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Poll Reveals Good News For Eliot Spitzer

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

Disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer may have a shot at a political comeback as New York City comptroller, according to an NBC 4 New York/Wall...

Lawmakers Push For Bike-Friendly Amtrak Trains

AP | Posted 06.17.2013 | Travel

RENSSELAER, N.Y. -- New York lawmakers want Amtrak to add baggage cars to its passenger trains that would be capable of carrying bicycles. U.S. Sen. ...

Pass Women's Equality Agenda Now!

Joelle Wyser-Pratte | Posted 07.31.2013 | New York
Joelle Wyser-Pratte

While politicians -- disproportionately, overwhelmingly men -- continue to squabble over issues that they haven't experienced and don't understand, the ability for women to empower themselves continues to hang in the balance.

Another Dem Calls For Sheldon Silver To Resign

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 05.30.2013 | New York

On Wednesday, New York State assemblywoman Inez Barron, a Democrat from Brooklyn, joined the chorus of voices calling for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Sil...

Weiner's Wife Enjoyed Plum Arrangement While At State

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

Huma Abedin, longtime friend of the Clintons and wife of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, enjoyed an arrangement to work as an adviser in the State Departm...

John Celock

FBI Sitting In On New York Lawmaking

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

The New York political scene has been shaken up by the revelation that a former New York state senator sentenced to prison Thursday on corruption char...

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...

Tea Party Favorite Wins Big

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Tea party favorite Carl Paladino, the unsuccessful 2010 Republican nominee for New York governor, won a landslide victory Tuesday night for a seat on ...

Cuomo Fuels 2016 Speculation With Book Deal

AP | TOM McELROY | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — Andrew Cuomo, the popular governor and a possible presidential contender in 2016, has a book deal. HarperCollins told The Associated...

Rangel Files Suit To Overturn Censure

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Democrat Charles Rangel on Monday filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to overturn a 2010 House decision to censure him for...

Republican Doubles Down On Call For Boston Suspect To Be Tortured

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

A New York Republican is defending his call for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be tortured during the interrogation process. ...

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...

Judge Slams 'Fanciful, Delusional And Irrational' Birther

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

A New York state judge has fined a Brooklyn-based birther activist and ordered him to pay $177,000 for a lawsuit he filed to have President Barack Oba...

John Celock

Lawmakers: Iraq Anniversary Good Time To Address Sequestration Impact

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers introduced legislation Monday with the hope that the state can become the first to end the effe...

New York Needs Transparency in Political Spending

Ian Vandewalker | Posted 04.23.2013 | New York
Ian Vandewalker

A complete solution to the broken system in Albany is reform centered on public financing of elections, so that candidates have an alternative path to victory that relies on average voters, and not influence-seeking special interests.

With His Fracking Decision Looming, Gov. Cuomo's Political Future Hangs in the Balance

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

If the administration thinks it can bite the bullet -- allow drilling, take the short-term political hit and move on -- it's got another thing coming. Any decision to allow drilling in New York will have grave and long-term political consequences.

Tea Party Favorite Pledges Destruction Of School Board

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

Former New York Republican gubernatorial nominee and Tea Party favorite Carl Paladino may run for the Buffalo Board of Education, according to a repor...

John Celock

Surprise Twist In Final State Race

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

GOP Congressman's Big Switch

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

A Republican congressman from Mississippi who voted against the first round of Hurricane Sandy aid is now voting for the second round after having tou...

Quinn and Kelly: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Len Levitt | Posted 03.09.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

So there's a deal: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn keeps Ray Kelly as police commissioner if she's elected mayor, according to the NY Post.

John Celock

Tea Party Rise Blamed For 'Short-Sighted' Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics

Intramural Republican politics in Kansas could be behind the decision of the state's entire House delegation to vote against Hurricane Sandy relief Fr...

John Celock

'Cold And Heartless' Sandy Decision Will Cost Taxpayers, Says Belmar Mayor

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The Democratic mayor of a Jersey Shore community devastated by Hurricane Sandy is calling House Republicans' decision to postpone a vote on federal re...

Disgraced Queens Democrats To Serve Two Years In Prison For Using Taxpayer Money To Fund Campaign

AP | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A disgraced New York politician will spend two years in prison for using taxpayer money to fund his 2006 campaign. Queens Democrat Hiram ...

Dems Hand Second State Senate To GOP

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Two Democratic Washington state senators have decided to caucus with the opposition party, handing control of the state Senate to Republicans -- the s...