de Blasio's Campaign Tactic Exposed
3RD PARTY WARNED ON FUNDS The city Campaign Finance Board sent a warning yesterday to the Working Families Party and candidates who use its for-profit arm, saying they're the same entity and all expenditures must be accounted for *** BLACK-WHITE 'FLIER' STORM MIXED-RACE ADS MIX UP CITY RACE Public-advocate candidate Bill de Blasio has outraged black politicians and many of his own constituents by sending targeted mailings to African-American neighborhoods featuring pictures of his interracial family *** Working Families Party candidates warned about financial dealings De Blasio has two contracts with Data and Field Services totaling $90140, a campaign aide said *** Questions for Data and Field (New York Times) *** Councilman Barron calls out advocate candidates Siegel and de Blasio for race issues in campaign *** WFP candidates warned on Data and Field Services firm *** As ACORN Engaged In Political Work, Affiliate Received Taxpayer Money *** CFB Declares DFS An Arm Of WFP *** A resident of de Blasio's district suggested he has "gone too far" with mailers that feature his wife, who is black, and mixed-race children *** The NYC Working Families Party Scam UPDATED *** Bill de Blasio Accused of Playing the (Inter-)Race Card
High Noon: Albany's Crisis Grows BX. GROUP REFUSES ESPADA'S 'DIRTY' $$ *** FUROR OVER STATE AUTHORITIES' DEBT *** The debt of New York’s public authorities rises to $140 billion *** The state Inspector General raps the State Liquor Authority for allowing some employees to make long commutes in state cars *** County executives rally against state spending, appealing to the legislature to stop shifting costs to local governments *** Unions issue a first warning about the upcoming budget cuts *** As Monserrate Trial Nears, Peralta Prepares To Press His Own Case *** Gov. David Paterson took a thinly veiled swipe at AG Andrew Cuomo, saying "officials screaming" about Wall Street bonuses are "killing our tax money," adding: "I’ll bet if they knew that they’d stop saying it." *** L.I. leaders, groups seek standing in LG court case *** Silver Doesn't Think Tax Increases Are an Option *** Comptroller:Pension costs to localities are going up
Road to City Hall GROUP WANTS RUDY FOR GOV *** Party People The Administration (The Top 25) *** Thompson Gets His First Newspaper Endorsement, For the Primaries *** 'Garment Factory'
Paterson and Charlie have the same advisors CHARLIE UPS THE RACE-CARD ANTE *** A top Paterson aide may not live in the state
Pay to Play Lobbyists CPI Slaps Bill Lynch, Sheinkopf, Bolton-St. John's
MIKE BIRD OF 'PRAY'
HIS PILOT RADIOED AN SOS *** F.A.A. Plans Changes in Hudson River Flight Rules *** A’s or B’s Given to Most City Schools
Goodfellows Bovis got $6M federal stimulus money When you one of the boys you can do anything *** A Company Under a Cloud Receives Stimulus Funds (NYT) *** Bovis Is Investigated on Bribery and Overbilling Claims - NYTimes.com *** Lawsuit Filed In Death Of Firefighter - February 14, 2008 - The ... *** Manhattan firefighters sue Bovis - Building *** New York News - Bloomberg's Biggest Scandal—The Deutsche Bank Fire ... *** OSHA hands down $464K fine for safety hazards in Ground Zero fire ... *** Mayor: City Doesn't Want 'To Scare' Bovis Away - August 31, 2007 ... *** New York - Runnin' Scared - Barrett: Bloomberg All Fired Up for ...
GoodFellows 2 Diebold Sells Voting-Machine Unit
THE RETURN OF CLIENT 9 *** ASHLEY DUPRE BLOG RANT: Ashley Dupre *** HER BALLAD JUST MIGHT STRIKE THE RIGHT CHORD *** SPITZER'S BABE SLAPS THE SNOBS TELLS WOMEN: YOU'RE NO BETTER THAN ME! *** Eliot Spitzer Has a New Job: Adjunct Instructor of Political Science *** Ashley Dupre blogged about Spitzer's potential comeback and her own difficulties since the Client 9 scandal.
Washington G.O.P. Support May Be Vital to Obama on Afghan War *** Obama Aides Aim to Simplify and Scale Back Health Bills *** It's Time for Obama To Change Course - Jay Cost, RealClearPolitics *** Partisan Superfans Are Hurting the Debate - Marc Dunkelman, US News *** Rangel Must Step Aside as Committee Chairman - Washington Post *** The Federal Debt and the Tough Choices Ahead - Los Angeles Times *** We Can't Win on the Cheap in Afghanistan - Wall Street Journal *** Dems Take Aim at Cheney *** Gates Signals He’s Open to More Troops in Afghanistan *** Right-Wing Furious Over Obama's Speech To Schoolkids
Nixon: I Not Going to Call My Opponent A Communist The Revenge of Levi In an article for Vanity Fair, Levi Johnston shares his view on the Palin home life. It’s too bad he is untrustworthy about every subject not covered by Field & Stream (Collins NYT)
Inspector Clouseau MADOFF NOD-OFF SEC IGNORED COMPLAINTS ABOUT SCAM, REPORT SAYS *** PFIZER OKS RECORD FINE Pfizer Inc. agreed to a $1.2 billion criminal fine, the largest in US history, and a felony plea by a subsidiary to close an investigation into what government lawyers described as fraudulent marketing of drugs *** Hartford Mayor Arrested for Second Time This Year *** Prosecutors Claim Fraud for Fraudulent Loan *** Report Details How Madoff’s Web Ensnared S.E.C. *** NYC orders concrete retested in 82 buildings *** Pfizer to pay record $2.3B penalty over promotions *** Much like their boss, Rangel's staffers have failed to keep up with their required financial disclosure statements *** Stimulus Lobbying Disclosure Promise Still Not Fulfilled
Wall Street Corruption AIG reps, advisers to get bonuses disguised as loans *** Report criticizes SEC on Madoff oversight *** Wal-Mart to Pay Via Check Cards *** President to Flesh Out His Vision (Washington Post) *** Henry Paulson's Longest Night - Todd Purdum, Vanity Fair *** Big Pharma Settlement Breaks Record *** SEC to Send Staff to ‘Fraud College’ to Prepare Them for Future Madoffs *** A Weak Back-to-School Season for Retailers *** How Did Economists Get It So Wrong? By PAUL KRUGMAN *** On The Blog Bank Bailout Watchdog Elizabeth Warren: Time To Turn Up The Heat On Non-Bank Lenders *** Stimulus Work Sends Cash Flowing Out of U.S - Boston Globe *** Key Democrat in Health Care Talks Receives Most Health Industry Contributions in 2009
International CASUALTY OF WAR: UK Gordon Brown 'heading for crushing defeat' at next election... *** Optimism Grows for Mideast Talks *** Afghanistan Looking More Like Vietnam - Robert Scheer, SF Chronicle *** A Nuclear Deadline Looms for Iran--and for Obama - Tony Karon, Time *** Ahmadinejad Wins Approval of Key Cabinet Slots
National Pot 'Plantations' on the Rise *** Redskins Take Hard Line With Cash-Strapped Fans *** Students Borrowing Dramatically More To Pay For College *** Criminal Justice System Failed in Kidnapping Tragedy - USA Today *** Student Debt Is Skyrocketing *** Government Needs Hiring Binge ***
Media & New Tech A GREAT NEWS DAY AT LAST FOR SAWYER GETS ABC ANCHOR AS GIBSON QUITS *** YOUTUBE FLOATING 'BLOCKBUSTER' IDEA *** AMAZON HITS GOOGLE PLAN FOR BOOKS *** At ABC, an Anchor Shift; for TV, an Image Shift *** Kennedy Memoir Doesn’t Ignore Lows *** Yahoo Moves Development to Asia *** Diane Sawyer: From Beauty Queen To Evening News Anchor (SLIDESHOW) *** Media is Distorting the Voice of the People - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post *** YouTube to Stream Rental Movies? *** MEMORIES: How 20 popular websites looked when they launched... *** SUN-TIMES closing Chicago-area printing press... *** IT'S OFFICIAL: Imus To Join Fox Business In October *** Time: Jay Leno Is The Future Of TV