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China puts rare pressure on US over Taiwan relationship

In a rare pressure campaign, the Chinese government is demanding Congress back off new laws that would strengthen the US relationship with Taiwan. Beijing’s efforts are the latest sign that it is stepping up its campaign to exert political influence inside countries around the world, …

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Trump could actually make Americans feel sorry for the media

President Trump has a legitimate beef with the coverage he’s getting from much of the news media. But his latest response to that coverage could make his press critics look like the victims. The president was furious over an NBC News report that he’d once …

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Dumping deadwood teachers on failing schools

Starting today, the city Department of Education is forcing deadwood from the Absent Teacher Reserve on schools that don’t want them. It’s almost inevitable that the hit will fall largely on low-performing schools in low-income neighborhoods. ATR teachers have been repeatedly passed over by principals. …

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Why de Blasio’s donations are drying up

Mayor de Blasio’s re-election campaign is now begging for donations as small as $5, complaining that GOP challenger Nicole Malliotakis actually outraised him in the last reporting period. But the reason his contributions have dried up are obvious: New Yorkers hate giving to the rich. …

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If you want a safe school, opt for a charter

In the wake of the tragic school stabbings that killed one student and critically injured another, parents across the city are asking: Are my kids safe at school — and if not, how can I keep them safe? To answer that, I analyzed student and …

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Weinstein’s movies were part of his plotting & other comments

Iran wonk: Congress, Euros Needed on Fixing Nuke Deal President Trump’s decision to de-certify Iranian compliance with the Obama-era nuke deal “was both sensible and courageous,” according to Ray Takeyh, an Iran expert at the Council on Foreign Relations. But Congress needs to do its …

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Trump doesn’t owe Obama anything

Not much is happening in Washington these days. Just more of the same as President Trump continues to change or scrap the policies of the previous president and the media responds by insisting each time that the sky is falling. It’s nine months into the …

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Vote ‘yes’ on ballot proposals 2 and 3

The other two ballot questions this year are easy calls: Proposals 2 and 3 offer fine changes to the state Constitution. On each, a yes is a no-brainer. Proposal 2 would give judges the right to trim or revoke pensions of elected officials and other …

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What a ‘yes’ vote on the constitutional convention requires

Question One on the statewide ballot this Election Day is pretty simple: Should New York hold a Constitutional Convention? But the answer isn’t easy. If the “yes” vote wins, the state faces a year of primary- and general-election voting to choose 2014 Con-Con delegates. The …

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These Obama appointees could cause another housing collapse

A pair of top Obama-appointed bank regulators still serving in the Trump administration could spark another mortgage meltdown by lowering credit standards and encouraging risky lending practices. Democrat Mel Watt, who is serving a special five-year term as head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, …

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