On Sunday morning, after Republicans and Democrats argued about who would be to blame if they fail to reach an agreement on the fiscal cliff, they found something to agree on: the indomatibility of Hillary Clinton.
Bryan Cranston, Padma Lakshmi, Newt Gingrich, Matt Lauer, Michael Nutter cast non-Obama votes for 'Time' Person of the Year
Obama was not the popular favorite among the celebrity panelists who were convened, as they are every November, in the Time & Life building's eighth floor ballroom to cast and debate their votes for the person, group of people or idea that, "for better or for worse has done the most to influence the events of the year."(1)
"This is serious business, picking the president of the United States. Again, unless it's something horribly graphic, I think that an hour of news time can be found. This is a hard news story, covering the nomination of who might be the next president of the United States."(1)
Appearing on "Meet the Press" this Sunday opposite Newt Gingrich, Martin O'Malley seemed to solidify his status as Barack Obama's chief defender among the country's Democratic governors.(1)
Without much drama, New York all but sealed the nomination for Mitt Romney last night.
Among the five states holding presidential primaries yesterday, all of which went overwhelmingly for Romney, New York was the last to be called and delivered the most delegates, giving Romney an exclamation point on the night he officially pivoted to the general election.
Bobby Jindal auditions for vice president in front of N.Y. Republicans, while Gingrich promises to fall in line
On Thursday night, the hundreds of New York Republicans who packed into the Sheraton ballroom for the party's annual dinner were each greeted by a determined-looking Bobby Jindal smiling up from their seat cushion.
The office of Jindal, the governor of Louisiana and a frequent topic of vice presidential speculation, had shipped 800 copies of his book Leadership and Crisis to the hotel, and they were placed on every available seat.
Newt Gingrich thinks more people in Darfur should have guns.
Speaking last night at the New York State Republican Party's annual dinner in Manhattan, Gingrich said that in "a place like Darfur, if the helpless were able to protect themselves, there'd be fewer murders, fewer robbers, fewer rapists."
So much for New York's return to relevance in the Republican nominating contest.
The suspension of Rick Santorum's presidential campaign this afternoon means the state's April 24 primary is back to its customary level of importance, which is to say, almost none.(1)
A new Siena poll this morning shows Mitt Romney with a commanding lead among New York Republicans.
Romney has the support of 51 percent of Republicans in advance of the April 24 presidential primary, with former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum a distant second with 18 percent. Ron Paul comes in third with 11 percent, and Newt Gingrich has just 6 percent.
Newt Gingrich's campaign has a few events planned for New York City tonight and tomorrow, but the former speaker won't be at any of them. His wife Callista will be making appearances at two Christian schools and two Republican clubs, according to the public schedule emailed by the campaign today.
Paladino says Gingrich has a 'blistering' pre-primary schedule in New York, calls Romney a mope and a Jeff Immelt
Businessman and former G.O.P. gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino, the most highly visible remaining supporter of Newt Gingrich in New York, says the former speaker's somewhat-suspended campaign plans to make an aggressive push here before the April 24 primary.
"I think he's got a blistering schedule planned," said Paladino, who mentioned events in the Buffalo area and central New York, though he declined to offer specifics. (A campaign spokesperson didn't return an email about the campaign's plans.)(16)
With the Republican presidential primary declared all-but-over this morning after front-runner Mitt Romney swept three primaries last night, the New York State Republican Party has announced that Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich will appear at the state party's annual dinner on April 19.(1)
In Albany today, a handful of state legislators donned hooded sweatshirts in solidarity with Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager killed last month by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman.
As the Martin case has gotten greater attention, critics of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk strategy, like Assemblyman Karim Camara, who participated in the press conference today, have used it to highlight what they see as fundamental problems with the city's policing tactics.(1)
Back in 1982, then-congressman Newt Gingrich voted to increase the gas tax and to dedicate that tax to both highways and mass transit. He was one of more than 100 Republicans in the House who voted for the measure, which was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan.
Newt Gingrich has successfully pushed the White House to disavow Robert De Niro's comments last night at an Obama fund-raiser, at which he joked that the country might not really be ready for a white first lady.(2)