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Bernard Kerik calls for De Blasio to resign
MARSHFIELD – Maybe it started when the Marshfield School Committee changed the name of the Christmas Break to the Holiday Break. Now, there seems to be a backlash in town.
“It’s a Christmas holiday, it’s a national holiday, not some random holiday,” said one man at the post office today.
Over the weekend, several DPW workers put an electronic sign on a friend’s property, right on the main road through the town. And the message? Merry Christmas.
“We work for the town, and we just wanted everyone to be in the Christmas spirit and there are few decorations,” said Steve Barber, a DPW worker.
But apparently, someone complained and sure enough, there are by-laws governing electronic signs. “We don’t object to the message,” said Building Commissioner Gerald O’Neill, “but the sign has to conform to size regulations, among other factors.”
So the sign had to go. But one DPW worker said next year, they’re going to put a large banner across Rt. 139. “There are fewer regulations about banners”, he said.
5:45PM THE FIRST FAMILY departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base South LawnPresident Obama is expected to return to Washington on January 4, 2015.
5:55PM THE FIRST FAMILY departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Honolulu, Hawai’i
11:25PM THE FIRST FAMILY arrives in Honolulu, Hawaii
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Honolulu, HI
"Mitt Romney will adopt a clear policy toward the Cuban regime: no accommodation, no appeasement. The United States should not relent until the day when the Castros’ regime meets its end and their history is written among the world's most reviled despots, tyrants, and frauds. The North Star that guides Mitt Romney’s policy toward the island is the realizable dream of a free Cuba.
Unfortunately, President Obama has adopted a strategy of appeasement toward the Castro regime. He unilaterally relaxed sanctions without making any demands of the regime. Predictably, the Castros responded to these naïve concessions by tightening their grip on the island and by taking an American, Alan Gross, as a political prisoner. Now, increased travel and remittances to Cuba prop up a regime desperate for foreign currency.
Mitt Romney will break sharply with President Obama’s appeasement strategy. Mitt Romney believes unilateral concessions to a dictatorial regime are counterproductive, helping to secure a succession of power and greater repression instead of a transition to freedom. Mitt Romney will send a strong message to both the regime and the Cuban people that the United States stands with the courageous pro-democracy movement on the island"
Three leaders of ISIS have been killed by American airstrikes in Iraq in the past month and a half, U.S. defense officials said Thursday.
They were identified as Haji Mutazz, a deputy to the ISIS leader; Abd al-Basit, the top military commander; and Radwin Talib, who is in control of ISIS in Iraq.
One official called the deaths of Mutazz and al-Basit in particular a "serious blow to ISIS command and control." The official said that the setback may be temporary because ISIS has plenty of willing replacements.