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  • Poll finds Dr. Carson tops GOP race in Colorado; top Republicans beat Clinton

    11/18/2015 8:05:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/18/2015
    Former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is leading the race for the Republican presidential nomination among Colorado voters, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday which also finds that he is one of a number of Republicans who would soundly beat Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the Centennial State in a general election match-up. In the race for the Republican nomination, the poll finds Carson leads in Colorado with 25 percent of the vote, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio with 19 percent, business mogul Donald Trump with 17 percent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 14 percent, Carly Fiorina...
  • How New York's biggest Obamacare health insurer went broke

    11/17/2015 2:18:10 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | By James T. Mulder
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Health Republic of New York made a big splash when it debuted in 2014 with rock-bottom health insurance prices that undercut its competitors across the state. Its premium rates were 30 percent below average in Onondaga County. The new company, backed with $265 million in federal loans, quickly captured the biggest share of new business on the state's health insurance exchange created by the federal Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Now Health Republic is going broke because of those low prices, forcing its 200,000 members – including 4,060 in Central New York – to get...
  • De Blasio looks to fix ObamaCare flaw that left cancer patients without coverage (Pelosi knew)

    11/12/2015 2:40:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/12/15 | Yoav Gonen
    Mayor de Blasio is moving to clean up a state medical-insurance mess that blindsided thousands of New Yorkers, including 114 cancer patients in the city who were about to lose their doctors. Under a hastily drawn-up deal, the patients will continue to get coverage for treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center under the city's MetroPlus health plan. The patients had faced a tough choice: pay out of pocket or find new doctors because of the impending bankruptcy of Health Republic - one of the state's ObamaCare providers and the only one that covers treatment at Sloan Kettering.
  • More Gun Ignorance from NBCNewYork.com and the NYPD

    11/11/2015 6:00:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The two pistols shown above were misidentified as "submachine guns" by both the New York Police Department and nbcnewyork.com. From nbcnewyork.com: A man stopped for public drinking on Staten Island had two submachine guns on him, police said. Even though the correct models of the pistols are given in the story, they are still misidentified as submachine guns. When the officers opened the bag, police say they found an Intratec Model AB-10 submachine gun and a Calico Model M-9 submachine gun. With all the scorn that has been heaped on media outlets for their ignorance about guns over the...
  • Wanted: Cuomocare for failed Health Republic

    11/09/2015 5:05:39 AM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | november 6, 2015
    With sickening suddenness, the second-largest insurer on New York's health care exchange is kaput at the end of the month - leaving 215,000 New Yorkers scrambling to secure new coverage. Among them are 250 patients at Manhattan's Memorial Sloan-Kettering who had selected Health Republic as the only plan on the exchange that included the renowned cancer center. In all, one in five New Yorkers who enrolled on the state's insurance exchange are affected - and all have until next Sunday to find a new health plan, or go without for all of December. With the clock ticking, Gov. Cuomo must...
  • Autistic boy saves classmate from choking thanks to SpongeBob

    11/07/2015 3:50:00 PM PST · by Daffynition · 17 replies
    NYP ^ | November 6, 2015 | ob By Leonica Valentine and Laura Italiano
    Autistic seventh-grader Brandon Williams learned a lifesaving lesson from watching “SpongeBob SquarePants” — and had a chance to use the move when his pal started choking at school.
  • Ex-N.Y. legislative leaders facing U.S. corruption trials (Guess the party)

    11/01/2015 12:04:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 1, 2015 | Joseph Ax
    The former leaders of New York's two legislative chambers face simultaneous public corruption trials this month in a Manhattan federal courthouse, shining a spotlight on the sordid side of state politics. Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, long one of the state's most powerful lawmakers, goes on trial this week on charges that he used his office to collect millions of dollars in kickbacks and bribes. Dean Skelos, former Senate majority leader, faces his own criminal trial on Nov. 16. He is charged with taking official actions on behalf of several companies in exchange for payments to his...
  • Did New York’s Obamacare Co-op Deliberately Mislead Regulators? (Pelosi knew)

    11/01/2015 3:38:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/30/15 | Richard Pollock
    **SNIP** The statement said "a subsequent NYDFS and CMS-led review of Health Republic's finances has found that the company's financial condition is substantially worse than the company previously reported in its filings to NYDFS." The statement provided no further details on the new discoveries regarding the co-op, which received the largest single federal loan under the Obamacare health reform law. In addition to its original $265 million, the co-op received another $90 million in an emergency solvency loan funds from federal officials in September 2014. The co-op previously reported it was burning through money at a disastrous rate. Its 2014...
  • 603 Alliance Caucus Cruz, Carson and Fiorina 1-2-3 Trump falters Bush & Co shut out

    10/17/2015 1:36:39 PM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    Da Tech Guy Blog ^ | October 17th, 2015 | Datechguy
    The 603 alliance had their caucus today at the Hopkinton State Fair grounds in Contoocook NH. The idea was to get conservatives in NH to unite behind a single candidate via a caucus. Ted Cruz has won, Ben Carson came in 2nd Carly Fiorina 3rd. Donald Trump failed to make the first cut not managing 25 votes, Jeb bush didnt manage a single vote. Under the rules if the winner of the 603 alliance caucus drops out of the presidential race the people pledge to support the 2nd place finisher and so forth. Expect updates Update 1 I arrived at...
  • Anti-Second Amendment New York State Complains About Rest of U.S.

    10/15/2015 8:49:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/15/20156 | Michael Walsh
    Amid a raging national debate on guns, a bust in New York City highlights a problem for police in crime-plagued urban areas. While officers can control illegal gun sales in their cities, they have been at a loss to stop the flow of firearms from places with looser laws. Huh? Theres no raging national debate on guns. A handful of states have unconstitutionally limited firearms access and will not stop complaining that the other forty-plus states wont follow suit. Eight people from three states have been arrested and charged with buying guns legally in Atlanta and Pittsburgh and bringing them...
  • Pete Lopez says he'll seek House seat (upstate NY)

    10/09/2015 2:53:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Oneonta Daily Star ^ | October 8, 2015 | Joe Mahoney
    Assemblyman Pete Lopez, R-Schoharie, told The Daily Star on Thursday that he will be entering the race for New York's 19th Congressional District seat held by retiring Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook. A formal kick-off for the campaign will be scheduled soon, Lopez said. Lopez, 54, expressed optimism about his potential to win the Republican and Conservative party primaries in June as well as the general election in November 2016, saying he will run on his record as a balanced problem solver who worked vigorously to address the region's relief needs following the floods of 2011 and has forged close bonds...
  • Benghazi committee, under fire, releases more Clinton emails

    10/09/2015 9:24:20 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 31 replies
    Yahoo Political News ^ | 10/9 | Michael Isikoff
    Hillary Clinton used her private email account to pass along the identity of one of the CIAs top Libyan intelligence sources, raising new questions about her handling of classified information, according to excerpts from previously undisclosed emails released Thursday by Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. On March 18, 2011, Sidney Blumenthal Clintons longtime friend and political adviser sent the then secretary of state an email to her private account that contained apparently highly sensitive information he had received from Tyler Drumheller, a former top CIA official with whom Blumenthal at...
  • A Tale of Two Schools, One Building

    10/07/2015 7:29:08 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/06/15 | Nicholas Simmons
    Over the past three school years, I unintentionally participated in a tragic educational case study on the west side of Harlem. I worked in the same building as the Wadleigh Secondary School, at which 0% of students in grades six through eight met state standards in math or English. That isnt a typo: Not a single one of the 33 students passed either exam, though many of the questions are as straightforward as What is 15% of 60? Two floors above Wadleigh, I taught math at Success Academy Harlem West, a public charter school. The students there eat in the...
  • New York and New Jersey drivers pay nearly one-third of all U.S. tolls, report says

    10/06/2015 1:50:32 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | october 6, 2015 | brittnay robins
    New York and New Jersey drivers account for nearly one-third of all toll revenues amassed across the U.S., a new report says. Drivers in New York and New Jersey pay the heftiest price for their commutes accounting for almost one-third of all tolls collected across the U.S., a new report says. The report,which was released by the International Bridges, Tunnels and Turnpike Association, indicated that drivers in the two states forked over an astounding $4 billion of the $13 billion in tolls accrued across the country. The primary reason (for New York and New Jersey drivers paying the highest...
  • City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez wantsto curb car ownership in NYC by 2030

    10/06/2015 11:24:21 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | october 5, 2015 | DAN RIVOLI
    City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, who chairs the Transportation Committee, wants to curb car ownership in the city to 1 million people and families by 2030, from the 1.4 million vehicle owners in New York. And he wants to test drive the idea with a car-free Earth Day next year. This is one of the most inefficient means of travel available to New Yorkers, yet many in our outer boroughs are forced to rely upon it due to a lack of options, Rodriguez (D-Manhattan) said at a talk at NYU Rudin Center for Transportation on Monday. Rodriguez, who owns a car,...
  • Campaign manager: Donald Trump will accept 'zero' Syrian refugees

    09/23/2015 3:42:21 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 20 replies
    Press TV Iran ^ | Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:44AM
    This is very simple, the bottom line is we should take in zero, Corey Lewandowski said Tuesday in a radio interview when asked what a president Trump would do about the global refugee crisis. The United States, to be clear, has a process for bringing refugees into the country, and an individual must qualify as a refugee to begin that process. [This] is how it works. Individuals caught in a civil war do not necessarily qualify as refugees, Lewandowski continued. If Mr. Trump were the president of the United States we would not be bringing refugees into the country under...
  • If You Live in These States Youll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you dont have a passport already, you may need to get one soon. Residents of certain states are going to need to show their passports rather than simply their IDs even if theyre only flying domestic. Yes, it will infringe upon states rights handed to them by the 10th Amendment and create unnecessary cost to taxpayers in order to implement the change, but lets be real the government doesnt care about that. FromZero Hedge: To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a...
  • Anti-Israel Propaganda Now, in US Elementary School

    09/22/2015 4:29:28 AM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies
    Tundra Tabloids ^ | Sept. 22, 2015 | KGS
    Anti-Israel Propaganda Now, in US Elementary School The trickle-down effect: Palestinian with terror links speaks to third graders in Ithaca, NY about Israeli oppression. " Infamous Palestinian Arab activist Bassem Tamimi spoke at an Ithaca, NY elementary school on Friday to present to third-graders a presentation on the suffering of Palestinian Arab children in Israel. Tamimis visit to Beverly J. Martin Elementary was arranged via anti-Israel activist Ariel Gold, the current head of the North American branch of Sabeel International an anti-Israel Christian organization actively working to skew Christian dominations toward divestment resolutions against the Jewish state....
  • Young Thug Doesnt Want Donald Trump As President; Talks Making New Project With Kanye

    09/20/2015 8:56:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    All Hip Hop ^ | September 20, 2015 | Vance Brinkley
    Recently, French magazine Clique was able to get a hold of Young Thug to do a brief interview with him. In the interview, Thugga was asked about the presidential debate, specifically Republican candidate Donald Trumps popular run. In distaste, the Lifestyle rapper responded with What the [expletive] laws is he about to pass? and then responded They aint gonna ever let a punk win no mother [expletive] election. Thugga also took some time to talk about what would happened if he was president. My first thing to do would be [to] free everybody in jail, says the Atlanta rapper, 10...
  • Newburgh man sues church for losing leg when crucifix fell on him

    10/17/2012 6:50:36 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 16 replies
    Daily Freeman ^ | October 17, 2012 | Mid-Hudson News Network
    David and Delia Jimenez of Newburgh consider themselves very religious Catholics, so, when Mrs. Jimenezs diagnosed cancer disappeared two years ago, they attributed it to their praying at St. Patricks Church. Mr. Jimenez wanted to show his appreciation, so his wife asked the priest if he could clean the large crucifix outside the house of worship as a thank-you. He was granted the OK and, on Memorial Day 2010, as he stood on a step stool scrubbing the stone image of Jesus Christ, the monument toppled over, crushing his leg. He was rushed to Westchester Medical Center, where his leg...
  • New York man crushed by giant crucifix has leg amputated

    11/05/2012 12:29:30 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 5, 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    A deeply religious New York man who believes a church's giant crucifix cured his wife of cancer had his own leg amputated after the same crucifix collapsed on top of him.
  • Obama switching NY hotels amid China spying fears

    09/11/2015 7:06:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/15 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama and his entourage will break with tradition and not stay at New Yorks Waldorf Astoria Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly this month, the White House said. The iconic hotel was sold by Hilton Worldwide Holdings to a Chinese conglomerate in 2014, prompting concerns about espionage and security. Obama and his team of advisers will stay at the Lotte New York Palace hotel instead. I can confirm the report that the president will stay and the rest of the U.S. delegation will stay at the New York Palace Hotel, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said....
  • Huge Show of Support for Troy Police Officer Released from Hospital

    08/26/2015 10:18:10 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    TWC News ^ | August 25, 2015 | By Jon Dougherty
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- It wasn't just Troy police officers showing their support for Officer Chad Klein. As he walked out of Albany Medical Center, he was surrounded by fellow officers and K9s from agencies across the Capital Region. "As dark as Saturday was, today we're on the other end of the spectrum," said Troy Police Chief John Tedesco. Troy Police Chief John Tedesco says there's still shock within his department about what transpired Saturday night, but as dangerous as it may be, his officers have a job to do. "It's concern now for every officer going out the door, is...
  • Jerrold Nadler, New York Congressman, Endorses Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/22/2015 11:31:46 AM PDT · by lbryce · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 21,2015 | Alexander Burns
    Representative Jerrold Nadler, shown in 2014, is the lone Jewish Democrat from New York to endorse an agreement with Iran. Credit Andrew Burton/Getty Images Representative Jerrold Nadler was being pulled hard from all sides. Close allies in the pro-Israel community told him a nuclear deal with Iran would doom the Jewish state. His Jewish colleagues in New Yorks congressional delegation had all condemned the pact. Then there was the lobbying from President Obama, first with a phone call, followed by a face-to-face talk in the White House Mr. Nadlers first such meeting in Mr. Obamas tenure. Facing extraordinary pressure,...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Birthright Citizenship Is Bizarre

    08/20/2015 6:17:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/20/2015 | Jeff Poor
    On NewsMax TVs Prime earlier this week, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz took on the current ongoing argument about the 14th Amendment and birthright citizenship, which has been raised in recent days over Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and his immigration policy that questions the citizenship of those born in the United States from parents here illegally. Dershowitz said although it was technically constitutional for those born here not of U.S. citizens to be considered citizens, it defied logic but was unlikely to change in the short-term.
  • State, municipal email used to register for Ashley Madison cheatsite

    08/20/2015 8:55:12 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 8 replies
    Albany TU ^ | Rick Karlin
    The online world has been rocked this week by news that a group of hackers obtained the names of registrants on Ashley Madison, a website where people can find partners for extramarital affairs. Needless to say this probably has users of the site more than a little bit worried. The information reportedly lives on the dark web, a hard-to-find corner of the internet. The company has gotten some sites to take the data down, but lookup services, based on third parties rather than the actual hacking, remain. In a statement, the cheating sites owner, Avid Life Media, said the incursion...
  • Gun rights group wins lawsuit against Gov. Cuomo

    08/16/2015 10:51:06 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- For the second time this year, a gun rights group has won an open records lawsuit against New York State. SCOPE, or Shooters Committee On Political Education, most recently sued Governor Andrew Cuomo after his office failed to turn over documents related to a gun rights rally that took place in front of the state capitol in April 2014. The rally was attended by an estimated 3,000 people, including Buffalo developer and former gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino as well as current presidential candidate Donald Trump. Those at the rally claim State Police confiscated replica guns and other...
  • Census: Record 42.1 million immigrants in U.S., Mexicans drive latest surge

    08/13/2015 10:10:05 AM PDT · by jpsb · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | Census
    A new analysis of legal and illegal immigrant counts by the Census Bureau revealed Thursday that there is a record 42.1 million in the United States, an explosion that is being driven by Mexicans flooding across the border.
  • Republican Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Stumps in Harlem

    08/12/2015 6:21:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    DNA Info ^ | 8/12/15 | Gustavo Solis
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson brought his message of self-reliance to the neighborhood on Wednesday during a campaign lunch with local business and religious leaders at Sylvia's. What has happened traditionally, particularly since the 60s, is youve got certain people saying, There, there you poor little thing, you cant take care of yourself, we are going to take care of you, he told reporters before sitting down for the meal, which was closed to the press. And we got people who believe that they can't survive on their own, which is absolutely ridiculous. The GOP hopeful, who was one...
  • Idiotic plan: New Yorks de Blasio offers ID cards to illegals to make them feel more like citizens

    08/12/2015 4:46:24 AM PDT · by gasport · 27 replies
    Allen West ^ | January 14, 2015 | Allen West
    As CNSNews.com reports, de Blasio said on Monday he wants to give identification cards to illegal aliens allows them to feel like citizens and enjoy some of the same benefits as actual citizens. We dont want any of our fellow New Yorkers to feel like second-class citizens, de Blasio was quoted as saying in a National Public Radio website article. We dont want them to feel left out. "In addition, de Blasio is promising more than just ID cards if illegal aliens come forward and sign up. A free, one-year membership to 33 cultural institutions, de Blasio said.
  • Donald Trump and the Mob (Mafia Connections)

    08/11/2015 8:19:33 PM PDT · by topher · 129 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31, 2015 | Chris Frates
    (CNN)Donald Trump's glittering empire of New York skyscrapers and Atlantic City casinos have long had a darker side, allegations that the mob helped build them. Trump's alleged ties to New York and Philadelphia crime families go back decades and have been recounted in a book, newspapers and government records. "The mob connections of Donald are extraordinarily extensive," New York investigative journalist Wayne Barrett told CNN in an interview.
  • Ex-Watervliet cop among 20 snared in massive drug case

    08/04/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 10 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | August 4, 2015 | By Bob Gardinier, Kenneth C. Crowe II and Brendan J. Lyons
    TROY An indictment unsealed in Rensselaer County Court Tuesday revealed a year-long undercover drug investigation that led to the arrest of 20 people, including including a former Watervliet police officer and numerous members of a Troy street gang. The investigation by the State Police and state Attorney General's office was first revealed last month when a Watervliet police officer, Nicholas Pontore, was questioned about his dealings with a suspected drug dealer, Donald Kodadar, who was affiliated with the "Young Gunnerz" street gang in Troy. Pontore, 29, resigned from his police job on June 18 when law enforcement officials said...
  • New York Cracks Down on Toy Guns

    08/03/2015 12:53:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Aug. 3, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    New York is forcing Walmart, Amazon, and other retailers to pay over $300,000 for the crime of selling toy guns. The settlement stems from an investigation by the states attorney general office, which sent cease and desist letters to the retailers in December for breaking its strict law against childrens toys. State law prohibits the sale of imitation guns in realistic colors such as black, blue, silver, or aluminum, unless it has a non-removable one-inch-wide orange stripe running down both sides of the barrel and the front end of the barrel, according to the attorney general office. All fake toy...
  • Vet finds hateful note on car at local shopping center

    08/02/2015 12:11:16 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) A simple trip to the store ended with a veteran getting a hateful letter left on his car. When a local Iraq War veteran went shopping Thursday morning, he did not expect to find an anonymous note with ugly language left on his car. The letter blasted the Marine for having a Purple Heart and serving overseas. It stated, All of you Islamaphobe vets deserve to die. The note has people shaking their heads. Some call the author pathetic. Its just shocking, Ann Lanoir said. Its just ignorant. Thats the way I feel. I feel like...
  • Sanity in the Court: Judge Denies Claim That Chimps are Persons

    08/01/2015 3:02:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 75 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 1, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Though a New York judge ruled Thursday that the law still considers chimpanzees property, not people, a prominent thinker in the pro-life movement warned that attempts to raise animals to human status will continue. Wesley J. Smith, co-director of the Discovery Institute's Center on Human Exceptionalism, said Friday, "We are gratified that a court refused to declare two chimpanzees 'persons.' That is right and proper. Chimps are animals, and the 'species barrier' separating the value of humans and animals, as some animal rights advocates put it, must never be breached." "But make no mistake," Smith said. "Attempts to...
  • New York Citys strained pension fund aims to divest from gun retailers stock

    07/31/2015 6:01:48 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    The largest municipal public employee retirement system in the nation voted Tuesday to move forward with a plan that could end its investment in companies that sell firearms. The New York City Employee Retirement System approved a measure backed by Public Advocate Letitia James to look into ditching its stock in companies such as Dicks Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart, and Cabelas.
  • A Hamptons push for Jeb Bush

    07/26/2015 7:06:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/23/15 | Ian Mohr
    Among Hamptonites hosting Jeb Bush fund-raisers this weekend will be Emil W. Henry Jr. a former assistant US Treasury secretary and Bruce Mosler, chairman of global brokerage for real estate giant Cushman & Wakefield, sources tell Page Six. Bush is scheduled to hit the two events on Saturday after a breakfast hosted by Ken Lipper and Martin Shafiroff.
  • Thousands gather for Pierce-Arrow National Meet

    07/26/2015 6:32:56 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    WIVB4 ^ | 7-25-15 | Dan Schrack
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) More than 60 classic cars were on display Saturday, for the annual Pierce-Arrow Society National Meet. Owners of the classic automobiles traveled from as far as California to participate in the event. Over 10,000 guests turned out to get a glimpse of the vintage antiques. Made in Buffalo, Pierce-Arrow vehicles played a big role in the automobile industry. Founder of Pierce-Arrow Museum, James Sandoro told News 4, Pierce was a leader
  • Cuomo on using executive power: 'I run the government'

    07/23/2015 8:01:53 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 22, 2015 | KENNETH LOVETT
    ALBANY Gov. Cuomo made it clear Wednesday why he has recently bypassed the Legislature on different issues like raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers. "I run the government," Cuomo said. "I am the executive and therefore I use executive power. And thats why the executive is given the power," Cuomo said during an appearance on upstate public radios The Capitol Pressroom. Cuomo dismissed criticism that his actions represent a major power grab by going around the Legislature. In addition to creating a board that has recommended raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for fast food workers,...
  • New York Gov. Cuomo to state Economy: "Drop Dead"

    07/23/2015 7:53:00 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 18 replies
    Reason.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Nick Gillespie
    Byline (Cuomo Quote): "This is just the beginning. We will not stop until we reach true economic justice." Getta load of Andrew Cuomo, the governor of the once-great state of New York. For the first time ever, reports Business Insider, a U.S. state "may single out one industry for a big wage hike." Under a plan approved by New York's Fast Food Wage Board, a $15-per-hour minimum wage would be phased in over three years in New York City and six years across upstate New York, whose economy has long been the American equivalent of East Germany. The mandate would...
  • De Blasio blasts Cuomo,accusing governor of thwarting his goals out of 'revenge'

    07/01/2015 3:44:10 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/1/2015 | ERIN DURKIN
    Mayor de Blasio lit Gov. Cuomo up Tuesday with a double-barreled blast of political payback. In stunningly frank language, the mayor accused the governor of deliberately thwarting his Albany agenda out of political pique and revenge and hurting New Yorkers in the process. Hours before leaving on a vacation out West, de Blasio called reporters into his office and spoke calmly in a calculated decision to take off the gloves and reveal the frenemies were really enemies.
  • Sources: NY Jail Escapee Richard Matt killed in shootout near Malone

    06/26/2015 2:06:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    BUFFALO NEWS ^ | 06/26/2015 | By Maki Becker
    MALONE Richard Matt has been shot and killed near Malone, two sources have told The Buffalo News. The sources said that a shootout occurred and that Matt was killed. At least one of the two fugitives shot at a camper, which brought a quick response team to the area, the source told The News. The FBI and other law enforcement were involved in the incident. No police were injured. David Sweat is believed to be in a nearby wooded area, and a furious ground search is underway, one source told The News. Sweat is believed to be armed. Canine...
  • Christie Finally Figures Out the Confederate Flag is 'Divisive' (Many other GOP contenders agree

    06/24/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/23/2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    On Tuesday, after the entire Republican primary field - including Donald Trump and George Pataki - had taken a position on the Confederate flag, and after the Republican governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, had asked for its removal from the state capitol grounds, Chris Christie seemed to calculate that it was politically safe to do the same. The New Jersey governor said in a statement that Haley had "demonstrated what it means to be a leader" and that he commended her decision. ... Every Republican presidential candidate, including the not-yet announced ones, had said something, even if it was,...
  • NY school official fired after discussing Sandy Hook with students

    06/18/2015 7:45:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    guns.com ^ | 6/18/2015 | Jennifer Cruz
    Still, SCOPE stands behind its decision, which they said was in the best interest of the children and the result of poor judgement on Kearns part. But even a parent of one of the misbehaving children, Aya Blarney, felt SCOPE mistreated Kearns and jumped the gun without conducting a thorough investigation.
  • Fake Buddhist monks are the new squeegee men of New York

    06/14/2015 11:11:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    nypost.com ^ | June 14, 2015 | Melissa Klein and Stephanie Pagones
    Theyre holy terrors. Bands of beggars dressed like Buddhist monks have invaded the High Line and other city parks, demanding upwards of $40 from tourists and officials are fed up. One High Line visitor handed over $5 last week, but it wasnt good enough. He tried to get $20, she told The Post. Another monks zen demeanor dissolved after he got just a buck in exchange for the cheap plastic bracelet he proffered.
  • In prison break story, CNN thinks Pennsylvania is New York

    06/10/2015 2:52:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    Post Standard ^ | 06.10.14 | Mark Weiner
    During a Wednesday morning live broadcast from outside the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., CNN reported that escapees David Sweat and Richard Matt could be anywhere between New York's North Country and Canada, or even south to Mexico. As a reporter spoke, a map on the screen showed the words "New York" over Pennsylvania, and then tracked a potential path north to Canada or south to Mexico.
  • Crane drops huge air conditioning unit down 30 stories in Midtown, damaging building and injuring..

    05/31/2015 1:18:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 121 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Greg B. Smith , Edgar Sandoval , Keldy Ortiz , Caitlin Nolan , Stephen Rex Brown
    A crane hauling an air conditioner into the top floor of a 30-story building dropped the heavy load Sunday morning, smashing parts of the building and injuring 10 people. Workers were loading the shipping container-sized machine into 261 Madison Ave. when a rigging strap holding the air conditioner broke, a city official familiar with the ongoing investigation told the Daily News. The chiller sheered the building as it fell. Debris rained down on Madison Ave. around E. 38th St. Part of the 30-story building's facade near the roof was bashed open.
  • 29-year-old investment banker died after leaping from his Financial District apartment building

    05/29/2015 8:28:18 PM PDT · by bgill · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 29, 2015 | Julia La Rouche
    Witnesses told The Post that tourists snapped pictures on their cellphones of the gruesome aftermath. In the past year or so, there's been a spate of suicides among financial-services employees. Financial firms have been trying to do more to improve the lifestyles of their employees, especially younger ones.
  • OathKeepers Coming to Albany on June 9th. (NY Repeal SAFE Act.)

    05/27/2015 4:41:15 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 3 replies
    email ^ | 05/27/2015 | Al Bernardinelli
    OathKeepers went to the Bundy Ranch and peacefully achieved justice OathKeepers Coming to Albany on June 9th From OathKeepers' John W. Wallace: Thank you for all you do to repeal the SAFE Act. The New York Oath Keepers fully support your June 9th call to action. I will be sending out a statewide message to all Oath Keeper Chapters in New York requesting that the membership support this event by showing up in person. For the Republic, John Wallace The momentum is growing dramatically. Good leaders are lining up in favor of the June 9th mission. In just one day...
  • Court Rules New York May Not Issue Pro-Life License Plate

    05/26/2015 1:39:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 26, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Pro-adoption organizations should have the same speech rights as any other organization, said the attorney representing a group whose pro-life license plate has been denied for the past 13 or 14 years in New York. The2nd U.S. Circuit Court of AppealsFriday reversed a lower court ruling ordering the state to let an adoption advocacy group put the words "Choose Life" on its own plates. By a 2-1 vote, the court said the commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicles had "broad discretion" to decide which plates to permit, and did not violate the First Amendment free speech rights...