17 hrs ago
New bill will 'blindfold' NYPD, send crime rates soaring
Do you remember the good 'ole days when Republican Mayor Rudy Giuliani cleaned up New York City and the crime rate dropped because he took the handcuffs off police officers and let them aggressively pursue bad guys? How he got the prosecutor's office onboard to stop frivolous lawsuits against the police departments? Well, the Democrats in the City ... (more)
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Ed Koch's tombstone corrected
Ed Koch speaks at the renaming of the Queensboro Bridge in his honor in May 2011.
New York Magazine
Joe Lhota, Everyman, Wears Costco Clothes
Republican mayoral candidate and former MTA chief Joe Lhota was recently - oh my gosh, what a humbling coincidence - caught by Bloomberg News buying $17.99 non-iron dress shirts from Costco, forgoing the Brooks Brothers "uniform" of his old boss Rudy Giuliani, who once said his $88 duds helped "re-establish [his] Republican credentials."
Mon Jun 17, 2013
The Huffington Post
Food Stamp Cuts Draw White House Veto Threat
The Obama administration on Monday threatened to veto farm legislation that would cut billions from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Lhota announces Staten Island's Grimm will endorse his mayoral bid
Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota is poised to accept an endorsement from Rep. Michael Grimm at an event Monday morning, the candidate's camp announced Sunday night.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
The Indianapolis Star
Russ Pulliam: Joe Hogsett will follow familiar path if he runs for mayor
If U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett runs for mayor of Indianapolis in 2015, he'll borrow a traditional Republican strategy: Build a reputation as a crime-fighter and take it up the political ladder.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Department of Justice steps into NYPD stop-and-fri...
The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal judge to appoint an independent monitor to oversee the New York Police Department if she rules the department's stop-and-frisk policy is unconstitutional.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
The New York Observer
Upper West Side Candidate Stands by Giuliani Contribution
Helen Rosenthal, one of the leading Democrats campaigning for an Upper West Side Council district, cut a $1,000 check for former Republican Mayor Rudy Giuliani's aborted Senate campaign.
The Village Voice
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.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Scott Brown could swing senate race for GOP
While U.S. Rep. Ed Markey is bringing in every big Democratic gun he can find, GOP Senate challenger Gabriel Gomez so far has kept his best weapon - Scott Brown - mostly on the sidelines, and that's a mistake.
New York Post
Andy's aides in tug o' turf
Two top aides to Gov. Cuomo have gone to war over turf and power, at times refusing to talk to each other and fighting for credit for several of the governor's major initiatives, sources have told The Post.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Deval Patrick dishes about prez dinner
Patrick gave employees at the Cambridge tech firm HubSpot an inside look at a White House dinner last week, regaling them with tales of presidential banter, the "night owl" that is President Obama and details of what the two actually talk about behind closed doors.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
MSNBC's O'Donnell Slams Back on Benghazi By Claiming...
Twitchy, among others noticed this odious tweet from Lawrence O'Donnell last night: "Giuliani attacked POTUS last night for Benghazi so I am forced to remind Giuliani how many firefighters were killed on 9/11 because of him."
Media Matters for America
Fox Muddles Surveillance Debate With Fabricated Hypocrisy Claim
Fox News is misrepresenting President Obama's position on surveillance and the threat of international terrorism to falsely accuse him of hypocrisy and fecklessness.
The Village Voice
Giuliani's New Ad for Lhota Reuses Lines From His 2008 Presidential Bid
In a new TV ad, Rudy ladles praise on his mayoral disciple; "Joe Lhota is New York," he says, as images flash of his life as a born-and-raised New Yorker.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
NYC Mayoral Candidate Catsimatidis: Time to Give Back
John Catsimatidis, a Greek immigrant who became one of New York's most successful business leaders, is now a Republican candidate for mayor because he believes it's time to pay back the city that allowed him to live the American dream.
Giuliani slams Markey over national security
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani slammed U.S. Senate candidate Edward J. Markey as soft on terror today, calling any claims that the congressman is better on national security than opponent Republican Gabriel Gomez "absolutely ridiculous."
Fox News is spoon-fed a scandal - and blows it
Just when scandal-mania seemed to be dying down comes troubling news, via former Salon writer Glenn Greenwald, that a secret FISA court made Verizon turn over records of every call made on its service in the U.S. to the National Security Agency.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
In new campaign ad, Giuliani says 'Joe Lhota is New York' -- do you agree?
Rudy Giuliani wants us to take it from him: Joe Lhota is ready to be mayor of the City of New York.
Michael Medved: Choosing from the Center -- of the GOP
Democrats regularly insist the GOP has been captured by right wing extremists and only hard-line conservatives can prevail in the primary process.