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Spin CycleObama floats Leon Panetta, former Clinton WH chief of staff, to head the CIA, and the pick immediately ignites controversy because of his lack of intelligence experience, but seems to mark a clean break with Bush era interrogation practices.......
Spin CycleRep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) just completed a jaunt through Syracuse, Utica and other spots in Central New York and told us of his chances for appointment by Gov. David Paterson to the U.S. Senate: ???I believe two things: One,......
Spin CycleGov. Paterson, whose self-regard for his jokes, repartee and purported wit and desire to make himself a constant focus of attention are so far the most outstanding characteristics of his accidental governorship, now goes on the radio to share......
Spin CycleNew numbers show unemployment hitting 7.2 percent, a 15-year high, and it's still going up, framing the entire political conversation for the moment. Obama's transcendency finally touches the earthbound muck of politics, as various Dems in Congress...
Spin CycleThe House and the Senate have established YouTube hubs, providing a centralized locus for channels and postings from Members of Congress. Here's one of Schumer's not-too-creative posts, about a week old, in which he talks to the camera about the......
Tags: Government, National Government
Spin CycleSteve Israel, in a release, announces that his Jan. 31 FEC filing will show that he raised a fairly whopping $475,000 in December and has $1.6 million cash on hand for his re-election campaign. Maybe it's just a routine......
Spin CycleIn a potentially significant development, 15 upstate Democratic chairs write to Gov. Paterson, urging him to focus on merit -- rather than gender or geography -- in choosing a successor to Hillary, and specifically commending the qualifications of Andrew....
Spin CycleIn a new Quinnipiac poll, New Yorkers favor Andrew Cuomo over Caroline Kennedy to fill Hillary Clinton's seat, by a 31-24 margin. Trailing: Carolyn Maloney at 6 percent, Kirsten Gillibrand at 5, Steve Israel at 2, 18 percent for someone......
Spin CycleOur friend John Rennhack at his Nassau GOP Watch site has identified yet another poll on the Senate race -- this one conducted by Research 2000 for the Daily Kos. It shows Kennedy outpolling, 31-26, with 2 percent for Steve......
Tags: Parliament, Republican Party, Politics
Spin CycleThe NYTimes notices that Andrew Cuomo's sister, Maria Cuomo Cole, gave $15,000 to Gov. Paterson about a week ago ..... Can't hurt, right? Update: Nope, can't hurt. Steve Israel and Jerry Nadler, two other candidates for the job, also gave......
Spin CycleIt's all pomp. circumstance, socializing and partying as Obama and Biden arrived after a whistlestop tour in Washington to kick off Inauguration Week by attending a concert. His speech emphasized the theme of responsibility, and celebrities finally got a....
Spin CycleThe campaign of Rep. Steve Israel, who was once Republican Rick Lazio???s Democratic successor, and is now now seeking Paterson???s nod to become U.S. Senator, has $1.6 million on hand that could go to a 2010 special. He raised......
Tags: United States, Hillary Clinton
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