Ed Koch Commentary: President Barack Obama Expresses Support for Israel By ED KOCH

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I attended the gathering of United Nations delegates at the New York Public Library held by President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama.  The New York Public Library is one of the most spectacular public buildings in New York City.  Many of its ornate rooms, rivaling in their own American way, the dazzling gold-finished galleries at Versailles, the residence of Louis …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: President Barack Obama Expresses Support for Israel By ED KOCH

New York Civic: Big Apple Turnover By HENRY J. STERN

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Turner Tops Weprin; Koch’s Intervention; and Distaste for Obama Reflected in Vote The election yesterday of Republican Robert Turner to Congress is significant for several reasons. One is that the result will be widely perceived as a rebuke to President Obama and the Democratic Party, which it is. For some, the issue was jobs and the economy. For others, the administration's …

eHeziNew York Civic: Big Apple Turnover By HENRY J. STERN

Ed Koch Commentary: Mr. President, Please Read This Before Thursday By ED KOCH

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Mr. President, your supporters along with the truly independent voters believe you are an excellent speaker, logical and forthright.  Your detractors respond that your speeches lack passion and are glib.  Your speech this Thursday could be one of the most important you have ever delivered.  The following are my suggestions for what the speech should include in order for it …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Mr. President, Please Read This Before Thursday By ED KOCH

Ed Koch Commentary We Have the Power. A Constitutional Amendment to Take Back Our Government By ED KOCH

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Money has taken over our political system in a way that is simply horrifying.  Special interest groups in particular corporations, unions, Wall Streeters and bankers dominate our politics.  They have devastated this country economically, yet they have gotten away with it because they choose and finance our candidates for low and high public office.  We complain but do nothing about …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary We Have the Power. A Constitutional Amendment to Take Back Our Government By ED KOCH

New York Civic: Clinton Suggested Obama Resist Threats of Default By HENRY J. STERN

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Journalism is habitually critical of government officials and bureaucracy. Most people, when polled objectively, tell us that they hold public officials in modest regard. Traditionally, legislators rank substantially lower in public esteem than executives. Notwithstanding those sentiments, however, voters usually re-elect their local representatives, unless the public mood shifts substantially, as it did in 2010. The popularity of the President, a governor …

eHeziNew York Civic: Clinton Suggested Obama Resist Threats of Default By HENRY J. STERN

Ed Koch Commentary: If There Ever Was A Moment When A Third Party Would Have a Chance To Win, This Is It By ED KOCH

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About a year ago, whenever the name of President Obama came up, the near-universal word used by people I know who had worked hard for him in the 2008 campaign was “disappointment.”  I certainly was disappointed by his views on a number of issues, including Israel.  I was particularly disappointed that the President did not include a government option in …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: If There Ever Was A Moment When A Third Party Would Have a Chance To Win, This Is It By ED KOCH

Financial Times Report Obama Announces Deal on US Debt Limit

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President Barack Obama announced on Sunday night that US Congressional leaders had reached and agreement on a tentative deal that would extend the debt ceiling and avoid a US default, ahead of the opening of Asian markets.  He said there was a framework in place to cut spending and guarantee further deficit-reduction steps to “end the crisis that Washington imposed …

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Ed Koch Commentary: A Statement of Endorsement of Bob Turner for the 9th Congressional District (July 25, 2011) By ED KOCH

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I am here this morning to suggest that the contested race in the 9th Congressional District be turned into a referendum that will allow the voters of this district, the largest Jewish district in the country, to register a protest against the positions of President Obama and the Republican leadership on a number of key issues. President Obama, the Democratic …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: A Statement of Endorsement of Bob Turner for the 9th Congressional District (July 25, 2011) By ED KOCH

Ed Koch Commentary: Congress – Enablers of the Rich and Powerful By ED KOCH

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The Republicans are playing with fire.  They have embarrassed their leader in the House of Representatives, Speaker John Boehner, by rejecting his efforts to arrive at a reasonable compromise with President Barack Obama on the extension of the debt ceiling.  The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell, worried that a failure to extend the debt ceiling could cause …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Congress – Enablers of the Rich and Powerful By ED KOCH

Bedford Corners President and Yonkers CEO of Mount Vernon Money Center Sentenced to Jail for Bank Fraud

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NEW YORK, NY — Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Janice K. Fedarcyk, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), and Christy L. Romero, the Acting Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program ("SIGTARP"), announced that Robert Egan, the President of Mount Vernon …

eHeziBedford Corners President and Yonkers CEO of Mount Vernon Money Center Sentenced to Jail for Bank Fraud