Gov. David Paterson is slated to deliver the commencement address at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks next month, and he told The Politicker that he hopes to warn the grads not to get discouraged in the unforgiving real world they are about to enter.
“What I want to convey to them is, unfortunately, Read More
Here are some of the highlights from the Somos conference in Albany this weekend.
Andrew Cuomo, 3:15:
“I never had any new immigrant come to me and say to me, you know what I want Andrew, I want help with Medicaid, I want help getting welfare. You know what they say they want Read More
On Saturday night at the Columbia Club on West 43rd Street–really just a warren carved out of the Princeton Club, but who’s keeping score?–Arianna Huffington was making a lot of promises. The keynote speaker of the Columbia Daily Spectator Awards Dinner, and newly minted face of AOL, addressed a room of college journalists and recent Read More
The following is Mayor Bloomberg’s text as prepared for delivery for today’s State of the City address.
As you can see, in it the mayor lays out a vision for the physical transformation of the city (one that is already largely underway,) touts his administration’s efforts to grow the economy and calls for a streamlined Read More
Anthony Weiner took to the floor of the House yesterday to again belittle the Republicans for attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
“Just a word on the whole ‘government takeover’ thing,” Weiner said to his Republican colleagues. “I mean, I love you guys, I know you’re caught up in the rhetoric of the campaign. Read More
Eliot Spitzer sat down for a public conversation at Fordham Law School last night with professor Thane Rosenbaum and the former governor said he does not dwell on the past, according to our Meghan Keneally.
“Let me not say, ‘Gee, here’s what I would have done.’ Who knows? It’s very hard,” Spitzer said. Read More
On Sunday Sen. Charles Schumer keynoted the Agudath Israel Legislative Breakfast and delivered a strong defense of President Obama’s drone strikes into the Afghanistan-Pakistani border, along with calling for increased pressure on Iran and Palestine.
The address came two days after the Yemen bomb scare. Schumer singled out President Barack Obama for praise, Read More