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  • Obama's Persian New Year note to Iran

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, a Christian, hopes to make amends with a Muslim world that has taken offense at many of the actions of the past administration. As president, he promises to deliver an address to the Islamic......
  • Obama's Special Olympics joke mars Leno appearance

     
    by Frank James Let's agree from the outset that political correctness for the sake of political correctness can be a real bore. So I write this with some trepidation. But I don't think it's being politically correct to say it......
  • Gay rights measure wins Obama backing

     
    by Mark Silva Chalk up another reversal of Bush foreign policy for the Obama White House: The Obama administration today endorsed a Unite Nations statement calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality - which would seem, on the face of.......
  • Obama to visit Mexico in April

     
    by Peter Nicholas and Frank James The White House confirmed today that President Barack Obama will visit Mexico next month on his way to the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago in mid-April. Obama's visit to Mexico, his......
  • Boynton Beach Vice Mayor fails pop quiz

     
    It???s no surprise resident gadfly Herb Suss put an elected official to the test during last night???s commission meeting. (He regularly issues ???report cards??? and compliments and criticizes commissioners as he sees fit). Suss put Vice Mayor Jose...
  • Americans outraged: AIG bonuses

     
    by Mark Silva Barack Obama and Chuck Grassley aren't the only ones upset by the millions of dollars in bonuses that AIG paid in the midst of its multibillion-dollar bailout by the federal government. Most Americans are too. It's not......
  • Speaker Shelly survivor: Others licked, he still ticks

     
    Just call him Assembly Speaker Sheldon Survivor. He could turn out to be the last pol standing in all New York State. As governor, Eliot Spitzer tried to threaten him but, of course, Spitzer is now gone. As Senate......
  • Bloomberg's third-term-rigging: Not so fast, folks....

     
    Many presume that because of action taken by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council, and the precedent set by a court case earlier in the decade, the incumbent's eligibility to run for re-election -- despite a two-term limit in......
  • Ex-Gov. Cuomo: No such hostility toward Silver

     
    Contrary to a leading Republican???s characterization last week, included as an unattributed quote in this space, former Gov. Mario Cuomo says it is untrue that in his Capitol days he ???could not stand??? Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan). ??...
  • Eliot Spitzer: AIG's 'flavor of the month'

     
    by Mark Silva Eliot Spitzer, former governor and attorney general of New York, made a name for himself fighting the white-collar excesses of Wall Street - until he made a name for himself as the customer of an excessively expensive......
  • AIG CEO: bonuses meant to save company, economy

     
    Edward Liddy, chairman and CEO of the American International Group testifies during a House Financial Services Committee (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) by Frank James If AIG hadn't paid those bonuses the entire economy might've gone down the...