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New York, NY – Giuliani: I’d Have Stopped OWS Protesters on Day One

November 18, 2011 at 08:48 AM
New York, NY - The First Amendment does not give Occupy Wall Street protesters the right to take over private property and engage in illegal activities, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says. “You have no right to pitch a tent in the middle of New York City, I’m sorry,” Giuliani said on Sean Hannity’s radio show. “That is not the First Amendment.” President Barack...

New York, NY – Bloomberg Declares Victory Against OWS All-Day Rallies

November 18, 2011 at 08:30 AM
New York, NY - They didn't occupy Wall Street for long, shut down the Brooklyn Bridge, or win many new fans. And by Thursday night, the thousands of protesters flooding lower Manhattan seemed to have worn out their welcome after tying the Financial District in knots. Two days after losing their two-month-old encampment at Zuccotti Park, the day of demonstrations felt more like a final...

New York – Insight: Why Wall Street Still Doesn’t Get It

November 18, 2011 at 08:22 AM
New York - It was a telling moment at the height of the Occupy Wall Street protests. John Paulson, the hedge-fund trader who famously made billions betting on the collapse of the housing market, was threatened by the demonstrators with a march on his Upper East Side home in New York last month. Paulson responded by putting out a press release that described his $28 billion, 120-person fund as...

New York, NY – Defiant Comptroller Liu Says He’s Still Running for Mayor

November 18, 2011 at 08:14 AM
New York, NY - Scandal-scarred John Liu defiantly brushed off criminal charges against one of his top fund-raisers — telling a crowd of supporters that he’s running for mayor in 2013. With federal investigators swarming his campaign operation, the city comptroller downplayed Wednesday’s arrest of Xing Wu “Oliver” Pan as merely an “unexpected challenge.” “I want to run for...

Lakewood, NJ – Orthodox Jewish Schools Backing off Thanksgiving Busing

November 18, 2011 at 07:51 AM
Lakewood, NJ - It appears the Thanksgiving school bus debate in Lakewood is calming as bus companies say they're willing to send out drivers on morning routes and private school say they don't necessarily need buses on the holiday. About 18,000 students — or three-fourths of the school-age kids in the central New Jersey town — attend Orthodox Jewish schools. While the schools, about 65...

Israel – More Religious Girls to Serve in Army Than Ever Before

November 18, 2011 at 07:36 AM
Israel - The IDF expects a sharp increase in the number of religious girls who opt for full army service in the coming year. During the draft period between April 2010 and April 2011, some 1,200 18-year-old young women who classified themselves as observant entered the ranks of the IDF. Army officials expect that number to grow by about 25% this year, with some 1,500 girls signing up for service...

Hartford, CT – Connecticut Utility Chief Resgins After Delays in Restoring Power

November 18, 2011 at 12:11 AM
Hartford, CT - Jeffrey D. Butler, who was the beleaguered face of Connecticut’s biggest utility as it struggled for more than 10 days to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses after a late-October snowstorm, resigned under pressure Thursday. Butler was the president of Connecticut Light and Power, which incurred the wrath of the state’s residents and elected...

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