Hakeem Jeffries beat Charles Barron nearly three to one yesterday in the Democratic primary for the open Eighth Congressional District seat being vacated by Ed Towns.
We've been watching this race closely for a few reasons. First, we couldn't help it. Living in Fort Greene, we've gotten a good 30 d ... More >>
As we freak out over possible $16 muffins purchased by the Justice Department -- how could they? Muffins? Muffins aren't even good -- and the overall implosion of the U.S. economy, let us freak out more, about something with some pretty egregious dollar signs. Back in May, Representatives Mic ... More >>
There's nothing like a nicely dressed young man standing just in front of the turnstiles handing out fliers with JESUS in big print at the top to get people to whip out their Metrocards, drop their heads and race for the train.
Jesus Gonzalez, though, appeared indefatigable Thursday morning ... More >>
Steven ThrasherOur Steven Thrasher is currently on the scene outside the home of 82-year-old Bed-Stuy resident Mary Ward. Ward was scheduled to be evicted today and her home foreclosed on, but Thrasher reports that Assembly woman Annette Robinson "seems to have brokered an agreement to at lea ... More >>
Remember, during the Albany Coup, how the state senate Democrats locked the chamber and Pedro Espada flourished the key? National Democrats are starting to pick up this method, thanks to our own Edolphus Towns. The Hill says the Brooklyn Congressman "locked Republicans out of the House Oversight a ... 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 >>
She's new on the job, almost half her constituents can't give an answer when asked about her performance, and her next election is over 16 months away, but Senator Kirsten Gillibrand continues to rack up endorsements. Friday Al Sharpton and Congressman Gregory Meeks came out for her, and now House m ... More >>
afternoon, the Justice Department shot down one of the last legal
challenges to Mayor Mike Bloomberg's controversial term limits extension. In a fifty-page
appeal, lawmakers and civil rights groups had asked the federal
government last month to consider the term limits extension a
violatio ... More >>