Politics

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011

Howard Beach

Turner taps Weiner for advice

Newly elected U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Howard Beach) met with his predecessor, Anthony Weiner, for an hour last week to discuss ongoing issues in the 9th Congressional District. Comment.
Letters

Rich must pay higher tax rates

The French, they are funny race” is a phrase from a 1955 British comedy film. U.S. Reps. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) and Walter B. Jones Jr. (R-N.C.) did not think them funny when they so strongly, and now proven rightly, were against Bush taking us into Iraq. Comment.
Letters

Newly elected Turner must help out suffering people

Why is it that when former Mayor Ed Koch and state Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) endorse a woefully unqualified, radical right-wing, Tea Bag Republican for the umpteenth time, Dee Richard and the media all go gaga, but when a Republican like Flushing City Councilman Peter Koo crosses party lines to support a highly qualified and progressive candidate like Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck), it is at best ignored or at worse castigated by the hopelessly biased Dee Richard? Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011

Laurelton

Richards plans to replace Sanders

Over the last eight years, Donovan Richards has moved his way up the political ladder under the guidance of City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) and now he is aiming for City Hall. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 7, 2011

Dishing with Dee

With high hopes, boro GOP will settle differences soon

There is so much happening these days that it is hard to try and decide which places to go. Unfortunately, as hard as you might, it’s just impossible to be at several places at the same time, although we do give it our best shot. Comment.
Political Action

Weprin lacked Turner’s organization, media attention

Republican Robert Turner, ran in a regular election in the 9th Congressional District last year and received about 40 percent of the vote, won an upset victory over state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) with a stronger campaign for the same seat. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

Whitestone

Stavisky district lines act as Rorschach test

The Queens lawmaker who has one of the most clearly contorted boundary lines in the borough wants to take redistricting power out of the hands of politicians. Comment.
Forest Hills

Mayor takes stand in trial of John Haggerty on theft

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was grilled Monday by a defense attorney in the $1.1 million theft case against a former campaign aide and Queens Republican political operative, John Haggerty. Comment.
St. Albans

Meeks denies SE Queens Dems will oust him

--U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) dismissed a published report that southeast Queens elected officials and U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-East Elmhurst), chairman of the Queens Democratic Party, met in secret to discuss replacing the Jamaica congressman. Comment.
Politics

Qns. GOP factions head to court to settle dispute over leadership

Two factions within the Queens Republican Party each elected their own chairman last week, setting up a court battle over who is the party’s legitimate leader. Comment.

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