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NY Emergency Management Boss Sacked Over Tree

...that Steven Kuhr had workers remove from his driveway during Sandy

(Newser) - The head of New York's state equivalent to FEMA has lost his $153,000 job over a downed tree. Gov. Andrew Cuomo fired Steven Kuhr after it emerged that Kuhr had reportedly sent workers to remove a tree from his driveway amid Hurricane Sandy, the New York Times reports.... More »

Revisiting Rudy's Record as Terror-Fighter

Impressive after 9/11, Giuliani underplayed the threat before

(Newser) - Candidate Giuliani is pitching himself as a terrorist-slayer, but until 9/11 he downplayed threats and offered traditional law enforcement as the solution, the Washington Post reports—an approach he now condemns. In an analysis of the former mayor's track record on terror before the attacks, the Post notes decisions that... More »

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