Archive for the 'New York City' Category

New York City Mosque To Move To…New York City

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Islam, New York, New York City, Partisan Hacks, Partisan Nonsense, Religion

I refuse to call it the Ground Zero mosque because, well, it’s not at Ground Zero. It’s close, but it’s not at the site…which I think most people who opposed it think it is. But here’s the thing…looks like it’s moving to another part of the city. From Haaretz: After weeks of heated debate over […]

August 17th, 2010 | Permalink| 20 Comments »

Faisal Shahzad Admits To Time Square Bombing Attempt

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in New York, New York City, Terrorism, The War On Terrorism

And he says that he acted alone. We shall see… From Reuter: “He’s admitted to buying the truck, putting the devices together, putting them in the truck, leaving the truck there and leaving the scene,” the law enforcement source told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. “He’s claimed to have acted alone. He did admit […]

May 4th, 2010 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

More On Faisal Shahzad, Times Square Bombing Suspect

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in New York, New York City, Terrorism, The War On Terrorism

By now you know that he was nabbed last night at JFK International Airport, but do you know how it happened? From Politico: The number from a disposable cellphone led FBI agents to the suspect arrested Monday night for allegedly driving a car bomb into Times Square on Saturday evening, according to a senior official. […]

May 4th, 2010 | Permalink| No Comments »

BREAKING: Times Square Terrorist Bomb Plot Said To Have International Ties

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in New York, New York City, Terrorism, The War On Terrorism

Looks like their may be a Pakistani connection after all, but it still doesn’t appear that those who initially claimed responsibility are tied to this. From ABC News: The Washington Post, quoting Obama Administration sources, said the attempted bombing “increasingly appears to have been coordinated by several people in a plot with international links.” Other […]

May 3rd, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Video of Times Square Bomb Suspect

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in New York, New York City, Terrorism, The War On Terrorism, Video

From the looks of the video, this guy could have been caught at the wrong place at the wrong time. Still, investigators can’t ignore any leads right now. More as it develops… Tweet

May 3rd, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

NEWS ALERT: Media Gets Some Stuff Right About Independent Voters!

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in Independence Party of New York, Independents, Massachusetts, New York City, News

The Massachusetts special election to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat continues to reverberate (or is that ricochet?) in the media [for a quick round-up of latest Charlie Cook in National Journal, Robert Reich on Huffington Post, Dan Balz in Washington Post and Kristi Keck on CNN, see today's Hankster] and independent voters remain center stage (the […]

January 26th, 2010 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Open Primaries, Independent Parties, and the Authorities

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in Independence Party of New York, Independents, New York City, Open Primaries

Open Primaries, Independent Parties, and the Authorities Must read on Redding News Review — Lenora Fulani explains why she did not support Bill Thompson in November’s mayoral race in NYC…. *******   With more than 40% of the country being independent, opening up the primaries is an important democratic (small “d”) electoral reform that would […]

December 21st, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Where the Independent Voters–and Independent Candidates–Are in 2010

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in Bloomberg, Independence Party of New York, Independents, New York City, News

Where the Independent Voters — and Independent Candidates — Are in 2010 You’ll never see what happened last Tuesday looking through a two-party microscope! Nope. You need an independent historyscope to get this one! I had the pleasure of hearing independent strategist Jackie Salit give her analysis of the November elections on Sunday night on […]

November 12th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

News Headlines for Independent Voters 10/6/09

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in Bloomberg, Independents, New Jersey, New York City, News

News Headlines for Independent Voters 10/6/09 Independent Voters On healthcare and other hot issues: Follow the independents–The number of voters not tied to Democrats or Republicans is expanding fast. Both parties need to adjust. (By the Christian Science Monitor’s Editorial Board) Were the 2010 elections to occur today, 43 percent of independents say they would […]

October 6th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

The Hankster: Where the independents are 8/10/09

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in Independents, New York City, News, Politics

INDEPENDENT VOTERS Coverage of independent voters and health care reform from a more progressive viewpoint: Wisconsin: Health Care Vital Issue (By Cecily Wu, CQ Politics) Thus, enactment of health care legislation that can draw solid public support could enable Kagen to maintain the backing of independent voters, who Scattergood said comprise upwards of 20 percent […]

August 9th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »