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  • New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youths

    02/06/2016 1:48:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 6, 2016 4:34 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy. The Democratic governor's move, announced Saturday, comes as gay rights advocates have campaigned state by state with mixed results to try to ban a practice that major mental health organizations have repudiated. Using executive power in a state where legislative bids to ban the therapy have stalled, Cuomo announced planned regulations that would bar insurance coverage for the therapy for minors and prohibit mental...
  • NY Court: Farmers to Be Re-Educated, Pay Fines for Not Hosting Homosexual Wedding

    01/26/2016 3:49:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    cns news ^ | 1/26/16 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – A couple who hosts occasional wedding ceremonies on their New York farm have lost an appeal to overturn the $13,000 in fines levied against them by the state’s human rights agency, which ruled that their refusal to host a wedding for two women was discriminatory. On Jan. 14, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, upheld the agency’s order and the fines, a decision the Alliance Defending Freedom - which represented Robert and Cynthia Gifford - said amounted to confirming, “that the government can punish the Giffords for declining to coordinate a ceremony that conflicts with...
  • De Blasio delivering on policy, stumbling on politics

    01/20/2016 9:57:22 PM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 1 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/20/16 | Who Cares
    NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio loped into a Brooklyn homeless shelter one day late last month, eager to demonstrate his command over a mushrooming homeless crisis that had already forced out two of his top advisers. Folding his 6-foot-5 frame in half, the Democratic mayor crouched down to hand out gifts to children, praised his team for “extraordinary work” and then faced a pack of reporters, one of whom asked why it took “so long” to make homelessness “a top priority.” “It’s been a priority from the beginning,” de Blasio insisted before adding, “No administration has cracked the...
  • Apple iPhone ban? New York looks to outlaw sale of encrypted smartphones[$2,500 Fine]

    01/15/2016 10:38:03 AM PST · by Theoria · 78 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Liam Tung
    A proposed bill in New York seeks to require that all smartphones sold in the state can be decrypted or unlocked and proposes hefty fines for vendors failing to comply.The proposed law marks the latest effort by lawmakers to make it easier for law enforcement to access and read encrypted data stored on smartphones. Should the proposed bill successfully pass through New York's state assembly and senate, Apple and Google could face fines of $2,500 per device sold in the state after January 1, 2016, if a retailer knowingly sold a smartphone that could not be unlocked or decrypted by...
  • Mandatory Gun Lock Law Starts in Albany, NY

    01/16/2016 12:47:53 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 58 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | 1/16/2016 | Thomas
    The capital of New York State has joined other cities in restricting the ability for gun owners to store them in their own home. A law has come into effect passed by the City Council requiring all guns to be locked in safes or using a gun lock at home. The police is handing out free locks, but stiff penalties are planned for anyone that does not comply. The Albany Times Union reported on the new law. First offenses will be violations carrying a fine of $250 or up to 15 days in jail so long as no one is...
  • CRUZ: I Apologize to the Millions of New Yorkers Who Have Been Let Down by Liberal Politicians

    01/15/2016 7:53:58 PM PST · by Isara · 45 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 15
    HOUSTON, Texas - Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today responded to demands from liberal politicians including Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio to apologize for his criticisms of the liberal progressive values embraced by the New York elites.Ted Cruz on the Sean Hannity Show January 15, 2016 (Video)Cruz’s comments from the Sean Hannity Show are below, followed by a full statement.Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio have all demanded an apology. I’m happy to apologize:I apologize to the millions of New Yorkers who have been let down by liberal politicians in that state.I apologize to the...
  • NY Gov Who Told Conservatives They Weren't 'Welcome' Says Cruz Should Apologize for

    01/15/2016 5:00:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Andrew Cuomo has some nerve.The New York governor, who two years ago intoned that New Yorkers with pro-life and conservative values weren't "welcome" in the state, is suddenly acting as if he's their most ardent advocate.  At Thursday night's Fox Business debate, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX) defined New York values as "socially liberal, pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage,  and focus around money and the media." Cuomo insisted Cruz should "apologize" for his comments. "I'm always open to give him an education on what New York values are all about," Cuomo said on NY1. "And if he had any class, he would apologize to the people of New...
  • (Flashback: 2014): New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Pro-life people not welcome in New York

    01/15/2016 5:53:13 AM PST · by don-o · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/20/14 | Charlie Spiering
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo believes that pro-life activists, along with anti-gay activists and supporters of the Second Amendment, are not welcome in his state. During a radio interview on Friday, Cuomo pointed out that Republicans were in the midst of a schism, where conservatives worked against moderate Republicans. "Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves," he said. "Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that's who they are and they're the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of...
  • State's SAFE Act needs to set its sights on compliance

    01/15/2016 7:48:09 AM PST · by OddLane · 24 replies
    Times Albany Union ^ | January 12, 2016 | Bill Nojay
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo claims his anti-gun law, known as the SAFE Act, is "the toughest in the nation," but on its three-year anniversary this Thursday it's looking more like a monumental failure. The governor claims his law bans sales of military-style assault weapons. Yet today you can walk into any gun store in New York and walk out with essentially the same kind of gun he intended to ban. The industry has reacted to the law by simply redesigning the guns to avoid the features the law prohibits and which Cuomo apparently believed made them more lethal. Worse, for those...
  • Gov. Cuomo's Birther Shot at Cruz: America Doesn't Just Welcome 'People From Canada'

    01/15/2016 6:50:01 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 94 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ted Cruz: undocumented Canadian candidate? Andrew Cuomo didn't quite go quite that far, but the New York governor surely took a birther shot at Cruz during his appearance on today's Morning Joe. Invited on to comment on Cruz's claim that Donald Trump represents "New York values," New York Governor Cuomo said: "You think the sign says only people from Canada that happen to come from Spanish-Irish descent? We said everyone is welcome." View the video here.
  • No crime found in shutdown of anti-corruption panel

    01/12/2016 8:26:22 PM PST · by Bob434 · 10 replies
    The Post Star ^ | January 11, 2016 | MICHAEL VIRTANEN and DAVID KLEPPER
    This source doesn't allow for reposts I believe so I'll just summarize: An investigation apparently 'couldn't find any evidence' that a crime was committed when Gov Cuomo shut down his own ethics committee. It appears that the big investigation that was announced for January is now over, and of course 'no corruption could be found' according to the investigators- http://poststar.com/ap/national/no-crime-found-in-shutdown-of-anti-corruption-panel/article_c577fe47-a397-5996-a0d8-972acd7d0892.html
  • Harlem For Trump 2016

    01/08/2016 9:29:27 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    ATLAHWorldwide/You Tube ^ | Jan 8, 2016 | Dr. Manning
    Dr. Manning explains that the people of Harlem are starting to look at Donald Trump.(7 Jan. 2016)
  • EXCLUSIVE: Rev. Al Sharpton sees Donald Trump as the white Don King

    01/08/2016 9:32:59 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 39 replies
    Daily News ^ | January 8, 2016 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    e Rev. Al Sharpton thinks Donald Trump has run a “great” media campaign in his bid for the White House — and believes the Republican is like a white version of his pal Don King. Sharpton, in a wide-ranging interview with the Daily News editorial board Thursday, said he’d probably get in trouble for saying it, but admitted that the similarities between the boxing promoter and the real estate tycoon are striking. "My definition of Donald Trump is that if Don King had been born white, he'd be Donald Trump," Sharpton said.
  • NYPD will yank terror report from website to settle case over spying

    01/07/2016 11:27:35 PM PST · by EinNYC · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 7, 2016 | Tina Moore |
    The city has agreed to more stringent regulations on anti-terror cops in ­order to settle two federal lawsuits that claimed the NYPD violated constitutional rights by spying on Muslims. The city will pay $2,033,416 in legal fees to the plaintiffs, but no monetary damages, and will add another layer of review to a committee that monitors its intelligence gathering. The NYPD will also remove a 92-page report, “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat,” from its Web site.
  • NY mayor pressures police pension fund to dump gunmaker stocks

    01/07/2016 2:34:10 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio has submitted a resolution to the city's police pension fund, urging it to consider exiting investments in companies that manufacture assault weapons for civilians, the mayor's office said on Thursday.
  • In New York, Fine $250K for Failing to Use a Transgender Person’s ‘Preferred’ Pronoun

    01/07/2016 1:49:08 PM PST · by detective · 69 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 06, 2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    Raising the bar for other cities throughout the country, New York City announced "strong" and "bold" protections for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. The new legal guidance, issued Dec. 21 by the New York City Commission on Human Rights, came as part of an expansion of the city's 2002 Human Rights Law, which protects against discrimination in a range of categories. The updated policy specifically protects transgender and gender non-conforming individuals from discrimination in areas of employment, public accommodation, and housing.
  • De Blasio administration doesn't think Cuomo has legal power to force homeless off the streets...

    01/04/2016 8:07:45 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Updated: Monday, January 4, 2016, 6:14 AM | Kenneth Lovett, Erin Durkin
    Cuomo’s homelessness order deepened the chill between him and Mayor de Blasio Sunday, with the mayor’s office charging Cuomo lacks the power to impose the mandate. "We support the intent of the Executive Order, but to forcibly remove all homeless individuals in freezing weather, as the Governor has ordered, will require him to pass state law," de Blasio spokeswoman Karen Hinton said as Cuomo inked the order requiring people to go to shelters when temperatures are below 32 degrees. "This Executive Order adds no legal or financial resources to New York City's programs to assist the homeless, and merely requires...
  • New York Loses $400 Million After Imposing The Nation’s Highest Cigarette Tax

    01/03/2016 2:08:13 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/28/2015 | Guy Bentley
    New York is reaping the whirlwind of sky-high cigarette taxes with a wave of smuggling decimating the state’s revenue. New York raised taxes on cigarettes to $4.35 in 2010 from $2.75. In total, cigarette taxes have increased by 190 percent since 2006. The sharp rise has resulted in a raft of unintended consequences which are dealing a significant blow to the state’s finances. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reports New York’s revenue from cigarette taxes has plunged by $400 million over the past five years.
  • Sharpton Suggests OK for Hillary to Have Attacked Monica Lewinsky

    12/28/2015 5:26:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What's more sexist: Donald Trump saying "schlonged" to describe the way Hillary Clinton lost in 2008, or Hillary herself orchestrating a campaign to discredit and destroy women, including Monica Lewinsky, whose "bimbo eruptions" threatened Bill and Hillary's hold on power? According to Al Sharpton on today's Morning Joe, Trump's offense is the graver. Sharpton suggests that Hillary's attack on Monica Lewinsky should be understood as a woman "dealing with someone who was in an indiscretion with her husband." Sharpton thus paints a picture of poor Hillary, the wronged woman, fighting her rival for the affections of her husband. As Trump...
  • Rahm Emanuel, Stranded in Cuba as His Deputy Gets Assaulted

    12/29/2015 10:59:47 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | December 29, 2015 | Jim Geraughty
    Yesterday I called Al Sharpton's call for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's resignation over a police shooting the “perfect Obama-era scandal.” It showcases Obama’s hometown, home of some of the country’s strictest gun-control laws, plagued by 2,937 shootings in the past year, about 350 more than the previous year; an entirely-Democrat controlled political system that engages in cover-ups and a culture of unaccountability; a microcosm of African-Americans, the most loyal demographic to the Democratic Party, feeling victimized and disregarded by leaders they eagerly elected and reelected. Elitism, double-standards, runaway state power, incendiary agitation, racial tensions - it's all here. Now we...
  • (Daily Mail Photos In Thread) Disgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer and girlfriend, 33, b

    12/28/2015 2:41:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 December 2015 | | Hannah Parry
    It's Spitz-ville: Disgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer and his girlfriend, 33, break up - two years after affair ended his marriage It was an affair said to have cost Eliot Spitzer his marriage and his girlfriend her political spin job. But after two years together it appears that the disgraced former New York governor and partner Lis Smith have gone their separate ways, NY Daily News reports. Smith had just joined Bill de Blasio's team and was widely considered to be the likely candidate for the mayor's press secretary when pictures of emerged of then-married Spitzer sneaking into...
  • New York City has received ‘credible’ threat: sources

    12/22/2015 1:13:55 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 161 replies
    Pix 11 News ^ | December 22, 2015 | BY SAMANTHA TATA AND NICOLE JOHNSON,
    NEW YORK - A "credible threat" has been lodged against New York City, days ahead of Christmas and during an especially busy time of the year when tourists flock to the Big Apple, law enforcement sources told PIX11 News Tuesday. Top NYPD brass including Commissioner William Bratton held an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss the threat and their response to it, sources said. Few details were released about the nature of the threat. A federal law enforcement source said the threat is not specific and could take place in several major U.S. cities. All New York City police officers received...
  • Manufacturing in New York shrinks for 5th straight month

    12/15/2015 6:30:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 15, 2015 8:52 AM EST | Christopher S. Rugaber
    Factory activity in New York shrank for the fifth straight month in December, forcing significant job cuts. The New York Federal Reserve's Empire State manufacturing index, released Tuesday, did improve but stayed in negative territory. It moved up to minus 4.6, from minus 10.7. Any figure below zero indicates contraction. ...
  • The Man in the High Castle in Albany and The First Amendment

    12/12/2015 11:33:28 AM PST · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Popehat ^ | December 12, 2015 | Marc Randazza
    The Man in the High Castle is a piece of alternative history fiction, which imagines an alternate future in which fascist forces won World War II. The Nazis occupy the eastern part of the United States, while the Japanese take up residence in the west. The Italians are non-existent in the series. You would think that they would get Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey… but I digress. So there is an alternate future in which America loses its civil liberties and fascist forces occupy it. There is a surveillance state. Political dissent is not tolerated. Hmm… add in a...
  • Trump: As president, I will mandate the death penalty for anyone who kills a police officer

    12/11/2015 11:28:14 AM PST · by BAW · 99 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/11/2015 | Allahpundit
    From last night's speech to the New England Police Benevolent Association, which voted to endorse him. Rarely can you tell whether a new Trump policy idea was gamed out beforehand or just something he came up with on the fly while in front of a mic, and this is no exception. His advisor, Dan Scavino, tweeted it out after Trump said it, though, so if it wasn't official campaign policy before, I guess it is now. Is it worth critiquing this? Krauthammer’s ready to give up on arguing against Trump policies, partly because they're all obviously political panders rather than...
  • Former NY Senate Leader Dean Skelos, Son Convicted of Extortion

    12/11/2015 12:19:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/11/2015 | Tom Hays
    A former state Senate leader and his son were convicted Friday of federal extortion charges, marking the second time in a month that one of Albany's most powerful politicians was run out office following a case that put the state capital's political culture on trial. The prosecution of Republican Dean Skelos, 67, and his 33-year-old son, Adam, cast a harsh light on politics-as-usual, much like the one against former Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who was convicted of bribery on Nov. 30. ...
  • Andrew Cuomo and his Kennedy ex-wife have battled for years over child support as 'he didn't make a

    12/07/2015 10:45:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/07/15 | Regina F. Graham
    Andrew Cuomo and his Kennedy ex-wife have battled for years over child support as 'he didn't make any payments' New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his ex-wife Kerry Kennedy have been reportedly battling for years over 'substantial' child support payments for their three daughters. According to the New York Post, for the past at least two years, the former couple has been involved in 'lawyer-assisted go-rounds over substantial amounts' of child support payments, and finally reached an agreement about some of the obligations two weeks ago. Sources told the Post that Cuomo, 58, and Kennedy, 56, continued to fight over...
  • Emboldened by Silver conviction, Bharara to indict Cuomo Jan 2nd

    12/03/2015 3:56:18 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    United States Attorney Preet Bharara feels emboldened, sources say, following the conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver — on all of seven corruption charges. Despite lacking a “smoking gun” to constitute an explicit quid pro quo, the jury handed Bharara a sweeping win. Such is the public’s appetite for corrupt politicians, observers say. Three sources are confirming that Bharara intends to indict Governor Andrew Cuomo on January 2nd — along with a half dozen associates and former staffers — on public corruption, racketeering, conspiracy, and honest services fraud.
  • Sheldon Silver’s conviction and more investigations in New York are great news for Donald Trump

    12/02/2015 9:29:44 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/2/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Democrat structure in New York State has been severely damaged by the conviction of Sheldon Silver; and this bodes well for Donald Trump. Barack Obama made a mistake and appointed Preet Bharara, an honest man, as U S Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. He was appointed by to protect Democrats; but it didn’t work out that way. He is systematically draining Albany’s cesspool of corruption and is sending former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to prison. Bharara has been a relentless bulldog chasing corruption among Democrats and Republicans. Because of careful redistricting, New York’s...
  • Congressman Calls for Investigation into Cuomo Administration after $265 Million “Disappears”

    12/01/2015 12:00:42 PM PST · by rightistight · 29 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 12/1/15 | Aurelius
    Congressman Chris Gibson of New York is calling for an investigation into Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration after learning hundreds of millions of dollars in loans went to Health Republic, an insurance co-op that lasted only two years, and which caused 215,000 New Yorkers to lose their insurance. Health Republic was founded in 2013 with $265 Million in federal loans. It soon became one of the largest health insurance cooperatives in the United States. Now it is no more after New York regulators discovered massive deficits in Health Republic's books. Originally ordered to close by December 31, regulators had to bump...
  • Principal ‘fixes’ failing grades behind teachers’ backs: staff ( NYC )

    11/29/2015 7:25:53 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The NY Post ^ | November 29, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    The principal of DeWitt Clinton HS, a struggling Bronx school in Mayor de Blasio's multimillion-dollar Renewal program, changed students failing grades to passing without teachers knowledge or consent, insiders told The Post. In one case, Santiago Taveras gave a senior who received a "no show" in a global-history class a 75 and changed her failing 55 grade in gym to a minimum passing 65, records show. She then got a credit for each class, which she did not deserve, several staffers charged. He thinks he is God and can do whatever he wants. ... Taveras changed a students failing 55...
  • Cuomo and de Blasio Censor Ads for a Show about Freedom

    11/29/2015 6:21:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/29/15 | John Fund
    Americans increasingly support free speech as a concept but make lots of exceptions. A new Pew Research poll found that 40 percent of Millennials (ages 18 to 34) believe the government should be able to prevent people from making offensive statements about minority groups. New York governor Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, certainly agree. Often rivals, they teamed up to remove a set of controversial subway ads advertising a new Amazon series that depicts an alternate history in which the Nazis and the Japanese won World War II and divided control of America between...
  • Bill de Blasio says his son, Dante, has joined protests over racial issues at Yale

    11/23/2015 10:44:12 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 24, 2015 | By Erin Durkin
    Mayor de Blasio said his son Dante has been active in protests over racial issues at Yale — and they both agree the school should drop the name of a prominent defender of slavery. Dante, a freshman, is assigned to Yale’s Calhoun College, named for John C. Calhoun, a U.S. vice president and South Carolina senator who vehemently backed slavery as a “positive good” for the nation. “He’s very concerned, and he certainly notes the fact that the college he’s in, Calhoun College, is named for someone it shouldn’t be named for,” de Blasio told reporters Monday. “ That’s quite...
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces ‘See Something, Send Something’ app to combat terrorism

    11/23/2015 1:35:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced as part of his "See Something, Send Something" campaign a new mobile app that allows New Yorkers to alert authorities of potential threats. The "See Something, Send Something" app allows anyone with a smart phone to report suspicious activity directly to the New York State Intelligence Center in the form of photos or written notes, according to a press release. The press release reminds users to only report “suspicious behavior and situations (e.g., an unattended backpack or briefcase in a public place) rather than beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions, associations, or speech unrelated to...
  • Al Sharpton gives himself 71% raise thanks to de Blasio, Obama

    11/22/2015 10:58:23 AM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    It pays to have friends in high places. Al Sharpton gave himself a 71 percent raise last year after his National Action Network group drew a record $6.9 million in donations — as the controversial cleric’s association with Mayor de Blasio and President Obama lent him a newfound air of legitimacy. De Blasio’s election gave Sharpton a seat at City Hall, as the mayor treated him as an adviser and presented him at a press event next to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton after the death of Eric Garner. Also in 2014, Obama addressed NAN’s annual convention, bringing along five...
  • Sharpton To Recruit Black Church Leaders To Provide Sanctuary For Syrian Refugees

    11/21/2015 10:01:00 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 45 replies
    blackstarnews ^ | Novemeber 21, 2015 | No Attribution
    Rev. Al Sharpton will Announce that NAN is Convening a National Summit of Black Ministers to discuss the Recruitment of Black Churches as Sanctuaries for Syrian Refugees and to Recruit Congregation Members to provide Homes to Those Seeking Asylum. Rev. Sharpton will also condemn a lack of mercy, compassion and the perpetuation of Islamophobia by certain leaders
  • Mayor de Blasio Says NYC Will Welcome Refugees

    11/17/2015 5:12:31 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 58 replies
    Mayor de Blasio says New York City will not turn away any refugees fleeing Syria. De Blasio said Tuesday that New York "is a proud immigrant city" and would welcome refugees trying to escape the conflict in their homeland. Many public officials and U.S. presidential candidates have expressed wariness at admitting refugees in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris last week. De Blasio chided a pair of local Republicans running for president. He called New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie "an embarrassment to this country" and said that the city "will adhere to the words of our Founding Fathers,...
  • De Blasio looks to fix ObamaCare flaw that left cancer patients without coverage (Pelosi knew)

    11/12/2015 2:40:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/12/15 | Yoav Gonen
    Mayor de Blasio is moving to clean up a state medical-insurance mess that blindsided thousands of New Yorkers, including 114 cancer patients in the city who were about to lose their doctors. Under a hastily drawn-up deal, the patients will continue to get coverage for treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center under the city's MetroPlus health plan. The patients had faced a tough choice: pay out of pocket or find new doctors because of the impending bankruptcy of Health Republic - one of the state's ObamaCare providers and the only one that covers treatment at Sloan Kettering.
  • Al Sharpton group wants new Flint court for possible lead poison victims

    11/04/2015 12:33:47 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 15 replies
    mlive ^ | November 2, 2015 | Ron Fonger |
    FLINT, MI -- The Michigan chapter of Al Sharpton's National Action Network says the state needs to set up a special court to hear criminal cases against juveniles who may have been poisoned by lead contaminants in Flint water. "All juvenile offenders arrested, charged or incarcerated in Genesee County that may have consumed Flint water during the period of lead contamination should be tested for lead content in their blood," Sam Riddle, state political director of Michigan NAN, said in a news release.
  • Bernie Sanders: Abortion is 'Choice' But Death Penalty is 'Murder'

    11/01/2015 8:15:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I took it for granted that a leftist like Bernie Sanders would be opposed to the death penalty. Still, I was truly shocked to see Sanders—not in some throwaway comment on the campaign trail but in prepared remarks on the Senate floor—flatly call the death penalty "murder." On his MSNBC show this morning, Al Sharpton played the Sanders clip to illustrate how Sanders is working to differentiate his policy positions from those of Hillary Clinton, who says she supports the death penalty in "rare" cases. Question: how can we begin to explain the moral compass of liberals like Sanders who...
  • Bill de Blasio endorses Hillary Clinton

    10/30/2015 11:06:38 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 30, 2015 | REBECCA SHABAD
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed Hillary Clinton on Friday for president. "The candidate who I believe can fundamentally address income inequality effectively, the candidate [that] has the right vision and the right experience and ability to get the job done is Hillary Clinton," de Blasio said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." De Blasio, who was Clinton's campaign manager for her 2000 Senate bid, had been debating for months whether to endorse her. "I've seen her vision and platform develop over five months. I'm extremely pleased with what she's put on the table," said de Blasio, who also served...
  • Carson In 1999: White People Have No Grasp On History Of Racial Violence In U.S

    10/25/2015 11:35:04 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 67 replies
    In his 1999 book, Dr. Ben Carson wrote that our nations history on racial injustices made it impossible for the black community to think of the judicial system in anything but racial terms and that white Americans were only able to view racial violence in a modern context. In his book, The Big Picture, released by Zondervan, Carson argued white Americans had no grasp on the history of racial violence in this country. Carson wrote of a time his mother was thrown in jail for a minor traffic violation as an example of personal history of the racial injustice in...
  • NYPD: Gun that may have been used in officer's death found

    10/25/2015 10:29:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    AP News via Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2015
    NEW YORK (AP) Divers searching the Harlem River recovered a gun "consistent" with the weapon used to kill a police officer during a foot chase in Manhattan, the New York Police Department said Sunday. Chief of Manhattan detectives William Aubry said the weapon was found around 3 a.m. Sunday. The gun will be tested for fingerprints and DNA, as well as test fired, to determine whether it is the same gun that was used to shoot Officer Rudolph Holder in the head. "That firearm is consistent with the firearm that we were looking for," Aubry said. The police also...
  • Protesters flip off NYPD days after cop slay

    10/25/2015 9:21:05 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 54 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 10/24/15 | By Amanda Lozada
    Protesters flip off NYPD days after cop slay By Amanda Lozada Just four days after the on-duty murder of a hero NYPD street cop, a rally in Washington Square Park against police terror devolved Saturday into a raucous, law-enforcement gripe-fest. Protesters held signs reading Rise Up! Stop Police Terror! and Murder with a badge is still murder.
  • NYPD Officer Randolph Holder dies after being shot in the head by gunman in East Harlem

    10/21/2015 11:51:33 AM PDT · by matt04 · 26 replies
    An NYPD housing officer was killed Tuesday night, shot in the head by a trigger-happy perp during a chase and gunfight on a pedestrian overpass above FDR Drive in East Harlem, police said. Officer Randolph Holder, 33, was shot in the forehead by the callous gunman, who had stolen a bike and was being pursued by cops along the promenade hugging the East River around 8:30 p.m., Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said. The brave officer died at 10:22 p.m. at Harlem Hospital. A suspect, shot in the legs, was arrested. Holder, who emigrated from Guyana, was a third-generation police officer,...
  • Cuomo signs Under Two MOU global warming agreement

    10/10/2015 7:45:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Oneida Dispatch ^ | 10/10/15 | Michael Balsamo
    NEW YORK >> New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday joined government leaders worldwide in signing an agreement to help combat global warming and keep the Earths average temperature from rising dangerously. The Under Two MOU, a memorandum of understanding signed by more than three dozen government leaders, affirmed New Yorks commitment to helping keep the Earths average temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius and committed the state to working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions about 40 percent by 2030. Cuomo said he hoped New York would be able to generate 50 percent of its electricity from renewable...
  • The New York Times and the rehabilitation of Steven Rattner

    10/06/2015 9:04:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2013 | Ryan Chittum
    The New York Times is declaring that disgraced private equity mogul Steven Rattner has gotten his reputation back in the Manhattan lunch circles that matter. This was probably only a matter of time given that it was the Times itself that played a leading role in his rehabilitation. Its Andrew Ross Sorkin, naturally, who pronounces the cleansing complete, even wondering aloud if Rattner could be a Treasury secretary someday. This about a guy who just two years ago paid $16 million to settle SEC and New York lawsuits against him for taking part in a kickback scheme with public officials...
  • Cuomo calls again for stricter gun laws after Oregon shooting

    10/02/2015 7:24:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Politico New York ^ | 6:28 p.m. | Oct. 1, 2015 | Josefa Velasquez
    Calling the latest school shooting in southwest Oregon a terrible, heartbreaking tragedy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is once again pushing the federal government to enact stricter gun control laws. The shooting earlier today at Umpqua Community College is the latest in a series of terrible, heartbreaking tragedies resulting from gun violence. No one should suffer the pain of losing someone they love to gun violence, although it happens all too often, Cuomo said in a statement, offering his condolences to the families of the reported 13 killed and 20 injured after a gunman opened fire at a community college earlier...
  • Cuomo on using executive power: 'I run the government'

    07/23/2015 8:01:53 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 22, 2015 | KENNETH LOVETT
    ALBANY Gov. Cuomo made it clear Wednesday why he has recently bypassed the Legislature on different issues like raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers. "I run the government," Cuomo said. "I am the executive and therefore I use executive power. And thats why the executive is given the power," Cuomo said during an appearance on upstate public radios The Capitol Pressroom. Cuomo dismissed criticism that his actions represent a major power grab by going around the Legislature. In addition to creating a board that has recommended raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for fast food workers,...
  • Hillary's New Poll Numbers Are So Bad Chris Cuomo Thinks Biden Could Save the Dems!

    07/22/2015 6:08:40 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 30 replies
    http://www.therightscoop.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | soopermexican
    Hillarys new poll numbers are so bad Chris Cuomo thinks Biden could save the Dems! LOL! Posted by soopermexican on Jul 22, 2015 at 9:00 AM CNNs resident genius Chris Cuomo is so worried about the Democrats after todays new polling that shows Hillary imploding, that he wants to pull JOE BIDEN away from his day job of inappropriately touching congressmans daughters and wives, and stick HIM into the primary race! That is fantastic. Also really early on, look for this incredible moment when they look at each other mournfully about the terrible polling: Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 8.40.33 AM...