Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Back in 1987 he was flirting with the idea of running for president and saying, 'Of course, if I ran, I'd win.' And this is in the 1988 election, almost a quarter-century ago. Just as he's been bankrupt many times, Trump has flirted with running for president many times...If he dropped out, what would his excuse be? The boy can cry wolf only so many times.
— Kurt Andersen, host of WNYC's Studio 360 and founder and former editor-in-chief of Spy magazine, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
For a man who has yet to officially declare his candidacy, there is immense hype surrounding Donald Trump as a Republican presidential contender. And it seems that GOP voters are interested — a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll of Republican primary voters had Trump tied for second place with former Governor Mike Huckabee at 17 percent, just a few points behind Mitt Romney, who came in at 21 percent. But our next guest isn’t buying it – in fact, he’s betting his savings that the Donald won’t enter the 2012 race. Joining us is Steve Kornacki, Politics Editor for Salon.com.
Monday, April 11, 2011
By Karol Markowicz : IAFC Blogger
- Karol Markowicz on Donald Trump's affiliation with the birther movement
Friday, March 25, 2011
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
--Justin Krebs, on "America's Mayor" as 2012 presidential hopeful
Thursday, March 10, 2011
As billionaire Donald Trump, the controversial real-estate magnate and contentious King of NBC's The Apprentice, plays coy about his candidacy for President, the man is on the verge of casting himself in another reality TV universe--the one of political infomercials and punditry. But would his entrance onto this reality show mean that he'd have to cancel his prior contract with The Apprentice?
Friday, March 04, 2011
By Anna Sale
Donald Trump's continuing to lay the groundwork for a presidential run, and talking big about his grassroots outreach.
"I will meet many, many people, maybe all of people," Trump told The Des Moines Register. "If I decide to run, I will be shaking hands with everybody."
Rick Scott Not Wavering on Rejection of High-Speed Rail, Says No Meetings with US DOT Before Deadline
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
By Kate Hinds
(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) Florida Governor Rick Scott isn't wavering in his rejection of high-speed rail funds. And he says he has no meetings scheduled with the US DOT to discuss the issue -- despite the fact that Friday is the deadline for Scott to turn over authority for Florida high-speed rail to another entity. If he doesn't the funds will revert to the U.S. DOT.
Scott was in New York City today as part of a multi-city tour promoting Florida's tourist industry. Transportation Nation grabbed him for a few minutes afterwards; transcript below.
Q: You talk about jobs. Senator Nelson says high speed rail will bring 24,000 jobs to Florida – how can you turn it down?
Rick Scott: Well, my concern is I want to focus on the places where we have a long-term impact, not just construction of high speed rail. Things like our ports, our highways, the infrastructure, that’s what I want to focus on. We’ve got a great position, Florida has, with the expansion of the Panama Canal and the expansion of the economies of Central and South America. My concern about the high-speed rail is it’s a large number-- $2.4 billion-- however it doesn’t cover all the operating costs, it doesn’t cover the construction costs, and, if it doesn’t work, and we have to shut it down, we have to give all that money back. That’s what I’m worried about.
Friday, February 11, 2011
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
The Donald might be ready for the big time.
The billionaire and reality-show star flirted with a presidential run on Thursday, to much applause from a crowd of assembled conservatives gathered for the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference convention. He took the stage mugging and waving, his steps in time with the O’Jays “For the Love of Money.”
Friday, January 28, 2011
By Azi Paybarah
Some notable quotes from Bloomberg's radio show this morning.
On congestion pricing: “Balancing the budget by doing something like
this is not a smart thing to do.” The mayor said the money needs to be earmarked for transit programs, in order to work.
On layoffs: “Which do we want? 10 or 15,000 fewer teachers, or continue
a bonus program?" Also, he said, "a billion dollars is 15,000 teachers," referring to the size reduced aid to city schools he's expecting from Albany.
On Trump wanting to run the new Tavern on the Green: “You don't automatically give it someone because they say to the paper I’m willing to do it.” “Donald [Trump] is a promoter and I
think he’s a very good one…I really do like him.”
Thursday, September 09, 2010
By Azi Paybarah
...is about five blocks long.
In a letter to the Park51 developers - which includes an offer to buy the site for 25% more than it was purchased for - Trump includes this stipulation: any mosque they want to build "be located at least five blocks further from the World Trade Center site."