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Posted by Dominic Carter on March 29, 2016

The never ending battle over funding for public schools. Dominic Carter chimed in as a graduate of the NYC Public School System. (He attended five different NYC High Schools in four years, but still graduated on-time, from Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx. back in 1982)

Posted by Dominic Carter on March 3, 2016

One day the American people would love to know the back story of how the relationship deteriorated to this.

In Salt Lake City, Mitt Romney tour into Trump, as a “fake,” a “con man,” and added:

“Here’s what I know, Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing the American public for suckers.” Romney said.

Four years ago, then Republican nominee Mitt Romney had a million dollar smile on his face as he picked up Donald Trump’s endorsement.

Posted by Dominic Carter on February 24, 2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing his initiative to increase the minimum wage gradually to $15.00 an Hour.

Businesses contend they can not afford such a move, but Cuomo is making a compelling case touring statewide in an RV highlighting his argument.

At the “Yes We Can” Community Center is Westbury Long Island, we spoke to the Governor and he was in a good mood, even joking with Dominic Carter. (Click Here For The Interview)

Posted by Dominic Carter on February 24, 2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing his initiative to increase the minimum wage gradually to $15.00 an Hour.

Businesses contend they can not afford such a move, but Cuomo is making a compelling case touring statewide in an RV highlighting his argument.

At the “Yes We Can” Community Center is Westbury Long Island, we spoke to the Governor and he was in a good mood, even joking with Dominic Carter. (Click Here For The Interview

Posted by Dominic Carter on January 30, 2016

We talked to PBA President Pat Lynch about a number of issues this week. Frankly Lynch is starting to look like a polished official with a future in political office, Mayor of NYC.

Here in part two, Just Click Here Lynch takes on police officer morale, police community relations, the NYPD response to terrorism, and anger over the recent arbitration contract battle.

It's worth taking a look at, seeing Lynch from a different perspective.

Posted by Dominic Carter on January 29, 2016

The ratings were hugely down…

The day after the debate…Donald Trump was taking a victory lap.

The NY Times summed it up best…on Trump.

“Mr. Trump was mentioned repeatedly in the opening moments, mostly in a mocking way. But without him, there was a significant difference in energy. It was a bit like a television series in which a major character disappears midseason, said to be off on a business trip, as the actor playing that character films a movie or deals with a health crisis. The show goes on, but it doesn’t feel the same.” NY Times

Posted by Dominic Carter on January 1, 2016
Journalist Dominic Carter at the Funeral of Sgt. Joseph Lemm of the Air Force and NYPD

A sad, sad day for the country, the Funeral of Sgt. Joseph Lemm. One of the six Americans killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan four days before Christmas. His wife Christine and kids,left behind. (4 year old Ryan who saluted his father's flag draped coffin and 17 year old Brook) I reported live from the funeral of this hero at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Posted by Dominic Carter on December 5, 2015

Former Senator Al D'Amato testified for the Prosecution Friday in the Bribery/Extortion Case against Dean Skelos and his son Adam. Here is the story we did.

D'Amato may have been the "final nail" against his long-time friend Skelos.

D'Amato said to the Jury that he tried to warn Skelos his son was a no-show at work, (Company PRI) but that Skelos would not listen. Here is a story on Skelos and Silver Conviction.

Posted by Dominic Carter on November 11, 2015

It's a Horrible way to treat 9/11 First Responders.

I discuss all the shenanigans regarding the James Zadroga Reauthorization Act with NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

It’s been more than a decade since the 9/11 attacks, but people are still dying.

Temporary bills would extend the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program — but only by five years and at funding levels far below what’s needed.

Posted by Dominic Carter on October 14, 2015

At the first Democratic debate last night, it was a solid performance for Hillary Clinton.

She rejected the charge of political expediency when it comes to changing positions.

Clinton at one point said: "I'm a progressive who likes to get things done."

The Democratic front-runner needed to hit the re-set button with voters, and appeared to have achieved that goal.

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