At an endorsement ceremony for City Council candidate Josh Skaller in Park Slope this morning, former presidential front-runner Howard Dean admitted he got himself into a little bit of trouble in the Democratic primary in the 39th District.
After a rousing introduction and brief speeches by Dean and Skaller, the first question was, surprisingly, about Read More
Here’s a video of Howard Dean explaining how he came to basically endorse two candidates—Josh Skaller and Brad Lander—in the City Council race for Bill de Blasio’s seat.
“Democracy for America is endorsing Josh and Josh only,” Dean told a group of supporters this morning.
“However, my situation is different.” Read More
ALBANY—First, the Republican attorneys monitoring the recount in the race for Kirsten Gillibrand’s old House seat objected to the ballots mailed in by multiple-home owners with return addresses in New York City or Florida. Then they objected to the ballots of college students from Skidmore. Then they challenged the ballot of … Kirsten Gillibrand.
In the wake of Tom Daschle’s implosion, media speculation on Barack Obama’s next nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services has focused mainly on four names. Three of them are (fairly) logical candidates for the job. One is not.
The name that doesn’t belong is Howard Dean’s. The former DNC chairman remains Read More
John Kerry and Hillary Clinton both wanted – and probably still want – to be president, a reality they joked about when their paths crossed on Tuesday.
As Jason Horowitz noted, Clinton, Barack Obama’s soon-to-be confirmed secretary of state, accidentally addressed Kerry, the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as "Mr. Read More
So maybe Barack Obama doesn’t think Jimmy Carter has cooties after all. The soon-to-be-president broke bread and shared the Oval Office stage with Carter on Wednesday. Granted, two other former presidents, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush were also present, but it nonetheless marked the first time in the Read More
Pat Quinn’s moment is about to arrive – finally. Illinois’ lieutenant governor, who has toiled for decades in the less visible rungs of state politics, will ascend to the state’s top job whenever Rod Blagojevich steps down or is dragged from it. (Does anyone seriously believe that Blagojevich, arrested by federal agents before Christmas on Read More
“What are we going to do about Oklahoma?” an audience member asked Howard Dean last night at the 92nd Street Y on the Upper East Side.
Actually, Dean explained, Oklahoma is a lot like New York. “But New Yorkers are quicker on their feet about cognitive dissonance.”
Everyone picks a candidate according to his Read More
OXFORD, Miss.—It was hours before Friday night’s debate at the University of Mississippi on September 26 and rows of reporters in a hangar-size white press tent were typing the background and context graphs of their stories. Dozens of flat-screen televisions in front of them counted down the hours and seconds to the debate between Barack Read More
Representative Charlie Rangel, who has recently faced a flurry of tough , intense press coverage, is having what appears to be an enormous birthday party for himself at Central Park’s Tavern on the Green on Wednesday, August 6.
The invitation notes that Bill and Hillary Clinton, David Read More