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Paterson Bombshell Likely Just Corruption

 Likely Just 
plus: nyt takes on rumors

Paterson Bombshell Likely Just Corruption

Plus, 'New York Times' finally addresses rumors...kinda

(Newser) - As the New York Times finally addresses its supposed bombshell David Paterson article, without actually saying much of anything, WPIX thinks it knows the real story—and it has nothing to do with sex. Federal prosecutors are investigating Paterson's possible trading of a gaming contract at Aqueduct Raceway for a...

Swingers to Drugs, Rumors Swirl Around Paterson
 Swingers to Drugs, 
 Rumors Swirl 
 Around Paterson 


Swingers to Drugs, Rumors Swirl Around Paterson

New York governor denies any involvement with sex, drugs

(Newser) - As New York Gov. David Paterson vehemently denies rumors of a sex scandal, the New York Post continues to speculate about the alleged bombshell that could take the governor down. The unsubstantiated rumors include tales of double dates sans the missus, sex-and-drug-fueled parties at the executive mansion, and one lady...

Sex Scandal Will Take Down Another NY Governor

David Paterson will resign after New York Times exposé: source

(Newser) - Less than 2 years after extramarital indiscretions cost Eliot Spitzer the job, a sex scandal is about to chase his successor as New York governor out of office. Media circles have been abuzz with reports that the New York Times is working on an exposé involving Paterson's personal life and...

Post Spots Paterson With Galpal

 Post Spots 
 With Galpal 

Post Spots Paterson With Galpal

'Latina lovely' 'works with me,' gov says; Busted, says tabloid

(Newser) - He's no Client No. 9 as yet, but New York Gov. David Paterson was spotted yesterday canoodling with a "Latina lovely" at a Jersey steakhouse, reports the New York Post. And though the guv himself told Post operatives on the scene that "she works with me," fellow...

Second Scribe Sues NY Post for Racism

Fired reporter accused paper of Jim Crow-style segregation

(Newser) - A reporter fired from the New York Post is suing the paper for racism, claiming that he was subjected to routine humiliation and Jim Crow-style segregation. Austin Fenner—who lost his job the same day as editor Sandra Guzman, who is also suing—says he was fired for being an...

NY State of Mind Almost as Bad as Calif.'s
NY State of Mind Almost as Bad as Calif.'s

NY State of Mind Almost as Bad as Calif.'s

Both states' revenues, budgets, legislatures create cause for alarm

(Newser) - Don’t look now, New Yorkers, but your state government is sinking to California-like depths of lousiness. New York’s 2010 budgetary fitness ranks below that of 33 other states in Pew’s latest ranking, trailing the likes of Louisiana, Alaska, and South Carolina. And that’s unlikely to improve,...

Giuliani Plans Run for US Senate
Giuliani Plans Run for US Senate

Giuliani Plans Run for US Senate

He's also got his eye on a 2012 presidential bid, say insiders

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani will run for US Senate next year as a possible steppingstone to a presidential bid in 2012, sources tell the New York Daily News. Giuliani plans to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand for the remaining two years of Hillary Clinton’s term. He had been expected to run for governor...

Rupe Disses 'in-the-Dark' Blind NY Gov

Murdoch: Paterson 'doesn't really know what's going on'

(Newser) - Continuing his streak of casually slamming black Democrats, Rupert Murdoch yesterday said New York's blind governor, David Paterson, "can't read braille and doesn't really know what's going on." Murdoch's comments about Paterson, coming a week after he agreed with Glenn Beck that President Obama is a racist, support...

Paterson Rips Obama for Putting 9/11 Trials in NYC

NY governor among few Dems to criticize move

(Newser) - New York Gov. David Paterson, already unpopular with the White House, tonight ripped the Obama administration for deciding to try five men implicated in the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City. "This is not a decision that I would have made,” Paterson said. “New York was...

NYT Cozied Up to Spitzer Staff Amid Scandal

Emails reveal friendly exchanges between reporters, sources

(Newser) - The New York Times may have broken the news that Eliot Spitzer had a prostitute problem, but it was awfully nice to Spitzer’s staff amid the scandal. Gawker used New York’s open records law to snag a huge number of emails between reporters and Spitzer’s people, and...

NY Declares Swine Flu Emergency

Measure allows dentists, pharmacists to help vaccinate

(Newser) - A surge in swine flu cases in New York state prompted Gov. David Paterson to declare a state of emergency yesterday. The move expands the categories of health care professionals who can administer the H1N1 vaccine, once a lot of it is available, to include dentists, pharmacists, podiatrists. While the...

Leakers Have Agendas&mdash;That Journos Hide
Leakers Have Agendas—That Journos Hide

Leakers Have Agendas—That Journos Hide

From gossip to war, the press is too kind to its sources

(Newser) - In the past few days the New York Times and Washington Post broke three major stories with the help of leaks: John Edwards' readiness to declare paternity, Stanley McChrystal's blunt assessment of the Afghanistan war, and Barack Obama's intervention in the New York governor's race. For Post media columnist...

NY Dems Asked White House to Intervene on Paterson

House members held multiple closed-door meetings with Emanuel

(Newser) - President Obama urged New York Gov. David Paterson not to run in next year's election only after members of Congress, nervous about the party's prospects with Paterson at the top of the ticket, lobbied Rahm Emanuel for help. The 2010 election features not only a race for governor but also...

White House Throws Weight Into State Races

Some Democrat's fret about administration's increasingly partisan direction

(Newser) - The Obama administration is becoming increasingly assertive in trying to influence state-level elections around the country, the New York Times reports. White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and other top political strategists have made it plain that they're willing to play hardball to strengthen the Democratic ticket where necessary—...

Paterson to Detractors: I'm Running

New York governor resists White House pressure

(Newser) - Gov. David Paterson isn't scrapping his plans to run for the office he inherited 18 months ago, despite growing pressure from Washington and intervention by the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has contacted the governor and the White House over his concern. "My plans for 2010 are to run for...

Prez to Paterson: Get Out of NY Gov Race

Obama fears Dem's unpopularity could hand race to GOP

(Newser) - President Obama has told New York Gov. David Paterson not to run in next year's gubernatorial election, reports the New York Times. Obama's fear is that the unpopular Democrat could give otherwise listless Republicans incentive to storm the polls, sources say. That would be doubly true if former New York...

Hillary Run for NY Gov? Uh, No, Scoff Lefty Pundits

Lefty Internet moves to dismiss rumor floated by right-leaning site

(Newser) - Pundits jumped today on a report that Hillary Clinton will leave the State Department to run for governor of New York, with Michael Crowley, in the New Republic, saying three Clinton sources dismissed the notion, and that anyone floating such things is “on crack.” That, evidently, would be...

Rudy Weighs NY Governor Race
 Rudy Weighs NY Governor Race 

Rudy Weighs NY Governor Race

(Newser) - Less than two years after crashing and burning in the race for the White House, Rudy Giuliani is weighing another return to politics—as governor of New York. Last week Giuliani asked the state's GOP chairman to step aside, and the New York Times reports that he has discussed a...

Racist Media Gunning for Me: Paterson

NY gov says Obama, Deval Patrick also face white hostility

(Newser) - New York's governor says they're all out to get him, and President Obama, and other black politicians, the Daily News reports. Calling for more "black" media outlets to balance things out, David Paterson blamed his 30% popularity rating on white reporters and commentators. "We have a media...

Top NYC Hotels for Cheaters
 Top NYC Hotels 
 for Cheaters 

Top NYC Hotels for Cheaters

Five sites of well-known sex scandals

(Newser) - New York has housed many a famous cheater in its fancy hotels—the Daily News lists the top five:
  • Four Seasons: Alex Rodriguez courted prostitutes here while still married to Cynthia, alleges Manhattan madam Kristin Davis.
  • Days Inn: Gov. David Paterson went the budget route at this $150-a-night hotel during

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