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 >>
Governor Andrew Cuomo's PR flack is under fire for a "file" he kept on a reporter who's often critical of Cuomo -- and now the gov's PR squad is running damage control.First stop -- as always -- Andrew Cuomo apologist/New York Post state capitol bureau chief Fred Dicker's radio show.It should be not ... More >>
Gubernatorial wannabe Steve Levy this morning is trying to explain his "Odd Couple" roommate, a disgraced lawyer named Ethan Ellner who recently copped a guilty plea in a massive mortgage scam with a kinky overlay of S&M.
As the Daily News' relentless Elizabeth Benjamin reports today, Levy sh ... More >>
Via Elizabeth Benjamin in the Daily News, House Minority Whip (and Republican Rebranding specialist) Eric Cantor will be a special guest tonight at a fundraiser for self-funding millionaire Suffolk County House candidate Randy Altschuler. On the host committee: Bush loyalist, Iraq Coalition a ... More >>
The final tallies are in on the most-costly-local-election-ever. The new campaign records show that Mike Bloomberg -- the four percent winner -- doled out Christmas Eve bonuses of $400,000 apiece to campaign manager Bradley Tusk, press wrangler Howard Wolfson, and all-around cheer leader Patti Harri ... More >>
Governor Paterson pulled a head-swiveling act right out of "The Exorcist" yesterday in response to the new ethics reform package announced by both houses of the legislature. In his own comments, as Daily News scribe Elizabeth Benjamin reports, Paterson was initially all happy talk:
"Well, if ... More >>
After parading his somewhat tarnished national security street cred, ruling out a gubernatorial run and floating a run at the Senate, America's former Mayor has gone to ground in Florida and isn't talking. His aides, on the other hand, say the Senate isn't big enough for him.
Dear Leader: misty watercolor memories of Pedro Espada Jr. here.
Malcolm Smith says he's still in charge, but he hasn't been able to achieve much over the past five months of Democratic rule in the state senate, and we doubt he has the resources to overturn the overthrow of his leadership today. ... More >>
"Queens GOP for sale: $172,311" says the Daily Gotham, referring to the big-ticket job as a NYCHA commissioner that former councilmember and longtime Queens Republican functionary Anthony Como just got from Mayor Bloomberg. They think it's "part of the price Michael Bloomberg is paying in exchange f ... More >>
Everything Hiram Monserrate touches, or that touches him, now turns to comedy gold. The new state senator, still facing charges that he smashed a glass into the face of his girlfriend (who now says it was an accident), recently hired a "reputation management" firm to help him through the hard times. ... More >>