Hasta Nolita Baby
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger held an impromptu book signing at indie bookstore McNally-Jackson in Nolita this afternoon. Mr. Schwarzenegger announced the surprise signing via Twitter and in a note on Facebook leading a crowd of over 100 almost exclusively male fans to rush downtown to shake the Governator’s large hand and have him sign copies of his tome Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.
Somebody's Watching Me
Gary DeLong says he, his wife and his six year old daughter are being stalked by operatives working with his rival in a California House race. Mr. DeLong released a web video today documenting what he says is his family being tailed through the streets by “a tracker” sent by his Democratic opponent in California’s 47th Congressional District, Alan Lowenthal. Footage in Mr. DeLong’s ad shows him walking around Long Beach’s annual Greek Festival with his wife and child while being closely followed by a young, blonde woman wielding a video camera.
“The lady following Gary? That’s not his videographer,” text explains in Mr. Delong’s video. ”Unfortunately Lowenthal and his party bosses felt it necessary to intrude on Gary’s quality family time by sending a tracker to record his every move.”
Jorge Robles is running against Democratic California Congresswoman Linda Sanchez in today’s primary and he thinks she should be removed from office. He let his supporters know why with a video entitled “Take Linda Sanchez OUT!” where he repeatedly refers to Ms. Sanchez as a “HOT MESS!!” and uses a machine gun to help make his point.
President Barack Obama flew to attended a fundraising dinner at the home of actor George Clooney last night in Studio City, California. According to reports filed by the White House press pool, it was a star-studded event that raised almost $15 million for the president’s re-election campaign.
There were 150 supporters at the fundraiser including Read More
After voters in North Carolina voted to ban same sex marriage and civil unions in their state yesterday, American Foundation for Equal Rights Executive Director Adam Umhoefer released a statement calling the ban a “profound injustice.”
“The passage of Amendment One is a profound injustice. Singling out a class of citizens for discriminatory treatment is unfair, unlawful and violates basic American values,” Mr. Umhoefer said. “Gay and lesbian Americans, like their fellow citizens, want nothing more than to marry the person they love. Committed, loving couples and their families should not be denied this most fundamental freedom.”
Mitt Romney’s only openly gay spokesman, Richard Grenell, left his job with the campaign this week after backlash from social conservatives.
“My ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign,” Mr. Grenell said in Read More
Proposition 8, the ban that ended California’s brief, four-month-long flirtation with same-sex marriage in 2008, was struck down today by a federal appeals court. The three judge panel of the ninth circuit court ruled 2-1 in favor of overturning the voter-approved measure.
“Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California,” judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote in the ruling.
Michael Grimm and Loretta Sanchez. (Photo: YouTube)
Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, who represents the 13th District in Brooklyn and Staten Island, will be sitting next to his frequent television sparring partner, Democratic California Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, at next week’s State of the Union address.
“While Congresswoman Sanchez often has opposite views and Read More
Governor Cuomo is headed to Los Angeles where Hollywood A-Listers are hosting his first out-of-state fundraiser to thank him for legalizing same sex marriage.
Former Comptroller Alan Hevesi was denied parole and will spend another year behind bars for his role in a pay-to-play pension fund corruption scandal.
Speaking of comptrollers, advisors for Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer reportedly hope he’ll take advantage of John Liu’s troubles and run for comptroller rather than entering the tougher mayoral race.
Governor Cuomo said he might make New York State lawmakers cut their winter vacations short to deal with the projected budget shortfall.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver lost a battle with a pothole.
Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg teamed up to support same sex marriage.
Should Kirsten Gillibrand’s low approval rating make her sweat?