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  • After Burris, a flood of contenders

     
    by Frank James Sen. Roland Burris may be clinging barnacle-like to the Senate seat to which former Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointed him, but the conventional wisdom is that his political career is on borrowed time, that voters will send him......
  • Spitzer's 'Trooopergate': The fallout never ends

     
    Sometimes you get the impression that the Capitol in Albany is eating itself. Now the governor???s inspector general has released a report condemning the actions of the public integrity commission???s Spitzer-time director in the Troopergate affair. Timed...
  • Obama's to-do list: First lady has one

     
    by Mark Silva The president and first lady, treading a delicate line between political and home life, go to great lengths to remind people that, after all, they're just people, too. But, with a first lady attempting to play the......
  • Tom Ridge: 'I am not a candidate'

     
    by Mark Silva Since there is little news value in someone saying they won't run for something, but seeing as how the name of Tom Ridge stood out as a Republican who could give Sen. Arlen Specter a run for......
  • SNL adds a weird Eliot to its governor gallery

     
    This SNL bit left over from the weekend featuring Spitzer next to Paterson advances the routine a little and features a bizzar-o caricature of the former governor that's more impressive for its depiction of madness than its accuracy. Your reviews......
  • Sarah Palin's memoir: Ghosts and media

     
    by Mark Silva (really) Let the record reflect: No hired ghost writer participated in the writing of this post. The writer is older than Sarah Palin. The writer has not published a memoir. However, the writer has written (all by......
  • Obama: Republican Chinese ambassador

     
    by Mark Silva and updated President Barack Obama this morning nominated Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a Republican who has served Ronald Reagan and the two Bush administrations and also helped Obama's Republican rival campaign for the White House, to serve........
  • Spitzer, comebacks, and the U.S. shame shortage

     
    Consider yourself warned. Ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer, long on pride and short on shame, might try for a comeback, even if he now says otherwise. Last week he showed up with wife Silda Wall at a Waldorf-Astoria fundraiser, schmoozing and......
  • Sarah Palin's memoir: 'Long, strange...'

     
    by Mark Silva Reading her face, like a cover, one might think Sarah Palin is a little young to have enough material for "a memoir.'' But, with the signing of a book deal, the Alaska governor and onetime candidate for......
  • Nassau's Cunningham moves on to hospital exec post

     
    This is the last day of state service for William J. Cunningham III, the lawyer, who has been an adviser to Gov. David Paterson. As reported here by LIBN's David Reich-Hale, on the publication's Polit Bureau blog, Cunningham, a......
  • Florida's Crist: GOP leaders line up

     
    by Peter Wallsten With the Republican Party diminished in power and embroiled in debate over broadening its ideology or adhering to core ideals, top GOP officials today took the unusual step of inserting themselves into a party primary - picking......