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Best Ed Koch Quotes

Hizzoner was always good for a one-liner

(Newser) - The death of former New York City mayor Ed Koch prompts the AP to recall some of his famous quotes:
  • "How'm I doing?"
  • "I'm not the type to get ulcers. I give them."
  • "You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it'
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Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Dead at 88

Three-term mayor was New York legend

(Newser) - Three-term New York City Mayor Ed Koch has died of congestive heart failure at age 88, a spokesman announced this morning. Koch, who was mayor from 1978 to 1989, led the city back from the brink of financial disaster and became a New York icon worldwide, the AP notes. Never... More »

10 More Celebs Who Really Need to Come Out

Like Ricky Martin, it's just so obvious

(Newser) - Ricky Martin finally came out, and the world said, “Duh.” On Gawker , Brian Moylan lists 10 more public figures who really need to admit they’re gay already—after all, the rest of us know. View the list in the gallery—or, for 10 more celebrities who also... More »

Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Are Terrorists: Koch

Former NYC mayor is OK with profiling

(Newser) - Former New York City mayor Ed Koch is OK with profiling Muslims for security purposes, he tells Fox News, since “hundreds of millions” of them are terrorists. “Of course the vast majority of Muslims, there are 400 million, are not terrorists,” Koch, 85, said today. “But... More »

Film Outs Pols, Draws Fire From All Sides

Documentary that targets Crist has even gay groups worried

(Newser) - Outrage isn’t a conventional summer blockbuster, but its central aim will surely prove explosive: outing prominent politicians who have opposed gay causes. “It’s the responsibility of journalists and filmmakers to report on hypocrisy wherever they see it,” director Kirby Dick told the San Francisco Chronicle. His... More »

Palin 'Scary,' Koch Says in Endorsing Obama

Former NYC mayor, who campaigned for Bush in '04, rips Alaska book-banning

(Newser) - Ed Koch, the former Democratic New York mayor who has skipped among political parties for 15 years, today endorsed Barack Obama for president. Why, Ben Smith asked him for Politico? “The designation of (Sarah) Palin to be vice president. She's scary.” Koch says foreign attacks aren’t all... More »

Rudy the Dragon Slayer? Not Quite

New York examines Giuliani's claims to be New York's savior

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani's campaign pitch presents him as nothing less than the savior of New York, the only man tough enough to tame the big bad city. Not surprisingly, not all New Yorkers buy it, writes Chris Smith of New York. “It’s insulting to every New Yorker that he... More »

House Bans Bias Against Gays at Work

Major civil rights measure now moves to Senate

(Newser) - It took more than 30 years, but House Democrats today passed a bill banning workplace discrimination against homosexuals, the New York Times reports. Thirty-five Republicans joined 200 Democrats to pass the legislation, which would amend the Civil Rights Act and safeguard workers against discrimination because of their “actual or... More »

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