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Thanks to Trump, Republicans Are Leaving The GOP

The Huffington Post | Jacquie Lee | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

As Donald Trump's poll numbers sink and the GOP continues to flounder, more Republicans are leaving the party. This week in the news it’s George Wil...

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's 'What Would Lincoln Do?' Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.

Iowa Republican Lawmaker Bolts Party Over Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

An Iowa state senator on Tuesday became the first elected official to leave the Republican Party over Donald Trump, in yet another sign of turmoil wit...

Navy Warns Congress Against Further Funding Cuts

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Top U.S. Navy officials warned Congress that any further delays or cuts in fundin...

Maine Politician Invokes Dead Gay Brother's Memory In Opposing Same-Sex Marriage

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"The fact remains that God intended marriage to be between one man and one woman, and we have no right to redefine marriage." That's how Representa...

Whose Wrath? The Wrath of the Titans

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.28.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Amidst all its terror, Wrath of the Titans is fun and a good watch.

Cabaret is Cool Again Thanks to Jim Caruso's Cast Party

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lesleyann Coker

On Monday nights in NYC when Broadway shows are dark, the place to see and be seen is Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland. In the eight years since C...

Shameful, Not Criminal

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The domestic violence scandal that enveloped the Paterson administration last February, and led to his withdrawal from the race for a new term, has turned a corner.

Paterson Had Key Role In Sherr-una Booker Abuse Case: New York Times

nytimes.com | DANNY HAKIM, WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson personally helped draft a statement last month that he hoped would be endorsed by a woman involved in a domestic dispute with o...

Paterson Aide, David Johnson, Ignores Subpoena

nytimes.com | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A senior aide to Gov. David A. Paterson failed to respond to a subpoena from a state ethics commission requiring him to testify about his role in obta...

Facing History, and Arizona

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

It is easy to be cowed by mere numbers in the immigration debate. More than 12 million undocumented people reside in the United States. But whether yo...

Saddam's Social Network Not So Foreign

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley W. Bloch

If social network analysis is so powerful, why isn't it used more often--in intelligence and elsewhere?

What Happens When a Public Official Loses Touch With Reality?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stanton Peele

David Paterson's comments are more and more out of touch with the reality of his situation -- and it's worrisome, for him and New York.

Paterson's Message To Sherr-Una Booker: 'Tell Her The Governor Wants Her To Make This Go Away'

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A key figure in the domestic abuse scandal bedeviling Gov. David A. Paterson told investigators that the governor phoned to enlist her help in quietin...

Calls For Paterson Resignation Reveal Racial Tensions

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

Some top black New York Democrats questioned on Monday whether calls for Gov. David A. Paterson either to resign or to transfer some of his authority ...

Governor Paterson, Get Out of My Life

Evan Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Evan Handler

Let me tell you something, Governor Paterson: I pay taxes in New York state, and I want you out. Out of my face, off my television screen, off my front pages, out of Albany, and out of my life.

State Police Had Trouble Under Pataki, Spitzer And Paterson

nytimes.com | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and SERGE F. KOVALESKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Under New York's last Republican governor, George E. Pataki, the commander of his personal State Police detail was found to have improperly intervened...

Intel's Out-to-Lunch Lieutenant

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

A whistle-blowing detective inside the NYPD's Intelligence Division is warning of an impending tragedy because of the shenanigans of a key boss.

David Paterson Needs to Find a New Job

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The strange craziness that began with the rumors that the New York Times was looking into his sex life has now reached a point that even most of David Paterson's harshest critics never expected.

Defiant Paterson Leaves Exit Door Open

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE 9:51 am: With his steadfast denials weakening, the New York Daily News reports that Governor Paterson will not seek reelection. The beleaguere...

Denise E. O'Donnell Resigns: Top Paterson Cabinet Member Resigns In Wake Of State Trooper Scandal

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A top cabinet official for Governor David Paterson has resigned in the wake of reports that the governor and state troopers had inappropriate contact ...

The Discreet Nonchalance of Public Servants Who Beat Their Women

Nina Burleigh | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nina Burleigh

Paterson's intervention in the David Johnson case, Hiram Monserrate, Scott Lee Cohen's nomination in Illinois -- all are symptoms of a casual national attitude toward violence against women.

David Paterson Called Alleged Beating Victim To Protect Top Aide, New York Times Reports

New York Times | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM, DANNY HAKIM, DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI and SERGE F. KOVALESKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last fall, a woman went to court in the Bronx to testify that she had been violently assaulted by a top aide to Gov. David A. Paterson, and to seek a ...

New York Times Paterson Bombshell: Paterson Aide David W. Johnson Sold Cocaine, Has Been Violent

New York Times | Danny Hakim and William K. Rashbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

David W. Johnson has worked for Gov. David A. Paterson for much of his adult life. He began as a young, ambitious intern from Harlem when Mr. Paterson...

Strategic Vision: Back, But Not Here

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

They're back. As reported yesterday by Politico, Strategic Vision, LLC posted results** from what they claim is a survey of Georgia. As per our previo...