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Paterson Ties Cabbie Stabbing To Park51 Controversy

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson sees a connection between the stabbing of Muslim cab driver Ahmed Sharif and the fervor over the proposed Islamic Center near ground zer...

Paterson's 'Cock'-y Gaffe Caught On Tape (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

We've seen newscasters make this mistake before, but rarely has a politician flubbed a line so badly, and at such a momentous occasion. Earlier Tuesd...

Paterson, Archbishop Dolan To Discuss Park51 Islamic Center

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson said Monday he'll meet with Archbishop Timothy Dolan to discuss a mosque and Islamic community center planned...

The Sacred Ground of Deep Seated Hate

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Now that we have politicized Park51 and the world is watching, there can be no wavering of our support of the First Amendment and, in turn, the proposed community center. Build it.

Paterson Admits No Talks To Move 'Ground Zero Mosque' Scheduled

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Developers of an Islamic cultural center and mosque near ground zero say they never planned to meet with New York Gov. David Pate...

New York's Palliative Care Information Act: A Sea Change in End-of-Life Care

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

Word came Sunday night from Compassion & Choices New York that Governor Paterson had signed our bill, the Palliative Care Information Act, (PCIA) ...

Gov. Paterson On 'Ground Zero Mosque': Support Growing For Alternative Site

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson says he believes support is growing for a possible land swap to provide an alternate site for a mosq...

Archbishop Dolan Speaks Out On 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Archbishop Timothy Dolan thinks there's room for compromise in the mosque near Ground Zero debate. "My major prayer is that what has turned into so...

Cowboys and Indians: Bloomberg Shoots From the Hip

David Kimelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Kimelberg

For Mayor Bloomberg to so callously reduce Native Americans to shooting targets for cowboys resurrects years of suffering and abuse in the minds of many of us.

Paterson's Yankee Ticket Troubles Not Over

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson violated ethics laws by soliciting five World Series tickets last year from the New York Yankees, a ...

Ground Zero Mosque: Paterson Tries To Broker Deal For Alternate Location

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY and BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson, who last week suggested that developers of a proposed Islamic center and mosque near ground zero might want ...

Voters Care About Drug Policies, Not Past Drug Use

Gabriel Sayegh | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gabriel Sayegh

There's a change occurring in American politics: Candidates are being more open about past drug use -- and not just marijuana.

Charlie Rangel Birthday Party: See Who's Going

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It might not be the happiest of birthdays for Rep. Charlie Rangel, but it looks like his party will boast significant star power. Rangel is facing an...

Jason Linkins

David Paterson's Mosque Compromise: Bizarre, Unnecessary, Unconstitutional

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, New York Governor David Paterson injected himself into the strange debate over the Cordoba House community center (a.k.a. the "Ground Zero mosque") with a novel proposal. If the people behind the community center agree to move their facility somewhere else in New York City, the state would be happy to pay for it. My first reaction to this plan -- besides how deeply cowardly it is -- was basically: "Wow! That sure sounds like it would be crazy unconstitutional!"

Paterson: If 'Ground Zero Mosque' Moves, State Will Help

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson offered state help Tuesday if the developers of a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks agree...

State Budget FINALLY Approved

dnainfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

By Heather Grossmann DNAinfo News Editor MANHATTAN -- New York State finally passed it's four-month late budget with the State Senate's approved o...

Paterson: Andrew Cuomo Would Have Beaten Me

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

ALBANY - Gov. Paterson admitted Monday for the first time that he does not think he could have beaten Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary. In a reve...

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: I Should Have Stayed In Governor's Race

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A day after a special prosecutor cleared Gov. David Paterson of allegations that he tampered with a witness who had accused a top...

Paterson Criminal Charges Not Expected

AP | COLLEEN LONG and MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson will not face criminal charges for calling up a woman who later dropped domestic violence charges ag...

Paterson Plans Mass Layoffs

nydailynews.com | By Oren Yaniv and Glenn Blain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson is preparing to slash the state's workforce. Escalating his battle with public employee unions, Paterson said Monday planning for layof...

Paterson To Reintroduce Soda Tax Plan

dnainfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Gov. David Paterson is making one last push for his soda tax plan in the state budget. Paterson will reportedly reintroduce the plan dur...

No Rise Out of Stop and Frisk

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Is police commissioner Ray Kelly being pro-active or provocative after his stop-and-frisk databank was legislated out of existence?

Cuomo Tries To Run As An Outsider From An Insider Family

AP | BETH FOUHY and MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo declared his candidacy for governor Saturday, delivering an impassioned call for political ref...

Woman To Refile Domestic Violence Charges Against Paterson Aide

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The woman who brought domestic violence allegations against a former top aide of New York Gov. David Paterson says she plans to refil...