Saturday, November 29, 2008

Samantha Power an adviser to Barack Obama's presidential campaign who was forced to resign earlier this year after calling Sen. Hillary Clinton a "monster" is now working on the transition team for the agency Clinton is expected to lead *** Obama Chooses an Unlikely Team of Hawks

Queens Democrat Seminerio charged with corruption
Longtime Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio is trying to negotiate a plea deal on his federal corruption charges, the Daily News has learned. *** Seminerio and bribe taking Albany *** Seminerio spent campaign cash on his defence

City's Economy
Post editorial says Comptroller Thompson should cut cut the $60 billion dollar city budgeted to fund the $250 million property tax rebates the council wants to go through with despite the mayors objection *** Bay Ridge Journal: New York's Utility Bills Top Nation *** Residential building permits plunge in NYC *** Housing renovations: Bloomberg's chance to repair NYCHA

Investment banks and other financial firms have been slashing executive salaries and purging the word “bonus” from their vocabulary. Now it’s the lawyers’ turn.

N.Y. Democrats May Skip Gay Marriage Vote

Public Advocate Race Gets More CrowdedCity Councilwoman Jessica S. Lappin, a Manhattan Democrat, said she was seriously thinking about entering the Democratic primary next year. And Guillermo Linares, a former councilman from Manhattan who is now commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

With Obama Victory, Early Supporters in New York Consider Their Winnings
Primary endorsements may mean political benefits for Foster, Benjamin and Perkins

Rent A Center Preys on Bedford Stuyvesant???