The race for Brooklyn District Attorney is becoming a bit of a slugfest. First, there was word that longtime Democratic incumbent Charles Hynes' office was getting a reality show right in the middle of the race. Then, Democratic opponent Abe George filed a lawsuit to block the show from airing. Then ... More >>
When word spread last week that former Representative Anthony Weiner was contemplating a mayoral run, the questions of what it meant for the electoral future immediately arose. How would his candidacy affect the race? Would the Democratic primary become a showdown between Weiner and Quinn? Could peo ... More >>
On Election Day, Assemblyman Vito Lopez, amidst a sex scandal, sexual harassment accusation and maybe even a cover-up by the higher-ups, will go for re-election in his district of Bushwick. Usually, in these occasions, the incumbent is knocked out and replaced with whatever the public can get its ha ... More >>
New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox has issued three statements in the past 24 hours -- which is three more than he's issued in the past two weeks -- each of which references shamed Democratic Assemblyman Vito Lopez's pervy-ness.In each statement, Cox seems outraged that Lopez allegedly is a d ... More >>
Chris Johnson at the Washington Blade is reporting that the Democratic Party has approved a same-sex marriage equality platform plank for the upcoming Democratic National Convention.
Quoting outgoing, openly gay congressman Barney Frank, the Blade reports that a 15 member panel unanimously backed i ... More >>
Remember in 2010 when Republicans picked up 63 seats in the House of Representatives in the biggest loss for a party (in this case, the Democratic Party) in the House since 1938? And how the huge loss can be partially attributed to right-wing outrage over President Obama's healthcare plan? Well, the ... More >>
There's bad news for Congressman Bob Turner, Manhattan attorney Wendy Long, and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's campaign coffers are filling up quickly -- and her poll numbers are the best they've ever been.Turner, Long, and Maragos are squaring off to see whic ... More >>
courtesy of Sarah BakerLincoln Restler on the night of his election to the New York State Democratic Committee last year. Last year, Brooklyn politics-as-usual got a shakeup via the election of glasses-sporting 27-year-old Lincoln Restler to a State Committee seat as the District Leader for W ... More >>
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January 18, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 3
The commies at Watergate?
by Judith Miller
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The major problem with the Watergate trial is that the prosecution has not gotten to the bottom of the sordid affair, because it has ref ... More >>
There's a full-court press this morning from top state senate Democrats, calling for the Republicans to drop Pedro Espada as their negotiator, calling him "irrational."So far, senators Liz Krueger of Manhattan, Jeff Klein of the Bronx, and David Valesky of Syracuse have weighed in with email press r ... More >>
"The last mass trials were a great success. There are going to be fewer but better Russians." -- Ninotchka.
Once upon a time -- as we pointed out elsewhere -- rightbloggers disapproved of purist liberal Democrats who were trying to drive moderates like Joe Lieberman out of their Party. This hun ... More >>
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn told a Democratic Party club in her home base of Chelsea last night that she's not about to pledge to back her own party's mayoral nominee -- whoever it is. "When the Democratic primary is all said and done I will choose one candidate," she told the Chelsea ... More >>
Wow, Scott Murphy must be polling better than we thought. The Our Country Deserves Better PAC just did this radio ad denouncing the Democratic candidate for Congress, in which Marine Mom Deborah Johns, after a lovely intro with soothing piano music, tells us she's "furious with Murphy, the liberal ... More >>
This week's Village Voice doesn't hit streets until tomorrow morning, but for our Runnin' Scared readers, we're offering tomorrow's cover story a day early. This one should rock Albany: our Wayne Barrett details state assembly speaker Sheldon Silver's step-by-step scheme to boost his old LES pal Jon ... More >>
The pudgy papa awaiting his hug and kiss when 42-year-old Kirsten Gillibrand walked toward the podium at her senatorial debut last week was Alphonse D'Amato, still the most powerful Republican in New York, a full decade after he lost his senate seat to the bookend on the other side of the podium, Se ... More >>
Remember the story of Obama's "circle of wealthy, drug using Pakistani friends"? The mainstream media ignored it, and here is the result of their negligence: Obama heroin sold in the streets! The Smoking Gun reveals the branded dope bags were seized by cops in upstate Sullivan County. Other brands s ... More >>