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Spin CycleChuck Schumer's spokesman tells us that he's going to oppose the current version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act legislation, which immunizes telcom companies for past implementation of Bush's requests and expands the government's capacity to...
Tags: Long Island, Hillary Clinton
Spin CycleThe controversial FISA legislation, expanding presidential authority to sourveil and data mine and immunizing telecommunications companies for past Bush-requested surveillance not authorized by statute, is expected to come up for a vote later this week....
Tags: Politics, Defense, National Security, Hillary Clinton, Voting
Spin CycleSomehow we missed it until now, but LI USReps Steve Israel and Gary Ackerman both make cameo appearances in a USNWR story about Congressional junketing over the Memorial Day recess. Both took their wives along for the ride, according......
Walt HandelsmanComing to these conventions is always such a sureal experience. This is the fifth time I've been lucky enough to be sent to draw cartoons at the conventions and although it's hectic getting around the crowded venues and a real......
Spin CycleApparently, there was quite a scrum in the NY delegation yesterday as the pols jostled for position when the cameras of the world focused on Hillary Clinton in the middle of the group, calling for Obama to be nominated by......
Tags: Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, New York
Spin CycleGov. David Paterson stumped for Democratic Assemb. Philip Ramos in Brentwood Friday calling him a ???great resource??? and his "partner in state government,??? but added his appearance was no ???message??? to Suffolk County Executve Steve Levy who is...
Spin CycleSteve Israel, apparently aspiring to liberal-Democrat hot-shot-dom, is blogging on energy issues for the Huffington Post, widely read by ordinary Long Islanders. He does discuss an interesting question: Why did the GOP, after constantly calling for an end...
Tags: Republican Party
Spin CycleLook for another rough day on Wall Street, with European stocks down 5 percent in overnight trading on fears of a world recession, complicating John McCain's efforts to "turn the page" on the economy and refocus on attacking Obama's......
Spin CycleMcCain targets Pennsylvania, sensing fertile ground and having few alternatives to victory despite trailing by double digits in some polls of the state's voters. But he's scaling back his ad buys in Colorado, NH and other states to finance......
Spin CycleWhich was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1. New York City Councilman David Yassky, who introduced the resolution calling for another referendum on term limits -- but once that failed voted for the council???s term-limit......
Tags: Election Day, Tim Bishop, Sarah Palin, Alaska, Republican Party
Spin CycleHere's a report that Steve Israel may be in line to lead the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee during the next cycle -- and defend a lot of newly won seats, if things break as expected next week.......
Spin CycleA report (from old Newsday hand Glenn Thrush) that Chuck Schumer, after two big cycles, may step down as chairman of the Democrats' Senate campaign committee. .... But another New Yorker, LI's Steve Israel, may be in line to move......
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