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  • A Political Execution?

    published December 29, 1998

    Lost in the impeachment news was a singular event of the Giuliani era: a press conference, called by a city commissioner, that blamed the January... More >>

  • Rudy's Role Reversal

    published December 22, 1998

    The Giuliani-for-Senate campaign hit a bump in the road last week when the mayor blocked the use of city cops in Dennis Vacco's suit challenging... More >>

  • Autopsy on Alfonse

    published November 17, 1998

    George Pataki, the latest New York governor with national illusions, got 54 percent of the vote, less than all but three of the 16 Republican... More >>

  • Absentee Al

    published November 3, 1998

    Al D'Amato missed 10 of his final 11 Nassau County Board of Supervisors' meetings--a 91 percent absentee rate--when he first ran for Senate in... More >>

  • Pataki's Favorite Conservatives

    published October 27, 1998

    Mike Long spends six days a week behind the counter of his family liquor store on 5th Avenue in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. The... More >>

  • Westside Wonderland

    published October 20, 1998

    Fran Reiter, the former deputy mayor installed by Rudy Giuliani at the helm of the New York Convention and Visitors Bureau, may have inadvertently... More >>

  • Secret Agent Man

    published October 13, 1998

    Carl McCall's stealth opponent for state comptroller, Bruce Blakeman, is quietly getting a lot of network airtime upstate in commercials paid for... More >>

  • Pataki's Pap

    published October 6, 1998

    The Pataki ad barrage began back in June with a 30-second spot called "Democrat." A casually dressed man identified as Connor Smith poured himself... More >>

  • Is the Party Over?

    published September 29, 1998

    The day before Betsy McCaughey Ross took a 35-point drubbing in the gubernatorial primary, she wired $15,082 from her personal account to her... More >>

  • The Un-Gerry

    published September 8, 1998

    During Geraldine Ferraro's 1994­1996 stint as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, she was one of the few... More >>

  • Hiding Her Cards

    published September 1, 1998

    John Zaccaro, who has for years shared his tiny Soho real estate brokerage office with Ferraro -- as well as involved her in countless, often... More >>

  • Governor Wilbur

    published August 25, 1998

    Though she calls herself a "scholar" in her high-priced campaign literature, Betsy McCaughey Ross's only published work of academic quality is her... More >>

  • Becoming 'Dem-ato'

    published June 9, 1998

    Chuck Schumer was climbing into a camera, leaning on the tips of his toes in the front of the Rye Town Hilton ballroom, reconstructing the... More >>

  • Patronage Outrage

    published May 5, 1998

    The School Construction Authority project officer at the Brooklyn school where a child was killed by falling bricks in January was hired--despite... More >>

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