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Banksy On Wall Street

I’m not all that wild about street artist Banksy, but this billboard-sized bit about Wall Street (put up in Soho, I think) made me laugh. Note that “real” graffiti artists have already tagged it with “damn rats.” (Via – Gothamist/Jake Dobkin)

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Mark Buse Worked For Freddie Mac

I totally missed it when I was looking at the list of his lobbying clients, but the Washington Post and others are reporting that openly gay McCain chief of staff Mark Buse once worked for Freddie Mac as a lobbyist. When mortgage giant Freddie Mac feared several years ago that Sen. John McCain was too outspoken on the issue of …

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Intrepid Returns To Manhattan

After a two year refurbishment, the aircraft carrier Intrepid is back at its dock on the West Side. The U.S.S. Intrepid made it back up the Hudson to Pier 86 on the West Side today. The aircraft carrier underwent a $120 million refurbishing over the past two years and is headed back to serve as the Intrepid Sea, Air, & …

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Anti-Gay Books Battle In Virginia

It’s Banned Books Week at the nation’s libraries and Christianists in Virginia are using the opportunity to get anti-gay and “ex-gay” books into schools. During a week that librarians nationwide are highlighting banned books, conservative Christian students and parents showcased their own collection outside a Fairfax County high school yesterday — a collection they say was banned by the librarians …

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Wrappers Delight

The History Channel has launched the MTA’s first-ever “full body wrap” ad campaign on the exterior of a subway train. So what is not for sale to advertisers in the subway system these days? The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has unveiled, for the first time, an advertisement that would cover an entire subway train, every single car, inside and out. The …

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Buh-Bye, Larry Craig

This may be the last you see of Sen. Larry Craig. Here’s a short bit of his final address to the Senate yesterday. It was just last year that Sen. Larry E. Craig riveted political Washington with his arrest in an airport sex sting and subsequent public declaration, “I am not gay.” On Thursday, there was much less hubbub — …

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