NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Congressman Charles Rangel speaks after declaring himself the winner in the race for the Democratic primary challenge in New York’s 15th congressional district on June 26, 2012 in New York City. After a more than four-decades-long congressional career, Rangel fought for the Democratic nomination in a newly re-drawn congressional district that is no longer dominated by African Americans. The 82-year-old Rangel was locked in a race Tuesday for the nomination in his Harlem-area district with New York state Sen. Adriano Espaillat. Espaillat, a 57-year-old Dominican-American, showed growing popularity in a district that now has more Latino-Americans than African-Americans. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
The New York City Board of Elections has completed its hand count of several thousand provisional and absentee ballots from the thirteenth Congressional District Democratic primary race, and Charlie Rangel appears to have maintained his slim lead over challenger Adriano Espaillat. The final tally has Rangel at 18,940 votes — 990 more than Espaillat, who ended up with 17,950. Still, Rangel’s camp has not yet declared victory because the “incompetent” board has been prevented from certifying the results without a judge’s permission. So, there’s still a chance we could get our very own mini–Bush v. Gore.
This could be a big deal, opening the door to meaningful reform
Manchin on the filibuster to @MeetThePress: “If you want to make it a little bit more painful, make him stand there and talk, I’m willing to look at any way we can. But I’m not willing to take away the involvement of the minority.”
Most job gains were in the leisure and hospitality sector, which includes restaurants
Hiring accelerated sharply in February as restaurants and other hospitality businesses reopened, adding 379,000 to U.S. payrolls and fueling renewed growth as the coronavirus pandemic eases.
U.S. employers added jobs for the second straight month in February, the Labor Department said Friday, in what marks a sharp pickup from earlier this winter.
The unemployment rate, determined by a separate survey, ticked down to 6.2% last month. The jobless rate is well down from a 14.8% peak in April 2020, but remains above pre-pandemic levels, when unemployment was near 50-year lows.
According to Quinnipiac, Cuomo’s position post-scandal is not disastrous
New via @QuinnipiacPoll: -New York voters say 55-40% that Cuomo should *not* resign -59-36% say they would *not* like to see Andrew Cuomo run for reelection in 2022 -45-46% Cuomo job approval rating, with Democrats *approving* 65-27% https://t.co/8AGvqH6YTB
If only someone had told them that sort of thing was frowned upon
Punchbowl News: Three Republicans — Louie Gohmert, Kelly Armstrong, and Randy Weber — tried to change Lance Gooden’s vote for him after he voted in favor of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This is a big, big no-no.
What they did could be a violation of House rules.