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    August 12, 2014

    De Blasio and a Bunch of Other Mayors: The Economy's Still Not So Great

    Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with a group of city leaders from across the country, are trying to drum up some attention for what has turned out to be a lackluster economic recovery, especially within large metropolitan areas.

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    May 11, 2014

    Opprescious: Rightbloggers Claim Condi Rice, Themselves Victims of Liberal Fascists

    As we're fond of pointing out, rightbloggers are prone to mood swings between triumphalism to persecution mania. Though we're sure they'll be on the upswing by the time the 2014 elections roll around -- they're gamers that way -- lately they seem to be on a down cycle. In fact, to hear rightblogger ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013
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    October 6, 2013

    Rightbloggers' Shutdown Shuffle Shifts Spotlight from GOP to Obama's War on Veterans

    Last week, after threatening to entirely defund the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare, the Republicans in the House of Representatives refused to put forward a continuing resolution to keep normal government operations going that did not also delay Obamacare for a year -- which, in terms of logic an ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    Six '90s Hits One Direction Should Cover Next

    Saturday afternoon I spent some time at the Beacon Theater for a matinee performance by the British boy band One Direction, who played three shows (two at the Beacon, one at the Izod Center) in the area over the course of the long weekend. It was an extended version of the opening set they played at ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    Rick Santorum Bails On New York GOP's (Pricey) Dinner

    There's bad news if you forked over $1,000 to New York's Republican Party to attend its annual dinner: former presidential candidate Rick Santorum won't be there.GOP spokeswoman Becky Miller tells the Voice Santorum is out. Santorum, she says, didn't give a specific reason, but we can only assume th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Rick Santorum Finally Throws In The Towel; Romney Has GOP Nomination In The Bag

    When (or if) Rick Santorum comes to New York next week, he'll do so as a former presidential candidate -- the former Pennsylvania senator announced this afternoon that he's suspending his campaign...finally."We made a decision over the weekend that, while this presidential race for us, is over for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Rick Santorum Wants To Get His Hands on New York's Precious Delegates

    First, another look at the numbers, because some people running for office don't seem to get it: Mitt Romney has 658 delegates compared to Rick Santorum's 281. You need 1,144 delegates to win the Republican ticket. At this stage of the primaries, the likelihood of Santorum sinking enough delegates i ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    Mitt Romney Beats Rick Santorum 2-1 in New York: Poll

    Remember a few weeks ago, when it looked like New York's April 24 primary might actually matter? Well, even though the G.O.P. presidential candidate has yet to be definitively decided, national stats suggest that Mitt Romney has a very healthy lead, with 658 delegates compared to Rick Santorum's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Hide Your Porn! Rick Santorum's Coming to New York. Newt Gingrich, Too

    Wannabe presidential candidate Rick Santorum -- who the Washington Post has decided is edging "towards the embarrassment zone" -- apparently still thinks he can win the GOP presidential primary -- which is adorable. Sadly, that means he'll soon start campaigning in New York, where 95 delegates are a ... More >>

  • Theater

    March 21, 2012

    No Place to Go Salutes the Final Sandwich

    Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra head to the office

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    March 7, 2012

    No, There Is Still Not a GOP Presidential Nominee

    So you just wanted to know which Republican would go face-to-face with Barack Obama in November and were kinda hoping that Super Tuesday would finally produce an obvious Presidential candidate. Too bad! As detailed by The Associated Press, yesterday's contests suggest that Mitt Romney will probab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    A Guide to the Glitz and Glam of Super Tuesday

    It's that quadrennial time of the year again: Super Tuesday. The political primary holiday in ten states tonight will dole out 20 percent of the delegate count -- a total of 419 -- for the Republican National Convention in August. With Romney riding off the momentum of wins in Washington, Arizona, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    New York Picks Barack Obama Over Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum: Poll

    ​New Yorkers told pollsters: "I Heart Barack Obama" in a Quinnipiac University survey released this morning. They gave him a 50-46 percent job-approval rating, unchanged from his 50-45 percent in December. And 50-45 percent want Obama to stick around and think he deserves to be re-elected to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Santorum Could Pull Ahead of Romney in Michigan Primary: Poll

    Just when we thought that the Republican race was about to be Mitt Romney all the way, a new survey of Michigan voters from Public Policy Polling shows that Santorum could pull ahead in the state's primary election on February 28, putting him at the forefront of the race. His support among Michigan' ... More >>

  • Film

    February 8, 2012
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    February 4, 2012

    Uproar Over Bronx Teen's Death By Police Officer; Bloomberg Supports Komen's Reversal; Occupy D.C. Raided

    ​Bronx residents rallied last night to protest the death of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed 18-year-old that was shot and killed by a police officer Thursday in the bathroom of his own apartment. According to the New York Times, the officer that killed Graham has been "stripped of his gun and badg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    I Discussed Conservatives' Orgasms On Countdown

    A new study says that conservative Republicans have more orgasms than Democrats, but unfortunately they also have lower IQs. Confused? Aroused? Well, I sorted it all out on last night's Countdown With Keith Olbermann, along with guest host David Shuster. You can check out this video of the high p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Newt Gingrich Dumped His Wife, Then Gave Family Values Speech

    He barely waited 48 hours to do so! Republicans are always so anxious to flaunt their hypocrisies in public. This happened in 1999 when presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich called his second wife, Marianne, to drop her into the abyss and/or ask for an open marriage.

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    January 11, 2012

    Romney Wins New Hampshire, Surprising Nobody At All

    Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary last night, winning 39 percent of the vote more or less exactly as expected. Ron Paul came in a distant second with 23 percent of the vote, John Huntsman took third with 17 percent, and Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum each got about 9 percent. Texas Govern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    "The War On Religion" Is Bullshit!

    At the Republican debate on Saturday night, several candidates insisted that bigotry goes both ways, and in fact the Catholic Church is the object of steaming piles of it. In the course of the debate, Rick Perry denounced "the war on religion" and Newt Gingrich fumed: "Should the Catholic Church b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Millionaires on Food Stamps?

    ​A new GOP-backed bill would prevent super-rich people from getting food stamps, even though they already can't, The New York Times reports.

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    November 20, 2011

    Presidential Campaign Stores: Who's Got the Best Crap?

    With the New Hampshire primary less than two months away, candidates are taking to the airwaves with commercials and televised debates to get their messages out. They have been honing their talking points and refining their images to make you, the voter, comfortable enough to buy what they're sellin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Mitt Romney: "I'm Running for Office, for Pete's Sake! I Can't Have Illegals!"

    It was a strange debate last night, even by the standards of this year's crop of Republican primary candidates. Michelle Bachmann (who looked disarmingly like a post Jedi Princess Leia) promised to build a "double fence" along the length of the United States/Mexico border; Herman Cain slipped into h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Mitt Romney's The Republican Frontrunner

    ​Check out this thoughtful piece which explains why, after his endorsement from Chris Christie and his performance at the last debate, Mitt Romney is the top dog to try to boot Obama from employment. Author John Dickerson says that at the New Hampshire debate, Rick Perry "was too vague and fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    I Was On Keith Olbermann's Show Last Night!

    Yes, the old team is back! I was delighted to get the call to join Keith on his new Current TV show and talk about a kooky new guideline that would force Republican presidential hopefuls going through Iowa to take an absolute vow of... Well, watch the clip and you'll see.

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    June 10, 2011

    Comments of the Week: Village Voice T-Shirt Giveaway!

    ​This week we're starting a new feature in which we give away Village Voice t-shirts to some of our esteemed commenters. We've judged this week's crop and have come away with some winners. If your comment was picked, email web editor Francesca Stabile to claim your prize. Because there's nothi ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 11, 2011


    A documentary on the ways of the heart

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    May 10, 2011

    America Has Grown Weary of 'Presidential Contender' Donald Trump

    ​The reality-show-business-person-famewhore who is Donald Trump -- who might or might not be running for president -- is no longer so popular in America. It seems the whole birther issue kind of lost him some fans -- that and the fact that Barack Obama was orchestrating a raid on Number 1 Terr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Charlie Rangel's Sins Don't Rate Too High on the House Scam Meter

    ​ Charlie Rangel's pending date with a censure vote before the full House of Representatives has prompted a lot of historical digging into great congressional scalawags of the past. By any reasonable standard, Rangel -- no matter what you think of him -- appears to come up pretty short. Remar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Ed Koch, Richard Ravitch, Judith Kaye -- It's the Day of the Geezers!

    Disgusted with boomer pols who have their thumbs up their asses, New York's old-timers are stepping up and trying to get it done. As you may have noticed, former MTA head and current Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch, 73, was given the job of announcing the new state budget plan while Governor P ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ "it's new york lol same shit lastnight some car was on fire in Fordham crazyy ass shit look." Twitpic by Itlabia. Can you believe last week at this time we were still thinking about Balloon Boy? Yes, that's how we passed our time before Steve Phillips, his "tubby temptress," and other exci ... More >>

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    July 3, 2009

    Happy (War on the) 4th of July!

    We all know about the War on Christmas -- the annual struggle of Bill O'Reilly and others to keep people from treasonously wishing you "Happy Holidays" instead of acknowledging the birth of Our Lord. But did you know about the War on Independence Day? Stephen Colbert made a joke out of it on his ... More >>

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    April 21, 2009

    Giuliani Back to Plague Us with Anti-Gay, Reagan Rhetoric

    The blessed quietude of Rudolph Giuliani after his drubbing in last year's Republican primaries has come to an end, apparently. He spoke last night at the New York GOP's Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner -- yes, they added the Gipper to the traditional title, maybe to propitiate Republicans are not content ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Rightbloggers: Don't You Dare Laugh At Our Teabagging!

    Last weekend The Volokh Conspiracy did a three-part series on "the Nazification of the Bush Administration," recalling, TigerHawk said, the "tastelessness, shrillness, and sheer unhinged insanity" of liberals who called Bush a fascist. "As Obama Derangement Syndrome and condemnation thereof rise in ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    Giuliani Calls Paterson's Gay Marriage Stand Good -- for the GOP

    Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani sees daylight for the New York GOP in gay marriage. He tells the Post's Fred Dicker that "I think gay marriage will obviously be an issue for any Republican next year," and that the marriage equality support of high-level Democrats like Governor Paterson and Kirsten Gil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Tea Parties Are Go!

    Image via NextRightNation New York's version is scheduled for 7 p.m. at City Hall Park -- Newt Gingrich is supposed to speak! There have already been some big ones in Cincinnati and Austin; others are smaller but have lots of signs and homebrewed coverage ("The atmosphere is upbeat - the people he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    News' Juan Gonzalez: Sharpton Got a $500K Present

    The odd-ball marriage of Al Sharpton and schools chancellor Joel Klein -- who have been teaming up to tout their version of education reforms since last summer-- resulted in a sweet $500,000 wedding gift for Sharpton's National Action Network, reports the Daily News' indefatigable Juan Gonzalez this ... More >>

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    January 26, 2006
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    October 18, 2005
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    April 26, 2005

    Mama Warbucks

    Hillary Clinton brings home the dollars for New York's defense contractors

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    November 2, 2004

    Time for Plan B

    New tactics for the same pressing issues

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    August 17, 2004

    Four More Years?

    Bile for Bush fuels a boom in readers, advertising for lefty magazines

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    July 17, 2001

    D.C.’s Political Boot Camp

    An Intern’s Guide to Capitol Hill

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    December 12, 2000

    The Hammer Strikes

    Tom DeLay’s Republican Congress Prepares to Smash the State

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    October 31, 2000

    National GOP Abandons New York and Lazio; Chief Strategist Goes MIA

    Where's the Republican's Expensive Hired Gun When He Needs Him? Michigan.

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    November 24, 1998
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    September 22, 1998

    Clinton's Sex Scandal

    Everybill — The G.O.P.'s failed morality play

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    July 28, 1998

    The Seduction of Bill Clinton

    President Jiang Believes He Can Kill or Jail Dissenters

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    February 10, 1998

    Paying Lip Service

    An oral history

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