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Morning Brief: February 3

Morning Brief: February 3
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Our tax dollars at work.

Obama released the nations $4 trillion budget for this fiscal year yesterday. In it, he claimed victory over the US's long recession. His plan relies a lot on tax increases for the wealthy and large corporations. While his plan is ambitious and not all parts are likely to fly with Congress, one of the proposals Obama made was a tax to upgrade infrastructure, which could really help some of the aging bridges and other infrastructure in New York.

NEED TO KNOW

US and North Korea Talk About Having Talks [Washington Post]

GOP Attacks Vaccines [New York Times]

Sheldon Silver's Officially Resigned [CBS Local]

NYC Museums Offer More Educations Programs for Kids [NY Daily News]

Carl Heastie from the Bronx Likely to be the Next Speaker [New York Times]

SPORTS

Yesterday

The Rangers beat Florida 6-3.

The Nets defeated the Clippers 102=100.

Tonight

The Islanders play the Panthers ay 7.

The Knicks play the Celtics at 7:30.

WEATHER

Partly cloudy and cold today with highs around 28 and lows at 19. [Full Forecast]

ON STAGE TONIGHT

  •  Diana Ross @ the Kings Theatre
  •  Minnie Driver @ the Cutting Room
  •  Spain (with Tongues In Trees and The Letter Yellow) @ Rough Trade NYC
  •  Bettye LaVette @ Café Carlyle

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day ten years ago, Alberto Gonzales became the country's first Hispanic Attorney General.

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