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Why Few Blacks Are Running For High Office In The Age Of Obama

The American Prospect | Jamelle Bouie | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

Even in the Age of Obama, serious impediments remain for the most ambitious black politicians....

Michelle Obama's Ancestors: Purnell Shields

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.25.2012 | Chicago
Megan Smolenyak

D.T. lived in hopeful expectation, but even today, it's stunning to think that the life of this one-time slave overlapped with that of his great-granddaughter, Marian, who now resides in the White House.

Andrew Cuomo Should Not Keep Eliot Spitzer's Mental Health Commissioner

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
DJ Jaffe

Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo should replace the current commissioner with one who believes in prioritizing services for the most seriously ill.

Democrats' State Majority Imperiled | DANNY HAKIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On an otherwise largely disappointing night for New York Republicans, the party appeared to be on the verge of either retaking the State Senate or thr...

Feisal Abdul Rauf's New York Times Op-Ed [With Annotations From an Agnostic]

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kirkpatrick

"As my flight approached America last weekend, my mind circled back to the furor that has broken out over plans to build Cordoba House, a community ce...

Books That Crush Intolerance

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Henry Adams

With a nod to Santayana, many feel that history's greatest lesson is the ability it can afford one to travel back in time, to discover one's self, in ...

Redlining the Ground Zero Mosque?

Muhammad Ali Hasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Muhammad Ali Hasan

Free land in New York City? Pretty sweet deal, right? Unfortunately, for Paterson and King, they are practicing one of the most bigoted forms of public policy that has greatly hurt America -- redlining.

Oh Well: NYC Short Team Apartment Rentals BANNED

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Really? Among everything else this state is handling, Paterson decides to ban this? NY Governor David Paterson has signed a bill that makes short-term...

Do We Need Affirmative Action Admissions at NBA Games?

David Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Coleman

Where, I wonder, are other middle class African Americans like me who could save up to purchase a ticket?

New York Has a Gas Problem: How Do You Spell Relief?

Dave Colavito | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dave Colavito

Governor Patterson is betting heavily on proceeds from natural gas extracted from New York's Marcellus Shale. However, real concerns exist about what industrializing this area would mean.

Clemmie Harris: Another Paterson Aide Involved In Domestic Dispute | JAMES FANELLI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson's top adviser and ex-roommate Clemmie Harris got into a heated argument in 1995 with Harris' then-girlfriend, and it left the woman so s...

March 8, 2010, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

Air controller at JFK brings kids to work and lets them direct traffic. Extreme version of Take A Child To Work Day. No big deal since most pilots too drunk to notice.

It's a Swamp Thing

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The thing about promising to drain the swamp is that people tend to remember. Then they expect you to do it. What a pain in the gavel! Actually, that's only partially true.

Governor Ravitch: New York at the Abyss?

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Eric Lurio

New York is at a precipice of sorts. Looking back over the political history of the state, it's completely unique. Sure, there were the Draft Riots of...

Kristin Davis + Roger Stone = Nonsense

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abe Gurko

Kristin Davis' campaign slogan will be "GOVERN THIS" Now that David Patterson has officially backed out of the race, look who's planning to take a s...

Why New York and Massachusetts Say No to Obama

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Probst Solomon

The lesson Obama should have learned from the Kennedys is that you need to know how and when to be tough and how to use your power well.

9/11 Trial WILL NOT Be In New York City, Official Says

New York Times | SCOTT SHANE and BENJAMIN WEISER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Obama administration on Friday gave up on its plan to try the Sept. 11 plotters in Lower Manhattan, bowing to almost unanimous pressure from New Y...

Andrew Cuomo: Candidate Recruits New Talent As Gubernatorial Race Nears | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In the past several weeks, several veterans of New York politics received calls from Andrew Cuomo's top operatives and were asked the same question: W...

Obama Administration May Have Offered Romanoff A Job To Deter Senate Run: The Denver Post

The Denver Post | Michael Riley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- Not long after news leaked last month that Andrew Romanoff was determined to make a Democratic primary run against Sen. Michael Bennet, ...

A Big Breakthrough on Green Jobs

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

The New York State Senate and Assembly rose above petty politics last week to pass legislation on climate and energy, setting a precedent for bipartisanship and a sensible cap and trade system.

Andrew Cuomo Popularity High, David Paterson Trails Significantly: Poll

RealClearPolitics | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A new Siena College poll finds 68% of New York voters would prefer someone else if Gov. David Paterson (D) decides to run for governor next year. This...

Governor Paterson's Sight Hurting Job Performance

Staten Island Advance | Judy L. Randall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Gov. David Paterson's visual impairment has hindered his ability to govern, state Sen. Diane Savino said yesterday. In an unus...

Ex-Worker Says Senate Aide, Indira F. Noel, Had Carte Blanche With Gov. David A. Paterson

New York Times | DANNY HAKIM and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - A former Senate employee who is suing the state over his dismissal in 2007 said on Thursday that he had testified under oath this week that h...

Governor Paterson Gains Popularity As Voters Shift Anger Toward Senate

Observer | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - David Paterson's poll numbers have climbed slightly, for the second month in a row, as voters surveyed in a poll released today perceive him ...

Breaking: New York Government Really Dysfunctional

Daily Intel. | Daily Intel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The most dysfunctional, in fact....