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Politics

MORELAND COMMISSION SCANDAL NEWS: Astorino launches new assault on Cuomo and Doc Cavallo of the Independence Party

ROB ASTORINO PRESS RELEASE NO-SHOW-JOB INVESTIGATION INTO PARTY BIGWIG SUDDENLY DROPPED BY MORELAND/AG COMMISSION – WHAT HAPPENED?   New York–July 25…The Vice Chairman of the New York State Independence Party…

Lowey calls for TZ Bridge noise reduction grants to be tax exempt

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D, NY17) urged the IRS to exempt from taxable income grants for noise reduction related to construction of the new Tappan Zee…

World

Solar flare nearly destroyed Earth 2 years ago: NASA

Two years ago, we were all going about our daily business, blissfully unaware that our planet almost plunged into global catastrophe. A recent revelation by NASA explains…

Purged by ISIS, Iraq’s Christians appeal to world for help

Iraqi Christians are begging for help from the civilized world after Mosul, the northern city where they have lived and worshiped for 2,000 years, was purged of…

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Lifestyle & Entertainment

Jon Stewart Runs Andrew Cuomo Through The Wringer Over Anti-Corruption Panel

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo got the full treatment on Thursday night’s “Daily Show,” and not the kind reserved for a beloved celeb or a guest pushing a new…

Annual Borderline Picnic, Jam, & Singing Party, Sunday, August 24 pays tribute to Pete Seeger

On Sunday, August 24th we will again be sponsoring the annual Borderline Picnic which this year will be a tribute to Pete Seeger at a new venue,…

Nation

U.S. House panel votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped…

$5M Bond Set for Teens in Homeless Beating Deaths

Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque…

Sports

Optimism is a fragile travel companion for Mets

Jacob deGrom pitching like deMan BY JOE RINI In recent years, optimism has not exactly been a frequent flyer companion for the New York Mets on flights…

Marc My Words!

Marc Maturo’s official sports column Baseball, FOX TV swing and miss mightily at All-Star Game       Baseball and FOX TV both swung and missed at its mid-summer showcase,…

Local

CUOMO DEMONS EXPOSED: Moreland Commission “hobbled” by governor’s interference

BY MICHAEL RICONDA Ever since its abrupt end in April, the Moreland Commission rose eyebrows not only with its investigations of high-profile Albany corruption, but also its…

Unsung Heroes: Peter Vitro, Advocate for His Neighborhood Association

BY JANIE ROSMAN Peter Vitro, president of the New City-based residential association group the Little Tor Neighborhood Association — and a recipient of the Rockland County Distinguished…