What’s a guy to do? For the New York governor, it looks like it’s persuade the pro-reform crowd that you really want to pass the bill — while quietly refusing to spend any capital on it … and ensuring its demise.Share on Facebook
The Justice Department said if a judge finds New York police stop-and-frisk practices unconstitutional, a monitor should be appointed to oversee changes.
Wednesday was the last day legal briefs could be filed in a class-action lawsuit in which the New York Police Department is under fire for allegedly targeting minorities in its controversial stop-and-frisk program, the New York Daily News reported….Share on Facebook
President Obama said in April that the United States had physiological evidence that the nerve gas sarin had been used in Syria, but lacked proof of who used it and under what circumstances. He now believes that the proof is definitive, according to American officials……Share on Facebook
……even some of the most outspoken critics of sexual assault in the military said they could not vote for Gillibrand’s legislation.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., a former prosecutor, said she respected Gililbrand “with all of my heart” and wanted to do away with sexual assault in the military but she said she couldn’t vote for Gillibrand’s bill.Share on Facebook
“This is the world’s longest psychotherapy session. Everyone’s trying to talk their way through what happened in 2012. The more they talk, the more they enjoy the therapy session,” said Republican strategist Brad Todd, who is working for Gabriel Gomez, the GOP nominee in the Bay State.Share on Facebook
Some nonprofits are little more than fronts for fund-raising companies, which bankroll their startup costs, lock them into exclusive contracts at exorbitant rates and even drive the charities into debt. Florida-based Project Cure has raised more than $65 million since 1998, but every year has wound up owing its fundraiser more than what was raised. According to its latest financial filing, the nonprofit is $3 million in debt.Share on Facebook
Massachusetts: Another poll shows Gabriel Gomez behind in his Senate race against Rep. Ed Markey, this time 49-37 from Harper Polling (Of course, that is not the message the Markey campaign is messaging to donors). Nevertheless, a Super PAC, Americans for Progressive Action (the names people think up!), is dropping $700k in ads for Gomez in the homestretch.Share on Facebook
…..Gomez has a new ad out that takes the very hackneyed “fake attacks” route, with a narrator intoning with faux horror: “Gabriel Gomez is a very bad man. He kills old people. He hates women. He even leaves the toilet seat up.” Weak stuff, and there’s no word on the size of the buy.Share on Facebook