More from intern Glenna Goldis at the Council term-limits hearings:
The second set of testimony on term limits today included Comptroller Bill Thompson, who yesterday said he would run for mayor even if it meant challenging Bloomberg. Several times, the audience began to clap but then stifled itself to avoid censure from the chair. Read More
More from intern Glenna Goldis at the Council term-limits hearings: The second set of testimony on term limits today included Comptroller Bill Thompson, who yesterday said he would run for mayor even if it meant challenging Bloomberg. Several times, the audience began to clap but then stifled itself to avoid censure from the chair. Read More
I just came across this video of Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries speaking at a forum in Brooklyn recently (according to the YouTube user, it was on May 31).
Jeffries slams the mayor for promoting so much development in the city, and jokes that there should be a movie called “Development Gone Wild," which Jeffries says Read More
Here’s Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn inadvertently igniting a "Yes we can" chant during a rally for Barack Obama on the steps of City Hall yesterday.
How many black elected officials from Brooklyn were at the rally for Barack Obama on the City Hall steps this afternoon?
Enough that State Senator Bill Perkins of Harlem muttered to himself at the podium, “Oh man, we’re going to have to mix this up a bit.” He then introduced state Senator Eric Adams–who’s from Read More
When Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his support for the Democratic candidate on the day before this week’s election for district attorney on Staten Island—the only competitive race in the whole city—he did so via press release.
He did not hold a press conference with the candidate, and he didn’t visit the district to campaign. Read More
Roger Stone doesn’t think much of the suggestion (based on my reading of a Weekly Standard story) that he had any role in drumming up a controversy over the fact that Eliot Spitzer’s father and MTA nominee Dale Hemmerdinger were members of the racially un-diverse Harmonie Club. Hemmerdinger’s membership became a contentious political Read More
A new Weekly Standard profile of Roger Stone has a suggestive nugget implying that he is still playing a quietly active role in a broad-based anti-Spitzer coalition:
From the story: Stone walks everywhere, abhorring cabs because they have lousy air conditioning and "sweating through a suit–that is the worst thing in the world." Read More
I'm up in Albany for the New York State Democratic Committee Spring Business Meeting at the Desmond Hotel, a few miles away from the capitol.
Since the first meeting I was hoping to attend–the Council of Black Elected Democrats– is closed to the press, I figured I'd post notes from chat with two Assembly members Read More