Greg Ball Doesn’t Care for Party Politics

Greg Ball speaking with Fred Dicker. (Photo: Twitter/@Ball4NY)
Greg Ball speaking with Fred Dicker. (Photo: Twitter/@Ball4NY)

GOP State Senator Greg Ball just doesn’t care for partisan politics.

“I don’t give a shit about party politics,” he explained in a radio interview this morning on Talk 1300 AM.

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Rob Astorino Says He’s ‘50-50’ on Gubernatorial Bid

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. (Photo: Facebook)
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. (Photo: Facebook)

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said today there was a 50 percent chance he would challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo later this year, contradicting claims from the state Republican chairman that he was definitely running.

Mr. Astorino, who has been held up as Republicans’ best hope for unseating Mr. Cuomo, said he was meeting with fund-raisers and would decide whether to take the plunge against Mr. Cuomo by the end of February. Continue reading “Rob Astorino Says He’s ‘50-50’ on Gubernatorial Bid”

Cuomo’s Office Rips ‘Ridiculous’ Allegation of Speaker’s Race Meddling

Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty)
Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty)

Andrew Cuomo’s team is fully denying a New York Post report today alleging the governor is quietly working to thwart Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio by backing a rival candidate in the race for City Council speaker.  Continue reading “Cuomo’s Office Rips ‘Ridiculous’ Allegation of Speaker’s Race Meddling”

Assemblywoman Glick Slams Report, Accuses Reporter of Smoking Pot

Assemblywoman Glick had choice words for the Post today. (Photo: flickr.com/photos/clintrainey)
Assemblywoman Glick had choice words for the Post today. (Photo: flickr.com/photos/clintrainey)

Assemblywoman Deborah Glick is dismissing as “fiction” a report alleging she is leading a coup of female lawmakers to depose Shelly Silver as Assembly speaker.

The New York Post’s Fred Dicker reported this morning that Mr. Silver is facing a “serious leadership threat’’ from 30 Democratic Assemblywomen fed up after being forced to defend him in the wake of the Vito Lopez sexual harassment scandal.

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Cuomo Says Fred Dicker Report of Infighting Is ‘Not Credible’

Governor Cuomo. (Photo: Getty Images)
Governor Cuomo. (Photo: Getty Images)

The ongoing break-up saga between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his former confidante-turned-combatant Fred Dicker continued Monday, as Mr. Cuomo dismissed Mr. Dicker’s latest report on office in-fighting as “not credible.”

Mr. Dicker reported in the New York Post that the Cuomo administration is being divided by “a war over turf and power” being between two of the governor’s top right-hand men: Chief of Staff Larry Schwartz  and Director of Operations Director Howard Glaser.

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David Paterson Hints at Congressional Campaign

David Paterson. (Photo: Getty)
David Paterson. (Photo: Getty)

Former Governor David Paterson, who took the state’s top executive post after Eliot Spitzer suddenly resigned amid a prostitution scandal, says he might not be done with politics just yet.

“I love public service. I love the people who do it,” Mr. Paterson answered this morning when asked whether he’d run for veteran Congressman Charlie Rangel’s seat if the incumbent retired. “I would listen to people.”

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Andrew Cuomo Explains His Presidential-Sounding Book

Governor Andrew Cuomo is writing a book about himself. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Governor Andrew Cuomo is writing a book about himself. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

It’s become standard practice for presidential candidates to release personal memoirs outlining their governmental philosophy, and although Governor Andrew Cuomo insists he’s focused on New York, he’s soon to follow down that well-tread electoral path. The book, like Hillary Clinton’s–another prominent potential White House contender–is slated to emerge next year.

“This is a private book. It’s not a government book,” he told reporters during an unrelated press conference in Albany. It doesn’t yet have a name, but as Mr. Cuomo described it, the memoir will be sure to address how he approaches government and tout his accomplishments.

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