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  • Students question administration’s response to professor’s Facebook post [Conn College]

    03/26/2015 10:58:02 AM PDT · by Third Person · 19 replies
    The Day ^ | March 26. 2015 | Colin A. Young
    New London — Everything came to a halt on the Connecticut College campus Wednesday afternoon as President Katherine Bergeron canceled all other events and called for a campus-wide forum to address a tenured professor’s Facebook post comparing Gazan Palestinians to “a rabid pit bull chained in a cage, regularly making mass efforts to escape.” "Gaza is in the cage because of its repeated efforts to destroy Israel and Jews," Andrew Pessin, a professor in the college's philosophy department, published to his personal Facebook page in August. Editor's note: This corrects an earlier version of the first sentence. "The blockade is...
  • Why We Believed Jackie's Rape Story [Because it rang true for so many... ]

    12/07/2014 1:10:07 PM PST · by Third Person · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | December 6th, 2014 | Julia Horowitz
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.— It was a near-unanimous reaction: shock, but not surprise. Disgust, but not doubt. Those were the feelings that characterized the endless conversations I had as a University of Virginia student following the Nov. 19 release of Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s article, “A Rape on Campus,” in Rolling Stone. “There was this horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach in [reading] the whole thing,” fourth-year student Anna Burke told me. “I have never been through something like that myself, but it was a refrain I had heard before. There was a sort of familiar sadness to it.” There was...
  • Sen. Landrieu Pushes For Keystone Pipeline on Senate Floor: "I Believe It Is Time To Act" [Video]

    11/12/2014 3:10:22 PM PST · by Third Person · 50 replies
    RCP ^ | November 12th, 2014 | Senator Mary Landrieu
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) took to the Senate floor this afternoon to push for the Keystone XL pipeline. "This has been a project that has lingered far too long," she said. "It is clearly supported by 60 or more members of this body. It is a piece of legislation that has been endorsed by the new Majority Leader, to-be Majority Leader, is a cosponsor and a leading cosponsor of the legislation." "I believe it is time to act," Landrieu said. "I believe that we should take the new Majority Leader at his word and stop blocking legislation that is broadly...
  • WH's McDonough: Washington Would Work Better "If This President Has His Way" [Video]

    11/07/2014 3:10:33 PM PST · by Third Person · 30 replies
    RCP ^ | November 7th, 2014 | Chris Jansing
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough tells NBC's Chris Jansing that Washington would work better if the president "has his way." CHRIS JANSING: Is there one thing you can say to American voters they're going to see that's different given the message that they sent on Tuesday. DENIS McDONOUGH: They're going to see Washington working better if this president has his way. That's what he's going to do.
  • Not everyone in New Haven may get to vote (More CT Dem trickery)

    11/04/2014 5:44:41 PM PST · by Third Person · 24 replies
    WTNH ^ | November 4th, 2014 | Jesse Gosselin
    New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven voting officials were overwhelmed with more than 1,000 people who showed up the polls today to register to vote. Large crowds developed at several polling locations across the city, including the Edgewood School in Westville, City Hall, and the Nathan Hill School in the East Shore neighborhood. A New Haven Registrar of Voters told News 8 that crowds they never anticipated would show up on Election Day to register to vote, did show up. They said the mood was peaceful, and people were having fun, but tensions rose when the people in line...
  • Lena Dunham Cancels Appearances Amid Molestation Accusations

    11/03/2014 4:03:33 PM PST · by Third Person · 88 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 3rd, 2014 | Lesley Messer
    Lena Dunham has canceled two book tour dates in Europe amid accusations that she molested her sister when they were children. The actress tweeted on Monday that she was no longer going to attend events in Belgium and Germany. "To my Belgian readers, so very sorry to miss the Antwerp Book Fair today but I can't wait to come back and eat fries with you. Much love," she wrote. "German readers: I am deeply sorry to miss tomorrow's event in Berlin. I am so grateful for your energy and support. Mit viele liebe." The "Girls" star, 28, has been criticized...
  • West Haven [CT] man pleads guilty in hot oil attack

    10/29/2014 5:52:06 AM PDT · by Third Person · 17 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | October 28th, 2014 | Phyllis Swebilius
    MILFORD >> Mohammad A. Chaudhry, 52, Tuesday admitted throwing boiling hot oil on a woman as she slept last year in West Haven, leaving her looking “‘as though her skin was melting off,’” her son told authorities, Assistant State’s Attorney Amy L. Bepko said. The victim required four skin grafts and 29 days in the hospital. She suffered third-degree burns over 15 percent of her upper body, Bepko told Judge Frank Iannotti. Chaudhry, of West Haven, also pleaded guilty to having a fellow prison inmate write a letter to one of his children, in violation of a court order. The...
  • Sayreville football parent reveals sexual nature of alleged locker room hazing ritual (Exclusive)

    10/08/2014 4:10:24 PM PDT · by Third Person · 104 replies ^ | October 8th, 2014 | Matthew Stanmyre
    It came without warning. It would start with a howling noise from a senior football player at Sayreville War Memorial High School, and then the locker room lights were abruptly shut off. In the darkness, a freshman football player would be pinned to the locker-room floor, his arms and feet held down by multiple upperclassmen. Then, the victim would be lifted to his feet while a finger was forced into his rectum. Sometimes, the same finger was then shoved into the freshman player’s mouth. This disturbing hazing within the storied Sayreville football program, as told to NJ Advance Media on...
  • DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson: Core al Qaeda "Definitely" Not Gone, "Still Present" (Video)

    10/04/2014 6:51:28 PM PDT · by Third Person · 7 replies
    RCP ^ | October 23 2014 | Bret Baier
    BRET BAIER: As you know, the administration has been engaged for several weeks in this rather public debate about the status of "core al Qaeda." And on September 23rd, Ben Rhodes told reporters that the Khorasan Group in Syria included core al Qaeda operatives from Afghanistan and Pakistan and made their way to Syria. Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, said the Khorasan Group is merely affiliated with core al Qaeda. And on Wednesday you listed core al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan as one of several jihadist groups that threatens the U.S. That same day, the White House press...
  • Retailers called on to ban guns in stores

    10/01/2014 6:53:02 AM PDT · by Third Person · 48 replies
    WTNH New Haven ^ | September 30th, 2014 | Mark Davis
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Should malls and stores ban the carrying of firearms? Connecticut’s two U.S. Senators are calling on the nation’s retailers to voluntarily ban guns in the name of public safety. A new FBI report indicates that there is an ‘active shooter’ incident in this country now about once in every three weeks and nearly half of those incidents occur in malls, stores and other businesses. The ‘Target’ department store chain made headlines this summer when they asked their gun owning customers to leave guns at home while shopping saying firearms create an environment at odds with family friendly...
  • A Terrorist Horror, Then Golf: Incongruity Fuels Obama Critics

    08/23/2014 2:39:35 PM PDT · by Third Person · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 21st, 2014 | Peter Baker and Julia Hirschfeld Davis
    WASHINGTON — He had just hung up the telephone with the devastated parents before heading in front of the cameras. Unusually emotional, President Obama declared himself “heartbroken” by the brutal murder of an American journalist, James Foley, and vowed to “be relentless” against Islamic radicals threatening to kill another American. But as soon as the cameras went off, Mr. Obama headed to his favorite golf course on Martha’s Vineyard, where he is on vacation, seemingly able to put the savagery out of his mind. He spent the rest of the afternoon on the links even as a firestorm of criticism...
  • The Talk: Nonblack Version

    08/18/2014 6:20:48 PM PDT · by Third Person · 35 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | April 5th, 2012 | John Derbyshire
    There is much talk about “the talk.” “Sean O’Reilly was 16 when his mother gave him the talk that most black parents give their teenage sons,” Denisa R. Superville of the Hackensack (NJ) Record tells us. Meanwhile, down in Atlanta: “Her sons were 12 and 8 when Marlyn Tillman realized it was time for her to have the talk,” Gracie Bonds Staples writes in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Leonard Greene talks about the talk in the New York Post. Someone bylined as KJ Dell’Antonia talks about the talk in The New York Times. Darryl Owens talks about the talk in...
  • UPDATED: Foxwoods in talks with senior lenders

    08/14/2014 5:13:24 PM PDT · by Third Person · 26 replies
    The New London Day ^ | August 14th, 2014 | Brian Hallenbeck
    Mashantucket — Acknowledging its failure to meet the terms of a loan agreement reached in July 2013, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, owner of Foxwoods Resort Casino, announced Thursday it’s exploring its options with senior lenders. In a news release issued shortly after 4 p.m., the tribe said it had entered into discussions “as a result of its failure to comply with certain financial covenants in the Credit Facility,” a reference to the agreement between the tribe and Bank of America, N.A. Scott Butera, Foxwoods’ president and chief executive officer, indicated he could not comment on the talks. Earlier in the...
  • The Ultimate Mark Steyn July 18th, 2014

    07/19/2014 4:26:47 PM PDT · by Third Person · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | July 18th, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Mark Steyn on Rush Limbaugh Show - 7/18/14 (Full Episode)
  • Chris Matthews: "Looking Down Our Noses At The Tea Party Has Got To Stop"

    06/11/2014 6:02:22 PM PDT · by Third Person · 150 replies
    copy MSNBC video on ^ | June 11th, 2014 | copied by
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: I was listening to [David] Brat last night, and today. I hink he's very sophisticated for a politician. He's certainly up to the ranks of most politicians I've ever dealt with. He speaks in a speculative manner and an intellectual manner. He can handle any debate on this program or my program. This looking down our noses at tea party people has got to stop. They have a message, they're as American as any liberal is, and they're really angry about the failure of the system. I was over covering eastern Europe when the wall came down. The...
  • Blumenthal bill targets campus sexual assault

    05/19/2014 5:54:32 PM PDT · by Third Person · 4 replies
    The New London Day ^ | May 19th, 2014 | Izaskun E. Larrańeta
    Senator works to establish rights of college victims After visiting seven colleges throughout Connecticut to talk about the issue, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has announced he is crafting legislation to create a "bill of rights" for victims of sexual assaults on college campuses. Noting that one in five women will become a victim, Blumenthal called campus sexual assault a national epidemic. "Sexual violence is a societal issue, not a women's issue, and more must be done to protect students on campuses nationwide," he said. Blumenthal is working with Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., on legislative proposals that...
  • Dylan Fosnacht throws 194 pitches [H.S.]

    05/15/2014 5:43:43 PM PDT · by Third Person · 14 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 15th, 2014 | Staff
    A high school baseball player in Washington State threw 194 pitches over 14 innings Tuesday before being removed in the 15th inning of his team's eventual 1-0 victory in its district tournament. Rochester High School starting pitcher Dylan Fosnacht struck out 17 and was pulled in the top of the 15th after the first two batters reached base. Dustin Wilson, who had been playing catcher, finished the 17-inning win over La Center High School and then pitched all seven innings of Rochester's second game that day, a 5-3 victory over Elma High School. Fosnacht posted a picture of himself and...
  • Cliven Bundy: "Now Let Me Talk About The Spanish People"

    04/24/2014 4:57:51 PM PDT · by Third Person · 57 replies
    RCP ^ | April 24th, 2014 | Staff
    CLIVEN BUNDY: Now let me talk about the Spanish people. You know, I understand that they come over here against our Constitution and cross our borders. But they're here and they're people. I worked side-by-side with a lot of them. Don't tell me they don't work, and don't tell me they don't pay taxes. Don't tell me they don't have better family structures than most of us white people. When you see those Mexican families, they're together. They picnic together. They're spending their time together. And I'll tell you, in my way of thinking, they're awful nice people. We need...
  • Daniel Murphy Takes Criticism Over Paternity Leave In Stride

    04/03/2014 5:52:57 PM PDT · by Third Person · 7 replies
    CBS Radio NY ^ | April 3rd, 2014 | Staff
    Daniel Murphy was back in the lineup — and singled in his first at-bat of the season — Thursday afternoon after being placed on paternity leave prior to the New York Mets’ opener. Murphy left the team Monday to be with his wife in Florida for the birth of their son, Noah. The 29-year-old responded in stride to criticism from two WFAN radio shows regarding his time away from the club. Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton — co-hosts of the “Boomer & Carton” show — and Mike Francesa touched off a nationwide debate Wednesday when they said if they were...
  • University of Michigan Exhibit Celebrates Abortion as ‘Life-Sustaining Act’

    03/27/2014 6:07:01 PM PDT · by Third Person · 31 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 27th, 2014 | Vivian Hughbanks
    Abortion – the “life-sustaining act” of the ages. That’s the theme behind an exhibit currently on display at the University of Michigan dedicated to defending and glamorizing the history of abortion. “4000 Years for Choice is an exhibition of posters about the age-old practices of abortion and contraception as a means to reclaim reproductive freedom as a deeply personal and life-sustaining act existing throughout all of human history,” states a university webpage describing the exhibit. The exhibit will be showcased through May 29 in the main lobby of the Lane Hall women’s studies building on campus. The exhibit consists of...
  • Focus of wolf-dog probe says his pets are not hybrids

    03/27/2014 1:18:03 PM PDT · by Third Person · 27 replies
    The New London Day ^ | March 27th, 2014 | Judy Benson
    North Stonington — Ashbow Sebastian said Wednesday he is cooperating fully with state environmental conservation officers investigating a possible wolf-dog hybrid shot and killed last month in the area around Long Pond, and that he owns seven dogs that are all white German shepherds. "No, it wasn't my dog," Sebastian said of the animal identified by genetic tests as a wolf-dog hybrid. "My dogs are not hybrids. Where that hybrid came from, I don't know." Sebastian, war chief of the Eastern Pequot tribe, has been the focus of the investigation that state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officers launched...
  • Conn. shooter's dad: 'You can't get any more evil'

    03/10/2014 2:43:26 PM PDT · by Third Person · 66 replies
    Yahoo News/ AP ^ | March 10th, 2014 | Staff
    NEW YORK (AP) — In his most extensive comments about the 2012 Connecticut school massacre, the father of gunman Adam Lanza describes his struggle to comprehend what his son did — an act that "couldn't get any more evil" — and how he now wishes that his son had never been born. Peter Lanza also told The New Yorker magazine in a series of interviews last fall that he believes Adam would have killed him, too, if he had the chance. And he often contemplates what he could have done differently in his relationship with Adam, although he believes the...
  • Little R-S-P-E-C-T [Dowd]

    03/09/2014 7:55:08 AM PDT · by Third Person · 46 replies
    NYT ^ | March 8th, 2014 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — IF you can’t spell it, you can’t get it. President Obama pulled a Quayle Thursday night at a White House performance by the women of soul and muffed the title of Aretha Franklin’s anthem. “R-S-P-E-C-T,” he said, looking a bit confused and eliciting laughter. When Patti LaBelle took the stage, she told Obama, “Baby, you’ve got swag.” Swag and respect are exactly what the president needs. He’s got a swag gap with Russia. His administration, after belatedly figuring out what was going on in Ukraine, is improvising as the uber-swaggering Vladimir Putin once more rolls in with tanks...
  • Exclusive video interview with Amanda Knox: guilty verdict 'like a train wreck'

    01/31/2014 6:36:38 PM PST · by Third Person
    The Guardian ^ | January 30th, 2014 | Simon Hattenstone and Alex Healey
    In 2011 Amanda Knox's conviction in Italy for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher was quashed, and she returned home to the United States. Last year Italy's supreme court ordered a retrial, which on Thursday convicted her of murder for a second time. She spent the days leading up to the verdict with the Guardian's Simon Hattenstone. Here she discusses the case and how it has affected her.
  • Julian Assange: "We Heard A Lot Of Lies In This Speech By Obama" [Video]

    01/17/2014 3:18:07 PM PST · by Third Person · 9 replies
    RCP ^ | January 17th, 2014 | CNN
    JULIAN ASSANGE: I think it's embarrassing for a head of state to go on like that for 45 minutes and say almost nothing. Unfortunately, one has to deconstruct a little of what is being said in the points that you have raised. First of all, let's look for some positive in what has come out of here. Well, it's clear that the president would not be speaking today, were it not for the actions of Edward Snowden and whistleblowers before him like Frank Drake. Although those national whistleblowers have forced this debate, this president has been dragged, kicking and screaming...
  • Student who set off Conn. lockdown to be arraigned

    01/16/2014 5:42:25 AM PST · by Third Person · 4 replies
    WTNH New Haven ^ | January 16th, 2014 | AP
    <p>NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A former Central Connecticut State University student who triggered a campus lockdown and massive police response by wearing a Halloween costume with a sword and BB gun is facing his first court appearance.</p> <p>Twenty-one-year-old David Kyem (CHEHM') is scheduled to be arraigned on breach of peace and trespassing charges Thursday in New Britain Superior Court.</p>
  • OBAMA: "Not Going To Be Waiting For Legislation... I Can Use That Pen To Sign Executive Orders"

    01/14/2014 2:31:19 PM PST · by Third Person · 36 replies
    RCP ^ | January 14th,2014 | None
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: So Congress is going to be busy, and I’m looking forward to working with Democrats and Republicans, House members and Senate members, to try to continue to advance the economic recovery and to provide additional ladders of opportunity for everybody. But one of the things that I’ll be emphasizing in this meeting is the fact that we are not just going to be waiting for a legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone -- and I can use that...
  • Six-figure salary and a buyout create quite a pension [CT]

    01/13/2014 2:06:33 PM PST · by Third Person · 24 replies
    The New London Day ^ | January 12th, 2014 | Johanna Somers
    Highest state pensioner: 'It seemed fair at the time' Of all the state pension checks cashed in 2012, none was bigger than John F. Veiga's. The Coventry resident spent 37 years teaching business at the University of Connecticut. In 2009, he accepted an early retirement buyout offer from the state after contributing $222,128 to his pension during his UConn career. Now, at age 70, that pension pays him $276,364 a year, the largest amount paid to a single state retiree in 2012, nearly nine times the $31,666 average state employee pension. According to calculations by the data analysis firm VisiGov:...
  • 'A financial time bomb': [CT] State pension system is one of the country's most underfunded

    01/13/2014 1:59:55 PM PST · by Third Person · 7 replies
    The New London Day ^ | January 12th, 2014 | Johanna Somers
    Retired Connecticut state employees received the highest annual pensions in the country in 2011, despite contributing less out of their paychecks than the national average. That meant the state's pension system was the second-most underfunded in the United States, in worse shape than every other state's except Illinois'. Connecticut would have to allocate about $70 million in additional funds each year for 18 years to close the funding gap in the major state employees' pension system, according to actuarial estimates. And that wouldn't address the $11 billion gap in the teachers' retirement system, which would need tens of millions of...
  • Ari Fleischer: Bob Gates' Book A "Betrayal" For Obama, Hillary [Video]

    01/10/2014 2:54:44 PM PST · by Third Person · 33 replies
    RCP ^ | January 9th, 2014 | Steve Malzberg/ Newsmax TV
    "There's a sense of betrayal. I just don't like the fact that anybody who is privy to a private conversation in the Oval Office … goes and repeats in public a private conversation that he heard," Ari Fleischer, former White House spokesman for George W. Bush, told Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV.
  • Jameis Winston's Alleged Victim Will 'Absolutely' Sue the FSU Quarterback [Video]

    01/08/2014 4:43:37 PM PST · by Third Person · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 8th, 2014 | Matt Gutman and Alyssa Newcomb
    The attorney for Jameis Winston's alleged rape victim said she "absolutely" plans to file a civil lawsuit against the Florida State University star quarterback and the Tallahassee Police Department. "I want heads to roll," Pat Carroll, the attorney for the woman who claims Winston raped her in December 2012, told ABC News in an exclusive interview. Carroll said the Tallahassee Police Department was negligent in handling her client's case against the 20-year-old Heisman Trophy winner. He claims the way police handled the allegations led to a prosecutor's decision to drop the case. "Absolutely you're going to see a civil suit,"...
  • Tenant Charged After Landlord, Father Found Nearly Beheaded in Brooklyn Building

    01/08/2014 10:13:04 AM PST · by Third Person · 16 replies
    NBC New York ^ | January 8th, 2014 | Gus Rosendale
    A 27-year-old man has been charged with murder after the landlord of his Brooklyn building was found nearly decapitated in the basement Tuesday, police say. Rasel Siddiquee was arrested early Wednesday in connection with the death of Mahuddin Mahmud, a 57-year-old businessman and father of three who was found with his head nearly cut off and his face burned in the basement of a building he owned, according to the NYPD. Police found Mahmud's body after getting a 911 call about an assault at the building on McDonald Avenue in Kensington. Siddiquee lived in the basement, police say. Family and...
  • U.S. Trademark Office Says ‘Redskins’ is Derogatory

    01/08/2014 7:01:13 AM PST · by Third Person · 32 replies
    CBS Washington D.C. ^ | January 7th, 2014 | CBSDC
    <p>There will be no trademark for “Redskins Hog Rinds,” a bad omen for the Washington Redskins in the legal battle over their name. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a request from a company to sell pork rinds using the word “Redskins” because it deemed the term to be “derogatory slang.”</p>
  • Red McCombs bashes Texas hire [Charlie Strong]

    01/07/2014 2:58:42 PM PST · by Third Person · 31 replies ^ | January 7th, 2014 | Max Olson
    Longtime booster Red McCombs is not a fan of Texas' decision to hire coach Charlie Strong away from Louisville, calling it a "kick in the face" during a radio interview Monday. "I think the whole thing is a bit sideways," McCombs said of the selection process during an interview with ESPN 1250 San Antonio. "I don't have any doubt that Charlie is a fine coach. I think he would make a great position coach, maybe a coordinator. "But I don't believe [he belongs at] what should be one of the three most powerful university programs in the world right now...
  • US Coast Guard Ice breaker asked to assist Antarctic rescue

    01/04/2014 2:33:13 PM PST · by Third Person · 88 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 4th, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) has requested the US Coast Guard’s Polar Star icebreaker to assist the vessels MV Akademik Shokalskiy and Xue Long which are beset by ice in Commonwealth Bay. The US Coast Guard has accepted this request and will make Polar Star available to assist. The intended mission of the Polar Star is to clear a navigable shipping channel in McMurdo Sound to the National Science Foundation’s Scientific Research Station. Resupply ships use the channel to bring food, fuel and other goods to the station. The Polar Star will go on to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bama Sugar Bowl mom ‘sorry’ but would ‘do it again if I had to’

    01/03/2014 6:16:18 PM PST · by Third Person · 93 replies
    Yellowhammer ^ | January 3rd, 2014 | Cliff Sims
    Yellowhammer has learned that the female Alabama fan who flew through the air to attack an Oklahoma Sooner fan during Thursday’s Sugar Bowl is Michelle Pritchett, a local photographer from Sweet Water, Ala. Yellowhammer spoke with Mrs. Pritchett on the phone this afternoon in an exclusive interview, becoming the first outlet to get her side of the story. “Everyone’s making me look like such a bad guy,” Pritchett said. “What I did was probably not the thing to do. But they were taunting us. They began by going after me. But then they crossed the line and started taunting my...
  • [Rochester, NY] Mayor's new team member sidestepped full disclosure

    01/03/2014 7:56:40 AM PST · by Third Person · 8 replies ^ | January 3rd, 2014 | Staff
    Updated: Friday, January 3 2014, 07:06 AM EST Rochester, N.Y. - Mayor Lovely Warren's choice to help lead Rochester's Department of Neighborhood and Business Development did not disclose all about his personal history during the hiring process. City Hall confirms Spencer Ash was charged with driving while intoxicated following a crash on Culver Road last summer. Ash, who is paid over $109,000 a year in his new position pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving while ability impaired. The mayor she did not hear about the accident until being asked about it Thursday. Read More at:
  • [CT] State employees given early dismissal before storm

    01/02/2014 1:49:51 PM PST · by Third Person · 18 replies
    WTNH New Haven ^ | January 2nd, 2014 | Staff
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Connecticut state employees have been given an early release from work today in advance of the snow storm. The workers will be given a staggered release beginning at 3 p.m. "Given the impending snow and the severe cold, I’ve asked all executive agencies to enact their early dismissal plans," Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a statement. "Private sector companies may want to consider similar plans, so that we are not bogged down during the usual evening rush, right when the snow is forecasted to pick up.” Up to nine inches of snow or more is in...
  • Bill de Blasio's Mayoral Inauguration Invocation Speaker Says NYC is a 'Plantation' [VIDEO]

    01/01/2014 4:50:28 PM PST · by Third Person · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 1st, 2014 | Fred Lucas
    Wednesday morning Rev. Fred Lucas, Senior Pastor at the Brooklyn Community Church, giving the invocation at Bill de Blasio’s mayoral inauguration...
  • (Rochester NY) Mayor-Elect Warren Reveals Husband’s Criminal Record

    01/01/2014 6:59:31 AM PST · by Third Person · 34 replies
    YNN NY State of Politics ^ | December 31, 2013 | Staff
    Just hours before her swearing in as Rochester’s first woman mayor, Lovely Warren released a statement regarding the criminal history of her husband, Timothy Granison, when he was a teenager. Warren said her statement came in response to a question posed today by a reporter about her husband’s past. She said in 1997, when Granison was 17 years old, he was “was involved in a situation instigated by other youth that resulted in an encounter with the criminal justice system.” “Because of his age and the nature of the alleged offense, he was adjudicated a youthful offender,” Warren said. “The...
  • WATCH: Edward Snowden’s Alternative Christmas Message

    12/25/2013 2:46:41 PM PST · by Third Person · 51 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 25th, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    As we reported on Tuesday, NSA leaker Edward Snowden will deliver Channel 4 UK’s “Alternative Christmas Message,” the network’s annual response to the Queen’s address. They aired on Christmas Day at 4:15 p.m. local time in England. Snowden’s remarks were filmed by Glenn Greenwald‘s film collaborator Laura Poitras, from an undisclosed location in Russia. Full remarks transcribed below, followed by the video: Hi and Merry Christmas. I’m honored to have a chance to speak with you and your family this year. Recently we learned that our governments, working in concert, have created a system of worldwide system of mass surveillance...
  • Reddit’s science forum banned climate deniers. Why don’t all newspapers do the same?

    12/23/2013 3:05:35 PM PST · by Third Person · 37 replies
    The Grist ^ | December 16th, 2013 | Nathan Allen
    In addition to my career as a PhD chemist, I am one of a select few who enjoy the privilege of moderating content on’s science forum. The science forum is a small part of reddit, but it nonetheless enjoys over 4 million subscribers. By comparison, that’s roughly twice the circulation of The New York Times. The forum, known as /r/science, provides a digital space for discussions about recent, peer-reviewed scientific publications. This puts us (along with /r/AskScience) on the front line of the science-public interface. On our little page, scientists and nonscientists can connect through discussions on everything from...
  • Tony Romo Out For Rest Of Season

    12/23/2013 2:04:04 PM PST · by Third Person · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 23rd, 2013 | ESPN Staff
    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss the rest of the season because of a back injury, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Monday. Tony Romo overcame a back injury Sunday to rally the Cowboys past the Redskins, but he will not be able to play the rest of the season, a source said. The Cowboys (8-7) host the Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) on Sunday night, with the winner capturing the NFC East title. Kyle Orton likely will get the start at quarterback for Dallas. Orton has 69 career starts and is 35-34. He hasn't started since...
  • Boehner Attacks Again: Tea Party Groups Have "Lost All Credibility" [Video]

    12/12/2013 10:03:43 AM PST · by Third Person · 75 replies
    RCP ^ | December 12th, 2013 | Staff
  • Federal Prison Population Grows 27 Percent in 10 Years

    12/06/2013 4:40:24 PM PST · by Third Person · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 6th, 2013 | Staff
    The number of federal prison inmates has grown 27 percent in the last decade, according the Government Accountability Office (GAO). In a report examining the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) budget, the GAO found that prison population is rising: The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is responsible for the custody and care of over 219,000 federal inmates—a population that has grown by 27 percent over the past decade. BOP is composed of 119 institutions, 6 regional offices, 2 staff training centers, 22 residential reentry management offices (previously called community corrections offices), and a central office in...
  • Republican men need more sensitivity on women's issues, Boehner says

    12/05/2013 5:35:22 PM PST · by Third Person · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 5th, 2013 | Russell Berman
    Republican men in Congress “aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be” when it comes to running against female candidates and appealing to female voters, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday. “We’re trying to get them to be a little more sensitive,” Boehner said at his weekly Capitol press conference. “You look around the Congress, there are a lot more females in the Democratic caucus than there are in the Republican caucus. And some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be.” The Speaker was responding to a question about an article in Politico reporting that...
  • President Obama acknowledges having lived with his uncle

    12/05/2013 11:21:21 AM PST · by Third Person · 134 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 5th, 2013 | Maria Sacchetti
    President Obama acknowledged on Thursday that he lived with his Kenyan uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while preparing to attend Harvard Law School, contradicting a statement more than a year ago that the White House had no record of the two ever meeting. Their relationship came into question on Tuesday at the deportation hearing of his uncle, Onyango Obama, in Boston immigration court. His uncle had lived in the United States illegally since the 1970s and revealed in testimony for the first time that his famous nephew had stayed at his Cambridge apartment for about three weeks....
  • Obama’s uncle contradicts White House, says Obama stayed with him in 1980s

    12/03/2013 4:48:04 PM PST · by Third Person · 91 replies
    WP ^ | December 3rd, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    President Obama's uncle said at a deportation hearing Tuesday that Obama stayed with him while he was a student at Harvard Law School in the 1980s -- despite the White House having said that Obama never met the man. Onyango “Omar” Obama, 69, was arrested for drunk driving in 2011 and faced deportation after living in the United States for five decades. The judge decided to let the Kenyan national remain in the United States. According to the Boston Globe, Omar Obama also made the following claim: "He testified that president stayed w/ him in Cambridge when he came to...
  • HuffPost’s Gut-Wrenching Poverty Editorial That Went Viral a Hoax

    12/03/2013 3:54:27 PM PST · by Third Person · 67 replies
    Mediate ^ | December 3rd, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    In October, Linda Walther Tirado wrote a painful and heart-rending entitled Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or, Poverty Thoughts, which chronicled her struggles with near abject poverty. This week, the post was republished in The Huffington Post where it spread like wildfire across the internet and made the jump from the web into cable news. On Tuesday, however, it was revealed that Tirado’s claims were a dramatic exaggeration. Tirado began with a variety of horrific tales of her struggles with poverty. She detailed how poverty is self-perpetuating and being poor results in poor decision making, resulting in a destructive spiral...
  • Reliant security guards say they were fired for taking photos with Tom Brady [Video]

    12/03/2013 1:09:22 PM PST · by Third Person · 13 replies
    KHOU 11 News ^ | December 2nd, 2013 | Rekha Muddaraj
    HOUSTON – Two security guards working Sunday’s Houston Texans game claim they were fired after taking a picture with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Joel Williams, who was working security at Reliant Stadium, said he took his part-time job very seriously. “When you are at your post and you’re doing your job, you’re not supposed to take pictures with anybody because your job is to secure that area,” Williams said Monday. But after the game, Williams said he was ready to clock out when he had a chance run-in with Brady. “I said, ‘Hey Tom Brady, good job, good...