Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese activist who made a daring escape from the home where he was living under armed guard late last month wants Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to fly him to America. Mr. Guangcheng, who is currently in a Beijing hospital recovering from a broken foot he sustained during his late night dash, asked for Ms. Clinton’s help in an interview with the Daily Beast.
“My fervent hope is that it would be possible for me and my family to leave for the U.S. on Hillary Clinton’s plane,” Mr. Guangcheng said.
Peter King says Mitt Romney never sought his endorsement, which, he says, speaks to Romney’s inability to connect “on a visceral level at all.”
Andrew Cuomo gave his most expansive comments yet about the 2016 speculation surrounding him, but still wouldn’t say much.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton noted that both she and Cuomo and Marco Rubio “ Read More
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand went on Inside City Hall last night to address a range of issues, including her support for a hypothetical second presidential bid by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Needless to say, she excitingly extolled the possibility.
“I just have such great respect and affection for Hillary Clinton, she’s been a personal mentor to me and she is one of the people who really inspired me to get involved in politics,” she said, referencing a women’s rights speech Ms. Clinton gave in China as First Lady.
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Senator Chuck Schumer wrote a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today calling for “increased scrutiny” of the Iranian Mission to the United Nations in light of potential terrorist attacks against New York City. Pointing to NYPD’s director of intelligence warning that Iran is “essentially” the number one threat, Mr. Schumer argued these diplomats must ”be vigorously monitored.”
“With Iran’s increasingly bellicose and threatening behavior, it’s imperative that agents of the Iranian government in the United States receive additional scrutiny to ensure that they pose no threat to New York or the rest of the country,” Mr. Schumer said in the statement.
Governor Cuomo’s trip to the North Country included coffee runs and a Price Chopper shopping spree.
Former Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich predicts an Obama/Clinton ticket in ’12.
Protesters are setting up camp outside Mayor Bloomberg’s house (again).
One of the women who claims to have exchanged sexy text messages with former Congressman Anthony Weiner said he asked her about letting another man join in on their fun. Details of Mr. Weiner’s indecent proposal leaked after RadarOnline obtained excerpts of a book proposal written by Traci Nobles, a gym teacher who’s shopping a tell-all book about being subjected to Mr. Weiner’s advances. “I’m not really talking about other chicks… How about with another guy?” Mr. Weiner is quoted as asking.
Congressional Republicans agreed to a deal on the payroll tax extension.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie would consider being Mitt Romney’s running mate.
Albany is no longer occupied.
State Senator Carl Kruger will appear in Manhattan Federal Court tomorrow to discuss making a plea in the bribery case against him.
Someone is making mysterious robocalls in support of an effort to draft Hillary Clinton to enter the presidential race.
Councilwoman Tish James knew the woman who was burned alive in Brooklyn this weekend and has set up a fund to help her family afford a funeral.
Mayor Bloomberg said he doesn’t want to “second-guess” Governor Cuomo’s tax plan.
Bill Clinton said his wife, Hillary, has no plans to run for office again. “She wants to stay in one place for two or three days and get a good night’s sleep for a week or two.”
Occupy Albany protesters got a permit that will allow them to stay in Academy Park for two more weeks.