Stringer Surrogates Slam Spitzer for Not Releasing Tax Returns

Eliot Spitzer. (Photo: Getty)
Eliot Spitzer. (Photo: Getty)

In a sign of increasing aggression from his campaign, two supporters of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer trashed his rival in the comptroller’s race, ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer, both for self-funding his bid and failing to release his tax returns.

“It’s really shocking that someone who made their reputation as a fighter for transparency and ethics in government now seems to believe he can be cynical about the same goals and get away with it,” said Councilman Brad Lander. “New Yorkers have to wonder, what is Mr. Spitzer hiding?”

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White House Short on Obama/Romney Lunch Date Details

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A moment from the final presidential debate. (Photo: Getty)

Earlier today, the White House announced President Barack Obama and his one-time rival, Mitt Romney, would be sitting down for a bite to eat tomorrow, but outside of the event being scheduled no additional information was provided. Various journalists, naturally, weren’t satisfied and attempted to score more details from Mr. Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney. They mostly did not succeed.

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Obama Hasn’t Planned a Meeting With Mitt Yet

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President Obama speaking to reporters this afternoon. (Photo: Getty)

This afternoon, President Barack Obama held his first solo press conference with the White House press corps since June 8. One question that came up during the lengthy grilling was whether President Obama has met with his erstwhile election rival, Mitt Romney, or made plans to do so in the future.

“We haven’t scheduled something yet,” the president said. “I think everybody forgets that the election was only a week ago. I know I’ve forgotten. I forgot on Wednesday.” Continue reading “Obama Hasn’t Planned a Meeting With Mitt Yet”

Secret Service Reportedly Thwarted ‘Several Assassination Plots’ During the Presidential Campaign

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A Secret Service counter-sniper team keeping watch over President Barack Obama as he campaigned in New Hampshire earlier this month. (Photo: Getty)

This election may have been far more exciting than anyone realized. According to a GQ story about Mitt Romney and his security entourage, “several assassination plots were nipped in the bud” by the Secret Service during this year’s presidential campaign.  Continue reading “Secret Service Reportedly Thwarted ‘Several Assassination Plots’ During the Presidential Campaign”

Mitt Romney Makes His Exit

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Mitt Romney, unsuccessful in his second quest for the White House in four years, took a gracious exit in his concession speech tonight.

“I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory. His supporters and his campaign all deserve congratulations,” Mr. Romney said to begin his address. “This is a time of great challenge for America and I pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation.”

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President Obama Earns a Second Term

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President Obama campaigning in New York in September. (Photo: Getty)

President Barack Obama has been declared victorious in the presidential election, earning himself another four years in the White House. NBC News projected President Obama the winner shortly after 11 p.m. making him just the fourth Democrat in the last 100 years to win a second term.  Continue reading “President Obama Earns a Second Term”

Obama Wins His Pre-Election Basketball Game

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President Barack Obama has a pre-election ritual where he plays a friendly game of basketball as the votes are cast. Today was no exception and the president hit the court this afternoon as voters across the country cast their ballots in what he has referred to as “my last election.”

According to tweets from Alexi Giannoulias, a longtime friend of Mr. Obama’s and a former Illinois State Treasurer, Mr. Giannoulias and Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippen joined the president’s team to face off against former Obama body man Reggie Love and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

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