All eyes are on Corey Booker. Three weeks ago, we reported on the Mayor's announcement that he would consider running for the New Jersey Senate in 2014. And, following suit, BuzzFeed's Ben Smith argued that the Mayor and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick were destined to battle it out for Barack ... More >>
A week after the party of Kang had their national convention, the party of Kodoshad theirs in Charlotte, NC. It was a lively affair, with a floor fight strong-armed by party bosses, and big speeches by Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Sandra Fluke, and some guy running a crap economy who nonetheless no ... More >>
Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo's Press Secretary Josh Vlasto interrupted his vacation so he could appear on the radio show of Cuomo apologist/New York Post state capitol bureau chief Fred Dicker to explain that a "file" kept by Cuomo's flack on a reporter who's often critical of the governor wasn' ... More >>
Andrew Cuomo cheerleader/New York Post state capitol bureau chief Fred Dicker may have the right idea with his incessant butt-smooching of his main-man Cuomo -- if you don't want the gov's office to keep a "file" on you, that is. An aide to the governor reportedly kept a "file" on a reporter who he ... More >>
In the past month, because they endorsed multiple (and sometimes bizarre) anti-abortion laws and denounced efforts to have contraception included in health insurance plans, conservatives found themselves advertised as making a "war on women."
But last week they were able to turn the tables, because ... More >>
~*xoMattDrudgexoemail@example.comYou know who still uses an antique AOL email account, apart from your mom? A lot of really famous and important people. Politico's Ben Smith argues today that the outdated email service has actually gone from uncool and dated all the way back around to being a "status sy ... More >>
Brides Stacey Minondo and Barbara Tremblay waiting outside Brooklyn Borough HallBrooklyn was number two when it came to the number of weddings it planned to perform yesterday. With 109 lottery winning couples registered in the morning, it was a distant second to Manhattan's planned 459 weddin ... More >>
Anthony Weiner, delivering his second apology, this one followed by a stump-speech-like paean to the city's middle class, seems to have intended for his resignation today to serve as interlude, not obit.
Otherwise he could have just issued a statement stepping down, rather than conjuring up ... More >>
Anthony Weiner, in a PG-13 photo from his Facebook pageClearly, Anthony Weiner's belated and Breitbart-crashed take-his-medicine press conference this afternoon was aimed at putting the lid on a story that's dominating the headlines. And with a week's worth of covering-up apparently done, it's a ... More >>
On Tuesday in New York City, Ann Coulter explained to a room full of homosexuals, gathered for GOProud's "Homocon," why they cannot get married: marriage "is not a civil right - you're not black," she said, according a report this weekend from Politico. "Blacks must be looking at the gays say ... More >>
If you've never heard of Jay Townsend, guess what?
He runs a small marketing firm and lives in Cornwall on the Hudson and last night he got at least 10,000 more votes than Eric Schneiderman (http://www.ny1.com/content/news_beats/primary_2010_returns/). Townsend is now the Republican cand ... More >>
Never went to J-school
In the middle of the week, Vanity Fair made the massive profile, "Sarah Palin: The Sound and the Fury," available online. Like anything related to the ex-governor and former vice presidential candidate, the article proved to be a lightning rod for for supporters and det ... More >>
A cab driver picked up a 21-year-old fare yesterday in Murray Hill on 24th and Second around 6 p.m. The fare -- "visibly drunk" -- gets in the cab, and reportedly asks the driver: "Are you a Muslim?" The driver answers that he is. And what happens next? The fare, as we've now heard, stabs the ... More >>
Via Wonkette.This is a story you should familiarize yourself with, for two reasons: (1) You may hear more about it over the weekend. And (2) It's a story about the state of dialogue and opinion, of ethical gray lines and competing reporters, and the way a fast news cycle -- like a strong tide ... More >>
Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer recently spoke at the 92nd Street Y, and we were there to hear him talk about things! At one point he discussed potential Supreme Court nominees. And one of these nominees' names was Elena Kagan.
Former Bronx borough president Adolfo Carrion, who left city politics to become the first director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, is coming home via another federal gig. Carrion will be leaving his current job to become the regional director of New York and New Jersey for HUD.
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Life gets no easier for Governor Paterson. The Times finds sources who say that, even as the paper was preparing its story on Paterson aide David Johnson -- whose aggressive break-up tactics appear to have been the last straw for Paterson 2010 -- the Governor had his press secretary Marissa Shorenst ... More >>
"Tea Partiers could crash CPAC's party," said UPI this morning (sourcing RedState's Eric Erickson, who demanded "a purging of the movement" -- he's big on purges), but there doesn't seem much at the Conservative Political Action Conference, which kicked off today in D.C., that TP people would ... More >>
One of the many pitfalls for Barack Obama and his handlers is the tendency to be too cute by half -- think of that cotton candy Greek temple erected on Invesco Field in Denver for the winning candidate's acceptance speech last summer. The Washington Post's Dana Milbank makes a good case today that t ... More >>