Kristin Davis was arraigned today in Manhattan federal court on charges she sold hundreds of prescription pills illegally, hours after her “stunned” campaign consultant urged her to drop out of the comptroller’s race.
Ms. Davis, the “Manhattan Madam” who claims to have arranged prostitutes for ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and is now running against him for city-wide office, was arrested yesterday after allegedly selling hundreds of prescription pills, including amphetamine, alprazolam and carisoprodol, to a co-operating FBI witness, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Read More
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who led the city through 9/11, accused some in Washington of being in “denial” about the risks posed by terrorism and said that Democrats too preoccupied with “liberal ideas” are putting public safety at risk.
Speaking at a fund-raiser for Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota last night, Mr. Giuliani, who made an unsuccessful bid for the White House in 2008, said that New York City remains a target, and that government must be ever-vigilant to stave off the next attack. Read More
Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum argued over the “Obamacare” and “Romneycare” health plans during the GOP presidential debate in Arizona last night. Mr. Santorum brought up the issue after the candidates discussed the controversy over President Barack Obama’s contraception coverage rule, which would require schools and hospitals with religious affiliation to allow employees and students access to health plans that cover birth control.
“We were talking about this issue before of religious conscience and protections, but the whole reason this issue is alive is because of the bill that you drafted in Massachusetts, ‘Romneycare,’ which was the model for ‘Obamacare’ and the government takeover of heathcare,” Mr. Santorum said to his rival. “There was a study that just came out about ten days ago–two weeks ago, that listed 15 ways in which ‘Romneycare’ was the model for ‘Obamacare.’” Read More
Hudson Valley Congresswoman Nan Hayworth blamed the nation’s economic woes on gridlock in the “Democratic run Senate” in the Republican Party’s weekly address today.
“Leaders in Washington shoald have no higher priority this year than getting our economy back to creating jobs,” Congresswoman Hayworth said. “The foundation for action is already in place. Right now, there are more than 30 jobs bills passed by the House with support from both Republicans and Democrats that are awaiting action in the Democratic run Senate.” Read More
Councilman Jumaane Williams submitted a resolution today asking the City Council to condemn Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s handling of the raid on the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park. ”The decision by the Bloomberg Administration to undertake a police action in the early hours of the morning to forcibly remove residents of New York City, New York State and involved citizens who have traveled far and wide to join the OWS movement from Liberty Plaza since the occupation commenced was excessive and poses a threat to our civil liberties,” wrote Councilman Williams in the resolution. “Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the Council of the City of New York condemns the overly aggressive actions of the Bloomberg Administration that were used to evict the Occupy Wall Street protestors that occurred in the predawn hours of November 15, 2011.” Read More