Thursday, August 19, 2010

Extremest Take Over New York

Extremest Take Over New York

Build, Don't Build, Obama Flip Flops, Lame Duck Gov Stood Up

It Is Clear Those Behind the Mosque Had Made Us Look Like Fools - Was That Their Goal? Or Is It As They Say Promote Understand.

Iran cash might fund mosque at Ground Zero (NYP) * Mosque site a tourist mecca (NYP) * Nit-twitts get boot After the paper, Haaretz, claimed that the mosque would be moving to another location far from the site of the 9/11 terror attacks, the mosque organizers, tweeting under the handle Park51, ripped into the publication.(NYP) * N.Y. Archbishop Seeks to Help on Islamic Center (NYT) *New York Opposes Islamic Center, but Supports Right to Build IT (WSJ) * Obama Says He Does Not Regret Commenting On Controversial Mosque (NY1) * Reality 'star' found site of mosque when he worked for developer (DN) * Gov: New spot for mosque would be 'magic moment' * No fund-raising for mosque on U.S. dime, imam told (DN) * Archbishop Timothy Dolan said he would be glad to help mediate between opponents and supporters of the mosque and it is his “major prayer” that a compromise will be reached. * Here's the Associated Press fact check on Park51. * One in five Americans believe President Obama is a Muslim, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.* Rangel: ‘Proud’ Of Mosque Supporters ‘Sticking To Their Guns’ * For Strippers Near Ground Zero, It’s Business as Usual Amid Mosque Uproar

Johnny Come Lately '
After 9-11 families and responders criticized Obama that he cares more about the mosque than them, the president came aroundBam favors 9/11 health measure (NYP) * President Pledges To Sign 9/11 Health Bill (NY1) * Wham! And thanks, Bam: At last, Obama backs health bill for 9/11 responders (DN Ed)

Election 2010 AG hopeful: I'm the anti-Spitz (NYP) * In Race for an Assembly Seat, a Challenger Courts the Bangladeshi Vote (NYT) * Rangel Faces Changing District (WSJ) * If the suit fits, don't pay for it: Tailor says Espada stiffed him * Attorney General hopeful Eric Dinallo says rival Eric Schneiderman's current job as a state Senator would make for conflicts in investigating the body should he be elected AG. * "In far eastern Queens, a political newcomer, Clyde Vanel, is mounting a challenge against longtime State Assemblymember Barbara Clark in a race that has been garnering more attention for mudslinging than issues," writes the Gotham Gazette. * Azi interviews City Councilman (and gubernatorial hopeful) Charles Barron for Capital New York. * The New York president of the Rainbow/PUSH coalition is behind Adam Clayton Powell IV's campaign for Congress. * Scandal hangs over an Assembly race in eastern Queens. * Carl Paladino to Rick Lazio: “I’m no Hillary Clinton.” * Comptroller Tom DiNapoli Disapproves Of Way He Became Comptroller

Joseph Mercurio Lazio’s lead over Paladino among Republican voters has shrunk to 13-points. Siena poll

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I Am Shelly, I Am
Shelly's schtick Consider this howler, delivered at Monday's annual meeting of the state AFL-CIO: Silver said he's tired of "our last 16 years of [dictatorial] governors and the-my-way-or-the-highway attitude coming out of the executive chamber.(NYP Ed) * They can't be trusted: Sampson proves, again, depths of Albany corruption (DN)

Parents Need to Know Education officials in New York City need to do more to calm parents’ fears about the new testing standards for students. (NYT Ed) * Prepping for the Playdate Test (WSJ)
Foster ghouls' $$ for dead kids (NYP)

New York Economic Meltdown FDNY overtime could cost city $120M unless judge makes ruling: fire official * : Lost military contract threatens Brooklyn clothier * Audit: NY paid benefits for deceased orphans * Trustees Sue to Block Stuyvesant Foreclosure (WSJ) * Empire State Building Fights Plan For Neighboring Rival Skyscraper (NY1)

Law and Order Pre-teen 'pusher' nabbed in Qns. drug sting (NYP) * Tree hater ruled a nut case (NYP) * Prosecutor’s Unusual Step Puts Off Indictment of Suspect in a Police Shooting (NYT) *Fraud, Theft and Other Charges for Operators of a Queens Bingo Hall * Disabled ex-New Yorker's stolen scooter riles kin, pals (DN) * 12-year-old girl collared in Rockaway drug busts (DN) * DA wants time to build case against suspect shot 23 times (DN) * Bouquet bandit rejects 7-to-14-year plea deal (DN) * Cops introduce eco-friendly hybrid patrol cars * $1M in counterfeit merchandise seized at Metro Perfume (DN)* Police Sergeant Says Suspect Shot First in 50-Shot Gunfight in Harlem (NYT) *Two suspects sought in Queens robbery spree (video) (NYP) *Parks Department worker sexually assaulted in Brooklyn playground (NYP)

SEC Sues N.J. Over Bond Offerings New Jersey settled SEC charges that the state misled investors about the fiscal health of its two largest state pensions while issuing billions of dollars in bonds. (WSJ)

Jurors in the Blago case were overwhelmed.