The location was a cavernous conference room in a Washington hotel. The event was an Irish rally for liberal immigration reform. And the procession of speakers who rolled up to the podium to give backing to the cause suggested that Irish-American political influence in the nation’s capital was as potent as ever.
Here was Senator Read More
On the eve of George W. Bush’s latest attempt to rally the dispirited and angry nation in support of the prolonged conflict in Iraq, the question before Congress is starkly simple: What are the people’s representatives obliged to do about the bad judgment and bad faith of this President?
Mr. Bush’s bad judgment will be Read More
It was only a matter of time until someone dug this up.
It’s an old video of recently conservative presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a debate against Ted Kennedy in 1994 in which he (passionately) defends abortion rights and affirmative action and distances himself from the policies of Ronald Reagan and George Bush. Read More
At 9:30, Mike Bloomberg joins others to testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security .
At 11 a.m., the City Council’s Land Use Committee will vote on whether to build a school on a contaminated site in the Bronx. If approved, it could go to the full council for a vote by 2 Read More
Twenty-two minutes after President George W. Bush introduced Judge Samuel Alito as his nominee to the Supreme Court on Halloween morning, New York Senator Charles Schumer declared war.
In a statement e-mailed to reporters, Mr. Schumer declared it “sad that the President felt he had to pick a nominee likely to divide America,” and warned Read More
For a brief moment last month, George W. Bush behaved like a responsible leader instead of a partisan demagogue. On the issue of immigration, which provokes so much demagogic and divisive rhetoric on the right, he followed his better instincts by seeking compromise. He took the risk of alienating his own right-wing base and reached Read More
Tomorrow morning Eliot Spitzer will address the CSEA Statewide Board of Directors at the Desmond Hotel in Colonie.
In the evening, Ted Kennedy will be in town stumping for his new book America Back On Track at Le Parker Meridian Hotel.
And KT McFarland makes two stops tomorrow night, first to stump for Read More
We know Anthony Weiner’s work in D.C. makes it hard for him to make the political rounds in New York. But he does get to do photo-ops with popular Democrats, like the anti-Wal-Mart press conference scheduled this afternoon with Ted Kennedy and Jon Corzine.
As Azi astutely asks, a picture may be worth a Read More
It seems fair to say that politicians have rarely been held in such low regard as they are now. Voters in California elected a movie star as their governor, in part because they are sick of traditional politicians. The Presidential campaigns of H. Ross Perot in the 1990′s were evidence of public weariness with politics Read More
Remember the Bush vacation?
Last year. August. The
“family ranch” in rural Crawford, Tex. The Presidential-esque seal behind the
press secretary’s platform, “WESTERN WHITE HOUSE” branded across the bottom;
the Rancher in Chief snipping at reporters wondering why the man who promised
to bring a new dignity to Washington was abandoning the capital for a Read More