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  • Community College Not Immune From Suit, Circuit Rules

    02/28/2015 5:47:47 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines
    New York Law Journal ^ | 03/02/15 | Mark Hamblett
    Westchester Community College and some of its administrators are not arms of the state shielded by sovereign immunity under the Constitution, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled. The circuit upheld a denial of the college's motion to dismiss the case of former adjunct professor Carol Leitner, who lost her job for allegedly making offensive remarks in class and who now can proceed with her First Amendment lawsuit....she was fired in 2011 for her comments in class, including expressing her approval of a controversial Arizona immigration law and doubting the fairness of spending taxpayer money on...
  • Rep. Peter King slams his party's right wing over delay on Homeland Security funds

    02/27/2015 11:00:30 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 22 replies
    http://www.newsday.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | By TOM BRUNE
    Long Island's Rep. Peter King said Friday he had run out of patience with the House Republicans who are bent on defunding the Homeland Security Department to protest President Barack Obama's immigration executive orders. "It's wrong politically because we'll be blamed for shutting down the department," said King (R-Seaford). "It's wrong morally because we are putting American lives at risk to satisfy a political imperative." That cliff -- the expiration of funds for DHS as of midnight Friday night -- was avoided with Congress' late action. But it was just hours away when 52 conservative Republicans and 172 Democrats voted...
  • WHO Researchers Urge Cheaper Abortion Above Safety

    02/27/2015 6:39:13 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    C-FAM | Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute ^ | February 26, 2015 | Rebecca Oas
    NEW YORK, February 27, (C-Fam) As part of an ongoing effort to maximize the international availability of abortion, researchers collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) released a study arguing that clinical follow-up after a chemical abortion is unnecessary, and that foregoing it could “save resources.”
  • The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas Supporters

    02/27/2015 4:49:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas SupportersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 26, 2015 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments There are a lot of stories about the Dem members of Congress boycotting Netanyahu’s speech. But most of the names on the list are longtime opponents of the Jewish State.The boycott lists consists of two groups. Congressional Black Caucus members who are offended on Obama’s behalf and can smell racism anywhere.The other consists of opponents of Israel.It’s instructive to compare the list of boycotters to the 54 members of Congress who signed...
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • (Update: very old case from 2002-2004)BOMBSHELL: Illegal Alien National Guardsman Busted in SI

    02/26/2015 10:53:32 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 20 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Monday, February 23rd, 2015
    While the entire nation focuses on the growing threat of radical Islamic attacks in the West, there’s still an ongoing war on the southern border of the United States and it just got a lot worse. Thanks to Obama’s willingness to allow undocumented illegal immigrants into the U.S. military, a situation bound to happen finally did. A 34-year-old Arizona Army National Guardsman NCO by the name of Raul Portillo was recently busted in an undercover sting and accused of helping Mexican drug cartels safely transport large loads of cocaine and marijuana over the border. Portillo, a man suspected of living...
  • ISIS: 3 New York Men Arrested in Alleged Plot to Join Terror Group, Feds Say

    02/25/2015 2:11:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/25/2015 | By AARON KATERSKY and MIKE LEVINE
    Three New York City men were arrested today on charges they allegedly conspired to join ISIS in Syria, while also trying to carry out attacks on the terror group's behalf in the United States, the authorities said. The men had planned to travel to the Middle East and had also pledged to launch attacks in this country, including one on President Obama or planting a bomb in Coney Island, Brooklyn, federal officials said. Federal officials said Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, where he was attempting to board a flight to...
  • 3 Men in Brooklyn Are Charged With Supporting ISIS

    02/25/2015 10:55:01 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 25, 2015 | MARC SANTORA and STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    Three men living in Brooklyn were arrested and charged on Wednesday with providing material support to the Islamic State, a terrorist organization that controls large parts of Iraq and Syria and has been actively recruiting Westerners to its fight. One of the men was arrested early Wednesday morning at Kennedy International Airport, where he was attempting to board a flight to Istanbul and then planned to travel to Syria, according to the authorities. The men were identified as Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Saidakhmetov, and Abror Habibov. ... (Excerpted per guidelines)
  • Fracking pushes New York towns to consider secession, join Pennsylvania

    02/25/2015 5:10:42 AM PST · by thackney · 38 replies
    NEWSDAY ^ | February 22, 2015 | NEWSDAY
    ...According to WBNG in Binghamton, 15 New York towns in the southern tier of the state are considering seceding from New York and joining neighboring Pennsylvania because of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's fracking ban. A local group called upstate New York Towns Association is examining whether such a plan is possible, and if it's worth the cost. James Finch, Conklin Town supervisor, told Capital New York that "everybody over the border has new cars, new four-wheelers, new snowmobiles," because of the stronger economy in Pennsylvania, which allows fracking.
  • NYT OP ED: When Whites Get a Free Pass: Research Shows White Privilege Is Real

    02/24/2015 6:11:22 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 02/24/2015 | IAN AYRES
    NEW HAVEN — THE recent reunion show for the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live” re-aired a portion of Eddie Murphy’s 1984 classic “White Like Me” skit, in which he disguised himself to appear Caucasian and quickly learned that “when white people are alone, they give things to each other for free.”
  • New York-Style Fracking Ban Defeated by Colorado Task Force

    02/24/2015 7:16:19 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Energy in Depth ^ | February 24, 2015 | Simon Lomax
    An activist who was using his position on Colorado’s oil and gas task force to push for a New York-style ban on oil and natural gas development has given up on the fringe proposal for lack of support, according to documents released by state officials overnight. The proposal’s demise is yet another defeat for national anti-fracking groups in Colorado, such as Food and Water Watch and the Sierra Club, which are desperately trying to reboot their failed campaign for an effective statewide oil and gas development ban. It’s also a reminder of how outside of New York, the “ban fracking”...
  • Giuliani Dives into Sewer with McCarthyist Tactics

    02/24/2015 6:36:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Falls Church News-Press ^ | February 24, 2015 | Wayne Besen
    Rudy Giuliani entered McCarthyist territory with his grotesque personal attack on President Barack Obama’s patriotism. Speaking to a hardcore Republican crowd, New York City’s former mayor said: “I know this is a horrible thing to say. But I do not believe that the president loves America.” Giuliani is 100% right, what he said was horrible, yet he said it anyway, which makes Giuliani a horrible human being. By uttering such defamatory words he instantly went from America’s Mayor to America’s Mooncalf. While Giuliani’s insults may have thrilled the Republican base, they turned out to be baseless. The New York Times...
  • NYC Cabbie Tells Jewish Passenger 'All Jews Must Die'

    02/24/2015 2:45:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    inn ^ | 2/24/15 | Tova Dvorin
    Another anti-Semitic cab driver has been unearthed in the Big Apple, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday, after one cabbie told a 51 year-old Jewish woman that "all Jews must die." On Sunday morning, Jewish news columnist Baila Sebrow hailed a cab from Manhattan's Carlton Hotel - but when she entered the cab, she was instantly asked whether she was Jewish. After answering in the affirmative, Sebrow was told that "all Jews must die," and the driver then began driving "really fast" - so much so that she was afraid he would total the car, she stated. Sebrow, terrified,...
  • Ranting About Rudy: Giuliani’s criticism of Obama has sparked fury—because it rings true.

    02/22/2015 10:40:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    City Journal ^ | February 22, 2015 | Fred Siegel
    Former New York mayor Rudy GiulianiÂ’s statement about President ObamaÂ’s lack of love for America has set off a firestorm of denunciation. Giuliani has been accused of racism, and he has even received death threats. Defenders of Obama have evoked everything from his grandfatherÂ’s (on his motherÂ’s side) service in World War II to the two years GiulianiÂ’s father served in Sing Sing to prove either that Obama does love America or that Giuliani has no standing to issue such criticism. The ranting has obscured the reasons why so many Americans take GiulianiÂ’s remarks to heart. Starting with his June...
  • Rudy Giuliani is a Hero Again

    02/23/2015 3:52:16 PM PST · by Dave346 · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 10:00am | Wayne Root
    Great job, Rudy Giuliani! The hero of Sept. 11, 2001 is the hero again. Rudy just said what tens of millions of Americans believe. Gee, I wonder why? Let me count the ways that would indicate to anyone who isn’t blind or a complete blithering idiot, that President Barack Obama doesn’t appear to love America, is “different” in his thinking than any other president, and certainly gives the strong impression his true feelings are anti-American, anti-Christian and anti-Israel. Before we get to exact quotes direct from Obama’s mouth in the past few surreal days, let’s start with the obvious. Is...
  • The Bill O'Reilly scandal, made simple

    02/24/2015 12:18:21 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 86 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/24/2014 (12:53 ET) | Paul Waldman
    ... The basic charge - that O'Reilly exaggerated his record covering war - is true. It all started with this article [link at URL] by David Corn and Daniel Schulman published in Mother Jones on Thursday, in which they detailed how on many occasions over the years, O'Reilly has characterized himself as a veteran of war reporting. Among the quotes they cited are times when O'Reilly said things like "I've reported on the ground in active war zones from El Salvador to the Falklands," and "having survived a combat situation in Argentina during the Falklands War, I know that life-and-death...
  • Secession talk in New York State continues: 4 counties upstate pondering adoption by Pennsylvania.

    02/24/2015 8:45:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/24/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Lawmakers in fifteen towns across four counties in upstate New York are pondering the possibility of seceding from the Empire State and being adopted by Pennsylvania. Fifteen towns in upstate New York have expressed interest in secession after the state banned fracking, according to an interest group researching the economic benefits of such a move.The Upstate New York Towns Association said 15 towns expressed interest breaking away to join Pennsylvania, which allows fracking, according to television station WBNG. Although the group declined to name specific towns involved in the effort, WBNG reported the towns are located in Broome, Delaware, Tioga...
  • Eric Garner’s daughter on Al Sharpton: ‘He’s all about the money’

    02/23/2015 11:01:57 PM PST · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 24, 2015 | Kevin Sheehan and Carl Campanile
    Al Sharpton is all about the Benjamins, a daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner claims in a bombshell videotape. Erica Snipes tees off on the reverend as interested primarily in money during a secretly recorded conversation by controversial conservative activist James O’Keefe’s group, Project Veritas. One of O’Keefe’s investigators poses as a Garner supporter with a hidden camera during a protest last month at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island.
  • JFK Airport officials filter fecal matter in search for drugs

    02/23/2015 6:52:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal government is looking for doctors to help monitor suspected smugglers’ bowel movements at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, in a solicitation that sounds like it could be something out of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” program. In reality it’s all a very sanitary process and even includes a special high-tech toilet to recover the drugs or other contraband from the other waste passing from the suspected smuggler’s system. But the details, described in a new solicitation for doctors to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection, underscore the efforts smugglers will go to in trying to...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WOR AM,February 23-27, 2015

    02/23/2015 11:02:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
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  • Cops instructed to ‘close eyes’ during tense situations

    02/23/2015 7:30:39 AM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 | Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
    Cops should “take a deep breath’’ — and close their eyes — when dealing with angry people, according to the NYPD’s new “retraining’’ program. The potentially dangerous advice is part of a $35 million “smart policing’’ primer by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton that most of the cops who have gone through it say is completely useless. One cop who sat through two full-day programs called them “not realistic’’ and “pretty silly.” At one point during the lectures, the cop said, those in attendance were given breathing exercises to learn how to calm down — even...
  • Barnard College May Ease Language and Science Recs and Add a Diversity One

    02/22/2015 10:43:58 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | February 23, 2015 | KATHERINE TIMPF
    Barnard College May Ease Language and Science Recs and Add a Diversity One KATHERINE TIMPF February 20, 2015 Diversity course would focus “on local, cultural, and social issues.” Barnard College is considering cutting back on the school’s language and laboratory-science requirements and add a diversity requirement. The new rules would decrease the language requirement to two semesters and the laboratory-science requirement to one semester The changes would add a technology requirement as well. The diversity requirement would replace a category called “Cultures in Comparison,” which covers “various cultures and countries,” and would focus “on local, global, and social issues,” according...
  • Here's the Guy Rudy Is Talking About: Frank Marshall Davis

    02/22/2015 4:31:52 PM PST · by GreyFriar · 106 replies
    The American Spectator.com ^ | Feb 22, 2015 | Paul Kengor
    “This is your work that Rudy is talking about!” So emailed a friend of mine on Saturday morning, sending me a link to the Drudge Report, which led with a scandalous New York Daily News article apoplectic and incredulous that Rudy Giuliani could launch the hysterical, Neanderthal, McCarthyite claim that our president, Barack Obama, had been influenced as a young man by a literal communist. I quickly read the piece and nodded to myself. Not only did Rudy have the communist right, but he even had Obama’s exact age (nine) right when he was first introduced to the communist.
  • Keith Ellison: Obama "Amazing Patriot, One Of The Best Presidents Our Country Will Ever Have Seen"

    02/22/2015 10:44:31 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 83 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 22, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    REP. KEITH ELLISON (D-MN): Oh, I don't agree with that. You know, people are always being asked about what somebody else said. But I have to tell you this, the president definitely is a great lover of America. I mean so much so that 11 million Americans got health care who never had it before. That's pragmatic love of country, when you do things for your countrymen and women. So I don't know. I think that the president's an amazing patriot and one of the best presidents I think our country will ever have seen.
  • CNN’s Borger Squares Off Against Issa Over Giuliani ‘Hateful’ Remarks

    02/22/2015 10:41:38 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Gloria Borger was rebuked by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) for the media’s obsession with Rudy Giuliani comments last week accusing President Obama of not loving America. Borger twice called the comments “hateful,” as the panel continued to refuse her prodding to attack America’s mayor. “I don’t think Rudy’s ever going to get the dust from Ground Zero out of his lungs,” Issa said. “He was there during the fall of those towers so for him to take personally a president...
  • President Obama Has, In Fact, Expressed Love for His Country

    02/22/2015 10:37:15 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    NYT ^ | February 22, 2015 | By Michael Barbaro and Michael D. Shear
    At the heart of the Giuliani-led critique of the president’s patriotism is the suggestion that Barack Obama has never expressed love for the United States. Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, has even challenged the media to find examples of Mr. Obama expressing such affection. Has the president done so? Yes, he has. A review of his public remarks provides multiple examples.
  • Steve Hayes Blasts Media Over Walker Questioning In Obama/Christian Story [VIDEO]

    02/22/2015 10:36:08 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/22/2015 | Al Weaver
    (FULL TITLE) ‘A HUGE Double Standard:’ Steve Hayes Blasts Media Over Walker Questioning In Obama/Christian Story [VIDEO] Reacting to The Washington Post’s interview with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in which he said he isn’t sure President Barack Obama is a Christian, columnist Steve Hayes blasted the media for it’s “huge double standard” when it comes to GOP candidates.Hayes told “Mediabuzz” host Howard Kurtz there is a “huge double standard” with the media’s treatment of Walker and other potential GOP candidates for the White House, adding that the real story within The Post’s story isn’t being talked about by the mainstream...
  • Gov. Mike Pence Defends President Obama's Patriotism ()

    02/22/2015 9:59:12 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    CrooksAndLiars.com ^ | 02/22/2015 | John Amato
    John Roberts was filling in for Chris Wallace and after interviewing Gov. Mike Pence as a possible 2016 GOP presidential hopeful, asked him to comment on Rudy Giuliani's ridiculous claims that President Obama doesn't love America. Roberts: You know what Rudy Giuliani said, the other day,. he believes the president doesn't love America. At least not in the way Ronald Reagen did and the way Bill Clinton did. Do you believe this president loves America?Pence: I don’t think it helps to question the president’s patriotism or motives, but look, Rudy Giuliani is a great American. He saw nearly 3,000 of...
  • Contextless in Obama’s America

    02/22/2015 9:58:06 AM PST · by No One Special · 1 replies
    DianaWest.net ^ | February 21, 2015 | Diana West
    From the New York Daily "News": Trying to explain his controversial comments that President Obama doesn't love America, Rudy Giuliani said Friday that he believes the President has been influenced by communism and socialism."Look, this man was brought up basically in a white family, so whatever he learned or didn't learn, I attribute this more to the influence of communism and socialism" than to his race, Giuliani told the Daily News."I don't (see) this President as being particularly a product of African-American society or something like that. He isn't," the former mayor added. "Logically, think about his background... The ideas...
  • WATCH: Black middle schooler slams Barack Obama in epic YouTube speech

    02/22/2015 9:40:40 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 18 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/22/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    President Obama may enjoy the approval of 84% of blacks, but don’t count CJ Pearson among them. Pearson, a 12-year-old middle school student in Georgia, has more informed opinions than many adults. The student posted a YouTube video yesterday in which he seeks to “applaud Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comments about President Barack Obama.”
  • WATCH: Black middle schooler slams Barack Obama in epic YouTube speech

    02/22/2015 11:06:30 AM PST · by PaulZe · 35 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 02/22/2015 | Olaf Ekberg
    President Obama may enjoy the approval of 84% of blacks, but don’t count CJ Pearson among them. Pearson, a 12-year-old middle school student in Georgia, has more informed opinions than many adults. The student posted a YouTube video yesterday in which he seeks to “applaud Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comments about President Barack Obama.”
  • Giuliani boasts he ‘hit a nerve’ in Obama criticism

    02/22/2015 10:23:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/22/15 | Aaron Short
    Rudy is doubling down. Former mayor Rudy Giuliani acknowledged his speech criticizing President Obama’s patriotism last week “hit a nerve” but went even further Sunday denouncing the president’s foreign policy agenda. “I said it maybe 30 times before but somehow this time it hit a nerve, maybe because the president is on such defense for his unwillingness to face Islamic terrorism,” Giuliani told John Catsimatidis on 970 AM The Answer. “We need a American president more like Ronald Reagan who gave us a sense of optimism,” said Giuliani. “There’s something about his unwillingness to talk about Islamic extremist Muslims that...
  • Mike Pence to GOP: Don't question Obama's patriotism

    02/22/2015 9:40:23 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/22/2015 | Brian Hughes
    Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a possible dark horse 2016 presidential candidate, said Sunday that it’s counterproductive for conservatives to question President Obama’s patriotism. “I don’t think it helps to question the president’s patriotism or motives,” Pence said on “Fox News Sunday.”
  • Rudy Giuliani gets death threats for claims Obama doesn't love America

    02/22/2015 8:31:06 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 52 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | 2/22/2012 | Charlene Adams
    Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says he is standing by his comments about President Barack Obama but has received death threats in the wake of the controversial statements. Facing criticism over his statements that the president doesn't love Obama, Giuliani says he is not withdrawing his words, even amid death threats he and his secretary received following the remarks, CNN reports. The former mayor did not say whether he contacted police about the threatening calls.
  • Why Rudy Was Wrong!

    02/22/2015 8:07:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    This past week at a private event in which many members of the GOP were in attendance former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani, said something that a vast majority of Americans have felt for several months. Many of them coming to that conclusion late in the life of the current administration, and some--far fewer--have felt Giuliani's observations for more like the duration of Obama's time in office. "He does not love America. (Obama) doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of...
  • NYT Smears Scientist Willie Soon for Telling the Truth About ‘Global Warming’

    02/22/2015 6:53:53 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/21/2015 | James Delingpole
    Another day, another attack on the integrity of the Harvard-Smithsonian astrophysicist Dr. Willie Soon, this time in the New York Times. I first became aware of Soon in 2009 when reading through the Climategate emails. One of them was a jocular suggestion by a warmist called Tom Wigley as to how best to smear Soon and his co-author Sallie Baliunas. Might be interesting to see how frequently Soon and Baliunas, individually, are cited (as astronomers). Are they any good in their own fields? Perhaps we could start referring to them as astrologers (excusable as…’oops, just a typo’). You might be...
  • Rudy Giuliani’s sad self-destuction: How “America’s mayor” became just another GOP sidewalk lunatic

    02/22/2015 6:20:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Salon ^ | February 22, 2015 | Jim Sleeper
    There is an important lesson here for us all: How often genuine political promise coexists with puerility and worse. White House press secretary Josh Earnest wasn’t just being diplomatic or clever yesterday when he said he feels sad and sorry for Rudy Giuliani, the former “America’s mayor” who’s been raging like a sidewalk lunatic at President Obama. There actually is something sad about Rudy’s long self-destruction, which began before his disastrous presidential primary bid of 2008. Sad, but possibly instructive to the future sidewalk lunatics among today’s Republican presidential-wannabes. Maybe you had to be with Giuliani at the start of...
  • The Washington Post played ‘gotcha’ with Scott Walker (and lost)

    02/22/2015 6:13:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 22, 2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    It’s all fun and games until someone gets smacked down The Washington Post’s Robert Costa and Dan Balz interviewed Scott Walker yesterday. Of everything they had opportunity to ask, they chose to ask Walker whether he thought Obama was a Christian. How Walker’s opinion on the matter is remotely relevant or newsworthy is unclear to normal people, who expect the press to do that whole “truth to power” thing. Walker, seemingly unamused by the obscure religion question, responded appropriately, saying he “didn’t know.” [BIG SNIP] Because Walker did not play by their rules, he was isolated (rhetorically isolated, anyway) from...
  • Establishment Republicans Question Scott Walker’s Handling of Giuliani Comments

    02/22/2015 5:47:24 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 2/21/15 | Maggie Haberman
    While former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York has been criticized for remarks he made at a small dinner event in Manhattan about President Obama and his “love” for America, establishment Republicans also have questioned the reaction of the person being honored at that reception, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who is a likely Republican presidential contender in 2016. Mr. Walker, who sat feet from Mr. Giuliani as he spoke, did not take a position on Mr. Giuliani’s comments, made at the 21 Club Wednesday evening, in which he said he did not think Mr. Obama loved America. Appearing...
  • FLASHBACK Michelle Obama on why the First Family does not attend church

    02/22/2015 4:26:48 AM PST · by tellw · 25 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | April 24, 2014 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Michelle Obama took time out from Monday’s Easter Egg Roll to talk about the first family’s holiday and why the Obamas don’t usually attend church. The first lady’s visit with “Live with Kelly and Michael” co-host Michael Strahan got off to an awkward start, when shejoined in the audience applause after she was introduced. “You don’t have to clap for yourself,” Strahan said, before asking about the first family’s Easter. The healthy eating proponent, who was pushing her “Let’s Move!” campaign at the egg roll, described what the family did after church on Easter. “We sat around really full because...
  • Illegal Alien in National Guard Busted for Aiding Mexican Drug Gangs [ Arizona ]

    02/22/2015 8:17:07 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Radix News ^ | February 22, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    members of the Arizona National Guard, including military recruiters were discovered working as “muscle” and “traffickers” for Mexican drug gangs .. About 12 National Guard were identified as suspects in one of the FBI’s biggest government corruption cases ever, which was almost totally ignored by government officials in Washington and major national news outlets On Friday in federal court, a non-commissioned officer (non-com) with the border-state Arizona’s Army National Guard was sentenced to federal prison for his role in protecting drug traffickers by using his military position to provide security for shipments of cocaine being transported from Mexico into the...
  • WATCH: Giuliani Destroys Obama in Epic Speech

    02/21/2015 6:55:44 PM PST · by boycott · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-21-15 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani blasted President Barack Obama, saying in a recent speech that Israeli Prime Minster Bejamin Netanyahu is a “a man who fights for his people, unlike our president.”
  • NY Times A1 Story: Giuliani Aligns With 'Hard Right' After Race-Based Anti-Obama 'Outburst'

    02/21/2015 6:00:25 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    NewsBusters,com ^ | 02/21/2015 | Clay Waters
    The New York Times kept on its old Rudy the Racist beat, using the former New York City mayor's recent remarks suggesting President Obama doesn't love America to attack him for "aligning more squarely with the hard right" in a front-page story Saturday, "In Remarks on President, Giuliani to the Core" by Alexander Burns (pictured) and Maggie Haberman (who previously filed the Burns & Haberman campaign blog on Politico.) The Times has long specialized in calling out Giuliani, whose mayoralty it strongly opposed, as racially "incendiary." In 2009 it let then-City Councilman (and current NYC mayor) Bill de Blasio say...
  • Giuliani’s Comments Part of a Complicated History on Race

    02/21/2015 5:58:39 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 02/20/2015 | NYT Opinion
    For those who first dialed into Rudolph W. Giuliani during his “America’s mayor” phase, right after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — when he wowed the world with his civic leadership, soaring oratory and unifying largess — the former New York mayor’s racially charged comments about President Obama might seem puzzling.
  • Defiant Giuliani gets death threats - as Scott Walker weighs in to BACK former mayor

    02/21/2015 2:32:25 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 21, 2015 | Charlene Adams
    Meanwhile, Walker, a leading Republican contender for the White House in 2016, said Saturday that he doesn't know whether Obama loves his country. 'You should ask the president what he thinks about America,' the Wisconsin governor told The Associated Press while in Washington for a weekend meeting of governors. 'I've never asked him so I don't know.' Democrats have assailed Giuliani for questioning the Democratic president's love of country, and they urged the potential field of Republican presidential candidates to rebuke Giuliani for his comments. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, another possible 2016 candidate, said he didn't think 'it helps to...
  • In Remarks on Obama, Rudy Giuliani to the Core

    02/21/2015 2:39:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 20, 2015 | Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman
    He showed up unannounced and was initially not even invited, but he was prepared all the same. Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and one-time Republican presidential hopeful, stepped to the microphone at the “21” Club in Manhattan on Wednesday, for an event ostensibly spotlighting Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin. But by suggesting that President Obama did not love his country, Mr. Giuliani became the story. His remarks, seemingly out of the blue, were not an isolated outburst....
  • Rudy Is Right

    02/21/2015 12:40:04 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 37 replies
    NRO ^ | February 20, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Rudy Giuliani is in the stocks for saying that he does not believe that President Barack Obama “loves America.” He said this at a small, private dinner for Scott Walker, who probably will not be inviting Giuliani to very many events in the near future. Giuliani went on to say that he wasn’t questioning the president’s patriotism — angels and ministers of grace defend us! — only noting that the president’s rhetoric is decidedly low-cal on the American exceptionalism but full-fat when it comes to criticism. It may be the case that the president is a practitioner of the Smokey...
  • 1980 'Miracle on Ice' U.S. Olympic hockey team reunites in Lake Placid

    02/21/2015 1:48:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 69 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 21, 2015
    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Thirty-five years after the U.S. Olympic hockey team's stunning gold medal at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics, the once-fuzzy-faced heroes are being feted for their signature accomplishment. Every surviving member of the hockey team is coming back for a "Relive the Miracle" reunion on Saturday night at Herb Brooks Arena, the hockey rink on Main Street they made famous with one of the most memorable upsets in sports history. Missing will be Brooks, the Hall of Fame coach who was killed in a car accident in 2003, and rugged defenseman Bob Suter, who died...
  • Is New York Times Smearing Jameis Winston?

    02/21/2015 8:16:22 AM PST · by mikeus_maximus · 20 replies
    Real Clear Sports ^ | February 17, 2015 | Stuart Taylor, Jr.
    The New York Times has devoted enormous resources to covering this controversy - more than 40 articles, including a 5,200-word piece by three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Walt Bogdanich -- probing the legal processes that have cleared Winston. But the newspaper’s coverage has been characterized by the same selective and agenda-driven presentation of the facts it faults Florida authorities for exhibiting. The accuser, anonymous until last month, has now publicly identified herself and told her story in “The Hunting Ground.” Her name is Erica Kinsman. In her version of events, she was not only raped by Winston but also mistreated by...
  • 15 New York Towns Are Looking To Secede From The Empire State And Join Their Neighbor

    02/21/2015 8:56:24 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 02/21/2015 | John Brodigan
    (VIDEO AT LINK)Businesses have been fleeing the Southern Tier of upstate New York for years. Now, fifteen New York towns are looking to do something about the exodus by seceding from New York and joining Pennsylvania, according to WBNG: “The Upstate New York Towns Association is researching this very topic. The group says a few factors pushing its research are high property taxes, low sales tax revenue and the recent decision to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York.‘The Southern Tier is desolate,’ said Conklin Town Supervisor Jim Finch (R). ‘We have no jobs and no income. The richest resource we...