An investigation in The Times today examines the business practices of the WWE, formerly the WWF, in the context of the candidacy of Linda McMahon, who founded the company with her husband Vince in 1980. And, to use the terms of the industry, they really hit her with a folding chair.
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It’s down to Connecticut for Barack Obama if he’s going to pick off a victory in Hillary Clinton’s backyard. He fared well in New Jersey and Massachusetts — much better than it looked like he’d do a month ago — but not enough to win. That means he’ll be competitive in each state’s delegate race Read More
If pragmatism prevails in the Republican primaries and caucuses next winter—a questionable proposition for a party that once dutifully lined up behind Bob Dole—then Rudy Giuliani will roll to the G.O.P. nomination.
Simply put, the former Mayor would flip to the Republican column several deep, dark blue states that the G.O.P. has barely bothered to Read More
Andrew Cuomo just hired Ellen Nachtigall Biben as his new Special Deputy Attorney General for Public Integrity.
Get used to hearing the name: she’s the one who’s going to be in charge of reviewing some 6,000 legislative member items, and who will be responsible for determining the legality of proposed items in the future.
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Friday night, Barack Obama supporters in the city held their first meet-up at a Gallary Bar on Orchard Street, a sign of the grass roots traction he’s having in Hillary’s back yard. Right when you walked in, a painting of a nake woman’s torso, with strategically placed scoops of Nutella.
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A Cook Political Report/RT Strategies poll shows 25 percent of people in favor of sending more troops sent to Iraq. That same poll shows John McCain, who supports the surge, leading Hillary Clinton by six points. Discuss.
DMIblog has a lengthy look at Hillary’s immigration policy.
Mike Bloomberg could still Read More
Oct. 21, 2006
6 pounds, 8 ounces
Lenox Hill Hospital
Erica Lumière knew she’d be pushing it (no pun intended) by attending a centennial weekend gala at her alma mater, Kent, the Connecticut boarding school, three weeks before a scheduled C-section. Sure enough, her water broke at the start of a football game. Read More
When I learned that the Russian Tea Room was about to reopen earlier this month after four years as a darkened stage, I hoped for the best and expected the worst.
The six-story former brownstone on West 57th Street, wedged between Carnegie Tower and Metropolitan Tower, was purchased in 2004 for a reported $19 million Read More
In what looks like a conscious echo of Ned Lamont’s attention-grabbing literature in Connecticut, here’s part of a campaign flyer being handed out by one of the opponents of Transport Workers Union president Roger Toussaint opponents showing him hugging MTA Chairman Peter Kalikow.
For more information on the flyer, or the union’s election Read More