As we've chronicled, there is a war going on between the labor union that represents Central Park horse-carriage drivers and animal rights activists who think keeping horses in midtown Manhattan is dangerous and inhumane.Now the activists are using illegal immigrants as PR ammo against the union.The ... More >>
Picking up press credentials at the Charlotte Convention Center yesterday, it was clear from the mob of journalists swarming the scene -- organizers estimate 15,000 -- that the scripted spectacle playing out inside the Democratic National Convention will be exhaustively covered.
But there's plenty ... More >>
Despite having bullied a gay college freshman into committing suicide, Rutgers spy-cam creep Dharun Ravi won't be deported, immigration officials say.That, of course, is bullshit -- especially when you consider some of the other people (who didn't directly cause someone to kill himself) whom the fed ... More >>
President Barack Obama announced last week his plan to no longer deport children who were brought into the country illegally by their parents in a policy shift that the far-right is calling "backdoor amnesty."The spirit of the president's new policy is to not punish the roughly 800,000 undocumented ... More >>
Last week President Obama, tired of waiting for Congress to pass the DREAM Act, sort of enacted DREAM Lite himself, temporarily allowing young illegal immigrants who'd come here as kids off the deportation hook.
Mainstream conservative reaction ranged from discomfiture -- because Republicans had be ... More >>
Good news, DREAMers: the New York State Assembly passed a bill yesterday that would create a privately funded scholarship to help undocumented kids go to college.If it becomes law, the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors, or DREAM, Fund Commission would enable people to solicit privat ... More >>
There were two notable things that jumped out at us yesterday as the Obama administration challenged Arizona's controversial immigration law SB 1070 before the Supreme Court.
First of all, who the hell in the Obama administration let Solicitor General Donald Verrilli anywhere near the Supreme Cour ... More >>
The constitutionality of Arizona's controversial immigration law currently is being reviewed by the United States Supreme Court -- and for some reason New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman decided to chime in in the form of a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the SCOTUS this morning.If you' ... More >>
If you're an illegal immigrant working in New York, you've got a friend in a pretty high place: the New York Attorney General's Office.Attorney General Eric Schneiderman penned an op-ed yesterday, in which he vows to "never ask your immigration status, or share immigration information with federa ... More >>
• New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino has bought a block of TV time with the three network affiliates in Buffalo and is expected to make a "major" announcement today at 5:13 p.m. Don't bet that he's dropping out. But is he still angry?[NYDN]
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Today in spy news, get this: There's another, previously unheard of spy in the mix! A 12th spy! As Tom Robbins pointed out, "The Third Man" is so the right soundtrack for this whole fiasco. The new spy is 23, which means the chances of him being hot are, well, pretty good. Youth is attractive ... More >>
Kathy HochulAndrew Cuomo missed an opportunity to name a minority running mate at the recent Democratic convention. He was so conscious of the state's first all-white Democratic ticket in 20 years that he asked Bill Thompson, the black former city comptroller, to nominate him and Vivian Viloria-Fish ... More >>
By Scott Greenberg and Alana Horowitz
Hillary Clinton ran an ad in 2000 that accused Rick Lazio as being the "wolf that passes for Little Red Riding Hood" in a wrangle over Latino votes.
Turns out she was right.
The Voice uncovered an internal memo from gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio' ... More >>
Target has taken down an "illegal alien" costume from their website after "several complaints," including one from the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, which called it "distasteful, mean-spirited, and ignorant of social stigmas and current debate on immigration reform."
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