Upstate vs Downstate
After insulting Buffalo, a subtle dig.
“Congresswoman Louise Slaughter weighed in on the comments, saying that when Mayor Bloomberg comes to visit western New York, she’ll have him meet with the real experts of snow removal, so he’ll be able to handle it next time.”
Also, love how they bleep out Read More
ALBANY—Representative Eric Massa has still not endorsed Kirsten Gillibrand's re-election, and insists she hasn't brought it up.
"No, not at all," he said during a conference call with reporters. "I speak to her almost weekly about matters of legislative business that we collaborate on for the benefit of the people in the district Read More
RENSSELAER—At a decidedly low-speed press conference featuring over a dozen speakers, David Paterson and Chuck Schumer, with great fanfare, unveiled an updated state rail plan that calls for greater rail-freight use as well as high-speed passenger rail from Niagara Falls to New York City.
Paterson called the plan "honest and achievable," promising that Read More
With a decision from the governor just days away, the list of prominent feminist types who have declared support for Caroline Kennedy to fill Hillary Clinton's Senate seat is a short one. Among the best-known are New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, 79-year-old Representative Louise Slaughter and former Kennedy Read More
ALBANY—Representative Brian Higgins is the New York delegation's choice to take over a spot on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, filling a seat vacated by retiring Representative Mike McNulty, another upstate Democrat.
According to a congressional staffer, Higgins expressed interest in the seat last month during a meeting of the New Read More
ALBANY—As a candidate to replace Hillary Clinton when she becomes secretary of state, Representative Kirsten Gillibrand is thought to be an attractive option because she represents an upstate district and would be the only woman to hold an elected statewide post.
But the head of the New York chapter of the Read More
As we wrote in today’s paper, Clinton- (and now Obama-) supporting congressman Eliot Engel thinks that Barack Obama’s election may depend on him picking the former first lady as his running mate.
Engel’s fellow New York Democrat Louise Slaughter, who, like Engel, backed Clinton until the primaries were over, has a different analysis: “I Read More