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  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral gets donations from non-Catholics for repairs

    04/14/2015 12:55:35 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/14/2015 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    A good chunk of the $100 million raised to restore St. Patrick’s Cathedral has come from non-Catholics — a testament to the love and respect New Yorkers have for all religions, Timothy Cardinal Dolan said Monday. “We couldn’t be that far were it not for non-Catholic benefactors who have been extraordinarily good to us,” Dolan said in an Association for a Better New York speech. One “prominent Jewish man” told Dolan that as a child he loved visiting St. Patrick’s, where his mother would always light a candle. “He said, ‘I don’t think she ever paid for them so ....
  • Staten Island special election 2015: Dan Donovan wins Congress seat

    05/05/2015 7:38:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Republican District Attorney Daniel Donovan has won Tuesday's special election and is going to be Staten Island's new congressman. Donovan vied with Democratic Councilman Vincent Gentile and Green Party candidate James Lane for the seat. The final tally for the election is not yet available, but the Donovan camp declared him the winner of the special election on Tuesday night. The DA celebrated with supporters at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield.
  • Feckless feds slap Times Square’s billboards

    05/05/2015 4:43:44 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/05/2015 | staff
    Here’s a new low in Washington cluelessness: The feds say Times Square’s iconic billboards must come down or New York will lose highway money. Supposedly, a 2012 law put the crossroads of the world under the restrictions of the 1965 Highway Beautification Act — which limits signs to 1,200 square feet. Now Washington is pushing the city Department of Transportation to comply. Earth to Uncle Sam: Don’t be a jerk.
  • Obama Administration: Times Square’s Iconic Billboards Must Be Removed Or Else

    05/05/2015 4:15:36 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 78 replies
    CBS 2 NY ^ | 03/05/2015 | CBSNewYork
    You can call it a bureaucratic blunder … or a Washington blooper. But any way you slice it a move by the federal government to make the city remove Times Square’s iconic billboards falls in the category of “whose bright idea is this?” It is known as the “Crossroads of the World,” the “Center of the Universe” and “the Great White Way,” but Times Square could become like the “Black Hole of Calcutta” if the federal government has its way, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Tuesday. The feds say many of Times Square’s huge and neon-lit billboards must come down or...
  • With all eyes on Senate, Assembly passes bill to increase minimum wage (updated) (new york)

    05/05/2015 3:24:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | may 4, 2015 | matthew hamilton
    Members of the Assembly discussed into the late evening Monday a proposal that would increase the minimum wage across the state by the end of 2016 and raise the wage even higher in New York City and its suburbs. It eventually passed 94-43 just after 7:45 p.m. -snip The proposal would raise the statewide minimum wage to $10.50 by Dec. 31, 2016. The minimum wage in New York City and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties would simultaneously rise to $12.50. Another increase to $11.55 statewide and $13.75 in the New York metro area would come by the end of 2017, and yet...
  • Obama raises money for Democrats — and gridlocks traffic — in NYC

    05/05/2015 1:42:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2015 | By Aaron C. Davis
    NEW YORK — At the head of the table, wearing a massive diamond brooch, was the widow of the man who was once the country’s richest African American. A few seats down, there was Wendell Pierce of HBO fame in “The Wire” and “Treme,” and beyond that, Baltimore Orioles slugger Adam Jones. Taking the microphone Monday evening inside a luxury upper East Side penthouse in Manhattan was President Obama, thanking everyone for attending the $10,000-a-plate fundraiser. “It is wonderful to see so many old friends and a few new ones,” Obama began. After headlining far fewer party fundraisers following Democrats’...
  • Fox News Doctor Argues Men Should Have 'Veto' Power Over Women's Abortions (Keith Ablow)

    05/05/2015 11:51:53 AM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | MAY 5, 2015, 1:36 PM EDT | ByCATHERINE THOMPSON
    Ablow, a psychiatrist, declared Tuesday on "Outnumbered" that a man should have the right to compel his female partner to take a pregnancy to term if he's willing to take full responsibility for their child after he or she is born. The comment came during a discussion of a dispute between wealthy businessman Nick Loeb and his former partner, "Modern Family" star Sofía Vergara, over their frozen embryos. Loeb claimed in a vindictive New York Times op-ed that Vergara was blocking him from taking full custody of two of those embryos he wished to bring to term. "Why would a...
  • Hillary monetizes Mother’s Day with call-from-Clinton contest

    05/05/2015 6:09:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    NY POST ^ | May 4, 2015 | 1:01pm | By Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton has figured out a way to monetize Mother’s Day — inviting supporters to enter a contest where she’ll ring up Mom just in case you forget to send flowers. The Clinton camp tweeted out the contest Sunday, just when many Americans were scrambling for last-minute gifts and brunch reservations. Entering is free, but those who sign up get directed to a page where they get the chance to “increase your odds” by giving cash to Clinton’s presidential campaign. Contribution amounts are listed at amounts ranging from $5 to $2,700. There is no second prize listed —...
  • New York Senate Leader and Son Are Arrested on Corruption Charges

    05/05/2015 4:55:21 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 3 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | may 4, 2015 | suzanne craig
    Dean G. Skelos, the leader of the New York State Senate, and his son were arrested on Monday by federal authorities on extortion, fraud and bribe solicitation charges, expanding the corruption investigation that has cast a renewed spotlight on Albany’s intractable corruption problem. The charges against Senator Skelos, 67, and his son, Adam B. Skelos, 32, were detailed in a six-count criminal complaint that quickly became mandatory reading material in the Capitol building. Politicians and their staff members pored over the 43-page complaint — an often titillating document that included references to burner phones, secretly taped conversations and strong-arm tactics...
  • Here’s Why Vigilant Policing Is Necessary

    05/04/2015 3:43:30 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Commentary ^ | 05.03.2015 - 12:14 PM | Abe Greenwald
    Here’s Why Vigilant Policing Is Necessary Abe Greenwald 05.03.2015 - 12:14 PM Brian Moore, a 25-year-old New York City police officer, is in a medically induced coma in Jamaica Hospital. He was allegedly shot in the head by Demetrius Blackwell in Queens on Saturday night. What spurred the shooting? Here’s the New York Post: “Blackwell had been fiddling with his waistband, a source said. The officers [Moore and his partner] pulled up behind him, and Blackwell realized they were cops.” In other words, the cops were so good at their job that their suspicions were raised by the sight of...
  • Long Island Woman Who Ran Cancer Scam Gets Prison After Failing Rehab

    05/04/2015 3:18:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Prosecutors accused the woman of soliciting money from friends, neighbors and businesses in her communityNewsday reports a judge sentenced her Monday to up to three years in prison after learning she had failed out of the court-mandated drug program. Her attorney, George Duncan, says she got a violation in the program for smoking a cigarette.
  • War on women? Female recruit who failed physical test to join FDNY

    05/04/2015 2:35:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This promises to turn into a sticky wicket for the New York City Fire Department. One of their upcoming graduates is going to be accepted into the ranks and go to work as a firefighter despite having failed a grueling physical test multiple times. This comes as a result of recent changes to the city’s criteria for how graduates are scored. Rebecca Wax, 33, is set to graduate Tuesday from the Fire Academy without passing the Functional Skills Training test, a grueling obstacle course of job-related tasks performed in full gear with a limited air supply, an insider has...
  • Selfie-taking tourists shatter priceless Hercules statue

    05/04/2015 2:33:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 4, 2015 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Hercules has been crushed — because of a selfie! A couple of tourists are in hot water after climbing onto a priceless marble statue of the mythical Greek hero in the northern city of Cremona, Italy, the Daily Mail reported. The miscreants put too much weight on the statue at the Loggia dei Militi palace during their boneheaded bid to snap a photo of themselves — shattering the crown of the Statue of the Two Hercules.
  • Police Towing Hundreds of Cars Now For Obama Fundraser

    05/04/2015 2:18:02 PM PDT · by Diogenez · 97 replies
    Eyewitness account ^ | 5/4/2015 | Diogenez
    Police are in the process of towing hundreds of cars in the West Village section of New York to clear the way for an Obama fundraiser at the townhouse of "Sex & the City" star, Sarah Jessica Parker. Anna Wintour of The Devil Wears Parda hatefulness will host. Expected guests: Justin Timberlake, Harvey Weinstein, Tommy Hilfiger. Several blocks west of Greenwich Ave. to the river are being cleared of cars and lined with metal barricades. Hundreds of "special detail" police are to run interferencefor the $40,000 per plate event. Cost to taxpayers - an estimated $2.5 to $3 Million.
  • Career criminal who shot NYPD cop in the face as he sat in patrol car spent 8 years in prison

    05/04/2015 12:22:16 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 3, 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans
    A 35-year-old man who faces two attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting a New York City police officer in the face spent eight years in prison for the same offence, it has been revealed. Demetrius Blackwell was reportedly approached by Officer Brian Moore and his partner in an unmarked police car on Saturday night after he was seen adjusting his waistband suspiciously.
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 4-8, 2015

    05/04/2015 11:47:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
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  • NYPD Officer Shot in Face by Ex-Con in Queens Dies from Injuries: Sources

    05/04/2015 9:41:58 AM PDT · by kristinn · 56 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Monday, May 4, 2015 | Rocco Parascandola and Tina Moore
    The hero cop who was shot in the face by an ex-con died Monday after a two day struggle to stay alive, sources said. Officer Brian Moore’s death at Queens General Hospital plunged the NYPD into grief.
  • Trump on Garland terrorism: She shouldn't have taunted these people

    05/04/2015 5:48:16 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 51 replies
    Fox & Friends (Scroll down) ^ | May 4 2015 | Trump/F&F
    Trump just followed Pamela Geller, one of the organizers of the Garland Texas free speech contest where entries depicted Muhammad. Speaking about Geller, he said "She shouldn't have taunted these people."
  • David Axelrod: Red Diaper Baby?

    05/04/2015 7:19:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 2, 2015 | Paul Kengor
    Several times I’ve written for The American Spectator on the person of David Axelrod, the figure most responsible for giving America two terms of Barack Obama. My first piece was a cover feature for the March 2012 print edition, titled, “David Axelrod, Lefty Lumberjack.” This lengthy profile was followed by an August 2012 piece titled, “All in the (Political) Family.” Then followed still more writings on Axelrod and friends, particularly the new material I reported in my book on Obama’s communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. David Axelrod These writings got a lot of attention. I discussed the topic a number...
  • Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    05/03/2015 3:37:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 3 May 2015 | New York Post
    The FDNY for the first time in its history will allow someone who failed its crucial physical-fitness test to join the Bravest, The Post has learned.Rebecca Wax, 33, is set to graduate Tuesday from the Fire Academy without passing the Functional Skills Training test, a grueling obstacle course of job-related tasks performed in full gear with a limited air supply, an insider has revealed.“They’re going to allow the first person to graduate without passing because this administration has lowered the standard,” said the insider, who is familiar with the training.Upon graduation, Wax would be assigned to a firehouse and...
  • Joe Namath Says He Wouldn't Play Football Again

    04/30/2015 7:04:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 82 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2015-04-30 | DEAN SCHABNER
    Joe Namath, one of the most charismatic players in NFL history and one of the game's greatest quarterbacks, said today that if he'd known then what he knows now about concussions, he would never have played football. Namath, who has recently undergone treatment for brain injuries, was asked in an interview with Tiffany Kenney of ABC's West Palm Beach, Florida, affiliate WPBF-TV whether would still play the game, given all he has learned about the effects of concussions. "No," he said. "I hate to say that because if I had a child who wanted to play I'd let them play...
  • Bloomberg’s Reported Interest In Buying New York Times Sends Shares Soaring

    05/03/2015 3:53:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    New York post ^ | May 1, 2015 | Keith J kelly
    New York Times Co. shares leaped 10.7 percent in after-hours trading after Fox Business Network reported billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg had expressed renewed interest in buying the paper. The former New York City mayor was prepared to pay up to $5 billion to acquire the Gray Lady — more than double the $2.3 billion market cap of the company. Bloomberg LP completely dismissed the FBN report as untrue. “There is no truth to this rumor,” Ty Trippet, a spokesman for the data and business news service, said in an e-mail. Mike Bloomberg has in the past expressed interest in buying...
  • New York Times Co. Reports Loss as Print Ads Decline

    04/30/2015 5:45:48 AM PDT · by Drango · 34 replies
    NYTimes ^ | April 30, 2015 | RAVI SOMAIYA
    GRIN clink on link http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/business/media/new-york-times-company-q1-earnings.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
  • Ron Paul Goes Full Metal Truther

    12/10/2011 3:53:36 PM PST · by mnehring · 191 replies
    I’ve been waiting for quite a while for Ron Paul to just come out and admit he’s a 9/11 truther. Frankly, I thought it would happen a long time before now. It has taken so long, in fact, that I had started to doubt whether he would ever do it. However, I guess his Iowa polling numbers must have him feeling his oats, because he finally let slip (apologies to those who cannot view the video in IE, we are working to fix the technical issue. Original video may be found here): And it’s… just think of what happened after...
  • NYPD cop critically injured after being shot in the head

    05/02/2015 6:05:32 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 56 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 2, 2015 | By Larry Celona and Jamie Schram
    An NYPD cop was shot in the head and chest and critically wounded in Queens on Saturday. The anti-crime officer worked out of the 105th Precinct in Queens Village and was on duty when he was hit at around 6:15 p.m. It was not clear whether he was in uniform – anti-crime officers often do plainclothes patrols. A suspect was initially believed to be holed up in a nearby building at 212th Street and 104th Avenue. Police sent hostage negotiaters to try to talk him out – only to discover it was a false tip. The search has now expanded....
  • NYPD Cop Shot in the Head in Queens

    05/02/2015 3:53:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 58 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Saturday, May 2, 2015 | Larry Celona
    SNIP The circumstances were not immediately known, but the shooting took place near the intersection 212th Street and 104th Road in Queens village.
  • Ben E. King, Soulful Singer, Dies at 76; ‘Stand by Me’ Was One of His Hits

    05/01/2015 2:50:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 1, 2015 | William Grimes
    Ben E. King, the smooth, soulful baritone who led the Drifters on “There Goes My Baby,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and other hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and as a solo artist recorded the classic singles “Spanish Harlem” and “Stand by Me,” died on Thursday in Hackensack, N.J. He was 76. His lawyer, Judy Tint, said Mr. King, who lived in Teaneck, N.J., died at Hackensack University Medical Center after a brief illness, offering no further details. Mr. King was working in his father’s Harlem luncheonette in 1956 when a local impresario, Lover Patterson, overheard...
  • Police: After Long Island bullying incident, dad shoots culprit's grandfather

    05/01/2015 8:20:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    7online.com ^ | 4/30/2015 | unknown
    Police are accusing a man of shooting the grandfather of a boy who bullied his daughter. According to Suffolk County Police, Anthony Franklin was upset that his 5-year-old daughter had her hair pulled by another student on a bus ride to school. On Tuesday, Franklin went to the North Amityville home of the boy he believed was involved and got into a fight with the grandfather of the boy. During the altercation, Franklin pulled out a gun and shot McWilliams twice, said Suffolk police. Franklin, 28, of North Amityville, was charged with second-degree assault. The suspect's fiance says this entire...
  • New York Times: Ted Cruz just held a campaign event at the home of two gay businessmen, you know

    04/23/2015 7:06:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | AllahPundit
    This NYT story, an obvious attempt at a gotcha that’ll damage Cruz among his base, will do more damage to the two businessmen within their own circle of allies, I suspect. It’s one thing for Ted Cruz, social conservative, to socialize with gay friends. It’s another for gays to socialize with — gasp — Ted Cruz, social conservative. During the gathering, according to two attendees, Mr. Cruz said he would have no problem if one of his daughters was gay. He did not mention his opposition to same-sex marriage, saying only that marriage is an issue that should be...
  • Protesters march across Syracuse in support of Baltimore's Freddie Gray

    04/30/2015 5:22:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Syracuse Post Standard ^ | 4/30/15 | Julie McMahon
    Protestors marched across the city of Syracuse Thursday to show support for Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. The rally started Thursday afternoon at Syracuse University. Protestors marched on city roads down The Hill, past Upstate University Hospital and downtown toward the Onondaga County jail and city hall. They continued on to Clinton Square. Protesters, including members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Syracuse Answer Coalition and THE General Body of Syracuse University, listened to speakers in front of the Jerry Rescue monument, clapping, cheering and waving signs. Scores...
  • David Dinkins was a criminal justice pioneer: Hillary Clinton was right to praise the former mayor

    04/30/2015 4:23:59 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/30/2015 | MASON B. WILLIAMS
    Hillary Clinton delivered the first important speech of the 2016 presidential campaign in New York on Wednesday, kicking off what she pledged would be an honest conversation about race and justice in America, and, beyond that, a period of meaningful reform. As the speech drew to a close, she acknowledged “a leader we can look to” on issues of policing and public safety, a man who helped make his city “both good and great”: David Dinkins. Some long-time New Yorkers cocked an ear: David Dinkins? The mayor whose tenure saw the highest homicide rates in the city’s history? The one...
  • New York City Council pushes for decriminalization of low-level offenses; Top cop pushes back

    04/30/2015 3:54:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    7Online.com ^ | 2015-04-30 | N.J. Burkett
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Some feel it is oppressive when police officers in New York arrest people for seemingly minor offenses like cycling on a sidewalk. And although these types of arrests are down dramatically, there is a move in the City Council to decriminalize low-level offenses like littering, fare evasion, public drinking, public urination, cycling on a sidewalk and loitering after hours in a city park. Supporters of the plan say they should be treated like parking violations, not crimes. In Park Slope, just eight people were arrested for sidewalk cycling from 2008 to 2011, but there were more...
  • Study suggests area including Ithaca one of most racist in U.S.

    04/30/2015 9:37:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    THE ITHACA VOICE ^ | 04.30.15 | By: JEFF STEIN
    Ithaca, N.Y. — A new study claims to track differing levels of racism across the United States by using Google search data. The results are not so good for the area that includes Ithaca. Large swaths of Western New York and the Southern Tier, according to the researchers, are far likelier than other regions of the country to input racist search terms into Google. That means the areas are more likely to be racist, according to the researchers, who tie the results to black mortality rates across the country. The study, published in PLOS One by data scientist Stephens-Davidowitz, was...
  • Protesters Shut Down Roads In Solidarity March With Baltimore

    04/30/2015 1:24:12 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 62 replies
    CBS New York ^ | April 29, 2015 11:13 PM | Unattributed
    Over 100 Arrested Commanding Officer From 13th Precinct Hit With Flying Object NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A group that supports the protesters in Baltimore gathered in Union Square Wednesday and shut down the outbound Holland Tunnel, the West Side Highway and several other city streets as they marched. More than 100 protesters were arrested as officers clashed with protesters around Manhattan, CBS2 reported. The protests followed rioting that began in Baltimore on Monday, in response to the police custody death of Freddie Gray. NYC March In Baltimore Solidarity Protest Several hundred people gathered in Union Square around 6 p.m., and...
  • Protesters Shut Down Roads In Solidarity March With Baltimore; Over 100 Arrested (New York City)

    04/29/2015 8:10:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WCBS-AM ^ | April 29, 2015
    A group that supports the protesters in Baltimore gathered in Union Square Wednesday and shut down the outbound Holland Tunnel, the West Side Highway and several other city streets as they marched. More than 100 protesters were arrested as officers clashed with protesters around Manhattan, CBS2 reported. The protests followed rioting that began in Baltimore on Monday, in response to the police custody death of Freddie Gray. Several hundred people gathered in Union Square around 6 p.m., and during the 7 p.m. hour, about 200 people broke off from Union Square and marched down 17th Street despite an order by...
  • Protesters gather in Union Square demanding justice for Freddie Gray

    04/29/2015 4:40:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    WABC ^ | 4/29/15
    Protesters gathered in Union Square Wednesday night to demand justice in the death of Freddie Gray, the man who died while in police custody in Baltimore. Several hundred people assembled as speakers addressed the crowd, with some people chanting 'Hands up, don't shoot'. Organizers say the rally is meant to show solidarity with people in Baltimore. "The game plan is to make sure people are politicized about the issues that are happening in terms of police brutality," said one organizer. "What's happening not only in communities in Baltimore, but in Brooklyn and Harlem and across the country." Police have barriers...
  • BALTIMORE IS A DEMOCRAT PROBLEM, NOT AMERICA’S PROBLEM

    04/29/2015 4:23:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 29, 2015 | JOHN NOLTE
    Contrary to the emotional blackmail some leftists are attempting to peddle, Baltimore is not America’s problem or shame. That failed city is solely and completely a Democrat problem. Like many failed cities, Detroit comes to mind, and every city besieged recently by rioting, Democrats and their union pals have had carte blanche to inflict their ideas and policies on Baltimore since 1967, the last time there was a Republican Mayor.In 2012, after four years of his own failed policies, President Obama won a whopping 87.4% of the Baltimore City vote. Democrats run the city of Baltimore, the unions, the schools,...
  • New Yorkers With Baltimore Ties Warn Similar Unrest Could Occur in NYC

    04/29/2015 9:17:51 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 35 replies
    ny1.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | Dean Meminger
    New Yorkers familiar with Baltimore say tensions between police and residents—especially young people in that city—have been at a boiling point for years. "Many of them are not really heard. Their future of course in a place like Baltimore is very tenuous towards success. And I believe they acted out," says retired NYPD Chief Kevin Clark. Kevin Clark is a retired NYPD Chief and was Baltimore's Police Commissioner. He says factories have left Baltimore, creating poverty and despair. "It is probably some of the roughest neighborhoods in America. Baltimore has probably one of the most drug-addicted city's in the United...
  • DC Lawyer Planning Daughter's Same-Sex Wedding Also Hosting A Cruz Fundraiser (Grasping at straws)

    04/28/2015 2:14:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    TPM's Livewire ^ | April 28, 2015 | Daniel Strauss
    A conservative lawyer who defended California's same-sex marriage ban before the Supreme Court is hosting a fundraiser for Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) presidential campaign. The lawyer, Charles J. Cooper, also is helping to plan a same-sex wedding for his daughter. Cooper, according to The Washington Post, found out that his daughter is gay while defending California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban. Cooper is one of 20 names headlining a fundraiser for Cruz on Wednesday.(GRAPHIC-AT-LINK) [continued]
  • Dispute outside church leaves 2 fatally shot, 4 injured

    04/28/2015 8:20:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | KAREN MATTHEWS
    NEW YORK (AP) — A gunfight broke out on a Brooklyn street during a funeral service where at least one shooter returned fire from inside the church vestibule, leaving two dead and four others injured, according to police. Three men opened fire on a crowd outside Emmanuel Church of God in Brooklyn's East Flatbush neighborhood Monday evening, police said. Mourners had gathered there for the funeral of 38-year-old Jose Luis Robles, who had died of natural causes.
  • How Ted Cruz came off looking inclusive in N.Y. gay rights spat

    04/27/2015 5:28:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor's Politics ^ | April 27, 2015 | Harry Bruinius
    Ted Cruz was the guest of two gay New York businessmen for a discussion about Israel last week. The backlash among the gay community speaks to how charged gay rights remains – and how political discourse has evolved. New York — First, something surprising happened. Then, something familiar. Last week, conservative firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife stopped by the Central Park penthouse of two wealthy gay businessmen to have dinner and a friendly “fireside chat” about their mutually fervent support for the state of Israel. Not only was it a civil conversation, it harked to a kind of...
  • White House Teams Up With Soros for Disturbing 2016 Plan

    04/27/2015 9:26:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    wj ^ | April 24, 2015 | Ben Marquis
    Last year, as part of his Imperial decree of amnesty for illegal immigrants, resident Barack Obama created the White House Task Force on New Americans, whose goal is to vastly increase the numbers and rates at which immigrants were naturalized and granted citizenship. This Task Force works hand-in-hand with the George Soros-funded, open borders-promoting Migration Policy Institute, as well as the openly racist group La Raza, a Mexican nationalist organization that has called for the mass murder of white Americans and a return of the western states to Mexico. The Task Force is headed up by one Cecilia Munoz, Obama’s...
  • Ted Cruz’s Gay Marriage Opposition Is No Secret (NYT Editorial)

    It’s hard not to feel sympathy for Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, the gay businessmen who invited a dozen people to dine with Senator Ted Cruz, the presidential poser, at their New York home. Mr. Reisner and Mr. Weiderpass had evident good intentions. There is certainly a shortage in this country of sensible political communication. It is, however, equally hard to understand what on earth they thought they were doing. There is not a Republican on the national scene who supports the right of Americans to marry whomever they choose. Very few of them truly believe in protecting the civil...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,April 27-May 1,2015,EDT,WOR AM

    04/27/2015 10:29:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | April 27-May 1, 2015 | Sean Hannity
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  • Will Obama join Amal at Columbia (University Law School) post-White House?

    04/27/2015 8:47:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 27, 2015
    President Obama is rumored to be in talks to move to New York and teach as a professor at Columbia Law School once his time in the White House is over. The president has strong links to Columbia University: He was a transfer student from California’s Occidental College in 1981 as a 20-year-old junior, and graduated from Columbia in 1983. Obama also taught courses in constitutional law at the University of Chicago from 1992 until his election to the US Senate in 2004. He was a senior lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per...
  • A Modest UN Proposal

    04/27/2015 6:25:21 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 24, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Can it be that students gather annually around the country to construct “Model United Nations” because the real one has failed so miserably? “What good does it do?” Judge Jeanine Pirro asked a packed, admittedly conservative audience at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D. C. last Monday. Judge Pirro was in town to receive the Reed Irvine award for investigative journalism from Accuracy in Media. Judge Pirro suggested a two prong approach to the UN: Get out of it and get it out of New York. She also noted that when she served as DA in Westchester County, there...
  • The NY Times editorial board’s vote of no confidence in Hillary Clinton

    04/25/2015 6:34:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    It is admittedly difficult to bear the obsequious servility that punctuates The New York Times editorial board’s latest gentle attempt to convince Hillary Clinton that she has a serious problem on her hands. Viewed, however, as a window into the thinking of the Democratic Party’s terrified pragmatists who are slowly coming to the realization that they backed the wrong horse, The Times’ latest is clarifying. It is a desperate and helpless demand that Clinton somehow stop the bleeding. “Nothing illegal has been alleged about the foundation, the global philanthropic initiative founded by former President Bill Clinton,” The Times editorial averred....
  • New Book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ Questions Foreign Donations to Foundation

    04/20/2015 3:10:34 AM PDT · by W. · 33 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | APRIL 19, 2015 | Amy Chozick
    The book does not hit shelves until May 5, but already the Republican Rand Paul has called its findings “big news” that will “shock people” and make voters “question” the candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton. “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” by Peter Schweizer — a 186-page investigation of donations made to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities — is proving the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy. The book, a copy of which was obtained by The New York...
  • New York Times: Clinton Cash ‘Most Anticipated and Feared Book of a Presidential Cycle’

    04/19/2015 7:53:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-19 | Alexander Marlow
    The New York Times reported Sunday evening that a forthcoming investigative bombshell book on Hillary and Bill Clinton will soon be the focus of major feature stories and is regarded as “the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle.” For weeks, news outlets from the Washington Post to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer have alluded that the highly-anticipated May 5 release of Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich by three-time New York Times bestselling investigative journalist and President of the non-partisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI) Peter Schweizer could be a presidential game-changer.  
  • NYP: CAN THE CLINTONS CHANGE?

    02/04/2008 8:41:02 AM PST · by OESY · 21 replies · 128+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 4, 2008 | Editorial
    Bill Clinton just can't seem to keep his sleazy private dealings out of the news: This time, it's a 2005 dinner he shared with a wealthy mining mogul and Kazakhstan's president, after which the businessman wound up with a coveted contract in that country. The sordid story- about Clinton's meal with Kazakh strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev and UrAsia Energy Ltd. head Frank Giustra- ran on the front page of Thursday's New York Times. Reporters Jo Becker and Don Van Natta Jr. deserve kudos: They describe how Clinton praised the Kazakh dictator, absurdly, for "opening up the social and political life of...