Post Tagged with: "President Obama"

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BREAKING: Bronx Man, OLR and Others Have Prison Sentences Commuted By Obama

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama shortened sentences for 209 people and pardoned 64. Among them: William Ortiz, a Bronx, man, convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin. His prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017. Chelsea […]

Since his incarceration, Corey Jacobs has written an anti-bullying children’s book series and a book on domestic violence.

Drug Sentence of Bronx Man Commuted by Obama

​Drug Sentence of Bronx Man Commuted by Obama On Monday, President Obama commuted the sentences of Corey Jacobs, of the Bronx , along w/ 231 others, including 78 who were granted presidential pardons. Mr. Jacobs, a Mt. St. Michael Academy graduate was […]

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ON SECOND THOUGHT: Obama’s Policy Errors In 2015

2015’s Major Policy Errors by Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D. Every year has its share of bad policies, incidents of poor judgment, and significant missteps by government, the media, and other centers of power. However, 2015 had more than the […]

by · December 29, 2015 · Op Ed
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Political Round Up: Skelos, Gjonaj, Obama

NYS Senate Majority Leader, Son Arrested On Monday, State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, 67, and his son, Adam, 32, were arrested on charges that they extorted those with business before New York State to make payments to Adam Skelos, […]

BRONXTALK: Unrest in Baltimore, Obama in the Bronx

BRONXTALK: Unrest in Baltimore, Obama in the Bronx

Last night’s BronxTalk took a look at the root causes of the unrest in Baltimore, President Obama in the Bronx, police shootings, reforms to the criminal justice code, and standing up to violence in the Bronx during the heat of summer. In […]

by · May 5, 2015 · Local News, News
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Lew’s View: The Netanyahu Victory and Possibilities for Progress

Although the  election results from Israel are not as I and many others wanted, I remain hopeful that a new government under Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu can move towards peace and treat all Israeli citizens with respect and equality. Presently, Netanyahu’s Likud Party appears […]

by · March 20, 2015 · Op Ed

The Politics of Obama and Netanyahu

By Richard Brodsky The Netanyahu speech was smart and informative. It crystallized two parallel problems. First, and most important: what’s the right thing to do about Iran and its nuclear capacity? There are big, big questions to be answered. Would […]

by · March 13, 2015 · Op Ed
Netanyahu Declares US-Israel Alliance Strong

Netanyahu Declares US-Israel Alliance Strong

In a speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference this morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the US-Israel relationship remains strong despite controversy over his speech to the US Congress on Tuesday. Netanyahu said […]

How Boehner’s Invite to Netanyahu is Undermining Our President

How Boehner’s Invite to Netanyahu is Undermining Our President

Earlier this month we saw a breach of traditional protocol when House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to lawmakers without notifying the White House. While the Obama administration responded that it found the invitation “interesting”, White […]

by · February 27, 2015 · Editorials, Politics, World News

President Obama Visits Troops On Christmas Day.

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and first lady Michelle Obama greet military personnel during a Christmas day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, Hawaii December 25, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque By Ros Krasny KANOEHE BAY, Hawaii (Reuters) – U.S. […]

by · December 26, 2013 · Domestic News