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Gov. Paterson Keeps Troopers Out Of Albany House | By Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson has barred state troopers from entering the governor's mansion anytime he or his family is there, the Daily News has learned. He quietl...

Governor Paterson's Campaign Loses Top Strategist | DANNY HAKIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Tracy Sefl, top campaign strategist for Gov. David A. Paterson, said Friday morning that she was departing the campaign, dealing a blow for the govern...

Bloomberg State Of The City: Paterson's Budget Will "Run The Entire State Into The Ground" | By Kathleen Lucadamo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg took a swipe at Gov. Paterson's budget on Wednesday, warning it will "run the entire state into the ground." The proposed $134 billio...

What Brown's Win Over Coakley in Massachusetts Means for Politics in New York

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

The immediate political beneficiaries in New York of the Scott Brown romp over Martha Coakley are Rick Lazio and Harold Ford Jr.

New York State Lawmakers Just Failed Public School Kids

Juli Charkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Juli Charkes

They blew it. When New York State Legislators barely made yesterday's deadline to submit an application for federal "Race to the Top" education grant...

Charter Schools Bill Ignored By Albany, State To Lose $700 Million In Federal Aid | AP File Photo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Legislature in a special session this evening refused to act on a bill Gov. David Paterson said is needed for the state to have a chance at $700 m...

Paterson: Affair Rumor 'Outrageous Lie' | By Kenneth Lovett in Albany and Michael Saul | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A defiant Gov. Paterson Monday blasted as bogus a report claiming he got cuddly with a woman over the weekend at a New Jersey steakhouse. "The port...

Public Security in Brooklyn: A Systemic Failure of Common Sense

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

Right now the only security plan that exists for the proposed Atlantic Yards Nets arena in Brooklyn is a five-inch curb and some cameras to take pictures.

Paterson To Extend Protection To Transgender People | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson is preparing to issue an executive order that would include transgender people in antidiscrimination policies that govern state...

Paterson Proposes Billions Of Dollars In Cuts To Fight $50 Billion Deficit | Danny Hakim | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson proposed billions of dollars in spending cuts on Thursday and raised alarms about New York's financial health as the state face...

Paterson Security Detail Bigger Than Long Island State Police Force | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson's security detail has been doubled in the last year for what are being called "political" reasons, and is now bigger than the entire Sta...

Gov. Paterson: Longer School Hours To Combat Teen Gun Violence, Despite State Going Broke | By Meredith Kolodner and Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Even as he warned Sunday that the state is going broke, Gov. Paterson was pitching a pricey new fix to teen gun violence: Extend the school day by thr...

Report: Obama Still Wants Paterson Out Of Office | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

President Obama still wants Gov. Paterson dumped from the Democratic ticket, even though the field of GOP candidates for governor is weaker now that R...

Going Broke in Albany, Part 3: Why We're Still Screwed

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

I bet this Deficit Reduction Plan (DRP) won't last us through May. That's about six months before the next bout of calamity.

Gov. David Paterson: Charles Rangel's Seat May Be Next Stop | Dan Janison | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One interesting notion drawing chatter on the political circuit: That Rangel would retire midterm, with party leaders paving the way for a poll-vexed ...

Paterson's State Of The State Touches On Ethics, Spending

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David Paterson's state of the state speech Wednesday had a familiar ring to it: He said New York is overspending and in a fiscal, political and e...

Congestion Fee For Manhattan? | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Paterson both still want to charge drivers to go into Manhattan -- and they each said yesterday those fees would have saved t...

Paterson Talks Saturday Night Live, Obama Administration

NY1 | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In an exclusive interview Monday on NY1, Governor David Paterson reaffirmed that he is running in the gubernatorial election next year and addressed t...

New York Needs Wall Street

Charles Gasparino | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Charles Gasparino

I give David Paterson an "A" for honesty. He's possibly the only liberal politician willing to admit publicly that the greed merchants on Wall Street are a necessary evil for big government liberalism to survive.

2009 Marked The Beginning Of The End Of Failed Drug War: Top 10 Stories Of The Year

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Newman

2009 will go down as the beginning of the end of the United States drug war. There was more debate and movement toward sensible drug policies this year than in the last nine years combined.

David Paterson On Meet The Press: "I'm Blind, I'm Not Oblivious."

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — David Paterson thrived politically as a state senator, working his way up in a nearly all-white Albany political structure. Now, he'...

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: Obama Administration Can't Get Anything Done Either | By Kenneth Lovett in Albany and Erica Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


Rahm Emanuel Meddling To Keep Paterson From Race

The Daily Beast | Lloyd Grove | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

President Barack Obama's amazingly awkward attempt to nudge damaged New York Gov. David Paterson out of the race to keep his job - as chronicled in la...

Court Upholds Paterson's Appointment Of Lieutenant Governor

New York Times | Jeremy W. Peters and Sewell Chan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In a stunning reversal, New York State's highest court on Tuesday upheld Gov. David A. Paterson's authority to appoint a lieutenant governor. The Cou...