The THREATENED NY Congressional District map.

    I say “threatened” because if the NY state legislature doesn’t come to a deal by Wednesday, this is the map that is very likely going to be the one to get used: …and there’s going to be several Members of Congress who will be very unhappy if that happens. Including Steve Israel of the DCCC.

    The THREATENED NY Congressional District map.

    I say “threatened” because if the NY state legislature doesn’t come to a deal by Wednesday, this is the map that is very likely going to be the one to get used: …and there’s going to be several Members of Congress who will be very unhappy if that happens. Including Steve Israel of the DCCC.

    The “NRCC *also* fund-raising off of #OWS” Wednesday open thread.

    Yeah… I think that somehow DCCC chair Steve Israel didn’t think this one all the way through when he came out in support for the Occupy Wall Street ‘movement.’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=g1LNGd7uANk Steve Israel Stands With Them. Note that I am utterly unsympathetic to the argument that the OWS movement is merely not being utterly hostile to any random anti-Semites stopping by.  Personally, I take the position | Read More »

    The “NRCC *also* fund-raising off of #OWS” Wednesday open thread.

    Yeah… I think that somehow DCCC chair Steve Israel didn’t think this one all the way through when he came out in support for the Occupy Wall Street ‘movement.’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=g1LNGd7uANk Steve Israel Stands With Them. Note that I am utterly unsympathetic to the argument that the OWS movement is merely not being utterly hostile to any random anti-Semites stopping by.  Personally, I take the position | Read More »

    Juan Williams: Defund NPR

    (Via The Daily Caller) Juan Williams, having avoided calling for NPR’s defunding, now supports the move: Even after they fired me, called me a bigot and publicly advised me to only share my thoughts with a psychiatrist, I did not call for defunding NPR. I am a journalist and NPR is an important platform for journalism.

    Déjà Vu All Over Again – Dems Running on Pelosi for Speaker in 2012

    Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) and chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has set his goal for the next election cycle: make Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House…again. Apparently Israel missed the recent Gallup poll showing that since 2009 Pelosi’s favorable/unfavorable ratings have diverged faster than the Red Sea. It would be one thing if those negative feelings were coming solely from the Republican | Read More »

    Rep. Steve Israel gets his payoff.

    Back in the day, it was pretty strongly alleged that the Democratic party unceremoniously threatened Rep. Steve Israel in order to keep him from running against appointed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in her primary this year.  Strenuously denied at the time, of course – remember, this was before the Sestak and Romanoff scandals erupted – but plausible, very plausible.  Both the threats (loss of donor money, | Read More »

    Rep. Steve Israel gets his payoff.

    Back in the day, it was pretty strongly alleged that the Democratic party unceremoniously threatened Rep. Steve Israel in order to keep him from running against appointed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in her primary this year.  Strenuously denied at the time, of course – remember, this was before the Sestak and Romanoff scandals erupted – but plausible, very plausible.  Both the threats (loss of donor money, | Read More »

    Joe Biden: supporting Steve Israel (D, NY) is a smart investment.

    No, that’s what he said to a room full of potential campaign contributors. Ones from outside Steve Israel’s district. I just want you to know that supporting him is a smart investment. Do tell, Mr. Vice President. Do tell. Moe Lane PS: NY-02 is a D+4 district. Getting to the edge, but still gettable. Needs a challenger, though. Crossposted to Moe Lane.

    The President roils the NY-SEN race.

    The White House decided to make personally certain that an unelected New York Senator with publicly-stated views on gun control and immigration contrary to the rest of her party was not challenged in the primary by a solidly-liberal Representative who is well respected in his caucus. This has caused a good deal of tension in the rest of the New York delegation: Confusion, conflict mar | Read More »

    Three House Democrats eye Gillibrand’s, each other’s, back.

    This is funny for two reasons: Three Potential Challengers Jointly Rap Gillibrand on Guns The three House Democrats who are talking openly of challenging Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) next year joined together Wednesday to tout gun control legislation that they said highlights the appointed Senator’s shaky record on the issue. Reps. Carolyn McCarthy, Carolyn Maloney and Steve Israel teamed up for a Capitol Hill news | Read More »