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New York's Conservative Party Spells Trouble for Democratic Agenda

Dan Collins | Posted 09.15.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

A party with fewer than 150,000 members is getting to call the shots on more and more issues. If the three Republicans who voted with Gov. Cuomo on the gay marriage law lose their nominations the Conservatives could make the next few years a nightmare.

Anything But a Politician: What I've Learned Thus Far

Tom Allon | Posted 09.11.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

I am eager to prove that money is not the most important thing in politics and that ideas, vision and management abilities can trump fundraising and quid pro quo politics.

Brothers Run For State Legislature

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

Two 20-something brothers from Brooklyn say that their bids for seats in the New York state legislature are not a way for them to find wives. Mois...

GOP Candidate Clarifies Controversial Cancer Comments

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

Republican congressional candidate Chris Collins, who last week caused a stir when he claimed that "people now don't die" from prostate and breast can...

Why the Soda Ban Won't Work

Letitia James | Posted 09.04.2012 | New York
Letitia James

Although we stand with Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to support New Yorkers in making healthy food choices, and recognize the city's outrageous rates of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, we remain deeply concerned about the soda ban proposal.

Party May Yank Support From Gay Candidate

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

The New York State Conservative Party may drop its support of a state Senate candidate due to her being married to another woman. New York Conserv...

GOP Rep Takes On Bieber

The Huffington Post | Nate Willis | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) criticized a Brooklyn school principal Monday for her decision to replace the song "God Bless the USA" with Justin Bieber'...

Congressional Candidate's Texting Habit Under Fire

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

After checking her cell phone nearly 20 times in a recent debate in what her opponents said was texting for answers, Elizabeth Crowley, a Democratic c...

Dem's Surprising Birth Certificate Remark

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

A former Democratic governor of New York said that President Barack Obama "got away with it" if he was not born in the United States. On his radio ...

GOP Senate Candidate: I Would Have Married My Mother

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

A Republican U.S. Senate candidate in New York defended her past legal analysis that declared gay marriage could lead to legalizing nuptials with some...

Pimps Tattoo Bar Code on Victim's Neck

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

Pimps brand their victims the way Nike brands its shoes. A 16 year-old girl identified as "Taz" in an op-ed was "branded" on her neck with a safety pin when she refused a tattoo.

John Celock

Dems Accuse GOP Of Anti-'Kumbaya' Lawmaking | John Celock | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

Following a debate that compared Kansas to New York City, the Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives on Friday passed a new congression...

Estranged Husband & Wife To Face Off In State Election

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Michelle Schimel, a New York assemblywoman who is running for her fourth term, is all too familiar with her opponent in this fall's election. Schim...

City Republicans Scrambling For A Mayoral Candidate

Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

The city's top Republicans are scrambling to name a potential mayoral candidate for 2013's upcoming race and have pointed to billionaire supermarket h...

Another Giuliani Reportedly Running For Office

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

Rudy S. Giuliani, the 28-year-old namesake cousin of the former New York mayor, is a likely Republican candidate for a state Senate seat in New York t...

Political Contributions: Out of Comptrol?

Tom Allon | Posted 05.29.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

The troubling saga of New York City Comptroller John Liu's campaign fundraising operation is symbolic of what is wrong with our political system today and of the corrosive influence that fundraising has on our elected leaders.

The Gender Crisis in Politics: U.S. Congress Fails at Equality

Lili Gil | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Lili Gil

No, this is not a feminist column or a complain letter -- so please keep reading -- it simply is a reminder of the embarrassing facts that ranks the United States 78th worldwide in female political representation, according to data gathered by the Inter-Parliamentary Union in 2011.

John Celock

Weiner's Successor Announces Bid For Higher Office | John Celock | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Six months after his upset victory in a special election for Congress, U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-N.Y.) has announced that he will seek the Republican no...

Redistricting Gratification, Delayed

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Editorial boards across New York have called upon Governor Cuomo to veto the gerrymandered districts likely to be adopted by the state legislature. But calls for a veto at this stage miss the real point of redistricting reform.

John Celock

New York State Lawmaker Seeks Updated Abortion And Contraception Laws | John Celock | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

A Democratic New York state senator is pushing a bill to establish one of the most liberal state abortion laws in the country by effectively codifying...

WATCH: Charlie Rangel's Dance Party

Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

There ain't no stopping Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) now, at least not from dancing up a storm. Obispo Annette Jimenez, a New York-based Rangel fa...

Shark Fin Ban Likely In New York

Posted 02.22.2012 | New York

While Senator Charles Schumer occupies his time by waging war against inhalable sticks of fun, legislators are working on a more serious bill that wil...

Let's Comfort the Afflicted

Tom Allon | Posted 04.22.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Every vote is equal. The "afflicted" can catch up to the "comfortable." We just need to reform our 20th century, tired ideas -- and the leaders who perpetuate them.

Pols Want To See A 9/11 License Plate Before NY Giants

AP | By MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 02.09.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A commemorative license plate for the New York Giants was unveiled hours after their Super Bowl victory. Now, two New York lawmakers ...

Tax Relief for Middle Class and Working New Yorkers

Scott Stringer | Posted 04.03.2012 | New York
Scott Stringer

As I travel through the neighborhoods of this city, I hear a similar message from New Yorkers: It's harder than ever to live here and raise a family because the cost of everything is going up. I hear these concerns -- and they can't be ignored.