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Hillary Clinton On Facebook Chat: Tougher Sanctions Are Needed On Russia

MENLO PARK, Calif. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama’s calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine. 575 more words


Christie On Astorino: I Don't 'Invest In Lost Causes'

GREENWICH, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that he does not plan to campaign for Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino because he does not campaign for candidates he doesn’t think can win. 411 more words


NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney Wants More Details On Sandy Spending

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP)New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney says newly released reports on the state’s biggest Superstorm Sandy recovery projects are not detailed enough. 301 more words


The assault on Gaza: A historic crime

21 July 2014

At least 100 Palestinians were killed Sunday as Israel escalated its savage land, sea and air attack on Gaza. In a single neighborhood on the east side of Gaza City, Shejaiya, Israeli bombs and artillery shells killed at least 62 people and wounded nearly 300 others. 1,430 more words

Rise of the Christian left: Why the religious right’s moment may be ending | Salon

It’s hard to tell if the near-constant stream of millennial-centric political think-pieces are perpetuating or reflecting growing curmudgeonly fears about the future of the country. Maybe it’s a little of both, and Fox is probably observing within its competency when it pegs more than a handful of us as “deluded narcissists” –  but it appears there’s room for some political optimism among all the moral panic and the reign of the religious right. 132 more words

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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Law Was Johnson's Tribute To JFK

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow. 243 more words