A handful of discontented Democrats gathered on the steps of City Hall today to blast the $38 billion budget cut, which they called “draconian” and “morally wrong.”
“The Republicans’ proposed budget cuts for the fiscal years 2011 and 2012 are the most radical I’ve ever seen,” said Jerrold Nadler, who was joined by Anthony Read More
When Carolyn Maloney finally got a word in after her press conference this morning, she added her voice to the chorus of New York congressmen criticizing President Obama’s handling of the military intervention in Libya.
Maloney had summoned the press to the City Hall steps to discuss Republican efforts to terminate federal foreclosure-avoidance programs, but Read More
When Bill Clinton arrived in Harlem on a sweltering summer day in 2001, Governor George Pataki proclaimed it “William Jefferson Clinton Day” in New York. Thousands of people flooded Adam Clayton Powell Jr. plaza and serenaded him with saxophones while the ex-president beamed like he’d invented jazz.
It’s therefore impossible to overstate the news that Read More
Charlie Rangel: His tele-town hall meeting tonight at 6:30pm, streams live. [Rangel]
Peter King Hearings: Round two, on “prison radicalization.” [Ben Smith]
Schumer’s Job: “Mr. Schumer must weigh the hopes and dreams of his most liberal members, who crave open ideological battle with Republicans, while watching the backs of Read More
Mayor Bloomberg was in Washington D.C. today pushing for stronger gun-control laws. He also met with the New York delegation, where the delegation’s dean, Charlie Rangel, said the mayor was well-received.
Here’s how Rangel described Bloomberg’s advocacy: “Absolutely, our nation’s leader on this effort.”
As for budget issues, Rangel said the mayor was slightly less Read More
Charle Rangel raised some eyebrows earlier this week when he announced that he would seek a 22nd term in Congress. Yesterday on “Good Day New York” he seemed less certain.
“This is an intention I have at this time,” he said. “You recognize that even though I get over 80% of the voters vote, that Read More
Nearly half a century ago, Martin Luther King used the pulpit to issue a far-reaching call for social justice. Clergy and public officials laid claim to this legacy at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church last night, where they enjoined the city council to pass a bill guaranteeing a living wage for employees of development projects Read More
At election-night parties, the politician who will find out if he has a job the next day is usually nowhere to be seen, not until much after the last vote is counted, when he comes out onstage to celebrate or commiserate.
But the night that Charlie Rangel won his 20th term in Congress, early and Read More
Joyce Johnson, a longtime governmental and political hand who in came third place in the race to unseat Charlie Rangel this year, said in a brief interview with The Politicker last night that she is gearing up to run again in 2012.
“I am going to start earlier, and do a better job organizing and Read More
This morning the Daily News had the story that Mayor Bloomberg will voice his support for Charlie Rangel via recorded telephone message. This afternoon, we received an MP3 of that message, ahead of its Sunday air date. It’s available at the top of this post.
“This is Mayor Mike Bloomberg urging you Read More