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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. ...

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 ...

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 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.

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...

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.

Senate Leadership Coalition Has Only One Minority

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 02.10.2013 | New York

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Monday tried to deflect questions about whether he would support Hillary Rodham Clinton for president in 2016. He also waved off...

He Taught Us All We Know... But Not All He Knew

Tom Allon | Posted 01.29.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

The last of the old-style publishing and political power brokers in New York City left us for the great cigar bar in the sky this week.

WATCH: Bloomberg For President In 2016?

Posted 11.20.2012 | New York

Will Michael Bloomberg, whose third term as mayor of New York City ends in 2013, run for president in 2016? Hizzoner has repeatedly denied having ...

A Job Description for the Next Mayor of New York

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.10.2012 | New York
Steven Cohen

While nothing in local politics is ever simple, everything about local politics is very immediate and very real. The next mayor of New York City will have a significant impact on the future of this city.

Governor Cuomo Addresses Transparency Critics

The New York Observer | Posted 08.10.2012 | New York

Read the papers these days  and you may get the sense that Andrew Cuomo has a transparency problem. There was the redaction of records from the st...

WATCH: 22-Year-Old Senate Candidate's First Big TV Interview

Posted 07.26.2012 | New York

Mindy Meyer, the 22-year old Orthodox Jew and self-proclaimed "Diva Of The District" running for the New York State Senate, appeared on Good Day New ...