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  • Obamacare’s impending implosion should worry New Yorkers

    08/21/2016 10:46:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 20, 2016
    With the news last week that Aetna — like UnitedHealth and Humana — is pulling out of most state exchanges, ObamaCare seems set to implode. Even President Obama seems to realize it: He’s preparing to launch a major push to draw in more people — preferably, healthy young ones — to his health-care marketplaces. In the meantime, there was grim tidings for New York: Roughly one out of every five companies in the state is hiring fewer workers thanks to ObamaCare. Companies say they’re shifting to more part-timers. They’re cutting workers’ wages and benefits and hiking prices. Those were the...
  • Meth Lab Found Underneath Walmart Parking Lot

    08/10/2016 2:23:33 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 40 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 8/9/2016
    AMHERST, N.Y. -- A suspected meth lab was uncovered in the heart of Amherst, N.Y. Police believe a culvert is how the suspect or suspects got underground, WKBW-TV reports. All of it was happening in a very busy section; the suspected meth lab was found underneath a Walmart. Covered head to toe in protective gear, members of the state police hazmat team descended into a manhole, busting what they call a suspected underground meth lab. One by one, police reeled in buckets of evidence, including pop bottles, suspected methamphedamine, spray paint cans and other meth-making materials. But perhaps the most...
  • I can no longer justify calling myself a Trump supporter

    08/07/2016 7:59:46 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 100 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 7, 2016 | Andrea Peyser
    Embracing the presidential aspirations of Donald Trump was, from the start, an exercise in magical thinking. In my heart, I wanted the smack-talking, hair-challenged, self-absorbed New York City billionaire Republican to nail down this baby. But in my head? Not so much.
  • Retired FDNY firefighter finds daughter, 30, strangled in Howard Beach park

    08/04/2016 4:43:37 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 36 replies
    New York Daily News | August 3, 2016 | Byron Smith, Ryan Sit, Thomas Tracy, Larry McShane
    The father of slain Queens jogger Karina Vetrano had a bad back — and a worse feeling — when his devoted daughter left on her nightly run. The vivacious 30-year-old, who typically jogged alongside her dad, ignored his warning to avoid an overgrown trail and ran right into the hands of a merciless killer, cops said Wednesday. Though cops say it appears she fought desperately, her father, Philip Vetrano, found her lifeless body — strangled and likely raped — facedown amid the towering weeds about 15 feet off a desolate path in a Howard Beach park. Neighbors say the 10-foot-high...
  • New York Times reports another loss as ad sales decline

    07/28/2016 8:03:35 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Jul 2016
    July 28 (Reuters) - The New York Times Co reported its second quarterly loss in a row as print and digital advertising sales declined. Print ad revenue fell 14.1 percent, the eighth straight quarterly decline. Digital ad revenue, which accounts for about a third of total ad revenue, dropped 6.8 percent, the second straight quarterly decline. The Times posted a net loss of $211,000 attributable to shareholders for the second quarter ended June 26, compared with a profit of $16.4 million the year-earlier quarter. On an adjusted basis, the company earned 11 cents per share from continuing operations, matching the...
  • Charlie Rangel Found Guilty on 11 of 13 Ethics Violations

    06/27/2016 5:10:57 AM PDT · by blueyon · 68 replies
    PJmedia ^ | 6/25/16 | Tom Knighton J
    Democrat Rep. Charlie Rangel has found himself in a bit of a pickle. After years of allegedly thumbing his nose at pesky things like rules, his supposed misdeeds may be coming back to bite him on the proverbial hind quarter. A House ethics committee subpanel today found Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel guilty of 11 of the 13 charges of ethics violations against him. The panel, composed of four Democrats and four Republicans, emerged after private deliberation to announce their findings.
  • Putin clarifies Trump comment and says America is the world's 'only superpower'

    06/18/2016 8:52:30 PM PDT · by Cronos · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 June 2016 | Alan Yuhas
    Vladimir Putin downplayed past comments about Donald Trump and spoke about the presidential election on Friday, adding that he accepted the US is probably the world’s sole superpower. “America is a great power. Today, probably, the only superpower. We accept that,” the Russian president said at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. “We want to and are ready to work with the United States.” Alluding to US-EU sanctions on Russia in response to its military actions in Ukraine, he continued: “The world needs such strong nations, like the US. And we need them. But we don’t need them constantly getting...
  • Rangel confirms plans to retire at the end of the year

    02/24/2016 2:19:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Greg Nash Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) said on Wednesday that he still plans to retire at the end of the year, saying that he wants to leave office at the same time as the first black president. "I wanted so badly to complete the last year with President Obama," the 85-year-old Democrat said during a radio interview with WCBS 880. "And even though they never gave him a fair opportunity to do all the things that I really had dreamed that we could do together, I would be so annoyed with myself had I retired a couple of years...
  • Aisha Qadaffi Flees The Country But Her Plane Is Denied Entry Into Malta

    02/23/2011 8:54:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/23/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Libyan leader Muommar Qaddafi says he'll stay and die on Libyan soil, but that apparently doesn't apply to his lone daughter, Aisha. Word is she's left the country, but having a hard time finding a country that will take her. A plane she was on just got denied entry into Malta, says Al-Jazeera. Meanwhile, the Lebanese wife of Qaddai son Hanibal was denied entry into Lebanon last night.
  • he hard truth for Republican politicians: Trump is their passport to success

    06/19/2016 7:12:54 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 18 replies
    teh Guardian ^ | 06/19/2016 | Chris R Barron
    Republicans in competitive down-ticket races are fighting to distance themselves from the party’s nominee. It’s a recipe for failure Whether Republicans in competitive races in the House and Senate like it or not, their fate is inexorably tied to that of the Republican nominee for president – Donald Trump. Over the last few decades, as the partisan divide widened, we have increasingly become a nation of straight-ticket voters. These facts haven’t stopped Republicans in competitive races in November from trying – almost assuredly in futility – to distance themselves from statements by Trump they believe will be unpopular in their...
  • Cyrus Vance's War on Knife Law Reform

    06/09/2016 6:52:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Village Voice ^ | 8 June, 2016 | Jon Campbell
    Republicans in the New York Senate still seem lukewarm to any change, allowing a bill championed by Assemblyman Dan Quart, a Manhattan Democrat, to languish for months without a vote. And for the first time, a powerful opponent to reform — Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. — is coming out of the shadows and going full-bore to scuttle Democratic efforts. It’s an odd look for a self-styled progressive prosecutor like Vance. Outside of a few reactionary — and baldly hypocritical — Republicans in the statehouse, Vance stands more or less alone in his public opposition. For two years now,...
  • Donald Trump Declares Victory: "I'm Going To Be America's Champion"

    06/08/2016 3:43:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump walked out to Queen’s “We are the Champions” at the Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, New York on Tuesday to deliver his victory speech on the final night of the Republican primaries. “Together we accomplished what nobody thought was absolutely possible,” Trump stated, reading from a teleprompter. “We’re only getting started and it’s going to be beautiful, remember that.”
  • NY Assembly Passes Bill to Stop Bogus NYC Gravity Knife Arrests

    06/04/2016 10:03:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Knife Rights ^ | 3 June, 2016 | Knife Rights
    In a bipartisan vote yesterday, the New York Assembly voted 99 - 12 to pass A9042A, Knife Rights' gravity knife and switchblade reform bill. A9042A, and its companion bill in the Senate, S6483A, add clarifying bias-toward closure exclusions to the state switchblade and gravity knife definitions, similar to that included in the revision to the Federal Switchblade Act that Knife Rights helped pass in 2009. This clarifying exclusion should prevent the bogus Gravity Knife arrests and prosecutions of honest law-abiding individuals in New York City who are carrying common folding knives, tools that are legal to carry everywhere else in...
  • NY Attorney General Slams Trump University as 'Fraud From Beginning to End'

    06/02/2016 2:43:04 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is confident that his state’s case against Donald Trump and Trump University will prove that the real estate mogul pocketed millions of dollars from the now defunct program. “He keeps saying he’s going to win the case, but he keeps losing motions” in court, Schneiderman said today on ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” Trump University is the target of two lawsuits in California and one in New York, where Schneiderman is pursuing fraud-related charges. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, released a campaign ad Wednesday featuring a few former students praising Trump University.
  • REPORT: More Than 90% Of Marijuana Arrests In NYC Are People Of Color

    06/01/2016 10:03:47 AM PDT · by blam · 54 replies
    BI ^ | 6-1-2016 | Jeremy Berke
    Jeremy BerkeJune 1, 2016 91.8% of the people arrested for marijuana possession and sale in the city of New York between January and March 2016 were people of color, according to statistics from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services obtained by the Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP). PROP also found that 86.5% of New York Police Department (NYPD) misdemeanor arrests involved people of color, up 2% from 2015. Arrests for "small amounts" of marijuana were up a whopping 33.7% from last year. Robert Gangi, PROP's director, said in a press release that the statistics show that NYPD...
  • Reporter Asks Trump About Cincinnati Gorilla, Is Shamed

    05/31/2016 10:53:51 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 61 replies
    politico.com ^ | 05/31/16
    Usually when reporters ask about the gorilla in the room, it's not an actual gorilla. Not so Tuesday, when between reporter queries about his potential running mate and his policies on veterans' health care, Donald Trump fielded a question from Yahoo News reporter Hunter Walker asking the presumptive Republican nominee on his thoughts regarding the Cincinnati Zoo's decision to shoot and kill a rare gorilla after a 4-year-old boy fell into his enclosure. ... But on Twitter, where media wars are often begun and settled, Walker's fellow scribes saw fit to pillory him for the question.
  • Bill Krystol Gets 4 Invisible People To Support His Stop Trump Cause

    05/11/2016 10:59:05 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 29 replies
    After relentlessly going after Donald Trump's candidacy and finally losing, Bill Krystol doesn't seem to have many friends who support him these days. Breit Bart has captured some sad tweets by Krystol who quoted 4 strangers who are counting on him to stop Donald Trump.
  • Trump and GOP leaders might never be on the same page

    05/11/2016 11:01:49 AM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2016 | Dan Balz
    Donald Trump will come to Washington on Thursday for a series of meetings with Republican congressional leaders. The goal, all involved say, is to hasten the process of unifying a fractured party. The reality is that, nice words to the contrary, Trump and those party leaders are likely never to fully achieve that result.
  • House GOP Warns Ryan To Back Trump

    05/11/2016 10:49:30 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 106 replies
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2016
    Rank-and-file House Republicans are urging Speaker Paul Ryan to get behind presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, warning his resistance could lead to the party fracturing rather than uniting if he withholds his endorsement. "It makes it harder to unite," said Rep. Raul Labrador, an Idaho Republican and leader within the conservative House Freedom Caucus. House Republicans met with Ryan Wednesday morning for the first time since the speaker told CNN's Jake Tapper he was not yet ready to endorse the presumptive nominee.
  • How New York Became a Nexus of Second Amendment Infringement

    05/07/2016 5:43:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Big Tim Sullivan on right New York state, but particularly New York City, has long been a nexus of infringement of Second Amendment rights.  New York had more than its share of Tories during the revolutionary war, and New York is one of only six states that has no protection for the right to keep and bear arms in its state constitution.  Still, the right was routinely respected until 1911.  That was when the infamous Sullivan law was passed to protect organized crime from armed citizens. The bill was created and pushed through the legislature by "Big Tim" Sullivan,...
  • 3 UAlbany students indicted in bus attack [Black Lies Matter]

    05/02/2016 2:29:10 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 20 replies
    Albany TU ^ | May 2, 2016 | Staff
    ALBANY – An Albany County grand jury indicted three University at Albany students Monday on charges related to an incident on a CDTA bus in January. Ariel Agudio, 20, of Huntington, faces one charge of assault, three counts each of attempted assault and falsely reporting an incident, all misdemeanors, and three counts of harassment, all violations. Asha Burwell, 20, of Huntington Station, is charged with one misdemeanor count of assault, four misdemeanor counts of falsely reporting an incident and one count of harassment, a violation. Alexis Briggs, 20, of Elmira Heights, is charged with one misdemeanor count of assault and...
  • Donald Trump Supporter Does Donuts Around Anti Trump Protesters

    04/29/2016 12:47:09 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 24 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 29, 2016 | ABC News
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXpJXKCUiHc
  • Greyhound injured in Pitbull attack succumbs to injuries

    04/27/2016 12:25:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 62 replies
    The Times has learned that Reginald, the greyhound that was attacked in a recent incident has passed away. A mixed breed pit bull jumped out of a vehicle from the parking lot of the Bodine’s Market on South Main Street, attacking both Reginald and his owner Lisa Matthaeus. Reggie suffered deep gashes to both sides of his neck. The skin on both of his legs was taken completely off. Lisa was also injured trying to intervene, suffering broken fingers and a severed tendon. “Reggie” was a retired Greyhound racer who was adopted by the Matthaeus family. The attacking dog, Rocky,...
  • 9/11 Memorial guards order kids to stop singing national anthem

    04/26/2016 5:07:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 25, 2016 | Beckie Strum and Philip Messing
    Two tone-deaf security guards at the 9/11 Memorial got tough with some wide-eyed middle school kids visiting the city for the first time from their small town in North Carolina — because they sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “You have to stop. This is considered a public demonstration!” one guard barked at the patriotic teens, their Waynesville Middle School music teacher, Martha Brown, told The Post. The guards insisted the group needed a permit to sing, according to Brown. “Some of the students were very upset and confused. I told the children, ‘This is a place where you need to respect...
  • The Freedom Choking Smog of Colorado’s Primary Scandal

    04/16/2016 11:16:02 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 31 replies
    Free Republic ^ | April 16, 2016 | Randall Stevens
    Imagine, if you will, that your house is on fire. The conflagration has spread from the kitchen downstairs to engulf the hallway outside your bedroom upstairs. So you remain in your room, with a window open and a damp cloth over your mouth, under your bed. As you lay there terrified, eyes and throat burning from noxious fumes, a fireman bursts through the door. He sees you under the bed, a look of frenzied hope in your eyes that help has finally arrived. The fireman walks over to the window, shuts it, and then exits the room closing the door...
  • Donald Trump’s embarrassing third-place finish in NY

    04/21/2016 8:57:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 157 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/21/2016 | C. Edmund Wright
    Donald Trump might have rolled to 60 percent of the Republican vote in New York Tuesday night, but he came in a distant third in the big scheme of things nonetheless. Keep in mind, this is the candidate and the campaign that constantly pout about one-man one-vote and popular vote totals. They threaten to both call the lawyers about this concept and to riot in Cleveland over this. Thus, by Trump's own standards, Trump got thrashed in New York. Both Hillary and Bernie Sanders destroyed Trump in raw vote totals. I'm not saying Trump didn't win the N.Y. Republican primary...
  • Summing Up Ted Cruz's Horrible Night - Ben Carson Beat Him

    04/20/2016 7:48:11 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 69 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 04/20/2016
    Things did not go well for Ted Cruz last night, but his performance in New York's 16th District was especially depressive... Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was so disliked in Westchester County’s 16th congressional district that residents cast more votes for Ben Carson - who is no longer running... Carson, who bowed out of the GOP race in March, was still featured on Tuesday’s ballot as his request to be removed was made after the deadline had passed. Roughly translated...You Get Nothing! One final thing... CRUZ HAS $9 MILLION IN BANK AS OF END-MARCH: CAMPAIGN MANAGER tick tock...
  • Bungled NYC primary voting sparks Board of Elections probe: 'It's time we clean up this mess'

    04/20/2016 6:30:26 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 3 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Laura Bult, Erin Durkin, Larry Mcshane
    Bungled NYC primary voting sparks Board of Elections probe: 'It's time we clean up this mess' BY Laura Bult, Erin Durkin, Larry Mcshane NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 5:49 PM A record-setting deluge of Primary Day voter complaints led Tuesday to the angry promise of a full-scale investigation into the city’s long-bumbling Board of Elections. The flood of gripes, running the gamut from locked doors to botched voter rolls, led irate city Controller Scott Stringer to announce an immediate probe of an incompetent agency. “Unfortunately in New York City, this is nothing new,” Stringer told a...
  • Trump: "We Don't Have Much Of A Race Anymore"

    04/20/2016 3:40:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Following his win in Tuesday’s New York State Republican presidential primary, party front-runner Donald Trump addressed his supporters declared that it wasn’t much of a race anymore between he and opponent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and that he was glad to have won delegates “with the votes.”
  • ‘Corruption In Full Force’: Voter Claims There Were No GOP Ballots In Harlem

    04/19/2016 1:47:42 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 30 replies
    CBS New York ^ | April 19, 2016 | CBS Staff
    It’s primary day in New York and as many voters scramble to cast their ballots before, during, and after work, some are also running into unfortunate circumstances. It’s not often that New Yorkers’ votes are pivotal in a presidential primary and many at polling places across the state are determined to make their’s count.... At one polling site at Carlton Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, the site coordinator didn’t even bother to show up and it took about an hour-and-a-half to find a replacement so the poll could open. Television and radio contributor John Burnett took to Twitter to...
  • 27 Percent of New York’s Registered Voters Won’t Be Able to Vote in the State’s Primary

    04/19/2016 9:49:07 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 43 replies
    The Nation ^ | 4/18/16 | Ari Berman
    In June 2013, North Carolina passed the most sweeping voting restrictions in the country, requiring strict voter ID, cutting early voting and eliminating same-day registration, pre-registration for 16 and 17-year-olds, and out-of-precinct voting, among other political reforms. The state defended its cutbacks in court last summer by invoking, of all places, New York. “The state of New York has no early voting as opposed to North Carolina that has ten days of early voting,” lawyer Thomas Farr said. “The state of New York has no same-day registration. The state of New York has no out-of-precinct voting. The state of New...
  • Ithaca and the Presidency: We were once a swing town in a swing state

    04/19/2016 3:09:43 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 7 replies
    Ithaca Times ^ | April 11, 2016 | Charlie Githier
    It is a presidential election year, but do not expect that candidates will come a-wooing to Ithaca this fall. For decades, ours has been a reliably Democratic city in a reliably Democratic state.... The joke has always been that Ithaca is “centrally isolated.” We are not really on the way to anywhere else, and candidates in the heat of battle put their time and money into swing communities in swing counties in swing states. It was not always so, though, and Ithaca has seen its share of supplicants over the years. Presidential election campaigning—as we have known it since the...
  • Kasich: I Would Not Have Signed NC 'Bathrooms' Bill (Kasich should join the Dem Party)

    04/18/2016 1:38:23 AM PDT · by Sun · 47 replies
    News Max ^ | 09 Apr 2016 | Cathy Burke
    John Kasich says he wouldn't have signed North Carolina's so-called bathroom bill shielding businesses from anti-gay lawsuits and requiring transgender people to use restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates. In an interview to be aired on CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday, the Ohio governor called the legislation too potentially "contentious." "I believe that religious institutions ought to be protected and be able to be in a position of where they can live out their deeply held religious purposes," he said in remarks released Saturday. "But when you get beyond that it gets to be a tricky...
  • Live Stream of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Poughkeepsie, NY @ 3pm EDT

    04/17/2016 5:53:10 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 309 replies
    Sunday, April 17, 2016: Live Stream of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Poughkeepsie, NY at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center @ 3pm EDT. Poughkeepsie The City of Poughkeepsie, is a city in the state of New York, United States, which serves as the county seat of Dutchess County. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 32,736. Poughkeepsie is located in the Hudson Valley midway between New York City and Albany, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. Poughkeepsie is known as "The Queen City of the Hudson". It was originally settled in the...
  • Trump Poised for NY Landslide - but could lose dozens of delegates statewide

    04/15/2016 5:25:20 AM PDT · by Iowa David · 121 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/15/16 | Shane Goldmacher and Scott Bland
    Donald Trump is poised to win New York in a landslide on Tuesday but he could leave as many as two-dozen critical delegates on the table by failing to win an outright majority in every corner of the state, according to new congressional district-level polling provided to POLITICO. http://politicalmachination.com/poll-new-york-2016-presidential-primary-2/
  • Cruz is the Smartest: The Delegate Hunt (John Batchelor--AUDIO)

    04/14/2016 9:14:29 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 51 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | 14 April 2016 | The John Batchelor Show (audio link)
    AUDIO LINK (40 MINUTE SEGMENT) “Cruz's roots: Asked by (Anderson) Cooper if he was more a product of the Northeast or Texas, Cruz chose the Lone Star State. "When I went off to Harvard Law School my dad jokingly referred to it as missionary work," Cruz said. Cruz had completed his undergrad studies at Princeton University by then, becoming the first member of his family to attend an Ivy League school. "To be admitted to Princeton was an extraordinary thing," he said. "It was a world, frankly, that I didn't know. When I arrived there it was a scary place....
  • Minimum-Wage Activists Should Look to Puerto Rico for Clues to the Future

    04/14/2016 5:21:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/13/2016 | PAUL KUPIEC & RYAN NABIL
    When signing the bill raising California’s minimum wage, Governor Jerry Brown called the new $15 minimum wage “good politics” but “questionable policy.” He may be more prescient than many realize. There was a time in recent American history when a minimum wage of nearly equal magnitude to California’s was imposed, and “good politics” turned out to be disastrous policy. It is worth remembering this previous minimum-wage experiment as voters assess whether the progressive push for substantially higher minimum wages will deliver prosperity for the working class. President Obama has long supported the so-called Raise the Wage Act, which, if passed,...
  • How Scalia and Ted Cruz Saved the 2nd Amendment

    04/14/2016 5:33:24 AM PDT · by Sun · 89 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | February 19, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    "Sen. Ted Cruz has warned that we are only one justice away from having the Second Amendment guaranteeing our right to keep and bear arms written out of the Constitution. (snip) What few people know -- and the media won’t remind them -- is that Ted Cruz was a prime mover in getting Heller, in which Scalia wrote the majority opinion, before the Court and decided in favor of gun rights, ruling that the right to keep and bear arms was an individual right and that the word “militia”, as the Founders intended, meant the “whole people” of the United...
  • Cruz Is a Safer General-Election Bet than Trump

    04/13/2016 9:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 12, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    The conventional wisdom is that though Ted Cruz can excite the conservative-activist base of the Republican party, he can’t beat Hillary Clinton in a general election. But the recent head-to-head polling tells a different story. Unless your name is George W. Bush, it’s tough to win 270 electoral votes without winning the popular vote. And Cruz is hanging in there against the Democratic front-runner. The RealClearPolitics average puts Clinton at 46.4 percent and Cruz at 43.9 percent; the most recent McClatchy-Marist survey has it a tie. Meanwhile, Donald Trump, the current Republican front-runner, hasn’t led Clinton in any national poll...
  • Trump Needs To Enroll In "Delegates 101"

    04/13/2016 11:01:43 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 13, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Donald Trump is waxing wroth these days about Ted Cruz's rounding up of Colorado delegates and has called the whole GOP delegate selection process "rigged and crooked." He says this to audiences who probably know less about the state-by-state rules than he does. It is the blind leading the blind, telling the assembled mob to grab their torches and pitchforks and storm the establishment castle.
  • RCP: Latest Election Polls: New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Pennsylvania (Trump +Wow)

    04/13/2016 5:58:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 123 replies
    RCP ^ | 13 Apr 16 | RCP
    13 Apr, Maryland, NBC4/MARIST Trump 41, Cruz 29, Kasich 24 12 Apr, New York, Quinnipiac, Trump 55, Kasich 20, Cruz 19 12 Apr, New York, NY1/Baruch, Trump 60, Kasich 17, Cruz 14 12 Apr, Connecticut, Emerson, Trump 50, Kasich 26, Cruz 17 10 Apr, Pennsylvania, Fox News, Trump 48, Kasich 22, Cruz 20
  • Heidi Cruz Met on Campaign Trail by Superstorm Sandy Protests

    04/12/2016 3:42:44 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 95 replies
    Wall Street Journel Blog ^ | April 11, 2016 | Heather Haddon
    New York victims of the 2012 storm object to Ted Cruz's vote against relief funds. MINEOLA, N.Y.—Heidi Cruz, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, was met at a campaign event by victims of Superstorm Sandy who protested his opposition to a 2013 bill doling out billions in aid for storm relief and clean-up. People from Long Island and southeast Queens, which were devastated by the October 2012 storm, said the Texas senator’s vote against a $51 billion aid package targeted to New York and New Jersey to recover from the damages disqualified him from the presidency. The 2013...
  • LIVE:Trump Rally in Rome, NY 4/12/2016 @ 4pm EDT Griffiss Airport

    04/12/2016 3:55:34 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 673 replies
    Trump will address supporters at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Griffiss International Airport, Nose Dock Hangar 785, 615 Bomber Drive, Rome. Doors to the event will open at 1 p.m. For tickets, RSVP through Trump's campaign website. Rome, NY Rome is a city in New York State. It is located in Oneida County, which is in north-central or "Upstate" New York. The population was 33,725 at the 2010 census. Dominick Street Then Today The Old Capital Theater The West Rome 500 Car Drive In Movie Park Today's Trivia 1. Name this Rome, NY native and what was he noted for? 25pts...
  • Trump's Corrupt And Liberal New York Values

    04/11/2016 4:41:42 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In a Fox News debate, Donald Trump attacked Sen. Ted Cruz’s critical reference to “New York values” with a passionate reference to the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. As Real Clear Politics reported his remarks: I’ve had more calls on that statement that Ted made, that New York is a great place, it’s got great people, it’s got loving people, wonderful people. When the World Trade Center came down, I saw something that no place on earth could have handled more beautifully, more humanely than New York.
  • Live Thread:Trump in Albany, NY @ 7pm EDT 4/11/2016

    04/11/2016 1:17:24 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 765 replies
    Albany, NY Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Roughly 150 miles north of New York City, Albany developed on the west bank of the Hudson River, about 10 miles south of its confluence with the Mohawk River. Population: 98,424 Time Union Center
  • Fox News Poll: Trump, Clinton rule Empire State (Trump 54, Kasich 22, Cruz 15)

    04/10/2016 6:43:35 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/10/2016 | Dana Blanton
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have double-digit leads in the race for their party’s nominations in New York. Trump’s advantage is widespread in the Republican contest. A new Fox News poll finds he leads among men, women, every age group, every income group, and among those with a college degree and those without. Clinton’s the top choice among Democrats, as Bernie Sanders is only able to take the lead among younger voters and men. First, the Republicans: Trump dominates with 54 percent support among likely GOP primary voters. John Kasich garners 22 percent and Ted Cruz is third with 15...
  • LIVE:Donald Trump for President Rally, April 10, 2016:Rochester, NY at JetSmart Aviation at 3PM EDT.

    04/10/2016 3:37:02 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 513 replies
    Trump Rally today, Sunday, April 10, 2016 at JetSmart Aviation 3pm EDT. Rochester, New York Rochester is a city on the southern shore of Lake Ontario in the western portion of the U.S. state of New York, and the seat of Monroe County. Population: 210,358 Rochester High Falls JetSmart Aviation
  • And Now, New York…

    04/09/2016 10:00:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    DickMorris' Website ^ | April 7, 2016 | Dick Morris
    After Cruz’ smashing win in Wisconsin, it’s on to New York. Will the Empire State break Cruz’ momentum and give Trump back his lead? The key lies in the rules. Fourteen of New York’s ninety-five delegates will be elected at large and there remaining eighty-one will be chosen with three allocated to each of the twenty-seven congressional districts. If a candidate gets fifty plus percent of the vote statewide or in any congressional district, he gets all the delegates statewide or in any such district. But if he falls short of fifty percent, he gets only a proportionate share of...
  • In diverse and liberal New York, Ted Cruz seeks his sliver of support

    04/09/2016 7:49:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 7, 2016 | Alyssa Bereznak, National Correspondent, Technology
    BRONX, N.Y.—Fresh from a key victory in Wisconsin’s primary, Ted Cruz arrived at Saburosa 2 — a Dominican eatery owned by Chinese-Americans in the South Bronx — ready to court a small, conservative constituency scattered around the largely blue state of New York. But as the afternoon meet and greet unfolded, it became clear that the Texas senator wouldn’t be able to woo potential supporters without also encountering challengers. “Why are you in the Bronx if you’re such an anti-immigrant?” asked Gonzalo Venegas, who was with his brother, Rodrigo. The two co-host a show on TeleSur English and make up...
  • Ouch! GERALDO RIVERA Accuses Ted Cruz of Anti-Semitic Attack on New Yorkers (VIDEO)

    04/08/2016 7:10:18 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 7, 2016 | Jim Holt
    Wow! Geraldo Rivera and Eric Bolling agreed tonight on The O’Reilly Factor that Ted Cruz will get routed in the Empire State. Bolling said he should pack it up and leave. Eric Bolling: I think what he should do is he should pack it up. Leave New York. New York is April 19th. The following week April 26 is 172 delegates. Just go right there. Geraldo accused Ted Cruz of anti-Semitic attacks on New Yorkers. Geraldo Rivera: I don’t think Cruz breaks 15 percentage points, Bill. I think he’s going to get routed in New York and deservedly so. Aside...