Gov Says Caroline Turned 'Nasty' *** A STAR IS BORN... *** Little-known congresswoman picked for Clinton seat... *** Chuck and Kirsten *** Gillibrand Is a Centrist With a Tenacious Style *** NY’s newest U.S. senator defends her record - Crain's New York ... - NY1 Video *** Source: Gov. Paterson was underwhelmed with Caroline Kennedy from the start *** Open Season on Caroline?
DEM RED 'AL'ERT ON SEN. KIRSTEN: LIBS AGHAST AS D'AMATO CHEERS PATERSON PICK *** D’Amato Takes (Near) Center Stage at Gillibrand Announcement *** Senators, past and present: Alfonse and Chuck *** Pro-gun US Senate pick makes some NY pols unhappy *** Gun Enthusiasts Applaud Paterson's Selection Of Gillibrand For ... *** McCarthy knocks Gillibrand as choice for Senate - Video *** Digg - Big Mouth Gun Hater McCarthy vs. Gillibrand *** NY-Sen: McCarthy Vows to Challenge Gillibrand *** Mayor Mike: Scolds Kirsten, but finances pro-gunners *** News Editorial: Dave's giant mistake *** Critics pounce on Gov. Paterson's choice *** Ambitious Gillibrand Disliked by Peers - nickname “Tracy Flick”—a reference to Reese Witherspoon's competitive, bubbly character in Election - Gillibrand: Tracy Flick?? *** Nannies, Taxes, Kennedy & Geithner *** Ms. Kennedy Regrets - Larissa MacFarquhar, The New Yorker *** "I do not believe Upstate New York taxpayers should pay for the excesses of Wall Street." Gillibrand *** Gillibrand says no to the bailout - New York Politics Capitol ... *** In Selection Mess, Paterson Dug Hole Deeper *** Adventures in New York Politics - Times Editorial *** DICKER: Dave Dooms Self To Lose Vs. Andy *** The Gillibrand Pick: Winners and Losers *** Is Gillibrand Too Conservative?
Background: ZENIA Mucha, the Disney exec who was once the most powerful woman in New York state, is said to have hard feelings over her breakup with her longtime boyfriend, Albany lawyer/lobbyist Douglas Rutnik - especially now that he seems to be engaged to marry another woman. Mucha, who was a top aide to Sen. Al D'Amato and then Gov. George Pataki's chief spokeswoman, had been with Rutnik at least 12 years. During that time he made a fortune lobbying the Pataki administration by exploiting his connection to her, even though he's a prominent Albany Democrat. *** Lockheed hired Douglas Rutnk, an individual with no previous lobbying experience, as a state lobbyist at a cost of $10,000 per month at the same time the Lockheed was pursuing a contract to privatize the MTA's management information system. Rutnik was, however, the companion of Zwenia Mucha, one of Governor Patak's closes advisers.
Albany $3M BRUNO 'FRAUD' *** Ex-Senate Leader Bruno Is Indicted for Corruption Video *** Former Albany powerbroker Bruno indicted on corruption ***Albany's a three-ring circus: FED INDICTMENT IN PHONY-FEE SCAM - taking bogus consulting fees and other scams - including selling a "worthless" racehorse for $80,000 to a fat-cat friend *** About two hours after his indictment on honest-services charges was unsealed in federal court today, former State Senate majority leader Joe Bruno held a press conference to proclaim his innocence and announce that he would fight back against a prosecution he called politically motivated *** Bruno Blames Everyone Else In The World For 8 Count Indictment *** Uncle Joe's pork *** Mighty Joe Bruno's fall from grace *** Bruno indictment: A little odd (Updated)
"I and and many New Yorkers remember this crud's attempt at abolishing rent stabilization in 1997.I saw three old people in my building and one in a local restaurant in tears over the prospect of losing their homes, just so this ideological degenerate could pay of the republican's debt to the landlord lobby....I hope he spends the rest of his life miserable in some dank prison cell far from his "historic" barn and horses.If I believed in Hell I'd be wishing him there. "
Obama Plan to End Pork, Lobbying and Pay to Play "Instead of politicians doling out money behind a veil of secrecy, decisions about where we invest will be made public, and informed by independent experts whenever possible. We’ll launch an unprecedented effort to root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government, and every American will be able to see how and where we spend taxpayer dollars by going to a new website called recovery.gov." - President Obama
Washington Obama To Reverse Abortion Policy *** Senate OKs Several Obama Nominees *** Senate OKs several Obama nominees, waits on others *** Obama Calls For Quick Passage Of Stimulus Bill *** Obama pitches his plan to reverse economic slide *** PRESIDENT TAKES ON RUSH LIMBAUGH IN NEW MEDIA WAR *** Obama Presses for Quick Jolt to the Economy *** Firms That Got Bailout Money Keep Lobbying *** Obama bashes financial giants for blowing bailout *** Google Will Have the President's Ear *** America's Next Step - Mikhail Gorbachev, International Herald Tribune *** Barney Frank's Hypocrisy - Boston Herald *** Tensions Between America and China Are Rising - The Economist *** Hey Obama, What About North Korea? - Donald Kirk, Asia Times *** Latin America's Tempered Obama-Mania - Frida Ghitis, WPR *** Blagojevich: I'm the victim of plot to raise taxes *** Mayor Daley Calls Blago 'Cuckoo'... *** Blago: Corruption charges are like 'Pearl Harbor' *** Blago's Top Lawyer to Quit *** NYT: Rahn Emanuel 'second most powerful man in country'... *** Fort Leavenworth is on list of possible new homes for Guantanamo captives *** Politicians Asked Feds to Prop Up Ailing Bank *** Emissions Fight Squeezes Obama *** Calif. Jobless Rate Jumps to 9.3%
City Hall FEDS IN PROBE OF LATEST DEUTSCHE BLDG. ACCIDENT *** JFK to get bird detection radar *** Home sales down 45% in Queens *** Giuliani Calls Police Cuts a 'Terrible Mistake,' But Not in Reference to Bloomberg *** More Details Emerge About Plans For Coney Island Amusement District *** 'Obama' heroin seized *** Bronx Zoo to take down Skyfari *** Mike begs Albany for $1.6B but says he may hike taxes *** GOP: Take a Hike, Mike *** 'E-ZER PASS' EYED FOR CASHLESS TOLLS *** LIBERTY CROWN MAY OPEN