Jason Horowitz has a story about forgotten presidential candidate John Edwards. The former vice presidential candidate told Horowitz that he is unsurprised at being overshadowed by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, but also said that the only question the national press should be asking is, “How are you doing in Iowa and New Hampshire?” Read More
Jason Horowitz reports on the presidential dreams of Chris Dodd.
Lizzy Ratner and Azi report on the Berger Commission’s recommendations for closing and merging New York hospitals and why they are – and aren’t – a big deal.
Matthew Schuerman writes about the end of cheap rentals on the Far East Side Read More
The respectable party last night was at the Sheraton.
But the truly great victory celebration was in Harlem, where Charlie Rangel and a few close friends celebrated his ascension to the House Ways and Means chairmanship.
It turned out to be a seven-hour affair in a bar and lounge across the street from his Read More
“I’m a big deal!” shouted Anthony Weiner as he walked down the steps of the Sheraton towards an interview with Fox News.
Weiner was joking about his new status in a Democratic majority. But he conceeded that the success will create some tensions between ambitious representatives.
“There is going to be a tussle Read More
While Eliot Spitzer stays mum, David Paterson seems to have become the Democratic ticket’s point man for discussion of the possibility of removing Alan Hevesi from office.
Here’s what he told me yesterday about the hypothetical mechanics of that process:
“Now that the prosecutor has said that there are no fixed rules for the interpretation Read More
Eliot Spitzer just revoked his endorsement of Alan Hevesi.
“Recent developments in the Comptroller’s race are deeply troubling,” said Spitzer in a statement. “The outcome of the Ethics Commission investigation presents information that compromises Alan Hevesi’s ability to fulfill his responsibilities.”
“J. Christopher Callaghan’s experience and substantive positions lead me to believe he Read More
Jason Horowitz takes a look at Pete King, a wartime congressman who, unlike most of his Republican colleagues and fellow candidates, isn’t scared of talking about the war. “I am what I am,” he said. He’s a hawk, but will that hurt him in November?
Choire Sicha hits the roads of Read More
Chuck Schumer is planning to give a speech tomorrow morning outlining proposals on how to increase employment among black males.
Last week, I followed Schumer around a bit as he researched the issue first hand at the East Harlem offices of STRIVE, a group that provides coaching on how to get and retain jobs. Read More
Jason Horowitz talks to Rudy Giuliani on the road and finds him encouraged, 2008-wise, by polls and crowd reaction. Horowitz also catches America’s Mayor motivating the audience at a (mostly) private Republican fund-raiser with scary stories about Nancy Pelosi.
Choire Sicha watches Hillary Clinton mingling with fancy-pants Connecticut donors and marching with statewide Read More
Joe Conason says Fox and the Bush administration can’t handle Bill Clinton’s dose of truthiness, and Steve Kornacki looks at the impact of the former president’s publicity blitz on Hillary, Gore and the rest of the 2008 contenders.
Jason Horowitz writes about Al Gore’s sleeper cells of presidential donors and operatives, still Read More