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Letter: Karl Rove political ads can't be trusted

Photo credit: AP | Karl Rove after a TV interview at the Democratic Convention (Sept. 4, 2012)
Sep
20
2012

The story "Karl Rove and LI race: Group founded by GOP strategist aids Altschuler" [News, Sept. 19] is infuriating.

His nonprofit political action committee Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies receives donations from corporations and the very rich, who remain anonymous. It is peppering TV with his ads, half-truths or outright lies, trying to get his people elected.

These antics were used in the George W. Bush-John Kerry campaign in 2004, by the tea party in 2010, and now he's back again disrupting our democracy.

Ignore these ads!| read more ››

Suffolk Notebook: Bellone Balances Budget, Stays Under Cap

Sep
30
2012

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Friday released a proposed 2013 budget that erases the county's deficit while keeping increases under the state's 2 percent tax cap.

Bellone's budget, which the executive said increases less than 1 percent year-over-year, freezes the county's spending while enacting a slate of new measures meant to rein in costs.| read more ››

National Welcoming Week Nets "Major Results" in NY

Sep
21
2012

NEW YORK – National Welcoming Week, an effort to promote meaningful talks on immigration, has netted some big results in New York. It's being viewed as a major change for Suffolk County, according to Maryann Slutsky, director of Long Island Wins.

Under the past administration, says Slutsky, people who wanted to talk constructively about immigration were "drowned out with negative rhetoric." That's why she's pleased that County Executive Steve Bellone decided to host National Welcoming Week in Suffolk County.| read more ››

Bishop: GOP Chooses My Way Over Our Highways

Sep
20
2012

Last summer, our nation’s creditworthiness was held hostage to political gamesmanship by Republicans, causing significant damage to the economy and public confidence in the federal government. More recently, the critical operations of the Federal Aviation Administration were hamstrung for weeks by the injection of partisan posturing into a traditionally nonpartisan issue — airline safety.| read more ››

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