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Morning Brief: December 19

Farewell to "Colbert"

The final episode of The Colbert Report aired last night, and lots of guests were on hand to send the faux newsman off, including NJ Senator Cory Booker, President Bill Clinton, and Star Wars creator George Lucas. As the show ends, so does the Colbert character—the conservative blowhard pundit.  Colbert (the real one) will of course be taking over for David Letterman some time in 2015.  We here at Fordham University got a little taste of that in 2012 when Colbert spoke with Timothy Cardinal Dolan about faith.

Tensions Mount Further Between de Blasio, Police Union

PBA head Patrick Lynch accused de Blasio of throwing police officers "under the bus."
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is delivering the latest volley in his ongoing battle with the city's police union leaders.
 
He dismissed their ability to speak for their rank-and-file members during an appearance Tuesday on the daytime talk show "The View."

Morning Brief: December 16

The Warren Report

In an exciting week in Congress, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s stock is rising higher than any other.  The Massachusetts Democrat is leading the charge against some bank-friendly provisions in the recently-passed spending bill, speaking loudly on the issue in opposition to the President. Her strong stances have many Dems saying they’re more Ready for Elizabeth than Hillary.

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