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  • White House Makes Its Global Warming Case Amid Polar Vortex Deniers

    01/08/2014 3:01:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 1/8 | Adam Martin
    All kinds of people and organizations, from media to scientists, have been pushing back against the idea, popular among the Rush Limbaugh set, that recent bitingly cold weather disproves global warming. Rather, they say, global warming actually causes this extreme weather, by making the polar air mass more unstable. That's now the official line of the White House, which is embarking on a bit of a media blitz to deny the notion that one cold snap means climate change is a lie. In a video released Wednesday, President Obama's science and technology advisor, Dr. John Holdren, made the two-minute case....
  • New York Times: This high-speed rail thing is kinda’ becoming a disaster for Jerry Brown

    01/07/2014 8:08:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    California’s ludicrously ambitious plan to build a high-speed railway connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco has been besieged with all kinds of problems from almost the moment of its official conception, but let that not restrain California Democrats from doubling down on what they seem to view as their iliadic quest to make high-speed rail happen. Back in August, a judge declared that the project had already violated the 2008 ballot initiative that first authorized the $10 billion in bonds for the 500-mile train, because the state didn’t actually having funding sources on the books for the $31 billion required...
  • Mass Arrests During ’04 Convention Leave Big Bill and Lingering Mystery

    01/08/2014 11:17:48 AM PST · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Jan 2014 | JIM DWYER
    The final costs of settling civil rights lawsuits brought by hundreds of people who were swept up in mass arrests during the 2004 Republican National Convention — many of whom were breaking no laws whatsoever — are likely to be well over $35 million. That would make the convention lawsuits among the costliest ever defended by New York City. In a decade of litigation led by the city’s former chief lawyer, Michael A. Cardozo, the Bloomberg administration proved unable to justify the mass arrests made during the last days of August 2004, but was successful in shrouding much of the...
  • New York Cops, Firefighters in Massive 9/11 Fraud, Indictment Says

    01/07/2014 3:18:23 PM PST · by No One Special · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 7, 2014 | Aaron Katersky
    More than 100 retired New York City cops, firefighters and correction officers were charged today with falsely claiming to be suffering from depression and anxiety as a result of the 9/11 terror attacks, New York prosecutors said today. The alleged scam won awards up to $500,000 for the uniformed personnel and cost taxpayers millions of dollars, according to the indictment. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said the suspects "cynically manufactured claims of mental illness as a result of Sept 11th... dishonoring the first responders." Police Commissioner William Bratton said, "The retired members of the NYP indicted in this case have...
  • Could This Be the Real Reason the New NYC Mayor Vowed to Ban Horse Carriages in NYC?

    01/07/2014 4:24:26 PM PST · by blueyon · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/07/14 | Becket Adams
    When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced recently that he’d make banning the city’s horse-drawn carriages his first priority, a lot of people were left asking, “Really?” Could This be the Reason De Blasio Decided to Go After Horse Carriages in NYC? Indeed, for all the problems de Blasio claims the city struggles with, it would seem horse-drawn carriages would take a back seat. But they haven’t and he’s pursuing the ban. And there may be a reason why: A major de Blasio campaign donor and real-estate executive may be tied up in the drive to banish the...
  • Gov. Cuomo proposing to reduce speed limit on interstates in New York

    01/07/2014 12:09:38 PM PST · by Ouderkirk · 86 replies
    1-7-2014 | Self
    Despite 65MPH being popular among many motorists and the trucking industry, the proposal to lower speed limits along major highways in NY may move in the legislature because of ardent support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and key members of the State Senate.
  • Millionaire Obama: I Hate Income Inequality President readies populist push despite personal

    01/07/2014 5:49:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/6/14 | Albert Merrick
    Back from his $4 million Hawaii vacation, President Barack Obama seems poised to sound the populist trumpet in an effort to turn the page on 2013’s disastrous Obamacare rollout. Many pundits are speculating that Obama, seeing the popularity of liberal populists like New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, will use the current debate over unemployment insurance to engage in more divisive rhetoric: The Obama administration has set the stage for a push that could rekindle cries of class warfare -- calling for renewed long-term unemployment benefits, a minimum wage increase and a campaign against what Democrats call "income inequality." Ahead...
  • Devyani Khobragade agrees to waive indictment deadline

    01/06/2014 7:42:15 PM PST · by lyonesse · 1 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, January 6, 8:36 PM | Karen DeYoung and Rama Lakshmi
    The crisis surrounding the case of the Indian consular official whose arrest last month sent U.S.-India relations into a tailspin was at least temporarily cooled late Monday when the diplomat agreed to waive a Jan. 13 deadline to indict her. In a request to federal court in New York, the attorney for Devyani Khobragade, charged last month with submitting fraudulent visa documents for her Indian maid, said that “significant communications . . . between the prosecution and the defense and amongst other government officials” could be undermined if the indictment threshold is crossed.
  • Reports of explosions and fire outside Time Building in New York

    01/06/2014 12:45:10 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 71 replies
    Shep ^ | 1/6/13 | Shep
    FDNY at the scene, report of explosions and fire at the TIME building in Manhattan. Shep has the updates @FoxNews Update: Fox producer says there's smoke coming out of the manhole outside the TIME building in Manhattan.
  • Sowell: The 'Trickle-Down' Lie

    01/06/2014 12:02:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 7, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, in his inaugural speech, denounced people "on the far right" who "continue to preach the virtue of trickle-down economics." According to Mayor de Blasio, "They believe that the way to move forward is to give more to the most fortunate, and that somehow the benefits will work their way down to everyone else." If there is ever a contest for the biggest lie in politics, this one should be a top contender. While there have been all too many lies told in politics, most have some little tiny fraction of truth in them,...
  • 100 million reasons not to vote for Hillary

    01/06/2014 11:29:57 AM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-06-14 | DrJohn
    There are times when you really want to punch someone in the face. I had one of those moments the other day when I heard Bill Clinton yapping at the De Blasio inaugural. Clinton reminded me of why he is a good politician and why I despise him with all my being. The De Blasio inaugural was remarkable for a number of things, New York City being a fecal, racist, third world plantation not the least among them. The speakers took turns pounding on Bloomberg as though New York City was Detroit: Mayor de Blasio’s inaugural guests took turns beating...
  • De Blasio’s Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban: Is It Really About Campaign Cash?

    01/06/2014 10:56:41 AM PST · by digger48 · 32 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1-6-14 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Mayor Bill de Blasio's promise to ban New York City's iconic horse-drawn carriages could backfire, exposing what the newly-elected mayor's critics suggest is a corruption scandal masquerading as an animal-rights crusade. Defenders of the carriage industry point to a real-estate executive who is one of de Blasio's major campaign donors as the driving force behind the effort to abolish the carriages. (snip) The bad guy in this drama, according to the carriage drivers, is Steve Nislick, chief executive officer of a New Jersey-based real-estate development company, Edison Properties. The company "employs legions of lobbyists to influence city decisions on real...

    01/06/2014 6:01:00 AM PST · by shortstop · 18 replies ^ | 01/06/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Now he wants to legalize pot. The man who will send you to jail for having eight bullets in your gun is now paving the way for you to get stoned. Andrew Cuomo, proof that the apple, in fact, can fall quite far from the tree. As the first anniversary of his gun-banning Safe Act rolls around, the governor of New York is set to announce in his state of the state address that he is going to unilaterally, through administrative action, legalize medical marijuana. As he looks across the state, and chosen who he wants to stand for, he...
  • Does Immigration Mean ‘France Is Over’? (barf alert)

    01/06/2014 9:21:14 AM PST · by MegaSilver · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 5 January 2014 | Justin H. Smith
    PARIS — It is difficult to go more than a day in France without hearing someone express the conviction that the greatest problem in the country is its ethnic minorities, that the presence of immigrants compromises the identity of France itself. This conviction is typically expressed without any acknowledgment of the country’s historical responsibility as a colonial power for the presence of former colonial subjects in metropolitan France, nor with any willingness to recognize that France will be ethnically diverse from here on out, and that it’s the responsibility of the French as much as of the immigrants to make...
  • NYC Mayor De Blasio Shovels His Own Walk & Throws Snow in the Street… Which Is Illegal (Video)

    01/06/2014 7:32:59 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    TheGatewayPundit ^ | January 5, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    It was only his fourth day on the job and already he’s breaking the law. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio was filmed shoveling his sidewalk this week. The media loved it. He was shoveling his walk and throwing the snow in the street. He also was breaking the law. It is illegal to throw your snow in the street in New York City.
  • Thank a Liberal for America’s Gun Ownership

    01/05/2014 9:43:06 PM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies ^ | 1-6-2013 | Michael Schaus
    Let’s face it. Gun control is good business. Not only for the Bloomberg sycophants who prey off of the fearful (unarmed) masses, but for dealers, manufacturers, and purveyors of firearm accessories. And while Sturm Ruger & Co.’s stock price has shot up (see… guns are an investment, not an “obsession”) America has actually become safer. So, as it turns out, increased gun ownership is both an economic and security boost to the average American. (By the way: This article is dedicated to Samuel Colt.) A mere nine years ago – before the age of ObamaBloombergHickenlooper Inc. – there were nearly...
  • A tale of two cities, two factions, two Clintons

    01/06/2014 5:14:03 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | January 6, 2014 | KONRAD YAKABUSKI
    It’s not every new mayor who gets to be sworn in by a former president while a former first lady and secretary of state looks on. But New York’s Bill de Blasio is not just any rookie mayor and Bill and Hillary Clinton are not just any former Washington power couple. Mr. de Blasio is the most unapologetically leftist New York mayor in decades and a symbol of the recent ascendancy of the liberal populists in the Democratic Party. The Clintons are the wiliest political duo in modern U.S. history, out to rewrite the latter so as to ease Hillary’s...
  • New York Times Laments Gun Companies Ending Freebies for Pro-Gun Control Authors

    01/06/2014 12:23:38 AM PST · by servo1969 · 27 replies ^ | 1-5-2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On November 5th Breitbart News reported that Metcalf used his G&A column to argue that all constitutional rights have and need regulation, including 2nd Amendment rights. The outcry against Metcalf was immediate and his firing swift. On November 7th Breitbart News reported that Metcalf had been fired by G&A. According to NYT, Metcalf's life changed completely thereafter – his television show was ended, "gun companies... stopped flying him around the world," and they've also stopped sending him samples of the newest guns to review.
  • Half a Dozen Scandals for New York Democrats

    01/04/2014 10:17:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 4, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    You know about Anthony Weiner. Who could forget Eliot Spitzer. But, did you know there was a slew of other scandals starring Democratic politicians this past year in the Empire State? Let's start in Manhattan, where New York Assemblyman Micah Z. Kellner is the latest Democrat to suffer the consequences of his inappropriate behavior. He was sanctioned this week after allegations he sexually harassed members of his staff. Kellner joins a Democratic assemblyman from the Buffalo area, Dennis H. Gabryszak, who last month was accused of making sexually explicit comments to several female aides. So far, six female staffers have...
  • In NYC: De Blasio is All Ready to Make Bloomberg Look Great

    01/04/2014 11:46:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/04/2013 | Michael Schaus
    Looking for advice on how to improve the NYPD’s ability to keep New Yorkers safe, incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio is turning to the experts in violent crime and criminal activity. . . Ex-convicts. And not the white collar Bernie Madoff convicts. De Blasio’s transition think tank (bankrolled by the liberal billionaire, George Soros) listened to the concerns of convicted criminals when it came to the NYPD’s policies and policing efforts. The message was pretty much what one would expect from convicted kidnappers, killers, thieves, and other NYC scum: “Get Soft on Crime.” According to the NY Post, “A group...
  • Carville: New York Times Will Win Pulitzer on Benghazi Story

    01/04/2014 8:02:12 AM PST · by PROCON · 66 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan. 2, 2014 | Greg Richter
    The New York Times story concluding that the Benghazi attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility was not al-Qaida-related and was spurred by an anti-Muslim video will win the newspaper a Pulitzer prize, says Democratic operative James Carville. Carville, appearing Thursday on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor," defended reporter David Kirkpatrick's journalism, even suggesting he testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. After all, Carville said, Kirkpatrick's six-month investigation was the most exhaustive probe anyone has made.
  • Why Did I Find Evidence of Al-Qaeda in Benghazi, When New York Times Did Not?

    01/04/2014 8:55:40 AM PST · by concretebob · 32 replies
    Susan Katz Keating ^ | 3 January 2014 | Susan Katz Keating
    I'm still trying to figure out how the New York Times missed evidence that Al Qaeda was present in Benghazi in 2012. I found clear signs less than an hour after I started working the story for the American Media Institute. The New York Times employs a vast research department. The AMI does not. I investigated the story using only basic gumshoe methods. How come I found evidence, and the New York Times did not? I'll be talking about this tomorrow on Clear Channel radio in California. You can listen in to 960 KNEW at 3 p.m. Pacific time.
  • Down the Times’ Benghazi Rabbit Hole

    01/04/2014 3:37:47 PM PST · by kristinn · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | Saturday, January 4, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    What was the commander-in-chief of the United States armed forces doing through the night of September 11, 2012, while he knew Americans were under jihadist siege in Libya? You won’t learn the answer to that question by reading the mini-book-length, six-“chapter” revisionist history of the Benghazi massacre cooked up by David D. Kirkpatrick and the New York Times. The Times report is a labor of love in the service of President Obama and, in particular, the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign ramp-up. Former secretary of state Clinton, of course, was a key architect of Obama’s Libya policy. She was also chiefly...
  • [NYT's] Benghazi reporter Kirkpatrick showed his naked body to all in college

    01/04/2014 12:52:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 3, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    The author of the widely disputed New York Times article on Benghazi repeatedly posed naked as a Princeton student. Far from the moderate journalist pose he strikes now, David D. Kirkpatrick was a prominent campus progressive and activist. Kirkpatrick was arrested for lewd conduct, advocated for classes on pornography, and even posed for Playgirl. “Kinky” Kirkpatrick had a “rather unusual habit of disrobing for photographers in public places,” reported The Daily Princetonian in January 22, 1990. [snip] Kirkpatrick also campaigned for a class on pornography titled, “Pornography and America: Textuality and Sensuality” where guest speakers actually included porn film directors,...
  • Public advocate caught in lie over Times homeless story (little girl was a prop)

    01/04/2014 2:44:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/03/13 | Carl Campanile and Beth DeFalco
    **SNIP** Just hours after being sworn in as the city’s public advocate, Letitia James went on TV to claim that she played a key role in helping expose “the face of poverty in the City of New York” on the ‘front page of The New York Times. **SNIP** But the Times refuted James’ account, saying she had nothing to do with its articles. “Andrea Elliott [the Times reporter] met Dasani in the course of interviewing residents outside the Auburn shelter, and exposed conditions there by following the family. Andrea never talked to Ms. James, nor was she source for the...
  • Democrats in 2014: The Party of John Edwards

    01/04/2014 3:00:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 2, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    In his inaugural address Wednesday, incoming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to establish an intellectual pedigree for his focus on economic inequality. He invoked Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Al Smith, Frances Perkins, Fiorello La Guardia, Jacob Riis, David Dinkins, Mario Cuomo, and Harry Belafonte. It reminded me of when Democrats, eager to prove their national-security bona fides, tell audiences they hail from the party of Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy. As if there wasn’t some other Democrat after Kennedy who dabbled at war and peace, some guy from Texas. De Blasio’s speech was a bit...
  • CEO Howard Lutnick Said to Be Mulling Mayoral Run

    01/03/2014 10:05:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 3, 2014 | Richard Johnson
    There is at least one Republican who is thrilled with the progressive agenda of Mayor Bill de Blasio — Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick.
  • New York Times editorial blasts de Blasio inaugural speeches ("Graceless and Smug")

    01/03/2014 6:08:54 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/3/2014 | chuck ross
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s inaugural was filled with “backward-looking speeches both graceless and smug” The The New York Times said in a scathing editorial Friday. The paper’s editorial board called out three inauguration participants for their demagoguery and defended former Mayor Michael Bloomberg from the speakers’ jabs at his tenure. “Worst among them, but hardly alone, was the new public advocate, Letitia James, who used her moment for her own head-on attack: on the 12 years of Mayor Michael Bloomberg,” read the Times editorial. James, who now holds the office formerly held by de Blasio, brought a...
  • Life on the New York City Plantation: Just Listen to the Speeches at the De Blasio inauguration

    01/03/2014 6:56:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/03/2013 | Ethel C. Fenig
    As the recently deceased former New York mayor Ed Koch blithely proclaimed upon losing a primary election "The People have spoken... and they must be punished." The people of New York spoke and elected proud far out lefty (no, that is not "progressive") Bill de Blasio (D) as mayor. Will they be punished? Inaugurated yesterday on New Year's Day, the speeches provided a preview.The first speaker, wealthy entertainer Harry Belafonte, set the tone. While it is encouraging to know that the statistics have indicated a recent drop in our city's murder rate, New York alarmingly plays a tragic role in...
  • The Complete List of Everything Banned by Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    01/02/2014 11:35:09 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 27 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 12-31-2013 | Alissa Walker
    Michael Bloomberg leaves office tomorrow after 12 years as New York City's mayor. No mayor in recent memory has added so much to a city. Or taken so much away. To remember him properly, here's a list of everything Bloomberg banned during his time in office. •Smoking in commercial establishments like bars and restaurants (2003) •Smoking in public spaces (2011) •Cigarette sales to those under 21 (2013) •Sales of "flavored" tobacco products (2009) •Smoking e-cigarettes in public spaces (2013) •Cigarette in-store displays (2013) •Cars in Times Square (2009) •Cars from driving in newly created bike lanes (2007-2013) •Cars causing congestion...
  • The New York Times — off the rails for an ulterior motive (Benghazi)

    01/01/2014 7:44:11 PM PST · by mojito · 8 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 12/29/2013 | Paul Mirengoff
    One shouldn’t question the good faith of a news report merely because one disagrees with the report’s conclusions. But David Kirkpatrick’s revisionist Benghazi account in the New York Times invites doubt about his commitment to unbiased reporting about that tragic affair. My doubts stem both from the reporting itself and from what a person whom Kirkpatrick interviewed told me. [....] Kirkpatrick’s heavy reliance on self-serving comments by Libyans that also serve the purposes of Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, etc, suggests that he had a story he wanted to write and was looking for confirmation of that story. This suspicion was...
  • There's a new Mayor in town: Bill de Blasio is sworn in to run New York City by Bill Clinton

    01/01/2014 8:05:52 PM PST · by dennisw · 89 replies
    dailymail ^ | 1 January 2014 | JESSICA JERREAT
    First Democrat elected as mayor for 12 years vows to 'take aim at the Tale of Two Cities' De Blasio vows to reform 'stop and frisk' policy and tax the wealthy to improve education 'They are they real modern family' former president Clinton says as he introduces the de Blasios Former mayor Michael Bloomberg prepares to jet off to Hawaii on vacation after 12 years in office
  • ‘Hillary killed my son’ (Sean Smith's Mother Responds to NYT Article on Benghazi)

    01/01/2014 7:25:48 PM PST · by xzins · 106 replies
    World ^ | Dec. 31, 2013 | J.C. Derrick
    WASHINGTON—The mother of a victim in the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attack blasted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an interview with WORLD, saying a recent article in The New York Times is only trying to protect Clinton’s 2016 presidential aspirations. “They’re just covering up for Hillary,” Pat Smith, mother of slain foreign-service officer Sean Smith, told me by phone. “Hillary killed my son. … As far as I can tell from all my sources, she was responsible—directly.” Lawmakers, media outlets, and analysts have all criticized a front-page story in Saturday’s edition of The New York Times, in which...
  • De Blasio Inauguration Starts With ‘Plantation’ Rhetoric

    01/01/2014 7:35:47 PM PST · by NYer · 47 replies
    Politiker ^ | January 1, 2014 | Colin Campbell
    <p>City Hall at today’s inauguration event. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty)During the election season, Bill de Blasio was often painted by conservatives as a leftist radical. But at his inauguration today, it was not Mr. de Blasio who dropped the most aggressive lines, but the first two speakers at the event.</p>
  • New Mayor Bill De Blasio Tells New York City, ‘We Will Not Wait’ on Inequality

    01/01/2014 3:53:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 143 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/01/2014 | THOMAS KAPLAN
    Claiming his place as the 109th mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio delivered an inaugural address on Wednesday that focused on the issue of inequality, promising that the attention he gave to the subject when he was running for office was not merely campaign rhetoric. Outside City Hall, in front of an audience that included members of his family, luminaries like Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton and hundreds of ordinary New Yorkers, Mayor de Blasio spoke of the city’s history of embracing liberal causes, and he laid out a mayoralty that emphasized social and economic justice. “We are...
  • Not a ‘Bogus’ Benghazi Connection (Muhammad Jamal al Kashef; Thomas Joscelyn nails it)

    01/01/2014 5:01:48 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/1/2014 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Page 1 below; 2 more pages at link. During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick was asked about the connections between Muhammad Jamal’s network and the Benghazi attack.Jamal, as I documented in a response to Kirkpatrick’s em>Times piece, was clearly operating as part of al Qaeda’s international network. And according to multiple reports, including in the New York Times itself, Jamal’s network is suspected of taking part in the Benghazi attack. This reporting contradicts Kirkpatrick’s thesis that only “local” Libyan actors were involved and that neither al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists, nor any other internationally connected...
  • New York Times’ Detailed (fake) Investigation Ends Rancor Over Benghazi Forever(link only)

    01/01/2014 4:11:26 PM PST · by gooblah · 13 replies
  • Historic Bible goes missing after de Blasio swearing in (update: found)

    01/01/2014 5:01:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/01/13 | Jamie Schram, Larry Celona, Jeane MacIntosh
    The FDR bible used by Mayor Bill de Blasio for his swearing in vanished after the New Year’s Day ceremony, sparking a panicked, hours-long search for the historic tome. “They had the whole detail looking through blankets,’’ a police source said of the scramble by at least 50 NYPD detectives and city officials to find the Bible, which was given to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as a gift at his first inauguration in March 1933. Former President Bill Clinton performed the ceremony Wednesday as de Blasio laid his hand on the bible.
  • Bill de Blasio's Mayoral Inauguration Invocation Speaker Says NYC is a 'Plantation' [VIDEO]

    01/01/2014 4:50:28 PM PST · by Third Person · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 1st, 2014 | Fred Lucas
    Wednesday morning Rev. Fred Lucas, Senior Pastor at the Brooklyn Community Church, giving the invocation at Bill de Blasio’s mayoral inauguration...
  • India, U.S. in diplomatic stand off

    01/01/2014 4:13:33 AM PST · by Dartman · 14 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec. 31/13 | Tarek Fatah
    “The U.S. is playing games with India. But America must understand that the world has changed, times have changed and India has changed.” Those were tough words from India’s Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath, but they fell on deaf ears in Washington. At issue is the case of India’s deputy consul general in New York, Devyani Khobragade, who was arrested and handcuffed by U.S. marshals as she dropped off her daughter at school on the morning of Dec. 12. Later, the 39-year old career diplomat was locked up, stripped naked and subjected to a search of her body cavities in...
  • New York Times Revives Benghazi Video Lie Ti Save Hillary Clinton in 2016

    01/01/2014 8:24:22 AM PST · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi: The attempt to rehabilitate Hillary Clinton begins as the New York Times revives the long-ago debunked "video clip" excuse for the well-planned Benghazi massacre while denying documented al-Qaida involvement. These days it's all the news that is fit to be made up that graces the pages of the once-proud Gray Lady that has morphed from a self-proclaimed "newspaper of record" to the house organ for the Obama administration. The latest example is a piece on the Benghazi terrorist attack of Sept. 10, 2010, titled, "A Deadly Mix in Benghazi." It resembles the infamous White House talking points — on...
  • N.Y. Times' Benghazi Whitewash Backfires, Spotlights Obama/Clinton Coverup

    01/01/2014 9:01:35 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 44 replies
    The New American ^ | 01 January 2014 | William F. Jasper
    N.Y. Times' Benghazi Whitewash Backfires, Spotlights Obama/Clinton Coverup The New American 01 January 2014 The New York Times has attempted to shield President Obama and Hillary Clinton from backlash over Benghazi, but has only heaped more fuel on the fire. Related articles: Benghazi Backfire: Was Obama Arming Jihadists? Benghazi “Whitewash” Report Still Damaging to Obama Benghazi Report Ignores WH Lies, Obama Gunrunning to Jihadists Benghazigate: The Disaster That Should Have Sunk Obama — and Still Could
  • Michael Moore: 'ObamaCare Is Awful'

    01/01/2014 11:05:30 AM PST · by gooblah · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jan 2014,
    Michael Moore calls ObamaCare "awful" in today's The New York Times, part of a blistering op-ed attacking the president from the far left.
  • New York Times Had Reporter 'Talking to the Attackers' During Benghazi Massacre

    12/31/2013 8:11:00 PM PST · by servo1969 · 97 replies ^ | 12-31-2013 | Tony Lee
    The New York Times had a reporter talking to attackers on the ground during the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans in September of 2012, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, and may know the identity of some the murderers and perpetrators. David Kirkpatrick, the Times reporter who wrote the story that forced the paper's Editorial page editor to defensively declare on Monday that it has not chosen to endorse Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, said that the paper had a reporter on the ground who was witnessing the attacks.

    12/31/2013 10:00:30 AM PST · by bkopto · 38 replies ^ | 12/31/2013
    Chen Guangbiao, listed as one of China's 400 richest people and a man known as much for his publicity stunts as his wealth, claims he is in talks to buy the New York Times. "Soon, I will go to America to do three things," Chen told a crowd Monday night at a news media award reception in the southern Chinese boom town of Shenzhen, according to the semi-official China News Service. The first, he said, "is to go discuss the acquisition of the New York Times". Asked later to elaborate on his plans, Chen simply told reporters "the negotiation is...
  • Obama Administration in Pre-Edited Talking Points: Al Qaeda Behind Benghazi Attack

    12/30/2013 9:23:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/30/13 | Matthew Boyle
    The recent New York Times article attempting to downplay terrorist involvement in the Benghazi attack that claimed the lives of four Americans on Sept. 11, 2012, directly contradicts evidence in the now infamous pre-edited talking points of then-United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice. “Months of investigation by The New York Times, centered on extensive interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had direct knowledge of the attack there and its context, turned up no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault,” David D. Kirkpatrick wrote in the Times. “The attack was led, instead, by...
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: New York Times Doing PR Work For Hillary, White House On Benghazi

    12/31/2013 11:27:48 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 15 replies ^ | December 31, 2013 | You Tube
    Dana Perino: Who benefits most from the 'Paper of Record's' report that Al Qaeda was not involved in the deadly Sept. 11 Benghazi attack?
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    12/31/2013 9:26:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/31/13 | Tony Lee
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    12/31/2013 7:44:00 AM PST · by YankeeReb · 40 replies
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    12/31/2013 7:05:50 AM PST · by george76 · 181 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 30, 2013 | Erin Durkin
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