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Opinion: Romney’s Criticism Of Obama’s Foreign Policy Is On Target

As unfortunate as the events are, Romney’s comments about Obama ring true. Prior to the tragic event and even after, President Obama appears to excuse and apologize for the horrendous events that take place in the world – including those against Americans.

09/12/2012

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer (Credit: SaucedoMercer.com)

Opinion: AZ Republican: We Don’t Want Middle Easterners Here

Republican efforts to promote hatred across racial and religious lines are heating up this electoral season. They have found a new warrior to promote the cause in Arizona, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Mercer has questioned whether Middle Easterners should be in the US “either legally or illegally”.

08/29/2012

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Seen At 11: Customs Officials Launch Crackdown On Khat

Customs officials at New York area airports are cracking down on a drug called khat. Authorities at JFK’s International Postal Facility told CBS 2′s Tony Aiello that they are seizing the drug by the ton.

05/21/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Barack Obama (file / credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office, Kevin Lamarque-Pool/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Sounds Off On President Obama And Israel

President Barack Obama has been a controversial figure for many reasons – including his position on Israel and the Middle East.

09/16/2011

Smoke billows from the Twin Towers - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2011 (credit: Fabina Sbina/ Hugh Zareasky/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Defending The Detainees

While investigators searched for terrorists, a civil rights lawyer and her colleagues have been very busy over the past decade defending immigrants swept up in post-9/11 raids.

09/05/2011

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Wars Creating Ammo Shortage For Tri-State Police Departments

The two wars being fought in the Middle East are causing a shortage of ammunition for local police departments back home.

06/04/2011

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House - Washington, DC - May 20, 2011 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Protest Held At Israeli Consulate In Response To Obama Middle East Speech

While President Obama was meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Washington, a protest was held at the Israeli consulate in Midtown Manhattan.

05/20/2011

Anti-Semitic bullying

Anti-Semitic Bullying Early Intervention Program Unveiled For N.J. College Students

An increase in complaints about anti-Semitism on college campuses across the country and right here in the Tri-State Area has inspired a new program to help potential victims,

05/13/2011

Offshore oil platforms are seen near Santa Barbara, CA - Jul 21, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images

New Jersey Environmentalists Keep Eyes On House Vote On Offshore Drilling

Those for lifting the moratorium say increasing oil supplies will help lower gas prices, but the Sierra Club’s Jeff Tittel says it’s not worth threatening beaches.

05/10/2011

Daniel Murphy holds a photo of his son Michael Murphy - Wading River, NY - May 3, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera / 1010 WINS)

Long Island Family Proud Of SEAL Team That Killed Osama Bin Laden

The father of a Long Island Navy Seal killed in action six years ago in Afghanistan said as soon as he heard the news of Osama bin Laden’s death he knew the Seals were behind the operation.

05/03/2011

Stamford, Conn. Shell station prices

$5 Gas Hits Connecticut; $6-Plus Predicted For Tri-State Very Soon

At first you might have thought your eyes were playing tricks on you, but they weren’t. Gas prices hit $4.99 for premium in Stamford on Wednesday.

04/20/2011

Virtual Passover Seder Table - virtualseder.com

Passover Seder Goes Virtual For A Good Cause

Virtualseder.com hopes to get people around the Passover table through social media. It allows users to host a Passover dinner for $36 a table.

04/06/2011

A car is filled with gasoline - File / Photo: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images

NJ Gasoline Prices Stabilize After Price Surges

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of regular gasoline on Friday was $3.39, the same as last week. But it’s still much higher than a year ago, when New Jersey motorists were paying $2.63.

03/19/2011

NJ Gasoline Prices Continue To Rise Sharply

Motorists continue to see sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of regular gasoline on Friday was $3.39, up nine cents from last week.

03/12/2011

Gas prices in the Tri-State continue to rise, leaving many drivers frustrated and worried that prices will be even higher by summer. (Credit: CBS 2)

Why Do Gas Prices Jump So High Seemingly Overnight?

It’s hard not to think you’re being gouged when you see the gas prices spike, and in some cases, you are. Aside from that, though, the buying and selling of gasoline is a complicated business based on anticipation as much as reality.

03/03/2011

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