by on October 17, 2018
The GOP leader who defended his decision to host the far-right group Proud Boys at his political club Friday also works for a Brooklyn Republican lawmaker who will not return calls about the event. The Chairman of the Metropolitan Republican Club, Ian Reilly, received at least 13 payments of $605.05 from State Sen. Marty Golden’s senatorial campaign fund between July 24 and the 26th of September, according to the New York State Board of Elections. All payments are listed as wages on the s...
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by on October 11, 2018
A team of computer scientists sifted through records of unusual Web traffic in search of answers. A set of cryptic data has inspired a years-long argument over its meaning. In June, 2016, after news broke that the Democratic National Committee had been hacked, a group of prominent computer scientists went on alert. Reports said that the infiltrators were probably Russian, which suggested to most members of the group that one of the country’s intelligence agencies had been involved. The...
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by on October 9, 2018
Rick Gates, a top Trump campaign aide, expressed interest in an Israeli company’s proposal for a social media manipulation effort in 2016, documents and interviews show. A top Trump campaign official requested proposals in 2016 from an Israeli company to create fake online identities, to use social media manipulation and to gather intelligence to help defeat Republican primary race opponents and Hillary Clinton, according to interviews and copies of the proposals. The Trump campaign’s ...
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by on October 4, 2018
"This is a slap in the face to all Bostonians," says Brian Lang, president of Unite Here Local 26. As Boston hotel cleaners, cooks, servers, and other employees chanted and marched their way through day two of their historic strike on Thursday, they spotted some infamous guests walking through their picket line at the Ritz-Carlton: The New York Yankees. Workers at seven of the city’s Marriott-run hotels who are calling for more stable schedules, a living wage, and more on-the-j0b prote...
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by on October 3, 2018
With an expanded FBI investigation in full swing, and Mitch McConnell still predicting a Senate floor vote later this week, one would think that the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation to the Supreme Court is more a sure thing than not — barring, of course, a bombshell revelation adding credence to the accusations of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez. No drinking buds But it’s not a slam dunk yet. The questions about Kavanaugh’s high school and college drinking may, ironically, turn o...
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by on September 28, 2018
Relive the 'she said, he said' of the Kavanaugh hearing The American Bar Association is calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to halt the consideration of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until an FBI investigation is completed into the sexual assault allegations that have roiled his nomination. In a strongly worded letter obtained by CNN Thursday, the organization said it is making the extraordinary request "because of the ABA's respect for the ru...
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by on September 25, 2018
A protester reacts as she is arrested by Capitol Hill Police during a protest against Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the office of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on Sept. 24, 2018. Foes of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, undaunted by more than 100 arrests Monday on Capitol Hill, are prepping for dozens of demonstrations across the nation Thursday to show support for a woman accusing the federal judge of sexual assault. Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford are scheduled t...
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by on September 23, 2018
Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona. Since March this year, US President Donald Trump has started a creeping trade war with allies and rivals alike that threatens to deepen the global economic and political crisis. Trump has ordered the imposition of tariffs - effectively a tax on imports – on a variety of goods ranging from agricultural products to automobiles from China, the EU, Canada and other countries. This started with steel and aluminium in March, but extended to 1,333 Chinese ...
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by on September 22, 2018
Congressman Paul Gosar's siblings say he's a racist, accepts money to turn back environmental protections. The world loves a gripping family drama – which is why millions of jaws are dropping at news that a Republican congressman is being “brutally” slammed by six of his siblings. In a television commercial. A television commercial in which they endorse their brother’s Democrat rival. The ads are written like a thriller with a twist: the six men and women pile on in measured tones with...
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by on September 20, 2018
The murder of an Abilene man was caught on camera. Aaron Howard was shot and killed Sept. 1 in the alley behind his home on Don Juan Street. His two neighbors, Johnnie and Michael Miller, have been charged with the murder. Howard's fiancee, Kara Box, shot the deadly dispute on her cell phone and released it to KTXS. "People deserve to know what actually happened and you know they deserve to know John and Michael Miller are murderers," Box said. The video shows the heated exchange...
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by on September 19, 2018
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Harlem Hospital on Sept. 21, 1958, following surgery after he was stabbed the day before. It’s a progressive medical school now, doing innovative research on dementia and immunology, but the spot where Harlem’s Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine stands was once home to a bustling department store where a movement almost died. It happened that fast, in the time it takes to click a ballpoint pen. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was signing copies of ...
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by on September 19, 2018
WHAT TO KNOW The de Blasio administration is taking big banks to court over their failure to clean up a cluster of abandoned houses The city sued 9 financial firms, alleging they have persistently shirked their responsibility to secure five abandoned homes in Brooklyn State law requires banks and subcontractors to periodically inspect foreclosure homes and take over maintenance cost if residents bailed out The de Blasio administration is taking big banks to c...
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