Monday Jul 21
Prosecutors in Michael Grimm case want October trial date
Rep. Michael Grimm, center, leaves federal court in Brooklyn on Monday, April 29, 2014, after being indicted on a charge of mail, wire and health care fraud, filling false tax returns, perjury, obstruction of an official proceeding, hiring and employing unauthorized aliens and related charges, in connection with a Manhattan restaurant he owned and ... (more)
Monday Jul 21
He's back: Former GOP Assemblyman Robert Straniere helping to lead effort to boost citywide Republican Party
The former GOP South Shore assemblyman, who dropped off the scope following his 2008 congressional loss here, is helping lead an effort that aims to make the five borough GOP organizations into a stronger, more unified citywide force.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Which 20 Democrats Voted to Gut DC's Gun Laws?
The amendment process for the 2015 House financial services appropriations bill provided an excellent example of the contempt Congress has for DC's self-government.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Huffpost Hill- There Is No Way Of Shutting Todd Akin Down
The House can't seem to come to a border funding agreement, meaning we might not get our YMCA camping groups under control.
Indicted Congressman Grimm's Office Finds Hiring New Staff Tough
When you are a U.S. congressman facing a federal indictment, hiring staff amid the uncertainly of your future is a challenge, Politico.com reports.
The campaign that won't die: 2013 Matteo-Giovinazzo battle continues to reverberate through borough politics
Some campaigns just never end. They become milestone events in the political life of Staten Island, and continue to be talked about long after the votes have been cast.
Pro Report: Time running out for Hill surveillance reform - Yellen...
Alex Byers writes that the leading proposal in Congress to limit NSA authority is languishing in the Senate and advocates are running out of time to pass long-sought measures in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
New York Magazine
Representative Michael Grimm Seeks Staffer Willing to a Live on the Edgea Or pretty much anyone.
If you thrive in a high-pressure environment and have experience working on Capitol Hill, in New York, or in some office in another city, Representative Michael Grimm might have the job for you! Blaire Bartlett, deputy chief of staff for the Staten Island Republican facing a 20-count federal indictment , sent an email to D.C. associates on ... (more)
Middle Market: BDCs Pin Hopes For 2015 On Looser Investment Rules
Business development companies are pinning their hopes for investment reform on 2015 following a series of hurdles working against current proposals.
The New York Observer
Steve Israel Still Thinks Grimm Recchia Race Is a 'Toss Up'
An indictment might have hampered Congressman Michael Grimm's ability to raise money, but national Democrats are still worried he can triumph in November.
Crain's New York Business
Morning 10: De Blasio charity | Cuomo fundraising | Apple, IBM
The money from the Campaign for One New York raises questions about undue influence on administration-union negotiations.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Michael Grimm Fundraising Comes to Near Halt in June
Embattled Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., raised just $23,000 from June 5 to June 30, as he continues to struggle for donations to his troubled re-election campaign in his Staten Island district.
The Washington Post
What will Democrats do if they retake the House?
In an interview, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Republicans are focused on "process, process, process as opposed to progress, progress, progress, which is what we're about."
'I'm going to make him fall in love with me': The questionable...
Besotted teens swoon over 'hearthrob' Congressman who is charged with tax fraud and once threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony Recently indicted Congressman Michael Grimm, best known for threatening to throw a reporter 'off a f*****g balcony', attended a sweet 16 party last weekend and set off a frenzy amongst the teen girls present as he ... (more)
Mon Jul 14, 2014
FLSA Compliance Not That Important? You Might Need a Criminal Lawyer, Too
Those of you who attended our annual Employment Law Conference this past February know that failing to complete Form I-9 for all new hires can lead not only to civil fines and penalties, but to criminal penalties .
Congressional candidate Domenic Recchia holds pizza lunch with voters in New Dorp
Democratic Congressional candidate Domenic Recchia was sure to keep the fork and knife on the table as he chowed down on slices of pizza during a campaign stop at Pizzeria Giove in New Dorp on Monday.
The Washington Post
Rep. Michael Grimm is a big hit at Sweet Sixteen party?
Whenever I think I understand today's teens, they get crazy-excited about the presence of Michael Grimm at their Sweet Sixteens, and I have to go reevaluate everything in light of this new information.
New York Magazine
Staten Island Teens Go Crazy for (Allegedly) Corrupt Congressman
Recently indicted Representative Michael Grimm - the guy who threatened to throw a reporter "off [a] fucking balcony" - still seems cool to at least a few Staten Island teens.
Silicon Alley Insider
Teenage Girls Freak Out After Heartthrob Congressman Shows Up At Party
Congressman Michael Grimm made a very special visit to a constituent's sweet 16 birthday party last weekend, where one of the girls declared him her "bae."
Thu Jul 10, 2014
New York Post
Grimm campaign defends supportera s a bigoteda remarks
A leading supporter of Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm says his Democratic challenger would push to build "low-income housing in our neighborhoods" - leading Democrats to charge the Grimm campaign is engaged in racial "fear mongering."