Resentment of Melissa Mark-Viverito Remains Among Bronx Democrats

Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito. (Photo: NYC Council/William Alatriste)
Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito. (Photo: NYC Council/William Alatriste)

Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito may have secured all of the votes she needs to become the next City Council speaker, but her staunchest opposition now lies in one of the boroughs she represents: the Bronx.  Continue reading “Resentment of Melissa Mark-Viverito Remains Among Bronx Democrats”

Bronx Democrats Join the Bill de Blasio Bandwagon

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Bill de Blasio gets the endorsement of the Bronx Democratic Party.

The Bronx Democratic Party backed Bill de Blasio for mayor yesterday, hoping their seal of approval would carry Mr. de Blasio further than the last Bill they endorsed–vanquished contender Bill Thompson–who conceded the race on Monday. Continue reading “Bronx Democrats Join the Bill de Blasio Bandwagon”

Charlie’s Angles: Will Rangel See The End of The Harlem He Helped Build?

crangel1 Charlies Angles: Will Rangel See The End of The Harlem He Helped Build?It is hard not to pity poor Charlie Rangel.

Not because his golden years have been besieged by trouble, some of it his own making, some of it the usual thrust of a hyper-partisan political culture. Not because he is now—and has been for the past several years—hounded by plausible challengers at an age when most politicians are busy buffing the stones on the sides of buildings that bear their names; not because he continues to contend with suspicions that he is on the cusp of retirement.

No, instead, Mr. Rangel deserves some sympathy because after four decades in the House of Representatives, building a political machine that has seen scores of friends and protégés win high office, serving a district that has been represented by only two people since World War II, he is now presiding over that district’s dissolution. Continue reading “Charlie’s Angles: Will Rangel See The End of The Harlem He Helped Build?”

Roundup: Payroll Tax Deal Reached; Chris Christie Weighs VP Slot

Congressional Republicans agreed to a deal on the payroll tax extension.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie would consider being Mitt Romney’s running mate.

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