Bernie Madoff Isn’t a Fan of Bill de Blasio’s Wealth ‘Redistribution’ Tactics

Bernie Madoff. (Photo: Timothy Clary/Getty)
Bernie Madoff. (Photo: Timothy Clary/Getty)

Bernie Madoff, the convicted operator of a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of billions of dollars, apparently hasn’t been swept up by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s populist rhetoric.

In a Politico interview at a North Carolina medium-security prison last week, Mr. Madoff gave a series of colorful answers when asked about Mr. de Blasio and other politicians. Continue reading “Bernie Madoff Isn’t a Fan of Bill de Blasio’s Wealth ‘Redistribution’ Tactics”

Michael Grimm Threatens Reporter During Interview

A scene from the confrontation. (screengrab: NY1/YouTube)
A scene from the confrontation. (screengrab: NY1/YouTube)

Congressman Michael Grimm, reportedly under federal investigation after allegations of illegal campaign fund-raising, blew up at and physically threatened a reporter tonight after the president’s State of the Union speech, according to NY1. Continue reading “Michael Grimm Threatens Reporter During Interview”

De Blasio Blasts Post Stark Cover After Criticism

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

Bill de Blasio, criticized for his “silence” on the high-profile murder of a Hasidic businessman–as well as the ensuing controversy over the New York Post‘s coverage of the killing–went on the radio waves Saturday night to declare his “outrage.”

“I’ve seen many a headline that was not appropriate,” the mayor said, speaking on WMCA’s Community Matters program after Shabbos. “This was particularly inappropriate. The family was in pain. The community was in pain.” Continue reading “De Blasio Blasts Post Stark Cover After Criticism”

Anthony Weiner Unsuccessfully Tries to Shame Media Into Discussing Policy

Anthony Weiner on FOX 5.
Anthony Weiner on FOX 5.

Anthony Weiner tried to clear the air Friday evening, giving a whirlwind round of interviews to various local news outlets. Free of the chaotic press scrums that have dominated his mayoral campaign since his latest sexting revelations, Mr. Weiner pushed his interviewers to turn the page on the scandal.

It was awkward.

“Are you a narcissist?” PIX11’s Mario Diaz asked Mr. Weiner in his interview’s opening question. Mr. Weiner replied that he likes to get in front of crowds, adding, “I’m sure there are a lot of people like that in television news, too.”

Continue reading “Anthony Weiner Unsuccessfully Tries to Shame Media Into Discussing Policy”

Eliot Spitzer Makes Case for Candidacy in ‘Land of Second Chances’

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. (Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. (Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Disgraced former Governor Eliot Spitzer, who suddenly announced his comptroller campaign Sunday night, began to make his case to voters Monday morning in a round of TV and radio interviews.

Appearing first on the Bill Press Show, Mr. Spitzer tried to brush off comparisons to former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s mayoral bid, saying he hopes voters can look beyond the prostitution scandal that forced him to resign from office five years ago.

“This is a land of second chances,” he said. “I think it is a land of forgiveness … People in their natural goodness understand the fact that we err, we sin, we pay a price and hopefully continue.” Continue reading “Eliot Spitzer Makes Case for Candidacy in ‘Land of Second Chances’”

We’re Going To Have Todd Akin to Kick Around a While Longer

 Were Going To Have Todd Akin to Kick Around a While Longer
Todd Akin (Photo: Facebook)

Embattled congressman Todd Akin won’t be withdrawing from Missouri’s Senate race despite calls from leaders within his party for him to step aside and make room for another candidate after his comments about “legitimate rape” and abortion caused a massive controversy. Mr. Akin made his intention to stick with his Senate bid clear on a pair of radio interviews this afternoon where he admitted that he “misspoke one word,” but also accused his detractors of having “an overreaction.” Continue reading “We’re Going To Have Todd Akin to Kick Around a While Longer”

Mitt Romney: ‘They Want to Talk About Dogs and I Want to Talk About Jobs’

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Mitt Romney petting a dog (not Seamus) during a campaign stop in 2008. (Photo: Getty)

Mitt Romney addressed the “Crategate” scandal in an interview with radio host Bill Cunningham this afternoon. Mr. Romney blamed the furor over the incident where he strapped his dog in a kennel on the roof of his car on partisan members of the press and Democratic political operatives.

“I think this campaign is going to ultimately become about jobs not dogs,” Mr. Romney said with a laugh. “Some members of the media, and certainly the DNC and the White House itself, are going to do everything in their power to divert the attention of the voter from the failure of the president to turn around the economy. He came into the office with the economy in a serious slide, it was his priority and it’s not one that he had focused on and solved. … So, they want to talk about dogs and I want to talk about jobs.” Continue reading “Mitt Romney: ‘They Want to Talk About Dogs and I Want to Talk About Jobs’”