White Powder Sent to Rudy Giuliani ‘Not Toxic’: Police

(Photo: Getty)
(Photo: Getty)

Mysterious white powder sent today to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has tested “not-toxic,” according to police and Mr. Giuliani’s security team.

The powder was sent to Mr. Giuliani’s office on 49th Street today, according to an FBI spokesman, which was investigating the incident along with the NYPD and Joint Terrorist Task Force. Continue reading “White Powder Sent to Rudy Giuliani ‘Not Toxic’: Police”

John Catsimatidis Defends Manhattan GOP Chair After Investigation Report

John Catsimatidis. (Photo: Getty)
John Catsimatidis. (Photo: Getty)

At a press conference defending the NYPD today, Republican mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis found himself defending one of his own supporters, who was reportedly under investigation, as well.

This morning, the New York Post reported that Manhattan Republican Party Chairman Dan Isaacs was allegedly recorded musing over a bribe offer from an undercover agent in a federal investigation that has already resulted in corruption charges against multiple Republican party officials.

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Christine Quinn Defends Surveillance in Wake of Monitoring Reports

Christine Quinn speaks with Piers Morgan. (Photo: CNN.com)
Christine Quinn speaks with Piers Morgan. (Photo: CNN.com)

Mayoral front-runner Christine Quinn refused to criticize President Obama over reports that the federal government has engaged in widespread monitoring of Americans’ Internet activity and telephone calls–arguing that surveillance is crucial to the city’s safety.

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Obama on Petraeus and Benghazi

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President Obama at his afternoon press conference. (Photo: Getty)

The ongoing scandal over former CIA Director David Petraeus’ affair and the September attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya were two of the main topics when President Barack Obama had his first post-election White House press conference this afternoon. President Obama promised thorough investigations would be done to uncover details about the FBI investigation that unearthed the Petraeus scandal and the  circumstances surrounding the Benghazi attack. He also had high praise for Mr. Petraeus and harsh words for anyone who might attempt to block him from nominating diplomat Susan Rice as secretary of state because her role in the widely-criticized shifting explanations for the Libyan embassy attack. Continue reading “Obama on Petraeus and Benghazi”

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Writers Overwhelmed by Petraeus Scandal

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David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell. (Photo: PaulaBroadwell.com)

Writers who craft the infamous “ripped from the headlines” plots on Law & Order: SVU are apparently having trouble keeping up with the ongoing scandal over former CIA Director and retired general David Petraeus’ affair with his biographer. Now that the story has grown to include another general and an FBI agent accused of sending shirtless pictures of himself to a woman the man in charge of the sex crimes-focused cop show sent a tweet begging for mercy. He also threw in Sesame Street muppet Elmo, who had a sex scandal of his own break this week.

“Memo to:FBI/CIA/NATO/SesameStreet From:SVU Writers’ Room–Please slow it down, we’re having a hard time getting this all down,” wrote SVU showrunner Warren Leight this morning. Continue reading Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Writers Overwhelmed by Petraeus Scandal”

Mark Murphy Calls on Grimm to Directly Address Investigation Reports [Video]

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Mark Murphy speaking at his press conference

“I’m here today because I’ve been walking our district in Brooklyn and in Staten Island and I’ve been talking to thousands of people,” Mark Murphy, the Democratic candidate against GOP Rep. Michael Grimm, declared at a perss conference earlier today. “I hear so many people ask me so many of the same questions — this is Democrats, this is Republicans, this is Conservatives, this is Independents — ‘Can’t we have honest leadership? Don’t we deserve honest leadership?'”

He added, “I say to them, ‘Yeah, you do.'”

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DCCC: ‘Has The FBI Interviewed Grimm’s Teacup Yorkie Yet?’

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The DCCC wants to know what Sebastian knows and when he knew it. (Photo: Human Society)

Yesterday, Congressman Michael Grimm declared his love for his pooch Sebastian and encouraged his entire staff to bring their dogs to his Washington D.C. and district offices for Take Your Dog To Work Day, a fairly innocent and non-threatening endeavor. Nevertheless, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, always aggressively eager to highlight the serious fundraising allegations leveled against Mr. Grimm, has done it again and seized upon Mr. Grimm’s puppy love to push their message.

“Congressman Grimm’s latest excuse not to talk about his legal and ethical problems?”  the DCCC proclaimed in a statement this morning, pumping up the news of the continuing FBI investigation. “He is too busy playing with his puppy, trying to lighten the mood of staffers worried about impending interviews with the FBI.”

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