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Ted Cruz Insults New York

He took aim at the Bronx, but this won’t help the Texas senator get the New York vote. ity pols blasted Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Sunday for taking a swipe at the Bronx in a speech to a conservative group. Cruz (R-Tex.) invoked the borough’s bad old days, saying he was tired of hearing Yankee [...]

Police shot and killed the pit bulls after the New Brunswick, NJ attack. “When I heard what happened all I could think was, ‘Oh my gosh, my baby,’” said Quadirah Banks. Banks raced to the home on Luftbarry Avenue where her daughter, 4-year-old Harmony Halyer, was mauled by two pit bulls while staying with a [...]

How did Russia evade NSA surveillance during its Crimea incursion and while amassing troops near Ukraine? Russia apparently has recently obtained the ability to avoid United States eavesdropping, and it has the United States very nervous. In July, primary Snowden source Glenn Greenwald told The Associated Press that Snowden “is in possession of literally thousands [...]

Were they delivering something or picking something up? …on Tuesday morning, Iran had an unlikely visitor: a plane, owned by the Bank of Utah, a community bank in Ogden that has 13 branches throughout the state. Bearing a small American flag on its tail, the aircraft was parked in a highly visible section of Mehrabad [...]

If we’re not a democracy, what are we? Says a study to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, we are an oligarchy. “Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little [...]

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who could well find himself debating Jeb Bush in a 2016 presidential primary, went after the former Florida governor’s statement that illegal immigration is often an “act of love.” “I think he might have been more artful, maybe, in the way he presented this,” said Paul. “But I don’t want to [...]

Newly-released emails and texts show Chris Christie’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien, congratulating Port Authority Deputy Executive Bill Baroni, for telling the press that backups on the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee were part of a “traffic study.” Stepien praised Baroni for the explanation he gave that the lane closures were part of a traffic [...]

The Record reports that New York and New Jersey have been “secretly” working together to raise tolls on the Hudson River bridges and tunnels. Citing interviews it conducted with eight people who were familiar with the operation, The Record reports the campaign was run by Bill Baroni, the authority’s former deputy executive director, and his [...]

A “progressive Kristallnacht“?  Venture capitalist Tom Perkins should have had second thoughts before he wrote that and then had to apologize. Perkins has been at the center of a growing controversy since his weekend letter in the Wall Street Journal, in which he said there were parallels between the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany [...]

Broadband in the United States costs almost three times as much as in the UK and France and more than five times as much as in South Korea. Does this make America exceptional or more like a second world country? The price of basic broadband, TV and phone packages – or bundles as they are [...]

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