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Friday, January 30, 2015

Fox News host Megyn Kelly had an announcement for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee last night about all the "trashy" women he claims he saw swearing in professional environments while commuting to New York for work at Fox News. "I do have news for you before I let you go," Kelly, who lives in New York City, told the Arkansas Republican. "We are not only swearing. We're drinking, we're smoking, we're having premarital sex with birth control, before we go to work, and sometimes [we] boss around a bunch of men." Huckabee laughed and responded, "I just don't want to hear that." read more

A Seattle high school teacher said what would have been one of the proudest days of his life turned into a painful violation from Seattle police. Garfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian says right after giving a speech at a Martin Luther King Jr. rally, police pepper sprayed him. The NAACP filed the claim at Seattle City Hall Wednesday afternoon, against the city of Seattle and Seattle police. The civil rights group says the incident happened on the holiday a week ago, during a demonstration. read more

In the latest probe of a high-ranking state legislator, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is being investigated by federal authorities over his sources of income, ­according to a new report.
Skelos' connections to real-estate deals were being looked into by US Attorney Preet Bharara, who last week jolted Albany with the arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, WNBC/Channel 4 reported Thursday. read more

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Democrats on the special House panel investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks have accused Republicans of conducting the committee's work without them and withholding information that would undermine the credibility of the panel itself, according to three letters obtained by Yahoo News. The previously unreported letters, sent by Democrats to the special select committee's chairman, Republican Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, underscore ongoing Democratic concerns that the panel is a partisan witch hunt rather than a neutral attempt to uncover the truth. At the same time, Democrats contend that the panel's tactics reflect the heat Republicans are feeling to produce an outcome different from those of the previous seven congressional reports, which debunked the conservative conspiracy theories surrounding the attacks. read more

Friday, January 23, 2015

Jeff Greene describes the $195 million price tag of a 23-bathroom Beverly Hills estate he's spent seven years building -- and has now put on the market -- as "quite reasonable." He lives in a 35,000-square-foot estate in Palm Beach, Florida, with its own private beach. And when he flew to the World Economic Forum in Davos, two nannies came with the 60-year-old billionaire and his family. But while giving an interview in Davos, Greene had this to say on the subject of wealth, per Bloomberg: "America's lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence. We need to reinvent our whole system of life." read more


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