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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...

Republicans' Homeland Insecurity

Rep. Nita Lowey | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics
Rep. Nita Lowey

The Republican majority's Homeland Security shutdown is a staggering display of legislative incompetence, which could have concrete and severe impacts for New York City and its surrounding areas.

Sheldon Silver Indicted On Federal Corruption Charges

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A federal grand jury voted Thursday morning to indict former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on federal corruption charges,...

PREET BRINGS THE HEAT

BuzzFeed | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

His frontal assault on the open secrets of New York political power has been a genuine shock to the state’s politics and even to its press, who miss...

New York's Powerful Speaker Faces Corruption Arrest

New York Times | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption charges on Thursday, peo...

Mario Cuomo - One of the Greatest Orators in American History

Richard Greene | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Richard Greene

I left Governor Cuomo's office that day thinking what I had always thought about him -- that he would have been a great president. I felt so strongly about this that, at the end of the interview, I mustered the courage to ask him, as many did, why he chose not to run.

How Mario Cuomo's Sense Of Being An Outsider Made Him The Man He Became

AP | MICHAEL ORESKES | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Mario Cuomo loved to tell the story of how his father, an immigrant from Italy, lost his business in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. ...

What's Being Said About Mario Cuomo's Death

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

Reaction to the death of former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo, who died Thursday hours after his son, Andrew, was sworn in for his second term as govern...

Bernie Goetz "The Subway Gunman" 30 Years Later

Richard Feldman | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Richard Feldman

Thirty years ago today the inviolate right to self-defense and the battle over firearm civil liberties were joined in one of the unlikeliest of battle zones -- New York City.

GOP Congressman To Plead Guilty To Tax Evasion: Report

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) will plead guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of cheating on his taxes at a Manhattan restaurant he co-owned before he was ...

Because Of This Republican, Congressional GOP Won't Be Entirely Christian

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

When former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) lost his primary race earlier this year, it looked like congressional Republicans could be left ...

Defending Real Democracy, Starting in New York

Letitia James | Posted 12.31.2014 | New York
Letitia James

For all the manufactured "Republican versus Democrat" drama that dominates today's cable news and political rhetoric, the most striking feature of our present-day democracy is not partisan divide -- it's a corrupt system that protects incumbents from the consequences that real democracy brings.

Amazon Readers Are Having Fun With Andrew Cuomo

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

For New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), the consequence of an extremely muted memoir release is that the only people reviewing his book on Amazon are the ...

It's Official: Andrew Cuomo Challenger Cleared To Stay On Primary Ballot

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

A judge has ruled against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D) bid to remove challenger Zephyr Teachout from the Democratic primary ballot, arguing lawyer...

Rep Who Threatened To Throw Reporter Over Balcony Rallies Against Bullying

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), who told a reporter he'd "break" him "in half," seemed to miss the irony when he encouraged his colleagues to support a b...

This Republican Could Become Congress' Youngest Woman Ever

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

With her primary win Tuesday evening, former White House aide Elise Stefanik may become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress -- and the younges...

Amanda Terkel

The Top Races To Watch In The June 24 Primaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The tea party is getting its best chance to knock off a sitting senator on Tuesday, when Chris McDaniel faces Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss....

Rangel Loses The New York Times' Endorsement Again

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) failed to garner The New York Times' editorial endorsement as the 84-year-old lawmaker bids to return to Congress for a 2...

Rangel Calls Opponent's Claim He Sent Out False Eviction Notices A 'Despicable Lie'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel's (D-N.Y.) campaign called an accusation by his main rival's staffer that he had sent out false eviction notices to his constituen...

Billionaire Actually Not That Sorry About Nazi Comparison

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business

Billionaire Kenneth Langone is still defending his comparison of income inequality talking points to rhetoric in Nazi Germany, after apologizing two m...

Richard Nixon's Son-In-Law And State GOP Chairman Accused Of Voter Fraud

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

The chairman of the Republican Party of New York, who is former President Richard Nixon's son-in-law, was accused by Democrats of voter fraud. The...

Maintaining Neutrality In The New York Times, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, had a thoughtful response to the question of how the paper maintains a neutral political point ...

Samantha Lachman

GOP Candidate Who Retweeted Sexist, Racist Tweets Wanted To 'Share Other People's Viewpoints'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican state Senate candidate admitted Wednesday that he deleted his personal Twitter account after retweeting offensive messages ...

Queens Library Is Still Awesome!

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 05.14.2014 | New York
Christian Zabriskie

Big news, Queens Library is STILL awesome! Yep, that is right, Queens Library remains one of the preeminent libraries in the country, if not the world...

De Blasio Crafts Everyman Political Image

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill de Blasio stooped his 6-foot-5 frame for hours to shake hands with regular New Yorkers touring Gracie Mansion, telling them the...