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  • Deutsche Bank Lawyer Found Dead in New York in Suicide

    10/25/2014 8:51:15 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | 10-25-14 | DAVID ENRICH, JENNY STRASBURG and PERVAIZ SHALLWANI
    Calogero Gambino Had Been Closely Involved in Negotiating Legal Issues for Deutsche Bank ino, has died of a suicide in New York, according to New York City officials and others familiar with the circumstances of his death.
  • Girl, 8, struck and killed, others injured after car jumps curb in front of Bronx elementary school

    10/25/2014 7:03:56 AM PDT · by milford421 · 12 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/25/14 | KERRY BURKE , THOMAS TRACY
    "The 55-year-old woman behind the wheel then tried to drive forward but all that did was “hit more people,” said Eliasser Lopez, 11. “It was something out of this world,” Eliasser said of the horror." After the driver got out of the car, she tried to run, but at least one parent stopped her. “One gentleman grabbed her, and the other mothers were ready to go after her,” Caldwell said. “He prevented the other mothers from getting a hold of her.” Caldwell said he was stunned by the driver’s reaction.
  • Errol Lewis Warns New Yorkers to Not Eat Ebola-Infected Feces or Mucus [Literal Alert]

    10/25/2014 4:16:27 AM PDT · by fwdude · 27 replies
    No comment necessary (or possible.)
  • Quarantined Traveler Who Returned To N.J. From West Africa Develops Fever

    10/24/2014 9:14:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WCBS-TV ^ | October 24, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A health care worker who was quarantined at Newark Liberty International Airport after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa developed a fever and was being evaluated Friday night. The woman was the first person quarantined under a new screening system announced earlier Friday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The woman landed at Newark after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at the news conference. A legal quarantine was issued for the woman, who was not a New Jersey resident and was set to go on...
  • Video Hoax Purports to Show NYPD Racial Profiling, Islamophobia (tweeted by CAIR)

    10/24/2014 11:14:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Oct 24, 2014 5:40 pm | (The Five)
    Two video bloggers got press for posting a video which they claimed shows the NYPD’s Islamophobia. In the video, two men wearing western clothes argue and push each other, and an officer does nothing. When dressed in Muslim garb, but acting the same way, they got a different reaction. The video was tweeted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Huffington Post called it a “small glimpse into the ugly world of racial profiling.” …
  • Former CNN, CNBC, and Fox News Business Anchor Terry Keenan Dies, at 53

    10/24/2014 9:16:26 PM PDT · by John W · 34 replies
    www.mediabistro.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mark Joyella
    Terry Keenan, a former CNN and Fox News anchor, has died. She was 53. Keenan’s sister, Linda, tells TVNewser the cause of death was a massive cerebral hemorrhage. Keenan had been receiving treatment at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital. A pioneer among women working in financial news, Keenan joined Fox in 2002 from the now-shuttered CNNfn where she’d been since 1998. Before that, Keenan spent three years at CNBC. Her first television job was at CNN, which she joined in 1986. Keenan left Fox News in 2009 to, in her family’s words, “work on her most cherished production: her son...
  • Debate Audience Groans At Democrat’s ‘War On Women’ Line [VIDEO]

    10/24/2014 6:22:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/24/14 | Alex Griswold
    New York Democratic House candidate Martha Robertson drew groans from the audience of the debate between her and Republican Rep. Tom Reed after she accused Reed of being part of the “war on women.” “Tom Reed, you’re part of the war against women,” Robertson said, to immediate groans and laughter. “Please, everybody, please,” the moderator said, trying to quiet the murmuring. Reed, for his part, slammed what he called “political rhetoric at its worst. I have eight older sisters. I had a single mother. What I am trying to do is, I will stand for women.” “To engage in the...
  • New York and New Jersey Tighten Ebola Screenings at Airports

    10/24/2014 3:17:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | By MARC SANTORA
    The governors of New York and New Jersey announced Friday afternoon that they were ordering all people entering the country through two area airports who had direct contact with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea to be quarantined. The announcement comes one day after an American doctor, who had worked in Guinea and returned to New York City earlier in October, tested positive for Ebola and became the first New York patient of the deadly virus. “A voluntary Ebola quarantine is not enough,” said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York. “This is too serious a public health...
  • New York, New Jersey Set Up Mandatory Quarantine Requirement Amid Ebola Threat

    10/24/2014 2:54:05 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 27 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 10/24/2014 | None credited
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — In the wake of the first confirmed Ebola virus case in New York City, the states of New York and New Jersey have set up a new screening system that goes above and beyond the guidelines already set up by federal officials. [SNIP] “We believe it’s appropriate to increase the current screening procedures from people coming from affected countries from the current (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention screening procedures),” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday afternoon. “We believe it within the State of New York and the State of New Jersey’s legal rights.” Under the new...
  • NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

    10/24/2014 2:30:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 24, 2014 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police Commissioner William Bratton says the hatchet attack on four rookie officers was a terrorist act by a homegrown radical. Bratton said Friday the suspect, Zale Thompson, was a Muslim convert who ranted online against America, but had no clear ties to international terrorism. He believes Thompson was self-radicalized.
  • Man Who Attacked Police With Hatchet Ranted About U.S., Officials Say

    10/24/2014 11:40:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
    Investigators on Friday were closely examining the background of a man who attacked several police officers in Queens with a hatchet on Thursday, focusing in part on comments he made on the Internet disparaging whites and Christians and supporting violent jihad. The man, identified by law enforcement officials as Zale H. Thompson, attacked four rookie New York City police officers as they posed for a photograph on Jamaica Avenue just after 2 p.m. Thursday, striking one in the arm and another in the head, before he was shot and killed by other officers. A stray bullet also struck a bystander...
  • Cuomo’s office tightly controls public records [NY state]

    10/24/2014 9:52:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 24, 2014 11:28 AM EDT | Michael Virtanen
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office four years ago promising the most transparent administration in history, but journalists and advocacy groups say his office tightly controls requests for public records on anything controversial and routinely delays or denies their release. For decades, responding to requests under New York’s Freedom of Information Law was the responsibility of individual state agencies. Current and former state officials say that began to change a year into Cuomo’s administration, and now such requests are often routed through the governor’s legal counsel. …
  • NYPD Stunner: Cops Exit Ebola Victim Apartment, Dump Gloves, Masks In Sidewalk Trash Can [VIDEO]

    10/24/2014 9:04:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/24/2014 | Tyler Durden
    If there was one theme from last night's Cuomo/De Blasio Ebola press conference it was 'how everyone has been preparing for months' for Ebola. We can all be reassured, right? Wrong! As The Daily Mail reports (and these stunning photos show), the police officers involved in securing Dr. Spencer tossed their gloves, masks and the caution tape used to block off access to his apartment in a public trash can.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO    Not just any trash can, but one on a public street corner... While it is unclear whether the police entered the apartment (which is...
  • Here's A Map Of Where The NYC Ebola Patient Went

    10/24/2014 9:00:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/24/2014 | Dina Spector
    Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old doctor, is the first person found to have Ebola in New York City. Since Spencer was rushed to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, immediately after showing symptoms, health officials have been retracing his steps and working to identify anyone the patient may have come into contact with since returning to the United States from Guinea on Oct. 17. As a member of Doctors Without Borders, Spencer had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea, one of the three West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola epidemic. At a news conference on Thursday night, Mayor Bill de...
  • Another lone wolf Muslim attack on uniformed personnel -- this time in New York City

    10/24/2014 7:59:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/24/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Following the call of ISIS for Muslims to attack soldiers and police, yet again a weaponized Muslim has launched a vicious, unprovoked attack. Two attacks in Canada this week, and now one in New York City.  CNN describes the events: A man charged at four New York police officers with a metal hatchet Thursday, hitting two of them at a time of high alert for authorities concerned they might be targeted in the United States and Canada. The suspect was hiding behind a bus shelter as if he was waiting to attack the officers, according to a law enforcement...
  • Ebola in the Big Apple and Common Sense in Short Supply

    10/24/2014 7:56:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/24/2014 | Brian C Joondeph, MD
    So much for Ebola being under control, limited to Western Africa, and not a threat to the American homeland. There is now a new confirmed case in New York City, with three others in quarantine. Doctor Craig Spencer, recently confirmed with Ebola, works for Doctors Without Borders, and was providing medical and humanitarian relief to Ebola victims in Western Africa. He returned to the US from Guinea almost a week before exhibiting first symptoms of infection. Arriving at JFK airport on October 17, he cleared the CDC’s protocol for “enhanced screening of all returning travelers from W. Africa.” No quarantine,...
  • New York cops apparently not briefed on how to dispose of Ebola bio-hazard waste

    10/24/2014 7:51:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/24/2014 | Rick Moran
    How prepared is New York city to handle Ebola? The cops certainly aren't. Police who sealed off the Harlem apartment of Dr. Craig Spencer after he was taken to the hospital have apparently not been taught the proper way to dispose of potential bio hazardous material. While they geared up to enter the apartment and cordon it off, they ended up throwing their gloves, masks, and police tape into a public garbage receptacle. Sheesh. The Daily Mail: With the news that the first confirmed case of Ebola has hit New York City, all attention now turns to how equipped...
  • Charlie Rangel: ISIS Is "Not A Threat To Our National Security"

    10/24/2014 6:17:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Thursday on MSNBC's "Jose Diaz-Balart," Rep Charlie Rangel (D-NY) said ISIS is not a threat to our national security and we should not be bombing them. Rangel said, "Well, one thing, I don't see where that's a threat to our national security."
  • Tracing Ebola Patient’s Possible Contacts Creates Host of Challenges for New York City

    10/24/2014 3:41:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 23, 2014 | By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    Ebola has raised complicated logistical issues of how to trace the possible contacts of an infected patient in a city of more than 8 million people with a sprawling mass transit system and a large population of workers who commute every day from surrounding suburbs and states. By the time the patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, an emergency doctor who had recently returned from Guinea, arrived at Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan by ambulance on Thursday, he was seriously ill, officials said. Dr. Spencer complicated the tracing process when he told health officials that just the night before, he had gone...
  • Patient in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola

    10/23/2014 5:33:03 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 264 replies
    A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone he might have come into contact with in recent days. A further test will be conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control to confirm the initial test. While officials have said they expected isolated cases of the disease to arrive in New York eventually,...
  • 'I ain't taking the subway no moreFear panic spreads as NYC Ebola doctor's 10day itinerary [PHOTOS]

    10/23/2014 9:37:24 PM PDT · by dennisw · 144 replies
    Daily Mail UK with Photos ^ | 23 October 2014 | Josh Gardner
    Fear and panic spreads as Ebola doctor's 10-day itinerary reveals he rode three subway lines, ate out, went bowling and took an Uber taxi before testing positive for deadly virus Doctors Without Borders physician Dr. Craig Spencer visited a busy Williamsburg bowling alley Wednesday night just hours before becoming ill The 33-year-old took an Uber car to Brooklyn from his home in Harlem He tested positive for the deadly virus, New York's first diagnosis Ebola panic is swarming New York City tonight as it emerged infected doctor Craig Spencer rode the subway, visited a crowded bowling hot spot and took...
  • Hatchet-wielding man shot dead by NYPD cops in Queens; police eye possible terrorism motive

    10/23/2014 7:28:18 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 65 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/23/2014 | Rocco Parascandola & Thomas Tracy
    The deadly encounter took place in Jamaica, on Jamaica Ave. near 160th St., when the man attacked four cops, police sources said. He swung a hatchet at the officers, hitting two of them, one of whom was dealt a severe head wound. Two cops then shot the man dead. A female bystander was hit in the back and was initially listed in critical condition but was expected to survive. A man armed with a hatchet who attacked a group of cops on a Queens street, critically injuring one of them, was shot dead by the officers on Thursday afternoon, and...
  • The Gutter bowling alley in Willamsburg shut down, due to Ebola scare (CMJ shows included)

    10/23/2014 8:32:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    BrooklynVegan ^ | October 23, 2014 | Jessica Numsuwankijkul
    UPDATE: NYC officials confirm that The Gutter was the Williamsburg bowling alley the ebola-infected doctor went to last night. Goodnight Records @GoodnightRecord @brooklynvegan our cmj show at @thegutter was canceled, have any alternative venues!!?? 5:11 PM - 23 Oct 2014 2 Retweets 1 favorite HEAVEN @heavenbandNYC our @GoodnightRecord show at @thegutter canceled tonight because of an #ebola scare in #Williamsburg ..still @MercuryLoungeNY tonight @ 1am! 5:48 PM - 23 Oct 2014 5 Retweets 3 favorites Goodnight Records just sent out the message that "Unfortunately our CMJ show is canceled tonight as The Gutter can't open because of "Unforseen circumstances."" The...
  • Man attacks New York police officers with a hatchet By Shimon Procupez and Greg Botelho, CNN

    10/23/2014 7:57:03 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 23, 2014
    Man attacks New York police officers with a hatchet By Shimon Procupez and Greg Botelho, CNN updated 9:48 PM EDT, Thu October 23, 2014 Source: CNN New York (CNN) -- A man charged at four New York police officers with a metal hatchet Thursday, hitting two of them at a time of high alert for authorities concerned they might be targeted in the United States and Canada. The suspect was hiding behind a bus shelter as if he was waiting to attack the officers, according to a law enforcement official, who said it almost appeared as if he was stalking...
  • Debate crowd loudly laughs at “War Against Women” charge by female Dem challenger (#NY23)

    10/23/2014 7:44:38 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies
    At the candidate debate tonight [Democrat Martha Robertson] accused [Republican Tom Reed] of being part of the War Against Women. She actually used the phrase “you’re part of the War against Women.” The crowd laughed so hard, Robertson had to ask for more time. This video clip is being circulated and who knows, may go viral.
  • NYC doctor tests positive for deadly Ebola virus (Bowling for Obola)

    10/23/2014 5:52:30 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 155 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/23/2014 | Post Staff
    A Harlem doctor who recently treated patients in Africa, tested positive for the deadly disease after he was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with symptoms, including a 103-degree fever, sources told The Post. [snip] Spencer had spent Wednesday night bowling in Williamsburg. He used an Uber car service to get to and from the Brooklyn neighborhood. Hipster bowling hot spot The Gutter was closed last night due to “unforseen circumstances.”[snip]
  • Doctor who treated Ebola patients in Guinea put into isolation at Bellevue Hospital

    10/23/2014 1:41:33 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 69 replies
    Daily News ^ | 10/23/14 | staff
    The 33-year-old identified as Dr. Craig Spencer recently returned from West Africa after working with Doctors Without Borders. The Harlem resident was rushed to the hospital Thursday with symptoms of the deadly disease, and reports that he had been bowling Wednesday in Williamsburg are under investigation.
  • Doctor who treated Ebola patients rushed to NYC hospital

    10/23/2014 12:05:53 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 176 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/23/2014 | Jamie Schram
    Dr. Craig Spencer, who returned to New York City from Africa 10 days ago, was rushed in an ambulance with a police escort from his Harlem home to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, sources said. He was suffering from Ebola-like symptoms — a 103-degree fever and nausea, sources said. While he was in Africa, the doctor had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea, sources said.
  • Doctor who treated Ebola patients in Guinea rushed to Bellevue Hospital with fever [NYC]

    10/23/2014 1:18:21 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | BY Rocco Parascandola , Corky Siemaszko
    Ebola may have come to Harlem. A 33-year-old doctor who recently returned from the disease-wracked West African country of Guinea was rushed Thursday to Bellevue Hospital with symptoms of the deadly disease. Preliminary results of tests done on the doctor, identified by sources as Craig Spencer, are expected later Thursday, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement. Spencer, who was one of the medics working in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders, had been back for 10 days and quarantined himself after developing nausea and a high fever, sources said.
  • Hillary Clinton Supports Cuomo for NY Governor

    10/23/2014 9:43:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 23, 2014 | BY JONATHAN LEMIRE
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his bid for a second term. Clinton appeared Thursday at a Manhattan rally with the Democratic incumbent and his pick for lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul. Clinton says Cuomo is the "right leader at the right time." The rally was run by the Woman's Equality Party, a political organization founded by Cuomo.
  • Exclusive -- Donald Trump to Mitt Romney: Don't Even Think About Running Again

    10/22/2014 7:16:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 22, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Real estate mogul and conservative provocateur Donald Trump has a concise, clear message for 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney: You “blew it” in the last election, so don’t even try to run for president again. “No. I don’t think he should run. He had his chance and he blew it,” Trump told Breitbart News during a phone interview on Tuesday. “He had a great chance of winning. He should have won. That was an election that frankly should have been a much easier election than the probable 2016 candidate Hillary. That was an election that should have been won...
  • 850 voters in NYC are officially 164 years old

    10/22/2014 3:14:50 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 22, 2014
    A single Bronx voter listed in official records as being 164 years old led Board of Elections officials to review their files — where they turned up another 849 New Yorkers who were supposedly alive when Abe Lincoln was president.
  • NY school overwhelmed with dozens of undocumented kids who flooded in after border surge

    10/22/2014 3:10:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | October 22, 2014 | By Soni Sangha
    A New York school taxed by the arrival of Central American unaccompanied minors now finds itself at the center of a state investigation on its enrollment practices. The issue brought renewed negative attention to the long troubled school district of Hempstead, which has yet to accept its rapidly growing Latino population. As of last week, advocates say, at least 35 of these students who had successfully enrolled in Hempstead High School had not received instruction one single day. Other sources say as many as 70 kids are waiting to be accommodated. “There is a tough relationship between the community and...
  • Could undocumented immigrants decide tight battle between Rep. Michael Grimm and Domenic Recchia?

    10/22/2014 3:04:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | October 22, 2014 | By Tom Wrobleski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Voter registration drives in immigrant-heavy neighborhoods here have raised concerns about how the city Board of Elections makes certain that only U.S. citizens be allowed to vote, as mandated by law. But there is little that the BOE does to ensure that. The issue is a pressing one given the neck-and-neck House battle between Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/New York) and Democratic challenger Domenic M. Recchia Jr., a race that many believe will hinge on a relative handful of votes. Given that those in immigrant populations are seen as more likely to vote Democratic, some Republicans...
  • Confused Students At Catholic College Call Lack Of Free Condoms ‘Pattern Of Injustice’

    10/22/2014 12:06:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 21, 2014 | Eric Owens
    Hopelessly confused about how the Catholic Church and leaders at Jesuit universities view birth control, and blissfully unaware that a 36-count pack of Trojan-enz lubricated, latex condoms can be purchased at Amazon.com for just $13.97, student activists at Fordham University are demanding that the school provide free condoms on campus.The activists at Fordham, which bills itself as “the Jesuit University of New York,” belong to a group called S.A.G.E.S. (The acronym stands for Sex and Gender Equity and Safety.) On its Twitter page, SAGES has an image of an erect condom.In a Change.org petition, the group proclaims that a lack...
  • ISIS’ Call For ‘Lone Wolf Attacks’ Hits Canada Where A Would-Be Jihadist Just Ran Down Two Soldiers

    10/22/2014 7:31:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | ‎10 ‎/‎22‎/‎ 2014‎ | Justen Charters
    ISIS’ call for “lone wolf attacks” has hit North America. The attack took place while two soldiers were standing in a parking lot in Montreal. One soldier was wearing his uniform. The man behind the wheel, 25-year-old Martin Roulea, intentionally hit the armed forces members and then attempted to make a getaway from police in pursuit. However, Roulea lost control of his getaway car during the chase and flipped. As Roulea made his exit from the vehicle, police exercised the use of deadly force. One of the soldiers Roulea hit didn’t survive. ... one thing is vividly clear: From the...
  • DHS: All passengers from Ebola affected countries to fly through 1 of 5 airports

    10/21/2014 9:25:00 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 62 replies
    cbs46.com ^ | 10/21/2014 | Vanzetta Evans
    The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that all people flying from three Ebola affected nations must fly through one of five American airports. One of the airports being Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. DHS says this move is to help prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the United States. Passengers flying from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea will undergo additional health screenings and protective measures that were put into place at the five airports last week. The five airports are JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta and O'Hare. This new mandate will go into effect Wednesday.
  • Chuck Todd Says Staten Island Race 'Fight Between Mob Families'

    10/21/2014 5:42:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did Chuck Todd just do it again? His comment a couple of weeks ago that Dem Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" for refusing to say whether she voted for Barack Obama was quickly made into an ad by the McConnell campaign. On today's Morning Joe, Todd made a highly quotable claim about another race. Todd described the campaign for a congressional seat in a district located in Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn as "a fight between mob families." That sent Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough scrambling to disassociate themselves from the Meet the Press moderator. And at the end...
  • Cuomo: Washington should consider Ebola travel ban

    10/20/2014 10:56:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is saying the federal government "should seriously consider" a ban on flights traveling to New York from three West African nations plagued by Ebola. Cuomo, a Democrat up for re-election next month, said Monday it was "not in his job description" to make decisions about closing airports....
  • Protests Greet Met’s Premiere of ‘Klinghoffer’

    10/20/2014 8:42:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10/20/14 | MICHAEL COOPER
    At the Metropolitan Opera’s first performance of John Adams’s “The Death of Klinghoffer” on Monday night, men and women in evening attire walked through a maze of police barricades, while protesters shouted “Shame!” and “Terror is not art!” One demonstrator held aloft a white handkerchief splattered with red. Others, in wheelchairs set up for the occasion, lined Columbus Avenue. Political figures, including former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, joined a rally, several hundred strong at Lincoln Center, to denounce an opera that has become the object of a charged debate about art, anti-Semitism and politics. But after months of escalating protests,...
  • Trio robs woman in vicious Crown Heights mugging (with video)

    10/20/2014 4:15:06 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/20/2014 | ELI ROSENBERG
    Three brutes were caught on camera viciously assaulting an unsuspecting 21-year-old in a rapidly gentrifying area of Brooklyn, according to a video released by police Monday. As the woman walks by the treacherous trio in Crown Heights on Oct. 2, one of them grabs her by the chest, slams her into a storefront on Franklin Ave. near Prospect Pl. and begins punching her. After the woman falls to the pavement, one of the men takes her phone while the two others rip her purse out of her hand.
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    10/20/2014 11:29:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
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  • New York bans gun ownership for 34,500 citizens without due process

    10/20/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    This is one case where I have to give the New York Times full credit. They have managed – at least in part – to dredge some information out of the New York State government which I have been unsuccessfully trying to obtain since May of this year. (More on that saga below.) The paper has now released details of a database kept by Empire State law enforcement of people who have had their Second Amendment rights terminated on the basis of being “mentally unstable.” The number of people in this database – created as a result of the...
  • NY Minute: Number of people deemed unstable under Safe Act may be too low, Cuomo says

    10/20/2014 6:38:22 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 15 replies
    Syracuse NY Post Standard ^ | updated October 20, 2014 at 7:35 AM | By Teri Weaver | tweaver@syracuse.com
    Cuomo on Sunday defended the parts of the NY Safe Act that remove guns from people deemed mentally unstable, saying the number might be too low. That came after Sunday's New York Times story about the 34,500 people who have been judged too unstable to possess guns since Cuomo signed the gun laws into effect in early 2013.
  • "Disgusting" - The Met Will Perform Pro-Terrorist Opera

    10/19/2014 5:11:19 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 26 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    The Metropolitan Opera will be performing an opera based on the murder of wheelchair bound Jewish American businessman Leon Klinghoffer at the hands of Palestinian terrorists. An opera that humanizes terrorism is bad enough but performing it in the murder victim’s hometown seems deliberately offensive. The performance will not occur without protest though.
  • NRSC Shifts Resources to Six States

    10/19/2014 1:17:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 18 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Updated: October 18, 2014 | Alexis Levinson
    With less than four weeks until Election Day, the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s independent expenditure arm is shifting resources to increase its investment in six states, including South Dakota and Georgia. The NRSC has moved $1 million to South Dakota, plus another $1.45 million to Georgia. In South Dakota, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee made a $1 million television ad buy this week, on the heels of tightening poll numbers that showed its candidate, Rick Weiland, gaining ground. In Georgia, a new poll suggests a runoff is likely. The NRSC also is upping its investment in four other states: Alaska,...
  • School District on Long Island Is Told It Must Teach Immigrants

    10/19/2014 7:00:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | By BENJAMIN MUELLER
    Responding to complaints from dozens of Hispanic children who said they had been barred from public school classes on Long Island, the state on Friday issued new legal guidance regarding enrollment procedures, exhorting school districts to comply with federal law by allowing undocumented immigrant children to begin classes. The students, many of whom are newly arrived immigrants, say they successfully enrolled in the summer or early fall, but were warned by Hempstead administrators that there was not enough space or teachers to accommodate them. Diana Hernandez, 16, who came to Hempstead from Honduras in July, said in an interview on...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 147 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • Wanted: Ebola screeners at JFK for $19 an hour

    10/18/2014 7:56:43 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    NYPost ^ | October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Bain, Philip Messing and Danika Fears
    They’re looking for the few, the proud — and the really desperate. For a measly $19 an hour, a government contractor is offering applicants the opportunity to get up close and personal with potential Ebola patients at JFK Airport — including taking their temperatures. Angel Staffing Inc. is hiring brave souls with basic EMT or paramedic training to assist Customs and Border Protection officers and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in identifying possible victims at Terminal 4, where amped-up Ebola screening started on Saturday.
  • Ebola Cover-up? African Dies Vomiting on Plane to New York

    10/17/2014 9:15:18 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 69 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10-17-2014 | Ari Yashar
    Congressman Peter King (R-NY) is outraged after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials dismissed Ebola after a "cursory" exam of an African man, who died on a plane to JFK Airport Thursday in a fit of vomiting. The unnamed 63-year-old had boarded an Arik Air plane out of Lagos, Nigeria the night before, a federal law enforcement source told the New York Post. While in the air, the man vomited in his seat repeatedly, and before landing in New York he died on the plane. The 145 frightened passengers were kept on board as CDC officials and police...