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  • Republican campaign rhetoric has Muslim-Americans on edge

    11/24/2015 2:33:02 PM PST · by detective · 39 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 24, 2015 | JOSH CORNFIELD
    Muslim-Americans who sued the New York Police Department over a surveillance program launched after 9/11 say calls from the Republican presidential campaign to put them under more scrutiny are recklessly seizing on public fears and distressing Muslims in the U.S.
  • Bill de Blasio says his son, Dante, has joined protests over racial issues at Yale

    11/23/2015 10:44:12 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 24, 2015 | By Erin Durkin
    Mayor de Blasio said his son Dante has been active in protests over racial issues at Yale — and they both agree the school should drop the name of a prominent defender of slavery. Dante, a freshman, is assigned to Yale’s Calhoun College, named for John C. Calhoun, a U.S. vice president and South Carolina senator who vehemently backed slavery as a “positive good” for the nation. “He’s very concerned, and he certainly notes the fact that the college he’s in, Calhoun College, is named for someone it shouldn’t be named for,” de Blasio told reporters Monday. “ That’s quite...
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces ‘See Something, Send Something’ app to combat terrorism

    11/23/2015 1:35:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced as part of his "See Something, Send Something" campaign a new mobile app that allows New Yorkers to alert authorities of potential threats. The "See Something, Send Something" app allows anyone with a smart phone to report suspicious activity directly to the New York State Intelligence Center in the form of photos or written notes, according to a press release. The press release reminds users to only report “suspicious behavior and situations (e.g., an unattended backpack or briefcase in a public place) rather than beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions, associations, or speech unrelated to...
  • Al Sharpton gives himself 71% raise thanks to de Blasio, Obama

    11/22/2015 10:58:23 AM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    It pays to have friends in high places. Al Sharpton gave himself a 71 percent raise last year after his National Action Network group drew a record $6.9 million in donations — as the controversial cleric’s association with Mayor de Blasio and President Obama lent him a newfound air of legitimacy. De Blasio’s election gave Sharpton a seat at City Hall, as the mayor treated him as an adviser and presented him at a press event next to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton after the death of Eric Garner. Also in 2014, Obama addressed NAN’s annual convention, bringing along five...
  • Sharpton To Recruit Black Church Leaders To Provide Sanctuary For Syrian Refugees

    11/21/2015 10:01:00 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 45 replies
    blackstarnews ^ | Novemeber 21, 2015 | No Attribution
    Rev. Al Sharpton will Announce that NAN is Convening a National Summit of Black Ministers to discuss the Recruitment of Black Churches as Sanctuaries for Syrian Refugees and to Recruit Congregation Members to provide Homes to Those Seeking Asylum. Rev. Sharpton will also condemn a lack of mercy, compassion and the perpetuation of Islamophobia by certain leaders
  • Mayor de Blasio Says NYC Will Welcome Refugees

    11/17/2015 5:12:31 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 58 replies
    Mayor de Blasio says New York City will not turn away any refugees fleeing Syria. De Blasio said Tuesday that New York "is a proud immigrant city" and would welcome refugees trying to escape the conflict in their homeland. Many public officials and U.S. presidential candidates have expressed wariness at admitting refugees in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris last week. De Blasio chided a pair of local Republicans running for president. He called New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie "an embarrassment to this country" and said that the city "will adhere to the words of our Founding Fathers,...
  • 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.
  • The "math" from Black Lives Matter sounds like it came from Common Core

    11/08/2015 3:03:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 8, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Apparently the Democrats including both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have cast their lot with the Black Lives Matter movement for next year, no doubt hoping to hang on to the full share of the black vote which Barack Obama drove to the polls in the last two cycles. If that's how they’re going to play it, then it’s time to prepare for the inevitable media assault and ensure that some measure of truth leaks out during the process. One good place to start would be the grade school level math required to analyze the most common claims being tossed...
  • Bill de Blasio endorses Hillary Clinton

    10/30/2015 11:06:38 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 30, 2015 | REBECCA SHABAD
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed Hillary Clinton on Friday for president. "The candidate who I believe can fundamentally address income inequality effectively, the candidate [that] has the right vision and the right experience and ability to get the job done is Hillary Clinton," de Blasio said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." De Blasio, who was Clinton's campaign manager for her 2000 Senate bid, had been debating for months whether to endorse her. "I've seen her vision and platform develop over five months. I'm extremely pleased with what she's put on the table," said de Blasio, who also served...
  • He didnt like Sharpton: Slain cops fiance slams possible eulogy by Rev.

    10/27/2015 2:00:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/27/15 | Sarah Trefethen and Larry Celona
    Slain NYPD Officer Randolph Holders fiance was stunned to hear that the Rev. Al Sharpton was asked to speak at his funeral because the policeman detested the anti-cop preacher, she told The Post on Monday. He didnt like [Sharpton]. He wasnt a fan. So I dont know why [Sharpton] is speaking, Mary Muhammad said. Sharpton claims that he met with Holders father and that the dad asked him to speak at Wednesdays service. On Saturday, Sharpton made a condolence call at the elder Holders home in Far Rockaway and tweeted a photo of himself with Holder and other family...
  • Carson In 1999: White People Have No Grasp On History Of Racial Violence In U.S

    10/25/2015 11:35:04 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 67 replies
    In his 1999 book, Dr. Ben Carson wrote that our nations history on racial injustices made it impossible for the black community to think of the judicial system in anything but racial terms and that white Americans were only able to view racial violence in a modern context. In his book, The Big Picture, released by Zondervan, Carson argued white Americans had no grasp on the history of racial violence in this country. Carson wrote of a time his mother was thrown in jail for a minor traffic violation as an example of personal history of the racial injustice in...
  • NYPD: Gun that may have been used in officer's death found

    10/25/2015 10:29:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    AP News via Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2015
    NEW YORK (AP) Divers searching the Harlem River recovered a gun "consistent" with the weapon used to kill a police officer during a foot chase in Manhattan, the New York Police Department said Sunday. Chief of Manhattan detectives William Aubry said the weapon was found around 3 a.m. Sunday. The gun will be tested for fingerprints and DNA, as well as test fired, to determine whether it is the same gun that was used to shoot Officer Rudolph Holder in the head. "That firearm is consistent with the firearm that we were looking for," Aubry said. The police also...
  • Protesters flip off NYPD days after cop slay

    10/25/2015 9:21:05 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 54 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 10/24/15 | By Amanda Lozada
    Protesters flip off NYPD days after cop slay By Amanda Lozada Just four days after the on-duty murder of a hero NYPD street cop, a rally in Washington Square Park against police terror devolved Saturday into a raucous, law-enforcement gripe-fest. Protesters held signs reading Rise Up! Stop Police Terror! and Murder with a badge is still murder.
  • F.B.I. Chief Links Scrutiny of Police With Rise in Violent Crime (Justice Department "fumes")

    10/24/2015 8:59:33 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 23, 2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    CHICAGO The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said on Friday that the additional scrutiny and criticism of police officers in the wake of highly publicized episodes of police brutality may have led to an increase in violent crime in some cities as officers have become less aggressive. With his remarks, Mr. Comey lent the prestige of the F.B.I., the nations most prominent law enforcement agency, to a theory that is far from settled: that the increased attention on the police has made officers less aggressive and emboldened criminals. But he acknowledged that there is so far no data to...
  • Mayor de Blasio a no show at city honor for slain Patrolman Phillip Cardillo

    10/22/2015 2:23:44 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    WPIX11 (NYC) ^ | 10/21/15 | MARY MURPHY
    COLLEGE POINT, Queens 44-year-old Todd Cardillo flew up from Florida for a second, NYPD ceremony honoring his slain father this year and, for a second time, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio did not attend an event designed to right a wrong from more than 43 years ago when former Mayor John Lindsey failed to attend the 1972 funeral for Patrolman Phillip Cardillo, who was fatally shot in a racially-charged incident at a Harlem mosque. Mayor de Blasio was traveling in Israel this past weekend, and when PIX11 asked Commissioner Bratton about the current mayors absence, Bratton...
  • NYPD Officer Randolph Holder dies after being shot in the head by gunman in East Harlem

    10/21/2015 11:51:33 AM PDT · by matt04 · 26 replies
    An NYPD housing officer was killed Tuesday night, shot in the head by a trigger-happy perp during a chase and gunfight on a pedestrian overpass above FDR Drive in East Harlem, police said. Officer Randolph Holder, 33, was shot in the forehead by the callous gunman, who had stolen a bike and was being pursued by cops along the promenade hugging the East River around 8:30 p.m., Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said. The brave officer died at 10:22 p.m. at Harlem Hospital. A suspect, shot in the legs, was arrested. Holder, who emigrated from Guyana, was a third-generation police officer,...
  • NYPD has some scary-sounding x-ray vans and its refusing to talk about them

    The New York Police Department has equipped x-rays in some of its vans but its refusing to talk about them due to security concerns. Even though these x-ray vans reportedly cost$825,000a piece, NYPD is staying completely silent about them and their purpose. Those are issues Id prefer not to divulge to the public at this time, NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said, NYMag reports. I will not talk about anything at all about this it falls into the range of security and counter-terrorism activity that we engage in. Bratton was asked to comment on a request from the NYCLU...
  • De Blasio administration joins fight against law that would exclude immigrants, felons from voting

    10/04/2015 4:39:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/04/15 | Jennifer Fermino
    EXCLUSIVE: De Blasio administration joins fight against law that would exclude immigrants, felons from voting district count The de Blasio administration has joined a Supreme Court fight that could change the way voting districts are carved up to exclude residents like immigrants and felons from the population count, the Daily News has learned. If successful, Evenwel vs. Abbott would dramatically change the political landscape in immigrant-rich communities like New York, because it would draw districts to include only eligible voters. Immigrants, felons who have lost the right to vote and children would be excluded. In court papers filed last week,...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities, wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement. This is...
  • De Blasio: Rubio Needs To Reread His Bible

    09/21/2015 5:19:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 21, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABCs This Week, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) discussed his disagreements with Pope Francis criticisms of global capitalism. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio reacted to Rubios remarks and suggested he should go back and reread Jesus Sermon on the Mount.
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo Blames South for New Yorks Gun Violence

    09/19/2015 3:56:18 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 57 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 9-18-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 17, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) told an audience at a Harlem breakfast that New Yorks surging gun violence was not his fault or proof of the failure of gun control, but was thefault of states down south. Cuomos words came the day after his ex-aide Carey Gabay died from a gunshot wound he received when caught in the crossfire of gun violence. Breitbart News previously reported there were at least four shootings and one stabbing during Brooklyns September 7 JOuvert festival. Gabay was shot in the head at that festival. According to the New York Daily News, Cuomo...
  • December: Obama Fails to correct "Black Lives Matter" statement on NYC Cops

    09/18/2015 9:38:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    ...Patrick Lynch used his role as the President of the largest police union in New York to essentially declare war on Black communities.
  • Video: Police Lives Matter march takes to the streets

    09/13/2015 1:19:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 13, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Not so much newsy as just something nice to share on a Sunday afternoon. Yesterday a massive number of folks showed up to continue to honor the memory of Deputy Darren Goforth, and perhaps equally to celebrate the lives of his fellow officers who remain on watch now that his has ended. The Police Lives Matter gathering was probably seen by some activists as a poke in the eye to the Black Lives Matter movement, but from the looks of things there wasn’t anyone in a mood to apologize for it. (Story summary after the video from USA Today.) HOUSTON,...
  • Florida mother-of-four who ditched her family to join the Occupy Wall Street protest loses...

    09/12/2015 5:32:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/11/15 | Regina F. Graham
    Florida mother-of-four who ditched her family to join the Occupy Wall Street protest loses police brutality suit The Florida mom who left her banker husband and four kids to join the Occupy Wall Street protest just lost in court after a jury rejected her claims that police officers violently arrested her during a 2011 protest. Stacey Hessler sued the city of New York in 2013, claiming that NYPD cops dragged her around by her dreadlocks when she was being arrested. However, attorneys for the city said that the 42-year-old woman blocked pedestrian traffic and refused to move when the officers...
  • NYPD's Bratton offers apology to tennis Player James Blake, says race played no role in arrest

    09/10/2015 1:01:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/10/2015 | By Edmund DeMarche
    New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday that he intends to apologize to former tennis player James Blake, who he said was "inappropriately" put under arrest outside a midtown hotel after fitting a description of a subject in an investigation. Blake, who is black, is in New York for the U.S. Open in Queens. He was standing outside the Grad Hyatt hotel around noon on Wednesday when he was incorrectly identified by two witnesses as being part of an Internet identity theft scheme. Bratton called the incident a "fast approach" encounter -- where police grab a suspect by the...
  • Black Lives Matterbut Reality, Not So Much

    09/09/2015 10:39:04 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/8/2015 | Jason L. Riley
    The great lie of the summer has been the Black Lives Matter movement. It was founded on one falsehoodthat a Ferguson, Mo., police officer shot a black suspect who was trying to surrenderand it is perpetuated by another: that trigger-happy cops are filling our morgues with young black men. The reality is that Michael Brown is dead because he robbed a convenience store, assaulted a uniformed officer and then made a move for the officers gun. The reality is that a cop is six times more likely to be killed by someone black than the reverse. The reality is that...
  • Brooklyn bandit busted after getting shot in leg by NYPD, who fired 84 shots in wild gunfight

    09/06/2015 4:52:37 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 64 replies
    A gun-toting Brooklyn bandit dodged more than 80 police bullets early Friday in a wild street shootout that began with a botched armed robbery and ended with his arrest, officials said. Oft-apprehended Jerrol Harris, 27, was busted around 1:10 a.m. when a single bullet out of 84 fired at him pierced his calf to end a blocks-long police pursuit through Bushwick, cops said.
  • Kellys rage: De Blasios false narrative about cops endangers NYC

    08/30/2015 6:17:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/30/15 | Aaron Short
    Mayor de Blasio has endangered New Yorkers lives by abandoning stop-and-frisk an amazing surrender rooted in politics, ex-Police Commissioner Ray Kelly charges in a new book. De Blasio shrugged and walked away from a routine and useful policing tool, snatching law enforcement defeat from the jaws of legal victory, Kelly writes in his memoir, Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting Its Empire City. De Blasio swept away stop-and-frisk a policy police brass instituted in 1990 to let cops search and detain anyone they suspected of committing a crime as a sop to his core supporters as...
  • The Democratic Party Adopts $15/hour Minimum Wage into National Platform

    08/29/2015 10:09:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    The Democratic Party on Friday adopted a call to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr as part of their established party platform heading into the 2016 election season. The move further polarizes the progressive wing of the party by moving them further to the left of both the Republican Party, and corporate centrist Democrats such as Hillary Clinton. In response to the Democratic Partys vote, Terrence Wise, a Kansas City, Mo. McDonalds and Burger King Worker and member of the National Organizing Committee of the Fight for $15, issued the following statement.
  • Innocent bystander, 61, dies after NYPD accidentally shot him in ... attempt to catch a gun dealer

    08/29/2015 12:30:42 PM PDT · by matt04 · 24 replies
    A man who was shot by an NYPD officer in a bungled attempt at a gun bust died Saturday morning. Felix Kumi, 61, was hit by several rounds after an undercover cop missed his target and hit him instead. The officer, who has not been named, was aiming for a suspect involved in the gun bust in Mount Vernon, Westchester County. Alvin Smothers, 37, reportedly aimed a gun at the officer, who fired 11 rounds at him in response. Three of the shots his Smothers, while at least two went astray and hit Kumi, who was standing behind him. Officers...
  • As Hillary implodes, the Democrats have no real Plan B

    08/22/2015 1:26:48 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 84 replies
    The summer has not been kind to Hillary Clinton. The drip-drip-drip of revelations about her possible misuse and mishandling of classified information threatens to become a deluge in the fall. They have taken a serious toll on her reputation and even more notably, her treatment by liberal media figures who surely would rather she be elected even if the Risen Christ were to be the Republican nominee. Democrats are worried so worried five donors who raised millions for President Obama as well as Obamas chief Florida strategist have both sworn off Hillary and joined an effort to draft...
  • 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...
  • De Blasio is padding City Hall with jobs for all of his friends

    08/16/2015 11:34:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 16, 2015 | Aaron Short, Melissa Klein and Isabel Vincent
    Mayor de Blasios patronage mill is churning out junk jobs funded with taxpayer money for longtime pals, campaign grunts and acolytes. In addition to creating a $150,000 post for Stephanie Yazgi the longtime girlfriend of his top strategist, Emma Wolfe de Blasio has created positions to amp up his progressive agenda and national profile and spread propaganda touting his transcendent accomplishments. The citys television station led by de Blasio buddy Janet Choi devotes much of its taxpayer-funded $5.7 million budget to broadcasting his ribbon-cuttings, announcements and features about his friends, including his wedding singer. His $105,000...

    08/16/2015 10:04:36 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Coach is right ^ | 8/19/14 | Kevin Coach Collins
    Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has likely never heard of Edward L. Johnson, a New York City Police Sergeant who was killed by an alcoholic psycho on a cold January day more than 54 years ago. But those who passed through the NYCPD Academy during the 1960s remember the story of how Sergeant Johnson died because it was part of the Firearms Training curriculum. As the story goes, Sgt Johnson and his driver were called to a Bowery soup kitchen to back up a team of officers who were attempting to arrest a drunken, psychotic client who was using a...
  • What have we wrought?

    08/16/2015 4:17:35 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 8/16/2015 | John Velisek USN (Ret),
    I have read numerous comments online and in the press about how Obama, New York Mayor Bill Deblasio and race baiter Al Sharpton are to blame for the protests and the shooting of two NYPD officers. We are told that the shooter was empowered by what had happened to gentle giant Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City. A few facts first: 1. Bassem al-Masri, a Palestinian terrorist who had been to the White House as an advisor, has taken control of the local mobs. 2. In New York, the protests-those that have been violent-have been...
  • Bill de Blasio gives unadvertised govt job to life partner of top aide

    08/14/2015 7:31:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 14,2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    New York Citys mayor Bill de Blasio has come under fire after he was accused of giving an unadvertised job to his aides girlfriend with a reported salary of $150,000 a year. Appointed as campaign director for de Blasios Office of Immigrant Affairs in May, Stephanie Yazgis salary will initially be paid for by the taxpayers until it is covered by a delayed private grant. The 38-year-old is the partner of one of the mayors most trusted aides, Emma Wolfe. The startling findings were revealed by the New York Post, who were told by one Democrat insider that it was...
  • De Blasio Booed At Dominican Day Parade, Cuomo Is Cheered

    08/10/2015 9:40:37 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/9/15 | ERIN DURKIN
    Mayor de Blasio was booed at Sundays Dominican Day Parade by people angry he slammed the countrys government for wanting to expel ethnic Haitians. He talks too much, said heckler Francisco Bens, 53, of Brooklyn, who greeted de Blasio with scattered boos along the Sixth Ave. parade route. He doesnt like the Dominican Republic. ... He says Dominicans dont like black people. Thats not true. De Blasio hosted a press conference in June to condemn the looming deportations of thousands of people of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic. It is clearly an illegal act. It is an immoral act....
  • Al Sharpton on what Donald Trump could learn from James Brown

    08/03/2015 8:29:50 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2015 | Janell Ross
    "... advice that Sharpton thinks Donald Trump could use now." James Brown said to me, Reverend, let me tell you something. Theres a difference between the lounge act and the acts that play the main room. Were at Caesars Palace. Im about 19 - 20 years old. And I said, What do you mean? Youve got to be ready. You gotta have choreography. You gotta be rehearsed. You gotta have polish, Sharpton said Brown told him. [But] when you get on the main stage, Reverend, whatever you did to get out [of] the lounge, dont do that on the main...
  • MSNBC Guest: Hillary Will Die A Death Of A Thousand Cuts [VIDEO]

    08/02/2015 10:57:31 AM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 65 replies
    Former SC Democratic party chair Dick Harpootlian told MSNBCs Steve Kornacki Sunday Vice President Joe Bidens consideration of a presidential run actually gives Democrats the best chance of retaining the White House in 2016. Harpootlian said Hillary Clintons track record will cause her and the Democrats to die a death of a thousand cuts, yet Biden is an inspirational figure that voters can rally around. HARPOOTLIAN: I think Hillary comes into the race, as she did in 08 with all kinds of baggage Theres going to be distractions, we saw just this week with the Wall Street Journal about payments...
  • Hey de Blasio, put on your big-boy pants and act like our mayor

    07/29/2015 4:17:55 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Michael Goodwin
    Pinstriped sage Yogi Berra has been credited with the observation that “you can learn a lot by watching.” Alas, such wisdom is wasted on Mayor Putz. Asked why he wasn’t at the unveiling of the glitzy plan for LaGuardia Airport with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Vice President Joe Biden and other officials, the mayor offered a revealing response: He only goes to events where he’s invited to speak. OK, we get it. De Blasio’s war with Cuomo continues, and because the gov wouldn’t let him near the microphone, the mayor boycotted the event rather than fume in silence. I think we...
  • De Blasio raves about presidential hopeful, but its not Hillary

    07/25/2015 4:23:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 25, 2015 | Rich Calder
    Mayor de Blasio is a big fan of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders because the Vermont senator is a proud Democratic socialist. [Snip] De Blasio was quick to correct CNNs Carol Costello after she called Sanders a socialist, telling her the senator is a Democratic socialist. I think theres a lot to like in that title, he gushed.
  • Red-state Democrats fret about leftward shift

    07/25/2015 4:44:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | July 24, 2015 | Kyle Cheney and Rachana Pradhan
    Governors races in South and Midwest could be lost if party brand becomes too liberal. Centrist Democrats were wiped out in the 2014 elections and in their absence emerged a resurgent liberal movement, embodied most recently by the surprisingly competitive presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. But the suddenly ascendant left its populist overtones becoming part of the mainstream Democratic pitch is worrying Democrats who want to compete on Republican-leaning turf. The party lost every competitive gubernatorial and Senate race in the South last year. And Democrats didnt fare much better in the heartland. Now, as Bernie...
  • 'Black Lives Matter': We Will 'Shut Down' GOP Convention If We Can

    07/25/2015 2:32:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 83 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Shades of 1968 and the Days of Rage? Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has announced that "any opportunity we have to shut down a Republican convention, we will." Appearing on today's Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, Cullors also blithely spoke of "the murder of Mike Brown" in Ferguson, MO. Neither of the co-guest hosts sitting in for Harris-Perry, Richard Liu and Janet Mock, challenged Cullors' characterization. This despite the fact that even Eric Holder's Justice Department found no wrongdoing on the part of the police officer who shot Brown. View the video here.
  • Tech Company Develops Robots to Replace $15 /Hr Workers Can Produce 1 Burger Every 10 Seconds

    07/23/2015 5:34:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/23/15 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Governor Cuomos New York Wage Board set a new minimum wage for New York Citys 200,000 fast food workers. City establishments will now be required to offer employees at least $15 per hour by the end of 2018. The move also makes it cost effective for companies to fire humans and hire robots. Momentum Machines has developed a robot that can put out one burger every 10 seconds.
  • Its not Dixies fault

    07/20/2015 8:02:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 17,2015 | Thomas J. Sugrue
    Education remains separate and unequal nearly everywhere in the United States, but Confederate-flag-waving Southerners arent responsible for the most racially divided schools. That title goes to New York, where 64 percent of black students attend schools with few, if any, white students, according to a recent report by the Civil Rights Project. In fact, the Northeast is the only region where the percentage of black students in extremely segregated schools those where at least 90 percent of students are minorities is higher than it was in the 1960s. Schools in the South, on the other hand, saw the...
  • The Daily 202: Bernies base problems

    07/20/2015 5:50:05 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/20/15 | James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck
    PHOENIXBernie Sanders is unaccustomed to being heckled by protesters. The self-identified democratic socialist was caught off guard here Saturday when African-American and Latino activists jeered him at Netroots Nation. Sanders inability to control the audience he tried to shut them up and then he tried to yell over them underscores his broader struggle to expand his appeal and highlights why his summer surge is unlikely to last. The huge crowds Sanders draws are overwhelmingly white, and polling consistently shows that virtually all of his support comes from whites. After Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two contests on...
  • Sanders: 'Very easy to raise the flag,' hard to support veterans benefits

    07/18/2015 3:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa Bernie Sanders told veterans in Iowa Friday that unlike some other politicians, he doesn't pay lip service to their concerns. "It is very easy to raise the flag at a troop deployment, it is very easy for a politician to give a moving speech on Veterans Day," Sanders said. "But it is very hard to go down that long road with the men and women who served and make sure that they continue to get all the benefits, all the healthcare, that they are entitled to for the rest of their lives." The Vermont senator told...
  • Cops keep de Blasio in a bum-free bubble

    07/18/2015 3:24:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 18, 2015 | Kevin Fasick
    No wonder he doesnt think theres a problem. The police have been laboring to keep Mayor de Blasio in a bum-free bubble clearing nuisance-causing vagrants from his view at Gracie Mansion and as he travels in the city. On Wednesday, two hours before de Blasio was due to walk through Washington Square Park, cops arrived en masse to clear out the quality-of-life-ruining bums who drink from paper bags, sprawl on benches and pee in public. They had to clear all the homeless out before he got there, for a Ramadan fast-breaking dinner at the NYU Islamic Center, said one...
  • Its time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, its clear neither Hillary nor Sanders..

    07/18/2015 1:10:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Salon ^ | July 17, 2015 | Sean Illing
    Its time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, its clear neither Hillary nor Sanders is the way The presidential election is still sixteen months away, but this much is clear: Hillary Clinton is a vulnerable candidate. Since announcing her candidacy in April, Clintons stature has steadily slipped. Things got even worse this week. We learned, first, that Bernie Sanders eclipsed Clinton in small, individual donations, which is an indicator of popular support among likely voters. Second, and more problematic, the newest AP poll revealed significant weaknesses among Democrats on a host of issues, including trust, character, and...
  • Russell Simmons compares NYC horse carriages with Holocaust

    07/18/2015 3:01:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Associated Press, CBS ^ | July 17, 2015 | Associated Press
    Hip-hop mogul and animal-rights advocate Russell Simmons is comparing New York's horse-drawn carriages to slavery and the Holocaust. Simmons spoke Thursday at an event organized by horse carriage opponents. The Wall Street Journal reports that he likened horse carriages to slavery, ethnic cleansing and "people who put people in ovens."