NY1Harry Wilson, the Republican candidate for state comptroller, may not be preparing to turn the extraordinary praise he gets in Steve Rattner's new book, Overhaul, into a TV ad or mailer. But Rattner's remarkable account of Wilson's skillful and tireless contribution to the Obama auto-indus ... More >>
Diverting nearly a billion in retiree benefits into subprime risk? Oh, just watch him work the e-mail.
Eliot Spitzer's talk with CBS News analyst Jeff Greenfield was last night at the 92nd Street Y, and it started with Greenfield noting that Spitzer only agreed to talk "without conditions." Needless to say, this had serious potential for all parties involved, especially the audience. And Spitz ... More >>
A Prince of Darkness turns White Knight
The recently fashionable practice of hawking disgraced ponzi-meister Bernie Madoff items on eBay has spread to most of the other firms which have tanked in recent months.Why people would want items commemorating vast, endemic fraud and even worse bumbling is beyond us. But, we did a search, and, hey ... More >>
Poised to succeed the legendary Henry Waxman as chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Brooklyn congressman Ed Towns was once the target himself of a federal probe. While Towns was not indicted, his videotaped receipt of a cash payment in an undercover operation raises questio ... More >>
How the youngest Housing and Urban Development secretary in history gave birth to the mortgage crisis