Paul came to New Hampshire from New York City working for iHeartRadio and hosting the White House Brief with Paul Westcott. The show can be listened to 24/7 on the iHeartRadio app and online. His career began in television news working as an assignment editor and producer for NBC News/MSNBC and Fox News Channel.
Paul's passion for radio began in college at Fordham University working for WFUV-FM an NPR affiliate where he honed his on-air skills as an anchor and beat reporter. At Fordham Paul earned a BA & MA in political science.
He currently lives in Manchester with his Wife Sarah.
(NEWSER) – The CDC sampled 161 public swimming pools and discovered a very good reason to keep your mouth closed in the water: 58% of them had fecal contamination, reports USA Today. The pools were in Atlanta, but a CDC official says the findings would almost certainly apply to any city. Researchers chalked it up to swimmers' hygiene, either because they were unclean when they got in the water or they had an accident. The CDC found another type of bacteria, one that causes rashes and ear infections, in 59% of the pools, reports LiveScience.
(NEWSER) – Police have uncovered a cigarette-smuggling operation whose proceeds may have gone to terrorist groups, they say. Sixteen Palestinians were indicted yesterday (and all but one arrested) in the East Coast effort, which saw some 1 million cartons of cigarettes trucked into the state from Virginia, where they were sold to distributors throughout NYC and Upstate, reports the Daily News. (Reuters reports the cigarettes ended up in grocery stores.) What it meant for the smugglers: at least $10 million in profit, per prosecutors. What it meant for the state: a lost $80 million in tax revenue, CNN reports.
A young woman and her service dog caused quite a stir over the weekend when they both showed up to her college graduation ceremony dressed in matching caps and gowns.
On Sunday, this photograph -- which shows the graduate at the side of the stage in a wheelchair accompanied by her pooch -- went viral after it was posted online by Redditor tcjones54.
"The girl and the dog received the loudest applause hands down. Very adorable," tcjones54 wrote.
According to posts on Reddit, the photo was taken at the Saturday convocation ceremony of the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
Nearly 500 groups applying for tax-exempt status have spoken out against the Internal Revenue Service for abusing its power, intimidating groups that were aiming to educate citizens on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and their civic duty to hold government accountable.
It began in March 2010, when an IRS manager in Cincinnati began a bureaucratic filibuster.
Applications that contained the phrases “tea party,” “government spending,” “government debt,” “taxes,” “make America a better place to live,” “patriots,” and “9/12” were isolated from other applications and subjected to extra paperwork and inquiries, delaying some approvals by as much as 1,138 days. Targeted groups were instructed to disclose hundreds of pages of private information, including the names of volunteers, donors, and even relatives of volunteers; résumés for each governing group member; printouts of websites and social-media content, and book reports of the clubs’ suggested reading materials.
This wasn’t standard protocol—it was opposition research. The IRS abused its power, bullying groups of citizens who didn’t have the financial and legal resources to fight back and violating their First Amendment right to assemble freely and criticize the federal government.
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