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Greg Ball

GOP State Senator Reportedly Plagiarized Teen's HuffPost Blog

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Republican New York State Sen. Greg Ball recently introduced a bill that would prohibit “the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums ...

Piers Morgan Asks Greg Ball, Torture Tweeter, To 'Stop Being Such A jerk!'

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

New York state Sen. Greg Ball (R) got into a fiery exchange with CNN host Piers Morgan on Monday's "Piers Morgan Tonight," over Boston bombing suspect...

Republican Doubles Down On Call For Boston Suspect To Be Tortured

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

A New York Republican is defending his call for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be tortured during the interrogation process. ...

State GOP Lawmaker Suggests Using 'Torture' On Boston Bombings 'Punk'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics

New York state Sen. Greg Ball (R) suggested using torture on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, in a tweet Friday night. ...

John Celock

Lawmakers: Iraq Anniversary Good Time To Address Sequestration Impact | John Celock | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers introduced legislation Monday with the hope that the state can become the first to end the effe...

CARTOON: New York Takes First Place In Gun Control Action

Posted 01.16.2013 | Black Voices

The state of New York took a leap ahead of Washington, D.C.,passing the nation's toughest gun legislation since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shoot...

NY State Senator: Journal News Gun Map 'A Public Safety Nightmare'

Posted 12.30.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The Journal News published an interactive map listing thousands of pistol permit-holders in Westchester/Rockland counties, and lit a storm of controve...

Congressman Joins Dance Craze

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) is the latest politician to dance his way into a pop culture craze. Lewis, a civil rights-era veteran, is shown dancing Ga...

New York's Dance, Dance Revolution

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

Control of the New York State Senate could come down to who has the best dance video. Justin Wagner, a Democrat challenging state Sen. Greg Ball (R...

Tea Party Favorite Flip-Flops

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

A New York state senator elected with Tea Party support reversed himself and supported a minimum wage hike on Wednesday, less than a week after he sai...

LGBT New Yorkers Need To Hold Our Enemies Accountable (And Let's Start With Greg Ball)

Jay Michaelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jay Michaelson

It's important for our community to hold accountable those who betray us, undermine us, and sell us out. And this year, if you're a gay New Yorker, there is one man who should be at the top of that list: State Senator Greg Ball.

Nan Hayworth Is Not a New York Republican, and the Tea Party Is in the Details

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.26.2012 | New York
Jay Michaelson

Nan Hayworth is presenting herself as a moderate Republican -- a good idea, since her district, where I live, is as purple as they come, voting for Democrats and Republicans alike. But it's also a falsehood.

Woman Charged With Sending Pig's Foot To Congressman Killed By Police

Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

An Atlanta woman who allegedly mailed threats to lawmakers was shot and killed by police during an altercation on Christmas Day. Jameela Barnette, ...

Matt Sledge

What's Holding Up Same-Sex Marriage In New York | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.21.2011 | New York

The New York State Senate continued to struggle over a same-sex marriage bill on Tuesday, one day after the session officially ended. Same-sex marr...

NY Senator Asks Twitter How He Should Vote On Gay Marriage

Posted 08.20.2011 | New York

Publicly, the New York marriage equality bill has the support of 31 of the 32 senators it needs to be made into law. And with the legislative session ...

It's Twitter Time in the Fight for Marriage Equality in New York

Jeffrey Campagna | Posted 08.20.2011 | New York
Jeffrey Campagna

Unfortunately, one gay rights group decided to go public on Friday to distance themselves from Lady Gaga and to say her Twitter involvement might cause more harm than good. What did that accomplish?

What's Between New York's State Senate and Marriage Equality? About Fifteen Words

Jay Michaelson | Posted 08.20.2011 | New York
Jay Michaelson

State senator Greg Ball has articulated three specific concerns with the bill -- concerns which, I believe, can mostly be answered. This gap is eminently bridgeable.

An Open Letter To State Senator Greg Ball About Marriage Equality And Religion

Jay Michaelson | Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

By insisting on carve-outs not only for religious organizations but for religious individuals who wish to discriminate against me, you are choosing some religious values over others.