Speaker of the House John Boehner is taking heat from all sides for delaying the decisive vote on the post-Hurricane Sandy federal aid package. Even his fellow Republicans have blasted Mr. Boehner. Many of the local Democrats who jumped into the fray used the motif of the famous 1975 Daily News cover that implied Gerald Ford told the city to “drop dead” when he vowed to veto federal aid to the five boroughs in their assessments of Mr. Boehner’s conduct. Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson explicitly credited his source material in his shot at Mr. Boehner.
“The decision by House Speaker John Boehner to postpone a vote on Hurricane Sandy aid for the New York region is a travesty of epic proportions,” Mr. Thompson said in a statement. “The move is reminiscent of the famous newspaper headline from the 1970’s when the federal government refused to help New York City in a time of need. ‘Boehner to City: Drop Dead’ is an appropriate headline for the Speaker’s actions.”
The latest accusation against Herman Cain has nothing to do with sexual harassment. A conservative newspaper in New Hampshire, the Union Leader, is up in arms after Mr. Cain allegedly cancelled an interview with them. According to the Union Leader, Mr. Cain backed out of his hour-and-a-half talk with the paper’s editorial board “a few hours” after footage of him stumbling his way through a similar interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel went viral. Mr. Cain’s campaign says the paper cancelled the interview on them.
9/11: Obama will be in NYC. [Javier Hernandez]
Bin Laden Book: Peter Begen gets it started. [Ujala Sehgal]
Bin Laden Photos: White House may release them. [Helene Cooper]
Bin Laden Photos: Some seem to be out already. [Flickr]
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How do you follow up on yesterday’s historic news?
Some papers are (still?) covering the reaction while most are getting into the more newsy backstory to how we got there. And with Obama’s visit to Ground Zero set for Thursday, the rest of the week is pretty much dedicated to Osama bin Laden.
What I’ve Read More
In the media capital of the world, there’s lots of ways to present the news. Here’s a sampling of the front pages from arond New York State, all (okay, nearly all) carrying Osama bin Laden’s death as the leading story.
The one thing I found striking was the strong language of the Daily News front Read More