Poll: GOP On Track To Upset Dems In N.Y. Special Election

Democrats may suffer an unlikely blow in next week’s New York special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), according to a recent poll released by Siena College. 

Republican candidate Bob Turner holds a six-point lead over his Democratic counterpart David Weprin, according to the poll. The Queens-and-Brooklyn district has historically been carried by Democrats, but Turner has held his own and has even overcome a six-point disadvantage based on a pool conducted just four weeks ago. 

The poll was conducted between Sept. 6-8 and included 886 likely voters. There is a margin of error of +/- 3.3 percent.

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Thursday, January 29

● Truth and history triumphs in libel case

● Fuel tax doesn’t support many highways

● 16 million children are on food stamps

● 24% are clueless about Paris massacre

● FOIA challenge is dismissed by federal judge

● China honey seized by duty collectors

 

Goodbye: Obama Praises Hagel In Military Tribute

“You’ve always been frank and honest and said what you thought, and I have so profoundly benefited from that candor,” Obama said.

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – January 29, 2015

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UN Peacekeeper in Lebanon Killed by Israeli Mortar Attack

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House Passes New Energy Bill, Increases DOE Regulations

Congressman Bill Johnson says new act would put a “shot clock on the Department of Energy” and “create a freer world and a stronger America”

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – January 28, 2015

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Fighting between Israel and Hezbollah claims three lives and heavy rains in Southern African have displaced a quarter million people, most of them in Malawi.