Surprise! George Pataki is NOT running for president.
This news of course has been well-known in political circles for some time now, despite occasional grumblings from Pataki camp that he is inching closer towards a run.
Pataki dropped the bombshell, such as it was, during an appearance on “Sean Hannity” to discuss a new Read More
The Internets are still a-flutter over Donald Trump’s presumed 2012 presidential bid, but opinion remains divided on how exactly viable a candidate he is.
In The New York Times today, David Brooks says that Americans are responding to Trump’s unashamed pursuit of “The Gospel of Success.”
This boyish enthusiasm for glory has propelled him to Read More
Over the last two days reporters have received not one but two missives from the low-tax advocacy group the Club for Growth knocking Donald Trump for being an eminent domain loving liberal.
The emails have been notable for their tone. In one, Club for Growth president Chris Chocola calls Trump a “socialist” and says Read More
The office of Long Island congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy just sent out word that she just completed a (for her, at least) record-breaking fundraising haul in the first quarter of the 2012 election cycle.
“The outpouring of support from both New Yorkers and across the country has just been enormous,” McCarthy said in a statement. “I’m Read More
After his successful stint on Fred Dicker’s radio show yesterday, Donald Trump took to the airwaves again last night, appearing on Sean Hannity’s show to explain why he should be President of the United States.
“He’s been a horrible president,” Trump said about Barack Obama. “I always said the worst president was Jimmy Carter. Read More
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
Donald Trump shot down a report claiming he would announce his candidacy on the final episode of his show, The Apprentice, on May 15.
“I can’t announce during the show, I really can’t” and “I’m not allowed to” he said, during an interview on Talk1300. “I don’t know where it came from.” Read More
It should be no surprise that the congressman appearing alongside Donald Trump in Florida this weekend is: Allen West.
When asked during his campaign last year what question he would ask Obama, West said, “What passport did you use to go to Pakistan in 1981? That tells me everything about him.”
[h/t Reid Read More
As David Axelrod puts it, he got his start in politics when a family friend took him to see John F. Kennedy speak near his home at Stuy Town in Manhattan.
“I can’t remember what he said that day. I was five years old,” Axelrod said. “But through the wonders of Google, someone sent me Read More
David Axelrod said while he was in the White House, dealing with an imploding economy, international crises and countless other problems, he turned to President Obama and said, “I wonder what it would be like to be here when things good.”
Axelrod, speaking at the National Action Network in midtown this morning, said the president Read More