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  • Working Families ad: Eerie music, hitting Paterson

     
    The Working Families Party ad whacking Gov. David Paterson for the proposed property tax cap, posted below, is an odd creation. For one thing, a number of the candidates running this year with WFP support have either voted or voiced......
  • DNC: Traveling to the Democratic National Convention

     
    Coming to these conventions is always such a sureal experience. This is the fifth time I've been lucky enough to be sent to draw cartoons at the conventions and although it's hectic getting around the crowded venues and a real......
  • DNC: NY delegate balloting under way

     
    New York's Democratic Convention delegation arrived at their daily breakfast Wednesday morning to learn that official balloting for the Democratic presidential nomination would begin at 10 a.m., news that seemed to catch many off guard. The balloting...
  • Community organizers strike back

     
    So this was inevitable. Within 48 hours of the GOP's unprovoked broadsides against community organizers -- George Pataki: "What in God's name is a community organizer? I don't even know if that's a job." -- and Barack Obama's time working......
  • Paterson: They vant to drink your blood....

     
    Albany bureau chief JT Madore catches Gov. Paterson going off on the legislature this morning. This is the way you exit the Spitzer era and generate better relations? What will Speaker Sheldon Silver (left) have to say? "Gov. David......
  • Sheldon: Teachers' man, all the way

     
    Guess where Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, facing a primary challenge that he's expected to win, will celebrate tomorrow night? Here's a clue: When teachers unions need a guy in Albany, who's their guy? So, when their guy who makes sure......
  • Tuesday Ten: Palin charged state for nights at home

     
    During her first 18 months in office, Sarah Palin supplemented her $125,000 salary by charging a travel per diem for 312 nights she spent at home in Wasilla, pulling in another $16,951 on the theory that her duty station......
  • Another Albany indictment, another ethics push

     
    In the wake of a veteran state assemblyman being arrested for taking $500,000 in illegal payments, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will push for overhauling ethics requirements. "The speaker supports changes in ethics and disclosure rules and will be...
  • Speaker Silver and the in-firehouse lobbyist

     
    The New York Post had a story today ??? picking up a New York Observer exclusive ??? about on-duty, uniformed NYC firefighters delivering boxes of food to the Manhattan campaign offices of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The Post quoted the......
  • Silver: Ve forgive the vonderful governor

     
    Melissa Mansfield of the Albany bureau reports that Speaker Sheldon Silver, sated after draining the life from two primary challenges last night, said today he has no hard feelings against Gov. Paterson for calling legislators "bloodsuckers" and comparing...
  • Video: Firefighters for Sheldon

     
    The Observer gets some video of a ladder truck and some firemen delivering food to Sheldon Silver's headquarters. They say they are "helping out because Silver has 'always been a friend,' and because the speaker???s position is 'very powerful.' ???......
  • Financial collapse: View from the sidewalk

     
    In front of the Lehman Bros. building on Seventh Avenue, the satellite trucks and camera crews and reporters doing standups were crowded around in mid-afternoon for the obligatory shots of people departing. So were some middle-aged and elderly...