Thursday, September 05, 2013
Fordham professor and political analyst Costas Panagopoulo said this election has become about finding an alternative to long-time front runner Christine Quinn.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
Anthony Weiner's support is draining away. Once leading the Democratic field for mayor, a new poll out Thursday shows Weiner now trails City Council Speaker Christine Quinn 25 percent to 16 percent. Even constituents in his old congressional district are walking away.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Democrats are lining up for a primary battle in the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey. Meanwhile, Governor Chris Christie is "slow jamming" the news with late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon, and scooping up support for his reelection from unlikely sources: Democrats dubbed "Christie-crats."
Saturday, April 13, 2013
On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Senate deal on background checks that could help a gun bill move forward, and Anthony Weiner’s strategic steps toward political rehabilitation and a possible run for New York City mayor.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Democratic candidate David Weprin discusses his campaign to replace Anthony Weiner for the congressional seat representing NY-9 and what he would do if elected to Congress.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Roll Call staff writer David Drucker and WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal discuss Congressman Anthony Weiner's confession regarding his online sexual behavior and also addresses recent news from Capitol Hill.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Takeaway Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, has been following the latest scandal on Capitol Hill, where Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has been grappling with a PR nightmare after his Twitter account sent a sexually graphic photo to a young woman. Rep. Weiner says that his account was hacked, and during a press conference, Weiner got testy with reporters who wanted to know if the congressman had sent the photo himself.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Congressman Anthony Weiner weighs in on the compromise between President Obama and the Republican leadership on the Bush tax cuts.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Congressman Anthony Weiner warns customers to stay away from store credit cards this holiday season.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Joe Scarborough, a former GOP congressman, doesn’t buy Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner’s explanation why the 9/11 health care bill was put up for a vote under rules requiring a 2/3 majority vote, instead of a simple majority.
Despite the volume, Scarborough and Weiner actually get into the substantive parts of the debate.
Scarborough's main complaint is that Weiner challenged Repubilcans for not supporting the legislation, but didn't act similarly to Blue Dog Democrats, or Hispanic Democratic members, who threatened to vote aganist the bill if it veered into the area of immigration.
The 14.33 minute segment is worth a watch.
Friday, July 30, 2010
In a slightly less animated format, Mayor Bloomberg expressed his displeasure at the congress' failure to pass a $3.2 billion piece of legislation that would have paid for health care expenses related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
"I think only a dozen Republicans voted for it and shame on the others," Bloomberg said during his radio show on WOR. "How can [you] go and preach patriotism and then when it comes down to it -- partisan politics. And on the Democratic side, it's even more of an outrage."
Bloomberg criticized them for bringing the legislation forward under rules that required the bill have a two-thirds majority of vote in order to pass.
"Democrats do have a majority. They set the rules. And they could have brought up this bill and passed it. There was a majority that would have passed it."
Bloomberg said Democrats brought the legislation forward under the stricter rules in order to prevent Republicans from introducing amendments onto the bill. Democrats, said Bloomberg, "didn't want to go on the record" voting against those amendments. "You can't have it both ways," he said.
"Democrats control the House. And if they don't want to control the House, turn it over to the Republicans," Bloomberg said. "But if you control the House, you have to have the courage to stand up."
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Before his ethics probe heated up, Rep. Charlie Rangel was speaking out about how he would not vote to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan unless it was to bring the troops home.
The vote took place earlier this week and the funding was approved.
Rangel, along with most of the Congress members from New York City, voted no. Mike McMahon, the Democrat representing the Republican-leaning 13th district in Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, was the only one from NYC to vote for the funding.
Here’s how the rest of the New York delegation voted on the bill (and thank goodness for the handy map from the Times):
NY-1: Democrat Tim Bishop-yes
NY-2: Democrat Steve Israel-yes
NY-3: Republican Peter King-yes
NY-4: Democrat Carolyn McCarthy-yes
NY-5: Democrat Gary Ackerman-yes
NY-6: Democrat Gregory Meeks-no
NY-7: Democrat Joe Crowley-no
NY-8: Democrat Jerry Nadler-no
NY-9: Democrat Anthony Weiner-no
NY-10: Democrat Ed Towns-no
NY-11: Democrat Yvette Clarke-no
NY-12: Democrat Nydia Velazquez-no
NY-13: Democrat Mike McMahon-yes
NY-14: Democrat Carolyn Maloney-no
NY-15: Democrat Charlie Rangel-no
NY-16: Democrat Jose Serrano-no
NY-17: Democrat Eliot Engel-yes
NY-18: Democrat Nita Lowey-yes
NY-19: Democrat John Hall-yes
NY-20: Democrat Scott Murphy-yes
NY-21: Democrat Paul Tonko-no
NY-22: Democrat Maurice Hinchey-no
NY-23: Democrat Bill Owens-yes
NY-24: Democrat Mike Arcuri-yes
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
The New School just released the transcript from its post-election discussion with consultants on the 2009 city elections. It’s a chance for top campaign operatives to be (more) honest about what they were doing behind the scenes to shape the race.