[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A fight broke out Monday morning between Klausenberger Hasidim and FDNY officers over a Chametz burning site. The brawl broke out on 14th ave and 50th street in Borough Park after the Fire Department wanted to extinguish the fire at the time agreed upon with local agencies and elected officials.
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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told a Conservative-Christian crowd in Iowa on Tuesday that he’s “not homophobic” in opposing same-gender marriage, just “on the right side of the Bible.”
Delivering the keynote address to the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, Huckabee said, “I’m not against anybody. I’m really not. I’m not a hater. I’m not homophobic.”
The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza opened his latest piece with details from a roast earlier this month in Newark, N.J., where Chris Christie endured an onslaught of zingers.
Most of the speakers directed their punchlines at Christie, with comedian and former co-host of “The View” Joy Behar landing some devastating one-liners about the New Jersey governor’s weight and the ongoing George Washington Bridge scandal. Watch video HERE.
An Israeli start-up company unveiled on Monday a technology that promises to charge your smartphone battery in just 30 seconds.
The Israeli startup, StoreDot, has several challenges to overcome before the new battery and charger are ready for mass production. The size needs to be reduced, for one thing: StoreDot is currently much larger than even a third-party expanded battery pack for the Galaxy S4. Capacity is also an issue: StoreDot can’t compete with even the OEM GS4 battery in its current form. The charger needs some tweaking, too. It’s currently the size of a laptop adapter.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced this week legislation, S. 2195, to prevent known terrorists from obtaining visas to enter the United States as ambassadors to the United Nations.
“It is unconscionable that, in the name of international diplomatic protocol, the United States would be forced to host a foreign national who showed a brutal disregard for the status of our diplomats when they were stationed in his country,” Sen. Cruz said on the Senate floor.
It’s a first: The Emergency Committee for Israel has launched a major ad buy against a Republican. True, it’s running the ad as the incumbent, Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), faces a primary challenge in May — so ECI isn’t quite at the point where it’s (even implicitly) endorsing a Democrat. ore to the point, the most vivid portion of the ad, cast against footage of burning U.S. and Israeli flags, notes his endorsement by J Street, ECI’s bête noir. “He’s endorsed by anti-Israel group,” the ad say. – JTA
A top adviser to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) claimed Monday that the Kentucky Senator’s comments, in 2012, that US sanctions against Japan and Nazi Germany might have contributed to their aggression, were taken out of context.
“There are times when sanctions have made it worse,” Paul said. “Leading up to World War II, we cut off trade with Japan. That probably caused Japan to react angrily. We also had a blockade on Germany after World War I that probably encouraged some of their anger,” Pail said in a 2012 video published Sunday by The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin.
NYC mayor Bill de Blasio, a famous Boston Red Sox fan, was loudly booed at Citi Field today before throwing out the first pitch in the season opener between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals, The NY Observer reports.
Mr. de Blasio, wearing a personalized Mets jersey bearing his name and the number “6″, stood a few feet in front of the pitcher’s rubber and tossed a strike to a Mets catcher.
Fans aggressively booed the new mayor when his name was announced. The Daily news dubbed it as “BOO-lasio.” The mayor was booed again as he left the Citi Field diamond.
A Williamsburg man claims he was wrongfully ticketed by an NYPD officer. but unlike other claims, the guy has a video to proof his innocence. The driver, Abraham, told CBS2 Friday that he’s using the dashcam video to prove he made a left turn in the proper lane.
The officer ticketed Abraham for an improper turn, which carries a $138 fine, a 3-point penalty on his license and could raise his insurance sky-high.
(VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) Brooklyn, NY – Late Wednesday afternoon, the NYPD told members of the press - including one of JP’s reporters – that the 65-year old Hasidic tourist from London, Sinai Waldman, who was reportedly attacked in Borough Park early Tuesday morning was not in fact attacked, and that the victim has recanted his story.
Initially, the NYPD investigated the incident as a possible bias crime. But after reviewing the video of the incident (embedded below), the NYPD claimed that this video shows the 65-year-old merely fall down behind a parked vehicle, injuring himself.
Responding to ABC’s Jon Karl’s question, if President Obama now thinks Mitt Romney had a point when he said at the 2012 debate that he thinks Russia is America’s biggest geo-political foe, Obama said: “With respect to Mr. Romney’s assertion that Russia is our number one geopolitical foe, the truth of the matter is that America has a whole lot of challenges.”
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Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney sort of claimed ‘I told ya so’ in blaming Sunday President Obama’s “faulty judgment” and “naiveté” for the escalating crisis between Ukraine and Russia.
“The President’s naivete with regard to Russia and his faulty judgement about Russia’s intentions and objectives has led to a number of foreign policy challenges that we face and Unfortunately, not having anticipated Russia’s intentions, the president wasn’t able to shape the kinds of events that may have been able to prevent the kinds of circumstances that you’re seeing in the Ukraine,” Romney said on CBS’ Face The Nation on Sunday.
US senator John McCain (R) has compared the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Crimea to actions taken by Adolf Hitler, on a BBC News interview, as he urged the US government to send “a small military delegation” to help Ukraine overcome ongoing tensions with Russia.
“He is calculating what he can get away with just as Adolf Hitler calculated what he could get away with in the 1930s,” McCain said of Putin.