Bernard A. Tolbert is addressing a controversy dating back to his days as head of security for the National Basketball Association. Bob McCarthy talks with Brian Meyer about past lawsuits that are raising issues as Tolbert runs for Buffalo mayor:
WASHINGTON -- It's almost time for the federal government's annual fiscal follies, and in today's top read, The Washington Post tells us that in this fall's budget battles, President Obama plans to play hardball.
A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.
Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.
Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.