On a sunny March day in a park in northeastern Queens, Councilman Dan Halloran gathered with his supporters, including his two Great Danes, to announce his campaign for Congress.
“Bowne Park is, as many of you know, part of the estate that once belonged to John Bowne, who, during a time of turmoil in this country—before it was our nation—stood up for the rights of an oppressed minority and protected them,” Mr. Halloran began, referencing a 17th-century push to end persecution of Quakers in the former Dutch colony of New Netherland. “He and a small band stood together and created the Flushing Remonstrance. It is the cornerstone on which our First Amendment was eventually written.”
“This community has a rich, rich history and I’m very glad to be here today to make my announcement,” the Republican added.
The infamous incident where Mitt Romney put his dog in a crate tied to the roof his station wagon during a family road trip in 1983 made a surprise appearance in an Oregon courtroom last week. A defense attorney representing one of two men who was charged with animal abuse after they dragged a pitbull behind a car for several hundred feet after tying the dog to the outside of the vehicle and forgetting to let it back in before driving off invoked Mr. Romney’s story to argue everyone makes mistakes sometimes.
Florida Congressman Allen West had a rather interesting response to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s threats to block the fast food chain Chick-Fil-A from opening a restaurant in the Windy City due to the CEO, Dan Cathy’s, admission he doesn’t support same-sex marriage. Mr. West brought up the Chick-Fil-A controversy during an interview with CNBC’s Rick Santelli today on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.
“I had to come up from down South because I wanted to try to open up a Chick-Fil-A franchise here in Chicago,” said Mr. West.
Mike Bloomberg announced today that Marc La Vorgna has been named as the replacement to longtime press secretary Stu Loeser.
According to the administration, Mr. Loeser is the longest serving mayoral press secretary in history. His departure was announced in The New York Times last night.
“Stu can identify problems before they happen and make sure they don’t happen, and I have no doubt Stu Loeser kept me out of more trouble than he got me out of,” Mayor Bloomberg said in a statement. “And Stu excelled at the most important task I give any member of my team – finding someone even better to take his place. I’ve worked closely with Marc over the last few years and know he is going to be able to do even more to help us transform New York City and the world.” Continue reading “La Vorgna To Replace Loeser At City Hall Press Shop”→