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Bill de Blasio Doesn’t Bother Going Anonymous to Complain About Cuomo

Less than a week after senior Cuomo administration official Andrew Cuomo revealed that he might like to complain about New York Mayor Bill de Blasio anonymously to reporters, senior de Blasio administration official Bill de Blasio offered all his complaints about the governor on-camera. "What I found," de Blasio told NY1,... More »

World Gets Ready to Relive Y2K for One Second

Because the Earth's rotation slows ever so imperceptibly, the very important-sounding International Earth Rotation and Reference System adds a second to the year every so often to make sure atomic clocks match up with the sun. There have been 25 total since 1972; tonight will feature the 26th. At around 8... More »

Ebola Is Back in Liberia

Almost two months after the World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free, the country has confirmed its first new case of the disease. A 17-year-old male victim tested positive in a rural area outside the capital of Monrovia. More than 11,200 people have died from Ebola in Liberia since the outbreak began last year,... More »

Chris Christie Makes Play for Stressed Voters in Presidential Announcement

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went to Livingston High School on Tuesday to announce that he is running for president, just as everyone expected he would. Like most presidential announcements, his speech was mostly devoid of policy, so it was easy for those watching to instead focus on the silliest things that... More »

Pepper Probably Won’t Throw Dogs Off Your Scent

Among the many cinematic details of the prison-break story is the fact that police found a pepper shaker at the escaped inmates' campsite. The pepper, state police believe, was likely used in an attempt to throw the police dogs off the inmates' scent — like in Cool Hand Luke — and state police... More »

Chris Christie Is Running for President — and Doesn’t Care If You Think It’s a Dumb Idea

The last few years have been tough for Chris Christie, so it was perhaps fitting that he chose to announce his presidential campaign Tuesday from the high school where he served as class president for four years. “Everything started here for me,” he said to his hometown supporters, packed into... More »

What Can We Expect From the Supreme Court Next Fall?

The Supreme Court is packing up for the summer, but it dashed off a few teasers for next season before officially closing up shop. Here's what to expect — and how states are responding to Supreme Court decisions from the past week.Public-Sector UnionsThe Supreme Court agreed to hear Friedrichs v. California... More »

More Than 100 Could Be Dead After Military Plane Crash in Indonesia

An Indonesian military transport plane leaving an air-force base in Medan crashed two minutes after taking off on Tuesday. The plane — which had been trucking along since 1964 — crashed into a building that housed a spa, stores, and homes in Indonesia's third largest city. The plane was engulfed... More »

Iran Nuclear-Talks Negotiators Would Please Like an Extension on Their Accord Deadline

June 30 is the day that Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and several other diplomats were supposed to proudly shepherd their nuclear deal into the spotlight so the international peanut gallery could be both impressed and incensed by it.  However, since nuclear negotiations with Iran are... More »

Can Lyft Pull an Avis?

John Zimmer is one of the two founders of the ride-sharing service Lyft, and on a hazy spring afternoon, he was standing on the top of one of San Francisco’s highest hills — amid multimillion-dollar homes and cypress trees, the whole city sprawled out before him — trying to get... More »

What the Justice System Gets Wrong About Eyewitness Testimony

“Do you see a person in the courtroom here today that was the person who came in your apartment that night?”The victim looked around the room. “Yes, sir.” The Meriwether County prosecutor chose his words carefully. This was a pivotal moment in the trial: an opportunity to tip the case.... More »

Chris Christie ‘Tells It Like It Is’ (When He Isn’t Dodging the Question)

When Chris Christie becomes the 14th candidate running for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, he'll be using a campaign slogan that many find ironic: "Telling It Like It Is." The New Jersey governor hopes the line will convey that he's honest and forthright to a fault, though he's been... More »

Obama Plans to Extend Overtime to Millions of Workers

It appears that last week's string of victories has made President Obama go mad with power and/or the insatiable desire to help Americans before the end of his time in office. In one of the administration's most significant efforts to address income inequality, the White House plans to make salaried... More »

Jeb Bush Belatedly Admits Confederate Flag Is ‘Racist’

After resisting calls to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state Capitol following the shooting in Charleston, last week South Carolina lawmakers said the "sign of hate" should come down. Over the next few days various retailers and state governments declared that they would ban the symbol... More »

The de Blasios Are Getting Out of Town

It seems like just yesterday that we were watching young Dante de Blasio expertly steer a boat during the mayoral family's heavily watched July 2014 trip to Italy. Alas, things are going to be quite different this summer. According to the New York Times, Bill, Chirlane, Dante, and Chiara are leaving... More »

Who Is Bree Newsome, the Woman Who Took Down South Carolina’s Confederate Flag?

As was announced last week, South Carolina's legislature won't make a decision on whether to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State Capitol until later this summer. So on Saturday, a black woman named Bree Newsome took the matter into her own hands by scaling the pole... More »

Here’s What Else the Supreme Court Did Today

The Supreme Court is done for the summer, and the justices announced the last decisions of the month on Monday. Daily Intelligencer already wrote about the outcome of the case on Oklahoma's use of the lethal-injection drug midazolam (upheld); here's a roundup of what else happened. EPA Regulation of Power-Plant Emissions Blocked The... More »

In Lethal-Injection Case, the Supreme Court Essentially Ruled That Death-Row Inmates Have to Pick Their Poison

Now we know why the Supreme Court left Glossip v. Gross — a contentious case about the constitutionality of lethal-injection protocols — for the very last day of its term. Four out of five justices who had something to say in the case announced their opinions from the bench —... More »

Two Uber Executives Arrested in France

France's professional cabbies, who staged a massive protest against Uber last week, aren't the only French people who disapprove of the American start-up. On Monday, the police arrested two executives — Uber France manager Thibaud Simphal and Uber's general manager of western Europe, Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty — for "illicit activity," the Associated Press... More »

Hillary Knows Exactly What Kind of Dumb Beach-Themed Merch You Want

Hillary Clinton is working hard to kindle her reputation as the new Queen of Brooklyn Cool, peddling millennial-friendly merchandise in a new "Summer" section of her campaign store. Featuring "Chillary Clinton" beer koozies and "Grillary Clinton" aprons, it's almost like Urban Outfitters is running for president.Of course, there's a reason... More »

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