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  • How Did NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Make $783,000 In Royalties From A Book That Sold Only 3,200 Copies?

    04/23/2017 7:52:38 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 44 replies
    IBT ^ | 04/19/17 | LYDIA O'NEAL
    Fox News Channel parent News Corporation may be wrapped up in the sexual harassment accusations surrounding host Bill O’Reilly, but the company is facing another long-running scandal involving what appear to be exuberant payments to a Democrat — payments that occurred even as News Corp. was lobbying the New York State executive branch, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo oversees.
  • NYC property taxes favor rich and white homeowners, lawsuit claims

    04/23/2017 8:38:16 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 56 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/23/2017 | GREG B. SMITH
    This year Mayor de Blasio will pay $3,581 in property taxes on each of two row houses he owns in ultra-gentrified Park Slope. The city says his properties are worth about $1.6 million apiece. Some 14 miles away, in middle-class Laurelton, Queens, Arthur Russell, 66, who retired from computer sales, will pay a property tax bill that, at $4,569, is about 28% higher than the mayor’s — even though the city says his single-family home is worth 75% less than de Blasio’s properties, at $396,000.
  • Rep. Jeffries: 'Every Racist in America Voted for Donald Trump'

    04/23/2017 6:52:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 22, 2017 | Staff
    Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) is proving how offensive Democrats can be. He said, "I'm not here to say that every American who voted for Donald Trump is a racist, but I do know that every racist in America voted for Donald Trump." How do people even elect these bozos? Leave your comments below.
  • Muslim “NO-GO” Zones Confirmed In 9 U.S. States. Warn Your Friends.

    04/22/2017 12:39:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 137 replies
    Angry Patriot ^ | April 21, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    Another day passes as radical Islam continues its aggressive expansion across the globe. Now OUR country is in serious trouble.A video has appeared that shows Muslim enclaves ruled by Sharia law in nine different states: Alaska, California, New York, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Americans are forbidden to enter these communities. (via Twitter)Dear Obama: please admit you have failed the American people. It is because of your “open border” policies that we now are losing valuable real estate in our own country. This is unacceptable.After eight years of Obama, we have literally lost American soil to terrorists....
  • Getaway Driver in Fatal 1981 Armored Car Robbery Denied Parole

    04/22/2017 7:46:30 AM PDT · by csvset · 41 replies
    NY1 ^ | 21 April 2017 | NY1
    Judith Clark, the getaway driver in a fatal armored car robbery in 1981, has been denied parole, despite support from Governor Andrew Cuomo for her release. Four months ago, Cuomo sparked controversy after he commuted Clark's life sentence, allowing the former revolutionary to seek early release for her role in the botched robbery of a Brinks truck in Rockland County. After the ruling, he released a statement saying Clark deserved the opportunity to make her case and he respects the parole board's decision. Clark has served more than 35 years of a 75-years-to-life sentence for her role in the shooting,...
  • Jeffries: Jim Crow Has ‘Nieces and Nephews’ at the White House

    04/22/2017 6:41:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D., N.Y.) spoke Thursday at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, where he told the students that the Trump administration was trying to damage the African-American community. "Jim Crow might be dead," Jeffries said at the beginning of his speech. "He's got some nieces and nephews that are alive and well, and a few of them are running around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue." The audience laughed and cheered in agreement with Jeffries' claim.
  • Guards at NY's Rikers jail sue, say city making it unsafe

    04/21/2017 9:21:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2017 8:21 PM EDT | Larry Neumeister
    The nation’s largest municipal jail guard union sued New York City on Friday, saying recent sweeping changes in city’s jails have empowered violent inmates and endangered correction officers. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court alleged violence in city jails has increased 18 percent since the city instituted changes to how guards perform their work following a rash of alarming reports about the abuse of prisoners, particularly at the city’s main Rikers Island jail complex, where as many as 10,000 inmates are housed. The city and its officials have “created a substantial and imminent risk that Correction Officers will continue to...
  • In Sanctuary City Crackdown, Justice Department Threatens to Withhold Grants From 8 Cities

    04/21/2017 10:13:23 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    wsj ^ | 4/21/17 | Laura Meckler
    The letters were sent to officials in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, New York City and Sacramento, Calif., as well as Cook County, Ill. These municipalities were identified in a Justice Department inspector general’s report last year as potentially out of compliance with the requirements. Friday’s letter asks the cities to send documentation that they are in compliance by the end of June.
  • How MS-13, One of America’s Most Dangerous Gangs, is Funded

    04/21/2017 8:04:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    FOX Business ^ | April 19, 2017
    MS-13, a group that was started by Central American immigrants in Los Angeles in the 1980s, is known for its ruthless and violent tactics. Most of the founding members were from El Salvador and fled to the U.S. during the country’s civil war that lasted 12 years, from 1980-92. Since then the gang’s membership has ballooned to at least 10,000 members in the United States and more than 30,000 worldwide, according to the FBI and Treasury Department. “[MS-13] is one of the most dangerous and rapidly expanding criminal gangs in the world today,” Philip Holloway, a legal analyst and former...
  • Husband of New York judge who was found dead challenges reports of apparent suicide

    04/21/2017 1:15:33 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 20 April 2017 | By Samantha Schmidt
    The sudden death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam — and the hours that led up to it — remains shrouded in mystery. Shortly after the body of Abdus-Salaam, the first African American woman to serve on New York’s top court, was found floating fully clothed in the Hudson River with no apparent signs of trauma or criminality, local police said they were treating the death as an apparent suicide. But about a week later, following an inconclusive autopsy, ...
  • Reports: Fox News Executives Fear ‘More to Come’

    04/20/2017 11:32:51 AM PDT · by drewh · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/20/17 07:59 AM EDT | By Rebecca Savransky -
    Executives at Fox News reportedly fear what is to come after it was announced on Wednesday that host Bill O'Reilly would not return to the network in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. "There's more to come," a Fox News insider told Vanity Fair. The comments appear to suggest there may be more women who have not yet come forward publicly with stories of harassment. CNN “New Day” host Alisyn Camerota also said early Thursday that there is “more to come” at Fox News, where she worked for 16 years. “I know a lot about the culture, and my friends...
  • De Blasio Brags About New York Cigarette Price Floor Being Raised To ‘Highest Price In The Country’

    04/20/2017 5:07:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 19, 2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that cigarette prices in the city would go up $2.50 to $13 which, de Blasio bragged, would be "the highest price in the country." . . . Council Member Fernando Cabrera, who introduced the bill to create the licensing requirement for e-cigarette retailers, described the proposal as "a major step to limit the use of e-cigarettes, which are dangerous nicotine delivery systems that can lead to nicotine and potentially drug addiction."
  • CBS News Sides With ‘Fearless Girl’ In Wall Street Art ‘Face Off’

    04/19/2017 1:18:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 41 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 19, 2017 | 11:52 AM EDT | Julia Seymour
    The media were thrilled when a statue of a defiant little girl was placed opposite Arturo Di Modica’s famous “Charging Bull” on Wall Street. To the networks, it became a “symbol,” a “sensation” and female empowerment. “Symbols spoke volumes,” NBC Chief Environmental Affairs correspondent Anne Thompson said of the statue “facing down Wall Street’s famous bull,” on March 8. The networks didn’t seem to mind that “Fearless Girl” was really a clever corporate advertisement for “SHE” — an exchange traded fund offered by State Street Global Advisors. Fortune reported that until April 2, a plaque at the girl’s feet read...
  • Fox News Primetime Shakeup: Tucker Carlson Moves to 8 PM, The Five Moves to 9 PM Eastern

    04/19/2017 1:05:26 PM PDT · by drewh · 103 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3:02 pm, April 19th, 2017 | Josh Feldman
    Tucker Carlson (Fox News screen grab) With the massive news this afternoon that Bill O’Reilly is officially out at Fox News, Fox has now announced that Tucker Carlson will be taking the coveted 8 pm slot. Tucker Carlson Tonight will be moving up from 9 pm, which will now be the home of The Five, co-hosted by Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dana Perino, Bob Beckel, Greg Gutfeld, Jesse Watters, and Juan Williams. Also on Mediaite Positive Sign for O’Reilly?: Factor Promos Continue on Fox News Eric Bolling will be getting the 5 pm slot on May 1st. Next week Fox’s Special Report...
  • O'Reilly Out At Fox News; Tucker Carlson To Take Over Timeslot

    04/19/2017 12:58:59 PM PDT · by drewh · 67 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2;27pm today | Maddie Berg
    Caving to pressure from the public and advertisers, as well as reportedly frustrated employees, Fox News has fired host Bill O'Reilly following the revelation of multiple settlements made by him and the network of claims of sexual harassment. "After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O'Reilly have agreed that Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel," says a statement from Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of parent company 21st Century Fox, and his sons James and Lachlan, respectively the company’s CEO and co-executive chairman. Fox News simultaneously announced that Tucker Carlson's...
  • Killer of 6-year-old New York boy given 25 years

    04/18/2017 10:05:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Pedro Hernandez, the bodega clerk convicted for the 1979 murder of New York first-grader Etan Patz was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years to life in prison, CNN reports. Hernandez, 56, was convicted of kidnapping and murder in February, nearly 40 years after the six-year-old disappeared on May 25, 1979. Etan left home to walk to a school bus stop and was not seen again. In the early 1980s, his photo appeared on milk cartons across the country, the first time the method was used to try to locate missing children. Hernandez was previously tried for the same charges in...
  • Sean Hannity Show,3PM-6PM,DST,M-F,WOR AM,April 17-21,2017

    04/18/2017 12:28:20 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | April 18, 2017 | Sean Hannity
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  • Upstate NY congressman raises record $585,000 after facing angry crowds

    04/18/2017 10:36:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, NY ^ | April 17, 2017 at 3:19 PM | By Mark Weiner | mweiner@syracuse.com
    WASHINGTON -- The Upstate New York congressman who faced overflowing crowds of protesters at town hall meetings managed to raise a record amount of money after the protests gained national attention. U.S. Rep. Tom Reed raised $585,282 in the first quarter of the year, a personal high for the fourth-term Republican from Corning. Reed's cash haul more than doubled the amount raised by each of the other members of Congress from Upstate New York, according to new disclosure reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. "We are off to our best start ever with more than a half-million dollars in...
  • Scenes from the Class Struggle in Academe

    04/18/2017 7:03:12 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 18, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics are always mystified that the lumpenproletariat (i. e., us working stiffs of all income levels) don't join them in the class struggle. It turns out that the one place in America that has a class system is in the institution where they teach them. "In a one-on-one meeting with the school's provost/interim president, I asked if the administration believes that adjuncts share the same academic freedom as full-timers," Larry Jaffee an adjunct assistant professor at the New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan, wrote on the Academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). "He was...
  • What are the True Costs of New York's 'Free' College Education?

    04/17/2017 9:58:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/17/2017 | Rick Moran
    New York liberals recently celebrated the realization of a long-held dream: giving a free college education to anyone who wants it.Well, not quite "free" as in nobody has to pay for it. It is one of the primary conceits of the liberal welfare state that they can refer to a taxpayer-funded benefit as "free." Hence, we have "free" public housing, "free" food via the SNAP program, and "free" medical care for those on Medicaid.Ah, would that it were so.We all know that there is no such thing as "free" when it comes to government benefits. The money to pay...