Corruption, Politics, States

Cuomo Job Approval Down To 38%; Plurality Want Resignation

Isn’t it amazing what a little media accountability can do? Suddenly, Andrew Cuomo’s job approval has finally begun to catch up to his job performance. A new poll from Emerson shows the embattled Love Gov ten points underwater on approval at 38/48, and opposition to re-election now at 64% among New York voters.

His strongest support comes from a surprising source — and one that might quickly dissipate in one of Cuomo’s two scandals:

His approval is lowest among those 18-34 (22% approval) and those who are white (26% approval) and highest among Black/African-Americans (62% approval) and those living in NYC (53% approval). Women approve of Cuomo at a higher rate (43% approval/40% disapproval) than men (56% disapproval to 33% approval). Read more…

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Immigration

Previously Deported Illegal Alien Sentenced to 20 Years in Jail for Kidnapping Woman

An illegal immigrant who was deported but returned to the United States has been sentenced to two decades in prison for kidnapping a woman.

Luis Analberto Pineda-Anchecta, a native of Honduras, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert Conrad Jr. late last month for kidnapping a woman identified by law enforcement as his ex-girlfriend.

Police officers in Charlotte arrested Pineda-Anchecta, 38, in May 2019 on several charges, including assault on a female and communicating threats.

Two days later, Pineda-Anchecta was released from state custody on bond, despite immigration officials filing a detainer with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. That office ignored the retainer, which guides local officials to alert the federal counterparts before releasing illegal immigrants, according to federal officials. Read more…

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Culture, Politics

Six Dr. Seuss Books Will Stop Being Published Because of ‘Racist and Insensitive Imagery’

Six popular Dr. Seuss books — including And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street and If I Ran the Zoo — “will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author’s legacy said Tuesday,” The Associated Press reported.

“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press in a statement marking the late author and illustrator’s birthday.

“Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises said. The Associated Press reported that the “racist and insensitive” depictions played a part in their removal.

The other books affected are McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, and The Cat’s Quizzer. Read more…

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Politics

Gavin Newsom Snipes at Texas for Opening, Ends Up Absolutely Owned

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas announced this afternoon that his state will completely lift all COVID restrictions, including allowing 100% capacity in businesses while also nuking any mask mandates. Texas has already been largely open for months, and while one could argue that Abbott is late to the party on removing the remaining limits (especially in contrast to Gov. Ron DeSantis and Gov. Kristi Noem), it’s still good to see the Lone Star State doing the right thing. It’s well past time to make the jump, in my opinion, and it’s become a societal and economic necessity regardless.

Of course, in response to the Abbott’s announcement has come a wave of vile hatred from the left, including wishes of death on Texans who’d dare to not continue to ascribe to the wishes of places of California.

Speaking of which, Gov. Gavin Newsom decided to inject his useless opinion into the debate. Let’s just say it didn’t go well. Read more…

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Big govt, Politics

GOP Senators: Becerra Confirmation Would Mean Leftist Culture Wars

The confirmation of Xavier Becerra as head of the most sweeping federal health agency will mean “culture wars” driven by divisive liberal policies, Senate Republicans say.

“Xavier Becerra isn’t an experienced consensus leader, he’s a culture war super-soldier with a long history of attacking First Amendment freedoms,” Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse said.

“Culture wars are poison to self-government, especially during a real public health crisis. The Senate should reject his divisive nomination,” he said.

Sasse, who sits on the Senate Finance Committee, had a heated exchange with Biden’s nominee in his confirmation hearing last week in which he attacked Becerra for “bullying” an order of nuns that cares for the elderly poor, referencing Becerra’s lawsuit against the Trump administration’s move to allow faith-based ministries an exemption from the Obamacare contraception mandate. Read more…

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Corruption, States

Third Woman Accuses NY Gov. Cuomo of Sexual Misconduct

A third woman is now accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of unwanted sexual advances, alleging that he touched her in a way that made her feel uncomfortable.

Anna Ruch says that at a wedding in September 2019, Cuomo acted inappropriately toward her, according to a Monday report from the New York Times. With each new allegation, outcry against the Democratic governor grows. The New York attorney general announced on Monday that a special counsel will be appointed to investigate the claims.

Ruch, who is now 33, said Cuomo was making the rounds at the wedding when he came up to her and put his hand on her bare lower back. When she removed his hand, he allegedly called her “aggressive” and put his hands on her cheeks. Ruch says he asked if he could kiss her, and she pulled away in shock.

A photo of the pair shows Cuomo, now 63, with his hands on her cheeks. Read more…

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Immigration

After Biden Eases Rules, Migrants Stream Across Southern Border

Asylum seekers from a migrant camp of at least 700 in Matamoros, Mexico, just across the river from Brownsville, Texas, have been filing into the United States after President Joe Biden overturned his predecessor Donald Trump’s tough immigration policies, the Daily Mail has reported.

A week ago, the Biden administration started allowing those in the Migrant Protection Protocols program to enter the U.S. to pursue their court cases, reversing Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program he started two years ago that has sent more than 69,000 people back over the border while waiting for their cases to be processed.

Migrants are now hopeful that by crossing into the U.S., their cases will be dealt with more quickly, and it will be difficult to deport them under asylum rules. Read more…

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International, Politics, States

Gov. DeSantis Unveils Sweeping Effort to Address Chinese and Foreign Influence

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) on Monday unveiled a sweeping effort to address Chinese influence in the state, calling the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) attempts to influence domestic and international affairs “one of the most pervasive threats to American Security and property.”

“For the last decade, the Communist Party of China has been meticulous and deliberate in their infiltration across the globe,” DeSantis said, explaining the CCP’s long-term goals and interests “are antithetical to the basic tenets of the American Republic.”

The CCP, DeSantis said, has made a mission of their global expansion of power to steal intellectual property from businesses, government, and academic institutions “all to further fuel their global objectives.” He then stressed the importance of providing strategic safeguards addressing concerns of the CCP, and other foreign powers, influencing the government, as well as academia and the economy.

That starts with what DeSantis described as one of the CCP’s “primary targets”: The education system. He briefly touched on the Chinese theft of American research, adding that the U.S. must “eliminate any tolerance of clandestine foreign influence in our schools.” Read more…

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Elections, Politics, Videos

Trump Teases 2024 White House Run After Dominating CPAC Straw Poll

Former President Donald Trump teased another run for the White House during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday, saying, “I may even decide to beat them for a third time” after dominating in the event’s 2024 straw poll.

The 45th president delivered the keynote address at the annual conference in Florida, his first major speech since leaving office in which he repeatedly suggested he would once again pursue the Republican nomination for president.

“With your help, we will win back the House, we will win the Senate, and then a Republican president will make a triumphant return to the White House. And I wonder who that will be,” Mr. Trump said, even referring to his wife and former First Lady Melania Trump as the “future First Lady.” Read more…

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Issues, Politics, States

CNN’s Finally Forced to Address Cuomo Sex Scandal After Delayed Coverage

CNN’s left-wing media guru Brian Stelter was forced to address the sexual harassment allegations plaguing his colleague Chris Cuomo’s brother after his network was called out for delaying coverage of the New York governor’s first accuser.

On Sunday’s installment of “Reliable Sources,” Stelter drew much of the focus on the bombshell report from The New York Times that outlined claims against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo from former aide Charlotte Bennett, which CNN covered on-air earlier in the day after the story was published Saturday evening. However, Stelter avoided the essay published earlier in the week written by Lindsey Boylan, which CNN ignored for nearly 24 hours after she went public with her allegations.

When CNN did finally cover Boylan’s claims, the network was panned for framing its story as “Cuomo denies former aide’s sexual harassment allegations” after critics juxtaposed that headline to one written about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 during his confirmation battle, which read, “Woman accuses Kavanaugh of assault in letter to senator.” Read more…

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