Long Island Power Authority CEO Michael Hervey will resign from his post as head of the utilities giant at the end of the year, which is music to the ears to just about everyone.Hervey's been with LIPA for about 12 years. Under heavy criticism from Long Island residents and politicians for his awful ... More >>
Following the shooting in Tucson on Saturday, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, along with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Long Island Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.), announced their support for strengthening national gun control laws at a City Hall press conference on Tuesday.
LI rep Carolyn McCarthyThere's nothing like knowing there are crazed gunmen out there with elected officials squarely in their sites to focus political attentions. Which is why it will be interesting to see if official Washington has a stronger reaction to a planned political assassination wi ... More >>
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It was a short week but a merry one, with or without a vodka infused turkey. Now that Thanksgiving has been properly ruined, thanks to the diabolical War on Thanksgiving, and Black Friday has passed without fatalities, we descend into Xmas, which has apparently been mad ... More >>
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy made a public showing of reconciliation today. As we wrote last month, Gillibrand is hardly the raging conservative the left initially tried to make her out to be. But as a gun owner and darling of the NRA, she was treated by some ... More >>
It looks like Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney isn't going to run against Kirsten Gillibrand after all.
Though she seemed hot to challenge the appointed senator in 2011 from the left, various forces conspired against her:
President Obama began leaning on potential Gillibrand challengers, dissuadin ... More >>
Some time ago we looked at some of the member items state senators requested in Albany. Impressive, but petty cash compared to what they spend in D.C.
A group called Washington Watch -- yeah, they're libertarians (i.e. wingnuts with weed), but we'll take our thrills where we can get them -- has a ... More >>
Despite a White House campaign that convinced Steve Israel, Carolyn McCarthy, and other Democrats not to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand's Senate seat in 2011 -- yes, they're being that cautious that early -- Carolyn Maloney has stubbornly refused to rule out a run against Gillibrand, whom she consider ... More >>
As we've mentioned, the Manhattan D.A.'s race has gone into full swing, and the Democratic candidates have been busy gathering endorsements. Leslie Crocker Snyder recently netted former Mayor Ed Koch, among others; Cy Vance, Jr. got former Mayor Dinkins, and recently drew out political retiree Caro ... More >>
Yesterday some people were saying Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (pictured) was about to confirm a run against Kirsten Glllibrand for the Democratic Senatorial nomination in 2010. Maloney's response: "Where did you get that from? It's not true."
Today a story went around about how Maloney either got ... More >>
The Times says today that Manhattan D.A. candidate Richard Aborn "Aims to Raise His Profile" in that race, and that he does so mainly via endorsements. We'll say -- his office alerts us to each one (other candidates are also encouraged to do so), and he's had plenty, most recently those of four Demo ... More >>
The Village Independent Democrats just announced their endorsements for the primaries. It's not the biggest Democratic club, but it's influential around these parts. The VID made mostly expected choices, among them Bill Thompson for Mayor, John Liu for Comptroller, and Richard Aborn for Manhattan D. ... More >>
It all happened so fast. Earlier we told you that House members from New York Carolyn McCarthy, Carolyn Maloney and Steve Israel were threatening to take down Kirsten Gillibrand in 2010. A day later, NARAL gave Kirsten Gillibrand its endorsement -- about a year early.
Today Politico carries a stat ... More >>
In a weirdly non-collegial display among New York legislators of the same party, House members Carolyn McCarthy, Carolyn Maloney and Steve Israel took time out of their presentation to reporters of their "No Fly, No Buy" bill to hassle new Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. "I don't know what she stands fo ... More >>
Ouch! A Quinnipiac University poll out this morning has Governor Paterson taking a 55-23 percent thumping from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in a possible 2010 gubernatorial primary matchup.And if Paterson faces off against Rudy Giuliani in the general election, the Q poll has it as a dead heat, 4 ... More >>
(Photo from Weiner for Mayor)We all know how sacrosanct the rights of the electorate are to Anthony Weiner, the congressman running for mayor. During the term limits debate last fall, Weiner railed about how the will of the voters should be respected. (Of course, the will of voters had twice favored ... More >>
Soon-to-be Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attended a lunch in midtown on Sunday afternoon with new Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Charles Schumer and Governor David Paterson, after which the celebrated hunting advocate was left to face reporters alone without so much as a squirt gun. But s ... More >>
Upstate congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand is packing her NRA-approved guns and heading to D.C. to fill Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, according to various media outlets.
Other Democrats may not like it, but they can blame Caroline Kennedy, the princess who turned her own coach into a pumpkin.
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"So it's August the 14th, 2003," says Governor Paterson, "and I am going to meet a lawyer who is going to be meeting me in an office building in Manhatan." (He wanted her not to run for Congress in '04, as she had planned, but the state senate.) "All the light ... More >>
Apparently David Paterson has now really, finally, absolutely made up his mind about his senate pick. The governor's press office just released his schedule for tomorrow, which calls for a noon press conference tomorrow in Albany to announce his "U.S. Senate Appointment."
Meanwhile, Long Island co ... More >>
Despite the protestations of Wayne Barrett and Carolyn McCarthy, among others, it looks as if Governor Paterson is going with Kirsten Gillibrand. The Times says he's "leaning" toward her; WPIX "confirms" it; Politico's Glenn Thrush says it "looks like" Gillibrand. After the mad leaks of last night o ... More >>