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Capitol Confidential » This week on ‘New York Now’: Redistricting agonistes
March 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm Casey Seiler, Capitol bureau chief in New York Now This week's episode of WMHT's "New York Now" features Matt Ryan's summary of a busy week at the state Capitol - which could serve as prelude to an even busier week coming up - as well as my interview with state Democratic state Sen.
Lew Fidler Loses Some Endorsements
Councilman Lew Fidler, the Democratic candidate in the special election for former State Senator Carl Kruger's seat, put out a long list of 266 endorsements when his campaign began. Now, it seems at least a handful of these backers, mostly rabbis, are no longer on board with Mr. Fidler as he campaigns in the heavily Jewish, southern Brooklyn district.
Freakonomics » How Biased Is Your Media?: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast
Glenn BECK: Glenn Beck. I'm an entrepreneur. I am a reluctant, believe it or not, commentator. And dad. Stephen DUBNER: All right, now to the theme of our conversation today -- when I say media bias, you say what? ANNOUNCER: From WNYC and APM, American Public Media: This is FREAKONOMICS RADIO.
It's A Free Country ® - Graphic: Obama Campaign Sees Fundraiser Turnover
Earlier this month, Vogue editor Anna Wintour hosted an Obama reelection fundraiser with actress Scarlett Johansson in the city's meatpacking district. Models and designers hobnobbed with Obama campaign manager Jim Messina as part of the "Runway to Win" effort by fashion industry to support the president's reelection.
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As Cuomo declares victory on a teacher-testing agreement, Ravitch says it's a 'dark day' | Capital New York
The Cuomo administration and the state teachers union finally came to an agreement today on a teacher-evaluation system, shortly before a deadline that had been set by the governor. The agreement was reached after the state address some of the union's concerns about how heavily students' scores on standardized tests would be weighted in assessing the performance of teachers.
Assemblyman Lou Tobacco won't seek re-election
Assemblyman Lou Tobacco, the South Shore Republican firebrand whose anti-smoking crusade among school kids and bumper-sticker campaign against high bridge tolls earned him a boroughwide following, announced this afternoon that he will not seek re-election this fall. In an exclusive interview with the Advance, Tobacco, 39, a father of four from Tottenville, cited the burden of making economic ends meet at home.
After dancing dragons and choir songs, Liu defends public-employee pensions in his State of the City speech | Capital New York
Embattled city comptroller John Liu pitched himself as a defender of public employees and their pension benefits, saying it was "silly" to try scaling back those benefits since it was Wall Street's poor performance that drove up pension costs.
Santorum: Prisoner Of The Gays
This election cycle, Santorum's views on LGBT rights have come to define him - and may ruin his camapign. It's his own private cage aux folles. Posted Jan 25, 2012 10:51am EST Rick Santorum rocketed out of Iowa trying to talk about the economy.
In the stacks: How the library keeps track of what New York wants to read (and tries to meet the demand) | Capital New York
In theory, no matter how popular the book, a New York Public Library patron should never be in line behind more than four other patrons to borrow a copy. But anyone who has turned to the library in the past few days for a copy of journalist Katherine Boo's first book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, met with one of the inevitable pains of living in New York: A very long line.
Is Romney Going To Run Out Of Money?
Posted Feb 15, 2012 9:51am EST Mitt Romney is running out of rich people. The former Massachusetts governor's gold-plated fundraising machine has depended almost exclusively on big checks from the wealthy individuals - business leaders, Mormon allies, longtime Republican Establishment donors - whom Romney and his team have been cultivating for years, pressing the cases that resonate for those crowds: That he'll cut taxes; that he'll beat Barack Obama; that he's inevitable and they'd better get on board.
Burying Zelda Kaplan to front a hot model, roasting a just-like-us Food Network host for lifting bad recipes | Capital New York
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?
Some best-guesses about what BuzzFeed is up to, and why it is in fact about Arianna, a little | Capital New York
In all the conversation about BuzzFeed, two questions and answers get repeated over and over again. But I don't think the answers have been quite right-for a mixture of reasons, probably. Founder Jonah Peretti and editor Ben Smith, as any reporter who has worked with or interviewed them will tell you, are smart, and great interviews.
Schumer urges 'additional scrutiny' of the Iranian mission in New York | Capital New York
Senator Chuck Schumer said today that Iranian diplomats assigned to work at the United Nations in New York City should be watched more closely, because the Iranian government has been linked to terrorist activity and the city's safety needs to be ensured.
WANTED: Asian Republican | City and State
WANTED: Asian Republican The search is on for an Asian Republican.That's stated explicitly in a flyer being circulated by the Queens GOP, which touts an "Asian Candidate Education Workshop" being held in Flushing on February 25. I'm told that copies of this are also being circulated in Korean and Chinese.It's unclear who will run for the seat.
In Paula Vogel's 'How I Learned to Drive,' Norbert Leo Butz transforms a difficult role | Capital New York
I don't remember Uncle Peck being such a charmer. A dozen or so years after first meeting him in Paula Vogel's masterful play, How I Learned to Drive, I recalled him being patient and kindhearted but also somewhat withdrawn, the type who would consider revealing his emotions to be somehow unmanly.
In the land of Walmart, goods are cheap, low-wage jobs are plentiful and outrage is elsewhere | Capital New York
WARNER ROBINS, Ga.-I couldn't get any Walmart employees to talk on tape about their experiences at the world's largest superstore, but the sentiment was unanimous. They're happy to have both a job and a cheap place to shop. Well, sure.
Cutting Through Partisanship to Find New Solutions for New York City
I am running for mayor to counter the stale drift of ideas that have come from our city's Democratic and Republican parties. We have been fortunate that the last two mayors were able to forge fusion mayoralties which brought together moderate Democrats, pragmatic liberals, independents and the dwindling Republican ranks in our city.
U.S. litigation against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. may not be imminent; but it's still all bad news for him | Capital New York
News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch is all lawyered up and bound for London tomorrow on a crisis management mission. And with the trip, a fresh wave of speculation has gripped that country's media that his company, under investigation by British authorities for phone hacking and police bribery at two of its tabloid newspapers in the United Kingdom, might have to fight a two-front war: one there, and one here in the United States.