Michael Grimm And Loretta Sanchez Will Be State of The Union Seatmates

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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 tries to hog the camera in interviews, I am pleased to be sitting with her,” Congressman Grimm said in a joint statement announcing their State of the Union date. “The country expects and deserves Members of Congress to work together, find common ground, and put America first.”trans Michael Grimm And Loretta Sanchez Will Be State of The Union Seatmates

Congresswoman Sanchez said she was looking forward to sitting next to Congressman Grimm “even though I’m constantly having to correct Michael on his positions during our joint interviews.”

“I always enjoy a good, bipartisan spirited debate with him and we need more of that in Congress,” she said. “I look forward to us attending the State of the Union together and look forward to discussing an agenda with Michael that will move our country forward in 2012.”

This is the second straight year that lawmakers have agreed to promote a spirit of cooperation by having bipartisan seating at the State of the Union. Last time around, MSNBC’s Chris Jansing asked the pair if they would agree to sit together during one of their interviews. Congressman Grimm had already agreed to sit next to Congressman Gregory Meeks. 

Morning Read: Cuomo Goes Hollywood; Hevesi Staying Behind Bars

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.  Continue reading “Morning Read: Cuomo Goes Hollywood; Hevesi Staying Behind Bars”

Roundup: Unhappy Holidays in Albany; Shelly Silver Takes a Tumble

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? Continue reading “Roundup: Unhappy Holidays in Albany; Shelly Silver Takes a Tumble”

Occupy Wall Street Plans March And “Aerial Demonstration” For Oakland

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An Occupy Wall Street Protester in Zuccotti Park. (Getty)

The Occupy Wall Street mothership in Zuccotti Park is will be holding a march “in solidarity with Occupy Oakland” tonight that sounds like it will include interpretive dance and, of course, chanting. Continue reading “Occupy Wall Street Plans March And “Aerial Demonstration” For Oakland”

A Postcard From Occupy Oakland [Video]

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Occupy Oakland protesters carry a man who was hit with a tear gas canister shot by police. (Getty)

Yesterday may have been the most violent in the six week history of the Occupy Wall Street movement as police and protesters repeatedly clashed in Oakland, California with cops using gas, flashbangs and rubber bullets to disperse crowds. The Observer was on hand to taste the tear gas.

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Michele Bachmann Eulogizes Steve Jobs in Silicon Valley

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Michele Bachmann at the Commonwealth Club. (Getty)

Republican Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann gave an emotional tribute to the late Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs at an appearance in his old stomping grounds. Appearing at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, a little over forty miles North of Apple’s Cupertino headquarters,  Ms. Bachmann described Mr. Jobs as “an icon” who was “loved.”

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Michele Bachmann Is Not a Fan of Occupy Wall Street

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Michele Bachmann (Getty)

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann criticized Occupy Wall Street as “tremendously counterproductive,” potentially violent and unsanitary during her appearance in San Francisco today. Ms. Bachmann also explained why she thinks “there’s a 180 degree difference between the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street.”

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