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  • Welcome to rent control! 88,000 apply for 55 apartments

    04/21/2015 7:43:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 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 · 34 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...
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo In Cuba

    04/21/2015 5:31:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    CBS NEW YORK ^ | 4/20/15
    ...Cuomo speaks at the beginning of a Business Rountable with Cuban and American business leaders held at the Hotel Parque Central in Havana, Cuba....
  • żQuien es más Hispano? Rubio, Cruz, Castro or Bush

    04/20/2015 6:13:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | April 20, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    Good morning Austin: I had a story in Saturday’s paper on the startling fact that, with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, two of the first three announced candidates for the Republican presidential nomination for president are Hispanic. In other words, if America elects its first Latino president in 2016, that president would almost certainly be a Republican. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, at best there could be a Hispanic candidate for vice president, with most of the speculation concentrated on Julián Castro, the former San Antonio mayor who is now serving as President Obama’s secretary of housing and urban development....
  • Fracking boom creates jobs for women — but only as prostitutes and maids, activist claims

    04/20/2015 3:43:54 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    A key figure behind New York’s statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing says that losing out on oil and gas jobs is no big deal because the industry only creates work for women as prostitutes and hotel maids. In an April 6 lecture at the University of Pittsburgh, biologist Sandra Steingraber of New Yorkers Against Fracking described the fight over oil and natural gas development as a feminist issue. “Fracking as an industry serves men. Ninety-five percent of the people employed in the gas fields are men. When we talk about jobs, we’re talking about jobs for men, and we need...
  • Expert: Obama's amnesty 'profoundly unfair' to 4 million legal immigrants, a new high

    04/20/2015 5:56:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    While the administration struggles to move forward with its plan to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, the list of foreigners trying to get into the United States legally has surged to 4.4 million, over 100,000 more than last year, according to the State Department. Those on the list either have a family member who is a U.S. citizen or green card holder, sponsoring their entry, or an employer wants them. The list grew by 100,085 over last year. And more than a quarter of them, 1,323,978, are Mexican. ... unlike illegals slipping over the border, many of those on the...
  • Killing Cardillo: What Did The FBI Know And When Did They Know It?

    04/20/2015 12:28:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch -- Investigative Bulletin ^ | April 20, 2015 | Micah Morrison
    Yesterday, the New York Post ran my investigative report on a very cold case: the mortal wounding of NYPD Patrolman Phillip Cardillo inside Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam Mosque #7 in Harlem in April, 1972. The “Harlem Mosque Incident” would become one of the most controversial cases in NYPD history—a tale of betrayal and cover-up, race and politics, played out across a disintegrating city. I’m grateful to the Post for getting behind a story that raises the disturbing possibility that the FBI was deeply involved in the events surrounding Cardillo’s death. Due to space limitations at the newspaper, some of...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 20-24,2015

    04/20/2015 12:17:25 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | April 20-24,2015 | Sean Hannity
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  • 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...
  • NYC City Council in talks to decriminalize minor offenses like open container and public [ed tr]

    04/20/2015 9:23:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Sarah Ryley
    A potential showdown is looming over a pair of City Council proposals that would decriminalize a host of offenses — including fare-beating, drinking on the street and public urination — in an overhaul that could dramatically impact the NYPD’s “broken windows” approach to policing. The measures, still the focus of ongoing negotiations, could pit some Council members against Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who raised questions about the potential changes just last month. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s office is working on a proposal that would make some of the most common criminal court summonses civil charges instead. Violators would get...
  • 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...
  • Almost 4 years after MF Global failed, Jon Corzine is reportedly getting ready for a comeback

    04/20/2015 4:35:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Myles Udland
    Jon Corzine is thinking about making a comeback. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Corzine, who was formerly chairman of Goldman Sachs and the CEO at hedge fund MF Global before it went bankrupt in 2011, is considering a comeback. The Journal's Julie Steinberg and Rob Copeland report that Corzine has discussed plans about starting a new fund and that it would be started from his personal wealth and a small group of outside investors. The new fund could have around $150 million in assets under management, the report said. MF Global, which was a $1.6 billion...
  • City Council in talks to decriminalize minor offenses like open container and public urination (NYC)

    04/20/2015 2:37:35 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 20,. 2015
    A potential showdown is looming over a pair of City Council proposals that would decriminalize a host of offenses — including fare-beating, drinking on the street and public urination — in an overhaul that could dramatically impact the NYPD’s “broken windows” approach to policing.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wait, Anthony Weiner’s a Media Analyst Now?

    04/19/2015 12:03:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2015-04-19 | Evan McMurry
    Anthony Weiner — yes, that Anthony Weiner — talked to Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter Sunday morning about Hillary Clinton’s road trip to Iowa in the now infamous Scooby van, which he said bespoke of the unexpected in comparison GOP’s candidate’s staged events, and said the media was focusing on arcane or frivolous details that mattered only to the insider types, not to voters.If you’re thinking, “Wait, Anthony Weiner’s a media critic now?” you’re not alone. You may also be thinking: isn’t Huma Abedin, Weiner’s long-suffering wife, also Hillary Clinton’s long-suffering aide, and wasn’t she actually in said Scooby van...
  • 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...
  • Anthony Weiner discusses Clinton launch: Doing the unexpected

    04/19/2015 11:48:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 17, 2015 | DAVID COHEN
    EXCERPT “She’s been around a long time answering questions,” Weiner said, “but I think to some degree this is just the way it appears: She wanted to have a campaign that began a way that was most comfortable to her.” Weiner also made it clear he was speaking for himself — not for his wife. “We talk about just about everything except the campaign,” Weiner said, “I don’t think she even knows I’m here today, except that she’s alone with Jordan.”
  • Michelle Obama treats mom to swanky NYC outing; where are the ‘black brunch’ protests?

    04/19/2015 10:57:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 17, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Michelle Obama decided to start celebrating Mother’s Day early with a trip Saturday to a swanky New York City eatery. Secret Service flanked the first lady and her mother, Marian Robinson, as they hit celebrity chef Mario Batali’s Lupa restaurant and enjoyed a five-course meal. The food looked nothing like the slop Obama wants to serve America’s school children. The meals the pair indulged in start at $65 per person with an additional $49 to add wine.
  • RAND PAUL: There's A Secret Hillary Clinton Scandal That Will Derail Her Campaign 'Soon' (oh-noes!!)

    04/18/2015 2:11:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 113 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr 18, 2015, 12.36 | Colin Cambell
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) thinks he knows something that you don't about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Bloomberg News' Dave Weigel reported Friday that Paul gave a speech to a pro-life group the day before in which Paul predicted the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation will soon be hit by a major scandal. "There's going to be stuff coming out about the Clinton foundation and their donations from different companies that get special approval by the secretary of state. It's coming out in the next couple weeks," Paul said. As Weigel noted, Paul has made similar...
  • Hillary’s hypocrisy on the death tax: I support this tax. I just don’t feel like paying it.

    04/18/2015 10:10:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier this week we took a look at the GOP efforts to repeal the death tax, including some of the political pitfalls involved as well as reasons why it’s still a hill worth fighting on. In a rare moment of taking a position on a policy issue, Hillary Clinton has chimed in on the so called estate tax several times over the years. She has referred to it as a “wealth tax”, which works out quite well for her this year if she’s trying to angle her way into a more Elizabeth Warren style position on the subject. So...
  • Newsweek: Largest individual donor to Clinton Foundation has trade ties to Iran

    04/18/2015 10:13:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Is another shoe about to drop on the Clinton Foundation, and on Hillary Clinton’s problematic rollout? Newsweek’s Rory Ross reported this morning that the largest individual donor to the Clinton family business has conducted trade with Iran, perhaps in breach of US sanctions. Ukrainian energy mogul Victor Pinchuk has connections to the Clintons that go back almost a decade, and financial connections to the regime in Tehran that go much farther: The fourth richest man in Ukraine, Pinchuk owns Interpipe Group, a Cyprus-incorporated manufacturer of seamless pipes used in oil and gas sectors.Newsweek has seen declarations and documents from...
  • Ed Schultz: Hillary Doesn't Need To Answer Your Stupid Questions

    04/15/2015 10:41:50 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 43 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | April 14, 2015 | Caleb Howe
    There's not much to add to this ridiculous video. On MSNBC today, Ed Schultz was speaking with newly minted daytime host Thomas Roberts about Hillary's campaign stop in Iowa, when he said ... well, exactly what you would expect Ed Schultz to say. Your questions are beneath Hillary. "I don't think Hillary Clinton wants press. I think she wants people. And I think she doesn't have to answer any questions right now. And I think what she's going to do in Iowa is not focus on press but focus on what people have to say. And I think that Hillary...
  • The Inevitable Clinton Drool Parade Has Begun

    04/18/2015 11:18:58 AM PDT · by drewh · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 18, 2015 | 7:01 AM EDT | Melisa Mullins
    It was only a matter of time before the media began their drool parade over Hillary Clinton. Since the announcement of her presidential run on Sunday, they have been chasing after her like paparazzi, patiently waiting for any word she might utter, and alas, begin the tedious task of trying to paint her into a likeable person. No more of the “old” Hillary - an opportunistic, scandal ridden, “technically challenged,” pantsuit-wearing former first lady, Senator, Secretary of State….and one of those “evil one-percenters” she claims to detest. The media’s mission, which they have chosen to accept, is to humanize her...
  • From Fauxcahontas to the coal miner's granddaughter

    04/18/2015 8:23:57 AM PDT · by shove_it · 14 replies
    GOPUSA via Boston Herald ^ | 18 Apr 2015 | Howie Carr
    It's one thing for Hillary Clinton to lift Granny Warren's applause lines, but now she's speaking with a forked tongue about her grandparents, just like the fake Indian does. You know how Fauxcahontas says she's an Indian because her grandma told her she had "high cheekbones"? And how her parents had to elope because her paternal grandparents were angry that their son was marrying a "breed"? (Funny, the newlyweds had a big wedding party in their hometown right after they got married in the biggest church in the next town over.) Now Hillary is out in Iowa making it up...
  • Carr: From Fauxcahontas to the coal miner’s granddaughter [the Hildabeast]

    04/17/2015 1:46:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/17/15 | Howie Carr
    It’s one thing for Hillary Clinton to lift Granny Warren’s applause lines, but now she’s speaking with a forked tongue about her grandparents, just like the fake Indian does.You know how Fauxcahontas says she’s an Indian because her grandma told her she had “high cheekbones”? And how her parents had to elope because her paternal grandparents were angry that their son was marrying a “breed”? (Funny, the newlyweds had a big wedding party in their hometown right after they got married in the biggest church in the next town over.)Now Hillary is out in Iowa making it up about her...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Themes a Bitter Pill for Labor Unions, Environmentalists

    04/13/2015 7:19:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-13 | Rich Tucker
    Economists warn that whatever can’t go on, won’t. That’s why there’s a crackup coming on the left.Consider the Reuters report that begins: “Hillary Clinton, under pressure from the left wing of her Democratic Party to aggressively campaign against income inequality, voiced concern about the hefty paychecks of some corporate executives in an email to supporters.”
  • Reporter: Hillary’s Van Drove Past Elderly People in Wheelchairs Waiting to Talk to Her

    04/17/2015 10:33:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 17, 2015 | Daniel Bassali
    Hillary Clinton wants to meet “everyday Americans” so badly, she drove right past many waiting in front of her event in Iowa. In the now-viral clip of reporters chasing after Clinton’s “Scooby” van, the Clinton camp drove to the back entrance, surprising both reporters and many of her supporters waiting to get a glimpse of the candidate. “I think what you don’t see in that clip, which is one of the most surprising things is there were actually a ton of people waiting for her at the front of that college,” said Financial Times reporter Megan Murphy. “There were elderly...
  • Donald Trump Lets His Followers Know 'Hillary Clinton Can't Satisfy Her Husband'

    04/17/2015 11:35:47 AM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | April 17, 2015, 11:44 AM EDT | By Catherine Thompson
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump might want to check whatever reflex makes him compulsively retweet his supporters' #Trump2016 messages. The potential presidential hopeful on Thursday shared a fan's tweet that read "If Hillary Clinton can't satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?" Trump deleted the tweet, but not before actor Lenny Jacobson got a screenshot of it: The deleted tweet was also archived on a Boston Glove live blog that tracked tweets from presidential hopefuls during a New Hampshire Republican Party leadership summit. The tweet Trump quoted apparently originated with Sawyer Burmeister, a competitive equestrian who...
  • Shocking attack leaves teacher unconscious in school hallway after student's MOTHER [tr]

    04/17/2015 5:06:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 93 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2015 | Joel Christie
    A middle school teacher is recovering in hospital in New York after being viciously assaulted by one of her student's mothers and the woman's 14-year-old niece. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School in Hempstead. Police say the parent, Annika McKenzie, 34, walked into the building without being cleared by security and waited in the hallway for her daughter's math teacher, Catherine Engelhardt. McKenzie believed Engelhardt had 'put her hands' on her 12-year-old daughter earlier in the day, according to ABC 7.
  • NY math teacher suffers beating from parent

    04/17/2015 3:57:50 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 49 replies
    WCYB.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | WCYB.com
    A middle school teacher in Hempstead, New York, is recovering from a beating after a student's mother attacked her inside the classroom. Police say she put the teacher in a chokehold, then her 14-year-old niece punched the teacher in the face.
  • Our View: Shame on Lizzie Borden Grave Vandals

    04/16/2015 10:36:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Herald News ^ | Apr. 12, 2015
    THUMBS DOWN to the vandals who defaced the Borden gravesite in historic Oak Grove Cemetery. The plot, which contains the graves of Lizzie Borden, her slain father A.J., and stepmother, Abigail, as well as Lizzie’s sister, Emma, was marked with graffiti police belief to have been “tagged” by skateboarders. The crime took place on Sunday, the same day “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles” miniseries premiered on Lifetime. “It just irks me … not just when it’s Lizzie Borden, but anyone,” said Oak Grover Cemetery Director Tony Eaton. We share the sentiment and hope the perpetrators are brought to justice and make...
  • Thousands of students opt out of state mandated exam as families boycott tests

    04/16/2015 7:30:42 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/16/2015 | LISA L. COLANGELO , BILL HUTCHINSON , CORKY SIEMASZKO
    It's an anti-testing tsunami. Thousands of families across the Empire State said no to standardized testing, boycotting the state-mandated English Language Arts exams which began Tuesday. While accurate figures were hard to come by, testing opponents, parents groups, and school officials from Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, to Buffalo all agreed the number is likely to far exceed the 60,000 students who refused to take the test last year.
  • Former Obama pilot: TWA Flight 800 was not blown up by a faulty fuel tank; it was shot down.

    04/16/2015 10:55:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 102 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4-15-15 | Andrew Zanginger
    Was TWA Flight 800 shot out of the sky? As a former pilot, that is a question I get asked about all the time. I’m no conspiracy theorist, but let’s be clear: Yes. I say it was. And I believe the FBI covered it up. LOOK BACK: REPORTING THE CRASH OF TWA FLIGHT 800 ON JULY 17, 1996 There are many reasons to disbelieve the official explanation of what happened to TWA 800 almost 19 years ago, on July 17, 1996, off the South Shore of Long Island. There’s hardly an airline pilot among the hundreds I know who buys...
  • MSNBC's Krystle Ball: Hillary's IA Campaign Swings 'Staged & Inauthentic', 'Not Working for Folks'

    04/16/2015 10:24:34 AM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 15, 2015 | 5:28 PM EDT | Ken Shepard
    Krystal Ball doesn't seem to be sold on Hillary Clinton's "listening tour" campaign shtick. In a segment discussing the former secretary of state's carefully-staged campaign swings in Iowa, The Cycle co-host and former Virginia congressional candidate confessed Hillary's campaign rollout isn't doing much for her, and, she suspects, that's probably true of how it's being received by most voters. Ball made the remarks in a discussion with Brian Beutler of The New Republic. Here's the relevant transcript: MSNBC The Cycle April 15, 2015 3:08 p.m. Eastern KRYSTAL BALL, co-host: But, Brian, I wanted to get your take. Is this listening...
  • N.Y. court: Legal to surreptitiously photograph people in their homes, and sell those photos

    04/15/2015 8:44:12 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    WaPo (Volokh Conspiracy) ^ | April 10, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    From yesterday’s New York intermediate appellate court decision in Foster v. Svenson (paragraph breaks added): [Snip]... Defendant photographed the building’s residents surreptitiously, hiding himself in the shadows of his darkened apartment. Defendant asserts that he did so for reasons of artistic expression; he obscured his subjects’ faces, seeking to comment on the “anonymity” of urban life, where individuals only reveal what can be seen through their windows. After approximately one year of photography, defendant assembled a series of photographs called “The Neighbors,” which he exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles and New York.
  • The Whole World Should Be a ‘No Catcall Zone,’ But for Now We Have These Signs

    04/15/2015 10:37:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 15, 2015 | Jessica Roy
    The nonprofit clothing company Feminist Apparel has taken their anti-catcalling message to the streets with a new campaign targeting neighborhoods in New York and Philadelphia. Along with the activist group Pussy Division, they're putting up signs all over the city that are splashed with messages like "NO CATCALLING ANYTIME" and "NO CATCALL ZONE." Feminist Apparel funded the campaign by selling feminist-branded T-shirts with a similar message. Now, how do we get these plastered across every subway car?
  • City Fast Food Workers Walk Off Job to Demand $15 an Hour

    04/15/2015 10:31:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    NY1 ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    Fast food workers in the city and around the country are walking off the job today to demand $15 an hour. Protesters started lining up at the McDonalds on Flatbush Avenue and Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn early this morning. It's the latest day of action organized by the Fight for $15 movement. Many workers taking place in today's protest say that they work 40 hours a week and still don't make enough to cover their rent and the basic costs of living. "Every month, I make two-thirds of my rent, and that's the only thing I can do, is...
  • Sheldon Silver’s Son-in-Law Arrested, Accused of Defrauding Investors With $7M Ponzi Scheme

    04/13/2015 7:59:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/13 | BillHutchinson
    Yet more tarnish has befallen the Silver name. Indicted former Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver’s son-in-law was arrested and charged Monday with running a $7 million Ponzi scam. Marcello Trebitsch, 37, of Brooklyn, who is married to Silver’s daughter, Michelle Trebitsch, was busted on federal wire fraud and securities charges. Trebitsch’s arrest comes less than three months after Silver was indicted on federal corruption charges stemming from his alleged solicitation of $4 million in bribes and kickbacks. Like Silver, Trebitsch is being prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. “Investing in securities entails certain risks, but should not include the risk of...
  • New York Democrats unmoved by Hillary’s announcement

    04/13/2015 7:01:21 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 24 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Monday April 13, 2015 | Frederic U. Dicker
    Hillary Rodham Clinton entered the presidential race Sunday to a stunning cold shoulder from Mayor Bill de Blasio and few signs of genuine enthusiasm from other top New York Democrats, who want to see her espouse a far more liberal agenda.... And the lack of passion for Clinton was also seen on the local level Saturday at the Ready For Hillary gathering in Manhattan, where a mere 200 people and virtually no “A-list” Democratic officials attended a final fundraiser before Clinton’s announcement.... A prominent union insider told The Post, “Hillary isn’t close to sealing the deal with labor. Many union...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 13-17,2015

    04/13/2015 12:47:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | April 13-17, 2015 | Sean Hannity
    Welcome To The Sean Hannity Show Thread! All Posters And Lurkers Are WELCOME! The Show Thread Between EL Rushbo And TGO'S Lounge. Be The First To Post And Win A Sean Hannity Show Thread High Power Blender. Listen To Sean Do Comentary, Talk To Guests And Take Calls From YOU! :)=^..^= Image by Cool Text: Logo and Button Generator - Create Your Own Logo
  • Wall Street Fees Wipe Out $2.5 Billion in New York City Pension Gains

    04/13/2015 12:02:34 PM PDT · by NRx · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04-08-2015 | PATRICK McGEEHAN
    The Lenape tribe got a better deal on the sale of Manhattan island than New York City’s pension funds have been getting from Wall Street, according to a new analysis by the city comptroller’s office. The analysis concluded that, over the past 10 years, the five pension funds have paid more than $2 billion in fees to money managers and have received virtually nothing in return, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer said in an interview on Wednesday. “We asked a simple question: Are we getting value for the fees we’re paying to Wall Street?” Mr. Stringer said. “The answer, based on...
  • Hillary’s biggest fear: The economy, stupid

    04/13/2015 6:14:08 AM PDT · by yuffy · 6 replies
    nypost ^ | April 12, 2015 | 8:53pm | By Charles Gasparino
    Hillary’s made it official: She’s now a candidate for president in the 2016 election. Question is, can she win? The former first lady and secretary of state certainly carries lots of baggage as she enters the race, including but not limited to all those missing e-mails. But she isn’t expecting any of those issues to prove fatal. Her big fear — according to the Wall Street Democrats I speak to — is being stuck with (and blamed for) her old boss’ economy. That’s because the economy has never fully recovered from the financial collapse that President Obama faced when he...
  • Your tax dollars at work: NY spends $28M to create 76 jobs

    04/12/2015 8:27:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/12/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Anyone who spends time in or around the state of New York and has access to a television is familiar with the nearly endless advertisements which clutter the airwaves touting the accomplishments of Governor Andrew Cuomo. It’s a rather strange phenomena considering the fact that he’s not up for election again until 2018, assuming he even bothers to run at all. One of his greatest “accomplishments” in turning around the dismal prospects of the state is the START-UP NY program which was ostensibly designed to attract businesses to the state, promote the creation of new businesses and boost employment....
  • 'Breaking Bad'-style meth found inside car near the Holland Tunnel

    04/12/2015 3:47:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    AM NY ^ | Alison Fox
    More than two dozen kilos of "Breaking Bad"-style blue-tinted methamphetamine was found inside a man's car near the Holland Tunnel, authorities said on Thursday. Mario Hernandez, 33, was pulled over in his Hyundai Sonata by the corner of King and Hudson streets at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday, police said. The car had New Jersey plates. He was found with 25 kilos of the drug inside the trunk, a spokeswoman with the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and charged with both second-degree and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. The blue meth was hidden inside stone tile boxes,...
  • Hugh Hewitt: Hillary Candidacy Like "Weekend At Bernie's," Democrats Will Have To Prop Her Up

    04/12/2015 9:56:00 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2015-04-12 | Meet the Priss
    FULL TITLE: Hugh Hewitt: Hillary Candidacy Like "Weekend At Bernie's," Democrats Will Have To Prop Her Up Until Election CHUCK TODD, MEET THE PRESS: Hugh, the Republican party this morning, they made sure they came in. They said they have something the RNC called StopHillary.GOP. They sent out a little thumb drive that they claim has her e-mails. They're giving out t-shirts. They went to all the news divisions this morning and did this.
  • 'Citizens, you will elect me!' Hillary Clinton gets skewered by SNL as she prepares to launch....

    04/12/2015 11:36:04 AM PDT · by drewh · 44 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11:22 EST, 12 April 2015 | By Wills Robinson and Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    Saturday Night Live poked fun at Hillary Clinton just hours before she is set to announce she is running for president, by mocking her decision to tell the world via social media. The pair decide to record a cellphone video of the Democrat for her campaign launch in a bid to make her come across as soft and approachable, following concerns she will not be able to relate to ordinary voters. During the scene, which includes a cameo from her husband Bill, they insist her second run at the White House will be about the people and not centered around...
  • 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.'
  • 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...
  • Quinnipiac: ‘It’s Virtually the Entire GOP Field That Is Running Better Against Her’

    04/09/2015 4:39:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jim Geraghty Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/416695/quinnipiac-its-virtua
    Oh, Look Who’s Suddenly Tied With Hillary… Just About Everybody! D.C. Conventional Wisdom: “Hillary’s unstoppable, Republicans begin with giant disadvantages, Rand Paul is this wacko Libertarian fruitcake, and he could never wiiiii -WHA?”>>>>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s lead is wilting against leading Republican presidential candidates in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, and she finds herself in a close race with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in each state, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. In head-to-head matchups, every Republican candidate effectively ties her in Colorado and almost all Republicans effectively tie...