Andrew Cuomo and Kirsten Gillibrand embrace, as do Chuck Schumer and Tom DiNapoli, thanks to some prompting from Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, during the Somos el Futuro conference in Albany Saturday, April 2, 2011.
Evaluating Budgets: Calling balls and strikes on the budget dispute between Cuomo or Bloomberg. [Michael Herzenberg]
Evaluating Read More
Libya: Military action. [NY Times]
Libya: “We will exterminate every traitor and collaborator with America, Britain, France and the crusader coalition,” said Gadhafi. [WSJ]
Libya: “[Y]ou will always remain my son, and I have all the love for you as a son, and I do not want your image Read More
Puritan Avenue in Queens leads through Forest Hills Gardens, a serene enclave in the city, where 100-year-old homes evoke the English countryside. At the corner of Puritan and Greenway North, shaded by an expansive beech tree, is a $1.8 million brick Tudor. Unlike the immaculate neighboring lots, the grounds on this house aren’t particularly well Read More
The indictment’s now out for Queens GOP operative John Haggerty, who is accused by Manhattan DA Cy Vance of stealing just shy of $1.1 million from Mayor Bloomberg.
Haggerty came under investigation after the mayor contributed $1.2 million to the Independence Party of New York before his November election, $600,000 of which was then paid Read More
Michael Bloomberg met with the five county Republican leaders this morning to seek approval to run in their party’s primary, then left after a brief exchange with reporters.
That job was, for the most part, left to Bloomberg campaign spokesman Howard Wolfson, who said that although the mayor would like to run on the Republican Read More
When Michael Bloomberg spoke at the Queens Village Republican Club dinner at Antun’s catering hall Sunday night, he got a standing ovation from someone, at least.
“He’s been a good mayor,” said Joseph Gravagna, 29, of Queens, who works in advertising. When asked if he was bothered in any way about the mayor un-enrolling Read More
Councilman Dennis Gallagher, who was indicted for rape earlier this year, came in last place in a race to become a Republican judicial delegate in the Queens district he’s represented since 2001.
The unofficial results for the three positions there, according to the city Board of Elections, are:
You know things have gotten weird in a small local primary when Republicans start putting images of Charlie Rangel on their literature.
This piece, which I heard is circulating in Queens, is linking the Queens County Republican Chairman, Phil Ragusa, to Rangel, who thinks Dick Cheney has mental problems.
The Read More
Here’s the formal announcement that the new state GOP executive director is Allison Coccia, the former political director of the Pennsylvania Republican Party. (She’s third from the left in a picture from this website.)
The other person up for the job was John Haggerty, an experienced Republican operative who Read More
John Haggerty may have competition for the job of state GOP executive director.
The Brennan Center’s blog says Albany needs elections that matter, not just term limits.
Eliot Spitzer’s nominee to head the Port Authority wants to take a fresh look at Ground Zero and the Freedom Tower.
Alan Read More