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Rudolph Giuliani

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Grading Anthony Weiner's Audition As A TV Pundit

    Anthony Weiner went on NY1's Road To City Hall Tuesday night, where the former mayoral candidate sat alongside Mark Green, former public advocate, and Alfonse D'Amato, former senator, for the show's political analysis segment, "WiseGuys." We'll say this: it went a lot better than his appearance on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Joe Lhota Has a Murky Past With the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station

    The reopening of the East 91st Street marine transfer station's a controversy a decade in the making. Sparked by Christine Quinn's "environmental racism" comment, the waste disposal spot has infiltrated the mayoral race discussion, leading candidates to pick a side on an issue that involves how we N ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 8, 2013

    OLD NEW YORK

    Lucien Smith looks back

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Giuliani Loyalist Ken Kurson Takes the Helm of the New York Observer

    We noted last week that the likely mayoral candidacy of former Rat Czar and MTA chief Joe Lhota signaled a push by Rudy Giuliani supporters to turn back the clock to a Giuliani-time New York City. But it turns out Lhota isn't the only Giuliani protege ascending in the public eye right now. Staffers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Rudy Giuliani Still Hates "Cranky Old Man" Ron Paul and Admits he Doesn't Know if Obama is Anti-American in Quasi-Awesome Interview

    Earlier today, New York's former mayor Rudy Giuliani sat down at the Daily Beast tent at the Republican National Convention to talk politics. Our boy did not disappoint, and the interview, which lasted a little over ten minutes, quickly descended into a perverted game of "fuck, kill, marry." (Giulia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2012

    Giuliani: Romney is Good, But He's No Giuliani (We Don't Understand It Either)

    Endorsements are vital parts of a campaign's method of connecting with voters who would otherwise remain skeptical of a candidate's performance. They run as supplements to the Big Picture, stumping on behalf of a message that they believe in for the most part (search: Republican candidates' speeches ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Rudy Giuliani Goes AWOL After Promising to Marry Gay Friends

    ​In 2001, when Rudy Giuliani was struggling through his divorce, he was taken in by a gay couple in Midtown for six months. His host, Howard Koeppel, asked Giuliani one morning over breakfast if he would preside over his wedding to partner Mark Hsiao. Giuliani responded, "Howard, I don't ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Rudy Giuliani 'Very Close' to Running For President, Now Tough on Crime in Peru Too

    Giuliani and Kerik kill crime​Rep. Peter King says Rudy Giuliani is "very close to saying he's going to run" for president in 2012, Politico reports. "If he were to make the decision today, he would run," King said at a dinner on Monday. Meanwhile, Keiko Fujimori, the leading presidential cand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Rudy Giuliani Should Really Run For President

    ​The world is getting a lot of mixed messages today about the possibility of a Rudy Giuliani presidential run. This morning, we pointed you toward a report in the New York Post's Page Six indicating that Giuliani may very well be putting out feelers to a team of potential advisers and that he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Rudy "Portraits Are for Dead People" Giuliani Pretty Happy With Likeness of Self

    via Wall Street Journal​Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor, "quality of life" enforcer, ferret-hater, finally agreed to have his portrait painted despite picture-makers being able to steal your soul when they paint your eyes. And now it's done, and he's pretty darn happy with the result ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Joe Scarborough Goes Crazy for Rudy Giuliani (And We Mean Crazy)

    ​Too much Starbucks pushed Mornin' Joe Scarborough into a full-throated, looney-tunes, rant this week in defense of our own local heroes Rudy Giuliani and Bernie Kerik. It's been exhilarating to see Rudy back on a national TV tour lately, reminding us what an expert we had in City ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Katrina vanden Heuvel's Lame Defense of David Paterson, Using Voice Reporting

    ​The Nation will let you go on a fundraising cruise with Katrina vanden Heuvel for the price of "a modest used car." I've loved her for so long I'm thinking about selling my son's 1996 Honda. Her defense of David Paterson in yesterday's Washington Post, however, was the Edsel of op-eds. And, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2010

    Rudy Giuliani Is Too Worried About Bernie Kerik's Kids

    ​The latest installment of the dangling tabloid conversation between Bernie Kerik and former person who took his calls Rudy Giuliani is in the Staten Island Advance. In the course of an interview about his blowing off yesterday's scheduled City Hall Michael Grimm endorsement appearance, Americ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Rudy Giuliani Cancels City Hall Appearance; Kerikphobia Suspected

    ​Rudolph Giuliani was supposed to come to City Hall to endorse conservative Republican Michael Grimm in his race for the Staten Island Congressional nomination, but one day after announcing it, he's canceled. No reason is given, but we suspect he did not wish to be questioned by the press tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Rudy Giuliani Returns to City Hall to Campaign for Michael Grimm Against "Most Conservative" Dem Michael McMahon

    ​Staten Island Democratic congressman Michael McMahon is finding that no matter how hard he tacks to the right, he's still not safe from a conservative challenge. Rudolph Giuliani is coming to City Hall for the first time in years to endorse his Republican challenger Michael Grimm (pictured). ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 19, 2010

    Rudy Giuliani and Bernie Kerik: The Final Chapter

    After Kerik's guilty plea, more secrets slip out

  • 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 9, 2010

    Rudy Giuliani: "I do remember September 11"

    ​Former White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said it without too much blowback months ago on Fox, and columnist Michael Goodwin rolled it out largely unnoticed last week in the New York Post. It wasn't until Rudy Giuliani decided to use the fantasy-world talking point about the Bush administrat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Giuliani Criticizes Obama for Allowing Crotch-Bomber "Domestic Attack" When Bush Had None (um, 9/11?)

    Rudolph Giuliani went on Good Morning America and announced that "we had no domestic attacks under Bush. We've had one under Obama," seeming to forget the World Trade Center attacks that made him America's Mayor in 2001. Interviewer George Stephanopoulos did not correct him at the time. Cue Darry ... 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

    December 22, 2009

    Here's Why Giuliani's Bugging Out of 2010: He Couldn't Win

    After months of vacillation and some tantalizing late rumors, it appears Rudolph Giuliani isn't going to run for the Statehouse or the Senate next year. He's expected to endorse Rick Lazio for the Senatorial nomination instead. Hot Air, among others, is bummed. "You're never going to get an environ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2009

    Monty Burns wins mayoral write-in vote

    ​It turns out there's a constituency for selling Staten Island after all. If you spot him the votes for C Montgomery Burns, Charles Montgomery Bunrs and CM Burns, fictional billionaire Charles Montgomery Burns ran away with the write-in vote in last month's mayoral election with 27 votes (pdf) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Giuliani Will Advise City of Rio on Dealing With Squeegee Men, Murder

    ​While he's deciding whether to run for anything and if so what -- word is, "no" and "the Senate" -- former Mayor Giuliani's taken a gig as a safety consultant to the city of Rio, which recently won the 2016 Olympics gig. It's a big challenge, as Rio is far more dangerous than New York was w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Times, Post: Giuliani Not Running for Governor (Update: Rudy Calls Report "Premature")

    ​What a waste of good rabble-rousing: After raging about Fort Hood, the New York terror trials, "political correctness" and such like, it appears Rudolph Giuliani is not going to run for governor, the Times reports. Fred Dicker has it too, so we doubt it's one of those left-wing smear jobs - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Now Giuliani is Supposed to Be Running for the Senate

    ​The Daily News, apparently not wanting to be left out, reports that "sources" tell them Rudolph Giuliani, who is allegedly done with his speculative gubernatorial run, "will run for U.S. Senate instead." Politico's got it; so has Talking Points Memo; aaaaand it's in play!...

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2009

    Giuliani beats the 9/11 drums

    ​The baseball season is over, and both Michelle Obama and prominent example of his terror-fighting judgment Bernie Kerik stepped on whatever good press Rudy Giuliani might have gotten from his sweet World Series seats. So what's a putative gubernatorial candidate to do for a little free media? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Rudy's Night: Yankees win, Kerik loses

    ​Midway in the World Series last night, Fox's TV cameras lingered on top Yankee fan Rudolph Giuliani, seated in his customary box adjacent to the dugout (The cost? No man knows.) The ex-mayor's team was up by three runs, but his jaw was set in grimace, his teeth bared as though ready to bite s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2009

    Daggett to Giuliani in NJ Gov race: go home.

    ​With a scant few days left before high-profile elections in NY-23 and NYC, both of which are in New York, America's Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani is spending his time in Jersey, stumping for Republican Chris Christie and feuding with insurgent Independent Chris Daggett. Giuliani told the NY Pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Giuliani Endorses Working Families Party Candidate, Others

    Having embarrassed Mayor Bloomberg sufficiently for one election, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is running around endorsing other candidates. Today he backed two Staten Island Republican councilmembers facing reelection challenges: James Oddo, who's up against James Pocchia, and Vincent Ignizio, fac ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 27, 2009

    The Mayor's Press Pass

    The unexamined world of Mike Bloomberg

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Poll: Paterson Still Way Down; Voters Like Giuliani, Suggest He Run for Nothing

    A new Siena poll reveals Governor Paterson down a few points with a 27 percent approval rating, but a point up in performance, bringing him to 19 percent. (One percent of respondents rate Paterson's performance "excellent.") Paterson loses to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo 70-20 percent in a prospect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Thompson isn't only pol to write a "Dear Judge" letter

    ​On Halloween, Rudy Giuliani will join Mayor Bloomberg and Staten Island boro prez James Molinaro (pictured) at a big pre-election "Prelude to Victory" rally and fundraiser on Staten island. This is one place -- like Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Borough Park where Team Bloomberg unleashed Gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Mayor Thompson Could Mean "Fear of Going Out at Night" (Giuliani), "Detroit" (Bloomberg)

    The Bloomberg-Giuliani victory tour of friendly city territories began with a bang in Borough Park, where the former Mayor told the annual Legislative Breakfast of the local Jewish Community Council that if Bill Thompson were elected, the city "could very easily be taken back to the way it was with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Bloomberg & Giuliani to Campaign Together in Friendly NY Territories

    Far be it from us to advise Mayor Bloomberg on electioneering, but we wonder if he has thought through his plan to campaign with hated former mayor Rudolph Giuliani. He warmed up for it during the recent mayoral debate, when he said Giuliani would make a good governor. And someone planted an apparen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Giuliani Higher Office Threat Downgraded; Caution Still Advised

    One of the gay guys Rudolph Giuliani bunked with when he split up with Donna Hanover tells Page Six (!) the former Mayor won't run for governor, despite recent threats. "He would never want to be governor... That's what he told me when he was living with me," says car dealer Howard Koeppel. We'd li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Giuliani to Abandon Governor Run, Switch to Senate, Say Usual Unnamed Sources

    Sometimes we'd swear the Republicans are just fucking with us. First they terrorized us all with the notion that Rudolph Giuliani would run for Governor, and to that end was bent on installing his own puppet state GOP chairman. Now it looks like the puppet's strings have been cut and Ed Cox will run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Barrett: More Unsavory Characters on Snyder's Campaign Money List

    ​Yesterday, Wayne Barrett began to uncover the unsavory characters who have helped fuel Leslie Crocker Snyder's campaign to be the next Manhattan District Attorney. Now, in part two, Barrett continues that list, focusing this time on political conservatives who are backing Snyder... Richard G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Giuliani Will Stump for Secessionist Gun Nut Texas Governor

    ​Rudolph Giuliani is preparing for his expected gubernatorial run by shoring up his Republican credentials. He's been heavily involved in the state party's doings, and now he's doing his bit for the national party by making speeches for Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry gave Giuliani a much-nee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Giuliani Fighting for His GOP Chairman, But To What End?

    The backstage drama of the New York State GOP chairmanship battle continues! The short version is, Rudolph Giuliani is backing Henry Wojtaszek -- loyal to Giuliani, who is thought to have eyes on the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2010. The front-runner is Ed Cox -- yes, Tricia Nixon's husba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Giuliani Governor Run Depressingly Likely

    After his embarrassing Presidential run, we thought we were rid of him awhile. But his cracks at a Crain's forum and his heavy involvement in the affairs of the state GOP were ominous harbingers, and now the Times tells us that Rudolph Giuliani is seriously looking at a gubernatorial run. He'll mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Giuliani Gets Big Coverage Based on Rare Joke

    Today at a Crain's Business Breakfast Forum, former Mayor and unsuccessful Presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani told listeners that "the only way I could get elected governor is the way I got elected mayor -- things have to be so bad..." He got a big laugh there, but later said that, if he though ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Local Republicans Threaten to Bring Back Giuliani

    Rudolph Giuliani's got some gubernatorial fanboys working for him. Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman Craig Eaton claims his 2010 candidate for governor is "overwhelmingly supported" by the Party and that "compared to New York City, turning Albany around would be a breeze." (George Pataki didn't d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Local Republicans Threaten to Bring Back Giuliani

    Rudolph Giuliani's got some gubernatorial fanboys working for him. Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman Craig Eaton claims his 2010 candidate for governor is "overwhelmingly supported" by the Party and that "compared to New York City, turning Albany around would be a breeze." (George Pataki didn't d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Giuliani Seeks Court Protection from 69-Year-Old

    Rudolph Giuliani, hero of 9/11, asked for and received an order of protection against a 69-year-old man. Giuliani had Joe McCluskey of Wainscott, New York arrested for yelling at him last week, and today McClusky appeared in court to plead not guilty to harrassment charges brought by America's Mayor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Another Probe for Another Ex-Giuliani Aide

    There's a blast from the Giuliani past sitting atop the fold on Page B1 of the Times' business section this morning in the form of a photo of Charlie Millard, Rudy's former top economic aide who ran the city's Economic Development Corporation in the Giuliani era. The story about him includes the mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    I Discussed Gay Marriage on Olbermann

    Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Last night, I was on MSNBC's Countdown With Keith Olbermann and talked with substitute host David Shuster about that Miss USA contestant's remarks about gay marriage and Rudy Giuliani's too, linking them both in ignominy. Ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    February 4, 2009

    Rudy Redux? Giuliani "Now More Than Ever," Says Mastro

    With Governor Paterson at a low ebb and Kirsten Gillibrand's future popularity under the manipulation of New York's Democratic elite (and others) uncertain, some noise is being made for the return of Rudolph Giuliani. Randy Mastro, Giuliani's former deputy mayor and close aide, told the Observer, "I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Billy Thompson's Maximus Moment

    There's something about a looming mayoral candidacy that makes even the mildest city comptrollers put some tough in their talk and some strut in their walk. Former comptroller Alan Hevesi got along and mostly went along with Rudy Giuliani until the mayoral election of 2001 appeared on the horizon. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Giuliani: NY Senator Should Excel at "Obscure Distribution Formula"

    Former mayor Giuliani is on CNN today, telling us what it takes to be a U.S. Senator from New York. The number one requirement: "deep knowledge of an obscure distribution formula." That's how Pat Moynihan proved that New York gets screwed on taxes and Federal grants, and thanks to his keen eye New Y ... More >>

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