Tag Archives: New York Post

Jack Ma’s Ant Financial close to buying MoneyGram

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Financial is moving closer to getting regulatory approval to buy MoneyGram, The Post has learned — despite concerns in Washington about money laundering. “Ant and its advisers are working very constructively with [federal regulators]” to close the $1.2 billion MoneyGram acquisition, a source close to the situation said, referring to Read More…

NY Dems’ lunatic push for single-payer health care

Albany Democrats never got the memo that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. They’re peddling a universal health-care plan they claim would not only cost nothing more, but leave the state $45 billion richer. The plan might as well be signed by a Nigerian prince. The seemingly magical solution is a “single-payer” law Read More…

Trump & the promise (and pitfalls) of Mideast peace

President Trump correctly sensed the opening for renewed Israeli-Arab moves toward peace. Let’s hope he also sees the land mines scattered along the road ahead. Starting in Saudi Arabia and moving on to Jerusalem, Trump shows he grasps the region better than his oh-so-nuanced predecessor. In both places he signaled a U-turn from President Barack Read More…

Teen girl dies in post-prom car crash

ELYRIA, Ohio — Ohio troopers say a crash involving two students on prom night killed a 17-year-old girl and seriously injured the 18-year-old driver. The State Highway Patrol says the crash happened early Sunday in Lorain County, west of Cleveland. Investigators say they think the driver was under the influence of drugs when he drove Read More…

Arrogant Erdogan blames US for his thugs rampage

The Turkish government is obviously familiar with the concept of “chutzpah,” if not necessarily the word. Ankara summoned the American ambassador to protest allegedly “aggressive and unprofessional actions” by the Washington, DC, police. Their offense? Intervening after Turkish security personnel mauled peaceful protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington last week. Video of the Read More…

Trump’s inspiring Middle East firsts

President Trump’s trip to Israel is already a success, if the look of joy on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s face is any indicator. “For the first time in my lifetime, I see a real hope for change,” Netanyahu said after Trump on Monday became the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall, Read More…

Cuomo quietly breaks his own spending cap

If you doubt that Gov. Cuomo has turned decisively left, we’ve got a new analysis from the Citizens Budget Commission to share with you. The CBC noted months back that state outlays will climb at least 3.2 percent this year. Cuomo’s claim that he’s keeping them under his 2 percent cap requires ignoring some $1.2 Read More…

Saying ‘no’ to a parade that honors a terrorist

Three cheers for Police Commissioner James O’Neill for standing tall where New York’s political leaders have waffled by announcing he won’t march in next month’s Puerto Rican Day Parade. The reason: Guest of honor Oscar López Rivera, hailed by organizers as a “national freedom hero,” is a “terrorist,” the commisioner says. Added O’Neill: “I cannot Read More…

Trump’s grace at the Western Wall, the probe Mueller & Comey bungled and other comments

Security analyst: Iran’s Fake Reformer’s Fake Victory Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may have just been re-elected by promising “gender equality and a free press,” but Eli Lake at Bloomberg recalls his years-old speech declaring anti-regime dissidents “should be publicly hanged during Friday prayers.” Rouhani’s newfound love for reform “makes a nice talking point” for those Read More…