A story floated by Glenn Beck claiming Nancy Pelosi is preparing to ban Fox News reporters from "the halls of Congress" has made its way to the pages of Hugh Hewitt and other citizen journalists. "Talk about an abuse of power!" cries In My Opinion. "Has Nancy Pelosi lost her mind," asks Patriot Mo ... More >>
Local real estate experts say Manhattan prices may have hit bottom, but Greenwich Village resident Sonia Sotomayor is holding on to her condo anyway.
Sotomayor, who you may have heard recently took a new job out of town, told C-Span in an interview for an upcoming documentary that prices ar ... More >>
Gossip boards like this one so often become forums for venting and kvetching, and that's fine--in fact, that's my bread and rancid butter. But just for once--just for one teeny, tiny second--let's reflect favorably on the world and post a nice thought or two. Anything nice, as long as it's not sarca ... More >>
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 >>
It all happened so fast. Earlier we told you that House members from New York Carolyn McCarthy, Carolyn Maloney and Steve Israel were threatening to take down Kirsten Gillibrand in 2010. A day later, NARAL gave Kirsten Gillibrand its endorsement -- about a year early.
Today Politico carries a stat ... More >>
Finally, and in the dead of night, the House, then the Senate passed the Obama budget. The next step is a conference committee that will reconcile the two bills. Among the sticking points between the two houses are healthcare provisions and greenhouse gases. Republicans contributed not a single vot ... More >>
It's hard to imagine a dumber political move than David Paterson's decision to call a special election for the upstate congressional district vacated by new U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand than the date the governor picked for it, March 31. It's the day before a disaster state budget is due.And now, ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, blah, blah: Ackerman at last shows interest in the SEC's operations.
Congressman Gary Ackerman's rip-snorting attack on the SEC for not catching Bernie Madoff's scam is good entertainment, but it's only bluster to impress his constituents who got took.
Still, it's not a bad dog-and-po ... More >>
After only part of this morning's House hearing starring Harry Markopolos, there's little doubt that Bernie Madoff's true identity is Dr. Evil.
What else can one think when House members wondered aloud whether there are "mini-Madoffs" or "medium-size Madoffs" lurking in the Wall Street wastelan ... More >>
The recent federal indictment of ex-state senate master Joe Bruno was overshadowed by Governor Paterson's antics with his U.S. senate candidates, but now the city weekly, The Chief, has taken a look at the charges and makes some interesting connections.
Chief editor Richard Steier reports that at t ... More >>
Now that Caroline Kennedy has dropped out, the new frontrunner for Hillary Clinton's senate seat is upstate congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democratic hero for capturing a Republican-majority district in 2006. Camera crews are now posted outside her home in Hudson, New York, and she is reportedl ... More >>
Here's news: the New York Post reports Caroline Kennedy is "withdrawing her name from consideration" for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat. We would speculate that her role in this decision was more passive than portrayed. Other sources say she bowed out because of her Uncle Ted's recent illness, but wh ... More >>
While Hillary Clinton breezed through her Senate confirmation hearings (except for some suggestions that her husband accept more prohibitions on his global programs while she serves), proposed Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner encountered a late bump on the road to his own. It has been revealed that G ... More >>
It's not just Democrats who get to contest a U.S. Senator. On the heels of Democratic machinations to keep Rod Blagojevich appointee Roland Burris from taking a Senate seat, Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas says that he will rebuff any attempt to seat Al Franken if Democrats attempt to seat h ... More >>