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Paterson To Don Imus: 'I'm Black, I'm Blind And I'm Still Alive' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A day after he came out swinging against rumors of a scandal that have dogged his administration for nearly a week, Governor Paterson spoke with Don I...

Resolution Opposing Terror Trial Approved By NY State Senate

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York Senate has passed a resolution opposing trials of terrorists being held in New York City. The resolution passed Tue...

Paterson Won't Resign, New York Governor's Spokeswoman Says

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson on Monday lashed back at what he called a "callous and sleazy" assault on his character in statehous...

Paterson Official Denies Resignation Rumors

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE: Business Insider now reports that a Paterson official denies that the governor will resign. The same source also says that while a "New York ...

Paterson Vetoes 'Deeply Flawed' Ethics Reform Bill

nydailynews.com | By Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - Gov. Paterson followed through on his threat to veto an ethics reform package on Tuesday, insisting it didn't go far enough to fix Albany. ...

U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney on Abhorrent Anti-Gay Legislation in Uganda

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

On Thought Leaders and Global Citizens. U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, representing Manhattan's Upper East Side, Roosevelt Island, and Wester...

Schumer, State Senate Propose Job-Creating Programs To Hire Unemployed

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Republican state senators and Democratic U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer are proposing separate but similar job-creating programs that ...

A Letter to New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

I would love to see David Paterson and Andrew Cuomo go head-to-head over their policy records. I want to see Kirstin Gillibrand prove that she can run a fair election on her record.

Gov. Paterson Keeps Troopers Out Of Albany House

nydailynews.com | By Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson has barred state troopers from entering the governor's mansion anytime he or his family is there, the Daily News has learned. He quietl...

Charter Schools Bill Ignored By Albany, State To Lose $700 Million In Federal Aid

silive.com | AP File Photo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Legislature in a special session this evening refused to act on a bill Gov. David Paterson said is needed for the state to have a chance at $700 m...

Why I'm Introducing a Resolution to Expel Sen. Monserrate from the NY State Senate

Brian X. Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brian X. Foley

Given Sen. Monserrate's appalling behavior, I am introducing a resolution to expel him from the New York State Senate. Domestic violence has no place in our legislature.

What We're Not Saying: Why I Miss Eliot Spitzer

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

We were perversely short-sighted with the way we handled Eliot Spitzer. We prioritized our blood lust for personal justice over our desire for effective public policy.

Howard Bennett, Former Teamster, Testifies In Joe Bruno Corruption Trial

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A former Teamsters official testified that then New York state Sen. Joseph Bruno told him in 1994 that Wright Investors Service w...

Paterson Talks Saturday Night Live, Obama Administration

NY1 | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In an exclusive interview Monday on NY1, Governor David Paterson reaffirmed that he is running in the gubernatorial election next year and addressed t...

Governor Paterson Jokes About Peeing On New York Legislature

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Governor Paterson really puts the "pee" in politics. According to the New York Post's Cindy Adams, at a fundraiser on Wednesday night the governor jo...

Raymond Harding: Former NY Power Broker guilty In Pension Probe

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A political power broker and an investment executive who advised government officials in several states have pleaded guilty to securi...

Paterson Ends Deficit Negotiations As Senate Claims Progress

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — In the latest episode of Albany's failure to address a worsening state deficit, Gov. David Paterson declared negotiations with th...

Budget Stalemate In Albany Puts Strain On New York State

nytimes.com | DANNY HAKIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Without a budget deal, New York will be left with just $36 million in the bank by the end of December, according to current projections. And the money...

Paterson: 'Cutting Now Will Be Less Damaging Than Gutting Later'

nytimes.com | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson took to the radio, trying, in interviews on half a dozen stations, to add a sense of urgency to the budget negotiations, and re...

How Deep Is New York's Deficit?

timesunion.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David Paterson has threatened, scolded and tried to cajole legislators into addressing the state's growing budget deficit. But despite his Monday...

Paterson Calls For Vote On Same Sex Marriage

The Journal News | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David Paterson said Wednesday he wants to put a bill to legalize same-sex marriage to a vote during a special session within weeks....

Report: Obama Still Wants Paterson Out Of Office

nypost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

President Obama still wants Gov. Paterson dumped from the Democratic ticket, even though the field of GOP candidates for governor is weaker now that R...

Landmark Green Jobs Bill is Win-Win-Win

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

What if we could help stop global warming, save homeowners on their utility bills, and create thousands of badly needed jobs too? It’s not a fa...

Fort Orange Club Is Like Albany's GOP Club

nytimes.com | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With their party out of power, Republicans may find their status diminished in Albany these days. But inside the Fort Orange Club an elegantly restore...

State Lawmakers Back In Albany To Deal With Deficit

Capital News 9 | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State leaders are expected to be back in town Monday to continue efforts to reach an agreement on a deficit reduction plan....