When the Levy Broke
The New York State Republican chairman isn’t apologizing for recruiting Steve Levy into the governor’s race last year, despite Levy’s announcement yesterday he’s settling an investigation by handing over his entire campaign account to a local prosecutor and not seeking another term in office.
“I haven’t had a chance to look at what’s involved,” said Read More
Libya: “United States is moving swiftly to hand command to allies in Europe, American officials said.” [NY Times]
Libya: Editors question leadership and “objective” of the mission there. [NY Times]
Libya: “[T]he nations have not really defined what they hope to achieve.” [David Brooks]
Libya: Editors say critic Rep. Nadler has Read More
The Ides of March are upon us. Actually, that’s inaccurate. The ides of March have shaken, slammed and otherwise shamelessly brutalized us over the course of the last week. Acts of god. Horrible accidents. More Charlie Sheen. “Upon us” is a bit of an understatement.
Then again, understatement has been the preferred coping mechanism this week. Read More
Political corruption in New York manages to grab even more of the spotlight, courtesy of Lifetime’s Brighton Beach.
Michael Levitis, lawyer and owner of Rasputin Nightclub (2670 Coney Island Avenue) confirmed to Sheepshead Bites that the show is focused, in part, on his family, a casting decision that comes as Read More
US Attorney Preet Bharara announced he’s promoting one of the lead attorneys who is prosecuting Councilman Larry Seabrook on corruption charges, as well as State Senator Carl Kruger, Assemblyman William Boyland and lobbyist Richard Lipsky in a wide-ranging bribery scheme.
Thirty-three year old Michael Bosworth will now be the deputy chief of the Read More
Journalists on the NY1′s Reporter’s Roundtable Friday had some objections to the way State Senator Carl Kruger was covered by the New York Post which said on their front page that the lawmaker was not only accused of corruption, but “gay” and ”closeted” too. The person who allegedly helped Kruger pocket the kick-back money is a doctor that Read More
The New York Times and Daily News hint at what the New York Post puts on their front page, about Carl Kruger:
Closeted Brooklyn state Sen. Carl Kruger, a Democratic powerhouse, traded political favors for more than $1 million in bribes over the last five years — which his live-in boyfriend helped Read More
Washington: Peter King after his hearing.
Campaign Money: Disclosing more third party activities in NYC. [David Chen]
Travelling: Bloomberg to San Francisco, via private jet. [SF Gate]
Transport: Seattle, sorta like New York. [Aaron Naparstek]
Corruption: Dicker says Cuomo’s first major mistake was not seizing this moment. [NY Post] Read More
John Liu’s Report: Some important things to know about it from an expert. [Larry Littlefield]
Snow Storm: Bloomberg aides reject City Council recommendations. [WNYC]
Peter King Hearings: A great tick-tock. [Venugopal and Avirgan]
Peter King Hearings: His claims about CAIR are true, but “lack context,” and “ultimately gives a false impression.” Read More
Former New York State Assembly member Frank Seddio told The Politicker this afternoon that he spoke with indicted State Senator Carl Kruger last week after an associate of the Brooklyn lawmaker said he helped Kruger and his top aide solicit bribes.
“I didn’t do a thing. [Chief of Staff] Jason [Koppel] didn’t do a thing. Read More