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  • Obama Administration Halts Program to Train Syrians to Combat ISIS

    10/09/2015 1:01:21 PM PDT · by keat · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | OCT. 9, 2015 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR, HELENE COOPER and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — After struggling for years to identify groups in Syria that it can confidently support, the Obama administration on Friday abandoned its effort to build a rebel force inside Syria to combat the Islamic State. It acknowledged the failure of its $500 million campaign to train thousands of fighters and said whatever money remained would be used to provide lethal aid for groups already engaged in the battle. Senior officials at the White House and the Pentagon said the strategy to pull fighters out of Syria, teach them advanced skills and return them to face the Islamic State had...
  • From Donald Trump, Hints of a Campaign Exit Strategy

    10/09/2015 12:30:21 PM PDT · by VinL · 88 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 10/9/15 | Maggie Hagerman
    In unmistakable ways over the last two weeks, whether he has intended to or not, Donald J. Trump has started to articulate a way out of the presidential race: a verbal parachute that makes clear he has contemplated the factors that would cause him to end his bid. It is a prospect that many in the political establishment have privately predicted as the actual voting grows closer. In three separate television interviews, Mr. Trump, who has made his standing in the polls a central facet of his campaign message, spoke about what would prompt him to quit a race in...
  • You can see why so many are high on Rubio

    10/07/2015 2:15:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | October 7, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is not leading the race nationally or in any state polls. Yet many political onlookers are convinced he has the best chance to win the nomination. For reasons I have discussed elsewhere, that may be true, but it is too early to say. Aside from predicting the fall of Donald Trump and Ben Carson, on what is the Rubio rise predicated? There are at least a dozen factors: 1. He is the candidate most adept at fencing with the media. He turned ridiculous New York Times pieces on traffic tickets and a fishing boat into fundraising...
  • Harvard's Prestigious Debate Team Loses to New York Prison Inmates

    10/07/2015 12:01:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 7 October 2015 | Lauren Gambino
    Prisoners participating in Bard College initiative to provide them a liberal arts education beat Ivy League students who won national title only months agoMonths after winning a national title, Harvard’s debate team has fallen to a group of New York prison inmates. The showdown took place at the Eastern correctional facility in New York, a maximum-security prison where convicts can take courses taught by faculty from nearby Bard College, and where inmates have formed a popular debate club. Last month they invited the Ivy League undergraduates and this year’s national debate champions over for a friendly competition. I’ve seen how...
  • Roseburg, Reeling From Massacre, Finds Security in Gun Ownership

    10/07/2015 11:01:37 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 7, 2015 | JACK HEALY and JULIE TURKEWITZ
    A week has passed since J.J. Vicari huddled underneath a desk while gunshots exploded in the classroom next door. Now, he is thinking about guns. Not about tightening gun laws, as President Obama urged after nine people were killed at the community college here. But about buying one for himself. “It’s opened my eyes,” said Mr. Vicari, 19. “I want to have a gun in the house to protect myself, to protect the people I’m with. I’m sure I’ll have a normal life and never have to go through anything like this, but I want to be sure.” Mr. Obama...
  • Russia Proposes Superhighway Linking New York And London

    10/05/2015 9:32:11 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 63 replies
    MotorAuthority ^ | March 30, 2015 | Stephen Edelstein
    What if U.S. citizens could Asia? A new proposal from Russia would see the country connected to the U.S. by highway bridge as part of a massive superhighway crossing the length of Russia, ultimately linking New York and London. Called the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development (TEPR). the ambitious project was proposed by Russian Railways head Vladimir Yakunin earlier this month, according to CNN. The route would include some pre-existing roads to reach London and New York, but would still require thousands of miles of tarmac across the width of Russia. This would be laid alongside the existing Trans-Siberian Railway—the longest...
  • Statistics show White Supremacy bigger threat to U.S than Radical Muslims

    10/04/2015 7:55:56 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 112 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 2, 2015 | Keisha Hatchett
    Despite what Donald Trump and many other politicians have told you, the major threat to America isn’t Muslim extremism. In fact, statistics show that the real danger lies with domestic extremists who aren’t of the Muslim faith. The New York Times reported back in June that since Sept. 11, 2001, almost twice as many people have died at the hands of white supremacists and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims. Using data compiled by New America, a Washington Research center, a study found that 48 people have been killed by extremists who are not Muslim—including the mass killings in...
  • De Blasio administration joins fight against law that would exclude immigrants, felons from voting

    10/04/2015 4:39:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/04/15 | Jennifer Fermino
    EXCLUSIVE: De Blasio administration joins fight against law that would exclude immigrants, felons from voting district count The de Blasio administration has joined a Supreme Court fight that could change the way voting districts are carved up to exclude residents like immigrants and felons from the population count, the Daily News has learned. If successful, Evenwel vs. Abbott would dramatically change the political landscape in immigrant-rich communities like New York, because it would draw districts to include only eligible voters. Immigrants, felons who have lost the right to vote and children would be excluded. In court papers filed last week,...
  • Max Scherzer Throws No-Hitter vs. Mets

    10/03/2015 8:42:41 PM PDT · by TBP · 30 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | October 3, 2015 | Alec Nathan
    he Washington Nationals have been mired in turmoil over the past week, but Max Scherzer made the pain of dugout brawls and clubhouse chaos disappear Saturday night as he twirled his second no-hitter of the season in a 2-0 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field. Scherzer's the second pitcher to record two no-hitters in the regular season since 1973. The other, according to B/R Insights, is Nolan Ryan. Washington's ace recorded 17 strikeouts in the win—seven more than he notched in his no-hit effort on June 20 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 17 strikeouts also tied Ryan...
  • Megan Kelly slams NY Times over hit piece on Melania Trump

    10/02/2015 8:27:13 PM PDT · by glabbe · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/2/2015 | Kelly File
    Megan Kelly did a segment on Friday with Chris Stirewalt and Howard Kurtz where they blasted an article by the NY Time on Melania Trump. The consensus was that the article was condescending and would have never been done on a democrat. They also agreed that Melania had done nothing to deserve such treatment.
  • Why Is Anyone Still Reading the Blatantly Biased New York Times?

    10/02/2015 2:03:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    INN ^ | Friday, October 02, 2015 8:31 AM | Noah Beck
    The ever-growing proof of an anti-Israel prejudice at The New York Times (NYT) is so extensive and persistent that the paper’s partiality is now undeniable (see this endless archive of bias reports). […] On September 10th, the NYT singled out Jewish lawmakers on the Iran deal. On September 15th, the NYT suggested that the Israeli who was murdered by rock-throwing Palestinians had died of a “self-inflicted accident” after the attackers had merely “pelted the road” (rather than his car). The National Review provided a detailed critique of this farcical “reporting.” […] On September 29, (Diaa) Hadid used an anonymous European...
  • Hillary Clinton has an image problem. She’s going on ‘Saturday Night Live’ to try to fix it.

    10/01/2015 11:37:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>The news that Hillary Clinton is expected to appear on "Saturday Night Live" represents a clear recognition by her campaign that she has an image problem with the American public that needs fixing — and fast.</p> <p>In order to appear, Mrs. Clinton turned down the chance to give the keynote address to the influential Human Rights Campaign, the country’s most powerful lesbian and gay rights group, which will allow her to make the debut SNL appearance of her 2016 campaign, said several people with knowledge of her schedule who could not discuss private planning for attribution.</p>
  • Donna Shalala, President of Clinton Foundation, Has Stroke

    09/30/2015 5:52:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 108 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 29, 2015 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and AMY CHOZICK
    Donna Shalala, the former president of the University of Miami who was brought in to lead the Clinton Foundation this year, had a stroke shortly after the closing ceremonies of the organization’s major fall event early Tuesday evening, officials said. Ms. Shalala, 74, fell ill after departing the closing events around the Clinton Global Initiative, which was held at the Sheraton New York hotel on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, according to a statement from foundation officials.
  • Good news: New York’s city council honors ‘bravery’ of treasonous Soviet spy [the Rosenburgs]

    09/30/2015 7:04:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/30/15 | Guy Benson
    DeBlasio’s New York, amirite? No, seriously, this is shameful: Ethel Rosenberg, who was executed with her husband for treason in 1953, was honored Monday by the City Council on what would have been her 100th birthday. Three council members joined Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer in issuing two proclamations lauding Rosenberg, a Lower East Side resident, for “demonstrating great bravery” in leading a 1935 strike against the National New York Packing and Supply Co., where she worked as a clerk. The proclamations also said she was “wrongfully” executed for helping her husband, Julius, pass atomic secrets to the Soviet Union....
  • City Council honors Ethel Rosenberg for ‘great bravery’

    09/30/2015 8:11:09 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 101 replies
    NY POST ^ | September 29, 201 | Michael Gartland
    Ethel Rosenberg, who was executed with her husband for treason in 1953, was honored Monday by the City Council on what would have been her 100th birthday. Three council members joined Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer in issuing two proclamations lauding Rosenberg, a Lower East Side resident, for “demonstrating great bravery” in leading a 1935 strike against the National New York Packing and Supply Co., where she worked as a clerk. The proclamations also said she was “wrongfully” executed for helping her husband, Julius, pass atomic secrets to the Soviet Union. “A lot of hysteria was created around anti-communism and...
  • Lies, Carly Fiorina and Abortion [Were the Videos fabricated?]

    09/29/2015 7:24:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/29/2015 | Ross Douthat
    There has been an impressive amount of angry liberal commentary, which has spilled over into the mainstream press coverage (or do I repeat myself?) of the issue, about how in the last Republican presidential debate Carly Fiorina allegedly cited an entirely imaginary video in order to make a crazy claim about Planned Parenthood’s brain-harvesting ghoulishness that’s totally unsupported by the facts. Here’s Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick, in a representative rant, attacking Fiorina’s “big fib,” the sheer “enormity” of which has shaken Lithwick’s faith in honesty in politics and journalism: Nobody—not even Fiorina’s staunchest defenders—can say that these videos that clearly don’t...
  • Cuomo on using executive power: 'I run the government'

    07/23/2015 8:01:53 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 22, 2015 | KENNETH LOVETT
    ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo made it clear Wednesday why he has recently bypassed the Legislature on different issues like raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers. "I run the government," Cuomo said. "I am the executive and therefore I use executive power. And that’s why the executive is given the power," Cuomo said during an appearance on upstate public radio’s “The Capitol Pressroom.” Cuomo dismissed criticism that his actions represent a major power grab by going around the Legislature. In addition to creating a board that has recommended raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for fast food workers,...
  • Hillary's New Poll Numbers Are So Bad Chris Cuomo Thinks Biden Could Save the Dems!

    07/22/2015 6:08:40 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 30 replies ^ | 7/22/2015 | soopermexican
    Hillary’s new poll numbers are so bad Chris Cuomo thinks Biden could save the Dems! LOL! Posted by soopermexican on Jul 22, 2015 at 9:00 AM CNN’s resident genius Chris Cuomo is so worried about the Democrats after today’s new polling that shows Hillary imploding, that he wants to pull JOE BIDEN away from his day job of inappropriately touching congressman’s daughters and wives, and stick HIM into the primary race! That is fantastic. Also really early on, look for this incredible moment when they look at each other mournfully about the terrible polling: Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 8.40.33 AM...
  • Cuomo calls for government shut down over gun control

    09/28/2015 3:19:43 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 39 replies
    In delivering the eulogy Saturday for an aide killed by a stray bullet on a New York City street, Gov. Andrew Cuomo stepped up his calls for national gun control. The remarks came Sept. 26 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brooklyn during the funeral for Carey Gabay, 43. The Harvard-educated Gabay was the first deputy general counsel at Empire State Development, the state’s chief economic-development agency, and had been shot in the top of the head earlier this month at 3:41 a.m. while taking cover from gunfire before the annual West Indian Day parade. Taken off life support on Sept....
  • Cuomo outraged over gun laws after staffer shooting

    09/07/2015 4:41:15 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 63 replies
    Times Union ^ | Updated 1:48 pm, Monday, September 7, 2015 | By Lauren Stanforth
    BROOKLYN — Gov. Andrew Cuomo expressed sadness and outrage Sunday in the wake of a street shooting that has left one of his staff members gravely injured. ... (snip) ... Gabay, a Bronx native and Harvard graduate, is in critical condition at Kings County Hospital, the governor's office said. He and his wife, Trenelle, are expecting their first child. "It's personal to me. I know this young man. So beautiful. So giving. So kind. So unnecessary," Cuomo said. "I was just with the family. And the tears and the frustration. And I'm governor of the state of New York and...
  • Man shot in head before Brooklyn parade is reportedly Gov. Cuomo aide

    09/07/2015 8:49:51 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    A man reportedly identified as an aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was shot in the head and critically injured after gunfire erupted in the pre-dawn hours on Monday before the West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn, police said. The 43-year-old man was the "unintended target" of the shooting, which took place at 3:41 a.m. at 1680 Bedford Avenue, said a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department.
  • Cuomo lawyer shot in deadly mayhem before West Indian Day Parade

    09/07/2015 7:41:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 7, 2015 | Larry Celona, Kevin Sheehan and Natasha Velez
    Three men were shot — including a lawyer appointed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration — and one was fatally stabbed during the pre-West Indian Day Parade festivities in Brooklyn early Monday, police said. First Deputy Counsel Carey Gabay, 43, who was appointed to the governor’s administration in January, was shot in the head on Bedford Avenue and Sullivan Place at about 3:40 a.m., police sources said.
  • Cuomo urges Dems in Congress to shut down government to get gun control law

    09/28/2015 9:29:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 26, 2015 | Chris Sommerfeldt and Thomas Tracy
    Gov. Cuomo, speaking at the funeral of his murdered aide Saturday, urged Washington Democrats to shut down the government until they get a gun control bill that works. The governor gave an emotional eulogy at Carey Gabay’s funeral at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clinton Hill. He told the dozens of mourners that the 43-year-old’s death from an errant bullet fired in the wake of a Labor Day J’Ouvert celebration in Crown Heights was “one of the most tragic pointless examples of the rampant violence that is spreading like a cancer through our society.” “His murder showed a disrespect for...
  • New Jersey state trooper shot at unarmed teens after they mistakenly knocked on his door: officials

    07/30/2015 8:35:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jason Silverstein
    An off-duty New Jersey state trooper chased after three unarmed teenagers and shot at them early Sunday after they accidentally knocked on his door, officials said Wednesday. Trooper Kissinger Barreau told investigators he believed the teens were trying to break into his Sparta home, CBS New York reported. Police said they are investigating the shooting, but Barreau remains on active duty and hasn’t faced any charges. One of the teens, 18-year-old Jesse Barkhorn, said he and his friends were dropping people off after a party Sunday. They mistakenly knocked on the trooper’s door, having mistaken it for a friend's house,...
  • Minnesota mom drives drunk to liquor store as daughter clings to car, trying to stop her: cops

    08/03/2015 8:54:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, August 3, 2015, 11:23 PM | Jason Silverstein
    The little girl got dragged through her neighborhood in Farmington as she gripped onto the driver’s side running board, screaming and banging on the car window, KARE reported. She eventually jumped off the car and fell into the road as her mom, 46-year-old Rena Mae Giancherio, drove away last Monday. “I went over to check on (the girl) and her knees are all cut up,” neighbor Terry Heller told the station. “She’s on the curb just crying and the mom is already gone, just drove off, she didn’t stop or look down.” The girl injured her foot from the fall,...
  • NAACP leader of Washington state chapter lied about being black, parents say

    06/12/2015 2:50:32 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 82 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 6/12/15 | Jason Silverstein
    NAACP leader of Washington state chapter lied about being black, parents say BY JASON SILVERSTEIN An NAACP leader and prominent civil rights activist in Washington state has been pretending to be black for years, her parents told local media Thursday. Rachel Dolezal, who heads Spokane’s NAACP chapter and teaches Africana studies at Eastern Washington University, refused to directly answers any questions about her alleged racial ruse after it was reported. A KXLY reporter bluntly asked her, “Are you African-American?” After a stunned pause, she replied: "“I don’t understand the question."
  • ISIS threatens controversial blogger Pamela Geller

    05/06/2015 9:19:20 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 05/06/15 | Sasha Goldstein and Jason Silverstein
    ISIS appears to declare war on controversial blogger Pamela Geller on Tuesday in an ominous online message claiming it has fighters across America ready to attack "any target we desire." The threat, posted on anonymous message board JustPasteIt, singles out Geller, who helped plan a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that was attacked by two gunmen in Garland, Texas, over the weekend. ISIS claimed responsibility for the shooting early Tuesday, marking the first time the terror group called an American attack one of its own, though lawmakers believe the two men were influenced by the group, not guided directly by it.
  • ISIS seems to threaten ... Pamela Geller in message boasting of ‘71 trained soldiers ...

    05/06/2015 7:04:51 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 57 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | Jason Silverstein
    Full Title: ISIS seems to threaten anti-Muslim blogger Pamela Geller in message boasting of ‘71 trained soldiers in 15 different states’ ISIS appears to declare war on anti-Muslim blogger Pamela Geller on Tuesday in an ominous online message claiming it has fighters across America ready to attack "any target we desire." The threat, posted on anonymous message board JustPasteIt, singles out Geller, who helped plan a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that was attacked by two gunmen in Garland, Texas, over the weekend. ISIS claimed responsibility for the shooting early Tuesday, marking the first time the terror group called an American...
  • SEE IT: Mob of teenagers beats two high school students in Philadelphia subway station

    04/23/2015 7:04:48 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 51 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/23/2015 | BY Jason Silverstein
    A security video showing a mob of students brutally beating two high schoolers in a Philadelphia subway station on Tuesday is being investigated by the city’s transportation officers. “It’s an outrageous event. This is so dangerous, it’s not even funny,” Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel III told “We have operating trains down there. There are passengers waiting for the train ... it’s horrendous.” The video, which was time-stamped around 3:15 p.m., shows about a dozen teenagers either participating in a one-minute assault on two male students, or cheering it on. One of the assailants falls...
  • ‘Swatting’ prank brings heavy police presence to family home in Massachusetts

    04/23/2015 3:08:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Jason Silverstein
    Officers in Framingham, Mass. swarmed a home Tuesday morning with guns drawn, shouted for its residents to come out, searched inside — and then realized the bust was a bust. This home was the latest victim of "swatting," a prank where an anonymous caller tricks police into sending a heavy presence to a quiet home that has no crime happening inside. In this case, Framingham resident Irandi Waighe and her 96-year-old mother-in-law — who is a double amputee in a wheelchair — were the ones awakened to a false alarm. The call came in around 8 a.m. from a blocked...
  • 'Baltimore Batman' roams streets with mask, machete to protect bar

    05/01/2015 10:34:04 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/30/2015 | BY Jason Silverstein
    He's the hero Baltimore deserves — and, for better or worse, the one it needs right now. A man built like a brick house, wearing a surgical mask and wielding a machete, has been dubbed the "Baltimore Batman" for taking justice into his own hands when chaos came over Baltimore during protests over the death of Freddie Gray. Brian Woodyard — who has the same initials as Bruce Wayne — said he'd warded off dozens of rioters from The Old Clubhouse, a bar where he works, fittingly, as a bouncer.
  • 'The consequences will be catastrophic for the United States'

    04/01/2015 6:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | April 1, 2015 | Jason Silverstein
    Konstantin Sivkov has previously spoken about expecting to see American society "decay" and has elaborate plans for how that could happen.What would happen if the Russians tried to launch nuclear bombs onto American soil, aiming to trigger a giant tsunami or the eruption of a supervolcano? That was precisely the plan one Russian military analyst laid out to combat the West, and it's fit for a Superman comic book or an Eisnehower-era James Bond caper. "The consequences will be catastrophic for the United States — a country just disappears," Konstantin Sivkov, director of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems in Moscow,...
  • George Zimmerman goes on depraved Twitter rant after retweeting picture of Trayvon Martin's corpse

    09/28/2015 1:36:09 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/28/2015 | BY Jason Silverstein
    George Zimmerman's Twitter trolling has reached a new low. Days after retweeting an image of Trayvon Martin's corpse, Zimmerman went on a depraved Twitter tirade Monday afternoon, spewing racist rants and boasting about "mocking all you trolls." The man who shot and killed Martin three years ago also gave out an apparent stranger's phone number, referring "all media inquiries" to the unsuspecting man.
  • Trump Plan Is Tax Cut for the Rich, Even Hedge Fund Managers

    09/28/2015 1:11:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 140 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/28/2015 | Josh Barro
    Donald Trump’s tax plan, released Monday, does not live up to the populist language he has offered on taxes all summer. When talking about taxes in this campaign, Donald Trump has often sounded like a different kind of Republican. He says he will take on “the hedge fund guys” and their carried interest loophole. He thinks it’s “outrageous” how little tax some multimillionaires pay. But his plan calls for major tax cuts not just for the middle class but also for the richest Americans — even the dreaded hedge fund managers. And despite his campaign’s assurances that the plan is...
  • Eric Cantor: The G.O.P., After John Boehner

    09/25/2015 9:06:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 25, 2015 | Eric Cantor
    LIKE so many others, I was stunned by Speaker John A. Boehner’s announcement on Friday that he would step down at the end of October. For nearly six years — first as Republican whip and then as majority leader — I met with John on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis as we worked to lead the House Republican Conference. (SNIP) We are in the midst of a campaign to elect the next president. After two terms of President Obama, an economy that is growing too slowly and a retrenchment of American power abroad, the conservative to-do list for the next...
  • The Real Roots of ’70s Drug Laws

    09/28/2015 5:55:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 28, 2015 | MICHAEL JAVEN FORTNER
    ... Today’s disastrously punitive criminal justice system is actually rooted in the postwar social and economic demise of urban black communities. It is, in part, the unintended consequence of African-Americans’ own hard-fought battle against the crime and violence inside their own communities. To ignore that history is to disregard the agency of black people and minimize their grievances, and to risk making the same mistake again. The draconian Rockefeller drug laws, for example, the model for much of our current drug policies, were promoted and supported by an African-American leadership trying to save black lives. During the 1960s, concentrated poverty...
  • Former MN Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag

    09/27/2015 6:24:37 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    NYDN ^ | Sunday, September 27, 2015 | Marianne Garvey, Brian Niemietz, Oli Coleman with Rachel Maresca /
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag team Former Minnesota Governor and retired pro wrestler Jesse (The Body) Ventura is into Bernie Sanders. Ventura stirred up controversy last month by hinting he might be interested in serving as Donald Trump’s vice president, but the fiercely independent rabble rouser told Confidenti@l that a Sanders/Ventura ticket might be a better fit. “Would I run with Bernie? Sure, I’d give him consideration,” Ventura tells Confidenti@l, reasoning that Sanders, quickly gaining traction, is the candidate most likely to bring our troops back from the...
  • A Warm Welcome Expected at U.N. for Hassan Rouhani of Iran (NY Slimes Barf Alert)

    09/27/2015 3:34:44 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | SEPT. 27, 2015 | Thomas Erdbrink
    President Hassan Rouhani of Iran is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. Thomas Erdbrink, the Tehran bureau chief for The New York Times, looks at what message Mr. Rouhani has for international leaders and how it might be received. What’s different from the last time President Rouhani spoke to the General Assembly? Mr. Rouhani, Iran’s leader since 2013, now has something to show for his presidency at the assembly: He concluded a nuclear deal with six world powers, including Iran’s nemesis, the United States. And, for the first time in years, Iran can look forward to...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Gloria Steinem eviscerates Carly Fiorina with scathing post on Facebook

    The surging candidate’s remarks on Planned Parenthood drew Steinem’s ire. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem blasted Carly Fiorina in a post on her Facebook page, saying the presidential hopeful’s commentary on Planned Parenthood at the Republican debate last week “was a 100 percent lie.” “I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes,” Fiorina railed during the debate. “Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.” Fiorina was referring to a series of “sting” videos produced by the Center for Medical...
  • Crowd awaiting Pope Francis boos Trump in New York: Donald Trump in the news

    09/26/2015 12:51:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | September 25, 2015 | Sabrina Eaton
    Today's Donald Trump news: As a thick crowd gathered Thursday afternoon on New York's Fifth Avenue to get a glimpse of Pope Francis, the faithful caught sight of someone else – Donald Trump. The presidential candidate stepped out of his company headquarters at about 4:30 p.m. and waved. But the crowd quickly reminded Trump that – despite countless appearances on talk shows, rallies and over-populated debates – they weren't there to see him. Trump heard some cheers, but was mostly showered with boos, a reaction that might not have pleased the pope, who had just finished preaching about the Golden...
  • Pope Francis to the Faithful of New York: Tell Everyone Christ still walks in our City

    09/25/2015 8:01:06 PM PDT · by FewsOrange · 33 replies
    Vatican ^ | 9/26/2015 | Pope Francis
    We are in Madison Square Garden, a place synonymous with this city. This is the site of important athletic, artistic and musical events attracting people not only from this city, but from the whole world. In this place, which represents both the variety and the common interests of so many different people, we have listened to the words: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light” (Is 9:1). The people who walked – caught up in their activities and routines, amid their successes and failures, their worries and expectations – have seen a great light. The people...
  • Trump: Twitter Is ‘Like Owning The New York Times Without The Losses’ [VIDEO]

    09/25/2015 4:23:40 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/2015 | Steve Guest
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday’s “Morning Joe” Twitter is “amazing,” and that “it’s like owning The New York Times without the losses.” Trump claimed that he likes using Twitter so much because he is able to “fight back” when “a dope like a Rich Lowry goes on, or people like Megyn Kelly says things that are wrong, I’m able to tweet.”
  • Rhode Island Averts Pension Disaster Without Raising Taxes

    09/25/2015 3:40:38 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 25 Sept 2015 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH
    But Ms. Raimondo was able to revamp her state’s pension system, keeping some of the traditional structure while lowering the cost, and surviving lawsuits by workers and retirees who called her moves unconstitutional. Mr. Emanuel’s attempts to rein in pension costs, in contrast, have been thrown out by a judge, leading to his appeal this week for a big tax increase
  • New York Times Editor Unloads on Jewish Critic

    09/25/2015 8:53:36 AM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | September 24, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    A senior editor at the New York Times became embroiled in a testy back-and-forth exchange with a Jewish pro-Israel reader of the publication, who had criticized it for launching a website aimed at tracking how Jewish lawmakers are voting on the Iranian nuclear deal, according to emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Times’ “Jew tracker” was described as anti-Semitic and offensive by pro-Israel officials who slammed the paper for feeding into stereotypes about Jewish power and money. The controversial chart listed all lawmakers who voted against the nuclear deal and highlighted in yellow whether or not that person...
  • Speaker John Boehner Will Resign From Congress

    09/25/2015 6:51:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies ^ | SEPT. 25, 2015 | By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner, under intense pressure from conservatives in his party, will resign one of the most powerful positions in government and give up his House seat at the end of October, throwing Congress into chaos it tries to avert a government shutdown. Mr. Boehner made the announcement in an emotional meeting with his fellow Republicans Friday morning.
  • CNBC Reporting NY Times on Boehner Resigning From Congress!!

    09/25/2015 6:33:16 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 89 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9/25/15 | LRoggy
    Watching CNBC - Reporting Boehner is Resigning from Congress!
  • De Blasio: Rubio Needs To Reread His Bible

    09/21/2015 5:19:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies ^ | September 21, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) discussed his disagreements with Pope Francis’ criticisms of global capitalism. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio reacted to Rubio’s remarks and suggested he should go back and reread Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.
  • Deadly gunfire erupts across the city in night of violence

    09/20/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Two people are dead – and two others critically wounded – after a spate of shootings across the city Saturday night, authorities said. The bloodshed began in Brooklyn at about 5:40 p.m. when a 36-year-old man was fatally shot in front of a dry cleaning business on Church Avenue near Ocean Avenue in Flatbush-Ditmas Park. Just over two hours later in the Bronx, gunfire erupted outside of 724 East Tremont Avenue, leaving a 25-year-old man dead and a 34-year-old woman in critical condition.
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo Blames South for New York’s Gun Violence

    09/19/2015 3:56:18 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 57 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 9-18-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 17, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) told an audience at a Harlem breakfast that New York’s surging gun violence was not his fault or proof of the failure of gun control, but was thefault of states “down south.” Cuomo’s words came the day after his ex-aide Carey Gabay died from a gunshot wound he received when caught in the crossfire of gun violence. Breitbart News previously reported there were at least four shootings and one stabbing during Brooklyn’s September 7 J’Ouvert festival. Gabay was shot in the head at that festival. According to the New York Daily News, Cuomo...