Investment banker Robert Diamond is seriously considering jumping into the race to challenge incumbent Staten Island Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, The Politicker has learned.
Diamond is a senior vice-president at Realty Capital International, a real estate investment banking firm, and a former vice-president at Bear Stearns. Prior to his career in finance, he served in Read More
The Freshman Class
Sean Hannity assembled a “focus group” (although it was really more of a roundtable) of House freshman Republicans with Frank Luntz to ask them if they have changed the culture of Washington. All, without exception, said they had, including New York’s own Michael Grimm and Mary Ann Buerkle.
And both New Yorkers defended the Congress Read More
As it stands, the federal government will grind to a halt at midnight tonight, and it’s probably not an encouraging sign that House Republicans and Senate Democrats can’t even agree on what the sticking point is.
Two of your local representatives–one from each of those bodies–were on MSNBC this afternoon, arguing that the budget impasse Read More
Former Staten Island Congressman Michael McMahon will join the government practice group at Herrick, Feinstein, the law firm announced today in a press release.
McMahon, who served on the City Council before being elected to Congress in 2009, was narrowly defeated in November by Michael Grimm. Since then, McMahon has been rumored for future Read More
Amid tense talks and ongoing negotiations, Congressman Michael Grimm is warning his fellow Republicans against a government shutdown.
“If we shut down, it hurts the American people,” Grimm said. “I am worried about our troops and the families of our troops. I haven’t changed my stance on anything. I have always said that we owe Read More
John Liu: In a chefs outfit, dishing out food [Youtube]
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From the Paper
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday morning, the day after he convened his first sensational House hearing on the question of Muslim radicalism, Peter King lumbered into his office on the third floor of the Cannon Building, hung his suit jacket on a bookcase and sat down to read the morning papers.
He plucked the New Read More
Gun Control: “it’s not clear what exactly Obama will do now, or how hard he will push for more gun-control limits.” [Perry Bacon Jr.]
Gun Control: “The contours laid out in [Obama's] op-ed are similar to the plan currently being pushed by [Mayors Against Illegal Guns] and Sen. Chuck Schumer.” [Sam Stein]
“The extreme wing of the Republican Party is making a big mistake with their flat-out opposition to a short-term continuing resolution.”
–Rep. Michael Grimm on the federal budget and talk of a government shutdown.
[h/t Anna Sale]
Earlier today we reported about how Congressional Democrats from New York City disapproved of Peter King’s hearings on Muslim radicalization. Since King is a Republican, and the White House is similarly concerned about the hearings, it was not too much of a surprise that local Dems wouldn’t back their longtime colleague.
But now it Read More