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 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
Eric Schneiderman announced today that his office has shut down two companies that are charged with defrauding Haitians affected by the 2010 earthquake.
The companies allegedly targeted Haitian nationals who had been affected by the earthquake, illegally providing them with fake immigration services and falsely promising them legal immigrant status. By misrepresenting a new law Read More
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $18 million settlement case against Medicaid Insurance Fraud, his first major settlement since taking office.
The case was against the state’s largest residential service provider, Young Adult Institute, and focused on the company’s financial filings over the past decade.
“Today’s announcement should send a clear message that we will Read More
told you so
“Who the hell’s idea was it for me to follow Schumer and Cuomo?” grumbled Alec Baldwin last night at the swearing-in ceremony for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “I told them I only agreed to come here if I went first.”
The 30 Rock star was standing at the podium inside the cavernous Great Hall at Shepard Read More
Congressmen Jerrold Nadler and Anthony Weiner released statements this morning that praised the government for securing a conviction in the first civilian trial of a former Guantanamo detainee.
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was convicted on only one count–out of more than 280 brought against him–but Nadler and Weiner each hailed the process as a victory for Read More
Andrew Cuomo and Eric Schneiderman have been campaigning side-by-side all day today, and at a rally in Albany, the soon-to be ex AG took a pot-shot at the Republican who hopes to replace him, Dan Donovan, and spoke out on behalf of the Democrat who does.
“If we don’t have Eric Schneiderman, you’re basically going Read More
Part of attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman’s campaign strategy has been to release one policy statement every day.
After a few weeks of e-mail blasts, The Observer has noticed a small trend: Almost all of Schneiderman’s policy plans have the same refrain–praise for the work of departing AG and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo, and a Read More
Eric Schneiderman is adding the endorsement of two firefighter unions today as the attorney general campaign reaches its final days
The Uniformed Firefighters Association and the Uniformed Fire Officers Association- who represent over 22,000 individuals involved in fire rescues- both announced their support for the Democrat’s bid.
“Eric understands the difficult and dangerous job performed Read More