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More Than 100 OWS Protesters Arrested Near Stock Exchange

Monday, September 17, 2012


Police say more than 100 people have been arrested as Occupy Wall Street protesters march in small groups around Manhattan's financial district to mark the anniversary of the grass-roots movement.

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Opinion: Soda 'Ban' Puts Bloomberg to the Left of Obama on Regulations

Friday, September 14, 2012

This bold, unapologetically regulatory and somewhat nannyish would not be instigated on the federal level by Obama or any president.

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On The Media

The Perils of Filming Police

Friday, June 15, 2012

It is not illegal to film police, but there have been several instances of citizens being arrested because the police didn't want to appear on camera. Bob talks to Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, who has been doing workshops with police around the country about the right to film police in the line of duty.


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The Empire

NYC likes Mike the man, but not the mayor or his handling of OWS

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


The Occupation looks to have won a few more hearts and minds than Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. New York City voters, who are down on Bloomberg the mayor but up on OWS and its message, disapprove 51 to 42 percent of the way the Mayor handled the protesters in Zuccotti Park. The Occupation conducted itself appropriately said 52 percent of those polled.

“The Occupy Wall Street protesters outscored Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the eyes of New York City voters:  The mayor gets a slightly negative grade for the way he handled the situation while the protestors get a slightly positive grade,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in the release.

New Yorkers are also not stoked on the job the Mayor is doing. Among those polled, the mayor's job approval rating was 49 to 42 percent. Despite being in office for 10 years nearly 1-in-10 voters still aren't sure how he's doing.

But this doesn't mean they don't like the guy: 64 percent say they like Bloomberg as a person.

“New Yorkers like Mayor Mike personally and they sort of like his policies, but his job approval meanders far below those heady days late in his second term," noted Carroll. "Voters continue to think that he’s lost his focus in this third term.”

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Three reasons Cuomo won't back down on the millionaires' tax (and one reason he might)

Friday, November 04, 2011

Update at the bottom.

Courtesy of the Governor's office.

It’s possibly the biggest issue facing Governor Andrew Cuomo heading into the next legislative session: the so-called “millionaires’” tax. Cuomo has held his ground against a growing chorus—including the leader of the Assembly, Speaker Sheldon Silver—that’s making the Governor’s opposition a real issue. The Occupation movement has changed everything, pitting the Democratic governor against protesters who are backed by major public support for extending the tax.

But there are three good reasons why Cuomo won’t back down—and a big one that could change his mind.

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Occupy Wall Street: Killing it in the polls

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

While the media debates exactly what the month-long protest in Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan means, voters throughout New York have made it clear they support Occupy Wall Street.

A new poll released this morning by Siena Research Institute follows up on a poll yesterday from Quinnipiac with similar results. In the Siena poll, 58 percent of respondents said the protesters "represent the 99 percent of people that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the remaining one percent."

The Quinnipiac results were even more favorable: fully two-thirds of those polled said they agreed with the views of the Wall Street protesters.

Interestingly, in both polls, even as a majority of self-declared Republicans disagree with the views of the protesters, at least 30 percent in each poll have a favorable view or agree with them.

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