With Assist From Olivia Wilde, de Blasio-Backed Nonprofit Shifts Pre-K Focus

Olivia Wilde. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia)
Olivia Wilde. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia)

Actress Olivia Wilde is joining the celebrity bandwagon supporting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign for universal prekindergarten, but like the mayor, Ms. Wilde is shifting the focus away from his signature tax-the-rich proposal to fund the effort.

“The progress we’re making on early education and after-school means a lot to me personally. I’m about to become a mom and I’m grateful for everyone – yourself included – who is helping to fight for our kids,” Ms. Wilde wrote in an email, which will be sent to Mr. de Blasio’s pre-K supporters later this morning. Continue reading “With Assist From Olivia Wilde, de Blasio-Backed Nonprofit Shifts Pre-K Focus”

Christine Quinn Officially Announces Her Mayoral Bid

Christine Quinn making her campaign announcement. (Photo: YouTube)
Christine Quinn making her campaign announcement. (Photo: YouTube)

In a move that will come as a shock to no one, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn officially announced she’s running for mayor this morning via a video released online.

“I’m running for mayor ’cause I love this city,” Ms. Quinn says in the clip. Continue reading “Christine Quinn Officially Announces Her Mayoral Bid”

Lena Dunham Tapes Innuendo-Filled Ad for Obama

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Lena Dunham. (Photo: Twitter)

Girls star Lena Dunham has already shown an interest in local politics, but now, the actress-slash-auteur-slash-author is getting involved in the presidential election. Ms. Dunham taped a video for the Obama campaign filled with plenty of sexual innuendo and her reasons for supporting President Barack Obama. Continue reading “Lena Dunham Tapes Innuendo-Filled Ad for Obama”

Michele Bachmann to Barney Frank: ‘Welcome to Minnesota’

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A still from Michele Bachmann’s new video. (Photo: YouTube)

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank is heading to Minnesota tomorrow to appear at a fundraiser for his fellow Democrat, Jim Graves, who is running against congresswoman and former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. Ms. Bachmann’s campaign marked the occasion by releasing a video yesterday entitled “Barney Frank is Coming to Town.”

“Roll out the red carpet, shine up your shoes, but hide your wallets,” a narrator says in the clip as a jazzy soundtrack plays. “Jim Graves needs a little more campaign cash, so he’s doing what any good Wall Street banker, auto executive and corporate welfare fan would do: Ask Barney Frank to bring in the bucks.” Continue reading “Michele Bachmann to Barney Frank: ‘Welcome to Minnesota’”

NYPD Says Anonymous’ Occupy Raid Footage Was Not Leaked From the Department

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A still from the Occupy Wall Street raid video released by someone claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous. (Photo: YouTube)

On Sunday, someone claiming to be affiliated with the hacker activist group Anonymous, released a two minute clip containing footage of last November’s eviction of the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park that they said was obtained from the NYPD’s Technical Assistance Response Unit. While the clip has widely been covered as having been “leaked” from the police, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Paul Browne told Politicker the clip was ‘not ‘leaked” and may have been a combination of footage from television news cameras, public court records and even possibly from the occupiers themselves. Continue reading “NYPD Says Anonymous’ Occupy Raid Footage Was Not Leaked From the Department”

California Congressional Candidate Accuses Rival of ‘Stalking’ His Family

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Footage from Gary DeLong’s new video show the alleged “stalker” following him and his family. (Photo: YouTube)

Gary DeLong says he, his wife and his six year old daughter are being stalked by operatives working with his rival in a California House race. Mr. DeLong released a web video today documenting what he says is his family being tailed through the streets by “a tracker” sent by his Democratic opponent in California’s 47th Congressional District, Alan Lowenthal. Footage in Mr. DeLong’s ad shows him walking around Long Beach’s annual Greek Festival with his wife and child while being closely followed by a young, blonde woman wielding a video camera.

“The lady following Gary? That’s not his videographer,” text explains in Mr. Delong’s video. “Unfortunately Lowenthal and his party bosses felt it necessary to intrude on Gary’s quality family time by sending a tracker to record his every move.” Continue reading “California Congressional Candidate Accuses Rival of ‘Stalking’ His Family”

Todd Akin Explains How He Impregnated His Wife [Video]

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Todd Akin, obstetrics expert. (Photo: YouTube)

Missouri Congressman, costume enthusiast and (for now) Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin became notorious for his rather interesting theories on the female reproductive system this weekend, but his disastrous television interview isn’t the first time he’s shared his unique hypotheses on how babies are made. At a Tea Party event in Branson last year, Mr. Akin and his wife, Lulli, gave a detailed explanation of how they came together and made their six babies. Continue reading “Todd Akin Explains How He Impregnated His Wife [Video]”