Here, via the Washington Post's campaign blog, is Hillary Clinton's response to Alberto Gonzales' resignation as Attorney General and the rumors that Michael Chertoff is in line to replace him:
Without naming him, Clinton also took a swipe at Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff, who is rumored as a possible choice to lead Read More
Word of Alberto Gonzales’ surprise resignation broke at about 8:30 this morning and within minutes there was a clear front-runner to succeed him: Michael Chertoff, who now runs the Homeland Security Department. (Chertoff’s name actually emerged before the embattled Gonzales stepped aside.)
A Justice Department press conference has been scheduled Read More
The City Council and the New York Blood Center host a blood drive at City Hall.
HUD announces grants for New York and New Jersey organizations at the HELP Genesis RJK Apartments on East 13th Street.
Michael Chertoff keynotes the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s 16th Annual Luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria.
The Muslim Public Affairs Council Read More
Michael Chertoff possesses the impressive résumé and aggressive bearing of a big-time official, but as Secretary of Homeland Security, he behaves more like a small-time hack. His feeble judgment in matters of policy, personnel and politics—first demonstrated in the wake of Hurricane Katrina last year—has proved that he was never qualified to protect the United Read More
The Times reports on the Republican choice for governor: John Faso.
Robert Menendez opens his campaign for U.S. Senate in New Jersey.
The Post reports that Hillary Clinton and Peter King have sent the first of many New York postcards to Michael Chertoff.
The Daily News reports that a Read More
Tomorrow morning Mark Green speaks at a Fortune Society event; and the Met Council on Housing holds a forum on home rule for New York City’s rent and eviction guidelines.
In the afternoon, Michael Chertoff and Peter King address lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and what local governments can Read More
Yesterday, as Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff described “isolated criminal misbehavior” while, on the split-screen, anarchy ruled, it was possible to wonder how Bush’s first choice for the job would have performed.
This is local sacrilege these days, after the frenzy of damaging revelations that followed the announcement of Bernie Kerik’s planned appointment.
But does Read More
As political leaders from both sides of the aisle rushed to applaud the Bush administration’s Jan. 11 nomination of attorney Michael Chertoff as the new head of the Department of Homeland Security, one powerful Democrat was missing from the cheering squad: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
While New York’s senior Senator, Charles Schumer, took just seven Read More
As Drudge and Eve Kessler both quickly noted, Michael Chertoff, the new Homeland Security chief, was a lead investigator in the forgettable Whitewater probe. She was the only Senator to vote against his judgeship in 2001.
No comment yet from Mrs. Clinton on the 10:00 a.m. nomination.
But Read More
For those who are outraged at the thuggish behavior of Enron Corp. and the Arthur Andersen accounting firm, it’s good news that the cases are being prosecuted by Michael Chertoff, head of the Justice Department’s criminal division. By indicting Andersen on felony obstruction charges, Mr. Chertoff has shown that he’s not going to let the Read More