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12.30.14 Prachi Gupta

Just days after pleading guilty to felony tax evasion, Staten Island’s Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) has turned in his resignation. Grimm, of course, is the awful potentially mob-affiliated ex-FBI (who may have not left on good terms) politico who once threatened to break a reporter in half. On Monday night Grimm released the following statement: […]

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12.10.14 Bucky Turco

During the midterm elections in November, the people of D.C. spoke loudly, with an overwhelming majority voting in favor of legalizing weed for recreational use. This measure would raise badly needed revenue, help unclog the court system, and allow the police to focus their efforts on more serious crimes. But thanks to a bunch of […]

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10.30.14 Prachi Gupta

There’s something er, fishy about the shrimp you’re eating — or at least something pretty troubling. Advocacy group Oceana tested the DNA of shrimp sold around the country and found that about a third of the 143 shrimp products are not what the packaging claims it to be. The AP reports that farm-raised shrimp “is […]

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07.18.14 Bucky Turco

Flying cameras, often referred to as drones in popular culture, are all the rage nowadays and intensely newsworthy. On Thursday, it was widely reported that the FAA is investigating a wedding video that was shot at a U.S. congressman’s wedding because it potentially defied the agency’s unclear policy regarding drones. ANIMAL spoke briefly by phone […]

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05.08.14 Andy Cush

The story of Michael Grimm continues to get more salacious. The New York Congressman, who was arrested on federal criminal charges this month, was barred from entering FBI’s New York offices after he left the force in 2006, according to a new report from DNAinfo’s Murray Weiss. Grimm’s photo hangs inside the FBI offices along […]

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04.30.14 Andy Cush

When U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was arrested on federal criminal charges Monday, it was not questionable campaign finances that did him in, nor his televised threats against an NY1 reporter, but alleged tax evasion at Healthalicious, a small Upper East Side restaurant the congressman operated for a time before taking office. With such an inauspicious […]

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04.29.14 Andy Cush

When Rep. Michael Grimm’s attorney announced that the Staten Island Republican would be indicted on federal charges last week, he maintained Grimm’s innocence, claiming he would be “vindicated” by the legal process. Grimm is apparently so unworried by the allegations that dropping out of the race for his Congressional seat is not an option — […]

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04.28.14 Andy Cush

On Friday, Rep. Michael Grimm‘s attorney announced he was facing federal criminal charges, and this morning, the Staten Island Republican surrendered to the FBI and was arrested. The charges against Grimm apparently relate to Healthalicious, the Upper East Side restaurant he had a stake in before running for office — and not the $10,000 he […]

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01.29.14 Andy Cush

The most exciting part of last night’s State of the Union broadcast came after the speech itself, on NY1. During a post-SOTU interview, reporter Michael Scotto asked Staten Island Republican Rep. Michael Grimm a question regarding his campaign finances, which are currently under federal investigation. Grimm didn’t like that, and stormed off. The action started when […]

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12.23.13 Andy Cush

Texas Republican Rep. and senatorial candidate Steve Stockman just tweeted this image of his opponent, the incumbent Senator John Cornyn. wow. such obamacare funding. oppose ted cruz. pic.twitter.com/bIgXNNpimi — Rep. Steve Stockman (@StockmanSenate) December 23, 2013 It is our old friend doge (without any actual doge). Wow. Such internet. And with that, the only good […]

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