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New York Democrats Split Off Abortion Provision From 'Women's Equality' Legislation

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

Supporters of a bill that would safeguard abortion rights in New York agreed earlier this week to split off the measure from a broader legislative pac...

Progressive New York Candidate Blasts State Democratic Party In Op-Ed

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Tim Wu, a progressive candidate for lieutenant governor of New York, criticized the state Democratic committee in a Monday op-ed for interfering in th...

Most NYC Voters Welcome The 2016 Democratic National Convention, Poll Shows

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Most New York City voters want to play host to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, according to a poll released on...

Kathleen Rice Joins Race For House Seat

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York prosecutor who has attracted national headlines for murder convictions in drunken driving cases and a crack...

John Celock

Competitive Primaries Outside NYC | John Celock | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

While the Democratic primaries for New York City mayor and comptroller have gotten significant attention, voters Upstate and in the New York City subu...

John Celock

Surprise Twist In Final State Race | John Celock | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

Democrats have officially captured a majority of the seats in the New York State Senate, but Republicans will continue to control the chamber, through...

Some NY Dems Need to Put Ideals Before Ambition

Larry Hirsch | Posted 02.05.2013 | New York
Larry Hirsch

If you sacrifice your ideals for ambition, however, you are crossing the line to where you should re-think your political future. This is where these five Senators in Albany and at least one mayoral candidate are now.

Independent Democrats Ally With Republicans To Take New York Senate

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York's state Senate will be run by a coalition of Republicans and Independent Democrats after election results had initially left De...

Republicans Gain New Benefactors

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

A group of four Democratic state senators in New York plan to form a coalition to give control of the state Senate to Republicans, just weeks after De...

Dems Probably Won't Control NY State Senate, After All

Posted 11.28.2012 | New York

Democratic New York State Senator Jeffrey Klein says he's in favor of a "bipartisan coalition" to rule the state Senate, according to The New York Tim...

Andrew Cuomo, Fake Democrat | Posted 11.19.2012 | New York

By Alex Pareene If the New York state Senate remains controlled by the Republican Party, it won’t be because of the voters. Democrats have 30 sea...

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...

Democrats Seek To Regain Control In New York Congressional Elections

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 09.25.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state's congressional elections are testing the staying power of Republicans who rode a tea party wave to a House majority tw...

Ed Koch Released From Hospital

AP | Posted 11.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — How's he doing? Better. Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch (kahch) has been released from a hospital after being treated for anemia....

Schumer Goes After Vito Lopez

Posted 09.07.2012 | New York

Senator Chuck Schumer has joined fellow Democrats calling for New York State Assemblyman Vito Lopez to resign amidst allegations from female staffers ...

Dem Politician Reportedly Told Female Staffers Not To Wear Bras | Posted 08.29.2012 | New York

Five women who worked for Vito J. Lopez, the assemblyman at the center of a broadening sexual harassment scandal, described in interviews an atmospher...

Assembly Paid $103K In Lopez Harassment Case

Posted 08.28.2012 | New York

In the wake of sexual harassment charges made against New York Assemblyman Vito Lopez, The New York Times reports New York State Assembly Speaker Shel...

Dems Call On Vito Lopez To Resign

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2012 | New York

NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - New York Democrats are intensifying pressure on state Assemblyman Vito Lopez, a long-serving Brooklyn powerbroker, to res...

It's Time to Question Labor's Ties to Democrats

Gregory Floyd | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics
Gregory Floyd

Around the country and in our nation's capital, we are seeing more Democrats willing to place the burden of fixing the country on the backs of public workers and the middle class in general.

'Ground Zero Mosque' Debate Divides New York Democrats

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — As vulnerable congressional Democrats weigh how to respond to President Barack Obama's statements on Muslims' right to build a mosque...

Democratic Party Convention Tries New Messages

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State Democrats at their convention in suburban Westchester County are trying to recast themselves not as the party in power--in Washington and in Alb...

Cuomo Picks Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy for Lt. Governor

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

The presumptive gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Cuomo, has tapped Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy as his choice for Lt. Goverrnor.

Steve Levy For Gov? NY Republicans Consider Moderate Democrat For Governor Run | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Republican nomination for governor, which had for months seemed all but locked up by former United States Representative Rick A. Lazio, became a m...

Is New York In A State Of Disrepair?

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The Empire State has a lot to recommend it – Broadway shows, Niagara Falls, and baseball's World Series champions, the New York...

Eric Massa Sexual Harassment Allegations: Congressman Denies Rumors Despite Facing Allegations Of Misconduct

AP | ANDREW MIGA and CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — A freshman congressman from New York who cited health reasons in announcing his retirement Wednesday is facing allegations of misco...