Meet Thomas "T.J." Earle -- asphalt magnate, former married guy, and the soon-to-be Mr. Ashley Dupre.Earle, the New York Post "exclusively" reports, is now engaged to former Elliot Spitzer hooker Ashley Dupre, a.k.a. "Kristen," a.k.a. "client number 9's" favorite escort.Additionally, Dupre -- who ma ... More >>
What would Rousseau do?
Aside from voter apathy and a weak field, the mayoral race is really shaping up.
Michelle Paterson, wife of accidental governor David Paterson, has plans for a tell-all book about the pair's time in Albany, and her press strategy has already kicked into high-gear before the writing is even complete. (Surprise #1: It includes slamming the press!) Cindy Adams at the New Yor ... More >>
While Rubén Díaz Sr. lobs bombs against gay rights, son Rubén Jr. and lesbian granddaughter Erica run for cover
The Times and the Daily News ran stories yesterday exposing the shady conspiracy that is the Paladino For The People campaign. The $53,000 tax lien against campaign spokesman Michael Caputo unearthed by the Times got a taunting "so what" from Caputo himself. Stiffing the IRS just proved agai ... More >>
Locally, we've seen some pretty intense media cannings take place, specifically at the New York Daily News, which also goes without mentioning Katy Perry being booted off Sesame Street. Well, this morning, news went wide of two more big ones: CNN president Jon Klein is out, and NBC-Universal ... More >>
Andrew Cuomo will show us in the next few days if he has the balls to be a change agent as governor. His feud with Eliot Spitzer caught fire when Spitzer got stuck in neutral during Cuomo's 2006 primary race for attorney general against Mark Green, refusing to endorse Cuomo when it mattered. ... More >>
Joe BrunoBy Adam Schwartzman Five prominent New York politicians have dipped into their campaign funds to pay for nearly $3 million in legal expenses associated with investigations of their possible misconduct, a Voice examination of campaign disclosure reports has revealed. While it's unclear if t ... More >>
There was one moment at the just-completed state Republican convention that got pretty much skipped over amid all the hubbub of the big floor fight between the victorious old-liners backing Rick Lazio, and the dissidents trying to pry the door open to let ex-Democrat Steve Levy carry the part ... More >>
The number one most emailed story on the New York Times website thus far this Memorial Day weekend is In Defense of Salt: "The Hard Sell on Salt." Food Network star Alton Brown, the nerdy one for the smart demographic, gets the first word, and gets to the point. "Salt is a pretty amazing comp ... More >>
Incumbent Governor David Paterson is portraying himself as outsider candidate for Governor, and to some extent that's true. He famously doesn't have Obama's support, reportedly doesn't have the support of state Democrats, and most certainly doesn't have the support of the local press. Still, ... More >>
Eliot Spitzer hasn't been publicly heard from on the topic of Joe Bruno's conviction but it's a safe bet that the ex-gov is wearing a satisfying "told-you-so" smile. Before his own randy escapades brought him down, the former prosecutor-turned-politician was engaged in hand-to-hand combat wit ... More >>
Twitpic by ethanvk. Well, our week was awful, but apparently we were in good company. Mayor Bloomberg came up with a wide-ranging, expensive transit plan including crosstown buses that would move slower than ever. He slapped back Bill Thompson's schools charges -- not convincingly to ... More >>
Lately, anyone with the title of Governor seems determined to show the entire world their lack of scruples (and sometimes their lack of underpants too). Which one is your favorite mess?
Fudge. The New York Times has a source that says Governor David Paterson is indeed going to name a Lieutenant Governor in his 5 p.m. speech. The move, as previously mentioned, is constitutionally controversial, at least to the state's attorney general, but we guess Paterson got sick of Andrew "How's ... More >>
The latest Siena Poll reports Governor Paterson down a couple more popularity points to 27 percent. But it might have been worse: the Governor's gay marriage stand may have prevented an even worse slide, as 53 percent of poll-takers support the Senate gay marriage law. Still, they would prefer the ... More >>
Well, some cowboy's Goin' Galt in Brooklyn Heights, anyway. Photo (c) Charles D Rightbloggers decided President Obama is a fascist. Despite this, and the aid and comfort he gives to pirates, the voters like him anyway -- which figures, since many of them are apparently socialists. Which may be wh ... More >>
We can never get enough Sarah Palin, so we're pleased to announce that in a poll conducted by real estate company Zillow, the governor of Alaska has been named America's Most Desirable Celebrity Neighbor. She took 14 percent of the vote, with Oprah Winfrey a point behind. Oprah outpolled Palin a ... More >>
Bribes and blatant nepotism in the senate. What else is new?
Tidbits that will make you rise again
Spitzer guns down Albany's real clean-up man
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Workers at a Brooklyn grocery say they're not paid fairly, if at all.
Carl Andrews runs for Congress, trying to shed ties to King of Kings County Clarence Norman
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Nick and Marc-Anthony Learn You Can't Fight City Hall
After Arrests, a Union Agrees to Its Own Investigation
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D'Amato Missed 966 Votes When He First Ran for Senate
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