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  • Surge in Early Balloting Shifts Florida Races (Rooty's NYC liberals switching voter registrations?)

    01/28/2008 3:53:49 AM PST · by Liz · 29 replies · 154+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | January 27, 2008 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    BOCA RATON, Fla. A flood of early ballots from Republican voters, has already exceeded the turnout in the contests in Iowa, NH and Nevada. As of Friday night, nearly 400,000 party Republicans had cast early votes, either in person or by mail......There were 3.8 million Republicans qualified to vote Tuesday. That offers a glimmer of hope to Giuliani's calculated effort to get his supporters to vote early hoping to bank a substantial number of votes before losses in other early states raised questions about his viability and his competitors arrived in the state, driving down his numbers in the polls....
  • The Reflective Rudy; The Ex-Mayor Writes His Own Farewell to Donna

    01/26/2008 6:53:38 AM PST · by Liz · 11 replies · 6,025+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | July 17 - 23, 2002 edition | Wayne Barrett
    GIULIANI PARTNERS LLC 5 Times Square Confidential memo to file From R. Giuliani July 15, 2002 In one week I bought a new 3100-square-foot Central Park apartment for $5.25 million and dumped Donna for $6.8 million, plus the old apartment, child support, taxes, and legal fees. Not bad for a guy who made a measly $294,000 in 1992—my last year of private employment before becoming mayor. I'll make $8 million this year just for delivering my already oldie but goodie, the stock September 11 speech. Without 9-11, I'd be lucky to get a date at the Guy Molinari Republican Club...
  • The Long Run; In Matters Big and Small, Crossing Giuliani Had Price

    01/25/2008 5:38:13 PM PST · by Liz · 23 replies · 153+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | January 22, 2008 | MICHAEL POWELL and RUSS BUETTNER
    Rudy Giuliani's toughness edged toward ruthlessness and became a defining aspect of his mayoralty. NYC spent at least $7M settling civil rights lawsuits and paying retaliatory damages during the Giuliani years. After unidentified city workers complained of pressure to hand contracts to Giuliani-favored organizations, investigators examined not the charges but the leakers' identity. “There were constant loyalty tests: ‘Will you shoot your brother?’ ” said Marilyn Gelber, environmental commissioner under Mr. Giuliani. “People were marked for destruction for disloyal jokes.” Giuliani paid careful attention to the art of political payback. When former Mayors Koch and Dinkins spoke publicly of Mr....
  • Goodbye Rudy, Tuesday (Giuliani a goner--tawdry personal life a turnoff)

    01/25/2008 5:08:53 PM PST · by Liz · 103 replies · 410+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | January 23, 2008 | Timothy Egan
    For 50 days, Giuliani had the Sunshine State nearly to himself........he’s sucked up to Miami's Cuban vote, pandered in Cape Canaveral about the space program, tried to scare retirees in South Florida. There he is riding in a fire truck in a Miami parade, trailed by angry firefighters who blame him for multiple failures when NY was the Panhandle, he's the consummate Yankees fan trying to look down-home on the Redneck Riviera. Yet, the more they see of Giuliani, the more his poll numbers tank...... Rudy’s campaign is in meltdown. Amazing how much voters bring up his tawdry personal...
  • Giuliani's Florida win appears in danger (Cali and NY slipping away)

    01/24/2008 8:01:05 AM PST · by Liz · 28 replies · 146+ views
    AP ^ | 1/24/08 | LIZ SIDOTI and JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writers
    DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Rudy Giuliani splurged on Florida, lavishing time and money on a high-risk gamble that the state would vault him to the Republican presidential nomination. Five days before his make-or-break primary, all that last year's national front-runner has to show for the love he's given the Sunshine State is a diminished standing. "We are gaining support. I think you'll see that over the next few days," Giuliani insisted Wednesday, hours before a new poll showed him trailing John McCain and Mitt Romney. Florida was supposed to be "Rudy Country." His game plan called for playing down earlier-voting...
  • RUDY SWAMPED IN FLA. (kicking conservatives to the curb strategy hurting RINO)

    01/15/2008 7:30:43 AM PST · by Liz · 13 replies · 204+ views
    NY POST ^ | January 15, 2008 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Giuliani's must-win Florida strategy is in trouble.... McCain moved up 9 points, supported by 22% likely GOP primary voters, compared to Giuliani's 20%, down 8 points (Quinnipiac). Huckabee and Romney got 19%..... Giuliani's poor performance in Iowa and NH is negatively impacting his candidacy........"he staked his entire campaign on winning Florida and that lead has evaporated," the pollster said. But there is a silver lining - 59%, including many Northeast transplants and Cuban-Americans, swear they will not abandon him.......only 42% of McCain's backers say they'll stick with him.
  • RUDY: FLORIDA STRATEGY WILL WIN (Giuliani sucking-up to latinos)

    01/14/2008 6:17:21 AM PST · by Liz · 40 replies · 156+ views
    NY POST ^ | January 14, 2008 | CARL CAMPANILE
    HAVANA PARTY: Giuliani aboard a vintage firetruck at the Three Kings Parade in Miami's Little Havana. A fading, cash-strapped Giuliani...all but admitted a defeat here could doom his candidacy. Giuliani courted the influential Hispanic vote in South Florida. His base of support is Florida's Northeastern transplants, and Cuban-Americans. His support has eroded here following poor performances in Iowa and New Hampshire and he is battling a cash crunch ....about a dozen top staffers will not be paid this month to help preserve resources for Florida, and Super Tuesday.
  • RUDY RUNNING ON FUME$ (ex-finance co-chair now working at Giuliani Partners)

    01/12/2008 4:25:14 AM PST · by Liz · 55 replies · 165+ views
    NY POST ^ | January 12, 2008 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Giuliani's top campaign staffers are working without pay and his national finance co-chairman has stepped down - signs of his presidential campaign's turmoil and financial difficulties........just weeks before the make-or-break Florida primary Jan. 29. The Giuliani campaign announced it had $7M to spend in the primary as of Dec. 31. But that doesn't include millions of dollars in TV ads since then..... national finance co-chair, Roy Bailey, has stepped down and is working at Rudy's firm Giuliani Partners.
  • NO FRONT-RUNNER LEAVES ROOM FOR RUDY AWAKENING (Robot Rooty ready--programmed to alienate)

    01/10/2008 4:53:39 AM PST · by Liz · 26 replies · 123+ views
    NY POST ^ | January 9, 2008 | Charles Hurt, DC Bureau Chief
    McCain's NH victory was the best news for Giuliani's wacko strategy of hiding in the dugout until the final innings....the Republican nom remains completely up for grabs and probably will remain so for several more weeks. If McCain is the nominal front-runner, the Palmetto State - where voters have very long memories and carry very long grudges - will rise up and destroy him on illegal immigration. It is altogether possible that a sure conservative like Fred Thompson wins SC, further flattening the field. And a flattened field heading into Florida is the only way Giuliani can hope his strange...

    12/31/2007 3:16:44 AM PST · by Liz · 100 replies · 255+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 31, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE and GEOFF EARLE
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Giuliani's support here has plummeted into single digits....according to new surveys released yesterday. A Reuters poll shows the ex-mayor capturing just 8% of the vote - tied for fourth place with Thompson and Ron Paul. An MSNBC poll shows Giuliani tied with Paul for fifth place with a measly 5% of the vote - near the bottom of the pack. "Where has he been? He stopped showing up," said conservative activist Jamie Johnson, who runs a radio station. Giuliani did not air a single TV ad in Iowa, and his 15 trips here were far...
  • HUCK BOOM GOING POOF (survey of 15,000 Iowans shows Rudy an also-ran)

    12/29/2007 3:49:43 AM PST · by Liz · 177 replies · 295+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 29, 2007 | ROBERT NOVAK oversized sample shows Huckabee slipping and no longer ahead of Romney. A private corporate interest commissioned a phone-bank survey of 15,000 Iowans who will attend Republican caucuses Jan. 3....showed Romney with 30%, Huckabee 26%. Sen. John McCain was third with 12%, Rudy Giuliani fourth at 9%. Fred Thompson had 1%, with slightly fewer votes than Rep. Ron Paul (also at 1%)....McCain was the leading second-choice candidate for both Huckabee and Romney voters.
  • WHY GIULIANI NEEDS A MIRACLE (go ahead, Rudy--wanna try kicking so/con Repubs to the curb, again?)

    12/18/2007 6:17:18 AM PST · by Liz · 72 replies · 123+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 18, 2007 | RICH LOWRY
    --SNIP--Giuliani is finally suffering from the natural gravitational pull of his messy personal life (as mayor, he financed a security detail for his mistress) and his ideological heterodoxy (especially on social issues) has dragged him down to a level where it is no longer an invisible force. His supporters thought that he'd bump up in the NH polls once he started advertising. But since Nov 10 he's spent more than Romney and McCain, and Giuliani's numbers have, if anything, declined slightly. Pundits speculated that the WOT was the new social issue, more important to Republicans than abortion or gay marriage.........over...
  • Rudy Giuliani has female problems - poll (tax-paid mistress, dumped wife-kids, termed "rotten")

    12/17/2007 3:50:38 AM PST · by Liz · 44 replies · 205+ views
    DAILY NEWS ^ | Sunday, December 16th 2007 | HELEN KENNEDY, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
    --SNIP--Giuliani's messy personal life is a big turnoff to women voters....causing the public humiliation of his second wife, tax-paid bodyguards for his girlfriend and a frosty relationship with his kids: It all makes wives and moms around the country skeptical of putting him in the White House. "If he can't control his personal life, I just don't see how he can control the country," said a Lucas, Kan housewife. Fifty % of women overall - and 48% of GOP women - said that Giuliani dumping second wife Donna Hanover at a 2000 press conference would make them less likely to...
  • RUDY THE 'IMPERFECT' (betcha Rooty's itchin' to pardon yes-man Kerik into the Homeland job)

    12/15/2007 10:04:09 AM PST · by Liz · 18 replies · 167+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 15, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Giuliani admits his personal faults in a major speech today....according to excerpts released by his campaign. The thrice-married ex-mayor will say, "If you are looking for perfection, you are not going to find it in me." Giuliani's speech comes on the heels of unflattering media coverage......Team Rudy selected Florida for his address because the state's Jan. 29 primary is considered his "firewall" should he lose several early-voting states.
  • Web site reveals odd billing of travel by then-Mayor Giuliani (more tricks than a call girl)

    12/10/2007 10:36:43 AM PST · by Liz · 40 replies · 114+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2007 | William K. Rashbaum, NY TIMES
    Late in his tenure as mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani billed tens of thousands of dollars in travel expenses to little-known city agencies as he was beginning an extramarital affair, a political Web site reported Wednesday. The report, on the Politico Web site, cited documents obtained under the New York State Freedom of Information Law. But it was unclear from those documents whether Giuliani allocated those travel costs, from 1999 through 2001, to obscure city offices in an attempt to conceal expenses associated with the relationship or for some accounting purpose. The administration of Giuliani's successor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg,...
  • RUDY HARD-PRESSED TO DEFEND GAL PAL'S SECURITY (irrational Rooty dodges compelling questions)

    12/10/2007 3:40:41 AM PST · by Liz · 45 replies · 285+ views
    MY POST ^ | By December 10, 2007 | DAPHNE RETTER and CARL CAMPANILE
    Giuliani stammered his way through a defense of tax dollars spent on a security detail for his girlfriend when he was New York's married mayor. "There were threats; they had to be responded to," Giuliani told NBC's "Meet the Press"....."Judith didn't particularly want it, but it was done because they took the view that it was serious and it had to be done this way." Giuliani has been dogged about how much his extramarital affair cost the city.
  • TPM Shag Fund Timeline (IRS MEMO: did Judy declare Rudy's security gifts as income?)

    12/09/2007 8:15:49 AM PST · by Liz · 43 replies · 264+ views
    TALKING POINTS MEMO ^ | December 7, 2007 | Paul Kiel
    It's not easy keeping track of Rudy Giuliani's shag-related expenditures of taxpayer money while mayor of New York. For one thing, it's impossible to get a total of the amount spent guarding the mayor's then-girlfriend. And the available records are spotty at best. But we gave it the ol' TPM try. So here, without further ado, is our timeline. 5/99 -- Judith Nathan and Giuliani meet at Club Macanudo, a cigar bar on the Upper East Side. 7/3/99 -- NYPD Officers charge the city for gas to "accompany the mayor to Southampton." 7/31/99 -- Four officers accompanying Giuliani stay at...
  • Rudy ducks questions on Judi's car use (taxpayers fund Giuliani's extramarital ins and outs)

    12/08/2007 10:26:33 AM PST · by Liz · 50 replies · 3,456+ views
    Giuliani tried to ride out new questions over taxpayer-funded chauffeur police services witnesses said were provided to Judith Nathan well before the married mayor revealed his extramarital involvement in 2000..... asked about Nathan's city-funded wheels, Giuliani non-answered "Thank you," and "Have a good night." Nathan's police escorts were thought to have begun in December 2000, after Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik said she was threatened and needed around-the-clock protection. (Giuliani hid security detail and travel expenses for Nathan in obscure city agencies.) "If Nathan was provided police protection prior to their being a security-threat assessment, it probably was an illegal use...
  • Another Friend of Giuliani's Embroiled in Sheriff’s Criminal Case

    12/04/2007 6:24:07 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 17 replies · 431+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 4, 2007 | RICHARD ESPOSITO
    Presidential Candidate Giuliani's Partner Linked to Bribery Case When Hank Asher reached into the bag and pulled out the two $15,000 gold Cartier watches, the holiday crowd at Carmine's restaurant on 44th Street in Manhattan noticed, patrons recalled. Later, so did the U.S. attorney in Orange County, Calif., and soon yet another of Rudy Giuliani's business partners was embroiled in a bribery case. Asher, identified by the initials H.A. in Overt Act 59 of a federal grand jury indictment against Orange County sheriff Michael Carona, had handed the diamond-encrusted Cartier baubles to the wives of the sheriff and his deputy,...

    12/04/2007 4:13:37 AM PST · by Liz · 16 replies · 172+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 4, 2007 | GEOFF EARLE, Post Correspondent
    CLEAR LAKE, Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rudy Giuliani have seen their once-formidable leads sliced in a new national poll - she lost 11 points while Giuliani plummeted by 9 points in the last month. Clinton dropped to 39% from 50%.....Giuliani dropped to 25% from 34% over the same period.
  • BIZ PARTNER: 'NO ROLE' FOR GIULIANI (lookin' for Rooty in all the wrong places)

    12/03/2007 2:21:41 PM PST · by Liz · 1 replies · 162+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 2, 2007 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    The day-to-day operations of Rudy Giuliani's consulting company have been formally turned over to one of the candidate's longtime advisers - and the former mayor hasn't been to his office in more than a month..........."My role is chairman of Giuliani Partners," said Peter Powers, deputy mayor under Giuliani and a friend since childhood. "I run the company on a day-to-day basis; Rudy's role is none........He has an equity interest in the in the firm, but he is not involved in the management of the firm. He is not involved in any clients."
  • TRYST FUND 'SICKENS' EX-OFFICIAL (city agencies fund Rooty's sex pots)

    12/02/2007 7:32:23 AM PST · by Liz · 218 replies · 402+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 2, 2007 | BRENDAN SCOTT
    A former Giuliani administration official says he's "sick" that his little-known agency was used to hide taxpayer money that funded police escorts during the ex-mayor's Hamptons romantic rendezvous. "The cover-up and explanations have been so disingenuous," said Brendan Sexton, Procurement Policy Board Chair in 2000.....which was charged $29,757 for travel bills racked up by Giuliani's security detail as he hung out with then-girlfriend Judith Nathan on Long Island. "It's disturbing that any government organization could be used to conceal from the public how their money was being spent."
  • Rudy Put $400,000 In Advance Funds On Credit Card For Travel Expenses (was his mistress shopping?)

    12/01/2007 11:41:58 AM PST · by Liz · 48 replies · 185+ views
    TALKING POINTS MEMO ^ | November 30, 2007 | Paul Kiel and Greg Sargent
    TALKING POINTS MEMO is swimming in credit card receipts from Rudy Giuliani's administration; one thing in particular has struck us: in 2001, apparently with an eye to future globetrotting, Giuliani's administration sent a check for $400,000 to American Express. Though the amount was billed to the Assigned Counsel Administrative Office, an office that provides lawyers for indigent defendants, the money served as an advance against Giuliani's future travel, and other expenses later incurred by the mayor's office and his security detail. The unusually large prepayment, as yet unreported, adds weight to the theory that the Giuliani administration was using accounting...
  • RUDY AIDE TOOK HAMPTON HOLIDAY ON YOUR DIME (let us count the ways taxpayers paid and paid)

    12/01/2007 7:31:38 AM PST · by Liz · 71 replies · 104+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 1, 2007 | DAVID SEIFMAN and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Giuliani's secret relationship forced taxpayers to pay a mayoral aide's hotel tab according to city documents....while Giuliani was visiting Judith Nathan at her LI condo. Taxpayers also paid security detail motel bills in Pennsylvania, Nathan's home state......records show two charges for gas on April 8, 2000, in Tannersville, Pa, about 1/2 outside Nathan's hometown of Hazleton. It isn't clear if security was guarding both Nathan and Giuliani, or if she was alone at the time......Nathan began receiving police protection, not long after her relationship with Giuliani became public.....paid from obscure mayoral agencies.........
  • COASTING INTO FLA. MAY COST GIULIANI (seen as gun-grabbing, abortion-supporting philanderer)

    11/30/2007 7:00:51 AM PST · by Liz · 26 replies · 85+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 30, 2007 | Charles Hurt, Inside Washington
    CLEARWATER, Fla. Sliding in the polls, Giuliani is no longer sure he can win the nomination--taking Florida after losing early states that traditionally determine the nominees. Giuliani's problem is not so much tactical as it is substantive. During Wednesday's debate, Republicans saw the Rudy they've been doing their best to pretend did not exist. He wasn't the crime-fighting, terrorist-bashing, smiling hero they've come to like so much....he's the gun-grabbing, abortion-supporting philanderer that Republicans don't waste much time with - especially in Florida where conservatives turned the Terri Schiavo case into a national cause.

    11/30/2007 6:43:43 AM PST · by Liz · 26 replies · 257+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 30, 2007 | DAVID SEIFMAN and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Giuliani says obscure city agencies were billed for out-of-town credit-card charges of his mayoral security detail because the NYPD was so slow in paying its bills.......the Mayor's Office spent $165,985 for out-of-town travel in fiscal 2000 and in 2001 $184,796. It allocated another $143,867 to 12 agencies under Giuliani's control in 2000 and $435,215 in 2001, periods when he was conducting an extramarital affair with Nathan, now his third wife. Over two years, $579,082 in travel bills - including rental cars, motel bills and plane tickets - run up by Giuliani's security team didn't immediately appear as an expense incurred...

    11/29/2007 2:49:44 AM PST · by Liz · 104 replies · 210+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 29, 2007 | DAVID SEIFMAN and CARL CAMPANILE
    Giuliani tapped budgets of obscure city agencies to cover hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel expenses in 1999 and 2000 when the married Mayor was secretly dating future wife Judith Nathan according to a sensational report..... Auditors spotted a $34,000 expense for out-of-city travel at the Loft Board. The board's director insisted the tab wasn't run up at the tiny agency, which regulates lofts.....then $143,867 in nonlocal travel at 12 small mayoral agencies in fiscal 2000, including $10,054 for the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities turned up...on top of $165,985 in "nonlocal travel" billed directly to the Mayor's...
  • YOUTUBERS TAKE AIM AT GIULIANI (more sequels than Bela Lugosi)

    11/27/2007 4:48:27 AM PST · by Liz · 5 replies · 164+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 27, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Giuliani could be grilled about law-breaking pal Kerik, 9/11, gay marriage - his backing the hated Boston Red Sox, according to 5,000 questions submitted for tomorrow's YouTube Republican debate co-sponsored by CNN in St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • RUDY-RIPPING THOMPSON TRASHES APPLE (Giuliani trails in latest CNN/WMUR primary poll)

    11/24/2007 4:57:39 AM PST · by Liz · 22 replies · 106+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 24, 2007 | GEOFF EARLE, Post Correspondent, Post Wire Services
    Fred Thompson said NYC isn't a model for the rest of the country....Giuliani should stop basing (gun-control) on his time as mayor. Giuliani and Hillary are rolling out splashy dueling bus tours. Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses are less than six weeks away.......Clinton and husband Bill plan to blanket the state virtually nonstop. Monday, Clinton jets to NH. This weekend Giuliani goes to Concord, then to City Hall in Manchester. NH votes Jan. 8. Giuliani trailed front-runner, Mitt Romney, in the latest CNN/WMUR poll...with 16% to Romney's 33%. John McCain has crawled back to 2nd place with 18%.
  • RUDY-RIPPING THOMPSON TRASHES APPLE (Giuliani's gun-grabbing misfires with voters)

    11/24/2007 4:13:28 AM PST · by Liz · 125 replies · 320+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 24, 2007 | GEOFF EARLE, Post Correspondent, Post Wire Services
    Fred Thompson ....campaigning at a NH gun store..... told reporters Giuliani too often turns to his time as NYC mayor to explain his support for stronger gun restrictions. "....he was at bill-signing ceremonies with NY Sen Chuck Schumer and President Clinton and others for gun-control legislation over the years. Of course, he's not as outspoken about it any more."
  • Rudy defends Obama’s discussion of previous drug use (Rudy "gets past" Opie and Andy)

    11/21/2007 5:16:45 AM PST · by Liz · 32 replies · 190+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | November 20th, 2007 | Mosheh Oinounou
    Giuliani declared Americans should not expect a “pretense of perfection” from candidates"......he believes Obama’s conversation (about previous drug use) was "completely appropriate......."all of us that run for public office--are all human beings. If we haven’t made mistakes don’t vote for us cause we got some big ones that are gonna happen in the future and we won't know how to handle them.”
  • GIULIANI & KERIK: GUILT BY ASSOCIATION? (joined at the hip----a stench in the nostrils)

    11/15/2007 6:42:57 AM PST · by Liz · 30 replies · 143+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 14, 2007 | VOX POPULI
    **** Kerik is a stench in the nostrils of all those in law enforcement Let the trial begin. NAMES REDACTED Nanuet **** Kerik has seriously undermined Giuliani's bid for president.....and made President Bush look foolish for nominating him for the Homeland Security post.......appears a complete career turnaround - from cop to inmate is just around the bend. Farmingdale **** Kerik needs to start talking honestly regarding the widespread corruption in and around New York politics, the courts and the legal system. Manhattan **** Guiliani is stuck with Kerik. Bring him on. Silver Spring, Md.
  • Giuliani-Kerik Angle in Suit by Ex-Publisher (ordered to lie to protect Giuliani--caught on tape?)

    11/14/2007 10:22:10 AM PST · by Liz · 72 replies · 126+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | November 14, 2007 | RUSS BUETTNER, Nate Schweber contributed reporting.
    Judith Regan, former book publisher, says a senior News Corporation executive encouraged her to lie to federal investigators about her past affair with Bernard B. Kerik after he had been nominated to become homeland security secretary in late 2004. The lawsuit asserts that the executive wanted to protect the presidential aspirations of Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Kerik’s mentor, who had appointed him NYC police commissioner and had recommended him for the federal post. --SNIP-- “Defendants were well aware that Regan had a personal relationship with Kerik,” the complaint says. “.....a senior News Corporation executive told Regan that he believed she...
  • In Mexico City, Few Cheers for Giuliani ($4.2M fee, 400 bodyguards)

    11/12/2007 11:52:48 AM PST · by Liz · 9 replies · 130+ views
    NY SUN ^ | April 11, 2005 | Daniella Gersom
    April 11, 2005 MEXICO CITY Giuliani spent a day-and-a-half in January 2003 touring Mexico City's danger and tourist zones, protected by a motorcade of a dozen bulletproof SUV's, 400 officers, and a helicopter. He was mobbed and cheered a Giuliani aide told The NY Sun. Two years later, the cheering has stopped. In January 2005, Mexico City police chief told local reporters, "I am no fan of Giuliani." Monica Rojas, then-deputy director of the statistics department of the Mexico City police department said "The ideas and the concepts they conveyed to us, but they never explained how to achieve them."...

    11/12/2007 5:03:30 AM PST · by Liz · 15 replies · 349+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 12, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Rudy Giuliani stakes his presidential bid on his record of cutting crime - but the union representing NYC's 30,000 police officers won't support him. " NYC PBA could never support Rudy Giuliani for any elected office," PBA President Patrick Lynch told The Post. Lynch also claimed that "Rudy Giuliani has no real credentials as a terrorism fighter."

    11/11/2007 5:50:40 AM PST · by Liz · 27 replies · 143+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 11, 2007 | BRENDAN SCOTT
    When Giuliani walked out of City Hall six years ago, he had $2M in the bank.....Then came book deals, speaking tours and partnership at a powerful Washington lobbying house. None would prove more lucrative than the small consulting firm Giuliani and his most trusted aides founded in 2002 in an angular glass tower at 5 Times Square. Since 2002, Giuliani Partners has formed several subsidiaries--Giuliani Capital Advisors - an investment since sold - Giuliani Compliance Japan and security companies called Giuliani-Kerik and Giuliani Security & Safety........ By the time Giuliani declared for president last spring, his firm grossed an estimated...
  • Bratton Endorses Spitzer Driver’s License Plan (Giuliani wants Bratton as Homeland/Security/Sec)

    11/10/2007 1:35:05 PM PST · by Liz · 61 replies · 302+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | October 22, 2007 | Sewell Chan
    EXCERPT William J. Bratton, former NYC police commissioner under Mayor Giuliani endorsed Gov Spitzer's plan to license illegals. Chief Bratton was NYC police commissioner from 1994-96, during the first term of Mayor Giuliani, but the two men famously feuded, with Giuliani resentful that Mr. Bratton — a pioneer of the city’s Compstat program — was getting credit for the city’s reduction in crime. In March 2007, Giuliani began trying to mend fences with Bratton and met privately; afterward, Mr. Bratton said he “enjoyed” the tête-à-tête. In May 2007, the two men met in Los Angeles. In a statement released by...
  • Opening Kerik's E-mail (offered mob firm details of investigations; Giuliani's relative mentioned)

    11/10/2007 4:00:04 AM PST · by Liz · 31 replies · 141+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | December 20, 2004 | Russ Buettner, New York Daily News
    December 20, 2004 Then-Jails Boss Kerik Kept Pal Abreast of City Probe With Insider Details E-mails sent by Bernard Kerik when he headed the city Correction Department appear to show him offering to provide inside details of the city's investigation into a mob-linked firm. The E-mails, the existence of which the Daily News revealed (Dec 19, 2004), were sent by Kerik to Lawrence Ray in 1999. Ray, who was the best man at Kerik's wedding, was then working for Interstate Industrial, a major city contractor suspected of ties to organized crime. Ray and Kerik parted ways after Ray was indicted...

    11/09/2007 8:42:13 AM PST · by Liz · 18 replies · 106+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 9, 2007 | KATI CORNELL, MURRAY WEISS and MATTHEW NESTEL with Carl Campanile
    Mug shot of Bernard Kerik, taken at the Bronx District Attorney's Office, after he pleaded guilty to conflict of interest charges in June 2006. Rudy Giuliani's disgraced ex-police commissioner, Bernard Kerik, is back on the wrong side of the law - a federal grand jury slapped him with a new indictment yesterday.....Kerik's corruption and tax charges included tax evasion, conspiracy and receiving unlawful gratuities.
  • News Finds Kerik In Cash Conflict

    11/09/2007 8:14:12 AM PST · by Liz · 15 replies · 118+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Dec 12, 2004 | Russ Buettner
    December 12, 2004 Kerik Got Thousands, Didn't Report it EXCERPT TheDaily News probe calls into question Kerik's conduct while holding two of the city's most important public offices (to which Mayor Giuliani apppointed him). The Daily News probe revealed that for many years, one of Kerik's main benefactors was Lawrence Ray, best man at Kerik's 1998 wedding, according to Ray, other sources and checks shown by Ray to The News. Ray and another Kerik pal, restaurant owner Carmen Cabell, helped bankroll Kerik's 1998 wedding reception, contributing nearly $10,000. --SNIP-- After Kerik was named correction commissioner in January 1998, he pleaded...
  • (Daily) News Finds Kerik In Cash Conflict; Got Thousands, Didn't Report it

    11/09/2007 7:58:13 AM PST · by Liz · 11 replies · 117+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | December 12, 2004 | Russ Buettner
    December 12, 2004 Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik accepted thousands of dollars in cash and gifts without making proper public disclosures, a Daily News investigation has revealed. Kerik failed to report the gifts on financial disclosure forms he was required to file with the city as head of the both the NYPD and, before that, the Department of Correction. The revelations come in the wake of Kerik's stunning announcement Friday night that he was withdrawing his nomination as President Bush's secretary of homeland security. Kerik maintained yesterday that he pulled out on his own after discovering he...
  • Double Affair Laid Bare; Kerik Cheated on Wife with Judith Regan and Correction Officer

    11/09/2007 7:23:59 AM PST · by Liz · 84 replies · 3,483+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | December 13, 2004 | RUSS BUETTNER with With Nancy Dillon
    December 13, 2004 Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik conducted two extramarital affairs simultaneously, using a secret Battery Park City apartment for the passionate liaisons, the Daily News has learned. The first relationship, spanning nearly a decade, was with city Correction Officer Jeanette Pinero; the second, and more startling, was with famed publishing titan Judith Regan. His affair with Regan, the stunningly attractive head of her own book publishing company, lasted for almost a year. Dramatically, each woman learned of the existence of the other after Pinero discovered a love note left by Regan in the apartment. The revelations about Kerik's...
  • BERNIE'S RAP SHEET (Rudy geeks: like used gum on shoe bottom you can't scrape off)

    11/09/2007 7:01:02 AM PST · by Liz · 18 replies · 109+ views
    NY POST ^ | Nov 9. 2007
    Mobbed-up Kerik: Rudy's ex-driver and bodyguard.
  • The Illegal-Alien Crime Wave (Rudy defied law---ordered NYPD not to notify INS of alien crimes)

    11/06/2007 9:51:24 AM PST · by Liz · 23 replies · 69+ views ^ | January 14, 2004 | Heather MacDonald, City Journal
    January 14, 2004 ~~~snip~~~ Immigration politics have similarly harmed New York. Former mayor Rudolph Giuliani sued all the way up to the Supreme Court to defend the city’s sanctuary policy against a 1996 federal law decreeing that cities could not prohibit their employees from cooperating with the INS. When advisors cautioned against it, "Oh yeah?" responded Giuliani, "just watch me. " The INS, Rooty claimed, with what turned out to be grotesque irony, only aims to “terrorize people.” Though he lost in court, he remained defiant to the end. On September 5, 2001, Giuliani's handpicked charter-revision committee ruled that New...
  • Romney Mailer Hits 'Sanctuary Cities' (Mitt hits Iowa bullseye---targets Rudy's illegals' suck-up)

    11/06/2007 6:21:08 AM PST · by Liz · 60 replies · 200+ views ^ | Monday, November 5, 2007 | Staff
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is drawing contrasts with rival Rudy Giuliani on the issue of immigration in a new mailing being sent to Iowa Republican activists. In the mailing, Romney touts his plan to slash funding for cities that declare themselves immigration sanctuaries. "When America's major cities _ like New York, San Francisco and many others _ adopt sanctuary city policies, they serve as magnets for millions of illegal immigrants to cross the border and take advantage of these legal protections," states the mailing, which began arriving at Republican homes this week. Sanctuary cities forgo strict enforcement of immigration...
  • Ex-Partner Of Giuliani May Face Charges; Kerik Counts Said To Include Deception During Cabinet Bid

    11/03/2007 2:43:54 PM PDT · by Liz · 9 replies · 159+ views
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | Saturday, March 31, 2007; A01 | John Solomon and Matthew Mosk, Washington Post Staff
    Federal prosecutors have told Bernard B. Kerik, whose nomination as homeland security secretary in 2004 ended in scandal, that he is likely to be charged with several felonies, including tax evasion and conspiracy to commit wiretapping. Kerik's indictment could set the stage for a courtroom battle that would draw attention to Kerik's extensive business and political dealings with former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, who personally recommended him to President Bush for the Cabinet.
  • Giuliani's Policy Professor: Bill Simon Jr.

    10/26/2007 9:28:57 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 19 replies · 208+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 26, 2007 | Benjamin Wallace-Wells
    Starting last fall, when Giuliani first called Bill Simon and said he was running for president, Simon, 56, has been more responsible than anyone for Giuliani's policy education, and he has been the agent charged with managing the sometimes eager, sometimes awkward relationship between the former mayor of a liberal city and the conservative establishment. Well before Giuliani said publicly that he would be a candidate, Simon put him through a rolling seminar that those in the campaign called Simon University, bringing in thinkers to brief Giuliani on key issues. The result is that though many of Giuliani's campaign operatives...
  • Bracewell & Giuliani (What's a presidential candidate doing in Kazakhstan-a former Soviet state?)

    10/24/2007 6:58:22 AM PDT · by Liz · 41 replies · 5,930+ views ^ | 10/24/07
    Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Profile Bracewell & Giuliani LLP (Year Established: 1945) 201 Main Street, Suite 1600 (Tarrant County) Fort Worth, Texas 76102 Contact Information Phone: 817-332-8143 Fax: 817-332-8409 URL: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP practices in the following areas of law: School and Public Law, Labor and Employment Law, General, Administrative, Public Utilities, Energy, Environmental, Banking Litigation and Legislative. Firm Profile: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is among the world's most prominent law firms. With 400 lawyers in New York, Connecticut, Texas, Washington, D.C., Dubai, Kazakhstan and London, the firm is well positioned to serve clients concentrated in the energy...

    10/23/2007 9:58:33 AM PDT · by Liz · 116 replies · 222+ views
    10/23/07 | ANNOUNCEMENT
    Hillary Clinton's file on Rudy Giuliani is documented and verified by Giuliani's own words and deeds through actual quotes, speeches, interviews, transcripts, video, newsclips, photos, newspaper/magazine articles, reports, records, mayoral archives and statistics: Giuliani's NYC budgets, NYC overspending, liberal political appointments, including pedophiles, gun grabs, connections to the gun control lobby, lawsuits against gun manufacturers, the truth about crime reduction in NYC, private property grabs, asset forfeitures, abuses of office, individual rights trampling, constitution trampling, violations of public trust, violations of the rule of law, national security risks, failures in security preparedness prior to and after 911, corruption, graft, bribes,...

    10/21/2007 5:08:27 AM PDT · by Liz · 86 replies · 106+ views
    NY POST ^ | Oct 21, 2007 | CHARLES HURT in Washington and CARL CAMPANILE in Orlando, Fla.
    Rudy Giuliani got trounced in a survey of religious voters yesterday just hours after delivering a speech in which he vowed to reduce abortions........."I come to you today as I would if I were your president, with an open mind and an open heart, and all I ask is that you do the same," Giuliani told the socially conservative Family Research Council in Washington..........Giuliani's running strong among Florida's Republican-leaning Cuban-American voters as well as transplanted northerners.