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Obama’s mortgage unit is AWOL

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Three months ago, in his State of the Union speech, President Obama announced a new task force to investigate mortgage fraud and bring some measure of relief to the 12 million American families who are either losing their homes or in danger of losing them.

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McCotter had 'no knowledge' former staffer went undercover to discredit liberal organization

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter of Livonia says former staffer John M. Howting quit his office months before he was caught attempting to discredit a liberal organization by way of an undercover sting.


At Advocates’ Offices, Confronting an Anti-Liberal Scheme

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Young, bearded, a bit scruffy, a young man walked into a community organizing office in East Harlem, lugging a heavy bag. A little nervous, he said that his name was Melvin Howting, and that he worked for an environmental company in New Jersey and had a few questions about how to organize a union.


Bronx photo exhibit depicts poor living conditions for some in public housing

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Friday, March 30, 2012

A girl in a pink-painted bedroom sits on a bunkbed wearing an airmask over her nose, clutching a machine to help her breathe.

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How to make it Old York City

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Author Susan Jacoby wrote in her book on aging, “Never Say Die,” that “anyone lucky enough to be a New Yorker is already a resident of an assisted living community.”

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Home Is Where the Mold Is

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Sarita Latchman, a vibrant 42-year-old mother and former parks worker, has a sound like a baby’s rattle at the back of her throat. Which is not surprising, as her apartment in the Jefferson Houses in East Harlem is speckled with soot-black mold. A thick carpet of it runs down her bathroom wall and across the ceiling of her children’s bedrooms. Rub it and the spores float, landing on sink tops and children’s hair. They also journey through Ms. Latchman’s nasal passageway into her lungs.

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