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Keeping Social Security Solvent

Vincent Gentile | Posted 05.03.2015 | New York
Vincent Gentile

I refuse to sit idle while others attempt to dismantle Social Security. I will not surrender to the fuzzy math of the anti-government crowd who think deregulation and privatization is a panacea for all ills -- real or imagined. I have a simple proposal that would keep Social Security solvent without slashing benefits.

Cuomo: Debates Can Be A 'Disservice To Democracy'

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

With just four days until New York's gubernatorial primary, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and his running mate Kathy Hochul have yet to publicly acknowledge t...

Why I Oppose Fracking

Randy Credico | Posted 11.05.2014 | New York
Randy Credico

New York has a growing tourism industry based on scenic beauty, clean water, and unspoiled nature. Small family farms and ranches are making a comeback. Our new breweries and wineries are gaining worldwide recognition. They all depend on our clean pure water. Fracking would destroy all that.

Restoring Common Sense to the NY Governor's Race

Randy Credico | Posted 11.02.2014 | New York
Randy Credico

Proclaiming a crusade to "Clean up Albany" (sigh, again) has always been a colorful campaign gimmick. But it won't make life better for 90 percent of our citizens. As New York's next governor, I will personally take the lead in correcting the injustices and inadequacy of the state's economy.

NY Times Declines To Endorse Cuomo

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

The New York Times editorial board announced it would not be endorsing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) in the upcoming September primary for governor. ...

GOP Lawmaker Tries To Use Bill Maher Insults To His Advantage

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

In an email titled "The Liberals Are Coming," Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) warned against the "anti-Catholic, leftist propaganda" pushed by comedian B...

WATCH: Disgraced Pol Sent This Disgusting Video To Female Staffers

Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

A new video shows the extent of sexual harassment faced by female staffers of disgraced New York Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak, who resigned Sunday. ...

Ethics Probe Of GOP Rep Deferred To Justice Department

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee is again deferring an investigation into Rep. Michael Grimm, a former FBI agent, for possible campaign ...

Lhota Calls On Silver To Resign

Newsday | Posted 08.21.2013 | New York

Republican mayoral hopeful Joseph Lhota Friday called on the embattled State Assembly speaker, Democrat Sheldon Silver, to resign over allegations he ...


AP | Posted 07.17.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Democratic New York City Assemblyman Vito Lopez says he will resign amid a sexual harassment scandal and run for New York City co...

Gay Celebrities Fundraise For Bill De Blasio

Newsday | Posted 07.13.2013 | New York

A fundraiser held Sunday night for mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and hosted by celebrity members of New York City's gay community, including "Sex a...

You Can't Make It Up

Lisa Wexler | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Lisa Wexler

Why was Sampson was finally caught? Thank you to State Senator, Shirley Huntley, who has apparently been wearing a wire for the feds for months. To save her own skin against charges of bribery and embezzlement, Huntley fingered other pols doing the same thing. I'm telling you, You Can't Make This Up.

Cuomo Dismisses Clinton's Role In 2016 Rumors

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he's not talking about running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016 and he's not wai...

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...

NY Lawmakers To Consider Medical Marijuana Bill

Newsday | Posted 06.16.2013 | New York

Debate over a state bill to legalize marijuana use for some illnesses is heating up this week, with proponents saying they are optimistic legislation,...

A Press Conference to Address Political Scandals and a Growing Distrust of Latino Elected Officials in the South Bronx

Julio Pabon | Posted 06.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

Our democracy has to rely on the younger generation. A generation who tends to be less enthusiastic about voting. We need to do anything and everything we can to get them out to vote.

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...

Cuomo Backtracks On Gun Control Law

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 05.21.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- New York lawmakers said they reached a "conceptual" deal on the state budget late Wednesday, though they quickly acknowledged they haven't s...

Minimum Wage Increase Coming To New York

Posted 03.18.2013 | New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo is reportedly close to striking a deal with New York lawmakers to raise the minimum wage to $9 per hour over the course of the n...

South Bronx Makes History With or Without Mayoral Candidates

Julio Pabon | Posted 05.14.2013 | New York
Julio Pabon

I have seen many forums and debates for candidates running for mayor taking place in other parts of the city, but never in my neighborhood. It's like, people in the Bronx don't count?

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.

Skelos: GOP Will Not Compromise On Abortion

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 04.01.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- Sen. Dean Skelos says Republicans won't go along with a Cuomo administration proposal to expand abortion rights -- signaling that the GOP wo...

NRA: New York's Quick Gun Law Passage Blocked Opposition

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 03.19.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The National Rifle Association said the secretive negotiations and lightning-fast passage of New York's tough new gun control law...

REPORT: Cuomo, Legislatures Reached Gun Control Deal

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 03.16.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Days after calling for an overhaul of gun control in New York following the Connecticut school shooting, Gov. Andrew Cuomo worked...

Cuomo Pushing Assault Weapons Ban

AP | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his state needs to ban assault weapons outright, not just rely on increased penalties under current ru...