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  • When Hillary Clinton Killed Feminism (Maureen Dowd in NYT)

    02/14/2016 6:51:34 AM PST · by Salman · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 13, 2016 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — THE Clinton campaign is shellshocked over the wholesale rejection of Hillary by young women, younger versions of herself who do not relate to her. Hillary’s coronation was predicated on a conviction that has just gone up in smoke. The Clintons felt that Barack Obama had presumptuously snatched what was rightfully hers in 2008, gliding past her with his pretty words to make history before she could. So this time, the Clintons assumed, the women who had deserted Hillary for Barack, in Congress and in the country, owed her. Democrats would want to knock down that second barrier. ...
  • Putin proves Obama wrong with his ugly military solution in Syria

    02/13/2016 9:26:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 35 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 13th, 2016 | By Post Editorial Board
    <p>President Obama declared last year that “There is no military solution in Syria.” Sadly, Russia’s Vladimir Putin has now proved him wrong by imposing one.</p> <p>Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and the last rebel stronghold, is about to fall, thanks to withering Russian air bombardment backing government and Iranian troops. That effectively secures Bashar al-Assad’s hold on power in at least a large rump of Syria.</p>
  • Music on the campaign trail: How pop music explains the difference between Iowa and New Hampshire

    02/13/2016 4:45:46 PM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 2/13/2016 | Sasha Issenberg
    Anyone trying to understand why Donald Trump always has thought New Hampshire would be friendlier to him than Iowa should put aside the polls for a moment and focus on what each state's Republican voters are putting on their Spotify playlists. According to data for the week ending Feb. 1, Iowa Republicans can't stop listening to "This Is Amazing Grace" by Christian rocker Phil Wickham, which opens with the verse: "Who breaks the power of sin and darkness/Whose love is mighty and so much stronger/The King of Glory, the King above all kings." Republicans in New Hampshire, meanwhile, prefer "Idle...
  • With a Slur for Ted Cruz, Donald Trump Further Splits Voters

    02/13/2016 3:50:07 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 80 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 12, 2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    ... [I]n a campaign that has seemingly tested every political rule, Mr. Trump’s opponents hope his latest provocation will be too much for well-mannered voters in this heavily evangelical Christian state to bear: his use of a pungently vulgar word this week to describe one of his rivals, Senator Ted Cruz. Mr. Trump’s raunchy language has become unsurprising at his rallies. And the slur against Mr. Cruz was largely overshadowed by the coverage of the next day’s New Hampshire primary. But in voicing the crude term, Mr. Trump has further polarized a Republican Party already deeply divided about his candidacy,...
  • CNN's Jake Tapper Calls Anti-Trump Headlines 'Very Height of Elitism'

    02/11/2016 4:51:35 PM PST · by onyx · 21 replies
    TheWrap ^ | February 11, 2016 | Brian Flood
    “I think journalistically, to not take Donald Trump seriously is a mistake,” Tapper tells TheWrap “I think journalistically, to not take Donald Trump seriously is a mistake,” Tapper tells TheWrap CNN’s Jake Tapper is not impressed with Huffington Post and New York Daily News headlines mocking Donald Trump.“I think those are business decisions that they are making, not journalistic decisions. They think that will appeal to readers and allow them to carve out a niche to get clicks or have newspapers purchased,” said the host of “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” in an interview with TheWrap.“But, I think journalistically,...
  • Cops investigating second anti white attack in Brooklyn this week, "This is for Malcolm X, cracka"

    02/11/2016 4:23:48 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 02/11/2016 | BY THOMAS TRACY, CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS
    Police are investigating a second anti-white bias incident in Brooklyn where the attacker called his victim "cracka," the Daily News has learned. A 51-year-old white man told cops he was on Nostrand Ave. near Glenwood Road in East Flatbush when a black man ran up and knocked him to the ground about 5:40 p.m. Monday. "This is for Malcolm X, cracka," the brute said before storming off
  • Pizza Vs. Bagels: Which Iconic New York Treat Do You Prefer?

    02/11/2016 4:11:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    It's a double treat today for two New York culinary staples -- not only is it National Bagel Day -- it's also National Pizza Day. So which one of these iconic New York City foods reigns supreme among locals? CBS2's Emily Smith took to the streets to find out. In honor of National Bagel Day, Smith stopped off at Bagel Boss -- one of the oldest bagel chains to open on Long Island. Benny LoPiccolo, of Bagel Boss in Roslyn Heights, says It costs about 30 cents to make it homemade, and they sell it for $1.25. According to LoPiccolo,...
  • URBAN WITHDRAWAL A Retreat From Big Cities Hurts ROTC Recruiting

    02/21/2007 9:58:51 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies · 383+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 22, 2007 | GREG JAFFE
    QUEENS, N.Y. -- The ROTC program at St. John's University here seems perfectly placed for an Army that's desperate for officers who are bilingual and comfortable in foreign lands. About 40 of the 120 students speak second languages, including Turkish, Korean, Mandarin, Hindi, Albanian, and Gujarati. "I had never even heard of Gujarati until I learned I had a cadet who spoke it," says Lt. Col. Timothy Walter, who heads the program. But instead of being hailed as a model for the Army's future, the St. John's Reserve Officer Training Corps program is a lonely outpost of diversity. In the...
  • Senator Rick Santorum Tells Christendom College Grads to Rebel Against the Pop Culture

    05/21/2003 8:14:39 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 5 replies · 1,000+ views
    PRWeb ^ | 05/22/03
    Senator Rick Santorum Receives Medal for Distinguished Service to God and Country and Delivers Commencement Address at Christendom College Front Royal, Va. We need to summon the moral strength to create a civilization of peace and justice, and of course, of love, said United States Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) to Christendom Colleges graduating class of 2003. This is where you come in. I believe of all the great gifts God has given to the young, the greatest of these are energy, idealism, and rebelliousness. I want to challenge each and every one of you to be a radical, to...
  • St. John's 'Dean of Mean' Cecilia Chang commits suicide

    11/06/2012 10:21:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 6, 2012 | MITCHEL MADDUX, LARRY CELONA and JOSH MARGOLIN
    St. Johns University's so-called Dean of Mean, Cecilia Chang, was found dead of an apparent suicide inside her Queens home this morning, a day after melting down on the witness stand. Chang was on trial for allegedly embezzling $1 million from St. John's and using foreign students as her personal, indentured servants. Chang hung herself and cops found her body at 7:38 a.m. inside the disgraced administrator's Jamaica Estates home, according to federal and local law enforcement sources.
  • A Decade after Bishops Policy, Catholic Commencement Scandals Make Sudden Return

    05/08/2014 4:37:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | May 7, 2014 | Matthew Archbold
    One decade after the U.S. Catholic bishops prohibited Catholic honors and honorary speaking platforms for public opponents of Catholic teaching at Catholic institutions, The Cardinal Newman Society has identified at least 20 Catholic colleges and universities that are hosting scandalous speakers and honorees at commencement ceremonies in 2014.That represents nearly 10 percent of America’s Catholic colleges and a sudden increase in the number of commencement scandals beyond the six reported by The Cardinal Newman Society last year.  The Society’s concerns peaked in 2006 with 24 Catholic colleges.While this year’s count may yet set a record—several colleges have not yet...
  • Freep Catholic Pro-abort, pro-homosexual and pro-stem cell research Colleges

    03/25/2004 9:57:24 PM PST · by Coleus · 25 replies · 849+ views
    Cardinal Newman Society | 03.26.04 | Pat Reilly
    We're looking for your action on a number of urgent issues! On the heels of a successful protest of "The Vagina Monologues" on Catholic campuses, your e-mails, letters and phone calls to Catholic colleges can have a tremendous impact. As always, please be courteous and respectful in your correspondence. EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS * Catholic Youth and Homosexuality Conference * 'Monologues' Campaign a Success CATHOLIC CAMPUS NEWS * Archbishop Keleher Bans Pro-Abortion Speakers * Seton Hall Waffles on Homosexual Club, Student Sues * Notre Dame (IN) Rejects Gay-Straight Club * Georgetown Researchers Use Aborted Fetal Tissue * Women's Ordination Advocate at...
  • Another St. Valentines Day Massacre

    02/14/2004 9:09:59 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 5 replies · 970+ views
    www.tfp.org ^ | 02/11/04 | The American TFP
    Another St. Valentines Day Massacre Feminists on thirty-four American Catholic Universities are planning a new St. Valentines Day Massacre, aimed at the Churchs traditional moral teaching, by organizing showings of the infamous lewd play, The V***** Monologues in the weeks surrounding St. Valentines Day. The choice of St. Valentines Day particularly offensive, since it is a feast day of the Church instituted to honor three martyrs who died to defend the Church. According to the Cardinal Newman Societys website (www.cardinalnewmansociety.org), the play is a conglomeration of vulgarities, obscenities and explicit discussions of sexuality and sexual encounters including lesbian activity and...
  • "CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY" ENDORSES GAY/LESBIAN BI-SEXUAL LIFESTYLE

    02/10/2004 8:55:14 PM PST · by Hamilton2 · 26 replies · 293+ views
    South Bend Tribune | February 8, 2004 | By JULIE YORK COPPENS,
    Queer eye screens straight campus Gay group hosts its first fest at ND Notre Dame. Queer Film Festival. David Pais thought he'd never see the day. "I was at Notre Dame in the Dark Ages," Pais, a 1972 graduate of the university, recalled with a laugh. "I wasn't even out. The idea of having a festival on campus that would help students understand their sexual orientation ... would have been incredibly enlightening. "But the campus has made some significant changes since I was there," adds Pais, now of Brooklyn, N.Y. He's co-chairman of the Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association of...
  • St. John's University student threatens to smash woman's laptop featuring Donald Trump sticker.

    02/10/2016 1:37:52 PM PST · by rightisright · 60 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 10, 2016 | Denis Slattery
    Donald Trump is making New York a swing state. A confrontation over a Trump sticker erupted on the Queens campus of St. John’s University Wednesday when a student threatened to smash a classmate's computer over her allegiance to the Donald. The anti-Trump student posted a photo to Twitter of a woman with a “Trump Make America Great Again” sticker on her laptop and asked his followers to share the image.
  • Student threatens to smash woman's laptop with Trump sticker

    02/10/2016 2:39:04 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 84 replies
    Daily News ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | DENIS SLATTERY
    A confrontation over a Trump sticker erupted on the Queens campus of St. John’s University Wednesday when a student threatened to smash a classmate's computer over her allegiance to the Donald. The anti-Trump student posted a photo to Twitter of a woman with a “Trump Make America Great Again” sticker on her laptop and asked his followers to share the image. “7000 retweets and i'll smash this b---h’s computer,” the student wrote in the post. The Trump supporter in the picture complained to the school’s public safety office, according to another student. A short time later the two ran into...
  • Police: Gunman Arrested At St. John's

    09/26/2007 5:05:40 PM PDT · by peggybac · 55 replies · 1,246+ views
    NEW YORK -- A St. John's University freshman was arrested on the Queens campus with a rifle and President Bush, police said Wednesday. Police sources said the suspect, Omesh Hiraman, 22, told police that he was acting alone and walked across campus with the gun. Hiraman did not give any reason why, police said. St. John's University was locked down and classes were cancelled as a result. A campus security officer, a student and an NYPD cadet taking courses at Queenss campus tackled Hiraman. Police said the NYPD cadet, Christopher Benson, was sitting on a bench on campus when he...
  • Man Carrying Rifle Arrested On St. John's Campus

    09/26/2007 12:44:34 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 68 replies · 353+ views
    WNBC NY ^ | 9/26/07 | WNBC NEWS
    NEW YORK -- One person carrying a rifle in a bag was arrested on the St. John's Queens campus Wednesday afternoon, police said. The man appeared to be wearing a President Bush mask, according to preliminary information from law enforcement officials. Authorities asked students and faculty across the campus to stay indoors. There was a large police presence on the campus. Areas near the site of the man's apprehension have been locked down. Police said they were possibly looking for more suspects. The St. John's University Web site issued this advisory: "A male with a rifle in a bag was...
  • Contrite St. John's Univ. student behind alleged massacre threats on Facebook...

    09/17/2009 3:21:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 566+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS.com ^ | Thursday, September 17th 2009, 3:34 PM | Kerry Burke
    Note: Photo included. Contrite St. John's Univ. student behind alleged massacre threats on Facebook says booze to blame BY KERRY BURKE DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Thursday, September 17th 2009, 3:34 PM PHOTO CAPTION: "Radames Santiago Jr., 18, a student from St John's, who was arrested for making threats on his Facebook page." SNIPPET: "A St. John's University freshman who posted messages on Facebook threatening to launch a "Virginia Tech attack" at the Queens campus told the Daily News that he was just drunk and never would have caused anyone harm." SNIPPET: "Santiago, who lives in Washington Heights with his mom...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote

    02/10/2016 1:24:24 PM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    The Nation ^ | February 10, 2016 | Michelle Alexander
    Hillary Clinton loves black people. And black people love Hillary—or so it seems. Black politicians have lined up in droves to endorse her, eager to prove their loyalty to the Clintons in the hopes that their faithfulness will be remembered and rewarded. Black pastors are opening their church doors, and the Clintons are making themselves comfortably at home once again, engaging effortlessly in all the usual rituals associated with “courting the black vote,” a pursuit that typically begins and ends with Democratic politicians making black people feel liked and taken seriously. Doing something concrete to improve the conditions under which...
  • Race Goes to South Carolina, With No Clear Republican Threat to Trump

    02/10/2016 3:52:05 AM PST · by RC one · 65 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2016 | TRIP GABRIEL
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — With Donald J. Trump’s decisive victory in New Hampshire and no strong runner-up among a pack of also-rans, the Republican race barreled into South Carolina on Wednesday shadowed by a question: whether any alternative candidate can gain enough support to threaten Mr. Trump’s drive to the nomination. Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, the second-place finisher in New Hampshire with less than half the support of Mr. Trump, arrives in this more conservative Southern state where he has little staff or support. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, resuming an effort here to enlist the Christian right, the key...
  • Ruby Giuliani Calls Beyonce's Black Panther Super Bowl Tribute An "Attack On Police"

    02/08/2016 2:21:05 PM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani blasted Beyoncé’s Black Panther Party tribute at the Super Bowl, calling the performance an “attack [on] police officers.”
  • Michael Bloomberg says he is actively considering running for president as an independent

    02/08/2016 2:09:43 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16:20 EST, 8 February 2016 | David Martosko
    Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, confirmed on Monday that he is actively considering running for president as an independent. In a dramatic interview, the 73-year-old said he was 'looking at all the options' and expressed disgust at the current state of the White House race. Bloomberg would be the richest candidate in American political history with a fortune of $36 billion, dwarfing the resources of Republican Donald Trump and enabling him to self-fund a campaign many times over.
  • Donald Trump's Senior Adviser is a Stock Fraud Felon with a Mob Past [12/05/2105]

    02/08/2016 1:40:52 PM PST · by TheThirdRuffian · 177 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/05/2105 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump knew a man he named as a senior business adviser in 2010 had been convicted in a major Mafia-linked stock fraud scheme, according to Associated Press interviews and a review of court records. Trump had worked with Felix Sater previously during the man's stint as an executive at Bayrock Group LLC, a real estate development firm that partnered with Trump on numerous projects after renting office space from the Trump Organization. But Sater's past was not widely known at the time because he was working as a government cooperator on mob cases and the judge overseeing...
  • How Donald Trump helped save New York City

    02/08/2016 12:47:19 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 94 replies
    nypost.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | 6:00am | Steve Cuozzo
    How Donald Trump helped save New York City By Steve Cuozzo February 7, 2016 | 6:00am Long before Donald Trump stamped his name in gold on buildings around the world, posted snarky midnight tweets and joined the race for the White House, he was New York’s most important and bravest real-estate developer. Whatever you think about his political views or crazy campaign, Trump doesn’t get enough credit for being a transformative planner who is in love with the city. No matter how many times they watch “Taxi Driver,” younger New Yorkers and older ones who arrived recently have no idea...
  • Sick and Tired of ‘God Bless America’

    02/08/2016 8:20:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/08/2016 | Susan Jacoby
    THE population of nonreligious Americans -- including atheists, agnostics and those who call themselves "nothing in particular" -- stands at an all-time high this election year. Americans who say religion is not important in their lives and who do not belong to a religious group, according to Pew Research Center, have risen in numbers from an estimated 21 million in 2008 to more than 36 million now. Despite the extraordinary swiftness and magnitude of this shift, our political campaigns are still conducted as if all potential voters were among the faithful. The presumption is that candidates have everything to gain...
  • UN's Ban gets booed at New York synagogue

    02/07/2016 2:52:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/16
    UN Director-General Ban Ki-Moon spoke at Park East Synagogue in New York on Saturday, in a speech for International Holocaust Remembrance Day - but he was met with boos in light of his recent virulently anti-Israeli statements. Two weeks ago on Tuesday Ban expressed sympathy for murderous Palestinian terrorism in Israel, saying, "it is human nature to react to occupation." The comment was met with outrage in Israel. In his speech at the synagogue Ban steered completely clear of Israel, instead only speaking about the universal messages from the Holocaust regarding the need to combat racism and violence. But the...
  • Obama bullied bank to pay racial settlement without proof: report

    02/07/2016 10:55:49 AM PST · by DCdude · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/7/2016 | Paul Sperry
    Newly uncovered internal memos reveal the Obama administration knowingly exaggerated charges of racial discrimination in probes of Ally Bank and other defendants in the $900 billion car-lending business as part of a “racial justice” campaign that’s looking more like a massive government extortion and shakedown operation Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has reached more than $220 million in settlements with several auto lenders since the agency launched its anti-discrimination crusade against the industry in 2013. Several other banks are under active investigation. That’s despite the fact that the CFPB had no actual complaints of racial discrimination — it was all...
  • 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...