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  • NAACP Sues Black Pro-Lifer Who Exposed It’s Pro-Abortion Views

    08/24/2013 11:18:36 AM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    LifeNews ^ | April 14, 2013
    The NAACP has filed a countersuit against a black pro-life leader who exposed its pro-abortion views in an article appearing at LifeNews.com. In February, the NAACP threatened to sue LifeNews.com and Ryan Bomberger, a LifeNews blogger (left), for a column that took the civil rights organization to task over its abortion position. The NAACP is upset about a column Bomberger wrote at LifeNews titled, “NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People,” which notes the organization’s 44th Annual Image Awards. Following the piece, the NAACP sent Bomberger, the director of the Radiance Foundation, and LifeNews a threatening letter claiming...
  • NAACP president calls council members 'heroic' - Praises override vote on NYPD tactics

    08/23/2013 9:15:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    brooklyneagle.com ^ | August 24, 2013 | Paula Katinas
    The 34 City Council members who voted to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the Community Safety Act – legislation that creates an inspector general to monitor the New York Police Department – performed a heroic act, the president of the NAACP said Thursday. Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, said the vote marked a turning point for New York. "This is the beginning of the end of our democracy tolerating police using race, ethnicity, LGBT-status, or faith as a substitute for reasonable suspicion. We are thankful to the 34 City Council members who heroically stood up...
  • Stop and Frisk Doesn't Target Minorities, It Protects Them

    08/23/2013 5:19:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2013 | Michael Barone
    New York City seems on the verge of making the same mistake that Detroit made 40 years ago. The mistake is to abolish the NYPD practice referred to as stop and frisk. It's more accurately called stop, question and frisk. People were stopped and questioned 4.4 million times between 2004 and 2012. But the large majority were not frisked. The effectiveness of this police practice, initiated by Mayor Rudy Giuliani in 1994 and continued by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is not in doubt. The number of homicides -- the most accurately measured crime -- in New York fell from a peak...
  • NYC mayoral candidate vows bigger condoms

    08/21/2013 6:25:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    washington times ^ | By Jessica Chasmar
    New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn said Wednesday night that one of her priorities will be “improving the NYC condom,” referring to the free, government-issued condoms. “I was at an event recently with a large number of African-American gay men, and they told me there’s a very pressing issue as it relates to New York City’s HIV work,” she said at the Black Pride Heritage Awards in Harlem, the Huffington Post reported. The Department of Health said it hasn’t received any complaints regarding the condoms so far this year, and since 2007, the agency has received only 80 official...
  • Report: Rev. Al (Sharpton)’s Nonprofit Organization Suffering From Financial Woes (RAT tax cheat?)

    08/20/2013 1:45:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Eurweb ^ | 8/17/13
    *According to filings with the state of New York and the IRS, Al Sharpton’s nonprofit group currently owes $871,688 in unpaid payroll taxes including penalties and interest. His foundation, the National Action Network, was founded in 1991 but has been dodging it’s financial problems for years. The organization has a deficit of more than $1 million, with Sharpton loaning money to the organization amounting to about $111,000.
  • Interracial Couple Attacked Outside Queens Bar in Possible Bias Crime [ NYC !@ ]

    08/19/2013 3:16:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | Aug 19 2013 | By Checkey Beckford
    An interracial married couple says they were attacked outside a bar in Queens early Saturday, and that their attackers used racial and homophobic slurs. Billie and Jacob James-Vogel say they and a gay friend had been celebrating Billie James-Vogel's 40th birthday in Long Island City and were attacked when they left the bar. They say three men began hurling homophobic and racist slurs at their group before physically assaulting them.
  • Quinn’s Wife Edges Onto the Political Stage

    08/19/2013 3:53:28 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 18, 2013 | Kate Taylor
    Kim M. Catullo does not like giving interviews or getting behind a microphone. At political events, she tends to hover in the background, so much so that she is sometimes mistaken for a member of her wife’s security detail. But with the primary just weeks away, Ms. Catullo, the wife of Christine C. Quinn, is edging out of her comfort zone to take on a more visible role in Ms. Quinn’s campaign for mayor of New York City.
  • Biden found at home, does nothing signficant

    08/19/2013 12:09:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-19-2013 | Neil Munro
    August 19, 2013 Biden found at home, does nothing signficant Nweil Munro - White House Correspondent Vice president Joe Biden has emerged from his August obscurity to issue a 73-second tribute to a little-known Italian immigrant. Biden’s foray into politics comes after he spent a week secluded in his Delaware house. The low-profile stretch followed a week-long stay at a private estate in the Hamptons, a wealthy area east of New York City. He put out a new post on his blog Aug. 15, lauding a Father Roberto Balducelli as a ”great friend of mine.” In his Aug. 15 post,...
  • Why Anthony Weiner sinks while Eliot Spitzer soars

    08/19/2013 2:56:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/19/2013 | Gary Bauer
    The most interesting question surrounding the campaigns of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer is not whether they can win. Instead, it is whether their candidacies signal a shift in the values and priorities of voters when it comes to political sex scandals. The main difference between past and current political sex scandals is not the frequency with which they occur, but rather the time it takes to recover from them. In the past, once a politician’s sex scandal was revealed, it often took him (it’s almost always him) many years to regain credibility with the public, if he regained it...
  • Bloomberg’s Public Housing Fingerprinting Idea Stuns, Infuriates Residents

    08/16/2013 6:58:14 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 106 replies
    CBS ^ | 16 Aug 13 | Staff
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest crime-fighting idea had a lot of people riled up on Friday. The mayor wants to fingerprint more than 600,000 people who live in public housing. He said it would be done to make the projects safer. Bloomberg was responding to questions about Federal Judge Shira Schendlin’s ruling on the stop-and-frisk program when the topic shifted to security and the New York City Housing Authority. Bloomberg said there has to be a way to make the projects safer. “Five percent of our population lives in NYCHA housing, 20 percent of the crime is in NYCHA housing –...
  • Rudy Giuliani to co-host Christie's fundraiser in the Hamptons

    08/16/2013 1:41:45 PM PDT · by ZULU · 17 replies
    New Jersey Politicker ^ | August 16, 2013 | Jeff Goldman
    TRENTON — A fundraiser will be held for Gov. Chris Christie at the Southampton, N.Y., estate of former U.S. ambassador to Brazil Clifford Sobel, according to a report on NYDailyNews.com. The $3,800-per person cocktail reception on Aug. 28 will be co-hosted by Nick Loeb, the founder of Onion Crunch, and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.
  • New Poll Suggests That de Blasio Is Now First Among Voters (NYC Mayor)

    08/13/2013 1:12:59 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/13/13 | DAVID W. CHEN
    In a jolt to the Democratic campaign for mayor, a new poll suggests that Bill de Blasio, the most liberal of the leading candidates, has vaulted into first place among likely voters. With one month to go until the Sept. 10 primary, Mr. de Blasio has now passed Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, who had led in most polls for months, although her lead had already narrowed. Until a month or so ago, Mr. de Blasio had been mired in fourth place, about 10 points behind Ms. Quinn. He was then overtaken by former Representative Anthony D. Weiner,...
  • Anthony Weiner documentary could be in the works

    08/13/2013 4:44:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Anthony Weiner, the beleaguered sexting scandal-plagued New York City mayoral candidate, may be trying to boost his poll numbers with a new documentary about his campaign. The New York Post reported that MTV filmmaker Josh Kreigman — who also used to work as Mr. Weiner’s congressional district director — has been following the candidate around his campaign trail, filming and recording every step of the way. He rides with the candidate. Meanwhile, Mr. Weiner always carried a black microphone box in his back pocket, The Post said. Campaign officials are coy about the taping, saying only that it’s not for...
  • Democratic Gun Politics In Arkansas Senate Race Are Already Confusing

    08/10/2013 1:15:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | August 8, 2013 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Sen. Mark Pryor gets an assist from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to save him from Bloomberg’s money, then cuts the ribbon at an ammunition factory. Gun control advocates are fine with the factory thing, but not Gillibrand’s money. Welcome to Arkansas 2014. WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Pryor broke ground at an expanded Remington ammunition factory in his home state of Arkansas Thursday — a gun-friendly move by a gun-friendly Democrat. That’s not normally something that would make much news: Even ardent Democrats in Arkansas are firmly supportive of gun rights. But with pro-gun control Democrats coming to his aid, Pryor’s 2014...
  • Anthony Weiner's donations shrink in wake of sexting scandal

    08/10/2013 12:02:30 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 10, 2013 | Celeste Katz , Jennifer Fermino and Annie Karni
    Anthony Weiner’s campaign fund-raising has virtually dried up since revelations of a sexting relapse rocked his bid for mayor. Weiner received an average of just $1,897 a day in donations since the new sexting scandal erupted July 23, campaign finance records released Friday show. That’s a trickle of the $16,434 he received each day, on average, in the 50 days after launching his run for mayor on May 22. The records also show that Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, collected no money on his behalf since the new sexting allegations emerged, after she collected nearly $150,000 in the first 50...
  • Red Sox rule!!! Yankees are toast, dead, kaput..A-Rod still sucks...and all other baseball stuff..

    08/08/2013 11:40:01 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 93 replies
    one man's opinion...
    OK..it's sort of a slow news day. All anyone wants to talk about is Megyn Kelly getting the 9pm slot at FOX News. So, rejoicing as I am in the completely unexpected success of my beloved Red Sox this season, and hopeful of pissing off as many Yankees fans as possible, I thought I'd start a baseball thread.
  • Spitzer-less forum focuses on issues

    08/08/2013 10:39:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Queens Chronicle ^ | 08/08/2013 | Michael Gannon
    Two of the men seeking to be New York City’s next comptroller touted their different backgrounds and experiences in an Aug. 1 forum in Laurelton, each saying his made him more qualified than the other to be the city’s next top financial officer. Democrat Scott Stringer is the Manhattan borough president and also served 13 years in the state Assembly. Republican John Burnett has spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry, including supervisory and management positions at Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who joined the Democratic campaign just prior to the deadline for...
  • Weiner to 69-year-old at AARP event: “What are you going to do about it, grandpa?”

    08/06/2013 11:07:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 6, 2013 | Allahpundit
    If you can’t win, you might as well go down swinging. At senior citizens. At an AARP-Univision mayoral forum this morning, mayoral contender Anthony Weiner pulled out the age card to taunt his most vocal challengers, 69-year-old Doe Fund founder George McDonald. Weiner is 48. Before the debate, Weiner put a hand on McDonald’s back and said hello, prompting McDonald to reply: “I would appreciate if you would never touch me again.” Weiner retorted: “What are you going to do about it, grandpa?” according to two sources. A mild overreaction by McDonald, but in his defense, who knows where that...
  • Leathers contradicts Weiner’s timeline of sexting

    08/06/2013 5:44:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/6/13 | Alexis Levinson
    Anthony Weiner’s sext buddy Sydney Leathers says that the former congressman and would-be mayor of New York contacted her “as recently as April 12,” contradicting Weiner’s account of the timeline. Leathers made the allegation in a post she wrote on xoJane, in which she tells her “10 secrets for seducing a politician,” just “in case,” she writes, “anyone wants to be as stupid as I was.” “Anthony says he hasn’t been cheating on Huma for six months,” she writes. “Wrong. He last contacted me as recently as April 12. Straight up lies.” Leathers went public with the existence of her...
  • Vote Por Carlos! Weiner campaigns at Ecuadorean Parade

    08/05/2013 7:08:23 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 12 replies
    The NY Post ^ | 8/4/2013 | Marr McNulty, Beth DeFalco
    There’s Danger in the streets . . . Carlos Danger! Serial sexter and mayor wannabe Anthony Weiner appeared to be embracing his embarrassing online pseudonym and encouraged crowds that chanted, “Carlos!” and “Carlos Danger!” while marching in the Ecuadorean pride parade yesterday. Sporting bright blue pants, a bullhorn and an Ecuadorean flag, Weiner repeatedly shouted, “Que viva Ecuador!” to the crowd as he energetically ran down Northern Boulevard in Queens with his loyal interns following.