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  • Four Blue States Protest Tax Reform with a Frivolous Lawsuit

    07/19/2018 7:52:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/19/2018 | By JEFFREY DORFMAN
    The Constitution Does not Mandate Deduction of State Taxes. Four high-tax blue states — New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey — have filed suit against the federal government over the recent tax reform. Specifically, they object to its limitation on the deduction for state and local taxes (SALT). Under federal tax law, filers are allowed to deduct property taxes (the local part) and either state income or sales taxes. But under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), the SALT deduction is now capped at $10,000. This deduction had been particularly valuable in high-tax, high-house-price states such as California...
  • High-tax blue states sue Trump administration over cap on treasured deduction

    07/18/2018 5:46:22 PM PDT · by bkopto · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/18/2018 | judson berger
    The lawsuit from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland amounted to their latest bid to fight the limit on state and local tax (SALT) deductions imposed by the GOP-authored tax plan. "The federal government is hell-bent on using New York as a piggy bank to pay for corporate tax cuts and I will not stand for it," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is running for re-election and is considered a possible 2020 presidential candidate, said in a statement. The tax law signed last year caps those SALT tax deductions at $10,000. The deduction is especially popular in high-tax,...
  • Dems are livid over Flint’s lead-laced water — but de Blasio gets a pass

    07/18/2018 4:37:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/17/18 | Corey M. Stern
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is a Republican. Mayor Bill de Blasio is a Democrat. Both men find themselves at the center of crises, which collectively involve thousands of children likely brain-damaged from exposure to lead. **SNIP** On Nov. 7, 2017, de Blasio was re-elected to a second term. Two weeks later, he admitted he knew one year earlier that NYCHA was falsifying documents regarding lead-based paint inspections. Sanders could have called for de Blasio’s resignation, as he did with Snyder. Instead, he personally swore in de Blasio for his second term on Jan. 1, 2018.
  • Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Occupation of Airports, ICE Offices: ‘We Have to Mobilize’

    07/18/2018 5:26:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/17/18 | Chantal Da Silva
    Ice New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called on protesters rallying under the “Abolish ICE” banner to occupy border crossings, airports and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices across the country. Ocasio-Cortez made the comments during an interview on Monday with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, speaking alongside Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau. Asked by Goodman about her decision to leave New York to join protests at the U.S.-Mexico border just days before the primary in which she defeated Democratic Representative Joseph Crowley in a stunning upset, Ocasio-Cortez said, "There is no convenient time" to "stand up against human rights violations."...
  • Dem's campaign manager quits after video shows candidate secretly backing gun ban

    07/18/2018 1:29:38 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/18/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The campaign manager of a Democrat seeking a U.S. House seat in upstate New York quit the campaign Tuesday, after a video showed the candidate saying she wouldn't publicly endorse a ban on certain firearms -- for fear that she’d lose the election. Mike Szustak, who since April had run the campaign of candidate Tedra Cobb, told the Watertown Daily Times that he’s no longer part of Cobb's bid to unseat Republican incumbent Elise Stefanik in New York's 21st Congressional District. The departure follows revelations that Cobb won’t publicly state that she favors banning assault rifles. The video was first...
  • More Ocasio-Cortez: Low Unemployment Rate Is Because More People Have Two Jobs, You Know

    07/18/2018 5:46:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 17, 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Jazz earlier described Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a gift to the GOP, but perhaps more accurately, she’s a gift that keeps on giving. So too for that matter is her appearance with Margaret Hoover on PBS’ Firing Line this weekend. Not only did she fumble an answer on the “Palestinian occupation,” Ocasio-Cortez managed to err completely on a basic economic question — despite her supposed expertise in the subject:
  • America’s Top Socialist Issues Call To Immediately “Occupy” All Airports, ICE Offices

    07/18/2018 7:21:51 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 18 Jul 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    I believe it was only yesterday when Ed Morrissey described New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as “the gift that keeps on giving.” Well, the giving continues today and it’s only getting better. (Editor’s note: The phrase “better” may only apply if you are a conservative.) She gave an interview to Democracy Now! this week where she set forth some of her agenda for her swelling army of socialist supporters on the Democratic left flank. Rather than focusing on new progressive policy initiatives or getting out the vote, Ocasio-Cortez called on the unwashed masses to take to the streets in...
  • Dem Campaign Manager Leaves Race in Wake of Free Beacon Exposé [2nd Amendment Voters in New York!]

    07/17/2018 9:30:00 PM PDT · by familyop · 30 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 17, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    The campaign manager for Democrat Tedra Cobb, who is running to unseat Rep. Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.), left the campaign on Tuesday in the wake of a video where Cobb says she won't publicly state what she actually believes about banning certain guns. Mike Szustak, who has been running Cobb's campaign since April, told the Watertown Daily Times that he was no longer working on the campaign. It is not clear if he quit or if he was fired. The move comes in the aftermath of a Washington Free Beacon report on a video showing Cobb telling a group of...
  • Ocasio-Cortez draws ire from Democrats: ‘Meteors fizz out’

    07/17/2018 10:13:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Mike Lillis
    Frustrated Democratic lawmakers are offering Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez some advice: Cool it. Ocasio-Cortez stunned the political world with her upset primary victory last month over Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), the head of the House Democratic Caucus and a rising star within the party. But while the improbable win made Ocasio-Cortez an overnight progressive superstar, a number of House Democrats are up in arms over her no-holds-barred approach, particularly her recent accusation that Crowley, who has endorsed her candidacy, is seeking to topple her bid with a third-party run.
  • Cuomo calls Trump tax law 'un-American' as state joins lawsuit

    07/17/2018 10:04:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | July 17, 2018 | Tom Precious
    ALBANY — Seven months after making the legal threat, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday that New York has joined three other states to sue the federal government over new tax limits on state and local deductions on next year’s federal tax forms. The lawsuit will be filed today in federal court in Manhattan and will feature an expedited hearing request by New York State, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland. Cuomo, in a phone call with reporters in which he cited words by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and Abraham Lincoln, called the new federal tax law “un-American” and one that...
  • Democratic Candidate for Congress Used to Be 'Social Justice' Rapper

    07/17/2018 7:17:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Antonio Delgado railed against capitalism, rapped about porn, masturbating The Democratic congressional candidate for New York's 19th district, Antonio Delgado, rhymed about watching porn, masturbating, and attacked capitalism in his past life as a "social justice" rapper. Delgado, who is challenging Rep. John Faso (R., N.Y.), released an album under the record label "CD Baby" in 2007. Delgado, whom the New York Times considers "much less progressive" than other Democratic House candidates like socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, once tried to pursue a rap career to advance "radical social change" in the United States.
  • Tucker Carlson: Mexico has interfered in US elections 'more successfully' than Russia

    07/17/2018 12:47:27 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Monday that Mexico had been more successful than Russia in influencing U.S. elections by "packing" the American electorate with its own people. Carlson said Russia has, in fact, sought to meddle in U.S. affairs. But other countries, like Mexico, had been more successful in doing so, he said. "I don't think Russia is our close friend or anything like that," Carlson said. "I think of course they try to interfere in our affairs. They have for a long time. Many countries do. Some more successfully than Russia, like Mexico, which is routinely interfering in...
  • ‘They Were Never Going to Let Me Be President’

    04/20/2018 10:05:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 137 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 20, 2018 | By AMY CHOZICK
    Subtitle: Covering Hillary Clinton’s campaign from before it started to the very last moment. Things were already looking bad when Chelsea Clinton popped the Champagne. It was just after 9 p.m. on election night and she was having her hair and makeup done in the family’s suite at the Peninsula hotel. She stopped to pour what somebody told me was Veuve Clicquot into everyone’s glasses, figuring that in a couple of hours Donald Trump’s run of early victories in red states (West Virginia, Oklahoma, Alabama) would end and the map would turn back in her mom’s favor. Three hours later,...
  • Department store apocalypse is taking its toll on NYC

    07/16/2018 8:22:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 14, 2018 | Steve Cuozzo
    I’m going to miss Lord & Taylor like mad when the Fifth Avenue flagship closes next year. It isn’t only because of the unlikely bargains I scored on its often-deserted men’s floors — a red vinyl Perry Ellis-label jacket, marked down from $79.95 to $39.95 that strangers hilariously mistake for Armani, and a wool winter coat as good as any for $49.99. I won’t miss the once-charming but more recently cheap-looking holiday windows that weren’t worth waiting on line for. But Lord & Taylor, like every big department store, offered a welcoming civility that softened the city’s rough edges. New...
  • Paul Massey’s New Brokerage Hiring 50 Agents (New York and New Jersey)

    07/16/2018 9:24:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Globe Street ^ | July 16, 2018 | Betsy Kim
    NEW YORK CITY—Paul J. Massey Jr. and his new company, Building by Building, Block by Block (B6) founded with former colleagues Neil Heilberg and Michael Wlody, are looking to hire 50 brokers. They’ve already recruited an experienced management team of 20 people. Having officially launched on July 1 in temporary space at 275 Madison Ave., B6 plans to open permanent offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey—all within its first year. Similar to Massey Knakal, the firm Massey originally started with Bob Knakal in 1988, which Cushman & Wakefield acquired in 2014 for $100 million, B6 will use a...
  • Elon Musk Calls Diver in Thai Soccer Team Rescue a Pedophile

    07/15/2018 11:44:15 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 102 replies
    Fortune ^ | 7/15/18 | By David Morris
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Twitter this morning accused British diver Vern Unsworth of being a pedophile, after Unsworth criticized Musk’s proposal to use a small submarine to rescue a trapped soccer team in Thailand. Unsworth was instrumental in the rescue of the boy’s soccer team, but lambasted Musk’s submarine plan in an interview published by CNN Friday. Among other comments, Unsworth said the submarine “wouldn’t have made the first 50 meters into the cave” and was “just a PR stunt.” Musk, responding to further criticism from professor and New York Times columnist Zeynep Tufekci, wrote this morning that he...
  • Democrats Are Dumping Moderates

    07/16/2018 12:13:20 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 41 replies
    NRO | 15 July 2018 | John Fund
    <p>But promoting socialism, sky-high taxes, and open borders is probably not going to help them trounce the GOP in November. The activist base of the Democratic party is lurching left fast enough that everyone should pay attention. Activists matter because their turnout in low-turnout primaries and caucuses almost propelled leftist Bernie Sanders to victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016. Last month, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseated New York congressman Joe Crowley, the No. 4 ranking House Democrat in a low-turnout primary. She benefited from organizing support from the Democratic Socialists of America. Leftists have also upset establishment Democrats in statewide primaries for governor in Colorado and Maryland.</p>
  • Muslim candidates running in record numbers face backlash

    07/15/2018 9:02:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 15, 2018 11:11 PM EDT | Philip Marcelo and Jeff Karoub
    A liberal woman of color with zero name recognition and little funding takes down a powerful, long serving congressman from her own political party. When Tahirah Amatul-Wadud heard about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning upset over U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s Democratic primary last month, the first-time candidate saw parallels with her own longshot campaign for Congress in western Massachusetts. The 44-year-old Muslim, African-American civil rights lawyer, who is taking on a 30-year congressman and ranking Democrat on the influential House Ways and Means Committee, says she wasn’t alone, as encouragement, volunteers and donations started pouring in. […] Still, the...
  • White House Orders Broader Access to Files About F.B.I. Informant

    07/13/2018 6:16:09 AM PDT · by bitt · 80 replies
    nytimes ^ | 7/12/2018 | Mark Mazzetti
    WASHINGTON — The White House has rebuffed concerns among American intelligence and law enforcement officials and ordered that more lawmakers be given access to classified information about an informant the F.B.I. used in 2016 to investigate possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to two American officials with knowledge of the decision. Both the director of national intelligence and the director of the F.B.I. tried to keep the classified documents tightly restricted, fearing that a broader dissemination of operational reports and other sensitive material could lead to more leaks of detailed information about the role of the confidential...
  • Trump, Treasonous Traitor (Real NYT headline)

    07/15/2018 8:30:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 15, 2018 | Charles M. Blow
    Put aside whatever suspicions you may have about whether Donald Trump will be directly implicated in the Russia investigation. Trump is right now, before our eyes and those of the world, committing an unbelievable and unforgivable crime against this country. It is his failure to defend. The intelligence community long ago concluded that Russia attacked our election in 2016 with the express intention of damaging Hillary Clinton and assisting Trump. And it was not only the spreading of inflammatory fake news over social media. As a May report from the Republican-run Senate Intelligence Committee pointed out: “In 2016, cyber actors...