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Mitt Romney outraged Palestinians on Monday, stirring fresh controversy on his visit to Israel just days after insulting the British on what was intended as a feel-good visit to the Olympics in London.
In this cartoon gallery, editorial cartoonists respond to Romney's gaffe-prone visits to London and Israel.
GALLERY: Mitt Romney's trip to London, Israel and Poland...Read more »
The Westchester County Board of Legislators is sending a $1-a-year lease to the Westchester Children’s Museum to renovate and occupy space at Playland Amusement Park in Rye – nearly a year after its members actually approved the contract.
And you get a sense that more delays are coming, which museum officials say is hurting their fundraising.
The Astorino administration today said it...Read more »
The game of political chicken surrounding Chick-fil-A is getting uglier and uglier. The focus has moved to the company’s one lonely location in New York City, and the store isn’t even open in summer.
Chick-fil-A lovers in and around the city know the company’s delicious, briny fried chicken sandwiches can be purchased at a New York University food court the rest of the year.
Not that...Read more »
Minnesota’s Al Franken is worried about the faces on Facebook.
Actually, he’s concerned about the millions of faces identifiable on social media sites as well as the full face photos in government data bases and at your local warehouse store membership card.
Franken wants Congress to pass legislation to define and limit how government agencies and private companies use facial recognition...Read more »
An editorial cartoon by Mark Wilson about Mitt Romney's controversial comments about the London Olympics during the first stop of his world tour.
Britons recoiled at Romney's suggestion that the logistical problems encountered by the Olympics so far were "disconcerting."
Mark Wilson is a New York political cartoonist and illustrator who lives in the Adirondacks. He publishes under the pen name Marquil.
MORE CARTOONS: Mark Wilson's cartoon gallery
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The Aurora, Colo., shootings have set many gun supporters on edge. They fear that it is just this kind of tragedy that will lead to new gun control laws.
One man wrote to Newsday to suggest that if the United States cracks down on gun ownership, it will be following...Read more »
A story of a long-lived lobster emerged from across Long Island Sound this week. It seems a sympathetic businessman saved a 17-pounder — estimated to be 70 or more years old — from the boiling pot at The Dock Restaurant in Waterford, Conn., and then set it free in the Sound. They’re calling the crusty crustacean “Lucky Larry.”
But will this story have a happy ending?
The restaurant...Read more »
After a little closet-cleaning, the City of Yonkers pulled in $44,000 by selling no longer wanted items on eBay.
A Lincoln Navigator, traffic signal, 1990 Mack Fire Truck and vintage Schwab Co. Bank Safe were among the items that pulled in a few bucks for the cash-starved city.
Mayor Mike Spano said it was a simple way of turning “excessive spending into significant savings for taxpayers.”
Simple?...Read more »
We knew there’d be debates. Now we know what they’ll look like.
Formats of the three presidential debates this fall, including one slated for Hofstra, have been announced. Ditto for the single vice-presidential debate.
Each verbal slugfest will begin at 9 p.m. and last 90 minutes. The first presidential debate will be held Oct. 3 at the University of Denver, and will focus on domestic...Read more »
Sherman Hemsley passed away Tuesday. The brand of edgy, combative and controversial television comedy that defined his career died long before that.
Hemsley, 74, first gained fame as Archie Bunker’s black, block-busting dry-cleaner neighbor, George Jefferson, in “All in the Family” (set in the Astoria section of Queens, by the way). Eventually Hemsley and his fictional wife Louise and son...Read more »