David M. Herszenhorn
June 2004: Journalist.
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source Aug 17, 2012
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Aug 17, 2012 Anti-Putin Stunt Earns Punk Band Two Years in Jail
QUOTE: Three young women who staged an anti-Putin stunt in Moscow’s main Orthodox cathedral, and whose jailing became a cause célèbre championed by artists around the world, were convicted of hooliganism on Friday and sentenced to two years in a penal colony. In the most high-profile rights case here in years, the imprisonment and trial of the women, members of a punk band called Pussy Riot, drew worldwide condemnation of constraints on political speech in Russia.
New York Times Feb 02, 2011 Senate Rejects Repeal of Health Care Law
QUOTE: "Senate Democrats on Wednesday defeated a bid by Republicans to repeal last year’s sweeping health care overhaul, as they successfully mounted a party-line defense of President Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement."
New York Times Feb 01, 2011 States Diverge on How to Deal With Health Care Ruling
QUOTE: in a few states that are party to the litigation, Republican governors and attorneys general declared the expansive health care law effectively null as a result of the judge’s ruling. They suggested they would suspend planning and implementation until appeals courts could rule...
New York Times Jan 07, 2011 In Battle Over Health Law, Math Cuts Both Ways
QUOTE: Much of the health care debate will center on cost — to the government and to employers. On Thursday, Republicans issued their own report, called “Obamacare: A Budget-Busting Job-Killing Law,” which concluded, “The health care law will cost the nation $2.6 trillion when fully implemented, and add $701 billion to the deficit in the first 10 years.” The Republicans’ projections were in contrast to the budget office’s analysis of the health care law, and a related budget reconciliation measure, after they were adopted last March.
New York Times Jan 06, 2011 Republicans Are Given a Price Tag for Health Law Repeal, but Reject It
QUOTE: The new House speaker, John A. Boehner, flatly rejected the report, saying it was based largely on chicanery by Democrats....effectively putting him on a war footing with the independent analysts whose calculations generally guide discussions about the projected cost or savings of any legislation.
New York Times Jun 24, 2010 House Approves Legislation That Mandates the Disclosure of Political Spending
QUOTE: The House on Thursday approved legislation to curtail the ability of corporations and other special interest groups to influence elections by requiring greater disclosure of their role in paying for campaign advertising. The bill is intended to counter a Supreme Court ruling in January that the federal government may not ban political spending by corporations and other advocacy groups, like labor unions.
New York Times May 17, 2010 Senate Votes for a Clear Credit Score
QUOTE: The Senate, by a voice vote, approved a proposal by Senator Mark Udall, Democrat of Colorado, to require that credit reports include the numerical score, which by the most common measure ranges from 300 to 850.
New York Times Mar 03, 2010 Rangel Steps Aside From Post During Ethics Inquiry
QUOTE: Representative Charles B. Rangel stepped down on Wednesday as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee after losing support within his party because of ethics violations....The ethics panel is still investigating more serious accusations regarding Mr. Rangel’s fund-raising, his failure to pay federal taxes on rental income from a villa he owns in the Dominican Republic and his use of four rent-stabilized apartments provided by a Manhattan real estate developer.
New York Times Jul 29, 2009 Texas Hospital Flexing Muscle in Health Fight
QUOTE: One of the largest sources of campaign contributions to Senate Democrats during this year’s health care debate is a physician-owned hospital [Doctors Hospital at Renaissance] in one of the country’s poorest regions that has sought to soften measures that could choke its rapid growth.
New York Times Jul 16, 2008 G.O.P. Resistance May Delay Housing Legislation
QUOTE: The reluctance by Republicans to embrace President Bush’s plan came as shares in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plunged again on Tuesday, raising the chances that the federal government might need to take over the companies — a prospect that some fiscal conservative lawmakers likened to socialism. “When I picked up my newspaper yesterday, I thought I woke up in France,” Senator Jim Bunning, Republican of Kentucky, said at a banking committee hearing. “But no, it turns out socialism is alive and well in America.”
New York Times May 22, 2008 Senators Sharply Question Oil Officials
QUOTE: But while momentum is building for several measures, including a bill that would allow the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to be sued in American courts under antitrust laws, there is little sign that any of the proposals would do much, if anything, to lower prices quickly.
New York Times Dec 02, 2007 How the Filibuster Became the Rule
QUOTE: The filibuster may be well established in the popular consciousness — think of long-winded senators speechifying for days. But because modern Senate rules allow lawmakers to avoid the spectacle of pontificating by merely threatening the act, filibusters and the efforts to overcome them are being used more frequently, and on more issues, than at any other point in history.
New York Times Nov 08, 2007 House Approves Broad Protections for Gay Workers
QUOTE: The House on Wednesday approved a bill granting broad protections against discrimination in the workplace for gay men, lesbians and bisexuals, a measure that supporters praised as the most important civil rights legislation since the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 but that opponents said would result in unnecessary lawsuits.
New York Times Oct 23, 2007 ’70s Echo in New ‘No Nukes’ Campaign
QUOTE: Although they oppose nuclear energy generally, they have focused on the loan guarantees. The critics say the market should render a verdict on atomic power, compared to wind, solar and other renewable sources.
New York Times Jun 28, 2007 Patrons’ Sway Leads to Friction in Charter School
QUOTE: The clash has exposed fault lines of wealth and class that are perhaps inevitable as philanthropists, in New York and nationwide, increasingly invest in public education, providing new schools to children in poor neighborhoods while making communities dependent on their generosity.
New York Times Sep 02, 2006 Klein Halts Plan to Make Schools Take Unassigned Teachers
QUOTE: Mr. Klein said yesterday that it was more important for principals to choose their own staff than it was for the city to place potentially undesirable veteran teachers who must stay on the payroll even if no school offers them a position.
New York Times Aug 31, 2006 Schools Chief Says Union Rules Lead Him to Create Unneeded Jobs
QUOTE: Mr. Klein complained yesterday that the labor contract with the union representing principals and assistant principals was forcing him to create the unneeded jobs. He cited what he considered problematic seniority provisions in their contract as a reason that his hands were tied.
New York Times Aug 22, 2006 Bloomberg Unveils Plan to Encourage Citys Students to Take the PSAT
QUOTE: New York City will pay the College Board $1.2 million a year in a push to get all of the city’s high school sophomores and juniors, as many as 150,000 students a year, to take the PSAT/NMSQT...Critics of the PSAT said the exam has little value for diagnostic purposes and accused the College Board, a nonprofit group based in New York, of profiteering.
New York Times Apr 23, 2004 City May Sue Over Showing of Tests on TV
QUOTE: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, furious that questions from Tuesday's third-grade citywide reading test were broadcast on television, threatened yesterday to pursue legal action against the advocates who had made the test public and the media organizations that aired close-up images of it.
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