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The Vultures of Albany, Past and Present

Sam Roberts | Posted 03.31.2015 | New York
Sam Roberts

Here's how a young New York State Assemblyman from Manhattan described his colleagues in Albany: One, he said, was "entirely unprincipled, and with the same idea of public life and the civil service that a vulture has of a dead sheep." Another's "intellectual capacity about equals that of an average balloon."

Sam Levine

New York Politicians Scramble For Shelter During Rocket Attack In Israel | Sam Levine | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and former New York Gov. David Paterson (D) quickly found shelter after Hamas rockets were fired at a town near Gaza that the...

This Boy Didn't Have to Die -- Will You Help Prevent Another Tragedy?

Steve Nelson | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Steve Nelson

Cruel and random death drains us hollow and we hope, against all rational evidence, that some muted and tolerable life will seep back in. Yes, all premature death seems unnecessary, but Cooper died from our civic negligence. We, the citizens of New York, are complicit.

New York Political Leader Dies At 87

AP | Posted 04.18.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime New York political powerhouse Basil (BAZ'-uhl) Paterson has died. His family says Paterson died Thursday night at Mount Si...

Michael McLaughlin

Spitzer Ally Backtracks And Endorses Comptroller Rival | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Former New York Gov. David Paterson on Tuesday cleared up his awkward endorsement of Scott Stringer in the New York City comptroller campa...

Ex-Governor Stumps For Stringer, Half-Way

Newsday | Matthew Chayes | Posted 10.19.2013 | New York

Former Gov. David Paterson refused to criticize his old boss Eliot Spitzer while campaigning Monday morning for Spitzer's rival -- and his endorsement...

Ex-Gov Mulls Run For Congress

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

Two weeks after former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) announced his run for New York City Comptroller, another once-embattled Democrat with close tie...

40th Anniversary of the Rockefeller Drug Laws: A Window of Opportunity For a Better Path

Anthony Papa | Posted 07.07.2013 | New York
Anthony Papa

In 1973, two years after President Nixon declared a "war on drugs," New York Governor Rockefeller passed the toughest drug laws in the nation, demanding mandatory sentences for drug law violations, while removing the judge's power to consider each case individually.

Bloomberg Flip-Flops, Says Raising Taxes On Rich Is 'Dumb'

Posted 10.09.2012 | New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks higher taxes for those New Yorkers making over $500,000 a year-- as proposed last week by Public Advocate...

Former Governor, Wife Split

Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

Former Gov. David Paterson (D-N.Y.) and his wife have separated, a Paterson spokesman confirmed Saturday to the New York Post and the Daily News. ...

Dem's Surprising Birth Certificate Remark

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

A former Democratic governor of New York said that President Barack Obama "got away with it" if he was not born in the United States. On his radio ...

Adam Goldberg

Former Dem Gov: 'Plenty Of Reasons' Obama Could Be 'One-Term President' | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

540 Park at The Loews Regency Hotel in New York City is the stuff of legend. For years, powerful figures have frequented the self-described "home of t...

Former Gov. David Paterson, Others Fight Sub-Minimum Wage For Disabled

Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact

Instead of celebrating the triumphs of the Americans with Disabilities Act, members of the blind community are commemorating its 21st anniversary by p...

Jaybird Flies

Henry J. Stern | Posted 09.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

MTA chief Walder had a number of good reasons for his secretive flight from New York and the MTA.

Looks Like They're Really Done (For Now)

AP | Posted 09.14.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Former New York governors Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson have closed their campaign accounts, signaling no quick returns to politics...

Former Gov Paterson To Teach NYU Class How To Govern

Posted 09.05.2011 | New York

Back in February, former New York Governor David A. Paterson announced he'd be joining the faculty at New York University. "I thought I was going to s...

Paterson Won't Face Perjury Charges Over Yankee Tickets

AP | By MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 07.22.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Former Gov. David Paterson will not face perjury charges on allegations that he lied about taking free Yankees tickets for the 2009 Wo...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Look no further than the Wall Street Journal to figure out what NFL owners are up to. The newspaper reports that the owners have enough money on hand to kill the entire 2011 season.

Former Paterson Aide Pleads Guilty In Domestic Violence Case

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — An aide to former Gov. David Paterson has reached a plea deal in a domestic violence case that touched off an evidence-tampering inve...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Tiger Woods was fined for spitting during the final round of the Dubai Classic. Maybe baseball should adopt that rule?

Paterson's Aide Terminated After Domestic Dispute

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — An aide to New York Gov. David Paterson who was accused of domestic violence, in a case that embroiled Paterson in scandal and ul...

Meet NYU's Newest Professor

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Like many ex-office holders, former New York Gov. David Paterson is heading into the private sector. The private college sector, that is -- Paterson w...

Trouble in Gasland

NYCity News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
 NYCity News Service

Energy In Depth, sponsored by a coalition of natural gas companies, is attempting to prevent Gasland -- a film about a controversial mining technique called hydro-fracking -- from winning an Oscar.

Caroline Kennedy: "No Drama" Before "No Drama" Was Cool

Al Giordano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Giordano

Anybody who underestimates Caroline Kennedy, who wants to view her as somehow lightweight or just a celebrity name inside a business suit, does so at the risk to his and her sense of reality.

The Populist Case for Caroline Kennedy

Al Giordano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Giordano

Caroline Kennedy's open support for marriage rights for gays and lesbians in an era when top liberal Democrats can't bring themselves to support it offers the best antidote to the Rick Warren blues yet.