New York Political Boss Basil Paterson Passes And Electeds Respond

basil_paterson_faAP reports that Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87. Continue Reading →

Rangel, Espaillat Raise Near-Equal Sums In Race For Money

rangel1Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel and his chief rival, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, are running neck-and-neck in the race for campaign contributions. Continue Reading →

HW Remix: Knocking on Harlem’s Door

harlem100726_560We thought this story by Chris Smith that orignally ran in the NYMagazine on November 3, 2010 would be informative as we head into the primary elections in June 2014.

It’s a campaign-kickoff rally straight out of the playbook: festive red-white-and-blue posters, lapel buttons featuring the smiling candidate, a soundtrack of upbeat and strenuously unobjectionable tunes. Continue Reading →

Rangel and Challengers Meet in First Debate To Lead Harlem

rangel-master675The NYTImes article reports that the grizzled incumbent trumpeted his experience, pounding on the table for emphasis while insisting, to laughter, that he wouldn’t cling to his seat “till I drop dead.” Continue Reading →

Harlem Parents vs. Charter Schools

nyc_school_protest_bannerParents and public school advocates staged a dramatic protest outside the New York City Department of Education on Tuesday against a bid, backed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and financed by Wall Street lobbyists, to evict special needs students in order to make room for charter school expansion. Continue Reading →

State Bails Rep. Charles Rangel Out On Unpaid Rent

charles rangelNew York City’s longest-serving congressman won’t pay his rent.

State taxpayers were stiffed out of at least $87,000 when Rep. Charles Rangel stopped paying for the district office he rents in Harlem’s Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, records ­obtained by The Post show. Continue Reading →

Qoute Of The Day: Rangel, A “… Threat To Our Democracy.”

US-COURT-SCIENCE-BIOTECH-FILESIn another sharp blow to the campaign- ­finance system in effect since the 1970s, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key contribution limit in federal races — allowing big donors to cut checks to as many congressional candidates as they want. Continue Reading →