Category Archives: - Federal government

The Broadsheet finally reports on the Sheldon Silver scandal, making no mention of arrest, only praising him

February 3, 2015- Op-Ed by Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has long criticized the extreme bias of the local advertising flier called the Broadsheet (BS),

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How I got into the government oversight business

September 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD People often ask me how I got into journalism since I am a doctor. Many years ago, I joined a broker deal and became a financial analyst. The reports we wrote

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Bloomberg is vindicated: The Feds agree with him that sugary sodas should be taxed

February 20, 2015- The Post reports, “An influential nutritional panel sounded the alarm Thursday against

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The Anthem hack reminds us how electronic medical record security is not ready for prime time

February 5, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD The large health insurance company now called Anthem, formerly known as WellPoint

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New York was too corrupt for the Democrats to host the 2016 convention

February 12, 2015- The Post reports, “Continuing corruption scandals in New York sank Mayor Bill de Blasio‚Äôs

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Told you so: Sheldon Silver arrested by FBI

January 22, 2015- SHELDON SILVER HAS BEEN ARRESTED BY THE FBI, for allegedly not reporting income from law firms.

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Senator Angus King discusses Obamacare with BatteryPark.TV

July 9, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Senator Angus King from Maine discusses the various forces that are working to keep healthcare cost growth the slowest in decades.

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Lawsuit against Sheldon Silver ends in $500,000 settlement

Update February 6, 2015- The NYT reports that the settlement of this case will result in the state spending more than

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What you need to know about ISIS

Update December 1, 2014- Told you so. The military is warning soldiers that their families at home are at risk of attack from

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NY Water Taxi asks CB1 permission to dock huge tour boat at Pier-A

February 3, 2015- At the December, 2014 CB1 meeting, Tom Berton, the man who operates a couple

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Told you so. Rand Paul’s secret Looney Tune side revealed.

February 2, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD

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CB1’s Tammy Meltzer praises Sheldon Silver after his arrest

January 25, 2014- Downtown Express reports, “Tammy Meltzer, a Community Board 1 member, said

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It gets worse for Sheldon Silver: Cushy no-show law firm job axed.

January 28, 2015- The woes have just begun for the once most powerful politician in the State of New York.

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Tip of the Week: How to detect and treat the flu early

January 4, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD The CDC has classified the flu outbreak as an epidemic, which is actually an arbitrary definition.

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The FBI closes in on Sheldon Silver

December 30, 2014- The NYT reports, “Federal authorities are investigating substantial payments made to the State Assembly

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We support raising the minimum wage

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MSNBC interviews Steven Greer, MD about healthcare policy

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Ezekiel Emanuel pens essay urging Americans to skip the annual physical exam with their doctor

Update January 12, 2015- CBS conducted a a roundtable discussion about this topic. Dr. Narula came down on the side of Dr. Emanuel, using the same misguided interpretation of meta-analysis statistics.

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FBI questions Gov. Christie over BridgeGate. Another Christie appointee is fired from Port Authority.

January 10, 2015- The WSJ reports that the Feds have questioned Governor Christie over his role in the closure of the George Washington Bridge

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BPCA hires security to lockout Commodore Fortenbaugh from marina

Update January 3, 2014- We spoke with a supervisor of FJC Security. They are the company contracted with the BPCA to handle security around Pier-A, not the marina.

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