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Spin CycleMany 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......
Spin CycleEarly scrambling in the 2010 race for the junior U.S. Senate seat - now occupied by Kirsten Gillibrand - offers the best glimpse of the clashing ambitions at work in the state Democratic Party's nervous ruling circles. For her......
The Swampby Michael Oneal The Obama administration warned today that scams targeting distressed homeowners struggling to modify their mortgages or avoid foreclosure are on the rise across the United States. In a news conference led by Treasury Secretary Timothy...
Tags: Mortgages, Eric Holder, United States, Foreclosures, Politics
Spin CycleThree brief points on the expanding pension probe: 1. Steve Rattner, head of the Quadrangle private investment firm, is first and foremost identified in news reports as Obama's chief advisor on the auto industry, which he is. But the......
Spin CycleU.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, key player in the process, is backing Loretta Lynch for U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, which encompasses Suffolk, Nassau, Queens and Brooklyn. She's held the post before -- at the end......
WatchdogI'm no architecture expert, but the vibe I got from this review by the NY Times' Nicolai Ouroussoff of the revamped, post-Gehry design for the Nets' proposed Brooklyn arena is that he is not a fan. Excerpts: "It is a......
Tags: Brooklyn Nets, Long Island
Reality CheckI guess Tyra Banks is hoping that the saying “Big Things Come In Small Packages” will work to her advantage this season of America’s Next Top Model. This cycle, the host and creator of the show has opened up the competition......
Tags: Tyra Banks, Livermore, Crimes, Plantation, Arts and Culture
KickingTiresParking is a major yet overlooked factor in urban design that can have severe environmental and economic impacts, said Donald Shoup, a professor of urban planning at UCLA and author of ???The High Cost of Free Parking.??? In a recent......
Dining@LargeAfter blogging about purslane last week, then writing a story about the edible weed for this week's Taste section, I figured it was time to actually eat the stuff.I'd had a nibble in the garden when I first figured out......
You have nothing to worry about, L.A. Trust me, Lakers fans, there is no need to fret about Dwight Howard. There are those of you who are naturally comparing your uncertain situation to what we went through in Orlando during "Dwightmare 1." But...
The campfire was in a metal pit, under a great, wide roof. The tents were pitched on a well-tended lawn, with help from people who work for an outdoors store. Bears were a threat only if someone had forgotten to lock an enclosure door. And dinner was...
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