From the Real Estate Desk’s perch atop Observer HQ, there’s a pretty good view of the city. You can see just about everything, and not much escapes the Desk’s roving pink eye. Here-in is a weekly wrap of what we’ve seen, connecting the 8 million dots so you don’t have to.
On Monday, Department of Read More
Bill Clinton said he'd do "whatever they want" with respect to the vetting process and information he'd have to disclose to the Obama administration to help Hillary Clinton become Obama's secretary of state.
Standing on stage and signing autographs after a ceremony to rename the Triborough Bridge after the late Robert F. Kennedy, Clinton Read More
Why would Barack Obama invite Hillary Clinton into a serious discussion of her potential appointment as Secretary of State without reaching his own conclusions about the risks and benefits of that possibility? That seems frivolous and foolish, neither of which describe the manner in which the President-elect is conducting the transition. Unless he has made Read More
Why would Barack Obama invite Hillary Clinton into a serious discussion of her potential appointment as secretary of state without reaching his own conclusions about the risks and benefits of that possibility? That seems frivolous and foolish, neither of which describe the manner in which the president-elect is conducting the transition. Unless he has made Read More
On the morning of September 24, George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, waited patiently in the lobby outside a ballroom at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in the Sheraton New York, wearing a wool pinstriped suit and aggressively biting a red apple.
On a stage inside the ballroom, Bill Clinton, Read More
It’s not too surprising that the financial crisis has triggered a timely political windfall for Barack Obama, whose poll numbers have steadily climbed since the magnitude of Wall Street’s collapse became clear just over a week ago. When campaigns are defined by economic unease, Democrats tend to benefit – especially when it’s the Republicans who’ve Read More
On his way to the podium at the Clinton Global Initiative conference this morning at the Sheraton New York in midtown Manhattan, John McCain met Bill Clinton in the middle of the stage. They shook hands and grasped each other’s shoulders purposefully, but when the candidate settled at the lectern he realized he had lost Read More
More notable than the appearances of John McCain and Barack Obama this morning at the Clinton Global Initiative was the host’s personal endorsement of the Democratic nominee—despite their fractious and friction-plagued relationship.
Bill Clinton first acknowledged that he should treat both nominees with nonpartisan hospitality and deference, which he certainly tried to do. He offered Read More
Al Gore showed up at the C.G.I. plenary session this morning to deliver a passionate assault on the oil and coal industries, which he referred to as ”carbon companies.” Gore accused them of committing “material fraud” by claiming that there is such a thing as clean coal technology. He raised the ante when he urged Read More
At the opening plenary session of the Clinton Global Initiative just now, Michael Bloomberg appeared with Lance Armstrong to announce a joint anti-cancer effort between their foundations.
After the cyclist mentioned his announced return to competition, the Mayor said, “l did like the comments about doing it again, but that’s another issue.”
He smiled Read More