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  • D.C. Museum Putting WTC Antenna In Storage Instead Of Giving It To 9/11 Museum

    10/22/2019 10:44:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 10/22/19 | Andy Mai
    The top section of the antenna from the North Tower of the World Trade Center which had been on display at a Washington D.C. museum is being put in storage—instead of going to National 9/11 Memorial and Museum in Manhattan. The 360-foot antenna carried the signal of most of New York City’s television broadcasters and a few radio stations, including WNYC. Since 2008, a section of it has been part of the Newseum's September 11th exhibit, which also includes newspaper headlines and videos. But the Newseum, whose mission was to "increase public understanding of the importance of a free press...
  • Trump’s Big Move On Turkey May Gain U.S. Goals

    10/20/2019 2:22:33 PM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies
    nysun ^ | October 18, 2019 | Conrad Black
    The controversy over President Trump’s pullout on the Turkish–Syrian border will settle down quickly. It is another useful debunking of ancient shibboleths and decrepit truisms, like the long-impregnable encrustation of false wisdom that moving the U.S embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would unleash hell upon the whole Middle East. There are about 35 million Kurds, approximately half of them in Turkey, where they make up about a fifth of Turkey’s population. A century ago almost all the Kurds had been in the Ottoman Empire, which the Allied powers broke up after World War I, a foolish decision that is on...
  • Closing Rikers Island will leave thousands of criminals free to roam the streets

    10/20/2019 4:39:08 PM PDT · by karpov · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 16, 2019 | Rafael A. Mangual
    Thursday, the New York City Council will vote on the latest proposal to close the centralized detention facilities on Rikers Island and replace them with a borough-based jail system. The baseline estimate of how many inmates that system will be expected to accommodate by 2026 was recently revised down to just 3,544 — about half of its population today. When one considers (1) the seriousness of the charges most city jail inmates are facing, (2) the level of violence those inmates engage in behind bars and (3) the potential for future crime increases, one thing becomes crystal clear: There is...
  • Review of Russia Inquiry Grows as F.B.I. Witnesses Are Questioned

    10/19/2019 7:11:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    NYT ^ | Oct. 19, 2019 | Adam Goldman and William K. Rashbaum
    The review, led by the prosecutor John Durham, has focused on former investigators who are frequent targets of President Trump. Federal prosecutors reviewing the origins of the Russia investigation have asked witnesses pointed questions about any anti-Trump bias among former F.B.I. officials who are frequent targets of President Trump and about the earliest steps they took in the Russia inquiry, according to former officials and other people familiar with the review. The prosecutors, led by John H. Durham, the United States attorney in Connecticut, have interviewed about two dozen former and current F.B.I. officials, the people said. Two former senior...
  • Wash Post: “Battle lines drawn after Clinton and Gabbard exchange insults”

    10/19/2019 10:24:20 AM PDT · by rintintin · 97 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 19 2019 | Colby Itkowitz
    There are fresh battles lines in the 2020 presidential campaign, reflecting an unpredictable rivalry between two Democratic politicians — one who isn’t even running this cycle and another who is polling at barely 1 percent. Hillary Clinton suggested this week that current primary contender Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is being used by the Russians, ...
  • New York Times Narrative Engineers Start Positioning DOJ/FBI “Small Group” Coup-Plotters as Victims

    10/20/2019 4:42:18 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 51 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 10/19/19 | sundance
    New York Times Narrative Engineers Start Positioning DOJ/FBI “Small Group” Coup-Plotters as Victims of CIA and Intelligence Community Manipulation… _______The background context has already been outlined –SEE HERE– so we won’t repeat. Instead, we look at today’s defensive narrative engineering from the New York Times with a similar perspective, but a different set of reminders. Content and distribution tells us this information is from the DOJ and FBI faction of the “Small Group“. Not accidentally, and VERY importantly, this is the same faction under the microscope of Inspector General Michael Horowitz and his pending IG report. Additionally, and again very...
  • NY Times Prints Op-Ed for Actor John Lithgow to Rant Embarrassing TDS

    10/18/2019 6:08:04 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 18, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Actor John Lithgow wrote an op-ed that appeared in Thursday's New York Times that comes off more like a therapy session of a very angry patient giving vent to his extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome. The surprising thing is that the Times editors seemed to have done nothing to tone down Lithgow's embarrassing rants. The result is the reader is put in the position of a therapist listening to the ranting of an Anger Management patient. His apparent expertise, according to the Times, is as author of the forthcoming poetry book Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse. Lithgow's overflowing contempt is...
  • What, Exactly, Is Tulsi Gabbard Up To? (from Oct. 18, 2019)

    10/18/2019 5:45:13 PM PDT · by McGruff · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 18, 2019 | Lisa Lerer
    Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, is impressed with her political talent. Richard B. Spencer, the white nationalist leader, says he could vote for her. Former Representative Ron Paul praises her “libertarian instincts,” while Franklin Graham, the influential evangelist, finds her “refreshing.” And far-right conspiracy theorists like Mike Cernovich see a certain MAGA sais quoi. “She’s got a good energy, a good vibe. You feel like this is just a serious person,” Mr. Cernovich said. “She seems very Trumpian.”
  • Chelsea Clinton says she will not run for retiring House Democrat's seat

    10/16/2019 1:42:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 16, 2019 | Caroline Kelly
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton on Wednesday dispelled rumors of a potential run for Congress to replace retiring Democratic New York Rep. Nita Lowey. "I'm not considering running for Congresswoman Lowey's seat," Clinton, a Manhattan resident, said during a Wednesday appearance on the talk show "The View," adding that she did, however, "understand why people are asking." When asked if she would ever run for office, the former first daughter replied, "I don't know, but right now, the answer's no." "Maybe, maybe, but not now," she added.
  • The Totalitarian American Left

    10/18/2019 4:23:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2019 | David Limcaugh
    The left is becoming more unapologetically totalitarian every day. Every freedom-loving American should be alarmed. From hounding conservatives out of restaurants to spitting on Trump supporters at rallies, from firing employees for politically incorrect statements to fining people for "misgendering" a person, the left is on a path toward absolutism. Even some former and current leftists have recognized this intolerant trend and broken from their colleagues, lamenting their intolerance of opposing ideas and disturbing mission to suppress dissenting opinion. Just the other day, three incidents typifying the left's authoritarianism popped out at me as I was surveying the morning news....
  • N.B.A. Commissioner: China Asked Us to Fire Daryl Morey

    10/17/2019 6:07:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    NYT ^ | Oct. 17, 2019 | Sopan Deb
    The Chinese government asked the N.B.A. to fire a team executive who posted on social media in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, the league’s commissioner, Adam Silver, said on Thursday in his first public appearance in the United States since returning from a contentious trip to Asia. “We said there’s no chance that’s happening,” Silver said. “There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him.” The executive, Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, set off the international firestorm with a Twitter post using a slogan used by the protesters in Hong Kong, just as the league was...
  • Mother Cabrini float added to Columbus Day Parade in jab at de Blasio

    10/11/2019 3:24:44 PM PDT · by ETL · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 9, 2019 | By Carl Campanile and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    “We’re a little upset that Mother Cabrini wasn’t included for a statue dedication,” the Diocese’s Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello told The Post. “If the city won’t honor Mother Cabrini, we will will honor her.” ..." "a group controlled by [Chirlane] McCray [New York mayor De Blasio's wife] passed over Cabrini in favor of seven other women. Now she will be front and center at Manhattan’s Columbus Day Parade, with her float replacing one that typically promotes Catholic education. It will be two or three car-lengths long and include 40 to 50 kids and adults — with more walking alongside it.
  • Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President

    10/17/2019 2:36:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 86 replies
    NYT ^ | 10 17 2019 | Admiral William H. McRaven
    If President Trump doesn’t demonstrate the leadership that America needs, then it is time for a new person in the Oval Office. Last week I attended two memorable events that reminded me why we care so very much about this nation and also why our future may be in peril. The first was a change of command ceremony for a storied Army unit in which one general officer passed authority to another. The second event was an annual gala for the Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.) Society that recognizes past and present members of the intelligence and Special Operations community...
  • Mitt Romney rips Trump over Syria pullout, questions cease-fire

    10/17/2019 2:07:19 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 74 replies
    nypost ^ | 10/17/2019 | Bob Fredericks
    Sen. Mitt Romney on Thursday criticized President Trump’s deal with Turkey for a five-day cease-fire in its conflict with the Kurds in Syria. “The announcement today is being portrayed as a victory. It is far from a victory. Serious questions remain about how the decision was reached precipitously to withdraw from Syria and why that decision was reached,” the Utah Republican said on the floor of the Senate. “Given the initial details of the cease-fire agreement, the administration must also explain what America’s future role will be in the region. What happens now to the Kurds and why Turkey will...
  • Perry Tells Trump He Will Resign as Energy Secretary

    10/17/2019 2:01:30 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/17/19 | Maggie Haberman and Lisa Friedman
    Rick Perry, the energy secretary who has drawn scrutiny for his role in the controversy surrounding President Trump’s efforts to push Ukraine officials to investigate the son of a political rival, on Thursday told the president he would resign from the cabinet. The Perry resignation had been anticipated for several weeks, even before the news emerged of his involvement in efforts to pressure the new president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to investigate a company that had worked with Hunter Biden, the younger son of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
  • Michael Bloomberg: Maybe I Should Run For President After All

    10/15/2019 6:54:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/15/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    If you’re worried that your white, male 76-year-old candidate might not be able to cut the mustard, who do you bring in? A white, male 77-year-old candidate, of course. Or at least that seems to be the thinking of billionaire New Yorker Michael Bloomberg.According to sources close to the former New York City Mayor, Bloomberg is still “seriously thinking about” running for President, probably as a Democrat, but only if Joe Biden appears to be seriously struggling against Elizabeth Warren. Or perhaps only if Joe Biden drops out of the race. (CNBC) Mike Bloomberg might end up running for...
  • Mike Bloomberg keeps talking to allies about running for president as Joe Biden struggles

    10/14/2019 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | Octoer 14,2019 | Brian Schwartz
    Mike Bloomberg has indicated to associates in recent weeks that Joe Biden’s recent struggles are making him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primary, according to people familiar with the discussions. “Bloomberg is in if Biden is out,” says one source. Biden has not indicated any desire to drop out any time soon. Bloomberg could be in for a showdown with Elizabeth Warren, whether he runs or not, as he has been one of her biggest critics on the Democratic side. “I think it’s something he wants. He has not been shy about that,” one of...
  • Bloomberg Could Win Dem Nomination

    09/03/2019 11:26:02 AM PDT · by Signalman · 60 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 8/28/2019 | Dick Morris
    Bye bye Biden. As Joe stinks to 19 percent and 22 percent in the latest Monmouth (8/26) and Economist/UGov (8/21) polls, putting him in a statistical tie with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren for the first time, there is an opening for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the Democratic primary. Here’s how it might come about: Step One: Biden fades into a tie with Sanders and Warren (already happening) and then falls to third place. Biden has no way to come back. He is the candidate of events that happened between 2008-2016. If the past is not...
  • Bannon: Democrats May Need To Recruit Bloomberg, Michelle Obama, Or Hillary To Beat Trump In 2020

    08/14/2019 7:58:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 11, 2019 | Tim Haines
    Former Trump campaign manager Steve Bannon told FNC's Maria Bartiromo in an interview on "Sunday Morning Futures" that he doesn't think any of the declared Democratic candidates have the ability to beat President Trump in the 2020 election. Bannon suggests that Democrats may have to recruit Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, or Michael Bloomberg to stop Trump from being re-elected. STEVE BANNON: I said this last week, Maria, I don't see anybody on that stage right now that can take President Trump one on one. I pride myself, he's called me his star pupil, his top pupil, I've been studying this...
  • Coal-state Dem slams Bloomberg over climate initiative

    06/11/2019 6:47:02 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 11 replies
    fox ^ | 06/11/2019 | Adam Shaw
    Centrist Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Monday blasted former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to shut down all coal plants in the U.S. in 11 years -- saying it would “devastate” communities in his state.