Congresswoman Grace Meng Attacked and Robbed Last Night

Congresswoman Grace Meng. (Photo: Getty)
Congresswoman Grace Meng. (Photo: Getty)

Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng was attacked Tuesday night in Washington D.C., her office announced today.

Ms. Meng was hit over her head and robbed of her Gucci handbag, but did not suffer serious injures, according to the account; she was left with a bruise on her chin and underwent a CAT scan at George Washington University Hospital. Continue reading “Congresswoman Grace Meng Attacked and Robbed Last Night”

Pete King Says Obama Is ‘Abdicating His Responsibility’ on Syria

President Obama in the Rose Garden earlier today. (Photo: Getty)
President Obama in the Rose Garden earlier today. (Photo: Getty)

Rep. Pete King says President Barack Obama made a serious mistake today when he announced he’d seek congressional approval to attack Syria, which is accused of slaughtering its own people with chemical weapons.

Mr. King, an outspoken hawk on foreign policy matters who is flirting with his own presidential bid in 2016, accused Mr. Obama of setting a precedent that will hamstring other administrations going forward. “President Obama is abdicating his responsibility as commander-in-chief and undermining the authority of future presidents,” Mr. King argued in a statement.

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Christine Quinn Calls on Rivals to Condemn Rally Violence

The scene from today's event. (Photo: Gideon Resnick)
The scene from today’s event. (Photo: Gideon Resnick)

Earlier today, an event criticizing one of Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s mayoral rivals descended into chaos as an elderly local showed up and violently struck several Quinn supporters, including State Senator Brad Hoylman and a campaign intern.

The attacker, George Capsis, was upset at Ms. Quinn for not doing enough to stop the closure of St. Vincent’s hospital. But, needless to say, Ms. Quinn does not believe violence is the answer to this dispute.

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Christine Quinn Goes Into Attack Mode as She Vows to Run City Like ‘The Boss’

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn giving her most political speech to-date.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn giving her most political speech to-date in East Harlem Monday.

Some candidates revere former mayors and presidents as their political inspiration. But for Christine Quinn, it’s all about Bruce Springsteen.

The City Council speaker and mayoral candidate delivered a scathing speech against her rivals Monday morning, touting her record and vowing to run the city in the model of her musical idol, “The Boss.”

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Anthony Weiner Gets Into Shouting Match in First Confrontation Over Sexting Scandal

Anthony Weiner speaking to the New Kings Democrats.
Anthony Weiner speaking to the New Kings Democrats.

He’s back. An explosive Anthony Weiner received his first serious criticism from voters over the sexting scandal that forced him to resign from Congress Wednesday night–sparking a shouting match that marked the most heated moment of his campaign to date.

Mr. Weiner had given his usual stump speech touting middle class jobs and his book of policy proposals at a New Kings Democrats candidates forum in Williamsburg when the floor was opened to questions.

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Bloomberg Says He’s Not Angry After Ricin Letters

Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Photo: Elsa/Getty Images)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Photo: Elsa/Getty Images)

Despite being targeted by what police say were a pair of ricin-laced letters decrying his fight against illegal guns, Mayor Michael Bloomberg remained cool as a cucumber last night, saying he didn’t feel threatened or angered by the alleged attacks.

“Well, there was a letter that threatened us, but let me tell you, we are–number one–I have enormous confidence in the NYPD and the FBI and their procedures,” he told reporters outside the Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue’s spring celebration gala at Gotham Hall, according to a transcript of the remarks.

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Bloomberg Uses Terror Announcement to Bash Anti-Camera ‘Special Interests’

An NYPD counterterrorism  officer watches cameras after the Boston attack. (Photo: Getty)
An NYPD counterterrorism officer watches cameras after the Boston attack. (Photo: Getty)

During his press conference announcing that Boston Marathon bombers intended to target Times Square, Mayor Michael Bloomberg slamed “special interests” he accused of trying to block the city from installing crime-fighting surveillance cameras.

“The role that surveillance cameras played in identifying the suspects was absolutely essential to saving lives, both in Boston, and now we know here in New York City as well,” Mr. Bloomberg told reporters at City Hall.

“We’ve made major investments in camera technology–not withstanding the objections of some special interests,” he continued. “And the attacks in Boston, I think, demonstrate just how valuable those cameras can be.”

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