Bachus and Young Might Face No-Confidence Votes
John Bresnahan writes that the Republican Steering Committe might put up Rep. Spencer Bachus (Alabama-6), who is the Ranking Minority Member of the House Financial Services Committee, for a “No-Confidence” Vote. The vote would take place today or tomorrow and Bresnahan’s sources indicated that a vote was likely. Bachus was a proponent of the bailout and has been criticized by many Republicans for his support. | Read More »
, Charlie Rangel
, don young
, jeff flake
, New York
, Spencer Bachus
, U.S. House
Rep. Peter King is Preparing to Run For New York Senate Seat in 2010
Republican Rep. Peter King’s (New York-3) office has confirmed that he is indeed preparing to make a run at Hilary Clinton’s Senate seat in 2010. King is one of the three New York House Republicans that survived the 2008 congressional elections. He did that while actually increasing his campaign war chest. It currently stands at 1.2 million as of November. King currently serves as the Ranking Minority Member on | Read More »
Three Way Battle For Top Republican Post on House Armed Services Committee
There are three Republican Congressional Members that are positioning themselves to take the top spot on their side of the aisle for the House Armed Services Committee. They are Representative John McHugh (New York-23), Representative Roscoe Bartlett (Maryland-6), and Representative Mac Thornberry (Texas-13). McHugh is the most senior member member on the committe and that goes a long way, especially in the Republican Caucus, and for | Read More »
Fran Drescher For US Senate
Hey, why not, at least she really is a New Yorker, accent and all. New York Magazine tells us Fran Drescher wants Hillary’s seat; http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/52766/ She has more life experience than Caroline Kennedy and she certainly knows how to get down with the folks because she is one of them. Plus, Drescher has had to actually work for a living and earn her position | Read More »
Caroline Kennedy is Interested in Hilary’s Senate Seat
Caroline Kennedy’s cousin has reported that Caroline is interested in being appointed to Hilary Clinton’s Senate Seat, which will have to be vacated before she can assume duties as Secretary of State in the incoming Obama administration. Kennedy is being pushed as someone who would work hard on education issues in the U.S. Senate. My two cents: The only work that should be done in | Read More »
Plaxico Burress v. City of New York
From the diaries, by Erick. The WSJ has an interesting opinion piece written by David Kopel, of the Cato Institute. It discusses the recent news regarding Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress and the incident in a New York nightclub where he possessed an unlicensed, in NY, loaded glock and he accidently shot himself in the leg. The point Mr. Kopel brings up is regarding New | Read More »
Speaker Pelosi Should Be Nervous
From the diaries by Erick Speaker Pelosi could very well be playing with a ticking time bomb. I am not saying that the House Democrats are likely to blow but the possibility is certainly there. Lets take a look at some things that have transpired since the election… I must say that following the most recent election I was impressed with the way in which | Read More »
, Charlie Rangel
, Congressional Black Caucus
, Debbie Wasserman Schultz
, Democratic Leadership
, edolphus towns
, Henry Waxman
, Jan Schakowsky
, john dingell
, Kendrick Meek
, Marcy Kaptur
, Nancy Pelosi
, New York
, U.S. House
, Xavier Becerra
CBC Six feted in Caribbean Hideaway.
The first are bone-crushingly naive, of course: but the second have had a really rotten return on their investment, these last few years. But let’s check in with the New York Post, first: High-ranking members of Congress were flown to a lush Caribbean resort this month for a three-day conference planned and paid for by several of the country’s most powerful corporations – a violation | Read More »
Tags: "Bennie Thompson"
, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick
, charles rangel
, New Jersey
, New York
, Sheila Jackson-Lee
Washington Post: Step down, Rep. Rangel (D, NY-15).
Can’t have that: Step Aside, Rep. Rangel The chairman of Ways and Means becomes an unnecessary distraction. WHEN WE last wrote about Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, we urged that the House ethics committee be allowed to investigate before anyone drew final conclusions. But the latest revelation of Mr. Rangel’s ethical tin ear is the most galling | Read More »
I repeat: Why is Charles Rangel (D, NY-15) Still Ways and Means Chair?
Just so you know, people will keep asking this question. Including, these days, the New York Times: The Congressman, the Donor and the Tax Break Representative Charles B. Rangel has helped raise $11 million for a City College of New York school of public service to be named in his honor. In recent months, as questions have emerged about his fund-raising, he has insisted that | Read More »
Why is Charles Rangel (D, NY-15) still Chair of Ways and Means?
Note the use of the word “Another.” Via Instapundit: Another Tax Issue Surfaces for Rangel WASHINGTON — Representative Charles B. Rangel’s legal team is reviewing his tax records to determine whether the congressman received a homestead exemption on a house he owned in Washington while living in several rent-stabilized apartments in New York City. The situation is potentially troublesome for Mr. Rangel, a Harlem Democrat | Read More »
Link to 25th conressional district map: NY-25 Overview:Much of the district is rural (agricultural) in which those areas the Republicans make up the highest percentages. Syracuse and parts of Irondequoit (town north of Rochester) are where the Democrat registration is strongest. Moderate Republican James Walsh represented this district for 8 terms and was part of the appropriations committee before retiring in 2008. The new incoming | Read More »
The Recount Party Strikes Again (NY State Senate)
Norm Coleman and Ted Stevens aren’t the only Republicans who won on Election Day and stand in jeopardy of losing; one of those is my own State Senator, Frank Padavan, a Republican who’s been in office for 36 years. If Padavan loses, the State Senate, controlled by the GOP for years, would shift to a 33-30 Democrat edge. Padavan had a 723 vote lead the | Read More »
Another Illegal Vote for Obama
Tiffany Wilson of Palestra.net reports on one New York resident who appears to have shifted her registration to Florida to vote for Obama, and then moved back to New York:
O is NO Kennedy!
Wow! Don’t see this everyday,a Liberal Democrat giving GOP campaign speeches in Manhattan! Former Robert Kennedy NY Campaign Manager campaigning for McCain! The landslide is coming! http://www.article.nationalreview.com/?q=YWNmZDQ4MWE2OTFkOGZlMThmZDJkMWNhNDdhY2UzMWI=&w=MA== If this link doesn’t work go to www.nationalreview.com to view it. GOTV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!