Schneiderman Says He Doesn’t Wear Eyeliner, Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That

Eric Schneiderman. (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty)
Eric Schneiderman. (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty)

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman confirmed today that he doesn’t wear eyeliner–contrary to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s reported inquiry on the subject.

“I don’t wear eyeliner–not that I would have any problem with anyone who chooses to wear eyeliner,” Mr. Schneiderman told Politicker–perhaps channeling a famous episode of Seinfeld–when asked about the report and his overall relationship with the governor.

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Bill de Blasio to Be Sworn in at Midnight Ceremony at His Park Slope Home

Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray. (Photo: Getty/Andrew Burton)
Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray on election night. (Photo: Getty/Andrew Burton)

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will officially take the oath office at 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2014 in an “intimate ceremony” inside his Park Slope home, his transition team announced evening.

Mr. de Blasio will be sworn in by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The private midnight ceremony, which will be attended by his wife, Chirlane McCray and kids Dante and Chiara, and will be closed to the press, but will be live-streamed on the city’s official site, NYC.gov. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio to Be Sworn in at Midnight Ceremony at His Park Slope Home”

Eliot Spitzer Denies He’s Plotting Another Run for Office

Eliot Spitzer the day after he launched his city comptroller campaign this year. (Photo: Getty)
Eliot Spitzer on the campaign trail for city comptroller. (Photo: Getty)

Ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer insists he’s not diving back into the political arena just yet, contrary to a New York Post report earlier this evening.

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Queens Pols Defend Their Reps After Report of Investigation

Shirley Huntley. (Photo: Wikimedia)
Shirley Huntley. (Photo: Wikimedia)

After the head of a Queens nonprofit tied to former State Senator Shirley Huntley was arrested today, two council members reportedly under investigation sought to distance themselves from the case.

Neither Mark Weprin nor Leroy Comrie, whom insiders generally regard as above-the-board types, said they had been contacted by investigators, despite a New York Post story reporting that they were being probed.

“I have not been contacted by an investigative agency,” Mr. Comrie told Politicker after reading that he was being investigated by the Attorney General and State Comptroller for allocating money to an allegedly sham nonprofit. Continue reading “Queens Pols Defend Their Reps After Report of Investigation”

Shirley Huntley Explains How Everyone Was Totally Out to Get Her

Journalist Roy Paul interviewing ex-State Senator Shirley Huntley earlier today.
Journalist Roy Paul interviewing ex-State Senator Shirley Huntley earlier today.

She may have already admitted to corruption, but it was not her fault that she was prosecuted, former State Senator Shirley Huntley repeatedly insisted today. She provided many excuses.

A month from serving a year-long prison sentence, Ms. Huntley claimed, for example, that she was singled out for an investigation because she didn’t tell her constituents that the current attorney general’s electoral opponent was “a racist and only locks up black people” during the campaign.

“He was upset with me about certain things that he wanted me to do,” Ms. Huntley said of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a former colleague in the State Senate before he ran for higher office in 2010. Mr. Schneiderman faced a crowded field in the Democratic primary, including Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, whom Ms. Huntley alleged she was asked to malign.

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Eric Schneiderman Predicts DOMA Will Be Ruled Unconstitutional

Eric Schneiderman (Photo: Facebook)
Eric Schneiderman (Photo: Facebook)

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman took to the airwaves today to denounce the Defense of Marriage Act on legal grounds, arguing that it will be ruled unconstitutional because it “discriminates” against New York State’s recognition of same-sex marriages. The high-profile case is set to go before the Supreme Court later this week.

“This is something that, without getting too far into the merits of the case, I think the Supreme Court will strike down,” Mr. Schneiderman said this morning on The Brian Lehrer Show. “This is an overreach by the federal government, this is inconsistent with our federalist system and I think this one will definitely fall.”  Continue reading “Eric Schneiderman Predicts DOMA Will Be Ruled Unconstitutional”