President Barack Obama inherited eight abysmal years from the Bush administration, a housing and mortgage mess and two wars that were funded without a tax increase — something without precedent. Comment.
Opening arguments began Monday in the case against John Haggerty, a Queens political operative and Bloomberg campaign volunteer who is accused of stealing $1.1 million of the mayor’s money in 2009. Comment.
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) may be one of 62 senators, but the lawmaker said he has a stronger voice among his colleagues than when he was on the City Council, where he was one of 51 legislators — 48 of them Democrats. Comment.
The borough’s congressional delegation voted along party lines in a spending measure that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives Friday that would have funded government services until Sept. 30 —the end of the federal government’s fiscal year. Comment.