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  • Schumer to Trump: No one-on-one talks with Putin until Helsinki details released

    07/19/2018 3:36:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Thursday that President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shouldn't hold additional one-on-one meetings until the administration details what happened during Monday's Helsinki summit. “Until we know what happened at that two hour meeting in Helsinki, the president should have no more one-on-one interactions with Putin. In the United States, in Russia, or anywhere else," Schumer said in a statement. Talk of a second meeting comes days after the two leaders met one-on-one for two hours in Helsinki. Trump sparked widespread backlash during a press conference after the meeting by refusing to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Police Investigate NY Times Reporter For Breaking Into GOP Staffer’s Home

    07/19/2018 1:28:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 7/18/18 | Patrick Howley
    Police and a Prince William County magistrate have opened an investigation into New York Times reporter Stephanie Saul for breaking and entering in the apartment of a Corey Stewart campaign staffer in Woodbridge, Virginia.Stewart U.S. Senate campaign staffer Brian Landrum and a house guest have filed a police report after the house guest witnessed Stephanie Saul inside Landrum’s apartment Wednesday July 18 at 2:15 PM. Brian Landrum was at work and he was not in the apartment at the time.The eyewitness was able to identify New York Times reporter Stephanie Saul as the intruder. Saul, who won the Pulitzer Prize...
  • New York's Global Warming Suit Against Oil Companies Tossed

    07/19/2018 1:13:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Business Week (link only) | 7/19/18 | Bob Van Voris
    Posting Bloomberg stuff is verboten on FR, so here is a link to the article
  • Matt Drudge Weighs in on Latest New Yorker Cover: The Left Has a ‘Fetish’ For Trump’s Death

    07/19/2018 10:09:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.mediaite.com ^ | 9:47 am, July 19th, 2018 | by Ken Meyer
    Matt Drudge posted a rare tweet from his personal account Thursday morning, accusing the Left of wishing physical harm – even death — on President Trump. Drudge’s tweets never last very long, so here’s a screenshot. _________________________________________________________________ The New Yorker’s cover is a take on Trump’s summit with Vladimir Putin. While the president continues to tout the meeting, as symbolized by the cartoon giving a thumbs up, The New Yorker is also acknowledging the critics who think the president (metaphorically) fell on his face by rolling over during his Helsinki press conference. Drudge argued the cover was evidence of “the...
  • Four Blue States Protest Tax Reform with a Frivolous Lawsuit

    07/19/2018 7:52:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/19/2018 | By JEFFREY DORFMAN
    The Constitution Does not Mandate Deduction of State Taxes. Four high-tax blue states — New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey — have filed suit against the federal government over the recent tax reform. Specifically, they object to its limitation on the deduction for state and local taxes (SALT). Under federal tax law, filers are allowed to deduct property taxes (the local part) and either state income or sales taxes. But under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), the SALT deduction is now capped at $10,000. This deduction had been particularly valuable in high-tax, high-house-price states such as California...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Learns the Agony of Victory as Joe Lieberman Tells N.Y. Dems to Vote Crowley

    07/19/2018 8:22:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/19/2018 | Rod Kackley
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter complaints didn’t do any good. Even though she scored an upset victory over Rep. Joe Crowley in the New York Democratic Party’s June primary, his name is still going to be on the 14th Congressional District’s November ballot. Ocasio-Cortez demanded Crowley answer her phone calls so she could hear his congratulations and concession, and move on to win the November general election in NY-14. But she won the primary, right? Maybe she’s just being paranoid? Maybe not. Joe Lieberman wants NY-14 Democrats to “Vote Joe Crowley, for Working Families.” In a scathing op-ed published by the Wall...
  • Joe Lieberman urges voters to back Crowley over Ocasio-Cortez in general

    07/18/2018 9:47:26 PM PDT · by TBP · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/18/18 | JESUS RODRIGUEZ
    Former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) is urging voters in the general election to vote for Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) instead of Democratic nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who upset him in the party primary. "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s surprise primary victory over Rep. Joe Crowley seems likely to hurt Congress, America and the Democratic Party. It doesn’t have to," Lieberman wrote in an op-ed published Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal. ADVERTISEMENT "Because the policies Ms. Ocasio-Cortez advocates are so far from the mainstream, her election in November would make it harder for Congress to stop fighting and start fixing problems." Lieberman noted that...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Occupation of Airports, ICE Offices: ‘We Have to Mobilize’

    07/18/2018 5:26:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/17/18 | Chantal Da Silva
    Ice New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called on protesters rallying under the “Abolish ICE” banner to occupy border crossings, airports and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices across the country. Ocasio-Cortez made the comments during an interview on Monday with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, speaking alongside Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau. Asked by Goodman about her decision to leave New York to join protests at the U.S.-Mexico border just days before the primary in which she defeated Democratic Representative Joseph Crowley in a stunning upset, Ocasio-Cortez said, "There is no convenient time" to "stand up against human rights violations."...
  • Dem's campaign manager quits after video shows candidate secretly backing gun ban

    07/18/2018 1:29:38 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/18/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The campaign manager of a Democrat seeking a U.S. House seat in upstate New York quit the campaign Tuesday, after a video showed the candidate saying she wouldn't publicly endorse a ban on certain firearms -- for fear that she’d lose the election. Mike Szustak, who since April had run the campaign of candidate Tedra Cobb, told the Watertown Daily Times that he’s no longer part of Cobb's bid to unseat Republican incumbent Elise Stefanik in New York's 21st Congressional District. The departure follows revelations that Cobb won’t publicly state that she favors banning assault rifles. The video was first...
  • Another Look at Mass Shootings, and How They Can Be Prevented

    07/18/2018 9:00:15 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    <p>The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has always been at the forefront of issues that are critical to the welfare of our state and our country. This year, NYSBA will return to an issue that continues to be a scourge of our society - the prevalence of gun violence and mass shootings in the United States.</p>
  • Cuomo, AG: New Yorkers Have A Constitutional Right To Be Reimbursed For Our High Taxes

    07/18/2018 7:12:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 18,2018 | ED MORRISSEY
    To be fair, it’s not just New York that thinks their wealthiest taxpayers have a constitutional right to get reimbursed for the state’s high tax rates. Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maryland have joined the lawsuit filed by Andrew Cuomo and AG Barbara Underwood, announced yesterday morning. They want to undo the $10,000 cap on deductions for state and local taxes passed as part of the tax-reform bill in December, claiming that limiting such reimbursements violates the Constitution. New York’s sovereignty is precisely the solution for this issue. Cuomo and the New York legislature can simply change their tax code to...
  • More Ocasio-Cortez: Low Unemployment Rate Is Because More People Have Two Jobs, You Know

    07/18/2018 5:46:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 17, 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Jazz earlier described Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a gift to the GOP, but perhaps more accurately, she’s a gift that keeps on giving. So too for that matter is her appearance with Margaret Hoover on PBS’ Firing Line this weekend. Not only did she fumble an answer on the “Palestinian occupation,” Ocasio-Cortez managed to err completely on a basic economic question — despite her supposed expertise in the subject:
  • Dem Campaign Manager Leaves Race in Wake of Free Beacon Exposé [2nd Amendment Voters in New York!]

    07/17/2018 9:30:00 PM PDT · by familyop · 31 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 17, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    The campaign manager for Democrat Tedra Cobb, who is running to unseat Rep. Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.), left the campaign on Tuesday in the wake of a video where Cobb says she won't publicly state what she actually believes about banning certain guns. Mike Szustak, who has been running Cobb's campaign since April, told the Watertown Daily Times that he was no longer working on the campaign. It is not clear if he quit or if he was fired. The move comes in the aftermath of a Washington Free Beacon report on a video showing Cobb telling a group of...
  • Ocasio-Cortez draws ire from Democrats: ‘Meteors fizz out’

    07/17/2018 10:13:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Mike Lillis
    Frustrated Democratic lawmakers are offering Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez some advice: Cool it. Ocasio-Cortez stunned the political world with her upset primary victory last month over Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), the head of the House Democratic Caucus and a rising star within the party. But while the improbable win made Ocasio-Cortez an overnight progressive superstar, a number of House Democrats are up in arms over her no-holds-barred approach, particularly her recent accusation that Crowley, who has endorsed her candidacy, is seeking to topple her bid with a third-party run.
  • Cuomo calls Trump tax law 'un-American' as state joins lawsuit

    07/17/2018 10:04:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | July 17, 2018 | Tom Precious
    ALBANY — Seven months after making the legal threat, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday that New York has joined three other states to sue the federal government over new tax limits on state and local deductions on next year’s federal tax forms. The lawsuit will be filed today in federal court in Manhattan and will feature an expedited hearing request by New York State, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland. Cuomo, in a phone call with reporters in which he cited words by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and Abraham Lincoln, called the new federal tax law “un-American” and one that...
  • Democratic Candidate for Congress Used to Be 'Social Justice' Rapper

    07/17/2018 7:17:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Antonio Delgado railed against capitalism, rapped about porn, masturbating The Democratic congressional candidate for New York's 19th district, Antonio Delgado, rhymed about watching porn, masturbating, and attacked capitalism in his past life as a "social justice" rapper. Delgado, who is challenging Rep. John Faso (R., N.Y.), released an album under the record label "CD Baby" in 2007. Delgado, whom the New York Times considers "much less progressive" than other Democratic House candidates like socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, once tried to pursue a rap career to advance "radical social change" in the United States.
  • Tucker Carlson: Mexico has interfered in US elections 'more successfully' than Russia

    07/17/2018 12:47:27 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Monday that Mexico had been more successful than Russia in influencing U.S. elections by "packing" the American electorate with its own people. Carlson said Russia has, in fact, sought to meddle in U.S. affairs. But other countries, like Mexico, had been more successful in doing so, he said. "I don't think Russia is our close friend or anything like that," Carlson said. "I think of course they try to interfere in our affairs. They have for a long time. Many countries do. Some more successfully than Russia, like Mexico, which is routinely interfering in...
  • NYPD moves forward with disciplinary proceedings in Eric Garner's death: report

    07/16/2018 7:59:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/16/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    The New York Police Department (NYPD) reportedly announced that Monday that the police officer accused of choking to death Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, will face a disciplinary hearing. White NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo could face dismissal nearly four years after Garner’s death, the Associated Press reported. The lawyer for the NYPD criticized the Department of Justice (DOJ) for dragging its feet on whether it will bring about a federal criminal case. “Based on our most recent conversations, it has become clear that a definite date by which time a final decision by the U.S. DOJ will be rendered...
  • Clinton Foundation Designer Kate Spade Found Dead Of After Husband Posts Creepy Photos

    07/16/2018 3:41:34 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | June 19, 2018
    Shortened title. Full title: Clinton Foundation-Linked Designer Kate Spade Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide After Husband Posts Creepy Photos To His Instagram There’s always a lot of chatter on the internet when celebrities die that their deaths were odd or suspicious. And when wealthy, powerful, or famous people die it often does accompany unusual circumstances, but these people do live unusual lives, after all. As with anything on the internet, there’s a few compelling theories out there but there’s also a whole lot of nonsense, so most people probably don’t pay too much attention to theories of cover-ups or “sacrifices.”...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,July 16,2018

    07/16/2018 11:57:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | July 16, 2018 | Sean Hannity
    Good Afternoon And Welcome To The Sean Hannity Show!