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  • Veterans’ group Chicago suspects being ‘muscled’ by city out of facility near proposed Obama library

    12/06/2016 1:25:38 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2016 | Joseph Weber
    Veterans’ group in Chicago suspects being ‘muscled’ by city out of facility near proposed Obama library By Joseph Weber Published May 15, 2016 FoxNews.com A charity group that helps homeless military veterans on Chicago’s South Side says the city is trying to take control of the meager facility to make way for the restaurants, shops and other commercial venues that would complement the proposed Obama presidential library and museum. Group leaders said the RTW Veterans Center is the last privately-owned property on a stretch of S. King Boulevard near the proposed Washington Park site for the Barack Obama Presidential Center...
  • Half of Detroit votes may be ineligible for recount

    12/05/2016 8:14:01 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 95 replies
    The Detroit News | December 5, 2016 | Chad Livengood and Joel Kurth
    Block due to Copyright
  • NYPD sees 'huge spike' in hate crimes post-election

    12/05/2016 6:22:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/16 | JTA
    The New York Police Department said it has seen a dramatic rise in hate crimes following the election of Donald Trump, with the majority of incidents directed at Jews. There has been a 115 percent increase in bias crimes in New York City following Election Day, with Jews being targeted in 24 of the 43 incidents during that nearly monthlong period. The anti-Semitic incidents represented a threefold increase from November 2015, The New York Observer reported. In total, hate crimes have increased 35 percent from 2015, the NYPD's chief of detectives, Robert Boyce, said Monday morning. "We had a huge...
  • 100,000 New Yorkers Don't Want Melania Trump In City

    12/04/2016 9:51:17 AM PST · by Fennie · 117 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 3, 2016 | By Solange Reyner
    New Yorkers don't want Melania Trump in the city. Almost 100,000 people signed a petition requesting that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio refuse to pay close to $1 million per day to protect President-elect Donald Trump's wife, The Independent reported. "The New York taxpayers refuse to pay over $1 million a day so she can stay," they said. "If this decision has been made, between the two of them they should be the ones to pay for it. Not New York taxpayer dollars that could be used on roads, schools, transit, sanitation, new jobs and...
  • In Mr. Pence’s New D.C. Neighborhood, Not Exactly The Welcome Wagon [Rainbow Flags Greeting]

    12/03/2016 7:31:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Ian Shapira.
    In Mr. Pence’s New D.C. Neighborhood, Not Exactly The Welcome Wagon By Ian Shapira. December 3. In the affluent Washington neighborhood of Chevy Chase, the tinsel, poinsettias and Christmas trees are competing for attention this holiday season with an unusual house decoration: gay pride rainbow flags. When news filtered out in late November that Vice President-elect Mike Pence was temporarily moving into the white colonial with green shutters on Tennyson Street NW — in the heart of Chevy Chase, a liberal Democratic stronghold — neighbors decided to greet the Republican interloper with polite protest: rainbow flags flapping from their homes....
  • Philadelphia starts an election recount of 4 percent of divisions

    12/02/2016 4:36:53 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 83 replies
    Philly.Com News ^ | December 2, 2016 | Claudia Vargas
    Some snapped pictures, others watched intently as an official recount of 75 Philadelphia voting divisions took place Friday afternoon at the city's massive voting machine warehouse in Nicetown. The recount of 4 percent of the city's 1,686 voting divisions was the result of a recount campaign launched by Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein in various counties and states throughout the country. Philadelphia City Commissioners, who make up the Board of Elections, agreed to recount ballots in 75 divisions in which there were at least three affidavits for each division from voters asking for a recount. They rejected the request...
  • Homophobic, sexist, anti-white language abundant in Charlottesville vice mayor's tweets

    11/30/2016 11:44:17 AM PST · by WayneS · 14 replies
    Cavalier Daily ^ | 11/28/2016 | Anna Higgins & Tim Dodson
    Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy published several tweets between 2009 and 2014 using gay slurs, comments against white people, lewd slang for female genitalia and other profanities. Many of the old tweets show a stark contrast between his more recent posts lauding women’s and LGBTQ rights. Bellamy made his Twitter account private this Saturday.
  • Mayors of Sanctuary Cities Who Disregard Federal Law Should Be Arrested

    11/29/2016 1:28:09 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 45 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/29/16 | Katy Grimes
    This illegal stance on Sanctuary Cities, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg are favoring criminal illegal aliens over the safety of law-abiding citizens. Should pay the ultimate price for not upholding the of law The United States is either a nation of people ruled by laws and Constitution, or we are a nation ruled by ideological tyrants. One example of this is the illegal protecting by “Sanctuary cities” of convicted criminals. “It is time to start locking up local officials like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for interfering with the enforcement of federal immigration law,” Matthew Vadum of Canada...
  • ‘The Consequences Will Be So Extreme’ — Texas Governor Announces War On Sanctuary Cities

    11/29/2016 11:22:24 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/29/2016 | Christian Datoc
    Greg Abbot is using Monday’s horrific attack at Ohio State University to call for an end to sanctuary cities in both Texas and the rest of the United States. The Texas governor told the “Fox & Friends” crew Tuesday that in the upcoming legislative sessions “we will pass a law, banning sanctuary cities in the state of Texas.” Abbot has already used his “powers as governor of Texas to withhold funds from cities or counties that declare themselves to be sanctuary cities,” but his new declaration will make “the consequences will be so extreme for these cities and counties that...
  • Texas Governor Vows To "Ban Sanctuary Cities"

    11/29/2016 5:15:10 AM PST · by Be Careful · 24 replies
    Earlier this morning, Texas governor Greg Abbott vowed to sign legislation banning sanctuary cities in Texas and to issue orders to cut off funding to dissenters.
  • 61 Shot, 9 Fatally, Across Chicago Thanksgiving Weekend

    11/28/2016 12:01:06 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | 11/28/16 | nbcchicago
    Two men killed about 10 minutes apart brought the Thanksgiving weekend tally to eight fatal shootings. In all, at least 61 people were shot in attacks across the city over four-day holiday weekend, according to Chicago Police. Last year, 8 people were killed and 20 were wounded in shootings during the same holiday weekend, beginning at 7 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving.
  • ‘Sanctuary California’ Faces Bankruptcy if Trump Withholds Federal Funds

    11/28/2016 8:51:42 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 40 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | Nov. 26, 2016 | Chriss Street
    There are 300 “Sanctuary Cities” and counties around the United States that have policies in place blocking local law enforcement from complying with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests for immigration holds. An ICE detainer is a written request for a local jail or other law enforcement agency to detain an individual for an additional 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) after his or her release date, in order to provide ICE agents extra time to decide whether to take the individual into federal custody for removal purposes.
  • At least eight dead and 58 injured in shootings in Chicago over the Thanksgiving weekend as the

    11/28/2016 4:28:40 AM PST · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 11/28/2016 | DailyMail.com Reporter
    At least 58 people were shot in Chicago over Thanksgiving weekend, leaving eight dead as the city faces the highest number of homicides in more than a decade. The latest victim is an 18-year-old who was shot dead in his vehicle at 2pm on Sunday, NBC reported. Two gunmen outside a house party on Saturday night left one dead and five others injured, while another shooting killed a 16-year-old boy on Friday evening. In October, Chicago surpassed 600 homicides this year, in numbers that have not been seen since 2003. There were 468 murders in 2015, and 416 the year...
  • Texas governor says he will ban sanctuary cities

    11/28/2016 7:20:14 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/2016
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is pledging to ban sanctuary cities in his state as other governors and mayors promise to continue sheltering illegal immigrants. "I'm going to sign a law that bans sanctuary cities," Abbott tweeted on Sunday. "Also I've already issued an order cutting funding to sanctuary cities." Abbott was responding to a Twitter user who questioned whether the Texas governor could do anything to reverse Austin's pledge to remain a sanctuary city. During his presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump pledged to deport millions of immigrants. He said during an interview shortly after his victory he would prioritize...
  • Cities Vow to Fight Trump on Immigration, Even if They Lose Millions

    11/27/2016 8:02:17 PM PST · by detective · 77 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 27, 2016 | JENNIFER MEDINA and JESS BIDGOOD
    Here in Los Angeles, where nearly half of the city’s residents are Latino, Mayor Eric Garcetti has vowed to do everything he can to fight widespread deportations of illegal immigrants. In New York, with a large and diverse Latino population, Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged not to cooperate with immigration agents. And Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago has declared that it “will always be a sanctuary city.” Across the nation, officials in sanctuary cities are gearing up to oppose President-elect Donald J. Trump if he follows through on a campaign promise to deport millions of illegal immigrants. They are...
  • ‘Sanctuary California’ Faces Bankruptcy if Trump Withholds Federal Funds

    11/27/2016 5:33:04 AM PST · by detective · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    Although Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warned President-elect Trump that defunding Sanctuary Cities would cause “social, economic and security problems,” Sanctuary California could face bankruptcy if the Trump administration follows through on threats to pull billions in federal funding. There are 300 “Sanctuary Cities” and counties around the United States that have policies in place blocking local law enforcement from complying with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests for immigration holds. An ICE detainer is a written request for a local jail or other law enforcement agency to detain an individual for an additional 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) after his...
  • Can Trump help narrow racial gaps in schools?

    11/25/2016 2:38:51 PM PST · by Mariner · 44 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | November 25th, 2016 | Foon Rhee
    There is understandable fear in the land among many African American and Latino families about a Donald Trump presidency. It’s not just incidents of racism and hate; it’s what his policies will mean for their well-being and for their children. So it’s a good time for a new study out this month that shows how much ground black and Latino children have to make up in California. Many of the biggest racial disparities are in education, according to the scorecard compiled by Children Now, an advocacy group based in Oakland. For example, in Sacramento County, while 49 percent of white...
  • Queens Man Cuffed for Pushing Straphanger Onto Harlem Subway Tracks; Yelled, 'I Hate White People'

    11/23/2016 2:54:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Cops busted a Queens man for trying to push a straphanger onto the subway tracks in Harlem and yelling, “I hate white people!” Police cuffed Gary Weeks, 51, of Wavecrest for the bizarre attack Monday at 2 p.m. at the 4-5-6 subway station at 125th St. and Lexington Ave., officials said. The straphanger was waiting for a northbound train when Weeks walked up to him and tried to push him onto the tracks. The victim got away from Weeks, as other people started pointing and yelling at the attacker to simmer down. He then began yelling about his hatred for...
  • Porn accidentally airs instead of CNN in Boston for 30 minutes

    11/25/2016 11:42:42 AM PST · by nickedknack · 87 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 25, 2016 | Blanche Johnson
    CNN viewers were in for a surprise Thursday night when about 30 minutes of pornography aired. Boston-area viewers thought they were tuning into “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” but instead they found hardcore porn was being broadcasted.
  • Jim Bakker: God Will Send Earthquakes To Punish California Counties That Voted For Hillary

    11/23/2016 3:29:55 PM PST · by drewh · 55 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | November 22, 2016 11:42 | Robert Manvile
    Last week, televangelist Jim Bakker reacted to the presidential election results by prophesying that God will punish people who live in counties that voted for Hillary Clinton. Bakker pointed to a map that showed the results of the election by county and said that “if you live in the blue—any spot that’s blue—I would say, ‘Oh God, help me. Oh God forgive me.’ Because those are the ones who came against the will of God in this election.” “I just want to tell you, God has spoken to me, I’ve seen under the ground in California, in LA, and God...
  • Two Boston police officers dragged by car

    11/23/2016 6:13:37 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 12 replies
    WPRI 12 Eyewitness News ^ | November 23 | Erica Ponte
    BOSTON, Mass (WPRI) — The search is on for a driver, accused of a hit-and-run that injured police officers. According to Boston Police Superintendent Randall Halstead, police were responding to a report of a person with a gun at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, when they spotted a car that matched one of the three possible descriptions given. When approaching the car, the driver took off, dragging two officers and nearly hitting two others.
  • Photos: Hundreds Of Protesters Return To The Loop To Tell Trump 'No' (Caption time!)

    11/22/2016 12:42:54 PM PST · by simpson96 · 58 replies
    The Chicagoist ^ | 11/20/2016 | Rachel Cromidas
    Hundreds of protesters returned to the Loop for a second week of protests against Donald Trump's election as U.S. president and the advisor appointments he's made. The marchers met at Federal Plaza Saturday afternoon and marched around downtown Chicago.
  • In Milwaukee, hard-pressed black voters dumped Clinton

    11/21/2016 7:29:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 21, 2016 | Sébastien Blanc, Agence France-Presse
    On North Avenue, young black men with nothing to do wander past boarded-up buildings and dilapidated shops. It is a sad, desolate landscape. They and other African Americans in Milwaukee contributed to Hillary Clinton's crushing defeat in the presidential election: not only did they not vote for her, as had been expected, some even backed Donald Trump. Wisconsin's largest city is also America's most racially segregated one, according to a study based on the 2010 census. And Wisconsin served up one of the biggest surprises of an election day that shocked America and the world: no one thought the midwestern...
  • Thanks to pension funds, Los Angeles is close to becoming a microcosm of Greece

    11/20/2016 7:17:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in the summer of 2012 the City of Los Angeles realized that they had a serious budget problem on their hands and the culprit, as in so many other cities, was the city’s extremely generous pension plan for municipal workers. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, backed by the city council, jumped into the fray and passed what was then described as sweeping pension reform and patted themselves on the back for a job well done. (LA Times, 2012) Despite a raucous protest and threats of a lawsuit from city labor unions, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to roll...
  • Jeff Sessions May Prosecute ‘Sanctuary Cities’ If Confirmed

    11/21/2016 7:45:57 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 35 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 21 Nov 2016
    Sen. Jeff Sessions is on record saying so-called “sanctuary cities” that protect illegal immigrants should be prosecuted. He himself may get that chance next year. From his first day in office, Mr. Sessions will have the power to strip some federal funding from sanctuary cities, thanks to rulings this year by the Justice Department’s inspector general, who said federal law requires localities to cooperate with immigration agents — and who provided an initial list of a handful of the worst offenders. “The sanctuary cities thing is huge. I think most jurisdictions are going to fold like a cheap suit,” said...
  • Jeff Sessions may prosecute ‘sanctuary cities’ if confirmed as attorney general

    11/20/2016 4:48:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 122 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Jeff Sessions is on record saying so-called “sanctuary cities” that protect illegal immigrants should be prosecuted. He himself may get that chance next year. Mr. Sessions is president-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be the next attorney general, and if he’s confirmed — a very large if, at this point — he will mark a 180-degree turn from the Obama administration on a host of issues, but nowhere more so than on immigration, where he’s been the Senate’s leading crackdown proponent. From his first day in office, Mr. Sessions will have the power to strip some federal funding from sanctuary...
  • ARREST RAHM EMANUEL

    11/21/2016 8:36:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 55 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 11-21-2016 | Matthew Vadum
    It is time to start locking up local officials like Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel for interfering with the enforcement of federal immigration law. Those who, like Emanuel, enable lawless so-called sanctuary cities deserve to be behind bars. Radical left-wingers don't believe America should have borders at all. During the recently concluded election campaign, Democrat Hillary Clinton even endorsed the idea that foreigners have a right to move to the United States. After Republican Donald Trump said in September, "No one has the right to immigrate to the United States," Clinton's Ohio campaign put up a tweet featuring Trump's statement followed...
  • ‘Hamilton’ actor won’t apologize for addressing Mike Pence

    11/21/2016 7:51:43 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    The “Hamilton” actor who drew fire from Donald Trump for addressing Vice President-elect Mike Pence from the stage said Monday he’s not apologizing — and invited the president-elect to come see the Broadway smash himself. Brandon Victor Dixon said he spoke to Pence on behalf of the cast at the request of show producer Jeffrey Seller and has no regrets for being the face of Friday night’s controversial monologue. “There’s nothing to apologize for,” the actor told “CBS This Morning.” “When you have a platform, art is meant to bring people together and meant to raise consciousness. And when you...
  • Mike Pence Went To See 'Hamilton' And Got Booed (Shameful Gay Lead Scolds Pence)

    11/18/2016 8:51:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 16, 2016
    Mike Pence Went To See 'Hamilton' And Got Booed (Shameful Gay Lead Scolds Pence) Nov. 18, 2016 A view of Vice President-elect Mike Pence and staffers settling in for a performance of "Hamilton." Vice President-elect Mike Pence went to see a performance of the musical, "Hamilton" Friday night and was promptly booed by the crowd after entering the theatre in New York, according to multiple reports on social media. The musical, written by actor, writer, and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, gets people thinking about race, history, and theater in ways they are probably not used to. It also educates audiences about...
  • Vice President-Elect Mike Pence Booed as He Walks into Broadway Theater to Watch 'Hamilton'

    11/18/2016 8:53:08 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 68 replies
    NBC New York ^ | November 18. 2016
    Vice president-elect Mike Pence was loudly booed by audience members as he walked into the Richard Rodgers Theatre in midtown Friday to watch "Hamilton." Video posted to social media shows the audience at the Broadway show both loudly clapping and booing as Pence walked into the theater with Secret Service in tow. "Here's Pence getting booed as he gets to his seats at Hamilton, tweeted an audience member who captured the loud reaction on video. "Everything was calm and then we heard almost a hysterical booing, went on for a long time," Ron Rawlings, who was visiting from Dallas, Texas,...
  • Trump Tower, Fifth Avenue, and the Militarization of Urban Public Space

    11/18/2016 7:24:58 AM PST · by RummyChick · 39 replies
    ny magazine ^ | 11/18 | davidson
    Donald Trump, the first New York City kid to become president since FDR, will also be the first commander-in-chief to move to the White House from an apartment. True, his 30,000-square-foot, gilt-slathered Trump Tower penthouse is no ordinary pad, but the fact that he lives in the innermost heart of what you might call the inner city means that security arrangements don’t just inconvenience a few neighbors; they screw up a sizable chunk of Manhattan. Fifth Avenue in the 50s is almost always clotted with pedestrians and cars, and this time of year it becomes even more congested as department...
  • Mock assassination of Trump stirs controversy at San Antonio school

    11/18/2016 7:16:08 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 48 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-17-2016 | Silvia Foster-Frau
    A skit portraying the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump by two 10th-grade students at Marshall High School provoked anger and dismay from the parents of a student who watched it unfold last week. Harold and Melinda Bean said that in the skit, entitled “The Assassination of Donald Trump,” one of the boys made a gunfire sound effect with his cell phone as the other boy, portraying Trump, fell to the ground in mock death. “I don’t understand how the teacher can repeat an apology and be right there back at work on Monday morning,” he said. “Though we understand she...
  • Boston’s Catholic Mayor Vows to Fight for Abortion Access

    11/17/2016 6:54:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Mayor Martin Walsh of Boston, Massachusetts, has vowed to keep abortion clinics open in the city, even if President-elect Donald Trump succeeds with pro-life initiatives. Walsh said that if the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision is overturned, and the issue of legal abortion is again governed by the states, the city of Boston should probably have more abortion providers, to ensure that the procedure is available to women traveling from other states where abortion is banned. “That is something I am sure we will be focusing on as we move forward,” he said. Although President-elect Trump has never suggested...
  • Mayor of New York warns Trump over illegal immigrants

    11/16/2016 7:28:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.17.2016 | mm/bw (AFP, AP, dpa, Reuters)
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has told US President-elect Donald Trump that the city is “fearful” of his incoming administration. De Blasio said he expressed concerns about Trump’s policies towards illegal immigrants. After visiting Manhattan’s Trump Tower on Wednesday, where the billionaire president-elect is building his team to lead the country, de Blasio said he would do all he can to prevent the large-scale deportation of immigrants. Vowing to obstruct Trump’s campaign pledge to expel millions of undocumented immigrants, the liberal mayor said the billionaire’s stance “flew in the face of all that was great about New York City.”...
  • Krauthammer on Dems Defying Trump Over Sanctuary Cities:

    11/17/2016 7:33:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Democrats are “making a big bet and a mistaken one” by defying the federal government to protect their city’s “sanctuary” status, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier” Wednesday. "Sanctuary cities were a scandal before Trump. It’s in defiance of federal authority,” Krauthammer said. President-elect Donald Trump pledged to withhold federal funds from cities that protect illegal immigrants from possible deportation—and Krauthammer said he’s well within his rights to do so. “The people who did this in the past were the racists in the south who defied federal authority on civil rights, so now it’s...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Democrats Defying Trump on Sanctuary Cities Is A ‘Mistaken Bet’

    11/16/2016 8:01:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | November 16, 2016 | NR Staff
    Krauthammer’s Take: Democrats Defying Trump on Sanctuary Cities Is a ‘Mistaken Bet’ by NR STAFF November 16, 2016 Charles Krauthammer identified the issue of sanctuary cities as a scandal, even before Donald Trump took issue with them, and he said that Democrats would be foolish to defy federal authority to defend them: Sanctuary cities were a scandal before Trump. It’s in defiance of federal authority. Federal authority is legitimate. The people who did this in the past were the racists in the south who defied federal authority on civil rights, so now it’s in the name of something that appears...
  • NC Gubernatorial Recount: Protests Filed In 11 More Counties Over Fraudulent Absentee Ballots

    11/16/2016 7:44:04 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/16/16 | Matt Vespa
    Cortney wrote earlier today that there could be some funny business with the vote counts in Durham and Bladen counties. Now, McCrory’s campaign site said they’ve filed election protests in 11 more counties:
  • Detroit News and Detroit Free Press facing news staff cuts Cuts threaten watchdog role

    11/16/2016 6:33:17 PM PST · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    WXYZ (ABC Detroit) ^ | 11-15/11-16-16 | Curtis Jackson
    Two pillars of local journalism are facing cuts. Sources confirm a Crain's Detroit business report that indicates the entire editorial staff at the Detroit News has been offered buyouts -- regardless of seniority. They have a week to decide before layoffs are announced. Sources tell 7 Action News staffers at the Detroit Free Press will be made a similar offer as early as Wednesday. Tim Kiska is a former staffer for both papers. "This is not good, I don't think, for public discourse at all. This is a disaster," Kiska said.
  • Durham elections board votes to hear evidence in GOP recount demand

    11/16/2016 5:40:41 PM PST · by NCjim · 10 replies
    WRAL ^ | November 16, 2016
    DURHAM, N.C. — Following a complaint filed by a North Carolina Republican Party attorney, the Durham County Board of Elections voted Wednesday to hold an evidentiary hearing to determine whether a recount of 94,000 general election ballots is warranted . . . Republicans have also challenged mail-in absentee ballots in Bladen and Halifax counties, claiming that the same few people witnessed numerous ballots. That challenge was expanded to 11 counties- Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Guilford, Nash, Northampton, Robeson, Vance, Wake and Warren- Wednesday evening
  • Chicago Mayor vows to protect illegal alien criminals and gangs from deportation

    11/16/2016 9:58:51 AM PST · by Starman417 · 31 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-16-16 | DrJohn
    The mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, has announced that Chicago will remain a sanctuary city and that it will not cooperate with ICE and defy any orders given by a President Donald Trump. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised Monday to defy President-elect Donald Trump’s deportation orders and vowed that the city will always be a so-called sanctuary city. Chicago laws prohibit government workers and police officers from asking the locals about their immigration status, according to the Chicago Tribune. Emanuel reaffirmed that the policy will continue. "To all those who are, after Tuesday's election, very nervous and filled with anxiety...
  • Mayor de Blasio Holds Media Availability at Trump Tower

    11/16/2016 9:22:06 AM PST · by Stalwart · 61 replies
    Youtube live stream ^ | 11/16/2016 | NYC Mayor's Office
    Live stream of press conference following meeting with Trump
  • Rahm Emmanuel Challenges Trump on Sanctuary Cities

    11/16/2016 4:12:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President-elect Donald Trump, who ran as a law and order candidate, has had the legal gauntlet thrown down before him by Chicago Mayor and former Obama White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel and his lawbreaking brethren have pledged that despite the election results and the law, their cities will remain sanctuary cities: -- snip -- In a 2012 appearance at a Little Village school, Emanuel told reporters that the police department is not an "adjunct for the immigration service." "We're not going to turn people over to ICE" -- the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency," Emanuel said...
  • Three NYC buildings to scrub Trump name

    11/15/2016 3:28:36 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 71 replies
    He’s fired — or at least his name is. Three Upper West Side buildings that bear Trump’s name will soon be scrubbed of any trace of the president-elect, according to Equity Residential. The company said that rental buildings at 140, 160 and 180 Riverside Blvd. will no longer be called “Trump Place.” Instead, they’ll be referred to by their street addresses. “We are removing the [Trump] name on those buildings,” said Equity Residential spokesman Marty McKenna. “The decision was to brand the buildings with a more neutral building identity that will appeal to all current and future residents.” The changes...
  • Report: Cities passing more laws making homelessness a crime

    11/15/2016 3:14:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 5:47 PM EST | Cathy Bussewitz and Colleen Slevin
    Cities across the country are enacting more bans on living in vehicles, camping in public areas and panhandling, despite efforts by the federal government to discourage such laws amid a shortage in affordable housing, a new report said. Denver, which ordered about 150 homeless people living on sidewalks to clear out their belongings Tuesday, was among four cities criticized for policies criminalizing homelessness in a report by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, an advocacy group aiming to prevent people from losing their homes. The other cities listed in its “hall of shame” are in Hawaii, Texas and...
  • LIVE Stream: Anti-Trump Protest Rally in New York City & Miami FL (11/11/16)

    11/11/2016 6:10:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 62 replies
    Donald Trump LIVE News Universe LIVE STREAM ^ | November 11, 2016 | Donald Trump LIVE News Universe
    LIVE Stream: Anti-Trump Protest Rally in New York City & Miami FL (11/11/16)
  • When Leftists Resume Power, Look to Chi/LA Migra Enforcement Boycott about 2nd Amendment

    11/15/2016 9:53:09 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Freep | 11/15/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Are Police Chief/Sheriff offices elected? Now see the downside of politicizing law enforcement, over-reaction against the time when the landed gentry, the Lords, appointed them. Not that there's any proof political pimping of votes benefits inner city citizens to any whit. Chief Cops of Chicago and LA won't cooperate with immigration law enforcement, now matter how many of their districts' people secretly voted for Trump. We're in a time of arbitrary enforcement of law to favor the rich and strong, the weak and small tough luck, like lawless 16th century Italy portrayed by their Charles Dickens, Alessandro Manzoni, in The...
  • NYC Mayor to Delete Illegal Alien Database [semi-satire]

    11/15/2016 9:46:54 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 November 2016 | John Semmens
    New York City’s Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will order the deletion of the database of 850,000 illegal aliens residing in his city “to protect them from any enforcement action President Trump may attempt after he takes office.” The database was established as part of deBlasio’s initiative to issue ID cards to those in the country illegally “so they can live normal lives like any other American. New York has been and will remain a sanctuary city. If it was important when a friendly Administration was in charge in Washington, it is crucial now that a hostile bigot...
  • Eric Trump And Wife Encounter Group Of Hecklers In Manhattan After Dinner With Friends

    11/14/2016 12:23:21 PM PST · by Raebie · 49 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 12, 2016 | Christopher Agee
    Amid nationwide protests and widespread social-media threats aimed at Presidential-elect Donald Trump and his supporters after this week’s election, one report detailed the type of treatment the brash billionaire’s son and daughter-in-law received upon leaving a New York City restaurant this week. The New York Post’s Page Six reported Eric Trump and his wife, Lara Yunaska, met some friends at Quality Italian, a Manhattan restaurant, around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Following the celebratory dinner two days after his father’s surprise Election Day victory, Trump and his wife left the restaurant and walked a few blocks before encountering a group of teens...
  • Emanuel Tells Undocumented Immigrants Chicago ‘Always Will Be A Sanctuary City’

    11/14/2016 1:09:09 PM PST · by Scythian_Reborn · 90 replies
    HICAGO (CBS) — Even as President-elect Donald Trump vows to immediately deport 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants when he takes office in January, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reaffirming Chicago’s commitment as a so-called “sanctuary city.” “To be clear about what Chicago is, it always will be a sanctuary city,” the mayor said Monday.
  • Defying Trump, Chicago will continue as immigrant sanctuary

    11/14/2016 7:47:27 AM PST · by Cheerio · 71 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/16 | Natasha Korecki
    CHICAGO — Joining other cities around the country, Chicago is pledging to remain a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants, an act of defiance in the face of Donald Trump’s past promise to cut off those cities from federal funding. In sanctuary cities, local law enforcement officials aren’t required to alert U.S. Immigration and Customs authorities about the immigration status of individuals with whom they come in contact. On Monday, Chicago's elected officials, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, are expected to hold a news conference to formally discuss how the city will retain its sanctuary status. Aldermen are expected to call on...