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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Friday, May 29

● Teen drivers put everyone at peril

● Suit tests EPA’s award of city to Indian tribe

● Mortgage broker gouged blacks and Hispanics

● Welfare participation climbed in 2012

● Cephalon fined $1.2 billion for anti-competitive tactic

● Drone attacks remain popular among Americans

The Day Ahead – May 29, 2015

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The Silk Road’s founder is sentenced in Manhattan district court, John Kerry heads to Nigeria and Thailand hosts a regional conference on its migrant crisis.

The World in 2:00 – May 28, 2015

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The U.N. says it will investigate its partnerships with FIFA after this week’s indictments against soccer’s governing body.

Feds Charge Former House Speaker With Illegal Cash Structuring

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The Department of Justice and IRS charged Dennis Hastert, 73, with illegally transferring funds in an effort to avoid detection by the IRS.

UN Condemns IS Attacks on Iraqi Heritage Sites

UNESCO Executive-Direct Irina Bokova addresses the U.N. General Assembly before the adoption of a resolution on the destruction of Iraqi cultural heritage. May 28, 2015. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

The destruction of Iraqi antiquities amounts to ‘cultural cleansing,’ Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador told reporters.

DC Metro Bans ‘Issue-based’ Ads After Muhammad Cartoon Request

The proposed ad depicts a cartoon that won the “Draw Muhammad” competition in Texas this month where two Islamic State sympathizers opened fire on attendees