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  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T.Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WRKO AM,November 20-24,2017

    11/20/2017 9:04:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | November 20, 2017 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Afternoon And WELCOME!
  • New York City to Begin Putting 'Absent Reserve' Teachers Back in Classrooms. But Who Are They?

    11/19/2017 1:48:45 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Education Week ^ | October 27, 2017 | Liana Loewus
    Hundreds of New York City teachers who'd lost their full-time positions but stayed on the payroll will be headed back to classrooms within the next few weeks. About a third of those teachers, it turns out, have faced legal or disciplinary charges. The city's education department announced this summer that schools that hadn't filled all their teaching positions by Oct. 15 would be assigned educators from the "absent teacher reserve" pool. According to a spokesman at the New York City Department of Education, the "matches" between teachers and schools are being made now, and those teachers will go into schools...
  • Resignation of CFPB head gives Trump opportunity to erase Elizabeth Warren’s legacy

    11/15/2017 6:51:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 11/15/17 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Richard Cordray, an Obama appointee and head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced to staff in an email Wednesday his plans to resign. While he’s yet to confirm his plans, there’s speculation Cordray will return home to run for Ohio’s governorship. The CFPB functions as, “a regulator set up in response to the 2008 financial crisis to police mortgages, credit cards and other financial products,” and was the brainchild of Massachusetts Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren. Unlike other agencies, due to the unique circumstanced through which the CFPB was created (was part of Dodd-Frank in 2010), Cordray answered to...
  • MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd, a Harvey Weinstein ‘Friend,’ Still Silent on Sexual Abuse

    11/15/2017 7:40:51 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 7, 2017 | BY: Brent Scher
    The Motion Picture Association of America and its chief, former Democratic senator Chris Dodd, have yet to comment on the slew of sexual assault allegations against Hollywood giant Harvey Weinstein, a longtime friend and political donor of Dodd's. Dodd, who took the reins of MPAA in 2011 after a 30-year stint in the U.S. Senate, has made no public comment on the rape and sexual assault allegations against Weinstein that have piled up after numerous women told their stories to the New York Times and The New Yorker a month ago. The MPAA, which works with major film studios including...
  • Hundreds walk out at Westfield State University (MA) to protest racism on campus

    11/14/2017 7:14:31 PM PST · by matt04 · 44 replies
    Hundreds of Westfield State University students and faculty members gathered for a walk out today in response to reports of hate crimes recently on campus. Reports of racist vandalism, graffiti and an assault of a female student led up to the event. Organized by the WSU Education Department, the walkout started at 12:30 p.m. on the campus green and lasted one hour. Hundreds of Westfield State University students and faculty members gathered for a walk out today in response to reports of hate crimes recently on campus. Reports of racist vandalism, graffiti and an assault of a female student led...
  • Tufts students say Ben Shapiro's views put them in 'danger'

    11/14/2017 6:34:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 13, 2017 | Adam Sabes
    Liberal students at Tufts University are pressuring the student government to deny funding for the College Republicans to host an event featuring Ben Shapiro. The funding request was scheduled for discussion by the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate on October 29, but was tabled at the request of the Tufts College Republicans President George Behrakis, who told The Tufts Daily that the club need time to prepare a response following “a swift mobilization against us by leftist student groups.”
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T.Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,November 13-17,2017,WRKO AM

    11/13/2017 8:42:23 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | November 13, 2017 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Morning/Afternoon, Welcome!
  • Guilty, Especially If Proven Innocent

    11/11/2017 2:22:09 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 95 replies
    Mitt Romney ^ | 11/11/2017 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It read like something straight out of "The Onion". "Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections."So spake Mitt Romney, would-be King of the Establishment Republicans.This one sentence shows a complete betrayal of all American mores and morals. In every walk of life -- law, elections, even reputations -- Americans have cherished the concept that one is innocent until proven guilty. This shows how dangerous Establishment Republicans are. They are every bit as dangerous as the most liberal Democrat.... and if given enough freedom to act, they would happily join Democrats in rounding up and killing Conservatives.Right now,...
  • Boston is experiencing record-breaking cold temperatures

    11/11/2017 8:54:41 AM PST · by ex91B10 · 44 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 11/11/2017 | Dialynn Dwyer
    Boston broke a 116-year-old record Saturday morning when the temperature dropped to 23 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Mitt Romney on twitter: "Moore is unfit for office and should step aside"

    11/10/2017 7:17:43 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 157 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 10, 2017 | Mitt Romney
    @MittRomney Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections. I believe Leigh Corfman. Her account is too serious to ignore. Moore is unfit for office and should step aside.
  • [FLASHBACK] Mitt Romney and how he 'held down gay taunt student and chopped off his hair'

    11/10/2017 8:14:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 10, 2012 | By DANIEL BATES
    One of Mitt Romney's high school classmates says that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was 'evil' in his younger years, and acted like he was a schoolboy gone mad 'like Lord Of The Flies'. The Romney camp was reeling after the revelations that he forcibly shaved the head of a high school classmate who was regularly taunted for being gay. The former governor of Massachusetts grabbed tearful John Lauber and hacked away with a pair of scissors because he thought his bleached blond hair was ‘wrong’. Mr Romney also supposedly mocked another student who was a closeted gay by shouting...
  • [FLASHBACK] Pro-Obama group blames Romney in woman's death

    11/10/2017 8:09:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    PolitiFact ^ | August , 2012 | By Jon Greenberg
    An ad from a pro-Obama super PAC suggests that Mitt Romney is responsible for a woman's death. The TV ad by Priorities USA Action has Joe Soptic, who has been used in Obama campaign ads, telling the story of what happened to his wife after Mitt Romney’s company, Bain Capital, closed the GST Steel plant where Soptic worked until 2001. On the screen are these words: "Mitt Romney and Bain Capital made millions for themselves and then closed this steel plant." Soptic says "I lost my health care. And my family lost their health care. And a short time after...
  • Harvard University hosts a*** sex workshop [ed]

    11/08/2017 5:52:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    College Fix ^ | November 8, 2017 | William Nardi
    A workshop at Harvard University on Tuesday night delved into the ins and outs of a*** sex, with a presenter denouncing the “stupidity of abstinence” and the joys of “putting things in your butt,” according to a College Fix reporter who attended the event. [ed]
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T.Kuhner Show,M-FF,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WRKO AM,November 6-10,2017

    11/06/2017 8:44:26 AM PST · by Biggirl
    The Kuhner Report ^ | November 6, 2017 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Morning/Afternoon And Welcome!
  • Massachusetts Enacts Bump Fire Stock Ban: Possible Life Imprisonment for Simple Possession

    11/04/2017 4:17:09 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 39 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 11/04/17 | Robert Farago
    “Massachusetts became the first state to enact a ban on bump stocks following the mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival,” foxnews.com reports. “Republican Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito signed the bill Friday in her capacity as acting governor because Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is on vacation in California.” The bill’s penalties are beyond harsh . . . “The provision passed by the legislature allows for excessive punishment including life imprisonment,” The Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts (GOAL) warned ahead of Polito’s signature, “with a minimum sentence of 18 months, for the mere possession of these accessories.” The ban...
  • Massachusetts: Gun Control Bill Hits Governor Baker’s Desk

    11/03/2017 8:26:15 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 14 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 11/02/17 | NRA-ILA
    Today, the Massachusetts state House of Representatives and Senate approved the conference committee report reconciling differences between the appropriations bills that contained gun control language banning bump fire stocks and trigger cranks. This piece of legislation, House Bill 4008, will now go to Governor Charlie Baker’s desk for approval. It is important that Governor Baker line item veto the gun measure out of the HB 4008. Please contact Governor Baker and urge him to line item veto the gun measure provision out of HB 4008! Click the “Take Action” button below to contact them. Under this provision, a “Bump Stock”...
  • Liz Warren Asks A Black Crowd For An ‘Amen’

    11/03/2017 4:38:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | November 2, 2017 | Amber Randall
    Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren asked Rev. Al Sharpton and a mostly black crowd for an “amen” during a speech she was giving at a National Action Network conference Thursday. . . . “So when the Trump administration and the Republicans take steps to undermine equal rights, to roll back economic opportunity or to subvert equal justice under law, then we’re going to call them out and we’re going to fight back every single time,” Warren declared, before asking “Can I have an amen on that?”
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T.Kuhner Show,M-F,12 NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,October 30-November 3,2017

    10/30/2017 9:05:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | October 30, 2017 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Afternoon And Welcome!
  • Businessman Kills His Brand With a Single White House Appearance

    10/29/2017 11:39:24 AM PDT · by outofsalt · 53 replies
    Incvia MSN ^ | 10/29/2017 | Erik Sherman
    "A business owner in New England has found that a photo op with Donald Trump in the White House has a stiff price: his reputation and many of his customers. It's easy to see how your business could take lumps over politics. It's happened to the likes of Trump's own company as well as the restaurant chain Chick-fil-A and many others. And, as Dave Ratner, owner of Dave's Soda and Pet City chain, learned, even some business love from Trump can backfire."
  • (Howie) Carr: Kennedy's original serial harassers (compares the perverts to Weinstein)

    10/29/2017 3:40:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 29, 2017 | Howie Carr
    Have you noticed that there’s been a word missing from all these recent stories about sexual harassment in Massachusetts politics? The missing word is "Kennedy." Talk about ignoring the elephant, or should I say donkey, in the room. There has never been a family in Massachusetts (or American) politics that's come close to the sordid record of misogyny of the Kennedys. [Snip] Chappaquiddick, anyone? Joe Kennedy II crippling a young woman on Nantucket and later his first wife accusing him of bullying her ... the list of abominable Kennedy behavior around women is practically endless. From Toodles Ryan to...