PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Reporters were mostly only half-listening moments before Hillary Clinton’s eyes welled up with tears in a coffee shop here early this afternoon.
It was another of the increasing number of hour-plus gatherings put on by her campaign, and the majority of the reporters were scrolling around on Blackberrys or reading the Read More
At this morning’s press conference, Michael Bloomberg seemed to put a damper on talk that his administration will get any more involved in the issue of Rudy Giuliani’s practice of billing obscure city agencies for out of town travel expenses.
In response to a reporter’s question, Bloomberg said, “When the comptroller, Read More
Mike Huckabee’s value to Rudy Giuliani has been well-documented. But the relationship is a two-way street—something Mr. Huckabee made clear on national television on Sunday.
Toward the end of a 20-minute interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week, Mr. Huckabee was essentially given a free shot at Mr. Giuliani, asked to assess the Rudy’s Read More
Oops! Former Observer reporter Ben Smith, who now has a blog for The Politico that’s a favorite of campaign junkies, wrote a post earlier today about this "independent pro-Hillary site," which offers to pay people $1 for every pro-Hillary comment they post online. He declared the site "the worst idea of Read More
“It is completely false that I have anything to do with the Giuliani campaign,” said Daily News chairman and publisher Mortimer Zuckerman.
On Jan 24, Politico’s Ben Smith published a PDF of Rudy Giuliani’s 127-page campaign dossier, a secret battle plan. Smith had also reported on the brief while working at the Read More
John McCain’s chief strategist says he can’t get over the publication this morning of an incredible Giuliani campaign document that was apparently lost by one of Rudy’s operatives and obtained, inconveniently enough for the former mayor, by Ben Smith of the Daily News.
“There is nothing in there that is particularly surprising to Read More
John Spencer responded this morning to the front-page story in the News, in which he is quoted at length talking about Hillary’s physical appearance, (“You ever see a picture of her back then? Whew,”) and predicting defeat for fellow Republican Jeanine Pirro. Less than a day after practically introducing himself to New Read More
Pat Healy says the Assembly Speaker is asking Eliot Spitzer for help electing Democrats.
Ben Smith says Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo have mixed messages when it comes to partisanship in Albany.
Since Spitzer keeps talking about changing everything in Albany on Day 1, NYPIRG offers recommendations for the Read More
Hidden behind the NYT Select barricade is a Clyde Haberman’s column on 9/11 political etiquette.
“It is fine to trade stocks, and play baseball, and broadcast soap operas and even write a newspaper column. But absolutely forbidden is the normal functioning of our democracy. And they say the terrorists haven’t won.”
Haberman Read More
Here is an item rescued from Ben Smith’s site, which wasn’t ready for the Drudging they got this morning and is temporarily inaccessible.
When Crains reported this morning that Yvette Clarke hadn’t graduated Oberlin, it also reported that she’d never claimed to — which is pretty crucial in stories like this.
As it Read More