In June of last year, before he began positioning himself as the most rabid Birther candidate for president on the Republican right, developer and casino operator Donald Trump gave $25,000 to the campaign of Kathleen Rice, the Democratic DA of Nassau County, who was the early front-runner to replace Andrew Cuomo as New York state Read More
Libya: Obama’s speech in March “seemed to elevate the absence of a doctrine to a doctrine.” [Bill Keller]
2013: “Eliot running as an independent would be an asset to a Republican nominee because it would create a division of loyalty in the Democratic base,” says Dick Grasso. [Michael Saul]
2013: Christine Read More
The state’s former comptroller, Alan Hevesi, was sentened today to one to four years in prison.
Hevesi pleaded guilty to trading access to the state’s pension fund in exchange for favors and campaign cash. His lawyer pleaded for Read More
Amid revelations that foreclosures around the country have been improperly processed, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is stepping up an investigation of the cottage industry that foreclosures have become in New York. Mr. Schneiderman’s office recently issued subpoenas to a law firm that has handled about 40 percent of all foreclosures in the state. The Read More
While Andrew Cuomo left open the possibility this afternoon that someone besides the Attorney General might defend last year’s law to count prisoners in their home districts against a Republican legal challenge, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and a few civil rights groups are helping make the case for Eric Schneiderman.
“We believe that the Read More
A reader passes along the following invite from Upper West Side Congressman Jerrold Nadler for a fundraiser in June with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Nadler was an early endorser of Schneiderman’s attorney general campaign last year, and the two both hail from the Upper West Side. I haven’t heard any rumblings about Nadler running Read More
In the wake of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s most recent report that puts one of the reactors at Indian Point Energy Center at as the highest risk from earthquakes of all U.S. power plants, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wrote to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission calling for more thorough safety checks of the facility. Schneiderman said Read More
Park Slope: “Ever since a magnitude 8.9 earthquake destabilized the four-reactor Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant 6,611 miles away, there has been a run on potassium iodide tablets at the co-op.” [Matt Chaban]
Audio Montage: Obama, Rep. Yvette Clarke, Yoko Ono. [Jody Avirgan]
2012: Since video about Gifford’s shooting, Palin “has been Read More
Andrew Cuomo has an ambitious agenda ahead of him. He wants to change the culture of Albany, get the state’s finances in order, restore New York to its former greatness, reform pensions and benefits, talk sense to pork-hungry state legislators and, who knows, perhaps position himself for greater things to come.
That’s a pretty impressive Read More
Political consultant Hank Morris was sentenced today to a prison term of sixteen months to four years without probation for his involvement in a pay-to-play kickback scheme while he served in the comptroller’s office.
Morris, who pleaded guilty to felony charges last November was caught when then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s office launched an investigation into Read More