He’s got experience. He’s got money. But for a Brooklyn guy and Harvard graduate who is known to journalists as a media hound, Charles Schumer is working feverishly to raise his name recognition across New York State among loyal Democratic voters.
The nine-term congressman, you see, wants to be the Democratic candidate to run against Sen. Alfonse D’Amato next November.
It’s one of the top political questions in the city: Will Anthony Weiner run for mayor?
The Queens-based congressman who made a respectable Democratic primary run in 2005, forcing a runoff only to cede the nomination to Fernando Ferrer, has often spoken about his intention to run again, but recent developments have sown doubts.
Thursday, September 17th, 2009
Some Jewish groups were quick to get out their press releases blasting the “Goldstone Report,” the result of a United Nations investigation into last winter’s Gaza war - so quick it seems unlikely many actually read the 575- page report.
Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
Twenty four hours after Sen. Arlen Specter’s defection from the Republicans to the Democrats, you can see the spin machines on both sides of the aisle grinding out what they hope will become the central narratives of this political game changer. Yesterday the leading Jewish Democrats and Republicans offered the Jewish Week what turned out to be perfect distillations of their respective parties’ Specter spins.
Thursday, November 20th, 2008
James Besser in Washington
A leading Jewish congressman has won his battle for control of a committee that could play a major role if lawmakers decide to get serious about energy independence, health care reform and a host of other issues.
After a nasty inside battle, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) shoved aside the current chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.). Waxman won the post by a 137-122 margin in a poll of Democratic House members.