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  • A billionaire mayor, and suburban subversion

     
    Newsday alum Paul Moses (left) offers this clear-eyed analysis of Bloomberg's third-term power grab. It appears on the blog site of Commonweal magazine. It provokes the sense that we tend to look at political corruption through a very narrow......
  • Charlie Crist gives thumbs up to Bob Kanjian

     
    No surprise here: Gov. Charlie Crist has just announced his endorsement of Republican Bob Kanjian for election to the Palm Beach County Commission District 3 seat. Crist appointed Kanjian to the commission post in 2007. Crist tapped the former......
  • Ted Stevens may escape feds yet

     
    by Frank James Even people who haven't gone to law school know the old adage "If the constable blunders, the guilty goes free." Ditto for the presumed innocent who are on trial. Despite this, many a cop and prosecutor just......
  • In politics, Chicago way is American way

     
    by Frank James Chicago is once again drawing fire from Republicans who have seemingly convinced themselves that they have to run not only against Sen. Barack Obama but against an entire city. Sen. John McCain, for instance, has recently gone......
  • Bush: Republican liability? Dems say so

     
    by Mark Silva DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. -- Barack Obama isn't the only one tagging his rival as "more of the same,'' attempting to connect John McCain with President Bush, sinking in the polls. Democrats are taking the strategy down-ticket as......
  • Sen. Ted Stevens convicted

     
    Sen. Ted Stevens leaves federal court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, after guilty verdicts were returned by the jury at his trial. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) by Frank James Sen. Ted Stevens, the Alaska Republican, needed an acquittal in......
  • Palin needs Ted Stevens to win

     
    by Peter Brown As bizarre as it may seem, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's presidential ambitions for 2012 hang to a considerable degree on her state's U.S. Senate race, a contest that could be decided this week With about 24,000 votes......
  • B'khaven majority leader Mazzei mulls supervisor bid

     
    In a major turnabout, Timothy Mazzei, majority leader of Brookhaven???s town board, is now seriously considering a run for supervisor after Demcorat Brian Foley leaves in January for the State Senate, according to Republican sources. ???He not committed,...
  • Breaking: Senate Dems ask Blago to quit

     
    by James Oliphant The office of Sen. Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, is circulating a letter Wednesday to the Senate Democratic Caucus for signatures that recommends Gov. Rod Blagojevich resign and under no circumstances make an appointment to...
  • Chicago Tribune to Blago: Resign

     
    by Frank James Not surprisingly, the Chicago Tribune editorial board is calling for Gov. Rod Blagojevich who was arrested on public corruption charges to resign immediately. The irony is self-evident. This is the same board whose members he allegedly...
  • U.S. Senate: Can Blago still appoint?

     
    Can Blagoevich appoint a Senator while he hangs on to office? Yes, but the Constitution has a trump card in Article 1, Sec. 5: "Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members...."......