Tag Archives: New York

NEW YORK: Former Senate GOP Leader Found Guilty Of Bribery And Extortion After Retrial Because SCOTUS

The New York Times reports: Dean G. Skelos, once one of the most powerful political figures in New York State, was found guilty of bribery, extortion and conspiracy on Tuesday, marking the fourth time in five months that a major federal case targeting corruption in Albany has ended in a conviction. The jury in Federal District Court in Manhattan deliberated ...

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Major Upset Rocks New York Dem House Primary

CNN reports: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina running her first campaign, ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district on Tuesday, in the most shocking upset of a rollicking political season. An activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Ocasio-Cortez won over voters in the minority-majority district with a ruthlessly efficient grassroots bid, even ...

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GOP Rep Calls It “Fake News” When Asked About Her Claim That Most Mass Shooters Are Democrats [VIDEO]

Bustle reports: In the wake of the high school massacre that left 17 people dead in Parkland, Florida, one Republican Congresswoman said most mass shooters are Democrats — without substantiating her claim. In a recorded interview posted to YouTube Monday, a visibly irritated Tenney was asked about her comments on Democrats and mass shootings. She described the question as “fake ...

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan Endorses Web Campaign Calling On Homosexuals To Live Loveless Lives Of Chastity

Via press release: A new website aimed at offering an array of resources for persons involved in the pastoral care of men and women who experience same-sex attractions (SSA) has been launched by Courage & EnCourage International, the Catholic Church’s officially recognized ministry in the field. Truth & Love offers a wide range of content on the subject of homosexuality, ...

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Trump Lies About Poll Numbers To Pat Robertson: I’ve Even Got A Chance Of Winning New York [VIDEO]

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Donald Trump made another appearance on televangelist Pat Robertson’s program today, where he boasted about nonexistent polls showing him leading Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. Trump told Robertson that he leads Clinton in Pennsylvania and that he “hears” he is tied with her in Connecticut, adding that he even has “a good ...

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Samantha Bee Interviews Sanders Supporters [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast recaps: Last month, Samantha Bee held the world’s most disturbing focus group in an attempt to understand Donald Trump voters. So it’s only fitting that the night before the New York primary, she did the same for Bernie Sanders. “You know, it’s easy for dried-up old crones like me to dismiss Bernie fans as naïve kids who ...

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Slams “Politically Correct Smear” By New York Gov. Cuomo [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The criticism and backlash to North Carolina’s new law that eliminated anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people reeks of hypocrisy in several ways, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday. Voters in the Final Four host city of Houston, McCrory remarked during an interview with “Fox and Friends,” last November overwhelmingly rejected Proposition 1, known ...

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The “Kissing Marine” Couple Has Gotten Married

NOTE: An important correction is below. The US Marine whose welcome home kiss from his boyfriend rocketed around the world in 2012 has gotten married. Gay Star News reports: The couple whose photo quickly became a symbol of the post-Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell era in the US got married last weekend in Honeoye Falls, New York. Back in February 2012, ...

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