The Eight-Day Week
Mayor Bill de Blasio traveled to Chicago yesterday for a panel discussion with three of his most high-profile colleagues, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Atlanta’s Kasim Reed and Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel.
With political consultant David Axelrod leading the conversation, the group acted like a lineup of old friends, ribbing each other over recent weather woes, and joining together to herald the role of cities and criticize the federal government’s lack of investment in them.
Tonight brings the first presidential debate, moderated by the unflappable Jim Lehrer—but for those who have already determined whom they’re voting for, skip the partisan pandering and come gab with Oscar and Annette! The de la Rentas, along with Mercedes Bass and Mrs. Julio Mario Santo Domingo, are hosting opening night at Carnegie Hall. The Read More
In Their Own Words
Not as funny as the guy who took Rahm Emanuel’s Twitter handle, but the person behind Anthony Weiner’s campaign Twitter is dusting it off for the first time since 2009.
Weiner’s official Twitter-musings are here.
[h/t Reid Pillifant] Read More
Could Bloomberg and Rahm Emanuel make a mayoral dynamic duo?
Chicago may not have elected Rahm Emanuel mayor quite yet, but that isn’t stopping Bloomberg: Hizzoner talked about his support for the former White House chief of staff to Time this week in an interview that also covered Madoff, gun control, and Bloomberg’s Read More
On Sunday, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel released the first commercial for his campaign to become Chicago’s Mayor on Youtube.
Emanuel left his D.C. job in September. He officially announced his candidacy in the race for Chicago City Hall on Saturday.
The ad begins by emphasizing Emanuel’s roots Read More
A nearby journalist was the unintentional victim of an attack on Rahm Emanuel.
Someone threw an egg at Rahm Emanuel while he was out campaigning for Mayor in Chicago. Emanuel left his gig as White House Chief of Staff in September to make his mayoral bid.
The flying ovum missed Emanuel Read More
I was walking out of a children’s clothing store with a toddler. A man coming in held the door for a second. “You’re welcome,” he barked as I passed through. O.K., I was too distracted to notice him or thank him. But did I deserve such a harsh rebuke?
In a moment of Carl Paladino, Read More
Parting Shots, Gifts
Politics is a rough business. But every so often, amid all the partistan bickering, the parry and thrust of Beltway combat is briefly suspended and a little human emotion shines forth. Such is the case this morning with David Brooks’ extra-mushy paean to Rahm Emanuel, which is perhaps the most embarrassingly heartfelt eruption Read More
Rahm Emanuel is officially leaving the White House, President Obama announced today in a press conference that was, at this point, a foregone conclusion. To commemorate the f-bomb-dropping Chief of Staff’s time in Washington, Austan Goolsbee, the new Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, got Rahm a little going-away present. This morning Emanuel held Read More
Governor Paterson begins his budget vetoes. [NYDN]
Russian spies have infiltrated, among other places, Yonkers. [NYT]
Watching the Kagan hearings at the Harvard Club is a dull affair. Probably. [NYT]
New York Fed probing Wall Street’s connection to BP. [Reuters]