A controversial leader within the New York City Independence Party — whose ballot line provided the margin of victory to Mayor Bloomberg’s last two re-election campaigns — passed away
today Sunday, his aides confirmed.
He was 76.
Newman’s brand of psychotherapy was critically examined by a number of outlets including NY1, who, in 2007, suggested he approved of therapists having sex with their patients. His critics referred to him as a “cult leader.”
His supporters, obviously, saw him differently.
Teacher Evaluations: NYSUT considers legal option to block Cuomos’ plan. [AP]
Trump: Lynn Krogh still carrying the flag. [Celeste Katz]
Trump: “Confrontation works” is the key lesson. [Chris Cillizza]
Trump: Started at CPAC, ended with birth certificate release. [Julie Weiner]
Trump: Didn’t stand up well to heavy scrutiny. [Dan Collins]
Trump: “Now, we’ll never know if President Obama got A’s or D’s at Harvard!” [Tim Shockley]
Same-Sex Marriage: Independence Party chairman issues statement in support. [Joe Spector]
Cuomo’s Tour: Silver’s spokesman explains his boss’ use of the word “irrelevant.” [Glenn Blain]
Cuomo’s Allies: $4.8 million on lobbying. [Nick Reisman]
Spitzer Analogy: Cuomo’s lieutenant governor says it’s a stretch. [Mike Whittemore]
Bloomberg’s Budget: Council members ask which 20 firehouses will close. [NY1]
Media Criticism: More than 1,000 angry words about 140 characters from Barbaro. [David Sirota]
Media Criticism: Same guy tells me “Um, maybe you’re ignorant…” [David Sirota]
Media Criticism: One journo stops yelling at Sirota. [Adam Lisberg]