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  • John Stossel: Saving kids from government schools (amazing results at NYC charter schools)

    02/14/2018 7:27:53 AM PST · by dennisw · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2 14 2018 | John Stossel
    Kids attending New York City's Success Academy charter schools do remarkably well. "We are No. 1 in student achievement in the state," says founder Eva Moskowitz, "outperforming all the wealthy suburbs." They do. Although they teach mostly poor kids, 95 percent pass the state math test, and 84 percent pass the English test. Pass rates at government run schools are 38 and 41 percent. How does Success Academy do it? "China and India are not worrying about the length of the school day," she replied. "We have to toughen up." From what I saw, "toughening up" doesn't make kids hate...
  • Wealthy New Yorkers Fight To Keep Homeless Out Of Their Liberal Neighborhood

    02/09/2018 6:03:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/9/18 | Peter Hasson
    Wealthy New Yorkers are furious that Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to open a homeless shelter in their ritzy Manhattan neighborhood.Dozens of wealthy residents packed into a community meeting to voice their anger over the decision to move 150 homeless men into the former Park Savoy Hotel, NY1 reports. The residents are concerned that the move will increase crime and decrease property values in their neighborhood on “billionaires row.”“How are these poor people, whose only livelihood is in one bag, deal with a $6 coffee and a $15,000 dress on the windows of Fifth Avenue?” asked one resident, a middle-aged man...
  • DOJ threatens to subpoena 23 jurisdictions over sanctuary city policies

    01/24/2018 10:44:17 AM PST · by gubamyster · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/24/2018 | Jake Gibson, Alex Pappas
    The Justice Department on Wednesday threatened to subpoena 23 jurisdictions across the country if they don’t turn over information about their sanctuary city policies toward illegal immigrants. In letters to New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and other jurisdictions, the Justice Department demanded records relating to whether these localities are "unlawfully restricting information sharing by law enforcement officers with federal immigration authorities." “I continue to urge all jurisdictions under review to reconsider policies that place the safety of their communities and their residents at risk,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “Protecting criminal aliens from federal immigration authorities...
  • Coming to a Town near You? De Blasio to Travel Country Touting Progressive Causes

    01/07/2018 4:22:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to travel all across the country in support of progressive causes during his next four years in office. The left-leaning mayor says his primary focus will be on economic fairness, reports the New York Post. “Democrats have to have the strongest most progressive message of economic change and fairness, so I think that’s even more important than a single leader emerging,” he said during a radio interview with John Catsimatidis on Sunday. “I’m going to go all around the country helping to support the folks who will be part of that change and...
  • BuzzFeed Columnist, Responding to NYC Terror Attack: 'Ban Cars from Big Cities'

    11/04/2017 2:44:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 4, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    A BuzzFeed columnist has declared that "Cars donÂ’t belong on the streets of big cities, and we should do everything in our power to get rid of them." She can't be serious? The headline is "We Should Ban Cars from Big Cities. Seriously." We've seen this idea proposed by environmentalists from time to time based on "climate change," and by urban planners in the name of creating a few blocks of open space, but Jessie Singer's advocacy of a total ban is largely in response to Tuesday's terrorist attack in New York City. Singer's column clearly has management's approval, given...
  • New York mayor gave favors in exchange for campaign contributions, donor boasts in court

    10/27/2017 4:53:10 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/27/17 | FoxNews
    A major donor to New York City's mayor testified Thursday that he gave money to Bill de Blasio’s campaign fund in exchange for access and favors. Jona Rechnitz, 34, a felon who pleaded guilty in March to making contributions in exchange for favors from government officials, made the claim when he appeared as a witness in the corruption trial of former city correction-union chief Norman Seabrook. Rechnitz is accused of bribing Seabrook to invest $20 million in union pension money in a friend’s hedge fund, the New York Post reported. But the topic quickly moved on to de Blasio, with...
  • De Blasio donor’s shocking testimony: $100K bought me the mayor [Jona Rechnitz]

    10/27/2017 8:09:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 26, 2017 | 4:59pm | Kaja Whitehouse
    A Mayor Bill de Blasio donor-turned-felon testified in extraordinary detail Thursday that he and his businessman pals wrote the book on city corruption — buying off the Mayor’s Office and the Police Department using brazen pay-to-play tactics. “We’re going to become significant contributors, but we want access,” Jona Rechnitz, 34, testified telling de Blasio fundraiser Ross Offinger after Hizzoner clinched the Democratic nod for mayor in 2013. De Blasio soon paid Rechnitz a visit in his office, the disgraced businessman told jurors in Manhattan federal court. De Blasio — who last year called his relationship with Rechnitz “not a particularly...
  • Soros’s Smear Scripts

    03/02/2017 9:47:36 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 2, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    A radical group linked to rogue billionaire George Soros has been providing scripts containing anti-Trump talking points for constituents to read aloud during congressional town hall meetings. One of the scripts distributed by the Revolutionary Love Project encourages town hall participants meeting with their member of Congress to accuse the Trump administration of – wait for it – “xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia.” Constituents are urged to use those precise words to “forcefully condemn” President Trump’s immigration and border security initiatives, Aaron Klein reports at Breitbart News. Information about the scripts came as leaked audio from anti-Trump activists associated with the...
  • GOP candidate: De Blasio should use his given German name

    09/08/2017 10:23:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    NYP ^ | September 7, 2017 | Yoav Gonen
    GOP mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis mocked Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday, saying he should go back to using his given German name after his refusal to defend statues of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. She made her point while standing under the explorer’s statue in Columbus Circle, which has become the focal point of a cultural battle after Hizzoner said he’d appoint a commission to recommend hateful city monuments for removal. “I really think Bill de Blasio should go back to using his birth name of Warren Wilhelm, because he obviously doesn’t have the heart and soul of an Italian,’’...
  • NYPD officers snub ‘Red Bill’ de Blasio at funeral for slain cop

    07/11/2017 12:16:42 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 8 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 11, 2017 | Jordan Schachtel
    A huge group of New York City Police Department officers turned their backs on “Red Bill” de Blasio as the city mayor delivered remarks at the funeral of slain officer Miosotis Familia. Familia was assassinated in the Bronx last week by a man with a heavy criminal record. A lifelong public servant, she spent 13 years as an NYPD officer. Before that, she worked as a nurse at NYU Hospital and as a medical assistant for the American Red Cross. Instead of attending Familia’s vigil, de Blasio jetted off to Hamburg, Germany. There, he addressed a radical leftist extremist protest...
  • Cops turn their backs on de Blasio at slain officer’s funeral [Miosotis Familia]

    07/11/2017 9:22:26 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 11, 2017 | Shawn Cohen and Max Jaeger
    Cops once again turned their backs on Mayor de Blasio at a police funeral. Scores of officers who assembled for assassinated police officer Miosotis Familia on Tuesday showed Hizzoner their backs during the mayor’s eulogy — a move reminiscent of the funeral for slain officer Wenjian Liu in 2015. --SNIP-- The protest comes after de Blasio skipped town for Germany Thursday — the day after Familia was assassinated by cop-hating gunman Alexander Bonds.
  • NYC Mayor’s Trip To Germany Was Taxpayer Funded So He Could #RESIST Trump

    07/11/2017 8:46:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 11, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Remember when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hopped on a jet and took off to Germany right when the city was in mourning over the assassination of yet another police officer? To say that this was a political misstep is the definition of an understatement, but the fallout of that stunt isn’t quite over yet. Some people are raising the awkward question of precisely who paid for that little public relations disaster. As you could probably have guessed without my telling you, it was the taxpayers of New York City. But fear not, citizens! The New York City...
  • NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Trip To Germany Was Taxpayer Funded So He Could #RESIST Trump

    07/11/2017 7:43:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/10/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Remember when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hopped on a jet and took off to Germany right when the city was in mourning over the assassination of yet another police officer? To say that this was a political misstep is the definition of an understatement, but the fallout of that stunt isn’t quite over yet. Some people are raising the awkward question of precisely who paid for that little public relations disaster. As you could probably have guessed without my telling you, it was the taxpayers of New York City. But fear not, citizens! The New York...
  • Imposter Mayor

    07/09/2017 11:45:47 AM PDT · by oblomov · 18 replies
    City Journal ^ | 7 Jul 2017 | Seth Barron
    Mayor de Blasio made a surprise departure from New York City yesterday—just one day after the assassination of NYPD officer Miosotis Familia while she guarded a violence-plagued Bronx corner—in order to attend anti-capitalist protests in Hamburg, site of the G-20 summit. A few hours after de Blasio’s plane departed, a train derailed in Penn Station, where extensive track work is scheduled to begin this weekend. It was the third derailment at Penn since March; the incidents have become so commonplace that New Jersey Transit commuters reportedly showed little surprise when their train car slid off the track. The mayor has...
  • New York mayor on Germany trip: Trump doesn't represent Americans

    07/08/2017 7:00:48 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 55 replies
    MSN Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2017
    Facing widespread criticism over his decision to fly to Hamburg just after the shooting death of a Bronx police officer, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Americans’ views don’t align with President Trump’s and need to be represented abroad. While the national governments will probably only make limited progress, the rest of us don’t have that choice. If we make only limited progress we’ll only be going backwards,” de Blasio told Bloomberg before speaking at a Saturday protest that coincides with the Group of 20 summit attended by Trump and other world leaders in Germany. “We almost have Washington as an...
  • Trump and de Blasio in Europe: A study in contrasts

    07/08/2017 8:03:23 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8 Jul, 2017 | Avrohom Gordimer
    President Trump and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio were both overseas this week, within a few miles of each other. In fact, the President and the mayor were in Hamburg, Germany for the same exact event. Yet the contrast could not be starker. After a very successful trip to Poland, President Trump is tending to state business of the highest order at the G-20 summit in Hamburg. Despite the countless violent, rogue and lawless protesters, the President is moving our country’s agenda forward at the summit, as he temporarily leaves behind an America that is in far better...
  • NYC Mayor: Maybe honoring a terrorist in the parade wasn’t such a great idea

    06/02/2017 4:40:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 2, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    The evolution of the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City this month, as well as Mayor Bill de Blasio’s position on it, has come full circle. The original decision to honor convicted FALN terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera as a hero of the people or whatever honorific they had in mind immediately sent sponsors scurrying and resulted in many prominent figures refusing to march with him. Not the Mayor, however, who claimed to understand the nuances of the situation, even though he “disagreed” with some of the things the bomb maker had done. But as the list of those...
  • Reports:Prominent Democratic Leader,Bill de Blasio Staffer Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

    05/27/2017 6:58:48 AM PDT · by davikkm · 47 replies
    breitbart ^ | KATIE MCHUGH
    Police arrested a prominent Democratic leader and staff member for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on child pornography charges, according to the New York Post. On Friday, the Post said that court documents stated that Jacob Schwartz allegedly kept thousands of photos and nearly one hundred videos on a laptop depicting horrifying acts with “young nude females between the approximate ages of 6 months and 16, engaging in sexual conduct… on an adult male.” Schwartz, 29, faces charges of “possession of a sexual performance by a child and promoting a sexual performance by a child,” according to the...
  • Leading Democrat & Employee of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Arrested for Illicit Images Of Children

    05/26/2017 4:55:31 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    GP ^ | 05/26/17 | Lucian Wintrich
    The de Blasio administration, an administration plagued with corruption and poor policy, can now add one more item to their laundry list: child porn. Jacob Schwartz, 29, was a de Blasio administration staffer and a rising young Democratic figure before revelations came out about his obsession with child porn. Schwartz was popped for having over 3,000 images and 89 videos on a laptop. Some of the material discovered involved baby girls aging as young as 6 months old, court documents revealed Friday. NYPD computer-crimes investigators accepted Schwartz’s surrender Thursday morning. Schwartz has been under investigation since March 29, 2017, when...
  • 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.