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As Democrats Work to Unify, a Top Reid Aide Causes a Rift

nytimes.com — President Obama called Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, to broach a particularly delicate subject. It was during last year's government shutdown and standoff with Republicans, but Mr. Obama's frustration focused on one of their own.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @jason_pontin: This was fun: "Reid Is Unapologetic As Aide Steps on Toes, Even the President’s" via @nytimes nytimes.com/2014/11/22/us/…

Nov 21, 2014

This was fun: "Reid Is Unapologetic As Aide Steps on Toes, Even the President’s" via @nytimes nytimes.com/2014/11/22/us/…

Nov 21, 2014

Nice story, with Kagan cameo: Reid Unapologetic as Aide Steps on Toes, Including Obama’s nyti.ms/1vvZN9Q

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New York Police Officer Fatally Shoots Brooklyn Man

nytimes.com — A New York City police officer shot and killed a 28-year-old man in Brooklyn late Thursday night, according to the police. The victim was not immediately identified and it was unclear what provoked the shooting. The officer and his partner were patrolling the Louis H.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @nytimes: A man fatally shot in Brooklyn by a rookie police officer was "a total innocent" nyti.ms/1v4Hsz4 pic.twitter.com/ibiykt10II

Nov 21, 2014

Clumsiness. MT @nytimes: A man fatally shot in NYC by rookie policeman was "a total innocent" nyti.ms/1v4Hsz4 pic.twitter.com/JiNe1SgwDf

Nov 21, 2014

RT @nytimes: A man fatally shot in Brooklyn by a rookie police officer was "a total innocent" nyti.ms/1v4Hsz4 pic.twitter.com/ibiykt10II

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AdamSerwer: Imagine having to worry that this decision could lead to your life being ended. nytimes.com/2014/11/22/nyr… pic.twitter.com/daFpxJiAZp

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AdamSerwer: Imagine having to worry that this decision could lead to your life being ended. nytimes.com/2014/11/22/nyr… pic.twitter.com/daFpxJiAZp

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House Republicans File Lawsuit Against Obama Administration

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - House Republicans filed a long-threatened lawsuit Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the health care law that they say are abuses of the president's executive authority. The lawsuit - filed against the secretaries of the Health and Human Services and Treasury Departments - focuses on two crucial aspects of the way the administration has put the Affordable Care Act into effect.
Nov 21, 2014

House Republicans sue White House over law they're trying to repeal. nyti.ms/1r4IlCD

Nov 21, 2014

They just don't want us to be able to afford healthcare. House Republicans Sue Obama Administration Over Health Law nyti.ms/1r4IlCD

Nov 21, 2014

RT @nytimes: Breaking News: House G.O.P. Sues Over Implementation of Health Law nyti.ms/1v2xoqo

Nov 21, 2014

RT @onceuponA: Boehner is suing Obama over the employer mandate delay... and cost-sharing reductions? nyti.ms/1p5Tes0

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Eavesdropping on Pakistani Official Led to Inquiry of Former U.S. Diplomat

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - American investigators intercepted a conversation this year in which a Pakistani official suggested that his government was receiving American secrets from a prominent former State Department diplomat, officials said, setting off an espionage investigation that has stunned diplomatic circles here. That conversation led to months of secret surveillance on the former diplomat, Robin L.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @KBAndersen: Blonde female pro-Pakistani US diplomat, ex-CIA, slips US secrets to Pakistani government: life imitates Homeland. nytimes.com/2014/11/21/us/…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @comradewong: Fascinating & still unfolding tale of US-Pakistan espionage in DC. And last two grafs deepen the mystery. http://t.co/HOFL…

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House Intel Panel Debunks Many Benghazi Theories

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.
Nov 21, 2014

Still shocked by this one. Only Rep Issa can clear this up. Go get em. ''House Intel Panel Debunks Benghazi Theories' nyti.ms/1F9RK2g

Nov 21, 2014

RT @JohnJHarwood: R-led House Intel panel finds CIA/military acted properly at Benghazi, asserts no wrongdoing by Obama appointees nytimes.com/aponline/2014/…

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As Verrazano Bridge Turns 50, a Myth About Its Tolls Persists

nytimes.com — A cloud of discontent that always seems to be menacing Staten Island, where people are accustomed to feeling ill used by the rest of New York City, is darker than usual these days. Friday is the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the structure that linked the island to Brooklyn and, in doing so - according to some Staten Islanders, anyway - ruined everything.
Nov 21, 2014

As Verrazano Bridge Turns 50, a Myth About Its Tolls Persists nyti.ms/1F84tCq

Nov 21, 2014

I think this idea that tolls only last until you "pay it off" is a pretty common misconception, not just in NYC nyti.ms/1uO3XbI

Nov 21, 2014

+ expensive RT @BrooklynBased: Verrazano Bridge toll increases infuriate Staten Islander b/c of persistent urban myth ow.ly/EFZov

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Julien Blanc, Self-Described Pickup Artist, Denied Entry to Britain

nytimes.com — LONDON - This week, Julien Blanc became possibly the first man ever denied a visa on grounds of sexism. Mr. Blanc, a 25-year-old Californian, calls himself a "pickup artist." His website promises men that he will "make girls beg to sleep with you," and in expensive dating boot camps held around the world he shares tips about "gaming" and grabbing women, including casually pulling their heads toward the crotch.
Nov 21, 2014

Julien Blanc, Self-Described Pickup Artist, Denied Entry to Britain nyti.ms/1F94Sol

Nov 21, 2014

Also, how did this person manage to build an entire career on this crap?! nyti.ms/1F94Sol

Nov 21, 2014

RT @SaraMojtehedz: Self-described "pick up artist" and general skeeze may be the first person ever to be denied visa for sexism. nyti.ms/1F94Sol

Nov 21, 2014

Self-described "pick up artist" and general skeeze may be the first person ever to be denied visa for sexism. nyti.ms/1F94Sol

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Affordable and Reliable, Queens Real Estate Ascends

nytimes.com — Long the Toyota Corolla of New York City real estate - affordable, reliable and unassuming - Queens is finally getting some respect. The Michelin Guide just anointed four Queens restaurants with the coveted star. Ridgewood is being heralded as the new Bushwick.