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  • De Blasio’s housing-killing class warfare

    03/26/2017 6:38:24 PM PDT · by 198ml · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/26/17 | Nicole Gelinas
    New York has a problem: buying an apartment here is way too expensive. Mayor de Blasio has grouchily ambled along with a solution: make apartments even more expensive. That makes no sense. But it’s the principle of the mayor’s proposed “mansion tax.” Last week, de Blasio went up to Albany to push his idea: forcing home buyers to pay a “paltry” 2.5 percent tax on the value of purchases above $2 million. The tax would raise $336 million a year. That would be enough to subsidize 25,000 poorer elderly folks’ rent by a little more than $1,000 a month, as...
  • Parents accused of leaving children unsupervised while going to work in Eastview Mall

    03/26/2017 9:01:12 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 29 replies
    WHECTV ^ | 26 March 2017 | WHECTV
    The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that two people are accused of leaving their children unsupervised on a bench while going to work in Eastview Mall.Deputies say that 39-year-old Jean Seide and 36-year-old Bilaine Seint-Just, both of Rochester, were arrested on Saturday. They were accused of bringing their children to the mall and then leaving them on a bench unsupervised. According to deputies, the three children were reported to EVM security, who then sent the report to the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies reportedly found the children in an employee access hallway. Deputies tell us that the parents were charged with three...
  • Undocumented migrants await Trump's next move

    03/25/2017 1:38:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | March 25, 2017 | James Reinl
    Cafes, churches and playing fields are quieter than usual, as undocumented immigrants lay low amid the crackdown United States, New York - With such slogans as "Resiste" and "No Deportaciones" emblazoned on the walls, there is little doubt that La Morada, a restaurant in a gritty district of New York, is more than your average taco-serving Mexican diner. Sure, their Oaxaca-style tortilla, mole sauce and steaming hot chocolate delight locals. But the Saavedra family that owns and runs the eatery sees itself as a Bronx bastion against a revived immigration crackdown under United States President Donald Trump. "There's obviously a...
  • Ex-hedgie seeks to keep suit vs. Preet Bharara alive

    03/24/2017 10:36:52 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 24, 2017 | By Carleton English and Kaja Whitehouse
    A former hedge fund manager on Friday fought for a chance to get former Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara on the witness stand. David Ganek, founder of Level Global, asked a federal appeals court to keep alive his 2015 lawsuit charging Bharara and the FBI with “fabricating evidence” to raid his $4 billion hedge fund in 2010. Bharara already tried once filed to kill the suit, which a trial judge denied in March. The prosecutor then appealed the ruling. “The notion there is no remedy when an officer of the United States [lies] in an affidavit is extraordinary,” Ganek’s lawyer...
  • Insider: NYPD Has 'Had Enough' of FBI Director Comey, New Anthony Weiner Leaks Have Begun

    03/23/2017 2:47:05 PM PDT · by drewh · 160 replies
    Investment Watch ^ | March 23, 2017 | staff
    According to a highly placed New york insider with ties to the NYPD, NYPD detectives, along with select FBI agents who are sick of the stonewalling of Comey and the brass at FBI and CIA have started leaking info on their investigation into Anthony Wieners laptop! Among other things, we have learned from our insider that the Clintons and other politicians were engaged in Money laundering Child exploitation Sex crimes with minors (children) Perjury Pay to play through Clinton Foundation Obstruction of justice Other felony crimes Furthermore, Wiener, who used the alias TDog convinced a 14 year old to engage...
  • Chelsea Clinton Gets Lifetime Achievement Award for Doing Nothing

    03/22/2017 5:27:06 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 60 replies
    Heat St. ^ | March 21, 2017 | Emily Zanotti
    Next month, Variety magazine will host its annual “Women in Power” luncheon, where it will pass out honors and awards to several lucky ladies who have dedicated their lives to the service of others. The “Lifetime Impact Honorees” are all women whose work in 2016 and before have made the world a better place. This year, for no apparent reason, Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, will get a one of those awards for her service to…well, that part’s not quite clear. But she’ll be honored for her achievement anyway.Read More...
  • Rich New Yorkers Ask State to Raise Their Taxes

    03/22/2017 2:59:02 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 21, 2017 | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. — Some of the wealthiest New Yorkers are asking the state to raise their taxes. Eighty people including George Soros, Steven Rockefeller and Abigail Disney wrote to lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying they and other top earners should pay more to support schools, roads, bridges and programs to help poor and homeless residents of the state. "Now is the time to invest in the long-term economic viability of New York," the letter reads. "We need to invest in pathways out of poverty and up the economic ladder for all of our fellow citizens, including strong public...
  • NYPD sent video teams to record Occupy and BLM protests over 400 times, documents reveal

    03/22/2017 1:26:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Verge ^ | March 22, 2017 | George Joseph
    New York City Police Department documents obtained by The Verge show that police camera teams were deployed to hundreds of Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street protests from 2011–2013 and 2016. Originally acquired through a Freedom of Information Law request by New York attorney David Thompson of Stecklow, Cohen & Thompson, the records are job reports from the NYPD’s Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) that document over 400 instances in which the unit’s video team attended, and sometimes filmed, demonstrations. More important than the records the NYPD turned over, however, are those that it claims it cannot find: namely,...
  • NYC mayor De Blasio prepares schools to “resist ICE”

    03/22/2017 8:43:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/22/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Now that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio no longer has Preet Bharara to worry about he can get back to the important work of doing what he likes best. That would be opposing the Trump administration at every turn. This week he announced his latest initiative on that front, informing the public that New York City schools are being trained on how to “resist” Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. But as our colleagues at Townhall revealed, most of this so-called training is far more show than substance. At a press conference in front of New York’s Tweed...
  • Trump compared to Hitler, Mussolini in New York school lesson

    03/21/2017 7:49:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | March 21, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A group of moms in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has decided to fight back against what they call the radical left-wing indoctrination that has infested the local school system. They call themselves the “Conservative Chicks” and one of their leaders contacted me after reading my new book, “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again.”She realized it was time to take a stand after a teacher at the local high school led a classroom presentation on fascism that included a graphic portrayal comparing President Donald Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. That’s right, folks. A tenth-grade teacher at Saratoga Springs High School...
  • DUI driver in fatal Williamsburg Bridge wreck can't contain smile (NY Daily News)

    03/21/2017 11:38:21 AM PDT · by Salman · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 21, 2017 | Shayna Jacobs
    The NYPD traffic agent whose allegedly drunken wreck on the Williamsburg Bridge horrifically killed 21-year-old Amanda Miner grinned — and even appeared to be laughing at one point — as he was photographed leaving the courthouse after a brief appearance Tuesday. Stefan Hoyte, 26, flanked by relatives who tried to cover his smiling face with clothing, could not contain his amusement even though Miner’s devastated family has had less than a week to process her tragic death.
  • NY Attorney General Hires Prosecutor To Target Trump: Report

    03/20/2017 2:36:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 20, 2017 | Mary Papenfuss
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reportedly hired a prosecutor to examine the activities of the Trump administration. Schneiderman has tapped public-corruption expert Howard McMaster from the office of former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, The Wall Street Journal reported. Bharara was fired by Trump last week even though he was in the middle of a number of investigations, including one allegedly involving stock trades by Trump’s Health And Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Schneiderman spokesman Eric Soufer confirmed McMaster’s hiring, and told the Journal that McMaster will work on a range of “civil and criminal investigations ... including...
  • Twitter: NY U.S. Senator Gillibrand Believes Gun "Silencers" Completely Silence a Shot

    03/20/2017 10:39:30 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
  • Minimum-wage hikes could deepen shortage of health aides [NY]

    03/19/2017 11:36:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 12:20 AM EDT | Anna Gronewold
    Advocates for the disabled, elderly and chronically ill in New York are concerned the state’s move to a $15 minimum wage could deepen a shortage of home health aides. More than 180,000 Medicaid patients in New York are authorized to receive long-term, in-home care, the most in the state’s history. But there are increasingly too few aides to go around, especially in the state’s remote, rural areas. …
  • Norman Podhoretz Still Picks Fights and Drops Names

    03/18/2017 5:06:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | MARCH 17, 2017 | JOHN LELAND
    Mr. Podhoretz, the former editor at Commentary magazine, looks back at the fierce, argumentative parties of New York’s intelligentsia.“These parties I mentioned,” Norman Podhoretz said the other day, “everybody gave parties. And there was a lot of drinking. Some visiting literary celebrity would show up, Partisan Review would make a party or I would make a party. Everybody came. And it was a really passionate intellectual life. It’s hard to imagine today, but people actually came to blows over literary disagreements.” It was a cold morning, and Mr. Podhoretz, 87, was recently back from the hospital after minor surgery, recuperating...
  • New York Assemblyman Unveils Bill To Suppress Non-Government-Approved Free Speech

    03/17/2017 8:29:03 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 17, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    In a bill aimed at securing a "right to be forgotten," introduced by Assemblyman David I. Weprin and (as Senate Bill 4561 by state Sen. Tony Avella), liberal New York politicians would require people to remove ‘inaccurate,’ ‘irrelevant,’ ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive’ statements about others... Within 30 days of a ”request from an individual,” “all search engines and online speakers] shall remove … content about such individual, and links or indexes to any of the same, that is ‘inaccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive,’ ” “and without replacing such removed … content with any disclaimer [or] takedown notice.” “ ‘[I]naccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’,...
  • How Local Citizens Can Take Up the Fight Against Public Corruption

    03/17/2017 6:15:09 AM PDT · by milton23 · 3 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 3/16/17 | Brandon Muir
    We hear it all the time from politicians: They are finally going to stop the “waste, fraud, and abuse” in government. In states with more corruption, like Pennsylvania, New York, or Illinois, calls to clean up government are frequent as well. The problem is that these promises rarely come to fruition. This week—Sunshine Week—is a perfect time to stop waiting for someone else to fix these problems. Let’s look to citizens, and a push for more open government, to get the job done. As the saying goes, sunlight is the best disinfectant of all.
  • Cuomo Faces Tricky Choice: Protect Immigrants or Bow to Unions?

    03/16/2017 9:30:46 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    The Observer ^ | March 16, 2017 | By Brian Sampson
    Gov. Cuomo has sworn to protect New York’s immigrants, no matter what the cost. So why are some of his allies turning them over for deportation? New reporting revealed that construction unions closely tied to the governor are leading an effort to report and deport undocumented immigrants in upstate New York. In fact, the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters is openly boasting about its tactics in Buffalo, which have already led to several raids and arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “The carpenters union devotes a lot of money and resources to this,” said Bill Bing, an official for...
  • Rogue IRS Felons Vindicate Trump

    03/16/2017 3:32:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 16, 2017 | Daniel John Sobiesky
    Thanks to Rachel Maddow and MSNBC, we now know Hillary was making things up in the debates when she accused President Trump of nefarious reasons for not releasing his tax returns. And thanks to a reporter nobody heard of, so-called independent journalist David Cay Johnson, we know Trump was right when he said the "mainstream" media is indeed the enemy of the American people. The self-righteous media willingly traffics in stolen goods -- Trump’s illegally leaked 2005 tax returns -- and all they wind up proving is that Trump paid a higher rate of taxes than his peers, and a...
  • NYC’s Mark-Viverito: Trump deportation plan ‘ethnic cleansing’

    03/16/2017 1:10:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Newsday | March 15, 2017 | Matthew Chayes
    The head of the New York City Council, likening President Donald Trump’s deportation crackdown to “ethnic cleansing,” said Wednesday that lawmakers are exploring ways to ban U.S. immigration agents from local courthouses and stop the NYPD from asking arrestees for their country of birth. Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito made the comments at a hearing of the City Council immigration committee. Anti-deportation advocates testified at the hearing that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are now more than ever waiting in courtrooms to detain undocumented immigrants who show up for pending criminal cases. “There seems to be a real clear intent...
  • The real reason New York US Attorney Preet Bharara was asked to resign

    03/15/2017 6:10:18 PM PDT · by Aria · 63 replies
    The Caribbean Radio ^ | March 15, 2017 | Richard Lawless
    New York Senator Charles Schumer was instrumental in getting Bharara appointed to that position and in return was asked from time to time to do favors for the senator and his allies. Up until recently, President Trump had no idea what was really going on. Once President Trump’s staff understood the quid pro quo, they had no choice but to ask for Bharara’s resignation. In 2015, Puerto Rico defaulted on $70 billion in municipal bonds. Those involved panicked. There was ample evidence that the issuing agencies were technically bankrupt when they issued the bonds and that they purchased fraudulent credit...
  • WHAT I WOULD SAY TO CHUCK SCHUMER

    03/16/2017 8:11:00 AM PDT · by shortstop · 21 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 03/16/17 | Bob Lonsberry
    This morning, Senator Chuck Schumer is going to call my radio show and talk about taxes and infrastructure and the cleanup of a couple of recent storms. He is going to talk and I am going to listen. Part of me wishes it was the other way around. Because I’ve got something I want to say to Chuck Schumer. Not about our politics, where we have big disagreements. But about his conduct as Senate minority leader, where I wish we could find some common ground. First, here’s some background. I am a dyed-in-the-wool conservative who lives in arguably the most...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand: How will the police solve gun crimes if people are allowed to use silencers?

    03/15/2017 6:08:46 PM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 14, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Oddly enough, criminals haven’t yet deduced the allegedly awesome crime-evading powers of the silencer. A Chicago PD spokesman told Steve Chapman earlier this year that they rarely recover silencers in gun crimes; an ATF study found that, of 1.3 million silencers in use in the United States, an average of … 44 are used in the commission of crimes annually. Why would America’s felons leave a tool like this at home when, per Gillibrand, it could mean the difference between capture and escape? Are they idiots?
  • God's Will and Glory ,your Fruit to take in and bare[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/14/2017 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    You my children have been orchestrated for My will and glory but are you accomplishing my will at this very moment or have you put me on pause for I AM your Redeemer, Lord and God . My yoke is easy there is no striving but a beautiful flowing river of Life and this is the wellspring I call to that abides in you ! My law is Love and My Rudder for your life is intimacy with me . So come even now and walk with Me in the Garden of your Destiny for there is fruit of My...
  • 71-year-old woman beaten in subway elevator after victim told attacker how to parent: NYPD

    03/13/2017 4:47:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    PIX 11 ^ | March 8, 2017 | Chris Brito
    Cops say the dispute was over the 71-year-old woman telling the other woman to the effect that she should "teach her (child) to wait for others to get off before you getting on the elevator." . . . NYPD describes the woman to be about 28 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with dark complexion, braids. She was last seen wearing a green jacket, blue jeans, black sneakers, black hoodie, glasses and a tan bag.
  • NY considers ending literacy tests for teachers because too many blacks & Hispanics were failing

    03/08/2017 1:08:10 AM PST · by grundle · 54 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 7, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    New York considers ending literacy tests for prospective public school teachers because too many black and Hispanic applicants were failing The New York Post reports:State education officials plan to scrap a literacy exam given to prospective teachersAnd why are they doing this? The article continues:Sources said education officials also were concerned about the disparity between passing rates among white and minority candidates.In 2013-14, only 48 percent of aspiring black teachers and 56 percent of prospective Hispanic educators passed, compared to 75 percent of white candidates, the website Chalkbeat reported in February.And there you have it.The public school bureaucrats think that when...
  • US attorney Bharara won't resign despite Trump demand: reports

    03/11/2017 10:39:30 AM PST · by Strac6 · 126 replies
    Preet Bharara, a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, is refusing the Trump administration's demand to resign, according to multiple reports Saturday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday asked 46 attorneys appointed by former President Obama to submit their resignations, including Bharara. "HOLDOVER: Bharara is not submitting his resignation, according to several ppl briefed - WH not responding to what they'll do next," the New York Times' Maggie Haberman tweeted Saturday. CNN's Jake Tapper also reported that Bharara was refusing to resign. Brian Kolb, the New York State Assembly's Republican leader, tweeted his support of Bharara in...
  • Talking to 11 NYC women (and one man) on Women’s Day about striking, Trump, and why capitalism sucks

    03/10/2017 1:11:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fusion ^ | March 9, 2017 | Katie McDonough and Molly Osberg
    On March 8, American women were called upon to withhold their paid and unpaid labor in honor of International Women’s Day. In New York, thousands rallied in multiple locations to protest myriad injustices, from the basic tenants of capitalism to the anti-immigrant policies of Donald Trump. Throughout the day, we asked those women—and one man who was inexplicably around—what they were striking for. Full names, ages, and locations are listed as provided. Mariana Poyares, 30, New York Why strike? We all have solid, structural reasons to be striking today. The main idea is to start building a feminism for the...
  • Trump’s Victory, De Blasio’s State of the City

    03/08/2017 4:13:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Gotham Gazette ^ | March 8, 2017 | Ben Max
    Perhaps so as not to pour salt in the wound, Mayor Bill de Blasio took a few days to give his assessment of what went wrong for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. But, since he started to explain his take on how the Democrats blew it and the country wound up with Donald Trump as President, de Blasio has laid out in sharp terms what he believes should have been done differently. “I think the campaign became about the wrong thing,” de Blasio said during a February 10 taping of Pod Save America, a podcast hosted by former...
  • Women's March Organizers Arrested at 'Day Without a Woman' Protest Outside Trump Hotel

    03/08/2017 2:24:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | March 8, 2017 | Charlotte Alter
    The four main organizers of the Women's March were among the protesters arrested during a New York City rally on International Women's Day. Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez and Bob Bland were arrested early Wednesday afternoon after a day of loud but orderly protests for "A Day Without a Woman," a strike the group organized to mark IWD. The organizers, as well as several other protesters, had been sitting in the street near the Trump Hotel at Columbus Circle, disrupting traffic. A representative for the four activists confirmed the arrests. (TWEET-AT-LINK) At least a thousand women gathered at 5th...
  • Sanctuary Policies Shield Convicted Criminals From Feds

    03/08/2017 1:38:06 PM PST · by Epoch Times · 3 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 1, 2017 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    The number of illegal immigrants handed over to authorities nationwide is less than 3 percent of what it was six years ago, thanks to a suite of sanctuary policies at the local level combined with a hands-off approach at the federal level in recent years. The New York and Los Angeles metro areas are the most popular destinations for illegal immigrants in the country. New York City has an estimated 500,000 illegal immigrants, according to the mayor’s office. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to oppose President Donald Trump’s executive order that promises to ramp up interior...
  • DHS head: Trump Has ‘convincing’ Wiretap Proof

    03/06/2017 8:01:37 PM PST · by drewh · 140 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 03/06/17 06:21 PM EST | BY MARK HENSCH
    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says President Trump possesses credible evidence that former President Barack Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower in New York City last year. Trump claimed on Twitter last Saturday that Obama had his “wires tapped” in Trump Tower before Election Day last year, making the accusation without offering any evidence. “If the president of the United States said that, he’s got his reasons to say it,” Kelly said Monday on CNN’s “The Situation Room." "[Trump’s] got some convincing evidence that that took place.” Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for Obama, said last Saturday that Trump’s claims...
  • GILLIBRAND,SCHUMER UNVEIL NEW PLAN TO ENSURE SAFER DRINKING WATER ACROSS NY

    03/06/2017 7:21:24 PM PST · by mdittmar · 35 replies
    U.S Senator Charles Schumer ^ | 3.06.17 | U.S Senator Charles Schumer
    GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER UNVEIL NEW PLAN TO ENSURE SAFER DRINKING WATER ACROSS NY; HARMFUL CONTAMINANTS FOUND IN NEW YORK DRINKING WATER—FROM HOOSICK FALLS TO NEWBURGH TO LONG ISLANDWashington, DC – U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer, today announced legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a maximum contaminant level for perfluorinated compounds (including PFOA and PFOS), 1,4 dioxane, and perchlorate in public water systems. Currently, these chemicals are unregulated under the Safe Water Drinking Act and this legislation would require the EPA to create safety guidelines and determine legally enforceable standards that apply to public water...
  • Melania Trump’s Sweet 1st Trip To Visit Sick Kids In NYC Hospital — See Pic

    03/02/2017 4:18:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | March 2, 2017 | Kathleen Harper
    Bringing cheer to an NYC children’s hospital for the 1st time, Melania Trump made the cutest appearance as she read Dr. Seuss to sick kids while encouraging them to read. And appearing in good spirits, the FLOTUS totally seemed to light up the room as she broke open ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go!’ How sweet is that? Melania Trump, 46, totally got into the spirit of World Book Day on Mar. 2 by showing up at New York Presbyterian hospital to read Dr. Seuss books to sick children. Even better? She did so on the author’s birthday, which is SO...
  • 1974 - Chuck Schumer uses racism to begin the climb to power

    03/01/2017 1:58:29 PM PST · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    Spectator ^ | orig 2006 | Jay D. Homnick
    January 12, 2006, 2:20 pm Facebook Twitter Print Email Charles Schumer trying to tar Samuel Alito as a racist because of membership in some club? Don’t make me laugh. The fact is that Charles Schumer came to power as a New York State Assemblyman in 1974 by virtue of an overtly racist scheme that he created and sold to a naive neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. He convinced them that he would use his power to rid their area of black people. And who is my source for this serious accusation? Me. Yes, me. I was there. “My sin I...
  • Longtime Democratic congressman won't shake Trump's hand ahead of joint session speech

    02/28/2017 12:59:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 28, 2017 | Emily Schultheis
    Rep. Eliot Engel (D-New York) announced Tuesday morning that he will not stand on the aisle of the House floor to shake President Donald Trump’s hand ahead of his speech to a joint session of Congress -- the first time in his 29-year career in Congress that he has not shaken the president’s hand before a State of the Union or joint session speech. “I have deep respect for the presidency and I will attend the joint session,” he said on the House floor. “But that respect between branches must be mutual.” In the past, Engel has arrived on the...
  • New York ranks No. 17 in Best States report

    02/28/2017 5:08:29 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    Ny daily news ^ | February 28, 2017 | Glenn Bain
    The state's motto may be “Excelsior” — but New York is definitely not living up to being “ever upward.” In fact, a new in-depth analysis of the nation’s 50 states ranks New York going downward and just 17th overall — behind the likes of Massachusetts (the best of all), North Dakota (fourth best) and even Iowa (sixth). The inaugural Best States rankings by U.S. News & World Report crunches an unprecedented amount of data in seven categories: health care, education, infrastructure, crime and correction, opportunity, economy and government.
  • Medical supply store manager fights off armed robber who bashed her over head with gun (Video) (Tr.)

    02/27/2017 6:03:48 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2-25-2017 | Thomas Tracy
    Oksana Aulova didn’t think much of a gun-toting Brooklyn bandit’s brawn — or his brains. The feisty Aulova, barely 5 feet tall and 115 pounds, drove off the bigger, brutal assailant after a terrifying 40-second struggle inside a Brownsville medical supply store Friday afternoon. The showdown was captured on security cam video, showing the gutsy Aulova refusing to back down, even after her cowardly attacker slammed his beige work boot into her side.
  • De Blasio’s quest for national respect hits another roadblock

    02/27/2017 4:37:54 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 26, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Mayor de Blasio’s endless drive to win respect as a national progressive leader hit another banana peel Saturday with the defeat of his candidate to chair the Democratic National Committee. The mayor had dramatically flown to Atlanta on Friday afternoon, after his 4˝-hour grilling by federal prosecutors probing the possible sale of City Hall favors, to rally support for Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison. The change-the-subject stunt annoyed some in the Ellison camp. As Mary Kay Linge and Aaron Short reported in Sunday’s Post, one Democratic source said Ellison allies had asked de Blasio not to come: “The buzz is, what...
  • Mayor Clinton? Hillary Will Win Election For NYC Mayor Against All Opponents, Polls Show

    02/26/2017 6:53:12 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    International Business Tribune ^ | 02/16/2017 | Chris Riotta
    The mayor of New York City just may be the second most powerful elected position in U.S. politics, only behind the presidency. Located inside City Hall in the heart of Manhattan's bustling and brightly lit Broadway, the Big Apple's mayoral office is arguably the most influential in the world. And it looks like Hillary Clinton has her eyes all over it. The former Democratic candidate who won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election but lost in a shocking electoral upset to President Donald Trump has reportedly been flirting with the idea of a run for New York City...
  • Here’s how liberal activists astroturfed town hall protests against Rep. Tom Reed (#NY23)

    02/25/2017 6:41:34 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | 02/24/17 | William A. Jacobson
    <p>You probably have seen viral videos of the disruption of town halls held by Congressman Tom Reed.</p> <p>The media narrative is that there was an organic, grassroots uprising by concerned citizens.</p> <p>Don’t believe it. As detailed below, there was a well-organized national and local campaign to get activists to Reed’s town halls for the specific purpose of creating a protest environment. Instructions how to protest and what questions to ask were circulated. Though the town halls were in the western part of the district, liberal groups in Ithaca and Tompkins county organized protests and got their members there. Other liberal groups like Planned Parenthood also got their people out.</p>
  • Mayor Bill De Blasio meets with federal prosecutors

    02/25/2017 5:07:46 AM PST · by Makana · 10 replies
    http://www.marocjournal.net ^ | February 24, 2017 | marocjournal.net
    Bill de Blasio met with federal prosecutors in a Manhattan law office on Friday where he faced questions related to a criminal probe of his fundraising, the mayor’s office said. Prosecutors have been investigating whether or not donors to de Blasio’s 2013 campaign or his former nonprofit, Campaign for One New York, were rewarded with favors. De Blasio, who agreed to speak voluntarily and without immunity to prosecutors, arrived at Kramer Lefin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, the firm of his defense lawyer Barry Berke, just after 9 a.m.
  • Cuomo warns state agencies to start pumping out good news

    02/24/2017 9:24:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 33 replies
    © 2017 NYP HOLDINGS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ^ | February 22, 2017 | 12:05am | By Carl Campanile
    Gov. Cuomo’s office has warned public-relations officers at 55 state agencies to start churning out a lot more good news about the administration — or else Cuomo’s communications director, James Allen, delivered the stern message in a conference call last week, leaving some of the agency officials rattled. “If you don’t generate more press releases . . . changes will be made!” Allen declared He singled out some low-performing state agencies by name.
  • Grandma dies after stranger cold-cocks her outside store

    02/23/2017 4:45:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2017 | Lorena Mongelli, Yaron Steinbuch and Natalie Musumeci
    The church-going granny who was cold-cocked by an ex-con as he fled a Queens deli in October has died, police said. Eve Gentillon, 69, a retired home health aide, died Friday, about four months after the senseless attack, which was caught on surveillance video, cops said late Tuesday. The case has now been reclassified as a homicide.
  • Lincoln Center Turns Away Woman Wearing Anti-Trump Sign

    02/23/2017 5:15:47 AM PST · by csvset · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | 22 Feb 2017 | Colin Moynihan
    Jenny Heinz, a longtime Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic subscriber, calculates that over the past 60 years, she has been to hundreds of performances at Lincoln Center. But when she showed up this month at David Geffen Hall to see the Budapest Festival Orchestra, she was barred from attending when she refused to remove an 8-by-11-inch sign affixed to the back of her jacket. It read: “NO! In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America.” Ms. Heinz, 72, said she had been wearing the sign since she attended a protest outside Trump Tower in November....
  • Teen charged with lying about being raped by college football players

    02/22/2017 2:53:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/22/17 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Two college football players who were suspended from their team last year and saw their scholarships revoked after rape accusations have been cleared by police after authorities say their accuser recanted her story.Nikki Yovino, 18, of South Setauket, NY, has been charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence in connection to an incident at a Sacred Heart University football party in October, the Connecticut Post reports.(snip)“She admitted that she made up the allegation of sexual assault against (the football players) because it was the first thing that came to mind and she didn’t...
  • In Defiance of Federal Order, NYC Allows Known MS-13 Gang Member to Walk Free from Rikers

    02/22/2017 2:23:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Liberty News ^ | 02/22/2017 | Jenna Leigh Richardson
    In a stunning idiotic display of defiance against the federal immigration laws, the city of New York has released a known member of the violent street gang ‘Mara Salvatrucha’ (MS-13), placing innocent citizens at risk instead of simply complying with a ICE petition to hold the prisoner for deportation. The head scratching decision to Estivan Rafael Marques Velasquez left many across the country enraged and comes as part of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘Sanctuary City‘ law which promises safe harbor to those that have entered the United States illegally. According to reports, Velasquez was serving time at the Rikers...
  • Facebook: Milo To Do Press Conference tomorrow in NYC at 3 p.m.

    02/20/2017 9:06:35 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 133 replies
    Milo Yiannopoulos will be making his first on-camera comments to press regarding the recent controversy over statements Milo made during Joe Rogan and Drunken Peasants podcasts. Questions will be taken following a statement.
  • Multiple People Breach TSA Checkpoint Without Screening at JFK: Report

    02/20/2017 12:31:12 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 21 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | February 20, 2017 | Breaking 911
    NEW YORK — Nearly a dozen people bypassed security at John F. Kennedy international airport Monday morning. According to the New York Daily News, eleven people walked through the unattended area left unguarded by the TSA.
  • 11-Year-Old Docked Points for Not Bashing Trump

    02/20/2017 5:29:35 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/20/2017 | Tom Knighton
    To say that some people dislike Donald Trump may well be the understatement of the year. It's hard to imagine any duly elected president seeing so many protests in his first two months in office, yet here we are. It's so bad that now an 11-year-old in Annadale, New York, was docked 15 points on a homework assignment because she failed to answer a question demanding students bash Trump: Vincent Ungro, a dad from Annadale, New York, has an 11-year-old daughter who attends I.S. (Intermediate School) 75. She asked him for help with her vocabulary homework last Friday night because...