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New Bill Would 'Outlaw Physical Contact' During Fraternity Rituals

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.25.2014 | College

More than two months after a Baruch College freshman was killed during a fraternity initiation ceremony, a new bill would drastically expand the defin...

School Bus Strike, Mayoral Control and Girls Who Code on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke with Larry Hanley, international president of the Amalgamated Transit Union on the city's first school bus strike since 1979.


Posted 08.28.2012 | New York

As Mitt Romney gears up to accept the Republican nomination for president on Thursday, barring further disruptions from Hurricane Isaac and Rep. Ron P...

Bob Turner To Challenge Kirsten Gillibrand For Senate Seat

Posted 03.16.2012 | New York

Congressman Bob Turner has announced to fellow Republicans his intent on challenging Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in this year's upcoming election. ...

President Barack Obama Expresses Support for Israel

Ed Koch | Posted 11.27.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

I believe the recent vote in the 9th Congressional District in New York affected in a positive way the policy of the U.S. on the Mideast.

Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Off a Cliff

Jon (Bowzer) Bauman | Posted 11.26.2011 | New York
Jon (Bowzer) Bauman

Even as this horrible electoral experience saddened me, I still maintain hope that the current craziness will pass. Remember, although it's generally three steps forward and two steps back, progressive thought always triumphs in the end.

Big Apple Turnover

Henry J. Stern | Posted 11.19.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The election last week of Republican Robert Turner to Congress is significant for several reasons. One is that the result will be widely perceived as a rebuke to President Obama and the Democratic Party, which it is.

Friday Talking Points -- Ads Obama Should Run

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama should run a few ads right now which do not even mention the election. Instead of saying "vote for me!" these ads should say "pass my jobs bill" in as many creative ways as possible.

White House Tries To Distance Itself From Special Election Loss

Politico | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama’s political team kept a blast-zone distance from Democrat David Weprin in the days leading to his defeat in New York’s spec...

John Celock

N.Y. Democrats Win Assembly Races | John Celock | Posted 11.14.2011 | New York

On the same day New York Democrats lost Anthony Weiner's former congressional seat in New York City, the Democratic party continued its dominance of t...

Elise Foley

Democrats: New York 9 Loss Doesn't Mean Anything For Obama In 2012 | Elise Foley | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats were quick to defend the party against its losses in New York's ninth congressional district and Nevada's second, saying on We...

Red For The First Time In 90 Years: How Weprin Lost To Turner?

Posted 11.14.2011 | New York

Former representative Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal proved to cost much more than his seat in Congress on Tuesday, as Bob Turner defeated assemblym...

Weiner's District Goes Republican for First Time in 90 Years. Hillary, Are You Listening?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.14.2011 | New York
Andy Ostroy

If he plays his cards right, we're gonna be looking at President Mitt Romney next year. This is why Hillary Clinton must run for president against Obama in the 2012 primaries.

Anthony Weiner's Congressional Seat To Be Filled Tuesday | By Matthew Hampton | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Since former Congressman Anthony Weiner stepped down, head slung low in a self-flagellating press conference on June 16, the question on the minds of ...

Dem Deserves to Lose Race for Anthony Weiner's Old Seat But ...

Dan Collins | Posted 11.12.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin deserves to lose the race for this Brooklyn-Queens congressional seat on general principles, but nothing good can come of his defeat.

LOOK: Campaign Ad Features Plane By Manhattan Skyline

Posted 11.09.2011 | New York

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has tweaked a campaign ad for David Weprin, the Democratic candidate for Anthony Weiner's old seat in ...

Elise Foley

Bob Turner, Rush Limbaugh's TV Friend | Elise Foley | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bob Turner, the Republican television executive hoping to win a special election for the New York congressional seat vacated by Anthony ...

September Surprise?

Henry J. Stern | Posted 10.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The possibility of an upset in the special election September 13 to fill Anthony Weiner's congressional seat should cause Democratic leaders some anxiety. The Republican nominee, Bob Turner, is running hard.

Michael McAuliff

Dems Hammer GOP Candidate Who Didn't Think Volunteers Deserved 9/11 Aid | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are slamming the GOP candidate trying to replace ex-New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, criticizing the Queens-bred businessman as a...

Democrats Nervous About Race to Replace Anthony Weiner

Dan Collins | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

If Democrat David Weprin loses, the message will be that President Obama was wrong in the recent national debt debacle and the Republicans were right. Period.

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Redistricting

Morgan Pehme | Posted 10.19.2011 | New York
Morgan Pehme

New Yorkers have shown a much greater interest in addressing gerrymandering than ever before. But there is still a great deal about the current debate that is largely unknown, misunderstood, or unsaid.

WATCH: Ground Zero Mosque Issue Enters Race To Replace Weiner

Forest Hills, NY Patch | Matthew Hampton Email the Author | Posted 10.11.2011 | New York

Republican Bob Turner's campaign for Congress released its first ad on Thursday, sending it out in an e-mail blast. The ad, titled "Send a Message,...

Endorsement of Bob Turner for the 9th Congressional District

Ed Koch | Posted 09.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

I suggest that the contested race in the 9th congressional district be turned into a referendum that will allow the voters of this district to register a protest against the positions of President Obama and the Republican leadership.

Win Some, Lose Some

Henry J. Stern | Posted 09.10.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

With the loss of two New York seats, the question arises: which two districts out of the 31 will be made to disappear by whichever legislative body, independent commission or Federal court ends up drawing the final lines?

Democrats Choose Candidate For Weiner's Old Seat

Forest Hills, NY Patch | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

According to published reports at New York 1 and the New York Times, Assemblyman David Weprin has been chosen by the Queens County Democrats to run fo...