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Joel Klein: Cathie Black Was The 'Wrong Person For The Job'

nydailynews.com | By Rachel Monahan | Posted 06.13.2011 | New York

Failed city schools chancellor Cathie Black was "the wrong person" for the job, her predecessor, Joel Klein, said Tuesday. Speaking to Bloomberg N...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Behind New York's School System Shakeup

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.07.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- It was a day of tumult for the leadership that presides over New York City's classrooms. Cathie Black, New York City's Schools Chancello...

Free Ai Weiwei

Bianca Jagger | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Bianca Jagger

Ai Weiwei and his art could be a symbol of China's growing leadership in the world, but the Chinese authorities have chosen instead to try and erase him from the national and cultural memory.

Robin Hood in Reverse in US: Seven Examples

Bill Quigley | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business
Bill Quigley

The rich have been getting richer and the poor and middle have been getting poorer in the US recently. Here are seven examples that show how the US is going through Robin Hood in Reverse.

I Love 'Loosies': In Defense of Black Market Cigarettes

Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.06.2011 | New York
Christopher Mathias

People have the right to get fat and drink too much, and I should have the right to smoke without being taxed out of next month's rent.

City Officials Praise Decision Not To Hold 9/11 Trial Downtown

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 06.05.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — For more than a year, New York City officials complained loudly about the hundreds of millions of dollars that security for a Sept. 1...

Ooyala is Powering Bloomberg's Online and Mobile Video Distribution

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2011 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Yesterday, we spoke with Ooyala co-founder Bismarck Lepe about developments with Ooyala and its work with the technology blogs it powers, including TechCrunch, GigaOM and Business Insider.

Home Prices Fall Again -- 11 Cities Where Home Prices Hit New Lows

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business

The much-feared "double-dip" in housing may finally be here, as home prices in 11 major U.S. cities reached new lows in December, according to data re...

Bloomberg 'Outraged' By Cuomo's Budget Cuts

Posted 05.28.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg is not happy with the state budget Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature agreed upon. From the AP: "Proportionally, th...

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington and Matalin: The Fog of Wars, Education in America, Palin in Israel

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgWith America "firing Tomahawks and teachers" (Jon Stewart), Mary and Wayne Barrett debate Obama's judgments in Libya and classrooms. Then, is the Jewish State a "zoning issue"?

New York Millionaires Offer To Pay Extra Taxes For Budget Woes

| Julie Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Millionaires across New York State are banding together to ask for more taxes. About 100 wealthy New Yorkers, including actor Mark...

Bloomberg Fights Critics With Self-Financed Campaign-Style Ad

| Jill Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- No, he's not running for a fourth term. But with his poll numbers sagging to eight-year lows, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken to the ai...

New York State Teachers Fight Back

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Teachers' unions now face decertification and an end to collective bargaining in Wisconsin and Michigan. In Wisconsin, the governor and legislature pa...

Watch: Former NYC Mayors In Support of Gay Marriage, Giuliani Nowhere To Be Found

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Two new videos today from the Human Rights Campaign featuring former New York City Mayors Ed Koch and Dave Dinkins voicing their support for gay marri...

Groupon Valued At $25 Billion

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Daily deals website Groupon could be valued at as much as $25 billion in an initial public offering, Bloomberg reported on Th...

Bloomberg's Reefer Madness Costs $75 Million a Year

Jesse Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jesse Levine

Since 1996 New York City has spent from half a billion to over a billion dollars arresting people for less than an ounce of marijuana.

Judge: Bloomberg's Independence Cash Spending 'Doesn't Smell Right'

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York state's Independence Party bills itself as blasting a straightforward new path through two-party politics, a route for free ...

SEC: Ex-Fannie Mae CEO May Have Misled Investors On Subprimes

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - Daniel Mudd, the former CEO of government-sponsored mortgage firm Fannie Mae, has received notice from U.S. regulators that he may fac...

Barclays CEO Receives $10.6 Million Bonus

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last month, Barclays CEO Robert Diamond announced that while his banking company would continue to "exercise restraint" against large bonuses, the tim...

Mayor Bloomberg Urges Columbia to Bring Back ROTC

| Jill Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on Columbia University to reinstate its ROTC program after a 42-year absence on campus. Columbia, like ot...

Literally Figurative

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

By concocting a whisper-thin M&A story about Twitter, the WSJ was able to get the ever-popular B-word on its front page. The particulars of the piece don't really seem to matter here.

Bloomberg Pushes For Immigration Reform To Protect Fashion Industry

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg insists America's immigration policy hurts New York's Fashion Week. The mayor was joined by nearly a dozen fashion industry mainstays...

Tax Credits For The Poor Got To Luxury Hotels, Big Banks

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This post has been corrected. Taxpayer dollars that were intended to help poor communities are instead being used to finance luxury hotels, according...

When Is Bloomberg Leaving Town?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg is well known for his globetrotting. He spends several weekends a year at his five vacation homes in places like Vail, Colo., and Lo...

Jan Brewer Mocks Michael Bloomberg For Arizona Gun-Show Sting (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) hit back at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week, suggesting that his undercover sting to expose lax Arizona fi...