NBC News Forum host Jay DeDapper pressed freshman Representative John Hall on the Iraq war during the taping of the show today.
DeDapper notes that Hall and others won their seats in 2006 in part because of sweeping antiwar sentiment, but as he faces reelection, he may have to explain why the country is Read More
Yes, Isac Weinberger spends most of his work day at the D.O.T. calling political reporters – without the kind of retribution you’d expect – but he knows how to work the party circuit.
Here he is, on the right, with political operative Yoel Lefkowitz on the left. The man in the Read More
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. endorses Hillary Clinton. [
Despite rumors, former G.O.P. Assemblyman Howard Mills is not running against Congressman John Hall, reports Liz. [Daily Politics]
The Clinton campaign says the gay veteran, and Hillary ally, who asked a question at last night’s debate was acting completely on his own. [Washington Wire]
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John Hall, a freshman Democratic congressmember from the Hudson Valley, is having a fund-raiser at the home of Democratic super-donor George Soros on December 17, and Representative Charlie Rangel will be in attendance.Tickets start at $500.
The invite notes that Hall is a Democrat facing a tough re-election, and:
“won election by Read More
Representative John Hall, a Democrat whose district is in the Hudson Valley, told me last night he is concerned that illegal immigrants who obtain a driver’s license under Eliot Spitzer’s plan could use it as a "breeder document to secure more documentation."
Hall, who was in town for the Empire State Pride Read More
If you’re following where everybody stands on Eliot Spitzer’s plan to allow illegal immigrants to obtain a New York State driver’s license, update your score cards.
Adolfo Carrion supports it. Speaking on NY1 News last night, Carrion said, “I support this initiative until there is a national, rational response to this, which Read More
In January, New York sent four freshmen to congress. So far, they have authored a total of 23 bills.
Nine came from Michael Arcuri upstate. Another nine came from John Hall in the Hudson Valley. And the last five came from Kirsten Gillibrand from Glens Falls.
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Freshman Representative John Hall got a boost during his campaign from his days as a bare-chested rock and roller with the group Orleans. But now, a few months into his first term, a Republican has stepped up to challenge him, criticizing not only his position on Iraq, but his ties to the music industry.
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Here is singer-turned Democratic congressman John Hall discussing his opposition to the troop surge in Iraq. “No amount of wrongs is going to make the president’s policy towards Iraq right,” he said.
And here is newly-elected upstate Democrat Michael Arcuri: “I think victory in Iraq means bringing as many of our troops home alive as Read More
The Forward has a nice piece this week on how U.S. Rep. John Hall, rocker-turned-Congressman in the Hudson Valley, anchored his narrow victory over Republican Sue Kelly last year by winning the burgeoning Kiryas Joel compound of Orthodox Jews to his side, over a water-rights issue.
Good reporting. The Forward notes that the Read More