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   President Barack Obama called on the nation to engage in “soul searching.” Making his first public remarks Friday in the wake of the controversy over the acquittal of volunteer neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin the President said: “The question, for me, at least, and I think for a lot… Read more »

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First the Mayor went after the cigarettes and this was a good thing. The the trans-fats and  super-sized drinks followed and there were mixed reviews Now, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is coming after the elevators but we say fix the subway system first. What about disabled people and mothers with strollers? Are they not allowed to travel? While City… Read more »

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Hold that phone. Well at least while you are behind the wheel. New York begins a crackdown on texting drivers today, with more police and new text-detecting equipment in unmarked cars, officials said. “Distracted driving kills. Period,” said Gov. Cuomo (pictured), who on Monday signed into law harsher penalties for teens who text behind the wheel. State… Read more »

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Whistleblower Edward Snowden might want to rethink his Ecuadorian refuge plan because according to leaked documents procured by our friend’s at BuzzFeed, the South American country has questionable spying practices all its own. Surprise, surprise! All while it has problems feeding its people. The confidential documents reveal a secret program in which Ecuador’s intelligence agency, SENAIN, targets… Read more »

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Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton says it’s time for a woman in the Oval Office and we say why not you? While Chelsea’s Mother Hillary Clinton has said she may not be running again surely like mother like daughter Chelsea would be a good candidate? Already voted person of the week by Ask a New Yorker… Read more »

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Today’s New York Post (a paper we adore) reports the high-end fund-raisers raking in dough for mayoral candidate Christine Quinn look more like a rogues gallery. We ask: Is she a good candidate? According to the NYP, Quinn’s “bundlers” — those who host events to collect large-sum campaign contributions for political candidates — include a… Read more »

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Though a smiling Anthony Weiner took his mayoral campaign down to the Israel parade route carrying a large Israeli flag, we say don’t bother! While he shouted: “Am Yisrael Chai! Am Yisrael Chai!” as he strode up Fifth Avenue, using the Hebrew slogan touting Israel’s continued existence. “God bless America! Am Yisrael Chai! Welcome to New York!” This… Read more »

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AFP – Al-Qaeda’s military chief in Yemen warned Americans in an audio message posted online that the Boston bombings revealed a fragile security as he urged Muslims to defend their religion. Qassim al-Rimi, the military chief of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, said making bombs such as the ones used in the twin blasts in… Read more »

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Standing at the centre of a crowd, wearing a  skull-cap and holding a mobile phone, this is Michael Adebolajo on the  anniversary of 9/11 in 2009. Britain’s Mail On Sunday are reporting that he was among hundreds of young Muslims who gathered outside Harrow Central Mosque in North-West London, to ‘defend’ it  against a planned joint… Read more »

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A French soldier was stabbed in the throat in a busy commercial district outside Paris on Saturday, and France’s  president said authorities are investigating any possible links with the recent  slaying of a British soldier. President Francois Hollande said the identity of the attacker was unknown and  cautioned against jumping to conclusions about the assault… Read more »