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  • Developer's stalled land deal with NY gets kick start after campaign cash to Cuomo

    12/09/2016 1:18:04 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | December 09, 2016 | Tim Knauss
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Gov. Andrew Cuomo's campaign collected $25,000 in donations from Cor Development Co. executives at a December 2015 fundraiser. Two days later, Cuomo's staff did something nice for Cor. Administration officials finally dislodged a contract to sell the company 3.6 acres of state land that Cor wanted in Syracuse's Inner Harbor. The deal had been approved five months earlier, but was stuck in governmental purgatory.... The December 2015 fund-raising event was hosted by lobbyist Todd Howe, who represented Cor at the time, according to a report of the event by Politico. Howe recently pleaded guilty to corruption charges...
  • A Graphic Summation For Those Who Can Never Get Enough Weiner

    12/08/2016 5:53:05 PM PST · by dead · 38 replies
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  • Trump's pledge to boost infrastructure could aid mid-Hudson

    12/08/2016 12:56:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Middletown Times Herald-Record ^ | November 21, 2016 | James Nani
    County leaders are hopeful that the $1 trillion infrastructure investment promised by Republican president-elect Donald Trump will have a big impact on the region. Trump has promised to prioritize infrastructure spending in his first 100 days in office. The move is one that Democrats, now in minority positions in both houses of Congress, have said they're willing to support. The plan, which is not yet fully fleshed out, looks to rely heavily on billions of dollars of infrastructure tax credits to private entities. And while Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen warned recently that weighing down the national debt with...
  • Finger-pointing continues over NYC homelessness crisis

    12/08/2016 11:11:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    fox5ny.com ^ | 12/8/16 | JENNIFER LAHMERS
    NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - It has been a year of finger pointing when it comes to New York City's homeless crisis. Critics have blamed Mayor Bill de Blasio for not doing enough. The mayor and the Department of Homeless Services have blamed the past. But now it looks like the mayor is taking at least some of the blame. He appeared on the Brian Lehrer Show saying that he has to own everything: things that worked, things that didn't. In recent months critics have attacked his administration for not having what they say is a clear-cut plan. Protestors marched at...
  • And You Thought You Were Sad Now. Get Ready for President de Blasio.

    12/07/2016 5:23:35 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | April 6, 2016 | Matthew Hennessey
    Conservatives don’t want to read about Bill de Blasio. This I have learned the hard way. Publish an article about New York’s lefty mayor in a conservative outlet and the reader reaction will be as predictable as a Mets loss on opening day. “Why should I care about this?” goes the typical comment. “New Yorkers voted for this crazy guy. Let them suffer the consequences.” Fair. And true enough. If you live in the Midwest or Texas or Florida — or anywhere, really, outside the self-obsessed media market of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut — the constant barrage of...
  • New York won't keep ID card applicants' records in future

    12/07/2016 5:12:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 7, 2016 7:53 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    The city won’t keep personal records from future applicants for its immigrant-friendly municipal ID cards, even as it has been temporarily blocked from destroying more than 900,000 current cardholders’ records. Mayoral spokeswoman Rosemary Boeglin said Wednesday the city would continue verifying but no longer retain copies of passports, birth certificates, educational records and other documents submitted by new applicants for IDNYC cards. The cards are available to any New York City resident but were aimed particularly at those without other forms of ID, including the estimated 500,000 immigrants living illegally in the city. The fate of cardholders’ documents has become...
  • Truck Plows Through Checkpoint at Trump Tower, Officer Injured

    12/07/2016 3:57:17 PM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    breaking911.com ^ | 12/7/16 | breaking911.com
    <p>The driver blew past the protected area on Fifth avenue and sped away until he was caught at a red light.</p> <p>The suspect is 44-year-old Carlos Arana, the New York Daily News reported.</p> <p>An Officer eventually caught up with Arana and demanded he exit the truck.</p>
  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s fate may rest with the Sessions Justice Department

    12/07/2016 8:50:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    An ongoing investigation by the highly respected U.S. attorney for Southern New York, Preet Bharara, apparently is targeting the top levels at City Hall, and there are reasons to expect that if a case is brought, it will be under the leadership Jeff Sessions, President-Elect Trump’s designee for attorney general. Michael Goodman of the New York Post reports on some serious clouds on the leftist mayor’s horizon, as the mayor desperately tries to hide emails that have been subpoenaed: Mayor de Blasio, calling questions about his shady dealings with political consultants and lobbyists a “distraction,” says from now on. he will release...
  • Black Employees File Class-action Lawsuit against CNN

    12/07/2016 6:48:55 AM PST · by Cecily · 56 replies
    A group of black CNN employees are filing a class action lawsuit against Atlanta-based CNN, Turner Broadcasting and New York based parent company Time Warner for racial discrimination. Daniel Meachum, lead attorney, sent out a press release this morning with a scheduled press conference at 10:30 a.m. I do not know if the lawsuit has been filed in court as of yet. “As a result of the current discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of DeWayne Walker vs. CNN, Time Warner & Turner, we have uncovered stories involving abuse of power, nepotism, revenge, retaliation and discrimination” Meachum said in a press...
  • Virginia men arrested in takedown of New York gun trafficking ring

    12/07/2016 5:55:47 AM PST · by WayneS · 11 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Police have arrested four Virginia men who they say were part of a conspiracy to smuggle guns from their home state into New York City for sale on the street. Prosecutors say 28-year-old Clive Dixon, the suspected ringleader of the group, was apprehended along with three of his suppliers following an investigation into the "iron pipeline" of illegally trafficked firearms. Emmanuel Dentmond, 22, and Teal Holt, Jr., 27, were arrested at separate Virginia Beach residences and are currently in the Virginia Beach City Jail awaiting extradition. According to court documents, between March 28, 2016 and November...
  • Brooklyn Councilman Vincent Gentile's autistic ex-aide accuses staffers of torment

    12/06/2016 4:12:28 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 6, 2016 | Erin Durkin and Victoria Bekiempis
    A legislative aide with Asperger's Syndrome endured so much humiliation in Brooklyn City Councilman Vincent Gentile's office — including decapitated teddy bears left on his desk — that he had to quit, a $10 million lawsuit alleges. Michael Bistreich, Gentile's former legislation and budget director, claims he was "subjected to degrading and humiliating discrimination because he is autistic" during his nearly 2˝ years with the pol. The discrimination was "perpetrated by Council Member Gentile and his senior staff, including (former chief of staff John) Mancuso," the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, charges. Bistreich, for example, disclosed "he identified...
  • Farmers: New proposed law in Town of Sweden (NY) could cripple our businesses

    12/06/2016 10:40:07 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 23 replies
    whec TV 10 ^ | November 23, 2016 | Brianna DiPilato
    Local farmers say a new proposed law in the Town of Sweden could cripple their businesses and potentially their livelihood. Best known for their U-Pick Pumpkin Patch and October events, McCracken Farms draws in people from all over the state every year. Now, the farm's owner, Paul McCracken tells us it might be more difficult to bring in all those visitors. "We've been doing this for over 30 years and now all of a sudden, here's a whole slew of zoning permits and special-use permits," says McCracken. "The list goes on and on, it's unnecessary." The newly required permits come...
  • NYC mayor blames Trump, hate speech for rise in hate crimes

    12/06/2016 6:44:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 9:07 AM EST
    Mayor Bill de Blasio says he believes president-elect Donald Trump is to blame for an increase in reported New York City hate crime incidents. The Democratic mayor made the comments at a news conference Monday. The topics included weekend threats made against an off-duty Muslim New York Police Department officer while she was with her teenage son in Brooklyn. …
  • Hillary Clinton throwing party to thank millionaire donors

    12/05/2016 9:31:10 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 25 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 12/5/2016 | Emily Smith
    Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are throwing a party at the Plaza hotel on Dec. 15 to thank those who donated millions to the campaign. The party will be held in the Grand Ballroom on the third floor, to honor the Hillary for America finance leadership council. Guests expected are big bundlers including Harvey Weinstein, Anna Wintour, Alan Patricof, Tory Burch and Marc Lasry. One insider said, “Hopefully there’s no balconies so nobody can jump.”
  • LeBron won't stay at Trump hotel with team

    12/05/2016 6:39:08 PM PST · by entropy12 · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/2016 | Blog Briefing Room
    LeBron won't stay at Trump hotel with team © Getty Images A group of Cleveland Cavaliers players are refusing to stay at a Trump hotel in New York City, according to ESPN. The Cavaliers have a contract with Trump SoHo hotel in lower Manhattan, but a group of players have been excused from staying there. LeBron James is among the players who will not stay at the hotel, ESPN reports. James endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton about a month before she lost the election to Donald Trump.
  • NYPD sees 'huge spike' in hate crimes post-election

    12/05/2016 6:22:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/16 | JTA
    The New York Police Department said it has seen a dramatic rise in hate crimes following the election of Donald Trump, with the majority of incidents directed at Jews. There has been a 115 percent increase in bias crimes in New York City following Election Day, with Jews being targeted in 24 of the 43 incidents during that nearly monthlong period. The anti-Semitic incidents represented a threefold increase from November 2015, The New York Observer reported. In total, hate crimes have increased 35 percent from 2015, the NYPD's chief of detectives, Robert Boyce, said Monday morning. "We had a huge...
  • Cops: Muslim worker pushed down stairs and called terrorist [Grand Central, NYC]

    12/05/2016 3:54:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 2:22 PM EST
    Authorities say a New York City transit worker who is Muslim was pushed down the stairs at Grand Central Terminal by a man who called her a terrorist. The station agent was wearing a Muslim head covering and was attacked before 7 a.m. Monday while on her way to work. …
  • Man accused of threatening Muslim officer faces hate charge [NYPD]

    12/05/2016 3:18:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 6:07 PM EST
    A man who authorities said shouted “go back to your country” at a Muslim woman wearing a religious head covering may have picked the wrong target: a decorated New York City police officer. Officer Aml Elsokary, a New York City native who joined the force after the Sept. 11 attacks, said she was off duty in her Brooklyn neighborhood Saturday when she encountered a man yelling and pushing her 16-year-old son. When she intervened, she said, the man referenced the Islamic State group and threatened to slit her throat. …
  • Drunk And Violent Passenger Forces NYC-Bound Flight To Turn Back To Hawaii

    12/05/2016 2:38:59 PM PST · by Lorianne · 31 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 02 December 2016 | Scott Heins
    A Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for New York City turned back and returned to Honolulu Tuesday after an intoxicated passenger allegedly threatened to kill numerous people on board, including crewmembers, his girlfriend, and her children. According to an FBI affidavit, James August allegedly struck a flight attendant's shoulder and began making death threats when she tried to intervene. Another passenger on Hawaiian Airlines Flight 50 told the FBI August had been drinking before the flight took off, the AP notes. Once on board, August reportedly continued drinking and became increasingly unruly. (He reportedly snuck his own booze onto the flight.)...
  • Malliotakis sees future Congress run, calls process 'rigged' (Staten Island)

    12/04/2016 3:03:00 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | December 4, 2016 | Rachel Shapiro
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - When Staten Island's seat in Congress becomes vacant, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis will be the first to jump at it. Passed over last year in favor of then-District Attorney Daniel Donovan as the GOP candidate in a special election, Malliotakis is just as eager now to run for the House of Representatives, she indicated in a recent interview. The May 2015 special election saw Donovan elected to fill the remainder of Michael Grimm's term -- he had resigned in disgrace after pleading guilty to tax evasion.
  • Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

    12/03/2016 11:23:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2016 12:31 PM EST | Eric Tucker and Darlene Superville
    U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who’s accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office. White House and Justice Department officials on Saturday said Bergdahl had submitted copies of the clemency request seeking leniency. If granted by Obama, it would allow Bergdahl to avert a court-martial trial scheduled for April where he faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, the latter of which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. …
  • AP: Huntsman among secretary of State possibilities

    12/03/2016 8:41:10 PM PST · by 198ml · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/3/16 | JESSE BYRNES
    AP: Huntsman among secretary of State possibilities © Getty President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly open to expanding his short list of candidates for secretary of State to include former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Huntsman was one of the possibilities reported by The Associated Press on Saturday night, citing a source close to the Trump transition. Huntsman, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, previously served as ambassador to China and speaks Mandarin.
  • First Democrat to oppose Marine hero 'Mad Dog' Mattis - to let him serve at Pentagon

    12/03/2016 11:55:00 AM PST · by traumer · 43 replies
    The first Senate Democrat has come out against one of President-elect Donald Trump's more popular cabinet nominees, as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York says she won't back a special waiver for the general. 'While I deeply respect General Mattis's service, I will oppose a waiver,' Gillibrand said in a statement. 'Civilian control of our military is a fundamental principle of American democracy, and I will not vote for an exception to this rule.' Mattis' wartime experiences as a 'fighting general' and his intellect have won him strong early reviews from Republicans and Democrats, including Rep. Adam Schiff, the top...
  • SCHUMER:AFTER SAVING 50 JOBS AT COACH IN 2013,SCHUMER TOURS MAJOR YATES COUNTY EMPLOYER

    12/02/2016 1:17:38 PM PST · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer ^ | 12/2/2016 | U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
    With Major Yates County Employer Coach & Equipment Poised To Compete In Upcoming MTA Bus Contract For New NYC Buses, Schumer Launches Major Push to Bring New Jobs To Yates County Schumer: Manufacturing Industry Is Critical to Upstate NYDuring a visit to Penn Yan, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today toured one of Yates County’s largest employer, Coach & Equipment. Schumer spoke to workers, management and local leaders about the future of the plant and discussed why buying New York products is so important. Schumer also launched a push to help Coach pursue a major contract that would allow it...
  • New York City to pay residents who house their homeless

    12/02/2016 12:14:43 PM PST · by shoff · 29 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 12/02/2016 | liam Quinn
    New York City to pay friends and families of homeless people to help them People who take in homeless people can receive up to $1,800 each month The plan is part of the city's new 'Home for the Holidays' program Department of Social Services says it will save the city money on shelters
  • Why We Need the Electoral College

    12/02/2016 2:33:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Why We Need the Electoral College - The Rush Limbaugh Show BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Lynn in Noblesville, Indiana.  Great to have you.  Glad you waited.  What's up? CALLER:  Thank you so much.  I'm glad to finally get through to you.  I have a question on behalf of a house full of Millennials, I should say.  I have four children 18 to 24 and a plethora of their friends.  The majority of them are Bernie Sanders fans, and they're having a hard time understanding this whole Electoral College thing, no matter how much we try to explain it.  My question...
  • Clinton Cronies Get Their Tentacles on NYC's Top Cop. Bill Bratton

    12/02/2016 2:11:31 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 8-03-16 | Kelly Weill
    New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton got results as the city’s top cop, driving down crime under two mayors. But Bratton, who announced his resignation from the force on Tuesday, might put his reputation as a GOP golden boy at risk with new job at a secretive consulting firm founded by some of the Clinton family’s shadiest cronies. After he officially steps down from the force in September, Bratton will lead a new risk-management division at consulting firm Teneo Holdings—a “dream job,” he told The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. (He didn’t say how many gazillions of dollars they...
  • Anthony Weiner gets screwed by....... city auditors

    12/01/2016 12:39:22 PM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    nypost.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | 12:57pm | Updated | By Yoav Gonen
    Serial sexter Anthony Weiner has been whacked with big fines for the improper use of 2013 mayoral campaign funds — including to pay for a personal cell phone. An audit by the Campaign Finance Board found that Weiner’s campaign committee expensed two mobile lines — one of which the disgraced pol said was used for fundraising. But auditors concluded that “because this line remained the Candidate’s personal phone from May-September 2013, its usage is presumed to be personal.” The CFB hit the campaign for that and other irregularities to the tune of nearly $65,000 in penalties. The board also ordered...
  • Narendra Modi Holds Strong Lead in TIME’s Person of the Year Reader’s Poll [WTH?]

    12/01/2016 9:47:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    TIME Magazine ^ | Nov. 29, 2016 | Sarah Begley
    The Indian prime minister holds 18% of all "yes" votes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a solid lead in TIME’s Person of the Year Reader’s Poll with 18% of all “yes” votes as of Tuesday evening. [SNIP] Each year, TIME selects the person who has, for better or for worse, impacted the news the most in the past year. The magazine’s editors always make the final Person of the Year selection, but this poll is a way for readers to voice their own opinions on who has made the greatest impact on the world in 2016. For 2016, TIME—in...
  • Old Article: Madoff Made Hefty Political Contributions to Top Officials

    12/01/2016 12:54:44 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-15-2008
    It reads like a who's who of liberal Democrats: Clinton, Corzine, Dodd, Schumer, Kerry, Markey, Rangel, Bradley, Lautenberg ... and yes, even Obama. And what they all have in common is Bernard Madoff and his company of lies. In fact, the disgraced one-time Nasdaq boss and founder of an investment firm that authorities say brokered one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in Wall Street history also liberally sprinkled a portion of his allegedly ill-gotten billions to help further the political fortunes of his favorite candidates and their campaigns -- it appears to the tune of more than $400,000. And, a...
  • Thief steals bucket holding $1.6M in gold from NYC truck

    11/30/2016 11:41:54 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 36 replies
    WTHR ^ | November 30th 2016 | AP
    Police search for man who took a container of gold flakes from a truck while security guards were distracted Opportunist thief steals pot of gold in New York – video New York police are searching for a man who swiped a large bucket of gold flakes from the back of an armored truck, disappearing with an estimated $1.6m in treasure.
  • Donald Trump to Meet With Preet Bharara

    11/30/2016 2:05:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 30, 2016 | Jamie Schram and Kaja Whitehouse
    President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday will meet with Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara at Trump Tower in Midtown, The Post has learned. The pow-wow between the two heavy hitters will focus on whether Wall Street- and political corruption-buster Bharara will remain as the Southern District’s top prosecutor. It also comes on the one-year anniversary of Bharara’s winning a corruption conviction against former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, suggesting that Bharara will attempt to pitch his successes to keep his job.
  • Cuomo signs law making it a crime to use 'bots' to buy concert tickets

    11/30/2016 5:08:10 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 14 replies
    http://buffalonews.com ^ | November 28, 2016 | Tom Precious
    ALBANY – New criminal penalties have been approved to restrict the use of automated ticket purchasing software known as “bots” that can gobble up mass amounts of sports and entertainment tickets before fans hoping to attend a popular event even have a chance to tap the buy button on their computers.
  • Largest all-female expedition braves Antarctica to fight inequality, climate change

    11/29/2016 9:29:09 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 186 replies
    Largest all-female expedition braves Antarctica to fight inequality, climate change By Umberto Bacchi LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The largest all-female expedition to Antarctica, comprising 76 scientists, is due to set sail from Argentina on Friday in a quest to promote women in science and highlight the impact of climate change on the planet. The international team will brave sub-zero temperatures to undergo a 20-day bootcamp on the frozen continent aimed at developing their leadership skills and challenging male dominance of senior scientific roles. Women make up only 28 percent of the world's researchers and are particularly under-represented at senior...
  • Jill Stein: If I Had Dropped Out, Donald Trump Would Have Gotten My Voters (bwaaaaha!)

    11/29/2016 7:45:40 PM PST · by drewh · 54 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | On Date November 29, 2016 | Tim Hains
    During an interview about her effort to recount votes in several states won by Donald Trump, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein tells MSNBC's Craig Melvin that if she hadn't been a candidate, upwards of one third of her voters would have picked Donald Trump. CRAIG MELVIN, MSNBC: We should also not this: The margin in Wisconsin between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is about 22,000 voted. You received 31,000 votes in that state. What do you think the outcome might have been had you decided not to run? JILL STEIN: Well, the numbers show that if I weren't running,...
  • SCHUMER VOWS TO FIGHT GOP WAR ON SENIORS, MEDICARE PRIVATIZATION

    11/29/2016 2:01:44 PM PST · by mdittmar · 58 replies
    United States Senator Charles E. Schumer ^ | 11/29/16 | United States Senator Charles E. Schumer
    Please See Sen. Schumer’s Remarks Following The Senate Democrats’ Luncheon Just a Few Moments Ago“Well I was incredibly disappointed to see the President-elect nominate Congressman Price to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services this morning“When it comes to issues like Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood, Congressman Price and the average American couldn’t be further apart“Between this nomination of an avowed Medicare opponent to serve as HHS Secretary and Republicans here in Washington threatening to privatize Medicare, it’s clear that Republicans are plotting a war on seniors next year“Every senior and every American should hear this...
  • Helis lied. Sea Year died.

    11/29/2016 10:52:21 AM PST · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Kings Point Sentry ^ | November 26, 2016 | Andy Simpson
    Helis lied. Sea Year died. November 26, 2016 Andy Simpson, KP '82 Sea Year Stand Down Looks like my $100,000 bet is officially safe. It should have been an easy bet to win. After all, the leader of an institution that has an honor code that forbids a midshipman from lying, cheating or stealing wouldn’t lie, would he? Or, if he did, surely he would immediately tender his resignation. After all, any competent leader would recognize that at that point he had lost all moral authority to lead the institution. Right? Right? Back in July, I offered $100,000 to the...
  • Rochester judge keeps $174K salary after DWI conviction, being stripped of duties

    11/29/2016 7:43:58 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 40 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 11/29/16 | Teri Weaver
    First, Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio was convicted of drunken driving. Then she tried to drink and drive again - a violation of her conviction discharge... This week, she was finally stripped of all remaining judicial duties by a state administrative judge. She was also ordered not to go into any non-public areas of Rochester's city court building... And photos posted on Facebook appear to show Astacio drinking during the Thanksgiving holiday.... Through it all, Astacio is still collecting her $174,000 a year salary
  • Police: Woman Pickpocketed People Waiting For ‘Hamilton’ Stars Outside Richard Rodgers Theatre

    11/28/2016 11:32:36 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 34 replies
    CBS New York ^ | November 27, 2016 | Staff
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Sunday were searching for a woman they said pickpocketed multiple people who were outside waiting to see the performers from the Broadway smash “Hamilton” in Midtown. Between May 25 and Nov. 6, six people reported having their property removed as they waited for the stars of “Hamilton” outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St. The suspect used the victims’ credit cards to buy about $2,200 worth of merchandise at Macy’s, Junior’s Restaurant, Rite Aid, Target, Designer Shoe Warehouse, Burlington Coat Factory, and Duane Reade, police said. “That’s very surprising. I wouldn’t expect...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WOR AM,November 28-December 1,2016

    11/28/2016 1:41:47 PM PST · by Biggirl
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | November 28,2016 | Sean Hannity
    Good Afternoon/Evening.
  • 40% of the New York Governor’s staff isn’t even on his office’s payroll

    11/27/2016 5:03:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/27/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The Governor of New York State hasn’t been indicted for anything yet, but nearly every rock which gets kicked over in Andrew Cuomo’s vicinity seems to reveal more roaches scurrying away from the light. After a pack of his aides and associates were indicted last week by Preet Bharara, the Albany Times Union began digging into the background of some of the state executive branch staff and almost immediately turned up something interesting. One of the indicted individuals, Steven F. Aiello, has a son who is employed by the Governor as a senior policy adviser. The son, Steven L....
  • NY Post: Gillibrand Already Reaching Out to Clinton Donors

    11/27/2016 4:19:08 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 25, 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Just weeks after Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential race, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is reaching out to her donors to talk to them "about the direction of the country," and some of Clinton's backers aren't happy. "Many of us are still grieving," one commented this week for the New York Post's Page Six. "It's like going after the widow at a funeral."
  • Trump: ‘I Won the Popular Vote If You Deduct the Millions Who Voted Illegally’

    11/27/2016 12:53:18 PM PST · by drewh · 106 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 3:44 pm, November 27th, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    ntTrump on Recount Efforts: Remember When People Told Me to Accept Results?Dana Bash to Sanders: Is It Appropriate for Obama to Offer Condolences for a Brutal Dictator?'Disgraceful': Canadian PM Slammed on Twitter For Offering Tribute to Fidel CastroProminent Harvard Law Prof Tells Electoral College to Abandon Trump Trump: ‘I Won the Popular Vote If You Deduct the Millions of People Who Voted Illegally’ by Josh Feldman | 3:44 pm, November 27th, 2016 Donald Trump tweeted this afternoon that he won the popular vote if you factor out “the millions of people who voted illegally.” Earlier today Trump was going off...
  • Obama Has Commuted More Prison Sentences Than His 11 Predecessors Combined

    11/27/2016 10:49:48 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 27, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    By commuting the sentences of 79 offenders earlier this week, resident Obama has now shortened prison terms for more people than his 11 predecessors combined. Tuesday’s commutations push the number of sentences he’s shortened throughout his residency to 1,023—and he still has several weeks left in office. Most of those who have received clemency are nonviolent drug offenders, though many were also convicted of firearms violations related to drug crimes. A significant portion had been serving life sentences
  • Queens Man Cuffed for Pushing Straphanger Onto Harlem Subway Tracks; Yelled, 'I Hate White People'

    11/23/2016 2:54:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Cops busted a Queens man for trying to push a straphanger onto the subway tracks in Harlem and yelling, “I hate white people!” Police cuffed Gary Weeks, 51, of Wavecrest for the bizarre attack Monday at 2 p.m. at the 4-5-6 subway station at 125th St. and Lexington Ave., officials said. The straphanger was waiting for a northbound train when Weeks walked up to him and tried to push him onto the tracks. The victim got away from Weeks, as other people started pointing and yelling at the attacker to simmer down. He then began yelling about his hatred for...
  • NYC Man Push a Bystander onto Subway Tracks, Yelling ‘I Hate White People’

    11/25/2016 5:16:23 AM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Nov 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Shortened title. Full title: NYC Man Arrested for Attempting to Push a Bystander onto Subway Tracks, Yelling ‘I Hate White People’ A New York City man was arrested Monday for attempting to push a bystander onto the subway tracks in Harlem while yelling, “I hate white people.” Gary Weeks, 51, of Queens was charged with attempted murder, aggravated harassment, and obstruction of government administration, the New York Daily News reported. The bystander was waiting at the 4-5-6 subway station at 125th St. and Lexington Ave. for a northbound train when Weeks tried to push him onto the tracks.
  • Remembering Americas Mom: Florence Henderson Dies at 82 (obit=surrounded by family at Cedars Sinai)

    11/25/2016 3:37:02 AM PST · by drewh · 7 replies
    WHNT.com 19 nEWS ^ | POSTED 5:01 AM, NOVEMBER 25, 2016, BY CNN WIRE | wire report
    She was a television icon that endured through generations. Florence Henderson, who played Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” died Thursday from heart failure at the age of 82. Her death was unexpected. Henderson had not been sick, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said. Just this week, Henderson attended a taping of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” to cheer on Maureen McCormick, who played her TV daughter Marcia Brady. Henderson had also had made some TV and movie appearances this year. “We are all in a state of shock,” said Pressman, who spoke with the actress Wednesday night. Henderson died in...
  • Bus driver allegedly does nothing while black teens attack white schoolgirls

    11/24/2016 3:52:15 PM PST · by markomalley · 79 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 23, 2016 | | By Shawn Cohen, Reuven Fenton and Linda Massarella November 23, 2016
    Four white 15-year-old Catholic schoolgirl friends laughing and chatting on their usual bus ride home were targeted in an unprovoked, racial attack that left them bloody and bruised, the teens told The Post Wednesday. “Oh, white girl got money!” a young black man sitting with a friend commented as the girls travelled on the BX8 bus around 3 p.m. Tuesday after dismissal from St. Catharine’s Academy in the Pelham Gardens section of The Bronx. Before they knew it, the boys called up some female friends, who boarded a few stops away — and the girls said the group punched and...
  • White schoolgirls say black gang racially targeted them in bus attack

    11/24/2016 8:07:57 AM PST · by detective · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 23, 2016 | Shawn Cohen, Reuven Fenton and Linda Massarella
    Four white 15-year-old Catholic schoolgirl friends laughing and chatting on their usual bus ride home were targeted in an unprovoked, racial attack that left them bloody and bruised, the teens told The Post Wednesday. “Oh, white girl got money!” a young black man sitting with a friend commented as the girls travelled on the BX8 bus around 3 p.m. Tuesday after dismissal from St. Catharine’s Academy in the Pelham Gardens section of The Bronx.
  • Why People Lost Their Minds When A Brooklyn Store Played ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

    11/23/2016 9:28:12 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 105 replies
    Three days after the election, my wife and I were shopping at the Fairway Market in Red Hook, Brooklyn. For those unfamiliar with it, Fairway is a less corporate, more co-op version of Whole Foods, offering pretty produce and exotic cheeses that don’t come cheap. The mood in the store was glum. As in most of Brooklyn, people stared ahead, moving slowly, still in shock from the political earthquake of Tuesday night. After getting our Brazilian Arabica ground for drip (I know, I should really use a French Press), Libby and I walked towards the organic maple syrup. That’s when...