Roundup: Shelly Silver Started The Fire

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said Occupy Wall Street is following his lead on the “Millionaire’s Tax.”

The FBI was watching former Queens Congresswoman and Republican Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro.

Democratic State Senator Adriano Espaillat organized a march in Washington Heights in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.

MF Global, a hedge fund brokerage headed by former New Jersey Governor and Senator Jon Corzine, filed for bankruptcy Monday. The New York Times is calling the firm’s collapse “the first American financial casualty of the European debt crisis.” Continue reading “Roundup: Shelly Silver Started The Fire”

Giuliani’s Right Hand Man and Dorrian’s Daughter Sell UES Digs

For decades, Dorrian’s has stood sentry on the Upper East Side, the quintessential prepster hangout and high schoolers’ mecca. Carol Dorrian Carbonetti, daughter of the bar’s proprietor Jack Dorrian, has lived not so very far away with her politico husband, Tony Carbonetti. But unlike the bar that has watched over many a debauched youth, the Carbonetis are on the move. The couple has sold their uptown digs at 52 East 72nd Street. Read More

Vinnie Gentile Has ‘Challenging Conversation’ With DCCC

img 8819 Vinnie Gentile Has Challenging Conversation With DCCCBrooklyn City Councilman Vincent Gentile is forging ahead with plans to challenge incumbent Congressman Michael Grimm.

Mr. Gentile  told The Politicker that he had a long conversation with officials from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee last week.

“They set the parameters for me,” he said. “It was a challenging conversation.” Continue reading “Vinnie Gentile Has ‘Challenging Conversation’ With DCCC”

Jon Huntsman Calls Mitt Romney ‘A Well-Lubricated Weather Vane’

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Jon Huntsman (Getty)

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman released a new web video attacking his fellow Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney today. Mr. Huntsman’s ad employs the metaphor of a weathervane shifting in the wind to push the popular perception of Mr. Romney as a flip flopper.  Continue reading “Jon Huntsman Calls Mitt Romney ‘A Well-Lubricated Weather Vane’”

Herman Cain Talks Up ‘9-9-9’ Tax Plan and Avoids Addressing Harassment Allegations

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Herman Cain (Getty)

This morning, Herman Cain appeared at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. to discuss his favorite topic; his “9-9-9” tax plan. Though the conversation focused on fiscal issues, it was impossible to entirely avoid the elephant in the room–allegations which surfaced in Politico Sunday that Mr. Cain made inappropriate advances toward two women while head of the National Restaurant Association in the late 90’s.

Continue reading “Herman Cain Talks Up ‘9-9-9’ Tax Plan and Avoids Addressing Harassment Allegations”