Thursday, October 31, 2013
By Ilya Marritz
George Soros, the wealthy hedge fund manager, is backing a “public engagement” effort focused on the next mayoral administration in New York. The project is physically taking shape on a lot in lower Manhattan owned by Trinity Real Estate.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
By Adam Dawson : It's A Free Country blogger
Your one-stop guide for decoding the GOP's favorite terms.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
By Emily Canal
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Tuesday announced the expansion of a program to improve literacy in young black and Hispanic men, saying the ability to read will help them obtain diplomas that will lead to better jobs.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday he will invest his own money in a new, $130 million city initiative to help black and Latino men get ahead. The Bloomberg Administration calls it the nation's boldest and most comprehensive effort to reduce racial disparities.
Friday, March 18, 2011
By Solomon Kleinsmith : IAFC Blogger
"Direct donations to candidate campaigns should be only allowed for individuals, cutting one more leash with which special interest groups control the politicians who represent us in Washington."
-- Solomon Kleinsmith
Monday, November 29, 2010
By Azi Paybarah
George Soros, a man who's spent a few million dollars promoting progressive causes, may not get his vote counted in a local race in New York.
In the November 2 elections, George Soros mailed in an absentee ballot. He has a home in Westchester and votes there, where right now, there's a recount going on in Republican Assemblyman Bob Castelli's race against Democratic challenger Tom Roach. Soros' ballot was among those Republicans objected to, saying it should not be counted, according to a source present during the count. A final ruling by a judge has not yet been made.
Messages left for the Westchester County GOP Election Commissioner Doug Colety were not returned last week and this afternoon were not returned.
Their practice of trying to knock out absentee ballots likely to benefit a rival is standard practice in contentious recounts. But usually, the ballots aren't submitted by notable (and rich!) political players.
In other news, I'm told there was no fuss when another pair of absentee ballots came in today, submitted by Bill and Hillary Clinton.
[NOTE: An earlier version of this item incorrectly referred to the Oppenheimer-Cohen recount taking place in Westchester. The objection to Soros ballot, according to sources, came from Republican Assemblyman Bob Castelli's campaign, which is also involved in a recount in Westchester.]