When the Congress reconvenes next week, one of the more closely-watched agenda items will the censure vote of Charlie Rangel. If Rangel is censured, it will mark the first time since 1983 that a member of Congress has faced the punishment.
Unless he cuts a deal beforehand, Rangel is widely expected to be censured, especially Read More
The congressional race in Suffolk County was one of the most watched in the country, and is still going on. After incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop was declared the winner on election night, a roller-coaster insued, with challenger Randy Altschuler jumping out to a lead in the recount only to see that lead dwindle and then Read More
Democratic incumbent Dan Maffei conceded his congressional race against Republican challenger Ann Marie Buerkle today after three weeks of recounts.
The Associated Press reports that Maffei is down by 567 votes, leading to final tally of 104,374 for Burekle and 103,807 for Maffei.
Buerkle was endorsed by Sarah Palin, labeling her a “New York mama Read More
Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo spoke to Fred Dicker on his radio show this morning, and offered a few more details about how he hopes to curb the influence of “special interests” in Albany.
In talking about his visit to Tryon Detention Center, a juvenile detention center that currently employs 30 people but holds no juveniles, Cuomo Read More
told you so
In an attempt to turn around one of the main arguments of supporters of Cathie Black’s bid to become schools chancellor, an activist group opposed to The Coca-Cola Company says that Black’s business experience should keep her from being the city’s top educator.
The letter cited her role on the board of Coca-Cola over the Read More
Lending a Hand
Congressmen Jerrold Nadler and Anthony Weiner released statements this morning that praised the government for securing a conviction in the first civilian trial of a former Guantanamo detainee.
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was convicted on only one count–out of more than 280 brought against him–but Nadler and Weiner each hailed the process as a victory for Read More
Harold Levy, former New York City Chancellor of Public Schools, said today that he supports Cathie Black’s appointment, although he couched his endorsement more as support for the mayor than for the nominee.
“I don’t know Cathie Black, but Mike Bloomberg has made pretty good personnel decisions,” Levy said. “I think if you have mayoral Read More
City Council member Charles Barron spoke out against the selection of Cathie Black as the city’s new public schools chancellor at a City Hall press conference this morning, saying that the lack of an open selection process failed the city’s schools and children.
“Mayor Bloomberg, they say insanity is when you do the same thing Read More
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said that the Board of Elections needed to come under the oversight of the mayor’s office after conducting another election riddled with errors and incompetence.
“The Board of Elections should stop hiding, begin evaluating and become part of the Mayor’s management,” Quinn said at a morning news conference in which Read More
N.B: The Politicker is reaching out to some of the wiser heads of New York politics to get their take on what was learned on election night:
“Formal organizations such as the Tea Party Express made a balance-of-force difference in particular districts such as the defeat of incumbent Scott Murphy in NY-20. But in more Read More