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  • NYT ad calls on Obama to act like Churchill, not Chamberlain

    03/30/2015 5:17:34 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    israelhayom.com ^ | Yoni Hersch
    In full-page ad, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach warns of another Munich Agreement, calling one-year breakout time "catastrophic" • Ad says deal must not be signed before Iran's leader "personally and publicly repudiates all genocidal threats" against Israel. Popular New Jersey Orthodox Rabbi Shmuley Boteach took to The New York Times on Friday to criticize President Barack Obama's emerging nuclear deal with Iran, saying it could spell disaster for the Middle East region and the world. Boteach's World Values Network ran a full-page ad in the paper warning that the agreement -- which might be finalized by Tuesday -- could backfire like...
  • Do Universities Avoid Secure Communities?

    03/30/2015 7:45:38 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 26, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    As we have noted, universities take a different view of unchecked immigration than the general populace does. Moreover, when law schools teach courses on immigration statutes, there’s one they might be missing. For example, at the City University of New York, “The Advanced Certificate in Immigration Law offers a unique opportunity for those working with immigrants, employers, and families to: • “Understand law and regulations governing immigration and citizenship; • “Learn how to comply with rapidly evolving immigration policies; • “Learn how to file petitions and applications; • “Witness immigration court proceedings first hand; • “Work with top CUNY faculty...
  • Tourist apologizes for snapping selfie near East Village blast site

    03/30/2015 2:44:12 AM PDT · by csvset · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 30, 2015 | Bruce Golding
    A selfie-obsessed tourist apologized Sunday for posting an online pic of herself grinning at the site of the deadly East Village inferno. After The Post exposed her with a front-page story headlined “Village Idiots,” Christina Freundlich said she was “deeply sorry for my careless and distasteful post.” “It was inconsiderate to those hurt in the crash and to the city of New York,” she said in an e-mail to The Des Moines Register. “What happened last week in the East Village is not to be taken lightly and I regret my course of action.” Freundlich, who worked on both of...
  • Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader

    03/29/2015 4:36:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Slate Magazine ^ | March 29, 2015
    ... Warren is best where she is: a valuable and influential senator who pressures the party from the left. No, it doesn’t come with a title, but it isn’t a small thing. In his eight years in the Senate, South Carolina’s former Sen. Jim DeMint was hugely powerful as an ideological leader, using his base in the conservative movement—and later, the Tea Party—to pull Republicans to the right during the 2012 presidential election. He enforced ideological discipline, and it worked. Warren doesn’t have to lead the Democrats—or run for president—to make the party more liberal. She can build power from...
  • De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

    03/29/2015 1:43:51 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 42 replies
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | unknown
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City public schools have added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced Wednesday. Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar. “We are committed to having a school calendar that reflects and honors the extraordinary diversity of our students,” said Farina.
  • Law firm: Dinosaur cheating tipped workers

    03/29/2015 1:00:29 PM PDT · by Kenny500c · 42 replies
    Albany Times-Union ^ | March 29, 2015 | Lauren Stanforth
    A New York City law firm known for filing class action lawsuits on behalf of chain restaurant workers is going after Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for what it says is the systemic underpayment of tipped workers like servers and bartenders. The law firm of Fitapelli & Schaffer said it has filed a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York involving all six New York state Dinosaur Bar-B-Que locations, including the one opened in Troy in 2010. Dinosaur has made tipped workers spend at least 20 percent of their time doing non-tippable work — like rolling...
  • ( NYC ) City housing agency faces $98M shortfall

    03/29/2015 10:31:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Crains - New York ^ | March 27, 2015 | Amanda Fung
    The beleaguered New York City Housing Authority said it faces a $98 million budget gap this year that will grow to $400 million by 2025 ... the "financial model for pubic housing is unsustainable." Meanwhile, the Daily News also reported that NYCHA sold off supplies that were needed for repairs and cleanup at its complexes across the city.
  • Wall Street welcomes expected Chuck Schumer promotion

    03/29/2015 6:28:06 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2015 | MJ Lee
    Chuck Schumer is set to get a big promotion -- and that's welcome news to Wall Street. The veteran Democratic senator from New York is widely expected to take Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's job when he retires at the end of 2016. Reid, who announced he would not be running for reelection Friday morning, quickly endorsed his New York colleague for the role. Schumer's ascension to the top Democratic position in the Senate -- and even possibly to Senate majority leader if his party regains control of the chamber -- is a boon for the finance and business communities,...
  • Heartless Visitors Snap Selfies at East Village Blast Site (NYC)

    03/29/2015 9:24:26 AM PDT · by thefactor · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 29, 2015 | Kevin Fasick
    Self-absorbed jerks are treating the East Village gas-explosion site like a tourist attraction, shooting grinning selfies of themselves even as rescuers search for life in the ruins where two bodies might still be buried.“THIS IS A TRAGEDY NOT A TOURIST ATTRACTION,” one frustrated neighbor wrote in a sign taped to a front door on nearby 7th Street. “SHOW SOME RESPECT,” the sign demanded.Other selfie-snappers included Christina Freundlich, whose LinkedIn profile lists her as a communications director for the Iowa Democratic Party. She posted a grinning photo of herself at the scene giving the peace sign.
  • Utility found 'hazardous situation' months before NYC blast [someone illegally tapped gas line]

    03/29/2015 7:09:19 AM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jennifer Peltz
    NEW YORK (AP) — More than seven months before an explosion and fire leveled three apartment buildings in Manhattan's East Village, utility workers discovered that the gas line to a restaurant in one of them had been illegally tapped, creating a hazardous situation, according to the company. On Aug. 6, a meter reader at the restaurant detected the smell of gas and reported it, said Consolidated Edison spokesman Allan Drury. A gas crew dispatched to the site found multiple leaks in a gas line that had been tapped, Drury said, adding that the restaurant was the only customer in the...
  • Clintons Received Money from 'Front for the Government of Iran'

    03/26/2015 9:48:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3-26-15 | Daniel Halper
    As President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry close in on a nuclear deal with Iran, it's worth remembering that the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation received money from "a front for the government of Iran" called the Alavi Foundation. The front gave the Clintons $30,000 between April 2005 and March 2006, according to tax forms. This occurred years after law enforcement officials tied the group to Iranian radicals. “The center is funded by the New York-based Alavi Foundation, which law enforcement officials say is closely tied to the mullahs who dominate Iran,” the Washington Post reported...
  • Conservatives' worst nightmare is next at bat

    03/28/2015 7:00:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/28/15 | Michael Filozof
    One unfortunate day in the future, America will again have a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate. And when that day happens, conservatives had better start digging foxholes, because their worst nightmare will be the majority leader. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, the former hyper-partisan majority leader (and present minority leader) announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of his term in 2017. He named Chuck Schumer, D-New York, as his heir apparent. As a Westerner from a blue state that could flip to red at any time, Reid was forced to take account of libertarian views. Nevada is,...
  • Robert Reich: A Few Hundred People Joining ISIS Not Really a ‘Big Deal’

    03/28/2015 1:45:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 67 replies
    Mediate.com ^ | | 1:45 pm, March 28th, 2015 | by Andrew Kirel
    n the grand scheme of things, a few hundred people joining up with Islamic State forces is “not a big deal,” economist Robert Reich said Friday evening on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show. “We’ve covered it during the headline of all these westerners joining ISIS. I don’t understand that,” host Larry Wilmore said to his panel. “You know, we have the teen girls and all this. Why are people trying to join ISIS? What’s going on?” And Reich’s explanation: I think that there are not that many trying to join ISIS and you say all these European, all these Americans....
  • Lululemon Introduces 'Anti-Ball Crushing' Pants For Men (sales up 16%)

    03/27/2015 2:34:59 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | DATED: 14:26 EST, 27 March 2015
    Lululemon is hoping to boost sales among men with a new genital-friendly range of pants. Lululemon Athletica Inc told Bloomberg on Thursday that its ABC pants - referring to their 'anti-ball crushing' design - have given the company a 16 per cent sales hike in the men's sector of business last quarter. The Canada-based company's website describes the pants as 'ABC (anti-ball crushing) engineering gives you and the family jewels room to breathe'. The site goes on: 'A wide paneled gusset and four-way stretch Warpstreme fabric make these pants commute, travel and sweat ready.' Consumers were divided over the ABCs....
  • Harry Reid endorses Chuck Schumer to lead Senate Democrats

    03/27/2015 11:55:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2015 | Kelly Cohen
    Harry Reid endorsed Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Senate minority leader after he retires in 2016. [Snip] Reid predicted Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in Senate leadership, would win the post without opposition. He also suggested any competition — specifically Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois, with whom he spoke on the phone with Friday morning — should stand down. Reid called Schumer "extremely smart" in the interview, adding that he would bring a "different style" to Senate leadership compared with Reid's soft-spoken nature.
  • To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran

    03/26/2015 7:35:54 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | Today | John Bolton
    In theory, comprehensive international sanctions, rigorously enforced and universally adhered to, might have broken the back of Iran’s nuclear program. But the sanctions imposed have not met those criteria. Naturally, Tehran wants to be free of them, but the president’s own director of National Intelligence testified in 2014 that they had not stopped Iran’s progressing its nuclear program. There is now widespread acknowledgment that the rosy 2007 National Intelligence Estimate, which judged that Iran’s weapons program was halted in 2003, was an embarrassment, little more than wishful thinking. The inescapable conclusion is that Iran will not negotiate away its nuclear...
  • 19 STUDENTS, 18 OF THEM GIRLS, CHARGED AFTER HIGH SCHOOL BRAWL IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

    Authorities say they've charged 19 students, 18 of them girls, in connection with a brawl that broke out at an upstate New York high school. Local media report that the Chemung County Sheriff's Office announced the arrests Wednesday, a week after a large fight occurred shortly before noon March 18 in the main lobby area at Elmira High School. Officials say the fight appears to have been planned. The melee led to the school being placed on lockdown for a short period.
  • So much for NO mass appeal: Texas Tribune finds DEMOCRAT who likes Ted Cruz in NYC

    03/26/2015 9:32:39 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 26, 2015 | By The Right Scoop
    The Texas Tribune took to the streets of New York City, specifically Times Square, and asked random people what they thought of Ted Cruz. Many hadn’t heard of Ted Cruz, but he did find one admitted Democrat who said likes what she sees in Ted Cruz so far. Of course, there are others in the video who like Cruz and the rest are idiots.
  • New York Assembly Passes Bill Allowing Shooting Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them

    03/26/2015 4:17:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/25/15 | Steven Ertelt
    **SNIP** For years, the state legislature has been embroiled in a mulch-year battle over a package of bills designed to push the interests of women. The bills have been held up in part because it includes a measure that would promote late-term abortions in the Empire State. Despite strenuous support from pro-abortion Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the legislature has refused to pass the package of bills because of the abortion measure. The abortion bill would allow an abortion procedure that has abortionists shooting poison through the hearts of unborn children to kill them. Now, the state Assembly has approved part of...
  • Feminist Designer Hayat Rachi Launches 'Non-Sexy' Lingerie Brand

    03/26/2015 2:22:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 3/24/15 | by KELLI SERIO
    Feminist Hayat Rachi says she’s fed up with lingerie that objectifies and sexualizes the female body and is launching a brand of more conservative lingerie, to counter the issue, with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. Rachi’s Neon Moon collection plans to release its first line, titled Mon Dieo, soon, which is free of wiring or cleavage boosting padding and is designed for women of all body types, “including women who embrace pubic, leg and underarm hair.” In other words, Neon Moon will be about as risqué as it sounds. “Instead of succumbing to the body shaming, sexualized and objectifying...
  • Multiple Injuries Reported After Explosion, Collapse At East Village Building [NYC]

    03/26/2015 12:45:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    CBS NYC ^ | March 26, 2015 3:41 PM | sTAFF
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Emergency responders are rushing to the scene of an explosion at a building in Manhattan’s East Village. The collapse was reported at around 3:20 p.m. at 7th Street and Second Avenue Thursday afternoon. Multiple injuries have been reported, the Fire Department said. The collapse occurred at 125 Second Avenue, which is a residential and commercial building. Fire could be seen tearing through at least two buildings at the location. The fire quickly escalated to four alarms, according to the FDNY.
  • Clinton Camp Warns Us Not to Use Certain "Sexist" Words

    03/26/2015 11:55:57 AM PDT · by yoe · 85 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | March 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    he Clinton campaign has issued a list of words and terms to the Drive-By Media in the form of a threatening e-mail to a New York Times infobabe telling them, "These are the words you cannot use to describe Mrs. Clinton." One word that's not on the list is "cankles." I guess everybody in the media is free to use the word "cankles." ... [snip]Here are the words that the Hillary Clinton campaign sent out to the New York Times reporter Amy Chozick is telling her she can't use. "Polarizing." You may not use the word "polarizing" to describe Mrs....
  • How Do we Decide Who Is a ‘Real’ Candidate for President?

    03/26/2015 11:06:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Ted Cruz was not the first person to officially declare his presidential candidacy when he announced on Monday. Scores of people are running just as officially as the junior senator from Texas, as measured by their having filled out the proper form with the Federal Election Commission. So why do we consider Cruz a "real" candidate and those other 200-odd candidates not worth mentioning? Is it viability? Few people think Cruz has much of a shot at the Republican nomination. The Upshot's Nate Cohn makes the case against his doing so pretty concretely. We looked at the strength of his...
  • Happy Holidaze, from New York City

    03/26/2015 9:23:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 24, 2015 | Tony Perkins
    In New York City schools, kids are learning Rs: reading, writing, and Ramadan. Thanks to the far-Left priorities of Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), city schools have added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar — a concession that took even Big Apple parents by surprise. While the largest religion in the country fights to even be recognized, “NYC schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha — making (it) the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar.” Although families already had the option of taking excused absences for...
  • Video shows 8th-graders assault 1st-graders at Queens school

    03/26/2015 4:39:51 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | march 26, 2015 | JOHN MARZULLI, BEN CHAPMAN, CORKY SIEMASZKO
    When a Queens first-grader refused to join their public school fight club, a group of “twisted sisters” who were supposed to be tutoring her made the little girl pay. The mother of 7-year-old Taniya Jules claims in court papers that her daughter was pounded by a pack of eighth-graders for refusing to battle a classmate — and then dragged by the hair down the hallway of her school and slammed into the walls. -snip Two other first-grade girls and a boy were also victimized, Gore said, by a fearsome foursome that was supposed to be tutoring the kids as part...
  • Steve King to Steve Israel: Face Me 'Man to Man' on Mideast

    03/25/2015 4:20:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Bill Hoffmann
    Rep. Steve King says Rep. Steve Israel twisted his comments about Democratic support for Israel, and tells Newsmax TV that the New York Democrat should face him "man to man." "Sure he is [distorting]," King, an Iowa Republican, said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. ow "He demanded an apology in a tweet, and he also demanded that the Republican Party repudiate me. "I just tweeted back and said that's the kind of request that he should make eye-to-eye and man-to-man."
  • Homeland Security watchdog faults visa official for helping insiders (Clinton, Reid, McAuliffe)

    03/25/2015 1:44:51 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 24, 2015 | By Joseph Tanfani
    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department intervened several times in projects with connections to insiders, including Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and a brother of Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to a report issued by the department's watchdog Tuesday. Alejandro Mayorkas, while head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, created an "appearance of favoritism" in a program that offers visas to wealthy foreigners willing to invest in American companies, the report says, though it stops short of saying Mayorkas was guilty of wrongdoing. More than 15 whistle-blowers came forward to complain that Mayorkas was giving special treatment to...
  • Ivy League Dean Welcomes ISIS Club To Campus [UNDERCOVER VIDEO]

    03/25/2015 2:19:36 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/25/15 | Eric Owens
    In the latest undercover sting operation from investigative filmmaker James O’Keefe, an assistant dean at Cornell University has advised a journalist posing as a Moroccan student all about how to launch a campus club with the express intent of supporting ISIS. The Ivy League administrator, Joseph Scaffido, also provides counsel on how to fund the pro-Islamist militant club so it can send “care packages, whether it be food, water, electronics” to ISIS and Hamas — both terrorist organizations, according to the State Department. Scaffido even lays out how the club can bring an ISIS “freedom fighter to come and do...
  • ‘Who the hell wrote that’? NYT’s hot take on Bergdahl is ‘freaking unbelievable’

    03/25/2015 12:55:21 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Twitchy Staff
  • Letterman: Ted Cruz Appealing to 'Extreme Right-Wing' of GOP

    03/25/2015 12:38:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 65 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 25, 2015 | 12:20 PM EDT | By Kyle Drennen
    Discussing the presidential bid of Senator Ted Cruz with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday's CBS Late Show, host David Letterman described the Texas Republican motivating "extreme" supporters: "...he announced at Liberty College [sic], which is Jerry Fallwell's place.... And that was, of course, purposeful, because he wanted to establish his – the base, the core of the extreme right-wing part of the Republican Party." O'Reilly pushed back: "I don't know if he's that extreme. He went to Harvard. You know, he's a senator. He's certainly a unapologetic conservative traditional man." Letterman began the exchange by asking: "What do...
  • Media Hail Monica Lewinsky: New Feminist Icon?

    03/25/2015 12:06:16 PM PDT · by drewh · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 24, 2015 | 4:20 PM EDT | By Kristine Marsh
    Despite the fact that feminists attacked Monica Lewinsky during the Clinton-era, calling her “slutty” and a “trashy bimbo” among other things, feminists are now embracing her as an “inspiring” figure against the tide of “slut-shaming.” The change of tune came after Lewinsky gave an interview to Vanity Fair last year, where she called feminists out for attacking her in the 90s. Jessica Bennett wrote a piece on Lewinsky in the Style section of The New York Times, March 19, describing the phenomenon: "Feminists who had stayed silent on the first go-round were suddenly defending her, using terms like “slut-shaming” and...
  • Cornell dean says ISIS welcome on campus in undercover video

    03/25/2015 4:18:22 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03.25.15 | Carl Campanile
    This guy is either the dumbest Ivy League bigwig ever or politically correct to a fault — for welcoming offers to bring ISIS and Hamas to Cornell University. A video sting operation shows Cornell’s assistant dean for students, Joseph Scaffido, agreeing to everything suggested by an undercover muckraker posing as a Moroccan student. Scaffido casually endorses inviting an ISIS “freedom fighter’’ to conduct a “training camp” for students at the upstate Ithaca campus — bizarrely likening the activity to a sports camp. Is it OK to bring a humanitarian pro-“Islamic State Iraq and Syria” group on campus, the undercover for...
  • Asians beware - Top marks largely go to Asians. Bill de Blasio wants to change the exams

    03/24/2015 10:00:53 PM PDT · by Cronos · 182 replies
    The Economist ^ | 14.Mar.2015 | Economist
    ..New York has nine specialised high schools, of which eight admit students using the city’s Specialist High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). The education they offer rivals that of private schools that charge $40,000 a year. The high schools are free. The most popular, Stuyvesant, sends roughly 25% of its graduates to the Ivy League or other top colleges. The school’s unofficial mantra is “Sleep, study, socialise: pick two.” It admits 4% of test-takers, pickier than Harvard.New York’s Democratic mayor, Bill de Blasio thinks the SHSAT favours parents who can afford tutors. He wants to “broaden” (ie, relax) the admissions criteria,...
  • New York City limits juice in day cares

    03/24/2015 10:44:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 32 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | Mar 24, 2015 | LUKE FUNK
    Health officials in New York City are cutting the amount of just (juice) that can be served in day care centers and raising the age of children who can drink it. In new rules published this week, the Health Code limits the amount of juice a child can drink a day at 4 ounces. The old rules allowed 6 ounces a day. Children must now also be 2-years-old to be served juice. The old rules allowed children as young as 8-months old to be served juice. The city cites USDA recommendations that the majority of a child's recommended fruit servings...
  • Ferguson Remembered, New York Less So

    03/24/2015 7:09:28 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 6, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Universities are still trying to make a teachable moment out of the tragedy which occurred in Ferguson, Missouri last summer but considerably less so of the death of sidewalk vendor Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD that also occurred last year. “Catholic University law professor Clifford Fishman is using the cases to teach the pros and cons of grand juries,” Lisa Grace Lednicer reported in The Washington Post magazine on February 22, 2015.” Last semester, he argued in class that the grand jury perhaps was right to not indict the officer who killed [Michael] Brown, but wrong to...
  • Frank Marshall Davis: Obama’s ‘Communist mentor’? (3 Pinocchios to Giuliani)

    03/23/2015 3:15:02 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    Giuliani: Well, his — his grandfather introduced him to Frank Marshall Davis, who was a Communist. Readers of The Fact Checker wanted to know if Giuliani’s comments were accurate. So we reached out to Cliff Kincaid, president of America’s Survival, a group that seeks to expose Communist and Marxist influences. The Pinocchio Test We carefully considered the facts underlying this assertion, and the evidence is slim. We may never definitively know one way or another, but it is time to put it to rest. Three Pinocchios
  • Izola Ware Curry, Who Stabbed (Martin Luther) King in 1958, Dies at 98

    03/23/2015 3:04:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 21, 2015 | MARGALIT FOX
    Izola Ware Curry, the mentally ill woman who in 1958 stabbed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a Harlem book signing — an episode that a decade later would become a rhetorical touchstone in the last oration of his life — died on March 7 in Queens. She was 98. Ms. Curry died in a nursing home, the last stop in the series of institutions that had been her home for more than half a century. Her death, confirmed by the office of the chief medical examiner of New York City, was first reported by The Smoking Gun,...
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    03/23/2015 11:43:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
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  • School achieves huge bump in graduation rate by just passing everyone

    03/23/2015 10:48:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 23,2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Looks like somebody may have finally come up with a better system than Common Core. John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, New York was having a lot of trouble with their numbers. Not enough students were graduating, and that’s bad for business. But rather than messing around with the tedious business of trying to motivate the students and their parents or examine how effective the teachers actually are, they clearly had one of those, wow, I could have had a V-8 moments. In 2009 they were only graduating 56% of their students. But by 2013 – just five short years...
  • Shaheen vs. women: Her loathsome sex trafficking vote

    03/23/2015 6:05:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Union Leader ^ | March 21. 2015
    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen shamed herself with a vote that no one in New Hampshire should ever forget. That day, to her eternal discredit, she voted against a bill to help sex trafficking victims - on the order of her biggest campaign donor. The bill was the Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking Act. Among its bipartisan list of cosponsors are Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. The bill would create a sex trafficking victim assistance fund, financed by revenue from criminal fines. Just before the bill was to come up for a vote, the abortion...
  • Congress Seeks to Cut Off Taxpayer Funding For Iran Deal

    03/21/2015 6:50:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Move to eliminate all U.S. funding for diplomacy with Iran Congressional leaders have begun pressuring their colleagues to cut off all U.S. funding for the ongoing talks with Iran over its contested nuclear program as the Obama administration rushes to hash out the details of a deal in the coming months, according to multiple sources and a letter that will be sent next week to appropriators in the House of Representatives. With the deadline approaching, congressional Republicans have been exasperated by the Obama administration’s efforts to prevent them from having any oversight over the deal.
  • Body found in New Jersey river identified as missing Wall Street Journal reporter

    03/20/2015 6:37:31 AM PDT · by jonatron · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/20/15 | Christina Corbin
    A body found in a New Jersey river is that of missing Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird, who disappeared more than a year ago, authorities announced Thursday. Bird's remains were pulled from the Passaic River by dive teams Wednesday about a mile from where he vanished -- on the border of Morris and Somerset counties. Bird, an avid hiker and father of two, was last seen by his family on Jan. 11, 2014, as he was leaving his Long Hill Township, N.J., home to go on a walk.
  • WABC-TV's Lisa Colagrossi dies; former Cleveland anchor suffered aneurysm (49yr old Mother of 2)

    03/21/2015 4:04:36 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Cleveland Plains Dealer ^ | March 21, 2015
    New York City television anchor and Strongsville native Lisa Colagrossi died Friday after suffering a brain aneurysm a day earlier. Colagrossi, 49, who anchored weekend morning news for NBC station WKYC-TV (Channel 3) in Cleveland in the early 1990s, became ill while on a reporting assignment for WABC-TV. She was also a morning anchor for the station. The station confirmed her death early Saturday in a lengthy tribute. Earlier, a Twitter post by anchor Sade Baderinwa said "hearts are broken" at the station over Colagrossi's death.
  • 7 kids killed in tragic Brooklyn blaze

    03/21/2015 2:08:10 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 21, 2015 | Larry Celona, Aaron Feis and Josh Saul
    Seven children, ages 5-15, were killed in a raging fire that destroyed a Brooklyn home early Saturday morning, law-enforcement sources said. The mother of at least three of the children, and one other youngster, were critically injured. The fire started at 12:23 a.m. in the brick home on Bedford Avenue between avenues L and M in Midwood. FDNY firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze while Hatzolah and other paramedics frantically worked to keep the victims alive. “Two of the children weren’t breathing when they brought them out. The firefighters were running with them down the street on stretchers,” said a...
  • Where in the world is Hillary Clinton’s server?

    03/20/2015 4:51:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3-20-15 | Noah Rothman
    It was less than two weeks ago that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured the nation that her “homebrew” email server was safely secure in her home in Chappaqua, New York. She insisted that the hardware was fortified behind a locked door and had a Secret Service detail mentoring it night and day, as though the greatest security threat that system faced was via a physical attack by a team of cartoonish cat burglars. Nevertheless, Clinton insisted that the safeguards around the email system she constructed out of “convenience” were “effective and secure.” She added that “there were no...
  • Charade Dishonors Saint Patrick and Parade

    03/20/2015 6:12:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    HLI ^ | 03.17.15 | Fr. Peter West
    In Boston and New York, persons with same-sex inclinations representing gay activist groups are marching openly for the first time in Saint Patrick’s Day parades after years of lobbying and court battles. In Boston, two LGBT groups have been invited to participate in the parade “honoring” Saint Patrick – Out Vets and Boston Pride. In New York, Out@NBC-Universal will be allowed to march in the parade for the first time.These groups reject Catholic teaching on the immorality of homosexual acts and advocate for same-sex “marriage.” The Church is on the defensive, and Church leaders are concerned about appearing intolerant. Of course,...
  • The prescience of Pat Moynihan

    03/20/2015 2:58:11 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 15, 2015 | 7:57pm | George F. Will
    Perhaps the decisive factors in combating poverty and enabling upward mobility were not economic but cultural — the habits, mores and dispositions that equip individuals to take advantage of opportunities. This was dismaying because governments know how to alter incentives and remove barriers but not how to manipulate culture. The assumption that the condition of the poor must improve as macroeconomic conditions improve was to be refuted by a deepened understanding of the crucial role of the family as the primary transmitter of the social capital essential for self-reliance and betterment. Family structure is the primary predictor of social outcomes,...
  • New York High School Tells Kids to Pledge Allegiance to “One Nation Under Allah.”

    03/20/2015 7:12:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/20/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    What a Nation under Allah looks like Who needs ISIS when you’ve got lefty educrats with the same agenda? Making some parents furious, a Pine Bush, New York high school courted controversy by teaching kids to recite our national Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic even changing “one nation under god” to “one nation under Allah.”The morning’s regularly scheduled announcements included the Arabic reading of the pledge. According to students, the announcement was greeted by catcalls and angry denunciations in classrooms throughout the school by students who felt the reading was inappropriate.The reading became the subject of angry talk throughout the...
  • New lawsuit claims Cornell wrongly expelled male student for ‘clearly consensual’ sex

    03/20/2015 12:47:49 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 25 replies
    The Ithaca Voice ^ | 03.20.15 | Jeff Stein
    Ithaca, N.Y. — A new lawsuit filed Thursday against Cornell claims the university wrongly expelled a male student for what was “clearly consensual” sex. The former student, a senior at Cornell, was found guilty of sexual misconduct by the university’s judicial system after an encounter with a female student in December 2013, according to the lawsuit. There is no indication criminal charges were ever pursued. The male student is referred to throughout the lawsuit under the pseudonym “John Doe.” He was expelled in May 2014, shortly before his graduation, and has had his diploma withheld and his reputation “tarnished” as...
  • Gotham ‘gun shop’ appears as ruse to preach anti-firearm message (Manhattan NYC)

    03/19/2015 11:23:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 19, 2015 | (With Perry Chiaramonte)
    A “gun shop” that suddenly appeared in the heart of Manhattan last week only to close its doors after two days was actually an elaborate ruse by a pro-gun control group that sought to lure potential customers in order to make their anti-firearms case. States United to Prevent Gun Violence set up the “Guns with History Gun Shop” on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and pretended to offer for sale guns used in high-profile crimes. The phony sales pitches were really part of a “social experiment”—pretexts for telling customers about the dangers of gun proliferation in unconsummated transactions recorded by hidden...