NY STATE SENATOR’S FACEBOOK PAGE GONE WILD? (*UPDATED*) If you “friend” Brooklyn’s Republican State Senator David Storobin on Facebook, you can see posts his other “friends” make on his page. The problem is, Storobin doesn’t seem to be looking very closely at what his “friends” are posting. For an elected official in the middle of…
Monthly Archives: August 2012
Despite Congressman Jerrold Nadler’s call for embattled New York State Assemblyman Vito Lopez to resign his seat in the Assembly and as chair of the Kings County Democratic Party, Lopez refuses as says the sexual harassment allegations against him are untrue.
Two years after the city’s Human Resources Administration vowed to save money by finding a single company to provide storage services for homeless New Yorkers, it continues to force clients to find their own facilities. With the city’s homeless population now at record levels, vying to store their possessions is a booming business.
Forget super PACs, their much-hyped cousins, which can take unlimited contributions but must name their donors. More money is being spent on TV advertising in the presidential race by social welfare nonprofits, known as 501(c)(4)s for their section of the tax code, than by any other type of independent group.
On last night’s show, we discussed allegations that the Koch Brothers paid to get Paul Ryan on the Republican ticket, the arrest of a New York congressman’s top fundraiser, Senator Greg Ball’s oddball behavior, Pussy Riot arrests in Moscow and Manhattan, and the future of the Green Party. Click to listen in.
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The members of the Russian activist/punk group gained notoriety for wearing brightly colored balaclavas, knitted masks that obscure their faces. That doesn’t just spell trouble in Moscow – wearing balaclavas in public is also a violation of an old New York law, which may now come back to haunt those rallying in solidarity with the jailed Russian musicians.
Join us at 7 pm tonight as we discuss New York’s alternative news and opinion of the day. Tonight’s topics include: Did the Koch Brothers pay to get Paul Ryan on the Republican Ticket? Legendary GOP strategist Roger Stone says that the billionaire siblings promised to shell out $100 million to the Republican Party to get their…
Veteran Republican political consultant, and dirty trickster Roger Stone published a startling accusation against Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney on his website, The Stone Zone. Stone claims that the Koch brothers paid Mitt Romney to get Paul Ryan on the Republican ticket. The billionaires, according to Stone, promised to shell out an additional $100 million toward “independent expenditure” campaigning for the GOP ticket to Ryan on the ballot.
An undocumented Israeli immigrant who is a top fundraiser for New York Republican Congressman Michael Grimm has been arrested for lying on immigration documents to obtain a visa. Prosecutors are still looking into allegations that Grimm and Biton obtained illegal campaign contributions for his 2010 campaign.
Republican State Senator Greg Ball already has more than his share of weird political moments. And now he’s been caught impersonating Justin Wagner, his State Senate opponent. But did he break the law?