Weiner Bill To Bring More Security $$$ To NYC

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Congressman Anthony Weiner is introducing a bill today that would change federal policy on anti-terror funding, decreasing the number of cities eligible for high risk anti-terror funding from the current 46 to just 15. Had Weiner’s bill been in effect last year, New York City would have picked up at least $49 million more in [&hellip
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Conservative Anger At Rudy Rears Its Ugly Head

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The influential National Review is editorializing about Rudy Giuliani today, parroting the accepted general wisdom that the former mayor lacks the conservative credentials to win real support from the right during the presidential primaries. Sure, he might have been a great manager, but his positions on abortion and civil unions will kill him in the [&hellip
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Where Can A Christian Democrat Turn?

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Ben Smith, lately of The Politico, has an excellent piece up on the fallout from the John Edwards blog scandal. With Edwards defense of the two bloggers and his failure to fire them from his campaign following bizarre comments about the Immaculate Conception, prominent Christian Democrats now feel slighted and worry that the room for [&hellip
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The Carrion/Obama Partnership Never Was…

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…if tomorrow’s event schedule is any indication. Last week, Crain’s published a report from someone close to Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion’s inevitable 2009 mayoral campaign indicating that Carrion and Bronx Democratic Chairman Jose Rivera were lining up behind Senator Barack Obama and against hometown favorite Senator Hillary Clinton. Carrion’s unnamed aide went on to [&hellip
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No One Knows Rudy’s Past

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A new Gallup Poll released today shows that while the conventional wisdom indicates that Republican voters will shy away from the socially moderate views of former Mayor Rudy Giuliani in a primary, those same voters might not even be aware of his history on social issues. The poll finds that most Republicans and right-leaning independents [&hellip
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Report: ATF Investigating Bloomberg

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According to a letter posted on the website of the Second Amendment Foundation, Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s blind purchases of firearms as part of an investigation into illegal gun dealers last year is under investigation by the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). The letter indicates that the ATF is actively investigating whether or not [&hellip
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Who’s Flippin’ Who?

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Why is this man smiling? Because last night he took one more step towards the (eventual) Democratic takeover of the State Senate. With Craig Johnson’s defeat of Maureen O’Connell in yesterday’s special election in Nassau, Democrats now just need to pick up two more seats to take control of the legislative body and make State [&hellip
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