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GQ Names Mayor Bloomberg Its ‘Leader Of The Year’ (PHOTO)

GQ named NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg its “Leader Of the Year” in its upcoming “Men of the Year” issue. Scorned by right-wingers for his social liberalism, reviled by some liberals for his avid support of developers, he is a one-man party of the “sensible middle” that so many voters and commentators claim to want. In the article, the Mayor claims the so-called ‘ground zero mosque’ issue was a fabrication of angry politicians and a sleepless media cycle: Keep in mind these guys don’t have the money to build a mosque and there’s already a mosque down there. This is an
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Senate Approves $4.6 Billion Discrimination Settlement For Black Farmers, Indians

WASHINGTON — The Senate has approved almost $4.6 billion to settle long-standing claims brought by American Indians and black farmers against the government. The money has been held up for months in the Senate as Democrats and Republicans squabbled over how to pay for it. The two class action lawsuits were filed over a decade ago. The settlements include almost $1.2 billion for black farmers who say they suffered discrimination at the hands of the Agriculture Department. Also, $3.4 billion would go to Indian landowners who claim they were swindled out of royalties by the Interior Department. The legislation was
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Sandip Roy: Harry Potter is a DREAM Act Kid

I do not know whether, like countless American teenagers, Yves Gomes will be watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I this weekend. If he does, he will probably not recognize himself in the film. Gomes has no lightning-shaped scar on his forehead. But like Harry, 17-year-old Gomes is bespectacled, owlishly serious, an unlikely warrior thrust into a battle much bigger than him. It’s a fight that has already claimed his parents. Gomes’ parents were not killed by Voldemort. They were deported because they lived in America without papers. Gomes, a minor, remained behind, raised by a great aunt
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Former Clinton Aide: Sarah Palin An ‘Extraordinary Ass’

Sarah Palin was at the butt end of an insult from former Clinton aide Jami Floyd on Friday, when Floyd called the former Alaska Governor and potential presidential fascination an “extraordinary ass.” “Never underestimate your opponent and the governor says she’s an extraordinary asset to her party,” Floyd said on MSNBC. “I say she’s an extraordinary ass, frankly.” The discussion came in the context of recent interviews with Vice President Joe Biden, during which he seemed to express little worry about Palin’s ability to beat Obama in 2012, but did admit that she is “always underestimated.” Floyd explained her slight
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