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  • 'Abolition of Whiteness' course offered at Hunter College

    05/26/2017 6:38:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 25, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    Hunter College will offer students an “Abolition of Whiteness” course this fall to discuss how “white supremacy and violence” influence individual identity. The course, taught by Women and Gender Studies Professor Jennifer Gaboury, is cross-listed for both her department and the Political Science Department, where it fulfills one of four required courses in the “4 subfields of political science” under the umbrella of POLSC 204: Contemporary Issues in Political Theory.
  • Fox News pushes sanctions against ex-host

    05/25/2017 5:47:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    WND ^ | May 24, 2017 | WND media
    The sexual-harassment lawsuit filed last year by former Fox News personality Andrea Tantaros against the network’s executives has morphed into a lawsuit about the lawsuit, with Fox News now filing its own counterclaim. Tantaros, former host of “The Five” and co-host of “Outnumbered,” filed suit in August 2016, alleging retaliation after she had taken exception to inappropriate remarks directed to her by former Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. Ailes died earlier this month. “Fox News masquerades as a defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency, and...
  • Fox News Says Sean Hannity Will Return to His Show

    05/25/2017 12:19:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 32 replies
    Variety ^ | 2 hours ago | Brian Steinberg
    Fox News Channel lent support to its best-known anchor Sean Hannity, saying Thursday that their most popular host would return to its air next week following a short Memorial Day holiday vacation – an effort to tamp down speculation that a controversy currently enveloping Hannity could escalate further. “Like the rest of the country, Sean Hannity is taking a vacation for Memorial Day weekend and will be back on Tuesday,” the 21st Century Fox-owned network said in a statement. “Those who suggest otherwise are going to look foolish.” Hannity has become embroiled in a furor over his recent promotion of...
  • NY's 9th Assembly District Flips To Democrats; Pellegrino Defeats Gargiulo

    05/24/2017 5:36:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Massapequa Patch ^ | May 24, 2017
    Democrat Christine Pellegrino has defeated Republican Thomas Gargiulo in the District 9 State Assembly special election, an upset in a district that Donald Trump won by 23 points in the 2016 presidential race. With all election districts reporting, unofficial results had Pellegrino ahead of Gargiulo by margins of 3,338-2,282 in Suffolk County and 2,252-1,767 in Nassau County.
  • Seth Rich's Brother Pleads With Sean Hannity to Stop Spreading 'Conspiracy Theory'

    05/23/2017 11:35:47 AM PDT · by drewh · 120 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 23, 2017: 1:03 PM ET | Oliver Darcy
    The brother of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich wrote a letter on Tuesday to the executive producer of Sean Hannity's Fox News show pleading with him to find "decency and kindness" in his heart and stop spreading an unproven conspiracy theory about the unsolved murder. "As the family, we would hope to be the first people to learn about any such evidence and reasons for Seth's death," he added. "It is a travesty that you would prompt false conspiracy theories and other people's agendas rather than work with the family to learn the truth." Rich was shot to...
  • Linda Sarsour: With Academics like these, who needs Enemies?

    05/23/2017 6:02:23 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 15, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A pair of rabbis took to the pages of The New York Daily News to defend a controversial commencement speaker at CUNY from charges of terrorism. Yet and still, in their op-ed, "Linda Sarsour is a friend of Jews," Rabbi Brat Ellman and Rabbi Ellen Lippmann may have given Sarsour’s detractors more material. For example, they note of an exchange on Twitter between the Palestinian-American activist and Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the subject of gender mutilation that "Sarsour's retort -- that Ali and others she disagrees with 'don’t deserve to be women,' so she wishes she could 'take their vaginas...
  • NYPD commissioner to skip Puerto Rican Day parade over Oscar Lopez Rivera

    05/23/2017 3:45:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    Fox news ^ | May 22, 2017
    New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill said Monday that he will not be participating in the city's annual Puerto Rican Day parade after organizers announced they will be honoring nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera, who was released from prison last week.  "I usually do march in most of the parades with the fraternal organizations, but I'm not going to be marching this year," O’Neill said to the reporters, according to the New York Daily News. 
  • Sean Hannity Show, M-F, 3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM, May 22-26,2017

    05/22/2017 12:48:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | May 22, 2017 | Sean Hannity
    Good Afternoon And Welcome Back!
  • Cuomo asks Trump for help with disastrous Penn Station

    05/22/2017 6:51:26 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 49 replies
    In a letter to Trump dated May 21, Cuomo requested “the federal government treat this as an emergency situation” and asked Trump to provide funding for construction and transportation alternatives, as well as for a long-term solution.
  • De Blasio: It's 'Distressing' ICE Is Arresting 'Law-Abiding' Illegal Immigrants

    05/21/2017 4:43:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that it is "distressing" that non-criminal illegal immigrants are being arrested. [Snip] In New York City, ICE arrested 156 non-criminal illegal immigrants, more than double the amount for the same period last year. De Blasio said in a radio interview with WNYC that "it's very distressing, Brian, to hear that ICE is picking up people who are law abiding and contributing to the community."
  • GOP mayoral candidate Paul Massey declares he’s de Blasio’s main competitor

    05/19/2017 6:38:04 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff
    New York Daily News ^ | April 20, 2017 | Jillian Jorgenson
    As other competitors test the Republican mayoral primary waters, the party’s best-funded candidate Paul Massey says he’s in it to win it. “I’m the competitor for the current mayor now, I think people understand that,” Massey said. Massey spoke at an independent Catholic school in Flatbush not run by the city — a week after having hip surgery, touring the building while wearing tapered maroon sweatpants, slip-on shoes, and with the help of a cane adorned with a silver-colored lion as the handle.
  • SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $4.5M IN NEIGHBORWORKS FUNDING

    05/19/2017 1:11:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer ^ | 5/18/2017 | U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand
    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,804,166 in grants for New York state community development organizations in the national NeighborWorks® network. The funds will support developing and preserving affordable housing, maintaining and expanding neighborhoods, and growing jobs. The FY 17 grant funding will be released by NeighborWorks America.
  • Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty to Federal Obscenity Charges

    05/19/2017 12:56:56 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    NYT's ^ | 5/19/17 | BENJAMIN WEISER and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    “I engaged in obscene communications with this teenager,” Mr. Weiner said, his voice high and shaky, and his body trembling. Those communications “included sharing explicit images and encouraging her to engage in sexually explicit conduct,” just as he had done with adult women, he said. Mr. Weiner, 52, will have to register as a sex offender where he works and lives, SNIP Federal prosecutors said in the plea agreement that a sentence in the range of 21 to 27 months would be “fair and appropriate.” The decision ultimately lies with Judge Loretta A. Preska of Federal District Court in Manhattan;...
  • Shocking Video Of Car Running Down People In Times Square ... warning, very graphic

    05/19/2017 9:50:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 19, 2017
    Full surveillance footage of Times Square attack This was not "he was drunk, weaving and happened to go up on the curb." This was he made a deliberate, well-executed turn with the full intent of running people down, and then continued for three blocks, got out was screaming and trying to tackle people, until he was taken down. 1 person was killed, at least 22 injured. Given the video, it’s fortunate that more weren’t killed. The suspect, identified as Richard Rojas of the Bronx, had a prior arrests for driving while intoxicated. Rojas did not have any alcohol in...
  • PCP Eyed in Times Square Driver’s Rampage

    05/19/2017 9:43:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/19 | Yoav Gonen, Tina Moore and Natalie MusumecI
    The maniac motorist behind the deadly Times Square rampage was hopped up on drugs at the time, Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed Friday. “We know there was some kind of drugs in his system,” de Blasio said on WNYC radio of 26-year-old Richard Rojas, who was charged with murder, 20 counts of attempted murder and aggravated vehicular homicide for the Thursday carnage. Rojas, a Navy veteran with a criminal history, barreled into crowds of people on the sidewalk at the Crossroads of the World with his Honda Accord, speeding on Seventh Avenue from West 42nd Street before crashing the car...
  • Report: After taxes, Ithaca residents left with just 2 percent of income

    05/19/2017 7:56:40 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies
    © Copyright 2017 Ithaca Times ^ | May 18, 2017 | By Vaughn Golden
    Reclaim NY hosted the event leading up to the release of a fully-fledged report on the affordability crisis and its detailed effect on Tompkins County. The report accredits a general economic decline in the Southern Tier to a loss of manufacturing sectors while other regions in the state continue to develop and therefore put Albany’s spending one step ahead. “Unlike Long Island or the Lower Hudson Valley that have higher incomes and larger tax bases, unfunded mandates are bankrupting county and town governments in the Southern Tier to the point where some can’t even afford a paint job on public...
  • City GOP leaders show 'no support' to choose Bo Dietl as Republican mayoral candidate

    05/19/2017 7:29:23 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 3, 2017 | Jillian Jorgenson and Erin Durkin
    Republicans haven’t quite settled on a mayoral candidate yet, but they do seem to have ruled one person out: Bo Dietl. Dietl’s longshot bid to be the party’s nominee despite not being a registered member of it would require an OK from three of the five county Republican committees — but the five party leaders spoke by phone on Saturday, a conversation which included “no support for Mr. Dietl,” Queens GOP Chair and former congressman Bob Turner said Wednesday as he endorsed Republican Paul Massey.
  • De Blasio's Approval Rating Hits All-Time High

    05/19/2017 7:22:39 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 17, 2017 | Solange Reyner
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's popularity is mounting. His approval rating hit an all-time high in a poll released Wednesday, and he has, for the first time, raised more money than his best-funded Republican challenger in his bid to seek re-election.
  • GOP Mayoral Primary Appears To Be Massey Versus Malliotakis

    05/19/2017 7:18:50 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 2 replies
    Gotham Gazette ^ | May 19, 2017 | Samar Khursid
    The Republican field for the mayor’s race has winnowed down to two major candidates -- real estate executive Paul Massey and state Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis -- and a few longshot contenders with a minimal presence on the campaign trail. With just four months till the September primary and Malliotakis only in the race a few weeks, early signs indicate Republican Party officials may be split on Massey and Malliotakis while a contentious primary battle has quickly emerged.
  • Bill Clinton to speak at Hobart and William Smith commencement (Today, May 14th)

    05/14/2017 5:42:00 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 28 replies
    USA Today ^ | April 12, 2017 | Will Cleveland
    Bill Clinton will deliver the commencement address at Hobart and William Smith Colleges next month, the schools announced Wednesday. Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States and founder of the Clinton Foundation, is scheduled to speak at the Geneva colleges on Sunday, May 14. “We are honored to welcome President Clinton back to Hobart and William Smith as the 2017 Commencement speaker,” HWS President Mark Gearan said in a release. “President Clinton’s leadership has transformed millions of lives around the world, from his time as Arkansas attorney general and then governor, to two terms in the White House, and...