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Spin CycleGiven the puzzling decision of some editors here to have our "hyper-local" newspaper devote its cover for two straight days to fluffy wire stories about Barack Obama instead of the hate murder of a Hispanic immigrant in Patchogue, you......
Spin CycleSuffolk Exec Steve Levy was blasted both in this Spin Cycle item yesterday and in a column by Dan Janison today for arguing that the hate murder of Marcello Lucero was a "one-day story" that the media was inflating......
Spin CycleIn case you missed it, Suffolk exec Steve Levy gets a tongue lashing from the NYTimes edit board for his handling of the Lucero hate murder, and his handling of illegal immigration in general: "Mr. Levy???s past harsh words and......
Tags: Demographics, Politics, Migration, Steve Levy
The Swampby Jill Zuckman Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano is "a leading contender'' for the job of Homeland Security secretary in the administration of President-elect Barack Obama, National Public Radio reports. And Penny Pritzker, the Chicago real estate...
Tags: Demographics, Janet Napolitano, Government, Defense, Migration
Spin CycleObama pledged to scour the federal budget for savings in a news conference yesterday, but couldn't name a single federal program he would cut. He seems to have decided to play a higher profile role in reassuring the country......
The Swampby Frank James Incoming Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano may want to have her department's immigration agents check the immigration status of any cleaning-company workers she may hire to keep up her future Washington-area home. That's one...
Spin CycleCaroline Kennedy's Senate candidacy seems to be based on her name, her celebrity, and her support among some Democratic powerbrokers and non-Democrat VIPs like Bloomberg. She gives every appearance of considering substance -- where she stands -- beside...
Spin CycleAfter a week spent touching base with New York powerbrokers in her quest for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, Caroline Kennedy today began answering some substantive questions to sketch out where she stands on the issues. In an item yesterday,......
The Swampby Mark Silva It could have been a certain candidate for vice president's inability to name any newspapers that she reads. Or it could have been those thousands of dollars of campaign-purchased designer-wear that the self-styled "soccer mom'' from Alaska....
Spin CycleThe ball has dropped. The revelers are gone. The first babies are born. Dry trees move outside. Diets begin. The calendar is flipped. In other words, time to face forward. Here are nine big topics guaranteed to sober you......
The Swampby Frank James When you're president or president-elect, you get a lot of gratuitous advice. And so it is that some Boston University professors have some ideas for President-elect Barack Obama, some serious, some not some serious. Hat tip to......
Spin CycleBush commutes the sentences of two border patrol agents, who convicted in a controversial shooting of a drug smuggler. Correction: The original version of this post said Bush had pardon the agents. In fact, he commuted their sentences.......
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