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Governor David Paterson

Paterson Calls For Vote On Same Sex Marriage

The Journal News | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David Paterson said Wednesday he wants to put a bill to legalize same-sex marriage to a vote during a special session within weeks....

I Read the News Today, Oh Boy

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

It's hard to believe anyone with leadership and public spirit would be willing to hang around Albany. Cynicism and despair aren't going to get us anywhere, but there are days when you find it hard to feel anything else.

Steve Levy, Suffolk County Executive, Ponders Running For Governor | A. G. SULZBERGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On Sunday, Steve Levy, the popular Suffolk County executive and conservative Democrat who is best known outside Long Island for his opposition to ille...

Governor Paterson's New London

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

While considering a Nets arena in Brooklyn, Paterson ought to pay attention to the ugly eminent domain saga in New London. That so-called "economic development" is now acres of vacant lots.

Paterson Calls Special Session To Deal With Budget Deficit

The New York Observer | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

David Paterson is calling lawmakers back for a special session to deal with the budget deficit -- in November....

Swine Flu: Albany Spends $19,000 On Anti-Swine Flu Hand Sanitizer

New York Politics News, Reaction, and Analysis | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Swine flu is upon us. And New York has responded, in part, by spending over $19,000 on 546 hand sanitizer dispensers that are now dotting the walls of...

Paterson: 'New York Has Run Out Of Cash'

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson said Wednesday that New York has run out of cash and he's directing budget officials to reduce state aid paym...

Gov. Paterson Hints At No 2010 Run For Sake Of Party

New York Daily News | Glenn Blain in Syracuse and Kenneth Lovett in Albany | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Embattled Gov. Paterson for the first time Wednesday opened the door to not running for election next year - while his wife attacked President Obama f...

Paterson Accepts Cuomo Denying A Role In Bad Press

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson is taking the word of the attorney general's staff that they had nothing to do with attempts to push...

Paterson Blames Andrew Cuomo For Obama's Removal Attempt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson has privately accused Attorney General Andrew Cuomo -- his would-be replacement -- of "wiring up" President Obama's unprecedented attemp...

Gov. Paterson Insists He Didn't Take Shot At Obama

Politicker NY | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - David Paterson insisted comments he made yesterday about Barack Obama's effectiveness in Washington were not a "shot" at the president. This ...

Gov. Paterson Quiet After Lukewarm Intro By Obama

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — As New York Gov. David Paterson's political vitality fades and a court decision over his lieutenant governor choice threatens to ...

Obama: Paterson Should Quit New York Governor's Race

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

President Obama has asked an increasingly embattled Gov. David Paterson to bow out of the 2010 governor's race. Two senior administration officials...

Gov. David Paterson Endorses Bill Thompson For Mayor

New York Daily News | By Adam Lisberg and Frank Lombardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Days after officially becoming the Democratic candidate for mayor, city Controller William Thompson finally picked up the blessing of Gov. Paterson. ...

Richard Fife, Gov. Paterson's Selected Campaign Manager

New York Times | Nicholas Confessore | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Showing his intention to keep his job, Gov. David A. Paterson announced on Thursday that he had selected Richard Fife, a longtime New York political o...

Dinkins, Obama Not Buying Paterson Race Claim

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Governor Paterson's claims of racist mistreatment by the media seem to have fallen on deaf ears in New York and beyond. The New York Times reports ...

Gov. David Paterson Blames Calls For Him To Step Aside On Race

New York Daily News | Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - Gov. Paterson said Friday he knows the reason behind the "crescendo" of calls for him not to seek re-election next year: it's because he's bl...

David Paterson's New York Struggle

Politicker NY | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY--"Governor Paterson is having a rough time," State Senator Liz Krueger, a liberal, loyal Democrat, told The Observer during a break before a le...

David Paterson Not Concerned About All That Bad Polling

Politicker NY | Azi Payabarah | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

David Paterson said he would be more concerned about his bad poll numbers, but there are simply too many polls for him to care. Paterson also said tha...

Gov Paterson Demonstrates His Preference For Mayor: Thompson Over Bloomberg

City Hall News | Edward-Isaac Dovere | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After an event Tuesday afternoon, Gov. David Paterson told reporters that he was not ready to announce an endorsement in the mayoral race. " haven't ...

Governor Paterson Feared As Liability For State Democrats

New York Times | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As he prepares to run for re-election, Representative Michael E. McMahon, a Democrat from Staten Island, is burdened with having to campaign in a dist...

Paterson: We Don't Need Silverstein To Build At WTC

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York Gov. David Paterson gave World Trade Center site developer Larry Silverstein an ultimatum Monday in prolonged talks over his...

The Nanny Diaries: A Caribbean Version

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arlene M. Roberts

There are more than 200,000 women in New York working as nannies, companions and housekeepers, whose lives are typified by long hours, meagre wages, drudgery, and worse.

Is Andrew Cuomo Running For Governor?

The New York Times | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

At a meeting in Kingston, N.Y., last week, several Democratic county leaders, including some who are allies of Mr. Cuomo, pointedly refused to commit ...

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 ...