Cuomo Dodges Astorino Questions by Hyping Potential GOP Challengers

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Andrew Cuomo. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/Getty)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo today did his best to undermine his new Republican challenger, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, suggesting Mr. Astorino might not even win his own primary.

Even as Mr. Astorino appears likely to become the Republican nominee–the only other prominent candidate, Donald Trump, said he would only run unopposed–Mr. Cuomo nevertheless cast doubt on Mr. Astorino.

“I’ve seen the movie before. I’ve run for governor before, obviously. That’s how you become governor, to state the obvious,” he said this morning, speaking on The Capitol Pressroom radio show. Continue reading “Cuomo Dodges Astorino Questions by Hyping Potential GOP Challengers”

After Rudy, Before Bloomberg: Looking Back on a Mayoral Legacy

Finding an unpublished George Gurley piece is like opening a perfectly written time capsule. In May 2001, New York City was preparing to say farewell to a term-limited Rudy Giuliani and welcome anyone from Mark Green to Freddy Ferrer to Michael Bloomberg as its first new leader in eight years. An intrepid young Observer reporter named George Gurley hit the party scene to ask prominent New Yorkers what they thought would happen to the city. He wrote it up and then … it disappeared.

The Observer never published Mr. Gurley’s observations, captured first at the annual benefit for the African Rainforest Conservancy, held at The Park on 17th and Tenth Avenue and the second was for the 10th anniversary of the Paramount Hotel. 

Twelve years later, as we approach another change of guard at City Hall, Mr. Gurley got to thinking about that piece. When he realized it hadn’t seen the light of day, Mr. Gurley, still an intrepid young Observer reporter, brought it to our attention.
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Donald Trump Has a ‘Deal’ For President Obama

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Trump to Obama: Let’s Make a Deal (Photo: YouTube)

Real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump unveiled his announcement of “something very, very big concerning the president of the United States” this afternoon. Mr. Trump’s promised major revelation prompted widespread rumors he might reveal something about President Barack Obama’s marriage or past drug-related activity. In the end, Mr. Trump used Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to present a deal he hopes will yield new information about the president’s college years.

“I have a deal for the president–a deal that I do not believe he can refuse. If Barack Obama agrees (or has the universities and colleges agree) to give all of his college records and applications and if he provides all of his passport records and applications, I will give to a charity of his choice…a check for five million dollars,” Mr. Trump said in a press release that was posted on his Facebook and Twitter pages. Continue reading “Donald Trump Has a ‘Deal’ For President Obama”

Bookies Taking Bets on Donald Trump’s October Surprise

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The Donald (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump made headlines yesterday by promising to unveil “something very, very big concerning the president of the United States.” Mr. Trump is keeping his “big Obama announcement” under wraps for now, and at least one online gambling operation is taking bets about what presidential surprise the real estate mogul and reality television star has in store. Continue reading “Bookies Taking Bets on Donald Trump’s October Surprise”

Donald Trump Warns ‘Sick & Perverted’ Anthony Weiner Is ‘Trying to Make A Comeback’

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The Donald

Reality television star, real estate mogul and former Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump thinks former Congressman Anthony Weiner is trying to make a comeback after his sex scandal last year. Mr. Trump does not like this one bit.

“Degenerate former Congressman Anthony Weiner is trying to make a comeback. He is a sick & perverted man that New York does not want or need,” wrote Mr. Trump on his Twitter page this afternoon. Continue reading “Donald Trump Warns ‘Sick & Perverted’ Anthony Weiner Is ‘Trying to Make A Comeback’”

Tweets From The Trail: Viva Las Vegas

Today, political types were chatting about Bob Dylan tunes and fear and loathing at Donald Trump’s Vegas fundraiser. Here’s our roundup of the day’s best Tweets from the campaign trail. Continue reading “Tweets From The Trail: Viva Las Vegas”