Friday, November 02, 2012
Less than a week before the election, many observers across the political spectrum say that they believe a victory for President Obama is highly likely. Others say that it's reckless to predict the future with any kind of certainty. Nate Silver of the New York Times FiveThirtyEight blog explains to Brooke the difference between forecasting and fortune-telling, and defends his belief that an Obama win seems probable.
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Tuesday, January 04, 2011
By Azi Paybarah
Here’s how former Governor George Pataki described the challenges facing Andrew Cuomo in Albany:
“He’s got some budget difficulties, but they’re manageable,” Pataki said on Morning Joe.
When host Joe Scarborough mentioned Cuomo’s plan to freeze salaries for public employees, Pataki said, “It’s not that hard to do.”
Most of Pataki’s appearance on the show was spent defending the elimination of the millionaires tax on New Yorkers. Pataki, who is now in the private sector, admitted that he thought about moving his 11-employee company out of New York when officials here raised taxes on businesses.
“We looked at Connecticut,” the former New York governor said.
Later on, Pataki said raising taxes on the rich – who can easily relocate – ultimately does not bring in money to the state.
“If you tax the so-called super rich, you generate virtually no revenue,” Pataki said.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he's not running for president—but so does everyone else who's name comes up in the 2012 conversation. Contrary to Bloomberg's statements, a recent article in the Huffington Post insinuates that all signs point to probably. Were Bloomberg to run, it would be as an Independent, and the article even suggests that former Congressman, current TV host, and Bloomberg best-bud Joe Scarborough would be the likely choice for a running mate.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
By Azi Paybarah
The former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe has some counter-intuitive advice for Democrats. Talk about healthcare.
Here’s his exchange on Morning Joe:
We’re seeing polls show Democrats even in trouble in New York State. It’s the front page of the New York Times today, [Senator] Gillibrand only ahead only by six points against a guy that three-fifths of the state doesn’t even know…
[Democrats] have to defend what we’ve done. Healthcare, whether you like it or not, it’s our signature issue the Democrats have. Talk about it. You did it…Be proud of it. You did it and here are the benefits you get for it.