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
Step Aside, MLK
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
Where are they now?
Charlie Rangel gave a fist-pumping speech today at a rally for organized labor at the Federal Building on Wall Street, and afterwards in a scrum with reporters took time to (damn with faint) praise his leading opponent in the September 14 primary, Adam Clayton Powell IV.
Asked his opinion on Powell, he said, “He’s a Read More
Austin Fenner, a former New York Post reporter now suing the newspaper over unfair employment practices, has landed a gig as an aide to Joyce Johnson, the former Seagram’s exec and former Obama campaign field director who is now challenging Charlie Rangel for Congress.
“As you know, journalism jobs are shrinking and as Read More
When Charlie Rangel was asked at his campaign kickoff is he planned to debate his primary opponents, he said he was “available,” even as he said, “There is no question in my mind that there are people that can more than adequately represent this great diversified district. The problem is none of them are Read More
The Times‘ piece about Charlie Rangel’s highly anticipated birthday party last night opened with a anecdote about former mayor David Dinkins confronting a protester that seemed to sum up the tone of the evening neatly.
“You know you are attending a party for a crook,” the man yelled.
At that, Mr. Dinkins, Read More