Political chatter from DC and NYC, the amNewYork way
By Phillip Molnar
Special to amNewYork
President Barack Obamas pledge over the weekend to assist those African countries committed to democracy won him praise from Ghanaians who spent months preparing for the visit.
Its history for Africa, said 32-year-old soccer recruiter Joojo Armah, of Accra, the capital of Ghana where Obama spoke. Everyone...Read more »
TJ Walker, a communications expert who oft analyzes politics for amNewYork, and co-author Jess Todtfeld reportedly broke a Guinness world record by talking for nine solid hours (TJ knows talk) and completing 112 interviews in 24 hours in promotion of their new book, "TJ Walker's Secret to Foolproof Presentations."
Congratulations to them!...Read more »
TJ Walker knows how to talk. And, on Monday, hell try to talk his way into a Guinness record.
The communications expert, who often helps amNewYork break down politicians speeches, will attempt to shatter a Guinness World Record for most radio appearances in one day. Seventy-two is the record, and TJ and co-author Jess Todtfeld (TJ Walkers Secret to Foolproof Presentations)...Read more »
President Barack Obama toured a field of solar energy panels Wednesday in Nevada, but you can have a look at alternative energy options a little closer to home.
Local business leaders, members of PAC MoveOn.org and other New Yorkers are hosting a showcase of clean energy businesses in the area Thursday night. Pointing out that "investment in a clean energy economy will...Read more »
City Comptroller Bill Thompson
By Jason Fink
With the Democratic nomination for mayor all but locked up by Comptroller Bill Thompson, the race to succeed him appears to be the most competitive primary, as the four front-runners try to position themselves as the partys future stars.
This is really round one for the next generation of Democratic politicians,...Read more »
Bronx native and federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor may well become the first Hispanic woman to serve on the Supreme Court, and it's a long, stressful road to the confirmation hearings. Will the Senate GOP filibuster? Probably not, but today Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, indicated they'll be taking their time and making the...Read more »
Shepard Fairey (or someone very closely mimicking his style) has found a local target! It's Mayor Mike Bloomberg! "Oyvey"? I'm hoping someone can explain this sticker I found in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.
Emily Ngo...Read more »
By Emily Ngo
President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney traded blows in a crosstown showdown Thursday, defending their respective stances on national security in dueling speeches.
At the National Archives in Washington, D.C., Obama sought to reinforce plans to shutter the Guantanamo Bay prison facility and move some detainees to high-security prisons...Read more »
Rep. Anthony Weiner earlier this year. AP file photo
By Jason Fink
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Brookyln/Queens), who appeared to abandon his mayoral hopes earlier this year, said Sunday he will decide at the end of the month whether he is running for the citys top job.
Weiner, 44, sent a letter to supporters in March saying he would suspend his campaign for the Democratic nomination...Read more »
Anders Krusberg/The Martha Stewart Show
By Jason Fink
He ran a multi-billion dollar corporation before serving two terms as New York Citys mayor, but few probably know that Michael Bloomberg can also bake cookies.
Bloomberg, who is running for a third term, showed off his domestic side Tuesday by taping an episode of the Martha Stewart Show, helping the famous home design...Read more »