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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...

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.

Why I'm Introducing a Resolution to Expel Sen. Monserrate from the NY State Senate

Brian X. Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brian X. Foley

Given Sen. Monserrate's appalling behavior, I am introducing a resolution to expel him from the New York State Senate. Domestic violence has no place in our legislature.

Karla Giraldo, Monserrate Girlfriend, Asks Judge To Lift Restraining Order | Murray Weiss and William J. Gorta | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One trial down, one restraining order to go. Less than two weeks after state Sen. Hiram Monserrate was convicted of assaulting Karla Giraldo, she's a...

Hiram Monserrate Trial: Closing Arguments Today After 10 Days Of Proceedings | Michael Frazier | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The felony assault trial of state Sen. Hiram Monserrate resumes Tuesday with closing arguments on the 10th day of the proceedings before Justice Will...

Hiram Monserrate Criticized By Fellow Senators In Report | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Senator Hiram Monserrate behaved recklessly and callously after his companion was hurt during an argument at his Queens home, failing to call 911, dra...

Hiram Monserrate Verdict: Guilty Of Lesser Charge In Girlfriend Attack, Acquitted Of Felony (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate was found not guilty on two counts of felony assault in his slash-and-gash case today. The Queens Democrat wa...

Monserrate Called "Disgraceful, Despicable" By Bloomberg | By Kenneth Lovett and Erin Einhorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg lit into convicted Sen. Hiram Monserrate on Sunday - at the same time as the state Senate moved to set up a panel to decide his fate....

Two Charges Thrown Out In Hiram Monserrate Case | By Thomas Zambito | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State Sen. Hiram Monserrate's girlfriend was so drunk before she was slashed across the face that the host of a 2008 Christmas party told her she'd ha...

WATCH: Gay Activists Crash Hiram Monserrate's Christmas Party

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gay activists hit Hiram Monserrate on his home turf Tuesday by crashing the state senator's Christmas party and protesting his stance on gay marriage....

Hiram Monserrate Trial Paints Starkly Differing Accounts Of Karla Giraldo's Injuries

New York Times | Ralph Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State Senator Hiram Monserrate used "force, not violence" to get his injured companion, Karla Giraldo, to a hospital the night he cut her face -- acci...

Would You Buy a Used Car From This Man?

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

There is only one possible upside to the pathetic, miserable, appalling story of New York state Senator Hiram Monserrate: Teenagers are not generally known to take state legislators as role models.

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 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 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...