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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 · 74 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...