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  • Inside the makeover of the Democratic (/socialist) Party

    09/06/2018 3:00:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/05/18 | Bill Barrow, Juana Summers
    The Democratic makeover is in full swing. **SNIP** Those tensions could come to a head if Pelosi struggles to be elected speaker. Even if she wins, it could be difficult for her to preside over a more liberal caucus. James, of the Collective PAC, said that's exactly the idea. "The status quo to me doesn't mean getting rid of people who have been in office a long time," she said. "It means you can't have the same mentality, you can't have the same goals. You can't have the same playbook. You've got to switch it up."
  • More than 10K city employees stopped paying union dues

    09/05/2018 3:02:23 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies
    More than 10,000 city workers stopped paying union dues By Rich Calder 1-2 minutes More than 10,000 city workers stopped paying their union dues after the landmark Supreme Court decision in June gave them the right to end the payments. City records show that there were 314,770 city workers paying union dues prior to the Janus v. AFSCME ruling on June 27 that found government workers can’t be forced to pay dues to unions that represent them in collective bargaining. By the first July pay period following the decision, the number dropped by 10,328 – or 3 percent – to...
  • (NY Dem. Governor Candidate) Cynthia Nixon self-identifies as 'queer,' not lesbian

    09/04/2018 12:34:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 3, 2018 | Kenneth Lovett
    Actress Cynthia Nixon has been routinely described as trying to become the state’s first lesbian governor. But Nixon actually doesn't self-identify as a lesbian. She considers herself queer, campaign spokeswoman Lauren Hitt said. Queer - one of the Qs in the LGBTQ movement, along with questioning—encompasses people who don't necessarily feel they fall under any specific label. Queer for decades had been used as a derisive term to attack nonheterosexuals. But in recent years, the term has been reclaimed by some - especially younger people - in the LGBTQ community. Hitt declined to discuss the reasons why Nixon identifies as...
  • Ocasio Cortez Is Telling Kids to Fight Trump

    09/03/2018 8:51:06 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Heavy ^ | September 3, 2018 | Kate Prengel
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ✔ @Ocasio2018 US House candidate, NY-14 Out here in Corona, Queens with @JumaaneWilliams organizing the kids 💪🏽💜 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic candidate for Congress in New York, is telling kids they need to help “fight” against Trump. You can see the video, which Ocasio-Cortez posted to her website on Sunday night, here. The clip shows Ocasio Cortez with Jumaane Williams, a New York City council member who is running on Cynthia Nixon’s ticketa to be lieutenant governor of New York. Ocasio Cortez and Williams were in a park in Corona, Queens, talking to a group of kids. Ocasio...
  • New York to file lawsuit against Trump for lack of assistance to Puerto Rico

    09/03/2018 7:07:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 1, 2018
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that the state will file a lawsuit against President Trump and the federal government in light of the damage from Hurricane Maria that struck Puerto Rico in September 2017. [Snip] "President Trump never tried to help Puerto Rico. Florida got attention, Texas got attention, and Puerto Rico got the short end of the stick. That is not just wrong and unethical and despicable, it is also illegal," Governor Cuomo said. "We're going to work with Puerto Rican families and sue the President of the United States because New York is standing with Puerto...
  • Cynthia Nixon's team cites sexism over room temperature ahead of Cuomo debate: report

    08/29/2018 10:21:06 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 29, 2018
    An aide for Cynthia Nixon, the Democrat running in the New York gubernatorial primary against Governor Andrew Cuomo, reportedly asked to control the temperature of the room in which the two candidates are scheduled to debate this week, citing sexism.
  • The NRA, America's most powerful lobby, claims it's in financial crisis. What?

    08/25/2018 6:26:17 AM PDT · by Twotone · 39 replies ^ | August 3, 2018 | Dylan Matthews
    The National Rifle Association (NRA), the premier pro-gun lobby in the United States and arguably one of the country’s most powerful interest groups on any policy topic, says that efforts to fight it by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) could make it “unable to exist as a not-for-profit or pursue its advocacy mission.” In the July 20 amended complaint, first reported by the New York Law Journal’s Dan M. Clark and embedded at the bottom of this article, the NRA accuses Cuomo, as well as New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) Superintendent Maria Vullo, of issuing a...
  • Cynthia Nixon paid wife salary, used corporation to curb her taxes, new documents show

    08/25/2018 2:14:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/24/18 | JILLIAN JORGENSEN
    Before Cynthia Nixon’s wife Christine Marinoni landed on the city payroll, she got a salary from - Cynthia Nixon. Newly-released tax documents show that Marinoni in 2013 drew a $96,200 salary - $117,560 counting retirement contributions - from The Fickle Mermaid, a pass-through corporation Nixon set up to handle her acting income and expenses. Nixon paid Marinoni a salary because of her role as her business partner, a campaign spokeswoman said. The company stopped paying Marinoni in 2014, when she got a job in the city Department of Education under Mayor de Blasio, a longtime Nixon pal whose campaign she...
  • Andrew Cuomo Channels Al Pacino

    08/21/2018 7:46:14 AM PDT · by edwinland · 14 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | August 21, 2018 | NBP Editorial Board
    It’s a script straight out of Hollywood: a leading New York politician whose administration is under fire “totally redeems himself” with his “rousing oratory” in a “sermon at a black church.”
  • FDNY brawl ‘one of the most severe beatings seen on tape’: insider

    08/20/2018 1:08:36 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 18 Aug | Susan Edelman
    “It was one of the most severe beatings they’ve seen on tape,” an FDNY insider said, recalling the reaction by brass who viewed video of the bloody fisticuffs. “They can’t believe one of the guys wasn’t killed.” The tape shows Adam Soler, 35, of Engine 68, being held down by two firefighters from Rescue Co. 3 and repeatedly kicked by a third, said sources who were told about the video. “Someone grabbed his head and started pounding it into the pavement,” one said. Yet two months after the June 6 melee, no one has been arrested or fired.
  • Here Are the Lobbying Emails Cuomo Fought Hard to Keep Secret

    08/20/2018 10:22:05 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 20, 2018 | Jesse McKinley
    ALBANY — In January 2016, as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was preparing his annual State of the State address, some high-placed state officials knew they had a problem. A pair of business executives — partners in multimillion-dollar, private-public partnership deals with the state — were on their way to Albany, anticipating that Mr. Cuomo was going to announce their projects in his speech. But Mr. Cuomo had decided against doing so, worrying the executives. “We need to assure these guys their deals are solid,” Christopher Walsh, an associate vice president at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, wrote...
  • 'Step Aside and Resign': Bongino Slams Cuomo for 'Disgraceful' Remarks About America

    08/18/2018 11:20:35 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 38 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | August 18, 2018
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's comment saying that America "was never that great" was disgraceful, former NYPD officer Dan Bongino said on Saturday. The New York governor made the remark as a rebuke of President Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan during a bill-signing event on Wednesday. “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” he said.
  • New Yorkers, Dump & Broom, Democrat, Governor, Andrew Cuomo, the "America Hater" out the door.

    08/18/2018 8:53:06 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 39 replies
    Not many words needed here. New York, Governor, Andrew Cuomo spoken words, bad mouthing the greatest country the world has ever seen...will live on to haunt him forever. The fellow is certainly not-too-bright in the brains department. New Yorkers should throw this unhinged, incapable, guy out the window right now, impeach him, remove him from office. Every New Yorker that voted for him, should hang their heads in shame and embarrassment. Stick with him and the Democrat Party, and you will die politically as the Democrat Party self destroys itself. That handwriting is clearly on the wall for all Americans...
  • The Late, Great USA

    08/18/2018 7:16:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | August 18, 2018 | H.W Crocker III
    Is anyone really surprised by New York governor Andrew Cuomo saying, “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great.” The Left has been saying that, if not quite so bluntly, for decades. The only difference is that many more Americans now hold that view, including a disconcerting number of putative “conservatives.”Dani Lever, a spokeswoman for Governor Cuomo, added that President Donald Trump’s Bull Moose patriotism “ignores the pain so many endured and that we suffered from slavery, discrimination, segregation, sexism and marginalized women’s contributions.”Yes, we’ve heard that before too, but the crescendo of hysteria is...
  • Cuomo fires back at Trump: 'America is great because it rejects your hate-filled agenda'

    08/17/2018 4:30:42 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 107 replies
    Cuomo fires back at Trump: 'America is great because it rejects your hate-filled agenda' By Justin Wise - 08/17/18 07:13 PM EDT New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) fired back at President Trump on Friday after the president continued to attack Cuomo's claim that America was "never that great." "We know how tough Trump is: hiding behind tweets & ripping babies from their mothers arms," Cuomo tweeted. "Let's get something straight: America is great because it rejects your hate-filled agenda of bigotry & sexism Ny’ers have your number @realDonaldTrump & will fight you all day. Bring it on." We know...
  • Cuomo reverses 'inartful' comments: 'Of course America has always been great'

    08/17/2018 2:08:31 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    MSN News ^ | John Bowden
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) reversed remarks he made earlier this week about American greatness, calling his language "inartful." Cuomo told reporters on a conference call Friday that he believes the country "has always been great," the Democrat and Chronicle reported. "The expression I used the other day was inartful, so I want to be very clear," Cuomo said Friday. "Of course America is great and of course America has always been great. No one questions that."
  • Not a joke: The New York Times has an advice column about how to 'cure' white skin privilege

    08/16/2018 10:04:40 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/15/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Oh, the crazy, crawly things you can find on the 'style' pages of the New York Times where they apparently think no one is looking. Kid you not, they've got a 'Style' column with some woman writing as 'Whitey' into a Dear Abby-style personal problem-solving column asking a panel of leftists (of color)what she can do about all her 'white-skin privilege.' You can't make this stuff up: "Dear Sugars, I’m riddled with shame. White shame. This isn’t helpful to me or to anyone, especially people of color. I feel like there is no “me” outside of my white/upper middle class/cisgender...
  • New York City Launches Voter Registration Drive in Jails

    08/07/2018 5:35:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    New York City Launches Voter Registration Drive in Jails Casting a ballot will be easier for eligible inmates under a new program announced by Mayor de Blasio By Katie Honan Aug. 7, 2018 7:19 p.m. ET New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio laid out a new voter registration drive in the city’s correctional facilities. Eligible inmates will be able to directly sign up to vote and have their absentee ballots picked up from jail. In the past, these forms and ballots were sent through regular mail, where security measures could cause delays. Inmates would register to vote using their...
  • 13 Pro-Life Christians Defeat New York Attorney General’s Attempt to Take Away Their Free Speech

    07/25/2018 7:02:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 23, 2018 | Liberty Counsel
    U.S. District Judge Carol Bagley Amon has denied an injunction sought by the New York Attorney General (OAG) against 13 pro-life Christians who counsel women and preach the gospel on the public sidewalks outside New York’s largest abortion business. Liberty Counsel represents defendant Scott Fitchett, Jr., who was sued with the other defendants in June 2017 by former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who wanted to shut down the Christian and pro-life speech of the defendants outside Choices Women’s Medical Center in Jamaica, NY. Fitchett is a pre-K teacher who has spent Saturdays peacefully sharing the gospel on public...
  • ‘****ING COMMIE’! Andrew Cuomo’s response to NY Daily News layoffs is MESSED UP

    07/23/2018 2:21:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 69 replies ^ | Posted at 12:39 pm on July 23, 2018 | by Sarah D.
    In case you missed it, the New York Daily News’ editorial staff is being reduced about 50 percent as part of parent company Tronc’s move to “fundamentally [restructure]” the tabloid paper, “re-focusing much of our talent on breaking news — especially in areas of crime, civil justice and public responsibility”: The grim news officially arrives at the New York Daily News, where staffers were just informed that Tronc is reducing the "size of the editorial team by approximately 50 percent and re-focusing much of our talent on breaking news." — Tom Kludt (@TomKludt) July 23, 2018 Here's my story on...