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  • 2 days ago | Politics

    Bo Dietl doesn’t want to be compared to Donald Trump anymore. “Anyone who compares me, I feel hurt in my heart,” the 66-year-old complained at a City Hall press conference on Monday afternoon. “I’m not another Donald Trump. I’m Bo Dietl, I spilled...

  • 3 days ago | Politics

    In theory, heftier pay is supposed to attract better talent. The nation’s top college graduates rush to the financial industry to make their quick buck. The best mathematical minds shun careers as public school teachers to take their shots at Sili...

  • 16 days ago | Politics

    Scott Stringer, the city comptroller who dreams of becoming mayor, was asked about the Independent Democratic Conference at a recent town hall on the Upper West Side. “I believe that people who are elected as Democrats should be caucusing with Dem...

  • 20 days ago | Politics

    Preet Bharara likes to joke about locking people up. Last night, during a valedictory address at Cooper Union, he lamented that he showed up at an event “where I can’t arrest anyone.” There was laughter, as there usually is when the former U.S. at...

  • 23 days ago | Health

    When a Republican congressman from Buffalo, Chris Collins, tried to save the shambolic effort to repeal Obamacare, he had a novel idea that just about everyone else hated: make the state government pay the full share of Medicaid expenses for upsta...

  • 28 days ago | Politics

    Around 1994, workers at a battery factory in South Carolina started talking about forming a union. The International Union of Electrical Workers began to build support at the factory, which manufactured giant batteries to power forklifts and lend ...


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