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NYC Council set to lean farther left

The City Council is about to take a sharp left turn. Twenty-one new Council members are about to take office, and many of them are more liberal than the lawmakers they will replace — creating a tipping point, analysts say, in favor of a “progressive” agenda that has been bottled up for decades. New Yorkers can expect everything from the ...

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'Rivera' Ave. bid is stalled

Nicole Saulter shows off her alteration of the River Ave. sign — but politicians have dropped the ball on making the change. City lawmakers have dropped the ball at honoring retired Yankees closer Mariano Rivera with one key letter added to River Ave. — a huge error considering the fan frenzy that broke out after the idea was first broached. ...

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Gay marriage in Hawaii awaits governor’s signature after senate approval

HUGH GENTRY/REUTERS Colin Porter (C) waves a flag with other supporters of same-sex marriage as they celebrate while the Hawaii State Senate convenes to approve the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state of Hawaii. HONOLULU — The Hawaii state Senate has passed a bill legalizing gay marriage, putting the islands a signature away from becoming a same-sex wedding ...

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Sarah Palin refuses to get behind possible Chris Christie White House bid

Jennifer Mitchell/Splash News Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin meets with active soldiers and military veterans Monday outside the ‘Today’ studio. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin refused to embrace New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the GOP’s presumptive 2016 nominee Monday, despite growing support for the popular governor following his landslide reelection victory. “I would never put my faith and hope ...

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Donald Trump's Veterans Day tweet backfires

Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for USO of Metropol Trump, at the 2010 USO Armed Forces Gala & Gold Medal Dinner, put a snarky spin on his message to thank the troops. Donald Trump sent a patriotic message with an acerbic twist this holiday, tweeting “Happy Veterans Day to ALL, in particular to the haters and losers who have no idea how ...

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Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran rejected nuclear deal

DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a news conference after nuclear talks in Geneva on Sunday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the major powers were unified on an Iran nuclear deal during weekend talks in Geneva but the Iranians were unable to accept it. He also said critics of the diplomatic effort should ...

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We must all help the new mayor end hunger and poverty

Nicholas Fevelo for New York Daily News Mzyor-elect Bill de Blasio is no stranger to issues such as hunger and poverty, according to advocates From a billionaire mayor for the 1% to a Sandinista one for the rest of us. No doubt, a pretty radical leap even for liberal New York City. Of course, that’s not entirely true. The billionaire ...

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Chris Christie quiet on 2016 presidential race plans

Mel Evans/AP Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appeared on a number of talk shows Sunday — refusing to say on all of them if he’s running for President in 2016. Less than a week after his commanding reelection in New Jersey, Chris Christie refused to address rumors that he’ll run for president — but the popular governor also wouldn’t ...

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Lawmakers want new City Controller to audit NYCHA

Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images Rep. Yvette Clarke, Democrat of Brooklyn, was among a host of lawmakers who called on the incoming City Controller to audit the New York City Housing Authority. New York City’s congressional delegation on Friday demanded that the incoming City Controller launch a top-to-bottom audit of the troubled New York City Housing Authority. “We’re calling for ...

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Petraeus tried to downgrade war hero’s award

SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images Former Army Gen. David Petraeus had recommended downgrading the valor award for Army Capt. William Swenson, who was down for a Medal of Honor for his heroism in combat in Afghanistan,  Pentagon investigators found. A soldier nominated for the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor, had to endure a sneak attack from then-Army ...

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