Charlie Rangel On the Beach to Nowhere

    On page A13 today, the Washington Post has this article on Charlie Rangel, the chief tax code writer in Congress, owing back taxes. Page A13. Were it a Republican, we both know it would be on the front page. Republicans want Rangel out of the chairmanship. He should go. Nancy Pelosi promised to clean up the culture of corruption. Let’s make her live up to | Read More »

    Bloomberg’s Outrageous Power Grab

    In recent days there have been several articles about Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to lift New York City’s Term Limits Law. Millions of New Yorkers voted for the Term Limits law, and now Bloomberg who calls himself a term limit supporter who would defend the law has indicated he would support the City Council subverting the law without giving the people a chance to vote. Bloomberg | Read More »

    NY-25: Meet Dan Maffei

    Last week, I wrote about Dale Sweetland, the Republican candidate for the open seat in New York’s 25th congressional district. I hope to post regularly about this race. Today, I’d like to introduce the Democrat running for this seat, Dan Maffei. For the ten years before his first run for Congress in 2006, Dan Maffei lived in Washington, D.C. He worked as a congressional aide | Read More »

    Consumers and Suppliers Unhappy With Ethanol

    A recent New York Times article has helped to expose the frustration of unwilling ethanol consumers and their suppliers. Marine and small engines are sputtering across the nation and fuel efficiency in our nation’s cars has decreased and all due to ethanol, or at least that is how many consumers see it. According to the article small engine repair centers are seeing an increase in | Read More »

    NY-25: Meet Dale Sweetland

    Republican congressman Jim Walsh, a 10-term incumbent, announced in January that he will not be seeking re-election this year. This creates an open seat in New York’s 25th District, located in Central and Western New York, which includes the city of Syracuse and the eastern suburbs of Rochester. In 2006, Walsh barely held back a challenge from Democrat Dan Maffei, a former aide to Rep. | Read More »

    Rudy Giuliani “Launches” Solutions America PAC

    The New York Post (via The Page – by Mark Halperin]) is announcing that former GOP candidate Rudy Giuliani is set to announce that he is launching a “new” PAC: Solutions America. As they report: “It’s the first major political move by the former mayor since his run for president flamed out in January.” The purpose of the committee is to support New York State | Read More »

    Chuck Schumer Owes the Public an Apology

    Federal regulators seized and shut down IndyMac on Friday evening. The bank will reopen today under federal control. For the first time in recent history, a United States Senator is being blamed for the crisis. In a written statement, the Office of Thrift Supervision, which regulated IndyMac, said “the immediate cause” of the failure was statements made by Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat. | Read More »

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    BREAKING: Bank Collapses. Feds cite Sen. Chuck Schumer as “immediate cause” of collapse

    Federal regulators just seized and shut down IndyMac, a major mortgage specialist. The Pasadena, Calif., thrift was one of the largest savings and loans in the country with about $32 billion in assets. It now joins an infamous list of collapsed banks, topped by Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Co., which failed in 1984 with $40 billion of assets.IndyMac specialized in Alt-A loans, a | Read More »


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