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Spin CycleAfter withdrawing from appointment in a key intelligence position, Charles Freeman, targeted in part for his links to organizations funded by Saudi Arabia and for positions critical of the Jewish state, faults the Israeli lobby. Out of New York, Sen.........
The Swampby Frank James Charles Freeman, a former diplomat who was chosen to serve in the new position in the Obama Administration of chair of the National Intelligence Council, is withdrawing from the position, according to reports. Freeman has criticized the.......
Spin CycleSo far the names of possible challengers to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in next year's elections have included three Long Islanders: Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) and Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford). Now a fourth has been...
The Swampby James Oliphant Working furiously to respond to public outrage over Wall Street excess, the House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill that seeks to recoup the lion's share of the $165 million in bonuses paid to executives of American......
Tags: Fannie Mae, Upper House, John Lewis, John Boehner, Government
Spin CycleThe bi-county Long Island Democratic Caucus met Saturday in an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall in Hauppauge -- and one of the more widely-noticed guests was Nassau Legis. Denise Ford, who's elected as a Republican and caucuses with......
Spin CycleRep. Steve Israel lunched in the restaurant "17 Murray Street" with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. Several others were at the table as well. Both Democrats have had their names floated for a possible primary challenge next year to......
Spin CycleEarly scrambling in the 2010 race for the junior U.S. Senate seat - now occupied by Kirsten Gillibrand - offers the best glimpse of the clashing ambitions at work in the state Democratic Party's nervous ruling circles. For her......
Spin CycleSen. Kirsten Gillibrand plans to make her first visit to Suffolk County Friday, when she has scheduled meetings with local elected officials. Gillibrand's people are inviting county, town and village officials to a 1:30 p.m. meeting at the Suffolk......
Spin CycleBeing any governor today is no political piece of cake. The latest hard news from Paterson-land: Awful numbers in a new poll from Quinnipiac are attributed in part to the recent budget, which though it comes from a combined......
Spin CycleOver the weekend, Rep. Steve Israel, a potential 2010 primary challenger for U.S. Senate, attended the same public event -- the Democratic rural conference -- as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand -- for the fourth time in just a couple of weeks.......
Tags: Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senate, New York
Spin CycleJon Cooper has formed an exploratory committee to challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in 2010, the Suffolk County legislator announced today. Cooper (D-Lloyd Harbor) filed paperwork with the IRS last week to form the federal fund raising operation. The move...
Spin CycleWhat is wrong with this picture? Nothing on the surface, maybe. Just that, three days before Suffolk Legis. Jon Cooper was announcing his exploratory committee to challenge U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, he greeted her with diplomatic warmth on her......
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