This morning, Pat Kiernan—as he does every morning—took up the task of going through the newspapers of the day on his NY1 morning segment, Pat’s Papers. And as it often does, a pattern emerged. With one exception. Read More
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has not been afraid to jump out in front of an issue, even if the state’s senior Senator, Chuck Schumer, isn’t quite there yet (i.e. same-sex marriage). But recently, Schumer has caused a stir with his opposition to non-partisan redistricting and his “mysteriously quiet” stance on Read More
Bill de Blasio appeared on Ken Fisher’s television show in a segment slated to air February 16th and he said the mayor failed in comparison to other heads of the city of recent vintage when it comes to navigating neighborhood needs, even saying that Bloomberg fell short of the Giuliani standard.
“One part of the Read More
Kirsten Gillibrand spoke this morning at today’s ‘No Labels’ conference, a confab devoted to finding bi-partisan solutions to political gridlock, and she pointed to her work with conservative Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn as a possible way forward.
“He wants to ban all earmarks and I like federal investments to create jobs but one thing we Read More
Congress is debating today whether or not to extend the Bush-era tax cuts. Democrats are holding an up-or-down vote on extending them to those making less than $250,000 a year. Republicans, who want to extend them to all income earners, are calling this move “chicken crap.”
But showing that two can play at this name-calling Read More
Weiner Knocks Obama On Meeting With Republicans, Says Search For Bi-Partisanship Like Hunting For Unicorns
Yesterday, President Obama met with incoming House Speaker John Boehner and Senate G.O.P minority leader Mitch McConnell to find common ground.
Last night, Anthony Weiner told The Politicker that such ground could not be found.
“I think that President Obama sees bipartisanship as an ends rather than a means,” he said. “We have kind of now Read More
On Hardball this afternoon, former President Jimmy Carter offered his 1980 loss as a cautionary tale for any Democrats who might be excited about the prospect of Michael Bloomberg seeking the White House in 2012.
“Well, I’m not sure that Bloomberg is seriously considering that,” Carter told Chris Matthews. “I think it would Read More
The Daily News came down hard on state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli today, calling him out for running a “weasel” campaign against Republican nominee Harry Wilson.
The editorial accuses DiNapoli of saying he is for transparency but denying FOIL requests from the Wilson campaign to release his schedule, for making false allegations about Wilson’s Read More
Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for governor says that the recent events of the governor’s race have made state politics seem like a long-running reality television show.
“What is this, The Real Candidates Of Erie County?” said Howie Hawkins, an anti-nuclear activist who ran for the U.S. Senate as the Green Party candidate in Read More