Tag Archives: politics

City Leaders Encourage Citizens, Immigrants To Complete Census

Posted on 19. Mar, 2010 by .

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Follow live updates on the event @anniebyrnes on Twitter. I’ll have post updates by the speakers in attendence about the Census. City and state leaders came together at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to encourage New Yorkers to mail in their forms for the 2010 Census. The census determines the amount of Federal funding […]

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Acorn Sting: the making of a media “Controversy”

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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On Sunday, September 27, a neoconservative blogger and associate political science professor named Donald Douglas wrote: “It just occurred to me that the utter hugeness of the ACORN scandal… may well mean that the rightroots blogosphere will ultimately bring down the New York Times.” Douglas, who describes himself on his website as “an umatched competitor […]

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Astorians Hold Vigil For Gay Marriage

Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by .

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Last night, Western Queens for Marriage Equality held a candlelight vigil in support of same-sex marriage. They stood on Astoria Boulevard, outside the office of State Senator George Onorato, who has said he will vote against marriage equality in New York. Brandon Brock organized the vigil when a vote on the issue became imminent. He […]

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Bloomberg and Yankees buy victories

Posted on 06. Nov, 2009 by .

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New York, New York. If you can buy it here, you can buy it anywhere. Rarely has the brute power of money been so apparent than in the recent World Series win by the Yankees and in the mayoral election in NYC this past week. These two contests prove once again that while money may […]

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Deserted Voting Centers.

Posted on 04. Nov, 2009 by .

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Last weekend, across the nation, electoral candidates canvassed, campaigned and toured their turfs to garner American votes. With the excitement of the past presidential elections fast fading, the question on the minds of political candidates is, will the voters show up on November 3?

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Chika on Journalism and Nigeria

Posted on 21. Oct, 2009 by .

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An interview with Chika on why she is attending CUNY and what she wants to do when she graduates: Chika Moses on Journalism and Nigeria from Anne Byrnes on Vimeo.

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Corzine weighs his options against Christie.

Posted on 08. Oct, 2009 by .

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I’d like to start out this post by saying it is not meant to offend anyone in any way, I’m just expanding on an article from the October 8th New York Times. So the Times reported today the smear tacticts in the New Jersey governor race are bordering on those used high school playground. Apparently […]

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Staten Island's Race Problem

Posted on 04. Oct, 2009 by .

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Staten Island is littered with time warped xenophobes who harbor a deep loathing for dark skin. The Island is a microcosm of the U.S.’s racial qualms. The North Shore population of the Island is about 22% Black and 20% Hispanic as opposed to the South Shore’s which is about 1% Black and 6% Hispanic.  Long […]

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Crist flip-flops on Obama. Is bipartisanship officially dead?

Posted on 30. Sep, 2009 by .

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So there’s no question that President Obama has his fair share of detractors, especially in the heath care reform debate. But a somewhat unlikely enemy of the administration emerged last week – the incredibly tanned Florida governor Charlie Crist. Now some of you may be asking why a Republican governor who supported John McCain last […]

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Oops, The Times did it again

Posted on 16. Sep, 2009 by .

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The election coverage in yesterday’s issue of The New York Times featured an article about 3 New York City council members that were ousted by voters, possibly due to their collective push for longer term limits.  The reporting by Sam Roberts was fair and accurate, but there was a huge glaring mistake smack dead in […]

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