With just over two weeks to go before they face off in the September 10 Republican primary, John Catsimatidis and Joe Lhota have taken their battle to the air.
Mr. Catsimatidis, a billionaire who is self-financing his campaign, recently suggested that he would avoid dropping “nuclear bombs”–his word for attack ads–unless his GOP rival, Mr. Lhota, went negative first. But it seems Mr. Catsimatidis has decided to drop them anyway. Read More
Rivals of City Council Speaker and mayoral frontrunner Christine Quinn released their second attack ad Wednesday morning, this time slamming Ms. Quinn for failing to halt the closure of St. Vincent’s Hospital.
The 30-second spot, courtesy of the new political committee New York City Is Not for Sale, begins with grainy images of an emergency Read More
In case you missed it, last weekend’s Saturday Night Live opened with a skit making fun of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s daily press conferences since Hurricane Sandy battered the city. Notably, the show featured Mr. Bloomberg’s sign language interpreter, Lydia Callis, who became a star thanks to her extremely effusive hand gestures and facial expressions, even earning a New York Times profile entitled, “During Storm Updates, Eyes on an Interpreter.”
Cecily Strong, playing Ms. Callis, took her interpretation to the next level with particularly wild hand gestures, for example, firing off shots with pretend guns in order to translate “police officers.” However, according to a tweet from Mr. Bloomberg’s deputy press secretary, Julie Wood, Ms. Callis “reports that many of cecily strong’s gestures on SNL last night were accurate ASL signs.” Read More
With less than two weeks before Election Day, President Barack Obama took time out of his schedule to visit the Los Angeles set of The Tonight Show and crack a few jokes with host Jay Leno. The appearance comes on the heels of Mr. Obama’s The Daily Show interview with Jon Stewart, showing an apparent electoral interest in the late night comedy crowd.
As you may have heard, there’s an election going on.
To help voters decide between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the two candidates will go head-to-head in a debate tonight at the University of Denver, Colorado. The rhetorical contest will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six segments, the exact focus of which will be at the whim of moderator Jim Lehrer. Read More