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  • Ocasio-Cortez targeted by mystery multimillionaire donor

    04/21/2019 6:52:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 21 April 2019 | Julia Marsh
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s surging national profile has inspired a trio of Republican opponents from her home district — along with a multimillionaire mystery donor who could help close the gap in her foes’ long-shot race against her. Just three months after taking office, the Democratic socialist congresswoman’s challengers include an Egyptian American journalist, who has already tossed her hat in the ring, and an NYPD cop-turned-high-school-civics teacher and conservative talk-radio producer, both of whom are seriously exploring a run against her. And the fledgling challengers could get help from a wealthy New Yorker committed to backing an Ocasio-Cortez opponent, a GOP...
  • So You Think You Can Market Better Than Trump?

    04/12/2019 3:35:31 PM PDT · by onyx · 7 replies
    RUSH: Here’s Roger in Astoria, Queens. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.CALLER: Hey, Rush, it’s my honor.RUSH: Well, it’s great to have you here, Rog. Thank you for calling.CALLER: A couple of quick comments and I’d love to hear your thoughts on them. But one is, I like Barr. I think he’s gonna do a good job. But if I was Barr, when he got the report from “Muler,” M-u-l-e with an r, because he’s a mule for the Democrats —RUSH: Right.CALLER: — I’d love for him to have kicked it back and said, “This is...
  • Man found guilty in murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano

    04/01/2019 8:38:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 1, 2019 | 9:33pm | Elizabeth Rosner and Ben Feuerherd
    A jury in the retrial of the man accused of killing Queens jogger Karina Vetrano found him guilty of murdering the 30-year-old woman and dumping her body in weeds near her home. Chanel Lewis, 22, was found guilty on all four counts brought against him. The jury deliberated for just a few hours before returning the guilty verdict. Earlier in the day, they heard closing arguments as Vetrano’s parents wept and prayed in the courtroom, hoping Lewis would be found guilty of the slaying after his first trial ended in a mistrial in November.
  • 'Her heart is not in The Bronx’: AOC’s own district turns against congresswoman

    03/30/2019 9:59:53 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 115 replies
    NYPOST ^ | 3/31/19 | Isabel Vincent
    Amid her zeal to save the world with the Green New Deal, Rep. ­Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has ­ignored residents in her own Bronx back yard. “I thought AOC would be our savior, but that’s not the case,” complained Roxanne Delgado, a local activist who said she has tried for months to get in touch with the congresswoman for help saving an animal shelter and to clean up parks in the district. Delgado, 40, says she has made numerous calls to Ocasio-Cortez’s offices in Washington and Queens and sent a barrage of tweets after the freshman lawmaker encouraged residents during a recent...
  • Those Rumors About Donald Trump Jr. Running For Office Just Got A Boost

    03/29/2019 12:32:31 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 62 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 3/29/19 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    Since Donald Trump Jr. first gave an impassioned and well-received speech in support of his father and conservative values at the 2016 Republican National Convention, rumors have swirled about his own political future. At a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for President Donald Trump on Thursday, Trump Jr. told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he would "never rule anything out" when it comes to potentially making a run for office. "Right now, I'll never rule anything out," said the president's eldest son, according to Newsweek. "I do enjoy it. I like being in the fight. I like being in...
  • Hakeem Jeffries says Trump could be illegitimate, a Russian asset or "useful idiot"

    03/24/2019 11:09:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 24, 2019 | Camilo Montoya-Galvez
    Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, the fourth-highest ranking Democrat in the House, said special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be made public so Americans can find out whether President Trump is a legitimate leader, an asset of the Russian government, a kingpin or a "useful idiot." "Let's take the first step in terms of the full disclosure of the report and the underlying documentation," Jeffries said on "Face the Nation" Sunday. "The American people deserve to know whether Donald Trump is either: A, a legitimate president; B, a Russian asset; C, the functional equivalent of an organized crime boss or; D, just...
  • Kamala Harris gains momentum among Democrats with proposal to legalize prostitution

    03/11/2019 12:03:22 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 116 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/3/19 | Seth McGlaughlin
    Decriminalizing prostitution — an idea gaining momentum among some Democrats, including at least one 2020 presidential contender — may one day be traced back to the hookers plying their trade under the elevated train along New York City’s Roosevelt Avenue. That open-air market of prostitutes and johns in Queens, undeterred by the constant threat of arrest and incarceration, has been cited by New York state lawmakers mulling whether it’s time to wave the white flag in the war on the world’s oldest profession.
  • Rapper’s Event At Queens Mall Spark Riots And Looting, Police Say

    03/09/2019 9:29:41 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    CBS 2 New York ^ | March 8, 2019 | CBS 2 NYC
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Queens Center Mall erupted into chaos Friday afternoon after police say a rapper’s book signing spiraled out of control. Authorities say Bronx-born rapper “A Boogie wit da Hoodie” – whose real name is Julius Dubose – was scheduled to appear inside the mall’s Puma store at 5:30 p.m. Video posted to social media showed people getting into fist fights and looting stores, as sheer chaos broke out around 2:30 p.m. “They grabbed the chairs and broke it on his head, the poor guy was bleeding,” witness Maria Moncada said. “It was bad.”
  • NYC’s Democratic Socialists enlist DA Tiffany Caban

    03/05/2019 8:30:03 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2019 | Carl Campanile
    The Democratic Socialists of America — a key backer of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s stunning victory last year — endorsed public defender Tiffany Caban for Queens District Attorney Sunday. DSA wasted no time likening Caban’s insurgent campaign to AOC’s upset of former Congressman Joe Crowley in last June’s Democratic primary. “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s surprise victory opened the doors for a new, Democratic Socialist vision of electoral politics. It shows people are no longer content with out-of-touch politicians that ignore the working class,” said Sasha Weinstein, of NYC-DSA’s Queens Electoral Organizing Committee. “A Cabán victory will show that Queens is ready to...
  • Ocasio-Cortez leaves parade in 17 mpg minivan — blocks from the subway

    03/03/2019 10:46:28 PM PST · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 3 2019 | Sarah Trefethen and Bruce Golding
    Just hours after The Post exposed her penchant for riding in gas-guzzling, private vehicles, US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made her getaway from a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Queens in a for-hire minivan on Sunday. The leading advocate for the proposed “Green New Deal” was less than four blocks from a Queens subway station when she hopped into a white Chrysler Town & Country with livery plates at around 1:20 p.m. The 2016 model of the since-discontinued vehicle gets an average of just 17 mpg in the city, according to the US Department of Energy.
  • NYPD: MS-13 Planning To Target Off-Duty Cops At Their Homes

    03/01/2019 7:29:55 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    CBSLocal NY ^ | February 27, 2019 | Staff
    The NYPD is warning police officers about a possible threat from the MS-13 gang, particularly when they are off-duty. CBS2’s Dick Brennan reports that in a bulletin the NYPD put out this alert: “Members of MS-13 are looking to ‘hit’ NYPD police officers, specifically in the Brentwood/Central Islip area as well as possibly Patchogue.” The bulletin says that the gang members would carry out the attacks on off-duty officers “in order to gain street credibility.” While the threat has not been substantiated, law enforcement experts say this cannot be taken lightly. “Whenever a law enforcement officer is being threatened, especially...
  • Cross Downtown Brooklyn Tunnel idea revived as BQE solution

    02/25/2019 11:17:58 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle ^ | February 25, 2019 | Mary Frost
    A proposal to build a Cross Downtown Brooklyn Tunnel, an idea studied by the state in 2010, is sparking new interest. As the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street faces a massive, $3.4 billion reconstruction, a once-in-a-lifetime window of opportunity has opened, says longtime Cobble Hill community leader and graphic designer Roy Sloane. Sloane came up with the tunnel concept at a planning session in June 2010. Sloane, former president of the Cobble Hill Association, is the first to admit he is not an engineer. He was, however, a member of the original Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Advisory Committee and...
  • New York officials face backlash over 'congestion' tax push

    02/24/2019 4:11:59 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2019 | Benno Kass |
    New York City is expensive. From parking to hotels to Broadway tickets, the city has a way of leaving the wallet lighter for any visitor. But it’s poised to get even pricier if a controversial new “congestion” fee comes to fruition. With Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s backing, the proposed charge would be imposed at all Manhattan points of entry below 60th Street. While the price has not been set in stone, a report commissioned by Cuomo’s office recommends cars entering Manhattan during peak hours be charged $11.52, and trucks be charged $25.34 – on top of any bridge tolls. New...
  • Ocasio-Cortez's role in driving Amazon out of New York City blasted in new billboard

    02/20/2019 8:34:40 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 95 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2/20/19 | Jade Scipioni
    Every New Yorker -- and tourist -- will now know that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Opens a New Window. , D-N.Y., is being partially blamed for Amazon's Opens a New Window. recent pullout of its planned headquarters in the city's borough of Queens. A new billboard funded by the Job Creators Network debuted on Wednesday in Times Square calling out Ocasio-Cortez for her role in Amazon's canceled plans Opens a New Window. for the new headquarters, known as HQ2. The billboard -- which will be located on 42nd street near 8th Avenue for one week beginning on Wednesday -- is headlined...
  • Dems' long knives unsheathed on Ocasio-Cortez on Meet the Press (When you lost even Chuck Todd...)

    02/18/2019 4:03:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/18/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    When a prominent Democrat has lost Chuck Todd, the handwriting is on the wall. Three days ago, I predicted that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was sealing her fate when she took (and probably deserved) credit for killing the deal that would have brought 25,000 high-paying Amazon jobs to New York City.  It's not that the young woman with boundless self-confidence in her views has no clue about how tax incentives work (though that is obviously true, since she crowed that the $3 billion in tax abatements could be spent on subways, schools, and the like).  Ignorance and simple-mindedness are no obstacles to a Democrat winning...
  • Believe It Or Not, The Amazon Pullout Wasn’t Even The Worst Economic News For NY Dems This Week

    02/17/2019 5:26:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/17/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    New York State managed to draw significant national media attention this week when Amazon decided to cancel its plan to open a new HQ in Queens. AOC, who apparently now runs the Democratic Party, immediately declared victory, having ensured that a caravan of tens of thousands of new, well-paying jobs wouldn’t invade the area. But as difficult as it may be to believe, that wasn’t the worst economic news New Yorkers had to face.The less reported story had to do with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to save the upstate region by investing in “green technology” companies, presumably also bringing...
  • NYPD detective reportedly killed, second officer injured during Queens shooting

    02/12/2019 5:49:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2019 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A shooting in Queens, New York on Tuesday reportedly left a police detective dead and a second officer injured. A gunman opened fire on the officers who had arrived to the scene of a robbery, the New York Post reported, citing police sources. The suspect was reportedly also shot after police fired back and was apprehended. The incident occurred at a T-Mobile location, according to a Fox 5 NY who tweeted a photo from the scene.
  • GRAPHIC WARNING | Full unedited video of MS-13 murder on 7 Train in NYC….

    02/04/2019 11:35:20 AM PST · by Based Newsman · 47 replies
    John Cardillo just tweeted this raw footage. Heads Up: This is pretty graphic
  • New York Joins Movement to Abandon Use of Student Tests in Teacher Evaluations

    02/01/2019 9:33:27 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 1, 2019 | Eliza Shapiro
    Four years ago, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo pushed through a plan to put New York at the forefront of a national movement to reshape American public education: He vowed that half of a teacher’s rating would be determined by student results on standardized exams. But his initiative met with immediate resistance from teachers’ unions and parents, especially those in New York’s wealthy suburbs and progressive urban pockets. They protested on the basis it would place undue stress on teachers and children, whose test scores are used for high-stakes admissions decisions and academic tracking. As a result, with Mr. Cuomo’s assent,...
  • Ocasio-Cortez is recruiting a Democratic challenger to Hakeem Jeffries

    01/29/2019 10:14:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 18, 2018 | Nikki Schwab
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) hasn’t taken office yet, but she’s already looking to take out fellow Democrat Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), according to a report Tuesday. Ocasio-Cortez, who shocked the political world when she defeated veteran Queens Rep. Joseph Crowley, said last month she’d support challenges to Democrats who are not as left-leaning as their constituents. Politico reported that she’s recruited an African-American woman to challenge Jeffries in 2020. A source told the news website that running a primary rival to Jeffries, who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens, was the “highest priority” for Ocasio-Cortez. Jeffries was recently elected the...