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While the select Benghazi Committee will hold its first open hearing this week , using congressional powers to try to answer lingering questions about the 2012 Benghazi attack, Andrew McCarthy spoke with WND on Sunday and told WND that President Obama's most destructive dereliction of duty involves Benghazi. Andrew McCarthy, a New York Times bestselling author, Fox News analyst, contributing editor at National Review, former adviser to the deputy secretary of defense, and former chief assistant U.S. attorney in New York did not hold back on how he views the President's worst scandal that led to the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.
Only early this afternoon, when I had fortuitously come upon a news article in the front section of the Sunday New York Times did I become aware even of the possibility of a disruption in our plans for a two-week holiday. The Times, even with a deadline some 15 hours earlier than my reading of it, seemed pretty certain there would be no Air France flights on the day we were scheduled to fly out of JFK.
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The battle to end gun violence in America has been erroneously focused on banning assault weapons - though more citizens are killed with handguns - and should be on eliminating the conditions that lead to such activity, according to an op-ed piece in The New York Times. "We spent a whole bunch of time and a whole bunch of political capital yelling and screaming about assault weapons," New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu told Lois Beckett, a ProPublica reporter who writes about gun violence, for the piece.
It must have been a very slow news day at the New York Times's Jerusalem bureau. It's chief, Jodi Rudoren, however, may have felt it necessary to run something anything she could think of to avoid breaking the daily parade of articles promoting the paper's attitudes of antipathy toward Israel and sympathy toward the Palestinians.
The former fiancee of Rep. Mark Sanford found out about the engagements' severance the same way the rest of the world did: by reading a lengthy Facebook post from the former governor of South Carolina. "I learned it from the press today," Maria Belen Chapur told The New York Times .
Secretary of State John Kerry recently met in Jidda, Saudi Arabia to mobilize Arab nation support for the U.S.-led effort to destroy the Sunni extremist group that is known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria . The result was a joint communiquA© issued by the U.S. and 10 Arab states that supports several strategic activities.
Fears over weaponized Ebola virus are escalating after a federal air marshal was stabbed with a syringe recently while traveling through an airport in Lagos, Nigeria. The New York Times reports that the man, who may have been a target of bioterrorism, was rushed back to Houston, Texas, and evaluated, thankfully with no signs of Ebola infection.
Why did Joan Rivers have a medical crisis in a New York endoscopy clinic that led to her death last week? We still don't know, but unnamed leakers are churning the waters in the ongoing investigation.
Tweeting has famously landed people in heaps of trouble: In fact, nine months ago, it got PR pro Justine Sacco fired and thrown into social-media no man's land. But getting thrown into jail? Thank you for not doing that , America.
The survey by the New York Times and CBS News shows incumbent Democrat Peter Shumlin with 45 percent support to 35 percent for Republican Scott Milne. The gap has narrowed by 15 points since the poll was last done in July.
At least one Portland lodging industry observer believes today's news that the Heathman Hotel Portland is on the sales block portends good news for the city's inn operators. Len Bergstein , who's represented lodging interests in the city as part of his lobbying work, said national companies are likely to be very interested in a potentially hot Portland property.
The planned Off-Broadway run for the American Psycho musical was pronounced dead on Friday after the commercial backers and rights holders mysteriously pulled the plug. Carole Rothman, Second Stage Theater artistic director, revealed that the backers, Act 4 Entertainment, pulled the rights without explanation, The New York Times reports.
Under the $400 million-a-year program, low- and middle-income tenants are able to pay for apartments in private New York City properties. The city Department of Housing and Preservation will now rescind dozens of vouchers, and has stopped issuing new ones.
Lorne Michaels teased that there would be a lot of changes for the upcoming 40th season of Saturday Night Live and he's delivered on that promise. There will be a change at the Weekend Update desk, but not the one we were all hoping for.
What's the scent of New York? "A warm, musty smell that comes from the cellar," mostly, according to artist Kate McLean. With a few volunteers, she's on a quest to create a Smell Map of the city, as she's already done for Amsterdam, Milan and Edinburgh.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 02:42 am
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