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The Swampby Mark Silva In swift congressional action on a massive but disputed economic stimulus plan that the White House promises will deliver millions of jobs, the House approved the measure this evening by a 244 to 188 vote split along......
Tags: Ohio, Nancy Pelosi, Government, Upper House, Barack Obama
Spin CycleIn the wake of Tom Daschle's withdrawal because of tax problems, Republicans in the House are pushing for a vote on whether Rep. Charles Rangel should step down from the chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee while the......
Tags: Tom DeLay, Texas, National Government, Government, Values
Spin CycleThe Senate added a $15,000 tax credit for homebuyers to the stimulus package even as legislators tried to trim its overall size and prepare for a vote as early as today. Obama moved into a more partisan mode as......
Spin CycleCharles Rangel, who didn't pay his taxes, sponsored a tax break for a big donor to a foundation he was fronting, claimed benefits for primary residency in two different cities, controlled a rent-controlled residential apartment as an office, and......
Spin CycleJust as toxic assets sparked a global banking crisis, recent financial scandals are prompting political campaigns to shed potentially toxic contributions. Fraud charges swirling around Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford last week drew attention to his...
Tags: Long Island, Bernard Madoff, Texas, Fires, Democratic Party
Spin CycleStephen Walsh of Sands Point, former New York Islanders owner and executive accused in a big investment fraud (at left in photo), gave thousands over recent years to Nassau GOP Senate candidates Dean Skelos, Kemp Hannon, Michael Balboni, Barbara......
Spin CycleYou could have guessed the Patersons weren't going to just ditch Bill Cunningham. He prominently reappears on the state payroll at $170G after his "resignation" -- now in the role advising on stimulus funds. Adolfo Carrion, former Bronx boro president.......
The Swampby James Oliphant Working furiously to respond to public outrage over Wall Street excess, the House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill that seeks to recoup the lion's share of the $165 million in bonuses paid to executives of American......
Tags: Ohio, Government, Upper House, Fannie Mae, Democratic Party
Spin CycleMayor Michael Bloomberg's annual Broadway-buttressed response skit in the annual City Hall reporters' dinner and show brought former Senatorial aspirant Caroline Kennedy briefly on stage Saturday night at the New York Hilton. The plot line of the sketch,...
The Swampby Mark Silva Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, warning that it will ""take us a while'' to get out of the economic "mess'' the nation faces, also says banks will need some more federal help. 'it's very important for people to......
Tags: Wage Contract Issues, Government, Culture, Golf, Politics
Spin CycleThe Inner Circle reporters' charity spoof Saturday at the New York Hilton offered this material: A look ahead to 2030 when the toll on the Brooklyn Bridge is $25 -- to cross on foot. Bloomberg didn't like his poll......
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