Representative Jerry Nadler thinks there’s a “high likelihood” of a complete breakdown in negotiations between House Republicans and the president over the debt ceiling, and he thinks the Democrats’ best option at this point is to push the president to solve the problem unilaterally, since Speaker John Boehner is still trying to rustle the votes for a debt ceiling deal that the president and Senate have already declared a non-starter.
After a nationally watched campaign in upstate New York, Kathy Hochul made her New York City debut Monday morning at the stately University Club on West 54th Street.Hundreds of guests attending the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Breakfast milled around a breakfast buffet of muffins and fruit salad, while their host, Nora Brenes, introduced Mrs. Hochul as the winner of a special election “that came about as a result of our male New York congress members who keep taking their shirts off,” according to one attendee.
With Anthony Weiner vowing, for now, not to resign and seek re-election, one notable detail in Michael Barbaro’s piece may throw that plan into jeopardy.
Before going public in a painful 27-minute press conference, Weiner contacted his trio of long-time advisers, consultant Jim Margolis, pollster Joel Benenson and spokesman Anson Kaye, to say he had been lying to them, along with everyone else. (None of the three was immediately available for comment this morning.)
That is one of the relationships Weiner may have to fix if he’s going to survive in office. (Ed Schultz, the liberal MSNBC host has already called on the congressman to resign.) Continue reading “Anthony Weiner’s Future”→