In a press release, the producers and star of Fox’s medical series House have announced that the current season (the show’s eighth) will be its last. “By April this year [we] will have completed 177 episodes, which is about 175 more than anyone expected back in 2004,” wrote executive producers David Shore, Katie Jacobs and Read More
It would almost seem that the stars had finally aligned. After weeks of stalled talks and contentious meetings between House Republicans and Democrats that escalated into a public spat between Speaker John Boehner and President Obama, a bill finally made it through the House and into the Senate, where it was speedily approved Tuesday morning Read More
Call us crazy—or maybe a little loopy—but we might be more excited for the Golden Globes than we are for the Oscars and the Emmys combined. Think about it: not only will everyone from our favorite movies (yes, that was a nomination for The Hangover in the Best Comedy category!) and television shows be together—at Read More
Now that State Senator Darrel Aubertine is out of the running, here’s a quick review of the other potential Democratic candidates to replace John McHugh in Congress:
–Daniel French, a former federal prosecutor and aide to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, considered by many to be one of the strongest choices. He would offer a Read More
ALBANY—State Senator Darrel Aubertine is not running for Congress.
“My priority must continue to be the work I have started in the state Senate, representing Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties. My commitment is to the people of the 48th Senate District and has been all along. Before I could even consider the possibility of Read More
ALBANY—Democrats insist they’re not in a rush to pick a candidate for a special Congressional election, and are treating the potential Congresional run of State Senator Darrel Aubertine like a state secret.
“We’re talking about days rather than … We’re not following the Republican program,” said Sean Hennessey, the Jefferson County Democratic chairman, who Read More
ALBANY—Less than 24 hours after her designation as the Republican candidate to replace John McHugh in Congress, Assemblywoman DeDe Scozzafava is about to get a challenge from the right.
“I did call up Mike Long, and Shaun Marie Lavine. Clearly they are not backing DeDe Scozzafava,” said Jim Kelly, a Conservative Party operative from Read More
ALBANY—Republicans have picked Assemblywoman DeDe Scozzafava as their candidate to replace John McHugh in Congress.
The 11 county chairs in the sprawling 23rd District met this afternoon in Potsdam and selected Scozzafava, of Gouverneur, to be their candidate. The move follows a month-long series of interviews and forums around the district.
“It’s been Read More
ALBANY—Republicans are lashing out at State Senator Darrel Aubertine, the most likely Democratic candidate to succeed John McHugh in Congress, releasing this TV ad tomorrow and a robocall painting him as a tax-and-spend liberal.
“Call Darrel Aubertine. Tell him he voted for too much spending,” says the ad, which the National Republican Congressional Committee Read More
Bill Clinton helped Carolyn Maloney get over her N-word incident by helping her raise money last night, but he carefully avoided endorsing her in her prospective Senate primary bid against Kirsten Gillibrand.
That wasn’t surprising to several bundlers I spoke to who are loyal to the Clintons (and who now contribute to Gillibrand). One such bundler Read More