Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, failed presidential candidate Herman Cain may be reborn as a member of the media. In his first interview since (permanently) suspending his candidacy, Mr. Cain hinted at his next move by telling Fox News host Sean Hannity, “obviously the doors to radio or TV, those doors are open.” Read More
Herman Cain has had his fair share of troubles these past couple of weeks. The latest of which has nothing to do with sexual harassment, but rather his much publicized interview Monday morning with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, during which Mr. Cain paused for an unnervingly long period of time when asked if he agreed with the Obama administration’s handling of the situation in Libya. His gaffe haunted Mr. Cain in Iowa, where reporters hounded him for an explanation of his bumbling Libya analysis. Read More
Congressman Bob Turner released a press release earlier this afternoon regarding the hate crime that took place in Flatbush early this morning leaving three cars torched and anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on nearby benches. The crime occurred outside his district, but Congressman Turner is never shy about seeking goodwill in the Jewish community. Read More
“I don’t want to beat-up on the police, but when is enough, enough?”
New York State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries was responding to The Observer’s question last night regarding the problems the NYPD has been having of late. The “Barack of Brooklyn,” as he’s been billed, stood at a microphone in the corner of the dimly-lit back room of the Belmont Lounge on East 15th Street, addressing mixed-bag of constituents at an event hosted by Democratic Leadership for 21st Century, and this was the first time all night that he broke from his otherwise measured, tempered demeanor. Read More
The Obama campaign doesn’t want you listening to Nate Silver. In an email sent out earlier this afternoon, campaign manager Jim Messina urged voters to disregard the statistical guru’s article in this past weekend’s New York Times Magazine, which gives President Obama slim chances of retaking the White House. Read More
Politics and comedy are an age-old duo that have been artfully combined before, and Elinor Lipman, the New York-based bestselling author of nine novels, has recently been adding to the canon. Her chosen medium, however, marries a more unlikely and paradoxical couple: Twitter and poetry. In late June, Lipman announced that she would be tweeting a political poem every day until the 2012 presidential election, an impressive endeavor considering there were 497 days left until the general when she began. So far, she’s made good on her word, and the 140-character couplets have been more than amusing.
Here are a few of The Observer’s favorites: Read More