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.
Massachusetts state police say they and the FBI are investigating a trespassing incident at the Quabbin Reservoir but have no evidence of terrorism.
The central Massachusetts reservoir supplies drinking water to Boston.
The Internal Revenue Service is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that more than 60 million personal medical records were improperly accessed, and stolen, by agents from the embattled agency. It’s just one more reason, as I wrote yesterday, to re-think the agency’s role under Obamacare.
Inevitably, Obamacare confers the IRS with broad access to information about our health insurance, as well as direct electronic linkages into a new government super computer that will also store a lot of bottom line information about our individual healthcare choices.
(Las Vegas, NV) -- O.J. Simpson admits there was some pushing and shoving the night he left a crowded Las Vegas hotel room after retrieving his sports memorabilia. Testifying at a court hearing in Las Vegas today, the "Juice" said he never saw any weapons displayed nor was anyone threatened. The former football great is asking to be granted a new trial for his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery.
Simpson claims he decided to get his "stuff" back based on advice from his former attorney Yale Galanter. He was convicted of robbing two sports memorabilia dealers at the Palace Station in Las Vegas in 2007. The 65-year-old Simpson is currently serving a 33-year prison sentence. He'll be eligible for parole in 2017.
This is awkward, to say the least. Columbia University offers a fellowship, launched in 1920, that can only be awarded to someone from Iowa—someone white from Iowa.
To rectify this, the university is finally making changes to the Lydia C. Roberts graduate and traveling fellowship, which limits its recipients to the categories of Iowan and "Caucasian."
According to the New York Daily News, Columbia filed an affidavit with Manhattan’s supreme court to get the restriction lifted. "Circumstances have so changed from the time when the Trust was established" that complying with the restrictions is "impossible," the Daily News writes, quoting the filing. "Columbia University is now prohibited by law and University policy from discriminating on the basis of race."
The money was left to Columbia by Iowa native Lydia C. Chamberlain, who died in 1920. The fund's administrator is now JP Morgan Chase. The fellowships have not been awarded since 1997, according to the Daily News, although it's unclear why.
The white-only rule may violate the U.S. Constitution, adds the New York Post. But the fund, now up to $800,000, cannot be changed without going to court.
The Post also notes that when the NAACP complained about the "whites only" clause in 1949, the provost at the time, Grayson L. Kirk, defended it as helpful to those who qualify. “We do not feel we are justified in depriving some of our students of the benefits of restricted grants simply because they are not available to everyone,” he said, according to the paper.
The Post also writes that when the scholarship was first awarded in 1920 it was for $750, easily covering the annual $180 tuition. In 2013, that same annual tuition is north of $45,000.
The trust's bizarre restrictions aren’t limited to race and place, by the way.
The Post adds that fellows “must not study law or several other fields, and must return to Iowa for two years after graduating.”