11:28 AM, Nov 25, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Senator Chuck Schumer of New York said Tuesday that he and his fellow Democrats made a mistake in pursuing health care legislation that eventually became Obamacare. Bloomberg Politics's Kathleen Hunter has the story:
“Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in electing Obama and a Democratic Congress in 2008 amid a national recession, Schumer of New York said in a speech in Washington. “We took their mandate and put all our focus on the wrong problem -- health care reform.”
Democrats should have addressed issues aiding the middle class to build confidence among voters before turning to the health-care system overhaul, Schumer said. He spoke at the National Press Club to analyze the results of this month’s election, when Republicans took control of the Senate and increased their majority in the House of Representatives.
Schumer also said Democrats should "embrace government" in order to win future elections. Watch the whole speech here, courtesy of C-SPAN.
3:02 PM, Oct 28, 2014 • By WHITNEY BLAKE
The Obama administration is suddenly a champion of states' rights when it comes to the Ebola quarantine controversy.
Only a year ago, there were Democratic fantasies of retaking the House. Nov 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
"Republicans could lose their House majority because of the shutdown,” blared the headline of a story published at the Washington Post’s Wonkblog by Princeton professor Sam Wang on October 8, 2013, midpoint of the 16-day shutdown.
10:20 AM, Oct 17, 2014 • By WHITNEY BLAKE
Orange County, N.Y.
Tucked away in the bedroom community of the Hudson Valley lies a late-breaking sleeper race between Democratic Rep. Sean Maloney and former Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth. The competition has received little national attention, with most prognosticators giving Maloney a decided edge.
8:01 AM, Oct 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Republican Elise Stefanik was attacked in a debate last night by her Democratic opponent, Aaron Woolf, for never having worked a manual labor job. Woolf is a multimillionaire documentary filmmaker and a health food store owner.
Watch the exchange here:
9:10 AM, Oct 6, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Elise Stefanik delivered this week's Republican address:
Stefanik is running for Congress in New York's 21st Congressional District. If elected in November, Stefanik will be the youngest woman in Congress.
Hi, I’m Elise Stefanik, and I’m running for Congress in New York's 21st District.
Oct 6, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 04 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
The Scrapbook congratulates contributing editor Joseph Bottum on his latest Amazon Kindle Single—The Swinger, a consideration of Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter as his career comes to a close this season.
Sep 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 03 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
Undoubtedly much to the chagrin of the former mayor, more New Yorkers are smoking these days. According to the latest data from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, adult smoking rates in New York City have risen to 16 percent, from an all-time low of 14 percent in 2010.
11:07 AM, Sep 17, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
A New York man was indicted last night for helping ISIS, the terrorist army President Obama has pledged to "degrade" and "destroy."
11:28 AM, Aug 27, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The editorial board at the New York Times says it's not endorsing in the Democratic primary for governor of New York. In a lengthy editorial, the Times writes that the sitting governor, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, "broke his most important promise" to root out corruption in the Empire State. The paper had endorsed Cuomo in his first run for governor in 2010. Here's an excerpt from Thursday's non-endorsement:
4:27 PM, Aug 12, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
New York congressman Tim Bishop has a new ad out today—well, it depends on your definition of "new." The Democrat's ad features 10 seconds of testimonials from constituents whose jobs were saved, they say, by Bishop. The ad closes with Bishop giving his own pitch. Watch it below:
'For live mice, filth flies and roaches.'7:01 AM, Aug 7, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Aaron Wolf, the Democrat running for Congress in New York's 21st Congressional District, runs a grocer in Brooklyn that's received "83 Health Department violations," according to the New York Daily News, "for live mice, filth flies and roaches."
"I don’t think her opinion would mean that much."8:32 AM, Jul 18, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A senior at the University of Buffalo in New York called the $275,000 speaking fee the school paid to Hillary Clinton last year "ridiculous." Local TV station WVIB reported on the former secretary of state's appearance and the fee, which amounted to about 30 percent of the university's $900,000 total speakers' budget for the year.
WVIB reporter Joe Melillo spoke with UB senior Pat McKowne about how much his school paid Clinton.