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Vito Fossella Denies The Media A Third Ring For Their New York Political Circus | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.11.2013 | New York

The New York Observer's Colin Campbell made good use of the sudden return of Eliot Spitzer to the political limelight, corralling the would-be New Yor...

Casino Brawl Business as Usual for New York State Legislature

Dan Collins | Posted 04.17.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

The bizarre late-night fight involving state Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, proves that the state legislature retains its amazing capacity to surprise, delight, amuse and nauseate.

Carl Kruger's Fall Highlights Woeful State of Albany's Senate Democrats

Dan Collins | Posted 02.20.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Kruger's bribery conviction is part of the answer to an Albany mystery -- why Gov. Andrew Cuomo is so indifferent to the question of whether his Democratic Party can win back the state Senate in the next election.

Disgraced Ex-Senator Now Working At Queens Pizzeria | SALLY GOLDENBERG, AMANDA MIKELBERG and JENNIFER FERMINO | Posted 06.11.2011 | New York

Hiram Monserrate is serving the public again -- one slice at a time. The shamed former state senator is getting rid of his aggression these days by...

Disgraced Pol Avoiding Child Support For Autistic Son?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Hiram Monserrate haters have another reason to grumble. The disgraced ex-State Senator's wife claims Monserrate is trying to cut the amount of ch...

Giving Thanks in New York

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Let's face it, when you count your blessings this year the first thing that springs to mind is not going to be the New York state legislature. Still, there's lots in New York to give thanks for.

Hiram and Julissa

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The other shoe dropped Tuesday for Hiram Monserrate. The first state Senator to be expelled from that body since 1781, Monserrate was indicted by a Federal grand jury.

The People Speak

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The Democratic and Republican party organizations continue to weaken. They are most influential in races where no one knows who the candidates are.

Hiram Monserrate, Karla Giraldo Reunited: Assault Lawmaker Back With Girlfriend | Daniel Edward Rosen and Corky Siemaszko | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ousted lawmaker Hiram Monserrate planted a kiss on his girlfriend Tuesday after a Queens judge gave the looney lovebirds the OK to see each other agai...

The Continued Corruption of New York's Politics

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's recent filing of a civil suit against State Senator Pedro Espada is another episode in the disheartening saga of public "service" in New York.

New York: Week In Review (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Spring has finally sprung in the Big Apple. Let's look back at the last (official) week of winter in 2010....

Jason Linkins

Betsy McCaughey For Senate Or Governor? Candidacy Floated In Poll Calls | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Good news for people who like trial balloons for bad candidates! The New York Daily News' Elizabeth Benjamin heard from one Manhattanite who received ...

Monserrate Casts Himself As Underdog In Election Bid | By Clare Trapasso | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

He's been called a lot of names recently - girlfriend slasher, Democratic Party traitor and public enemy No. 1 to the gay community. One thing former ...

New York's State Senate: A Story of Fallen Leadership and Vision

Brian Keeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brian Keeler

Our state government, which once had the vision to build the Erie Canal, has fallen into such a funk of dysfunctional paralysis that it can no long perform even the most basic tasks.

Monserrate Supporters Launch Campaign Against Gay-Friendly Jose Peralta

The New York Observer | Azi Paybarah | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Here's an anti-Jose Peralta flier making it's way around the district, noting that he is supportive of same-sex marriage....

Hiram Monserratte's Constituents Attack Him -- On His Own Website

Miguel Guadalupe | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Miguel Guadalupe

New Yorkers within State Senator Monserrate's district, as well as others, are taking the chance to spread their "blessings" all over Monserrate's 2008 campaign page guestbook.

Domestic Violence: A Pre-Existing Condition?

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goodman

March is Women's History Month, recognizing women's central role in society. Unfortunately, violence against women is epidemic in the United States and around the world.

David Paterson Needs to Find a New Job

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The strange craziness that began with the rumors that the New York Times was looking into his sex life has now reached a point that even most of David Paterson's harshest critics never expected.

Pro-Gay Marriage Group, Fight Back New York, Targets Monserrate | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Angered by the defeat last year of a bill that would have allowed same-sex couples to marry, a group of well-financed gay rights advocates has started...

Getting Back to Work

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

The Working Families Party's opponents -- Republican operatives and lobbyists -- know they can't beat progressive ideas at the ballot box. So they dragged us into court.

The Discreet Nonchalance of Public Servants Who Beat Their Women

Nina Burleigh | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nina Burleigh

Paterson's intervention in the David Johnson case, Hiram Monserrate, Scott Lee Cohen's nomination in Illinois -- all are symptoms of a casual national attitude toward violence against women.

New York Times Paterson Bombshell: Paterson Aide David W. Johnson Sold Cocaine, Has Been Violent

New York Times | Danny Hakim and William K. Rashbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

David W. Johnson has worked for Gov. David A. Paterson for much of his adult life. He began as a young, ambitious intern from Harlem when Mr. Paterson...

Albany for Dummies

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The expulsion of Hiram Monserrate from the state Senate capped another hallucinogenic week in New York's capital. Here are three theories that might explain the madness we call Albany.

Gail Collins: Illinois Edges New York For 'Most Awful Political Culture'

New York Times | GAIL COLLINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

So, who's worse? Both states lost their governors to scandal. But Eliot Spitzer is not about to make his debut on "Celebrity Apprentice." Point Illino...

State Senators Parker And Klein Have Shouting Match In Midst Of Monserrate Decision | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A heated exchange took place at last night's closed-door Senate Democratic conference between Sens. Diane Savino, Kevin Parker and Jeff Klein resulted...