Consolidating the layers of local government is one of the major goals of Andrew Cuomo’s administration (and was once the topic a statewide tour he undertook while attorney general).
Today he announced members of his commission that’ll study the issue. They include:
Denis Hughes, president of the NYS AFL-CIO
Michael Balboni, former state senator Read More
Remember the spring of 2008, when political pundits worried that Democratic superdelegates might defy the primary results and swing the presidential race from Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton?
It didn’t happen, of course, but the D.N.C. was worried enough to charter a “Change Commission” to look at the process. Last week, the commission proposed Read More
A few of the contributions Eric Gioia collected for his public advocate bid caught my eye when I was looking through the latest filings. (Gioia, of course, is known locally to have notable friends.)
Paul Simon, the singer/songwriter, donated $750 on January 9.
Two days later, the campaign got $1,224 from Read More
–by Azi Paybarah and Jimmy Vielkind Read More
DENVER—Former Hillary Clinton bundler Robert Zimmerman, one of Al Gore’s biggest supporters, said last night on the floor of the Invesco Center that watching the former vice president "brings back many wonderful memories."
"I remember the first global warming lecture, reading the draft of his anti-war speech," Zimmerman said, as Gore delivered Read More
The night of Wednesday, July 9, was supposed to be when Barack Obama appealed directly to his supporters to help Hillary Clinton erase her campaign debt.
But he almost forgot to do it.
After finishing his speech to a room full of New York donors at the Grand Hyatt without any mention of helping Clinton Read More
Democratic bundler Robert Zimmerman was sitting in a conference room in the Great Neck office of his public relations and marketing firm a couple of weeks ago, musing over his quietly inexorable climb into the elite levels of New York and national politics over the past 20 or so years.
On the walls hung Read More
Robert Zimmerman–a Democratic National Committee member and one of Hillary Clinton’s major New York-based fund-raisers–appeared on CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight last night and essentially called for Eliot Spitzer’s resignation.
When asked, Zimmerman said he does not think the governor should survive the revelation that he patronized a prostitution ring, "If the facts are Read More
The Wall Street Journal today wrote, “In two recent polls of likely Iowa caucus-goers, Sen. Clinton was slightly ahead in one, but her chief rival, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, had retaken the edge in the other. A decisive Clinton victory in Iowa potentially could clinch the nomination; a loss, or even Read More
While many of the guests last night at the 20th anniversary reunion dinner for supporters of Al Gore's first presidential campaign wore campaign-style buttons that said "Al Gore reunion 2007," there was little serious talk about Gore entering the 2008 presidential race, according to one attendee.
"People do not perceive him as Read More