The new mayor, whoever he or she may be, isn't even the mayor yet, but that hasn't stopped NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly from accusing that person of being soft on terrorism. In a speech before the Association For a Better New York's Council on Foreign Relations, he complained that none of the candida ... More >>
The theft of a few million articles from academic journals can carry a sentence of 35 years in prison. Meanwhile, big banks can rig interest rates affecting the entire global economic system, launder money for international drug cartels, illegally foreclose on the homes of millions of Americans, an ... More >>
Wendy Long, the Republican Senate candidate who has quite a few ideas for your vagina, also has some ideas for banks. Writing about financial reform in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, "A Smarter Approach to New York's Banks," she takes on political rival Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's "punitive" view on f ... More >>
With Mitt Romney as its de facto candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Super PAC ... More >>
Ever wonder why Congress seems so willing to help bail out the financial industry? Well, a 60 Minutes report on Sunday says that lawmakers purchased stock in companies while involved in debates on Capitol Hill about bills that would affect those companies. Conflict of interest? Just a teensy ... More >>
Earlier today we wrote of what appeared to be an Occupy Wall Street-related bank boycott planned for November 5th. We've spoken to Kristen Christian, the 27-year-old creator of the event, who has clarified some things. For one, it's not an Occupy Wall Street-organized event, though members of the Oc ... More >>
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As has been reported, Ron Paul's house is for sale. To buy Ron Paul's house, you need $325,000 in gold. There is now a snazzy new website explaining and advertising the property: "A great house and a great piece of history. Dr. Paul's house is for sale in Lake Jackson, TX. The house has 4 bed ... More >>
Two years ago, conservatives were on the ropes. But the GOP victories in last month's elections have them dreaming big again. They're back to talking about destroying the Democrats once and for all. Even Newt Gingrich is talking about running for President in 2012, which shows how general the optimi ... More >>
Remember that time earlier this afternoon Gawker took some guy's sleazy story about the time three years ago on Halloween he hooked up with Christine O'Donnell, the would-be Senator from Delaware, and published it anonymously after paying the guy off?
Eliot Spitzer's talk with CBS News analyst Jeff Greenfield was last night at the 92nd Street Y, and it started with Greenfield noting that Spitzer only agreed to talk "without conditions." Needless to say, this had serious potential for all parties involved, especially the audience. And Spitz ... More >>
Pictured, Left to Right: Youth and Skill, Old Age and TreacheryWell-paid media celebrity and (purportedly) boyishly good looking New York Times' star finance reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin is, as they say on the streets, "starting some shit." And he's starting it inside the New York Times, with ... More >>
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At least two people have been shot at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. -- one a museum guard, the other the shooter himself. Other reports say three people were injured, though it's not clear whether the third was hit by gunfire or debris. Some reports identify the shooter as James Van Br ... More >>
Scott Murphy and Jim Tedisco, respectively the Democratic and Republican contenders for Kirsten Gillibrand's vacant House seat in a race to be decided March 31, have had a few debates already. There's another one scheduled for tomorrow on WMHT-TV, but Tedisco has declined to appear. Organizers were ... More >>
President Obama has proposed ending the Bush tax cuts in 2011, bringing the top rates from 33 percent to 36 percent and from 35 percent to 39.6 percent. The lower of these hikes would apply to individuals making over $200,000 and households making over $250,000. This is not really news, as Obama ... More >>
The Congo War: a report by Al Jazeera from this past November. The deadliest war since World War II — the slaughter in the Congo — drags on and on amid relatively little notice. Arabs and Jews are still killing each other, and Israel's about to elect an even harder-line government. ... More >>
Harkavy Plans are moving apace to purposely set up a "toxic bank" full of poisonous assets to further bail out those banks that had greedily and recklessly accumulated them. Call it Shitibank. And give it the naming rights to the new baseball stadium for the New York Mets, taking the moniker awa ... More >>
Check out this smarmy explanation by the Obama White House's tech crew of its new website. Barack Obama's version of the official presidential website, whitehouse.gov, is deeply troubling and downright scary. So far, it's nothing more than puffery. Even under the Bush-Cheney regime, the site in ... More >>
The market managed to lose only about 300 points today despite the public humiliation of Alan "Who Knew?" Greenspan. Not only did the glibertarian former Fed Chairman admit that his let-'er-rip approach to deregulation might have been a tad responsible for the market chaos, he was denounced by the A ... More >>
During the spring of 2007, when the subprime mortgage crisis was just beginning to rear its ugly, complicated, deeply entrenched head, the New York Assembly held an all-day hearing in search of a solution. The Assembly listened to testimony from consumer groups, mortgage brokers, members of the bank ... More >>
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