Politics

Bronx Republican leaders: Michael Rendition and Juan Carlos Polanco, Esq.

BRONXTALK: Politics With Bronx GOP Leaders

On Monday night’s BronxTalk (3/2), host Gary Axlebank talked with the Bronx GOP leaders about politics, Bronx development, the future of their party, and other issues. Michael Rendino, vice chairman of the Bronx Republican Party and Juan Carlos Polanco, Esq., […]

Netanyahu Declares US-Israel Alliance Strong

Netanyahu Declares US-Israel Alliance Strong

In a speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference this morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the US-Israel relationship remains strong despite controversy over his speech to the US Congress on Tuesday. Netanyahu said […]

How Boehner’s Invite to Netanyahu is Undermining Our President

How Boehner’s Invite to Netanyahu is Undermining Our President

Earlier this month we saw a breach of traditional protocol when House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to lawmakers without notifying the White House. While the Obama administration responded that it found the invitation “interesting”, White […]

by · February 27, 2015 · Editorials, Politics, World News
Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Indicted

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Indicted

(New York, NY) — The Associated Press reported today that former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been indicted on three charges stemming from his  federal bribery arrest last month. The former Speaker was indicted on Thursday by a grand jury […]

by · February 19, 2015 · Corruption Watch, Government, News, Politics
Who will be next to hold the title: Chairman of The Bronx Democratic Party?

Who will be next to hold the title: Chairman of The Bronx Democratic Party?

By Anthony Rivieccio, Founder of The Northwest Bronx Democrats This month, Bronx Democratic Party Chairman and Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie ascended to Speaker of the New York State Assembly. Heastie, now ranks among the three most powerful persons in Albany. After all […]

by · February 19, 2015 · Op Ed, Politics

WYSK: Senator Klein and the IDC Have Seen The Light

Senator Klein and the IDC Have Seen the Light! You should know that on February 10, 2015 the Albany Times Union’s Capitol Confidential reporter Matthew Hamilton published an article titled “IDC proposes banning outside incomes for legislators.” In this article, Mr. Hamilton […]

by · February 12, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Editorials, Politics
Breaking News: DNC Snubs de Blasio’s Brooklyn, Chooses Philly

Breaking News: DNC Snubs de Blasio’s Brooklyn, Chooses Philly

This morning the Democratic National Committee announced in video on Facebook that Philadelphia had been chosen over rival cities Brooklyn, NY and Columbus, Ohio to host the 2016 presidential nominating convention.   DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Philadelphia was a “deep rooted […]

by · February 12, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Politics
NYS Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, SD 34, Co-Leader and President, Pro-Tempore, NYS Senate

Senator Klein Proposes Banning Outside Income for Legislators

Yesterday the leader of the Independent Democratic Conference, Senator Jeff Klein, announced a plan calling for a complete ban on non-legislative income. As part of an ethnics plan, the proposed ban would not allow any state lawmaker to earn outside […]

by · February 11, 2015 · Domestic News, News, Politics

FBI Eye Bronx Pols, Bronx Democratic Political Machine

In an article published online Monday morning, NY Post columnist John Crudele reported that upstate FBI agents are reviewing allegations of voter fraud, fraudulent nominating petition signatures and possibly personal use of campaign funds by Bronx officials connected to the […]

by · February 10, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Politics
Ex-Assemblyman Adam Powell Kicks Off Congressional  Campaign

Ex-Assemblyman Adam Powell Kicks Off Congressional Campaign

Powell for Congress announced its upcoming Campaign Kickoff event on February 25, 2015 will take place at The Poet’s Den Theater and Gallery. Former East Harlem Assemblyman Adam C. Powell IV is running for NY-13, a Bronx/Manhattan congressional district. NY-13 incumbent […]

by · February 9, 2015 · Local Events, Politics
Latoya Joyner- Member NYS Assembly

Assemblywoman Joyner on election of Carl Heastie as Speaker

Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner, 77th Assembly District, issued the following statement after voting to elect Carl Heastie as the new Speaker of the New York State Assembly. Joyner is one of the two new members of the New York State Assembly. […]

News from the Bronx County GOP

News from the Bronx County GOP

1 – There will be a rally on Tuesday the 3rd at 12 noon in front of the Bronx County Courthouse in support of the New York City Police Department. Although this rally was planned before recent events and in […]

by · February 2, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Politics
The Economics of Sheldon Silver

The Economics of Sheldon Silver

Let me first start off by mentioning that I, of course, know the speaker. Being a founder of a local political organization, called “Northwest Bronx Democrats”, allows me, at least, once a year, to sit with , what many call, […]

by · January 30, 2015 · Crime, Editorials, Politics
Assembly Speaker and ex-Chairman, Executive Committee Bronx Democratic County Committee Carl Heastie,and former Chair, NYS Assembly Labor Committee; Public Advocate Award

Assemblyman Carl Heastie Declares Candidacy for Speaker

Assemblyman Carl Heastie of the 83rd Assembly District has declared his candidacy for Speaker of the New York State Assembly. Assemblyman Heastie said: “Over the past week, the New York State Assembly has faced a profound crisis of leadership. But […]

by · January 29, 2015 · Local News, Politics
Sheldon Silver to Resign as Speaker: Potential Candidates On The Horizon

Sheldon Silver to Resign as Speaker: Potential Candidates On The Horizon

The Democratic Caucus in the NYS Assembly has decided that it no longer has confidence in Speaker Sheldon Silver. Speaker Silver will most likely step down today as Speaker, and most likely as a member of the NYS Assembly, according […]

by · January 27, 2015 · Editorials, Local News, Politics