Day: August 16, 2012

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Guest View: Pudd’nhead Mitt and the Great Giveaway

By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed The decision to add Paul Ryan to the Republican presidential campaign has, once and for all time, exposed the limp, rudderless vacancy that is the core essence of Willard Mitt Romney. Over the eighteen years he has been on the political stage, Mr. Romney has changed positions more […]readmore

Community News

Sarah Brinson: Get Ready, Get Set, Vote for Obama!

By Lucia Jean and David Soblick President Obama has lived in the White House since before his election. In Sarah Brinson’s Brooklyn-based “White House,” that is. Obama has been a mainstay in Ms. Brinson’s white brownstone in Bedford-Stuyvesant – which has been adorned with posters, buttons, photographs, newspapers and virtually every piece of Obama campaign […]readmore

City Politics Community News

News Briefs 8/16/12

Homeless numbers rise in city The city’s homeless population rose sharply over the last year, causing a record number of people to enter the shelter system. The increase has forced the Bloomberg Administration to open nine more shelters in just the last two months. Department of Homeless Shelter Commissioner Seth Diamond told reporters the city […]readmore

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Kings County Politics (KCP)

By Stephen Witt Bed-Stuy district leader race heats up Behind all the political hoopla surrounding the male 56th Assembly Democratic District Leader race between incumbent district leader Robert Cornegy and Al Wiltshire is that the two candidates appear to have different priorities with strengths and weaknesses. Cornegy is taking a more legislative approach. A former […]readmore