Look Who’s Pledged to be an Obama Delegate…

I was surprised to find on my ballot this morning, pledged as a delegate to the National Democratic Convention on behalf of Barack Obama, State Senator Eric Adams, friend of double-parkers everywhere.

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State Senators: Let’s Get More Cars on the Road

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The bad ideas from Albany show no sign of letting up. Just when you thought the push for a state gas tax holiday had died down, State Senators Jeff Klein and Eric Adams — of the Bronx and Brooklyn, respectively — roll out their own version of summertime "relief" for drivers, and it’s a doozy. […]