New York Articles

W.H. Dodges Question on Why People in N.J. and N.Y. Still Don't Have Power After Sandy

2:08 PM, Dec 06, 2012

A reporter today asked the White House why folks in New Jersey and New York still don't have power "weeks" after Hurricane Sandy:

"Well, I would point you to the substantial and fast effort that the president oversaw in terms of the federal response to this terrible storm," White House press secretary Jay Carney said, dodging the question. "And I think that that effort ... has been documented."

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In FEMA's Coils

11:34 AM, Dec 03, 2012

It has been a little more than a month since Hurricane Sandy made landfall and pounded the Atlantic shores of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Within hours, government big dogs, the president included, were on the scene promising speedy and comprehensive relief. When they left to attend to campaigning and other business, the bureaucrats arrived and took over. Now, things proceed slowly and in the usual fashion.

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NYTimes: 'Where Are the Jews?'

5:28 PM, Nov 25, 2012

The New York Times opens up an article on the city's mayoral race by asking, "Where are the Jews?"

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Obama, in Front of Church Devastated by Sandy: 'I'm Here' to Fix it

2:19 PM, Nov 15, 2012

President Obama said in front of a church devastated by Hurricane Sandy in New York that ""We've got some work to do and I want you to know I'm here to do it." Here's more, from the pool report:

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A Call for Help After Sandy

9:59 AM, Nov 05, 2012

A friend of THE WEEKLY STANDARD passes along this note he received from a friend (some names and places have been edited out):

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Video: Sandy Victims Beg For Help

8:23 AM, Nov 05, 2012

Here's a video calling attention to how President Obama abandoned those who are recovering from Hurricane Sandy to go back on the campaign trail:

"We are hurting down here," one woman says. "And we need help. Immediately."

The video then details Obama returning to the campaign trail.

"Don't boo, vote," the president is heard saying toward the end of the video. "Vote. Voting's the best revenge."

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Run Michael, Run

9:45 AM, Nov 02, 2012

The New York Post reports that:

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Report: Ahmadinejad to Meet with Occupy Wall Street

12:12 PM, Sep 24, 2012

A report today in an official outlet of the Iranian regime claims that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, will meet with members of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Ahmadinejad is currently in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, where these reported meetings will take place.

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Wallace: '[Obama] Has Time for Whoopi Goldberg, But He Doesn't Have Time for World Leaders?'

8:46 AM, Sep 23, 2012

On Fox News Sunday this morning, Chris Wallace asked Robert Gibbs, "So [Obama] has time for Whoopi Goldberg, but he doesn't have time for world leaders?" The question is in reference to Obama's decision to go on The View next week, but not to meet with world leaders, including Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, when he's in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly. 

Watch the exchange here:

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'GoGo for Obama' Fundraiser Features Dancers Collecting Tips

8:08 PM, Sep 09, 2012

A racy fundraiser for President Barack Obama in Manhattan featured male dancers collecting tips. The event was called "Gogo for Obama."

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Is Gillibrand Astro-Turfing with Web Site?

3:18 PM, Aug 21, 2012

On an MSNBC program yesterday, Democratic senator Kirsten Gillbrand promoted her website as a bipartisan pro-women-in-politics campaign, even though the website looks to be nothing more than a front for her own reelection campaign in New York. This isn't the first time, however, that Gillibrand has represented the site as something innocuous and nonpartisan rather than a fundraising effort.

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Pro-Women Political Site Front for Gillibrand Campaign

4:37 PM, Aug 20, 2012

On MSNBC this morning, Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York promoted her website,, as a "campaign" to try to get "more women, Democrats, Republicans, all women, to again, hold their elected leaders accountable, vote, and hopefully run for office." Despite that claim, the website appears to be directly connected to Gillibrand's reelection campaign. Watch the video below:

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Jeffries Trounces Anti-Israel Candidate in Dem. Primary

9:49 PM, Jun 26, 2012

Democrats in New York's Eighth Congressional District are projected to overwhelmingly choose Hakeem Jeffries over controversial city councilman Charles Barron in Tuesday's primary. So far, Jeffries has won 74 percent of the vote with 49 percent of precincts reporting, while Barron has received support from only 26 percent.

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Wendy Long Wins Senate Primary in N.Y.

9:44 PM, Jun 26, 2012

Wendy Long, a Manhattan lawyer, activist, and former Supreme Court clerk, is projected to win the Republican nomination for Senate in New York.

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Liberal Groups Lining up Behind Barron

3:57 PM, Jun 26, 2012

Adam Kredo at the Washington Free Beacon reports:

The possibility that New York City Councilman Charles Barron could clinch the Democratic nomination today in a race against Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries has put Jewish leaders of all stripes on high alert—and could set the tone for how Jewish voters view the Democratic Party going forward...

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ECI Ad: 'Is This a Man You Want in Congress?'

10:17 AM, Jun 22, 2012

The Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI) has a new ad running on New York television documenting a series of radical, racist, and anti-Israel statements from Democratic congressional candidate Charles Barron of New York's Eighth District. Watch the ad below:

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New York Post Endorses Wendy Long

10:00 AM, Jun 22, 2012

The New York Post has endorsed Wendy Long, a New York lawyer, for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate:

...The Post today endorses the candidacy of Wendy Long, a lawyer, former congressional aide and longtime conservative activist, for the GOP nod.

She has a long record of involvement on the national level and on national issues.

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Anti-Israel Advocate Norman Finkelstein Supports Charles Barron

4:17 PM, Jun 21, 2012

Anti-Israel advocate and professor Norman Finkelstein posted on his personal blog that there were "four reasons" to support Democratic congressional candidate Charles Barron in next Tuesday's primary for New York's Eighth Congressional District: "Ed Koch, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), City Councilman David Greenfield and state Assemblyman Dov Hikind."

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David Duke Endorses Charles Barron

10:37 AM, Jun 21, 2012

Democratic candidate for Congress Charles Barron of New York's Eighth District has picked up the endorsement of white supremacist David Duke. The Daily Caller reports:

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NYTimes Suggests Racial Motive Behind Barron Opposition

10:27 AM, Jun 19, 2012

Plenty of New York liberal and Democrats, from former mayor Ed Koch to Congressmen Steve Israel and Jerry Nadler to even the New York Times editorial staff, have condemned Democratic congressional candidate Charles Barron for his history of racist and anti-Israel statements.

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Schumer Still Silent on Barron-Jeffries Race

"I'll be speaking about that in the near future."
2:01 PM, Jun 18, 2012

New York Democratic senator Chuck Schumer has so far remained on the sidelines in the contentious Democratic primary in New York's Eighth Congressional District between Charles Barron and Hakeem Jeffries. Reid Pillifant of Capital reports:

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Barron Getting Closer to Winning Nomination?

Will Clinton step in?
11:31 AM, Jun 18, 2012

Controversial New York City councilman Charles Barron may be getting closer to winning the Democratic nomination to Congress in New York's Eighth District next Tuesday. The New York Times reports:

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Gillibrand Calls Dem. Congressional Candidate 'Anti-Israel'

Schumer stays silent.
5:05 PM, Jun 14, 2012

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has come out against fellow Democrat Charles Barron, a House candidate for the state's Eighth Congressional District. "Any candidate who is anti-Israel does not share Senator Gillibrand's values," says spokesman Glen Caplin in an email to THE WEEKLY STANDARD.

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Rep. Israel, Jewish Dem. Group Criticize Barron

4:25 PM, Jun 12, 2012

Democrats continue to come out against House candidate Charles Barron of New York's Eighth District for his long legacy of anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, and racist statements.

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Obama's Jewish Support Drops 22 Points in New York

2:16 PM, Jun 12, 2012

President Obama's support among Jewish voters in the state of New York has dropped 22 percentage points in only a month, according to the results of a just released poll.

The poll, conducted by Siena College, finds that currently President Obama has the support of 51 percent of Jewish voters, while 43 percent are opposed to him. Five percent are undecided. That means, Obama's lead among Jewish voters is at 8 percentage points.

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Koch, Nadler Denounce Anti-Semitic Dem. House Candidate

8:01 AM, Jun 12, 2012

A group of Jewish elected officials in New York gathered Monday afternoon to denounce city councilman and Democratic candidate for Congress Charles Barron for his anti-Semitic and anti-Israel comments over the past few years. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports:

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N.Y. Democrats Poised to Nominate Former Black Panther, Anti-Israel Radical for Congress

The heart and soul of the Democratic party?
11:41 AM, Jun 11, 2012

New York City councilman Charles Barron may be on his way to winning the Democratic nomination for Congress in New York's Eighth District, despite a history of racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Israel rhetoric. Barron, who has earned the support of retiring congressman Edolphus Towns, would be representing a district with a sizable Jewish population.

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Obama to Raise Funds at Home of Private Equity Defender

10:52 AM, Jun 04, 2012

Last week, Marc Lasry defended private equity on national television. "Private equity, do they do God's work or are they vampires?" a CNBC host asked Lasry, who is a hedge fund manager. "I think they do very good work," he replied.

Today, Barack Obama will go to Lasry's New York City home. But the president isn't going to voice his disagreement with the money man; instead, he's going to collect a check--$40,000 per person in attendance.

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Bloomberg to Outlaw Large Soft Drinks

Time to start bootlegging Big Gulps.
9:45 PM, May 30, 2012

Is it possible for New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg to be considered both a fascist and a national laughingstock? We're about to find out:

New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity.

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8:24 AM, Apr 16, 2012

Tim Tebow attended a Yankees game last night at the Stadium (if you are a Yankees fan, there is only one "stadium") where the fans booed him. This, despite the fact that he was wearing a Yankees cap and did not, so far as the news stories go, take a knee or quote scripture or throw a wounded duck that missed the open man. Just sat in his seat, like a well-behaved fan, and watched the ball game.

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