Pete King

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Mr. Cuomo Goes To Washington (To Beg For Cash)

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's got a busy day ahead of him in Washington D.C. -- which includes meetings with White House officials, the House speaker, and the Senate majority leader -- where he'll make the case for New York's need for a $42 billion appropriation to help the state recover from Hur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Les Hinton's Exposure: WSJ Publisher Teeters on Edge of a Scandal's Abyss

    WSJ boss Les Hinton​[Update, 4:15 p.m. July 15: He's out. WSJ itself reports: "Les Hinton, chief executive of News Corp.'s Dow Jones unit, is expected to resign today." 4:43 p.m.: He's officially out.] How much longer can Les Hinton last as CEO of Dow Jones and publisher of the Wall Street Journal ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2010

    R.I.P. 2010's Jazz Notables

    Honoring this year's fallen, with a few we failed to note last year

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Bruce Blakeman to Announce for Senate on Sunday

    Maybe Pete King and Susan Molinari haven't got the stomach to run against Kirsten Gillibrand as the Republican candidate for Senate this year, but Bruce Blakeman does. Having floated the possibility in December, he today notifies us that he'll announce formally on Sunday in Valley Stream, his "boyho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Susan Molinari Out of Senate Race

    ​Former congresswoman Susan Molinari, allegedly encouraged by Rudolph Giuliani, said last week she was looking at a run for the GOP nomination against senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Now she's looking away. She says family comes first, and "it is clear that a statewide race this year is not a prac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Pete King Decides Against Senate Race

    ​Lots of movement in the 2010 Senate race today: shortly after imported prospect Harold Ford Jr. switched to a pro-gay-marriage stand in probable anticipation of a run at Kirsten Gillibrand, Pete King has backed off his latest "look" at entering the race. The Long Island Republican Congressman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Susan Molinari to Challenge Kirsten Gillibrand?

    The White House has effectively rebuffed all Democratic challenges to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, save for the exception of Jonathan Tasini and (possibly) Harold Ford Jr. And having lost Rudolph Giuliani as a contender, the GOP is now down to (maybe) Pete King. Or are they? The Staten Island Adv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Pete King "Looking at" Run Against Gillibrand

    We heard today about Steve Levy, the conservative Democrat who's considering a challenge to Governor Paterson. Now here's something a little more expected, though barely: Conservative Republican Pete King, who told Don Imus this morning that he's "looking at" a run against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Dems Use Pete King's Michael Jackson Dis to Fundraise Against Him

    While it's sad that everything is politics in our sick era, at least sometimes it's the kind of sad you can laugh at. This morning we mentioned the now-viral Pete King video in which the GOP Congressman blasts the media for lavishing attention on the dead "pervert" Michael Jackson. Now Huffington Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Hey, Guess What, David Paterson is Still Really Unpopular

    The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute's been busy. Yesterday they released a poll on the legislature and how much we hate our state. Now they have new numbers on the Governor and other local characters. Will it surprise you to learn Paterson is unpopular? He's hanging in with a 61 percent disa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Barrett: Weiner's Democracy Lesson

    (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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    House to Ask: Was Spitzer a Patsy?

    Some people have wondered, while most of us merely snickered, over the discovery of Eliot Spitzer's dealings with prostitutes. Had his bank really alerted the IRS of his money movements to the Emperors Club VIP as a simple matter of course? Some critics thought it might have been a deliberate effort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 16, 2006

    Oh, What a Wonderful War!

    U.S. troops examine a suspected mobile biological weapons lab, like the ones Colin Powell said we'd find and Charles Duelfer said we didn't. (DOD) The House of Representatives this morning voted to pass a resolution that "declares that it is not in the national security interest of the United State ... More >>

  • News

    February 29, 2000

    The Right Stuff

    How Bush Met His Maker in South Carolina