“This is the 21st century, what are we doing with a state structure that looks just like the State of Mississippi structure in 1950? This is ridiculous,” City Councilman Charles Barron told the Transom Monday night, shortly after his plan to run for governor had trickled out to the press.
A week earlier, Mr. Read More
Michael Bloomberg said he does not consider it a conflict of interest to have Attorney General Andrew Cuomo investigate Governor David Paterson.
Some, like City Councilman Charles Barron and Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio raised concerns that Cuomo’s expected gubernatorial run could influence the investigation.
Bloomberg, speaking to reporters outside City Hall, said, Read More
Charles Barron said he’s “very very disturbed” by the charges against Larry Seabrook, “but it all goes back to Speaker Quinn.”
Has Christine Quinn suffered any fallout from removing Charles Barron from his chairmanship (or chairpersonship) of the Higher Education Committee?
Al Sharpton, a supporter of Barron, said he’s learned to be “patient” in politics, but reminded voters that Quinn attended Sharpton’s Martin Luther King Day celebration and didn’t speak.
“I just think we were Read More
Council Speaker Christine Quinn just stripped firebrand Councilman Charles Barron of his chairmanship (or chairpersonship).
Earlier this month, Mr. Barron—who had previously chaired the Higher Education Committee—tried to mount a challenge to Ms. Quinn for the speaker’s title. The thinking seemed to be that, with the Council now a majority-minority body, the Read More
Disasters never happen at a convenient time, especially for people considering running for office.
Before Tuesdays earthquake, before the extent of the damage in Haiti had become clear, Harold Ford Jr. had been meticulously raising his profile and criticisms of his likely opponent, Kirsten Gillibrand.
There was the initial story in The New York Read More
Christine Quinn is putting the finishing touches on her list of committee assignments.
One of the questions is whether or not she’ll reappoint Charles Barron as chairperson of the higher education committee. (The display by his supporters during the hearing yesterday may give her some new excuses for stripping his chairmanship.)
How he Read More
Christine Quinn was re-elected as speaker of the City Council, with 47 votes and a standing ovation here in the City Council.
There wasn’t much doubt about the outcome, but the vote got rowdy as supporters of her only challenger, Charles Barron, who got one vote, yelled things like “sell out,” after many of Read More
Christine Quinn may be in a secure position to get re-elected as City Council speaker, but the real question now is: How will she assign committee chairmanships among the new class of Council members?
Some of the most coveted chairmanships are being vacated by members who ran for higher office, not re-election.
Tomorrow, Rev. Al Read More
At a ground-breaking today for CUNY’s Fiterman Hall, which was destroyed in the World Trade Center attacks, Charles Barron got into a shouting match with CUNY trustee Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, who was seated in the front row and objected to Mr. Barron’s charge that he had been disrespected by Mayor Bloomberg and Borough President Scott Read More