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  • Mrs. Clinton Portrays Lazio as Bully and Derides His Tax Plan

    04/27/2016 5:20:49 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9/19/2000 | Dean E. Murphy
    At ease in a Manhattan hotel ballroom filled mostly with Democratic women, Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday made a broad appeal for women to support her Senate campaign, casting her Republican opponent, Representative Rick A. Lazio, as a bully in last week's debate and dismissing his tax plan as misleading and mathematically unsound. (snip) Most pointedly, however, Mrs. Clinton exploited an opportunity before a friendly audience of women to make a concerted attack on Mr. Lazio's debate tactics. Many supporters of Mrs. Clinton said they found Mr. Lazio to be pushy and disrespectful during the debate in Buffalo -- bullying her...
  • Italy's first Neanderthal dates back 250,000 years

    11/06/2015 4:55:08 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    The Local ^ | November 4, 2015 | unattributed
    Neanderthal man arrived on the Italian peninsular some 100,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to a study set to be published this month. The discovery was made after researchers analyzed radioactive deposits that were found in sediments present inside two Neanderthal skulls unearthed in a gravel pit Saccopastore, Lazio, in the 1930s. The site of the dig is now occupied by an eastern section of Rome's ring road. "The results of our studies show that the Saccopastore remains are 100,000 years older than previously thought -- and push back the arrival of Neanderthal man in Italy to 250,000 years...
  • Buried but found: First images of a lost Roman town

    09/10/2012 6:02:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies ^ | Wednesday, September 5, 2012 | U of Cambridge
    Originally founded as a Roman colony in the 4th century BCE, the site of Interamna Lirenas lies in the Liri Valley in Southern Lazio, about 50 miles south of Rome itself. After it was abandoned around the year 500 CE, it was scavenged for building materials and, over time, its remains were completely lost from view. Today, the site is an uninterrupted stretch of farmland, with no recognisable archaeological features. Now, researchers have successfully produced the first images of the ancient site, using geophysical methods that allowed them to look beneath the surface of the earth and map the layout...
  • Schmucky Schumer Hated Hillary SO Much He Quietly Coached Her REPUBLICAN Senate Opponent in 2000...

    07/15/2014 6:20:21 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Well, yet another Clinton White House expose has hit the stands, and this one not only further betrays their disingenuous and calculating nature, but makes clear that Hillary had powerful enemies within the Democratic party long before the Obama wing ever raised it's (horned) head... One person described as not keen on the idea of Clinton joining the Senate is Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), who was so fearful of being up-staged he coached Rep. Rick Lazio (R-LI), Clinton’s eventual Republican opponent, on his 2000 campaign, according to Lazio. “I thought he was generally . . . he was supportive,” Lazio said of Schumer....
  • Rick Lazio drops out of governor's race

    09/27/2010 10:13:31 AM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 27, 2010 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Rick Lazio withdrew today from the Conservative Party line and dropped out of the governors race. The former Long Island congressman, who lost to Carl Paladino in the GOP primary three weeks ago, made the announcement this afternoon, which coincides with the deadline for him to be nominated for a judgeship...
  • Lazio drops out of NY governor's race, helping GOP

    09/27/2010 9:57:11 AM PDT · by Lauren BaRecall · 78 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 27, 2010 | Michael Gormley - Associated Press
    NEW YORK Conservative Party candidate Rick Lazio on Monday withdrew from the race for governor, a decision that helps the tea party candidate who beat Lazio in the Republican primary. Lazio told The Associated Press that he wants to continue to influence the race and bring a workable job-creation program into a contest he says has devolved into name-calling between Republican Carl Paladino and Democrat Andrew Cuomo.
  • Rick Lazio Out Of Governor's Race, Multiple Sources Say

    09/27/2010 9:19:22 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 41 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9-27-10 | Celeste Katz
    Rick Lazio will drop out of the governors race today, withdrawing from the Conservative Party line, a source told DN Capitol Bureau Chef Ken Lovett. Farewell for now? Hes out, the source close to Lazio said. Lazio is scheduled to make an announcement about his future as the gubernatorial nominee of the state CP at a noon presser today. Another Lazio source said he also expected him to withdraw. Rick Lazio alway does the right thing, the second source said, adding he wasnt told directly by Lazio.
  • Lazio Pullout Expected Monday; Would Give Pladino Ballot Line

    09/27/2010 8:48:13 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 24 replies
    WBEN NEWS 930 ^ | 9/27/2010 | WBEN NEWS STAFF
    (WBEN) Defeated Republican Rick Lazio is expected to drop out of the Governor's race today according to several political observers who eye both history and an upcoming deadline to remove him from the Conservative Party line While officially early Monday morning , the Lazio campaign has scheduled no announcement, even Democratic political observers expect the move today and late Tuesday at the very latest. "I'm going to make a projection here. My experience has been when it comes to internal matters within the Republican party they usually are able to pull it together ... I think in the end that...
  • In Diverging New York Polls, Methods Mattered

    09/24/2010 7:25:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 24, 2010 | MARJORIE CONNELLY
    The campaign for governor of New York was shaken up this week by the release of polls that offered vastly different impressions of the race more than six weeks before Election Day. On Wednesday, a poll by Quinnipiac University suggested a close race. Andrew M. Cuomo, the Democratic candidate, was supported by 49 percent of 751 likely voters, while the Republican, Carl P. Paladino, was backed by 43 percent. The next day, Siena College released a poll of 801 registered voters showing Mr. Cuomo with a 33-point lead over Mr. Paladino, 57 percent to 24 percent. That poll, unlike the...
  • NY Republicans want Lazio to give up on gov try

    09/24/2010 2:33:30 PM PDT · by Lauren BaRecall · 37 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | September 24, 2010 | Associated Press
    New York Republican leaders want former U.S. Rep. Rick Lazio to end his campaign for governor after losing his party's primary to tea party favorite Carl Paladino. Lazio continues to have the support of the state's Conservative Party and could run as its gubernatorial candidate in November.
  • Andrew Cuomo leads Carl Paladino 57% to 24% in new Siena poll

    09/23/2010 9:27:15 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 40 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/23/2010 | By Kenneth Lovett
    What a difference a day makes. A new Siena College poll released Thursday shows Andrew Cuomo with a commanding lead in the governor's race over maverick GOP opponent Carl Paladino a day after a separate poll claimed the race had narrowed dramatically. Cuomo leads Paladino by a 57% to 24% margin among registered voters, with Conservative party candidate Rick Lazio bringing up the rear at 8%. The poll is a marked difference than a Quinnipiac survey of likely voters released Wednesday that seemed to shake up the race. That poll had Cuomo ahead of Paladino by a slim 49% to...
  • What's powering Paladino: He's not a joke - he's part of a Tea Party movement fueled by raw anger

    09/21/2010 12:42:03 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 27 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9/21/2010 | By Scott Rasmussen
    Already the pundits, political experts and commentators have written off Carl Paladino as a serious gubernatorial candidate. In today's political environment, that's a mistake. While it's true that Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is the frontrunner and likely winner of the New York gubernatorial race (the Democrat leads by 58% to 29% in the latest Rasmussen Reports poll), there is reason to believe that Paladino could make this a somewhat closer election than the political elites expect. Here's why: The Tea Party movement, which propelled Paladino's primary victory, is real and vastly underrated as an electoral force. That's just as true...

    09/15/2010 3:47:19 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 42 replies
    This is one aspect of yesterday's results I dont see any one talking about Even Karl Rove was backed into a corner and does not know how to handle it NO ONE predicted these results. Usually after the election we look at the pollsters to see who was closest- no one was even close. In New York the polls had Carl Paladino tied with Lazio on Monday- on Tuesday Paladino beat him by OVER 40 PERCENT! 72% to 27% Thats how bad these polls were.
  • Paladino's next challenge

    09/15/2010 3:55:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 15, 2010 | Editorial
    Well, New York Republicans went out and got themselves an angry man. They may come to regret it. That's the upshot of yesterday's gubernatorial primary, in which Carl Paladino, multimillionaire developer from Buffalo, pretty much expelled the GOP establishment's candidate, ex-Rep. Rick Lazio, from public life. Actually, Lazio can be said to have lost this race far more than Paladino won. To say the former Long Island legislator kept a low profile is putting it mildly: Lazio ran as the Invisible Man -- refusing to debate, speaking in platitudes and generally just boring folks to tears. Even his notoriously uninspired...
  • Ballot does not fit, vote to ...

    09/14/2010 6:46:29 AM PDT · by sefarkas · 8 replies
    self | 9/14/2010 | sefarkas
    This morning I voted in Precinct 92 for Lorgio in the Conservative Party Primary. It took 30 minutes because the ballot for the scanner was 3/8" too wide. The folks working there were unprepared to give me an affadavit ballot -- there were none for any of the political parties -- so they improvised by using the form intended for the scanner.
  • A Fiery Unknown Ruffles New York's Republicans

    09/13/2010 7:53:11 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/13/10 | By MICHAEL BARBARO
    A Fiery Unknown Ruffles New Yorks RepublicansBy MICHAEL BARBARO Published: September 12, 2010 LinkedinDiggMixxMySpaceYahoo! BuzzPermalink. RIVERHEAD, N.Y. Inside an Elks lodge here in the heart of middle-class Long Island, a crowd of 150 Tea Party members erupted into thunderous applause over the weekend when Carl P. Paladino, the resurgent Republican candidate for governor, outlined his plan to tame New Yorks entrenched political class. Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times Carl P. Paladino, a Republican candidate for governor of New York, says, Im taking a baseball bat to Albany with me. Rick A. Lazio, who has Republican leaders backing,...
  • A Fiery Unknown Ruffles New Yorks G.O.P.

    09/12/2010 7:57:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 116 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 12, 2010 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. Inside an Elks' lodge here in the heart of middle-class Long Island, a crowd of 150 Tea Party members erupted into thunderous applause over the weekend when Carl P. Paladino, the resurgent Republican candidate for governor, outlined his plan to tame New Yorks entrenched political class. Im taking a baseball bat to Albany with me, he told them, setting off shouts of God bless you! and Go get em! But on the eve of the Republican primary, members of the states anxious party establishment... --snip-- If Carl Paladino wins this thing, it will cause severe damage ...
  • Poll: Lazio, Paladino race 'too close to call'

    09/12/2010 6:58:27 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 31 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 9/12/10 | Bufalo News
    Raleigh, N.C. It looks like theres a real possibility of a major upset in the New York Senate primary on Tuesday night, with insurgent conservative Carl Paladino leading longtime establishmen GOP pick Rick Lazio 47-44. That 3 point lead is well within the polls margin of error. If Lazio is indeed defeated Tuesday night it will be yet another sign that conservatives have a strangle hold on the Republican Party and moderates may or may not be welcome anymore.

    09/12/2010 2:51:05 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 9 replies
    Michael Caputo ^ | 9/12/10 | NY TEA PARTY
    (ALBANY, NY) - Dozens of New York Tea Party leaders drove for hours Sunday from across the state to descend on Albany and announce their support for the candidacy of Carl Paladino, a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Tuesday's New York primary. With just 48 hours to go in Paladino's dead-heat battle with lobbyist Rick Lazio, the leaders, directly representing more than 10,000 activists, committed to get out the vote for Paladino on Tuesday. "From the very beginning of my candidacy, I have been humbled by the support I received from the Tea Party movement across New York," said Paladino. "Now...
  • Rick Lazio for New York

    09/12/2010 8:34:23 AM PDT · by Raquel · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Political Blog ^ | September 12, 2010 | Raquel Okyay
    New York State is in financial shambles; we know it and the politicians know it too, yet tax payer funds are squandered budget after New York State budget. Due to a bad economy and bad management, our deficit amounts to $40 billion over the next several years. The result is New York families are hurting; they have lost their jobs, depleted their savings, and at this point fuming with out of control spending in Albany. New Yorkers are searching for a leader who has a record of saying NO to a bulging government and will provide solutions to difficult problems....
  • Late surge by Paladino vs. Lazio (NY Gov Tea Party Candidate)

    09/12/2010 6:28:12 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/12/10 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    ALBANY -- A stunning new poll released yesterday shows controversial megamillionaire Buffalo builder Carl Paladino overtaking former Long Island Congress man Rick Lazio in Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary. The Siena College Research Institute survey found that the hard-charging Paladino (pictured) -- who has vowed to turn state government "upside down" -- is now trailing Lazio by just 43-42 percent among likely GOP voters, a dramatic change from a Siena poll last month that showed him trailing Lazio by 43-30 percent.
  • "Little Ricky" Lazio Continues To Be Ignored by Andrew Cuomo (NY Governor Race)

    09/06/2010 7:56:11 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 6 replies
    RINO Central (NY GOP) ^ | 9/6/10 | Lazio Headquarters
    [This is the original title- Try not to laff at 'hammer'] Rick Lazio Continues to Hammer Cuomo On Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf Rick Lazio, the Republican and Conservative candidate for Governor, sent a follow-up letter this week to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo regarding the Attorney General's refusal to investigate the Ground Zero mosque. Meanwhile, an Egyptian-born businessman who lives on Long Island - and who once gave thousands of dollars to a Hamas front group - has been revealed as a major investor in the proposed mosque, in the first disclosure of the money behind the controversial project. What follows...
  • Lazio wears Hillary's Heel Marks

    09/02/2010 2:11:50 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 32 replies ^ | 9/2/2010 | Michael Short
    I am currently on a townhall call with the head of the Democrat Party in NY state, Michael Short. He is talking about Little Ricky Lazio. He has said it's a matter of public record that Lazio wears Hillary's heel marks from his last pitiful showing in a debate against Hillary. They also said he smells funny. This man, Little Ricky Lazio, is claiming conservative credentials when he is a LOSER RINO who likes abortion.
  • Paladino's 'Contract With America' (NY Gov Primary against RINO Lazio)

    09/02/2010 1:06:15 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 47 replies
    Cut taxes and spending by ten percent in the first six months of his administration and cut spending by a total of twenty percent in his first year; Review every department and agency of state government to evaluate efficiency, effectiveness and necessity and cut programs not benefiting the taxpayer; Cut the States income tax on manufacturing to keep these businesses in New York, preserve jobs, and attract new ones here; Cut optional Medicaid benefits back by $20 billion - saving New Yorkers $10 billion; Limit the total time a State Legislator can serve to no more than 8 years; Eliminate...

    08/31/2010 2:07:27 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 6 replies
    press release ^ | 8/31/2010 | Michael Caputo
    (ELMIRA, NY) - Chemung County Committee Republican Chairman Michael Krusen endorsed Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino for Governor of New York. Chairman Krusen joins a growing trend of seven Republican County chairmen endorsing Carl Paladino as the candidate who best represents the interests and values of their constituents. "I enthusiastically endorse Carl Paladino for Governor of the State of New York," said Michael Krusen Chemung County Republican Chairman. "As a businessman and attorney, Carl knows how to make New York's government work for the people again. Carl has the passion, knowledge and ability to make the tough decisions that so desperately...
  • Can NY Senate Seat Go Republican? (PALADINO FOR NY GOVERNOR)

    08/30/2010 1:43:18 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 17 replies
    The New York PRIMARY is only 3 weeks away and although the media wants to ignore it there IS a tea party candidate surging ahead in the polls against RINO Little Ricky LAzio. The Media would love nothig more than a Cuomo/Lazio race for New York Governor. This is a win by default for Cuomo who has $20 million in the bank -vs- Loseio's $400 Thousand But Little Ricky has to make it through an UNHEARD OF Republican Primary. Lazio was the hand-selected candidate of the old time establishment New York GOP who appear to have just picked a name...
  • Scholastic Rowing Association makes a splash in Buffalo River (about NY GOV CANDIDATE PALADINO)

    08/27/2010 6:52:14 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 7 replies ^ | 8/27/2010 | Dale Anderson
    Balloons bobbed brightly Thursday evening where the renaissance was taking place at the edge of a desolate post-industrial stretch of Ohio Street in Buffalos Old First Ward. Across from the baseball game in Father Conway Park, beyond a bison-shaped sign that read Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association, a crowd of about 100 had gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of a white canvas arch of a building a few steps from the bank of the Buffalo River the clubs temporary boathouse. We looked at 45 sites all over Western New York before we saw this one,...
  • No time to debate Paladino, Lazios camp says

    08/27/2010 6:29:32 AM PDT · by seton89 · 6 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | August 27 2010 | Robert J. McCarthy
    The debate over a debate between Republican gubernatorial hopefuls Rick A. Lazio and Carl P. Paladino seems to be over. There wont be one. We have a full schedule between now and the primary, and that will not include any plans for a debate, said David James, communications director for the Lazio campaign. We look forward to debating Andrew Cuomo many times before Nov. 2, he added, referring to State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, the Democratic candidate. The Lazio statement Thursday put the kibosh on growing speculation about a possible Republican gubernatorial debate before the Sept. 14 primary. That...
  • Lazio leans on mosque as his key issue

    08/26/2010 11:42:19 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Times Herald-Record Middletown, NY ^ | 8/26/10 | Steve Israel
    GOSHEN Rick Lazio seems like he's always blasting the Islamic center proposed near Ground Zero. Lazio, the Republican candidate for governor, rails against the project on a TV commercial over images of a skeletal World Trade Center. His website challenges Democratic opponent Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to investigate the finances behind the project and debate it. Lazio down some 30 points in the polls and $23 million in campaign money has made the issue such a big deal, a French TV reporter came to Goshen Wednesday to ask him about it at a campaign stop. So...
  • GOP PRIMARY: Lazio the dealmaker vs. Paladino the brawler (NYGov race to beat Andrew Cuomo)

    08/26/2010 11:03:55 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 6 replies
    Rochester City News ^ | 8/26/2010 | By Jeremy Moule
    Rick Lazio is polished and pragmatic, the kind of guy you'd expect to step out of a corporate boardroom or an executive suite. Carl Paladino is blunt and confrontational: he talks about cleaning up Albany with a baseball bat. These are the two candidates in the September 14 Republican gubernatorial primary, and their personal styles couldn't be more different. Several Republican leaders and elected officials say that's what this race is about: personality. The candidates are close as far as the issues are concerned. Neither strays far from the party's ideological mantra of cutting government spending, fostering business growth, and...
  • Paladino accepts PBS/LWV debate (NY Gov Race- Lazio In Hiding)

    08/26/2010 9:14:40 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 2 replies
    press release ^ | 8/26/2010 | Michael Caputo
    Insurgent candidate for Governor calls for Lazio to "stand up for his beliefs" (BUFFALO, NY) - Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino, a Republican candidate for Governor of New York, today accepted the invitation of the Association of Public Broadcasting Stations and the League of Women Voters to debate his opponent Rick Lazio before the Republican Primary. "I am delighted the League and PBS extended their deadline for acceptance of this invitation," Paladino said. "The voters want a debate and this is the only statewide televised opportunity remaining since lobbyist Rick Lazio started dodging the challenge." "Campaign schedules have tightened up quite...
  • Paladino And Lazio Hit Each Other Hard, But Not In Debate (NY Gov Race against Cuomo)

    08/25/2010 12:40:36 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 3 replies
    WBEN News Buffalo ^ | 8/25/10 | AP
    (AP) The increasingly heated Republican race for governor includes accusations of extremist views and smear campaigns, but it apparently wont include a debate. Each citing prior commitments, designee Rick Lazio and Carl Paladino, who forced the Sept. 14 primary through a petition drive, say they wont debate on Aug. 30. Paladino committed to a televised debate in Syracuse that day and had sent a staffer to Lazio events dressed in a chicken suit trying to embarrass Lazio to accept. In recent weeks, the Paladino campaign has sent this protestor to various Lazio events, trying to draw attention to the lack...
  • PALADINO: Lobbyist Lazio wears Hillary's heel marks (NY Governor Race)

    08/25/2010 10:34:48 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 9 replies
    facebook ^ | Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 10:54am | Paladion
    Beaten badly by Hillary, does Lazio refuse to debate ever again? (BUFFALO, NY) - Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino, a Republican candidate for Governor of New York, today bashed Rick Lazio for declining a debate on statewide television and offered his opponent additional debate venues and dates. "Rick Lazio has an obligation to stand up and tell Republican voters what he believes in," Paladino said. "Sadly, he just refuses to debate. I want every Republican in New York to know I will meet Rick to debate the issues on any street in any town in any county of this great state."...
  • Lazio falling

    08/23/2010 3:16:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 23, 2010 | Editorial
    It's less than a month before Primary Day in New York and GOP conven tion-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio is rapidly losing ground to challenger Carl Paladino of Buffalo. According to the latest Siena College poll, Lazio's 20-point lead over the gadfly businessman, registered a month ago, has shrunk to 13 points, 43-30. And in recent days Paladino has been endorsed by several upstate GOP county chairmen and such elected officials as Assemblywoman Jane Corwin of Nia- gara. Yes, there's a regional element to some of this -- Paladino is something of a hero in the Buffalo area -- but...
  • Lazio Slapped by Orange Tea Bag

    08/20/2010 9:34:34 AM PDT · by Raquel · 7 replies
    Political Blog ^ | August 19, 2010 | Raquel Okyay
    Great lengths some supporters will go for the candidate of their choice, particularly in a hotly contested election cycle. Lie, steal, cheat and beg, in fact. It is the nature of the beast. Politics is a peoples game, a turf war, a struggle to come out on top. Power corrupts even the best. The tea party is no different, a political animal all in itself, where you will find much weakness and much strength. Politicos and patriots alike will pick and choose candidates, smile and shake hands, and at the end of the day, voters will have their say, and...
  • Paladino to Lazio: I'm no Hillary Clinton

    08/19/2010 10:51:19 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 5 replies ^ | 8/18/10 | caputo
    PALADINO HITS LAZIO'S FEAR OF DEBATE "What's he afraid of - I'm no Hillary Clinton" (BUFFALO, NY) - Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino today called on his opponent Rick Lazio to debate for the third day, invoking a name the career politician and lobbyist would rather forget: Hillary Clinton. "I don't know why Rick is so afraid to debate me on the issues New Yorkers care about the most. I'm no Hillary Clinton," Paladino said. Republican donors invested $45 million in Lazio's 2000 US Senate race against Clinton. Many attribute his spectacular failure to his poor performance in a Buffalo debate...
  • Lazio: Let's pull plug on mosque

    08/10/2010 4:51:35 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies ^ | 8/9/10 | CHUCK BENNETT and ISABEL VINCENT
    GOP gubernatorial hopeful Rick Lazio yesterday called on the Public Service Commission to zap the Ground Zero mosque because of the revelation that Con Ed owns half the site. "As governor I will appoint commissioners . . . who, like me, oppose this group's plan to build a mosque at Ground Zero -- and I encourage New Yorkers to call the Public Service commissioners and tell them the same," he said. The disclosure in Sunday's Post about the property's ownership proves the mosque's developers "have been operating under false pretenses," he said.
  • Paladino changes his mind in race for governor

    07/31/2010 11:51:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 2+ views ^ | 07.30.2010 | NA
    <p>ALBANY (AP) -- Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino is reversing course, saying he may secure a "Taxpayers" minor party line for the general election after all if he loses the Republican primary in September.</p> <p>The result could be a split of the Republican and conservative vote. Front-running Republican designee Rick Lazio has the Conservative Party line...</p>
  • Lazio Seeks Probe of Ground-Zero Mosque

    07/15/2010 8:21:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 7-15-10 | Mark Impomeni
    Republican Rick Lazio, the partys nominee for governor in New York, called on his Democratic opponent Atty. Gen. Andrew Cuomo to open an investigation into the funding sources for the Cordoba Mosque, planned for Lower Manhattan near the site of the September 11 terror attacks. Lazio said that there were serious questions about the funding and the intent of the developers behind the mosque. We seek a clean accounting of all the funding sources for this mosque," Lazio said. Where did the $5 million come from that were used to purchase the land? Where will the $95 million in addition...
  • NY gov candidate seeks probe of ground-zero mosque

    07/08/2010 6:50:31 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 8, 2010 | Beth Fouhy
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio on Tuesday called on his Democratic rival, Andrew Cuomo, to investigate the development of a $100 million mosque being planned near ground zero. The mosque, just a block away from the Sept. 11 terror attack site, has been a source of controversy in the community even though Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other city officials support its construction and have said that it poses no security concerns. Some survivors and family members of the 9/11 victims say building a mosque there disrespects the memory of those who died at the hands of...
  • Cuomo doesnt know sharia; Ground Zero imam preaches intolerant Islamic law

    07/08/2010 12:49:41 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 10 replies · 6+ views ^ | July 8, 2010 | Tim Sumner
    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said the following in response to yesterday's press conference conducted by Rick Lazio, his potential opposition in the coming election for governor in New York state: “If there is a criminal case, then there is a criminal case. But, if this is: I don’t like this religion, and I don’t like this religion on this block. Or: I don’t like this religion in this city. Then I agree with Mayor Bloomberg. Then I agree with the community board that approved the mosque. What are we about, if not religious freedom? What is the country...
  • Andy, rivals in mosque split

    07/05/2010 4:22:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies ^ | July 5, 2010 | Fredric Dicker
    Andrew Cuomo and his GOP challengers are splitting sharply on the hotly contested question of building a mosque near Ground Zero, even as they're in surprising agreement on the need to cut taxes and spending. Attorney General Cuomo said he favored building the mosque, which polls show is opposed by most city residents, including many who say it would be an insult to 9/11 victims. Cuomo, who polls show is the overwhelming favorite to be the state's next governor, said through a spokesman, "America is all about diversity and tolerance and, thus, we should let this project proceed, even though...
  • NY Republicans choose Lazio as governor candidate

    06/02/2010 10:19:39 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 591+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2010
    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Republicans have chosen former Congressman Rick Lazio (LAH'-zee-oh) as their candidate for governor. The party endorsed the Long Islander on Wednesday at its convention in New York City.
  • Watch your back, Kirsten (Cuomo's looking for a gig)

    03/30/2010 9:25:07 PM PDT · by dangus · 5 replies · 317+ views
    Vanity ^ | 3-31-10 | Dangus
    Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is very popular in New York. Governor David Paterson and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are not... and they're both up for re-election. Conventional wisdom has had it that Cuomo will run for one of their jobs: Paterson's. Amidst unsourced press reports that Cuomo would begin his campaign for governor sometime in March, Paterson even announced he would not be seeking re-election. But now March has come and just about gone, and there's no announcement. Cuomo, in fact, keeps insisting he's running for attorney general. But it's hard to believe the heretofore ruthless politician, suddenly lacks any ambition...
  • An archaeological mystery in a half-ton lead coffin

    03/29/2010 12:52:22 PM PDT · by decimon · 72 replies · 3,073+ views
    University of Michigan ^ | Mar. 29, 2010 | Unknown
    The lead coffin archaeologists found in the abandoned ancient city of Gabii, Italy could contain a gladiator or bishop. ANN ARBOR, Mich.In the ruins of a city that was once Rome's neighbor, archaeologists last summer found a 1,000-pound lead coffin. Who or what is inside is still a mystery, said Nicola Terrenato, the University of Michigan professor of classical studies who leads the projectthe largest American dig in Italy in the past 50 years. The sarcophagus will soon be transported to the American Academy in Rome, where engineers will use heating techniques and tiny cameras in an effort to gain...
  • NY Poll: GOP Voters Favor Lazio As Levy Switches Parties

    03/22/2010 2:04:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 444+ views
    realclearpolitics ^ | March 22nd, 2010 | Mike Memoli
    A new Siena poll (810 RVs, 3/15-18, MoE +/- 3.4%) is the first in New York to test the potential Republican primary for governor between former Rep. Rick Lazio (R) and Steve Levy, the Suffolk County Executive and soon-to-be-former Democrat. Lazio leads Levy 45-16 in an initial test, with 40 percent undecided. When Republican voters are informed of Levy's political affiliation, Lazio's lead expands to 60-19, with 22 percent undecided. Democratic Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, meanwhile, continues to be the early heavy favorite to ultimately win the seat in November.
  • Conservative Party leaders back Lazio for governor (NY)

    03/21/2010 8:02:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 355+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | March 21, 2010 | Jay Rey and Robert J. McCarthy
    A day after being rejected by his own partys chairman, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio secured the all-important backing Saturday from State Conservative Party leaders. The Conservative Party Executive Committee met Saturday in Brooklyn, where it recommended the former Long Island congressman as the partys candidate for governor. The Lazio endorsement still needs to be ratified at the Conservative Party convention this spring, said Michael R. Long, State Conservative Party chairman. Hes got a lot of support among the leaders of the party, Long said by phone after the meeting. Hes been friends of the party for a long time,...
  • Democrat Enters N.Y. Governor Race as Republican

    03/19/2010 10:03:49 PM PDT · by South40 · 26 replies · 781+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 19, 2010 | Jeremy W. Peters
    ALBANY Fresh off an announcement that jolted the New York political world, Steve Levy, the Long Island Democrat who abandoned his party to run for governor as a Republican, is working to secure endorsements as he tries to gain an edge in the contest for the nomination. His candidacy barely a day old, Mr. Levy, the Suffolk County executive, has already siphoned away the support of several influential county leaders from former Representative Rick A. Lazio, who until this week appeared to be the Republican front-runner.
  • Lazio Goes After New Challenger in Governors Race

    03/19/2010 9:25:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 386+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 18, 2010 | JEREMY W. PETERS and DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    ALBANY The campaign for the Republican nomination for governor was blown wide open on Thursday as the partys presumptive frontrunner, Rick A. Lazio, lost key support after a last-minute entry into the race by a conservative Long Island Democrat. The Democrat, Steve Levy, was quickly amassing Republican endorsements, just hours after he said he would switch parties and seek the Republican nomination. Mr. Lazio, seeking to contain the damage and play down the growing number of defections from his campaign, hit back on Thursday, calling Mr. Levy, the Suffolk County executive, a rank opportunist. The people of New York...
  • Pataki endorses GOP's Rick Lazio for governor

    03/10/2010 5:12:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 300+ views
    WKTV ^ | Mar 10, 2010
    Former Gov. George Pataki, perhaps the most popular Republican in New York, is endorsing Rick Lazio in his GOP bid for governor this year. Pataki is scheduled to make the endorsement Wednesday afternoon in Manhattan. Lazio is a former congressman from Long Island who has collected endorsements from most Republican county chairmen and many Conservative Party leaders around the state. Lazio spokesman Barney Keller says Pataki's backing is another indication Lazio has support to, as he put it, sweep clean the dysfunction in Albany. Pataki, who retired as governor four years ago, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate...