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Democrat gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf says he won't “kick the can down the road” on pensions. But neither will he detail his plan for dealing with the state pension crisis. Some might call that politically expedient. We call it opportunistically weasely. ... The IRS now says, by gosh, that it has the “backup tapes” of Lois Lerner's “lost” emails dealing with targeting conservative groups. The agency says it's reviewing them to see if there's anything on them. We know how this one's going to turn out. ... The Washington Times reports that the Justice Department prosecuted 25 percent fewer gun violation cases referred to it by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in 2013 than in the last year of George W. Bush's presidency. And the number is 42 percent fewer than in 2004. Yet the Obama administration continues to push for more restrictive gun laws? ... The good news for New York is that when the “Late Show with David Letterman” becomes the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” next year, it will remain in New York. The bad news for New Yorkers is that it will cost taxpayers at least $11 million in tax credits and $5 million in state grants. New York doesn't have a better way to spend $16 million?

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