The N.Y.P.D.’s monitoring of Muslim students not only extended far beyond New York, the department even sent an intrepid undercover operative on a whitewater rafting trip just to gather intelligence. The Associated Press reports the N.Y.P.D. tracked and monitored Muslim students at various universities, including Yale. The intelligence efforts also extended to the Web:
I’ve got a story in this week’s paper looking at how the state Democrats are unrolling a coordinated response to the continuing Republican probe into Eliot Spitzer’s Brunogate problems by branding it the new Whitewater.
“I think you saw in the 90’s a sort of never-ending investigation of Bill Clinton, and it Read More
While finance and technology are rapidly reshaping our media, undermining printed words and exalting digital screens, the nation’s major newspapers continue to exercise enormous political influence. Declining fortunes haven’t diminished the impact of their news reports and editorial opinions, which still shape the ideas and themes behind every night’s television coverage.
The great power Read More
Let’s just do it. Let’s get it over with. For better or worse. It can’t be as bad as some suppose. It might turn out to be better than we could imagine. Let’s bow to the inevitable. Let’s make Hillary President.
As I write, the votes for the midterm election haven’t been counted, but whatever Read More
Al D’Amato gives a statement to Maggie Haberman at the Post:
“I have found Sen. Clinton to be very responsive to the needs of her constituents, whether it is with local governments or individuals.
“Her reputation for working on behalf of her constituents, with both Republicans and Democrats in Congress, is well Read More
Bill Weld may not have made much of an impression on Al D’Amato –”he had not even met Mr. Weld until recently,” the ex-Senator told the Times — but the Weld campaign emailed over a pretty convincing set of clips that detail at least two meetings, despite D’Amato’s denials. Weld apparently Read More
So The Politicker doesn’t want to harp too much on undergraduate indiscretions, but it does seem that Jeanine Pirro‘s new spokeswoman, Andrea Tantaros, turns out to have been in training for the battle against the evil forces of Clinton for quite a while.
Tantaros has worked for House leadership and done an upstate Read More
Back when Republicans still behaved like Republicans and conservatives actually believed in conservatism, those worthies aspired to bring us what they considered to be “good government.” Among other things, that meant appointing officials qualified to execute their positions, maintaining fiscal responsibility and insisting on public integrity. The reality frequently failed to fulfill those aspirations, of Read More
As political leaders from both sides of the aisle rushed to applaud the Bush administration’s Jan. 11 nomination of attorney Michael Chertoff as the new head of the Department of Homeland Security, one powerful Democrat was missing from the cheering squad: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
While New York’s senior Senator, Charles Schumer, took just seven Read More
As Drudge and Eve Kessler both quickly noted, Michael Chertoff, the new Homeland Security chief, was a lead investigator in the forgettable Whitewater probe. She was the only Senator to vote against his judgeship in 2001.
No comment yet from Mrs. Clinton on the 10:00 a.m. nomination.
But Read More