White House slashes NY anti-terrorism funds

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  1. White House slashes
    NY anti-terrorism
    funds amid buzz
    Obama will meet with
    NYPD Times Square

    By Michael Mcauliff

    Originally Published:Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 7:23
    Updated: Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 11:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Eleven days after the
    botched plot to bomb Times Square, the
    Obama administration on Wednesday
    slashed some $53 million from the city's
    terror-fighting budget.

    "For the administration to announce these
    cuts two weeks after the attempted Times
    Square bombing shows they just don't get
    it and are not doing right by New York City
    ," fumed Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

    To top it off, the news arrives as President
    Obama comes to town today amid buzz he
    will meet with the very cops who helped
    thwart the bombing.

    Obama will also be tapping the city's deep
    pockets for the Democratic Party.

    "The President seems more interested in
    raising money for political campaigns than
    providing New York the money it needs to
    defend itself against Islamic terrorism,"
    said Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.), the top
    Republican on the Homeland Security

    The cuts, to be announced today, target
    the annual allocations for transit and port
    security, legislators said.

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