Yeas and Nays
The votes are in for the budget bill, and the final tally is 260-167 in favor of the bill’s passage. There were a few interesting changes from Friday’s vote, which was seen as the first referendum on the last-minute deal to cut $38 billion dollars in spending, which averted a government shutdown. Read More
After five years at City Hall News, Edward-Isaac Dovere is leaving to take a job at Politico. His new title will be breaking news editor, a new position for the Washington-based outlet.
The president and CEO of the company that publishes City Hall News, Tom Allon, told me Dovere “joins a long line Read More
DCCC Chairman, Rep. Steve Israel of Long Island, helps make National Public Radio a Democratic cause, with this fund-raising email a moment ago:
Now the Republicans want to control the news. In fact, House Republicans announced a vote for TOMORROW to cut all federal funding for National Public Radio.
The GOP’s latest misguided priority Read More
Representatives Nita Lowey and Steve Israel announced today that an amendment has passed the House that would enable New York City to receive more anti-terrorism funding.
Under the new amendment, grant recipients of the Urban Areas Security Initiative would be limited to 25 of the highest-risk cities in the nation.
“I am pleased this amendment Read More
Rep. Steve Israel called on fellow Democrat Governor David Paterson urging him not to seek re-election, according to a source.
Israel made the pitch in a private phone call this morning, following a New York Times story alleging the governor and state police contacted a woman who was trying, without success, to complain Read More
In her quest to sew up the Democratic nomination without a primary, Kirsten Gillibrand keeps trotting out the endorsements. Today she announced the support of Representative Jerrold Nadler, who had wondered aloud about Ms. Gillibrand’s appointment back in January.
So while Jon Cooper continues to mull a last-gasp primary challenge Read More
One reason that Steve Israel, Carolyn Maloney, Jerry Nadler and every other New York Democrat who yearns to serve in the U.S. Senate someday may be particularly thankful next Thursday: Rudy Giuliani and his apparent readiness to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand next year.
Not that they’ll say it out loud, of course. Assuming Giuliani does jump Read More
Guess who engineered Republican Dede Scozzafava’s endorsement of her erstwhile Democratic opponent, Bill Owens, in New York’s newly, temporarily famous 23rd District?
Naturally, it was the president’s Brooklyn-based, “no fingerprints” political fixer Patrick Gaspard–who was last seen urging Governor David Paterson to go along quietly into New York’s political night–reports Read More
ALBANY—Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said he would give a “warm welcome” to Dede Scozzafava if she were to switch into his conference.
Scozzafava ended her congressional bid Saturday and, after talking with Representative Steve Israel, Silver, Chuck Schumer and Andrew Cuomo, decided to endorse the Democratic Party’s candidate Bill Owens on Sunday. Republican Read More
ALBANY—Dede Scozzafava, a Republican assemblywoman who yesterday withdrew from the race to replace John McHugh in Congress, has thrown her support to Bill Owens, the Democratic Party’s candidate.
“Since announcing the suspension of my campaign, I have thought long and hard about what is best for the people of this District, and how to answer Read More