Hah! And you thought it was always New York City that lost out on the corporate-retention duel. This time around, MSNBC is moving 421 jobs from Secaucus, NJ, to Rockefeller Plaza, balking on a deal that was supposed to keep them in the Garden State for another five years.
New Jersey loses about $8 million Read More
New York City is the tax capital of the world.
Conservatives don’t like Eliot Spitzer’s nominee for Environmental Conservation Commissioner.
Alan Hevesi wasn’t the only state comptroller who had his wife chauffeured by a state employee.
Assembly members are playing basketball against the City Council this Read More
Norah O’Donnell on MSNBC just now did a very aggressive job of interviewing Steve Berman, one of the Jews who resigned from the Carter Center advisory board in protest of Carter’s book. O’Donnell asked whether he had been “lobbied” by Jewish groups to do so. Berman said he hadn’t. She didn’t seem to believe him, Read More
Back in the 1970’s, when Floyd Abrams was co-counsel for The New York Times on the Pentagon Papers case, his son Dan would occasionally accompany him to work.
“We had a little song we sang,” said the younger Mr. Abrams, now 40, who in the intervening years has attended law school, earned a living as Read More
It’s 11:30 on the East Coast and we know that Nancy Pelosi will be the next Speaker of the House. That’s about all we know. We don’t yet know how many of her fellow Democrats will constitute the next House majority, nor do we have any clue whom they will select as their new Majority Read More
MSNBC has declared that the Democrats will take back the House, based on Associated Press projections that the party has gained at least 19 seats (they needed 15 to win control). Still unclear is whether they will add significantly to that total before the night is over.
– Steve Kornacki Read More
In case you don’t know, Glenn Reynolds is the biggest sole proprietor in the political blogosphere. By day a mild-mannered law professor in Knoxville, Tenn., when he walks into the Internet phone booth, he emerges as Instapundit, a.k.a. the Blogfather, blogdom’s “all-powerful hit king.” On his site, instapundit.com, Mr. Reynolds posts his thoughts on a Read More
Quietly, on the Internet, the terms of the cable-news ratings battle have been reversed: Web audiences flock to CNN.com and MSNBC.com, while FoxNews.com trails badly.
Even more quietly, that Web traffic is rescuing the finances of the trailing networks—supplying tens of millions of dollars a month.
For all its struggles in the TV ratings, CNN Read More
Based on his planned spending on cable TV, Anthony is planning what The Politicker’s outside expert considers the upscale white guy vote:
He’s planning to spend about $500,000 over the last two weeks on these networks: Comedy Central, CNBC, CNN, ESPN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, TNT, YES (including 11 Yankees games), and USA. Read More