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Absolute Power Corrupts, Again

Tom Allon | Posted 05.11.2015 | New York
Tom Allon

Corruption in government is as old as democracy, but that doesn't mean we have to accept it and not do everything we can to at least limit it. Write to the Governor or your local legislator and demand they champion these six reforms.

FBI Public Corruption Probes Lead To Raids, Arrests In Three Separate States

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Federal law enforcement agents arrested California state Sen. Leland Yee (D) and Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon (D), and raided the offices of New Yor...

Malcolm Smith Wasn't Invited, a Lesson For Us All

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 04.29.2014 | Sports
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Football, granted, is just a game, but it's a big game on a national stage, and sometimes, what happens on the field can become a life lesson for the rest of us.

The Seahawk Bounce of Super Bowl Success

Tom Morris | Posted 04.08.2014 | Sports
Tom Morris

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and his many players who were formerly unappreciated by the experts in the sport display in their attitude and actions what I consider to be the greatest wisdom that leads to success in any field.

Seahawks And Pete Carroll Win Super Bowl By Doing It Their Way

Jordan Schultz | Posted 02.03.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Seattle Seahawks dominated Denver 43-8 to capture the first Super Bowl title in franchise history. The reason why was because they did it their own way.

WATCH: 9/11 Truther Crashes Super Bowl

Posted 02.03.2014 | Sports

One man apparently didn't want to hear from the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLVIII after the Seattle Seahawks' dominant win. A 9/11 truther int...

Super Bowl MVP Goes To...

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 02.02.2014 | Sports

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Malcolm Smith always was ready to step in when the Seattle Seahawks needed him. Now he's only the third ...

WATCH: Peyton's Interception Returned 69 Yards For A Touchdown

Posted 02.02.2014 | Sports

Peyton Manning may be one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the NFL but he and his team got off to an absolutely dismal start in Super Bo...

Senator Accused Of Attempting To Rig NYC Mayoral Election Due In Court

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 09.18.2013 | New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Defense attorneys said Friday they plan to attack the legal underpinnings of the federal corruption case against a state se...

Paul Blumenthal

Big Defeat For Campaign Finance Reform | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York state's comprehensive campaign finance reform, including public election financing, failed Thursday night in the state Senate. ...

Cuomo Threatens To Launch Ethics Probe

Newsday | Posted 07.09.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- As more lawmakers' names surfaced in a federal corruption probe, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday he might launch an ethics probe if legi...

7 More NY Elected Officials Under Criminal Investigation

Posted 05.08.2013 | New York

Seven elected officials in New York, and two former political aides, were the target of a federal corruption probe, a new document reveals. The ni...

Six Arrested NY Pols, Six Not-Guilty Pleas

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 06.23.2013 | New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The government's evidence in a political corruption case – audio and video recordings, text messages, emails and more...

Cuomo Calls For 'Open Primaries' Following Scandals

Newsday | Posted 06.17.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- On the heels of a New York City mayoral scandal, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Tuesday called for "open primaries" for political party endorsements i...

Friday Talking Points -- What the Media Missed

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've got a lot to cover this week, so we're going to try to get through everything in a rather foreshortened format. At least, that's the goal.

U.S. Attorney Warns Crooked NY Pols To Watch Their Backs

DNAinfo | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara sent a shot across the bow of Albany on Thursday, warning New York's corrupt politicians that they should be l...

Assemblyman To Resign After Cooperating With Feds

| Posted 04.04.2013 | New York

By Carla Zanoni and Jeff Mays NEW YORK — Bronx State Assemblyman Nelson Castro was expected to resign his office Thursday after a year-long cooper...

ANOTHER NY Politician Arrested For Corruption

Posted 04.04.2013 | New York

New York Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was arrested Thursday morning for taking bribes, says the U.S. Attorney's office. Four others were also arrested i...

Calls For Reform After Malcolm Smith Scandal

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The latest in a long string of New York political scandals shows the ongoing need to remove money from Albany politics, advocates...

Fallout From Corruption Case Reverberates From NYC To Albany

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.04.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- It's a case that smacks of small-time corruption, with allegations of cash payoffs in parked cars. But the charges a Democratic state sena...

Arguing for Increases in Federal Funding for Childhood Cancer Research -- Part III

Jonathan Agin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Money makes the world go 'round. Or so we are told. Certainly for medical research, this is true. And, for the childhood cancer community, it is clear where we fall in the federal spectrum, i.e. on the low end of the stick.

WHO'S WHO: Breaking Down The Malcolm Smith Bribery Case

| Posted 04.03.2013 | New York

By Julie Shapiro, DNAinfo News Editor NEW YORK — The alleged far-reaching bribery scheme that landed six New York political leaders in jai...

John Celock

FBI Sting Operation Targets Corruption In NYC Mayoral Race | John Celock | Posted 04.02.2013 | New York

The FBI Tuesday morning arrested two high-profile Queens politicians, State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D) and City Councilman Daniel Halloran (R), and four o...

Two Prominent Pols Arrested For Trying To Rig NYC Mayoral Election

| Posted 06.02.2013 | New York

By Aidan Gardiner, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer QUEENS — Prominent Queens politicians Malcolm Smith and Dan Halloran were arrested early ...

The Empty Chair of Harold Varmus, M.D.

Jonathan Agin | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

It could not be more important that the federal government, through the direction of NCI, does more to fight childhood cancer.