Spitting on Spitzer
Congressman Jerry Nadler, a long-time ally of comptroller hopeful Scott Stringer, ripped into Mr. Stinger’s high-profile rival today after watching the two candidates slug it out on television last night.
“It’s not even primarily the fact that he patronized a prostitute,” Mr. Nadler told Politicker of ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who is currently ahead in the polls. “It’s that he was prosecuting people for the same thing he was doing–that’s the hypocrisy.”
A reader passes along the following invite from Upper West Side Congressman Jerrold Nadler for a fundraiser in June with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Nadler was an early endorser of Schneiderman’s attorney general campaign last year, and the two both hail from the Upper West Side. I haven’t heard any rumblings about Nadler running Read More
How Obama’s military action in Libya is splitting some of his support among Democrats was on display this morning, when Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Jerry Nadler were fielding questions outside City Hall.
“Well, obviously the president has made a limited engagement in Libya because of the humanitarian crisis,” said Gillibrand, who noted the Read More
Mayor Bloomberg’s long-sought effort to require the city’s taxi fleet to phase in hybrid automobiles is getting a boost today with the introduction of federal legislation that will grant local governments the right to set fuel-efficiency standards for their taxis.
An earlier effort was stripped out of omnibus transportation legislation stalled. It was included in Read More
“I think what he did was illegal and unconstitutional.”
That was Jerry Nadler, the liberal Democratic congressman, in an interview this weekend, referring to President Obama and the military intervention in Libya.
Those concerns were also raised on a conference call Saturday, where other liberals, like Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, raised constitutional questions about Read More
Liberal West Side Rep. Jerry Nadler highlights another potential rift between Obama and the left, this time, over the use of military force in Libya.
“The President has an obligation under the Constitution to seek the approval of Congress for any use of military force unless there is an imminent threat to the United Read More
told you so
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
Tax the Rich
Michael Bloomberg went to Washington D.C. yesterday warning against over-regulating and taxing Wall Street, which he said would have a disproportionately impact New York City.
This morning, he repeated his warning during a press conference in the Bronx about waterfront development. Also there were Rep. Jerry Nadler and Rep. Jose Serrano, who later Read More
Rep. Jerry Nadler said he’ll hold a hearing to “explore the full impact” of the Supreme Court’s decision on lifting the ban on corporate money in elections:
“Today, the Supreme Court recklessly overturned a longstanding precedent protecting the integrity of our electoral process. In this one act of judicial activism, the Court has increased the Read More
All year, the biggest fault line in the health care debate has been the public option—a proposed government-run insurance plan that Americans without access to group coverage would be eligible to sign up for.
To liberals, it has been the reason for doing health care reform, an innovative tool that will break up private insurers’ Read More