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Al Hater: Professional Islamaphobe Promises More Anti-Muslim Ads on NYC Buses and Subways

Al Hater: Professional Islamaphobe Promises More Anti-Muslim Ads on NYC Buses and Subways
Guess who's back? Right-wing blogger Pamela Geller is bringing back her Islamophobia with a new set of anti-Muslim ads set to run on New York City's buses and subways. It's part of her effort to bring freedom to America, you know, by suppressing the freedom of religion.
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Banner Day: NYC's St. Patrick's Day Parade Allows Gay Group to March

Banner Day: NYC's St. Patrick's Day Parade Allows Gay Group to March
Organizers of the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade say they're ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time. The prohibition on identified gay groups in the centuries-old New York parade had made participation a political issue. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio refused to march this year, and Guinness beer dropped its sponsorship.
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Labor-Friendly NYC Mayor Cleaning Up Bloomberg's Union Contract Messes

Labor-Friendly NYC Mayor Cleaning Up Bloomberg's Union Contract Messes
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg left quite a mess for current Mayor Bill de Blasio to clean up. A number of union contracts, including pay scale equity for female Teamsters, had been left to rot. Until now, that is.
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WATCH: Campbell Brown Gets Trounced on Colbert for Anti-Union Activism

WATCH: Campbell Brown Gets Trounced on Colbert for Anti-Union Activism
Campbell Brown seemed surprised when Stephen Colbert took her to task for promoting a lawsuit against teacher tenure in New York City. While pro-union teacher supporters and protesters rallied outside the studio, the ex-CNN anchor had a hard time inside defending her anti-union stance to Colbert's audience.
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Big Soda Wins Lawsuit, NY Can't Ban Large Servings of Sugary Beverages

Big Soda Wins Lawsuit, NY Can't Ban Large Servings of Sugary Beverages
New York's highest court refused to reinstate the ban on big sodas, saying the city's health department overstepped when they capped soda servings at 16 ounces.
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New Yorkers Collectively Sigh (in Relief): Sean Hannity Claims City Too Socialist, Too Muslim to Stay

New Yorkers Collectively Sigh (in Relief): Sean Hannity Claims City Too Socialist, Too Muslim to Stay
Sean Hannity has had enough of New York City. Between pro-labor Bill de Blasio's election, and Muslim holidays being recognized in schools, the Big Apple just no longer seems welcoming to a hate-spewing neanderthal like himself. Good riddance.
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New Invasive Species of Cockroach Can Withstand NYC's Winter Weather

New Invasive Species of Cockroach Can Withstand NYC's Winter Weather
The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway on Manhattan's West Side into one of New York's newest tourist attractions, may have brought a different kind of visitor: a cockroach that can withstand harsh winter cold and never seen before in the U.S.
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Frank Eltman
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Stop-and-Frisk Judge Did Not Engage in Ethics Violations, NY Court Rules

Stop-and-Frisk Judge Did Not Engage in Ethics Violations, NY Court Rules
Mayor Bloomberg's best chance to get his Stop-and-Frisk law back on the books was dashed when courts ruled that Judge Shira Scheindlin did not in fact engage in ethics violations when she ruled against the Mayor's signature street safety law.
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Anti-Stop and Frisk Judge Removed from Case, First Test for Probable New NYC Mayor

Anti-Stop and Frisk Judge Removed from Case, First Test for Probable New NYC Mayor
The anti-stop and frisk Judge Shira Scheindlin has been removed from the Stop and Frisk case as the practice is, at least temporarily, back on. It looks as if soon-to-be Mayor Bill de Blasio will have to live up to his word and take down this profiling tactic.
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Poll Says Labor-Friendly De Blasio a Shoe-In as Next NYC Mayor

Poll Says Labor-Friendly De Blasio a Shoe-In as Next NYC Mayor
A new poll from Quinnipiac University has Democrat Bill de Blasio leading his rivals for the New York City mayor spot by high double digits. The next closest contender Joe Lhota trails de Blasio by 50 points.
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