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The (really) do-nothing Congress

Sen. Tom Carper had been wavering over the “nuclear option” for days — until one of his colleagues issued a blunt judgment of Congress.<p>“My colleague said, ‘It’s hard to imagine it getting much worse because we’re not getting anything done,’” the veteran Delaware Democrat said. “If there was an a-ha …

Catholic Leader Furious With De Blasio After No Priests Added To Transition Team

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Did New York City’s incoming mayor snub Catholics?<p>There are questions about why Catholic leaders are not on Bill de Blasio’s …

NYPD tells SantaCon to GTFO of Hell's Kitchen

Are SantaCon's days numbered? Well, no—but in midtown, at least, the festive daylong bar crawl is seemingly unwelcome. DNAInfo reported earlier today …

Ex-Deputy Mayor's Upper West Side Townhouse Asks $13M

309 West 91st Street<p><b>Dan Doctoroff</b> isn't a name you hear all that often, but in his role as one of Bloomberg's deputy mayors from 2001 to 2007, he oversaw the development of some of the city's most high-profile projects, including the World Trade Center, Atlantic Yards, Governor's Island, the High …

AT&T says Next plan adoption exceeding expectations

AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega said he expects 10 percent of its customers will sign up for the early upgrade plan.<p>AT&T's early upgrade plan, called Next, is winning over customers.<p>That's according to AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega, who said Next was exceeding the company's expectations for …

Telecoms

Matt Smith Explains His 'Doctor Who' Departure

Matt Smith opened up about leaving "Doctor Who" as the show prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary.<p>Smith announced his departure from the show this past summer, noting that this year's annual Christmas Special will be his last outing as the titular character. He first appeared as the Eleventh …

New York City

Bold Boeing workers refuse to screw over next generation

By rejecting a contract that amounted to corporate extortion, employees have taken a stand for the middle class<p>In a remarkable act of courage and solidarity with the next generation, last week Boeing workers in Seattle soundly rejected corporate extortion, by voting down a contract which traded job …

Associated Press News

Slavery, Katrina and Watergate: The right’s obsession with exaggerating

To unburden historical guilt, the right uses trumped-up charges against liberals. It’s their form of blame-shifting<p>The week started off with news that former V.P. candidate Sarah Palin had compared the federal debt to slavery, and finished off with the New York Times and "Good Morning America" …

Mitch McConnell: Biggest loser!

Tragically cautious Senate Democrats finally give Harry Reid the votes he needed to let Barack Obama be president<p>It’s hard not to see the Senate rule change Thursday as too little, too late. Liberals wanted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to push to end the filibuster at the start of this Senate …