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In June of last year, before he began positioning himself as the most rabid Birther candidate for president on the Republican right, developer and casino operator Donald Trump gave $25,000 to the campaign of Kathleen Rice, the Democratic DA of Nassau County, who was the early front-runner to replace Andrew Cuomo as New York state Read More
The votes are in for the budget bill, and the final tally is 260-167 in favor of the bill’s passage. There were a few interesting changes from Friday’s vote, which was seen as the first referendum on the last-minute deal to cut $38 billion dollars in spending, which averted a government shutdown.
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A few days after he hired a campaign manager and then announced the non-news that he would run in the Republican primary, Tim Pawlenty has hired veteran pollster Jon Lerner.
Lerner is based in Washington–and like Pawlenty, hails from Minnesota–but he has some interesting New York connections.
He worked on Doug Hoffman’s Tea Party campaign Read More
On the Senate floor today, Kirsten Gillibrand took a little swipe at her Republican colleague from Arizona, Jon Kyl.
Last week, Kyl told the C-SPAN cameras that providing abortions was “well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does,” a statement his office later walked back as “not intended to be a factual statement.” Read More
Congressman Anthony Weiner finally likes what he’s seeing from the White House.
Weiner just issued a pre-emptive press release praising President Obama for going on the offensive against the Republican fiscal plan.
“Now it’s our turn,” Weiner said in the statement. “For months, we have heard the one-note attacks by the GOP on the middle Read More
On Thursday evening, after a screening of his new Civil War film, The Conspirator, Robert Redford was describing his personal political evolution, which began at age 13 with an award from his U.S. senator, Richard Nixon.
“I didn’t know anything at that point,” Mr. Redford, who grew up in Los Angeles, told Time editor Rick Read More
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand isn’t quite ready to endorse the tentative budget deal that averted a government shutdown late Friday evening.
“We still have a budget decision to be made,” she said this morning, when asked about the impending battle over the debt ceiling, which looks to be the next front of fiscal warfare.
Gillibrand was Read More
Here’s how your New York delegation voted on Friday’s stopgap spending measure, after a tense week of negotiations resulted in a last-minute agreement between House Republicans and Senate Democrats.
The stopgap bill is what technically prevented a government shutdown and was necessary to give congressional dealmakers the weekend to hash out where exactly the federal Read More
As it stands, the federal government will grind to a halt at midnight tonight, and it’s probably not an encouraging sign that House Republicans and Senate Democrats can’t even agree on what the sticking point is.
Two of your local representatives–one from each of those bodies–were on MSNBC this afternoon, arguing that the budget impasse Read More