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Cooper Union Kids Occupy Clock Tower for Free Tuition

Twelve Cooper Union students have barricaded themselves inside of the school's Foundation Building to protest a plan that could charge students tuition for the first time in more than a century. The East Village college started taking money from graduate students this year, while current undergrads have been guaranteed a ... More »

Roger Ailes Tried to Draft Petraeus Into Running for President

In a 2011 New York cover story on Roger Ailes, Gabriel Sherman reported that in the run up to the election the Fox News chief "fell hard" for Chris Christie, and "hoped that David Petraeus would run for president." Encouraging Christie to run was as simple as picking up the ... More »

Jon Stewart Rips Into FOX News's ‘War On Christmas’

Despite the fact that Christmas Day gobbled up Thanksgiving this year, FOX News continues its war on the "War on Christmas," Jon Stewart pointed out on The Daily Show last night. As further testament to the long-standing, even "prehistoric" exaltation of Christmas, Stewart called attention to The Flintstones. "That's right," ... More »

Sandy Was Great for Business at Hospitals That Stayed Open

One silver lining in the New York Times story about crippling overcrowding at the hospitals that stayed open following Hurricane Sandy: It's been quite the moneymaker. "On the Upper East Side, the storm has helped Lenox Hill Hospital, which has a history of financial problems. It took two or three ... More »

GOP Claims to Offer 'Middle Ground' in Fiscal Cliff Counterproposal

Last week the Republicans claimed they were highly offended by President Obama's fiscal cliff proposal, which John Boehner has been referring to as the president's "la-la-land offer," so on Monday they made a counteroffer that's closer to the middle ground, or at least meant to appear that way. “We could ... More »

Washington is Lousy With Aid-Seeking Governors This Week

After wondering aloud about his absence last week, federal lawmakers got their visit from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, and they'll get another from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday as the governors start the heavy lobbying to get aid to their storm-hit states. Cuomo has said ... More »

Dick Armey Marches Away From FreedomWorks

Dick Armey has resigned with a vengeance as chairman of the Tea Party organizing group FreedomWorks, demanding that the nonprofit immediately remove his name, signature, and image from all its web properties and promotional materials, and pay him up through the end of the month. He wouldn't give a specific ... More »

Defense Releases Photo of George Zimmerman's Bloodied Face

In an effort to bolster George Zimmerman's claim that he killed Trayvon Martin in self-defense, on Monday his legal team posted a photo taken by a police officer shortly after the incident on the website A grainy black and white version of the photo was included in a batch ... More »

Bloomberg Would Rather Endorse Clinton for Mayor, If She'd Only Run

Michael Bloomberg has made no secret about his plans to endorse City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor next year, but the news that he called Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to ask her to jump in the race suggests he's still holding out for a better choice. Or at ... More »

Dick Cheney Is Writing a Book About His Heart Problems

After undergoing five heart attacks, having a battery-powered heart pump installed in 2010, and getting a heart transplant earlier this year, Dick Cheney says the fact that he's alive is "nothing short of a miracle." Now he's writing a book about his extensive experience with heart disease with his cardiologist ... More »

Chancellor of Patrick Henry College Withdraws Short-Lived Threat to Sue Student-Run Gay Blog

Since July, three anonymous bloggers at the Über-conservative Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, have been running Queer Patrick Henry College, a blog about sexuality and identity on campus. You might expect such a website to elicit some concern at a school with a policy forbidding students from “advocat[ing] non-Biblical ... More »

The Second Worst Thing That Could Happen in the Subway Happened Today

Monday was not the subway's best day. Earlier, a man was killed when he was pushed in front of a Q train, which is apparently everyone's worst fear. Now Gothamist brings us this video of a woman trying to fight another woman on an absolutely packed 6 train during the ... More »

Remembering The Daily: Former Staffers Saw This Coming

The death of Rupert Murdoch's iPad experiment The Daily after less than two years has been met with a predictable mix of thoughtful autopsies, "I told you so," and News Corp. schadenfreude. Absent entirely was the element of surprise: "I don't think this is much of a shock," said one ... More »

Deutsche Bank Hosted a Bikini Beach Party Last Weekend

If you are a junior member of the Deutsche Bank workforce and you got called into the office last Saturday, you may have noticed some half-naked twentysomethings on your way in. That's because a bikini beach party was breaking out in the lobby of the bank's 60 Wall Street headquarters.The ... More »

World Not Ending in 2012, Government Assures Nation’s Suicidal 11-Year-Olds

Apparently, enough jittery preteens are threatening to kill themselves over the Mayan end-of-world prophecy that the government felt the need to reassure them with an official blog post at, a popular children's Internet destination:Unfortunately, these rumors have many people frightened, especially children. NASA has received thousands of letters concerned ... More »

Mitt Romney Rejoins Board of Company Founded by Man He’s Named After

A bored and contemplative Willard "Mitt" Romney is returning to normalcy a month after losing the presidential election and will once again join the board of Marriott International, the company announced today. He's been there before, from 1993 until he became governor of Massachusetts, as well as for a stint ... More »

President Obama Lives on the Edge

As the impasse over how to avoid the fiscal cliff continues, President Obama attempted to explain his side of things to the issue's least relevant players in a live Twitter Q&A session. We didn't learn much aside from Obama's thoughts on Chicago sports, but we did discover, thanks to a ... More »

GOP ‘Doomsday Plan’ Neither a Plan Nor Doom-y

Jonathan Karl reports that House Republicans now appear ready to put into effect what they are calling a “Doomsday Plan" — the passing of an extension of the Bush tax cuts on incomes under $250,000 a year. How, you might ask, does the Doomsday Plan differ from just going along ... More »

Bronx Man Dies Trying to Save Cat From Tree

A 53-year-old man was attempting to save a cat stuck in a tree last night when "the branch that he was on gave way," police said. The animal was still up there when the would-be hero's body was found, and according to the Times, "the fate of the cat was ... More »

The Worst Thing That Can Happen in the Subway Has Happened Again

Police are hunting for a man who allegedly pushed another man in front of a Q train at the 49th Street and Seventh Avenue station earlier this afternoon during an argument, killing him, according to NBC New York. ... More »

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