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Weiner: Keep On Truckin’

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Yesterday, Congressman Anthony Weiner released a report alerting the city to the continued rise of truck traffic, and offered several suggestions on just what can be done to bring those numbers down. Included among those suggestions is an increase on truck tolls during peak traffic hours, a move Weiner hopes would especially cut into truck [&hellip
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Hell Hath No Fury…

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Politics, Posts

Last year, Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd (pictured) supported his home state colleague, Senator Joe Lieberman, in his Democratic primary race against liberal favorite Ned Lamont. When Lamont defeated Lieberman, Dodd switched his support and backed his party’s nominee over the incumbent and eventual winner Lieberman. This morning on Meet The Press both Lieberman and Dodd [&hellip
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Spitzer’s Strategery

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Politics, Posts

When Governor Eliot Spitzer selected Republican State Senator Michael Balboni to head up the state’s version of the Department of Homeland Security many people, myself included, gave the newly elected governor credit for reaching across the aisle and choosing the best man for the job, regardless of party identification. Democratic State Senator Eric Schneiderman (pictured), [&hellip
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Pork Watch: Naomi Rivera’s Questionable Geography

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Politics, Posts

In this week’s Bronx Press Review, my colleague Candice M. Giove takes a look at Bronx Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera, daughter of Bronx Democratic boss Assemblyman Jose Rivera, and a $31,000 member item she sent outside of her district while apparently ignoring the needs of similar groups in her own district. Read more here
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Free Speech v. Hate Speech

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Politics, Posts

Free speech advocates (like, say, journalists) probably got a lump in their collective throats a few minutes ago when Queens City Councilman Leroy Comrie issued a press release announcing that he would introduce a resolution banning the "n-word" into the City Council, as a reaction to the recent Michael Richards controversy. “It is my hope [&hellip
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Judicial Reform On The Horizon?

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Politics, Posts

An apparent compromise has been developed to change the way we select our judges in New York State, according to a must-read piece today by Jason Boog at the invaluable JudicialReports.com The new system, developed after years of lawsuits by the Brennan Center for Justice would apparently replace the entirely party-boss controlled judicial convention system [&hellip
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Lieberman On His Own Terms

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Politics, Posts

In today’s Hartford Courant, Washington correspondent David Lightman writes about how Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, now an "independent Democrat," has been making the rounds on both sides of the aisle. Sure, you heard the President mention his name during the Iraq speech on Wednesday, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Quote: "Last Friday, [&hellip
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