of embezzlement, obstruction of justice and making false statements to the FBI. He allegedly embezzled $440,000 from escrow accounts on foreclosed properties. Sampson and Lowe were caught up in an investigation prompted by NLPC's exposé of former State Senator Shirley Huntley, who was jailed for looting a nonprofit organization she founded, for which political allies had arranged to...
  • Judge: Hamburg Gun Sign Stays Up For Now

    09/11/2014 1:44:05 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 5 replies
    WBEN.com ^ | 9-11-2014 | Bauerle
    A Hamburg resident who was ordered to take down an anti-SAFE Act and  anti-Governor Cuomo signs along his fence will be allowed to leave it there for at least the next 30 days after a ruling in State Supreme Court Thursday  Scott Zwierucha is accused of a village code violation for the large banner on the fence of his South Park Avenue property. Right now, the sign says "New York is not Safe - Fight Cuomo- preserve your rights.", and he was under a order from the Hamburg town court to remove the signs by tomorrow. New York State Supreme Court Justice...
  • Living in a Sharia Enclave in America

    09/11/2014 8:56:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | Y. Kerry Sara
    Many Americans believe that the effort by Islamic militants to recruit young men and women from the United States and Western Europe to fight on behalf of fundamentalist Islam is a recent phenomenon. However, I have personally watched many troubled people be targeted by Islamic radicals since I was a child. My experience has given me an up-close and personal look at Americans who, whether they realize it or not, are offering aid and comfort to the enemy in cities and towns all across our country.
  • De Blasio doesn’t have security clearance for classified info

    09/10/2014 6:13:17 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/10/2014 | Tara Palmeri
    ---SNIP--- The disturbing revelation comes just days before the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. A law enforcement source said Tuesday that if de Blasio does ­apply for clearance, he will have to endure an arduous vetting process that would include questions about his 1991 trip to Communist Cuba and support of the Marxist Sandinista regime during his visit to Nicaragua in the 1980s. “He would automatically be questioned about his visit to Cuba and his contacts with the Sandin­istas. Maybe he didn’t apply [for clearance] because he doesn’t want to go through that,”...
  • DeWitt judge who sentenced drone protesters gets anti-Semitic, hate e-mails

    09/10/2014 9:22:12 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | updated September 10, 2014 at 10:42 AM | By Elizabeth Doran | edoran@syracuse.com
    People upset that a grandmother participating in drone protests was sentenced to a year in jail have fired off a series of angry e-mails directed at the judge who sent her to jail. Several of the notes to DeWitt Town Judge David S. Gideon contained four-letter words, and one made anti-Semitic references against the judge who is Jewish. Another called him a "fascist." "Would you please take early retirement soon and move to the country of your forebears?" reads one e-mail. Another e-mail reads "Please convey to the Dishonorable David S. Gideon that he should go f--- himself for abusing...
  • Can solar energy work in snowy Syracuse? Yes, with lots of taxpayer help

    09/10/2014 4:31:10 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 25 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 9.10.14 | Glenn Coin
    "The bottom line is solar works here," said Pete Wirth, whose 18 solar panels supply all of his Fayetteville home's electrical power. "It would probably work better if you had no cloudy days, but solar works perfectly fine in Central New York." The only way solar works here, or just about anywhere, is with heavy government subsidies. Wirth's system cost $24,000 when it was installed two years ago, but after tax credits and rebates, he paid about $6,200. That means taxpayers pick up about 75 percent of the cost of solar systems.
  • Response to Cardinal on Gay Rights Group in St. Patrick’s Parade [To Apostolic Nuncio Washington]

    09/09/2014 9:05:15 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    Deligate Bob .com ^ | September 6, 2014 | Delegate Robert G. “Bob” Marshall (R-13) Virginia
    On Saturday I sent the letter below to Archbishop Vigano with regard to the statment Cardinal Dolan of New York gave in support of a Gay Rights Group being included in the 2015 New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This parade is a Catholic event and I am disheartened to hear that Cardinal Dolan would support a position contrary to that of the church in this situation. September 6, 2014 H. E. Most Rev. Archbishop Carlo Vigano Apostolic Nuncio 3339 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008 Your Excellency Archbishop Vigano: New York's Cardinal Dolan, appointed as Grand Marshal of the...
  • Latest NYC Condo Amenity: $1 Million Parking Spot

    09/09/2014 8:06:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2014 5:33 PM EDT
    A condo development in New York City’s pricy SoHo neighborhood is charging for a parking spot as much as it would cost to buy a nice house in Dallas or Seattle—$1 million. The New York Times reports the 10 underground spots at 42 Crosby St. will cost more per square foot than the apartments upstairs. The parking spots will run between $5,000 and $6,666 a square foot. …
  • CBS & David Letterman Slapped With Latest Intern Class Action Lawsuit

    09/09/2014 8:16:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Sept. 9, 2014
    Mallory Musallam filed a class action complaint against CBS Broadcasting, CBS Corporation and the retiring late night host’s Worldwide Pants Inc. for herself and everyone who has ever been an intern on the show. "Named Plaintiff has initiated this action seeking for herself, and on behalf of all similarly situated employees that also worked on The Late Show with David Letterman, all compensation, including minimum wages and overtime compensation, which they were deprived of, plus interest, attorneys’ fees, and costs," says the jury demanding filing in New York Supreme Court ... Claiming that the production company and CBS intentionally wrongfully...
  • Megyn Kelly Takes On Ward Churchill: How Can You Compare 9/11 Victims to Nazis?

    09/09/2014 7:03:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 8th, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Megyn Kelly tonight brought viewers the first part of her contentious showdown with Professor Ward Churchill, best known for his controversial comments about the “little Eichmanns” who were in the World Trade Center when the planes hit on September 11th. ... Churchill stood by the Eichmann comment, saying, “You do not have to be the one who turned on the gas if you’re making it possible for the gas to be there.”
  • Men Need Not Apply: Morning Joe Digs Idea of Women-Only Taxi Service

    09/09/2014 4:44:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Are you an American who's tired of recent-immigrant cab drivers who can't find their way from Grand Central Station to the Empire State Building? Welcome to Ameri-Rides, the new taxi service for Americans only that guarantees you a native-born American driver!" -- apocryphal ad. How do you think that concept would go over on Morning Joe or anywhere else in the MSM? But when Morning Joe today discussed SheRides, a new taxi service that hires only women drivers and accepts only women passengers, all the panel members—Mika, Joe and Willie—dug the idea. The notion is that some women riders feel...
  • 9/11 13 Years Later And The Importance Of "110 Stories"

    09/09/2014 3:19:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9,2014 | Al Han
    It’s hard to believe it’s been 13 years since that horrific terrorist attack on American soil. That day on 9/11 in 2001, four coordinated attacks were made on our nation, including the unforgettably, frighteningly horrible fall of the Twin Towers at NYC’s World Trade Center. I was lucky: I worked in Tower Two of the WTC for five years before moving to California.
  • NY lawmakers: Reauthorize 9/11 compensation law

    09/08/2014 9:52:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2014 3:28 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    Days before the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, elected officials from New York called on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who became ill working at ground zero. On Monday, standing in the shadow of the nearly completed One World Trade Center, Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand led the bipartisan push to renew the Zadroga Act, which provides medical treatment and compensation for the workers. The two main components of the law are set to expire in 2015 and 2016. …
  • Two Brooklyn women tired of ´white people moving into the area´ force tenants

    09/08/2014 6:45:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    New York Daily News, ^ | 9/8/14 | Frank Green and Joseph Stepansky
    Two women were arrested after they robbed and then intimidated three tenants out of their Brooklyn apartment — and the crime was partly motivated by race and class resentment, law enforcement sources said. Precious Parker, 30, and Sabrina James, 23, knocked on the door of an apartment building on Ocean Ave. near Newkirk Ave. in Flatbush at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday and held a 34-year-old man, a 37-year-old man, and a 25-year-old woman at gunpoint demanding they move out or be killed, police said. The women then stole $800, an iPhone and personal information
  • Ted Nugent Urges Americans To Stockpile Weapons Ahead Of Looming 9/11 Threat

    09/08/2014 3:33:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 84 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | September 8, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    As the 13th anniversary of the deadliest attack on American soil approaches, many experts warn of the potential threat posed by terrorist networks including Islamic State, or ISIS. ... Unarmed & helpless Americans and Europeans will be viciously ambushed when they least expect it,” he wrote, “and the death toll will be more brutal and widespread than all the peace & love dreamers could ever imagine.” He declared that the somber date of Sept. 11 will be “the day of infamy again.” According to Nugent’s projection, those who already own firearms should “ammo up no matter where you go,” always...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 8-12,2014

    09/08/2014 11:01:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | September 8-12,2014 | Sean Hannity
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  • Povero: No politics involved in pace of Stewart investigation

    09/08/2014 6:36:02 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    With an unprecedented amount of attention focused on the Tony Stewart investigation, many are eager to know the outcome amid calls by some that politics might play a part in the report's release. As the probe into the Aug. 9 crash at Canandaigua Motorsports Park drags into its fourth week, the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office is refusing calls and Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero said reporter inquiries are coming from as far away as Japan... Some are already drawing conclusions — about whether Stewart will face charges and whether the political race between Povero and his challenger, ex-road patrol...
  • Year after lanes closed, Christie back to normal (NY/NJ “bridgegate”)

    09/07/2014 2:54:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 7, 2014 2:19 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to have largely moved past the lane-closing scandal that rocked his administration and threatened to derail his political career one year later. But many outside his tight inner circle are still waiting for investigations to conclude before making up their minds. What happens next will depend largely on the outcome of the investigation by the U.S. Attorney in New Jersey into the lane realignments that started a year ago Tuesday on the George Washington Bridge and were apparently hatched by the Republican governor’s aides as political payback. That includes how close they cut to...
  • Christie Not Sure When He Learned of Bridge Lane Closures

    01/13/2014 5:45:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/12/14 | TED MANN
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has given two different timelines of when he learned of lane closures on the George Washington Bridge after they were imposed by his aides, allegedly for political reasons. Local lanes of the bridge connecting New York City to New Jersey were diverted for five days in September, ostensibly for a traffic study. It later emerged that Christie allies had engineered the closures, which caused massive traffic jams in Fort Lee, N.J., whose mayor didn't endorse Mr. Christie. The governor said he had no knowledge of his allies' involvement in the closures.
  • NYPD Investigating Joan Rivers' Death

    09/07/2014 12:54:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 6, 2014 | Soo Youn
    Probe widens from the health department investigation.The New York Police Department is investigating Joan Rivers' death, a police source confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Saturday. The 81-year-old comedian passed away on Thursday after being taken off life support. The previous week, she had entered Yorkville Endoscopy for a routine procedure on her throat when she reportedly suffered cardiac arrest. She was admitted to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan later that same day. "Yes, NYPD is investigating," the police source told THR. "We investigate all such deaths, meaning 'not by natural causes.' Although it might end up being ruled natural...
  • Judge Officially OKs Central Park Five's $41 Million Settlement (NY)

    09/06/2014 11:19:20 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 24 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 09/06/2014 | Jen Chung
    Nearly three months after the city agreed on the settlement, a federal judge has signed off on $41 million to be given to the five men who, as teens, were wrongfully convicted of raping a jogger in Central Park. According to the Daily News, "Under the deal approved by Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam and Kevin Richardson will get $7.125 million for their years in prison, while Korey Wise will receive $12.25 million. The city will also pay an additional $285,000 in legal fees. The city, however, doesn’t admit to any wrongdoing in the case."...
  • NY Climate Conference? Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!

    09/06/2014 5:40:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/6/2014 | Megan Toombs
    Read the news. The. World. Is. A. Disaster. But, according to President Obama, “the world’s always been messy … we’re just noticing now in part because of social media.” #what? I guess, since Facebook and Twitter weren’t around, the folks who lived through World War I, World War II, and the Cold War never noticed those messy events. Be that as it may, even with all of the “messes” going on in the world, many leaders are taking a day to catch up in New York City at the UN Climate Summit, scheduled for September 23. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon...
  • NY archdiocese should sever ties with St. Patrick's Day parade

    09/05/2014 11:22:22 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | Sep 04, 2014 | Phil Lawler
    You don’t honor a saint by encouraging a sin. No doubt there have been homosexual persons marching down Fifth Avenue every year in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. There was never any ban on their participation; there was no test of sexual orientation for marchers. But next year the parade in New York will feature something new: a group of avowed homosexuals carrying a banner, promoting same-sex unions, supporting the gay lifestyle. Next year there will be only one story-line of interest to the reporters who cover the annual parade in the world’s media capital: the triumph of the gay...
  • NY Gun Shop Owner Forced to Hand Over 170 Customer Records

    09/05/2014 7:24:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 3, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    A SWAT team raided co-owner Joe Palumbo's Albion Gun Shop without a warrant. They were acting on orders from the Narcotics Enforcement Unit, who asked the shop to hand over a customer list so they could determine how many people had purchased New York SAFE Act compliant rifles. The gun owner was forced to present approximately 170 sales records. Under the state's anti-gun law, this intrusion was completely legal.
  • Cops coax suicidal, knife-wielding man off ledge of Bronx building with cigarette

    09/04/2014 5:27:06 PM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 8, 2014 | Thomas Tracy
    ...An unhinged, knife-wielding man about to jump from the top of a Bronx apartment building [August 8th] was coaxed off the ledge by a cop offering him a cigarette, authorities said. :snip: Cops from an NYPD Emergency Services Unit were dispatched to the scene near W. 183rd St. in University Heights and began a rapport with Paulson - who had a knife in his hand - but he refused to come down. He wasn't menacing the cops with the knife, he just ignored them," said one witness, who asked not to be named. After nearly an hour, cops struck up...
  • State cuts 2015 'Obamacare' rate hikes by more than 50 percent (New York)

    09/04/2014 5:19:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | September 4, 2014 | By James T. Mulder
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- Rate increases requested by health insurers offering "Obamacare" coverage through the New York's health insurance exchange have been cut by more than 50 percent. The state Department of Financial Services said today insurers offering individual coverage on the exchange had asked for an average increase of 12.5 percent for 2015. The department reduced the average increase to 5.7 percent. The state's action was praised by a consumer group and criticized by the insurance industry. "This is great news for consumers and small employers alike," said Elisabeth Benjamin, a co-founder of Health Care for All New York, a...
  • DMV to Revoke 'HAMMAS' License Plate Spotted in Brooklyn

    09/04/2014 2:18:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    NY1 ^ | 9/3/2014
    The DMV says it's revoking a politically-charged custom license plate that's been spotted in Brooklyn.The plate reads HAMMAS, a slight misspelling of Hamas, a group that the U.S. recognizes as a terrorist organization.It's on a black Dodge that was parked in Bay Ridge Wednesday and had a Palestinian flag spread across the windshield.The DMV says the plate should not have been issued."We are pulling this plate off the road as patently offensive," Jackie McGinnis of the state Department of Motor Vehicles said in a statement. "The group represented by the name on the plate is also on the list of...
  • Slain Rochester Police Officer Identified; Suspect in Shooting is Recent Parolee

    09/04/2014 12:54:27 PM PDT · by gasport · 19 replies
    TW Cable News ^ | 14/9/4/1525 | Mike Hedeen
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Rochester Police Department has identified the officer shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday night as Daryl R. Pierson. Police and emergency crews rushed to the area of Hudson Avenue and Warsaw Street shortly before 9:30 p.m., where according to Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli, Pierson and a suspect exchanged gunfire following a pursuit. Ciminelli said Pierson was fatally wounded. At a news conference Thursday, Ciminelli said Pierson leaves behind a wife and two children, ages 4 and 3-months-old. - See more at: http://rochester.twcnews.com/content/news/all_news/rochester/766374/slain-rochester-police-officer-identified--suspect-in-shooting-is-recent-parolee/#sthash.DOL1PMWA.dpuf
  • Vermont Gas Cleared To Work Near VELCO Lines [ pipeline ]

    09/04/2014 9:46:19 AM PDT · by george76
    Vermont Public Radio ^ | September 3, 2014 | Taylor Dobbs
    State regulators have cleared Vermont Gas Systems to install pipeline near power lines owned by the Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO). The company was temporarily forbidden to do work near the power lines over concerns that the chemical treatment used on utility poles would be disturbed by the work. ... Vermont Gas submitted the plan the day the Public Service Board ordered it, and after receiving comments on the plan, the board approved it on August 26. Work on the controversial pipeline is ongoing. Vermont Gas has filed for permission to go ahead with the next phase of the project,...
  • Gays scoff at NY St. Patrick’s Day Parade decision

    09/03/2014 9:32:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2014 7:48 PM EDT | Jim Fitzgerald
    A decision by organizers of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade to allow one gay organization to march is a disappointment after decades of fighting by gay groups for full participation, several advocates said Wednesday. Some were dismayed that the organizers had chosen just one lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group to participate next year after ending a ban on them. Others expressed continuing mistrust. Nathan Schaefer, executive director of Empire State Pride Agenda, called the announcement “disappointing and self-serving.” …
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade ending ban on gay groups (NYC)

    09/03/2014 12:03:39 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | Sep 3, 2014 | David K. Li
    New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will finally end its ban on gay groups marching in its annual Irish celebration, organizers said Wednesday. The organizing committee said this move to “change of tone and expanded inclusiveness is a gesture of goodwill to the LGBT community in our continuing effort to keep the parade above politics.”
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade ending ban on gay groups

    09/03/2014 11:49:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 3, 2014 | 8:14am | David K. Li
    New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will finally end its ban on gay groups marching in its annual Irish celebration, organizers said Wednesday. OUT@NBCUniversal—a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender affinity group at 30 Rock—will be flying its banner and marching up Fifth Avenue on March 17, officials said. That’ll be the only gay group marching in the 2015 version of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but other LGBT groups can apply in future years, spokesman Bill O’Reilly said. …
  • Gay group to march in NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

    09/03/2014 6:11:42 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 09/03/2014 | Jim Fitzgerald
    Organizers of the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade say they're ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time. The prohibition on identified gay groups in the centuries-old New York parade had made participation a political issue. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio refused to march this year, and Guinness beer dropped its sponsorship.
  • Gay group allowed to march in next year’s New York St. Patrick's Day Parade

    09/03/2014 8:26:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 09/03/2014 | Tina Moore
    A gay group will be able to march under its own banner in the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade for the first time on March 17, organizers said Wednesday. The nation’s oldest and biggest St. Pat's parade will lift the ban on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups that want to participate while identifying themselves as gay. “Those of us who are Irish and LGBT would watch this city celebrate and know we weren’t welcome,” former City Council speaker Christine Quinn, who boycotted the event for decades, told the Daily News. “To have that end, not only puts all of...
  • For some cartels, human smuggling has taken priority over drugs ( Mexico )

    09/02/2014 5:36:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 29 August 2014 | ALFREDO CORCHADO
    With recent waves of Central Americans seeking to reach the U.S., human smuggling along the Texas border has, at least for the moment, become more lucrative than smuggling illicit drugs for criminal organizations such as the Gulf and Zetas cartels, according to two U.S. intelligence officials. U.S. agents tracking the money flow as part of the anti-smuggling Operation Coyote say that in just over six months, human smuggling has generated nearly $50 million, mostly in the area around the Mexican border city of Reynosa. The revenue has helped sustain the Gulf cartel during a bloody internal split, the officials said....
  • The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

    09/02/2014 3:53:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 58 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 1, 2014 | Kyle Trygstad and Alexis Levinson
    There is a new chart-topper in Roll Call’s latest monthly ranking of the 10 most vulnerable senators. Montana’s appointed Sen. John Walsh was by far the most endangered incumbent in the chamber at the time of the previous installment in early August, but his decision last month to not seek a full term opened the top slot to a couple other worthy contenders. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is still in a perilous political position, but Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu has leapfrogged him on the list to become the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbent. The Democrat is pushing hard to eclipse...
  • Bedbugs spotted at least 21 times on subways in August, say sources.

    09/02/2014 3:17:48 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 53 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | PDonohue
    Full Title: Bedbugs spotted at least 21 times on subways in August, say sources — MTA hiring expert to review efforts “We’ve never had sightings to this magnitude,” said Joe Costales, a chairman with Transport Workers Union Local 100. “We’ve had isolated incidents in crew quarters, but it’s no longer an isolated scenario. It’s throughout the system.”
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM, September 2-5,2014

    09/02/2014 12:46:58 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
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