When the Congress reconvenes next week, one of the more closely-watched agenda items will the censure vote of Charlie Rangel. If Rangel is censured, it will mark the first time since 1983 that a member of Congress has faced the punishment.
Unless he cuts a deal beforehand, Rangel is widely expected to be censured, especially Read More
The regular Friday endorsement e-mail from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has arrived: this week it touts the backing of Rev. Al Sharpton and Representative Greg Meeks, who praised "her commitment to working with President Barack Obama to create economic and educational opportunities for communities of color."
Sharpton's endorsement is not surprising, given his strong support Read More
Representative Carolyn Maloney – a Senate hopeful – appeared on MSNBC this morning and tried extrapolating a political lesson from the airplane crash in the Hudson.
“We did have one good news with the tragedy with the U.S. airplane landing, and many of us were very pleased that Captain Sullenberger was a really Read More
An aide to City Council candidate Julissa Ferraras emailed to say she’s having several fund-raisers between now and January 11th, with a few notable hosts, including State Assemblyman Jose Peralta and City Council members Leroy Comrie, Diana Reyna and Letitia James.
The name-dropping shows some continuity of support among other elected officials despite the now-unhelpful Read More
After negotiations that at various points involved David Paterson, Rochester billionaire Tom Golisano and Representative Greg Meeks, Malcolm Smith has won over the three Democratic holdouts in the State Senate conference, and is poised to become the proverbial "third man" in Albany’s ruling trio.
Ruben Diaz Sr., who previously said he wouldn’t vote for Read More
Representative Gregory Meeks of New York, a Hillary Clinton supporter, thinks that Barack Obama’s disavowal of his former pastor Jeremiah Wright this afternoon was mostly about politics.
“Obama is trying protect his campaign,” Meeks said. “According to Reverend Wright, Obama is going to do what he has to do as a politician. And Reverend Wright Read More
Another dire prediction from one of Rudy Giuliani’s old adversaries in New York…
Here’s what Representative Gregory Meeks had to say to me about last week’s indictment of Bernard Kerik and its impact on Giuliani’s presidential bid.
"The Kerik stuff just shows some of the decision making process that this guy had as mayor Read More
It’s worth noting that Hillary Clinton isn’t the only one trying to get squared away with Eliot Spitzer’s new license policy.
The governor’s (original) plan would have allowed illegal immigrants to obtain a driver’s license, but now it’s being linked to federal guidelines that will be outlined Read More
A reader sent over this invitation to Gregory Meeks' October 5 fund-raiser. (Maybe this was an early draft?)
New York City Congressman Gregory Meeks has been calling Hillary Clinton "Madame President" for some time now, but he is "very proud" of her closest competitor, Barack Obama, seeing him as a great choice for president — in 2016.
In a long-ish interview, Meeks also implied that he sees himself as a Read More