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  • Former Gov.Spitzer, who resigned after scandal, to jump into race for city controller

    07/07/2013 5:37:18 PM PDT · by John W · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 7, 2013 | Kenneth Lovett
    Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer has become the latest disgraced politician looking to make a comeback in city politics. Spitzer is running for city controller, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told the Daily News. Spitzer now joins Anthony Weiner, the former congressman who tweeted away his career, as pols seeking redemption from the constituents they betrayed.
  • Israel: Say, that border fence on the Sinai is coming in handy, huh?

    07/07/2013 12:46:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    It seems as though everyone has an opinion on what the Egyptians should do with their country and government. Iran wants the Muslim Brotherhood restored to power; Russia is worried about civil war; most of the West wants new elections and an end to military rule. The US is currently debating on whether to call the coup a coup at all, as that designation would force a suspension of American aid to the Egyptian military. The Obama administration demanded the restoration of “a democratically elected civilian government” rather than “the democratically elected civilian government,” a nuance that was not lost...
  • St. Joe's "dead" patient awoke as docs prepared to remove organs

    07/07/2013 7:02:42 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 90 replies
    2013 Syracuse Media Group All rights reserved ^ | July 07, 2013 at 2:43 AM | By John O'Brien and James T. Mulder
    Syracuse, NY - Doctors at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center were about to remove organs for transplant from a woman they thought was dead. Then she opened her eyes. She was alive. The state Health Department found St. Joe's care of patient Colleen S. Burns in 2009 unacceptable and a federal agency criticized the hospital for not properly investigating the cause. The hospital's mishandling of the case was part of the reason the state Health Department fined St. Joe's $22,000 last September... A series of mistakes that began shortly after Burns arrived in the emergency room suffering from a drug...
  • 1,600 votes in Brooklyn from last years presidential election were only counted last week...

    07/07/2013 3:16:49 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 3, 2013
    **Graphic Warning Obaba & Obama pictured on link. ** Finding renews doubts the board will be able to handle mayoral election later this year. Nearly six months after President Obama began his second term, the votes of some 1,600 Brooklyn residents who went to the polls were not counted until this week, the Daily News has learned.
  • Abortion bills in state legislatures gaining national attention

    07/07/2013 4:54:47 AM PDT · by onyx · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/07/13 06:00 AM ET | By Daniel Strauss
    Efforts by conservatives to restrict abortion in several state legislatures are receiving national attention, as Republicans work to pass national versions. In Texas, state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) found herself in the national spotlight after filibustering a proposal that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The legislation would also have toughened requirements for locations offering abortions and required that doctors who perform abortions have admission privileges at a hospital close to their clinics. Davis's effort caused Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) to call a second special session to try and pass the bill through the Republican-controlled legislature. Davis...
  • Weiners Surprising Rebound From Scandal

    07/06/2013 10:56:33 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 87 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/06/13 | AVIER C. HERNNDEZ
    Written off by election experts and shunned by the political establishment, Mr. Weiner has once again upended popular conceptions about him, vaulting to the front of the race for mayor. * * * Some of the groups that view him most positively are men, young people and African-American voters, according to the poll.
  • Evil spirit scam plagues Asian immigrants in NYC

    07/06/2013 9:17:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2013 2:43 PM EDT | Colleen Long
    One woman was told by a fortune teller that her son was possessed by demons. Another was approached on a Chinatown street by a stranger who eerily claimed her daughter would die in two days. A third was informed that her dead husband was communicating from the grave, telling her to hand over thousands in cash. Your son will die in a car accidenthe is cursed, a 65-year-old was told. In each instance, the women bundled up cash and jewelry in a bag and gave it to strangers theyd just metself-proclaimed spiritual healers. They were told the contents would be...
  • FBI: Ithaca, NY Man Arrested For Attempting To Extort Paula Deen

    Ithaca, N.Y. - FBI agents arrested a 62-year-old man in Ithaca, N.Y. for attempting to extort Paula Deen. Thomas Paculis was taken into custody Friday morning by FBI agents and deputies from the Tomkins County Sheriffs Office. Authorities say Paculis threatened to expose true and damning information about Deen if she did not pay him $100,000. Paculis was transported to the Onondaga County Jail and will appear in a Savannah, Georgia court on July 16.
  • Man accused of biting off friends ear while riding on I-95

    07/05/2013 7:30:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star ^ | July 4, 2013 | Portsia Smith
    A New York man is accused of biting off his friends ear and spitting it out on Interstate 95 during an argument. Spotsylvania County dispatchers received calls at 8:02 a.m. Thursday from drivers on I-95 stating that a man was running in and out of traffic near the 121 mile marker and had blood running down his shoulder. Capt. Jeff Pearce of the Spotsylvania County Sheriffs Office said deputies found the victim on the right shoulder of the southbound lane of the interstate near the 123 mile marker, just north of Thornburg. Pearce said the victim told police that he...
  • NYPD Rolling Out Every High-Tech Gadget Imaginable To Keep City Safe On July 4

    07/04/2013 4:29:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    CBS New York ^ | July 4, 2013 | CBS New York
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) The city will be on high security alert this Fourth of July holiday, spending money and resources to make sure its biggest celebration is a safe one.
  • Lawyer: Police tricked client into illegal gun sale

    07/03/2013 9:41:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    poststar.com ^ | July 03, 2013 | DON LEHMAN
    MOREAU -- The lawyer for a Moreau man charged with violating the states Safe Act gun laws has asked a judge to dismiss the criminal charges in the case, arguing State Police tricked his client into selling an assault rifle the day after the law went into effect. Lawyer Greg Canale argued the charges against his client, William Greene, should be dismissed in the interest of justice because of the circumstances of the arrest. Greene, 51, was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors on April 16 after he sold an Rguns .223-caliber semiautomatic rifle to an undercover State Police investigator...
  • WSJ Attacks 'Blood-and-Soil' Republicans Over Opposition to Immigration Bill

    07/03/2013 6:36:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 57 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | 3 Jul 2013, 11:39 PDT
    The Wall Street Journal editorial page has attacked opposition to the immigration bill that passed in the Senate last week, urging the Republican-led House to "improve" the bill, "not kill it." The bill's border security provisions, the Journal argued, were not weak, as conservatives had charged, but were "wretched excess," the result of "the Republican party letting its blood-and-soil wing trump its supposedly free-market principles." It might seem odd to attack "blood-and-soil" conservatives (a phrase of Nazi provenance, evidently) on the eve of July 4th. But one need not wave the American flag or protest the obviously offensive connotations of...
  • Band of Brothers: 3 Texas siblings enter West Point together

    07/03/2013 4:47:33 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com/AP ^ | 7/3/2013
    There are brothers in arms and bands of brothers, and now there are Noah, Sumner and Cole Ogrydziak, three Texas brothers who began their cadet training together at West Point this week. For one of the few times in its long history, the U.S. Military Academy accepted three siblings into the same class. Eighteen-year-old twins Sumner and Cole and their 19-year-old brother Noah, of Nederland in southeast Texas, have each signed on for four years of academics and military training. If all three make it through the rigorous program, they will simultaneously toss their caps into the air as newly...
  • Remains of New York woman missing for 28 years found in wall

    07/02/2013 7:39:14 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 2, 2013 | FRANCESCA TRIANNI
    <p>NEW YORK - The remains of a New York schoolteacher who disappeared nearly 28 years ago have been discovered hidden in a false basement wall in the house where she lived with her husband, police said on Tuesday.</p>
  • The Great Lakes could benefit most from Obamas climate change aim [Kool-aid Drinker!]

    07/03/2013 3:25:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Great Lakes Echo ^ | 7/3/13 | Tom "I like mine grape flavored" Henry
    Contrary to popular belief, the Obama presidency has not taken its cue from environmentalists on all major issues. Nor has it been nearly as liberal as it is accused of being, even in President Obamas native Great Lakes region. But if it succeeds with its ambitious, multi-tiered climate change initiative, it will take the nation off dead center on what many people including Obamas 2008 rival, Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona have described as one of Earths biggest crises. The administration will set America on a new path of greenhouse gas reductions and quite possibly leave...
  • Talk Dirty to Me! Joe Lhota Asks Women to Come Forward With Dating Horror Stories on Anthony Weiner

    07/02/2013 2:14:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 2, 2013 | TARA PALMERI
    SNIP Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota yesterday called on the disgraced former congressmans ex-girlfriends to come forward and talk about any dirty deed he may have done. SNIP
  • Donald Trump on Edward Snowden: Kill The Traitor

    07/02/2013 12:40:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 73 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8 hours ago
    Edward Snowden, the man at the heart of the NSA information leaks, is nothing but a traitor and America ought to recreate history in dealing with him, real estate mogul Donald Trump said on a Fox & Friends interview. In other words, execute him, Mr. Trump implied. I think Snowden is a terrible threat, I think hes a terrible traitor, and you know what we used to do in the good old days when we were a strong country you know what we used to do to traitors, right? Trump said, Politico reported. Well, you killed them, Donald,...
  • Judge tosses 3 NY lawsuits against ex-Elmo actor

    07/02/2013 5:45:20 AM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    http://bostonherald.com/ ^ | 07/02/2013 | Associated Press
    Three lawsuits brought by men who said a former Elmo puppeteer sexually abused them when they were underage were tossed out by a judge who said in a decision published Monday that the men waited too long to sue. U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl said the claims must be barred because they came more than six years after each man reasonably should have realized that the physical and emotional injuries they're suing over were caused by alleged encounters with Kevin Clash. The judge also noted that each man had been over the age of 18 for more than three...
  • CUOMO STRIKES BACK AT GUN RIGHTS LAWSUIT

    07/01/2013 1:43:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | June 30, 2013 | Raquel Okyay
    The Empire State governor seeks dismissal of complaint filed by the state’s largest firearm association which alleges that the New York Secure Ammunition Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 is unconstitutional. “The state filed a motion for a preliminary injunction, a dismissal, and for summary judgment,” said Stephen P. Halbrook PhD, a Second Amendment legal scholar and lead counsel for plaintiff in the matter of New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, et al. v. Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New York, et al.As far as arguments in defense of the new law, he said the state’s 93-page...
  • The Strange Inception of NYCs Onerous Gun Laws

    07/01/2013 1:28:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    guns.com ^ | 2 January, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Over the past several months, at least four out-of-state concealed carry holders were arrested for carrying handguns in New York City. Unbeknownst to these otherwise law-abiding gun owners, NYC has an extremely tough and unforgiving gun control laws. All of these tourists were caught when they naively sought to check their weapons with security (at an airport, at the Empire State Building, at the 9/11 memorial etc.). So, why is NYC so tough on guns? Why do city officials lack commonsense when it comes to applying the law? Well, to answer these questions it might help to take a brief...
  • David Petraeus Will Earn $200,000 to Teach a Three-Hour CUNY Seminar Once a Week

    07/01/2013 1:23:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New Yorker ^ | 7/1 | Dan Amira
    Former CIA director and retired four-star general General David Petraeus applauds as he makes his first public speech since resigning as CIA director at University of Southern California dinner for students Veterans and ROTC students on March 26, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Petraeus apologized in his speech for his actions that lead to him resigning from the CIA. He'll also have graduate students to assist him with "course research, administration, and grading" and will receive "limited additional funds for travel to professional meetings as a representative of CUNY," Gawker reports thanks to e-mails gleaned from a FOIL request. Petraeus...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT, WABC AM, July 1-5,2013

    07/01/2013 10:31:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
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  • With no malt houses in New York, Hawley's new venture to fill unique niche at the right time

    You can't brew beer without malt, which is something Ted Hawley thinks legislators forgot about when they passed a farm brewing bill last year that will eventually require ales and lagers labeled "New York Beer" to contain 90 percent locally grown ingredients. "They just thought they could grow barley in New York," Hawley said. "They didn't know there was another step, which is malting. It has to be malted before you use it in a brew. So it was kind of interesting that they put this huge amount of effort into requiring 90 percent ingredients from New York, but there's...
  • If You Live In New York And You Rent, You're Paying A Huge Tax You Don't Even Know About

    07/01/2013 9:17:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/01/2013 | Josh Barro
    If you live in New York City, you probably know that your income taxes are high. A combined city and state tax rate of 10.4% kicks in at just $22,000 of taxable income for a single person. You probably don't know that New York City has some of the country's highest taxes on apartment buildingsand if you're not subject to rent control, much of that cost is flowing through to you as a renter. Not all property taxes are high here: New York actually has very low taxes on owner-occupied homes. Our property tax system is a perverse cross-subsidy from...
  • Empire State Building goes rainbow for NYC Pride Weekend

    07/01/2013 12:03:13 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 38 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 30 June 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>The U.S. Supreme Court dumped the federal Defense of Marriage Act and declined to reinstate a ban on same-sex marriage in California on Wednesday.</p> <p>And now the Empire State Building has turned the colors of the rainbow in a show of support for Gay Pride Weekend.</p>
  • Family picnic turns to horror thanks to black mob

    06/30/2013 6:15:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 112 replies
    WND.com ^ | June 30, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    In Niagara Falls, a black mob of 20 attacked a mother and her family on a picnic. They hurled racial slurs and told them they did not like their “Puerto Rican (expletive) music.”The Niagara Gazette described what happened next as a “fight,” although many would call it an assault: “Her son was punched and kicked by several people and fell to the ground. When her son picked himself up, the woman said a man from the group pulled out a pistol and pointed it in her son’s face. She said someone in the group was yelling, ‘Shoot him … shoot...
  • Bloomberg to urge Cuomo to veto bill to allow sparkler sales outside of NYC over terror target fears

    06/29/2013 9:53:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 26, 2013 | CARL CAMPANILE
    It could spark terrorism! Mayor Bloomberg will urge Gov. Cuomo to veto legislation that would legalize the sale of sparklers outside New York City, arguing that terrorists could resort to using even kiddie fireworks to ignite a bomb. And thats a risk not worth taking, City Hall officials said. The mayor opposes the measure, which the Legislature passed last week, even though it wouldnt apply to the five boroughs, where a ban on sparklers and all other fireworks would remain in effect. The bill would allow the sale of sparklers and other small novelty fireworks only in counties...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton slams Mayor Bloomberg for saying stop-and-frisk stops too many whites

    06/29/2013 4:01:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 29, 2013 | Denis Slattery and Larry McShane
    A livid Rev. Al Sharpton lashed out Saturday at Mayor Bloomberg, demanding an apology over Hizzoners claims that the NYPDs stop-and-frisk policy targets too many whites. The tone that has been set by that remark not only polarizes the city, it gives a false sense to police that they can step over the line, Sharpton told a Harlem news conference.
  • EMT who ignored dying pregnant woman while on coffee break cleared of official misconduct

    06/25/2013 6:47:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 25, 2013 | JAZZ SHAW
    <p>The Brooklyn EMT who callously refused to help a dying pregnant woman because she was on her coffee break saw her official misconduct charge dropped today after EMS chief Abdo Nahmod who initially supported the case against her flip-flopped, leaving frustrated Brooklyn prosecutors no choice but to dismiss the case.</p>
  • Tony the poll vaulter: The sad truth behind Weiners appeal

    06/29/2013 4:48:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/28/2013 | Bob McManus
    <p>Two polls out this week, while drawing modestly different pictures, demonstrate that former Rep. Anthony Weiner is going to be a big maybe deciding factor in this years mayoral election.</p> <p>Obviously, this is a town where voters will put up with anything.</p>
  • Mayor Bloomberg on Stop-and-Frisk: Disproportionately Stop Whites Too Much, Minorities Too Little

    06/28/2013 11:25:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Politicker ^ | June 28, 2013 10:07 am | Colin Campbell
    On the defense after the City Council passed a pair of bills designed to curb the NYPDs controversial stop-and-frisk tactic and other alleged abuses, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today that his critics had it backwards when they accuse the police of stopping too many black and Latino men. In fact, he bluntly declared the opposite to be true if viewed through a lens of who commits murders. I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little, Mr. Bloomberg argued during his Friday morning WOR radio show with John Gambling. Its exactly the reverse of what they say....
  • 'New York Times' Likely to Sell 'Boston Globe' for 1/10th Purchase Price

    06/28/2013 10:10:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jun 2013 | John Nolte
    the New York Times Company, that bought the Boston Globe for $1.2 billion in 1993, is now accepting bids in the range of $100 million, or about a tenth of what it paid just twenty years ago. Complicating matters further is $110 million in pension liabilities ...
  • LI teen faces 30 years in prison for trying to join al Qaeda in Yemen...

    06/28/2013 2:10:01 AM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies
    NYPOST.com ^ | June 26, 2013 | By SELIM ALGAR
    "LI teen faces 30 years in prison for trying to join al Qaeda in Yemen to wage war on American forces" SNIPPET: "Justin Kaliebe, 18, of Bay Shore, was arrested by NYPD and federal agents at JFK Airport in January as he prepared to board a flight to Oman, according to a complaint unsealed in Brooklyn federal court today. He planned to travel by land to Yemen to sign up with al Qaeda, officials said."
  • (NY State) Pro-choice lobbyist cites danger to donors in winning exemption

    06/27/2013 4:43:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    One of the most outspoken lobbying groups in the state has been given an exemption to donor disclosure rules after saying the information could put its contributors in danger. NARAL Pro Choice NY is so far the sole recipient of a disclosure exemption under new lobbyist donor rules now in effect. The group was in the forefront of efforts to pass the full 10-point version of the Women's Equality Act, including a controversial provision updating an abortion rights law. Members of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics announced the exemption after a closed-door meeting on Tuesday. "People who give money...
  • Polls: Weiner Has Surprising Support From Women

    06/27/2013 1:00:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    RCP ^ | 06/27/2013 | Scott Conroy
    <p>When Anthony Weiner entered the New York City mayor's race last month, few observers expected the disgraced former congressman to become a front-runner to succeed Michael Bloomberg.</p> <p>Fewer still anticipated that Weiner would poll particularly well among women.</p> <p>But two surveys released this week show that the married Weiner, who resigned from Congress in 2011 after first lying about and then admitting to lewd online behavior, has surged into the top tier of a crowded Democratic field and that his support among female voters is robust.</p>
  • Court Rules Starbucks Baristas Must Share Tips With Shift Supervisors

    06/27/2013 10:15:31 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | June 26, 2013 10:12 AM
    Starbucks baristas must share their tips with shift supervisors, but assistant managers are left out in the cold, New Yorks highest court ruled Wednesday. The Court of Appeals found that shift supervisors do much of the same work as the coffee servers and therefore get to share in the tips. The court also ruled the company can deny those tips to assistant managers.
  • SAF, CCRKBA file FOI request for all Bloomy-MAIG records

    06/27/2013 5:00:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 June, 2013 | Dave Workman
    The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today sent a Freedom of Information Law request to the office of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, asking for all records relating to the Bloomberg administrations involvement with Mayors Against Illegal Guns. SAF and CCRKBA are joined in the request by Tom Gresham, host of the nationally-syndicated Gun Talk radio program. The request, prepared by SAF Special Projects Director Philip Watson, was sent electronically and via overnight mail. Gresham and the two gun rights organizations are asking for the following: 1. All electronic records...
  • Paid sick time law passes in NYC; veto overridden

    06/27/2013 3:01:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 27, 2013 3:59 AM EDT | Jennifer Peltz
    New York City is becoming the most populous place in the United States to make businesses provide workers with paid sick time, after lawmakers overrode a mayoral veto early Thursday to pass a law expected to affect more than 1 million workers. With the vote, the city joined Portland, Ore.; San Francisco; Seattle; Washington, D.C.; and the state of Connecticut in requiring the benefit for at least some workers. Similar measures have failed in some other places, including Milwaukee, Denver and Philadelphia. Supporters see the New York measure as a pace-setter, although it has some significant limits and conditions, and...
  • Canada, U.S. finally reach Peace Bridge deal after months of public trash-talking

    06/26/2013 7:53:39 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 9 replies
    National Post ^ | June 26, 2013 | Lee-Anne Goodman
    WASHINGTON Canada and the United States have reached an agreement on the future of the Peace Bridge following months of bad blood between Canadians and Americans on the 80-year-old committee that oversees the crucial southern Ontario border crossing. Gov. Mario Cuomo and Gary Doer, the Canadian ambassador to the U.S., said Wednesday that the agreement reached after several days of high-level meetings will speed up improvements to the Peace Bridge, one of the busiest border crossings between the U.S. and Canada. Its called the Peace Bridge, its not called the Conflict Bridge, Doer said in an interview...
  • Charges Dropped Against EMT Who Refused Care to Dying Pregnant Woman

    06/26/2013 2:33:23 PM PDT · by matt04 · 38 replies
    <p>Charges have been dropped against an EMT who refused to help a dying pregnant woman because she was on her coffee break!</p> <p>In 2009, Melissa Jackson was on duty and in uniform when she walked to a nearby coffee shop for her coffee break and discovered that one of the employees was having a severe asthma attack. Jackson called an ambulance, but refused to help the woman. She even refused to go into the back room to see what type of medical care the woman needed.</p>
  • Anthony Weiner Surges to Lead in Democratic Mayoral Race: NBC NY/WSJ/Marist Poll

    06/26/2013 12:14:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 06/26/2013 | By Jon Schuppe
    Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has surged ahead of his opponents in a new NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal poll, transforming himself in just a few weeks from disgraced has-been to mayoral front-runner. Weiner, who entered the race two years after resigning his congressional seat amid a sexting scandal, now leads City Council Speaker Christine Quinn 25 percent to 20 percent among registered Democrats, the poll by Marist found. That's a flip-flop from the last survey in May, when Quinn, the longtime front-runner, led Weiner 24 percent to 19 percent. And a runoff in the Democratic contest seems increasingly...
  • NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on lenders: 'Never take your eyes off of them'

    06/25/2013 8:00:47 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies
    2013 Syracuse Media Group All rights reserved ^ | June 25, 2013 at 7:55 PM | By Teri Weaver
    Syracuse, N.Y. - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has advice for people skeptical of mortgage lenders: "Never take your eyes off of them," he said Tuesday night in Syracuse. Schneiderman, a Democrat in his third year, held his second town hall since taking office. More than 250 people showed up at the Everson Art Museum. He brought six of his office's top staffers... Another person asked how the attorney general's office investigates workplace complaints involving undocumented workers. Terri Gerstein, who heads the labor section, said the office protects workers' rights regardless of immigration status. "We do not ask those...
  • Poll: Women Prefer Weiner

    06/25/2013 7:19:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/25/13 | staff
    The latest poll from the Wall Street Journal-NBC New York-Marist doesnt merely show disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner in the lead over competitor Christine Quinn. He now leads her by a margin of 25 percent to 20 percent among Democrats. Even more shocking,
  • Anthony Weiner Is Now Leading the Mayoral Race By Dan Amira

    06/25/2013 3:50:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6.24.13 | Dan Amira
    Get ready for a new round of really gross Weiner puns: Anthony Weiner, the former congressman who resigned in disgrace for sending crotch-shots to random ladies on the Internet and then lying about it, is now leading the Democratic primary race for the next mayor of New York. Your eyes do not deceive you, reader: Anthony Weiner is leading the race for mayor. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has Weiner at 25 percent to Christine Quinn's 20 percent, and 49 percent of voters now say they are at least open to voting for Weiner, up from the 40 percent who...
  • Building the indestructible metropolis

    06/25/2013 1:49:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 25, 2013 | By Clay Dillow
    New York City's plan to bolster its infrastructure to deal with climate change is only the beginning of a long struggle to fortify cities around the world. Cities and nations around the world are rapidly coming to grips with the fact that regardless of how one feels about the source of climate change, data show that sea levels are on the rise at an accelerating rate. Meanwhile, global insurance industry group the Geneva Association warned this week that warming oceans are making some coastal regions -- including parts of the U.K. and the U.S. -- "uninsurable" by industry standards, and...
  • Army to cut combat brigades at 10 US bases

    06/25/2013 12:16:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    ap ^ | June 25, 2013
    The U.S. Army is slashing the number of combat brigades from 45 to 33, and shifting thousands of soldiers out of bases around the county as it moves forward with the long-planned move to cut the size of the service by 80,000... at 10 Army bases in the U.S. by 2017, including in Texas, Kentucky, Colorado, North Carolina, New York, Kansas and Washington.
  • Supreme Court voids key part of voting law, sets up standoff between feds and states

    06/25/2013 11:57:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-25-2013 | Associated Press
    A landmark Supreme Court ruling that struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act has set up a stand-off between Republican-led states and the Obama administration over controversial voting laws that until now had been stalled. The 5-4 ruling on Tuesday addressed a 1960s-era provision that largely singled out states and districts in the South -- those with a history of discrimination -- and required them to seek federal permission to change their voting laws. The court ruled that the formula determining which states are affected was unconstitutional. ********************** Attorney General Eric Holder warned states against going too...
  • Assemblywoman Glick overheard warning GOP colleague not to criticize Speaker Silver

    06/25/2013 7:04:39 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/25/13 | BETH DEFALCO
    Youd better not criticize Sheldon Silver if you know whats good for you. A Silver ally warned a GOP critic of the powerful Democratic Assembly speaker that shed better stop her attacks or else, The Post has learned. Assemblywoman Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan) was overheard telling Republican colleague Nicole Malliotakis that there would be consequences if the GOPer kept calling for Silver to step down over the Vito Lopez sexual-harassment scandal. Youve been in the paper a lot talking about the speaker. You should quiet down before someone starts playing games with you, Glick told Malliotakis on the floor of...
  • Bellevue group wants Bloomberg investigated by NYAG

    06/25/2013 6:33:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 June, 2013 | Dave Workman
    Following weekend revelations that New York Mayor Michael Bloombergs Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) website is registered to a New York City government server and apparently administered by city employees, a Bellevue-based gun rights group wants New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate. CBS News, Politico and others learned about the MAIG website registration and Monday morning, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms called on Schneiderman to determine whether any laws have been broken. Gottlieb told Examiner that using taxpayer-owned computer servers to host a website for a politically-motivated gun control group is pretty...
  • Finch: Flaws with Start-Up NY, but program could succeed

    06/24/2013 4:36:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    Auburn Citizen ^ | Jun 22, 2013 | Robert Harding
    The state Legislature passed the Start-Up NY plan Friday -- an initiative Gov. Andrew Cuomo called "the boldest economic development program for upstate New York, ever" during an interview this week. Assemblyman Gary Finch, R-Springport, voted for the Start-Up NY legislation. While he has some concerns with the program and how it will affect existing businesses, Finch said Start-Up NY has potential. "Recognizing the need for action, I have cast my vote in favor of the Start-Up NY and Excelsior Jobs programs. I do feel there are problems with the Start-Up NY program, however. The provision removing income taxes for...