Representative Michael Arcuri is being targeted by the NRCC, because “now he can’t even decide if he wants to run for re-election.” It’s a theme that some, like Liz, have been focusing on.
Arcuri angered the left by not voting in favor of the health care reform legislation, and could be Read More
ALBANY—Several members of New York’s Congressional delegation who have expressed displeasure with David Paterson are here at the Capitol on the day of his speech.
I saw Representatives Scott Murphy and Paul Tonko of the Capital Region, Mike McMahon of Staten Island, Mike Arcuri of Utica, Eric Massa of the Southern Tier and Steve Israel Read More
ALBANY—Bill Owens, who is being sworn in as a member of Congress today, has announced his intention to vote for the health care restructuring bill backed by Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. He resisted taking a specific position on the issue throughout his campaign.
Owens announced the vote in a press release and Read More
ALBANY—Representative Eric Massa is voting no on the health care bill, damn it, no matter what the outside consequences or what Barack Obama says.
“The president of the United States is coming to Capitol Hill tomorrow morning on a Saturday, to meet in groups and individually with members of Congress. I anticipate that I Read More
ALBANY—Representative Eric Massa has moved from the crosshairs of the Republicans into their ammo chamber.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is seizing on comments reported this morning by the Elmira Star-Gazette to attack all of the Democrats in the state's delegation considered marginal—Dan Maffei, Mike Arcuri, Tom Bishop, Mike McMahon and Read More
ALBANY—Unprompted, John T. Sullivan sent me an e-mail this morning.
"I know you already have me down as a B list candidate, so I can only assume that is because you know knowthing of my background, and experience. Let me try to correct that," he wrote.
And after I reached him on his cell phone, 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
Here’s a clip from About halfway through, Powell says, “We’ve lost our backbone.” He adds later, “A lot of us have become spineless Democrats.”
Towns voted against FISA.
In case you’re wondering, Democratic members of Congress from New York who supported FISA include Tim Bishop and Carolyn McCarthy of Long Island; Gary Read More