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  • De Blasio Shuns Hillary: "This Is a Different Country We’re Living in Right Now"

    04/15/2015 4:18:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 15, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio once again refused to endorse his former boss, Hillary Clinton, in remarks today. "This is a different country we’re living in right now, and I think we need to hear a vision that relates to this tim," de Blasio said.
  • De Blasio sets sights on presidential draft candidacy vs. Hillary

    04/19/2015 10:31:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 20, 2015 | Fredric U. Dicker
    Despite repeated claims to the contrary, Mayor de Blasio is positioning himself to be the leftist “progressive” alternative to Wall Street-friendly Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democratic candidate for president, a national party operative told The Post. De Blasio’s hope, the operative said, is a “draft de Blasio’’ movement will develop among progressive activists over the next several months that will lead to the mayor being able to defeat Clinton in the primary elections next year in much the same way leftist Sen. George McGovern successfully challenged the initially front-running establishment Democratic candidate, Sen. Edmund Muskie, more than 40 years...
  • De Blasio Lauds Comcast’s Withdrawal Of Time Warner Takeover Bid

    04/24/2015 12:42:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    SNIP Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was glad the merger didn’t go through. “Comcast’s withdrawal of its bid to merge with Time Warner Cable is good for the American consumer and it shows that our regulatory and legal system work,” de Blasio said in a statement. “We need more competition to bring down prices and ensure a democratic internet for all. The merger would have further concentrated market power in the cable and broadband sectors and created even greater barriers to the City’s goals of universal, affordable high-speed Internet access.” One of the concerns consumer advocates and competitors had...
  • Report: NYC Mayor De Blasio wants to be drafted into an anti-Hillary presidential campaign

    04/20/2015 10:09:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | Noah Rothman
    When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio failed to endorse Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and appeared to call into question her progressive bona fides, it shouldn’t have surprised anyone. Though he served as Clinton’s U.S. Senate campaign manager in 2000, de Blasio has been clear that he does not believe that the former secretary of state was pulled sufficiently to the left over the course of the Obama presidency. “The Democrat should be willing to challenge the status quo,” de Blasio in November of last year in the context of Clinton’s efforts to recast herself a progressive populist...
  • The NY Times editorial board’s vote of no confidence in Hillary Clinton

    04/25/2015 6:34:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    It is admittedly difficult to bear the obsequious servility that punctuates The New York Times editorial board’s latest gentle attempt to convince Hillary Clinton that she has a serious problem on her hands. Viewed, however, as a window into the thinking of the Democratic Party’s terrified pragmatists who are slowly coming to the realization that they backed the wrong horse, The Times’ latest is clarifying. It is a desperate and helpless demand that Clinton somehow stop the bleeding. “Nothing illegal has been alleged about the foundation, the global philanthropic initiative founded by former President Bill Clinton,” The Times editorial averred....
  • New Book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ Questions Foreign Donations to Foundation

    04/20/2015 3:10:34 AM PDT · by W. · 33 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | APRIL 19, 2015 | Amy Chozick
    The book does not hit shelves until May 5, but already the Republican Rand Paul has called its findings “big news” that will “shock people” and make voters “question” the candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton. “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” by Peter Schweizer — a 186-page investigation of donations made to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities — is proving the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy. The book, a copy of which was obtained by The New York...
  • New York Times: Clinton Cash ‘Most Anticipated and Feared Book of a Presidential Cycle’

    04/19/2015 7:53:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-19 | Alexander Marlow
    The New York Times reported Sunday evening that a forthcoming investigative bombshell book on Hillary and Bill Clinton will soon be the focus of major feature stories and is regarded as “the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle.” For weeks, news outlets from the Washington Post to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer have alluded that the highly-anticipated May 5 release of Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich by three-time New York Times bestselling investigative journalist and President of the non-partisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI) Peter Schweizer could be a presidential game-changer.  
  • NYP: CAN THE CLINTONS CHANGE?

    02/04/2008 8:41:02 AM PST · by OESY · 21 replies · 128+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 4, 2008 | Editorial
    Bill Clinton just can't seem to keep his sleazy private dealings out of the news: This time, it's a 2005 dinner he shared with a wealthy mining mogul and Kazakhstan's president, after which the businessman wound up with a coveted contract in that country. The sordid story- about Clinton's meal with Kazakh strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev and UrAsia Energy Ltd. head Frank Giustra- ran on the front page of Thursday's New York Times. Reporters Jo Becker and Don Van Natta Jr. deserve kudos: They describe how Clinton praised the Kazakh dictator, absurdly, for "opening up the social and political life of...
  • How Much More Can Hillary! Take? The New York Times Strikes Another Blow at the Dowager Empress

    04/23/2015 1:27:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/23/2015 | Michael Walsh
    As I’ve been saying for months now, she’s toast: The headline in Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when the newspaper served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.” The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium...
  • NYT Reporter: Clinton Officials Lied About a Meeting Taking Place, Unaware of Photo Evidence

    04/23/2015 3:41:42 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 89 replies
    Washington Free Beacon & Fox News ^ | 4-23-15 | Daniel Bassali
    In a Fox News preview of “The Tangled Clinton Web,” a New York Times reporter accused the Clinton Foundation of lying to her about a meeting Bill Clinton had with Kazatomprom officials regarding the sale of uranium to Russia. “Frank Giustra arranged for officials to go to Bill Clinton’s house in Chappaqua,” reporter Jo Becker said. “When I first contacted the Clinton Foundation, they denied any such meeting ever took place. And when we told them we have already talked to the head, who not only told us all about the meeting but actually has a picture of him and...
  • Clinton Foundation Caught Straight-Up Lying To New York Times Reporter

    04/23/2015 9:55:08 PM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 23, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    The video can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cbOe90AUmUIn a preview of Fox News’ upcoming special on the allegations that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traded political favors for donations to the Clinton Foundation, The New York Times reporter Jo Becker revealed that the Clintons straight-up lied to her about whether Bill Clinton had attended a key meeting. One of the revelations in the Times piece is that Bill Clinton played a key role in the insuring acquisition of key uranium mines from the Kazakh state-owned uranium mining company Kazatomprom to Canadian millionaire Frank Giustra. After the transaction, Giustra gave over $30...
  • Feds Play the Race Card to Crush Parents’ Revolt Against Common Core

    04/26/2015 11:58:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/24/15 | David French
    There was a time when Common Core supporters loudly insisted the program — adopted by no fewer than 46 states — was most assuredly not federal, that any allegation that this astounding national uniformity was the result of federal pressure was a nasty, vicious lie. The State Standards Initiative confidently declares as “myth” the assertions that “Common Core State Standards were adopted by states as part of the [federal] Race to the Top grant program” or that the “federal government will take over ownership” of Common Core. The Initiative’s position is clear: “The federal government will not govern the Common...
  • Exclusive — Ted Cruz: NYT ‘Hit Pieces’ Against Me Suggest They’re ‘Dismayed’ I’m Gaining Traction

    04/24/2015 2:26:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/24/2015 | Matt Boyle
    (snip) The focus of the fundraiser was on foreign policy and standing with Israel, and everyone at the fundraiser was on the same page—which is the Obama-Clinton foreign policy has dramatically weakened our friendship and relationship with the nation of Israel. The Times somehow found it extraordinary that a conservative Republican would be willing to have a conversation about foreign policy with people who are homosexual. It is only in the Times’ strange caricature of conservatism that that is the case. I am happy to bring my conservative message to anybody—conservative or liberal—and not every supporter of a candidate will...
  • NBC's Seth Meyers Defends Hillary From 'Clinton Cash' Allegations

    04/24/2015 1:38:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 24, 2015 | 3:54 PM EDT | By Curtis Houck
    On the Thursday edition of NBC’s Late Night, host Seth Meyers jumped aboard the Clinton campaign’s push to discredit the upcoming book Clinton Cash by Peter Schweizer by mocking Schweizer’s background, previous book titles, and chalking the book up to be nothing more than the latest work from “the cottage industry of anti-Clinton books that come out every year.” Dubbed the topic of the latest “A Closer Look” segment, Meyers introducted the book and that it’s been mentioned in the news before making a Game of Thrones reference to go after the GOP: “Now, when a new anti-Clinton book comes...
  • Bobby Jindal slams Indiana, Arkansas leaders for ‘retreat’ on religious liberty bills

    04/23/2015 7:30:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/23/15 | David Sherfinski
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is slamming politicians in Indiana and Arkansas for a “retreat” on so-called religious freedom legislation and says he isn’t going to be pressured by corporate America into backing off of his support for similar legislation in his home state on the issue of marriage. “In Indiana and Arkansas, large corporations recently joined left-wing activists to bully elected officials into backing away from strong protections for religious liberty,” Mr. Jindal wrote in an opinion piece published Thursday by The New York Times. “It was disappointing to see conservative leaders so hastily retreat on legislation that would simply...
  • By Not Endorsing Hillary, De Blasio 'Maybe Playing More Dangerous Game Than He Realizes'

    04/22/2015 3:04:06 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Serious question: what did Mark Halperin mean when he said that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio "may be playing a more dangerous game than he realizes" by refusing so far to endorse Hillary? On today's With All Due Respect, Halperin prefaced his ominous observation by saying that there is "furor in Hillary Clinton's camp" over the matter. De Blasio's omission certainly is striking, considering that he was Hillary's campaign manager when she ran for Senate from New York. View the video here.
  • Oklahoma Recognizes Role of Drilling in Earthquakes

    04/21/2015 6:52:59 PM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 April 2015 | Michael Wines
    Abandoning years of official skepticism, Oklahoma’s government on Tuesday embraced a scientific consensus that earthquakes rocking the state are largely caused by the underground disposal of billions of barrels of wastewater from oil and gas wells.The state’s energy and environment cabinet introduced a website detailing the evidence behind that conclusion Tuesday, including links to expert studies of Oklahoma’s quakes. The site includes an interactive map that plots not only earthquake locations, but also the sites of more than 3,000 active wastewater-injection wells.The website coincided with a statement by the state-run Oklahoma Geological Survey that it “considers it very likely” that...
  • Could Ted Cruz end IRS 501-C3 Church political limits with Obama-style "Prosecutorial Discretion" ?

    04/19/2015 5:24:18 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 28 replies
    Patton@Bastogne | 2015-04-19 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Could Ted Cruz end IRS 501-C3 Church political limits with Obama-style "Prosecutorial Discretion" such as Obama used to create Executive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens ? Could (President) Ted Cruz effectively abolish the "Johnson Amendment of 1954" through "executive action" ? ====================================== POTUS Obama has claimed "Prosecutorial Discretion" to effectively create "Executive Amnesty". The New York Times and prominent Liberals have defended Obama's actions as properly within Obama's presidential "Constitutional authority". Senator Ted Cruz, in questioning U.S. Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, asked her a couple of questions to this effect: Since Loretta Lynch and President Obama support the concept...
  • Welcome to rent control! 88,000 apply for 55 apartments

    04/21/2015 7:43:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/21/2015 | NewsMachete
    Eighty-Eight thousand people (so far) have applied for 55 low-rent apartments in a fancy new condominium building on Manhattan's upper west side. The lucky few could get a two bedroom apartment for less than $1100 a month in the West 60's of Manhattan. To get tax breaks, developers of luxury buildings make some units available at below market rent rates, and this is what happened here. But as you can see from the number of applicants, this program will never produce enough low income housing. Rent control is the biggest obstacle to building new affordable housing; that's why nearly...
  • New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News strike deals for anti-Clinton research

    04/20/2015 11:06:39 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2015 | By DYLAN BYERS
    The New York Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have made exclusive agreements with a conservative author for early access to his opposition research on Hillary Clinton, a move that has confounded members of the Clinton campaign and some reporters. "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich" will debut on May 5. But the Times, the Post and Fox have already made arrangements with author Peter Schweizer to pursue some of the material included in his book, which seeks to draw connections between Clinton Foundation donations and...
  • De Blasio in secret bid to be Dems’ 2016 pick

    04/20/2015 7:02:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    nypost.co, ^ | April 20, 2015 | Fredric U. Dicker
    Despite repeated claims to the contrary, Mayor Bill de Blasio is positioning himself to be the leftist “progressive” alternative to Wall Street-friendly Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democratic candidate for president, a national party operative told The Post. De Blasio’s hope, the operative said, is a “Draft de Blasio’’ movement will develop among progressive activists over the next several months that will lead to the mayor being able to defeat Clinton in the primary elections next year in much the same way leftist Sen. George McGovern successfully challenged the initially front-running establishment Democratic candidate, Sen. Edmund Muskie, more than 40...
  • Step Down, Senator Robert Menendez[NYT]

    04/02/2015 12:27:24 PM PDT · by Theoria · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 April 2015 | The Editorial Board
    For high-profile politicians who are indicted by federal prosecutors, there’s something akin to stages of grief. First comes shock, then anger, defiance and, sometimes, after juries convict and judges are ready to impose a sentence, a bit of contrition.Having been on notice for months that his mutually beneficial friendship with a wealthy Florida doctor was the subject of a corruption probe, Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey blew right past the state of shock on Wednesday, after authorities unveiled a 68-page indictment.“For nearly three years I’ve lived under a Justice Department cloud and today I am outraged that this cloud...
  • Ted Cruz, the Times, and Guns

    04/18/2015 10:01:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | April 18, 2015 | The Editors
    The New York Times is taking note of Senator Cruz’s suggestion that the Second Amendment was intended to “serve as the ultimate check against governmental tyranny — for the protection of liberty.” The Gray Lady calls it among the “ridiculous arguments against gun control.” It suggests the silliest such the idea is that the framers wanted to “preserve the possibility, or even encourage, the idea of armed rebellion against the government.” What arrests us about this note is the absence of any reference to Elbridge Gerry. Gerry was the representative from Massachusetts who, during the debate over the Second Amendment...
  • The cold hard politically incorrect facts of crime in NYC

    04/17/2015 2:49:39 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 32 replies
    citycrimestats | April 17, 2015 | Self
  • New York Times fears a 1980-style presidential ‘shellacking’

    04/12/2015 12:38:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Communities Digital News' More Than Right Blog ^ | April 12, 2015 | Stephen Z. Nemo
    It’s never been a secret that the politically regressive “progressives” on the New York Times editorial board hate freedom. And so, in last Sunday’s lead editorial, they came out full square for a totalitarian state under the iron boot of Supreme Leader Barack Obama. The Times is concerned that, as the failed Obama presidency heads into the final stretch and his policies become a greater concern to voting Americans, frightened citizens, especially those that have never voted before, will continue replacing tangential establishment Republicans in Congress with robust conservative-libertarian-tea partiers. That is why the Times finds the return of a...
  • Brooklyn Hit With Anti-Hillary Street Art

    A source sends along these photos from Brooklyn today of anti-Hillary Clinton signs everywhere. Clinton is expected to announce her presidential campaign later today. The campaign's headquarters are located in Brooklyn. The signs appear to be a riff on a group of supporters calling certain words often used to describe Clinton as sexist. Words such as 'secretive,' 'ambitious,' and 'entitled.'
  • Grandmama Mia! (Dowd on Clinton)

    04/12/2015 9:01:28 AM PDT · by VinL · 79 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 4/11/15 | M.Dowd
    WHEN my brother Michael was a Senate page, he delivered mail to John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, who had offices across the hall from each other. He recalled that Kennedy never looked up or acknowledged his presence, but Nixon would greet him with a huge smile. “Hi, Mike,” he’d say. “How are you doing? How’s the family?” It seemed a bit counterintuitive, especially since my dad, a D.C. police inspector in charge of Senate security, was a huge Kennedy booster. (The two prominent pictures in our house were of the Mona Lisa and J.F.K.) But after puzzling over it,...
  • A New Phase in Anti-Obama Attacks (Anti-Policy Attacks)

    04/12/2015 7:46:21 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04/12/2015 | Editorial Staff
    --SNIP-- It is a line of attack that echoes Republicans’ earlier questioning of Mr. Obama’s American citizenship. Those attacks were blatantly racist in their message — reminding people that Mr. Obama was black, suggesting he was African, and planting the equally false idea that he was secretly Muslim. The current offensive is slightly more subtle, but it is impossible to dismiss the notion that race plays a role in it. Perhaps the most outrageous example of the attack on the president’s legitimacy was a letter signed by 47 Republican senators to the leadership of Iran saying Mr. Obama had no...
  • Cabbie Ordered to Pay Lesbian Couple $10K for Telling Them to Stop Kissing

    04/11/2015 7:19:08 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    CHELSEA — A taxi driver must pay a lesbian couple $10,000 for telling them to either stop smooching in the backseat of his cab or kiss their ride goodbye, a city administrative judge ruled last month. Yellow cab hack Mohammed Dahbi was accused of discriminating against the couple over their sexual orientation by ordering them to "keep that [behavior] for the bedroom or get out of the cab." Dahbi also gave the passengers, Christy Spitzer and Kassie Thornton, some lip, calling them "b-----s," "c---s" and "whores" when they got out of the cab without paying, according to Judge John Spooner's...
  • Key Witness: Prosecutor Manipulated Me Into Falsely Testifying Against Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 11:32:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-7-15 | Fred Barnes
    Judith Miller, the former New York Times reporter, has blown a big hole in the case against Lewis “Scooter” Libby, convicted of lying to avoid blame for outing a CIA agent. Miller was a key witness in Libby’s trial, but in her new book she has repudiated her testimony. Libby was “railroaded in his conviction” by Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald, she said in an interview on Fox News yesterday. In her book, The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, she writes that Fitzgerald cajoled her into testifying in 2007 that Libby had told her Valerie Plame, the wife of a critic...
  • NY Times: Muslims “MUST BE MADE” to Embrace Gay Lifestyle ….. no,

    04/10/2015 7:36:10 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 29 replies
    Pamela Geller.Com ^ | 4/9/2015 | Pamela Geller
    (Gay thrown off building by devout Muslims) These son of a bitches need to live under the sharia. I am so sick of this vicious and radical agenda against non-Muslims. This is how the left destroys America: dismantle and trash the pillars of Americanism, paving the way for the totalitarianism that the left so dearly loves. In the wake of the Indiana donnybrook over religious liberty, which somehow was transformed overnight into a question of gay rights, it couldn’t be long before the New York Times weighed in against Christians. Yet who could have expected the draconian measures the Times...
  • New York Times Kicks off NRA Convention Coverage with Massive Lie

    04/10/2015 3:48:44 PM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 10, 2015 9:35 AM | Charles C.W. Cooke
    The NRA Convention starts today, in Nashville, Tennessee. And so, rather predictably, the New York Times has started its day by lying about it.
  • Campaign Finance Complaints Filed Against 4 Presidential Hopefuls[O’Malley-Santorum-Walker-Bush]

    04/01/2015 8:53:53 AM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 31 March 2015 | Eric Lichtblau
    For months, White House hopefuls from both parties have been raising millions in unlimited contributions at upscale fund-raisers from Manhattan to Palm Springs, Calif. — all without officially declaring themselves candidates and becoming subject to federal caps on contributions. Only a few of some 20 would-be presidential candidates have even bothered to set up the exploratory committees that were once a time-tested way to declare interest in the White House — and that set off their own fund-raising restrictions. But two leading campaign finance groups charged on Tuesday that the spread of these unofficial campaigns in recent months was not...
  • NYPD Detective Suspended After Video Appears to Show Him Pocketing Cash During Police Raid

    04/09/2015 3:12:38 PM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09 April 2015 | Pervaiz Shallwani
    A New York Police Department detective has been suspended after a Brooklyn deli owner uncovered security camera footage that appears to show the officer pocketing nearly $3,000 in cash during a raid earlier this month, police said.The detective, Ian Cyrus, 49 years old, has been suspended pending an internal affairs investigation into the April 3 incident, NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis said Thursday.“That video combined with an allegation of theft is enough to warrant an investigation,” Mr. Davis said. “It’s good enough to support taking appropriate action at the time. The video is indicative of activity that requires more investigation.”Detective Cyrus...
  • New York Times Runs Easter Story Suggesting Resurrection Didn't Happen

    04/08/2015 2:44:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 8, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    A few weeks ago, an Israeli geologist met with a reporter from the New York Times in the lobby of Jerusalem's King David Hotel. The geologist brought along evidence. Just before Easter, the Times came out with his story. The geologist, Aryeh Shimron, claims to have proof of a connection between a famous ossuary, or burial box for bones, and a tomb of in the environs of Jerusalem that, he believes, was the final resting place for Jesus of Nazareth, his wife and his family. If he were right, his theory would call into question the truth of the Resurrection. The Times...
  • Today in Politics: Obama’s Trip to Panama Includes a Cuban Subplot - body language

    04/08/2015 4:45:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    New York Times - First Draft ^ | April 8, 2015 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    President Obama on Wednesday embarks on a trip to Jamaica and to Panama where the formal agenda is summitry with Caribbean and Latin American leaders. But the powerful subtext will be the body language between him and President Raúl Castro of Cuba. Four months after Mr. Obama ordered the restoration of full diplomatic relations with Cuba, he and Mr. Castro are likely to share a stage, a conference table, a “family photo” with attendees and potentially even a one-on-one meeting.
  • NYT Writer: Christians ‘Must Be Made’ to Embrace Gay Lifestyle

    04/08/2015 10:23:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    Brietbart ^ | April 8, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams
    In the wake of the Indiana donnybrook over religious liberty, which somehow was transformed overnight into a question of gay rights, it couldn’t be long before the New York Times weighed in against Christians. Yet who could have expected the draconian measures the Times would propose? Either Christians fully embrace the gay lifestyle, or you will be coerced into doing so.
  • Even in 2015, the New York Times is still pretending that desalination does not exist

    04/06/2015 3:51:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 6, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Even in 2015, the New York Times is still pretending that desalination does not exist The New York Times just published this article on California’s water shortage:California Drought Tests History of Endless GrowthA punishing drought is forcing a reconsideration of whether the aspiration of untrammeled growth that has for so long been the state’s engine has run against the limits of nature.April 4, 2015LOS ANGELES — For more than a century, California has been the state where people flocked for a better life — 164,000 square miles of mountains, farmland and coastline, shimmering with ambition and...
  • California Drought Tests History of Endless Growth [NYT pretends desalination doesn't exist]

    04/05/2015 11:05:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 4, 2015 | ADAM NAGOURNEY, JACK HEALY and NELSON D. SCHWARTZ
    A punishing drought is forcing a reconsideration of whether the aspiration of untrammeled growth that has for so long been the state’s engine has run against the limits of nature. ... a punishing drought — and the unprecedented measures the state announced last week to compel people to reduce water consumption — is forcing a reconsideration of whether the aspiration of untrammeled growth that has for so long been this state’s driving engine has run against the limits of nature. Can Los Angeles continue to dominate as the country’s capital of entertainment and glamour, and Silicon Valley as the center...
  • Non-citizens in New York City could soon be given the right to vote

    04/05/2015 4:08:43 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 47 replies
    guardian ^ | Thursday 2 April 2015 14.45 EDT | Kanishk Tharoor
    New York City council is currently drafting legislation that would allow all legal residents, regardless of US citizenship, the right to vote in city elections New York City is routinely described as a “global hub”, a place so thoroughly penetrated by international capital and migration that it seems at once within and without the United States. It is the centre of American commerce and media, but its politics, demographics and worldly outlook make the Big Apple an outlier. New York may be about to become even more distinct. The left-leaning New York City council is currently drafting legislation that would...
  • ('national hero') De Blasio Dips Toe Into Presidential Politics With Meeting of Liberals

    04/05/2015 11:02:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    DNA info ^ | 4/03/15 | Jeff Mays
    Pic - Mayor Bill de Blasio, at Gracie Mansion with First Lady Chirlane McCray, activist Van Jones, and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, plans to dip his toe into presidential politics with the launch of a push for income inequality to become a central issue of the 2016 national elections. "All of this is focused on the notion that we are not having a discussion on income inequality in this country and we are not having that discussion at our peril." GRACIE MANSION — Mayor Bill de Blasio, who supporters describe as a "national hero" among progressives, has dipped his his...
  • As Quakes Rattle Oklahoma, Fingers Point to Oil and Gas Industry

    04/04/2015 8:28:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 4/3/2015 | RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and MICHAEL WINES
    Many scientists disagree. They say those quakes, and thousands of others before and since, are mainly the work of humans, caused by wells used to bury vast amounts of wastewater from oil and gas exploration deep in the earth near fault zones. And they warn that continuing to entomb such huge quantities risks more dangerous tremors — if not here, then elsewhere in the state’s sprawling well fields.
  • Sexually Assaulted at UVA

    04/04/2015 11:46:27 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 4, 2015 | JENNY WILKINSON
    IN 1997, I was sexually assaulted by a fellow student at the University of Virginia. At a closed hearing, the university’s committee on sexual assault found him responsible. His punishment? A letter in his file. It’s not clear how many women have won their cases through the university’s system since they were first allowed to enroll as undergraduates in 1970. I am one of the women who won, but winning wasn’t really winning, was it? The hearing on my case took place in March 1998, two months after a criminal trial that ended in disappointment and frustration for me when...
  • NYC: Two US women arrested over their ties to ISIL (Missed in U.S. media coverage?!?)

    Two women in New York City have been arrested over their ties to the ISIL terrorist group and allegedly planning to carry out a "terrorist attack" in the United States, federal prosecutors say. Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, plotted to hit government, police or military targets, according to the complaint filed Thursday at a US federal court in Brooklyn. The complaint said Velentzas and Siddiqui had praised the al-Qaeda terrorist group and were "citizens” of ISIL. "We are committed to doing everything in our ability to detect, disrupt and deter attacks by homegrown violent extremists," Brooklyn US Attorney...
  • New York Times editorial board calls for Menendez to resign

    04/03/2015 8:47:54 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/03/2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    How do you know The New York Times is all in for protecting Barack Obama? When its editorial board turns on a fellow Democrat who bucked him on the Iran deal. "The New York Times is calling for New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez to resign in the face of criminal charges of bribery."
  • Rand Paul's excuse for avoiding the 'religious freedom' law controversy doesn't add up

    04/03/2015 12:10:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 2, 2015 | Hunter Walker and Colin Campbell
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is the only major Republican likely 2016 presidential candidate who hasn't weighed in on the controversy over Indiana's "religious freedom" law that erupted this week — and his explanation for avoiding the issue is questionable.
  • Discredited Gary Sick Cited by MSM as Expert on Iran Nuke 'Deal'

    04/03/2015 11:26:34 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 3, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Would you want to cite someone who has been thoroughly discredited in the very field he is supposed to be an expert in? Well, that is exactly what several news organizations did yesterday including Charlie Rose on PBS, the New York Times, and Bloomberg when they cited Gary Sick as an expert on Iran in stories about the nuke "deal" which was actually more of an agreement on the framework to discuss the...well, you get it. It really wasn't an actual deal but Gary Sick was chirping away like it was some sort of positive development.. Of course none...
  • Dianne Feinstein says the Anarchist’s Cookbook should be “removed from the Internet”

    04/02/2015 9:57:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 2, 2015 at 4:01 PM | Christopher Ingraham
    Two women were arrested in New York today for allegedly planning an ISIS-inspired plot to use “weapons of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States,” according to the Justice Department. In a press release praising the FBI and the NYPD for their work on the case, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California said the following:I am particularly struck that the alleged bombers made use of online bombmaking guides like the Anarchist Cookbook and Inspire Magazine. These documents are not, in my view, protected by the First Amendment and should be removed from the Internet.The Anarchist’s Cookbook is a...
  • 2 Queens, NY Women Are Charged in Bomb Plot

    04/02/2015 2:07:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/02/2015 | By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    Two women living in Queens have been charged with planning to build a bomb that they wanted to detonate in the United States. The women, Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, who until recently were roommates, were named in a complaint unsealed on Thursday in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, and were expected to appear in court on Thursday afternoon. Ms. Velentzas and Ms. Siddiqui, who are American citizens, appeared to be interested in jihad, according to the complaint, which said that they had been communicating with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and had been viewing violent videos...
  • Bill de Blasio Says Indiana Religious Law Is ‘Doomed to Failure’

    04/01/2015 3:08:32 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies
    observer.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ross Barkan
    Mayor Bill de Blasio excoriated a controversial Indiana religious freedom law, telling reporters today that it is “deeply disturbing” and “doomed to failure.” Following the lead of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mr. de Blasio also said he would ban non-essential city travel to the Hoosier State. “It’s a deeply disturbing reality right now in Indiana and I hope before it’s too late, they turn back,” Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, said at an unrelated press conference in Brooklyn. He promised that the law, which critics say will allow businesses to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, will backfire on the...