Your Political Wake-up Call For December 23 – Ny Daily News

Now Everytown for Gun Safety — which used to be called Mayors Against Illegal Guns — is turning the conversation to gun control , raising the question of how the criminal who executed two cops, Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, was able to obtain a gun at all. justin lane/epa The Daily News is launching a fund to help support the families of slain NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in their time of need . New Yorks hometown newspaper is making an initial donation of $10,000 for each officers family, and asking our readers to join us by donating to a designated Daily News Charities fund.
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Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center students build house for local family | TribLIVE

At the same time, the project helps the center accomplish its curriculum. aThe partnering of the (center) with Westmoreland Community Action is a win-win for both entities,a said Ligonier Valley school board member Irma Hutchinson, who serves on the center’s joint operating committee. aStudents from many shops not only learn a trade, they are actively contributing to much needed housing in the county. Another plus of the program is having the cost of material for the home provided by (Westmoreland Community Action) thus helping the (center’s) budget.a Having the program at a Westmoreland County school makes a lot of sense logistic-wise, Westmoreland Community Action director of community services Jack Brown said, because they won’t have to transport the house as far as it would from Indiana. Westmoreland Community Action will select a first-time home buyer at or below 80 percent of the area’s median income who graduates from its housing counseling program and offer to sell the house to them.
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The Equalizer, The Good Lie, Tootsie among new home entertainment titles | View from the Couch | Creative Loafing Charlotte

Jane Fonda and Jason Bateman in This Is Where I Leave You (Photo: Warner Bros.)

His likely departure is stark contrast to his personal and professional history of fighting on surviving stints in the FBI and Marine Corps, and fights with the media, literally. ( Also on POLITICO: Boehner won’t say if Grimm has to go ) He survived five years in the New York City underworld as a deep undercover agent for the FBI, and then emerged a brash-talking congressman from a competitive House district, ushered into Congress as part of the historic Republican wave of 2010. Once on Capitol Hill, Grimm helped pass legislation to steer billions of dollars in federal money to the New York area following the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, despite objections from fiscal hardliners in his own party. Last January, when a local New York City TV reporter asked him about his mounting legal woes, the 44-year-old Grimm threatened to throw the reporter off a balcony.
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The end for Michael Grimm? – Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan – POLITICO

Judd returns home for his pop’s funeral; there, he and his siblings happy mother but unhappy wife Wendy (Tina Fey), obnoxious man-child Phillip (Adam Driver) and nondescript entity Paul (Corey Stoll) are basically forced by their eccentric mom Hillary (Jane Fonda) to hang around the house for a whole week. This Is Where I Leave You clearly isn’t lacking in star power, although it’s depressing to see so many fine talents cast adrift in such a puerile exercise. Blu-ray extras include audio commentary by director Shawn Levy and writer Jonathan Tropper; behind-the-scenes featurettes; deleted and extended scenes; and outtakes featuring the character of Rabbi Boner (don’t ask, don’t tell). Movie: *1/2 Dustin Hoffman and Geena Davis (in her film debut) in Tootsie (Photo: Criterion Collection) TOOTSIE (1982). In 1959, Billy Wilder made the brilliant cross-dressing comedy Some Like It Hot, and 23 years later, it was Sydney Pollack who helmed another classic gem in the same mold. (Perhaps not coincidentally, these two titles topped the American Film Institute’s 2000 list of the 100 funniest movies ever made.) Tootsie marks one of those rare occasions when a troubled production and a revolving door of writers did not sink a film; on the contrary, the result proved to be a critical smash and a box office bonanza, grossing more than any other 1982 release save for the record-busting E.T.
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