Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

“I Do Give a Damn About Obama Endorsement,” Says Congressional Hopeful Espaillat

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics

Charlie Rangel may or may not care if he lands the endorsement of President Barack Obama in his heated five-way June congressional primary. But his top challenger, Manhattan State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, went out of his way to say at a press conference this afternoon that he would welcome the president’s backing. “I might just [&hellip
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Run, Hillary, Run: A funny thing happened on the way to Cuomo’s 2016 presidential bid

Written by NYPress Staff on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Our Town

chartock By Alan S. Shartock Meanwhile, something else is going on. An interesting group of people is encouraging the immensely popular Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president, despite her having said she’s done with politics. There is her successor as United States senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, for example. I know Gillibrand, and I can tell you [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Simcha Felder raised $200,000 last week

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

2013 Mayoral Race New York’s Republican County Chairmen Dan Isaacs, Phil Ragusa, Craig Eaton and Jay Savino discussed their plans to court Republican mayoral candidates with Errol Louis on NY1. Adolfo Carrion, former Bronx Borough president, is telling friends he’s thinking of running for mayor and will decide by the fall of this year.  Congressional [&hellip
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Newt Gingirich Lays Out Some “Big Ideas” to New York Republicans

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Politics

From Heard Around Town, April 20, 2012 * Newt Gingrich laid out some of the “big ideas” underlying his now virtually impossible run for the presidency at last night’s New York Republican Party dinner in midtown Manhattan: opening up offshore and federal lands for oil and gas drilling and using the royalties to pay down [&hellip
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Santorum & the Perils of Going Off Script

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Breaking News

As Santorum suspends campaign, Josh Rogers looks at his journey thus far The highpoint of Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign was his quasi-victory speech in Iowa the night of the caucus. Although it would be weeks before Santorum was declared the winner of that race, he was still the undisputed winner that night. If the Obama [&hellip
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Get Famous Or Get Married

Written by admin on . Posted in On Topic OTDT

By   Sophia Efthimiatou The 2013 Green Card Lottery, also known as the “Cinderella Visa,” just closed, and from the millions of hopefuls who applied from around the world, there will only be 55,000 lucky winners. In my 10 years in the U.S., I have gone though a multitude of temporary work visas and I’m well [&hellip
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From Rudy to Obama

Written by admin on . Posted in Special Sections, WESTYS

Messinger, West Side’s favorite daughter, isn’t slowing down By Sara Dover Ruth Messinger just turned 70, but it’s impossible to tell. The long-time activist, former politician and loyal West Sider continues to be as hard-working and ambitious as ever, and she made it clear that she has “no intention of going anywhere.” “I have two [&hellip
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Upper West Side’s Own Gets Supreme Court Nod

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Politics

By Dan Rivoli President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, would be the fourth female justice, serving alongside two other women from New York City. But Kagan would be the only sitting justice from Manhattan—the Upper West Side, to be exact. While the Brooklyn-bred Ruth Bader Ginsburg taught at Columbia Law School [&hellip
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NADLER AS OBAMA IN DEBATE

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain will debate on Staten Island—sort of. Rep. Jerrold Nadler will represent the Illinois senator in a debate alongside McCain-substitute Greg Menken, a former aide to Gov. George Pataki and executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition. The debate will take place at the Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Staten [&hellip
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