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Senate Chaos Cost Taxpayers $5M

New York Post | Brendan Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY -- It could go down as the most expensive circus in state history. The Senate's monthlong descent into chaos wasted more than $5 million in sta...

Albany Fallout: Non-Profits

Fran Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fran Barrett

So those of you who work in, or are on the board of, or even have friends who are connected to a nonprofit, let me offer you a few tips to nonprofits seeking member item funding.

Unemployment Benefit Increase Campaign Sidetracked By Senate Chaos

New York Times | PATRICK McGEEHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A campaign to increase New York's unemployment benefits for the first time in a decade has been sidetracked by the political stalemate in Albany. Des...

Marriage Bill on N.Y. Senate Agenda

Advocate | Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

New York governor David Paterson placed the marriage equality bill at the top of the list of items for senators to consider in a special session calle...

Band-Aid Budget

Gotham Gazette | Gotham Gazette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Contrary to expectations, the new city budget does not include massive spending cuts or huge tax cuts. Good news -- or did officials just postpone the...

Spitzer Trumps Paterson For Governor: Poll

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new Marist poll found that a majority of New Yorkers would prefer sex-scandal plagued former Governor Eliot Spitzer to current Governor David Paters...

Is David Paterson the New Harvey Milk?

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Mike Alvear

David Paterson's role in introducing and leading the fight for the legalization of same sex marriage is nothing short of stunning.

New York Gay Marriage: How It'll Strengthen Heterosexual Marriages

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Mike Alvear

As outrageous as it may sound, heterosexual families will become stronger and stronger as more states follow Iowa's gay marriage ruling.

Now We'll Know if Caroline Kennedy Is Serious About Serving

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

A free ticket to the U.S. Senate should be given only to someone who is willing to earn it under a different circumstance, and I assure you, Senator Gillibrand is that sort of person.

Why Did Caroline Kennedy Drop Out?

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

My hunch is that six weeks of intense media scrutiny was more than Caroline could stomach. People lined up to see her and to touch her. Coverage was always deferential.

On the Appointment of Caroline Kennedy, or Any Other Non-Elected Individual to Fill the New York Senate Vacancy

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Vazquez

Barack Obama's campaign, in its mastery of the myriad intricacies of our electoral process, created a strategy which has helped us rediscover and reexamine democracy in America.

Yes, We Have New York Charts

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

As part of our ongoing effort to add new charts and tables, when polling data is available, for upcoming races in 2009 and 2010, we have set up a numb...

Culture Zohn: In My Mind, I'm Going to Carolin(e)

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia Zohn

Caroline Kennedy's declaration of interest to David Paterson has produced the perfect storm of political controversy, pushing everybody's age, income, gender and entitlement buttons.

A Certain Mrs. Schlossberg

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lurio

My old friend Jeff called me up the other day, and as always, the conversation turned to politics. With Hillary Clinton leaving the Senate to be Secre...

Carolyn Maloney Garners Endorsement for Clinton's Senate Seat

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

The conversation on who would replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate was ratcheted up a notch on Thursday (12/4). The National Organization for W...

Fun Turkey Day Game

Howie Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Greene

This year I'll be asking folks to play "Who Wants To Be A US Senator?" With the prospects of our junior Senato being named Secretary of State by Obama, who is on your short list of replacements?

Setting a New President in Pet Adoption

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Diamond

Okay, so President-elect Obama, if you ever read this I would like to give you my advice. Please adopt from a city shelter!

The Last Time We Vote For Bigotry

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

The time has come to put our votes and our money where our mouth is and no longer tolerate the malleable bigotry of those who profess to be our friends, but also say we are not quite worthy of the same rights.

Rabbi Dennis Shulman: Battling an "Enemy of the Environment"

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

A portion of this interview first appeared in Heeb. Governor Sarah Palin has demonstrated that anyone can run for office. This is both good and bad...