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."Read more
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.Read more
President Obama said in front of a church devastated by Hurricane Sandy in New York that "Read more
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."Read more
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.Read more
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:Read more
A racy fundraiser for President Barack Obama in Manhattan featured male dancers collecting tips. The event was called "Gogo for Obama."Read more
On an MSNBC program yesterday, Democratic senator Kirsten Gillbrand promoted her website OffTheSidelines.org 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.Read more
On MSNBC this morning, Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York promoted her website, OffTheSidelines.org, 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:Read more
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.Read more
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...Read more
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:Read more
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.Read more
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."Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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:Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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