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Spin CycleWhich was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1) Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), who compared GOP presidential tactics to those of segregationist Alabama Gov. George Wallace. 2) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who said Barack Obama...
Spin CycleNow the phone lines are fully burning. With Gov. David A. Paterson having said he chatted with Caroline Kennedy about the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Secretary of State designee Hillary Rodham Clinton, Christine Quinn, Democratic speaker......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama is "the urban president,'' a first in modern times, schooled in New York City, trained in community organization in Chicago, resident of the South Side. And now he has a director of urban affairs.......
Tags: New York, NAACP, Bill Clinton, Transportation, Academic Progress
Spin CycleMark Weprin won a special election in Northeastern Queens in 1994 to fill the Assembly seat vacated by the death of his father, Assembly Speaker Saul Weprin. Now, Mark Weprin, left, in a political off-year for the Legislature, is......
The Swampby Clement Tan The director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs today exhorted Latino Americans to participate fully in the 2010 Census data collection, as Census forms begin to trickle into American homes this week. At an event......
I'VE NEVER BEEN interested in "Survivor," but the new, racist "Survivor" — that, I was psyched about. If "Battle of the Network Stars" made good TV, weekly competitions between poorly fed "tribes" of African Americans, whites, Asians and Latinos...
L.A. NOWLos Angeles mayoral hopeful Wendy Greuel announced the backing of Emily's List....
Company TownKids who want to be stars in Hollywood may learn some hard lessons. Silicon Valley is invading Madison Avenue. MSNBC has a new star -- Ed Schultz....
Company TownIn 1996, the teenage son of a prominent political figure in Washington, D.C., got suspended from his tony prep school. Not wanting to see himself, his family or his boss embarrassed by his son’s actions, the father scrambled to keep......
Pop & HissImperiled by a potential sale from private investors, 1520 Sedgwick Ave., often labeled the "birthplace of hip-hop," has been saved by a $5.6-million loan from the city of New York's New Housing Marketplace plan, a program intended to aid multifamily........
New York City officials, with the blessing of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced Monday that they will seek to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products in the city’s five boroughs from 18 to 21 years of age. Although the proposed rule...
As thoroughly awful as everyone knows cigarettes to be — still the No. 1 cause of premature death in this country — public officials walk a blurry line when they try to reduce smoking's terrible toll. As long as they lack the will to ban...
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