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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...
  • EMPIRE STATE DA: I WON’T PROSECUTE CUOMO’S NEW GUN LAW

    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...
  • CORRUPTION BOMBSHELL SHAKES ROCKLAND, NEW YORK CITY AND ALBANY

    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
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | 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
    politico.com ^ | May 28 2013 | politico.com
    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 …...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 28-31,2013

    05/28/2013 12:07:20 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | May 28-31,2013 | Sean Hannity
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  • Could a Mayor Weiner Pose a Threat to New York City Security? (How about a run by Hillary in 2016?)

    05/27/2013 6:41:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2013 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    Huma Abedin is back in the spotlight again, as her husband Anthony Weiner has announced that he is running for mayor of New York City. The Daily Mail of the United Kingdom claims that "Huma Abedin [is] deemed her husband's greatest political asset." Michael M. Grynbaum, et al. of the New York Times claim that "it is Ms. Abedin, a seasoned operative well versed in the politics of redemption, [who] has been a main architect of her husband's rehabilitative journey[.]" The word "operative" is a word that needs careful examination. If Weiner were to win the mayoral election in New...
  • State police investigation of its own leaves judge in disbelief

    05/28/2013 10:26:13 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 25 replies
    Syracuse NY Post Standard ^ | May 28, 2013 at 9:44 AM | By John O'Brien
    Syracuse, NY -- A state trooper speeding to town court crashed his patrol car into a man walking across a road in Central Square in 2009, breaking three of the man's bones. A state police investigation blamed the victim. A judge recently called that conclusion "incredulous." State Court of Claims Nicholas Midey found the state was completely responsible for injuries suffered by Lawrence Perkins in November 2009 when Trooper Thomas Gallery crashed his car into him on Route 11. A state police investigation determined the primary cause was "pedestrian error" because there was no crosswalk where Perkins walked across the...
  • Sidewalk cafes are cooked (New York City)

    05/28/2013 10:06:42 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | may 27, 2013 | DAVID SEIFMAN and ANTONIO ANTENUCCI
    <p>The city Department of Consumer Affairs has served notice to 17 popular restaurants that this will be their last season to offer sidewalk cafes — unless they can prove that they comply with zoning regulations.</p> <p>In some cases, the eateries have been serving street-side customers for more than two decades.</p>
  • Jay Z Is Under Investigation By The NFL

    05/27/2013 5:59:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    sheknows.com ^ | 5/26/13 | Donna Martin
    Last month, we learned that Jay-Z, husband of American Idol guest star, Beyonce Knowles was planning to sell his one-percent ownership share of the Nets so he could pursue becoming a sports agent. And now, less than a month into his new business venture, he’s under investigation by the NFL! What’s going on? You’ll have to take the jump to find out! Jay-Z’s original plan for his new company, Roc Nation Sports Agency, was to let agents within the company take care of the day-to-day business and to negotiate contracts with the athletes. But according to the Inquisitr, Jay-Z may...
  • Head case (Nanny Bloomberg says no helmets required for Bike Share users)

    05/27/2013 5:47:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/25/13 | NY Post Editorial Board
  • Deadly beating under investigation in Syracuse

    05/27/2013 7:33:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    CNY Central ^ | 05.24.2013 at 6:54 PM
    A Syracuse man was beaten to death outside the Los Amigos Market in Syracuse Thursday night. 51-year old Michael Daniels was standing alone outside the store around 9:40 pm when he was attacked by a group of teenagers. Police say a group of three to five black males punched him repeatedly and kicked him in the head while he was on the ground. They also say the attack was unprovoked. …
  • Red light, green light: Traffic cameras are about increasing revenue, not safety

    05/27/2013 11:11:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/26/2013 | Kyle Smith
    The federal government recommends that yellow lights at intersections last for at least three seconds before turning red. So why are so many yellows being timed at 2.5 seconds? And why are those fleeting yellows often located at intersections where red-light cameras are installed? The mandarins tell us that red-light cameras are for our own safety, and that we need more of them than the 150 already in New York City. “While we wait,” city transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan said last month, “New Yorkers are dying on our streets.” So why increase the mayhem by cutting the duration of the...
  • N.Y. 3 Feet of Snow: Reversed Global Warming Causes Unusual Amount of Snowfall on...

    05/27/2013 7:31:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Kpopstarz ^ | 5/27/13
    N.Y. 3 Feet of Snow: Reversed Global Warming Causes Unusual Amount of Snowfall on Memorial Day Weekend In New York [PHOTOS] 3 feet of snow had just fallen in New York over Memorial Day weekend, and the unusual amount of snowfall sparked speculations that say the extreme weather was caused by reversed global warming. **SNIP** Although during May of last year, the temperature had been going up due to global warming, this year's Memorial Day weekend experienced what some have called "reversed global warming," as the temperature is dropping much more than usual. Residents of New York were surprised to...
  • 3 feet of snow in upstate NY on Memorial weekend

    05/26/2013 10:29:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2013 10:51 PM EDT
    A Memorial Day weekend storm has dropped three feet of snow on a New York ski mountain near the Vermont border. Whiteface Mountain spokesman Jon Lundin says 36 inches of white powder has blanketed the nearly 5,000-foot tall mountain in the Adirondacks. That has forced the Olympic Regional Development Authority to close Whiteface Veteran’s Memorial Highway on the backside of the mountain. …
  • Elite School Acknowledges Decades Of Sexual Abuse

    05/26/2013 4:58:41 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2013 | William Bigelow
    Horace Mann School, the elite Horace Mann prep school in the Bronx, has apologized for sexual abuse committed by its teachers and administrators between the years 1962 and 1996. But the school, which has said it will create an advisory panel on student safety, appoint one of the victims to the Head of School Committee that advises the board of trustees, and release the school's report of the sexual abuse committed by its employees, has refused to do one thing that the victims have asked for: support an independent investigation into the abuses. Joseph Cumming, a former victim, said, “The...
  • Rescuers look for pilot in deadly NY Angel Flight

    05/25/2013 10:51:10 AM PDT · by oxcart · 6 replies
    EPHRATAH, N.Y. (AP) -- Divers searched a large pond while investigators combed nearby woods Saturday for any sign of the pilot of a volunteer Angel Flight that crashed in upstate New York, killing two passengers. The plane's passengers were found dead Friday night near where the small plane crashed in Ephratah, about an hour west of Albany, Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey said. The bulk of the plane was found submerged in a pond, he said. Angel Flight is a nonprofit group that arranges free air transportation for sick patients from volunteer pilots. Larry Camerlin, president and founder of Angel...
  • Bronx 'Ghetto' Tours Stop Amid Residents' Outrage

    05/24/2013 3:15:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Thu, May 23, 2013 | VERENA DOBNIK
    <p>NEW YORK — A company that promised sightseer tours to the Bronx that included a New York City "ghetto" has stopped the bus rides under protest from an outraged neighborhood.</p> <p>Real Bronx Tours, which took mostly European tourists from Manhattan to see life in the South Bronx "from a safe distance," issued a statement this week saying it would immediately cease all tours there.</p>
  • George Zimmerman's Lawyers: Trayvon Martin’s Texts Talk About Guns, Marijuana

    05/24/2013 1:10:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2 hours ago
    Trayvon Martin's texts messages and photos were released by George Zimmerman's attorneys Thursday. The messages and photos paint a troubling picture of the teen, as he chats with friends about drugs, guns and fighting Slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin's cellphone texts and photos show him chatting with friends about marijuana, fighting and guns, new potential evidence shows. Data from the 17-year-old's cell phone was released Thursday by lawyers for George Zimmerman, whose second-degree murder trial for killing Martin begins next month. The texts and photos paint a troubling portrait of Martin's home and school life in the months before his...
  • New York sheriffs voice opposition to strict gun law, seek to join lawsuit

    05/24/2013 9:06:10 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2013 | Associated Press
    ALBANY, N.Y. – County sheriffs have asked to join the federal lawsuit challenging New York's tough new gun restrictions, calling some provisions vague and impossible to enforce fairly. The New York State Sheriffs' Association and five individual sheriffs are asking U.S. District Judge William Skretny to add their position to the record. They support gun rights advocates seeking to block enforcement of new bullet limits for magazines and the tighter definition of assault weapons. The sheriffs agree with the New York affiliate of the National Rifle Association that the law, passed after the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, is unconstitutional because...
  • NY Looks to Regulate Use of Bowling Shoes

    05/24/2013 6:32:32 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 54 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013,05,23 | USBC News Wire
    NYC Mayor Bloomberg is famous for heavily regulating daily life in New York City, from banning trans fat, to regulating soft drink sizes. Now two members of the NY legislature are doubling down on the type of regulation that has made Bloomberg famous in New York City....
  • DA will not prosecute man arrested under SAFE Act

    05/24/2013 12:37:04 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 16 replies
    WNYT ^ | 5/23/2013 | WNYT Staff
    COLUMBIA COUNTY - The Columbia County District Attorney is making good on a promise not to prosecute a man arrested under the SAFE Act.
  • Weiner: More Lewd Photos Might Come Out

    05/23/2013 2:24:59 PM PDT · by drewh · 55 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11:54 May 23, 2013 | By DANIEL HALPER
    This morning on a radio show, New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admitted that more lewd photos could come out: “It is what it is,” Weiner told the radio host in his first live interview since announcing his mayoral bid. “People may decide they want to come forward and say, here’s another email that I got or another photo. I’m certainly not going to do that. So people may hear things that are true, they may hear things that are not true, but I’m going to try to keep being focused on issues that are important to New York...
  • Michelle Obama Briefly Dated Inspector General Whose Audit Set Off IRS investigation

    05/23/2013 2:00:08 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    A young Michelle Obama once dated the inspector general who recently uncovered the IRS scandal, according to a bombshell report. The future First Lady, then known as Michelle Robinson, reportedly dated J. Russell George, the current IRS top watchdog responsible for investigating the widening trouble at the tax agency, while the two were at Harvard Law School in the 1980s, the National Journal reported. First lady Michelle Obama and George were both in the Black Law Students Association at Harvard Law School. The power pair were both members of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and graduated together in 1988,...
  • Anthony Weiner wants to be mayor of Pittsburgh?

    05/23/2013 12:51:59 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    MyFox NY ^ | May 23, 2013
    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Former Rep. Anthony Weiner launched his campaign for mayor of New York City this week, but his website seems to indicate he is running for office in Pittsburgh. The stylized and colorized image used in the "Weiner for Mayor" banner shows a bridge and a skyline. But that's not New York. The picture is of the Roberto Clemente Bridge in the Steel City, according to several Tweets and blog posts.
  • Kerry Kennedy, Farmworker protest Wendy's in NYC

    05/23/2013 10:46:03 AM PDT · by oxcart · 6 replies
    <p>Short AP articles must be excerpted to 50% at all times.</p>
  • Anthony Weiner To Prop Up NYC Mayoral Campaign With Many More Naked Pictures Of Himself

    05/23/2013 9:46:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | May 23, 2013
    Anothny Weiner, NYC's muppet former congressman, and as we reported yesterday, the man who following his disgraceful fall from grace announced his mayoral campaign on YouTube, continues to be the gift that keeps on giving... if mostly naked pictures of his anatomy to various women. As the WaPo reports, "Former congressman and newly announced New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner (D) said in an interview Thursday morning with WNYC-FM that there could be women coming forward with more e-mails or photos from the inappropriate digital conversations that led to his resignation in 2011." In other words, where there was one...
  • Colleges as tax havens [ Same Ole tired economic policies from Cuomo ]

    05/23/2013 5:12:20 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    Albany TU ^ | May 22, 2013 | Eric Anderson and Larry Rulison
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo — calling job creation the state's "number-one mission" — on Wednesday unveiled a plan for dozens of tax-free zones on public college campuses across the state. The zones would be available to new businesses as well as to businesses that relocate from outside the state, and to those that create net new jobs. In the zones, they would face no business or corporate tax, no sales tax, no property tax, no franchise fee and no state income tax for the owner of the company or its employees. The breaks would last for 10 years. (...) One of...
  • Obama has lost the New York Times editorial board

    05/22/2013 3:59:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Make no mistake: by criminalizing James Rosen of Fox News for asking government employees to give him information, the Obama administration is suppressing the ability of the press to do its job. It is so egregious that even the New York Times, normally sycophants for Obama, is alarmed. The editorial board today writes: With the decision to label a Fox News television reporter a possible "co-conspirator" in a criminal investigation of a news leak, the Obama administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news. And the Times, a member/owner of Associated...
  • Bloomberg to Cabbie: ‘I’ll destroy your [expletive] industry’

    05/22/2013 5:40:42 PM PDT · by LyinLibs · 52 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/22/2013 | Cheryl Chumley
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg cursed out the chief executive officer of a taxi company who won a court case against the city and pledged a post-mayoral revenge against the entire industry, the CEO and one witness said. “[I will] destroy your [expletive] industry,” Mr. Bloomberg said to Taxi Club Management CEO Gene Freidman, The New York Post reported. He made the comments during last Thursday’s game at Madison Square Garden during an impromptu meet at the 1879 Club, a witness told The Post. Mr. Friedman subsequently confirmed the exchange to The Post and added that Mr. Bloomberg also said that come...
  • New York Gov. Reportedly Threatened Jobs Of Sheriffs Who Spoke Out Against His Gun Control Law

    05/22/2013 12:35:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/22/2013 | Billy Hallowell, The Blaze
    Some critics have pointed to New York State’s new gun control law as chilling in its scope and intent. But new allegations coming from sheriffs may add to the outcry, as some authorities maintain that Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed local sheriffs to stop publicly speaking out against the SAFE Act, the gun-control law he signed in January. One source, in fact, told a local outlet that the governor threatened sheriffs’ jobs if they don’t comply. Law enforcement officials were reportedly summonsed to Albany last month, where they met with the governor about the contentious issue. It’s no secret that sheriffs...
  • Cigarette-Smuggling Arab Linked to 1994 Yeshiva Murder

    05/22/2013 12:17:27 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/20/13
    Sixteen Palestinians, with ties to convicted terrorists, were indicted last Thursday in an alleged cigarette-smuggling scheme. One of the sixteen men has reported links to the 1994 murder of sixteen-year-old yeshiva student Ari Halberstam in a terror attack on the Brooklyn Bridge. Muaffaq Askar, who was arrested last week in New York, has long been suspected of supplying Rashid Baz with weapons he used to attack a van carrying 15 Lubavitch students on the Brooklyn Bridge. Baz reportedly called Askar his “Palestinian uncle. ” The cigarette-smuggling scheme is believed to have cost New York state millions of dollars in sales...
  • Anthony Weiner launches bid to become NYC mayor

    05/22/2013 11:47:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2013 10:45 AM EDT | Jennifer Peltz
    Anthony Weiner’s run for redemption is officially on. The ex-congressman whose career imploded in a rash of raunchy tweets two years ago said in a YouTube video announcement late Tuesday that he’s in the New York City mayoral race. He’d said last month he was considering it. … The Democrat is jumping into a crowded field for September’s primary. He’s arriving with some significant advantages, including a $4.8 million campaign war chest, the possibility of more than $1 million more in public matching money, polls showing him ahead of all but one other Democrat—and no end of name recognition. …
  • Anthony Weiner hides from press after mayoral bid vid prematurely leaks online

    05/22/2013 10:19:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/22/13 | DAVID SEIFMAN
    Anthony Weiner was lying low this morning after releasing a video announcing his last-minute entry into the race for mayor. A crush of reporters was camped outside his Park Avenue South apartment for so long that campaign aides treated them to three boxes of pizza and made plans for individual interviews later in the day. Some of Weiner's rivals, meanwhile, wasted no time poking fun at the sexually-charged Twitter messages that led their newly-minted opponent to resign from Congress in 2011. "If he can penetrate the field, I'll be ready for him in November," Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrion declared...
  • Video: Anthony Weiner polls second in NYC mayoral race as campaign expands

    05/22/2013 8:22:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/22/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Hey, if Mark Sanford can find redemption at the polls after having an affair, why can’t Anthony Weiner after, er, exposing himself? Let the campaign of a thousand double entendres begin! Weiner inexplicably provides the first in his video, talking about the plight of the middle class and the lack of traditional upward mobility — saying that “it’s getting harder and harder every day.” No, I’m not kidding:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=x92OWufIWcU#!Difficult, Anthony, difficult. Someone get this man a thesaurus, please.Nonetheless, Weiner is finding some sympathy for his big comeback. According to a new poll in the Big Apple from Quinnipiac, Weiner enters the...
  • Kerry Kennedy's (Bobby's daughter) trying time: Drugged-drive rap stands

    05/22/2013 5:59:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2013 | Laurel Babcock
    Kerry Kennedy must stand trial for drugged driving, a Westchester judge said yesterday in rejecting a bid by the former wife of Gov. Cuomo to dismiss the misdemeanor charge. North Castle Town Court Judge Elyse Lazansky set Oct. 8 for the next court date in the case of Kennedy, 53, who was allegedly under the influence of a sleeping pill when she swerved her Lexus into a tractor-trailer on I-684 near her home last July 13. The judge conceded that Kennedy, a human-rights activist who is the 10th of 11 children of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, “is...