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  • Obama Scandal Fallout: Jay Leno Trounces David Letterman in May Sweeps

    05/31/2013 1:33:37 PM PDT · by drewh · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 May 2013, 12:35 PM PDT | Chrisitan Toto
    We've already seen audiences fleeing MSNBC, the network that religiously carries the Obama administration's water, as a number of scandals rock the White House. Now, it looks like the long-running battle between Jay Leno and David Letterman is also being affected by the toxic headlines swirling around the president. During this year's May sweeps, "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" posted a 39 percent lead over "Late Show With David Letterman" in the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demographic -- the widest May sweep margin over "Late Show" since 2004, and a 12 percent increase over last year's May sweep.... In total viewers,...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Thinks Medical Marijuana Is a ‘Hoax’

    05/31/2013 11:50:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 5/31/2013 | Joe Coscarelli
    Old Man Bloomberg ignored the opinions of medical professionals and various other data today on his weekly radio address to deem any non-recreational use of the nation's favorite herb fake. "Yeah, right, medical, come on," he said. "There's no medical. This is one of the great hoaxes of all time." While the mayor famously said, "You bet I did. And I enjoyed it," when asked if he'd ever smoked weed, he insisted, "I don't have any personal experience in terms of today," before reverting to his recycled talking points like, "marijuana is much stronger today than it was 20 or...

    05/31/2013 9:31:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5/30/2013 | Raquel Okyay
    An upstate New York prosecutor told Human Events he will not go after an individual for a misdemeanor violation of the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, signed into law on Jan. 15, in an extraordinary two-minute-drill session of the state’s legislature. “As I do in all cases, I considered all of the circumstances surrounding the summons,” said Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czajka.“I declined to prosecute one particular offense,” he said. If the DA had moved forward, it would be one of the first attempts to bring a violator of the new law to trial.The incident in question took...
  • Coors angers some Puerto Ricans by placing flag on beer cans

    05/31/2013 6:26:21 AM PDT · by xp38 · 33 replies
    PIX11 ^ | May 2013 | PIX11
    Cold beer has the blood boiling from the City Council to the Bronx. The Puerto Rican Day Parade is only weeks away, and once again, parade officials along with Coors Light are serving up controversy for the community Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito is furious that the parade and MillerCoors would actually place a Puerto Rican flag on a Coors Light can and include a similar patriotic image as part of the campaign logo. “My initial reaction is that this is unacceptable,” Mark-Viverito said. RELATED: Controversial Puerto Rican Day Parade Coors Light ads taken down “Anybody that sees that image, on that...
  • US pension giant to exclude Israel divestment resolution

    05/30/2013 9:14:48 AM PDT · by ilcenter · 3 replies
    5 Towns Jewish Times ^ | May 30, 2013
    A resolution calling for the boycott of Israeli firms will not be put to a vote at TIAA-CREF’s upcoming shareholders meeting. The move comes after the pension fund giant received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to “take no action” on a submission by pro-Palestinian activists. This followed the company’s warning by an Israeli civil rights group that passage of the resolution would violate NY and Federal law. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, stressed that the development was “a major defeat for the extremist Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement taking aim at Israel.”...
  • New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg not intimidated by ricin-laced letters

    05/30/2013 8:42:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 30, 2013
    Federal investigators are trying to figure out who sent two threatening letters laced with the deadly poison ricin to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun-control group in Washington. CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano reports that authorities say responding officers who came into contact with the letter in New York suffered some minor symptoms. No one was seriously hurt, but now a joint terrorism task force, including the FBI and the NYPD, is investigating. Bloomberg spoke with reporters shortly after the threats against him became public Wednesday evening. "No, I'm not angry," said Bloomberg. "There are people who,...
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s next target: Street cafes

    05/30/2013 5:50:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 28, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs has given notice to 17 restaurants that offer sidewalk cafe dining: Stop the outdoor service. “Please be advised you have 100 business days from, and including May 1, to complete one of the following options,” the agency, which operates under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, said in a statement, reported by The New York Post. Option No. 1: Provide the city with a “certified land survey” to prove the cafe business is conducted on private property. Option No. 2: Filing for an exemption of zoning law. Or Option No. 3: Surrender the business permit...

    05/29/2013 11:23:18 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Several Rockland County and New York City-based lawmakers were arrested by federal authorities on corruption charges today. Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin (D) and Deputy Mayor Joseph Desmaret (D) were among those arrested. The Spring Valley pair are being hit with charges for allegedly taking bribes on sales of village property and asking for a stake in a company as conditions in a deal. Bronx GOP Chairman Jay Savino, who happens to live primarily in Congers and is Clarkstown’s tax certiorari attorney, was arrested for allegedly selling the mayoral ballot line in New York City to Senator Malcolm Smith of...
  • Crazy in Nyack: Security Guard Ken Carter Allegedly Threatens to Blow Up High School

    05/29/2013 10:48:27 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    A Nyack High School security guard was arrested last week for allegedly threatening to blow up the school. Kenneth A. Carter, 51, of Central Nyack, was facing disciplinary actions from the school and angrily remarked to a co-worker that he would get his guns and blow the school up. He was taken into custody by police without incident and now faces a felony charge for making a terroristic threat. It has not been stated what Carter was facing disciplinary charges for, or whether he has been placed on leave or terminated. He was arraigned in Clarkstown Town Court and released...
  • NY in Medi-$hambles

    05/29/2013 5:27:48 PM PDT · by PMAS · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 29, 2013 | Michael Goodwin
    There’s often magic and meaning in round numbers: The Dow index passes 15,000, a baseball player hits .300, crime falls to 50-year lows. Here’s a milestone that tells a different kind of story: The number of people on Medicaid in New York City has passed 3 million. As records go, this one carries a dubious distinction — and a red alert about the future. The rise in enrollment, from 2.5 million in 2005, to 2.9 million in 2011, to 3.1 million today, adds another headache for the next mayor. In a city of 8.3 million people, that over 37 percent...
  • Anthony Weiner & Huma Abedin vs. NYC (Muslim Brotherhood takeover of NYC and America)

    05/29/2013 9:32:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies ^ | May 29, 2013 | Joseph Klein
    Anthony Weiner recently announced his intention to run for mayor of New York City. As a resident living in Manhattan, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was right on the money when he said “shame on us” if New York City voters elect Weiner as their mayor. Governor Cuomo now says he was just kidding. But even the possibility of a Weiner victory is no joke. Weiner’s foolish sexting, which brought an abrupt and disgraceful end to his congressional term, displays a serious lack of judgment that alone should disqualify him. But that is only a side show to the main...
  • Anthony Weiner gaining in New York mayor’s race

    05/29/2013 8:49:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/29/2013 | By Aaron Blake
    <p>Anthony Weiner is gaining in the Democratic primary for New York City mayor, according to a new poll from Marist College.</p> <p>The poll shows City Council Speaker Christine Quinn continues to lead, at 24 points, with Weiner slightly behind at 19 percent. That five-point gap is down from 11 in April, when Weiner’s potential candidacy first made news. At that point, Quinn led 26 percent to 15 percent.</p>
  • Immigration Bill Swells to Over One Thousand Pages

    05/28/2013 5:53:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 28 May 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has increased the already-sizable length of the “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill to more than a thousand pages during the markup process ... The first version of the bill that was filed by the eight senators--Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ)--totaled 844 pages. An updated version, filed just before the bill went to the committee markup, stretched 867 pages in length. The new bill towers over previous versions in length, clocking in at 1,076 pages. It...
  • NYC Launches Sex App for Teens on Website; Includes Directions to Birth Control, Abortion Clinics

    05/28/2013 4:01:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 28, 2013 5:26 PM | Penny Starr
    The New York City Health Department’s NYC teen website now includes an app that teens can download to their smart phones to get information on “sexual health,” including where they can get birth control and abortions. The app, under the heading “Important Links and Info,” has three main links—Where to Go; sexual health services, What to Get; condoms and birth control; and What to Expect; at the clinic. … The app also provides a link to the NYC Teen website, which reminds teens about the lack of parental consent law in various formats, including a video called “Samantha’s Story,” found...
  • New York City mayor poll: Weiner cuts into Christine Quinn’s lead [ NYC aka The big Weenie ]

    05/28/2013 2:27:14 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 52 replies ^ | May 28 2013 |
    Former Rep. Anthony Weiner has slashed away at front-runner Christine Quinn’s lead in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary, according to a poll released Tuesday, cutting her advantage in half in a little over a month. Weiner, who formally entered the race last week, now draws 19 percent of the vote in the crowded primary field, according to the Marist University poll. Quinn, the city council speaker who is trying to become the city’s first openly gay mayor, draws 24 percent of the vote. Quinn’s lead is within the poll’s margin of error. In April, she held an 11-point lead...
  • NYC City Council Rebukes Secularist Fundamentalism

    05/28/2013 2:19:00 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    The American Interest ^ | May 23, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead
    The NYC city council has just passed a resolution allowing religious groups to worship in public schools, taking a stand on a decades-old controversy. Since 1994, state legislators and activists with a radical interpretation of the First Amendment have been trying to evict New York City churches from public schools. The official New York City Board of Education policy forbids religious institutions from renting public schools, a restriction that applies to no other type of organization. Churches and their supporters have been fighting back, and the battle over the enforcement of this policy has taken a serpentine path though both...
  • PRUDEN: Mike Bloomberg’s gun accident

    05/28/2013 12:00:59 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 28 May 2013 | Wes Pruden
    Michael Bloomberg obviously knows a lot about making money, even about the politics of Manhattan, where his money speaks in the loud and unctuous voice liberals love. But he doesn’t know diddly about life where the rest of us live it. He threw a tantrum after Barack Obama’s gun-control bill crashed and burned in Congress, stamping his polished wingtips on his Persian carpets, nursing a pout and behaving like a 3-year-old with a broken toy. This was excusable in a 3-year-old, but it’s not the behavior you expect of the nanny. When the wah-wah and the bitter tears subsided, the...
  • Weiner Shows Gains on Heels of Candidacy Announcement (within margin of error 24-19%: Marist Poll)

    05/28/2013 1:07:49 PM PDT · by drewh · 48 replies
    Marist Poll ^ | Tuesday, May 28, 2013
    In the first poll since his announcement, Weiner places second with the support of 19% of the city’s registered Democrats. New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn still leads but with only 24% of Democrats’ support, the lowest she has had in this race. Among registered Democrats in New York City, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, if the Democratic primary were held today, here is how the contest would stand: 24% Christine Quinn 19% Anthony Weiner 12% Bill de Blasio 11% Bill Thompson 8% John Liu 1% Sal Albanese <1% Erick Salgado 1% Other 23%...
  • Pastor Praises Anthony Weiner: Moses And St. Peter Made Mistakes, Too (God Is 'GPS' to Him)

    05/28/2013 12:33:41 PM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Charlie Spiering
    New York Daily News reporters went to church on Sunday with disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who is seeking the redemption brand as he runs for mayor of New York City. Pastor Phil Craig, it appears, welcomed the candidate with open arms to the Greater Springfield Memorial Church in Queens: Weiner picked the modest church with about 30 people in the pews for his Sunday morning debut over the megachurches that are often popular campaign stops. Pastor Phil Craig welcomed Weiner with notes of redemption. “I made mistake after mistake,” he said in introducing the candidate. “Moses wasn’t qualified …...
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    05/28/2013 12:07:20 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
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