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Karla Giraldo Monserrate's Girlfriend Breaks Down While Testifying

NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The girlfriend of alleged face-slasher Hiram Monserrate broke into tears while testifying this afternoon -- rushing from courtroom and throwing her bo...

Karla Giraldo Subpoenaed In Hiram Monserrate's Trial | RALPH BLUMENTHAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The woman at the center of State Senator Hiram Monserrate's assault trial -- his companion, Karla Giraldo, whom Mr. Monserrate is accused of slashing ...

Walter Loor: Hiram Monserrate Went Into Rage After Finding Cop's PBA Union Card In Girlfriend's Purse | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The PBA union card that sent state Sen. Hiram Monserrate into a jealous rage after he found it in his girlfriend's pocketbook belongs to a married cop...

Hiram Monserrate Attack Wasn't Lost In Translation | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The attending nurse who treated State Sen. Hiriam Monserrate's gal pal moments after she was struck in the face with a broken glass said the Queens la...

Hiram Monserrate Video: Tape Of Alleged Karla Giraldo Assault Released

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A newly released video in the Hiram Monserrate assault trial shows the state senator violently dragging his girlfriend through the hallway of an apart...

Hiram Monserrate Trial Begins With Surprise Testimony By Building Super

New York Daily News | Michael Daly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On the first day of trial, the defense admitted state Sen. Hiram Monserrate slashed his girlfriend's face with a glass but insisted it was "a freak ac...

Hiram Monserrate Assault Trial Begins

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) - A prosecutor says a domestic abuse case against a New York state senator is about "power and control." Assistant District Attorney Sc...

Hiram Monserrate Rejects Plea Deal In Assault Case

New York Daily News | Juan Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State Sen. Hiram Monserrate has refused to cop a plea to charges of slashing his girlfriend with a broken glass - and will take his chances in court M...

NY Senate Coup Turncoats Reaping The Benefits

Times Union | Irene Jay Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY -- In the weeks since the Senate stalemate ended, the chamber's Democrats have showered rehabilitated turncoat Sens. Pedro Espada Jr. of the Br...

Monserrate To Go To Trial For Assault Charge

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

(AP) -- Embattled state Sen. Hiram Monserrate could lose his seat if he's convicted of assaulting his girlfriend during an argument. A judge in Queen...

NY Senate 'Gang' Vows To Eat Bloomberg For Lunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was on the menu Monday, as state senators promised to eat him for lunch. The two groups took their war of words over the cont...

Today In HuffPost New York

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Sen. Hiram Monserrate - whose girlfriend was treated for injuries around her left eye that required 20-40 stitches - has been put back in charge of the Consumer Protection Committee, a job that carries a $12,500 stipend.

Hiram Monserrate's Stipend Reinstated By Democratic Leaders

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

ALBANY - Democratic leaders quietly reinstated a $12,500 stipend for indicted Sen. Hiram Monserrate - one of two lawmakers who briefly joined Republic...

Local Politics: The Rich Get Richer

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Warren Goldstein

"All politics is local," the late Speaker of the House Tip O'Neil opined famously. And New Yorkers have been getting a large dose of the maxim in rec...

New York Senate Debacle: The Powerbrokers of 1965 and Pissants of 2009

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

The leadership stalemate of 1965 occurred at the start of the session, when bill expiration deadlines weren't looming. Pedro Espada's defection (facilitated by Hiram Monserrate) flushed months of hard-fought negotiations and legislative footwork down the toilet.

Take The Albany Quiz

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

There's been a great deal of speculation about why the leaders of the coup in Albany would foist all this misery and disarray on their fellow New Yorkers. Pick the reasons you think are right!

Hiram Monserrate Compares Himself To Jesus

New York Daily News | Glenn Blain in Albany and Celeste Katz in New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Rogue Democrat Hiram Monserrate, a key figure in the fight for the state Senate, has likened himself to Jesus Christ....

Paterson Sets Deadline For Senate Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gov. David Paterson got involved in the New York senate leadership row Monday, giving lawmakers an afternoon deadline to come up with ...

Locked Out: State Senate Fails To Start Session

New York Times | DANNY HAKIM and JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ALBANY -- A justice in State Supreme Court told Democrats and Republicans on Friday morning to talk throughout the weekend to try to resolve the dispu...

Dissent Democrat Wheels And Deals In Albany

Newsday | James T. Madore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The New York State Senate delayed legislative action on Wednesday when Sen. Hiram Monserrate of Jackson Heights asked for a postponement. Monserrate, ...

NY State Senator Indicted, Accused Of Assault

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — A freshman state senator sworn in to office despite allegations he slashed his girlfriend's face with broken glass in a jealous rage ...