Weiner Defends Huma’s Honor in Face of Iowa Senator’s Inquiry

Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton. (Photo: Saul Loeb/Getty)
Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton. (Photo: Saul Loeb/Getty)

Yesterday, Politico and other outlets reported that Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, was investigating whether Huma Abedin’s role in the U.S. State Department conflicted with her private consulting work. Ms. Abedin, of course, is the wife of Anthony Weiner, a Democrat mounting a high-profile campaign for mayor this year. Politicker caught up with Mr. Weiner earlier today to get his take on the situation.

The former congressman, speaking broadly, touted his wfe’s accomplishments in pubic life while insisting everything she did was “above board.”

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Ann Coulter Mocks Chinese Activist’s Blindness

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Ann Coulter (Photo: Twitter)

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter knows how we should have solved the tricky situation with blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng.

“Couldn’t we just tell that blind Chinese dissident that he’s in America now?” Ms. Coulter wrote on Twitter. Continue reading “Ann Coulter Mocks Chinese Activist’s Blindness”

Chinese Dissident Escapes By Studying Abroad

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Chen Guangcheng (Photo: Getty)

Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese activist who wanted to hitch a ride out of Beijing on Hillary Clinton’s plane, is college bound. The State Department struck a deal with the Chinese foreign ministry to have Mr. Chen come to America for a university fellowship.

“If he wants to study abroad, he can apply through normal channels to the relevant departments, according to the law, just like any other Chinese citizen,” a Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman said in a statement.

Soon after, the State Department announced a deal for Mr. Chen to come study at an as-yet-unnamed university and said the Chinese government agreed to accept his study abroad application.  Continue reading “Chinese Dissident Escapes By Studying Abroad”

North Korea Mourns Kim Jong-il

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Kim Jong Il (Getty)

A series of reports published yesterday by the Korean Central News Agency, a propagandist media outlet run by the repressive North Korean regime, shed light on the official response to the death of the country’s “Dear Leader,” Kim Jong-il. According to KCNA, North Koreans reacted to the passing of their beloved despot Saturday night by weeping profusely and uniting around Mr. Kim’s chosen successor, his twentysomething son Kim Jong-un.

His demise is the greatest loss to the Workers’ Party of Korea and the Korean revolution at the historic period when a landmark phase is opened for building a thriving socialist nation,” one KCNA report read. “The grief-stricken Korean people are, however, renewing their pledge to remain true to the leadership of Kim Jong-un by overcoming their sorrow and displaying fresh strength and courage.”

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Roundup: Carl Kruger's Day In Court; Robots Want Hillary to Run Again

State Senator Carl Kruger will appear in Manhattan Federal Court tomorrow to discuss making a plea in the bribery case against him.

Someone is making mysterious robocalls in support of an effort to draft Hillary Clinton to enter the presidential race.

Councilwoman Tish James knew the woman who was burned alive in Brooklyn this weekend and has set up a fund to help her family afford a funeral.  Continue reading “Roundup: Carl Kruger's Day In Court; Robots Want Hillary to Run Again”

Roundup: Bloomberg Cracks Wise; Apple Sneaks Into Grand Central

Mayor Bloomberg partied with the press and joked about Occupy Wall Street at his annual holiday fête.

Apple swore city government officials to secrecy about its new store in Grand Central Station.

The new tax deal may mean higher fares on public transportation.  Continue reading “Roundup: Bloomberg Cracks Wise; Apple Sneaks Into Grand Central”