Dirk Van Dongen has raised money for Republican presidential candidates for three decades and will be a financial force for Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign –- if Jeb Bush doesn’t run.
Edward I. Koch, the outspoken three- term New York mayor who led the biggest U.S. city from the brink of bankruptcy in the late 1970s and boosted the spirits of crime-weary residents, has died. He was 88.
With New Jersey Governor Chris Christie mired in scandal after disclosures that his aides may have engineered a George Washington Bridge traffic jam as political payback, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking a bigger role at the agency at the controversy’s heart.
Almost 30 years ago, I flew around New York State with its new governor, Mario Cuomo. He told me that at a gay and lesbian advocacy dinner that week he and Bella Abzug, a firebrand left-wing former congresswoman, were the only straight people in attendance.
People often ask me for advice about public speaking, since I do a lot of it. Of course, it's often reported that people are more afraid of public speaking than death (which is not exactly empirically accurate, but it is close). In my experience, becoming a good public speaker is not a natural skill for anyone. While I now speak professionally about once a week, for sums I...
The $162 million settlement that resolves claims by the liquidator of Bernard Madoff’s firm against the owners of the New York Mets won’t require them to pay any money for at least four years, if ever.