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Donald Trump qualifies for a tax break he claims he’s too rich to take

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If Trump is really worth TEN BILLION DOLLARS, then why is he taking tax breaks for people making less than $500k?
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NY exit polls show huge race gap, Sanders only won white men

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Hillary beat Sanders among African-Americans, 71% to 28%.
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Closed primaries are fine. New York’s closed primary is nuts.

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You can defend closed primaries without defending New York’s restrictive voting laws.
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Ivanka and Eric Trump can’t vote for dad because they didn’t register

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Registration deadlines are undemocratic, but you’d think the candidate’s children would pay attention to them.
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New York City to spend $20 million for unarmed security guards in private, religious schools

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Nothing about this makes any sense.
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New York set to raise minimum wage to $15 for fast food workers

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A major win for fast food workers, but is it too specific?
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On eve of Ecuador pollution trial, Chevron (predictably) stalls

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Yesterday, in what they’d like to have come off as a higher-road detour, Chevron made a big deal about dropping the fraud claims against one of the major funders of the plaintiffs ...
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Meet a few people I saw texting and driving while leaving NYC yesterday

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I don’t mean to go all Grandpa McCain, but I just don’t get it.
Russian billionaire oligarch Alisher Usmanov, who is the second largest shareholder in Megafon, a company that the NY state and city pension fun invests in, and who now controls VK.com.

California divests from Russian companies over neo-Nazi gay abductions

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CalPERS divested $20m from MegaFon & Mail.ru because of their ties to neo-Nazi organizing site VKontakte, VK.com.
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NY city & state pension plans linked to Russian anti-gay hate site

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NY pension plans invest nearly $1.5m in affiliate of Russia’s VK.com, which publishes videos of gay abductions.
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Jon Stewart on why Chicago pizza is not better than NY pizza

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And of course, he’s wrong.
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VA Gov. candidate Cuccinelli suggests opponent McAuliffe is a New York Jew

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Virginia is for Macacas.
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The end of hotel room service? Good riddance.

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The New York Hilton Midtown is going to end room service this August. Is it the beginning of a trend?
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