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  • Left spin cycle: Cruz and Rubio aren't, you know… Latino Latino

    02/06/2016 3:08:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’re having ourselves an historic presidential campaign in case you hadn’t noticed. Sure, we’ve only had one state vote so far, but a new record has been set. We now have not one, but two Hispanic candidates who have received more votes and more delegates than any other in the history of presidential primaries. This is a truly great day for diversity and the future of the American melting pot. Or at least it would be if either of them had been Democrats. Sadly, the Party of the Donkey is running two very white senior citizens so the groundbreaking nature...
  • NYT Column: Cruz & Rubio Not Really Latino Because Not Liberal

    02/04/2016 4:30:00 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 4, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Your last name could be Cruz or Rubio but unless you pass the stringent political tests of certain self-appointed gatekeepers, you are not authentically Latino. One such gatekeeper is RobertoSuro who wrote in a New York Times column that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio can't be considered to really be Latino because they do not subscribe to liberal identity politics. Suro details how both Cruz and Rubio have failed his political test of being what he considers to be a true Latino:
  • Young Democrats Flock to Bernie Sanders, Spurning Hillary Clinton’s Polish and Poise

    02/04/2016 11:44:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 4, 2016 | By AMY CHOZICK and YAMICHE ALCINDOR
    Bernie Sanders is 74. He grew up playing stickball in the streets of Brooklyn and watching a black-and-white television. Yet this child of the 1940s, who says Franklin D. Roosevelt is his favorite president, has inspired a potent political movement among young people today. Young voters' support for Mr. Sanders has created a quandary in Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, where millennial staff members have tried to persuade their peers to back the former first lady. The discomfort, and, in some cases hostility, toward Mrs. Clinton among young voters is striking. Some of them, feeling the pinch of economic...
  • Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Team Up on a Mutual Target: Marco Rubio

    02/04/2016 9:37:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/04/2016 | By MICHAEL BARBARO and JONATHAN MARTIN
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Frustrated and flailing as his candidacy threatens to slip away, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is embarking on a scalding effort over the next week to discredit Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, the man he blames for undermining his campaign and whose ascendancy he deeply resents. And Mr. Christie has a secret ally: Jeb Bush. Mr. Christie, whose White House hopes hinge on a strong showing in New Hampshire, is unleashing the kind of cutting and personal attacks that brought him renown in New Jersey but that pose a far greater risk in a presidential campaign,...
  • NY Times: Trump 'Solid Bet' to Win GOP Nomination

    02/01/2016 3:21:38 PM PST · by GilGil · 55 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 2/01/2016 | Bill Hoffman
    The New York Times considers Donald Trump a "solid" bet to win the Republican presidential nomination — with a slightly better than 50 percent chance of becoming the GOP's candidate. "Mr. Trump is the clear favorite," Justin Wolfers, a professor of economics and public policy at the University of Michigan, writes in The Times' "Upshot" column. Basing his opinion on PredictWise.com, which tracks political prediction markets where traders bet on who will win, Wolfers says Trump leads with 51 percent, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida with 33 percent. Much farther behind are Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in...
  • Guardian Angels back on subways for first time since 1994

    02/01/2016 12:41:53 PM PST · by oh8eleven · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | Tina Moore and Sarah Trefethen
    For the first time since 1994, the red-berete-wearing Angels will maintain a regular night-and-day presence in the subways, group founder Curtis Sliwa said. The teams of 12 volunteers will take two shifts, one running from the afternoon until 7 a.m., and another from the morning into the afternoon.
  • Senator Portilla, R-Miami, Holds the Key to Florida Open Carry

    02/01/2016 10:16:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla The Florida open carry bill has moved out of Committee in the Florida House. It will likely be voted on by the full House in the next few weeks. From cbslocal.com: TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) - A bill that would allow Florida gun owners to openly carry their weapons is headed to a full vote. The bill cleared a committee vote 12 to 4 on Thursday.The next step will be a full vote by the Florida House in the next few weeks.The difficulty lies in the Senate, where Senator Portilla is Chair of the Judiciary Committee...
  • Trump Finds Voice of Support in Unexpected Place: San Francisco's C-suite

    01/31/2016 8:06:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    San Francisco Business Times ^ | Jan 28, 2016 | Mark Calvey
    Virgin America CEO David Cush stunned a San Francisco audience Wednesday night when he responded to a short, but controversial, question: "Trump or Hillary?" Essentially, the question was posed in the spirit of a lightning round asking him which candidate he thought would win a prospective Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton presidential race. That followed a prior question on which team he expects will win the Super Bowl. Like a pitcher hoping to get out of a tight situation with a curve ball, Cush first avoided the question: "What's that? OK. I'm looking for the exit." That sparked laughter from...
  • The New York Times endorses Clinton, Kasich

    01/30/2016 11:45:57 AM PST · by detective · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/30/16 | Kristen East
    The New York Times on Saturday endorsed former secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination and Ohio Gov. John Kasich for the Republican nomination. The editorial board's endorsements, published online and to run in Sunday's print edition, come two days before the Iowa caucuses on Monday.
  • It's Official: Put a Fork in John Kasich's Candidacy

    01/29/2016 1:29:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 01/29/2016 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Feel free to believe that there is a glimmer of hope for Ohio Gov. John Kasich's bid for the Republican presidential nomination. If that gives you comfort or plays to your own preferences, be my guest. I certainly wouldn't want to make you uncomfortable. But even if you believe that, try also to understand that Kasich's campaign is done. You can stick a fork in it. He will not be the GOP nominee for president in 2016. Recent endorsements from two New England newspapers prove that. Kasich continues to plug away in New Hampshire, hoping that lightning will strike and...
  • New York Times endorses John Kasich in GOP primary

    01/30/2016 5:47:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/30/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The headline on this endorsement from the New York Times editorial board sounds more plaintive than aspirational: A Chance to Reset the Republican Race. Sure, it is … if one ignores practically everything that has driven the primary race to this point and hearken back to a time when tenure in the party establishment was considered a boon rather than a handicap. Plus, one has to dismiss practically everyone else in the field with substance-free one-liners.Mission accomplished, I guess: More than a half-dozen other candidates are battling for survival. Jeb Bush has failed to ignite much support, but at least...
  • Welcome To New York, The New Turd World

    01/31/2016 7:05:16 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-31-2016 | MOTUS
    I understand that Bernie is surging in the polls. I would like to take this opportunity to present what the country is likely to look like after 4 years under his Democratic Socialism. You can already see it taking shape in some of America’s largest cities. Let’s look at New York since they elected their Democratic Socialist Mayor. (trigger warning: culturally appropriated behavior on display) Mark-Viverito in April announced plans to decriminalize public urination along with five other low-level offenses: biking on the sidewalk, public consumption of alcohol, being in a park after dark, failure to obey a park sign...
  • How can Trump voters possibly trust this guy?

    01/30/2016 7:16:04 PM PST · by TBP · 172 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 30, 2016 | 6:30am | Megan McArdle
    I can see why you’d want a candidate strong on an issue you care a lot about, someone who ignores the accusations of bigotry that so often shut down serious debate on immigration. What I don’t get is why you think Trump is going to give you what you want. After all, four years ago, the guy was an immigration liberal, criticizing Romney for taking an excessively hard line. His positions on other major conservative issues, like abortion, are shamelessly opportunistic. His enthusiasm for bashing China is somewhat undercut by his enthusiasm for outsourcing the manufacturing of his own products...
  • Run Bloomberg Run!

    01/30/2016 2:50:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is now threatening to enter the presidential race and spend $1 billion of his vast fortune. Bloomberg spent 12 years as Mayor and obviously misses the media limelight. Although he is two weeks' shy of his 74th birthday, Bloomberg is obviously not interested in retirement. He was originally registered as a Democrat, then became a "liberal Republican," before settling in as a so-called Independent. He is under the delusion that he can appeal to centrist voters disgusted with the two party system. In reality, Bloomberg is a hard core leftist who would severely...
  • Flashback: Trump Saved NY Veterans Day Parade Marking 50th Anniversary of End of WWII

    01/30/2016 8:28:39 AM PST · by McGruff · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 30, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    A meme was started by Trump antagonists in certain conservative circles that Donald Trump does next to nothing money to help veterans. It turns out Trump has been generous with veterans over the past decades-all it takes is a little more research than those with an ax to grind seem willing to do. UPI reported in 1995 how Trump was credited with 'saving' the New York Veterans Day Parade. The parade that year was marking the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II. From the New York Times in 1995, another report that mentions how Trump came to...
  • Total War: Trump Goes After ‘Psycho’ Manchester Union Leader

    01/29/2016 4:34:37 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 29, 2016 | John Nolte
    For those of us who have been waiting decades for a Republican presidential candidate to figure out that the Establishment Media is already at war with us, Donald Trump is not only an answer to that prayer but an effective answer. After just taking down the once-infallible Fox News a notch, in New Hampshire Friday, The Donald eviscerated New Hampshire’s Union Leader. The New York Times: Mr. Trump has denounced the paper repeatedly since it endorsed Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey for president, but on Friday he let loose with a new and more intense stream of invective against...
  • Donald Trump Now in Twitter Battle With Prince of Saudi Arabia For Retweeting Fake Photo

    01/28/2016 6:30:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 138 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier today GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump retweeted an obviously fake photo featuring a woman in a burqa, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Talal. Prince Talal noticed and issued a response. It's not clear what bailouts Talal is referring to, but this certainly is a rocky start to diplomatic relations should Trump win the White House. This isn't the first time the two have feuded. In the past, Trump referred to Talal as a "dopey" prince. Prince Talal noticed and issued a response. It's not clear what bailouts Talal is referring to, but this certainly is...
  • A Saudi Prince Fond of High-Profile Investing

    01/28/2016 8:01:29 PM PST · by RginTN · 27 replies
    the new york times ^ | April 12, 1995 | PETER TRUELL
    Just who is Donald J. Trump's Prince, and why has he come now to buy into the Plaza Hotel? Prince Walid bin Talal is the Saudi ruling family's most prominent -- and most adventurous -- international investor, with large stakes in Citicorp, Four Seasons Hotels, Fairmont Hotels, Euro Disney and Saks Fifth Avenue, which is controlled by Investcorp of Bahrain.
  • ‘I Am Your Protector:’ Muslims Who Defended Jews During Holocaust Honored

    01/28/2016 9:20:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 27 January 2016
    Today is International Holocaust Day and cities across the U.S and Europe will be hosting special events to honor the Muslim heroes who risked their own lives to save Jews during one of the worst genocides in history. Unveiling the often unknown and rarely talked about Muslim protectors during World War II, New York, Washington, Geneva and Tirana in Albania will be holding interfaith ceremonies, sharing testimonies of the protectors during the Holocaust along with candle lighting ceremonies. Prominent faith leaders such as Imam Khalid Latif, Rabbi Jehuda Sarna as well as a Holocaust survivor, Johanna Neumann, who was rescued...
  • Obama meets with Bloomberg to talk guns

    12/16/2015 6:34:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 16, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Wednesday met with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an ally of the White House on gun control. The meeting, which was not on the president's public schedule, comes as he is weighing new executive action on guns in response to a series of mass shootings that have marred his presidency. Obama huddled with Bloomberg "as part of the administration's continuing push to address gun violence in America," the White House said in a statement. "The two discussed ways to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have access to them...
  • Sources: Bloomberg Willing To Spend $1B On Possible Presidential Bid

    01/25/2016 5:45:42 PM PST · by correctthought · 57 replies
    CBS NY ^ | January 25, 2016 6:21 PM
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking a look at the 2016 presidential landscape, and putting the pieces in place for a possible presidential run, sources close to Bloomberg said.
  • As Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Soar, G.O.P. Leaders Exasperation Grows

    01/26/2016 8:24:28 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/26/16 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Republican leaders are growing alarmed by the ferocious ways the party's mainstream candidates for president are attacking one another, and they fear that time is running out for any of them to emerge as a credible alternative to Donald J. Trump or Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. Leaders of the Republican establishment, made up of elected officials, lobbyists and donors, are also sending a message to the mainstream candidates, such as former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, that they should withdraw from the race if they do not show strength soon. The members of the party establishment are growing impatient...
  • Why the Koch brothers drive liberals nuts

    01/26/2016 11:29:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1/22/2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Jane Mayer of The New Yorker has a new book out: “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.” It’s mostly about those old devils the Koch brothers. Charles and David Koch are billionaires. They own a very big company. They also are very prominent philanthropists, giving hundreds of millions to cancer research, concert halls and other worthy causes. But what makes them hated and feared by progressives such as Mayer is their political work. They help fund some organizations and foundations, some purely educational, some partisan. To listen to the left, they...
  • Martial law declared in New York City

    01/25/2016 2:35:18 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    It's the nagging fear many have about our government: what would happen if martial law was declared? New York City just found out, at least temporarily. Eleven states as well as Washington D.C. declared states of emergency in the wake of the massive record-breaking snowstorm which blanketed the East. But New York City went a step further. Governor Andrew Cuomo declared martial law in New York City by ordering all people to stay inside under police enforcement. He issued an absolute travel ban for anything that is not an emergency vehicle. The New York Police Department put out a blunt...
  • Cruz for President Launches TV Ad “New York Values”

    01/26/2016 8:49:12 AM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 25, 2016
    HOUSTON, Texas -The Cruz for President campaign today announced a new TV ad, "New York Values", showing Donald Trump's assertion that New York “views” and “attitudes” are different than views and attitudes in Iowa. Trump explained New York Values in his own words and how they shaped his views on gay marriage and abortion. He then admits that if he were president he would not even ban partial-birth abortions.The ad will run statewide in Iowa beginning January 26.TV Ad: New York Values (Video)"New York Values" TV: 30Trump: I mean, hey I lived in New York City and Manhattan all my...
  • 92 Democrats Ask Obama to Ban Import of ‘Assault Weapons’

    01/25/2016 12:53:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 24, 2016 | A.W.R. Hawkins
    Representative Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) (D-Bronx) and 91 other Democrats sent a letter to Obama this week asking him to go even further with his executive actions and ban the import of "assault weapons." Engel wrote the letter, in which he claimed "a mass shooting on average each day this year in this country." He described Obama's executive action to expand background checks as "important," then asked Obama to use the language of the Gun Control Act of 1968 to stop "assault weapons" from entering the country....
  • New York City Set To Stop Enforcing Law Against Peeing On Sidewalks Because … RACISM!

    01/24/2016 7:24:45 PM PST · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 24, 2016 | Eric Owens
    New York City's city council is set to dilute a host of criminal laws including laws against public urination and excessive noise because council members believe too many members of minorities are getting arrested.
  • Donald Trump Would ‘Love’ to See Michael Bloomberg Run

    01/24/2016 10:06:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/24/2016 | Maggie Haberman
    <p>Donald J. Trump's reaction to the potential run of Michael R. Bloomberg in the presidential race was simple: Bring it on.</p> <p>"I would love to see Michael run -- I would love the competition," Mr. Trump said in a brief interview before a rally of several hundred people who lined up for hours to see him here.</p>
  • 'SNL': Tina Fey Returns to Mock Sarah Palin for Donald Trump Endorsement

    01/24/2016 9:41:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 109 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 23, 2016 | Ryan Parker
    Tina Fey gave her fans what they were hoping for all week.Fey returned to Saturday Night Live to once again play former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the heels of the political commentator's endorsement of Donald Trump.Fey appeared as Palin in the cold open alongside the GOP presidential candidate, played by fellowSNLveteranDarrell Hammond.
  • Hillary's team copied intel off top-secret server to email (proves intent and conspiracy alert)

    01/24/2016 6:25:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 24, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    The FBI is investigating whether members of Hillary Clinton’s inner circle "cut and pasted" material from the government's classified network so that it could be sent to her private e-mail address, former State Department security officials say. [Snip] "It takes a very conscious effort to move a classified e-mail or cable from the classified systems over to the unsecured open system and then send it to Hillary Clinton's personal e-mail account," said Raymond Fournier, a veteran Diplomatic Security Service special agent. "That's no less than a two-conscious-step process." He says it's clear from some of the classified e-mails made public...
  • National Review, conservative thinkers stand against Trump

    01/21/2016 4:17:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 213 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/21/16 | Dylan Byers
    National Review, the conservative magazine founded by William F. Buckley, will publish a special issue on Friday opposing Donald Trump's bid for the presidency, according to a source with knowledge of the issue's contents. The issue will feature a blistering editorial that labels Trump a threat to conservatism, as well as essays by 22 prominent conservative thinkers from various ideological factions, in opposition to Trump's candidacy, the source said. "Donald Trump is a menace to American conservatism who would take the work of generations and trample it underfoot on behalf of a populism as heedless and crude as The Donald...
  • How Donald Trump and Fox News Went Back to War

    08/25/2015 8:06:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 79 replies
    Gabriel Sherman writing for New York Magazine Breitbart.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | From Gabriel Sherman writing for New York Magazine
    From Gabriel Sherman writing for New York Magazine: When it comes to dealing with rogue states, Fox News has a firm editorial philosophy: You dont negotiate. Roger Ailes is learning that the same logic applies to a rogue candidate. Last night, Donald Trump took to Twitter and blew up the uneasy truce Ailes had brokered with him two weeks ago following Trumps attacks on Fox star Megyn Kelly after the first GOP debate.
  • U.S. Relies Heavily on Saudi Money to Support Syrian Rebels

    01/23/2016 12:25:00 PM PST · by Theoria · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 23 Jan 2016 | Mark Mazzetti And Matt Apuzzo
    When President Obama secretly authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to begin arming Syria's embattled rebels in 2013, the spy agency knew it would have a willing partner to help pay for the covert operation. It was the same partner the C.I.A. has relied on for decades for money and discretion in far-off conflicts: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Since then, the C.I.A. and its Saudi counterpart have maintained an unusual arrangement for the rebel-training mission, which the Americans have code-named Timber Sycamore. Under the deal, current and former administration officials said, the Saudis contribute both weapons and large sums of...
  • Bob Dole Warns of 'Cataclysmic' Losses With Ted Cruz, and Says Donald Trump Would Do Better

    01/20/2016 10:30:02 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 20, 2016 | Maggie Haberman
    Bob Dole, the former Kansas senator and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, has never been fond of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. But in an interview Wednesday, Mr. Dole said that the party would suffer "cataclysmic" and "wholesale losses" if Mr. Cruz were the nominee, and that Donald J. Trump would fare better. "I question his allegiance to the party," Mr. Dole said of Mr. Cruz. "I don't know how often you've heard him say the word 'Republican' - not very often." Instead, Mr. Cruz uses the word "conservative," Mr. Dole said, before offering up a different word for Mr. Cruz:...
  • De Blasio delivering on policy, stumbling on politics

    01/20/2016 9:57:22 PM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 1 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/20/16 | Who Cares
    NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio loped into a Brooklyn homeless shelter one day late last month, eager to demonstrate his command over a mushrooming homeless crisis that had already forced out two of his top advisers. Folding his 6-foot-5 frame in half, the Democratic mayor crouched down to hand out gifts to children, praised his team for “extraordinary work” and then faced a pack of reporters, one of whom asked why it took “so long” to make homelessness “a top priority.” “It’s been a priority from the beginning,” de Blasio insisted before adding, “No administration has cracked the...
  • Don’t be fooled by Bernie Sanders — he’s a diehard communist

    01/16/2016 8:52:05 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 77 replies
    As polls tighten and self-described socialist Bernie Sanders looks more like a serious contender than a novelty candidate for president, the liberal media elite have suddenly stopped calling him socialist. He’s now cleaned-up as a “progressive” or “pragmatist.” But he’s not even a socialist. He’s a communist. Mainstreaming Sanders requires whitewashing his radical pro-Communist past. It won’t be easy to do.
  • Tsai Ing-wen Elected President of Taiwan

    01/16/2016 5:44:23 PM PST · by RitchieAprile · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | JAN. 16, 2016 | AUSTIN RAMZY
    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Tsai Ing-wen was elected Taiwan’spresident on Saturday, becoming the first woman to win the office. Voters gave her Democratic Progressive Party, which is skeptical of closer ties with China, control of Taiwan’s legislature for the first time, giving her broad authority to enact her policies in office. "The results today tell me the people want to see a government that is willing to listen to people, that is more transparent and accountable and a government that is more capable of leading us past our current challenges and taking care of those in need,” she said in a...
  • Infiltration, Trump's Strongest Suit

    01/16/2016 4:17:14 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 23 replies
    My own thoughts | 01/16/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Posted below are some numbers that reveal the make-up of the New York state midset. You'll note that the numbers are broken down for New York City as well as the other portions of the state. There are a number of things to consider when we reveiw numbers like this. 1. The numbers reveal we have our work cut out for us in New York 2. The numbers reveal there are many people in the state that agree with us 3. Often, the bleakest voter results, are far less bad than we might think 4. Numbers needed to turn things...
  • Apple iPhone ban? New York looks to outlaw sale of encrypted smartphones[$2,500 Fine]

    01/15/2016 10:38:03 AM PST · by Theoria · 78 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Liam Tung
    A proposed bill in New York seeks to require that all smartphones sold in the state can be decrypted or unlocked and proposes hefty fines for vendors failing to comply.The proposed law marks the latest effort by lawmakers to make it easier for law enforcement to access and read encrypted data stored on smartphones. Should the proposed bill successfully pass through New York's state assembly and senate, Apple and Google could face fines of $2,500 per device sold in the state after January 1, 2016, if a retailer knowingly sold a smartphone that could not be unlocked or decrypted by...
  • Ted Cruz, Once Dismissed, Emerges as a Slashing Debater

    01/15/2016 5:58:19 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 101 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 15, 2016 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    ... Mr. Cruz did not just dominate much of the Republican debate, he slashed, he mocked, he charmed and he outmaneuvered everybody else onstage - but none as devastatingly and as thoroughly as this campaign’s most commanding performer, Donald J. Trump. In the process Mr. Cruz - the high school student who once recited the Constitution from memory and the Princeton debater who dazzled judges with his ability to entrap less shrewd rivals - showed the American public that his surging candidacy is not a fluke. Twenty six minutes into what had been a slug-free evening, a moderator asked Mr....
  • (Flashback: 2014): New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Pro-life people not welcome in New York

    01/15/2016 5:53:13 AM PST · by don-o · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/20/14 | Charlie Spiering
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo believes that pro-life activists, along with anti-gay activists and supporters of the Second Amendment, are not welcome in his state. During a radio interview on Friday, Cuomo pointed out that Republicans were in the midst of a schism, where conservatives worked against moderate Republicans. "Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves," he said. "Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that's who they are and they're the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of...
  • Sports writer: Fox News gals dress like 'hookers'

    01/13/2016 1:01:43 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 122 replies
    WND ^ | 1/13/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    'Just fed up w objectification of women in media' A sports writer and New York Times best-selling author named Jeff Pearlman was pushed into a quasi-apology after saying, via Twitter, Fox News female correspondents dressed as "hookers," per order of their bosses. He posted, alongside a photo of the female crew of Fox's well-watched "Outnumbered" this text: "Serious question: do women on Fox News get extra money for dressing as hookers? Just embarrassing." In another tweet, Pearlman wrote: "Just fed up w objectification of women in media. It's tired, old, widespread, not cool. #done." As Mediaite found, another named Steve...
  • No crime found in shutdown of anti-corruption panel

    01/12/2016 8:26:22 PM PST · by Bob434 · 10 replies
    The Post Star ^ | January 11, 2016 | MICHAEL VIRTANEN and DAVID KLEPPER
    This source doesn't allow for reposts I believe so I'll just summarize: An investigation apparently 'couldn't find any evidence' that a crime was committed when Gov Cuomo shut down his own ethics committee. It appears that the big investigation that was announced for January is now over, and of course 'no corruption could be found' according to the investigators- http://poststar.com/ap/national/no-crime-found-in-shutdown-of-anti-corruption-panel/article_c577fe47-a397-5996-a0d8-972acd7d0892.html
  • Germany on the Brink

    01/11/2016 5:11:38 AM PST · by Petrosius · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 9, 2016 | Ross Dothan
    On New Year's Eve, in the shadow of Cologne's cathedral, crowds of North African and Middle Eastern men accosted women out for the night's festivities. They surrounded them, groped them, robbed them. Two women were reportedly raped. Though there were similar incidents from Hamburg to Helsinki, the authorities at first played down the assaults, lest they prove inconvenient for Angela Merkel's policy of mass asylum for refugees. That delay has now cost Cologne's police chief his job. But the German government still seems more concerned about policing restless natives -- most recently through a deal with Facebook and Google to...
  • They may be calling, 'Ted, party of '16'

    01/10/2016 8:15:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | January 10, 2016 | James Poulos
    Among the country's better pundits, it's an annual tradition to break out the figurative cat-'o'-nine-tails and indulge in a little ceremonial self-flagellation. For readers, there's sometimes little more satisfying than watching prognosticators and opinion-mongers publicly confess their sins of analysis. So this year, some of the braver ones have copped to underestimating Donald Trump - not just as a media magnet, but as a bona fide political force in the race for the Republican nomination. You won't be getting that from me. And Ted Cruz is the reason why. We'll get to why in a moment. First, as a separate...
  • 3 Suspects in Brooklyn Rape Are in Custody (NYT)

    01/10/2016 6:46:51 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 75 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 10, 2015 | By BENJAMIN MUELLER and NATE SCHWEBER
    Three teenagers suspected of taking part in a brazen gang rape at a Brooklyn playground were taken into police custody on Sunday, a law enforcement official said. The attack on Thursday night, in which the police said five young men with a gun separated a father from his 18-year-old daughter and then took turns raping the woman, set off waves of anger and uncertainty in the Brownsville neighborhood where it happened. Elected officials also questioned whether the police notified the public quickly enough after the attack, a suggestion the Police Department strongly contested on Sunday night. Two teenagers, a 14-year-old...
  • Leo, Hillary and Their Bears (Maureen Dowd savages Hillary)

    01/10/2016 11:45:29 AM PST · by springwater13 · 27 replies
    So he's wielding his knife on her most sensitive pressure point: her hypocrisy in running as a feminist icon when she was part of political operations that smeared women who told the truth about Bill's transgressions. Hillary told friends that Monica was a "troubled young person" getting ministered to by Bill and a "narcissistic loony toon." Hillary's henchman Sidney Blumenthal spread around the story that Monica was a stalker and Charlie Rangel publicly slandered the intern as a fantasist who wasn't playing with "a full deck." Trump may be a politically incorrect Frank Sinatra ring-a-ding type with cascading marriages to...
  • ‘We were left behind’: The Benghazi soldiers tell all

    01/10/2016 9:47:23 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 9, 2016 | Reed Tucker
    The first shots exploded around 9:40 p.m. On Sept. 11, 2012, a group of local fighters, AK-47s in hand, burst through the fortified front gate of a US outpost in Benghazi, Libya. One very long night later, the diplomatic compound was engulfed in flames and a covert CIA base a mile away lay in ruins, partially reduced to rubble by mortar fire. Four Americans were dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens and two CIA members. What happened in between is covered in “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” a new film from “Transformers” director Michael Bay in theaters Friday. The...
  • New York Times: Over 'Tea and Pastries' GOP Elites Whine About 'People’s Coup'

    01/10/2016 3:21:33 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    The Republican Party is facing a historic split over its fundamental principles and identity, as its once powerful establishment grapples with an eruption of class tensions, ethnic resentments and mistrust among working-class conservatives who are demanding a presidential nominee who represents their interests. At family dinners and New Year's parties, in conference calls and at private lunches, longtime Republicans are expressing a growing fear that the coming election could be shattering for the party, or reshape it in ways that leave it unrecognizable. While warring party factions usually reconcile after brutal nomination fights, this race feels different, according to interviews...
  • NYT: Establishment Republicans Fear Lasting Split

    01/10/2016 3:15:32 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    As we watch the 2016 Republican primaries unfold in often-surprising ways, it is clear that there is a strong desire among Republican primary voters for change within the party. Sick of what Ted Cruz calls "the Washington Cartel" and of the "election conservatives" who managed for so long to convince voters they uphold conservative values and principles, Republican primary voters are taking a stand. It began before Obama was elected, while President Bush was still in office, and has since only gained in strength and resolve, and the GOP establishment has been slow to notice or grasp what is happening....