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Governor Cuomo’s Failure on Ethics Reform Hinders an Endorsement

nytimes.com — More than four years ago, while announcing his campaign for governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo stood in front of the Tweed Courthouse in downtown Manhattan and said Albany's antics "could make Boss Tweed blush." New York had had enough corruption, he said, and he was going to put a stop to it.
Aug 27, 2014

NYT editorial savages Andrew Cuomo for failing to even pretend to clean up Albany — nytimes.com/2014/08/27/opi…

Aug 27, 2014

NY Gov Andrew #Cuomo stinking it up -- NY Times holds its nose, no endorsement. Why not vote for #Zephyr Teachout? nytimes.com/2014/08/27/opi…

Aug 27, 2014

The @nytimes just says NO to Cuomo. We'll talk about it in 20 minutes. nyti.ms/1ta3ArS

Aug 27, 2014

RT @JoeNBC: Wow. The New York Times Just Says "No" to Cuomo Endorsement. Then Praises His Opponent. nyti.ms/1mOdsQF

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U.S. Mobilizes Allies to Widen Assault on ISIS

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The United States has begun to mobilize a broad coalition of allies behind potential American military action in Syria and is moving toward expanded airstrikes in northern Iraq, administration officials said on Tuesday.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @WilliamsJon: After the Yazidis, now the Turkmen. Obama "nearing decision to authorize airstrikes & airdrops" to Amerli #Iraq http://t.c…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @WilliamsJon: After the Yazidis, now the Turkmen. Obama "nearing decision to authorize airstrikes & airdrops" to Amerli #Iraq http://t.c…

Aug 27, 2014

After the Yazidis, now the Turkmen. Obama "nearing decision to authorize airstrikes & airdrops" to Amerli #Iraq nytimes.com/2014/08/27/wor…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @tackettdc: Obama administration seeks its own coalition of the willing to combat ISIS @helenecooper @marklandler nyti.ms/1mPvWAv

Aug 27, 2014

RT @tackettdc: Obama administration seeks its own coalition of the willing to combat ISIS @helenecooper @marklandler nyti.ms/1mPvWAv

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Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.
Aug 27, 2014

Hot air: Obama To pursue global #climate agreement. Chance of success? Slim, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2014/08/27/us/…

Aug 27, 2014

Scoop. Obama seeking huge international climate accord that wouldn't require Congress to ratify @coralmdavenport nyti.ms/1pEMccp

Aug 27, 2014

RT @gabrielsnyder: American politics, Frenchsplained: “There’s a strong understanding of the difficulties of the U.S. situation…” nytimes.com/2014/08/27/us/…

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How Social Media Silences Debate

nytimes.com — The Internet might be a useful tool for activists and organizers, in episodes as momentous as the Arab Spring or as trivial as the Ice Bucket Challenge. But overall, it has largely diminished rather than enhanced political participation, according to new data.
Aug 27, 2014

Pew study shows social media users more reluctant to share dissenting views, online or off nyti.ms/1tzDOMm #socialmedia

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Growing, and Growing More Dangerous, Draft of U.N. Report Says

nytimes.com — Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts" over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new United Nations report.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @nytimes: Runaway greenhouse gas emissions are swamping efforts to deal with climate change nyti.ms/1rxGtaI

Aug 27, 2014

"Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem." ow.ly/ALxF1

Aug 27, 2014

“Severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts”: U.N. #IPCC Draft Report Lists Unchecked #Emissions’ Risks nyti.ms/1pCUoK8 @nytimes

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American Man Fighting for ISIS Is Killed in Syria

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - A 33-year-old American who was fighting for the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria was killed in recent days in a battle with a rival group in Syria, a senior American official said on Tuesday. The authorities identified the man as Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego.
Aug 27, 2014

A middle child from Minneapolis. American who joined ISIS in Syria killed in rebel fight, U.S. says nyti.ms/VQsH40

Aug 27, 2014

There are many disturbing things in this story---one of which is that the FSA is beheading people. ow.ly/ALKp2

Aug 27, 2014

Profile of American slain fighting for ISIS by @michaelsschmidt nyti.ms/1mOzqTG

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ISIS Conspiracy Theories Include a Purported American Plot

nytimes.com — The sudden rise of the militant group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has prompted a serious effort to make sense of the group's appeal in the Arab world, the Syrian columnist Hassan Hassan wrote last week.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @abumuqawama: ISIS Conspiracy Theories Include One That It’s an American Plot // sigh... nytimes.com/2014/08/27/wor…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @MattMcBradley: ISIS Conspiracy Theories Include One That It’s an American Plot nyti.ms/1ARZAx1 Of course, it originates in #Egypt.

Aug 27, 2014

ISIS Conspiracy Theories Include One That It’s an American Plot nyti.ms/1ARZAx1 Of course, it originates in #Egypt.

Aug 26, 2014

'If that plot sounds like fiction, that’s because it is' nyti.ms/1pelSqe Fake Clinton quotes feed theory Islamic State is US plot

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Hard-Line Splinter Group, Galvanized by ISIS, Emerges From Pakistani Taliban

nytimes.com — ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Pakistani Taliban has suffered its second major split in three months, with militant leaders this week confirming the emergence of a hard-line splinter group inspired by the success of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @declanwalsh: Taliban splinter group, inspired by ISIS, emerges in northwestern Pakistan, reports @IhsanTipu: nytimes.com/2014/08/27/wor…

Aug 27, 2014

Taliban splinter group, inspired by ISIS, emerges in northwestern Pakistan, reports @IhsanTipu: nytimes.com/2014/08/27/wor…

Aug 27, 2014

Hard-Line Splinter Group, Galvanized by ISIS, Emerges From Pakistani Taliban nyti.ms/1pEHr2k

Aug 27, 2014

Formation of Jamaat-e-Ahrar one of most serious internal threats to #Pakistan Taliban since it was formed 7 years ago nytimes.com/2014/08/27/wor…

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He Has a Dream - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - As he has grown weary of Washington, Barack Obama has shed parts of his presidency, like drying petals falling off a rose. He left the explaining and selling of his signature health care legislation to Bill Clinton. He outsourced Congress to Rahm Emanuel in the first term, and now doesn't bother to source it at all.
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A New Reason to Question the Official Unemployment Rate

nytimes.com — The Labor Department's monthly jobs report has been the subject of some wacky conspiracy theories. None was wackier than the suggestion from Jack Welch, the former General Electric chief executive, that government statisticians were exaggerating job growth during President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Both Republican and Democratic economists dismissed those charges as silly.
Aug 26, 2014

RT @UpshotNYT: Fewer landlines, but also people's reluctance to answer survey questions, make the jobless report less reliable. nyti.ms/1qJkVBu

Aug 26, 2014

RT @UpshotNYT: Fewer landlines, but also people's reluctance to answer survey questions, make the jobless report less reliable. nyti.ms/1qJkVBu

Aug 26, 2014

RT @UpshotNYT: Fewer landlines, but also people's reluctance to answer survey questions, make the jobless report less reliable. nyti.ms/1qJkVBu

Aug 26, 2014

RT @clairecm: Is the official unemployment rate untrustworthy because people just don't respond to surveys anymore? In @UpshotNYT nytimes.com/2014/08/26/ups…

Aug 26, 2014

Is the official unemployment rate untrustworthy because people just don't