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    The FBI and US attorney’s office in Brooklyn have begun an investigation into how New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration handled the state’s nursing home crisis during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report Wednesday. The investigation is not yet far along and is focused on top members of Cuomo’s coronavirus task force, the Albany Times-Union reported, citing a source with direct knowledge of...
    Former New York Times science and coronavirus reporter Don McNeil told a high school student on a Times-sponsored trip in 2019 that “racism is over” and that African-Americans “can get out of the ghetto,” according to a report from Times media columnist Ben Smith. During a conversation with student Sophie Shepherd on the Times’ 2019 Student Journeys trip to...
    Former New York Times science and coronavirus reporter Don McNeil told a high school student on a Times-sponsored trip in 2019 that “racism is over” and that African-Americans “can get out of the ghetto,” according to a report from Times media columnist Ben Smith. During a conversation with student Sophie Shepherd on the Times’ 2019 Student Journeys trip to...
    The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has been on thin ice with Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot due to their tactics during negotiations to reopen schools over the winter months. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Lightfoot seems to indicate she is becoming wary of over-politicization of unions. Lightfoot told The New York Times that her city government...
    Embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D., is under fire yet again, this time over accusations of a blatant lack of transparency with the press and only calling on friendly reporters while eluding tough questions. The Times Union, a widely respected newspaper based in New York’s capital city of Albany, reported Thursday that local reporters are sick of the governor’s tactics....
    The European Union appears to be haemorrhaging goodwill over its botched handling of coronavirus vaccine procurement, as reliably pro-Brussels outlets line up to criticise the leadership of the bloc in the strongest terms. The condemnations from the desks of top British and European journalists come in the wake of a disastrous few weeks for the European Union, which sought to...
    Unlawfully appointed former official Ken Cuccinelli. Thought we’d seen the last of unlawfully appointed former acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Ken Cuccinelli being a complete ass? We were wrong. Oh so wrong. Just a couple days after we found out that the very strange anti-immigrant loudmouth signed questionable agreements purporting policy changes by DHS had to be cleared with...
    Rep. Elise Stefanik released a scathing statement accusing a New York newspaper, the Times Union, of sexism in an article mocking her for not having any children. “As a young married couple, we have developed a thick skin over many years as we have become accustomed to repeated sexist smears in media coverage,” Stefanik said in a statement posted to...
    Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) has condemned a local newspaper in her home district after it published an article mocking her and referring to her as “childless.” The Albany Times Union published piece, titled “Storytime with Elise Stefanik,” over the weekend and it appears to no longer be accessible. As the Federalist noted, the piece “offers a short, fictional narrative in which...
    More On: elise stefanik Rep. Stefanik says Harvard ousted her from board in bow to ‘woke Left’ Rep. Stefanik will object to certifying Electoral College results New York GOP congresswomen blast Nancy Pelosi’s new House gender rules GOP Rep. calls for probe into Cuomo sexual harassment allegations Upstate GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik demanded the Albany Times Union retract what...
    Rep. Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikGOP divided over Liz Cheney's future GOP at crossroads after Capitol siege Top Republican congressional aide resigns, rips GOP lawmakers who objected to Biden win MORE (R-N.Y.) on Tuesday blasted Albany newspaper The Times Union for referring to her as “childless,” calling the characterization “truly heinous and wildly inappropriate.” The Times Union published a fictional blog...
    Rep. Elise Stefanik blasted the Albany, N.Y.-based newspaper Times Union as "truly heinous and wildly inappropriate" for publishing a blog that mocked her as "childless." Stefanik, R-N.Y., and her husband, Matt Manda, issued a scathing joint statement demanding a complete retraction from the Times Union.  PARLER CEO ‘CONFIDENT’ PLATFORM WILL RETURN BY MONTH’S END AFTER WEEKEND OF POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS "As a young...
    The Chicago Police Department suspended 17 of its police officers accused of lounging in Rep. Bobby Rush’s office during a riot over the summer, the police union said. The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police has filed grievances challenging the suspensions, which vary in length, the union’s president John Catanzara told The Chicago Sun-Times. Catanzara argued that the officers who were...
    An underage drinking party at two teachers’ home reportedly resulted in at least 12 COVID-19 infections and forced the New York school district to go fully remote the next two weeks. Middle school gym teacher Joe McClements and his wife are under investigation after hosting a party at their house, according to the Albany Times Union. Saratoga Sheriff: Underage super-spreader...
    Major media outlets are often accused of downplaying atrocities of socialist regimes, and nowhere is that clearer than with the treatment of former USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) by The New York Times and others, say those with personal experience in the former federation. Fox News took a look at some of the most over-the-top examples: 1) “There is...
    LONDON (Reuters) - A senior British government source said that the European Union had to give ground or there would be no trade deal by Dec. 31, when a Brexit transition period expires, a Times Radio reporter said. "Much might depend on whether the EU think the PM is bluffing about no deal. No10 adamant he isn't," Tom Newton Dunn...
    LONDON (Reuters) - An attempt to put Brexit talks in a so-called tunnel, where both sides privately hammer out the final details without commenting publicly, appears to have failed, the chief political commentator of Times Radio said on Wednesday. Earlier the European Union's Brexit negotiator said a deal was hanging in the balance. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; writing by Kate...
    After emerging from an eight-week battle against the coronavirus in a Florida hospital, Henry Bell rushed to tie the knot with his fiancee — in the medical center’s parking lot a day before his release. Bell, 63, married Antionette Brown, 48, in the Orange Park Medical Center parking lot, surrounded by family and the hospital staff who had treated...
    After emerging from an eight-week battle against the coronavirus in a Florida hospital, Henry Bell rushed to tie the knot with his fiancee — in the medical center’s parking lot a day before his release. Bell, 63, married Antionette Brown, 48, in the Orange Park Medical Center parking lot, surrounded by family and the hospital staff who had treated him....
    A Florida judge has resigned from a vote-counting board following a report that he donated multiple times to President TrumpDonald John TrumpHillary Clinton responds to Chrissy Teigen tweet: 'I love you back' Police called after Florida moms refuse to wear face masks at school board meeting about mask policy Supreme Court rejects Trump effort to shorten North Carolina mail-ballot deadline...
    A Florida man who gunned down a police K-9 while being chased for carjacking two women was sentenced this week to 25 years in prison, prosecutors said. Jhamal Malik Paskel, 19, was sentenced Wednesday to the long state prison term, followed by 10 years of probation for killing a brave Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office K-9 named Fang in September 2018, according...
    The longtime legislative director for a New York state assemblyman was arrested over the weekend for allegedly sexually abusing an 18-year-old girl, the Albany Times Union reported. Joseph P. Brady, an aide to Democratic state Assemblyman Peter J. Abbate Jr., is accused of sexually assaulting the woman at his residence, where police said that they recovered drugs and bomb-making materials,...
    The New York Times Guild, a union that is supposed to represent employees of the New York Times, tweeted out a demand that New York Times columnist Bret Stephens be censored. Later, the Guild deleted its bizarre demand. On Friday, Stephens published an op-ed critical of the Times’ own “1619 Project,” a group project led by far-left reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones...
    The New York Times is reportedly dealing with internal “furor” and “heated objections” following a bizarre series of events that resulted in unionized members of the paper demanding that their own Guild delete a message that criticized a recently published column that condemned a project published by the paper.   The Times is known for having many young, liberal staffers that regularly...
    Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images The New York Times Guild apologized on Sunday after denouncing an article from New York Times columnist Bret Stephens. On Friday, Stephen’s criticized the New York Times’ controversial, but Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project” helmed by Nikole Hannah-Jones — calling it an ambitious project which in “some ways” succeeded, but criticizing its errors of fact and attempt to...
    A third round of delayed pay increases for roughly 80,000 government workers has raised questions about how the state will close its estimated $14 billion budget gap absent further federal relief and without raising taxes. Pay raises scheduled for April, July, and September will be delayed another 90 days, after which the state will reassess whether they can be...
    Media watch: The Times Knows Tax Avoidance A New York Times “investigation” described how President Trump found ways to avoid taxes — and the Times “ought to know,” snarks Ira Stoll at The New York Sun, because the Gray Lady and “the Ochs-Sulzberger family that control it have done the same thing.” Trump, for ­instance, used losses in some years...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Elizabeth Warren have pulled out of next week’s New Yorker Festival in solidarity with unionized magazine staffers — who are locked in a labor dispute with management. The two Democrats were slated to appear Monday as keynote speakers for the star-studded annual event, which will be held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. But members...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDemocrats rip Trump for not condemning white supremacists, Proud Boys at debate Trump Jr on father's taxes: 'People don't understand what goes into a business' Ocasio-Cortez: Trump contributed less in taxes 'than waitresses and undocumented immigrants' MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren won't meet with Barrett, calling Trump's nomination an 'illegitimate power grab' The Hill's Campaign...
    Oh, well now it’s clear! Manhattan’s inscrutable Metronome digital clock — which for decades has confounded Union Square passersby uncertain of what it’s actually measuring — now tracks the amount of time until scientists believe the effects of climate change will become irreversible. The conversion was announced at 3:20 p.m. Saturday when the towering LED display flashed the ominous message “The Earth...
    Student activists as Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, are demanding that an art professor at the school be fired after he and his wife decided to simply observe a pro-police rally in town. What are the details?David Peterson, 61, who has been teaching at the school for 31 years, told the Times-Union last week that it was "civic...
    An Alabama driver shot dead a pedestrian — for taking too long crossing the road, according to police. Johnarian Allen, 29, was hit eight times in a barrage of bullets Thursday as he crossed outside a store in Union Springs, a small town about 45 miles southeast of Montgomery, according to WSFA 12 News. Driver Jermiah Penn, 22, fled the...
    WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump will travel to the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday amid protests calling for justice for African-American Jacob Blake, paralyzed after police shot him seven times in the back almost a week. One of the spokesmen for the White House, Judd Deere, announced Saturday night that Trump will visit...
    WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump will travel to the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday amid protests calling for justice for African-American Jacob Blake, paralyzed after police shot him seven times in the back almost a week. One of the spokesmen for the White House, Judd Deere, announced Saturday night that Trump will visit...
    WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump will travel to the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday amid protests calling for justice for African-American Jacob Blake, paralyzed after police shot him seven times in the back almost a week. One of the spokesmen for the White House, Judd Deere, announced Saturday night that Trump will visit...
    Cincinnati Open champion  Novak Djokovic recently introduced a union alongside Canada’s Vasek Pospisil that would solely protect the interests of the players. Regarding the same, World Number two tennis player Rafael Nadal said: “We have a bigger problem and separation and disunion is definitely not the solution.” Following his tweet, his arch-rival Roger Federer came out in support of Rafa...
    (CNN)Nearly a week since the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, Blake's uncle said the police union's version of events is "garbage" and "insulting."Justin Blake says his nephew didn't have a weapon and "didn't deserve to be shot seven times in his back.""We're not going to allow them to come back a week later and talk about some type...
    Tallahassee (CBSMiami/NSF) – Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels, after the lawman was charged with a felony and three misdemeanors in an investigation related to a mistress. Daniels, a Republican who is running for another term in Tuesday’s primary elections, was charged Thursday with a felony charge of tampering with evidence and three misdemeanor counts of making...
    School kids around the state — already facing a tough year, thanks to the pandemic — got more bad news last week: Rocky leadership at the state’s education bureaucracy just got a little rockier. Betty Rosa will now run the state Education Department on an interim basis. She’ll be moving on from her position as Regents chancellor, thus leaving two...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The Oakland Unified School District reached a tentative deal with its teachers union, the Oakland Education Association, on distance learning protocols before the start of the school year, OUSD spokesperson John Sasaki said.  The district and the union reached a deal late Wednesday morning after weeks of negotiations, according to the East Bay Times, who broke...
    A high-pressure food processor being tested to make guacamole exploded in upstate New York Wednesday morning — killing a former mayor and injuring two other people, according to a report. Former Rensselaer Mayor Joseph Kapp, 67, died of injuries from the blast that occurred shortly after 7 a.m. at Innovative Test Solutions in Schenectady, The Times Union reported. Two...
    Gabrielle Union slammed Terry Crews for not supporting her during a dispute with “America’s Got Talent.” After her complaint against NBC for discrimination, Crews is still in the cast and said that “racist and misogynistic” treatment was “never” his experience at NBC or “AGT.” Union responded, “I think Terry is showing us who he is, and what he does...
    A union representing some 1,200 New York Times employees is urging that articles be subjected to “sensitivity reads.” The News Guild of New York said its reps recommended the extra layer of vetting during a meeting with the Grey Lady’s leadership earlier this month over how to make the paper “more diverse and equitable.” The meeting came in response...
    The New York Times Guild announced Friday that it met with leadership at the newspaper to cultivate “a more diverse and equitable” workplace, and one suggestion is to implement pre-publication “sensitivity reads.” The union announced multiple suggestions it made during a meeting earlier in July. The guild wrote that it believes the NYT needs “a top-to-bottom resetting of priorities to...
    The American Federation of Teachers said that if schools open without certain safety measures, they will support strikes. The union, which is the second-largest teacher’s union in the country, is demanding that schools remain closed until certain safety measures – including contact tracing, mask requirements, social distancing requirements, and updated ventilation systems – are met, the New York Times reported....
    Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton sparked outrage by calling the enslavement of millions of African people in the early years of the United States a 'necessary evil'.   Cotton, an outspoken Republican, made the jarring remark in an interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Sunday as he promoted a new bill that would defund schools that teach the New York Times' controversial...
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