Nick Ragone is an author, attorney and public relations executive in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of the Eagleton Institute of Political Science at Rutgers University (undergraduate) and the Georgetown University Law Center.

He is the author of three books: Essential American Government, Everything American Government, and President's Most Wanted. Nick is a regular contributor to the Fox News Channel and Fox Business, the PIX11 Morning Show, and has a weekly appearance on the popular Raph Bailey Radio Show.  He co-anchored PIX11's five-hour live inauguration coverage with Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong.

Nick is a contributor to Donklephant.com, one of the most influential political blogs on the web, and  has written for US News & World Report, The Star-Ledger, Real Simple Magazine and RealSimple.com.  Nick has been quoted in over two dozen stories on politics, the presidency, and public relations.  In December of 2007, Nick was named one of PR Week's 40 under 40 to watch, and in May of 2008 was featured in "Profiles of Success", a book about public relations. Nick lives in Jersey City, NJ, with his wife and two children, and spends what little free time he has obsessing on the Mets.

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Bye Bye Bill (Richardson)

Bill we hardly knew thee.  Ok, actually, we knew you pretty well because you were a media hound and non-stop candidate for something.

But it's a bit surprising that he'd allow himself to be nominated for a cabinet post with an ethical cloud hanging over his head.

For that matter, how do you seek the presidency and still do this sort of thing? It just doesn't make sense.  Do politicians just assume that they'll never get caught? Maybe there's nothing to these accusations, but where there's smoke there's usually a fire somewhere nearby.

Richardson's withdrawal won't mean much in the greater scheme of things unless wrong doing is found.  If that's the case, and with the Blago stuff dragging out, it'll give the Republicans some ammo heading into 2010.  Corruption lingers like a stale fart.

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