Rivka Baror, 51, and her husband Avraham Baror, 64, have been living pretty high on the hog -- aside from owning not one but three BMWs, the couple also owns a Lexus, a comfortable two-bedroom home in Brooklyn, and drops a lot of cash at places like Victoria's Secret and Home Depot. Oh, yeah -- they ... More >>
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SCOTUSblog's liveblog as the Supreme Court sits for what will probably be the final time of this term.
And...SCOTUSblog is saying that the mandate has survived as a tax, and that Chief Justice John Roberts has joined the left in this ruling. The ... More >>
Part 3 in a series. (Part 1 is here, part 2 here.)
Despite being axed by the Jewish Guild for the Blind after working as their part-time music therapist for two decades, and despite having the organization lie to her clients that she cancelled on them, music therapist Debbie Moran is lobbying on ... More >>
Patrick Alcindor could spend up to 13 years behind bars for scamming $1.8 million from Medicaid -- charging for pricey prescriptions which he never filled, according to the Manhattan District Attorney.
Alcindor, who ran the ring out of a Harlem pharmacy, got caught in March 2010 paying an undercov ... More >>
Members of the City Council grilled officials from the Department of Education for nearly three hours this morning about its failure to secure tens of millions of dollars in Medicaid revenue owed to the city.
The joint hearing of the council's finance and education committees today was sparked by r ... More >>
A male doctor, in our minds, always wears a white coat over a starched dress shirt and unoffensive tie. Not for long, maybe! The state legislator, led by half of Albany power couple "Klavino," Sen. Diane Savino, is plotting to ban all hospital workers from wearing neckties because they spread ... More >>
The Mafia is out of commission. Rather, the Mafia Commission, the caucus of leaders of the five main crime families, apparently hasn't met in 25 years. Cue "disorganized crime" joke. [NYDN]
A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Georgia as the death toll from recent twisters rises to 17. ... More >>
Hey American, did you do the assigned homework for today? You were supposed to watch Obama's big debt-reduction speech! People are going to try to talk to you about it, what are you going to say? Sure, whether you saw it or not won't affect your response to the plan or the president; our smal ... More >>
David Paterson would have you believe that he did the only responsible thing by vetoing almost 7,000 appropriation bills passed by his former Democratic colleagues in the Legislature. He is even taking a veto victory tour, sustained by the fact that the Republican minority in the State Senate ... More >>
The recently passed Bloomberg and state legislative budgets each contained precisely the same, optimistic assumption that New York would get hundreds of millions of additional federal Medicaid funds even though the bill to provide the windfall was stalled in Congress.
The Daily News said Bloomber ... More >>
In terms of financial fantasies that will never happen to us, the one where that great-uncle we only met once dies and leaves us a fortune ranks pretty high up on the list, just slightly ahead of the one where the state turns out to owe us a ton of money that we never even realized was missin ... More >>
If you read the Which Lazy Bastards Are Ripping You Off section of yesterday's tabloids — you can find it after the Who Is Sandra Bullock Not Sleeping With/Adopting section — you may have spotted the story that the Post headlined "Millionaires' welfare 'con' ": The Brooklyn DA's o ... More >>
Herewith, your talking points for this Friday...
• If you're trying to fly out of Europe, think again: "60 percent of European flights were not operating and delays will continue into Saturday," according to European traffic control agency Eurocontrol, which sounds like an early '90s elect ... More >>
It looks like the Democrats might pass some sort of health care bill after all, so the badly outnumbered Republicans are looking at new strategy to block it: make pork illegal.
"Attorneys general in at least 10 states" of a mostly reddish hue, the Times reports, have discussed a legal strat ... More >>
(Editor's note: This dispatch is from a middle-aged, college-educated Manhattan resident who has given the hell up and gone on welfare. Previously at Runnin' Scared, he described the process of signing up for the dole, and the gourmet cuisine he bought with his food stamps.)
When we last left our ... More >>
No, the damn budget still hasn't been passed. Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, who walked her walking pneumonia into the chamber to applause yesterday, had to go back to the hospital, which killed the Democrats' advantage. She and her medics are expected back today.
Meanwhile the complaints against t ... More >>
At the outset of a White House fiscal summit attended by members of both parties, President Obama reiterated that he's going to cut the deficit in half by the end of his (first) term, despite the massive spending now necessitated by the recession. He also promised that his budget processes will be r ... More >>