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- Boehner accuses Obama of ‘legacy of lawlessness’
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Michael Ray Aquino apologized as he addressed the court.
“I am sorry for what I did,” the former intelligence officer said. “I never had the intention to harm the United States. I love this country.”
Federal prosecutors sought the maximum 10-year term for Aquino. They maintained that the “serious disruption” he caused to the American government outweighed any benefit he should receive for pleading guilty in the conspiracy.
Aquino, 41, pleaded guilty last July in a deal that spared him a life term if convicted of espionage. He admitted possessing secret documents containing information on confidential U.S. intelligence sources and methods, as well as information on terrorist threats to U.S. military personnel in the Philippines.
Bloomberg assails lawmakers’ inaction
NEW YORK — With his traffic-fee proposal all but dead, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg lashed out yesterday at lawmakers who blocked it, saying they were gutless and had jeopardized a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
A day earlier, the city missed a deadline to qualify for hundreds of millions of federal dollars for the so-called congestion-pricing program. Mr. Bloomberg blamed the state Legislature for failing to act on the proposal before adjourning.
“New York City is today poorer because of Albany’s inaction yesterday, and I think sadly it appears that we jeopardized, at best, and probably lost, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Mr. Bloomberg said.
Mr. Bloomberg pushed for the plan as part of a wide-ranging package of environmental proposals that attracted national attention at a time when he is said to be contemplating a presidential bid.
The plan called for an $8 toll for cars and a $21 toll for trucks entering Manhattan’s most heavily traveled business district during workdays.
Cincinnati Post to cease publication
CINCINNATI — The E.W. Scripps Co. said yesterday that it will end publication of the Cincinnati Post and the Kentucky Post on Dec. 31, when a joint operating agreement with Gannett Co. and the Cincinnati Enquirer expires.
The Cincinnati Post dates to 1881, and once had a circulation 10 times greater than the current 27,000 weekday subscribers.
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