NY’s Democratic leaders flip voters the redistricting bird

Blatantly defying the voters’ will, the Legislature’s Democratic majorities have seized control of redistricting so they can gerrymander their own districts as well as New York’s House seats.
Voters in 2014 passed a constitutional amendment handing redistricting to a bipartisan commission, and just last November, they defeated a Democratic proposal to remove the requirement that new district maps must receive some Republican support.

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Hunter Biden never fails to catch a break, from the White House or the elite media

Boy, does Hunter Biden get a ton of breaks. The White House has basically given up on setting any ethical rules for the First Son, while the cultural elite rush to cover for his sleaze.
Last week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to commit to “basic transparency” about Hunter’s divestment from an investment fund owned by a Chinese-state entity during a White House Press Briefing. She also refused to admit his infamous laptop is authentic.

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Another step toward saving NYCHA

Hopes for the city’s beleaguered public housing agency brightened after Real Estate Weekly reported that Related Cos. and NYCHA struck a deal to manage 2,054 apartments in Manhattan, complete $366 million in renovations and construct a new 100-unit building on unused land.
Instead of demolishing the Fulton and Chelsea-Elliott Houses, the agreement calls for a gut rehab of the 18 buildings, also creating new community spaces, health centers and garden areas. Plus: Half the 700 units of future new construction would be income-restricted affordable housing.

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The world is becoming more dangerous under Joe Biden

We hope we’re not the only ones who’ve noticed, but the world has become a more dangerous place since Joe Biden became president. Why? Perhaps because hostile actors sense weakness — and opportunity.
Russia poses the most immediate threat: It has mobilized nearly 100,000 troops at the Ukrainian-Russian border and appears poised to invade Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claimed NATO’s “military infrastructure is being irresponsibly brought closer to Russia’s border,” and new weapons in Europe might trigger a “nightmare scenario of a military confrontation.

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The world is becoming more dangerous under Joe Biden

We hope we’re not the only ones who’ve noticed, but the world has become a more dangerous place since Joe Biden became president. Why? Perhaps because hostile actors sense weakness — and opportunity.
Russia poses the most immediate threat: It has mobilized nearly 100,000 troops at the Ukrainian-Russian border and appears poised to invade Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claimed NATO’s “military infrastructure is being irresponsibly brought closer to Russia’s border,” and new weapons in Europe might trigger a “nightmare scenario of a military confrontation.

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AG’s new document dump leaves no doubt: SUNY boss James Malatras must go

SUNY trustees threw a life preserver to scandal-scarred Chancellor James Malatras on Friday, issuing a statement of support. Gov. Kathy Hochul needs to reverse their thinking.
The move came after Attorney General Tish James’ latest Cuomo-administration document dump — hundreds of pages of e-mail transcripts and related materials — focused a damning light on Malatras.
Now more than ever, the man must go.
Not that he ever should’ve gotten the $450,000 SUNY gig to begin with. Former Gov.

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Dems’ gimmickry doesn’t make ‘Build Back’ any less of a disaster for America

Looks like the Democrats’ Build Back Better bill won’t cost “zero dollars” as President Joe Biden promised. But the Congressional Budget Office estimate late Thursday was low enough to give Speaker Nancy Pelosi cover to try to jam through the bill last night. 
Of course, the CBO is working off legislation full of trickery and gimmicks, so the $160 billion it estimates BBB will add to the deficit over the next decade is a huge understatement.

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Dems’ gimmickry doesn’t make ‘Build Back’ any less of a disaster for America

Looks like the Democrats’ Build Back Better bill won’t cost “zero dollars” as President Joe Biden promised. But the Congressional Budget Office estimate late Thursday was low enough to give Speaker Nancy Pelosi cover to try to jam through the bill last night. 
Of course, the CBO is working off legislation full of trickery and gimmicks, so the $160 billion it estimates BBB will add to the deficit over the next decade is a huge understatement.

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Dems’ gimmickry doesn’t make ‘Build Back’ any less of a disaster for America

Looks like the Democrats’ Build Back Better bill won’t cost “zero dollars” as President Joe Biden promised. But the Congressional Budget Office estimate late Thursday was low enough to give Speaker Nancy Pelosi cover to try to jam through the bill last night. 
Of course, the CBO is working off legislation full of trickery and gimmicks, so the $160 billion it estimates BBB will add to the deficit over the next decade is a huge understatement.

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The week in whoppers: Kamala’s border dodge, Psaki’s inflation rubbish and more

This tweet:

Q: Why, when Americans are seeing higher prices, are Republicans united against a bill to lower core costs on prescription drugs, health care, child care, and elder care?
A: They’re rooting for inflation. https://t.co/Dl0JRB5WXv
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) November 16, 2021

We say: Excuse us, but Build Back Better doesn’t “lower” costs — it just offers subsidies, meaning someone else pays (which might actually raise the cost of those things). Meanwhile, the trillions it calls for in new spending will only fuel inflation, as even liberal economists warn.

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