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Former Rep. Michael Grimm Sentenced To Eight Months In Prison

Reuters | Sam Levine | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK, July 17 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Michael Grimm was sentenced to eight months in prison on Friday in Brooklyn federal court, s...

Special Elections Aren't All That Special

H. Gibbs Knotts | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
H. Gibbs Knotts

Special elections often get a lot of media attention and political pundits certainly prognosticate about the meaning of the results. But don't be fooled by the political clamor, special elections are actually pretty typical contests.

Former Grimm Fundraiser Sentenced To Three Months In Custody

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics

By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK, March 17 (Reuters) - A woman who pleaded guilty to raising illegal campaign money for former U.S. Represe...

Date Set For Special Election To Replace Ex-Rep. Michael Grimm

The Huffington Post | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has scheduled a special election on May 5 for voters in Staten Island and a sliver of Brooklyn to choose a replacement for ...

Brian Williams and the Anatomy of a Comeback

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 04.20.2015 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

I make my living creating, enhancing and protecting brand reputations. That said, the ability of politicians and celebrities to reinvent themselves and make successful comebacks to public life never ceases to amaze me.

Some In GOP Worry House Hopeful Could Hurt Diversity Effort

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to attract more minority voters, some Republicans are worried that their party's near-certain candidate for a House seat in ...

Amanda Terkel

Daniel Donovan, Prosecutor Who Failed To Indict Eric Garner's Killer, Running For Congress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, who gained national attention for failing to bring an indictment against the police offi...

My Member of Congress Resigned, Now What? (Part II)

Marci Harris | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Marci Harris

In the wake of a guilty plea on felony tax charges, New York GOP Rep. Michael Grimm resigned from Congress the day before the 114th Congress began. Though it is somewhat rare for a member to resign before his or her term even begins, resignations are not uncommon.

Sam Stein

Donors To Michael Grimm, The Convicted Former Congressman, Regret Nothing | Sam Stein | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are sound investments. There are risky investments. And then there are investments in individuals facing public disgrace and possi...

House Republicans In Damage Control Mode After Controversies

The Washington Post | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

Republican leaders moved forcefully on Tuesday to control the damage from a pair of scandals that have suddenly disrupted the party as it prepares to ...

Amanda Terkel

Prosecutor Who Failed To Indict Eric Garner Killer 'Seriously Considering' Run For Congress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, who gained national attention for failing to bring an indictment against the police offi...

Boehner: Michael Grimm Made 'Honorable' Decision By Resigning

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential candidates eyed a New York congressional seat Tuesday as Republican Rep. Michael Grimm announced his resignation, follow...

Michael Grimm To Resign From Congress

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) announced Monday night that he is resigning from Congress, effective Jan. 5. "The events which led to this day did not ...

Michael McAuliff

Grimm Felony Plea Poses Challenge For John Boehner | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was hoping to start 2015 on a positive note, but the felony plea deal copped Tuesday by Rep. Michael...

Christina Wilkie

Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty To Felony Tax Fraud | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) pleaded guilty to one count of felony tax fraud on Tuesday. Appearing in federal court in Brooklyn, New Yo...

Nancy Pelosi Calls On Michael Grimm To Resign

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling on Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) to resign. Grimm's unfavorable reputation was drawn back in...

Michael McAuliff

A Felony Plea Can't Keep Michael Grimm Out Of Congress | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) may be about to plead guilty to a felony, but there's nothing Congress can do to stop him from taking his se...

GOP Congressman To Plead Guilty To Tax Evasion: Report

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) will plead guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of cheating on his taxes at a Manhattan restaurant he co-owned before he was ...

Grimm Wins Re-Election Despite 20-Count Indictment

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) defeated Democrat Domenic Recchia in New York's 11th congressional district on Tuesday. The race was one of the most co...

GOP Congressman Running For Re-Election Won't Face Trial Until Next Year

AP | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York congressman's tax evasion trial has been put off until next year. U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen told law...

Grimm Faces Trouble Ahead Of Re-Election Campaign

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) - This fall, when U.S. Representative Michael Grimm asks New York voters to send him to ...

Help Wanted For Michael Grimm

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Scandal-ridden Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) is having trouble recruiting staff to work in his congressional office, according to a Wednesday email obta...

Rep Who Threatened To Throw Reporter Over Balcony Rallies Against Bullying

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), who told a reporter he'd "break" him "in half," seemed to miss the irony when he encouraged his colleagues to support a b...

Zach Carter

Democrat Invokes Ugly Conservative Anti-Muslim Event At Human Rights Markup | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) invoked this week's ugly anti-Muslim Heritage Foundation panel during a markup of a human rights bill Thursday, suggesting...

Michael Grimm Goes An Entire Interview Without Threatening A Reporter

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) blamed the media for his woes in a new interview, accusing journalists of trying to destroy him since the moment he steppe...